While Vatican watchers try to glean a clue of which Cardinal will rise from the ranks of the Conclave to become the new Pope, a group of clergy sex abuse survivors is telling Cardinals whom they should not pick.

Malaysia’s military says troops hunted and killed 31 more Sulu Militants from the Philippines in overnight clashes in Eastern Sabah state.  Malaysia is demanding the foreign gunmen unconditionally surrender.

North Korea is threatening a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea.  The threat came just hours before the United Nations was scheduled to meet on tough new sanctions that would further isolate the North Korean regime.

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North Korea has declared no-fly and no-sail zones off of its east and west coasts, indicating the Hermit Kingdom is about to engage in major, nationwide military exercises that might include short- and medium-range missile tests.

Tens of Thousands of devastated Venezuelans poured out onto the streets of Caracas to view the casket of President Hugo Chavez, who died yesterday after a lengthy battle with cancer, as it was taken to the official viewing area. 

Syrian Rebels have taken to the Internet to announce the abduction of a group of United Nations peacekeepers that was investigating a damaged observation post in the disputed Golan Heights near Israel.  It’s the first time that Syria’s two-year-old civil war has spilled over into the U.N.'s Golan Peacekeeping mission.

Roman Catholic Cardinals from the United States opted for secrecy over transparency, canceling a popular daily press briefing and leaving reporters (and the world) in the dark during an important time for the church.  This happened as most cardinals have arrived at the Vatican to begin the process of picking a new Pope.

The European Union fined Microsoft more than A$716 million for failing to live up to an antitrust agreement.  E.U. regulators have now fined the software giant the equivalent of more than 2.8 Billion Australian dollars over the past decade.

The three-way vice lock that holds Italian politics today could threaten the media empire that allowed the conservative former Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi to freely pressure the government into accepting his positions.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died at age 58 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  The fiery populist who declared a Socialist Revolution and was a thorn in the wide of the developed world powers championed a leftist revival that spread across South America.

Roman Catholic Cardinals gathered in Rome are apparently in no hurry to pick a replacement for Pontiff Emeritus Benedict XVI, even though one of his last official acts was to change the rules to allow for a speedier start to the conclave.

American military officials accuse Pakistan of using the C.I.A.’s drone attacks to disguise Pakistan’s own attacks on tribal areas.  Pakistan is denying these allegations.

Russian police are detaining three people in the Acid Attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin, which shocked the worlds of art and dance.  One of the suspects is a star of the famed Russian Ballet Company.

The United Nations is canceling the Gaza marathon because the Islamist Hamas government has bowed to pressure from fundamentalists and is refusing to allow women to run.  That’s quite a change from past years when Hamas apparently had no problems with it, going as far to provide security for the runners.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ health problems just seem to be getting worse.  A spokesman in Caracas says he’s now suffering a new infection following cancer surgery, and top officials have gathered in the capital city.

The father of Olympic track star and accused killer Oscar Pistorius has his own family distancing itself from his controversial comments about Guns, Race, and South Africa.

Police in Northern Ireland say they seized four primed mortar rounds moments before they were set to go out, breaking up a bombing plot that could have caused mass casualties. 

The “Princes of the Church” get ready to pick a new boss, China might scrape of an old barnacle from the past, and we’ll peek at the world’s wealthiest people. 

Czech Republican lawmakers have narrowly voted to charge conservative President Vaclav Klaus with High Treason for destroying several high-profile corruption cases.