A Syrian SCUD-Type missile killed more than 20 people in a rebel-held area of the North City of Aleppo, as the government increasingly turns to long-range weapons to compensate for losing bases to the insurgents.

Bulgaria’s entire government stepped down after widespread and violent protests by people shocked by higher power prices,.  It's the latest government to collapse in another sign that European Austerity measures are not working.

South African authorities are admitting a mistake by one of the police testifying at yesterday’s hearing for Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic Sprinter accused of murdering his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp.

Bruce Lee never fails to fascinate.  Even 40 years after his death, you can’t type B-R-U-C into Google’s search bar without autofill assuming you’re looking for information about the world’s first (and some insist greatest) Martial Arts movie star.  And now, the mysterious clouds surrounding his most-talked about fight may soon be parted.  Or get more cloudy.

Critics have long condemned China’s economic growth as coming at the expense of air and water quality, and therefore at the expense of peoples’ health.  Officials don’t respond or deny there is a problem.  So a businessman is offering officials $32,000 for swimming in a polluted river.

Hackers are keeping computer security people very busy at Apple and Facebook.  What’s not clear is if these attacks are related to what’s coming from a building in Shanghai that a new report says is the base of the Chinese Military’s high-tech hijinks.

Nearly 200 people are under arrest in a vast crackdown on the illegal timber trade from Central and South America.  Interpol says it seized $A8 Million in illegally harvested timber from the region's rainforests.

The search is on for a French family of seven kidnapped by Islamic Extremists in northern Cameroon.  Heavily armed men on motorbikes picked up the three adults and four children in the northern region near the border with Nigeria.

Ireland’s Premier Enda Kenny has issued the government’s first apology to women imprisoned and forced to work for no pay at the Roman Catholic Church’s Magdalene Laundries.  The Taoiseach had been under fire for his silence in the two weeks since a report on the State’s involvement with the scheme.

Oscar Pistorius and South African prosecutors are offering radically different theories about the shooting death of his girlfriend, model and TV personality Reeva Steenkamp.  He denies premeditation, however does not deny that he shot her to death.

Soldier, you’re not helping.
An Israeli soldier apparently took a photo down the scope of a rifle aimed at what appears to be the back of a Palestinian boy’s head.  Making matters worse, the soldier who posted the photo to the Internet is barely an adult himself, only 20-years old.

Flying into Quito International Airport in Ecuador will no longer be the death-defying experience that terrified pilots and passengers for the past 53-years.  The South American country is FINALLY opening a new airport 44 kilometers away in an area where pilots don’t have to dodge mountains and buildings on the way in and out.

Papua New Guinea authorities are charging two people with accusing a woman of burning a woman alive because they claimed she was a witch.  The horrific murder was caught on video and uploaded to the Internet where it was millions around the world.

Armed robbers disguised as police pulled off a massive Diamond Heist at Brussels Airport in Belgium.  Broadcast reports say the gang made off with about $A50 Million in jewels.

You’d think a disease that killed only six people out of a planetary population of billions wouldn’t be such a nuisance.  But UK health officials are closely watching a new strain of Coronavirus that claimed its sixth victim.

The European Union is tightening economic sanctions on North Korea.  This, in reaction to this month’s nuclear bomb test seen by practically every nation on earth as a belligerent provocation.

America is weird.  Two brothers in the midwestern town of Wichita celebrated their winning lottery ticket by purchasing some Pot and Meth and blowing up the house.

President Hugo Chávez isn’t quite home yet, but he’s back in Venezuela after spending several weeks in Havana, Cuba for cancer treatment.  He’ll be treated at a military hospital in Caracas.

Not having had to deal with a papal retirement plan for a several hundred years has many wondering what the Vatican would do once Pope Benedict XVI steps down at the end of the month.  But il Papa won’t have to worry too much about making ends meet.

The founder of modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew is back home after a stint in the hospital, where he was treated for an irregular heartbeat and "stroke-like symptoms."

Sapporo, Japan’s Hachikyo restaurant has a $20 special on "Tsukko Meshi,” which is a bowl of white rice topped with as much Salmon Roe as you want.  The catch is, you’d better actually want as much as you take!