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  • 07/24/2013

    US lawmakers prepare to vote on whether to allow the NSA to continue gathering data on ordinary citizens, South Sudan's president fires his entire cabinet, and Anthony Weiner does it again.

  • 07/23/2013

    The US tots up the cost of military intervention in Syria's civil war, the world goes crazy for Britain's new prince, the Pope hits Brazil, and McDonald's says: if you're on horseback, you're not coming in.

  • 07/22/2013

    Dozens of people are dead after a powerful quake in China's Gansu province, Hezbollah is in the EU's bad books, Kate Middleton is in labor, and the world's worst-smelling flower is stinking up DC.

  • 07/19/2013

    Detroit becomes the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, there's a war of images over the Boston bomb suspect, Russia's Alexei Navalny is free — for now, and swimming with sharks is fine, so long as they don't see you.

  • 07/18/2013

    Russia opposition activist Alexei Navalny gets five years for charges many believe are made up, Panama calls in the UN to inspect North Korea's suspect ship, Nelson Mandela is 95, and we sympathize with big-nosed creatures everywhere.

  • 07/17/2013

    Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.

  • 07/16/2013

    Seven people are dead in Egypt's latest round of post-ouster violence, Mexico captures one of its most-wanted, someone's sailing secret weapons to North Korea, and if you think kids these days are speaking a different language — well, they just might be.

  • 07/15/2013

    Protests are held across the US after George Zimmerman is cleared of murdering Trayvon Martin, Bangladesh convicts a leading Islamist figure of 30-year-old war crimes, an American diplomat's in Egypt, and J.K. Rowling is more prolific than we thought.

  • 07/12/2013

    Egypt is set for a day of rival protests, Edward Snowden may — or may not — be taking meetings, Ireland allows abortions that can save lives, and Italy proves that not having a house can't get you out of house arrest.

  • 07/11/2013

    Russia convicts a dead man of tax fraud in a case that has put it at odds with the US, Egypt expects to receive American fighter jets, protesters scale one of Europe's tallest skyscrapers, and North Korea makes loving your country an art form.

  • 07/10/2013

    Egypt's interim prime minister wants members for his cabinet — while the police want the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Russia draws its own conclusions about Syria, the Boston bomb suspect is due in court, and Barack Obama lets us know where he stands on broccoli.

  • 07/09/2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood resists attempts to take Egypt "back to square one," a car bomb rocks Beirut, a leaked report reveals how Osama bin Laden slipped through Pakistan's fingers, and big-cat botherers better watch themselves.

  • 07/08/2013

    Egypt's military and the Muslim Brotherhood trade accusations over a deadly shooting in Cairo, crash investigators try to piece together what happened aboard fateful Flight 214, the Pope prays for migrants, and Spain's deadliest festival goes pretty well, all things considered.

  • 07/05/2013

    Supporters of Egypt's ex-president mount protests against the army's intervention, Bolivia's neighbors join its dispute with the US, rumors fly about Mandela's health, and America does what it does best: eat hotdogs, fast.

  • 07/03/2013

    Egypt waits as a showdown between the government and the army comes closer with every minute, Bolivia gets entangled in the Edward Snowden spat, the Mandela family squabbles over grave matters, and Pluto's moons finally get named.

  • 07/02/2013

    Egypt waits to see what an army ultimatum will bring, Edward Snowden will take asylum anywhere that'll have him — except Russia, Obama wraps up his tour of Africa, and undutiful Chinese children, beware.

  • 07/01/2013

    The US keeps its friends close(ly watched), Egyptian protesters issue the president an ultimatum, Arizona is struck by wildfire tragedy, and J-Lo needs a new agent.

  • 06/28/2013

    Egypt counts down to a weekend of rival protests, the US has a new leaker to fret about, a scandal's brewing at the Vatican bank, and finally, a solution to the eternal question of how to pay for stuff in space.

  • 06/27/2013

    The world watches, waits and prays as Nelson Mandela's condition worsens, the EU finally agrees on its budget, John Kerry still hopes for peace in the Middle East, and Japan's one-man campaign against "Engrish."

  • 06/26/2013

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard throws down the gauntlet and loses, Snowden could be stuck in Russia forever, Obama's going to Africa, and the British pound is about to get more literary, and more lady-like.