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The Group of Eight meets in London, Japanese automakers recall millions of cars, women face off with police at Jerusalem's Western Wall, and Vladimir Putin is a wanted man - in Finland.
South Korea raises its alert level in the face of mounting danger from North Korea, Iran feels the aftershocks of yesterday's powerful earthquake, Israel may be operating in Syria, and Imelda Marcos likes her men in drag.
Uhuru Kenyatta becomes Kenya's fourth president, North Korea tells foreigners to clear out of South Korea, Margaret Thatcher gets a funeral date, and what's white, fluffy and on steroids?
South Korea backtracks on its claim that North Korea appeared to be preparing a nuclear test, Syria's capital is car-bombed, Chile's national poet is exhumed, and in Gaza, it's a short back and sides or nothing.
North Korea moves another missile into position on its east coast, Shanghai closes its poultry markets over bid flu fears, Hollywood bids farewell to one of its best-loved critics, and kids: don't smoke the flowers.
The US says North Korea's threats to attack must be taken seriously, Argentina mourns its flood victims, Connecticut gets tough on gun laws, and the highway to hell can be found in Turkey.
North Korea bars South Koreans from entering their shared industrial park, President Barack Obama heads to Colorado to talk gun control, Nelson Mandela is "much better," and Germany's old bombs are everywhere.
North Korea takes its nuclear reactor out of storage, a fire at a Muslim school raises fears in Myanmar, Apple says sorry to China, and these were the April Fools that weren't.
South Korea promises "strong retaliation" to North Korea's threats, another suicide bomber strikes in Iraq, private daily newspapers go on sale in Myanmar for the first time in nearly 50 years, and fleas, it seems, freeze.
Kim Jong Un orders North Korea's rockets ready for action, a Taliban suicide bomber strikes in Pakistan, Nelson Mandela is said to be "doing well" in hospital, and we learn what a Whizzinator's for.
Cyprus reopens its banks for the first time in 12 days, Nelson Mandela is back in hospital, the internet reels from "the biggest cyber attack in history," and does South Africa know what's in its burgers? (Hint: it's not horse.)
North Korea isn't speaking to South Korea, SCOTUS hears more about gay marriage, David Petraeus says sorry, and scientists make a real-life invisibility cloak... kinda.
North Korea points its rockets at US military bases, Amanda Knox is put back on trial, Venezuela prepares to vote, and the world's hugest Easter egg is huge.
Cyprus agrees to pay a high price for an EU bailout, the US says bye bye to its infamous Bagram prison, Hong Kong's foreign maids lose their battle for residency, and Zimbabwe's jailed human rights lawyer is freed - for now.
The Syrian president vows to "wipe out" the people responsible for a Damascus suicide bombing, Myanmar declares a state of emergency after sectarian riots, a shooting at a US Marine base leaves three dead, and the Secret Service almost - almost - killed Iran's president.
President Barack Obama receives a cooler welcome in the West Bank than in Israel, Cyprus has to decide on a plan B, South Korea tries to track down its hackers, and Indian pupils cheat, a lot.
President Barack Obama makes his debut visit to Israel, Cyprus turns down an EU bailout, and South Korea thinks someone's been all up in its computers.
Pope Francis is inaugurated, bombs hit Baghdad, Cyprus rethinks its unpopular tax on bank deposits, and Syria gets a second prime minister.
Hugo Chavez is no more, the number of Syrian refugees hits 1 million, Washington DC is snow-questered, and news flash: cats make people crazy.
China's premier prepares to retire, Kenya counts its votes, Hugo Chavez goes from bad to worse, and Batman is a Chinese-takeout delivery man.