Chatter is a daily news blog that covers what you need to know about the world, as it happens.
Chatter: Bhutto murder prosecutor gunned down
Gunman kill the prosecutor hired to investigate the murder of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the death toll from the Bangladesh building collapse tops 500, Indian parents are selling their children, and North Korea tastes how sweet democracy can be.
Chatter: North Korea sentences American for 'hostile acts'
North Korea sends an American to a gulag for unspecified crimes, police say the Boston bomb suspects had help, life isn't rosy in the new Myanmar, and the names so bad New Zealand had to ban them.
Chatter: Bitter May Day in Bangladesh
Bangladeshi workers vent their anger at last week's building collapse, the world seeks evidence that Syria has crossed its red line, Venezuelan lawmakers use their fists, and Psy is a real-life cartoon hero.
Chatter: Damascus hit by second bomb in two days
A powerful explosion is reported in the center of Syria's capital, violence flares in Gaza and the West Bank, investigators try to work out whose DNA is on the Boston bombs, and has McDonald's discovered the secret of anti-aging?
Chatter: Explosion in Prague leaves dozens injured
People are feared trapped after a suspected gas explosion in the Czech capital, Syria's prime minister survives a car bombing, South Koreans leave the Kaesong industrial zone for what could be the last time, and cheetahs are not, repeat not, a national security threat.
Chatter: Syria's thick red line
The world wonders what to do with growing evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, the Boston bombing suspect is in prison, South and North Korea just can't work together, and these men prove there's no shame in wearing a skirt.
Chatter: Bangladesh mourns building collapse victims
Bangladeshi garment workers protest after one of the worst factory disasters in history, Spain's unemployment hits a record high, US intelligence agencies face questions over what they did - and didn't - know about the Boston bombing suspects, and the Mars rover reveals its penchant for toilet humor.
Chatter: Deadly building collapse in Dhaka
Scores are dead after a high-rise collapses in Bangladesh's capital, there's fighting in China's ethically divided northwest, investigators turn to Dagestan to find answers for Boston, and isn't that robot cute?
Chatter: French embassy in Tripoli bombed
A car bomb explodes outside France's embassy in the Libyan capital, the Boston bombing suspect is charged, Israel accuses Syria of using chemical weapons, and artisan coffee comes to North Korea.
Chatter: Boston waits for answers
Interrogators want answers from the sole surviving Boston bombing suspect, a helicopter-load of people go missing in Afghanistan, Myanmar is accused of ethnic cleansing, and when it's crocodile versus Frenchman, guess who wins.
Boston bombing suspects from Russia's North Caucasus region
The two brothers are believed to have fled the war in Chechnya with their family before receiving asylum in the US.
Chatter: Manhunt in Boston
A dramatic late-night police chase leaves one of the Boston bombing suspects dead and another on the run, Pakistan's former president is under house arrest, French hostages are freed in Cameroon, and it's now easier than ever to avoid incest in Iceland.
Chatter: Texas fertilizer plant explodes
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas leaves an unknown number of victims, Pakistan's former president goes on the run, the FBI gets a glimpse of the Boston bombing suspects, and can you still call yourself an animal lover if you punch a horse?
Finger-pointing in the wake of the Boston attack
Some suspicious of the official investigation and others too impatient to wait for its results, many people provide their own unfounded theories regarding the violence.
Chatter: How Boston was bombed
We get the first clues from the investigation into the Boston bombings, Margaret Thatcher gets a "fitting tribute" from her divided kingdom, a US senator gets ricin in the mail, and if you're lucky, you'll get a one-way ticket to Mars.
Chatter: Boston's marathon terror
The FBI is hunting for suspects after twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, a powerful earthquake strikes Iran - again, a US helicopter goes down near North Korea, and how Google Autocomplete can ruin your career prospects.
Chatter: Venezuela chooses Chavez's heir
Venezuelans vote in the president chosen for them by the late Hugo Chavez, a string of bombings kills 20 across Iraq, North Korea celebrates Kim Il Sung's birthday, and Psy tackles the difficult second single.
Chatter: Kerry warns North Korea
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea for talks about its increasingly bellicose neighbor, Cyprus needs (even more) money, Russia isn't happy to star on Washington's new human rights blacklist, and behold, the deadly beaver.
Chatter: G8 talks Syria, North Korea
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.
Chatter: North Korea is a 'vital threat'
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.
Chatter: Kenya gets a new president
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?
Chatter: A North Korean nuclear test isn't so imminent after all
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.
Chatter: North Korea has 2 missiles ready to go
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.
Chatter: US sends in reinforcements after North Korean threats
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.
The AP drops 'illegal immigrant,' why it matters
The Associated Press moves away from the illegal label as US inches toward immigration overhaul.
Chatter: North Korea blocks off industrial zone
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.
Chatter: North Korea reboots nuclear reactor
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.
Chatter: South Korea talks back
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.
Chatter: North Korea's rockets on stand-by
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.
Chatter: Cyprus banks are back
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.)
Chatter: North Korea cuts off contact
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.