Syria makes rare concessions, but fires on protesters in Deraa. NATO takes control of implementing the no-fly zone over Libya as rebels struggle to retake Ajdabiya. Saleh looks to be stepping down (really). Bahrain's Shiites vow to defy protest ban.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has come under increasing pressure this week as protests turned deadly. Syrians are staying a 'Day of Dignity' protest today.
Sweden's recently established Ministry of Storytelling has launched an initiative to inspire underprivileged children through storytelling.
Baboons sneaking into one man's orange grove in South Africa tipped him off to a new variety of orange that was growing in his own backyard.
In addition to Gaza violence, allied forces ramped up efforts in western Libya and more than two dozen are reported dead in Syria protests Wednesday. Yemen could be inching closer to civil war.
Jamal Tarhuni is one of many Libya immigrants worldwide calling for aid to their embattled homeland. Here are some organizations providing on-the-ground relief.
US Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock pleaded guilty to killing three Afghan civilians as part of a renegade 'kill team' made up of soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade.
Tokyo tap water is again within acceptable drinking limits for infants, after briefly testing too radioactive. Meanwhile, three workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were injured Thursday.