Toothpaste alert: Bombs may be disguised by toothpaste tubes, the US alerted airlines with routes to Russia on Wednesday. The warning includes devices that could be put together on-board or upon arrival.
A UN human rights report sharply criticized the Vatican for allowing policies that allowed tens of thousands of children to be abused by priests. No Catholic bishop has ever been sanctioned by the Vatican for sheltering an abusive priest, the report noted.
Marshall Islands: Officials were reacting cautiously to the Spanish-speaking man's story while they try to piece together more information. If true, the man's ordeal would rank among the greatest tales ever of survival at sea.
A Russian student fatally shot his geography teacher and opened fire on police officers who responded. One policeman was killed and another was wounded. The 10th grade shooter is in custody. No students at the Moscow school were injured.
Sumatra volcano eruption: Mount Sinabung erupted again Saturday, as rescuers found more bodies, bringing the death toll to 16 on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. After being dormant for centuries, the volcano eruptions began four months ago.
A new bill before Spain's legislature would restrict abortion to cases of rape or severe danger to the mother's health. Currently, Spanish citizens can get an abortion on demand in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Indonesia volcano: Saturday's eruption killed 14 people after Indonesian officials allowed nearly 14,000 people to return to their homes Friday near the volcano. The decision was made after volcanic activity had decreased.
Amanda Knox's defense team gave their last round of rebuttals, ending four months of arguments in Knox's and Italian Raffaele Sollecito's third trial for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in the Italian university town of Perugia.
North Korea warning: The North warns of escalating tensions and a potential nuclear confrontation as the US and South Korea prepare for war games next month. This North Korea warning mirrors similar pronouncements in the past.