Bo Xilai, formerly a prominent member of China's Communist Party, will now prepare for trial after being indicted for allegedly accepting bribes, abusing power and for corruption. Bo was ousted from the party last spring. His trial is likely to take place in Jinan.
Dozens of people were killed and injured in what is suspected to have been an accidental train derailment in the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday. The city is in mourning and events related to a festival in honor of Saint James were cancelled.
Pope Francis spoke at a mass that appeared aimed at countering the Catholic exodus to evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Pope Francis visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida or the 'Black Mary.'
As part of an agreement to end infighting amongst Syrian rebels, Kurdish rebels released Abu Musaab, believed to be the commander of an al-Qaidi-linked group in a town near Turkey's border in exchange for 300 Kurdish civilians.
On Saturday, the US Navy announced four unarmed bombs were dropped on Australia's Great Barrier Reef when a training mission had to be aborted Tuesday. Pilots, running low on fuel, dropped their bombs away from coral to minimize damage to the reef.
Two California collectors are selling the only copy of Oskar Schindler's famous list that isn't owned by a museum. Schindler, a member of the Nazi party during WWII, is credited with saving over 1,000 Jews by listing them as necessary workers in his factory.
Five employees of the Italian cruise company responsible for the Costa Concordia cruise liner were found guilty of multiple manslaughter and negligence on Saturday for the 2012 Costa Concordia shipwreck, which killed 32 people.
On Saturday evening a man in a wheelchair detonated a homemade explosive device in Beijing airport, injuring himself, but no one else. Though the device created smoke, airport operations continued as usual Saturday evening.
Israel has agreed to release some 'hardcore' Palestinian prisoners, implicated in deadly attacks. On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Israeli and Palestinian officials will meet in Washington to relaunch peace talks, which collapsed in 2008.
British Open saw Americans Zach Johnson and Mark O'Meara play well in the first round, while Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy continued to struggle. Tiger Woods is only three shots back at the British Open.