Pope Benedict's brother says he won't move back to Germany: "You don't transplant an old tree," said Monsignor Georg Ratzinger. He says Pope Benedict will stay in Rome but won't have any writing published.
Despite a curfew, clashes broke out in India-controlled Kashmir as locals protested against what they consider the wrongful conviction of Mohammed Afzal Guru in an attack on India's Parliament in 2001.
Largest crocodile dies: The world's largest crocodile, Lolong, was 20 feet 3 inches long and weighed 1 ton. The town of Buanway will preserve the world's largest saltwater crocodile in a museum to keep the tourists coming.
At least ten people were killed in a stampede at an Indian train station in a town where million were gathering for Kumbh Mela, a holy Hindu bathing festival. 30 million devotees are expected to bath during the festival.
Two suicide bombings, in nearly the same spot at a checkpoint outside of Gao, could indicate another wave of violence from Islamic militants in Mali. French and Malian troops had found industrial-strength explosives in the city earlier in the week.
An Egyptian judge ordered the government to block YouTube for 30 days for carrying the 14-minute trailer to 'Innocence of Muslims,' the controversial film that sparked massive protests in the Middle East last September.
In response to hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the assassination of a prominent opposition leader, the ruling party in Tunisia called on supports to stage their own pro-government demonstration.