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.
In a letter to Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Taliban leader Adnan Rasheed said he wished he could have prevented the October attack that landed her in a hospital in Britain last year. He urged her to return to Pakistan and to school there.
Officials in Panama interrupted a shipment of arms from Cuba to North Korea last week. Now, the U.N. Security Council will investigate the incident for a possible breach of sanctions. North Korea says the weapons were being sent in for repairs.
Approximately 5,000 Syrians are dying each month, and an average of 6,000 people flee the country every day, UN officials reported Tuesday. Since the war began, nearly 93,000 people are dead, and 1.8 million have fled.