Wednesday's arrest of a 16-year-old boy over a public speech caused uproar in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is protected under Turkish law, with a maximum sentence of four years in jail for anyone convicted of defamation.
Sony's PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox Live site have been targeted by hackers. Lizard Squad, a group of hackers that have been linked to the earlier attack on Sony and the threats against 'The Interview,' is claiming responsibility.
Before his late-night Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis called a group of mostly Christian refugees, telling them, 'You're like Jesus on this night,' forced to flee because there was no place for them.
Pope Francis, who never worked in the Italian-dominated Curia before he was elected, has not shied from complaining about the gossiping, careerism and bureaucratic power intrigues that afflict the Holy See.
Jaycee Chan charged: The son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan was indicted on the charge of 'sheltering others to use drugs.' If convicted, Jaycee Chan, a singer and actor, could face up to three years in prison.