The Bashir administration's hold on power is precarious. But you won't see that story on TV news or your newspaper's front page.
The Venezuelan government and opposition are competing to promise security to voters leading up to the October election, but some warn a defeat for Chávez could unleash further violence.
Support for further negotiated solutions with the Assad regime in Syria appears to be waning among world powers, however.
Libya's first election in 60 years began today amid joy and purple fingers. But militia violence, an absence of strong institutions, and a tussle between Federalism and a strong central government, loom large.
Ten-year-old Milo Cress has started BeStrawFree, a website that encourages restaurants to cut plastic waste by not automatically offering plastic straws to customers.