- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- RUSSIA : Siberian Cult Leader Rudnev Jailed For Raping Dozens Of Followers.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- UKRAINE : Thousands Protest In Kyiv For Yulia, Against Yanukovych; Some Injured In Clashes.
- ANIMALS / HUMOR / IMAGES : Cats: Love Them Or Hate Them; Website Now Lets Owners Shame Them.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- MEXICO : Shocking Details Emerge About Mayor's Abduction Before Execution; 19 Bodies Found In Chihuahua State.
- MEXICO: Telenovela Star's Assistant Charged With 4 Counts Of Attempted Murder.
13 March 2013
ARGENTINA / VATICAN : 14 Mar UPDATE: Shocker! Buenos Aires...Gets...Pope Francis.
The Vatican's shocking choice for pope....is only now settling in.
After only 2 days...and 5 votes...the conclave of cardinals chose a dark horse candidate... the archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998...Jorge Bergoglio, 76...as the new leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
Bergoglio is the first pope from the New World...the Americas...and the so-called 'global south.'
The Vatican says that the Cardinal chose his name...Pope Francis...after St. Francis of Assisi.
But...perhaps also to honor the co-founder of the Jesuits...St. Francis Xavier.
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to be chosen as pope.