Easter Sunday explosions at multiple churches and hotels rock Sri Lanka, death tolls rises past 200

More than 200 people died and hundreds more injured after six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. They were followed hours later by two more blasts.

Japanese science university professor taught students how to make ecstasy: report

A 61-year-old science college professor in Japan channeled his inner “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White when he allegedly taught his students how to manufacture ecstasy to “further their knowledge” of pharmaceuticals.

Julian Assange used the embassy as ‘center for spying,’ Ecuadorian president says

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange reportedly violated his asylum conditions when he used the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a “center for spying,” the country’s president said in a recent interview.

Retired Pope Benedict weighs in Catholic Church sex abuse scandals, blames it on swinging 60s

Absence of God, the sexual revolution of the swinging ‘60s and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries are to blame for the Catholic Church’s rampant sexual abuse scandals, retired Pope Benedict XVI has said.

Barcelona schools remove classic fairytales ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ for being sexist

Schools in Barcelona have reportedly removed 200 children’s books from an infant school library including classic fairytales like “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Sleeping Beauty” after determining they perpetuated sexist stereotypes.

British woman jailed in Dubai for calling ex-husband’s new wife a ‘horse’ on Facebook to be released

The British woman who faced up to two years in a Dubai prison for a disparaging Facebook post about her ex-husband’s new wife will be released, the group representing her said Thursday.

Bodies of American couple missing in Dominican Republic believed found

Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Tuesday they believe to have found the bodies of an American couple who disappeared late last month after checking out of their hotel, theorizing that they were in a car crash on their way to the airport.

British woman faces jail time in Dubai for ‘insulting’ post about ex-husband’s new wife

A British woman’s disparaging Facebook posts about her ex-husband’s new wife might land her in a Dubai jail for two years, a campaign group claim.