In Koblenz, Germany, half the town had to be evacuated while bomb disposal experts worked to make safe a massive, World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Rhine River. Nearly 50,000 people had to leave their homes during the ultimately successful effort.
Onshore natural gas drilling accounts for just 1.5 percent of British gas supplies. Some companies would like to change that using fracking, a controversial process where water, sand and chemicals are blown into rock formations to release the gas.
For almost 100 years, the Australian government maintained a policy of forcibly taking Aborigine children from their families and putting them with white families. Some, like Levon Ennis, were even sent abroad. Ennis is now trying to reconnect with his heritage and find his place in the world.
Public sector employees in the United Kingdom left their jobs and took to the streets on Wednesday to protest what they say is unfair negotiating and an unfair plan to cut their pensions. The government says it needs the cuts to balance the budget.
The British has withdrawn their diplomatic staff from Iran and shutdown the embassy after an attack yesterday that saw the building damaged, documents and flags burned and six people trapped for a time by protesters until they could be rescued by police.
According to various media outlets, militant students are in the process of raiding the United Kingdom's embassy in Tehran. They've burnt the British flag, seized and burned documents and broken out windows.
The United States was joined by two of its closest allies in imposing a new round of financial sanctions on the Iranian banking system, seeking to up the pressure on Iran as it continues what the west says is its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Hugh Grant, Sally Dower and other victims of the British media's phone hacking testified before a British committee examining media excesses and bad behavior. It seems likely that new regulations will come from these actions.
An international effort to raise money for and awareness of men's health has taken root on men's faces around the world.
Alwyn Collinson, a 24-year-old, has taken to Twitter to mark the 72nd anniversary of World War II. For the next six years, he'll tweet multiple times a day what was happening on that day, 72 years ago.