Detroit becomes the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, there's a war of images over the Boston bomb suspect, Russia's Alexei Navalny is free — for now, and swimming with sharks is fine, so long as they don't see you.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard throws down the gauntlet and loses, Snowden could be stuck in Russia forever, Obama's going to Africa, and the British pound is about to get more literary, and more lady-like.
At least one Westerner is reported dead on the Syrian rebels' front line, the euro zone is more jobless than ever, Mount Everest is so crowded these days, and an Olympic-sized corruption scandal in Russia.
The son of Pakistan's former prime minister is seized at a campaign rally, yet more factory workers die in Bangladesh, Capitol Hill hears all about Benghazi, and volcanos are erupting all over the place.
A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas leaves an unknown number of victims, Pakistan's former president goes on the run, the FBI gets a glimpse of the Boston bombing suspects, and can you still call yourself an animal lover if you punch a horse?