Russia and China issue warnings as the US and its allies make a case for military action in Syria, Yosemite fire threatens San Francisco's water supply, and how a Vancouver woman stole her bicycle back.
"Terrorist chatter" prompts the US to order 19 of its embassies to stay closed, Turkey announces the verdicts in its controversial coup trial, New Zealand's dairy exports start a food poisoning scare, and the world's first test-tube hamburger is for lunch.
Egypt is set for a day of rival protests, Edward Snowden may — or may not — be taking meetings, Ireland allows abortions that can save lives, and Italy proves that not having a house can't get you out of house arrest.
The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil sends security forces to deal with growing protests, Obama prepares to be ein Berliner, and North Korea has a little Hitler problem.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea for talks about its increasingly bellicose neighbor, Cyprus needs (even more) money, Russia isn't happy to star on Washington's new human rights blacklist, and behold, the deadly beaver.
The Syrian president vows to "wipe out" the people responsible for a Damascus suicide bombing, Myanmar declares a state of emergency after sectarian riots, a shooting at a US Marine base leaves three dead, and the Secret Service almost - almost - killed Iran's president.