Suicide Bombers Attack Army Post in Pakistan: The Taliban has claimed the attacks as retribution for US drone strikes.
Hollande Visits Timbuktu: The major offensive campaign of the French intervention in Mali is over with the expulsion of Islamist rebels. But the war is not over yet. There are serious allegations of human rights violations committed by the army, and no real leadership from the Malian government.
Alleged Bus Rapists Are Charged, Plead Not Guilty: Proceedings are moving quickly in Delhi in the case against the five men accused of the rape and murder of a young woman on a bus.
Japanese Pop Star Is Very Sorry for Dating: A senior member of mega pop group AKB48 was photographed staying out late with a boyfriend, in violation of band management's strict prohibition against dating. The 20-year-old Minami Minageshi shaved her head and recorded an apology of almost four minutes for her fans on Youtube.