MOTHER NATURE: Be very, very glad if you're not on the East Coast this weekend!
AID: Kim Jong Il is apparently pushing for a restart to nuclear disarmament talks, which most likely means that North Korea very urgently needs humanitarian aid.
BANKROLL: Turkey has revealed it has been financially supporting the Libyan rebel leadership and plans to continue.
QUAKE: Japanese PM Naoto Kan announced his expected resignation today amid widespread criticism over his handling of the March tsunami aftermath.
BOMB: The United Nations building in Nigeria's capital Abuja was attacked by radical Islamic sect Boko Haram, killing at least 10 people.
9/11: A Mexican soap opera will tackle the nearly-taboo subject (in the US, anyway) of the September 11 attacks.
SKINNY: In light of American Apparel's BBW model search, this "journalist" (hello, Mr. Unnecessary!) asserts that Asians are "all super skinny and critical" of those who aren't.
MYTH: Very hard to believe but the Santa Monica-Malibu school board has actually voted to keep chocolate milk available to their students (as if regular milk is even healthy!).