President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pounded Sunni Muslim rebels in the city of Homs with artillery and from the air on Sunday, the second day of their offensive in central Syria, activists said. via Assad’s forces battle to tighten control of central Syria | Reuters.
Egyptians who helped overthrow a 29-year dictatorship in a widely hailed revolution have now given the country’s first democratically elected president one day to step down from office. via Protesters to Egypt’s Morsy: You have one day to step down – CNN.com.
19 firefighters were killed Sunday while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire, northwest of Phoenix. It is the deadliest blaze for firefighters since the 9/11 attacks. via 19 firefighters killed in Arizona blaze; ‘Our entire crew was lost’ – CNN.com.
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong to demand China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017. via BBC News – Hong Kong marchers demand China uphold democracy pledge.
Europe’s prolonged economic decline may have stabilized and even rebounded in some areas, business surveys showed on Monday, although Asia exhibited signs of slowing as global demand wanes. via Europe and Japan show signs of stabilizing, but China slides | Reuters.
At least 28 people were killed and dozens wounded in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a largely Shiite Muslim neighborhood, police said. via Blast in Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 28 | Reuters.