The Catholic Church in Ireland may be facing yet another major scandal involving children: 796 babies and toddlers were buried in a mass grave outside a home for unmarried mothers, run by Catholic nuns.
A local researcher has discovered the names and the causes of death of 796 children buried at Tuam, County Galway. The revelation has caused widespread revulsion in Ireland and across the world.
However, there has also been some anger in Tuam as residents have criticized the sensationalism surrounding the story.
The CEO of French multinational oil company Total has died in a plane accident on the tarmac at a Moscow airport. Christophe de Margerie was preparing to take off for Paris.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has postponed a visit to Serbia, amid political tensions between the two countries following violence at a football match. Nationalism on both sides is on the rise.
As one of his final acts in office, EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso has issued a stern finger wag to Britain and its anti-Europe politics. If the UK left the union, it would be a "historic mistake," the EU head warned.
Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. He helped define American style, dressing first ladies and Hollywood stars.