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.
In light of recent marches by the controversial PEGIDA movement, Germany's Central Council of Jews (ZdJ) has come to the defense of Muslims in Germany. Chairman Josef Schuster has warned to not underestimate the group.
As the anti-Islamization PEGIDA movement gains momentum, Saxony's political establishment is on the defensive. The interior ministry has turned to Twitter to boost support for asylum-seekers in the eastern German state.
A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a major critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Gulen is accused of leading a terrorist plot to seize power.
We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.