AFRICA: Egyptian protesters burned the Cairo headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq.
AMERICAS: The Colombian military agreed to a temporary cease fire with the FARC ahead of the planned release of captive journalist Romeo Langlois.
ASIA: In southern Afghanistan, NATO officials reported senior al Qaeda leader Sahkr al-Taifi was killed by an airstrike.
EUROPE: Danish authorities detained two Somali men on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack.
MIDDLE EAST: The Iranian government urged western nations to drop the demand that the country end production of uranium enriched to 20%.
TECHNOLOGY: Russian anti-virus firm Kapersky Lab reported the discovery of a potent computer virus called “Flame” active in Iran and other countries.
Syria: Peace effort intensified
UN envoy Kofi Annan began talks with President Assad in Damascus, urging the government to hold to its commitment in March to honor the six-point plan, which included not only a cease-fire, but also political dialogue with the opposition and freedom for Syrians to demonstrate.
UN officials reported most of the 108 people killed in the Houla massacre were executed by pro-government militia.
US General Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the massacre “horrific” and “atrocious” and said he was prepared with military options in Syria should they be requested by the White House.