• A government helicopter has been shot down in Damascus. Rebels have taken credit for bringing the chopper down as fighting intensifies in Syria.
  • Samsung shares are down 7 percent on the first day of trading since a California jury ruled in favor of Apple in a recent patent suit. The loss is worth 10 billion euros. 
  • Nineteen people have been beheaded in Afghanistan by the Taliban for attending a mix-gender party.
  • Iran is urging other members of the Non-Aligned Movement to oppose unilateral sanctions by "certain states". 
  • A web comic has raised over $1 million for a Tesla Museum. New York’s state government will match funds raised by the campaign to "build a goddamn Tesla Museum."