Al Qaeda taking deadly new role in Syria's conflict "It is the sort of image that has become a staple of the Syrian revolution, a video of masked men calling themselves the Free Syrian Army and brandishing AK-47s — with one unsettling difference. In the background hang two flags of Al Qaeda." (Also: Splits widen within Syrian opposition)
They defend press freedom in pursuit of the gory detail "Mass media exists to create a profitable business from the things that interest its public. Don't confuse that with the public interest. And if the consequence is creating a gush of reckless reportage that may well encourage the next generation of Dark Knight shooters? Well, that sounds like an enduring business model."
Rome alone: 11-year-old boy catches a ride "An investigation has begun at Manchester airport after an 11-year-old boy boarded a flight to Rome without a passport, boarding card or ticket, by apparently tagging on to another family."