* Ukraine crisis: Opposition asserts authority in Kiev Ukraine's opposition has asserted its authority over Kiev and parliament in a day of fast-paced events.
* Ukrainian president compares situation in Kiev to Nazi Germany Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled his palace under gunfire on Saturday.
* In high-stakes round, Iran talks will take place in the dark Negotiations amongst world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, now at a key stage geared toward achieving a comprehensive diplomatic solution to the crisis, will be kept largely private.
* Obama Advisor: No Chance Iran Nuke Deal Will Work The man who was until just recently US President Barack Obama's top advisor on the Iran nuclear crisis says there is little-to-no chance that Western diplomatic efforts will actually prevent the Islamic Republic from attaining atomic weapons.
* Jerusalem rabbis petition Knesset to increase Jewish sovereignty over Temple Mount A group of rabbis and yeshiva heads submitted a petition to the Knesset demanding legislation to increase Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount.
* Searching for Sodom Sodom, the infamous Old Testament city destroyed in a hail of fire and brimstone, has been found.
* Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals in Rome ceremony Pope Francis has appointed 19 new cardinals at a ceremony in Rome - the first such appointments of his papacy.
* Muhammad's birthplace to be razed Bulldozers are set to demolish a building in Mecca situated right above the site believed by scholars to be the birthplace of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
* Kerry's framework unacceptable to Abbas, says official Ideas proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas cannot "serve as the basis for a framework accord" with Israel.
* Al-Aqsa is a 'Red Line', Warns Sheikh Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, warned Israel on Friday against "harming" the mosque.