Pop singer Pink’s tour bus catches fire during Germany tour; no injuries

Pink’s tour bus catches fire; no injuries

BERLIN — Police say a tour bus being used by the pop singer Pink caught fire on its way from Munich to Berlin, but there were no injuries.

UK Royal Navy to rescue those stranded by ash cloud; Aviation industry blasts EU leadership

UK sends warships to rescue stranded Britons

British PM: UK to send Royal Navy warships to Britons stranded by ash cloud

UK to send warships to get stranded Britons

Aviation industry claims ‘no leadership’ in volcanic ash crisis from EU govts, blasts lockdown

Aviation industry blasts EU govts for lockdowns

Civil aviation authorities hold flight restrictions until early Tuesday

UK airspace restrictions in place until Tuesday

European Union says half of airspace may be free of ash Monday, half of normal flight may run

EU says half of normal flights may run Monday

European airlines fly test planes despite volcano ash danger; pressure rises to end flight ban

European airlines send up test flights despite ash

Air France says its carried out test flight, KLM says its flights passed through ash safely

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Dutch airline KLM says no damage to plane that flew through ash cloud, wants flights resumed

U.S. President Barack Obama

Scientists say Iceland volcano activity increases, more travel disruptions feared

US President Barack Obama

Volcanic ash cloud drifts east, flight disruptions get even worse in Europe

President Barack Obama

Pope was told pedophile priest would get transfer

MUNICH - The future Pope Benedict XVI was kept more closely apprised of a sexual abuse case in Germany than previous church statements have suggested, raising fresh questions about his handling of a scandal unfolding under his direct supervision before he rose to the top of the church’s hierarchy, a media report said.

Pope’s former diocese in Munich takes on “tsunami” of abuse cases

Munich diocese faces “tsunami” of abuse claims

Swiss Re puts total cost to insurance industry of Chile quake at $4-7 billion

Swiss Re puts Chile quake insurance cost at $4-7BN

Dubai attack turns up signs of a long-running shadow war by Israel’s Mossad spy agency

In Dubai attack, signs of Mossad shadow war

Munich Re: Costs from catastrophes fell 2009, global warming increases damage in US

Reinsurer: Catastrophe costs down in ‘09

FRANKFURT — Insurers’ losses from natural disasters fell by more than half in 2009 thanks to fewer hurricanes and earthquakes, although climate change contributed to a significant increase in damages and losses in the U.S., a leading reinsurer said Tuesday.