Independent: A U.S. judge ruled that Bitcoin, a decentralized virtual currency, should be recognized as a form of money.
The Atlantic Wire: Newly declassified documents acknowledge the existence of Area 51.
CBS: A new study shows that Facebook makes people feel connected, but Facebook use actually predicts a decline in happiness and well-being.
Mirror: Mark Sutton, the Olympics stuntman who parachuted into opening ceremony as James Bond, dies in Swiss Alps.
BBC: A South Dakota Native American tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse has voted to end prohibition, which critics say will only worsen the reservation's problems.
Telegraph: Smartphones have outsold basic mobile phones, known as feature phones, globally for the first time.
Reuters: Two former JPMorgan Chase & Co employees are facing criminal charges related to the trading scandal that cost the bank $6.2 billion last year.
BBC: Egypt has declared a month-long state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.
Globe and Mail: Canada's refugee board will favor claims of persecution by gay Russian asylum-seekers.
Salon.com: Time spent on gadgets could be hampering kids' ability to connect to each other and the "real" world.
BBC: A Brazilian mechanic has come up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.
US News: A Tennessee judge ruled that a mother must change her son's name from "Messiah" out of respect for Jesus Christ.
BBC:Bribes are routinely paid by major foreign pharmaceutical firms operating in China.