The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic successfully rocketed to space and back. The firm's SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km, beyond the altitude at which space is said to begin.
The Vatican’s third highest ranking official was found guilty of sexually abusing two choir boys in the late 90s. Cardinal George Pell was convicted by a jury in Australia after a jury deliberated for three days, The Daily Beast reported.
The Reserve Bank of India has lost its second chief in less than three years, raising questions about the central bank's independence and the management of the economy going into an election year. Governor Urjit Patel announced Monday that he was stepping down from his post, effective immediately. Patel's term was due to expire in September 2019.