June 11th, 2010
09:33 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Van der Sloot charged in Peru murder: Joran van der Sloot was charged with murder Friday, acting "with ferocity and great cruelty" in the slaying of a 21-year-old student in Lima, Peru, according to court documents.

Mobster says Amanda Knox is innocent:  A jailed Italian mobster claims he can prove American student Amanda Knox, her former boyfriend and a drifter are innocent of murdering Knox's British roommate because he knows who the real killer is - his brother.

Crews contact missing teen sailor: Australian authorities on Friday made contact with a 16-year-old American girl who triggered a distress signal while attempting to sail solo around the world.

16 dead, 36 missing in Arkansas flooding: At least 16 people died at a federal campground in Arkansas after heavy rain and flash flooding Friday, and many more could be trapped in the area, state authorities said.

Van der Sloot says he knows location of Holloway's body, official says: Joran van der Sloot told investigators that he knows where Natalee Holloway's body is, but he would neither identify the location nor say what happened to her the night of her disappearance, Peruvian police official told CNN.


Filed under: Australia • Joran van der Sloot • Justice • Most Popular • Natalee Holloway • Peru • U.S.
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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    READ THIS AMAZING SCOOP ABOUT HOW BP WOULD BEEN ABLE TO STOP THE OIL SPILL FROM THE EARLY DAYS !!!
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    WHY the Press hasn't seen it in the BP video??? WHY the Press STILL don't talks about that??? is BP so powerful???
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    June 12, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • StanMan

      YOU STINK >:C

      June 12, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Phillip Eaton

    With all the legal and journalistic pundits commenting on this case, and the failure of the FBI to take Van Der Sloot into custody when he was paid money in Aruba, I find it amazing that no onw has commented on the fact that the FBI has NO JURISDICTION to take someone into custody in a foreign country. Aruba is a territory, and part of, the sovereign nation of Netherlands. Any arrest of a Dutch citizen in that sovereign nation would have to be accomplished through Dutch authorites, according to their procedures and any U.S.-Netherlands treaty relating to such an arrest. Secondly, this was, and is, an ongoing investigation. A premature arrest could also botch an investigation that has gone awry several times already. Hindsight is always 20-20, and the fate of the Peruvian girl is distressing, but we have to place ourselves in the time and place in which all of this occurred ... Sitirring the pot for the sake of a news audience is, at best, not helpful ...

    June 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |