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:Â Â 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.