Egypt’s Islamist president defends his decree granting himself sweeping new powers. Also, why French Catalans don’t share the enthusiasm of their Spanish counterparts for independence. Plus, why a World War II-era coded message may be impossible to crack now.
Gehad el-Haddad, a senior adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood says President Mursi needed the new powers to sack an unpopular general prosecutor and to reign in a hostile judiciary.
Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia holds elections Sunday. Its regional president, Artur Mas, says if he wins a majority, he’ll hold a referendum on independence from Spain.
Sanal Edamaruku, a devout rationalist, has taken it upon himself to travel around India disproving miracles, which has led to a larger debate about secularism in India.
Millions of American shoppers have been swarming malls to get those Black Friday deals and a lot of the stuff we’re buying is made in China. But in China, an increasing number of shoppers now prefer American-made goods.
Italian mannequin maker Almax has a new model, one that comes complete with a camera in its eye that tracks your shopping habits.
A group of engineers and business entrepreneurs in Denver is looking to transform some 19th century horse stables into a hub for helping the poorest of the poor in the developing world.
The island lair of the latest Bond villain, Raoul Silva, looks too creepy to be real. Except it is real. It’s a Japanese island called Hashima, and its true history is even creepier.
For today’s Geo Quiz we want you to identify where Britain’s code breaking operations were based during the Second World War, and the English county where a dead carrier pigeon was discovered with a coded message attached to its leg bone.
Clarinetist Hüsnü Şenlendirici is famous in his native Turkey for connecting different musical styles. Recently, he’s been exploring the connection between Turkish and Arabic music.