More clashes between protesters and police in Cairo, as anger swells in Egypt against the country’s Islamist president. Also, is Russia backing off from its support of the embattled Assad regime in Syria. Plus, we hear about efforts to improve cancer care in Haiti, as part of our series on cancer in the developing world.
Tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police outside the country’s presidential palace Tuesday in Cairo. In 2011, Egyptians protested the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, now demonstrations turn against the newly elected president, Islamist Mohammed Morsi.
Several independent Egyptian newspapers took part in a general strike on Tuesday to protest moves by the country’s Islamist leaders. Egypt’s post revolution media is more open, but as President Mohammed Morsi’s power spreads, fears grow for the future for a free media.
Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy says the White House will be hard-put to find allies in a post-Assad Syria and currently faces open hostility from within the rebels ranks.
Nobody likes to live next to troublesome neighbors but what can you do, other than move? Officials in the Dutch capital Amsterdam have a different idea: they’re vowing to exile the worst offenders.
The cassette tape has basically taken its place alongside the 8-track tape, and essentially vanished into the audio abyss. Almost. In Britain, there’s one group that still relies on the trusty cassette — the police.
Cartoon Queen Carol Hills and I talk language and Africa. We also consider food idioms, banana skins and robberies gone wrong.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History announced that Nefertiti, a celebrity spider, has died.
A heavy winter storm over parts of Russia crippled one of the country’s major highways. Thousands of cars and trucks were backed up for hundreds of miles, and motorists were stranded on the roadway linking Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Brazilian singer Ana Gazzola interprets the songs made famous by the Bee Gees on her latest album ‘Musicas e Palavras dos Bee Gees.’