Rival protesters clash outside Egypt’s presidential palace, as tensions continue to run high in Cairo. Also, a cheap and simple test could save many Indian women from dying of cervical cancer. And celebrating the legacy of Mexico’s queen of bolero.
Protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, turned violent Wednesday. Supporters and opponents of President Morsi clashed near the presidential palace. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the protesters, a young student named Merna el-Bari.
Rival protesters clashed in Cairo Wednesday, as tensions continued to escalate over President Mohammed Morsi’s powers and a new constitution. Tarek Masoud of Harvard University says the cleavages between liberals and Islamists run deep in Egyptian society, and that even deep concessions by Morsi would not bridge the divide.
A violent crackdown on a peaceful protest in Myanmar last week has raised questions about how committed Burmese authorities are to real democratic reform. Reporter Becky Palmstrom visited the city of Monywa, the site of the protest over a copper mining project.
Sixty years ago a thick fog enveloped London. But it wasn’t just your normal “pea-souper.” The World’s Clark Boyd has the story.
President Obama is likely to make a raft of new appointments as he begins his second term, including at some plum US embassies around the globe. One prominent name being mentioned for an ambassadorship is the British-born editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.
Police in Italy have a new and puzzling case to investigate. $16 million worth of red wine, or enough to fill about 80,000 bottles has been sabotaged. The wine is among Italy’s most celebrated varieties. It happened in a small hilly town in Tuscany about 70 miles south of Florence.
The pioneering jazz musician, Dave Brubeck, died Wednesday of heart failure. He was one day shy of his 92nd birthday.
A room full of smoked cigarette butts would repulse most people, even smokers. But birds don’t necessarily share that sense of disgust. A new study suggests that some birds in Mexico City regularly use cigarette butts to line their nests and the practice may even have some benefits.
Mexico is remembering one of its most celebrated singers, Toña La Negra, who was born 100 years ago this month.