Tanks and barbed wire keep the protesters away from Egypt’s presidential palace. Also, catfish that behave like killer whales in southern France. Plus, an Iranian musician braves a fatwa to embark on his first North American tour.
Egyptian soldiers have surrounded the presidential palace in cairo with barbed wire and tanks, after ordering all protesters to leave. It’s the latest escalation in tensions between Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi and his opponents. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, who is in Cairo.
University of Chicago law professor Tom Ginsburg has taken a careful look at Egypt’s draft constitution. He says there’s one big winner in the document: Egypt’s military.
Dutch historical consultant Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse found some old WWII era negatives at an Amsterdam flea market a few years ago. She decided to mash up the old photos with their present day locations. The result is a project called Ghosts of History.
There are three dramas unfolding across the Middle East and you can see them all represented in this cartoon slideshow.
Game developer Darius Kazemi has written a program that randomly purchases items from an online retailer and sends them to his home. His first surprise shipment included a recording of avant-garde European music. And he liked it.
Brazil is mourning the passing of architect Oscar Niemeyer. The man who gave the capital Brasilia its distinctive curved buildings died Wednesday at the age of 104. Anchor Marco Werman talks about Niemeyer’s legacy with Lawrence Vale, a professor of urban design at MIT.
Some catfish in France’s Tarn river come on land to hunt pigeons. Those catfish and their unusual hunting behavior is the topic of a new study.
Coal use is at 40-year lows here in the US but it’s another story in Europe, where it’s on the rise. And as The World’s Gerry Hadden reports from Spain, that means trouble for the European Union’s commitment to cutting CO2 emissions to combat global climate change.
The smog and air pollution that’s been lingering over Iran’s capital is bad enough to cause headaches and breathing problems. So the government has closed schools and offices for a few days and is encouraging residents to clear out of the city.
Iranian musician Shahin Najafi has a price on his head. Iranian clerics also have a fatwa out on him. But none of this is stopping him from touring North America.