As protests continue, fears grow that Egypt is slipping backwards toward autocracy and military rule. Young atheists in India struggle to change policies and laws that exclude them. And China wants to charge Tibetans who set themselves on fire with murder.
A national referendum on Egypt’s controversial draft constitution is set for Saturday. Opposition leaders reject the referendum and are calling for big demonstrations on Tuesday.
The US response to the crisis in Egypt has so far been tepid, a simple plea for no more violence. Middle East expert Michael Hanna explains why Washington is so quiet to anchor Marco Werman.
There are still thousands of people missing in Libya since the revolution. The Ministry of Martyrs and Missing People has the job of tracking them down. Many of the missing have been turning up, mostly in mass graves.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who took office in November 2011, announced this weekend he would resign, after Silvio Berlusconi’s party said it could no longer support Monti’s government.
The Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera died after her plane disappeared early Sunday morning. She had just given a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.
Since 2009 more than 90 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze to protest China’s rule of the Tibetan plateau. China has accused the exiled Dalai Lama of stirring up the unrest. And now China wants to prosecute people who attempt to self-immolate.
India may be the world’s largest secular democracy but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to practice atheism there.Young atheists trying to gain more recognition say government policies and laws still exclude them and cultural acceptance is hard to come by.
‘Oma and Bella’ is a documentary about two Jewish women in their 80s living in Berlin. Reporter Julia Simon talks to the filmmaker, who is the grand daughter of one of the women.
Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, the monocled surveyor of the sky who awakened an interest in galactic goings on for many Britons, died Sunday. He was 89.
Monday’s Geo Quiz/Global Hit features mezzo soprano Elīna Garanča who’s appearing on stage at the New York Metropolitan Opera in the role of Sesto in Mozart’s The Clemency of Titus. Later this month Garanča returns to her hometown Riga to sing with the Latvian National Opera.