There is a growing sense that the rebels will soon launch a major assault on the Syrian capital. Many extended families are already crammed into small apartments in areas that have been relatively safe so far.
Congolese soldiers returned to Goma after a withdrawal by rebel troops. But rebels warn they will retake the city if the government fails to meet their demands. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reuters correspondent Jonny Hogg about the unrest.
In the small town near Paris, anyone who fails to say hello or thank you to staff at the town hall will be asked to leave. A recent poll did find that 60 percent of French people list bad manners as their No. 1 cause of stress.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is still reeling from the phone-hacking scandal that forced the closure of one of the company's U.K. tabloids and has mired it in government and police investigations. One side will include the newspapers and publishing house while the other will contain its profitable television properties and movie studios.
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