Now there are anti-government demonstrations in cities where the citizens have in the past shown support for the president. Meanwhile, the nation's justice minister has warned she may declare a "state of emergency" unless protesters leave her headquarters.
Three years ago, the popular uprising in Egypt was considered a democracy movement. But now the military is in control of the government and the freely-elected president is in jail. To discuss the state of Egypt, Steve Inskeep talks to Issandr El Amrani of the International Crisis Group.
The third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrators. By Sunday morning at least 49 people had been killed and more than 1,000 arrested.
The protests began last fall in the capital when the country's president refused to sign a trade deal with the European Union because of pressure from Russia. Demonstrations are now occurring in cities normally supportive to the governing party.
In the past year, London police have managed to mention clowns 117 times in their reports. There were suspects dressed as clowns, one with "clown like shoes" and another with hair like "Krusty the Clown."
Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall when it struck the Philippines late last year. More than 6,000 people were killed and millions more were displaced, and authorities are still struggling with clearing away debris, rebuilding houses and counting the dead.
The collection features some 700 letters that the leader of the Nazis' notorious SS corps wrote to his wife. Editors atDie Welt say Himmler's writings show the intimate thoughts of a "clearly cold, feeling-less, self-righteous bureaucrat."
Activists seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have managed to shut down nearly all of the polling stations in the capital Bangkok and disrupt early voting in several outlying provinces.
A Chinese court sentenced Xu Zhiyong, a leading proponent of civil society, to four years in jail on Sunday. China's government has recently jailed officials and issued new rules to curb corruption, but it's apparently not an effort that independent citizens groups can join.
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