Security forces in Egypt have arrested a prominent political activist over inciting a demonstration. That's according to the blogger's family. The protest was in defiance of a new law that heavily restricts demonstrations in the country.
The extremists have emerged as the best armed and financed opposition to the regime of Bashar Assad — eclipsing the opposition groups favored by the West. The surge is having a profound impact along the Turkish border with Syria.
As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.
International rap artist Blitz the Ambassador grew up listening to Public Enemy in Ghana. Now he's bringing an African flavor to American hip-hop. Blitz speaks to host Michel Martin about his upcoming album, Afropolitan Dreams. This segment initially aired Sept. 9, 2013 on Tell Me More.
Rick Najera's name may not sound familiar, but his acting, writing and production work is famous in Hollywood. Host Michel Martin talks with Najera about his career and his memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of A Latino in Hollywood. This segment initially aired Oct. 3, 2013 on Tell Me More.
Most of ISON, a huge comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday's encounter with the sun, NASA said. Scientists detected the comet last year and had hoped to continue studying it for information to be mined from its "primordial ices."
China has declared a sprawling air defense identification zone that covers disputed islands controlled by Japan. It also sent its lone aircraft carrier for trials in the South China Sea. The moves are being closely watched in the Philippines, a key U.S. ally that has seen its own territorial dispute with China.
Should the Afghan government sign a security agreement, the U.S. plans to keep as many as 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan even after the U.S. and NATO's combat mission officially ends late in 2014. But the remaining U.S. troops will almost certainly be outnumbered by civilian contractors.
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