An NPR team begins a series of reports from North Africa, where last year's revolutions have Tunisia, Libya and Egypt writing new rules for their changing societies. The Revolutionary Road Trip starts with a look at how Tunisians can now express themselves — and the new restrictions that have emerged.
With its step-by-step return to Asia, the U.S. is looking for ways to send a message to China without picking a fight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is visiting the region, emphasizing that the U.S. is back but with a much lighter touch. In Vietnam, he's hoping to build stronger defense ties.
Syrian President Bashar Assad gave a televised speech to parliament Sunday in which he denied his government had any involvement in last week's massacre in the town of Houla. More than 100 people, including children, were killed in the town.
Thousands of revelers flocked to London for the highlight of four days of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, celebrating her 60th year on the throne. A flotilla of 1,000 boats hadn't been seen in London since 1662.
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