The West is facing renewed pressure to take stronger action following claims that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in an attack on Wednesday. But the U.S. and other Western countries have so far sought to limit their involvement in the Syrian conflict.
It's common to see cowed defendants admit to crimes during Communist Party show trials. But disgraced former politburo member Bo Xilai began his trial with vehement denials of guilt, calling one accuser a "crazy dog snapping at things for reward."
Hosni Mubarak's fate remains in limbo, and it raises a recurring question about deposed dictators. Is it better to put them on trial and scrutinize their records, or is it preferable that they disappear into exile?
Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.
The 85-year-old former president of Egypt is now under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that toppled his regime. He reportedly was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Cairo.
An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.
Opposition forces say chemical weapons deployed by the Assad regime killed scores of people on Wednesday. The regime rejects that charge. The claim has some diplomats warning that it may be time for other nations to step in militarily.
If you board a plane excited for your trip but dreading the possibility of a baby crying, this news is for you. The budget arm of Singapore Airlines — called Scoot — is offering a $14 upgrade to sit in a child-free zone — no one under 12 allowed.
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