Zimbabwe is gearing up for elections this week, and 89-year-old President Robert Mugabe is hoping to continue his grip on power. NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is in Harare for the vote. She joins host Michel Martin to talk more about what's at stake.
The attack was said to have been carried out "with military-like precision" and may have been aided by informants in the prison. The Taliban reportedly used mortars, bombs and rocket-propelled grenades in the assault.
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton visited Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained for nearly a month, and says he is in good health. But it's not clear where Egypt's military is holding the former leader.
Police say more than 250 prisoners were freed from a prison in northwestern Pakistan overnight. The Pakistani Taliban is taking responsibility for the attack. Renee Montagne talks to Sebastian Abbot, the Islamabad bureau chief for The Associated Press, for the latest developments.
A best-selling book and a popular ballad have been written about Sandra Avila Beltran. The so-called Queen of the Pacific is Mexico's best-known female drug boss. She is notorious for her lavish lifestyle and love of cosmetic surgery. And soon she'll be heading home from a U.S. prison after winning her release in a plea deal.
A sculpture memorializing the East Asian women forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during World War II is causing a stir in Glendale, Calif. An identical statue in Seoul has become a focal point of tension among former "comfort women" and some Japanese who say the women's stories are untrue.
Polish photographer Marcin Suder was staying at a media center in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb when a group of masked men reportedly stormed in and took him. The center was once considered a safe haven, but not anymore.
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