The top court in Pakistan ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani is not eligible to hold office because of an earlier contempt conviction. For more on this development, Steve Inskeep speaks to Declan Walsh of The New York Times.
A New Zealand couple received shattering news: The husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. So they made a list of things to do before he died. Then, the New Zealand Herald says, their bad news turned into good news. The diagnosis was wrong, but now they're broke.
President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Mexico on Monday. Their meeting comes at a low point in U.S.-Russia relations. Neither country wants a civil war in Syria, but they haven't figured out a way to work out the issue.
Later this week in Egypt, the official results of the presidential election will be announced. Steve Inskeep talks to Egyptian journalist and commentator Issandr El Amrani about why there haven't been mass protests over the military council's power grab during the election.
Facing another major government offensive in central and northern Syria, rebels have expanded their presence on the ground. The army's offensive against the rebels has been so ferocious that a U.N. monitoring mission was suspended due to the violence.
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