The queen of England this year marks 60 years on the throne, and Buckingham Palace is coordinating a week of events, including a concert at the palace and a 1,000-boat flotilla along the River Thames. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is on a week-long trip to Asia, with stops in Singapore, Vietnam and India. As NPR's Larry Abramson tells host Rachel Martin, Panetta's trip highlights the Pentagon's new strategic focus on China and the Pacific.
The image of a girl running from her burning village 40 years ago showed the horrors of the Vietnam War to the world. Now, the little girl is grown up, and she's become a lifelong friend of the AP photographer who took the photo.
Crowds erupted with joy and anger Saturday after Egypt's former president was sentenced to life in prison for his role in protesters' deaths. Many Egyptians hoped Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister would face harsher sentences.
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