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Morsi Opponent: Democracy The Path Out Of Violence

In Egypt on Wednesday, a judge ordered the release of former president and strongman Hosni Mubarak from jail. The move threatens to further roil political tensions in the country. For one view of Egypt's state of affairs, Audie Cornish talks with liberal parliamentarian, activist and political scholar Amr Hamzawy. Hamzawy is a founding member of the Egyptian Freedom Party.
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Egypt: An Islamist Movement In Crisis

We dissect the complex crisis enveloping the world's most influential Islamist movement, and find out what options its leaders may pursue in coming days.


Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time

In the desperately poor country, some 60,000 informal miners are working by hand to unearth an estimated $660 million worth of gold each year. The government is hoping to lure international mining companies to carry out the search on an industrial scale.

India And Other BRIC Economies Now Facing Headwinds

India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.

Forget Cronuts: London's 'Townies' Take On Hybrid-Dessert Craze

While New Yorkers line up for the cronut, a croissant-doughnut cross, in London, a tartlet-brownie mashup called the townie is now the rage. Social media is helping to drive these hybrid-food fads, industry watchers say, but how they ultimately impact the bottom line depends on whether purveyors can be more than one-trick ponies.

No Positive Tests For Doping At This Year's Tour De France

Hundreds of samples taken from riders in this summer's Tour de France found no signs of doping, officials say. Anti-doping authorities plan to keep the samples for eight years, possibly to test them again.

Tech Giants Launch, A Global Plan To Widen Access

Citing the billions of people worldwide who can't access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders launched an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday. The plan focuses on widening Internet access via mobile phones.

Release Mubarak, Egyptian Court Orders

Former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody as soon as Thursday. The court ordered him to be freed as he appeals his conviction — and life sentence — for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that led to the toppling of his government.

Syrian Government Accused In Gas Attacks On Civilians

Renee Montagne speaks with Los Angeles Times Beirut bureau chief Patrick McDonnell about allegations that the Syrian government used gas attacks on civilians near the capital, Damascus. The Syrian government has strongly denied the accusation.

Japan Projects A More Assertive Image To The World

Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country has taken multiple steps to raise its military profile, revising a policy that has been little changed since the end of World War II.