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Relic Containing Pope John Paul II's Blood Stolen

The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.

Egypt's El-Sissi Promoted, Military Says He Should Run For President

Shortly after Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was made a field marshal, the military said he should "answer the call of the people" and run for president. Elections are set for April.

British Satire: Still Current After 170 Years

Britain is going through a debate on government spending, and NPR's London correspondent, Ari Shapiro, found a magazine cartoon that captures the moment. It's from 1844.

As Overseas Costs Rise, More U.S. Companies Are 'Reshoring'

For decades, American companies have sent their manufacturing work overseas. Extremely low wages in Asia and elsewhere reduced costs. But as costs overseas go up, a growing number of American companies are rethinking that business model.

As Protests Spread In Ukraine, 'State Of Emergency' Possible

Now there are anti-government demonstrations in cities where the citizens have in the past shown support for the president. Meanwhile, the nation's justice minister has warned she may declare a "state of emergency" unless protesters leave her headquarters.

Where Does The Dream Of Democracy Stand In Egypt?

Three years ago, the popular uprising in Egypt was considered a democracy movement. But now the military is in control of the government and the freely-elected president is in jail. To discuss the state of Egypt, Steve Inskeep talks to Issandr El Amrani of the International Crisis Group.

Deaths, Arrests Mark 3rd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising

The third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrators. By Sunday morning at least 49 people had been killed and more than 1,000 arrested.

Political Turmoil In Ukraine Spreads Outside Capital Kiev

The protests began last fall in the capital when the country's president refused to sign a trade deal with the European Union because of pressure from Russia. Demonstrations are now occurring in cities normally supportive to the governing party.

British Police Aren't Just Clownin' Around

In the past year, London police have managed to mention clowns 117 times in their reports. There were suspects dressed as clowns, one with "clown like shoes" and another with hair like "Krusty the Clown."

'Nothing Is Fixed': Recovery Is Slow In Typhoon-Hit Philippine City

Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest storms ever recorded at landfall when it struck the Philippines late last year. More than 6,000 people were killed and millions more were displaced, and authorities are still struggling with clearing away debris, rebuilding houses and counting the dead.