The center of World Youth Day in Brazil is of course, hearing Pope Francis address the faithful. But it's also a chance for the Church to get young people to join their orders. More than 130 groups have set up a kind of job fair in Rio to make their pitch.
European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker. Still, comparisons can be misleading.
Before they came to power, Mandela and Mugabe had remarkably similar lives. But then their fortunes diverged, with Mandela becoming a global icon and Mugabe presiding over country that has been in decline.
Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with authorities in one of the country's deadliest days in years. Though each side tells a different version of what caused the violence, analysts say it signals a change in how the military will handle the Muslim Brotherhood.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, an irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has little sympathy for Snowden, but doesn't want to appear to cave in to U.S. demands for his return.
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