Police firing rubber bullets and tear gas sent men, women and children scattering as they herded them into their shacks. Saturday's show of force follows a government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at seven mines northwest of Johannesburg.
More than 20 countries saw protests this week against a low-budget film, posted online, that many Muslims found insulting and blasphemous. After days of protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, things seem to be calming down there.
It has been a week of unexpectedly violent protests across much of the Arab world. It started when protesters attacked and killed four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. NPR's Leila Fadel tells host Scott Simon the latest on the violence, as protests erupt elsewhere in the region over an anti-Islam film.
Facing their country's worst recession in a half-century, many young Greeks are leaving for jobs abroad. But an eco-commune on a Greek island is drawing visitors who learn to forage for nuts, plant herbs and blaze their own paths.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to draw clear red lines when it comes to Iran's nuclear program. But Israeli and U.S. observers say the issue has become too public.
Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses or the maker's preference.
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