Tanks Around Cairo Palace
Egyptian soldiers have surrounded the presidential palace in Cairo with barbed wire and tanks, after ordering all protesters to leave.
It’s the latest escalation in tensions between Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi and his opponents.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, who is in Cairo.
A stony-faced Taliban official burst into laughter at the mention of the Petraeus affair during an interview with AFP in northwest Pakistan this week.
“What a bastard! But all Americans are the same, it’s nothing new,” the official said, who did not want to be named.
Worldwide gun ownership and gun homicides — interactive map from the Guardian.
Click on the United States and you get:
FIREARMS MURDERS AND CIVILIAN GUN OWNERSHIP
270,000,000 civilian firearms - 88.8 for every 100 people
Ranked 1 in the world for civilian gun ownership
In the latest year, there were 9,146 homicides by firearm - 2.97 per 100,000 population. 60% of all homicides are by firearm
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