This week tens of thousands swamped the heart of Cairo, Alexandria, and other major Egyptian cities, facing down anti-riot police, to demand cheaper food, better services, and substantial changes to the regime's modus operandi.
A renowned South African whitewater guide and outdoorsman was apparently pulled from his kayak by a crocodile in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is presumed dead, expedition sponsor Eddie Bauer said.
Rescuers were desperately trying to save dozens of people Saturday who were thrown overboard when a boat collided with a ferry in the Nile River in northern Egypt, the nation's government-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Four strong-minded, self-sufficient adventurers set out on a nearly 1,000-mile journey into the heart of Tanzania, using only basic maps and a compass. Were they vying for a million dollars, trying to knock each other off the route and out of the running?
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed only a small fraction of Egypt's ancient ruins, but they're making new discoveries with help from high-tech allies -- satellites that peer into the past from the distance of space.