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3:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Supporters Mark Trayvon Martin's 18th Birthday

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

In communities around Florida, vigils and other events marked what would've been Trayvon Martin's 18th birthday on Tuesday. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been charged in the teen's death and a judge ruled Tuesday that a June trial will go forward as scheduled.

Africa
3:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Egyptian Politician: 'Street Politics' Aren't Helpful

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

In Egypt, tensions have risen in recent weeks as government security forces have clashed with street protestors. For more, Robert Siegel talks with Abdul Mawgoud Dardery about the political situation in Egypt. He's a member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political party of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Africa
3:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Somali Court Convicts Alleged Rape Victim Of Insulting The Government

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

A Somali court on Tuesday handed down one year sentences to a woman who claimed she was raped and to a journalist who interviewed her about the alleged sexual abuse. The Mogadishu judges decided the woman had lied. The journalist was accused of insulting the government, even though he never published anything from the interview. Rights groups have decried the case as politically motivated because the woman had accused security forces of the assault.

Africa
3:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Islamic Scholars Stay One Step Ahead Of Vandals In Mali

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Now to Mali, where the French are winding down their mission. As they do, librarians and scholars in the city of Timbuktu are breathing a sigh of relief. Timbuktu is home to an untold number of manuscripts and antiquities from Qurans to texts on medicine and mathematics, invaluable to Islamic history. But recently, Malian rebels and Islamic militants set the city's largest library on fire as they fled town. As it turns out, the scholars were one step ahead of the vandals. Only a very small percentage of the items were destroyed.

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The Record
3:44 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

Reg Presley in Hamburg, circa 1965.
Petra Niemeier — K & K Redferns

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

Reg Presley, the founder and lead singer of The Troggs, the rock group best known for the performing the original version of the song "Wild Thing," has died. Presley was 71. He died of lung cancer yesterday at his home in England.

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