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Chatter: US builds case for military action in Syria
Russia and China issue warnings as the US and its allies make a case for military action in Syria, Yosemite fire threatens San Francisco's water supply, and how a Vancouver woman stole her bicycle back.
Chatter: UN inspectors visit Syria attack site
A team of UN inspectors tours the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the high-profile trial of China's Bo Xilai draws to a close, and a lawsuit by disgruntled "Trump University" alumni.
Chatter: Syria's 1 million lost children
Syria loses its 1 millionth child refugee to civil war, explosions hit northern Lebanon, India sees another brutal gang-rape, and grizzly bear don't care.
Chatter: Bo Xilai gets his day in court
China begins its political trial of the century, the UN seeks answers in Syria, Zimbabwe swears in its new, old president, and Ecuador's leader says what's written in black and white ain't green.
Chatter: Syria's civil war gets even more poisonous
Syrian activists say hundreds of people are dead in a chemical weapons attack, Japan's nuclear watchdog raises the alarm about leaks from Fukushima, Hosni Mubarak could be free within hours, and a pant-less intruder brings the party to Angela Merkel's plane.
Chatter: Egypt is running out of top Muslim Brothers to arrest
Egyptian security forces detain one of the few senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood they hadn't already jailed, Pakistan's former military ruler is charged with murder, the Guardian's surveillance scoops bring it some unwelcome visits from the spooks, and the very expensive vices of China's rich and infamous.
Chatter: Walk like an Egyptian former dictator
Amid the chaos, Egypt looks set to free jailed former president Hosni Mubarak; the UK detains the journalist's partner who knew too much; Oscar Pistorius gets a trial date; and Kim Jong Un wants you back. Please?
Chatter: Egypt's day of rage
Egyptians brace for more bloodshed as the Muslim Brotherhood calls a day of protests, South Africa remembers the Marikana tragedy, New Zealand survives a 6.5 earthquake, and the little lion that could (bark).
Chatter: Egypt's great state of emergency
Egypt wakes up under curfew after a crackdown that killed more than 400, Iraq suffers another wave of bombings, Bradley Manning says sorry, and the world finds its newest oldest person.
Chatter: Another Egyptian massacre?
Egypt sends in the security forces against pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo, Israel sets the first of its Palestinian prisoners free, and there's some comfort for the Spanish pensioner who lost the world one of its masterpieces.
Chatter: China's Xinjiang 'terrorists' get death
A court in western China sentences two men to death over a disputed terrorist attack, a Nigeria mosque attack kills at least 44, US mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is guilty, and things are looking wobbly for Beijing's rooftop villa.
Chatter: Middle East tense before latest peace talks
Israel agrees to release Palestinian prisoners — but also approves new settlements, Egypt warns pro-Morsi protesters to clear out, a Nazi war crimes suspect dies before facing trial, and Norway's prime minister takes voters for a ride.
Chatter: The US is on high alert in Pakistan now too
The US pulls its diplomatic staff out of Lahore, Pakistan after receiving "specific threats," it's a second deadly day in Quetta, Edward Snowden's encrypted emails aren't safe, and the universe does wrong by Desmond Tutu.
Chatter: Syrian rebels claim they hit Assad's motorcade, government begs to differ
Syria's president appears unhurt despite rebels' claims they attacked his motorcade, Nairobi airport picks up the pieces after its devastating fire, Myanmar remembers one of its darkest days, and in Venezuela, thieves are after your hair.
Chatter: Yemen says it spoiled Al Qaeda's big surprise
Yemen claims to have foiled a plot to blow up oil pipelines and seize ports, Kenya's biggest airport is shut down by fire, Egypt's crisis talks fail, and the Curiosity rover is dancing with itself.
Chatter: Yemen is no country for Americans
The State Department urges all US citizens to leave Yemen immediately due to security threats, violence flares on the India-Pakistan border, another nuclear emergency is building at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and a snake attacks in Canada.
Chatter: US embassies under threat
"Terrorist chatter" prompts the US to order 19 of its embassies to stay closed, Turkey announces the verdicts in its controversial coup trial, New Zealand's dairy exports start a food poisoning scare, and the world's first test-tube hamburger is for lunch.
Chatter: Silvio Berlusconi is down, but not out
Italy's convicted former prime minister remains defiant after losing his final appeal; Zimbabwe's vote is either a "huge farce" or "free and honest," depending on who you believe; US embassies get a warning; and Vladimir Putin is no longer the biggest fish in the pond.
GlobalPost Chatter: Zimbabwe's 'farce,' Egypt tenses, and up in smoke in Montevideo?
All that, plus declassified documents reveal the scariest speech the Queen never gave.
Chatter: Zimbabwe votes
Zimbabweans go to the polls amid early accusations of fraud, newly convicted Bradley Manning waits to be sentenced, China swelters, and Kenya's endangered rhinos get some back-up — from drones.
Chatter: Prison break, the Pakistan edition
The Taliban busts out more than 200 inmates from a Pakistani jail, Egypt's Mohamed Morsi gets a visit, Bradley Manning prepares to hear the verdict on his WikiLeaking, and Londoners haven't yet mastered the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' technique.
Chatter: Bombs over Baghdad, and everywhere else
Iraq is wracked by more sectarian violence, Italy is in shock after its worst road disaster in decades, the Middle East peace process is back in, er, process, and your chance to find out what color sounds like.
Chatter: Mohamed Morsi, the spy?
Egypt's army accuses the former president of conspiracy as rival factions prepare to rally, Spain investigates its devastating train crash, a juror regrets acquitting George Zimmermann, and we present the cutest horse hybrid you'll see all day.
Chatter: Spain's train tragedy
Dozens of people are left dead by a rail disaster in Spain, China charges its former disgraced darling, Bo Xilai, the US Congress is fine with the NSA surveilling everyone, and George H.W. Bush finds a good reason to go bald.
Chatter: NSA in the hotseat, China cracks down on luxe, plus Weinergate 2
US lawmakers prepare to vote on whether to allow the NSA to continue gathering data on ordinary citizens, South Sudan's president fires his entire cabinet, and Anthony Weiner does it again.
Chatter: London's new prince, the Pope does Brazil and bad horse. Very bad.
The US tots up the cost of military intervention in Syria's civil war, the world goes crazy for Britain's new prince, the Pope hits Brazil, and McDonald's says: if you're on horseback, you're not coming in.
Chatter: Earthquake rocks northwest China
Dozens of people are dead after a powerful quake in China's Gansu province, Hezbollah is in the EU's bad books, Kate Middleton is in labor, and the world's worst-smelling flower is stinking up DC.
Chatter: Detroit goes bust
Detroit becomes the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, there's a war of images over the Boston bomb suspect, Russia's Alexei Navalny is free — for now, and swimming with sharks is fine, so long as they don't see you.
Chatter: Russia jails the Kremlin's enemy number 1
Russia opposition activist Alexei Navalny gets five years for charges many believe are made up, Panama calls in the UN to inspect North Korea's suspect ship, Nelson Mandela is 95, and we sympathize with big-nosed creatures everywhere.
Chatter: Cuba's North Korean missile crisis
Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.
Chatter: Cairo, where protesting can kill you
Seven people are dead in Egypt's latest round of post-ouster violence, Mexico captures one of its most-wanted, someone's sailing secret weapons to North Korea, and if you think kids these days are speaking a different language — well, they just might be.