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Chatter: Egypt can't agree what comes next
The Muslim Brotherhood resists attempts to take Egypt "back to square one," a car bomb rocks Beirut, a leaked report reveals how Osama bin Laden slipped through Pakistan's fingers, and big-cat botherers better watch themselves.
Chatter: Cairo shooting leaves Egypt more divided than ever
Egypt's military and the Muslim Brotherhood trade accusations over a deadly shooting in Cairo, crash investigators try to piece together what happened aboard fateful Flight 214, the Pope prays for migrants, and Spain's deadliest festival goes pretty well, all things considered.
Chatter: Egypt's coup-de-what
Supporters of Egypt's ex-president mount protests against the army's intervention, Bolivia's neighbors join its dispute with the US, rumors fly about Mandela's health, and America does what it does best: eat hotdogs, fast.
Chatter: Egypt army's deadline looms
Egypt waits as a showdown between the government and the army comes closer with every minute, Bolivia gets entangled in the Edward Snowden spat, the Mandela family squabbles over grave matters, and Pluto's moons finally get named.
Chatter: Egypt counts down to potential coup
Egypt waits to see what an army ultimatum will bring, Edward Snowden will take asylum anywhere that'll have him — except Russia, Obama wraps up his tour of Africa, and undutiful Chinese children, beware.
Chatter: America's allies furious over NSA spying revelations
The US keeps its friends close(ly watched), Egyptian protesters issue the president an ultimatum, Arizona is struck by wildfire tragedy, and J-Lo needs a new agent.
Chatter: Egypt prepares to protest
Egypt counts down to a weekend of rival protests, the US has a new leaker to fret about, a scandal's brewing at the Vatican bank, and finally, a solution to the eternal question of how to pay for stuff in space.
Chatter: Nelson Mandela hangs on
The world watches, waits and prays as Nelson Mandela's condition worsens, the EU finally agrees on its budget, John Kerry still hopes for peace in the Middle East, and Japan's one-man campaign against "Engrish."
Chatter: Australian PM makes a bet, loses it
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard throws down the gauntlet and loses, Snowden could be stuck in Russia forever, Obama's going to Africa, and the British pound is about to get more literary, and more lady-like.
Chatter: Edward Snowden 'was never in Russia'
The NSA whistleblower's whereabouts are more mysterious than ever, Afghanistan's safest haven is attacked by Taliban, both Koreas get hacked, and Rusty the red panda is back where he belongs.
Chatter: Praying for Nelson Mandela
South Africa's beloved former president remains in critical condition, Edward Snowden plays cat-and-mouse with the US government, Silvio Berlusconi prepares to be judged, and a brave but crazy man crosses part of the Grand Canyon on a high wire.
Chatter: One million Brazilians protest
Brazil's protests swell to their biggest yet, Spanish police bust a gang allegedly sending foreign jihadists to Syria, an unarmed man is shot at Israel's Western Wall, and China's crush on David Beckham gets a little too literal.
Chatter: Brazil is still protesting
Protests in Brazil continue despite a government U-turn, smog smothers Singapore, misbehaving monks raise eyebrows in Thailand, and a Welsh village asks a crucial question: to "t" or not to "t"?
Chatter: Afghanistan slams 'inconsistent' US peace talks
The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil sends security forces to deal with growing protests, Obama prepares to be ein Berliner, and North Korea has a little Hitler problem.
Chatter: Afghanistan looks after itself
Afghan forces take over responsibility for their country's safety, Brazil's protests get bigger, Turkey's protests get quieter, and Egyptian TV gets manlier.
Chatter: G8 divided over Syria
Syria and spying are set to dominate this week's G8 summit, Turkey faces a nationwide strike, the US plays it cool with North Korea, and the strange tale of how a Super Bowl ring ended up at the Kremlin.
Chatter: Iran votes
Iranians choose their next president, the US agrees to send military support to Syria's rebels, Turkey's Gezi Park is saved – for now, and the world gets a new superhero.
Chatter: Turkey's Erdogan prepares for talks
The Turkish prime minister asks mediators to help end anti-government protests, North and South Korea stop talking, cash-strapped Greece switches off its state broadcaster, and the world just got a tiny bit younger.
Chatter: Trouble returns to Taksim Square
Riot police force out the anti-government protesters occupying central Istanbul, Syria's capital is suicide-bombed, Iran loses a potential president, and why a cat could make mayor in Mexico.
Chatter: Meet Edward Snowden, the world's latest whistleblower
A former CIA man is the new whistleblower on the block, South Africa faces up to Nelson Mandela's failing health, and it turns out baby moose can't swim.
Chatter: Where else is the US government snooping?
There are new revelations of covert surveillance by the US government, Turkey's prime minister tells protesters to go home, China's president meets America's, and Northern Ireland plasters over years of troubles.
Chatter: Syrian rebels claim Israeli border crossing
Rebels take a key border crossing between Israel and Syria, Turkey's prime minister is due back home, North Korea makes nice with South Korea, and in Spain, dog poop sticks around even more than usual.
Chatter: Syrian army takes Qusayr
A strategic Syrian border town falls out of rebel hands, Pakistan's new prime minister takes a stand against US drones, Turkey's protesters complain of police violence, and a new movie is set to take down North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
Chatter: Turkey counts five days of protests, two deaths
A second protester dies as Turkey enters its fifth straight day of protests, Egypt puts foreign NGO workers on trial, Pistorius gets a postponement, and the German dictionary just got a little bit shorter.
Chatter: Turkey still protesting
Turkey's anti-government protests enter their fourth day, a fire at a Chinese slaughterhouse kills over 100 workers, US soldier Bradley Manning goes on trial for alleged WikiLeaking, and Michael Douglas comes down with a bad case of TMI.
Chatter: US woman reported killed in Syria
At least one Westerner is reported dead on the Syrian rebels' front line, the euro zone is more jobless than ever, Mount Everest is so crowded these days, and an Olympic-sized corruption scandal in Russia.
Chatter: Syria says it has Russian missiles
The Syrian president claims Russia has begun shipping him anti-aircraft missiles, Iraqi cities are under attack, an escape from North Korea doesn't go to plan, and woolly mammoths rise from the dead. Sort of.
Chatter: US drones return to Pakistan
The US resumes drone strikes on Pakistan — and reportedly gets a hit, the UK is accused of running a secret military detention camp in Afghanistan, France arrests the man suspected of stabbing an on-duty soldier, and the world's oldest Torah turns up somewhere it had been all along.
Chatter: EU ends arms ban on Syrian rebels
The European Union says it will not renew a weapons embargo on Syrian rebels, a Chinese baby boy is rescued from a sewage pipe, and maple-scented money in Canada? Wishful thinking, Canucks.
Chatter: EU meets on lifting Syria arms embargo
France and the UK make a pitch for the easing of weapons sanctions on Syrian rebels, Chinese anger over graffiti at an ancient Egyptian temple, and Toronto's embattled mayor cracks on with a re-election campaign.
Chatter: Obama pledges to curtail drones
Pakistan reacts to Obama's drone speech, a plane spewing smoke shuts Heathrow Airport, and a bridge collapse in Washington state tosses cars into the chilly Skagit River.