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An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

Conflict & Justice

Mubarak steps down

Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt, after weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities. The news was greeted with a huge outburst of joy and celebration by thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Ben Gilbert reports from Cairo.

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Egypt's reformers still unhappy

Ahmed Shafiq's departure is seen as another victory for anti-government demonstrators. But as The World's Matthew Bell reports from Cairo, opposition leaders say many of their demands are still not met and protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square will continue.