Algeria is holding parliamentary elections. The country's military-backed government describes them as the most open and transparent for decades. But Algerians aren't rushing to the polls, according to Financial Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi.
In Greece, the economic downturn and debt crisis has forced an increasingly large number of people out on the street. The government shelters can't do enough, so it's left up to private groups. And they're struggling to meet the burden.
The violent protests in Syria have claimed at least 5,000 lives, according to United Nations estimates. So far, efforts to end the violence have been completely unsuccessful and President Bashar al-Assad on Monday rejected a call to step down.
In 1970, a convicted murderer escaped from Bayside State Prison in New Jesery. Two years later, he hijacked a plane to Algeria and disappeared, seemingly forever. More than 40 years later, that fugitive, George Wright has been found in Portugal.
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