Cambodian And Thai Troops Clash; Assange Is Back In Court
The crisis in Egypt, as we reported earlier, enters its third week with protesters still camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square and still demanding that President Hosni Mubarak leave office now — while the Mubarak government continues to say that he'll stay until after elections in September, even as it opens negotiations with opposition groups.
The other big news we've already passed on is that AOL has agreed to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million. And, Arianna Huffington will become head of all content at AOL.
Oh, and in case you somehow missed it: The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-25.
As for other stories making headlines, they include:
— Clashes Between Cambodian And Thai Troops: "Cambodia's prime minister has called for a UN buffer zone in a disputed area on its border with Thailand," the BBC reports. "Hun Sen made the appeal as Cambodian and Thai troops exchanged fire around the 11th-Century Preah Vihear temple for a fourth day. At least five people were killed in clashes over the weekend and thousands of civilians have fled the area."
— Assange Back In Court: "Julian Assange has arrived at Belmarsh magistrates' court in south-east London for the first day of what is expected to be a two-day extradition hearing," writes The Guardian, which is live-blogging the proceeding. "He is wanted for questioning in Sweden over allegations of rape, molestation and unlawful coercion, made by two women over 10 days in August. He denies the charges."
— Fraternity Shooting In Ohio: "Police say they only know that a 'disagreement' caused two Youngstown men in their early 20s to return a second time to a fraternity member's house near Youngstown State University and open fire on about 50 people early Sunday," the local Vindicator newspaper reports. "The shots from two guns killed one man, Jamail Johnson, 25, critically injured a 17-year-old girl and caused lesser injuries to 10 others. The shootings occurred at about 3:40 a.m." Two suspects have been arrested. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.