What do John Lennon, Michael Jackson and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? You guessed it: They all play for the same Brazilian soccer team. The team is Atletico Goianiense. They just signed a striker named Carlos Adriano Souza Cruz. He's better known as Adriano Michael Jackson for his smooth celebration dances. Brazilian players often go by nicknames, even putting them on their jerseys. Just ask national team player Hulk. He's the one who looks like actor Lou Ferrigno.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were launched 20 years ago when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left), Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (right) and President Bill Clinton met at the White House on Sept. 13, 1993. But today, some of the issues appear more intractable than ever.
Palestinian men climb a section of Israel's separation barrier on Aug. 2. They were attempting to go from the West Bank to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to pray on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:36 am
We're monitoring the news from Birmingham, Ala., where a UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday morning. UPS says the incident involves UPS Flight 1354, which was traveling from Louisville.
The flight, which would normally last about 45 minutes, had been scheduled to land before 5 a.m. local time, according to several flight-tracking websites. Louisville is in the Eastern time zone, while Birmingham is in the Central.
John Lewis (right) is a civil rights leader, currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Georgia. Andrew Aydin (left) serves in his office and co-authored March: Book One with Lewis. Nate Powell (center) is a graphic novelist, whose previous works include Swallow Me Whole and The Silence of Our Friends.
While the cynics among us might argue that America's high ideals and lofty rhetoric rarely transcend their inscriptions on stone, few would disagree that the 1963 March on Washington was one of the nation's finest hours. It was a transformational moment, and a portent for future blows to segregation and injustice.
Security forces in Cairo have begun to forcibly disband two massive protest camps there. Supporters of ousted Islamist President Morsi have been conducting a sit-in for weeks amid threats of a government crackdown. For details, Renee Montagne talks to Michael Wahid Hanna, an analyst with The Century Foundation.
A Morsi supporter reacts after identifying the body of a dead family member at of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Medical Center in the Nasr City. The Egyptian ministry of health reported 275 people had been killed and 2,001 had been injured across the country. The government said 43 policemen had been killed.
Morsi supporters shout slogans in Cairo's Nasr City. In a televised statement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a political resolution, saying that "violence is simply not a solution in Egypt or anywhere else."
Morsi supporters push over a truck during protests in Giza, near Cairo. Egyptian Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, also announced his resignation. He tied his departure to his disapproval of Wednesday's violence.
Supporters of ousted President Morsi clash with security forces in Alexandria, Egypt on Wednesday. Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi defended the government's actions, saying the crackdown was necessary to restore security and he also praised the police for self-restraint.
Two Egyptian army tank block a street during the first day of curfew in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two encampments of Morsi supporters.
On 'Morning Edition' just after 10 a.m. ET: NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo
(We most recently updated the top of this post at 5:08 p.m. ET.)
In what looks to be the bloodiest day since the July 3 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, dozens of people in Cairo were killed Wednesday as government forces moved to clear Morsi's supporters from sites where they have been camped.
By evening, the ministry of health reported 275 people had been killed and 2,001 had been injured across the country. The government said 43 policemen had been killed.
After days of tense standoff in Cairo, Egyptian security forces began clearing two sit-in camps by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, warned in a statement that the forces would deal firmly with protesters acting "irresponsibly."