January 30, 2013 Increasingly, China's surveillance state has extended to include Chinese individuals spying on one another. Former journalist Qi Hong has helped ordinary citizens and government officials alike detect bugs and hidden cameras planted by others. In one year, his bug hunt turned up more than 300 devices for a hundred friends.
January 30, 2013 "We all have to do a better job" in the aftermath of the events in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton said in an interview with NPR. The outgoing secretary of state also discussed, among other things, her plans for 2016.
January 29, 2013 Full transcript of NPR's Michele Kelemen's interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
January 29, 2013 A famed library and research center held books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. Residents say Islamist radicals torched them before fleeing the town.
January 29, 2013 Valencia, which once spent lavishly on tourism projects, now epitomizes the worst of Spain's economic problems. Its landscape is littered with empty and half-finished buildings, and the regional government has run out of funds to repair schools.
January 29, 2013 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is set to become the next secretary of defense. Critics and supporters of the men point to their service in Vietnam as a critical qualification.
January 29, 2013 When people refer to the ends of the earth, they invariably mention Timbuktu. The fabled West African city on the cusp of the Sahara has a mystique that has lasted for centuries, fueled by a history shrouded in mystery, wealth and intrigue.
January 29, 2013 Activists and rebels say more than 60 bodies have been found and that the number will likely rise. Since March 2011 more than 60,000 people have died in Syria as the Assad regime has fought back against protesters and rebel militias.