In a photo from a Facebook page in memory of Hamza al-Khateeb, an image of 13-year-old Hamza is surrounded by candlelight.
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In Syria, the brutal death of a 13-year-old boy has spurred further demonstrations as the uprising there enters a third month.
Syrian protesters now shout the boy's name, Hamza al-Khateeb. He has become a symbol of the victims of the government's crackdown on dissent.
The Syrian government has promised to investigate his death. A video of his mutilated body was so gruesome that YouTube administrators blocked it, but they reinstated the images on Wednesday after a petition from human rights organizations.
Lady Gaga in a performance at Carlisle Airport in Carlisle, England on May 15.
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Here are some things we know about the albums Lady Gaga sold last week: According to Nielsen SoundScan, Born This Way sold 1,108,000 copies last week. That makes it the fastest selling album since 2005. It set a single week record for most digital sales by an album. Of the 662,000 digital copies sold, an estimated 440,000 were purchased for 99 cents from Amazon.com. Just for perspective, that means a larger number of people bought Born This Way for 99 cents from Amazon last week than have bought any album at all, in all formats combined, in any single week all year long.
A Circuit Court judge in West Virginia has ordered the release of more than 5,300 pages of documents that could reveal new details about the Upper Big Branch mine disaster and the just-completed merger between Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources.
Clashes erupted between security forces and students demanding political change at a protest in Algeria's capital, Algiers, on May 2. Small protests in the city are quickly put down by well-equipped riot police.
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The North African country of Algeria borders both Tunisia and Libya, but after being scarred by a civil war during the 1990s, Algerians have not rebelled like their neighbors.
But that could change. And observers warn that there could be an explosion if the government's promise of change doesn't come fast enough. Seventy percent of the Algerian population is under the age of 30, and its discontent is growing.
Maybe people will now believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie when he insists he's not running for president.
Because probably one of the last thing any populist politician hoping to run for president would do, and Christie is nothing if not a populist, would be to fly in a state helicopter to his son's baseball game as the Newark Star-Ledger reported.