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Pyramid Scheme

The long-reigning king of Egyptian antiquities has been forced into exile—but he’s plotting a return.

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When the Jihad Came to Mali

“We are all waiting to see what’s next.”

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The Lost Tribes of the Amazon

Deep in the jungles of Colombia, shadowy groups of Indians believed to have vanished long ago are living the way their ancestors have for thousands of years—and refusing to encounter the modern world.

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Rio Revolution

The Brazilian government’s bold efforts to clean up the city’s notoriously dangerous favelas is giving hope to people who live there.

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Understanding Mohamed Morsi

His journey from farm boy to most powerful man in the Middle East.
Dec 2012
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Africa’s New Pirate Problem

Last year, pirates hijacked nearly 50 ships off the coast of Benin. The tiny African nation is fighting back—with two dilapidated patrol boats and some help from the U.S. Navy.

Oct 2012
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The Hunt for Ebola

A CDC team races to Uganda just days after an outbreak of the killer virus to try to pinpoint exactly how it is transmitted to humans.

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The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?

One of his forgeries hung in a show at the Met. Steve Martin bought another of his fake paintings. Still others have sold at auction for multi-million-dollar prices. So how did a self-described German hippie pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did he get nailed?

Oct 2012
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Days of Reckoning

Faced with rebels, refugees, and al Qaeda, Yemen is on the brink of a new beginning—or deeper divisions.
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The Long and Winding History of the Thames

Float down England’s longest river, from its origin in the Cotswolds to its ramble through London, a journey through centuries of “liquid history.”

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Dreams of Kenya

The dusty village where Barack Obama’s father was raised had high hopes after his son was elected president. What has happened since then?

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Women: The Libyan Rebellion’s Secret Weapon

They helped overthrow Qaddafi by smuggling arms and spying on the government. Now the women of Libya are fighting for a greater voice in society.

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Going Mad for Charles Dickens

Two centuries after his birth, the novelist is still wildly popular, as a theme park, as new movie and countless festivals attest.

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Vengeance in Libya

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A New Crisis for Egypt’s Copts

The toppling of Egypt’s government has led to a renewal of violence against the nation’s Christian minority.

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A Sinister Turn in Zimbabwe

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Shark Bait

With shark attacks up 25 percent, 2010 was a terrifying year to be in the water. Scientists say the spike was an anomaly. But there are questions afloat about the practice of chumming, in which cage-diving skippers use a stew of blood and guts to lure the predators in close. Joshua Hammer plunges in at South Africa’s False Bay, epicenter of an industry some critics want shut down.

Jul 2011
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The Last Witnesses

War photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya last week, telling a story no one wants to hear.
Apr 2011
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Inside the Wild East

Jul 2001
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The Yosemite Horror

In a setting of beauty and grandeur, a twisted soul was on the loose, a murderer who revived gnawing fears that our national parks are no longer safe. New evidence reveals the confessed killer’s tortured past—and his bizarre obsession with Bigfoot.

Nov 1999
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Coca Is It!

Welcome to the new Bolivia, where former coca grower Evo Morales has made the leaf a symbol of his two-year-old government. Now everybody’s growing it, everybody’s chewing it, and the war on drugs has taken a very strange turn.

Nov 2007
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A Mountain of Trouble

The lush peaks of Iraqi Kurdistan are irresistible to a certain breed of bold backpacker: They’re exotic, beautiful, and way off the beaten track. But when three young Americans were arrested by Iranian border guards last July after straying too far down a waterfall trail, the costs of adventure travel got a lot higher. As the hikers languished in their cells, we sent Joshua Hammer to find out how they got into this mess—and what it would take to get them out.

May 2010
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The Kenyan Cowboy

That’s what many Africans are calling Thomas Cholmondeley, the scion of Kenya’s most famous white family who killed two black men on his vast Rift Valley ranch in the space of a year. But was it stone-cold murder or self-defense? Against a backdrop of rising racial tensions and brutal violence, Joshua Hammer reports on the trial that could shatter the country’s fragile peace.

Dec 2006
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Heartbreak. Chaos. Mayhem. Hope?

It’s the biggest adventure in the aid world—and by far the toughest. Take a hard look at the relief effort in the war-torn nation of Chad, where rebels stage their raids on neighboring Darfur and the humanitarian fallout has become the worst show on earth.

Dec 2009