In Rangoon, a military regime begins a brutal crackdown on tens of thousands who have for weeks been peacefully demonstrating against the junta's oppressive rule. When will the violence end?
A Grand Entrance
The new French President is off to a dazzling start. But will he prove a great reformer or merely a gifted showman? TIME asks five experts what's next for Nicolas Sarkozy
Open Range (Agriculture)
To satisfy China's hankering for steak, American cowboys are teaching Inner Mongolians a new way to raise cattle
Seeds of Change in Rwanda
With coffee, wi-fi and corporate backing, Rwanda is moving out of the shadow of the past
Head Start in Karts (Sport)
The next generation of Formula One greats is coming up fast in karts
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Too Tough to Die (Cinema)
Nobody likes Westerns, so why are so many new ones backed by big studios and big stars arriving in movie theaters this fall?