With Mourners Like These

Chavez and Ahmadinejad (AP)

Tributes to Venezuela’s socialist strongman Huge Chavez, dead of cancer at age 58, have poured in from rogue states, terrorism sponsors, and Democratic politicians, lauding him for his antagonism to the United States, Israel, and the West. Hollywood celebrities joined in the mourning, hailing him as a man of the people who devoted his rule to helping the poor.

7 Things You Need to Know About Al Jazeera

AP

Al Jazeera made a big move Wednesday, taking over former Al Gore’s Current TV in a major deal that will bring the Qatar-financed news source to millions of U.S. cable subscribers. What to expect from such a network? We’ve compiled seven of Al Jazeera’s greatest hit to provide some clues.