Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chapter 5: Covering from the 12th-17th of January 2012


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012

Breaking News: Update: Myanmar frees prominent political prisoners, including Min Ko Naing - @AP on.msnbc.com/yvAufJ

BBCWorld: Final push for Taiwan elections bbc.in/xNutSt

 HuffPostWorld: Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter fears for her mother's life in jailhuff.to/wxhI55

breakingstorm: More than 140 flights at Chicago's Midway airport and 420 flights at O'Hare were canceled today - nbc bit.ly/ArwAkb

Breaking News: Update: Officials in New Orleans say bomb squad removed grenades, detonated them at a remote location - @WWLTV bit.ly/ySCEd3

Breaking News: Japanese Cabinet resigns en masse, paving way for reshuffle - @AP

PressTV: Yemenis protest against Saleh immunity dlvr.it/14tPC1

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Afghan opium profits up 133% bbc.in/zTvsKz

CNN International: Iran leader wraps LatAm tour in Ecuador goo.gl/fb/a5Yls

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks open sharply higher, with cars, banks gaining; Nikkei Average up 1.1%on.mktw.net/zKW6o4

MarketWatch: Chile delivers its first interest-rate cut since 2009 to 5% on.mktw.net/vZVa2j 

PressTV: Saudi forces kill anti-regime protester dlvr.it/14t09F 

Al Jazeera English: Sport: Former English cricketer admits corruption aje.me/xFuiIW

PressTV: Bahraini forces clash with protesters dlvr.it/14sScc 

Al Arabiya English: Somali pirates tried to board Spanish navy ship off Horn of Africa nation but it repulsed the attack & arrested 6 pirates: EU

The Associated Press: Idled Midwest snow plows are put to work as region gets first big snowstorm of an unusually warm winter: apne.ws/yXbgac -CJ

Guardian news: Tesco shake-up after £5bn battering gu.com/p/34k6g/tf

Al Arabiya English: Gunmen kill Somali aid worker, driver: sources #AlArabiya

The Associated Press: Ala. judge signs an order declaring Natalee Holloway dead, more than 6 years after the teen vanished in Aruba: apne.ws/xkX91l -RAS

NYTimes World: South Sudan Massacres Follow Independence nyti.ms/ypWtb8

FINSider: Average starting salaries for business majors rose 3.8% to $48,144 in 2011 from $46,378 in 2010bit.ly/wzgkTG

AlArabiya_Eng: US sanctions aim to 'close down' Iran central bank: US official

MarketWatch: Treasury prices fall after weak 30-year auction on.mktw.net/xP2HRo

AlArabiya_Eng: 57 killed in new South Sudan clashes: government

 Al Arabiya English: Iran ready for 'serious' nuclear talks with world powers: Larijani #AlArabita #Iran

AJEnglish: In San Salvador, between 10 and 15 people are murdered daily in gang violence | aje.me/zsAjHg 

Breaking News: Obama asks Congress for $1.2 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit - @AP

MarketWatch: Oil closes 1.8% lower after sharp reversal on Iran-embargo report on.mktw.net/wloPit

breakingstorm: 3 dead in Iowa, Missouri after what are believed to be weather-related traffic accidents- weatherchannel wxch.nl/xb3zST

MarketWatch: Gold up is $8.10, 0.5%, to close at $1,647.70, highest since Dec. 13 on.mktw.net/J00Ag 

AlArabiya_Eng: U.N. envoy to Yemen in Sana'a amid protests; 20 killed in sectarian clashes in the northgoo.gl/qDPJq

MarketWatch: Alcoa and Caterpillar blaze trail as Dow joins Nasdaq, S&P in positive territory on.mktw.net/xxhHcw

PressTV: Bomb blast kills five in southern #Iraq dlvr.it/14rQ9Y 

Reuters: Hedge funds hunker down for Greek debt standoff reut.rs/zFVqGJ

 Reuters Top News: Obama, party allies raise $68 million for re-election reut.rs/xBMJQk

PressTV: Lebanon arrests veteran #Israeli spy dlvr.it/14qvXk 

The Associated Press: AP VIDEO: Thai navy patrol rescues 750 dogs caged and destined for cooking pots in Vietnam: apne.ws/xcMtC4 -ldh

Reuters Top News: Somalia Islamists force ICRC food aid suspension reut.rs/y8O3m4

Reuters Top News: Ahmadinejad says Cuba, Iran think alike reut.rs/wYJAuZ

Guardian news: Xbox assembly workers in China threaten mass suicide over jobs dispute gu.com/p/34kxg/tf

Breaking News: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan enters meeting with labor unions over fuel subsidy dispute, witness says - @Reuters

Press TV: #Iran's Ahmadinejad arrives in Ecuador dlvr.it/14qf76

Al Arabiya English: Video: Egyptians cast votes in final round of elections english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/… 

The Economist: As Turkey continues its membership talks with the EU, it can expect scrutiny of its attitude to criticism to grow econ.st/wIdNfv

MarketWatch: U.S. retail sales increased 0.1% in December on.mktw.net/A48Iz8

Reuters Top News: Some Arab monitors quit Syria over persisting violence reut.rs/AE8jgl

Guardian news: Court upholds law banning Palestinian spouses from living in Israel gu.com/p/34jhh/tf

The Associated Press: Kentucky judge jails Amish men for refusing to mark buggies with reflective triangles:apne.ws/yYjrxk -ldh

Reuters Top News: Calls for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to resign flood campaign websitereut.rs/AB0tmR

Al Jazeera English: More than 13 million #Americans are unemployed - is there any hope for them? |aje.me/vZhK4z

PressTV: Lebanon veterans aiding Syria militants dlvr.it/14qLQ9 

cnni: TASTED CHOCOLATE? on.cnn.com/Ay9jhg There are child slaves harvesting cocoa to make chocolate who haven't #Endslavery 

PressTV: 7 Kenyans killed near Somali border dlvr.it/14qLN1

AlArabiya_Eng: Clashes between Houthis and Salafis west of #Yemen kill 20: correspondent

Reuters: Suicide bomber kills district governor in Afghan south reut.rs/ABDOVb

AP: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits jump to 399K after post-holiday layoffs apne.ws/kBaYDE -ldh

PressTV: US-led jets pound central #Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/14qBJ4 

CNN International: Militants killed in Pakistan drone strike goo.gl/fb/SzlXx

HuffPostWorld: One killed in pirate attack of Spanish warship near Somalia huff.to/wEgv43

Reuters: EU firms renew Iran oil deals to win sanction reprieve http://reut.rs/wbXjHT

MarketWatch: Foreclosure activity has hit its lowest level since 2007 on.mktw.net/xU0cpL

Breaking #worldNews: Myanmar signs cease-fire agreement with ethnic Karen rebels to end 63-year insurgency -AP

guardiannews: RBS to axe 3,500 jobs gu.com/p/34jdp/tf

BBCworld: World's biggest producer of wind turbines, Danish company Vestas, to cut 2,335 jobs, mainly in Denmark. bbc.in/xsbwAl

cnni: Afghan Taliban: Talks don't mean peace goo.gl/fb/0W4UO

guardianworld: Burma signs ceasefire with Karen rebels - key condition for better ties with the West. More on this soon gu.com/p/34je3/tw

BBCworld: Ulster Bank to cut workforce by 950 with 600 redundancies in Republic of Ireland and 350 in Northern Ireland. bbc.in/x93IuQ

BBCWorld: Taliban fury at 'urination' video bbc.in/ApTKUL

BBC #Worldnews: Kenyan police killed near Somalia bbc.in/zUNZTt

PressTV: Euro plunges further against dollar dlvr.it/14lX3y 

MarketWatch: Strong Spanish, Italian debt auctions help add to gains in Europe on.mktw.net/z7kl41

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman confirms President Zardari will return to Pakistan from Dubai on Friday amid tensions - Reuters

AP: Hong Kong stockbrokers protest shorter lunch break - down to an hour from 90 minutes; it was 2 hours last year: apne.ws/xd2RDC

Reuters: Special report: Jerry Brown's California budget nightmare reut.rs/xLtlRV

HuffPostWorld: Suspected U.S. drone kills 6 militants in Pakistan huff.to/AnZoKk

CNNMoney: European Central Bank leaves key interest rate unchanged at 1% despite continued concern about debt crisis. cnnmon.ie/bkgnews

PressTV: Four #US suspects nabbed in Baghdad dlvr.it/14pvlM
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AlArabiya: Video: Turkish convoy prevented from entering #Syria english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/… 

BBCWorld: Israel Supreme Court upholds citizenship bar preventing Palestinians gaining #Israeli nationality by marriage bbc.in/wOH2Dv

AP: Nigeria oil union threatens to join strike, start "systematic shutting down" of oil, gas starting Sunday:apne.ws/wD6Qew -ldh

AJEnglish: Myanmar in talks with Karen rebels aje.me/yESYdq

BBC: On the 2nd anniversary of the Haiti earthquake LauraTrevelyan reports on the 500,000 people still living in tents. bbc.in/xTk7uR

BreakingNews: Taliban say tape depicting US Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters won't hurt peace talks - Reuters reut.rs/zT3CSF

cnni: Nigeria fuel price protests rage on goo.gl/fb/GoM7C

Reuters: Analysis: India's polio victory fuels endgame vaccine talks reut.rs/A2kogy

PressTV: Kenya police, army abuse civilians: HRW dlvr.it/14mFTz

PressTV: Pakistani protesters gather around a burning US flag during a #demonstration in #Multan on January 11, 2012. twitpic.com/86bfcc

PressTV: Tunisians shout slogan and hold placards during a protest outside the Interior Ministry headquarters demanding twitpic.com/86bfv6

BBC News (World): Burmese government signs ceasefire with ethnic Karen rebels. KNU has been fighting for more autonomy since 1940s bbc.in/wsd17s

BBC Breaking News: Body of Kim Jong-il, North Korea's late leader, to lie permanently in state at Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang bbc.in/AjBDMV

HuffPostWorld: WATCH: Europe's tallest active volcano erupts huff.to/zBKrKf

BBC Breaking News: Royal Bank of Scotland says it will cut about 3,500 jobs over next 

BBC News (World): India bureaucracy 'worst in Asia' bbc.in/y2vdzb

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
Reuters: At least 15 people killed in suicide bombing in Iraqi city of Basra

PressTV: Seven killed in fresh #Yemen violence dlvr.it/155Jf8 

AlArabiya: Firefights between police and separatists kill 5, wound 23 in southern #Yemen goo.gl/0oLoN

BreakingNews: Stampede at religious ceremony kills 10 at Muslim shrine in central India nyti.ms/zKgtwS

PressTV: Dow down 49 on eurozone jitters dlvr.it/154ttZ

Press TV: Saudis hold demos over regime killing dlvr.it/154kD0

Breaking News: Update: At least 8 dead off coast of Italy after cruise ship runs aground on.msnbc.com/AjxRpE

Al Jazeera English: Feature: 42% of #Indianchildren are suffering from malnutrition, reports @bolanmol Anmol Saxena aje.me/wd2qPU

Al Jazeera English: Feature: Child malnutrition rate in #India is almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa, reports@bolanmol Anmol Saxena aje.me/wd2qPU

Breaking News: 2 die after luxury cruise ship carrying 4,200 passengers and crew runs aground off coast of Italy - SkyNews bit.ly/wUIzgu

Telegraph World News: More than 4,000 evacuated after Italian cruise ship runs aground tgr.ph/zzNFYo

BBC #Worldnews: Polls open in Taiwanese elections bbc.in/xAODxL

The Economist: Slovenia is in turmoil. It’s struggling with increasing debt and the threat of further cuts to its credit rating econ.st/xlPmus

Al Jazeera English: Feature: 836m people in #India live under less than Rs20 (38 US cents) a day, reports@bolanmol Anmol Saxena aje.me/wd2qPU

Sky News Newsdesk: Seven countries' credit ratings unchanged by Standard & Poor's: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Estonia, Finland

cnni: Turkish police raid Kurdish targets goo.gl/fb/SWGY9

PressTV: Bahraini protester tortured to death dlvr.it/1534nx 

BreakingNews: Update: S&P downgrades 9 eurozone nations; Germany maintains AAA rating - guardiannewsbit.ly/zyW6Ah 

CNN Breaking News: Judge rules against 4 GOP presidential candidates trying to get on Virginia's March 6 primary ballot on.cnn.com/yRvBAf

Telegraph #Worldnews: Afghan boy suicide bombers tell how they are brainwashed #afghanistan #talibantelegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

HuffPostWorld: Hundreds reportedly killed in South Sudan tribal violence huff.to/z8ngWB

Breaking News: A doctor says former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has died at age 87 - @APapne.ws/zWXr6b

BBC News (World): Royal Navy captures 13 suspected Somali pirates after Nato-led operation in Indian Ocean, MoD says. More soon bbc.in/AcTdB6

Reuters Top News: Russian protest organizers snub Putin award ceremony reut.rs/xQkk4Q

Reuters Top News: Chinese Christian dissident seeks U.S. exile reut.rs/wJSov8

BBC News (World): Guatemala congressman shot dead bbc.in/wRVapn

Al Arabiya English: 25 people killed by the fire of Syrian security forces across the country: Syrian activists 

AJEnglish: Saudi forces clash with protesters in Qatif aje.me/xskWsT 

PressTV: 'US approaching debt ceiling again' dlvr.it/1521zp

PressTV: Kuwait police attack stateless protesters dlvr.it/1521zc

The Economist: China has become Brazil’s biggest economic partner–and its most difficult one econ.st/AiGRha

The Associated Press: U.S. judge sentencing 3 men convicted in ring that plotted to attack Marine base, other targets: apne.ws/zHl3yX -BW

MarketWatch: Coper futures up 5% on week on.mktw.net/zRoobS

Telegraph World News: Chinese construction worker rescued after dangling from 40 metres tgr.ph/wpDCQm

Reuters Top News: Syria protests erupt, Arab League fears civil war reut.rs/w1Z03T

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Algerians protest against corrupt housing scheme english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/… 

BreakingNews: US says it will exchange ambassadors with Myanmar in response to reforms there - AP

PressTV: France deports illegal immigrants dlvr.it/150t5C 

PressTV: Yemeni forces kill two Aden protesters dlvr.it/150t5N

PressTV: Terrorists kill six Syrian soldiers dlvr.it/151FNg

Press TV: Bosnian parliament elects new PM dlvr.it/151FP8

Breaking News: Report: S&P plans to downgrade France and Austria's rating to AA+ - @FinancialTimeson.ft.com/yyY2KH

AJEnglish: #Syria blocks entry of protest convoy aje.me/xUqEJs

Al Jazeera English: Nigeria protests on hold as oil strike looms aje.me/yfSnmH

AJEnglish: Video: Somali food aid shipments halted aje.me/yWzRjR

BBC #Worldnews: Deadly South Sudan revenge attack bbc.in/wtzQxL

PressTV: Occupy protesters warn against eviction dlvr.it/14xHX5

BBC News (World): Banks fail to reach an agreement on cutting #Greece's debt burden, Institute of International Finance says. More soon. bbc.in/zp3uYC

PressTV: Anti-Israeli protest held in #Turkey dlvr.it/14xHZt 

PressTV: Militant ambush kills 7 #Pakistani troops dlvr.it/14xHb7 

guardian #worldnews: British man charged with planning bomb attack in Kenya gu.com/p/34k8g/tw

cnni: Japan hands over whaling activists goo.gl/fb/pysCK

PressTV: Gunmen kill two aid workers in #Somalia dlvr.it/14yqtB

BBCBreaking: US trade deficit increased 10.4% to $47.8bn in November, highest level since June - Commerce Department bbc.in/zgJpqV

PressTV: California educational system faces cuts dlvr.it/14zcnR

BBC Breaking News: Airline #Easyjet found guilty by French court of discriminating against three disabled passengers, fined 70,000 euros bbc.in/y3wMxQ

PressTV: Strike kills 15 in #Pakistan's tribal NW dlvr.it/14zmYW 

Breaking #worldNews: 3 killed, 2 injured in shooting at North Carolina lumber company; gunman among wounded - WXII bit.ly/yI8l19

PressTV: Jordanians rally for reform dlvr.it/150Fyj 

MarketWatch: U.S. stock benchmarks quickly shed nearly 1% amid rumors of euro-zone ratings downgradeson.mktw.net/xWNOLd

CNN Breaking News: At least 20 wounded in #Iraq double bombing. on.cnn.com/zleaT8

BreakingNews: Thailand authorities say Lebanese suspect thought to be Hizbollah arrested in Bangkok security 'scare' - Reuters

AJEnglish: Polio almost eradicated in India aje.me/xVToe7

BBC #Worldnews: Nigeria unions suspend protests bbc.in/AhLlJs

BBCWorld: Drop in Italian borrowing costs bbc.in/weVvQz

PressTV: #Iranians hold funeral for terror victim dlvr.it/14yLt4

PressTV: US to pull out 7,000 soldiers from Europe dlvr.it/14z0Nm

MarketWatch: J.P. Morgan earns 90 cents a share in the fourth quarter, missing forecasts on.mktw.net/zz4arr 

Telegraph #Worldnews: Saudi forces shoot dead Shiite protester tgr.ph/x8w34T

Reuters: India court warns Web giants about China-style controls reut.rs/yYFS0U

guardianworld: Here's the video of those Mexican medics dropping a human heart on its way for transplant operation gu.com/p/34ka2/tw

AP: AP Video: Angry customers and scalpers in Beijing egg Apple store after launch of iPhone 4S is canceled:apne.ws/zySUqD -ldh

PressTV: Mob kills 2, burns mosque in Nigeria dlvr.it/14yVXX

 Daily Telegraph News: Burma releases 651 prisoners in major step towards democracy tgr.ph/xnxrXL

Breaking News: US embassy in Bangkok warns of future terror attacks, urges Americans to 'keep a low profile in public' - Bangkok Post bit.ly/AvyhNy

AJEnglish: Nigerian strike to continue despite talks aje.me/x3e0um

CNN International: Syrian group, rebel army join forces goo.gl/fb/lMUvV

Press TV: Israeli attack injures two Palestinians dlvr.it/14wVKj

HuffPostWorld: One killed as pirates attack Spanish warship off the coast of Somalia huff.to/xNFNSo

BreakingNews: Pakistani police say gunmen kill 3 officers in the northwestern city of Peshawar - AP huff.to/yztcrs

Guardian news: Chinese writer says harassment forced him to the US gu.com/p/34k7n/tf

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
Al Jazeera English: Romanian police clash with protesters aje.me/ArodXv

HuffPostWorld: Family of Mexican Marines kidnapped, murdered huff.to/wYmwk2

Press TV: Captain arrested for abandoning ship dlvr.it/15DKCQ

BBC News (World): Several hurt in Bucharest clashes bbc.in/Amhs0A

Breaking News: Freighter carrying oil explodes, sinks near S. Korea port of Incheon; 3 crew dead, 8 missing - Yonhap bit.ly/wFdo17

nytimes #worldnews: Palestinian Authority Leaders Talk With Israel and Hamas nyti.ms/x09jaD

CNN Breaking News: Two rescued after spending more than 24 hours in capsized cruise ship chttp://on.cnn.com/yXF7bD

Press TV: Turkey arrests 30 Kurdish activists dlvr.it/15D1cw

HuffPostWorld: Another deadly attack in Iraq leaves 53 Shiite pilgrims dead huff.to/xmoOdi

BBC News (World): New Guatemalan president sworn in bbc.in/yCi7fQ

Breaking News: Anaheim, Calif., police say suspect nabbed Friday in homeless man's killing is responsible for 3 others as well - @AP

The Economist: The meeting between Hungary and the IMF for talks about financial aid do not appear to have gone very well econ.st/yfFj1B

BBC News (World): Kazakhs hold election after riots bbc.in/xPgESj

Press TV: Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan civilians dlvr.it/15CPT7

BBC #Worldnews: Kosovo clashes near Serbia border bbc.in/zClMG7

Breaking News: Labor, Nigeria government fail to reach compromise to end nationwide strike over gas prices -@AP

Breaking News: Official: French, Saudi warplanes collide during a joint exercise; no casualties - state news agency via AFP f24.my/yK5RwL

nytimesworld: An Election in Kazakhstan Will Offer Something New: A Multiparty System nyti.ms/wDq7Md

Daily Telegraph News: Britain divided over Scottish independence tgr.ph/zoZMCm

Telegraph World News: Cruise disaster: Perfect storm of events caused Costa Concordia crash tgr.ph/xFuWaN

HuffPostWorld: Captain of Italian cruise ship reportedly detained huff.to/yPbtZc

HuffPostWorld: Unrest in China as Tibetan sets self on fire huff.to/wjkwKB

Reuters: Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday reut.rs/yioZHG

PressTV: Spain's jobless rate hits new high dlvr.it/15B243

PressTV: presstv.ir #Kuwaiti #riot #police use #teargas to disperse stateless #protesters, known as #bidoon,twitpic.com/87a6uw

AlArabiya_Eng: 9 killed in fighting between Yemeni forces and southern separatists

AJEnglish: Two years after earthquake devastated #Haiti#cholera still hampers reconstruction, writes MeeraDalal aje.me/xxK9zO

 AJEnglish: Nigeria president to meet unions over strikes aje.me/w20yVx

Breaking #worldNews: 4 women held in Mexican child-trafficking case - AP bit.ly/xxIh96

BBCWorld: At least three #Kenya police officers killed and "many" reported missing after attack near Somali border. bbc.in/AoKLtG

Press TV: Bahraini regime forces injure protesters dlvr.it/159dVk

nytimesworld: Chinese Forces Reportedly Open Fire on Protesting Tibetans nyti.ms/xaNxGU

BreakingNews: Report: Power outage in Turkey affects millions in Istanbul, 5 other cities - APon.msnbc.com/wnNhQ0

PressTV: US deploys 15,000 troops in Kuwait dlvr.it/1590qx

cnni: Nigeria unions to restart protest talks http://goo.gl/fb/O5yo6

AlArabiya_Eng: 500,000 Muslim devotees gather in Bangladesh to call for peace goo.gl/iTF51

Breaking #worldNews: 17 killed as bus plunges into a deep gorge during heavy fog in southeastern Bangladesh - ABC News abcn.ws/yeBSV2

Telegraph #worldNews: Royal Navy captures 13 Somali pirates tgr.ph/yc0fdj

 BBC #Worldnews: Tibetan immolation triggers clash bbc.in/AFrtOP

PressTV: Zimbabwe reduces HIV transmission dlvr.it/158Ww5

PressTV: One #US-led soldier killed in Afghan war dlvr.it/157Lps

PressTV: Pakistan police station attack kills 9 dlvr.it/157Ly2

PressTV: Hundreds of Tunisians turn out to demand jobs and dignity as the North African country marks a year since... twitpic.com/874voo

PressTV: Tens of thousands of protesters stage an anti-government #demonstration in #Manama, capital of#Bahraintwitpic.com/874w3d

BBCWorld: Mohamed ElBaradei, #Egypt's opposition leader, drops out of presidential race in protest of military leaders bbc.in/xCH8if

AP: #Iraq official: Death toll now 53 from bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in south: apne.ws/ggQYWf -JM

AlArabiya: Egypt military ruler to Libya on first state visit abroad; rival Libyan militias' clashes kill one, wound 14goo.gl/gZUtu

BBCWorld: As many as 50 Costa Concordia passengers are still unaccounted for, say authorities in Santo Stafano, #Italy bbc.in/yvDESI

BBCWorld: Party of #Taiwan's incumbent president, Ma Ying-jeou, claims victory in country's presidential election bbc.in/yotbZx

BBCBreaking: Emir of Qatar becomes first Arab leader to call for troops to be sent to stop bloodshed in #Syria.bbc.in/wAYguC


SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012
BreakingNews: More: Jon Huntsman to endorse Mitt Romney as he quits GOP race - NBC News

MarketWatch: Hong Kong shares slide in early trade after S&P downgrades; Hang Seng Index down 1%on.mktw.net/zUCwsN

AP: #Pakistan's top court orders contempt proceedings against prime minister. apne.ws/fWZEqW -MM

PressTV: Police take on Occupy Oakland again dlvr.it/15MV84 

guardian #worldnews: Jon Huntsman withdraws from race 4 Republican presidential nominationgu.com/p/34yfm/tf

PressTV: Nigeria slashes fuel prices over strike dlvr.it/15PPQv

AlArabiya_Eng: Death toll in Beirut building collapse rises to 11: report #Lebanon

Reuters: Fourteen still missing from Italian ship disaster reut.rs/z9XmGi

AJEnglish: Philippines chief justice faces impeachment aje.me/zE5ERz

AlArabiya_Eng: Car bomb kills at least 8 in Iraq's Mosul: hospital

AJELive: Tribesman in #Yemen kidnap #UNDP worker in aim to free tribesmen from jail | aje.me/zBWFWR 

BBC News (World): Libya militias clash near Tripoli bbc.in/AnHH9O

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks slide early; Nikkei Stock Average down 1.3% on.mktw.net/xuYCyd

BBC News (World): Iran oil divides Asian economies bbc.in/wumVSN

Reuters Top News: Slow start for Libya drive to disband militias reut.rs/wOzpGR

BBC News (World): Guatemalan army joins drugs fight bbc.in/wrtvFR

CNN Breaking News: A 6.6-magnitude #earthquake struck off coast of Antarctica; there is "small possibility" it could trigger tsunami. on.cnn.com/xazcd7

The Economist: On January 5th and 6th, a Colombian gang declared an armed strike in retaliation for the death of their leader econ.st/A043TC

Guardian news: Alexei Navalny: Russia's new rebel who has Vladimir Putin in his sights gu.com/p/34ybx/tf

Al Jazeera English: Op-ed: Unemployment, inflation, and daily killings are all part of life in #Balochistan, says Akbar Ahmed aje.me/xDZHyC

Al Arabiya English: Arab League Chief says sending troops to #Syria could be discussed in Cairo on Saturday

Al Jazeera English: Video: Romanian protests enter fourth day aje.me/yJwsxX

Al Jazeera English: Op-ed: #Pakistan must stop killings in #Balochistan for its own political and economic good, writes @AskAkbar aje.me/xDZHyC

Telegraph World News: Fire engulfs Kazakhstan's largest mosque tgr.ph/z5UARb

PressTV: Syria bombing kills six workers in Idlib dlvr.it/15KcBl

AlArabiya_Eng: Girl killed in #Beirut building collapse: AFP

Al Arabiya English: Death toll in #Syria today rises to 33: Coordination Committees

Al Arabiya English: #Hamas says #Palestinian Authority detained 805 of its members in 2011 goo.gl/MGMvR

Reuters Top News: Pakistan Taliban leader believed dead: intelligence officials reut.rs/x9qyYw

AlArabiya_Eng: Imad #Ghalyoun, a member of the Syrian parliament, joins the revolt against President #Assad's regime

Al Arabiya English: Many Syrian members of parliament want to joins the opposition: #ImadGhalyoun tells Al Arabiya

PressTV: Famine victims still suffer in Mogadishu dlvr.it/15K5dc

PressTV: #Iran N-scientists killed by Mossad: Time dlvr.it/15KBnq

 Al Arabiya English: Video: Libya: Clashes erupt in Gharyan english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/…

BBC News (World): Somali famine 'to kill thousands' bbc.in/Amm2RD

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Death toll in Syria today rises to 27: Coordination Committees

wsjworld: Chinese Forces Clash with Tibetans, Activists Say http://on.wsj.com/zLy0MB 

PressTV: Bomb blast kills 18 in #Pakistan dlvr.it/15H9Np

PressTV: Kenyan airstrike kills five Somalis dlvr.it/15Hd7t

PressTV: Qatar coup leader urges Syria attack dlvr.it/15FV2J

AJEnglish: Romanian police clash with protesters aje.me/ArodXv

AJEnglish: Kazakhstan votes in parliamentary election aje.me/ysMeeb

PressTV: Mortar shell injures 5 Afghan children dlvr.it/15Fv2X

PressTV: Syria pres. grants amnesty to prisoners dlvr.it/15Fv3L 

PressTV: Turks hold protest against NATO system dlvr.it/15Fv49

cnni: Tanker reaches ice-bound Alaskan town goo.gl/fb/v16xb

cnni: Divers search for dozens missing on cruise ship goo.gl/fb/lZ1wQ

guardian #worldnews: Thai police hunt second bomb plot suspect in Bangkok gu.com/p/34y8g/tf

AlArabiya_Eng: Qaeda militants seize town southeast of Yemen capital. english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/…

AJEnglish: Bahraini king proposes constitutional reforms aje.me/xl8e9U

BBCBreaking: Insurgents seize police station in #Iraq city of #Ramadi after setting off series of explosions. More soon bbc.in/wXHCCK

PressTV: Hungarians hold anti-EU demonstration dlvr.it/15GF8p

PressTV: Protesters hold anti-racism rally in Italy dlvr.it/15GFCG

PressTV: Israeli army to close Arabic radio station dlvr.it/15GTd1

AP: Bomb strikes Shiite religious procession in eastern #Pakistan, killing 13: apne.ws/fWZEqW -JM

Telegraph #worldNews: Cruise disaster: all British passengers and crew accounted for tgr.ph/yinSTe

Breaking News: Iran warns Arab neighbors not to boost oil output to make up for expected embargo on its sales - Reuters

PressTV: Tear gas kills old #Bahraini woman dlvr.it/15F9Pr

The Economist: Long before Scottish voters are asked whether they want to leave the United Kingdom, the wrangling has begun econ.st/zC6QHv

PressTV: US-led chopper crashes in #Afghanistan dlvr.it/15DwD8

MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012
Guardian news: Thousands 'forcibly relocated' in Ethiopia, says HRW report gu.com/p/34yzv/tf

nytimes #worldnews: World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Bombs Kill 11 in 2 Cities nyti.ms/x4UKvf

Reuters Top News: China's economy grew at its weakest pace in 2.5 years in the latest quarter reut.rs/wW5cns

Breaking News: Fuel begins flowing from Russian tanker to iced-in Nome, Alaska - Anchorage DN bit.ly/zKDKwW

CNN Breaking News: At least 20 dolphins die after stranding on Cape Cod coast; about 50 found stranded since Thursday. on.cnn.com/zBXkRJ

Reuters Top News: Disapproval of U.S. Congress hits new high: poll reut.rs/AfhCBH

MarketWatch: China's fourth-quarter GDP growth at a better-than-expected 8.9% on.mktw.net/ArDeOH

Breaking News: Warning issued for strong winter storm nearing Washington, Oregon - Natl Weather Service1.usa.gov/zkczvy

MarketWatch: Hong Kong shares advance in early trading as banks rebound; Hang Seng Index up 1%on.mktw.net/x3vX6z

wsj #worldnews: Saudi Arabia, China Sign Pact on.wsj.com/ywbOAF

PressTV: Snowfall kills 16 in #Afghanistan dlvr.it/15XlqV

 Breaking News: Entire Peace Corps delegation leaves Honduras for safety reasons - AP bit.ly/yjZk8W

MarketWatch: Japanese shares gain as exporters advance; Nikkei Stock Average up 0.6% on.mktw.net/yAdPfy

NYTimes World: Belgian Authorities Raid 3 Bishops' Offices nyti.ms/Ako6Ce

Reuters: Islamist set to be Egypt's new parliament speaker reut.rs/yQBevB

Reuters Top News: Greek default fears grow as talks stall reut.rs/wqVqot

Press TV: An elderly Bahraini woman has committed suicide over depression that she developed following the Saudi-backed... fb.me/So7HkAYN

BBC Breaking News: Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrades EFSF eurozone bailout fund to AA+. Details soon: bbc.in/yYPAas

Breaking News: At least 25 dead after 6-story building collapse in Beirut, Lebanon, news agency reports -@cnnbrk bit.ly/A2wWvw

HuffPostWorld: Central Mexico shootout kills 7 huff.to/wcJrrt

Press TV: Yemenis rally against Saleh immunity dlvr.it/15VMYD

CBS News: Hackers hit Israeli airline, stock market sites bit.ly/zCx7go

PressTV: presstv.com Anti-government #protesters shout #slogans during a #rally to demand the #trial for #Yetwitpic.com/882tue

BBC Breaking News: UK fashion retailer Peacocks says it will file for administration. Peacocks employs nearly 10,000 people. Details soon: bbc.in/bsYxBA

 PressTV: Cholera epidemic spreads in DR Congo dlvr.it/15TqyQ

Al Arabiya English: At least 21 people were killed in #Syria today: The General Commission of the Revolution

Guardian World: Liberian president defeated electoral opponent flees angry mob gu.com/p/34yzp/tw

Breaking News: More: Italy environment minster says liquid starting to emerge from ship, unknown if fuel; protective barriers being put in place - @Reuters

Reuters Top News: Protesters ready igloos to Occupy Davos reut.rs/xXUN1V

Guardian news: Birmingham double murder: third man arrested gu.com/p/34mvp/tf

Al Arabiya English: Syrian Revolution General Commission: 20 people killed by security force gunfire across Syria today

CNN Breaking News: #Zappos.com hacked; 24 million customers affected on.cnn.com/wMlmSO

Post World News: Observers criticize Kazakhstan election wapo.st/wyC2cE

AJELive: Activists say #Syrian security forces fired on a town that Arab League monitors were visiting in Idlib province: aje.me/zMXQUM

Reuters Top News: Eleven more killed in Syria despite Arab monitors reut.rs/yiE7Nn

BBCWorld: Militants briefly seize a security building in the southern #Yemeni town of Rada, reports say.bbc.in/yNxtrn

PressTV: Kenya raids kill 14 in #Somalia dlvr.it/15QJMR

PressTV: Four #US-led troops slain in #Afghanistan dlvr.it/15QJRj

PressTV: NATO copter goes down in #Afghanistan dlvr.it/15Qn4b

wsj #worldnews: Myanmar Wins Over More Old Foes on.wsj.com/zJ75I7

nytimes #worldnews: Protest Leader Becomes Party Boss in Chinese Village That Rebelled nyti.ms/wYVji9

wsj #worldnews: Fitch Cuts Russia Outlook on.wsj.com/wyRlTf

BreakingNews: Chevron report that an oil rig has caught fire off Nigeria's delta - AP

AP: BREAKING: Labor union announces suspension of strike over fuel prices in Nigeria. -EF

AlArabiya_Eng: #Saudi Arabia says it can raise oil production to fill any supply gap goo.gl/11fYz

CBS News: #alQaeda militants take control of town in southern #Yemenbit.ly/AB260Z


This seems to be the half way point for me, leaving for China. I will have one last chapter before I leave.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
The Associated Press: Afghan officials say security forces kill 9 insurgents, capture 23 in a series of raids across the country: apne.ws/gFRC6n -VW

Al Arabiya English: Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) denies its website has been exposed to an alleged cyber-attack by Israeli hackers: statement

Guardian news: Top story: East Africa's drought - the avoidable disaster gu.com/p/34n7z/tw

Al Arabiya English: Iraqi gunmen kill Sunni chief and three sons goo.gl/nqZeH #Iraq

Al Arabiya English: Ethiopia says foreign tourists killers backed by Eritrea #AlArabiya

Al Jazeera English: Occupy protesters converge on White House aje.me/wdlGGo

Breaking News: Afghanistan's government: Security forces kill 9 insurgents - @AP yhoo.it/AtWAPU

Al Arabiya English: Taliban claims killing of Pakistani journalist working for U.S. media goo.gl/iNL3v

guardiannews: Occupy London protesters to learn eviction verdict gu.com/p/34n9b/tf

Al Jazeera English: Websites 'blackout' over anti-piracy bill aje.me/xENfKn

Al Arabiya English: Army, rebels agree ceasefire in Zabadani; U.N. council struggles on Syria resolutiongoo.gl/hpaSe

PressTV: Strikes, protests hit parts of #Tunisia dlvr.it/15lPZD

Al Jazeera English: Dozens killed in South Sudan tribal violence aje.me/y0cF0Q

BBC News (World): At least 5.7 million bats across 16 #US states and #Canada have died from White-nose syndrome, say scientists bbc.in/zSxCYr

BBC News (World): Global economic growth will slow to 2.5% in 2012, says World Bank. Details soonbbc.in/yTIQM0

nytimes #worldnews: After Years of Decline, Polio Cases in Afghanistan Triple in a Year nyti.ms/yofNYH

CNN Breaking News: Storm system spawns at least 2 rare January #tornadoes -- 1 in Kentucky, 1 in Indiana.on.cnn.com/x8VrYq

CNN International: 5.6-magnitude quake hits Chile goo.gl/fb/nf2DI

CBSNews: Google confirms that it will protest #SOPA and #PIPA on its homepage tomorrow bit.ly/ybzK1j

Reuters Top News: Court won't add candidates to Virginia ballot reut.rs/xGTlKQ

cnnbrk: #Stocks end higher on signs of economic strength in the U.S. and abroad. Dow gains 59 points.on.cnn.com/wsNYrl

 AP: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from company's board after 17 years apne.ws/wsPWtQ CJ

AP: Iraq war veteran charged with stabbing deaths of 4 homeless men in California, each stabbed dozens of times: apne.ws/x1SEYi -EF

Reuters: Kraft to cut 1,600 jobs in split reut.rs/ylhr87

PressTV: UK MoD to cut 4,200 jobs dlvr.it/15hszF

Breaking News: Israeli hackers shut down UAE, Saudi Arabia stock exchange sites - The Next Webtnw.co/ygqbmq

PressTV: Pakistani journalist killed in NW dlvr.it/15hbPQ

PressTV: Belgian trade unions call for strike dlvr.it/15hbSr

Breaking News: Gunmen kill 5 tourists in Ethiopia, state media reports, citing security officials - Reuters

BBC News (World): US Pacific north-western states are bracing for blizzard that could bring heaviest snowfall seen in a generation bbc.in/x6wivO

Breaking News: Effort to recall Wisconsin state Sen Fitzgerald will be turning in enough signatures for election, petitioners say - @AP

AJELive: Rights activist Najati Tayyara freed from Homs prison after Assad grants "amnesty" to "criminals".aje.me/jlCqCU #Syria

cnnbrk: Fuel transfer under way to icebound Nome, #Alaskaon.cnn.com/zgTnCi

CNN Breaking News: Chemical accident injures 39 people in Germany.on.cnn.com/xYiOW2

PressTV: A protester runs with Romanian flag during an anti-presidential rally in Bucharest January 16, 2012http://twitpic.com/88cpd5 

PressTV: Moderate quake jolts eastern Indonesia dlvr.it/15d8yP 

SkyNewsBreak: Ryanair to create more than 1,000 new jobs this year

AlArabiya_Eng: Local Coordinating Committees report that 30 people have been killed by security force gunfire today across Syria 

PressTV: Kabul police bus blast kills 35 dlvr.it/15d8yD

BreakingNews: At least 29 dead and 56 injured in traffic accident late last night in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Miami Herald's @jacquiecharles

AJEnglish: Striking Greeks bring transport to a halt aje.me/wTl1H5 

MarketWatch: Wells Fargo's quarterly profit a company record as revenue grows 20% on.mktw.net/ws5vsn 

Reuters_Biz: Citigroup fourth-quarter profit falls 11 percent reut.rs/xk0P7m 

AlArabiya_Eng: Al-Qaeda kidnaps Algerian governor: security officials goo.gl/frkgR

HuffPostWorld: Truck crash in Haiti kills at least 23 huff.to/zC1unp

guardian #worldnews: Spain's top judge goes on trial gu.com/p/34mbx/tf

PressTV: Gas pipeline blown up in SW #Pakistan dlvr.it/15bBSN

AlArabiya_Eng: Mali army and Tuareg rebels clash over northern town: witnesses #AlArabiya

cnni: Protests fail to halt China chemical plant goo.gl/fb/HxScr

MarketWatch: U.K. annual inflation drops to 4.2% in December, biggest fall since 2008 on.mktw.net/zzj7K4

CNNMoney: Wikipedia and several other sites will go dark Wednesday to protest anti-piracy bill SOPA.cnnmon.ie/zwhVsH

BBC #Worldnews: Gunmen kill the police chief of the central Mexican town of Zacatepec as violence flares in the region bbc.in/yrffQe

PressTV: Asia oil prices soar on West-#Iran rifts dlvr.it/15cDhD

Breaking News: Calif. authorities arrest boy, 10, suspected of fatally stabbing friend, 12, with kitchen knife - U-T San Diego bit.ly/AtKulD

guardian #worldnews: Chinese dissident Zhu Yufu charged with subversion gu.com/p/34man/tf

Sky News Newsdesk: Premier Foods expects to cut 600 jobs as part of cost-saving plan

MarketWatch: Chinese shares soar in late afternoon trading; Shanghai Composite jumps 4%on.mktw.net/wu8Os

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