Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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


Breaking News: Update: Myanmar frees prominent political prisoners, including Min Ko Naing - @AP

BBCWorld: Final push for Taiwan elections

 HuffPostWorld: Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter fears for her mother's life in

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

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

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

PressTV: Yemenis protest against Saleh immunity

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Afghan opium profits up 133%

CNN International: Iran leader wraps LatAm tour in Ecuador

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks open sharply higher, with cars, banks gaining; Nikkei Average up

MarketWatch: Chile delivers its first interest-rate cut since 2009 to 5% 

PressTV: Saudi forces kill anti-regime protester 

Al Jazeera English: Sport: Former English cricketer admits corruption

PressTV: Bahraini forces clash with protesters 

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: -CJ

Guardian news: Tesco shake-up after £5bn battering

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: -RAS

NYTimes World: South Sudan Massacres Follow Independence

FINSider: Average starting salaries for business majors rose 3.8% to $48,144 in 2011 from $46,378 in

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

MarketWatch: Treasury prices fall after weak 30-year auction

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 | 

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

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

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

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

MarketWatch: Alcoa and Caterpillar blaze trail as Dow joins Nasdaq, S&P in positive territory

PressTV: Bomb blast kills five in southern #Iraq 

Reuters: Hedge funds hunker down for Greek debt standoff

 Reuters Top News: Obama, party allies raise $68 million for re-election

PressTV: Lebanon arrests veteran #Israeli spy 

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

Reuters Top News: Somalia Islamists force ICRC food aid suspension

Reuters Top News: Ahmadinejad says Cuba, Iran think alike

Guardian news: Xbox assembly workers in China threaten mass suicide over jobs dispute

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

Al Arabiya English: Video: Egyptians cast votes in final round of elections… 

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

MarketWatch: U.S. retail sales increased 0.1% in December

Reuters Top News: Some Arab monitors quit Syria over persisting violence

Guardian news: Court upholds law banning Palestinian spouses from living in Israel

The Associated Press: Kentucky judge jails Amish men for refusing to mark buggies with reflective -ldh

Reuters Top News: Calls for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to resign flood campaign

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

PressTV: Lebanon veterans aiding Syria militants 

cnni: TASTED CHOCOLATE? There are child slaves harvesting cocoa to make chocolate who haven't #Endslavery 

PressTV: 7 Kenyans killed near Somali border

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

Reuters: Suicide bomber kills district governor in Afghan south

AP: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits jump to 399K after post-holiday layoffs -ldh

PressTV: US-led jets pound central #Afghanistan 

CNN International: Militants killed in Pakistan drone strike

HuffPostWorld: One killed in pirate attack of Spanish warship near Somalia

Reuters: EU firms renew Iran oil deals to win sanction reprieve

MarketWatch: Foreclosure activity has hit its lowest level since 2007

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

guardiannews: RBS to axe 3,500 jobs

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

cnni: Afghan Taliban: Talks don't mean peace

guardianworld: Burma signs ceasefire with Karen rebels - key condition for better ties with the West. More on this soon

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

BBCWorld: Taliban fury at 'urination' video

BBC #Worldnews: Kenyan police killed near Somalia

PressTV: Euro plunges further against dollar 

MarketWatch: Strong Spanish, Italian debt auctions help add to gains in Europe

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:

Reuters: Special report: Jerry Brown's California budget nightmare

HuffPostWorld: Suspected U.S. drone kills 6 militants in Pakistan

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

PressTV: Four #US suspects nabbed in Baghdad
AlArabiya: Video: Turkish convoy prevented from entering #Syria… 

BBCWorld: Israel Supreme Court upholds citizenship bar preventing Palestinians gaining #Israeli nationality by marriage

AP: Nigeria oil union threatens to join strike, start "systematic shutting down" of oil, gas starting -ldh

AJEnglish: Myanmar in talks with Karen rebels

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

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

cnni: Nigeria fuel price protests rage on

Reuters: Analysis: India's polio victory fuels endgame vaccine talks

PressTV: Kenya police, army abuse civilians: HRW

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

PressTV: Tunisians shout slogan and hold placards during a protest outside the Interior Ministry headquarters demanding

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

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

HuffPostWorld: WATCH: Europe's tallest active volcano erupts

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'

Reuters: At least 15 people killed in suicide bombing in Iraqi city of Basra

PressTV: Seven killed in fresh #Yemen violence 

AlArabiya: Firefights between police and separatists kill 5, wound 23 in southern #Yemen

BreakingNews: Stampede at religious ceremony kills 10 at Muslim shrine in central India

PressTV: Dow down 49 on eurozone jitters

Press TV: Saudis hold demos over regime killing

Breaking News: Update: At least 8 dead off coast of Italy after cruise ship runs aground

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

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

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

Telegraph World News: More than 4,000 evacuated after Italian cruise ship runs aground

BBC #Worldnews: Polls open in Taiwanese elections

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

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

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

PressTV: Bahraini protester tortured to death 

BreakingNews: Update: S&P downgrades 9 eurozone nations; Germany maintains AAA rating - 

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

Telegraph #Worldnews: Afghan boy suicide bombers tell how they are brainwashed #afghanistan…

HuffPostWorld: Hundreds reportedly killed in South Sudan tribal violence

Breaking News: A doctor says former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has died at age 87 -

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

Reuters Top News: Russian protest organizers snub Putin award ceremony

Reuters Top News: Chinese Christian dissident seeks U.S. exile

BBC News (World): Guatemala congressman shot dead

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 

PressTV: 'US approaching debt ceiling again'

PressTV: Kuwait police attack stateless protesters

The Economist: China has become Brazil’s biggest economic partner–and its most difficult one

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

MarketWatch: Coper futures up 5% on week

Telegraph World News: Chinese construction worker rescued after dangling from 40 metres

Reuters Top News: Syria protests erupt, Arab League fears civil war

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Algerians protest against corrupt housing scheme… 

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

PressTV: France deports illegal immigrants 

PressTV: Yemeni forces kill two Aden protesters

PressTV: Terrorists kill six Syrian soldiers

Press TV: Bosnian parliament elects new PM

Breaking News: Report: S&P plans to downgrade France and Austria's rating to AA+ -

AJEnglish: #Syria blocks entry of protest convoy

Al Jazeera English: Nigeria protests on hold as oil strike looms

AJEnglish: Video: Somali food aid shipments halted

BBC #Worldnews: Deadly South Sudan revenge attack

PressTV: Occupy protesters warn against eviction

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

PressTV: Anti-Israeli protest held in #Turkey 

PressTV: Militant ambush kills 7 #Pakistani troops 

guardian #worldnews: British man charged with planning bomb attack in Kenya

cnni: Japan hands over whaling activists

PressTV: Gunmen kill two aid workers in #Somalia

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

PressTV: California educational system faces cuts

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

PressTV: Strike kills 15 in #Pakistan's tribal NW 

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

PressTV: Jordanians rally for reform 

MarketWatch: U.S. stock benchmarks quickly shed nearly 1% amid rumors of euro-zone ratings

CNN Breaking News: At least 20 wounded in #Iraq double bombing.

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

AJEnglish: Polio almost eradicated in India

BBC #Worldnews: Nigeria unions suspend protests

BBCWorld: Drop in Italian borrowing costs

PressTV: #Iranians hold funeral for terror victim

PressTV: US to pull out 7,000 soldiers from Europe

MarketWatch: J.P. Morgan earns 90 cents a share in the fourth quarter, missing forecasts 

Telegraph #Worldnews: Saudi forces shoot dead Shiite protester

Reuters: India court warns Web giants about China-style controls

guardianworld: Here's the video of those Mexican medics dropping a human heart on its way for transplant operation

AP: AP Video: Angry customers and scalpers in Beijing egg Apple store after launch of iPhone 4S is -ldh

PressTV: Mob kills 2, burns mosque in Nigeria

 Daily Telegraph News: Burma releases 651 prisoners in major step towards democracy

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

AJEnglish: Nigerian strike to continue despite talks

CNN International: Syrian group, rebel army join forces

Press TV: Israeli attack injures two Palestinians

HuffPostWorld: One killed as pirates attack Spanish warship off the coast of Somalia

BreakingNews: Pakistani police say gunmen kill 3 officers in the northwestern city of Peshawar - AP

Guardian news: Chinese writer says harassment forced him to the US

Al Jazeera English: Romanian police clash with protesters

HuffPostWorld: Family of Mexican Marines kidnapped, murdered

Press TV: Captain arrested for abandoning ship

BBC News (World): Several hurt in Bucharest clashes

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

nytimes #worldnews: Palestinian Authority Leaders Talk With Israel and Hamas

CNN Breaking News: Two rescued after spending more than 24 hours in capsized cruise ship c

Press TV: Turkey arrests 30 Kurdish activists

HuffPostWorld: Another deadly attack in Iraq leaves 53 Shiite pilgrims dead

BBC News (World): New Guatemalan president sworn in

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

BBC News (World): Kazakhs hold election after riots

Press TV: Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan civilians

BBC #Worldnews: Kosovo clashes near Serbia border

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

nytimesworld: An Election in Kazakhstan Will Offer Something New: A Multiparty System

Daily Telegraph News: Britain divided over Scottish independence

Telegraph World News: Cruise disaster: Perfect storm of events caused Costa Concordia crash

HuffPostWorld: Captain of Italian cruise ship reportedly detained

HuffPostWorld: Unrest in China as Tibetan sets self on fire

Reuters: Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday

PressTV: Spain's jobless rate hits new high

PressTV: #Kuwaiti #riot #police use #teargas to disperse stateless #protesters, known as #bidoon,

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

 AJEnglish: Nigeria president to meet unions over strikes

Breaking #worldNews: 4 women held in Mexican child-trafficking case - AP

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

Press TV: Bahraini regime forces injure protesters

nytimesworld: Chinese Forces Reportedly Open Fire on Protesting Tibetans

BreakingNews: Report: Power outage in Turkey affects millions in Istanbul, 5 other cities -

PressTV: US deploys 15,000 troops in Kuwait

cnni: Nigeria unions to restart protest talks

AlArabiya_Eng: 500,000 Muslim devotees gather in Bangladesh to call for peace

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

Telegraph #worldNews: Royal Navy captures 13 Somali pirates

 BBC #Worldnews: Tibetan immolation triggers clash

PressTV: Zimbabwe reduces HIV transmission

PressTV: One #US-led soldier killed in Afghan war

PressTV: Pakistan police station attack kills 9

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

PressTV: Tens of thousands of protesters stage an anti-government #demonstration in #Manama, capital

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

AP: #Iraq official: Death toll now 53 from bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in south: -JM

AlArabiya: Egypt military ruler to Libya on first state visit abroad; rival Libyan militias' clashes kill one, wound

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

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

BBCBreaking: Emir of Qatar becomes first Arab leader to call for troops to be sent to stop bloodshed in

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

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

PressTV: Police take on Occupy Oakland again 

guardian #worldnews: Jon Huntsman withdraws from race 4 Republican presidential

PressTV: Nigeria slashes fuel prices over strike

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

Reuters: Fourteen still missing from Italian ship disaster

AJEnglish: Philippines chief justice faces impeachment

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 | 

BBC News (World): Libya militias clash near Tripoli

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks slide early; Nikkei Stock Average down 1.3%

BBC News (World): Iran oil divides Asian economies

Reuters Top News: Slow start for Libya drive to disband militias

BBC News (World): Guatemalan army joins drugs fight

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

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

Guardian news: Alexei Navalny: Russia's new rebel who has Vladimir Putin in his sights

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

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

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

Telegraph World News: Fire engulfs Kazakhstan's largest mosque

PressTV: Syria bombing kills six workers in Idlib

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

Reuters Top News: Pakistan Taliban leader believed dead: intelligence officials

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

PressTV: #Iran N-scientists killed by Mossad: Time

 Al Arabiya English: Video: Libya: Clashes erupt in Gharyan…

BBC News (World): Somali famine 'to kill thousands'

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

wsjworld: Chinese Forces Clash with Tibetans, Activists Say 

PressTV: Bomb blast kills 18 in #Pakistan

PressTV: Kenyan airstrike kills five Somalis

PressTV: Qatar coup leader urges Syria attack

AJEnglish: Romanian police clash with protesters

AJEnglish: Kazakhstan votes in parliamentary election

PressTV: Mortar shell injures 5 Afghan children

PressTV: Syria pres. grants amnesty to prisoners 

PressTV: Turks hold protest against NATO system

cnni: Tanker reaches ice-bound Alaskan town

cnni: Divers search for dozens missing on cruise ship

guardian #worldnews: Thai police hunt second bomb plot suspect in Bangkok

AlArabiya_Eng: Qaeda militants seize town southeast of Yemen capital.…

AJEnglish: Bahraini king proposes constitutional reforms

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

PressTV: Hungarians hold anti-EU demonstration

PressTV: Protesters hold anti-racism rally in Italy

PressTV: Israeli army to close Arabic radio station

AP: Bomb strikes Shiite religious procession in eastern #Pakistan, killing 13: -JM

Telegraph #worldNews: Cruise disaster: all British passengers and crew accounted for

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

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

PressTV: US-led chopper crashes in #Afghanistan

Guardian news: Thousands 'forcibly relocated' in Ethiopia, says HRW report

nytimes #worldnews: World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Bombs Kill 11 in 2 Cities

Reuters Top News: China's economy grew at its weakest pace in 2.5 years in the latest quarter

Breaking News: Fuel begins flowing from Russian tanker to iced-in Nome, Alaska - Anchorage DN

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

Reuters Top News: Disapproval of U.S. Congress hits new high: poll

MarketWatch: China's fourth-quarter GDP growth at a better-than-expected 8.9%

Breaking News: Warning issued for strong winter storm nearing Washington, Oregon - Natl Weather

MarketWatch: Hong Kong shares advance in early trading as banks rebound; Hang Seng Index up

wsj #worldnews: Saudi Arabia, China Sign Pact

PressTV: Snowfall kills 16 in #Afghanistan

 Breaking News: Entire Peace Corps delegation leaves Honduras for safety reasons - AP

MarketWatch: Japanese shares gain as exporters advance; Nikkei Stock Average up 0.6%

NYTimes World: Belgian Authorities Raid 3 Bishops' Offices

Reuters: Islamist set to be Egypt's new parliament speaker

Reuters Top News: Greek default fears grow as talks stall

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

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

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

HuffPostWorld: Central Mexico shootout kills 7

Press TV: Yemenis rally against Saleh immunity

CBS News: Hackers hit Israeli airline, stock market sites

PressTV: Anti-government #protesters shout #slogans during a #rally to demand the #trial for

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

 PressTV: Cholera epidemic spreads in DR Congo

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

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

Guardian news: Birmingham double murder: third man arrested

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

CNN Breaking News: hacked; 24 million customers affected

Post World News: Observers criticize Kazakhstan election

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

Reuters Top News: Eleven more killed in Syria despite Arab monitors

BBCWorld: Militants briefly seize a security building in the southern #Yemeni town of Rada, reports

PressTV: Kenya raids kill 14 in #Somalia

PressTV: Four #US-led troops slain in #Afghanistan

PressTV: NATO copter goes down in #Afghanistan

wsj #worldnews: Myanmar Wins Over More Old Foes

nytimes #worldnews: Protest Leader Becomes Party Boss in Chinese Village That Rebelled

wsj #worldnews: Fitch Cuts Russia Outlook

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

CBS News: #alQaeda militants take control of town in southern

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

The Associated Press: Afghan officials say security forces kill 9 insurgents, capture 23 in a series of raids across the country: -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

Al Arabiya English: Iraqi gunmen kill Sunni chief and three sons #Iraq

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

Al Jazeera English: Occupy protesters converge on White House

Breaking News: Afghanistan's government: Security forces kill 9 insurgents - @AP

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

guardiannews: Occupy London protesters to learn eviction verdict

Al Jazeera English: Websites 'blackout' over anti-piracy bill

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

PressTV: Strikes, protests hit parts of #Tunisia

Al Jazeera English: Dozens killed in South Sudan tribal violence

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

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

nytimes #worldnews: After Years of Decline, Polio Cases in Afghanistan Triple in a Year

CNN Breaking News: Storm system spawns at least 2 rare January #tornadoes -- 1 in Kentucky, 1 in

CNN International: 5.6-magnitude quake hits Chile

CBSNews: Google confirms that it will protest #SOPA and #PIPA on its homepage tomorrow

Reuters Top News: Court won't add candidates to Virginia ballot

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

 AP: Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang resigns from company's board after 17 years CJ

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

Reuters: Kraft to cut 1,600 jobs in split

PressTV: UK MoD to cut 4,200 jobs

Breaking News: Israeli hackers shut down UAE, Saudi Arabia stock exchange sites - The Next

PressTV: Pakistani journalist killed in NW

PressTV: Belgian trade unions call for strike

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

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" #Syria

cnnbrk: Fuel transfer under way to icebound Nome,

CNN Breaking News: Chemical accident injures 39 people in

PressTV: A protester runs with Romanian flag during an anti-presidential rally in Bucharest January 16, 2012 

PressTV: Moderate quake jolts eastern Indonesia 

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

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 

MarketWatch: Wells Fargo's quarterly profit a company record as revenue grows 20% 

Reuters_Biz: Citigroup fourth-quarter profit falls 11 percent 

AlArabiya_Eng: Al-Qaeda kidnaps Algerian governor: security officials

HuffPostWorld: Truck crash in Haiti kills at least 23

guardian #worldnews: Spain's top judge goes on trial

PressTV: Gas pipeline blown up in SW #Pakistan

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

cnni: Protests fail to halt China chemical plant

MarketWatch: U.K. annual inflation drops to 4.2% in December, biggest fall since 2008

CNNMoney: Wikipedia and several other sites will go dark Wednesday to protest anti-piracy bill

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

PressTV: Asia oil prices soar on West-#Iran rifts

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

guardian #worldnews: Chinese dissident Zhu Yufu charged with subversion

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