Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chapter 14: Covering the 25th-29th of April 2012


PostWorldNews: Fundamentalist Islamic body backs Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt presidency

Guardian news: Extinct short-haired bumblebee to be reintroduced in England

The Associated Press: Pakistan's top court convicts Prime Minister Gilani of contempt over graft case: - VW

CNN International: Venezuela's Chavez returns home

AlArabiya_Eng: Feature: #Syrian women risk lives to smuggle aid to dissidents

PostWorldNews: White House approves broader Yemen drone campaign

Press TV: 99-percenters step up campus protests

Al Jazeera English: Top Kenyan judges sacked

MarketWatch: Shares of Zynga have lost all of their upside since Facebook made its first IPO filing; $ZNGA earnings out tomorrow

Al Jazeera English: #Syria aerial images show vast difference b/w August 2011 landscape & March 2012 physical reality in Homs, Idlib

Reuters: Hundreds march in Phoenix against Arizona immigration law

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks add to gains, with financials strong; Hang Seng Index up 0.7%

The Associated Press: Defense official signals that the Army could lay off up to 24,000 enlisted personnel, 5,000 officers in five years:

AJELive: Blast in #Hama kills many in #Syria I

Breaking Politics: Colorado Senate initially OKs civil union bill for gay couples; fate in House uncertain - @denverpost

Press TV: ‘Israel threats against #Iran mere rhetoric’

Reuters: Argentine Senate set to approve YPF takeover bill

MarketWatch: Japan stocks rise, with techs tracking Nasdaq gains; Nikkei Average up 0.4%

guardiannews: Marine discharged for criticising Obama on Facebook

Reuters: College students protest debt on "Trillion Dollar Day"

Guardian news: Two-fifths of UK trafficking victims are male, survey reveals

Reuters: Romney builds bigger, richer campaign for Obama fight

AJELive: #Chile students rally for free education

AlArabiya_Eng: At least 100 deaths in #Syria across the country on Wednesday, monitors say

AJEnglish: Bahrain says hunger striker in 'good health'

Al Jazeera English: Israel general says Iran atomic bomb unlikely

Reuters Top News: Accused drug dealer says he paid off fugitive Venezuela judge

Reuters: Egypt lets Mubarak's former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq back into presidential race

Reuters: U.S. accuses two Taiwanese in China military sale case

Reuters Top News: ‏HIV-positive man fights charge that saliva was deadly

MarketWatch: Senate passes bill to overhaul U.S. Postal Service, allowing cutting of Saturday delivery

Post World News: Maldives parliament approves president’s choices for vice president and Cabinet

MarketWatch: House to vote on student-loan bill Friday: Boehner

Post World News: Jordan training 10,000 Libyan policemen to boost ties with for post-Gadhafi government

AJELive: Images from Hama show people searching for survivors under rubble of collapsed homes destroyed by shelling #Syria

MarketWatch: Nasdaq finishes up 2.3% as investors cheer Apple's quarterly results

wsjworld: Lippo Group CEO Is Bullish on Indonesia

WSJ World News: Bo's Brother Resigns From Everbright Board

Post World News: When the euphoria fades, freed Colombian hostages haunted by depression, loneliness

BreakingNews: Connecticut governor signs law repealing death penalty, effective immediately - The Guardian's Edpilkington

MarketWatch: Europeans still have more work to do to resolve their sovereign debt problems, says Ben Bernanke

MarketWatch: Gold ends lower today; June delivery retreated $1.50, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,642.30 an ounce

Press TV: 'Mistakes push#EU into deep recession'

HuffPostWorld: Mexico forests hit by devastating fires

Press TV: Mali forms post-coup government

Sky News Newsdesk: AFP: U.S. Federal Reserve says country's jobless rate could fall to 7.8% by end of year

Reuters: Four charged in $400 million Ponzi fraud

Reuters Top News: Military to review course teaching "U.S. at war with Islam"

BBC Breaking News: Young woman entered into child 'marriage' aged one has union legally annulled in landmark case in #India

Reuters: Activists say rocket fired into Syrian city of Hama has left 12 people dead and dozens wounded

MarketWatch: Exxon Mobil lifts dividend by 21% $XOM

Reuters Top News: Arizona executes killer convicted of 1992 kidnap and murder: official

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: 40 people have been killed across t#Syria today by security force gunfire, mostly in Hama: Local Coordinating Committees

PressTV: #Medicine and #health workers of #Bolivia confront the riot #police in downtown La Paz,

Press TV: ‘US sent death squads into Syria’

MarketWatch: Following a positive reaction to Apple's latest earnings report, $AAPL is up by almost 9% today

Damien Cave: The Guardian re-does my immigration story from last year. Same state, premise, experts - no credit

Reuters Top News: Libya bans religious, tribal or ethnic parties

Reuters Top News: ‏Greek anger keeps German tourists away

PressTV: Two Syrian officers killed in Dara'a

MarketWatch: Fed holds line on interest rates, anticipates gradual pickup after moderate-growth phase

Reuters Top News: Can cash-strapped cities afford the 2012 election?

Reuters: Fewer storms forecast for 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

BreakingNews: Several US Supreme Court justices express support for Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration - Reuters

BBC News (World): #France suggests possible use of force in #Syria if UN-backed peace plan fails

Post World News: International court to announce war-crimes verdict for former Liberian president

AJEnglish: AU demands end to Sudan border violence

Al Jazeera English: Gingrich expected to end US presidential bid

AJELive: Growing concern about health of jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, now 77 days on hunger strike.

Sky News Newsdesk: Three people killed in crash between car and lorry on B1404 between Houghton-le-Spring and Seaham, Durham

nytimesworld: Greece Projects Deeper Economic Contraction

TelegraphWorld: Australia grounds Black Hawk helicopter fleet

PostWorldNews: Kremlin faces rare opposition in parliament in pushing through bill on gubernatorial elections

PostWorldNews: 20 villagers detained in Vietnam following land eviction by thousands of police

PressTV: US military in new sex scandal in Brazil

PostWorldNews: Ruling family detains pro-reform member in possible UAE crackdown on Islamists

AJELive: Activists say #Syrian troops attacking #Damascus suburb of #Douma: AP

Al Jazeera English: Video: Dalits seek escape from India's caste system

CNNPolitics: BREAKING: @MarkPrestonCNN reports that Newt Gingrich to end White House bid.

BBCIndia: India rebels 'to free' legislator

MarketWatch: U.K. GDP falls 0.2% in first quarter, putting economy back into recession

Reuters: Pakistan army uses bullets, and classrooms to fight militancy

MarketWatch: Coca-Cola to undertake first stock split in 16 years

cnni: Yemen: Al Qaeda boss dead in airstrike

PostWorldNews: In Afghanistan, underground girls school defies Taliban edict and threats. Read the story by ksieff:

PressTV: Oil prices close to#USD 104 per barrel

AP: Gingrich all but concedes his campaign is over, says he expects Romney to be nominee and calls for GOP unity: -EF

Reuters: UK return to recession "very, very disappointing:" PM

PressTV: Protesters hold signs during a #demonstration outside of a Wells #Fargo shareholders meeting to demand an e...

BBCWorld: Media groups call on #Brazil to investigate the murder of a journalist - the 4th to be killed there this year

cnni: Kiir: Sudan has declared war on South

PressTV: Guerillas kill 12 in Philippines ambush

PostWorldNews: Dutch queen calls for Sept. 12 elections after austerity talks bring down government

AlArabiya: A group of Syrian lawyers start a sit-in at al-Adl Palace in Aleppo, condemning the Syrian forces' shelling of cities: activists

AJELive: With 2 more deaths this week, total number of NATO service member deaths in Afghanistan up to 132 for the year

AJEnglish: #Iran has approximately 1,000 strategic missiles and Israel is believed to have around 200 nukes. Read more:

AlArabiya_Eng: 11 people killed by the fire of Syrian forces today: Syrian activists

BBCWorld: EU to propose 6.8% rise to budget #worldnews

BBCWorld: The terrible price of a Korean defection

AJWitness: The story of a community in East Jerusalem, determined to doggedly struggle for justice nonviolently |

Reuters Top News: Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

nytimesworld: | The Americas: Haiti: Rogue Force Refuses to Disband

nytimesworld: | Europe: Turkey: 5 Killed as Rebels Clash With Military

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: Vietnam: Land Dispute Sets Off Clash

nytimesworld: World Briefing | The Americas: Brazil: Political Reporter Shot to Death

nytimesworld: | Africa: Mali: Abducted Swiss Missionary Released

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Spain: Police Break Up Smuggling Ring

BBC News (World): Hunt resists Labour's quit calls

Post World News: Syria running out of cash as sanctions take toll, but Assad avoids economic pain

The Associated Press: Cement contractor Halliburton objects to BP's $7.8B Gulf oil spill settlement with plaintiffs: - VW

BreakingNews: 2 major South Korean retailers halt US beef sales after mad cow disease case - Reuters


HuffPostWorld: North Korea's newest rockets are fake, say experts

Post World News: Georgian president says he’s willing to resign if Russia pulls out from separatist regions

BBCWorld: People's Daily site shares up 70%

Guardian news: Chinese activist flees house arrest

nytimesworld: United States to Cut Number of Marines on Okinawa

PostWorldNews: Gypsy families evicted from settlement in Serbia's capital, despite protests by rights groups

cnnbrk: Pentagon: U.S. to transfer about 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

PressTV: Air crash kills#US-Bulgaria war games

AJELive: #ECOWAS to send troops to #Mali and G. Bissau I

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks rise, with PetroChina boosted by earnings; Hang Seng Index up 0.4%

PressTV: 85 arrested in Montreal student rally

AJEnglish: #Libya bans religious parties from politics

BBCWorld: Jamaica struggles toward a sound economic future

PostWorldNews: 2 nephews of leader of powerful Sinaloa cartel arrested on drug possession charges in Mexico

MarketWatch: Japan stocks seesaw in early moves, with retailers weak; Nikkei Average flat

BBCWorld: Samsung profits up 81% on phones

BBCWorld: Colombia army on call to fight flooding

Post World News: 5 dead after Ukrainian helicopter crashes in eastern Romania

Pedro da Costa: S&P downgrades Spain two notches.

breakingpol: Violence Against Women Act re-authorization bill passed by Senate - washingtonpost

AJEnglish: Video: Afghan schools hit by Taliban bike campaign

Reuters Top News: Islamist militants blow up Yemen gas pipeline

Al Arabiya English: Plane carrying bin Laden family leaves Pakistan for Saudi Arabia: ministry

Reuters: Insight: Falling home prices drag new buyers under water

Al Jazeera English: Video: Claims of fraud in Russian elections continue

Agence France-Presse: #Mali's Timbuktu falls under control of a new armed group of Arabs, who claim to be neither rebels nor Islamists #AFP

BBC News (World): VIDEO: High winds shake Spain planes

Post World News: UN report says unexploded cluster munitions found in Sri Lanka, appearing to confirm war use

Reuters Top News: Secret Service expands misconduct probe to El Salvador via @kiro7seattle

MarketWatch: Amazon shares rally 9% after earnings blow past estimates

Reuters: Zynga reports $85 million quarterly loss

Reuters Top News: Amazon reports first-quarter EPS of $0.28 on revenue of $13.18 billion, watch for full story $AMZN

Reuters: Tibetan quake victims fight China government land grab

wsjworld: Turkey Begins Cyprus Drilling

Reuters: MetLife exits reverse mortgage business

BreakingNews: Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for today's attacks on ThisDay offices in Abuja and Kaduna, Nigeria - jongambrellAP

wsjworld: Syria, Rebels Trade Blame for Violence in Hama

PostWorldNews: Officials: Libya's ruling council fires Cabinet, citing incompetence, 2 months before election

Reuters Top News: Starbucks profit up, but Europe shows weakness

MarketWatch: Dow extends winning streak to third day; S&P reclaims 1,400

guardiannews: Top story: Rupert Murdoch apologises, and says there was a 'cover-up' at the NoW

MarketWatch: Zynga reports a loss, but beats estimates; revenue rises 32%

MarketWatch: Expedia shares jump 13% late in wake of quarterly report

BBC News (World): #Dutch party leaders agree tough budget cuts days after government collapsed over the measures #Netherlands

The Associated Press: Osama bin Laden's three widows, children head to Pakistan airport to be deported to Saudi Arabia: -CC

wsjworld: IMF Says Hungary Must Fix Central Bank Issues

Post World News: Taliban closes dozens of Afghan schools

wsjworld: Ireland Passes Latest Bailout Review

Breaking News: Osama bin Laden's family heading for airport to depart Pakistan for Saudi Arabia, family lawyer says - @Reuters

WSJ World News: Gulf Countries Splurge at Home

AlArabiya_Eng: Calls to use force under UN Syria mandate counterproductive: Moscow #AlArabiya #Syria

Al Arabiya English: Arab League condemns South Sudan's 'aggression' against Heglig, says oil-rich area is Sudan's #AlArabiya #Sudan

Breaking News: Arab League condemns South Sudan's 'aggression' against Heglig, says oil-rich area is Sudan's - @AP

Reuters Top News: After Apple, Amazon, too, may be in for wild ride

Al Arabiya English: Fourteen people killed and 39 injured in bombings across Iraq

PostWorldNews: Campaign begins for runoff for Iran parliament seats; conservatives assured of majority

BBCWorld: Minibus backs into Bin Laden house - follow BBC's AleemMaqbool & TulipMazumdar for more on journey from #Pakistan to #Saudi Arabia

CNN International: Afghan 'soldier' kills ISAF member

MarketWatch: Dow industrials expand Thursday advance to triple digits

PressTV: US drone kills 3 in south#Yemen

Press TV: Obama escalates drone war in#Yemen

CNN Breaking News: Multiple bomb blasts kill at least 7 in #Nigeria.

Al Arabiya English: 10 killed and 15 injured in Iraq's Diala #AlArabiya #Iraq

ReutersTV: Brazil's biggest IPO has raised $1.96 billion, but will it spark growth? A BreakingViews columnists discuss

PressTV: #Yemeni women holding up a banner showing Yemen's former #ruler Ali Abdullah #Saleh and

MarketWatch: Treasury Department sold $29 billion in 7-year debt at a record-low yield of 1.347%

AlArabiya_Eng: U.N. plans aid for 1 million Syrians struggling amid conflict

wsjworld: Pakistan Premier Gets 30-Second Sentence

WSJ World News: Dutch Budget Talks Continue

AlArabiya_Eng: 22 people killed by the gunfire of Syrian forces across the country: activists

Reuters: Lufthansa to cut 3,000 admin jobs: report

Post World News: NATO: Man dressed in Afghan army uniform fires on coalition forces, killing 1 service member

Reuters: How Russia, Iran keep fuel flowing to Syria

Wall Street Journal: Health insurers are expected to rebate $1+ bil to consumers and employers this year under health overhaul

Guardian World: Cambodian police shoot dead leading anti-logging campaigner Chut Wutty

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: At least 7 killed by the Syrian security forces in Deir al-Zour: revolution council

Reuters: Pakistan says U.S. not listening: drone strikes must stop

PostWorldNews: Official: Taliban kill 4 police officers, abduct 16 in attack on post in northeast Afghanistan

BBCWorld: #Brazil's Congress approves controversial forest law

TelegraphWorld: Kazakhstan extends ban on Communist Party

AlArabiya_Eng: Syrian Red Crescent worker shot dead, as army continues heavy shelling of cities

AlArabiya_Eng: #Ukraine builds new shelter on #Chernobyl disaster anniversary

BBCBreaking: UK, US and Australia raids take down 36 websites where stolen credit card details were sold

Press TV: ‘US police cruelty at all-time high’

Reuters Top News: Baghdad blasts kill 5, wound 27: sources

BreakingNews: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao: China wants to establish $10billion credit line for central/eastern Europe - Reuters

BBCWorld: Bo Xilai "spied on #China's president" with a wire-tapping system, @NYTimes reports #BoXilai

PostWorldNews: Heavy rains force evacuations of 3,000 homes in low-lying towns in Dominican Republic

MarketWatch: U.S. pending home sales rise to 23-month high

guardiannews: Foodbank handouts double as more families end up on the breadline

BBCWorld: #Volkswagen and #Chrysler report strong rises in first-quarter profits as global car market recovers
PressTV: Demonstrators confront a riot policeman during a protest demanding the government of President Sebastian...

PressTV: Protesters opposed to #Arizona's #Immigration Law march through downtown #Phoenix, Arizona April 25, 2012. View photo

PostWorldNews: Thailand extends probe on diversion of cold pills for meth production to South Korea, China

HuffPostWorld: Regime blames #Syria opposition for Hama bomb killing 16

CBSNews: Bradley Manning awaits ruling on WikiLeaks charges

Press TV: ‘Syria will not fall with #Iran as ally’

MarketWatch: U.S. stock benchmarks, restrained by jobless-claims data, eke out early single-digit gains

AJEnglish: Scientists built a deadly bird virus to advance medical knowledge, but should their research be published?

Al Arabiya English: Jordan's King Abdullah has accepted the Prime Minister's resignation, a source at the royal palace confirms to Al Arabiya

PostWorldNews: US envoy talks with Pakistan over reopening of supply routes, drones

BBCBreaking: Bomb blast at newspaper office in Nigerian capital #Abuja. Reports of second explosion in #Kaduna

MarketWatch: Exxon Mobil's shares slip in premarket as $2-a-share quarterly profit misses consensus

BreakingNews: Update: Witnesses say at least 6 killed in Nigerian newspaper office bombings - AP

AP: Number of people seeking unemployment stuck near three-month high, sign that hiring has slowed: -ldh

MarketWatch: Chesapeake Energy to terminate controversial compensation program for CEO

Reuters_Biz: Dow Chemical profit drops 34 percent

PressTV: Egypt names 13 presidential candidates

PressTV: 3 Afghans killed in NATO-Taliban clash

AFP: New #Greek government to face 436 million euros debt test: finance ministry.

PressTV: Blast kills three in Nigerian capital

PressTV: Bahrain cracks down on protestors

AJELive: Russia says Syrian armed opposition is "waging wide-scale terror" campaign, according to the foreign ministry.

cnni: BREAKINGNEWS: Court finds ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding rebels who raped & killed civilians

Robert Peston: AstraZeneca bosses retire early after boardroom coup - on day that profits fall 38%

lyse doucet: #charlestaylor daughter tells BBC's Network Africa "my father is innocent..he will be coming home" #Liberia #Sierraleone #BBCtaylor

BBCWorld: A video has emerged which appears to show a man being buried alive by #Syria's security forces

Guardian World: Japan's 'shadow shogun', the powerful Ichiro Ozawa, has been cleared over funding laws and could go for the top job

BBC News (World): #Pakistan opposition leader Nawaz Sharif demands PM #Gilani resign after he was found guilty of contempt of court

Breaking News: Japan Nintendo Co. posts ¥43.2billion ($533 million) annual loss on weak sales, predicts return to profit - @Reuters

MarketWatch: Earnings news weighs on Europe stocks, Alcatel-Lucent tumbles 13%

BBC Breaking News: #Barclays bank reports pre-tax loss of £475m in first quarter of 2012

Post World News: Cuban dissidents express concern as detention of once-freed prisoner extends for 3 weeks

Agence France-Presse: Video: A number of women in #Pakistan are throwing aside society's constraints to break taboos, fight crime #AFP

The Associated Press: Analysts say new missiles displayed by North Korea are sloppy fakes, show no sign of advancement: - VW

Post World News: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi’s hopeful oath dispute will be overcome soon

AFP: Hague tribunal set to deliver verdict in ex-Liberia president Charles Taylor 'blood diamond' war crimes case

Breaking News: Brazil Congress adopts controversial land use law, eases rules on amount of forest farmers must preserve - Reuters

Post World News: Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhist leader chosen by Beijing, makes rare public speech in Hong Kong

AP: Yemeni officials say yes to more US anti-al-Qaida aid, but no to drone strikes on large groups: - VW

guardiannews: Sudan refugees flee south to camps

BBC Breaking News: Syrian state media says 16 killed in bomb-making factory in Hama, but activists say it was in fact missile strike which killed 70

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012

Breaking News: Thousands of protesters urging fair elections converge on central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - @Reuters

W_lloydgeorge asks: "What is #AungSanSuuKyi risking by leading a parliament boycott over constitutional oath?"

nytimesworld: Talks Between U.S. and Pakistan Fail Over Airstrike Apology

PressTV: Lebanese Navy seizes Syria-bound ship

New York Times World: World Briefing | Asia: No Inquiry Planned in Death of Cambodia Environmentalist

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Gianfranco Techegne, an Italian Fugitive, Is Arrested

Breaking News: Bank failure update: Palm Desert, Calif., bank closed; 22 shut so far in 2012 - @FDIC

Al Jazeera English: Op-ed: #SuuKyi's party, the #NLD, is boycotting parliament over a controversial oath, writes @W_lloydgeorge

Press TV: FAO seeks $110mn for Sahel famine

New York Times World: Somali Convicted in U.S. Court on Piracy Charges

cnni: Oil firm to pay China $191M for spill

CNN International: Somali man found guilty of piracy

Wall Street Journal: Avg student loan debt: Up 24% since 2000. Avg earnings for 25-34 yr-olds with only a bachelor's degree: Down 15%.

BBC Breaking News: Army bomb disposal experts make safe 'viable explosive device' in Newry, Northern Ireland

PostWorldNews: Iyad Ag Ghali, leader of armed Islamist militants, emerging as power figure in Mali

Reuters Top News: Peru rebels kill 3 security forces, injure 2 on army search

BBC News (World): Bolivians march against road plan

guardiannews: Ford profits up in US, but European sales falter

MarketWatch: Four new bank failures bring U.S. tally of closures to 21 this year

Post World News: Sachin Tendulkar nominated to Indian parliament

BBC News (World): Farc rebels kill eight in attacks

Post World News: South Africa police free hostage, shoot dead gunman in four-hour hospital drama

BBCBreaking: Soldiers in #Guinea-Bissau agree to free president and ex-PM held since April's coup- Ivorian minister.

Al Arabiya English: 21 people killed by the Syrian security forces on Friday: Syrian Revolution Commission

MarketWatch: S&P finishes above 1,400; Nasdaq paces weekly gains, up 2.3%

guardiannews: Chen Guangcheng 'safe' in US embassy

Reuters Top News: Czech cabinet survives confidence vote

Post World News: 8 reported killed in 2 Colombia attacks blamed on rebels

wsjworld: Inside Ethiopia's Adoption Boom

BBCWorld: "In robust health," #Eritrea's government dismisses persistent rumours that President Isaias Afewerki is dead

AlArabiya_Eng: Obama signs waiver to lift Palestinian aid barrier

PressTV: Egyptians stage new anti-junta rallies

Reuters Top News: U.S. House votes to extend low student loan rates

The Economist: Daily chart: For years, Japan was Asia's richest and most powerful economy. Now, Japan is steadily being overtaken

Reuters Top News: Amazon soars as digital sales boost margins

Reuters: Romanian government toppled, Czechs face test too

Reuters Top News: Nine dead in suicide bomb near Damascus mosque

AlArabiya_Eng: 16 people killed by the Syrian forces acroos the country on Friday: general Revolution Commission

Post World News: Witness says man wounded by unexploded cluster bomblet in Sri Lanka war

PressTV: Medical students protest in Bolivia

PoliticalTicker: Legislator: Secret Service to change its rules -

AP: Thousands demonstrate against Assad's regime as state television says suicide bomber kills 10 in Damascus: -AB

Al Jazeera English: Dutch court upholds marijuana restrictions

AJELive: CIA & Pentagon approve policy to launch drone attacks in #Yemen when identity of "targets" are unknown

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Courthouse bomb in Libya's Benghazi injures one

nytimesworld: For Macau, Casinos' Race to Expand Never Stops

PressTV: The South Sudan Democratic Front Party (SSDFP) says that the war in the oil-rich Heglig town in southern Su...

PostWorldNews: UN maintains arms embargo and ban on import of rough diamonds from Ivory Coast

AP: BREAKING: White House threatens veto of GOP student loan bill that would repeal a health care program

Reuters: U.S. companies eye $8 billion defense deals with India

CNNMoney: Ford reports 45% drop in quarterly profit to $1.4 billion due to losses in Europe and flat sales.

ReutersTaylor: Elite Afghan soldier kills U.S special forces mentor - AlertNet

AlArabiya_Eng: Egypt's Islamists rally against ruling military amid fears over Mubarak's old guard

PressTV: Pakistani security forces have thwarted a terrorist attack against Shia Muslims after they gunned down a wo...

New York Times World: Romanian Govt Falls in No-Confidence Vote

PostWorldNews: European lawmakers dismayed at Lithuania's contradictory probes into alleged CIA prisons

Reuters: Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective "torture"

MarketWatch: U.S. consumer-sentiment gauge ticking upward in April

BBCBreaking: Man arrested at Tottenham Court Road, search of building under way, via @metpoliceuk #tcr

specialreports: Special Report: How Washington went soft on childhood obesity

guardiannews: After the Arab spring, the sexual revolution? (via GuardianWorld)

PressTV: Bahrainis demand Khawaja's release

AJELive: Activists: Second explosion occurred as worshippers were coming out of mosque in #Midan

Reuters: At least a dozen injured as 4 explosions hit the east Ukraine city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine's interior ministry confirms

guardiannews: New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

AJInsideStoryAm: #Arizona seeks to criminalise failure to carry immigration registration papers |

BBCWorld: China approves Paracels project

PressTV: Bahrain forces fire teargas at protesters #worldnews

AJELive: #UN begins talks on draft resolution calling for possible #sanctions against #Sudan and #SouthSudan |

AFP: #Australia officially drought-free for first time in more than a decade, providing relief for struggling farmers

MarketWatch: Spain IBEX 35 leads losses in Europe, off 1.6% after S&P double-notch downgrade

nytimesworld: India Ink: New York Businessman Alleges Corruption in Indian Defense Deals

PostWorldNews: Attackers blow up gas pipeline south Yemen, 2nd in less than month

BreakingNews: 9 Iraqis die in pair of explosions targeting a cafe northeast of Baghdad, police and hospital officials say - AP

Reuters: Taliban website hacked as Afghan cyber war heats up

HuffPostWorld: North Korean parade visible from space (PHOTO)

BBCWorld: Escaped Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng releases video demanding Premier Wen Jiabao investigate "beatings"

PressTV: Militants blow up school in NW#Pakistan

PressTV: A man looks through the remains of a house destroyed by a #Sudan Armed Forces airstrike, in Tabanya, in Sou... View photo

PostWorldNews: Pakistan's embattled PM challenges opposition to unseat him, signaling conflict ahead

PressTV: Police Anti-bomb officers stand on the burnt engine of the Jeep used by a bomber that ravaged ThisDay Newsp... View photo

AJELive: Reports of fighting overnight in town of #Douma, despite visit by UN ceasefire monitors |

wsjworld: Euro Zone's Path Is Unbending, for Now

TheEconomist: Prosecutors in North Carolina have a long and shameful legacy of racial bias

BreakingNews: Pakistan, Afghanistan and US agree to give safe passage to the Afghan Taliban to help bring them to peace talks - NBCNews

AFP: #Palestinian negotiator #SaebErakat says Israel hiking book 'incites violence'. #WestBank.

AJELive: #Spain announces jobless rate of 24.4% in first quarter, as country's debt rating is cut two notches

AJELive: #Annan spokesman: Full advance team of 30 ceasefire monitors expected to be deployed in #Syria by April 30

BBCBreaking: New rules preventing demonstrators sleeping near the Houses of Parliament upheld by London's High Court.

BBCWorld: Who is Chen Guangcheng? Read a profile of the blind Chinese activist who escaped from house arrest

BBCWorld: Street life - the children working the streets of Karachi #Pakistan

cnni: Pakistan's Gilani refuses to step down after conviction #worldnews

AFP: 'White vans' keep fear alive in post-war #SriLanka. Over 50 people "white-vanned" in 6 months: #rights activists.

guardiannews: #Cispa cybersecurity bill passed by US Senate

cnni: Sudan conflict: 37,000 desperate for water #worldnews

AlArabiya_Eng: Loud blast rocks Syrian capital as protesters plan nationwide rallies

AlArabiya_Eng: Danish intelligence service: 3 men have been arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack #Denmark

PostWorldNews: Malaysia closes public square to keep out demonstrators demanding more electoral transparency #worldnews

Reuters: 12 wounded by pair of blasts in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk; 1st blast hit tram stop, 2nd next to a cinema 30 mins later

AJELive: NGO: Blast in #Damascus industrial zone, unclear whether there were any victims.

AJELive: #Oil row with #Kurds over payment dispute stirs #Iraq tensions | Video report:

AP: BREAKING: Emergency officials say 15 injured in 3 blasts in east Ukraine city -AB

BBCWorld: Japan makes $123bn stimulus move

BBC News (World): Mystery over China dissident Chen

WSJ World News: BOJ to Boost Bond Purchases

MarketWatch: Bank of Japan adds 5 trillion yen to asset purchases, keeps rates on hold; yen rises


CNN International: Journalist missing after Colombia attack

AJELive: The #Taliban deny claims of re-engaging in talks with the #US in #Qatar |

PressTV: Mali junta rejects ECOWAS troop plan

PostWorldNews: Colombia: French journalist missing after rebels kill 4 troops on anti-narcotics mission

PostWorldNews: South Sudan gets $8bn infrastructure loan from China amid tension with Sudan over land, oil

BreakingNews: Russia destroys 62 percent of chemical weapons stockpile: RiaNovosti

AP: 7 people killed as bus carrying holiday revelers crashes on its way to Tokyo #Disneyland: -JM

BreakingNews: 3 women's bodies found in 5 days in northeast Delhi - TimesOfIndia

AlArabiya_Eng: #Malaysian police free all 471 protesters

AP: BREAKING: Coast Guard: 3 dead, 1 missing in mishap during yacht race off Calif., Mexico coasts -JM

PostWorldNews: Colombia: French journalist missing after rebels kill 4 troops on anti-narcotics mission

Press TV: Two#US soldiers hurt in Afghan war

Breaking News: Bus crashes into expressway wall north of Tokyo, Japan, killing 7 - @NHKWorld

Reuters: UK puts missiles on London rooftop to guard Olympics

PressTV: One man killed in Cairo clashes

cnni: Earthquake near San Andreas fault

PressTV: Militiamen seize Benghazi airport

PressTV: US drones killed 2800#Pakistani civilians

AP: Push for tough state immigration measures could spread if Supreme Court upholds Arizona law: -MS

Press TV: Major bombings hit Northern Ireland

Sky News Newsdesk: At least one person killed and 100 injured after tent collapses near Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri.

Breaking News Storm: Parts of Daviess, Knox and Martin counties in Southwest Indiana under tornado warning - @NWS

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Syrian army shelling Hama with artillery: Sham News Network:

Agence France-Presse: Photo: Smoke spews from the Popocatepetl Volcano. #photojournalism #AFP

Reuters Top News: Hundreds rally to back hard-line Arizona sheriff

Post World News: Moroccan news editor convicted of disrespecting judiciary leaves prison, still defiant

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Displaced Somalis face tough living in camps #Somalia #IDP #Mogadishu #AlArabiyaEnglish

PostWorldNews: 4 missing children found asphyxiated, buried on southern Mexico ranch

CBS News: Obama releases $147M in aid to Palestinians

AJEnglish: Several dead in Switzerland plane crash

Al Jazeera English: Video: Sudan violence sparks exodus into Kenya

nytimesworld: In Iraq, 'Romeo and Juliet' Portrays Montague and Capulet as Shiite and Sunni

PressTV: 'OWS still alive despite repression'

The Associated Press: Girl, 9, shot in foot after getting caught in crossfire during a gunfight in NYC; 'I didn't cry': -MS

BreakingNews: Update: Four foreigners 'captured' by Sudan army in Heglig area - AFP

HuffPostWorld: Large van bomb defused

seattletimes: SWAT teams have set off an explosion at North Bend, Wash. murder suspect's bunker, but the roof was only partially breached

PostWorldNews: South Africa to release 35,000 offenders to ease prison overcrowding

Breaking News: Lebanese security officials say police clashed with about 100 Egyptians who were trying to storm their embassy in Beirut - Al Jazeera

PressTV: Hidden crisis in#Saudi Arabia

AlArabiya_Eng: Hundreds of Syrian troops defect near #Damascus, #Latakia, as clashes flare

The Associated Press: China and Russia sign contracts worth $15 billion: -BW

Reuters Top News: Egypt aims to "heal rift" after Saudi pulls envoy

Al Arabiya English: Freed Moroccan editor says stop jailing journalists #Morocco #RachidNini #Nini

guardiannews: North Korea escalates anti-Seoul campaigns - video

Breaking News: 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Devore, Calif. - USGS

Press TV: #Iran entitled to civil nuclear power: UK

BBCWorld: Nobel peace prize winner Mohamed #ElBaradei launches new political party in #Egypt, but too late for election

Post World News: Official: South African security trainer shot dead by bodyguard in northern Somalia

Guardian news: Chen Guangcheng turns down offer to leave China – video

PressTV: Bahraini forces arrest protesters

Reuters Top News: Sudan arrests three foreigners in border region

Al Arabiya English: South #Sudan says ready to withdraw forces from disputed #Abyei regions

CBSNews: Hit-and-run on tape: Handlebar camera captures car striking 2 Calif. bicyclists, leads to suspect's arrest

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Hungary says two nationals kidnapped in Syria

Breaking News: Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Egypt, closes embassy in Cairo - @AlArabiya_Eng

nytimesworld: Tokyo Business School Helps Rebuild Areas Hit by Quake

PressTV: Indigenous Bolivians stage protest rally #worldnews

BBCWorld: US jury convicts Somali link man #worldnews

PostWorldNews: Oman road crash kills 8 family members in fiery wreck

Reuters: Syrian military unit comes under sea attack: SANA #worldnews

AP: 'Pirate' party made up of computer nerds and hackers captures political power in German politics: -BW

PostWorldNews: Gunman exchanges fire with security forces inside governor's office in southern Afghanistan

PressTV: US-led soldier dies in#Afghanistan #worldnews

AlArabiya_Eng: Veteran peacekeeper takes charge of U.N. #Syria mission; 10 people killed in #Damascus

PressTV: Seven killed in#Pakistan violence #worldnews

PostWorldNews: Muslims revive pilgrimage route via Jerusalem after decades of shying away, defying ban

PressTV: Strong earthquake jolts Tonga #worldnews

AP: Unprecedented surge in unaccompanied child immigrants crossing South Texas border taxes resources: -BW #worldnews

Reuters Top News: Suicides have Greeks on edge before election

HuffPostWorld: Girl falls into sinkhole while on phone in China

Reuters: France's Hollande warns of wave of layoffs after presidential vote

PostWorldNews: Bahrain lawmaker says gunmen fired on business after he criticized government crackdowns #worldnews

cnnbrk: Police in Northern Ireland find van with 600 pounds of explosives "fully primed and ready for use." #worldnews

PressTV: Gunmen attack Syrian forces in Latakia #worldnews

AJELive: Egyptian leader #ElBaradei launches political party | Party named Al Dostour (Constitution) #Egypt #worldnews

PostWorldNews: Militants smuggle guns into Afghan governor's office in shoes; 2 guards and 2 attackers killed

guardiannews: Malaysian police fire teargas & water cannon at protesters - video

AP: More details on bombing that killed 10 Afghan police officers in the country's east: -BW

Reuters: Seven militants killed in Yemen clashes

guardiannews: Iran nuclear talks to resume

AJ101East: Many #Indians are coming together to help end #violence against women

AlArabiya: Video: Lebanese army stops ship carrying arms to Syria: official

AJELive: Loneliness becoming 'a norm' in Japan | Studies show average number of people in Tokyo home has dropped | Video report:

Al Jazeera English: Canada student fee protests continue

Press TV: More 99-percenters arrested in New York

PressTV: Israeli drones violate Lebanese airspace

Reuters Top News: EU's Ashton in Myanmar as stalemate sours reform push

wsjworld: China Sets Yuan at New High

WSJ World News: Brazilian Forestry Legislation Advances

Press TV: 'Night raid ignites Afghan shootout'

cnni: Rape in Haiti: 'Babies are not spared'

cnni: Oil firm to pay China $191M for spill

PostWorldNews: US officials: Core al-Qaida group 'essentially gone,' but dangerous affiliates remain

wsjworld: Inside Ethiopia's Adoption Boom

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

BBC Breaking News: Bahrain appeal court orders retrial in civil court for hunger-striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

AFP: China shuts #CocaCola plant over chlorine contamination #China #food

Press TV: Bahraini activist ‘drugged, force-fed’

PressTV: #Iran repels cyber attack on Science Min.

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Scores killed and injured in two terrorist bombings in Idlib: Syrian TV

Al Arabiya English: Update: Two bombs detonate in Idlib as top U.N. truce monitor takes over in Syria

Press TV: Mexico police nab 200 student protesters

BBCBreaking: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb offers to free British hostage if UK sends Abu Qatada to an Arab country

Breaking News: Myanmar oath dispute resolved; Aung San Suu Kyi to attend parliament - @ap

AJEnglish: UN chief meets Myanmar president

PressTV: China launches two navigation satellites

Press TV: Terrorists attack Syrian bank, police

Reuters Top News: Israel court puts 60-day hold on settlement razings

The Economist: The shock fall of the Dutch government sends reverberations across Europe

The Associated Press: South Alabama campus lockdown lifted after armed robbery; suspect arrested: - VW

Reuters Top News: No end in sight to global jobs crisis, ILO says

HuffPostWorld: Massive North Korean parade visible from space

AJELive: Deadly attacks in two #Nigerian cities, 21 dead

Press TV: ‘Palestinian mass strike case to go to UN’

Post World News: Russian opposition activist detained while trying to pray against Vladimir Putin

Agence France-Presse: National Australia Bank to restructure struggling British business, slashing more than 1,400 jobs by 2015 #Britain #AFP

Reuters Top News: U.N. chief visits "new" Myanmar to push more reforms

CBS News: Once-captive British Red Cross worker murdered in Pakistan because "ransom not paid" -

Al Jazeera English: Thousands protest austerity cuts in Spain

CNN International: Activist held Vietnam on terror charge

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks rally at open, as earnings boost shares; Hang Seng Index up 1%

Post World News: Thai court set to give verdict on webmaster accused of allowing anti-royal comments on site

Post World News: Brief firefight at Thai border wounds Cambodian soldier; Thailand says loggers to blame

Reuters Top News: Militants fire on Syrian Central Bank: state TV

Reuters Top News: Mexico regulators to vote on $1 billion fine vs tycoon Carlos Slim

BreakingNews: Grenades fired at Syrian Central Bank in Damascus, state TV reports - reuters

CBSNews: Type 2 diabetes epidemic among U.S. kids worsens (via CBSEveningNews) -

The Associated Press: University of South Alabama issues alert after armed person reported on campus; no shots fired: -RJJ

The Associated Press: Deep in jungle, US special forces team up with African troops in hunt for most-wanted warlord Joseph Kony: -RJJ

Al Jazeera English: Colombia security forces killed in FARC raid

Reuters Top News: Bahrain hunger striker force-fed, drugged: wife

Press TV: US drone crashes in central#Afghanistan

AlArabiya_Eng: Former Libyan oil minister's body was found in Danube: Austrian police #worldnews

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Death toll in Syria today rises to 23: Revolution Council

The Associated Press: More on Bronx crash: Seven people dead, including 3 children, after van plunges off a New York City roadway: -EF

Post World News: Official: Grenade attack wounds 5 in Somalia’s capital, 2 seriously hurt

PressTV: Major German union begins strike

AJEnglish: As #Putin begins his third term as #Russian president, Empire examines Putin's #Russia |

Post World News: Philippine troops, communist rebels clash in 2 provinces; 10 killed

Al Arabiya English: West African force to start deploying in #Bissau Sunday: security source

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Egypt cabinet reshuffle expected within hours: reports

AP: AP VIDEO: Today in history - 20 years ago: Los Angeles riots after Rodney King beating, 55 killed: -EF View video

BBC News (World): Nine-year drought in large parts of #Australia is officially over

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Libya's current government to stay on: NTC chief

PostWorldNews: Bangladesh opposition enforces another nationwide shutdown to protest disappearance of leader

guardiannews: UK faces floods and 60mph winds as wet weather continues

The Economist: Republican policies on illegal immigration are annoying Latinos and becoming a serious handicap in the US election

BBCBreaking: Police say at least six people killed in attacks on university in northern Nigerian city of Kano

TheEconomist: Belgium continues to have the highest tax wedge in the OECD while Chile has the lowest

cnni: Gunman hurls grenade at Kenya church

camanpour: Israeli War of Words continues:

CBSNews: Multiples charges expected in London bomb hoax incident; Suspect due in court Monday

AJEnglish: Bolivian sex workers on hunger strike #worldnews

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: The Egyptian parliament suspends its sessions in protest against the military-appointed government. #Egypt

Guardian news: Sudan arrests British man for 'military activity'

cnni: UK Red Cross worker killed in Pakistan

NBCNews: Update: At least 6 suspected militants killed in US drone strike on abandoned school building in North Waziristan, Pakistan

TelegraphWorld: Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for early elections

AJELive: #Hungary government spokesman says 2 Hungarians kidnapped in #Syria are alive

PressTV: Spaniards protest health, education cuts

PressTV: At least 20 people have been killed after a powerful explosion and gunfire rocked the Bayero University campus

Reuters: Attack on Christians in Nigeria kills at least 15: witness

BreakingNews: More: Drone attack is first since Pakistan demanded complete halt to them; likely to strain relations further - NBCNews

cnni: Sudan: State of emergency in south

guardiannews: Writer who fled China says his friend has been detained for seven months

PostWorldNews: Al-Qaida in Yemen says it frees 73 soldiers captured in fighting in south of the country

BBC News (World): Police in #Bahrain "continuing to beat and torture detainees", campaigners say

Reuters Top News: One killed in grenade attack in Kenyan church: police

Breaking News UK: Police find what they believe to be the body of kidnapped British-Yemeni aid worker Dr Khalil Rasjed Dale near Quetta, Pakistan - @NBCNews

AlArabiya_Eng: #British food retailer boycotts products from #Israel's 'illegal' settlements

Guardian news: As sickness benefit cuts take effect, thousands face hard times

AJELive: At least six people dead and 16 injured in #Karachi police operation against criminal elements in #Lyari area

Breaking News: Grenade wounds 10 people at a church in a working class area of the Kenyan capital, police say - @Reuters

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