Friday, April 27, 2012

The Morning World News Report of the 27th of April 2012

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

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