Friday, May 4, 2012

Chapter 15: Covering the 30th of April - 4th of May 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

Al Arabiya English: Tension escalates in Cairo as military council rules out any cabinet reshuffle #AlArabiya

Post World News: Troops, inmates face off at Venezuela prison after official says escape prevented with gunfire

MarketWatch: Australia cuts policy rate by half-point to 3.75%, sending Australian dollar lower

Al Arabiya English: Death toll mounts as Syrian forces fire at overnight demos amid more army defections

PressTV: Tunisian activists head to Gaza Strip

Post World News: Rio de Janeiro slums prove hard to ‘pacify’ ahead of World Cup, Olympics

Wall Street Journal: BofA planning about 2,000 staff cuts in its investment units, said people familiar w/ the
situation. (subscriber-only)

PressTV: Anti-regime demo held in Sana'a

AJEnglish: Deaths in Colombian helicopter crash

PressTV: South Africa ups oil imports from #Iran

Reuters: Key Freddie Mac executive steps down: filing via reuters

PressTV: 7 die in another day of violence in#Iraq

nytimesworld: Senators Reject Claim That Torture Helped Hunt for Bin Laden

nytimesworld: Barak Says All Israeli Options Remain Open on Iran

BBC News (World): Turkey to write new constitution

Reuters: Wrongly convicted Colorado man set free after 16 years

Reuters Top News: Mexico congress backs bill to support drug war victims

Reuters: White powder packages sent to Wells Fargo NYC branches

wsjworld: North Mali Gripped by Rape and Theft, Group Says

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Africa: Nigeria: Police Convoy Attacked

nytimesworld: Springfield, Mass., Fights Crime Using Green Beret Tactics

Wall Street Journal: Government’s contribution to GDP is slipping. Expenditures and investment fell by $51.7B. WSJ Vital Signs:

MarketWatch: Japan stocks fall in post-holiday return as stronger yen weighs; Nikkei Average down 0.6%

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Chinese activist location unknown

AlArabiya_Eng: Outgunned Syrian opposition forces make shift to homemade bombs #Syria

Al Arabiya English: #Egypt expects tourism to rebound this year to pre-revolution levels

CBSNews: #Occupy: What to expect in May Day general strike #OWS (via

Breaking News: 'Several dead' in gunfight at Mali TV, radio station - @afp

CBS News: American al Qaeda offering insights at NYC trial (via @CBSEveningNews)

Agence France-Presse: "Very clear signs" that French journalist has been kidnapped by #FARC rebels, says #Colombia's president #AFP

CBSNewsHotSheet: Romney will not appear with Gingrich when Gingrich drops out Wednesday, the Gingrich campaign confirms.

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Greece gearing up for elections

Al Arabiya English: #Saudi ambassador to #Cairo plays down tension with #Egypt

Al Jazeera English: Explosions hit northern Syrian city

HuffPostWorld: More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

Al Jazeera English: Op-ed: #Iraq has huge potential oil wealth, but food rationing is keeping much of the population alive, notes Stan Cox

AP: Disturbing new research says number of U.S. babies born with signs of opiate drug withdrawal triples in a decade:

Press TV: Bad economy driving up domestic violence

Al Jazeera English: Fears over Heathrow chaos before Olympics

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Iran women's dress-code crackdown

Wall Street Journal: Chinese officials and the US Embassy in Beijing stay mum on the whereabouts of escaped activist Chen Guangcheng.

Reuters Top News: Delta to buy U.S. refinery for $150 million

BBC News (World): Peru policeman in jungle ordeal

WSJ: Dow ends up 1.59 pts for April -- its 7th straight monthly gain and the longest monthly winning streak in 5 yrs.

MarketWatch: More Americans are renting instead of owning, and paying more to do so

CNN International: Chavez faces more cancer treatment

MarketWatch: Dow's seven-month winning streak is longest since 2007

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks end lower Monday; S&P suffers first monthly decline of 2012

The Associated Press: Top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region resigns over 'crucify' comment: -RAS

Agence France-Presse: Blind Chinese dissident Chen #Guangcheng holed up in the US embassy in Beijing, activist Hu Jia says #China #AFP

BreakingNews: Oklahoma Supreme Court: Petition to grant 'personhood' rights to embryos is unconstitutional - AP

Al Jazeera English: How Indigenous community groups help to revive the forest on which they & #Borneo's wildlife have always relied |

guardianworld: Al-Qaida's wretched utopia and the battle for hearts and minds (report by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad)

AFP: Widow of #Pakistan man shot dead by CIA contractor last year is killed by her father for refusing to remarry #AFP

Al Arabiya English: Gunfire heard in #Mali capital Bamako, presidential guard seen deploying in parts of city: witnesses

Reuters Top News: Exxon Mobil shuts Louisiana pipeline after leak

Breaking News: Gunfire heard in Mali capital Bamako, presidential guard seen deploying in parts of city, witnesses say - @Reuters

guardiannews: BP to start three new Gulf of Mexico oil rigs

HuffPostWorld: Police officer who went missing after rebel ambush in Peru found alive

HuffPostWorld: Attacks by Afghan soldiers on US troops go underreported

PressTV: Five#EU leaders boycott Ukraine summit

PressTV: India ferry accident claims 105 lives

cnni: Four killed in blast in southeast Nepal #worldnews

MarketWatch: Gold futures close April with 0.5% decline

MarketWatch: Coca-Cola to buy energy-drink maker Monster: report

CNN Breaking News: Opposition activists report 20 dead after explosions in Syrian city.

WSJ: Occupy Wall Street plans to shut down NYC on Tuesday, but a fizzled event could signal problems #ows

HuffPostWorld: Thai website censorship verdict delayed

guardiannews: Italian women whose husbands killed themselves in recession stage march

PressTV: Iraqi VP charged with killing six judges

PressTV: Ex-Libyan PM drowned: Austrian police

wsjworld: China Eastern to Buy 20 Boeing Planes

PostWorldNews: Afghan children trigger bomb while playing outside; 2 dead

Reuters: Pirates Party's rapid rise upsets German landscape #worldnews

AP: BREAKING: Police say 35 dead, 75 feared missing as packed ferry capsizes in remote northeast India.

PostWorldNews: Romania's PM designate Victor Ponta to meet with IMF a day ahead of naming his Cabinet

AFP: China censors block web searches in blind activist case #worldnews

PressTV: #Canadian #university students #protest against #tuition hike in #Montreal downtown stre

PressTV: US-led soldier killed in#Afghanistan

AP: Report: Algerian forces kill 20 alleged militants apparently about to attack fuel tankers: - VW

AP: Update: 10 killed when suicide bomber on motorcycle drove into convoy carrying top police official in Nigeria

PressTV: Bombings kill 20, injure scores in Syria

PressTV: Railway track blown up in SW#Pakistan

AJEnglish: Video: South Sudan facing food crisis

PressTV: Spain hit with double-dip recession

AFP: UN Palestinian agency staff in Jordan strike over pay #worldnews

AP: Authorities say 5 killed as suicide bombers target police commissioner convoy in northeast Nigeria: - VW

MarketWatch: Barnes & Noble shares up more than 60% on news of Nook pact with Microsoft

Al Arabiya English: Two police shot dead in #Algeria’s Kabylie region: source

BBCWorld: Four men arrested in #Luton last week have been charged with #UK terrorism offences. More soon

cnnbrk: Relatives of man killed by CIA contractor in Pakistan found dead.

Wall Street Journal: 73% of Fortune 500 companies have at least one female executive officer

PressTV: Israel builds wall along#Lebanon border

BBCWorld: Who is Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese "Terminator"? Read our profile of a war-crimes suspect

WSJ World News: Suu Kyi to Take Oath of Office

AFP: A Bosnian Muslim former soldier becomes the first woman convicted of war crimes

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Third blast rocks Syrian city of Idlib, injuries reported: NGO

AJELive: Mistaking 1 Swiss & 3 Lebanese skiers for smugglers, Syrian soldiers fired at the group along the border.

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks move moderately lower after consumer-spending data

MarketWatch: Barnes & Noble rallies as Microsoft to invest $300 million in joint venture

AlArabiya_Eng: #Israel ready to swap 63 Egyptian prisoners for its convicted spy amid hunger strike confusion #Egypt

BBCWorld: Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda takes over two towns in eastern #DRCongo, after a day of fighting

AJEnglish: Bahrain court orders retrial for 21 activists

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: At least 20 people killed in an attack in Idlib north of Syria: activists

Breaking News: Standard & Poor's lowers credit rating on 16 Spanish banks - @cnbc

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

AFP: A foreign guesthouse has been targeted in a suicide car bomb attack in #Kabul just after #Obama visited.

BBCWorld: ANZ Bank's net profit rises 10%

BBC News (World): GPs 'making too many drug errors'

BBC News (World): VIDEO: May Day rallies around the world

guardiannews: Occupy May Day protests across US as activists & unions link up

PressTV: 10 killed in#Somalia bombing attacks

AJELive: At least 2 explosions were heard in the Afghan capital Kabul shortly after #Obama paid a surprise brief visit to the country - AFP

AJELive: Suicide car bomb explodes near US military base in Afghan capital #Kabul, city's police chief says. #Afghanistan.

AFP: Momentous day for Myanmar as Aung San Suu Kyi to make her long-awaited debut in parliament #AFP

Agence France-Presse: #Dutch laws to stub out #cannabis sales meet with feisty response #AFP video

Reuters: Mexico shaken by several quakes

Reuters Top News: China, Russia resist West's push to threaten Sudan, South Sudan

Al Arabiya English: Al-Qaeda targets #Yemeni women for not wearing face veils

Reuters Top News: Toyota posts April U.S. gains, GM lifts sales outlook

PressTV: Over 30 99-percenters arrested in#US

MarketWatch: Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks climb after manufacturing data; Hang Seng Index up 0.8%

New York Times World: Text: Obama’s Speech in Afghanistan

Reuters Top News: #RIM #BlackBerry 10 prototype fails to wow investors

MarketWatch: Japan stocks open higher as dollar rebounds against yen; Nikkei Average up 0.5%

BBC News (World): Suu Kyi is to be sworn in as MP

BBCWorld: In pictures: Asia's widening wealth gap

CNNLive: #Occupy May Day rally in #Oakland, California, watch live:

nytimesworld: Monti Selects Areas to Cut to Reduce Italy's Budget

AJELive: #Obama in #Afghanistan issues new call to #Taliban over reconciliation talks.

PressTV: IMF rejects call to cut ties with #Iran

AJELive: Obama in #Afghanistan says goal of defeating al-Qaeda is 'now within reach'.

PostWorldNews: Palestinian president cancels trip to Libya, citing security concerns

HuffPostWorld: Obama: 'Nearly1/2...Afghan people live in places where Afghan security forces are moving into the lead'

The Economist: The prices of soyabean, wheat, rice and other staples are rising. Analysts warn that higher prices could persist

Al Arabiya English: #Syrian forces shell refugees camp inside Turkey: Revolution Council

Reuters Top News: Magnitude 6.3 quake hits off southwest Mexico

Press TV: 10 protesters arrested in LA on May Day

BBCWorld: Cracks in China's Great Firewall

Breaking News: Facebook's IPO set for May 18; pitch to investors to start Monday - @wsj

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Tornado filmed in southern France

Al Jazeera English: Video: Drug abuse soars among pregnant US women

Reuters Top News: Mexico presidential front-runner with steady lead-poll

Breaking News: Seattle Mayor McGinn gives police authority to confiscate items that can be used as weapons - from broadcast

BBCWorld: Romania's new cabinet unveiled

MarketWatch: The politics of a campaigning president in Kabul, Afghanistan

Al Arabiya English: #Egypt foiled ‘Iranian’ plot to kill #Saudi ambassador in Cairo: embassy advisor

The Economist: The #Bersih 3.0 rally in Malaysia ended in tears and tear gas, but with less cost to the government

BreakingNews: President Obama thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Osama bin Laden got justice a year ago - AP

HuffPostWorld: Obama, Karzai sign strategic partnership agreement

Press TV: Israeli army kills another Palestinian

Wall Street Journal: To combat the 'brain drain', a bill looks to expand H-1B visas beyond the current 85,000-person cap.

The Associated Press: A look at the war in Afghanistan by the numbers. (For example: The number of U.S. dead? 1,828): -MS

PressTV: Six 99-percenters arrested in New York

MarketWatch: Dow closes at highest level since December 2007

BBCWorld: Yemen soldier dies in gun attack #worldnews

AJELive: AFP: Hundreds of demonstrators in Shia villages protested to demand their jobs back. #Bahrain

AP: AP Exclusive: Indian sailors recount life with Somali pirates, returning home after 4 months captivity: -BW

AJEnglish: African bloc slaps sanctions on Guinea-Bissau #worldnews

AP: AP PHOTOS: Obama steps off Air Force One and is greeted by U.S. officials at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan:

wsjworld: Bolivia to Take Over Spanish Energy Asset

MarketWatch: Obama to deliver TV address from Afghanistan #worldnews

PressTV: #Iran set to export oil to#Pakistan

PressTV: 'Sanctions fail to impede #Iran advances'

AP: Strong growth in US manufacturing sends stocks up; Dow on track for highest close in more than 4 years: -BW

NYT's @MarkLandler in Kabul: Obama to sign a pact "meant to mark the beginning of the end" of 10-year-old Afghan war.

cnni: France: Far-right's Le Pen 'not voting' #worldnews

PostWorldNews: Israel's Supreme Court to hear government appeal to postpone dismantling rogue outpost

BreakingNews: NYC man convicted in thwarted subway bomb plot - AP

BBCWorld: 'Farc rebels' make kidnap claim #worldnews

PressTV: Israel approves plans for new buildings #worldnews

Breaking News: US President Obama in Afghanistan on unannounced trip to sign agreement on US post-war role - @AP, @Reuters

AP: Hungry and homeless, Georgia man intentionally gets arrested, hoping for at least "a sandwich and a drink": -BW

HuffPostWorld: After 50 years of restrictions, Cubans hope for free travel

WSJ: Canadians are making a racket over a mysterious hum on the US/Canada border. American's can't hear it #worldnews

PostWorldNews: Bolivia's president announces nationalization of country's electrical grid

MarketWatch: Intel shares rise to roughly 8-year high

Reuters: More white powder incidents in New York; police see Occupy link

MarketWatch: GM joins Ford in reporting April sales decline

PressTV: Activists and sympathizers of several Hungarian trades unions march with their banner 'We are stronger gather'

AJEnglish: Troops battle for control of Mali's capital

PressTV: Majlis runoff polls gain momentum

BBCWorld: Border force staff 'cut by 10%' #worldnews

PressTV: 'S Sudan seizing disputed areas'

PostWorldNews: Fire on bus in western Indonesia kills 13 passengers, injures 12 others

AlArabiya_Eng: Libyans register to vote in landmark elections

Reuters Top News: Live coverage of May Day strikes and protests from around the world

Breaking News: US to seek death penalty for 3 Somalis charged with murdering 4 Americans in yacht hijacking - @AP

Reuters: US President Obama signs executive order giving treasury dept new authority to further tighten sanctions on Iran, Syria

BreakingNews: Earthquake felt in Mexico City was magnitude 5.5 in Michoacan; earthquake off Baja coast took place earlier in day - USGS

BBC News (World): #Macedonian police arrest 20 "Islamist" terror suspects in connection with the lakeside murder of five men last month

Post World News: China’s rush to erase blind activist from social media a case study in Internet censorship

BBC News (World): Six people in #Somalia, including two MPs, are killed in a suicide attack which al-Shabab says it carried out

wsjworld: South Sudan to Resume Talks With Sudan

WSJ World News: Japan Tries to Talk Down Yen

MarketWatch: Ford domestic sales suffer 5% April reversal $F

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: At least 31 people killed in Syria today: Revolution Council

Post World News: Wife of Bahrain activist says he will not end his hunger strike despite court review

MarketWatch: $RIMM shares off 2.5% after CEO pledges 'laser focus' on #BlackBerry10 OS

Wall Street Journal: A march of 1,000 guitarists led by Rage Against the Machine’s Morello to lead protesters in NYC #ows #MayDay

Wall Street Journal: Tennis giant Prince Sports has filed for bankruptcy, will be taken over by Authentic Brands Group

MarketWatch: S&P 500 reclaims 1,400 level

PressTV: Afghan drug trade hits $70 billion

AJEnglish: Video: Argentinian mothers mark struggle for justice

cnni: Dozens slaughtered in Syria: Opposition

guardiannews: Flood fears rise as rain drenches south of Britain

PressTV: Anti-US protest held in NW#Pakistan

WSJ: Facebook IPO docs could get approval this week, setting stage for mid May IPO via allthingsd

MarketWatch: U.S. construction spending rebounds slightly in March

Reuters: Gunfire, blasts as Nigerian forces raid Islamist base

PressTV: UN monitors continue Syria mission #worldnews

AlArabiya_Eng: AFP: 12 #Syrian soldiers killed in heavy fighting with army defectors in Deir al-Zor, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say

AJELive: 9 members of a single family among 10 dead in Idlib, Syria were shelled by government forces, say activists

AP: Wave of bombs target businesses selling and serving alcohol in southern Lebanon: - VW

AFP: #BanKi-moon hails #AungSanSuuKyi as a "real leader". #Myanmar.

PressTV: US-led forces kill 7 Afghan civilians #worldnews

BBCBreaking: Seven arrested in #UK on suspicion of terrorist fundraising. Details soon

cnni: Colombia Air Force copter crash kills 13 #worldnews

BBCWorld: Bomb attack kills at least two people and wounds several others in #Pakistan's SW province of Balochistan

nytimesworld: Attacks in Syria Continue in Idlib #worldnews

PressTV: Unemployed Tunisians #protest against #unemployment and precariousness in #Tunis on April 30, 2012.

PressTV: 'Iran-Iraq trade to reach up to $15bn': Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the volum...

Reuters: India's exports fall for the first time since 2009

AP: Confidant says Israel's ousted opposition leader Livni to quit parliament, will stay in politics: - VW

Reuters: Gunfire erupts in Mali's Bamako, junta claims control

PressTV: US-led forces kill 4 Afghan children

Reuters: South Sudan says its oil region under attack again

Fox News: Report: 5 people, described as anarchists, arrested yesterday in Cleveland-area park for trying to blow up bridge, source says

CNNMoney: Occupy May Day is underway with strikes in America, Turkey, Greece and Britain. #Occupy #OWS

HuffPostWorld: Joint raid kills Taliban leader, 1 other #AFG

Reuters: BP profit falls as Gulf spill costs still weigh

guardiannews: China to build $1.27bn Hollywood co-production film studio

cnni: Afghan children die in insurgent attack

Reuters: Europeans protest austerity at May Day rallies

MarketWatch: Chrysler enjoys best April in five years; brand's sales leap 56%

The Economist: Malaysia's prime minister looks strong, but the opposition remains confident

MarketWatch: Japan's Nikkei Average ends with 1.8% loss as stronger yen drags on stocks

Press TV: Chavez orders withdrawal from IACHR


Press TV: Sudan says it wants peace with South

Breaking News: Amid dispute over blind activist, US Sec of State Clinton, in Beijing, urges China to protect human rights - @ap

nytimesworld: Israel Military Clears Soldiers in Deaths of Gaza Civilians

New York Times World: BSkyB Distances Itself From Murdoch and News Corporation

CBS News: U.S.-China deal sours now that activist Chen Guangcheng wants out, saying: "Help my family and me leave safely" -

AP: Parents of Texas sextuplets: five babies doing well, one is sick but a 'fighter': -CC

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks open lower as mainland Chinese banks weigh; Hang Seng Index down 0.5%

Reuters: BP's $7.8 billion Gulf spill pact wins initial court OK

Post World News: Tunisian court case exposes rift over free speech in new democracy

Post World News: Jamaica court rejects case challenging powers of commission probing abuses by security forces

Post World News: UN imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean state-owned companies following rocket launch

CNN Breaking News: Former presidential candidate Michele #Bachmann will endorse Mitt #Romney on Thursday, Romney campaign says.

Post World News: Appeals for freedom for French journalist missing in Colombia

Agence France-Presse: #Colombia's military halts operations in part of country where French journalist was taken hostage #FARC #AFP

Al Arabiya English: Deadliest day for Syrian troops since ceasefire; Rebel ambush in #Aleppo #Syria #AlArabiya

Agence France-Presse: Dissident Chen #Guangcheng appeals to US President Barack Obama to help get him and his family out of #China #AFP

BreakingNews: Gunman reportedly wearing body armor kills at least 4 in Arizona, police say - azcentral

AJELive: Petrol prices ignite anger in #SouthAfrica | Cost of #fuel has gone up 25 per cent over the past year| Video

PostWorldNews: Fire hits ski-jump that looms over central Moscow

The Associated Press: San Francisco transit worker fired for giving needy teen free train tickets to get to school: -CC

Al Jazeera English: Rallies in Pakistan pay tribute to bin Laden

Guardian news: ESA approves Jupiter's moons mission

BBC News (World): Mexico shootout leaves 12 dead

Post World News: Macedonian police file terrorism charges against 5 suspects in fishermen deaths

Reuters Top News: Florida governor rejects gun ban for Republican convention

PostWorldNews: 5 Russian soldiers die, 3 wounded in munitions explosion

MarketWatch: Dow industrials, S&P finish in the red; Nasdaq edges higher

MarketWatch: Macau gambling revenue up 22% in April

New York Times World: The Lede Blog: A Chinese Dissident's Smuggled Video Messages

Reuters Top News: San Francisco police seize building from protesters, 26 arrested

Agence France-Presse: UN observers meet with rebels, regime forces in #Homs #Syria #AFP

PressTV: US drone strikes in#Pakistan to continue

Reuters Top News: Georgia bans most late-term abortions, assisted suicide

WSJ: U.S. private-sector jobs increased 119,000 last month, far fewer than expectations for 175,000

AP: Mo. GOP lawmaker announces he's gay, condemns bill banning discussion of sexual orientation in schools: -ldh

guardiannews: Yulia Tymoshenko badly beaten in prison, daughter claims

MarketWatch: Eleven of 27 E.U. countries in recession, but growth is back in Belgium: The Tell

PressTV: Israeli forces attack Palestinian rally

nytimesworld: Israel Army Closes Probe Into Deaths of 21 Gazans

AP: 1st commercial cargo flight to International Space Station delayed after additional software testing ordered

PressTV: #Iran embassy employee shot in Brazil

Press TV: UK immigration staff to stage strike

AP: Heavily-armed troops in #Damascus #Syria

MarketWatch: Gold ends 0.5% lower at $1,654 an ounce

AJELive: Human Rights Watch: #Syria guilty of "war crimes" - #HRW observations support what #AJE reporters saw on the ground

BBCWorld: Newt #Gingrich is expected to endorse Mitt Romney as he formally ends his US presidential campaign

CNN Breaking News: #Wildfires threatening 150 West Texas homes, officials say.

AJELive: #Egypt Live Blog - Thousands of Egyptian #protesters have marched to #Abbasiya Square in #Cairo |

Reuters Top News: Japan, South Korea urge no more North Korea "provocations"

Reuters Top News: RIM close to hiring marketing chief, stock slumps

MarketWatch: Fed's Jeffrey Lacker: "The moderate pace of the economic recovery is understandable given the financial crisis"

Press TV: Spain's share prices fall 2.55%,

Agence France-Presse: Al-Qaeda splinter group wants total of 45 million euros in ransom for aid workers, diplomats #Mali #AQIM #AFP

WSJ: Gingrich to officially exit 2012 race. He will mention Romney during a speech but won't endorse him

Al Jazeera English: Freed Chinese activist fears for his safety

PostWorldNews: Kosovo court clears senior politician Fatmir Limaj of war crime charges

Breaking News: US State Dept says US officials at no time spoke to Chen Guangcheng about physical, legal threats to his wife and children - @Reuters

AJELive: Witnesses: Gunfire erupts in #Mali on 3rd day of clashes btw military junta, soldiers loyal to ousted president |Story:

PressTV: Russia ammunition depot blast kills five

Reuters Top News: Wall Street drops on weak jobs data

Reuters Top News: Kuwait says stateless protesters carried out criminal acts

SmartMoney: Stocks are growing faster than the economy. That happened during the 2000 dotcom & the 2006 housing bubble

Wall Street Journal: Breaking: Four Saints players suspended by NFL for bounties; linebacker Jonathan Vilma for 2012 season

BBC News (World): Death toll rises to at least 20 after violence at #Cairo protest #Egypt

Reuters Top News: Private-sector hiring slows in April

Agence France-Presse: UN Security Council gives #Sudan, S. Sudan 48 hours to halt hostilities or face potential sanctions. #AFP

Steve Goldstein: U.S. factory orders decline 1.5% in March

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: #Libya drops controversial ban on religion-based parties

Al Jazeera English: CENTCOM says 125,000 #US troops are deployed at military sites and on aircraft carriers in ring around #Iran

Breaking News: UN approves resolution threatening sanctions if Sudan and South Sudan don't halt violence - @AP

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Blind legal activist says he now wants to leave China, fears for family's safety.

BBC News (World): #Burundi's government bars campaign group from releasing report about political violence

MarketWatch: Chesapeake shares down further 12% after report of CEO-run hedge fund

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Jordanian king swears in new government led by conservative establishment figure Fayez al-Tarawneh. #Jordan

TheEconomist: English is a useful business language, but it should be encouraged rather than made mandatory

AJEnglish: Why a journalist writes the day's news stories on a blackboard beside a major road in #Liberia's capital |

Reuters: UBS profit halves after losses on its own debt

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks retreat Wednesday as Wall Street expresses ADP disappointment

PressTV: Hundreds of protesters have nearly brought the Los Angeles International Airport to a shutdown as part of a...

SkyNewsBreak: AP: China demands apology from Washington over activist Chen Guangcheng's stay at U.S. Embassy in Beijing

guardiannews: Eritrea tops list of world's worst press censors

AlArabiya_Eng: Palestinian armed groups, al-Qaeda launched 50 attacks on Sinai police since Mubarak's ouster

wsjworld: Seoul Clears Plan to Curb Emissions

PressTV: Bank of America plans to cut 2,000 jobs

HuffPostWorld: New candidate, old party, big lead in Mexico

MarketWatch: U.S. factory orders decline in March

PressTV: NATO soldier dies in#Afghanistan

PressTV: Fifteen Syrian soldiers killed in Aleppo

PressTV: Italy unemployment rises to 9.8

MarketWatch: Euro-zone unemployment hits euro-era high 10.9% in March

Al Jazeera English: Video: US trains Ugandan soldiers for AU mission

guardianworld: "Foreigners go home" Greek neo-nazis set to win seats in parliamentary elections

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: More killings reported as Syrian forces fire at demos in Damascus neighborhood

BBCWorld: Chinese dissident #ChenGuangcheng's lawyer tells BBC that Chen is very happy and now "has his true freedom"

guardianworld: "I refuse to be cut" Webby-winning video on the Kenyan girls fighting back against genitial mutilation

PressTV: 'High turnout shows #Iranian insight'

PressTV: London police nab 5 Occupy protesters

TelegraphWorld: Greenpeace activist paraglides into French nuclear plant to highlight lack of security

PostWorldNews: UN: Nearly 5,000 people displaced after clashes in Congo's North Kivu province

AP: Death of British codebreaker found in locked sports bag likely a crime, definitely a mystery, coroner says: -ldh

AP: Blind Chinese dissident was pressured into staying after his wife was threatened with beating, friend says: -ldh

Reuters: Nepal's "magic" surgeon brings light back to poor

TheEconomist: The possibility of a euro-zone breakup is not high, but still influences businesses & banks on the ground

ADAMPLOW: You think Indian cities are crowded now? UN sees urban popln up 60 percent by 2030. People should listen to Charles Correa more

BBCWorld: #NorthKorea disrupting electronic flight navigation systems, officials in #SouthKorea say

AP: Roadside bomb in central Syria kills member of security forces, wound 3 others: - VW

BBCWorld: Cardinal #Brady to "not resign" as Ireland's Catholic Church head despite claims he failed to act over abuse

BBCWorld: Islamist group #BokoHaram claims responsibility for bombings of newspaper's office in #Nigeria

Reuters: Time Warner's revenue up, though "Luck" wasn't

AlArabiya_Eng: Update: Egyptian military troops deployed as renewed Cairo clashes leave 20 dead

PostWorldNews: Hungarian lawmakers elect Janos Adler as president in boost for ruling party

AJEnglish: Syrian soldiers 'killed in Aleppo ambush'

PostWorldNews: Taliban warn of start of annual 'spring offensive' in Afghanistan

BreakingNews: Update: 11 people killed, more than 160 wounded near Egypt's Defense Ministry, security and medical sources say - Reuters

PostWorldNews: Hours after Obama visit, Taliban attack on compound for foreigners in Afghan capital kills 7

PressTV: Thousands of Turkish protesters gather at Taksim square during a #MayDay rally in central #Istanbul, on May 1

PressTV: Thousands of union members and #Occupy Wall Street protesters march together down Broadway towards the financi

PressTV: Afghan men look at the wreckage of a vehicle used by an attacker in front of a guesthouse in #Kabul on May 2

PressTV: #Occupy #Oakland protesters try to pull a protester as he is getting detained by Oakland police officers durin

AlArabiya_Eng: 11 people killed in clashes in Cairo: medical sources #AlArabiya #Egypt

AlArabiya_Eng: 2 Egypt presidential candidates suspend campaigns over killings #AlArabiya #Egypt

AJELive: Death toll from #Cairo clashes reaches nine; army deploys troops to quell violence | #Egypt #MOD

cnnbrk: Blind Chinese activist who fled house arrest wants to stay in in China, U.S. says.

BBCBreaking: #Greece's credit rating upgraded from "default" category to "CCC" by agency Standard and Poor's.

Reuters Top News: China factories bottoming out, HSBC PMI signals

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Inuits protest against seal ban

AlArabiya_Eng: Fighting over at foreign guesthouse complex in Kabul, attackers killed: ISAF #AlArabiya

Al Arabiya English: Turkish beauty magazine ties Muslim veil to glamor #AlArabiya

Al Arabiya English: Cairo clashes renewed as military rulers call for meeting with parties, MPs: reports

CNN International: ENDING CHILD LABOR: 14-year-old Dante works in the Philippines’ sugar fields for just $3.50 a day. #cnneyeonPH

Al Arabiya English: Two more explosions heard from inside foreign guest complex in Kabul: AFP

CNN International: U.S. secret agents 'refused polygraph'

The Associated Press: French President Nicolas Sarkozy fights for his political future, an underdog going into Sunday's election: -BW

HuffPostWorld: Al Qaeda attack plot embedded in porn video

The Associated Press: Myanmar begins new era as Suu Kyi is sworn in to parliament, takes office for first time. -MM

The Associated Press: Afghan government says six people killed in blasts in capital. -MM


BBCWorld: France vote rivals in final rally

Al Jazeera English: Mali army commanders say Bamako under control

SkyNewsBreak: 15 people have died and 45 others injured in bomb blast in market in Pakistan

AFP: Myanmar says #Kachin rebels suffer heavy losses in clashes with army #KIA

PostWorldNews: Nepal PM to resign by end of May; new government to hold election within one year

Reuters: Suicide bomber kills at least 11 people near a crowded street market in NW Pakistan, officials say

Al Arabiya English: Four police among seven killed in #Pakistan bomb attack: officials

BreakingNews: Colorado civil union bill advanced by Republican-led House Judiciary Committee - AP

nytimesworld: Mexico Photographers Found Dead in Veracruz State

PressTV: Leader votes in Majlis runoff elections

wsjworld: More Journalists Killed in Mexico

wsjworld: Japan's Last Nuclear Reactor to Close

PostWorldNews: Israel gets its fourth submarine from Germany capable of launching nuclear warheads

BBCBreaking: Labour's Joe Anderson is elected #Liverpool's first mayor with 57.7% of vote via ArifBBC #bbcvote2012

BBC News (World): Argentina approves oil takeover

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks fall, with resource shares mostly weaker; Hang Seng Index down 0.5%

BBC Breaking News: Nottingham votes no in mayoral referendum, reports BBC's @rosschawkins UK elections live: #bbcvote2012

The Associated Press: U.S. Justice Department sought more than 1,700 secret warrants last year: -CC

TheEconomist: Europe is abuzz with talk of a growth compact, but nobody agrees what it means

Reuters: ECOWAS warn Mali, Bissau juntas, prepares troops

BBCBreaking: First result declared in UK #localelections: Labour hold #Sunderland Council, gaining 8 seats #BBCvote2012

BBCWorld: Sudan pledges to cease fighting

New York Times World: Chen Guangcheng Case Much Discussed in China, but Cautiously

PostWorldNews: Documents: Osama bin Laden didn't want Somali group al-Shabab to publicly announce merger

WSJ World News: China Shows Openness in U.S. Talks

MarketWatch: Yahoo CEO lied about a degree? Big deal, says @JonMediaWeb $YHOO

BBCBreaking: Polls close in #localelections in England, Wales and Scotland. Follow results live:

Al Arabiya English: UK condemns protestor killings, detainee torture in #Iran during 2011

Wall Street Journal: Rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit record low of 3.84%, down from 3.88% last week and 4.71% a year ago.

Breaking News: Washington police issue Amber Alert for 3 and 7-year-old girls believed to be taken by woman - @KIRO7Seattle

The Associated Press: The La Nina weather phenomenon is over. Will drought, hurricanes also go? -CC

TIMEWorld: Meet the activists and supporters of Chen Guangcheng who now may face the wrath of Beijing authorities |

MarketWatch: LinkedIn shares climb nearly 8% in late trading after profit more than doubles

Breaking News: LinkedIn acquires professional content sharing platform SlideShare for $119M - @TechCrunch

BBCWorld: Journalist pair killed in Mexico

BBC News (World): Facebook reveals IPO share price

Post World News: Chen says China not honoring agreement, wants to meet U.S. diplomats.

Reuters Top News: Gunman at Italian tax office surrenders to police

MarketWatch: Dow industrials end down 62 points ahead of Friday payrolls report

Breaking News: 2 powerful blasts in Russia's Dagestan region kill at least 4, wound 3 - state-run RIA news agency via @Reuters

Keith Richburg: Wash Post finally able to speak (again) with Chen Guangcheng. He says he left embassy voluntarily, but China not living up to the agreement.

BBC News (World): Zimbabwean prosecutors drop charges against three women accused of raping men, because of a lack of evidence

MarketWatch: Facebook narrows IPO price range, seeks valuation of $85 bln to $95 bln: WSJ

PressTV: Chen seeks exile, strains#US-China ties

Reuters Top News: Army says clashes won't delay Egypt's historic vote

BreakingNews: More: Chen blames a 'misunderstanding' for the impression that the US government abandoned him in the hospital - RamCNN

RamCNN: Chen Guangcheng speaks to CNN, says he believes US will help him, expresses 'deep gratitude' to American officials in Beijing

Reuters Top News: Zimbabwe minister threatens media crackdown

Post World News: Bahrain’s king approves amendments that boost parliament powers in bid to ease crisis

Wall Street Journal: The Northern Mariana Islands' retirement system was the first U.S. public pension fund to file for bankruptcy.

MarketWatch: Gold ends 1.2% lower at $1,634.80 an ounce

CNN Breaking News: Small explosion reported at Tennessee high school, 1 person injured.

PressTV: #Palestinians clash with #Israeli forces outside #Ofer military prison near the West Ba

New York Times World: Pressure in Ireland Grows on Catholic Leader to Resign

HuffPostWorld: Guatemala declares state of siege

Reuters US News: U.S. fighter jet crashes in United Arab Emirates

PressTV: Quake jolts southwest #Iran, injures 8

Post World News: Rio de Janeiro stripping ‘visual pollution,’ targets massive billboards, other ads along beach

Reuters: 9/11 plot suspects head back to court at Guantanamo

Reuters: Congolese flee army's hunt for dissident general

Reuters: U.S. triples military aid to Philippines in 2012

PressTV: Turkish forces kill three PKK members

PostWorldNews: Researchers say Puerto Rico spends nearly $40 million each year to fight mosquito-borne dengue

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: The Bahraini king says the country will seek to strengthen supervision over of the government #Bahrain

AlArabiya_Eng: Body piercing trend rises among Saudi women #AlArabiya #Saudi

PostWorldNews: Bombs targeting anti-Taliban elders, security forces kill 5 in northwest Pakistan

AFP: #AungSanSuuKyi, long known for her steely resolve, now embraces the art of political compromise #AFP Analysis

CBS News: WATCH: U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke discusses possibility of asylum for Chen Guangcheng

PressTV: Bahrainis call for downfall of regime

Reuters: Pro-Assad gun, knife attack kills 4 -protesters

guardianworld: Blind activist Chen Guangcheng wants to leave China on Hillary Clinton's plane

BBCWorld: No retirement in sight: meet the UK farmers in their 80s who work 12-hour days

PressTV: Gunmen kill reporter in central#Somalia

PressTV: #Iran to hold parliamentary runoff vote

AJEnglish: Security tight as ECB meets in Barcelona

Reuters: ECB to hold fire on growth steps in crisis-hit Spain

AlArabiya: Russia says its dispute w/US over missile defense is near dead end & warns it may deploy rockets to take out elements of shield

AJEnglish: Opinion: The ideas and vision behind Occupy activism

TheEconomist: America has now raised the possibility2 sell Taiwan F-16 C/D fighter jets. The move would infuriate China

PressTV: US students protest tuition fee hikes

PressTV: Egyptians continue anti-junta protests

BreakingNews: State Department spokeswoman confirms that blind activist Chen Guangcheng wants to leave China with his family - AP

AlArabiya: Jordan Islamists slam new government as 'setback' for reform plans

BBC: TV station owner fined for showing "blasphemous" film; seen as free-speech test for post-revolutionary Tunisia

nytimesworld: India Ink: Koovagam's Non-Stop Party Comes With Chaos

PostWorldNews: Sudan agrees to African Union roadmap for peace with South Sudan; 2 sides must meet soon

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks turn lower after ISM services-sector report

Breaking News: Police believe man who led immigration patrols killed 4, himself in Wednesday Arizona shootings - @AP

MarketWatch: ISM gauge of U.S. services sector hits six-month low

AJEnglish: Is #Mali's political crisis really over? What's next for the #African country?

BBCWorld: Peruvian man finds body of police-officer son after nine-hour search in jungle

BBCWorld: The "mental wounds" which still pain UK servicemen who fought in the Falklands War 30 years ago

MarketWatch: U.S. benchmark 30-year mortgage rate hits record-low 3.84%

guardiannews: Chen Guangcheng was ready 'to spend many years' in US embassy

PostWorldNews: Police arrest former officer in phone hacking scandal amid allegations of bribery

MarketWatch: General Motors posts lower profit, higher revenue for quarter; automotive cash flow rises

TelegraphWorld: Save the Children Pakistan chief hostage to Pakistan CIA row

MarketWatch: Dollar remains higher and Treasurys slip after jobless data

BBCBreaking: Documents found in Osama #BinLaden's Pakistan compound released in US. Details soon #OBL

AlArabiya: Kuwaiti endorses a law that imposes the death sentence on any person insulting Almighty God, Prophet Mohammed or any of his wives

PressTV: German Lufthansa to cut 3,500 jobs

PressTV: Iraq oil exports hit 2-decade record

Injuries reported in San Francisco Bay Area raid by Homeland Security Department

AP: Sudden death in NYC leads to bags of cash, inquiry of Boston men with 'colorful' criminal past: - VW

PressTV: Health workers and medicine students burn effigies of Bolivian President Evo #Morales as they stage a #protest

Wall Street Journal: Blind Chinese activist Chen now wants to leave China, further complicating U.S.-China talks

PressTV: A Palestinian protester throws stones towards Israeli troops during a #demonstration against the expropriat...

PressTV: Pakistani school children carry placards as they shout slogans during a #protest against US #drone attacks

Reuters: Battles loom as Putin returns as Russian president

BBCWorld: The refugees fleeing #Sudan's Nuba mountains to escape conflict - #Africa correspondent Andrew Harding

MarketWatch: U.S. stock indexes mixed early Thursday as Europe fears counter upbeat U.S. jobs data

AJELive: Egypt military gives press conference following Wednesday's attacks that left 11 people dead. Watch live now

PressTV: 12 killed in#Mexico drug violence

BreakingNews: More: US Army CTC report, 'Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Laden Sidelined?' can be downloaded here - CTCWP

PressTV: NYPD agents arrest May Day activists

BreakingNews: More: Nigerian hospital has received 56 bodies from attack on market in northeast, nurse says - Reuters

cnnbrk: Four minors accused in South Africa gang rape freed on bail, lawyer says.

PressTV: UK govt. cuts increase child poverty

PressTV: UK protesters condemn Shia genocide

BBCWorld: At least 4 students reported killed and 200 arrested during #Syria raid on anti-government protest in Aleppo

AJEnglish: Video: Sudan grapples with rebellion in Nuba

davidmwessel: Sign of the times: Homebuilder Beazer says more than 1 in 5 deals to buy new house falls through.

AlArabiya_Eng: Egypt's military council: there is no crisis between the parliament and the cabinet.

WSJ: Breaking: European Central Bank leaves its key interest rates unchanged.

WSJ: Breaking: First-time jobless claims dropped by 27,000 to 365,000 in the latest week.

PostWorldNews: Britons head to the polls for local votes

cnni: Coalition calls for Egypt demonstrations

AP: Trial for Iraq's fugitive Sunni VP on terrorism charges postponed in Baghdad: - VW

AJEnglish: Dozens killed by attackers in Nigeria

AlArabiya_Eng: Egypt's ruling military council says it is committed to hand on power before June 30

BBCBreaking: The website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency is taken offline due to a cyber attack

HuffPostWorld: Activists say Aleppo University raided, 4 killed in #Syria

The Associated Press: US official says seeking to find out what Chinese activist wants, if his demands have changed: - VW

Al Jazeera English: Chinese dissident Chen seeks US exile deal

nytimesworld: World Briefing | The Americas: Honduras: Neglect Cited in Prison Fire

Post World News: 10 gunmen, 2 soldiers die during gunbattle in western Mexico state plagued by drug violence

Al Arabiya English: Violence continues in Syrian cities as top U.S. senator visits refugees in Lebanon

The Associated Press: US ambassador denies blind Chinese activist's claim he was pressured to leave US Embassy: - VW

WSJ World News: Euro-Zone Economic Woes Deepen

Post World News: Nepal PM to form new government to include opposition members, avert crisis

Dan Whitcomb: L.A. prosecutors seek to resume California executions after 6-year ban via @reuters #LosAngeles

PostWorldNews: Poverty out of sight: Philippines erects wall to hide slums from anti-poverty conference

nytimesworld: Baghdad Journal: Iraqi TV Show Dares to Talk About Sex

The Associated Press: California college student files $20 million claim against agency that left him in cell for 4 days: - VW

Post World News: Greece arrests 17 HIV-positive women in brothel crackdown

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

PressTV: Mortar kills two Algerian army officers

New York Times World: For China, Chen Guangcheng’s Exile Is One Less Headache

Press TV: 7 people killed in Nigeria attacks

BBC News (World): 'Mass poverty' warning for Greeks

Breaking News: 6 suspected militants killed in US drone attack in northwest Pakistan - NBC News

Breaking News: San Francisco police robot inspects suspicious package near Balboa BART Station; area streets closed - @KTVU

Wall Street Journal: Massachusetts will soon introduce some of the strictest health-care cost-containment legislation in the U.S. VIDEO

The Economist: When will China produce a car brand people want to drive?

Reuters Top News: Berkshire profits double as insurance losses fall $BRK.A

Breaking News: No one injured in collapse of 5-story building 'pancaked' in Harlem - @NBCNewYork

MarketWatch: Security Bank of North Lauderdale, Florida, became the 23rd U.S. bank failure of the year

Reuters Top News: Five Philadelphia priests sanctioned in sex abuse probe

Press TV: 2 British troops killed in#Afghanistan

Al Arabiya English: 43 people killed in Syria as U.N. envoy says peace plan ‘on track’ #AlArabiya #Syria #Assad

Telegraph World News: 140 people injured when balloons explode at Armenian concert

Al Jazeera English: Sixteen months after #Afghan forces were to take over armed security, private security forces remain in #Afghanistan |

Agence France-Presse: 23 dead in day of horror for #Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo. #AFP

Post World News: 1,500 protest in Macedonia after murder suspects held on terror charges

Guardian news: Top story: Boris Johnson 'wins London mayoral election': Politics live blog

MarketWatch: Apple suffers worst week since October with 6.3% loss

Wall Street Journal: Dog food linked to salmonella infections in 14 people in the U.S.

Agence France-Presse: DR Congo army closes in on wanted general Jean Bosco Ntaganda. #AFP

TelegraphWorld: Nine bodies found hanging over Mexico bridge

Lisa Fleisher: NYU offers position to Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng via @wsj

MarketWatch: Dow closes down 169 points Friday; S&P, Nasdaq suffer worst week of the year

Breaking News: Federal appeals judge stops Texas from banning Planned Parenthood from state health program - @AP

BBCWorld: #Tanzania's president sacks six ministers amid allegations of government corruption #Africa

Reuters US News: Honor student pleads guilty in Jihad Jane plot

PressTV: Two soldiers killed in South#Afghanistan

Reuters Top News: Oil dives three percent, set for biggest 3-day rout since December

Al Arabiya English: Egypt health ministry says soldier killed in Cairo clashes #AlArabiya #Egypt

Al Arabiya English: Egypt army arrests 170 people in Cairo clashes: military prosecution: AFP

Reddy: 32 parties on the ballot in Greece's election.10 may make it into Parliament;  7of the 10 oppose the IMF bailout deal.

PressTV: Egypt gears up for presidential race

AP: Challenger to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar hopes decades of ground-level work in GOP brings primary victory: -BW

MarketWatch: Gold ends 0.6% higher at $1,645.20 an ounce

SkyNewsBreak: Voters in Leeds reject proposal for city to be run by an elected mayor.

Reuters: Blast at Armenia campaign rally injures 106 people - Interfax citing emergency officials

PostWorldNews: Serbia police arrest ethnic Albanians over alleged war crimes

Reuters: U.S. hiring slows, raising worries on recovery

Reuters: Kenyan forces abuse civilians to avenge attacks: rights group

WSJ: China's state media called blind activist Chen a pawn and an unwitting tool of the U.S.

HuffPostWorld: Feminists enraged after France drops sexual harassment law

cnni: Euro 2012 fans to face 'criminal' police

SkyNewsBreak: Labour Party makes net gain of more than 800 seats in council elections in Britain

Reuters: Fitch revises Chesapeake's outlook to negative, affirms ratings

AJEnglish: Sarkozy and Hollande in final election push

Reuters: U.S. sets new rules for fracking on federal lands

Post World News: Gunmen believed to be from radical Islamist sect kill 2 guards in Nigeria prison break

BBCBreaking: #Labour wins overall majority on #Glasgow City Council

BBCWorld: Police in #China threaten to revoke visas of foreign reporters covering dissident #ChenGuangcheng's story

MarketWatch: Financial stocks slumped today, pressured by lackluster jobs data and steep declines for $BAC and $AIG

PressTV: Malaysia wage hike raises concern

AJEng: With only $4 per person spent on public #healthcare each year, falling sick in #India can be a death sentence |

BBCWorld: Fresh clashes erupt outside #Egypt's defence ministry, two days after some 20 people died there

AP: Army officer in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife; Pentagon says death is under investigation: -ldh

AlArabiya_Eng: 59 people have been injured in clashes between protesters and military troops in Abbassiya: Health Ministry

Reuters: Four wounded in clashes near Egypt Defense Ministry, Health Ministry says.

SkyNewsBreak: Conservative Party suffers net loss of more than 400 seats in council elections in Britain

MarketWatch: Ron Paul bill to abolish Fed to be taken up by House banking panel

SkyNewsBreak: Labour Party makes more than 750 net gains in council elections across Britain

 nytimesworld: In-Laws Sentenced in Afghan Girl's Torture Case

MarketWatch: Coming up: April U.S. jobs report

nytimesworld: Double Bombings in Russia's North Caucasus Region

guardianworld: Four Mexican journalists murdered in Veracruz state in the last week

BBCWorld: Two men charged in #Texas w/ conspiring to harbour illegal immigrants after 115 people found locked in houses

BBCWorld: Two men charged in #Texas with conspiring to harbour illegal immigrants after 115 people found locked in houses ...

BreakingNews: 2 International Security Assistance Force service members die following insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan - NBCNews

BreakingNews: Update: 20 dead in suicide bombing at a marketplace in Pakistan, Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility - NBCNews, AP

PressTV: 2#US-led troops killed in#Afghanistan #worldnews

MarketWatch: Small-business staffing rises in April: CBIZ

WSJ: Blind Chinese activist Chen addressed members of U.S. Congress by cell from a Beijing hospital. See clip

Reuters: Besieged Afghan media appeals to Karzai for protection

PostWorldNews: Russian gay activist convicted of spreading "homosexual propaganda" in St. Petersburg

ReutersSEAsia: Drought threatens Thai Map Ta Phut industrial estate

PostWorldNews: Human Rights Watch: Kenyan forces abused ethnic Somalis in response to militant attacks

cnni: Protesters gather for big Cairo rallies #worldnews

guardianworld: Syrian forces executing and burning residents of Idlib, Amnesty says

AlArabiya_Eng: Four wounded and no deaths reported in clashes bear Egypt's Defense Ministry: Health Ministry

BreakingNews: TransCanada asks US for approval to build $7.6 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline - Reuters

PressTV: California students go on hunger strike #worldnews

MarketWatch: Nasdaq suffers steepest decline, falling below 3,000 mark, as Street reacts to jobs data

PressTV: 'MI6 spy was unlawfully killed'

PostWorldNews: China: Chen Guangcheng must apply to study abroad, 'like any other Chinese citizen'

guardianworld: Burmese state media reports 31 dead in clashes between government troops and Kachin rebels

cnnbrk: Hillary Clinton: Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng confirmed to U.S. officials he &his family want to go to U.S.

HuffPostWorld: 9/11 mastermind returns to Guantanamo tribunal

CNNMoney: U.S. stocks open lower after a disappointing jobs report. Dow falls 55 points.

HuffPostWorld: Tens of thousands protest in Syria's largest city

AlArabiya_Eng: #Egyptian security troops use water cannons to prevent protesters from storming the barriers surrounding the Defense Ministry

BBCBreaking: #Doncaster votes 'yes' to having an elected mayor

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Saudi Arabia's ambassador will return to Cairo on Sunday

HuffPostWorld: China's cyber intrusions of 'growing concern'

SkyNewsBreak: Labour Party makes more than 600 net gains in council elections across Britain

AP: Europe's far-right in steady crawl toward power. France, Greece, Hungary, others see rise of nationalists: -ldh

BBCBreaking: Chinese dissident #Chen Guangcheng offered fellowship by US university and US state department to issue visa

AlArabiya_Eng: Clashes erupt between the Egyptian military troops and protesters who attempted to cross the barriers in Abbasiya

AlArabiya_Eng: 33 people have been killed by the Syrian forces across the country: Local Coordination Committees

AlArabiya_Eng: South Sudan has not stopped hostilities: Sudan army

PressTV: #Iran to build gas pipeline to#Iraq

CBSNews: U.S. State Dept.: Chen Guangcheng offered fellowship at U.S. university; China expected to approve travel

BBCBreaking: #France sentences nuclear physicist Adlene Hicheur to 5yrs for plotting terrorist attacks with al-Qaeda.

PressTV: Saudis hold anti-government rally

PressTV: PKK kills three Turkish soldiers

AP: U.S. hiring slows sharply, with just 115,000 jobs added. Unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent: -ldh

AJEnglish: Video: Binge drinking hits Australians hard

cnnbrk: Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng offered fellowship from U.S. university, State Department says.

Reddy: Jobless rate for people 25+ with bachelor's degree drops to 4% in April (from 4.2%). High school grads: 7.9%. No high school diploma: 12.5%

BreakingNews: Oil falls below $100 per barrel on increasing concerns about the world economy - AP

AJEnglish: Egypt braces for anti-military mass protests

nytimesworld: European Central Bank Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

cnni: TALK ASIA: Philippine President Aquino discusses the economy, corruption & 2010 Manila bus hostage crisis. Airs 1730HKT today.

NBCNews: Pakistan rejects preconditions to attend upcoming Chicago conference on Afghanistan; refused to reopen NATO supply lines

PressTV: Bahraini police clash with protesters #worldnews

PressTV: Bolivia riot police clash with doctors

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Africa: Tunisia: Nabil Karoui Fined Over Controversial Film

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Germany: 4 Charged in Terrorist Plot

AJEnglish: Video: India's education facilities under strain

AlArabiya_Eng: #Egypt braces for mass protests against military rulers after deadly violence

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