Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chapter 16: Covering the 5th - 9th of May 2012


DailyStarLeb: 5 killed in Syria's increasingly restive Aleppo

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Greeks go to the polls

Breaking News: Traffic stop shootout: Suspect killed, deputy in surgery after being wounded near Houston -

WantChinaTimes: Forged loan threatens Wenzhou's private lending reforms

The Associated Press: Secretary of State Clinton to seek further cuts in Indian imports of oil from Iran, U.S. official says: -JM

Post World News: Grenade blast outside crowded bar kills 2, wounds 30 in southern Philippines, officials say

Post World News: More than half of inmates moved out of trouble-ridden prison in Venezuela #Netanyahu set to officially announce early #Israeli elections

PressTV: Morocco breaks up terrorist network

PressTV: Afghan officials held on fraud charges

Want China Times: World bank report notes huge CO2 emissions of Chinese cities "Greenhouse gas emissions per...

Post World News: U.S. abandons consulate site in Afghanistan, citing security risks

WantChinaTimes: The plot thickens: Moguls battle over prime Shanghai land

WantChinaTimes: Draft law to crack down on illegal foreign nationals in China #foreigner #illegal #China

AJELive: Pakistani police suspend their fight against a criminal gang in the southern city #Karachi for 48 hours | Video report:

Post World News: With Chen Guangcheng news on Twitter, China’s censors lost control

Press TV: Anti-racism demo held in Berlin

Peru beach alert over dead birds

BBC News (World): Serbs to vote in close contest

The Economist: Joyce Banda, Malawi's first female president, has hit the ground running, combining decisiveness, charm and promise

Breaking News: 9 killed, 10 injured in Busan, Korea, karaoke club - @Yonhap by alexnewshicken

CNN International: Rebels burn 'protected' Timbuktu tomb

CNN Breaking News: Ariz. Gov. Brewer signs bill barring funding for #Planned_Parenthood

Asahi Japan Watch: All of Japan's nuclear reactors closed now.This just happened because of government wavering.

Reuters Top News: UK urged to force firms to report carbon emissions

Breaking News Storm: Tornado warning in Logan County, Colo.; funnel cloud seen near Potter - @DenverPost

Post World News: Israeli officer punished for striking pro-Palestinian activist set for job at military school

Reuters: FBI investigating Arizona Neo-Nazi before shooting #worldnewsExpand

nytimesworld: Honduras Becomes the Focal Point in America's Drug War

BBC News (World): In pictures: Global marijuana march

Post World News: British publisher preparing release of Taliban poetry anthology

EpochTimesChina: Chen Guangcheng’s Wife Speaks of Threats Received

CNN Breaking News: Two bodies found in search for Tennessee mother and 3 daughters

AJEnglish: Prominent Bahrain rights activist arrested

haaretzonline: #Palestinian Authority arrests former militant Zakaria Zubeidi in #Jenin refugee camp

Reuters Top News: Five killed and two wounded in Mexico City shootout

Al Jazeera English: Deaths in Peru drug clinic blaze

Reuters: U.S. Libertarians nominate ex-Governor Gary Johnson for president

nytimesworld: WORLD: Damming the Amazon

New York Times World: Amid Brazil’s Rush to Develop, Workers Resist

Taliban slain in#Afghanistan in 2 days

The Daily Star: Drug dealer among 3 killed in Hermel

Al Jazeera English: Video: Outcry in India over rape attacks

HuffPostWorld: Activists: Rare Chinese concession won't mean controls easing

Post World News: 6 Jamaicans accused of defrauding US citizens through lottery scam

CBS News: Amber alert: Tenn. mom, 3 girls believed abducted in Miss. by armed man, may be in "extreme danger"

Agence France-Presse: Islamic extremists desecrate Muslim saint's Timbuktu tomb. #Mali
Agence France-Presse: Nine injured, 106 arrested in Quebec student riot.

Al Jazeera English: In Depth: Recession-lashed Greeks likely to boost left

timesofindia: Air India pilots on strike, hold up flights by up to 24 hrs

Breaking News: AT&T ordered to pay fired Muslim woman $5 million in harassment case; company says it plans to appeal - @AP

nytimesglobal: Lens Blog: Mathieu Young's Photographs of Illegal Logging in Cambodia

dawn_com: Eight, including police officer shot dead in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM

Reuters Top News: 9/11 suspects defiant at Guantanamo arraignment

Sky News Newsdesk: MoD: Two British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan yesterday named as Corporal Andrew Roberts and Private Ratu Silibaravi

Arab Spring boosts dreams of North African Berbers but also creates conflict with Islamists

khaleejtimes: 2 suspects held, cars seized in Al Ain shooting

khaleejtimes: Four cops injured in Bahrain bomb blast

PostWorldNews: Ethiopia expels 2 Arabs amid tension with Muslim community; gov't warns group declared jihad

Post World News: Syrian activists say explosion in Aleppo car wash kills at least 5

PressTV: Iranian pilgrims tortured by Syria rebels: Two Iranian pilgrims who were abducted by Syrian rebels in late...

Dawn Media Group: Break in Lyari operation should not be taken as weakness: Qaim | http://DAWN.COM

Reuters Top News: Putin says ready to "go far" in U.S. relations: Ifax

PressTV: Israeli Knesset to be dissolved

PressTV: US-led night raid kills Afghan teacher

PressTV: Police injure nine in Canada protests #DF observation balloon crashes near #Gaza Strip

The Globe and Mail: 27% of Calgary residents are immigrants. Where does your community fit in? Find out:

The Moscow Times: Moscow Approves Scaled-Down 'March of a Million'

Post World News: Curacao’s leader suspends island’s secret service agency #Ahmadinejad rivals score victory in #Iran runoff elections

The Daily Star: Tunisia extends state of emergency for sixth time

Khaleej Time: #Lufthansa to cut 3,500 office jobs

 Khaleej Times: Maoists release kidnapped Indian official #India

PressTV: Bahraini rights activist Rajab arrested

The Straits Times: South Korea tells North Korea to start loan repayments for food aid shipped more than a decade ago as ties worsen

Bangkok Post: Ombudsman says foreigners own third of all land | Bangkok Post: news

Times of India: 30% more buildings face threat of collapse in Mumbai: Pre-monsoon survey

Dawn Media Group: Bajaur bomb attack kills 24; TTP claims responsibility | http://DAWN.COM

EpochTimesChina: Chen’s Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Captured, Beaten, and Put Under House Arrest

EpochTimesChina: News of Assassination Attempt on Chinese Leader Uncensored

Want China Times: Filipinos plan protests outside Chinese embassies #Scarborough #Philippines #conflict

Want China Times: 220,000 in Guangxi lack drinking #water due to #drought #health

Post World News: 8 killed in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria as radical Islamist sect violence continues

Breaking News: Airstrikes kill 5 militants in Yemen as president vows to intensify battle against al-Qaida - @AP

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Egypt's military releasing all women detained in deadly Cairo clashes

Peoples Daily Online: Siege on BUK: 2 professors, 14 others killed

Peoples Daily Online: Convoy attack was ploy to assassinate Oshiomhole – Odion

Peoples Daily Online: 60 killed in Potiskum revenge attack

Asahi Japan Watch: Number of children in Japan falls for 31st consecutive year

NYT Global Edition: Leaving Presidency, Russia’s Medvedev Fights for Relevance

Breaking News: Malian Islamist fighters attack and burn a UN-classified holy site in Timbuktu, regional official says - @Reuters

AlArabiya_Eng: #Egypt's military declares new overnight curfew, orders arrest of 300

CNN Breaking News: Several killed after explosion in Syria's largest city of Aleppo, according to opposition activists.

AJEnglish: Video: Deaths in Karachi gang violence

nytimesworld: Third Brother Arrested in Inquiry Into Hong Kong Developer

PostWorldNews: Authorities in Nepal say 4 killed in avalanche-triggered flooding in Nepal

PostWorldNews: Chinese newspaper apologizes for anti-Chen, anti-U.S. editorial

PressTV: #Iran to boost Forouzan oil output by 10%

BreakingNews: Explosion rocks the central Damascus highway of Sharia al-Thawra, destroying 9 nearby cars; casualties unclear - Reuters

AlArabiya_Eng: Up to 15,000 ethnic South Sudanese who have been encamped in #Sudan will be flown to South Sudan

PressTV: Syrians brace for parliamentary polls

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Brazil faces flooding and dought

cnnbrk: Several killed after explosion in Syria's largest city of Aleppo, according to opposition activists.

AlArabiya_Eng: #U.S. #Muslim woman wins $5 million verdict for discrimination

PostWorldNews: Officials: 2nd US drone strike in a week kills 8 suspected militants in NW Pakistan

NBCNews: Pakistan's government condemns 'in the strongest terms' the US drone attacks that killed suspected militants in North Waziristan

AJEnglish: Video: Kurds divided by Syrian uprising

nytimesworld: World Briefing | The Americas: Jamal Yousef Pleads Guilty in FARC Conspiracy Case

PressTV: Syria foils infiltration attempt: Report

PressTV: 5 Afghan policemen killed in bomb attack

PostWorldNews: South African Cabinet minister dies while visiting Ethiopia

PressTV: Kirchner signs YPF takeover into law

BBCWorld: Tourists missing in Nepal floods

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Clinton leaves China without activist

PostWorldNews: Former ultranationalist allies of Slobodan Milosevic may return to power in Serbia

AlArabiya_Eng: Hunger-striking #Palestinian prisoners hospitalized in #Israel

AlArabiya_Eng: Torturers of #Afghan child bride sentenced to 10 years in jail

BreakingNews: At least 5 people die when the bus they were travelling in veered off a highway and plunged into a ditch near Padua, Italy -AP

CBSNews: Syrian activists say deadly explosion in Aleppo kills at least 5; Another blast in Damascus
destroys 9 cars

AP: Egyptian authorities detain more than 300 protesters following clashes at the Defense Ministry: -BW

PostWorldNews: Clinton pushes stability, democracy, development in tense, troubled Bangladesh

Reuters: Japan nuclear power-free as last reactor shuts

PostWorldNews: French overseas voters head to polls as bitter Sarkozy-Hollande campaign comes to end

PressTV: #Iran releases initial Majlis vote results

AJELive: Four #Bahraini policemen #wounded inattack in a #Shia village, officials say.

PressTV: Five NATO troops injured in#Afghanistan

PressTV: Bombing injures four#Bahraini police

PostWorldNews: Spain's King Juan Carlos declared "unwelcome person" by town in northeastern Catalonia

The Associated Press: Hundreds march in Japan against nuclear power as final reactor switches off: -JM

Press TV: 1000 MKO members seek #Iran pardon

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Israel: Hagai Amir, Brother of Rabin’s Killer, Is Freed

Breaking News: Malaysian authorities seize 555 cobras, 171 turtles hidden in papaya shipment to Hong Kong - AFP

AJELive: VIDEO: Alleged #protests against #Bahrain #constitutional amendments

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

AP: Oil plunges below $97 on US demand, Europe votes: -AB

Post World News: Presumed Colombian rebels say they are holding French reporter

The Associated Press: Al-Qaida releases a hostage video of American humanitarian aid worker Warren Weinstein: -AB

staronline: Armenian president's party leads parliamentary election - CEC

Post World News: Congo’s military says it’s in control of 2 North Kivu areas where fighting displaced thousands

SCMP 南華早報: Chen's case divides activists,

Reuters Top News: Nikkei falls 2.8 pct after Greek, French elections

BBC News (World): Unemployment 'to keep on rising' 'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank':

Al Jazeera English: According to Human Rights Watch #HRW: 95 civilians were killed in #Idlib, #Syria between Mar 22 - Apr 06 |

PMLOnline: JTF raids militants' hideout in Kano, kills 5

New York Times World: Bo Xilai Was Long Known in China for Ruthlessness

RT_com: #NATO soldier shot dead by man in #Afghan army uniform

MarketWatch: Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index down 2.1% in early moves, as banks, energy fall sharply

JoongAngDaily: Noraebang fire kills nine and injures 25 in Busan

Press TV: UK police racism complaints doubled

PressTV: US assassination drone kills 2 in#Yemen

BreakingNews: Japanese stocks fall sharply; Nikkei Average down 2.8% - MarketWatch

BBCWorld: Farc rebels 'to release reporter'

BreakingNewsUK: Partial results in Greek elections show main parties suffering dramatic losses - bbcnews

PressTV: DRC Army says rebellion under control

Hotsheet: Ron Paul wins majority of delegates at NV, ME state conventions, though GOP says most are "bound" to Romney

Breaking Politics: Greek conservative leader Samaras plans to seek coalition to stay in euro, renegotiate bailout - @AP

Al Jazeera English: Opinion: Bahrain: The stories that aren't being covered

AP PHOTO: Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, the Army medic whose wife says he died during a Skype chat with her: -EF

Agence France-Presse: Full story: Francois #Hollande elected #France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades

Al Arabiya English: #Qaeda commander wanted in USS Cole bombing killed

Guardian news: SNP won 'remarkable victory' in Scottish elections, says Alex Salmond

Breaking News: Yemeni officials say top al-Qaida militant killed in airstrike in the south - @AP

Christophe Gevrey: Official French Elections results: François Hollande is the new French president with 52.0% of the votes

Post World News: Man fires 2 shots in German church, then locks himself inside the building

nytimesworld: The Lede Blog: Updates on Voting in France, Greece, Germany, Serbia and Armenia

Al Arabiya English: Full story: Socialist #Hollande ousts #Sarkozy in French presidential election: estimates

AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Hollande wins French presidency: estimates

Al Arabiya English: #Greek neo-Nazis enter parliament: exit polls

HuffPostWorld: Pro-EU president faces nationalist challenger in #Serbia elections

staronline: Former Kuwait PM questioned in graft probe

Press TV: Serbia votes in general elections

RT: Over 400 arrested at Moscow opposition rally - police

Reuters: Taliban stronger than before U.S. troop surge: lawmakers

The Globe and Mail: Student riot in Quebec leads to more than 100 arrests

The Globe and Mail: New Brunswick officials hunt for source of E. coli outbreak

The Globe and Mail: British paper smuggles fake bomb into London Games park

Post World News: Residents: Al-Qaida-linked group attacks tomb classified as UNESCO site in Mali’s Timbuktu

CNN International: Six Yemeni militants killed in airstrikes

Post World News: Syrian refugees give Turkey’s premier hero’s welcome; Erdogan vows to continue support

AlArabiya_Eng: #French vote turnout 72% at 15:00 GMT, up on first round

RT: Over 250 arrested at Moscow opposition rally - police #news

cnni: Journalists missing in Syria call home

PostWorldNews: Parliamentary vote in Armenia tests public support for President Sarkisian

HuffPostWorld: Nearly 30 police injured as German

Telegraph World News: Burmese general resigns ending Than Shwe's influence

RT: More: At least six hospitalized after clashes at Moscow opposition rally

IrinaGalushkoRT: several policemen with knife wounds carried away from #MoscowProtest opp. leaders arrested

Breaking News: More: Reports of tear gas and Molotov cocktails as protesters clash with Moscow police - @RT_com

Post World News: German police arrest 100 Salafist protesters as clashes leave 29 officers injured

Telegraph World News: #Hollande on course for victory of between 52-53 per cent - follow live updates

RT: Russian opposition leaders Udaltsov, Navalny, Nemtsov arrested at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow - LIVE UPDATES

Reuters: U.S. seeks Indian assurance on Iran as Clinton visits

dawn_com: Ahmadinejad's support crumbles in Iran runoff

PressTV: #Iranian trade delegation to visit#India

AJELive: Reports of heavy fighting overnight in Deir al-Zor, capital of oil producing province in #Syria: Reuters

STcom: Huge blaze spotted on piece of reclaimed land off north-east Singapore

cnni: Opposition: Blasts rock Syrian cities

SaraFirth_RT: UN speaker: 70 observer here 40 military observers in homs, idlib hama, more observers on their way here as we speak #syria

SaraFirth_RT: #Madaya local tells us the army fire randomly some evenings.

SaraFirth_RT: People in #Madaya angry at the government, chanting in the streets.

SaraFirth_RT: Local #madaya says there are no free syrian army here now just civilians #syria

AJEnglish: Video: Stadium opens 2,012 hours ahead of Olympics

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Face to face with a Somali pirate

PostWorldNews: Syrian opposition figures urge voters to boycott this week's parliament election

Post World News: Europeans hold elections in 6 countries, including France and Greece

Lena Leirich: Opposition leaders say 100,000 turned up for the 'March of Millions', police say 8,000, Russian TV claims 50,000. #6may

Times of India: India to write off $200 million from line of credit to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee

RT_com: Police clash with protesters in Moscow, reports of arrests as demonstrators break through police lines - LIVE UPDATES

AJWasahi: Number of children in Japan falls for 31st consecutive year

AJEnglish: Video: Faulty system leaves millions hungry in India

AP VIDEO: Today in history: Hydrogen-filled Hindenburg burns and crashes 75 years ago today, 35 killed: -EF

PressTV: Palestinian hunger strikers punished

Press TV: Iran makes arrests in expert killing case: Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi says a number of terroris...

STcom: South Korea suspends 4 savings banks for not meeting financial-strength standards

STcom: North Korea vows to push ahead with nuclear & space programs

RT_com: Anonymous claims its hackers downed CIA and Interpol websites

PressTV: 3 killed in#Pakistan militant attacks

PressTV: Brazil urges dialogue on #Iran N-issue

Reuters: Hospitalized dissident awaits permission to leave China

DailyStarLeb: Al-Qaeda 'dominates' north Mali: security sources

dawn_com: PTI holds rally in Islamabad | http://DAWN.COM #worldnews

STcom: Newly nuclear-free Japan bracing for severe power shortages during the summer

PressTV: This picture shows destruction in the #Bayyada district of the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs on May 5, 2012.

PressTV: US airstrike kills 4 Afghan civilians

RT_com: French election turnout figures show 30.66% voter participation at noon

dawn_com: Clinton lands in India to breathe life into ties | http://DAWN.COM via dawn_com

Reuters Top News: Heavy fighting rocks eastern Syria ahead of poll

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: More children dying from landmine explosions in #Yemen

TomBartonJourno: Reports of more than 70,000 anti-Putin protesters in Central Moscow.

STcom: UPDATE: SCDF personnel fighting huge fire at reclaimed land near north-east Singapore, no injuries so far

STcom: Almost no hope of finding survivors in Nepal flash flood, say rescuers; death toll expected to hit 60

staronline: Two Belgian "terrorism" suspects detained in Yemen

staronline: Kazakh copper miners strike underground to demand more pay

AP: Authorities trying to ID 2 people found dead at home associated with suspect in abduction of mom, 3 girls: -EF

RT_com: Photographer died trying to get better long shot of Moscow rally, failed to keep balance and fell

DailyStarLeb: Protests held for Palestinian prisoners

RT_com: Around 10,000 protests arrive in Moscow downtown for 'March of Millions' - organizers LIVE UPDATES

AP: Tornado strikes near Tokyo, killing one person, injuring dozens and destroying scores of homes: -EF

PressTV: Khartoum: South has troops in Sudan

BBCWorld: Arctic oil deal signed by Rosneft

khaleejtimes: Blast at #Thailand petrochemical plant

cnnbrk: Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills 1 U.S. troop, wounds 2, Western official says. Previous report said 3 troops died

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Factory closed by empowered Egyptians

AJEnglish: Rivals to rally ahead of Putin inauguration

RT_com: Moscow pre-inauguration rallies LIVE UPDATES

haaretzonline: #Israel's #Haredi parties praying to stay in power

DailyStarLeb: Sudan-S. Sudan border quiet after U.N. deadline

DailyStarLeb: Turkish PM to visit Syrian refugees

cnni: Austerity drives up Greek suicide rate

RT_com: Two activists arrested by Moscow police for trying to smuggle tents containing fireworks and smoke bombs.

nytimesworld: In Greece, a Vote Amid a Financial Crisis

staronline: Ukraine's Tymoshenko to extend hunger strike - daughter

wsjworld: Clinton Raises Concerns Over Bangladesh Abuses

PressTV: Syrian candidates step up campaigning

PostWorldNews: Explosions, fire kill 12 at massive petrochemical plant in eastern Thailand

Al Arabiya English: Accused #9/11 plotters formally charged in #Guantanamo court

Want China Times: Chairman of Taiwan's state-run energy firm resigns

The Straits Times: Hardline Myanmar vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo resigns due to health reasons

Al Arabiya English: Islamist group claims revenge suicide bombing in Syrian city of Hama

AJELive: #Bangladesh government and opposition call truce during Hillary #Clinton's visit | #US

AJELive: Safety concerns for refugees fleeing #Sudan violence |

Reuters: Nepal sets up unity cabinet to agree constitution

Reuters Top News: Italy local vote provides test for Monti austerity

Telegraph World News: Bo Xilai 'plotted three ways' to kill his own police chief, Wang Lijun

The Straits Times: 2 highway accidents in China kill 12, injure 19, state media says

RT: Medvedev appoints new Air Force and Navy commanders #news

The Star:Armenia hopes for calm election, democratic result
PressTV: 'Chavez on wheelchair due to fracture'

DailyStarLeb: Rights group urges Libya to revoke speech law

Post World News: Tornado rips through northeast of Tokyo, dozens of people injured

The Star:  Italy local vote provides test for Monti austerity

Press TV: 'Kenyan forces abused Somali refugees'

RT_com: Russian opposition calls 'millions' to the streets

dawn_com: Security forces kill eight militants in Orakzai agency

AFP: Drought hits #Angola's struggling farms

AJEnglish: French to vote in presidential poll

guardiannews: Another British tourist dies in Mallorca hotel balcony fall

nytimesworld: IHT Rendezvous: A Killing Reverberates from a Cambodian Forest

BreakingNews: Hardline Myanmar vice president, an ex-general, resigns - VOA via Reuters

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

RT_com: Car accident kills 16 in Kazakhstan

NYT Global Edition: Israeli Court Rejects Appeal for Palestinians’ Release

BBCWorld: Australian budget set for surplus

Al Arabiya English: Reporters Without Borders slams Syria over citizen journalist killings

SCMP_News: Chen seeks HK help for detained nephew,

RT_com: NATO killings of Afghan civilians could hinder pact with US - Karzai

staronline: Ruling party ousted in Bahamas election

STcom: Yahoo CEO apologises for bogus college degree

Breaking News: Bank of America offers principal reductions to 200,000 homeowners - @CNBC

WantChinaTimes: Dead #bird tests positive for #H5N1 virus in #HongKong.
BBCWorld: Rupee up as India delays tax rule

WantChinaTimes: Taiwan's CPI up 1.44% in April

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: Indonesia: Bali Bombing Suspect Apologizes for 2002 Attacks

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Santorum endorses Romney, says 'above all else' they agree that Obama must be defeated.

PressTV: Former NY cop gets 75 years for sex crime

Reuters: Chavez breaks silence, says governing Venezuela

STcom: Major crash in Taiwan's longest tunnel kills 2

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks rise after Monday's plunge, as exporters gain; Hang Seng Index up 0.4%

AliAbunimah: Op-ed: In #CastLead, Israel killed 21 members of al-#Samouni family in their home; 9 were children, says

ReutersUS: Trial begins of Alaska militia members accused in murder plot

Reuters: Shares revive after Europe election uncertainty

Reuters US News: Maker of "pink slime" to shut 3 plants: Iowa Governor

MarketWatch: Japan stocks rise after previous session's sell-off, with Nikkei Average up 0.8%

Breaking News: Nevada issues Google first license for self-driving car - @lasvegassun

haaretzonline: BREAKING NEWS: Netanyahu, Mofaz in talks to form unity government, cancel elections

Dawn Media Group: CIA thwarts bomb plot aboard US-bound plane, reports say

Wall Street Journal: Entry-level, college-educated men 23-29 earned an average $21.68 an hour in 2011, down 7.6% from 2000

Reuters: Consumer credit grew by $21.36 billion in March, twice the $9.8 billion forecast. Largest monthly jump since 2001

Reuters Top News: Consumer credit jumps in March

BBCWorld: CIA 'foils new underwear bomb'

MarketWatch: Nasdaq and S&P end slightly higher as Dow edges down 30 points

Reuters: Brazil judge nixes union lawsuit against Chevron

DailyStarLeb: Morocco's judges call for legal reform

MarketWatch: EA shares tumble 7.5% after hours on drop in 'Star Wars' subscribers

BreakingNews: Sources: CIA foils al-Qaida bomb plot against US-bound jet near anniversary of bin Laden death - AP

FoxNews: South Korea confiscates Chinese-made capsules allegedly made with flesh, which some think cure disease

Wall Street Journal: Chesapeake Energy's largest shareholder urged the company's board to consider selling the company. $CHK SUBSCRIPTION

DailyStarLeb: Egypt judges send 293 to trial for violent protest

Dawn Media Group: GHQ appoints Maj-Gen Zafar as DG ANF | http://DAWN.COM

Times of India: Pilots' strike: Govt threatens to shut AI international flights

BBCWorld: Google guilty over Oracle's Java

MarketWatch: Ally Financial mortgage unit gets approval for conditional bankruptcy: report

globeandmail: Video: Brazil facing worst drought in decades

Reuters Top News: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg kicks off investor show in NY

globeandmail: Officials trying to track down New Brunswick E. coli outbreak

DailyStarLeb: North Nigeria gunmen kill 2, kidnap Lebanese

AP: White House says it won't negotiate with al-Qaida, calls for release of 70-year-old kidnapped US aid worker: -EF

The Daily Star: Al-Qaida in Algeria says dozens killed in 4 months

Telegraph World News: US secretly releasing Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison

Breaking News: Federal jury decides against Google on Oracle's copyright claims, but reaches impasse on key issue - @AP

AlArabiya_Eng: #Israel court orders Palestinians out of their #Jerusalem home #Palestine

Wall Street Journal: New estimates peg the law school class of 2015 w/ an average debt of $210,796

Reuters Top News: At least 32 Yemen troops killed in militant attack

WSJ Video: Cases of Type 1 diabetes are rising at about 3%. Researchers can predict who is at risk for developing the disease.

Reuters Top News: Leading Colombian drug kingpin turns himself in

BBC News (World): Samaras Greek coalition bid fails

PressTV: UK military toll in Afghan war tops 412

MarketWatch: Gold ends 0.4% lower at $1,639.10 an ounce after European elections

dawn_com: Firing at a Gulshan-i-Iqbal restaurant kills two in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM

Reuters: Old feud appears to sink Obama's Fed nominees

EpochTimesChina: Chinese Cabbages Dipped in Chemicals to ‘Guarantee freshness’

globeandmail: Video: North Carolina to vote on gay marriage

Al Arabiya English: Bedouin abductors of 10 Fijians from peacekeeping force charged with monitoring peace between Egypt & Israel free their captives #AlArabiya

Breaking News: Egyptian Bedouins release 10 kidnapped Fijian members of peacekeeping force in Sinai, security sources say - @Reuters

Telegraph World News: Diplomatic brawl breaks out at Somali embassy in Zambia

PressTV: Iran exports USD10bn in oil products: Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says the implementation of the Sub...

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Greek conservative leader Samaras says unable to form coalition government. -EF

Al Arabiya English: Pills filled with powdered human flesh discovered by customs in #SouthKorea

cnnbrk: Reports: South Korea clamps down on smuggled pills made from dead babies.

AJEnglish: Mass defection of Sudan troops to South Sudan

Al Jazeera English: France's Hollande plunges into debt crisis

globeandmail: Hours after CIA drone strike, al-Qaida attacks Yemeni base, kills 20

BBC News (World): #Greece's shock election result plunges the country back into instability, says BBC's @marklowen

DailyStarLeb: Armenian president's party wins parliamentary vote

BBC News (World): Bankia boss quits as rescue looms

PostWorldNews: Voters across Europe punish the promoters of austerity but where the continent goes is unclear

New York Times World: Armenian Parliamentary Elections Strengthen Ruling Party

MarketWatch: Nasdaq sneaks into positive territory

Reuters Top News: Germany unmoved by anti-austerity votes in Europe

RT_com: Assange Episode 4: Guest arrested days before show airs #Assange

staronline: Gunmen shoot CEO of Italian nuclear firm on Genoa street

Post World News: Iraqi officials: Bomb planted on minibus kills 2 civilians, wounds 9 in northern Baghdad

Press TV: Unemployment keeps rising across UK

BBC News (World): Chinese contaminated cabbage fear

globeandmail: Video: Feisty Octogenarian confronts robbers

Press TV: 400K to stage strike in UK on Thursday

BBC News (World): The teenage boy who escaped #Mexico's murders by joining an orchestra

The Associated Press: Big East Commissioner John Marinatto resigns after less than 3 years amid defection of high-profile teams: -EF

BBC Breaking News: Greek leftists Syriza reject coalition with centre-right New Democracy party #Greece

The Straits Times: South Korea to propose new law to punish motorists who watch TV while driving

Telegraph World News: Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea's 'father of independence' to retire

Reuters Top News: Chirpy Angry Birds maker Rovio eyes IPO golden egg

World News Blogger: I am getting odd reports of thousands of capsules smuggling dead baby flesh into South Korea. I feel odd retweeting them.

Reuters Top News: U.S. hostage urges Obama to meet al Qaeda demands

NYT Global Edition: The Caucus: Education Secretary Embraces Gay Marriage

BBCWorld: Malawi devalues currency by 50%

Breaking News: Big East Conference Commissioner John Marinatto resigns - @AP

SmartMoney: College tuition/fees rose184%in20years after accounting for inflation. But wages for grads increased just9%

BBCDanielS: "So far today #Putin promises to create 25m new highly-skilled jobs, cut mortgage rate to 2.2% and reduce house prices by 20%"

Reuters Top News: Job disability a headache for U.S. recovery

staronline: EPF: 422 company directors prevented from leaving country

The Straits Times: Thousands left without power after tornado tears through Japanese town

staronline: Tenaganita: No laws protecting foreign workers in Malaysia

staronline: NGOs almost "clash" in Bukit Aman

BBCNews: Voting opens in Syria, regime calls 'first multiparty elections in 50 years'; Opposition voices fear 'farce'

AJWasahi: In nuclear-free Japan, companies scramble to conserve energy

AJWasahi: UPDATE: Two people killed in rare tornado, lightning strike #Japan

cnni: Nepal floods: Hopes fade for missing

The Globe and Mail: Ontario government unilaterally cuts doctors' fees

BBCWorld: In Sari Pul, Afghanistan, a flood has hit a wedding in Sang Charak killing 106 people, including women and children - via bsarwary

BBCWorld: Congo 'regains towns from rebels'

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks post modest declines after weekend elections in Europe

staronline: Former Mongolia president detained for polls ploy - lawyer

dawn_com: Rupee ends flat; o/n rates up | Business | http://DAWN.COM

PostWorldNews: Uganda set to pass law that limits freedom of assembly; critics condemn bill

BBCWorld: Flash flood hits Afghan wedding

DailyStarLeb: Iraq court rules to release Hezbollah prisoner

AP: Iraqi officials: Bomb planted on minibus kills 2 civilians, wounds 9 in northern Baghdad: -CJ

DailyStarLeb: Iran hangs nine 'glass' drug traffickers

AP: Officials: Al-Qaida militants kill 20 soldiers, capture 25 in surprise attack in south Yemen

PressTV: Afghan police kill 4 Taliban militants

dawn_com: Pakistani stocks end on four-year high | Business | http://DAWN.COM

staronline: Romania parliament set to back new leftist government

CBS News: Army investigators say they found no bullet wound in soldier who died during Skype chat

PressTV: US airstrikes kill 5 Afghan civilians

dawn_com: Indian rupee slides, central bank intervention suspected | Business | http://DAWN.COM

AP: Iraq court rules Hezbollah prisoner accused of killing US solders in Iraq in 2007 not guilty for lack of evidence

dawn_com: US Treasury to sell $5 bn of AIG stock: statement

DailyStarLeb: Army soldiers wounded in Baalbek attack

dawn_com: Pakistan not taken action against Hafiz Saeed: Clinton | http://DAWN.COM

PressTV: 'Iran oil production up by 16,000 bpd': Iran's oil output has climbed by 16,000 barrels per day following t...

SkyNewsBreak: AFP: French stock market opens 1.57% down following Hollande's victory

AlArabiya: Al-Qaeda kills 20 Yemeni troops after leader eliminated in air raid

dawn_com: Taliban militants behead two Pakistani soldiers | http://DAWN.COM

RT_com: Over 200 activists gathered in Moscow downtown to protest Putin's inauguration. Police started detaining protesters - reports #news

RT_com: Spanish PM Rajoy to announce 'important financial measures' on May 10, prepared to use public cash to rescue banks

DailyStarLeb: Africa's last rhinos threatened by poaching

WantChinaTimes: Vice economics minister to take over #Taiwan state-run #energy firm

WantChinaTimes: #Taiwan reports first #dengue #fever case this year

ChinaRealTime: In China, 85% of university students suffer from myopia. Nature? Or nurture? by tepingchen
BBCBreaking: #Euro declines after French and Greek election results

BBC_Joe_Lynam: The Athens stock market is down 8% this morning after the election which mostly rejected mainstream pro-bailout parties

AFP: French stock market opens down 1.57% after Socialist win: #AFP

dawn_com: Afghan police kill gunmen firing from building

AP: Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as Russia's president for a third term after four years as prime minister: -CJ

Al Arabiya English: Egypt’s protesters call for release of Abbassiya detainees amid 3rd overnight curfew

cnni: Mystery pelican, dolphin deaths in Peru

EpochTimesChina: Hundreds Guard Chen Guangcheng During Hospital Stay

AJELive: Afghan forces ready to take over if French troops pull out early, Afghan defence ministry says: AFP

PressTV: Pakistanis hold anti-government rallies

PressTV: Militants kill nine#Pakistani soldiers

RT_com: #Putin's presidential inauguration ceremony - WATCH LIVE on our YouTube channel in two hours (7:30 AM GMT)

STcom: Alleged Bali bombmaker Umar Patek regrets attack

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

HuffPostWorld: Boulder crushes religious pilgrims

BBC Breaking News: Department store fire in the southern Philippines kills 11 and leaves seven more missing

BBC News (World): Philippines fire leaves 11 dead

Want China Times: Sichuan #earthquake #corruption #scandal uncovered

The Economist: Another rebellion is brewing in Congo's lawless east

ZeeNews: Air India crisis intensifies, 11 flights cancelled

PMLOnline: EFCC sacks ACP, 6 CSPs, 26 others

Dawn Media Group: Triple attacks kill 12 in Afghanistan

PMLOnline: Police foil another BUK tragedy, detonate 3 powerful bombs

Want China Times: 'National guide' ignites brainwashing fears in #HongKong #communist #Marxism

BBC News (World): Libya PM brands attackers outlaws

The Star: Source: Yahoo director who led CEO search won't seek re-election

GlobeBC: Mexican authorities arrest five in slaying of B.C. woman and boyfriend

Post World News: Iraq oil industry experiences new boom

SCMP_News: U.S., China to counter cybersecurity risks,

STcom: Euro falls to 10-year low against Singdollar at $1.62 amid austerity backlash in France and Greece

PostWorldNews: Van der Sloot, jailed in Peru for murder, to fight extradition to US

PressTV: Congolese army in battle with mutineers

The Associated Press: Milwaukee mayor wins Democratic primary to face Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in recall election: - VW

Post World News: Al-Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri has tried to attack the U.S. three times, officials say.

cnni: Van der Sloot challenges extradition

CNN International: Projection: U.S. state bans gay marriage

EpochTimesChina: Thirty Percent of Guangdong Enterprises Suffer First Quarter Losses

BBC News (World): Burma growth to pick up says IMF

MarketWatch: Reminder: $AOL to report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow morning

BBCWorld: Crisis-hit Portugal axes holidays

PostWorldNews: Pirates hijack supply ship off Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, later release 17 crew members

AP: BREAKING: Romney wins GOP presidential primary in Indiana

amnesty: 25,000 people a month leave #Nepal for work abroad. Many are met with forced labor and exploitation

CBSNews: CBS news projects Mitt Romney will win the Indiana GOP Primary

WSJworld: German Output Rebounds

Reuters: Markets retreat on Greece bailout uncertainty, Nikkei opens down 0.8 pct

WSJ: Over 640,000 taxpayers were affected by identity theft in 2011, says IRS watchdog.

Reuters: Veteran Republican Senator Lugar defeated in Indiana

AP: Gun parts found in stuffed animals, including Mikey Mouse, at Rhode Island airport: -CC

Breaking Politics: North Carolina approves constitutional ban on same-sex marriages - @cnn

PressTV: Iraqi Kurds protest blasphemous article

staronline: Survey: 60.4% men unmarried

TOI World News: At Silvio Berlusconi parties, sex games with statues

stevebruskCNN: CNN projects North Carolina voters pass Amendment One, the initiative to ban gay marriage

Reuters: Greek leftist holds coalition talks, effort seen as doomed

Post World News: Jamaica parties examining court claim that fraudster gave millions to war chests in 2007

Breaking News: Would-be suicide bomber was CIA double-agent who delivered device to US, aided Yemen drone strike - @nytimes

CBS News: Air Force: No punishment for F-22 whistleblowers

Post World News: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi receives first passport in 24 years ahead of trip to Europe

The Associated Press: BREAKING: US, Yemeni officials: Would-be bomber at heart of al-Qaida plot was working for CIA all along.-EF

EgyIndependent: Court upholds prison sentence for #activist #Maspero #Egypt

nytimesglobal: North Carolina Votes on Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

MarketWatch: Disney shares rise 2% in late trades as theme parks, TV networks help boost profit

Reuters: Armenian opposition says election marred by fraud

HuffPostWorld: Mexico's deadliest female assassin arrested

HuffPostWorld: Gunfire erupts at Venezuela prison

TelegraphWorld: Libya rebel attack: there were 200 militants in 50 cars

Reuters: Armenian opposition says election marred by fraud

CBS News: TSA agent spots gun parts hidden in toy animals

Breaking News: US stocks recover from session bottom, but Dow ends lower for 5th consecutive day - @cnbc

Reuters Top News: Exclusive: ConocoPhillips looking to exit Nigeria: sources

MarketWatch: Dow closes down 77 points, extending losing streak to five

Egypt Independent: #Abbasseya fallout leaves #SCAF on top, revolution floundering

Post World News: Algerians hold out little hope for change in elections touted as freest ever

AJELive: #Malawi Currency devalued by a third

AJELive: #WestBank Rally for Palestinian prisoners

The Economist: On May 1st Evo Morales nationalised Bolivia's national power-grid company, rattling investors

Reuters Top News: Colombia won't negotiate with rebels over kidnapped Frenchman

BBC News (World): Virgin Media website hacked by opponents of the #PirateBay block

Reuters Top News: Border Patrol shifts strategy as illegal immigration slows

Reuters Top News: IMF to offer assurances to unlock aid for Malawi

Post World News: Ecuador man sentenced to 25 years in Massachusetts murder

Reuters: Libya holds first civilian trial of alleged Gaddafi supporters

Reuters Top News: Exclusive: China considers delay of key party congress: sources

Reuters: U.S. targets two sons of Mexican drug lord

Reuters: Ford to shorten "summer shutdown" in North America

DailyStarLeb: Pirates hijack supply ship off Nigeria's oil delta

Egypt Independent: Shares in Egyptian bank EFG #Hermes climb on Qatari deal #

PressTV: Clashes kill 13 civilians in NW#Pakistan

nytimesworld: Truckloads of Libyan Militiamen Attack Prime Minister's Office in Tripoli

Post World News: Italy investigators link attack on nuke executive with anarchist Red Brigades attacks of 1970s

MarketWatch: June gold ends at $1,604.50/oz, down $34.60, lowest since Jan. 3

TheIndyWorld: Three injured in blast at Istanbul university

TheIndyWorld: Berlin police find improvised pipe bombs

globeandmail: If Amazon is a monopoly, its customers approve

Zee News: Farmer commits suicide: Distressed after poor sales of his paddy and resultant inability to repay loans, a farme...

MarketWatch: About 13,500 without power in central Boston: reports

Breaking Politics: GOP blocks US Senate from debating Democrat's version of bill to freeze student loan rates at 3.4% for another year - @NBCNews

Post World News: UK court convicts 9 men for participating in child-sex ring that abused young girls

Reuters Top News: Yahoo CEO apologizes in memo, board meets: source

Post World News: Militias try to storm Libyan prime minister’s office, sparking gunbattle that kills 1 guard

WSJ World News: China Expels Al-Jazeera Reporter

MarketWatch: Yahoo board member Patti Hart to step down over CEO's résumé misstatement $YHOO

Reuters Top News: Several killed in shooting near Libyan PM's compound

AmnestyInternational: Activist @NABEELRAJAB arrested over 'insulting' tweets must be freed in #Bahrain

Zee News: Court defers hearing against Army Chief: A Delhi court Tuesday deferred to May 14 the hearing of the defamation ...

Reuters Top News: Bahrain "to get tougher" on protest as talks stop

PressTV: #Iran to launch 1st ME petroleum refinery

PressTV: Lebanon confiscates smuggled arms

MWCanada: Canadian stocks fell sharply today on Greek political impasse; S&P/TSX Composite Index slid 1.6%

WSJworld: Fire Hits Hyundai Auto Plant in China

DailyStarLeb: Struggling RIM announces new executive hires

Telegraph World News: Libyan rebels attack government HQ

Breaking News: Ukraine's jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will end her 19-day hunger strike, daughter says - @BBCWorld

PressTV: '#Iran bans to ruin 1000s of#EU jobs'

Reuters Top News: IAEA official killed in car accident: Iranian media

Post World News: 7 Afghan police killed in separate attacks in western, eastern Afghanistan

The Star: Maznah: 70,000 graduates jobless due to lack of job hunting skills

AlArabiya_Eng: #Pakistan militants vow holy war for Bin Laden

PressTV: Two#Libyan guards killed in Tripoli

Breaking News: US job openings rose to 3.74 million in March, the highest level since July 2008 - @BloombergNews

Post World News: Palestinian prisoner refusing food for 71 days taken to the hospital

MarketWatch: Dow industrials down triple digits as early declines steepen

STcom: PICTURES: Swamped Nepal village dug out after deadly floods that left 23 people dead and more than 40 missing

PressTV: Five PKK militants killed in#Turkey

HuffPostWorld: Dmitry Medvedev appointed as Russia's prime minister

PressTV: Greek leftist leader rules out austerity

PressTV: Police attack protesters at Sydney Univ.

AJEnglish: Al Jazeera English to close China bureau

staronline: Drone attack, foiled Yemen bomb plot linked - U.S. congressman

RT_com: Moscow opposition leaders released, join sit-in demonstration in city center

AP: Indiana man drives car with 4 children strapped to hood, is arrested on drunken driving charge: -CJ

TheEconomist: Recent rain has helped ease drought concerns in the SW, but better water management is still needed

PressTV: Turkey arrests 28 PKK affiliates

cnni: Greek left gets shot at forming government

WSJworld: Australia Seeks to Tighten Budget

AP: Anti-bailout party leader tries to form new Greek government, rejects commitment to austerity: -CJ

DailyStarLeb: Two judges elected to Higher Judicial Council

staronline: Insight - In muddle of Libya's finances, billions go missing

globeandmail: Video: Concrete chunks fall from Toronto expressway

globeandmail: Mexico police arrest 5 in connection with death of Canadian woman, boyfriend

AlArabiya_Eng: #U.N. #nuclear inspector dies in #Iran car crash: Atomic Agency

WantChinaTimes: Taiwan's exports down 4.7% in first four months of 2012

PostWorldNews: China launching first deep water oil drill in contested South China Sea

AFP: After deep cuts, Australia returns to budget surplus:

PostWorldNews: Indonesia seeks ban on dangerous window cleaning after 8 maids fall to death in Singapore

AlArabiya_Eng: 7 people killed by the Syrian forces mostly in Homs: Local Coordination Committees

PressTV: 7 killed in#Pakistan violence

staronline: Russian protest leaders held as Putin, Medvedev swap

staronline: China dissident Chen says officials must face justice

staronline: Saudi's Naimi says kingdom pumping 10 million bpd

AJWasahi: Ministry: w/o reactors, 9 utilities to post 2.7-trillion-yen loss

dawn_com: There is, effectively, no access to justice for the vast majority of Pakistanis | http://DAWN.COM

guardiannews: Tornado hits Oxfordshire as more stormy weather forecast for UK

DailyStarLeb: Suspected Israeli crime lord pleads guilty in LA

PostWorldNews: Gunmen kill a senior anti-terrorism police officer in southwest Pakistan

timesofindia: Just in: 6 Air India office bearers and 4 pilots sacked: TV reports. Indian Pilots Guild derecognized.

DailyStarLeb: Syrian troops, snipers kill 3 civilians: watchdog

DailyStarLeb: 5 Kurdish rebels killed in clash in Turkey's southeast

PostWorldNews: Mortars kill 7 people, including 4 children, after landing on homes in capital of Mogadishu

BBCWorld: #HSBC announces a fall in profits after company revalued amount of debt on its books

STcom: Thai man who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sending anti-royalty texts dies in prison

BBCWorld: India's Supreme Court orders government to cut subsidies for Muslims going on annual pilgrimage to Mecca

AJEnglish: Interpol issues arrest warrant for Iraqi VP

SkyNewsBreak: Insurance company Aviva's chief executive Andrew Moss to step down

BBCWorld: Top Pakistan policeman shot dead

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Greece struggling to form government

Al Arabiya English: Israel’s early election cancelled after Netanyahu’s surprise coalition with Kadima

PressTV: Bahraini police attack protesters

Asahi Japan Watch: China expels first foreign journalist in 13 years

The Daily Star: Protest resumes over lack of alternative Jal al-Dib route #lebanon

Press TV: Killers of homeless#US man in court

PressTV: 3#US-led soldiers killed in#Afghanistan


The Daily Star: Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile

Reuters Top News: U.S. successfully destroys target missile using new Raytheon co interceptor missile in test near Hawaii, witness says

Times of India: US congressional panel cuts $800 million in aid to Pakistan

Dawn Media Group: Panel cuts foreign aid, military aid to Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM via @dawn_com

Dawn Media Group: Blast in Quetta kills one policeman | http://DAWN.COM via @dawn_com

Al Arabiya English: Syrian TV: dozens killed or wounded in #Damascus bombings, burnt bodies seen in wrecks of cars

Press TV: Turkey raises crude imports from #Iran

The Economist: #Chen Guangcheng's flight to the American embassy is likely to bolster public admiration for him, in China and abroad

Sky News Newsdesk: AFP: Source says suspected U.S. drone strike kills 5 al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Al Arabiya English: #Kremlin confirms #Putin to miss G8 summit in United States

Daily Telegraph News: Newly-elected Vladimir Putin cancels meeting Barack Obama in US

BBC Breaking News: Two explosions heard in #Syria capital Damascus

The Star: Mexican meth production goes on speed

Breaking News: No sign of survivors at crash site of Russian jet in Indonesia - @ap

Al Arabiya English: #China records trade surplus of $18.4 billion for April

BBC News (World): China's exports and imports slow

BBC News (World): Tepco shares up on state control

The Straits Times: Peru says 5,000 birds, nearly 900 dolphins dead off northern coast, possibly due to rising temp in Pacific waters

CNN International: BREAKING NEWS: Mayor of Bogor in #Indonesia's says wreckage of the missing #Russian plane has been found. No word on survivors. #cnn

The Associated Press: Parents of U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan reveal secret attempts at prisoner swap with Taliban: -ldh

Asahi Japan Watch: U.S. plans 10-month warship deployment to Singapore

BBC News (World): Overnight shelling in Syria city

Press TV: One million#Yemeni kids starving: UN

Reuters Top News: Search resumes in Indonesia for missing Russian plane

NYT Global Edition: Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage, or Similar, for Gay Couples

BBC News (World): 2012 flame to be lit in Greece

Post World News: 2 teens arrested in Norway for alleged cyber attacks against government, corporate sites

The Associated Press: Argentina makes sex-change surgery a legal right, transgender law approved 55-0: -CC

BBC News (World): Journalist kidnapped in Honduras

Breaking News: Missile strikes kills 8 militants outside a town in southern Yemen, an al-Qaida stronghold - @reuters

The Associated Press: Oregon: Norovirus outbreak traced to reusable grocery bag that soccer team passed around to share cookies: -EF

Yahoo! News: "Butt dialing" may be to blame for 38% of NYC's false 911 calls: Obama becomes first U.S. president to support gay marriage

Post World News: Argentine Senate approves “dignified death” law enabling families to disconnect life-support

Reuters Top News: Spain takes over Bankia to fight crisis

Reuters Top News: World disease fund gets added $1.6 billion shot in arm

BBC News (World): Mutilated bodies found in Mexico

HuffPostWorld: 15 dismembered bodies found near tourist lake

Post World News: Egypt: Low court orders suspension of presidential elections, ruling likely to be overturned

EpochTimesChina: Chinese Regime Tightens Grip on Great Firewall

FRANCE 24 English: ALGERIA: Algeria heads to polls for first post-Arab Spring vote

BBC News (World): VIDEO: 'Warm sea' killed pelicans in Peru

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Judge orders 2 Southern California police officers to stand trial in homeless man's death.-EF

MarketWatch: News Corp.'s fiscal third-quarter profit rose 47%; stock up more than 3% in after-hours trading

Breaking News: Mitt Romney: 'I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman' - from broadcast

DailyStarLeb: Twin Pakistan explosions injure nine: police

nytimesglobal: New Elections Appear Likely in Greece

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: An Egyptian lower administrative court orders the presidential election due later this month be suspended.

DailyStarLeb: Sudan says regained control of rebel-held Darfur town

AJELive: US President Barack #Obama has said he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married |

Egypt Independent: Army renews #Abbasseya #curfew, says state TV #Egypt

Egypt Independent: Breaking: Administrative #Court halts presidential election

ZeeNews: Teenager abducted, gangraped in Gurgaon: A teenaged girl was abducted from her house and allegedly gang raped.

nytimesglobal: Civil Unions Bill Dies in Colorado

WSJ Video: The Dow is headed for 6th session of declines but Mark Hulbert explains why fears of major correction are overblown

Dawn Media Group: Pakistan, UK partners in fight against terrorism: Gilani | http://DAWN.COM

AJEnglish: Algeria prepares for parliamentary elections

AFP: US Federal Reserve announces that three major Chinese banks have won approval to enter US market

PostWorldNews: 2 killed in northeast Nigeria market attack blamed on radical Islamist sect

DailyStarLeb: Russian opposition leaders sentenced to jail

Reuters Top News: Indian diplomat's daughter sues New York, claims false arrest

MarketWatch: Four arrested at Bank of America protest

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks stage afternoon comeback, erasing bulk of Wednesday's losses

BBC Breaking News: Leader of far-left Greek Syriza bloc abandons attempts to form a government. More details soon

Reuters: Fannie Mae posts profit, doesn't need Treasury aid

DailyStarLeb: New Egypt budget would boost spending by 15 pct

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria troops kill Islamist militant in restive city

dawn_com: Militants blow up shrine of Pashto poet, politician Ajmal Khattak

MarketWatch: Greece will get 4.2 billion euros on May 10: European stability facility

PressTV: Police arrest five in North Carolina

Breaking News: Greek Radical Left leader Tsipras says did all he could for coalition government deal, no agreement found - @AP

Reuters Top News: Euro zone agrees to make 5.2 billion euro payment to Greece

MarketWatch: Gold closes below $1,600 an ounce for first time in 2012

AmnestyInternational: After years of campaigning by @amnesty members, Patrick Okoroafor is finally released from prison #Nigeria

MarketWatch: Treasury sells $24 billion in 10-year debt at a yield of 1.855%

Reuters: Afghan girls' schools shut down, Taliban blamed

PressTV: 'Saudis,#Bahrainis to continue protests'

PressTV: Silent war in#Israeli prisons

Post World News: 9 men sent to jail in UK for raping, abusing girls in case that stirred racial tensions

AJELive: IMF: the value of the Syrian pound is down 45% on the black market since #Syria's uprising broke out in March 2011

WSJ World News: Thailand Freezes Energy Prices

CNN International: UK wins latest Qatada deportation battle

Egypt Independent: Policeman abducted on Cairo-Fayoum road

Wall Street Journal: BofA gets 92% shareholder backing on executive pay plan. SUBSCRIPTION

Egypt Independent: Jordan's King Abdullah pushes for polls in 'last test' for reform

New York Times World: Winter Killed at Least 100 Afghan Refugee Children, Study Estimates

staronline: Sudan rebels say take town in Darfur in new push

globeandmail: Amid solid AOL results, trouble spots in digital media strategy

TelegraphWorld: South African model and aspiring actress in race row

Times of India: Russian plane with 50 people missing on test flight in Indonesia

BBC News (World): Sudan is blocking aid to rebel-controlled parts of the south contrary to a UN agreement, SPML North rebels claim

The Globe and Mail: House hunters not impressed by what a hefty price tag gets them

Al Arabiya English: #Britain to extradite terror suspect Abu Qatada to #Jordan after court ruling #AlArabiya

Agence France-Presse: "We suspect the plane crashed, but we're not yet certain": rescue chief for #Russia jet missing in #Indonesia.

CNN Breaking News: Oil prices dip 10 percent in 6 days.

Al Arabiya English: #Algeria denies #EU observers access to national voters poll

Egypt Independent: Gunmen attack natural #gas station in North #Sinai #Egypt

The Straits Times: 13 firefighters in Paris arrested after recruit claims he was raped during hazing ritual

The Star: Senate passes five security bills, including ISA replacement

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: #Israel parliament approves new national unity government

RT: Chinese dissident artist battles tax officials over $2.4 mln. bill
Reuters Top News: Wall Street hits session lows

Dawn Media Group: Stocks rally as SC verdict eases political uncertainty fears: analysts | Business | http://DAWN.COM

Press TV: More military men arrested in#Turkey

WSJ Breaking News: Postal Service will drop plans to close up to 3,700 mostly rural post offices, citing customer outcry.

HuffPostWorld: 3 time bombs discovered at Nigerian university

Wall Street Journal: Breaking: Euro-zone countries are debating a potential delay to 5.2 billion euros in bailout aid to Greece amid conc...

AJELive: Over 100 schoolgirls in #Balkh province taken to hospital after suspected poisoning #Afghanistan |

CBS News: Oil prices slide, as U.S. crude supplies jump

FRANCE 24 English: [BREAKING] Turkey refuses to extradite fugitive Iraqi vice president

HuffPostWorld: Tortured Afghan girl speaks out

Press TV: Pakistanis protest#US drone strikes

The Star: Serbia's Democrats, Socialists agree new alliance

The Globe and Mail: Euro 2012: Ukraine's $14-billion headache

BBC News (World): $7m confiscated from 3 suspected rhino poachers in one of the "biggest wildlife cases" in South Africa #SA

The Straits Times: PICTURES: Chemical tanker catches fire along the PIE, no casualties reported

BBC News (World): Mexican presidential TV debate team sorry for ex-glamour model assistant's distracting "skimpy dress"

The Star: Japan to take over Tepco after Fukushima disaster

HuffPostWorld: In Myanmar, hundreds of prisoners remain wrongfully locked away

HuffPostWorld: Roadside bomb targets Syrian military

FRANCE 24 English: Thailand's "'forgotten war"

CBC World News: Syrian bombs, shelling threaten peace plan

EpochTimesChina: How the Chinese Communist Party First Split on Falun Gong

Post World News: Japan to provide $12.5 billion to operator of tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant

Breaking News: Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane goes missing on a demonstration flight in Indonesia with at least 44 people aboard - @BBCBreaking

The Straits Times: SIA full-year profits fall almost 70% to $336 million

Want China Times: #Taiwan closely #monitoring Chinese #naval vessels

Want China Times: #Indian #nuclear sub penetrates South China Sea #military

Want China Times: Rumors say China's chief #internet #censor replaced

BBC Breaking News: A 59-year-old man from Oldham sentenced to 19 years in child sex ring case. Details soon

FRANCE 24 English: #Ireland feels the pain as Europe turns against austerity

TOI World News: China begins drilling in South China Sea

Press TV: Romanian soldier dies in Afghan war

Post World News: Iraqi police: Attack on home of government employee kills 5 people northeast of Baghdad

The Star: Saudi says producers pumping enough to deal with Iran sanctions

Press TV: A newly-released surveillance video footage showing the beating of a homeless individual by California policemen...

Press TV: Fresh violence in#Afghanistan kills dozen

AJELive: Syrian Rebels kill seven pro-Assad militiamen: Reuters #Syria

The Daily Star: Syrian army cross-border fire kills Lebanese woman

Egypt Independent: Prominent activist returns to Cairo after being sentenced to prison

Times of India: Air India moves Delhi high court against striking pilots -

Press TV: Saudi protesters stage anti-regime rally

Press TV: 13 killed in#Pakistan violence

RT: Sudan resumes airstrike against S. Sudan – South's army #news

CNN International: Regime forces pummel cities across Syria, opposition says

Al Arabiya English: Blast wounds six soldiers escorting UN monitors in Syria's Daraa: AFP #AlArabiya

Post World News : Report: Syrian rebel leader threatens to resume attacks

The Daily Star: Twin attacks kill four in central Iraq

TheIndyWorld: Bomb threat halts two Southwest Airlines flights

Dawn Media Group: Kidnappings threaten Pakistan aid work | http://DAWN.COM via @dawn_com

Telegraph World News: Chinese media accidentally declares Philippines as part of China

Post World News: Greece’s radical left leader to meet mainstream party heads in coalition government efforts

The Moscow Times: Hundreds of Arrests Set Grim Backdrop for Victory Day Celebrations #news

FRANCE 24 English: FRANCE: French Concordia survivors get €2m payout

The Daily Star: #MEA 2011 profits plunge to $40 million #Lebanon$40-million.ashx#axzz1tuYwjVlL

The Daily Star: Afghan ambushes kill nine: officials

The Daily Star: China TV 'claims' Philippines as Chinese territory

The Straits Times: 2 out of 3 Thai families are in debt, 1.2m unable to repay

Agence France-Presse: In #oil and #gas rich #Myanmar, impoverished villagers want share of energy bonanza

The Daily Star: 2 judges join Higher Judicial Council #Lebanon

TOI World News: Eight killed in Brazil chopper crash

Want China Times: #Chrysler to launch more China-specific models #automobile

Want China Times: China overloaded with piles of #toxic #sludge

Al Arabiya English: Sudanese war planes bomb South Sudan, violating UN resolution: Southern army

The Daily Star: #Khalil vows all public #hospitals will stay open #Lebanon

AJELive: #Greek leftists seek anti-austerity coalition #Syriza

CNN International: U.S. official upset over leak about double agent
Breaking News: Toyota reports January-March profit more than quadrupled to 121 billion yen ($1.5 billion) - @AP

Press TV: UK journalists to rally for media reform

The Daily Star: Last-ditch talks aim to avert Cabinet clash #Lebanon #Mikati #Sleiman

Telegraph World News: Journalists beaten by Vietnamese police

The Star: Ukraine's Tymoshenko moved from prison to hospital

HuffPostWorld: Anonymous hacks Kremlin website

MarketWatch: Dow Jones industrials futures down 100 points as Wall Street braces for broadly lower open

Asahi Japan Watch: China warns citizens ahead of Manila protest

WSJworld: Poland Raises Interest Rates

WSJ Greater New York: Apartment Rents Soar, Again: The average Manhattan unit rented for $3,429 last month as the vacancy rate dropped.

TheIndyWorld: Crash fears in Indonesia as Russian demo jet vanishes

PostWorldNews: Vietnamese police, guards beat 2 state media reporters witnessing evictions of farmers

STcom: US soldier sentenced to 6 years in prison for rape in S. Korea

DailyStarLeb: Vietnam arrests Christians for 'anti-state activity'

DailyStarLeb: Four killed, 10 missing in Indonesian floods

PressTV: NY protest targets Bank of America

Al Jazeera English: On @AJInsideStoryAm: Abt 52 million #Mexicans were living in poverty in 2010. Will this change with a new president? |

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: China: Court to Hear Artist's Lawsuit

Al Arabiya English: Egypt revokes ruling to permit former PM to run in presidential race

PressTV: Quebec students reject tuition deal

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