Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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






SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012

DailyStarLeb: 5 killed in Syria's increasingly restive Aleppo http://bit.ly/Kzcx4F

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Greeks go to the polls http://bbc.in/IYWf8I

Breaking News: Traffic stop shootout: Suspect killed, deputy in surgery after being wounded near Houston - http://Chron.com http://bit.ly/Kbhqlm

WantChinaTimes: Forged loan threatens Wenzhou's private lending reforms http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120506000040&cid=1102&MainCatID=0

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

Post World News: Grenade blast outside crowded bar kills 2, wounds 30 in southern Philippines, officials say http://wapo.st/KypT1g

Post World News: More than half of inmates moved out of trouble-ridden prison in Venezuela http://wapo.st/IYEq9O

Haaretz.com: #Netanyahu set to officially announce early #Israeli elections http://htz.li/Ljoy13

PressTV: Morocco breaks up terrorist network http://dlvr.it/1WzQwb

PressTV: Afghan officials held on fraud charges http://dlvr.it/1WzQwz

Want China Times: World bank report notes huge CO2 emissions of Chinese cities http://goo.gl/E0inQ "Greenhouse gas emissions per... http://fb.me/22WDOFJbf

Post World News: U.S. abandons consulate site in Afghanistan, citing security risks http://wapo.st/Kzrn8S

WantChinaTimes: The plot thickens: Moguls battle over prime Shanghai land http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120506000016&cid=1102&MainCatID=0

WantChinaTimes: Draft law to crack down on illegal foreign nationals in China http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120506000002&cid=1503&MainCatID=0 #foreigner #illegal #China

AJELive: Pakistani police suspend their fight against a criminal gang in the southern city #Karachi for 48 hours | Video report: http://aje.me/KDy8qR

Post World News: With Chen Guangcheng news on Twitter, China’s censors lost control http://wapo.st/IYlHuP

Press TV: Anti-racism demo held in Berlin http://dlvr.it/1Wz3RW

Peru beach alert over dead birds http://bbc.in/IxCuPM

BBC News (World): Serbs to vote in close contest http://bbc.in/IYlDeA

The Economist: Joyce Banda, Malawi's first female president, has hit the ground running, combining decisiveness, charm and promise http://econ.st/J1YnIT

Breaking News: 9 killed, 10 injured in Busan, Korea, karaoke club - @Yonhap http://bit.ly/KsEBL1Retweeted by alexnewshicken

CNN International: Rebels burn 'protected' Timbuktu tomb http://dlvr.it/1Wysz5

CNN Breaking News: Ariz. Gov. Brewer signs bill barring funding for #Planned_Parenthood http://on.cnn.com/KsADSx

Asahi Japan Watch: All of Japan's nuclear reactors closed now.This just happened because of government wavering. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205050048

Reuters Top News: UK urged to force firms to report carbon emissions http://reut.rs/Ixw3fk

Breaking News Storm: Tornado warning in Logan County, Colo.; funnel cloud seen near Potter - @DenverPost http://bit.ly/IMtDQ0

Post World News: Israeli officer punished for striking pro-Palestinian activist set for job at military school http://wapo.st/IWHnYi

Reuters: FBI investigating Arizona Neo-Nazi before shooting http://reut.rs/KaVR4q #worldnewsExpand

nytimesworld: Honduras Becomes the Focal Point in America's Drug War http://nyti.ms/IMoqHXExpand

BBC News (World): In pictures: Global marijuana march http://bbc.in/IXXIft

Post World News: British publisher preparing release of Taliban poetry anthology http://wapo.st/IVZ2iT

EpochTimesChina: Chen Guangcheng’s Wife Speaks of Threats Received http://ept.ms/JUbQld

CNN Breaking News: Two bodies found in search for Tennessee mother and 3 daughters http://on.cnn.com/IWKoo9

AJEnglish: Prominent Bahrain rights activist arrested http://aje.me/IXOhMS

haaretzonline: #Palestinian Authority arrests former militant Zakaria Zubeidi in #Jenin refugee camp http://htz.li/IXPnbq

Reuters Top News: Five killed and two wounded in Mexico City shootout http://reut.rs/KaRuGr

Al Jazeera English: Deaths in Peru drug clinic blaze http://aje.me/Kzw02L

Reuters: U.S. Libertarians nominate ex-Governor Gary Johnson for president http://reut.rs/JnzYga

nytimesworld: WORLD: Damming the Amazon http://nyti.ms/IDA31G

New York Times World: Amid Brazil’s Rush to Develop, Workers Resist http://nyti.ms/IWzXRl

Taliban slain in#Afghanistan in 2 days http://dlvr.it/1Wxv01

The Daily Star: Drug dealer among 3 killed in Hermel http://bit.ly/LhHWvw

Al Jazeera English: Video: Outcry in India over rape attacks http://aje.me/IXf4sG

HuffPostWorld: Activists: Rare Chinese concession won't mean controls easing http://huff.to/KCeICK

Post World News: 6 Jamaicans accused of defrauding US citizens through lottery scam http://wapo.st/IVujm0

CBS News: Amber alert: Tenn. mom, 3 girls believed abducted in Miss. by armed man, may be in "extreme danger" http://cbsn.ws/J7MFuN

Agence France-Presse: Islamic extremists desecrate Muslim saint's Timbuktu tomb. http://yhoo.it/Kvbz9N #Mali
Agence France-Presse: Nine injured, 106 arrested in Quebec student riot. http://yhoo.it/ILXVCy

Al Jazeera English: In Depth: Recession-lashed Greeks likely to boost left http://aje.me/Kzb6ko

timesofindia: Air India pilots on strike, hold up flights by up to 24 hrs http://toi.in/XeXeOZ

Breaking News: AT&T ordered to pay fired Muslim woman $5 million in harassment case; company says it plans to appeal - @AP http://abcn.ws/Iu1gkO

nytimesglobal: Lens Blog: Mathieu Young's Photographs of Illegal Logging in Cambodia http://nyti.ms/Krz7A6

dawn_com: Eight, including police officer shot dead in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/05/three-shot-dead-in-karachis-kati-pahari

Reuters Top News: 9/11 suspects defiant at Guantanamo arraignment http://reut.rs/IU5p2R

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 http://wapo.st/Kyr3r5

khaleejtimes: 2 suspects held, cars seized in Al Ain shooting http://ktimes.co/ccpk7

khaleejtimes: Four cops injured in Bahrain bomb blast http://ktimes.co/bdoos

PostWorldNews: Ethiopia expels 2 Arabs amid tension with Muslim community; gov't warns group declared jihad http://wapo.st/KyKSOW

Post World News: Syrian activists say explosion in Aleppo car wash kills at least 5 http://wapo.st/LgEKQA

PressTV: Iranian pilgrims tortured by Syria rebels: Two Iranian pilgrims who were abducted by Syrian rebels in late... http://bit.ly/LgE2Dd

Dawn Media Group: Break in Lyari operation should not be taken as weakness: Qaim | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/05/break-in-lyari-operation-should-not-be-taken-as-weakness-qaim

Reuters Top News: Putin says ready to "go far" in U.S. relations: Ifax http://reut.rs/IV1e6F

PressTV: Israeli Knesset to be dissolved http://dlvr.it/1Ww62l

PressTV: US-led night raid kills Afghan teacher http://dlvr.it/1Ww63c

PressTV: Police injure nine in Canada protests http://dlvr.it/1Ww65l

Haaretz.com: #DF observation balloon crashes near #Gaza Strip http://htz.li/KanHOg

The Globe and Mail: 27% of Calgary residents are immigrants. Where does your community fit in? Find out: http://tgam.ca/immigration-profile

The Moscow Times: Moscow Approves Scaled-Down 'March of a Million' http://tmt-go.ru/458019

Post World News: Curacao’s leader suspends island’s secret service agency http://wapo.st/KyUZDn

Haaretz.com: #Ahmadinejad rivals score victory in #Iran runoff elections http://htz.li/ItvJ2z

The Daily Star: Tunisia extends state of emergency for sixth time http://bit.ly/KqnVDS

Khaleej Time: #Lufthansa to cut 3,500 office jobs http://ktimes.co/vdxjs

 Khaleej Times: Maoists release kidnapped Indian official http://ktimes.co/fdd2z #India

PressTV: Bahraini rights activist Rajab arrested http://dlvr.it/1WvlL3

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

Bangkok Post: Ombudsman says foreigners own third of all land | Bangkok Post: news http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/284068/ombudsman-says-foreigners-own-third-of-all-land

Times of India: 30% more buildings face threat of collapse in Mumbai: Pre-monsoon survey http://toi.in/P8G4Cb

Dawn Media Group: Bajaur bomb attack kills 24; TTP claims responsibility | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/04/bajaur-bomb-attack-kills-seven

EpochTimesChina: Chen’s Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Captured, Beaten, and Put Under House Arrest http://ept.ms/IM26LG

EpochTimesChina: News of Assassination Attempt on Chinese Leader Uncensored http://ept.ms/JTDMWy

Want China Times: Filipinos plan protests outside Chinese embassies http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120504000004&cid=1101&MainCatID=0 #Scarborough #Philippines #conflict

Want China Times: 220,000 in Guangxi lack drinking #water due to #drought http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120504000031&cid=1103&MainCatID=0 #health

Post World News: 8 killed in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria as radical Islamist sect violence continues http://wapo.st/KyOQXM

Breaking News: Airstrikes kill 5 militants in Yemen as president vows to intensify battle against al-Qaida - @AP http://wapo.st/IUCjQP

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 http://fb.me/1mqTIFgXX

Peoples Daily Online: Convoy attack was ploy to assassinate Oshiomhole – Odion http://fb.me/BWmmpdcd

Peoples Daily Online: 60 killed in Potiskum revenge attack http://fb.me/BScqaAkN

Asahi Japan Watch: Number of children in Japan falls for 31st consecutive year http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201205050038

NYT Global Edition: Leaving Presidency, Russia’s Medvedev Fights for Relevance http://nyti.ms/IqNQpN

Breaking News: Malian Islamist fighters attack and burn a UN-classified holy site in Timbuktu, regional official says - @Reuters http://bit.ly/JTHIGS

AlArabiya_Eng: #Egypt's military declares new overnight curfew, orders arrest of 300 http://ow.ly/aIFeE

CNN Breaking News: Several killed after explosion in Syria's largest city of Aleppo, according to opposition activists. http://on.cnn.com/ISuc7g

AJEnglish: Video: Deaths in Karachi gang violence http://aje.me/JZZHiu

nytimesworld: Third Brother Arrested in Inquiry Into Hong Kong Developer http://nyti.ms/IRvQGq

PostWorldNews: Authorities in Nepal say 4 killed in avalanche-triggered flooding in Nepal http://wapo.st/LcAa5Y

PostWorldNews: Chinese newspaper apologizes for anti-Chen, anti-U.S. editorial http://wapo.st/K0bttk

PressTV: #Iran to boost Forouzan oil output by 10% http://dlvr.it/1WptVD

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 http://dlvr.it/1WqKSj

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Brazil faces flooding and dought http://bbc.in/Iw6knH

cnnbrk: Several killed after explosion in Syria's largest city of Aleppo, according to opposition activists. http://on.cnn.com/ISuc7g

AlArabiya_Eng: #U.S. #Muslim woman wins $5 million verdict for discrimination http://goo.gl/ns9iQ

PostWorldNews: Officials: 2nd US drone strike in a week kills 8 suspected militants in NW Pakistan http://wapo.st/LdAIJ1

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 http://aje.me/IUZLAQ

nytimesworld: World Briefing | The Americas: Jamal Yousef Pleads Guilty in FARC Conspiracy Case http://nyti.ms/LcamXA

PressTV: Syria foils infiltration attempt: Report http://dlvr.it/1WsJdY

PressTV: 5 Afghan policemen killed in bomb attack http://dlvr.it/1WrNYZ

PostWorldNews: South African Cabinet minister dies while visiting Ethiopia http://wapo.st/JJSrGe

PressTV: Kirchner signs YPF takeover into law http://dlvr.it/1WrWqM

BBCWorld: Tourists missing in Nepal floods http://bbc.in/IwcTqn

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Clinton leaves China without activist http://bbc.in/IwlERe

PostWorldNews: Former ultranationalist allies of Slobodan Milosevic may return to power in Serbia http://wapo.st/KBLLH7

AlArabiya_Eng: Hunger-striking #Palestinian prisoners hospitalized in #Israel http://goo.gl/IMIQw

AlArabiya_Eng: Torturers of #Afghan child bride sentenced to 10 years in jail http://goo.gl/WkBq3

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 http://cbsn.ws/KBVugx

AP: Egyptian authorities detain more than 300 protesters following clashes at the Defense Ministry: http://apne.ws/KylYPy -BW

PostWorldNews: Clinton pushes stability, democracy, development in tense, troubled Bangladesh http://wapo.st/IUBFpN

Reuters: Japan nuclear power-free as last reactor shuts http://reut.rs/KpmjtQ

PostWorldNews: French overseas voters head to polls as bitter Sarkozy-Hollande campaign comes to end http://wapo.st/KykvIQ

PressTV: #Iran releases initial Majlis vote results http://dlvr.it/1WsJhP

AJELive: Four #Bahraini policemen #wounded inattack in a #Shia village, officials say. http://aje.me/KpZ0A9

PressTV: Five NATO troops injured in#Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/1WsQYX

PressTV: Bombing injures four#Bahraini police http://dlvr.it/1WsQYr

PostWorldNews: Spain's King Juan Carlos declared "unwelcome person" by town in northeastern Catalonia http://wapo.st/KqNnoM

The Associated Press: Hundreds march in Japan against nuclear power as final reactor switches off: http://apne.ws/J3c0rw -JM

Press TV: 1000 MKO members seek #Iran pardon http://dlvr.it/1Wp5b9

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Israel: Hagai Amir, Brother of Rabin’s Killer, Is Freed http://nyti.ms/JzE1nF

Breaking News: Malaysian authorities seize 555 cobras, 171 turtles hidden in papaya shipment to Hong Kong - AFP http://bit.ly/IKOmUn

AJELive: VIDEO: Alleged #protests against #Bahrain #constitutional amendments http://aje.me/xuzjWm


SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012

AP: Oil plunges below $97 on US demand, Europe votes: http://apne.ws/J4QiXE -AB

Post World News: Presumed Colombian rebels say they are holding French reporter http://wapo.st/KJ596R

The Associated Press: Al-Qaida releases a hostage video of American humanitarian aid worker Warren Weinstein: http://apne.ws/JaBbXv -AB

staronline: Armenian president's party leads parliamentary election - CEC http://dlvr.it/1X9Fkl

Post World News: Congo’s military says it’s in control of 2 North Kivu areas where fighting displaced thousands http://wapo.st/J2o0Nu

SCMP 南華早報: Chen's case divides activists, http://ow.ly/aJCWx

Reuters Top News: Nikkei falls 2.8 pct after Greek, French elections http://reut.rs/Jaxgde

BBC News (World): Unemployment 'to keep on rising' http://bbc.in/IAMOGI

Haaretz.com: 'Undercover Israeli combatants threw stones at IDF soldiers in West Bank': http://htz.li/KBSPTm

Al Jazeera English: According to Human Rights Watch #HRW: 95 civilians were killed in #Idlib, #Syria between Mar 22 - Apr 06 | http://aje.me/J0rv7h

PMLOnline: JTF raids militants' hideout in Kano, kills 5 http://fb.me/1Ysrps3VN

New York Times World: Bo Xilai Was Long Known in China for Ruthlessness http://nyti.ms/Jq7q5K

RT_com: #NATO soldier shot dead by man in #Afghan army uniform http://on.rt.com/8eonvn

MarketWatch: Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index down 2.1% in early moves, as banks, energy fall sharply http://on.mktw.net/KIahIu

JoongAngDaily: Noraebang fire kills nine and injures 25 in Busan http://bit.ly/JNJziL

Press TV: UK police racism complaints doubled http://dlvr.it/1X8Wxm

PressTV: US assassination drone kills 2 in#Yemen http://dlvr.it/1X8RMh

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

BBCWorld: Farc rebels 'to release reporter' http://bbc.in/J3UcQz

BreakingNewsUK: Partial results in Greek elections show main parties suffering dramatic losses - bbcnews http://bbc.in/IQKpqX

PressTV: DRC Army says rebellion under control http://dlvr.it/1X7QTl

Hotsheet: Ron Paul wins majority of delegates at NV, ME state conventions, though GOP says most are "bound" to Romney http://cbsn.ws/J9VYdM

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 http://aje.me/J2yAnN

AP PHOTO: Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, the Army medic whose wife says he died during a Skype chat with her: http://apne.ws/J2p2sY -EF

Agence France-Presse: Full story: Francois #Hollande elected #France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades http://yhoo.it/IQGEla

Al Arabiya English: #Qaeda commander wanted in USS Cole bombing killed http://ow.ly/aJnOs

Guardian news: SNP won 'remarkable victory' in Scottish elections, says Alex Salmond http://gu.com/p/37cm9/tf

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 http://wapo.st/J1eWZn

nytimesworld: The Lede Blog: Updates on Voting in France, Greece, Germany, Serbia and Armenia http://nyti.ms/IRm4Vo

Al Arabiya English: Full story: Socialist #Hollande ousts #Sarkozy in French presidential election: estimates http://ow.ly/aJleM

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 http://huff.to/Jf9CzA

staronline: Former Kuwait PM questioned in graft probe http://dlvr.it/1X54KV

Press TV: Serbia votes in general elections http://dlvr.it/1X536N

RT: Over 400 arrested at Moscow opposition rally - police http://on.rt.com/25xayj

Reuters: Taliban stronger than before U.S. troop surge: lawmakers http://reut.rs/IvVGyD

The Globe and Mail: Student riot in Quebec leads to more than 100 arrests http://bit.ly/JTQ1T5

The Globe and Mail: New Brunswick officials hunt for source of E. coli outbreak http://bit.ly/JTWywP

The Globe and Mail: British paper smuggles fake bomb into London Games park http://bit.ly/IR7kG1

Post World News: Residents: Al-Qaida-linked group attacks tomb classified as UNESCO site in Mali’s Timbuktu http://wapo.st/J9gRpq

CNN International: Six Yemeni militants killed in airstrikes http://dlvr.it/1X4pWZ

Post World News: Syrian refugees give Turkey’s premier hero’s welcome; Erdogan vows to continue support http://wapo.st/LnbkAy

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

RT: Over 250 arrested at Moscow opposition rally - police http://on.rt.com/25xayj #news

cnni: Journalists missing in Syria call home http://dlvr.it/1X4Ycn

PostWorldNews: Parliamentary vote in Armenia tests public support for President Sarkisian http://wapo.st/J0DPEs

HuffPostWorld: Nearly 30 police injured as German

Telegraph World News: Burmese general resigns ending Than Shwe's influence http://tgr.ph/IR8kd6

RT: More: At least six hospitalized after clashes at Moscow opposition rally http://on.rt.com/25xayj

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 http://bit.ly/J6AGPN

Post World News: German police arrest 100 Salafist protesters as clashes leave 29 officers injured http://wapo.st/J0Vxrq

Telegraph World News: #Hollande on course for victory of between 52-53 per cent - follow live updates http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9249109/French-Presidential-election-live.html

RT: Russian opposition leaders Udaltsov, Navalny, Nemtsov arrested at Bolotnaya Square in Moscow - LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

Reuters: U.S. seeks Indian assurance on Iran as Clinton visits http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/06/us-india-iran-idUSBRE84503O20120506

dawn_com: Ahmadinejad's support crumbles in Iran runoff http://dlvr.it/1X0wP5

PressTV: #Iranian trade delegation to visit#India http://dlvr.it/1X0x0G

AJELive: Reports of heavy fighting overnight in Deir al-Zor, capital of oil producing province in #Syria: Reuters http://aje.me/LkCoAi

STcom: Huge blaze spotted on piece of reclaimed land off north-east Singapore http://bit.ly/KAfjH0

cnni: Opposition: Blasts rock Syrian cities http://dlvr.it/1X12qg

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 http://aje.me/JEFQ2G

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Face to face with a Somali pirate http://bbc.in/Iylbhl

PostWorldNews: Syrian opposition figures urge voters to boycott this week's parliament election http://wapo.st/KAivCp

Post World News: Europeans hold elections in 6 countries, including France and Greece http://wapo.st/J1eUk4

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 http://toi.in/3gl6yZ

RT_com: Police clash with protesters in Moscow, reports of arrests as demonstrators break through police lines - LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

AJWasahi: Number of children in Japan falls for 31st consecutive year http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201205050038

AJEnglish: Video: Faulty system leaves millions hungry in India http://aje.me/IN56t6

AP VIDEO: Today in history: Hydrogen-filled Hindenburg burns and crashes 75 years ago today, 35 killed: http://apne.ws/J99ka1 -EF

PressTV: Palestinian hunger strikers punished http://dlvr.it/1X1ZsW

Press TV: Iran makes arrests in expert killing case: Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi says a number of terroris... http://bit.ly/KD2trt

STcom: South Korea suspends 4 savings banks for not meeting financial-strength standards http://bit.ly/IN8wvY

STcom: North Korea vows to push ahead with nuclear & space programs http://bit.ly/IQjs6t

RT_com: Anonymous claims its hackers downed CIA and Interpol websites

PressTV: 3 killed in#Pakistan militant attacks http://dlvr.it/1X1jZF

PressTV: Brazil urges dialogue on #Iran N-issue http://dlvr.it/1X1rXT

Reuters: Hospitalized dissident awaits permission to leave China http://reut.rs/JowMky

DailyStarLeb: Al-Qaeda 'dominates' north Mali: security sources http://bit.ly/KBfUbx

dawn_com: PTI holds rally in Islamabad | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/06/pti-holds-rally-in-islamabad/ #worldnews

STcom: Newly nuclear-free Japan bracing for severe power shortages during the summer http://bit.ly/KEktQh

PressTV: This picture shows destruction in the #Bayyada district of the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs on May 5, 2012. http://twitpic.com/9i03gh

PressTV: US airstrike kills 4 Afghan civilians http://dlvr.it/1X2C6w

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 http://dawn.com/2012/05/06/clinton-lands-in-india-to-breathe-life-into-ties/ via dawn_com

Reuters Top News: Heavy fighting rocks eastern Syria ahead of poll http://reut.rs/ICWRjy

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: More children dying from landmine explosions in #Yemen http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/06/212473.html

TomBartonJourno: Reports of more than 70,000 anti-Putin protesters in Central Moscow. http://pic.twitter.com/nSUiVDcS

STcom: UPDATE: SCDF personnel fighting huge fire at reclaimed land near north-east Singapore, no injuries so far http://bit.ly/KAfjH0

STcom: Almost no hope of finding survivors in Nepal flash flood, say rescuers; death toll expected to hit 60 http://bit.ly/KuvJUY

staronline: Two Belgian "terrorism" suspects detained in Yemen http://dlvr.it/1X37zr

staronline: Kazakh copper miners strike underground to demand more pay http://dlvr.it/1X3Fq0

AP: Authorities trying to ID 2 people found dead at home associated with suspect in abduction of mom, 3 girls: http://apne.ws/J0O1Nl -EF

RT_com: Photographer died trying to get better long shot of Moscow rally, failed to keep balance and fell http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

DailyStarLeb: Protests held for Palestinian prisoners http://bit.ly/LlMh0O

RT_com: Around 10,000 protests arrive in Moscow downtown for 'March of Millions' - organizers LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

AP: Tornado strikes near Tokyo, killing one person, injuring dozens and destroying scores of homes: http://apne.ws/IZonbC -EF

PressTV: Khartoum: South has troops in Sudan http://dlvr.it/1X38v5

BBCWorld: Arctic oil deal signed by Rosneft http://bbc.in/IyP8Oq

khaleejtimes: Blast at #Thailand petrochemical plant http://ktimes.co/q4br7

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

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Factory closed by empowered Egyptians http://bbc.in/J0RfjN

AJEnglish: Rivals to rally ahead of Putin inauguration http://aje.me/J0kTFP

RT_com: Moscow pre-inauguration rallies LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

haaretzonline: #Israel's #Haredi parties praying to stay in power http://htz.li/LlCg3q

DailyStarLeb: Sudan-S. Sudan border quiet after U.N. deadline http://bit.ly/KBJ8af

DailyStarLeb: Turkish PM to visit Syrian refugees http://bit.ly/KBWqDx

cnni: Austerity drives up Greek suicide rate http://dlvr.it/1X2p3G

RT_com: Two activists arrested by Moscow police for trying to smuggle tents containing fireworks and smoke bombs. http://on.rt.com/qk4spw

nytimesworld: In Greece, a Vote Amid a Financial Crisis http://nyti.ms/LlG0Ca

staronline: Ukraine's Tymoshenko to extend hunger strike - daughter http://dlvr.it/1X2fDY

wsjworld: Clinton Raises Concerns Over Bangladesh Abuses http://on.wsj.com/KBQ9aZ

PressTV: Syrian candidates step up campaigning http://dlvr.it/1X2hQC

PostWorldNews: Explosions, fire kill 12 at massive petrochemical plant in eastern Thailand http://wapo.st/J8YMrz

Al Arabiya English: Accused #9/11 plotters formally charged in #Guantanamo court http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/06/212417.html

Want China Times: Chairman of Taiwan's state-run energy firm resigns http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120506000090&cid=1101&MainCatID=0

The Straits Times: Hardline Myanmar vice-president Tin Aung Myint Oo resigns due to health reasons http://bit.ly/KAcfbx

Al Arabiya English: Islamist group claims revenge suicide bombing in Syrian city of Hama http://goo.gl/CH8J2

AJELive: #Bangladesh government and opposition call truce during Hillary #Clinton's visit | http://aje.me/K2Ed4x #US

AJELive: Safety concerns for refugees fleeing #Sudan violence | http://aje.me/KtAvlO

Reuters: Nepal sets up unity cabinet to agree constitution http://reut.rs/K2ClJ3

Reuters Top News: Italy local vote provides test for Monti austerity http://reut.rs/KtAqhW

Telegraph World News: Bo Xilai 'plotted three ways' to kill his own police chief, Wang Lijun http://tgr.ph/JUJ3NB

The Straits Times: 2 highway accidents in China kill 12, injure 19, state media says http://bit.ly/JM3yhX

RT: Medvedev appoints new Air Force and Navy commanders http://on.rt.com/b07rob #news

The Star:Armenia hopes for calm election, democratic result http://dlvr.it/1X0ZRq
PressTV: 'Chavez on wheelchair due to fracture' http://dlvr.it/1X0YwT

DailyStarLeb: Rights group urges Libya to revoke speech law http://bit.ly/LkoOgs

Post World News: Tornado rips through northeast of Tokyo, dozens of people injured http://wapo.st/IYDnmI

The Star:  Italy local vote provides test for Monti austerity http://dlvr.it/1X0VQ0

Press TV: 'Kenyan forces abused Somali refugees' http://dlvr.it/1X0V36

RT_com: Russian opposition calls 'millions' to the streets http://on.rt.com/25xayj

dawn_com: Security forces kill eight militants in Orakzai agency http://dlvr.it/1X0Tn8

AFP: Drought hits #Angola's struggling farms http://bit.ly/IEcuFY

AJEnglish: French to vote in presidential poll http://aje.me/Kztf46

guardiannews: Another British tourist dies in Mallorca hotel balcony fall http://gu.com/p/37cgz/tf

nytimesworld: IHT Rendezvous: A Killing Reverberates from a Cambodian Forest http://nyti.ms/ICnXal

BreakingNews: Hardline Myanmar vice president, an ex-general, resigns - VOA via Reuters http://reut.rs/Joj5Cf


MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

RT_com: Car accident kills 16 in Kazakhstan http://on.rt.com/s06vo6

NYT Global Edition: Israeli Court Rejects Appeal for Palestinians’ Release http://nyti.ms/KhKEis

BBCWorld: Australian budget set for surplus http://bbc.in/JayHOc

Al Arabiya English: Reporters Without Borders slams Syria over citizen journalist killings http://goo.gl/Yj7YT

SCMP_News: Chen seeks HK help for detained nephew, http://ow.ly/aLfnT

RT_com: NATO killings of Afghan civilians could hinder pact with US - Karzai http://on.rt.com/075eub

staronline: Ruling party ousted in Bahamas election http://dlvr.it/1XPytT

STcom: Yahoo CEO apologises for bogus college degree http://bit.ly/KIXFPB

Breaking News: Bank of America offers principal reductions to 200,000 homeowners - @CNBC http://bit.ly/JsyTns

WantChinaTimes: Dead #bird tests positive for #H5N1 virus in #HongKong. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120507000062&cid=1103&MainCatID=0
BBCWorld: Rupee up as India delays tax rule http://bbc.in/IE68Tj

WantChinaTimes: Taiwan's CPI up 1.44% in April http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120507000083&cid=1106&MainCatID=0

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: Indonesia: Bali Bombing Suspect Apologizes for 2002 Attacks http://nyti.ms/IK2R8R

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 http://dlvr.it/1XPBQw

Reuters: Chavez breaks silence, says governing Venezuela http://reut.rs/IFKNOm

STcom: Major crash in Taiwan's longest tunnel kills 2 http://bit.ly/Jad2FG

MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks rise after Monday's plunge, as exporters gain; Hang Seng Index up 0.4% http://on.mktw.net/KUuJG6

AliAbunimah: Op-ed: In #CastLead, Israel killed 21 members of al-#Samouni family in their home; 9 were children, says http://aje.me/K7xoyG

ReutersUS: Trial begins of Alaska militia members accused in murder plot http://reut.rs/IVhkxU

Reuters: Shares revive after Europe election uncertainty http://reut.rs/IDKTkA

Reuters US News: Maker of "pink slime" to shut 3 plants: Iowa Governor http://reut.rs/IVd29L

MarketWatch: Japan stocks rise after previous session's sell-off, with Nikkei Average up 0.8% http://on.mktw.net/IV5hR5

Breaking News: Nevada issues Google first license for self-driving car - @lasvegassun http://bit.ly/J9UmWQ

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 http://dlvr.it/1XMYkB

Wall Street Journal: Entry-level, college-educated men 23-29 earned an average $21.68 an hour in 2011, down 7.6% from 2000 http://on.wsj.com/KHxxVl

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

Reuters Top News: Consumer credit jumps in March http://reut.rs/IIIFUX

BBCWorld: CIA 'foils new underwear bomb' http://bbc.in/J9D6Rm

MarketWatch: Nasdaq and S&P end slightly higher as Dow edges down 30 points http://on.mktw.net/KAHObc

Reuters: Brazil judge nixes union lawsuit against Chevron http://reut.rs/JkiW5e

DailyStarLeb: Morocco's judges call for legal reform http://bit.ly/KRKP3h

MarketWatch: EA shares tumble 7.5% after hours on drop in 'Star Wars' subscribers http://on.mktw.net/LxSTt3

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 http://fxn.ws/JQxF7U

Wall Street Journal: Chesapeake Energy's largest shareholder urged the company's board to consider selling the company. http://on.wsj.com/JbPHOM $CHK SUBSCRIPTION

DailyStarLeb: Egypt judges send 293 to trial for violent protest http://bit.ly/JMo8tZ

Dawn Media Group: GHQ appoints Maj-Gen Zafar as DG ANF | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/08/ghq-appoints-maj-gen-zafar-as-dg-anf

Times of India: Pilots' strike: Govt threatens to shut AI international flights http://toi.in/g7Y-tZ

BBCWorld: Google guilty over Oracle's Java http://bbc.in/ICPnIe

MarketWatch: Ally Financial mortgage unit gets approval for conditional bankruptcy: report http://on.mktw.net/K6N0m3

globeandmail: Video: Brazil facing worst drought in decades http://bit.ly/JXCXvX

Reuters Top News: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg kicks off investor show in NY http://reut.rs/J9hX6t

globeandmail: Officials trying to track down New Brunswick E. coli outbreak http://bit.ly/IUfKfz

DailyStarLeb: North Nigeria gunmen kill 2, kidnap Lebanese http://bit.ly/JM9rau

AP: White House says it won't negotiate with al-Qaida, calls for release of 70-year-old kidnapped US aid worker: http://apne.ws/K6Kex2 -EF

The Daily Star: Al-Qaida in Algeria says dozens killed in 4 months http://bit.ly/LxaelC

Telegraph World News: US secretly releasing Taliban prisoners from Bagram prison http://tgr.ph/JXzOMH

Breaking News: Federal jury decides against Google on Oracle's copyright claims, but reaches impasse on key issue - @AP http://huff.to/Lx5cWj

AlArabiya_Eng: #Israel court orders Palestinians out of their #Jerusalem home http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/07/212727.html #Palestine

Wall Street Journal: New estimates peg the law school class of 2015 w/ an average debt of $210,796 http://on.wsj.com/KzLZEl

Reuters Top News: At least 32 Yemen troops killed in militant attack http://reut.rs/KAicvi

WSJ Video: Cases of Type 1 diabetes are rising at about 3%. Researchers can predict who is at risk for developing the disease. http://on.wsj.com/IU3rA2

Reuters Top News: Leading Colombian drug kingpin turns himself in http://reut.rs/KAi4fd

BBC News (World): Samaras Greek coalition bid fails http://bbc.in/J96nLZ

PressTV: UK military toll in Afghan war tops 412 http://dlvr.it/1XKdGK

MarketWatch: Gold ends 0.4% lower at $1,639.10 an ounce after European elections http://on.mktw.net/J964B2

dawn_com: Firing at a Gulshan-i-Iqbal restaurant kills two in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/firing-at-a-gulshan-i-iqbal-restaurant-kills-two-in-karachi

Reuters: Old feud appears to sink Obama's Fed nominees http://reut.rs/JriwYh

EpochTimesChina: Chinese Cabbages Dipped in Chemicals to ‘Guarantee freshness’ http://ept.ms/IU6RTn

globeandmail: Video: North Carolina to vote on gay marriage http://bit.ly/IU7MmP

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 http://tgr.ph/IU6Lez

PressTV: Iran exports USD10bn in oil products: Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says the implementation of the Sub... http://bit.ly/KA74hL

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 http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/07/212717.html

cnnbrk: Reports: South Korea clamps down on smuggled pills made from dead babies. http://on.cnn.com/J8UkLn

AJEnglish: Mass defection of Sudan troops to South Sudan http://aje.me/J9E8Jj

Al Jazeera English: France's Hollande plunges into debt crisis http://aje.me/K6lGV5

globeandmail: Hours after CIA drone strike, al-Qaida attacks Yemeni base, kills 20 http://bit.ly/JXd3sb

BBC News (World): #Greece's shock election result plunges the country back into instability, says BBC's @marklowen http://bbc.in/J8bEne

DailyStarLeb: Armenian president's party wins parliamentary vote http://bit.ly/LvAsoJ

BBC News (World): Bankia boss quits as rescue looms http://bbc.in/ICadr6

PostWorldNews: Voters across Europe punish the promoters of austerity but where the continent goes is unclear http://wapo.st/Jjfac7

New York Times World: Armenian Parliamentary Elections Strengthen Ruling Party http://nyti.ms/LvD8Tk

MarketWatch: Nasdaq sneaks into positive territory http://on.mktw.net/KzAH2S

Reuters Top News: Germany unmoved by anti-austerity votes in Europe http://reut.rs/IEYugv

RT_com: Assange Episode 4: Guest arrested days before show airs http://on.rt.com/scwfex #Assange

staronline: Gunmen shoot CEO of Italian nuclear firm on Genoa street http://dlvr.it/1XHZSq

Post World News: Iraqi officials: Bomb planted on minibus kills 2 civilians, wounds 9 in northern Baghdad http://wapo.st/K5wxP0

Press TV: Unemployment keeps rising across UK http://dlvr.it/1XHckM

BBC News (World): Chinese contaminated cabbage fear http://bbc.in/J7YruD

globeandmail: Video: Feisty Octogenarian confronts robbers http://bit.ly/ITJERo


Press TV: 400K to stage strike in UK on Thursday http://dlvr.it/1XHR44

BBC News (World): The teenage boy who escaped #Mexico's murders by joining an orchestra http://bbc.in/IC4eT7

The Associated Press: Big East Commissioner John Marinatto resigns after less than 3 years amid defection of high-profile teams: http://apne.ws/K6byvB -EF

BBC Breaking News: Greek leftists Syriza reject coalition with centre-right New Democracy party http://bbc.in/J7U5n9 #Greece

The Straits Times: South Korea to propose new law to punish motorists who watch TV while driving http://bit.ly/KHAy81

Telegraph World News: Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea's 'father of independence' to retire http://tgr.ph/ITHukv

Reuters Top News: Chirpy Angry Birds maker Rovio eyes IPO golden egg http://reut.rs/Jj7yqi

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 http://reut.rs/Jj6mmH

NYT Global Edition: The Caucus: Education Secretary Embraces Gay Marriage http://nyti.ms/IEUigT

BBCWorld: Malawi devalues currency by 50% http://bbc.in/IC0bq3

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% http://sm.wsj.com/KHx05w

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 http://reut.rs/Jj3DK7

staronline: EPF: 422 company directors prevented from leaving country http://dlvr.it/1XH7p9

The Straits Times: Thousands left without power after tornado tears through Japanese town http://bit.ly/JL3hY4

staronline: Tenaganita: No laws protecting foreign workers in Malaysia http://dlvr.it/1XH7pc

staronline: NGOs almost "clash" in Bukit Aman http://dlvr.it/1XH7qR

BBCNews: Voting opens in Syria, regime calls 'first multiparty elections in 50 years'; Opposition voices fear 'farce' http://bbc.in/J8VqGy

AJWasahi: In nuclear-free Japan, companies scramble to conserve energy http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205070065

AJWasahi: UPDATE: Two people killed in rare tornado, lightning strike http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201205070011 #Japan

cnni: Nepal floods: Hopes fade for missing http://dlvr.it/1XCcQP

The Globe and Mail: Ontario government unilaterally cuts doctors' fees http://bit.ly/ITDvVb

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' http://bbc.in/J6ehWw

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks post modest declines after weekend elections in Europe http://on.mktw.net/IEStk5

staronline: Former Mongolia president detained for polls ploy - lawyer http://dlvr.it/1XDGkD

dawn_com: Rupee ends flat; o/n rates up | Business | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/rupee-ends-flat-on-rates-up/

PostWorldNews: Uganda set to pass law that limits freedom of assembly; critics condemn bill http://wapo.st/KO8MZu

BBCWorld: Flash flood hits Afghan wedding http://bbc.in/IBoHaF

DailyStarLeb: Iraq court rules to release Hezbollah prisoner http://bit.ly/LtpJLu

AP: Iraqi officials: Bomb planted on minibus kills 2 civilians, wounds 9 in northern Baghdad: http://apne.ws/J8XD4U -CJ

DailyStarLeb: Iran hangs nine 'glass' drug traffickers http://bit.ly/KyfeHF

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

PressTV: Afghan police kill 4 Taliban militants http://dlvr.it/1XCtfm

dawn_com: Pakistani stocks end on four-year high | Business | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/pakistani-stocks-end-on-four-year-high/

staronline: Romania parliament set to back new leftist government http://dlvr.it/1XCxqV

CBS News: Army investigators say they found no bullet wound in soldier who died during Skype chat http://cbsn.ws/JbqHY0

PressTV: US airstrikes kill 5 Afghan civilians http://dlvr.it/1XD31R

dawn_com: Indian rupee slides, central bank intervention suspected | Business | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/rupee-slides-central-bank-intervention-suspected/

AP: Iraq court rules Hezbollah prisoner accused of killing US solders in Iraq in 2007 not guilty for lack of evidence http://bit.ly/KCoJz6

dawn_com: US Treasury to sell $5 bn of AIG stock: statement http://dlvr.it/1XBGSN

DailyStarLeb: Army soldiers wounded in Baalbek attack http://bit.ly/Jhu9mS

dawn_com: Pakistan not taken action against Hafiz Saeed: Clinton | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/clinton-urges-more-action-from-india-on-iran/

PressTV: 'Iran oil production up by 16,000 bpd': Iran's oil output has climbed by 16,000 barrels per day following t... http://bit.ly/JhCVS6

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 http://goo.gl/952uy

dawn_com: Taliban militants behead two Pakistani soldiers | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/07/taliban-militants-behead-two-pakistani-soldiers/

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 http://bit.ly/LsFAKl

WantChinaTimes: Vice economics minister to take over #Taiwan state-run #energy firm http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120507000033&cid=1102&MainCatID=0

WantChinaTimes: #Taiwan reports first #dengue #fever case this year http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120507000046&cid=1103&MainCatID=0

ChinaRealTime: In China, 85% of university students suffer from myopia. Nature? Or nurture? http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012/05/07/myopia-epidemic-sets-off-alarm-bells/ by tepingchen
BBCBreaking: #Euro declines after French and Greek election results http://bbc.in/IBeWJF

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 http://bit.ly/JJJhVV

dawn_com: Afghan police kill gunmen firing from building http://dlvr.it/1XCPMW

AP: Vladimir Putin has been sworn in as Russia's president for a third term after four years as prime minister: http://apne.ws/J5YOG4 -CJ

Al Arabiya English: Egypt’s protesters call for release of Abbassiya detainees amid 3rd overnight curfew http://goo.gl/NsbsM

cnni: Mystery pelican, dolphin deaths in Peru http://dlvr.it/1X9pXR

EpochTimesChina: Hundreds Guard Chen Guangcheng During Hospital Stay http://ept.ms/JWh00g

AJELive: Afghan forces ready to take over if French troops pull out early, Afghan defence ministry says: AFP http://aje.me/I54mPI

PressTV: Pakistanis hold anti-government rallies http://dlvr.it/1X9v8W

PressTV: Militants kill nine#Pakistani soldiers http://dlvr.it/1XB03n

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

STcom: Alleged Bali bombmaker Umar Patek regrets attack http://bit.ly/LrXaOG


TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

HuffPostWorld: Boulder crushes religious pilgrims http://huff.to/Jc5kpu

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 http://bbc.in/JcBqXj

Want China Times: Sichuan #earthquake #corruption #scandal uncovered http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000008&cid=1103&MainCatID=0

The Economist: Another rebellion is brewing in Congo's lawless east http://econ.st/IVdPe2

ZeeNews: Air India crisis intensifies, 11 flights cancelled http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/companies/air-india-crisis-intensifies-more-flights-cancelled_47289.html


PMLOnline: EFCC sacks ACP, 6 CSPs, 26 others http://fb.me/1BaUfN0je

Dawn Media Group: Triple attacks kill 12 in Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/1XfxQG

PMLOnline: Police foil another BUK tragedy, detonate 3 powerful bombs http://fb.me/239c7iBtv

Want China Times: 'National guide' ignites brainwashing fears in #HongKong http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000006&cid=1101&MainCatID=0 #communist #Marxism

BBC News (World): Libya PM brands attackers outlaws http://bbc.in/JcvCwX

The Star: Source: Yahoo director who led CEO search won't seek re-election http://dlvr.it/1XfmKR

GlobeBC: Mexican authorities arrest five in slaying of B.C. woman and boyfriend http://bit.ly/J3mJD7

Post World News: Iraq oil industry experiences new boom http://wapo.st/IWDymk

SCMP_News: U.S., China to counter cybersecurity risks, http://ow.ly/aMODh

STcom: Euro falls to 10-year low against Singdollar at $1.62 amid austerity backlash in France and Greece
http://bit.ly/IBFjAt

PostWorldNews: Van der Sloot, jailed in Peru for murder, to fight extradition to US http://wapo.st/IWy4I7

PressTV: Congolese army in battle with mutineers http://dlvr.it/1XfVqr

The Associated Press: Milwaukee mayor wins Democratic primary to face Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in recall election: http://apne.ws/JdR1Cd - VW

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

cnni: Van der Sloot challenges extradition http://dlvr.it/1XfDYt

CNN International: Projection: U.S. state bans gay marriage http://dlvr.it/1XfDZR

EpochTimesChina: Thirty Percent of Guangdong Enterprises Suffer First Quarter Losses http://ept.ms/K0P5MJ

BBC News (World): Burma growth to pick up says IMF http://bbc.in/IH4i41

MarketWatch: Reminder: $AOL to report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow morning http://on.mktw.net/IOAiHv

BBCWorld: Crisis-hit Portugal axes holidays http://bbc.in/Jc7ISj

PostWorldNews: Pirates hijack supply ship off Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, later release 17 crew members http://wapo.st/IVBPNZ

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 http://owl.li/aMrH5

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

WSJworld: German Output Rebounds http://on.wsj.com/J2f9sr

Reuters: Markets retreat on Greece bailout uncertainty, Nikkei opens down 0.8 pct http://reut.rs/IOMwzU

WSJ: Over 640,000 taxpayers were affected by identity theft in 2011, says IRS watchdog. http://on.wsj.com/IGahWV

Reuters: Veteran Republican Senator Lugar defeated in Indiana http://reut.rs/KjJGCv

AP: Gun parts found in stuffed animals, including Mikey Mouse, at Rhode Island airport: http://apne.ws/IWmtcf -CC

Breaking Politics: North Carolina approves constitutional ban on same-sex marriages - @cnn http://bit.ly/ISTmoP

PressTV: Iraqi Kurds protest blasphemous article http://dlvr.it/1XdzH4

staronline: Survey: 60.4% men unmarried http://bit.ly/KL0ek8

TOI World News: At Silvio Berlusconi parties, sex games with statues http://toi.in/Od6r0b

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 http://reut.rs/IGZPyr

Post World News: Jamaica parties examining court claim that fraudster gave millions to war chests in 2007 http://wapo.st/JdaqmP

Breaking News: Would-be suicide bomber was CIA double-agent who delivered device to US, aided Yemen drone strike - @nytimes http://nyti.ms/JdrhG6

CBS News: Air Force: No punishment for F-22 whistleblowers http://cbsn.ws/IXFFQ8

Post World News: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi receives first passport in 24 years ahead of trip to Europe http://wapo.st/JcbK9w

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 http://ow.ly/aMBi3 #Maspero #Egypt

nytimesglobal: North Carolina Votes on Same-Sex Marriage Amendment http://nyti.ms/KjmFiW

MarketWatch: Disney shares rise 2% in late trades as theme parks, TV networks help boost profit http://on.mktw.net/KDb15q

Reuters: Armenian opposition says election marred by fraud http://reut.rs/JoH0nk

HuffPostWorld: Mexico's deadliest female assassin arrested http://huff.to/JdehAh

HuffPostWorld: Gunfire erupts at Venezuela prison http://huff.to/IB78ZJ

TelegraphWorld: Libya rebel attack: there were 200 militants in 50 cars http://tgr.ph/K0djXj

Reuters: Armenian opposition says election marred by fraud http://reut.rs/JoH0nk

CBS News: TSA agent spots gun parts hidden in toy animals http://cbsn.ws/IVXHsN

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 http://reut.rs/JbT5yn

MarketWatch: Dow closes down 77 points, extending losing streak to five http://on.mktw.net/L2PWOk

Egypt Independent: #Abbasseya fallout leaves #SCAF on top, revolution floundering http://ow.ly/aMrWc

Post World News: Algerians hold out little hope for change in elections touted as freest ever http://wapo.st/IVl0mz

AJELive: #Malawi Currency devalued by a third http://aje.me/IYG3RZ

AJELive: #WestBank Rally for Palestinian prisoners

The Economist: On May 1st Evo Morales nationalised Bolivia's national power-grid company, rattling investors http://econ.st/Jcvbz6

Reuters Top News: Colombia won't negotiate with rebels over kidnapped Frenchman http://reut.rs/IVOwZa

BBC News (World): Virgin Media website hacked by opponents of the #PirateBay block http://bbc.in/JbNs3d

Reuters Top News: Border Patrol shifts strategy as illegal immigration slows http://reut.rs/ISpkBz

Reuters Top News: IMF to offer assurances to unlock aid for Malawi http://reut.rs/Kj8SsD

Post World News: Ecuador man sentenced to 25 years in Massachusetts murder http://wapo.st/IVoGEC

Reuters: Libya holds first civilian trial of alleged Gaddafi supporters http://reut.rs/Kj7UfY

Reuters Top News: Exclusive: China considers delay of key party congress: sources http://reut.rs/KKXUZI

Reuters: U.S. targets two sons of Mexican drug lord http://reut.rs/J0fKL4

Reuters: Ford to shorten "summer shutdown" in North America http://reut.rs/J0eIPa

DailyStarLeb: Pirates hijack supply ship off Nigeria's oil delta http://bit.ly/L1XPDu

Egypt Independent: Shares in Egyptian bank EFG #Hermes climb on Qatari deal http://ow.ly/aMk4E #

PressTV: Clashes kill 13 civilians in NW#Pakistan http://dlvr.it/1XZQWG

nytimesworld: Truckloads of Libyan Militiamen Attack Prime Minister's Office in Tripoli http://nyti.ms/JQsRuF

Post World News: Italy investigators link attack on nuke executive with anarchist Red Brigades attacks of 1970s http://wapo.st/JcNjbX

MarketWatch: June gold ends at $1,604.50/oz, down $34.60, lowest since Jan. 3 http://on.mktw.net/J00Ag

TheIndyWorld: Three injured in blast at Istanbul university http://ind.pn/LDPt7U

TheIndyWorld: Berlin police find improvised pipe bombs http://ind.pn/IZczU6

globeandmail: If Amazon is a monopoly, its customers approve http://bit.ly/IZumKU

Zee News: Farmer commits suicide: Distressed after poor sales of his paddy and resultant inability to repay loans, a farme... http://tinyurl.com/89h3huz

MarketWatch: About 13,500 without power in central Boston: reports http://on.mktw.net/JV5LHS

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 http://wapo.st/IVcROJ

Reuters Top News: Yahoo CEO apologizes in memo, board meets: source http://reut.rs/IIeZbM

Post World News: Militias try to storm Libyan prime minister’s office, sparking gunbattle that kills 1 guard http://wapo.st/LFA4Ei

WSJ World News: China Expels Al-Jazeera Reporter http://on.wsj.com/L0Pyjp

MarketWatch: Yahoo board member Patti Hart to step down over CEO's résumé misstatement http://on.mktw.net/LFxXAj $YHOO

Reuters Top News: Several killed in shooting near Libyan PM's compound http://reut.rs/KiLdIU

AmnestyInternational: Activist @NABEELRAJAB arrested over 'insulting' tweets must be freed in #Bahrain http://owl.li/aM08c

Zee News: Court defers hearing against Army Chief: A Delhi court Tuesday deferred to May 14 the hearing of the defamation ... http://tinyurl.com/7uoq2nm

Reuters Top News: Bahrain "to get tougher" on protest as talks stop http://reut.rs/KiKmrN

PressTV: #Iran to launch 1st ME petroleum refinery http://dlvr.it/1XYHGk

PressTV: Lebanon confiscates smuggled arms http://dlvr.it/1XYHHC

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

WSJworld: Fire Hits Hyundai Auto Plant in China http://on.wsj.com/JnRdAy

DailyStarLeb: Struggling RIM announces new executive hires http://bit.ly/LFkaJX

Telegraph World News: Libyan rebels attack government HQ http://tgr.ph/IZlx3H

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

PressTV: '#Iran bans to ruin 1000s of#EU jobs' http://dlvr.it/1XXC3f

Reuters Top News: IAEA official killed in car accident: Iranian media http://reut.rs/JnNyTj

Post World News: 7 Afghan police killed in separate attacks in western, eastern Afghanistan http://wapo.st/L0eYO9

The Star: Maznah: 70,000 graduates jobless due to lack of job hunting skills http://dlvr.it/1XXYmQ

AlArabiya_Eng: #Pakistan militants vow holy war for Bin Laden http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/08/212873.html

PressTV: Two#Libyan guards killed in Tripoli http://dlvr.it/1XXNpj

Breaking News: US job openings rose to 3.74 million in March, the highest level since July 2008 - @BloombergNews http://buswk.co/KJTwKv

Post World News: Palestinian prisoner refusing food for 71 days taken to the hospital http://wapo.st/LEJIHa

MarketWatch: Dow industrials down triple digits as early declines steepen http://on.mktw.net/IMLX9N

STcom: PICTURES: Swamped Nepal village dug out after deadly floods that left 23 people dead and more than 40 missing http://bit.ly/JUdh5O

PressTV: Five PKK militants killed in#Turkey http://dlvr.it/1XWqPm

HuffPostWorld: Dmitry Medvedev appointed as Russia's prime minister http://huff.to/IAp9Y9

PressTV: Greek leftist leader rules out austerity http://dlvr.it/1XWqM1

PressTV: Police attack protesters at Sydney Univ. http://dlvr.it/1XRCxX

AJEnglish: Al Jazeera English to close China bureau http://aje.me/K8gYWT

staronline: Drone attack, foiled Yemen bomb plot linked - U.S. congressman http://dlvr.it/1XWnng

RT_com: Moscow opposition leaders released, join sit-in demonstration in city center http://on.rt.com/5r6g8x

AP: Indiana man drives car with 4 children strapped to hood, is arrested on drunken driving charge: http://apne.ws/IUTl57 -CJ

TheEconomist: Recent rain has helped ease drought concerns in the SW, but better water management is still needed http://econ.st/JaKgzv

PressTV: Turkey arrests 28 PKK affiliates http://dlvr.it/1XSykn

cnni: Greek left gets shot at forming government http://dlvr.it/1XTLKL

WSJworld: Australia Seeks to Tighten Budget http://on.wsj.com/LEtQ7C

AP: Anti-bailout party leader tries to form new Greek government, rejects commitment to austerity: http://apne.ws/JcfqrV -CJ

DailyStarLeb: Two judges elected to Higher Judicial Council http://bit.ly/JbPhJT

staronline: Insight - In muddle of Libya's finances, billions go missing http://dlvr.it/1XT4tf

globeandmail: Video: Concrete chunks fall from Toronto expressway http://bit.ly/IYFuHM

globeandmail: Mexico police arrest 5 in connection with death of Canadian woman, boyfriend http://bit.ly/IYFuaV

AlArabiya_Eng: #U.N. #nuclear inspector dies in #Iran car crash: Atomic Agency http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/08/212885.html

WantChinaTimes: Taiwan's exports down 4.7% in first four months of 2012 http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120508000070&cid=1102&MainCatID=0#.T6jmg34sO9A.twitter

PostWorldNews: China launching first deep water oil drill in contested South China Sea http://wapo.st/JbuHsR

AFP: After deep cuts, Australia returns to budget surplus: http://bit.ly/IGLPtD

PostWorldNews: Indonesia seeks ban on dangerous window cleaning after 8 maids fall to death in Singapore http://wapo.st/LBLrgo

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

PressTV: 7 killed in#Pakistan violence http://dlvr.it/1XRPZy

staronline: Russian protest leaders held as Putin, Medvedev swap http://dlvr.it/1XRV7t

staronline: China dissident Chen says officials must face justice http://dlvr.it/1XRV87

staronline: Saudi's Naimi says kingdom pumping 10 million bpd http://dlvr.it/1XRV8W

AJWasahi: Ministry: w/o reactors, 9 utilities to post 2.7-trillion-yen loss http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205080041

dawn_com: There is, effectively, no access to justice for the vast majority of Pakistanis | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/08/back-to-basics/

guardiannews: Tornado hits Oxfordshire as more stormy weather forecast for UK http://gu.com/p/37d83/tf

DailyStarLeb: Suspected Israeli crime lord pleads guilty in LA http://bit.ly/IWRbyD

PostWorldNews: Gunmen kill a senior anti-terrorism police officer in southwest Pakistan http://wapo.st/JbqDJ6

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 http://bit.ly/LCgFUF

DailyStarLeb: 5 Kurdish rebels killed in clash in Turkey's southeast http://bit.ly/LCgIjc

PostWorldNews: Mortars kill 7 people, including 4 children, after landing on homes in capital of Mogadishu http://wapo.st/ITYWZs

BBCWorld: #HSBC announces a fall in profits after company revalued amount of debt on its books http://bbc.in/JaPtgd

STcom: Thai man who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sending anti-royalty texts dies in prison http://bit.ly/IERQ51

BBCWorld: India's Supreme Court orders government to cut subsidies for Muslims going on annual pilgrimage to Mecca http://bbc.in/JaQDZ8

AJEnglish: Interpol issues arrest warrant for Iraqi VP http://aje.me/IU6fAa

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

BBCWorld: Top Pakistan policeman shot dead http://bbc.in/IEuDzG

BBCWorld: VIDEO: Greece struggling to form government http://bbc.in/IEuFrA

Al Arabiya English: Israel’s early election cancelled after Netanyahu’s surprise coalition with Kadima http://goo.gl/TpFwH

PressTV: Bahraini police attack protesters http://dlvr.it/1XQmMV

Asahi Japan Watch: China expels first foreign journalist in 13 years http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201205080032

The Daily Star: Protest resumes over lack of alternative Jal al-Dib route http://bit.ly/IKxmM1 #lebanon

Press TV: Killers of homeless#US man in court http://dlvr.it/1XQmYT

PressTV: 3#US-led soldiers killed in#Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/1XQM8f


WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

The Daily Star: Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile http://bit.ly/LkLdaV

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 http://toi.in/h5TYzb

Dawn Media Group: Panel cuts foreign aid, military aid to Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/10/panel-cuts-foreign-aid-military-aid-to-pakistan/ via @dawn_com

Dawn Media Group: Blast in Quetta kills one policeman | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/10/blast-in-quetta-kills-one-policeman/ via @dawn_com

Al Arabiya English: Syrian TV: dozens killed or wounded in #Damascus bombings, burnt bodies seen in wrecks of cars http://ow.ly/aOCy8

Press TV: Turkey raises crude imports from #Iran http://dlvr.it/1Xx3qL

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

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 http://tgr.ph/JcD1JR

BBC Breaking News: Two explosions heard in #Syria capital Damascus http://bbc.in/IKGAUB

The Star: Mexican meth production goes on speed http://dlvr.it/1XwbBc

Breaking News: No sign of survivors at crash site of Russian jet in Indonesia - @ap http://bit.ly/J2kSLq

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

BBC News (World): China's exports and imports slow http://bbc.in/JeX6lO

BBC News (World): Tepco shares up on state control http://bbc.in/IKnG00

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

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: http://apne.ws/JgEPAM -ldh

Asahi Japan Watch: U.S. plans 10-month warship deployment to Singapore http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201205100018

BBC News (World): Overnight shelling in Syria city http://bbc.in/JeRGah

Press TV: One million#Yemeni kids starving: UN http://dlvr.it/1XtqcK

Reuters Top News: Search resumes in Indonesia for missing Russian plane http://reut.rs/IRlCXV

NYT Global Edition: Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Marriage, or Similar, for Gay Couples http://nyti.ms/Jgl1xz

BBC News (World): 2012 flame to be lit in Greece http://bbc.in/JeFg2e

Post World News: 2 teens arrested in Norway for alleged cyber attacks against government, corporate sites http://wapo.st/IYcBib

The Associated Press: Argentina makes sex-change surgery a legal right, transgender law approved 55-0: http://apne.ws/IZaomE -CC

BBC News (World): Journalist kidnapped in Honduras http://bbc.in/IK3uM1

Breaking News: Missile strikes kills 8 militants outside a town in southern Yemen, an al-Qaida stronghold - @reuters http://reut.rs/JWi5Da

The Associated Press: Oregon: Norovirus outbreak traced to reusable grocery bag that soccer team passed around to share cookies: http://apne.ws/Jg2WiR -EF

Yahoo! News: "Butt dialing" may be to blame for 38% of NYC's false 911 calls: http://yhoo.it/JuByQ4

Haaretz.com: Obama becomes first U.S. president to support gay marriage http://htz.li/ILBuN0

Post World News: Argentine Senate approves “dignified death” law enabling families to disconnect life-support http://bit.ly/JgcZo4

Reuters Top News: Spain takes over Bankia to fight crisis http://reut.rs/JuoUAk

Reuters Top News: World disease fund gets added $1.6 billion shot in arm http://reut.rs/IR7LRy

BBC News (World): Mutilated bodies found in Mexico http://bbc.in/IJKVYk

HuffPostWorld: 15 dismembered bodies found near tourist lake http://huff.to/Jeq4lK

Post World News: Egypt: Low court orders suspension of presidential elections, ruling likely to be overturned http://bit.ly/Jg5WvM

EpochTimesChina: Chinese Regime Tightens Grip on Great Firewall http://ept.ms/K3mK8k

FRANCE 24 English: ALGERIA: Algeria heads to polls for first post-Arab Spring vote http://f24.my/K3lMZN

BBC News (World): VIDEO: 'Warm sea' killed pelicans in Peru http://bbc.in/IJJ99s

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 http://on.mktw.net/KFSDc7

Breaking News: Mitt Romney: 'I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman' - from http://KOCO.com broadcast http://bit.ly/KFOk0v

DailyStarLeb: Twin Pakistan explosions injure nine: police http://bit.ly/LQLbKF

nytimesglobal: New Elections Appear Likely in Greece http://nyti.ms/JeaeHC

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 http://bit.ly/LQxbjS

AJELive: US President Barack #Obama has said he believes same-sex couples should be allowed to get married | http://aje.me/IJnv5m

Egypt Independent: Army renews #Abbasseya #curfew, says state TV http://ow.ly/aO4XK #Egypt

Egypt Independent: Breaking: Administrative #Court halts presidential election http://ow.ly/aO4t0

ZeeNews: Teenager abducted, gangraped in Gurgaon: A teenaged girl was abducted from her house and allegedly gang raped. http://tinyurl.com/78wc5y5

nytimesglobal: Civil Unions Bill Dies in Colorado http://nyti.ms/Je73js

WSJ Video: The Dow is headed for 6th session of declines but Mark Hulbert explains why fears of major correction are overblown http://on.wsj.com/IQBNVz

Dawn Media Group: Pakistan, UK partners in fight against terrorism: Gilani | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/10/pakistan-uk-partners-in-fight-against-terrorism-gilani

AJEnglish: Algeria prepares for parliamentary elections http://aje.me/JfM4ZQ

AFP: US Federal Reserve announces that three major Chinese banks have won approval to enter US market http://yhoo.it/LQ5lUZ

PostWorldNews: 2 killed in northeast Nigeria market attack blamed on radical Islamist sect http://wapo.st/J9Z8AG

DailyStarLeb: Russian opposition leaders sentenced to jail http://bit.ly/LQ52cV

Reuters Top News: Indian diplomat's daughter sues New York, claims false arrest http://reut.rs/IUvjG9

MarketWatch: Four arrested at Bank of America protest http://on.mktw.net/JV6btm

MarketWatch: U.S. stocks stage afternoon comeback, erasing bulk of Wednesday's losses http://on.mktw.net/JV6B30

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

Reuters: Fannie Mae posts profit, doesn't need Treasury aid http://reut.rs/LeooW9

DailyStarLeb: New Egypt budget would boost spending by 15 pct http://bit.ly/LetQIH

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria troops kill Islamist militant in restive city http://bit.ly/J9uQOu

dawn_com: Militants blow up shrine of Pashto poet, politician Ajmal Khattak http://dlvr.it/1XqQLd

MarketWatch: Greece will get 4.2 billion euros on May 10: European stability facility http://on.mktw.net/IQJDhQ

PressTV: Police arrest five in North Carolina http://dlvr.it/1XqfcT

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 http://reut.rs/J9G3yG

MarketWatch: Gold closes below $1,600 an ounce for first time in 2012 http://on.mktw.net/JfFdzv

AmnestyInternational: After years of campaigning by @amnesty members, Patrick Okoroafor is finally released from prison http://owl.li/aNEsv #Nigeria

MarketWatch: Treasury sells $24 billion in 10-year debt at a yield of 1.855% http://on.mktw.net/J9ahBP

Reuters: Afghan girls' schools shut down, Taliban blamed http://reut.rs/JdRqbB

PressTV: 'Saudis,#Bahrainis to continue protests' http://dlvr.it/1Xpw23

PressTV: Silent war in#Israeli prisons http://dlvr.it/1Xpw5K

Post World News: 9 men sent to jail in UK for raping, abusing girls in case that stirred racial tensions http://wapo.st/JeHyL0

AJELive: IMF: the value of the Syrian pound is down 45% on the black market since #Syria's uprising broke out in March 2011 http://aje.me/IJ0y2f

WSJ World News: Thailand Freezes Energy Prices http://on.wsj.com/LPcntk

CNN International: UK wins latest Qatada deportation battle http://dlvr.it/1XppCd

Egypt Independent: Policeman abducted on Cairo-Fayoum road http://ow.ly/aNOed

Wall Street Journal: BofA gets 92% shareholder backing on executive pay plan. http://on.wsj.com/J0JSm9 SUBSCRIPTION

Egypt Independent: Jordan's King Abdullah pushes for polls in 'last test' for reform http://ow.ly/aNMUC

New York Times World: Winter Killed at Least 100 Afghan Refugee Children, Study Estimates http://nyti.ms/J8QLp6

staronline: Sudan rebels say take town in Darfur in new push http://dlvr.it/1Xpbfr

globeandmail: Amid solid AOL results, trouble spots in digital media strategy http://bit.ly/J8N4zR

TelegraphWorld: South African model and aspiring actress in race row http://tgr.ph/J8MUby

Times of India: Russian plane with 50 people missing on test flight in Indonesia http://toi.in/QDRZhY

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

The Globe and Mail: House hunters not impressed by what a hefty price tag gets them http://tgam.ca/Da3t

Al Arabiya English: #Britain to extradite terror suspect Abu Qatada to #Jordan after court ruling http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/09/213120.html #AlArabiya

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

CNN Breaking News: Oil prices dip 10 percent in 6 days. http://on.cnn.com/JUEnW5

Al Arabiya English: #Algeria denies #EU observers access to national voters poll http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/09/213131.html


Egypt Independent: Gunmen attack natural #gas station in North #Sinai http://ow.ly/aNEGm #Egypt

The Straits Times: 13 firefighters in Paris arrested after recruit claims he was raped during hazing ritual http://bit.ly/JdFw1A

The Star: Senate passes five security bills, including ISA replacement http://dlvr.it/1XngBj

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

RT: Chinese dissident artist battles tax officials over $2.4 mln. bill http://on.rt.com/za4lfz
Reuters Top News: Wall Street hits session lows http://reut.rs/IKSnao

Dawn Media Group: Stocks rally as SC verdict eases political uncertainty fears: analysts | Business | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/09/stocks-rally-as-sc-verdict-eases-political-uncertainty-fears-analysts/


Press TV: More military men arrested in#Turkey http://dlvr.it/1XnHX4

WSJ Breaking News: Postal Service will drop plans to close up to 3,700 mostly rural post offices, citing customer outcry. http://on.wsj.com/LO3Oig

HuffPostWorld: 3 time bombs discovered at Nigerian university http://huff.to/IXUngA

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

AJELive: Over 100 schoolgirls in #Balkh province taken to hospital after suspected poisoning #Afghanistan | http://aje.me/Lcddxs

CBS News: Oil prices slide, as U.S. crude supplies jump http://cbsn.ws/J0gJHV

FRANCE 24 English: [BREAKING] Turkey refuses to extradite fugitive Iraqi vice president http://f24.my/J7xioL

HuffPostWorld: Tortured Afghan girl speaks out http://huff.to/Jdswce

Press TV: Pakistanis protest#US drone strikes http://dlvr.it/1XmXd2

The Star: Serbia's Democrats, Socialists agree new alliance http://dlvr.it/1XmXRw

The Globe and Mail: Euro 2012: Ukraine's $14-billion headache http://bit.ly/J74MU5

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

The Straits Times: PICTURES: Chemical tanker catches fire along the PIE, no casualties reported http://bit.ly/LaJF3b

BBC News (World): Mexican presidential TV debate team sorry for ex-glamour model assistant's distracting "skimpy dress" http://bbc.in/II8rov

The Star: Japan to take over Tepco after Fukushima disaster http://dlvr.it/1XlHY8

HuffPostWorld: In Myanmar, hundreds of prisoners remain wrongfully locked away http://huff.to/ICkpRM

HuffPostWorld: Roadside bomb targets Syrian military http://huff.to/KQ3oT7

FRANCE 24 English: Thailand's "'forgotten war" http://f24.my/J6d1Qp

CBC World News: Syrian bombs, shelling threaten peace plan http://bit.ly/Laecy6

EpochTimesChina: How the Chinese Communist Party First Split on Falun Gong http://ept.ms/J67SYt

Post World News: Japan to provide $12.5 billion to operator of tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant http://wapo.st/JeF538

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 http://bit.ly/Jf6656

Want China Times: #Taiwan closely #monitoring Chinese #naval vessels http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000117&cid=1101&MainCatID=0

Want China Times: #Indian #nuclear sub penetrates South China Sea http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000090&cid=1101&MainCatID=0 #military

Want China Times: Rumors say China's chief #internet #censor replaced http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000073&cid=1101&MainCatID=0

BBC Breaking News: A 59-year-old man from Oldham sentenced to 19 years in child sex ring case. Details soon http://bbc.in/Jd7mLj

FRANCE 24 English: #Ireland feels the pain as Europe turns against austerity http://f24.my/K132Kq

TOI World News: China begins drilling in South China Sea http://toi.in/todUtY

Press TV: Romanian soldier dies in Afghan war http://dlvr.it/1Xk4rp

Post World News: Iraqi police: Attack on home of government employee kills 5 people northeast of Baghdad http://wapo.st/LLS3ce

The Star: Saudi says producers pumping enough to deal with Iran sanctions http://dlvr.it/1Xk2MB

Press TV: A newly-released surveillance video footage showing the beating of a homeless individual by California policemen... http://fb.me/DNh7go8R

Press TV: Fresh violence in#Afghanistan kills dozen http://dlvr.it/1Xjvt8

AJELive: Syrian Rebels kill seven pro-Assad militiamen: Reuters http://aje.me/Kl4VUn #Syria

The Daily Star: Syrian army cross-border fire kills Lebanese woman http://bit.ly/LLJsWP

Egypt Independent: Prominent activist returns to Cairo after being sentenced to prison http://ow.ly/aN9qH

Times of India: Air India moves Delhi high court against striking pilots - http://toi.in/Ys9_UZ

Press TV: Saudi protesters stage anti-regime rally http://dlvr.it/1XjZ0Z

Press TV: 13 killed in#Pakistan violence http://dlvr.it/1XjZ0K

RT: Sudan resumes airstrike against S. Sudan – South's army http://on.rt.com/z87yxe #news

CNN International: Regime forces pummel cities across Syria, opposition says http://dlvr.it/1XjT9Y

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 http://wapo.st/Jeq1T6

The Daily Star: Twin attacks kill four in central Iraq http://bit.ly/L8veww

TheIndyWorld: Bomb threat halts two Southwest Airlines flights http://ind.pn/JT6DZ2

Dawn Media Group: Kidnappings threaten Pakistan aid work | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/09/kidnappings-threaten-pakistan-aid-work/ via @dawn_com

Telegraph World News: Chinese media accidentally declares Philippines as part of China http://tgr.ph/J4XMaj

Post World News: Greece’s radical left leader to meet mainstream party heads in coalition government efforts http://wapo.st/Jenrws

The Moscow Times: Hundreds of Arrests Set Grim Backdrop for Victory Day Celebrations http://tmt-go.ru/458153 #news

FRANCE 24 English: FRANCE: French Concordia survivors get €2m payout http://f24.my/K1rAD8

The Daily Star: #MEA 2011 profits plunge to $40 million #Lebanon http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lebanon/2012/May-09/172764-mea-2011-profits-plunge-to-$40-million.ashx#axzz1tuYwjVlL

The Daily Star: Afghan ambushes kill nine: officials http://bit.ly/L80nAa

The Daily Star: China TV 'claims' Philippines as Chinese territory http://bit.ly/JqyVP2

The Straits Times: 2 out of 3 Thai families are in debt, 1.2m unable to repay http://bit.ly/KEoQR8

Agence France-Presse: In #oil and #gas rich #Myanmar, impoverished villagers want share of energy bonanza http://bit.ly/KP3wSX

The Daily Star: 2 judges join Higher Judicial Council #Lebanon http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2012/May-09/172774-2-judges-join-higher-judicial-council.ashx#axzz1tuYwjVlL

TOI World News: Eight killed in Brazil chopper crash http://toi.in/z4yq8b

Want China Times: #Chrysler to launch more China-specific models http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000066&cid=1102&MainCatID=0 #automobile

Want China Times: China overloaded with piles of #toxic #sludge http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120509000057&cid=1105&MainCatID=0

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 http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2012/May-09/172776-khalil-vows-all-public-hospitals-will-stay-open.ashx#axzz1tuYwjVlL

AJELive: #Greek leftists seek anti-austerity coalition http://aje.me/IZ6mE8 #Syriza

CNN International: U.S. official upset over leak about double agent http://dlvr.it/1Xh0Vb
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 http://dlvr.it/1XgyLB

The Daily Star: Last-ditch talks aim to avert Cabinet clash #Lebanon #Mikati #Sleiman http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2012/May-09/172772-last-ditch-talks-aim-to-avert-cabinet-clash.ashx#axzz1tuYwjVlL

Telegraph World News: Journalists beaten by Vietnamese police http://tgr.ph/K1g5LO

The Star: Ukraine's Tymoshenko moved from prison to hospital http://dlvr.it/1XgmY6

HuffPostWorld: Anonymous hacks Kremlin website http://huff.to/ICuGgR

MarketWatch: Dow Jones industrials futures down 100 points as Wall Street braces for broadly lower open http://on.mktw.net/LbFDYr

Asahi Japan Watch: China warns citizens ahead of Manila protest http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201205090107

WSJworld: Poland Raises Interest Rates http://on.wsj.com/LbCK9P

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

TheIndyWorld: Crash fears in Indonesia as Russian demo jet vanishes http://ind.pn/LbvYkB

PostWorldNews: Vietnamese police, guards beat 2 state media reporters witnessing evictions of farmers http://wapo.st/L7e5Dg

STcom: US soldier sentenced to 6 years in prison for rape in S. Korea http://bit.ly/IHtrvB

DailyStarLeb: Vietnam arrests Christians for 'anti-state activity' http://bit.ly/LKqArb

DailyStarLeb: Four killed, 10 missing in Indonesian floods http://bit.ly/LKqAre

PressTV: NY protest targets Bank of America http://dlvr.it/1XgcQH

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

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: China: Court to Hear Artist's Lawsuit http://nyti.ms/KE8Bna

Al Arabiya English: Egypt revokes ruling to permit former PM to run in presidential race http://goo.gl/R2UiE

PressTV: Quebec students reject tuition deal http://dlvr.it/1XgQJf

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