Saturday, May 19, 2012

Chapter 18: Covering the 15th - 19th of May 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

cnni: Group: Notorious Iraq prison still open http://dlvr.it/1ZLhC6

PostWorldNews: UK jails man for recruiting girls into child prostitution, paying teens for sex http://wapo.st/IVkss3

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Bomber Attacks Army Post http://nyti.ms/K4o6iY

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: Deaths in Uprising Listed http://nyti.ms/KuJzoe

PressTV: South Sudan ready to talk with Sudan http://dlvr.it/1ZKYb1

CNN International: Chen Guangcheng tells U.S. lawmakers that his relatives continue to suffer government reprisals. http://on.cnn.com/KrTeNA

guardiannews: Ratko Mladic trial for Bosnian war crimes begins in The Hague http://gu.com/p/37tpf/tf

AP: Mitt #Romney wins presidential primaries in Nebraska and Oregon: http://apne.ws/IX8gHj - VW

khaleejtimes: #Dubai Customs foils 19 smuggling bids http://ktimes.co/lut7w #UAE

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: South Korea: Myanmar Pledges To Stop Buying North's Weapons http://nyti.ms/K4o7n4

dawn_com: Two girls among three injured in grenade attack in Peshawar http://dlvr.it/1ZKgRY

Breaking News: Hong Kong stocks dive early on Greek political crisis; Hang Seng Index down 1.8% - @MarketWatch http://on.mktw.net/L4r8mD

staronline: U.S., Pakistan near deal on reopening supply lines http://dlvr.it/1ZJns6

BBC Breaking News: One person killed in explosion at Kenyan nightclub in city of Mombasa, police say http://bbc.in/Kti8v7

AlArabiya_Eng: At least 53 killed in anti-Qaeda sweep across south #Yemen http://tinyurl.com/d4zkgrk

DailyStarLeb: Al-Qaida leader calls new Yemen leader a US agent http://bit.ly/LOTXq7 

AP: House Speaker John Boehner says spending cuts, budget reform must offset any increase in nation's debt limit: http://apne.ws/IW1zFw -RAS

CNN Breaking News: U.S. indexes end at 3-month lows on fears about Greek debt. #Dow drops 63 points. Nasdaq slips 0.3%; S&P loses 0.6% http://on.cnn.com/L844JT

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria inflation rises, driven by non-food http://bit.ly/LOOlvU

MarketWatch: J.C. Penney shares fall 14% after hours in wake of quarterly results http://on.mktw.net/JRcfaS

MarketWatch: Dollar index's 12-session winning streak is longest since at least 1985 http://on.mktw.net/JRadYg

Al Arabiya English: #U.N. and #Iran agree to continue nuclear talks next week http://tinyurl.com/cjvpyhd

DailyStarLeb: Clashes erupt as Palestinians mark Nakba Day http://bit.ly/K1iDcy

Reuters Top News: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to attend NATO summit in Chicago, embassy says http://reut.rs/L3OTeu

Wall Street Journal: "I'm for Mitt Romney." George W. Bush comes off the sidelines and endorses the unofficial Republican nominee. http://on.wsj.com/JHteLw

WSJbreakingnews: GM to stop buying ads on Facebook, sees them as ineffective http://wsj.com

Guardian news: Doctors 'rewire' hands of paralysed man http://gu.com/p/37tnk/tf

PressTV: S Africa subsidy protest turns violent http://dlvr.it/1ZFl7r

PressTV: Raging wildfires scorch Arizona http://dlvr.it/1ZB6P4

ZeeNews: Day 8 of Air India pilots' strike, 24 more flights cancelled http://mgc.li/g9s

PostWorldNews: Kenya official blast kills policeman at world's largest refugee camp in country's northeast http://wapo.st/L6A2X0

DailyStarLeb: Kuwait risks exhausting oil savings by 2017 - IMF http://bit.ly/K2YqUr

WSJ: Euro falls below $1.28. Follow our streaming Market Pulse: http://on.wsj.com/I5XLn6

globeandmail: Riot cops, protesters clash as authorities work to open blocked Quebec school http://bit.ly/MgAQYt

IndyWorld: Explosion in Colombian capital Bogota injures at least 19 http://ind.pn/Kssj33 

AJELive: Syrian forces kill at least 21 people in central town of Khan Sheikhoun during UN monitors visit - activists http://aje.me/JkPs7A

MarketWatch: Gold settles down $3.90, or 0.3%, at $1,557.10/oz http://on.mktw.net/J00Ag

BBCWorld: French president Hollande's plane turns back en route to Berlin after being hit by lightning - French media http://bbc.in/IVpBAl

DailyStarLeb: Explosion in Colombian capital injures at least 19 http://bit.ly/K0rtrc

PressTV: France seeks to amend European pact http://dlvr.it/1ZFH4F

PressTV: Azeri police arrest 18 protesters http://dlvr.it/1ZFH55

WSJ Europe: Profits Rise at Japan's Biggest Banks: Japan's three biggest banks posted solid profits in their latest fiscal y... http://on.wsj.com/KsmZg2

Breaking News: Syrian opposition: Bomb explosion hits main oil pipeline in eastern province of Deir al-Zor - @reuters

HuffPostWorld: Top U.S. commander expected to leave Afghanistan post http://huff.to/JelRie

WSJworld: Russia Court Orders Removal of Protest http://on.wsj.com/JF28Ex

cnni: DSK countersues maid for at least $1M http://dlvr.it/1ZF7M8

PressTV: KSA moves on#Bahrain for self protection http://dlvr.it/1ZDLJ0 

AFP: IMF chief Lagarde raises possibility of Greece's orderly exit from euro, says "we have to be to be technically prepared for anything"

SkyNewsBreak: AFP: German foreign minister says collapse of Greek coalition talks a "severe setback"

Reuters: Well-funded non-profit group seeking centrist U.S. presidential nominee says they can't find one http://reut.rs/KscZTR

World Bank: #DataoftheDay: 51% of Indians are employed in the agricultural sector: http://bit.ly/Jby3Af

Egypt Independent: Tuesday's papers: Loan controversy hits the World Bank http://ow.ly/aVw0p #Egypt

MarketWatch: President Bill Clinton urges Democrats to rethink their budget stance: http://on.mktw.net/JC71zc

BBCBreaking: LIVE: Rebekah and Charlie Brooks making statement about charges related to UK #hacking scandal http://bbc.in/Ks1bkE

AP: Lightning hits plane carrying new French president Hollande en route to Berlin; no one hurt: http://apne.ws/IVw91V -EF

WSJworld: Total Starts Kill Operation on Well http://on.wsj.com/KL9wiI

CBSNews: Boehner sets up another debt limit fight http://cbsn.ws/KjWB5v

IndyWorld: Syrian regime fires on funeral, say activists http://ind.pn/LO38a9

Al Arabiya English: #Syria National Council reelects #Ghalioun president http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/15/214259.html #SNC

The Star: Blast at Kenya refugee camp kills police officer http://dlvr.it/1Z8LTg

Al Arabiya English: 16 people have been killed by Syrian forces across the country: Local Coordination Committees

The Associated Press: BREAKING: JPMorgan CEO Dimon wins vote on pay package, keeps chairman's title. -EF

MarketWatch: U.S. stock benchmarks' early gains restrained by likelihood of new Greek elections http://on.mktw.net/J6jHQy

Dawn Media Group: Karachi targeted killings claim seven lives http://dlvr.it/1ZChCf

jameskanter: EU to keep pledge of 7.2B euros to support climate efforts in poorer nations despite difficult economic situation&tight budgets

cnnbrk: Two suspected U.S. drone strikes reported in #Yemen. http://on.cnn.com/L73rQQ

Refugees: Mother & child: two of 8,000 refugees from #DRC at Nkamira Transit Centre #Rwanda http://pic.twitter.com/KUtFaLT6 v anouckbronee

AJEnglish: Iran hangs 'Mossad spy' for scientist killing http://aje.me/L733lg

WSJworld: EU Mounts Airstrikes on Somali Pirates http://on.wsj.com/JBxUDk

EgyIndependent: One killed, 6 injured in family fighting over flirting http://ow.ly/aVaTW #Egypt

DailyStarLeb: #BREAKING: #Clashes renew as army steps up measures in north #Lebanon http://bit.ly/JDL4yP

AlArabiya_Eng: #Tunisia expels #Moroccan #Salafist convicted of indoctrinating suicide bombers http://tinyurl.com/cvzcnnv 

cnnbrk: Machete-wielding raiders kill at least 12 in raids on villages in #Nigeria. http://on.cnn.com/L71TGw

CNN International: Gunmen raid, destroy villages in Nigeria http://dlvr.it/1ZCY8l

EgyIndependent: Egyptians, Tunisians arrested in Italy on charges of smuggling migrants http://ow.ly/aVc1H

PressTV: New UN observers arrive in Syria http://dlvr.it/1ZCW8P

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Man sets himself on fire outside Breivik courthouse http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/15/214267.html 

EgyIndependent: Dozens of Bedouins protest for right to own tourist shops in Sharm el-Sheikh http://ow.ly/aViRu #Egypt #Sinai

staronline: Four held for throwing grenade at loan defaulter's house http://dlvr.it/1ZC1Jg

Reuters Top News: FLASH: Jean-Marc Ayrault named French Prime Minister, watch http://Reuters.com for updates

staronline: Russian court orders closure of anti-Putin sit-in http://dlvr.it/1ZCKGp

staronline: At least 42 killed in offensive on Yemen militants http://dlvr.it/1ZCKHQ

TOI World News: China slams UK for Cameron-Dalai Lama meeting http://toi.in/VW_WiY

Post World News: Bodyguard says he was paid $3K to gun down security official who was 'annoyance' to Iraqi VP http://wapo.st/L6WQ94

WSJdevelopments: Another sign of housing hitting a bottom: U.S. home builder confidence hits five-year high http://on.wsj.com/Je5P8b

WSJworld: India to Cut Iranian Oil Imports http://on.wsj.com/J95d2E

HuffPostWorld: Explosion hits UN monitor's car in Syria http://huff.to/JQvb9H

Reuters Top News: Germany saves euro zone from recession, split deepens http://reut.rs/KruqEj

Telegraph World News: Greece heads for new election In June after talks collapse http://tgr.ph/IV6jLB

AP: Indonesia denies permit to Lady Gaga's concert over protests that she corrupts youth with moves, clothes: http://apne.ws/IUDbEb -EF

staronline: NATO invites Pakistan to Chicago summit http://dlvr.it/1ZC6pl

Breaking News: Greek meeting between president, political party leaders on forming government over - @AP


WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

PressTV: FDLR rebels kill 50 civilians in DRC http://dlvr.it/1ZbxpR

staronline: California biker gets life term for murder of Hells Angels leader http://dlvr.it/1Zc0bP

cnni: Report: Iran shipping arms to Syria http://dlvr.it/1ZcCVm

WSJeurope: Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion, the online scrapbooking website that has become the latest Silicon ... http://on.wsj.com/KB9fzH

PostWorldNews: Malaysia sentences 3 Mexican brothers, Singaporean and Malaysian to death for drug trafficking http://wapo.st/LUQje5

TOIWorldNews: South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles http://toi.in/XSQ1QZ

DailyStarLeb: North Korean boat hijacks 3 Chinese fishing boats http://bit.ly/K9P5tW

HuffPostWorld: Police discover drug lab near site of plane crash http://huff.to/JicFJF

Reuters: Chinese boats seized by North Koreans in rare public spat http://reut.rs/JQ6vx4

AP: Soyuz capsule with 3 crew docks with space station before private SpaceX cargo ship arrives: http://apne.ws/LdQjcN - VW

AlArabiya_Eng: U.N. observer team evacuated from Syrian town escape deadly violence http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214576.html 

BreakingNews: Training missile falls from US military helicopter over central Texas; 100 homes evacuated - nbcdfw http://bit.ly/JtcOYA

PostWorldNews: Clashes in western Libyan town near Algerian border leave6 dead http://wapo.st/Lc3uuy

nytimesglobal: Egypt Military Leader, Tantawi, Promises Fair Vote http://nyti.ms/KuEv4A

BreakingNews: Wildfire in Arizona increases by more than 2,000 acres since Wednesday morning, officials say - azcentral http://bit.ly/JjGCT9

dawn_com: Afghans seek $4.1 billion a year from Nato summit http://dlvr.it/1ZbMhK

nytimesglobal: Retired Party Members Call for 2 Top Chinese Officials to Resign http://nyti.ms/IZvHhK

PostWorldNews: In Venezuela, top diplomat steps into the void while cancer forces lower profile for Chavez http://wapo.st/IZmirZ

Breaking News: Chen Guangcheng says China agrees to issue him a passport 'within 15 days' - @AFP http://tgr.ph/J0OWc9

STcom: Singapore's economy grows by 1.6% in Q1 2012, compared to 3.6% in the preceding quarter http://bit.ly/JLeECo

AJELive: Arrests spark clashes in #Bangladesh I http://aje.me/LdhXq9

dawn_com: New Palestinian government sworn in http://dlvr.it/1ZZXz5

AJEnglish: Video: Poor at risk as California mulls austerity http://aje.me/Lc94Nx

AJWasahi: Japanese megabank profits return to pre-2008 levels http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/AJ201205160086

nytimesglobal: D.E.A.'s Agents Join Hondurans in Drug Firefights http://nyti.ms/KuxnVQ

AJWasahi: Japan's economy grows 4.1 percent amid recovery http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201205170025

staronline: Two Mexican generals detained for alleged drug gang ties http://dlvr.it/1ZZbMS

PostWorldNews: Thai police seize tiger carcasses believed destined for China http://wapo.st/LaKlZW

BreakingNews: US Sen. Harry Reid to ask Senate to approve new Iran sanctions package, aide tells Reuters http://reut.rs/JtGlkS

HuffPostWorld: Mistaken terror suspect kidnapped to secret CIA prison http://huff.to/JgMeUQ

AJELive: Brazil's truth commission sworn in http://aje.me/JOPnI1 #Rousseff 

MarketWatch: Japan's gross domestic product grows 1% in January-March, above forecast http://on.mktw.net/KcU9x2

globeandmail: Video: Chile education march ends in violence http://bit.ly/J08aPh

Reuters: Police receive hundreds of tips on Mississippi killings http://reut.rs/JhBuW

Breaking News: Two US Navy ships collide at sea off California coast - @nbcsandiego http://bit.ly/Jt1hZg

Agence France-Presse: Women win close to a third of #Algeria's parliament, making the national assembly most gender-balanced in region http://yhoo.it/KyWxRW #AFP

MarketWatch: Dow industrials fall for 10th of past 11 sessions http://on.mktw.net/K85CyPRetweeted by

Egypt Independent: As #drug #addiction rises in Cairo, experts offer recommendations http://ow.ly/aXsQc #Egypt

DailyStarLeb: Egypt's cabinet approves new budget - minister http://bit.ly/KPUk3V

DailyStarLeb: Clashes in western Libyan town leave 6 dead http://bit.ly/Kb2Esw

dawn_com: Target killings claim another 11 lives in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/16/target-killings-claim-another-11-lives-in-karachi

AFP: For almost half of #Yemen's 22 million people, eating has become a luxury they can't always afford http://yhoo.it/KyDA1z

MarketWatch: Oil closes below $93 a barrel, lowest since November http://on.mktw.net/LT14hc

PressTV: Afghan oil extraction to begin in 5 months http://dlvr.it/1ZWBXK

MarketWatch: Gold settles 1.3% lower at $1,536.60 an ounce, lowest in 10 months http://on.mktw.net/JTwRPS

Wall Street Journal: Top individual income-tax rates are 20% in Singapore & 17% in Hong Kong. Some Americans have noticed. http://on.wsj.com/KylxJ6

PressTV: Two abducted Iranian engineers freed: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has announced t... http://bit.ly/JNgcw5

Press TV: Iran Navy saves freighter from pirates: The Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy has rescued a Panamanian freighter w... http://bit.ly/JHkVzX

TheIndyWorld: Bosnian Serb commander General Ratko Mladic defiant at genocide trial in The Hague http://ind.pn/Kahxvl

The Globe and Mail: Chinese activist's bid to study in US making progress http://bit.ly/MkUwdK

BBCWorld: President al-Assad admits #Syria's losing the information war but tells Russian TV "reality is what matters" http://bbc.in/IZ6oxC

BBC Breaking News: French President names new cabinet: Laurent Fabius is foreign minister, Pierre Moscovici finance minister. Details soon http://bbc.in/KygJDu

BBCBreaking: Senior judge Pikrammenos is sworn in as #Greece's interim prime minister until June 17 elections http://bbc.in/Kyc0lb

DailyStarLeb: West Africa jihadists threaten to kill Spanish hostage http://bit.ly/LSLIJv

Dawn Media Group: CID arrests LJ man, recovers ammunition in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/16/cid-arrests-lj-man-recovers-ammunition-in-karachi

Reuters: Thousands flee to Uganda as Congo hunts renegade commander http://reut.rs/JgRvf4

Reuters: Two workers hurt in blast at Texas fracking tank site: sheriff http://reut.rs/KPkLXz

BBCBreaking: Seven killed and at least 20 wounded in clashes in south-west Libya - government spokesman. Details soon http://bbc.in/IYRKGQ

BBCWorld: Italy's Bossi in fraud probe http://bbc.in/IYMgvz

Dawn Media Group: ANP's MNA escapes attack; three killed in Kohat | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/16/anps-mna-escapes-attack-three-killed-in-kohat

Dawn Media Group; Pakistan backs quick deal on Nato supplies | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/16/pakistan-backs-quick-deal-on-nato-supplies

Post World News: South African police seize 10 rhino horns, arrest man in Johannesburg apartment http://wapo.st/IXOBHj
Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Legislative polls in #Syria showed a majority support for the regime, #Assad says in an interview with Russia TV

Reuters Top News: Heavy fighting enters fourth day in Tripoli; six wounded http://reut.rs/KOY7ia

Agence France-Presse: Non-Serbs executed or forced to jump from a bridge by soldiers under #Mladic's command: war crimes prosecutor. #Bosnia. http://bit.ly/K8PgoR

BBCWorld: Communist Party members in #China ask president to sack politician, hinting at his desire to popularise Mao http://bbc.in/Kx0DKe

australian: $30bn shares slump over Greece: MORE than $30 billion was wiped off the Australian stockmarket in the bi... http://bit.ly/KxsHNv

STcom: Police officer jailed 2 weeks for dereliction of duty, having sex with suspect http://bit.ly/JFR2jx

PostWorldNews: Moscow police clear #OccupyAbai campsite http://wapo.st/LaLSPS #russia

NYT Global Edition: Yemen Moves to Reclaim Towns Run by Insurgents http://nyti.ms/IXXCPj

MarketWatch: U.S. industrial output rises in April http://on.mktw.net/Km19Iy

DailyStarLeb: Long-running Frankfurt 'Occupy' camp cleared http://bit.ly/JLNHPn 

AlArabiya_Eng: Several wounded in renewed clashes in #Lebanon http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/16/214494.html

HuffPostWorld: Syrian president Assad says country supports his reforms http://huff.to/JSYqJa

PostWorldNews: Anmesty International: Mali suffering 'worst crisis' in its history, after coup, rebel advance http://wapo.st/Lag3Xw
The Straits Times: 15-year-old Cambodian girl shot dead in land row when security forces clashed with protesters http://bit.ly/KsXtZg

Reuters Top News: Two Mexican generals have been detained for alleged ties to gangs http://reut.rs/KOTqES

staronline: German minister to step down after vote setback - sources http://dlvr.it/1ZSgDq

The Star: Syria rebels hand monitors to U.N. team in Khan Sheikhoun http://dlvr.it/1ZSgFK

globeandmail: Occupy NL campers leave St. John's park after seven-month protest http://bit.ly/MknkDl

Dawn Media Group: Pakistani stocks down; rupee, o/n rates flat http://dlvr.it/1ZScmK

AJEnglish: Zetas cartel 'denies' role in Mexico massacre http://aje.me/Laz5ga

Christiane Amanpour: Women tortured for saying 'no' in Afghanistan: http://on.cnn.com/L0xWCh [See Part 3]

WSJ Europe: Two Shareholders Sue J.P. Morgan Over Trading Losses: Two shareholder lawsuits were filed late Tuesday against J... http://on.wsj.com/JJ6YAH


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

WSJ: Chinese house prices fell .94% year-on-year in April. How does that compare to previous months? China Econtracker: http://on.wsj.com/KmC6Vi

nytimesworld: India Ink: Thousands of Myanmar Rohingyas Struggle for Refugee Status in India http://nyti.ms/LcvckG

Reuters: Myanmar's central bank aims for weaker currency to prevent further rises that could derail economy reforms http://reut.rs/JPjWhd

PostWorldNews: 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes far off Chile's coast; no chance of tsunami http://wapo.st/J4RB4G

staronline: ConocoPhilips invests US$1.5bil in oil production in Malaysia http://dlvr.it/1Zsy7f

PostWorldNews: Anti-American rhetoric subsides in Russia http://wapo.st/LhbdHU

nytimesworld: Chasing a Soccer Dream All the Way to Brazil http://nyti.ms/LcBJMj 

dawn_com: US House approves amendment linking CSF to Nato supplies | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/18/us-house-approves-amendment-linking-csf-to-nato-supplies/

staronline: Violence eases at overcrowded Venezuelan jail http://dlvr.it/1ZrzdF

timesofindia: Cabinet okays pro-women divorce clause http://toi.in/fjGeRb

BBCBreaking: At least 34 people killed, 21 injured as a bus plunges off a bridge in central Vietnam

PostWorldNews: Ethiopian court rules that 11 will face terror charges amid signs of increasing militancy http://wapo.st/J2IgKD

staronline: Reds will not be rushed into naming Dalglish's successor http://dlvr.it/1Zrlh3

BreakingNews: Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri urges Saudis to rise against government - afp http://bit.ly/L3Q0eR

globeandmail: Syrian opposition cracking as leader vows to resign http://bit.ly/MpyRRQ

Reuters: Candidates fight for "change" vote in Dominican election http://reut.rs/Jky9ok

AJEnglish: New French cabinet takes pay cut http://aje.me/LhhLWY

globeandmail: Congo's malaria surge stumps scientists http://bit.ly/J4gPjy

Reuters: Asia shares fall steeply on worries over Spain banks, growth http://reut.rs/JUlo1i

australian: Shares plunge on EU bank fears: THE sharemarket plunged nearly 2pc as fears of a European banking sell-... http://bit.ly/JOmsnQ

BreakingNews: Asian markets falter in early trading on concern about Spanish banks; Japan's Nikkei drops 2% - MarketWatch

staronline: China jails smuggling kingpin Lai for life http://dlvr.it/1ZrXPB

The Straits Times: Another maid falls to her death - the 9th reported this year http://bit.ly/Kr69LX

PressTV: Congolese forces shell rebel positions http://dlvr.it/1ZqPCz

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks drop in early trading; Nikkei Average down 1.6% http://on.mktw.net/KqE1IT

WSJworld: U.S. Eases Myanmar Financial Sanctions http://on.wsj.com/JPACUX

DailyStarLeb: Israeli fire wounds seven Palestinians in Gaza http://bit.ly/JKIEiL 

AP: Senate confirms Obama's 2 nominees to the Federal Reserve Board; first time since 2006 that board is fully-staffed: http://apne.ws/J3uBTE

BBCWorld: Immigration in #Germany leaps to its highest level in 16 years, government figures show http://bbc.in/KCTtEh

BreakingNews: Gunman, police in standoff in downtown Savannah, Georgia, prompting authorities to close some areas - AP http://abcn.ws/JiUtzy

MarketWatch: Gap shares rise 8% after hours on higher same-store sales http://on.mktw.net/Kl0jeK

MarketWatch: Gold adds nearly $40, ends 2.5% higher at $1,574.90 an ounce http://on.mktw.net/JzjGWr

timesofindia: Hackers protest torrent ban, take down SC, Cong sites http://toi.in/PTZBLZ

SkyNewsBreak: AFP: Credit agency Moody's downgrades 16 Spanish banks. 

WSJ: Facebook is now worth more than eBay, Yahoo, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, IAC/InterActiveCorp, AOL, Zynga and Pandora Media combined!

HuffPostWorld: Jamaica lottery scam suspects arrested http://huff.to/JW3OLG

cnnbrk: #Stocks end at 4-month lows. http://on.cnn.com/L3vZVI 

EgyIndependent: Bahrain's Khawaja well, to continue hunger strike: lawyer http://ow.ly/aZ3Ds

CNBC: BREAKING:Facebook Prices IPO at $38 - Sources

Breaking News: Dow closes down 156 points, falling for 11th day in 12 - @MarketWatch http://on.mktw.net/JW0UXl

globeandmail: Tories shut down 'groundbreaking' freshwater research station http://bit.ly/J3nQBb

WSJeurope: U.S. Orders Duties on Chinese Solar Panels: U.S. trade officials ordered 31% duties on China's top makers... http://on.wsj.com/KkyfIx

Reuters Top News: Brazil Navy investigates new oil spill off coast http://reut.rs/JVYJD1

EpochTimesChina: China's Security Chief Ordered Persecution of Blind Lawyer Chen Guangcheng http://ept.ms/MoRt4o

The Daily Star: Bombs target Nigerian primary schools http://bit.ly/LXBPdI

AP: U.S. Survey finds almost 1 in 10 former state inmates report being sexually victimized in prison: http://apne.ws/LfXBwF -CJ

Reuters: Iran parliament approves reduced sanction-hit budget http://reut.rs/JVUE1M

AP: Four people shot, two dead, on street corner in west Louisville residential neighborhood: http://apne.ws/Lg9KS6 -CJ

WorldBank: The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program will increase #foodsecurity for 7.5 million ppl http://bit.ly/LXvi2s #GAFSP

ReutersPolitics: Senate Republicans block new Iran sanctions bill http://reut.rs/Jj1JL1

STcom: White births in the US no longer in the majority: US census data http://bit.ly/Lfcn6S

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria bond yields rise on inflation worries http://bit.ly/JT0Whi

DailyStarLeb: Libya approves Islamic banking law -official http://bit.ly/JT0WxC

BreakingNews: White House names first US ambassador to Myanmar in more than 20 years, as political ties warm - AP

BloombergNews: Hewlett-Packard said to be considering cutting as many as 25,000 jobs; cuts would represent downsizing 7.2% of workforce

BBCWorld: #Georgia's first gay pride ends in violence, with activists attacked by Orthodox Church members. Details soon http://bbc.in/KDziWM

Wall Street Journal: Geithner: U.S. "can't afford" to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy when they expire later this year. http://on.wsj.com/JmsFUm

BreakingNews: Fitch ratings agency downgrades Greece from B- to CCC, says euro exit would likely result in widespread default - AP, Reuters

PostWorldNews: Emergency law considered in Quebec as thousands of students protest tuition; 122 arrests http://wapo.st/J2iXIH

Reuters: US Postal Service to close or consolidate 140 mail processing sites http://reut.rs/JVDnFL

Reuters: Hackers break into Azerbaijan Eurovision websites http://reut.rs/JVMR3V

AlArabiya_Eng: Violence continues across Syria; activists say gov't troops out to 'destroy' Rastan http://goo.gl/DZTuv

Reuters: Bombs target Nigerian primary schools http://reut.rs/JVLtye

AlArabiya_Eng: Three Palestinians 'restart' hunger strike http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214696.html

nytimesworld: Protesters Set Upon at Aleppo University Despite Monitors http://nyti.ms/LaUKyH

AlArabiya_Eng: #Syria hands over suspects in Estonian kidnapping http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214740.html #Estonia #Lebanon

MarketWatch: Apple shares down more than $100 from all-time high $AAPL http://on.mktw.net/LXb1Kq

AlArabiya_Eng: #Morocco says it no longer has confidence in U.N. envoy http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214755.html

ZeeNews: Indian couple sentenced for UK immigration scam: An Indian man has been sentenced along with his wife for r... http://bit.ly/LfT0ul

TOIWorldNews: Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death http://toi.in/cUMYJY

MarketWatch: Senate backs two Obama nominees for Fed http://on.mktw.net/LX6BTM

BBCWorld: First wave of West African peacekeepers arrives in Guinea-Bissau after last month's coup. Details soon http://bbc.in/KDSMuk

AlArabiya_Eng: More than 30,000 Moroccan children are homeless, reveals study http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214732.html

staronline: U.S. to seek G8 support for oil reserve release - Kyodo http://dlvr.it/1Zlccw 

AlArabiya_Eng: Palestinian writer Salameh Kaileh detained, beaten, taunted in #Syria - Al Arabiya interview http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/17/214724.html

AP: Gunfire erupts at a Venezuelan prison where armed inmates have prevented security forces from retaking control: http://apne.ws/LfNnMJ -CJ

staronline: Bahrain seeks arrest of 20 over homemade bombs http://dlvr.it/1ZlPs4

Al Jazeera English: Explosions and arrests amid Bangladesh strike http://aje.me/J1ThMm

Al Arabiya English: Explosion in Nigerian oil hub city of Port Harcourt: military

The Straits Times: Thai police bracing for 'huge turnout' at Bangkok 'Red Shirt' rally this weekend http://bit.ly/J1QG53

Asahi Japan Watch: Philippines seeks new markets amid sea dispute with China http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201205170108

New York Times World: Taliban Stage Deadly Strike on Afghan Governor's Office http://nyti.ms/Jyl8bo

HuffPostWorld: Mexico charges 8 in grisly cult slayings http://huff.to/L2tO4J

Post World News: House GOP challenges Obama on military policy in defense bill that adds billions of dollars http://wapo.st/J1iRkl

The Star: Myanmar hopes for US sanctions move to boost economy http://dlvr.it/1Zg8s4

Press TV: Spain falls back into recession: Data http://dlvr.it/1Zg0rC

Press TV: Hamas censures new West Bank cabinet http://dlvr.it/1ZfcQ3

Dawn Media Group: Bomb threat on PIA flight to Dubai: officials http://dlvr.it/1ZfY81

RT_com: Sniper opens fire in north Lebanon, kills boy http://on.rt.com/1g61fp

Post World News: Dozens of protesters continue to occupy square in central Moscow http://wapo.st/Ledx2v

The Daily Star: Officials: Kurdish rebels kill 3 Turkish troops http://bit.ly/KalQYc

Guardian World: Tokyo Disneyland to allow same-sex cermonies http://gu.com/p/37jph/tw

Press TV: One killed in#Lebanon's Tripoli clashes http://dlvr.it/1Zdtwf

Press TV: Freed #Iranian engineers arrive home http://dlvr.it/1Zdtvg

The Daily Star: Attack on Afghan government compound kills 7 http://bit.ly/Kgap0p

Dawn Media Group: Pakistani stocks drop; rupee, o/n rates flat http://dlvr.it/1Zl1Gn

MarketWatch: U.S. leading economic indicators fall 0.1% in April http://on.mktw.net/KopdKO 

AP: Average US rate on 30-year fixed mortgage hits record low of 3.79 percent; 15-year also record: http://apne.ws/J2iTIQ -CJ

PressTV: 3 killed in#US drone attack in#Yemen http://dlvr.it/1ZjlNd

EgyIndependent: Court finds 14 policemen not guilty of revolution murder charges http://ow.ly/aYrgF #Egypt #Jan25

dawn_com: No decision yet on Nato supply lines: Gilani | Latest-News | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/17/no-decision-yet-on-nato-supply-lines-gilani/

timesofindia: RT toi_tech: Anonymous pulls down Supreme Court, Congress websites http://toi.in/eoTcTY

PressTV: Yemenis rally against Saleh-style policies http://dlvr.it/1ZkZJl

AlArabiya_Eng: Egypt shuts down newly-inaugurated Shiite mosque in Cairo http://goo.gl/UGQSU

Reuters: Spain beset by bank crisis, recession, bond pressure http://reut.rs/JVwTGU 

WorldBank: Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa will fail to reach the MDG target of reducing maternal mortality by 75%http://cot.ag/Kw1xrM

globeandmail: Top court to set rules on life support for vegetative patients http://bit.ly/J2vjjZ

AP PHOTO: A boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar: http://apne.ws/Lfld4r -CJ

9NEWS: Wildfire in Colorado grows significantly overnight; fire estimated at 5,090 acres as of Thursday morning http://on9news.tv/JiWQm1

Reuters Top News: Nigeria "robbers" accidentally blow up their own bus http://reut.rs/JVvi45

PostWorldNews: Pakistani president to attend NATO summit amid signs country will reopen supply route http://wapo.st/LeinN7

PressTV: 2 Palestinian inmates still refusing food http://dlvr.it/1Zjxv4

AJWasahi: REPORT/ North Korea resumes work on nuclear reactor http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201205170118

Breaking News: Mother sentenced to 9 years in prison in Ohio teen's malnutrition death - @AP http://abcn.ws/Jj1iBo


FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

Reddy: Bank of England's Adam Posen on turning off monetary stimulus too soon; "I..made something of a mistake." My Q&A http://on.wsj.com/M2xsy3

nytimesglobal: Putin Reaches Down to the Assembly Line for First Appointment http://nyti.ms/KhoJXh

BreakingNews: Alabama Trust Bank in Sylacauga, Ala., is 24th US bank failure of 2012 - marketwatch http://on.mktw.net/JEuFvO

BBCWorld: Crime and punishment, Norwegian style http://bbc.in/KKLQvI 

globeandmail: With Judge Deschamps set to retire, Supreme Court has opportunity for inclusion http://bit.ly/MteMKk

BBCWorld: Prisoners surrender in Honduras http://bbc.in/J7Oo4g

CBSNews: LA Police: 2 arrests in Chinese student killings http://ow.ly/b0SBw

BBCWorld: South Africa targets rainbow tourists http://bbc.in/J7QzEU

SkyNewsBreak: Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng confirms he has left hospital& is at Beijing airport

AJWasahi: Korean media hail appointment of Korean-born woman to French Cabinet http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201205190047

PostWorldNews: Mexican army captures 8 Gulf cartel members during massacre investigation http://wapo.st/JZ1bYg

BreakingNews: Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family are due to leave Beijing today for the US - NBC News

PostWorldNews: Military helicopter crash in Venezuela leave 4 dead, 1 survives http://wapo.st/J7oKfS

AP: Woman who sent adopted boy back to Russia ordered to pay $150,000 plus child support: http://apne.ws/LkZ7xs -CC

AP: Tortured body of a Mexican reporter is found alongside a road, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen: http://apne.ws/Ll5CQX -CC

PressTV: France exiting#Afghanistan in 2012 http://dlvr.it/1b5xhY

BBC News (World): UN Security Council issues travel ban on 5 Guinea-Bissau coup leaders. @BBCBarbaraPlett says sanctions threatened too unless they step down

globeandmail: Video: Transgendered contestant cheered at Miss Universe Canada http://bit.ly/Mt0OZ7

Agence France-Presse: #Mali parliament approves amnesty for coup leaders. http://yhoo.it/JCITzj #AFP

The Associated Press: Facebook's closing stock price of $38.23 gives CEO Mark Zuckerberg a stake worth $19,252,698,725.50: http://apne.ws/LkHTQX -CC

BBC News (World): Cuban offshore oil attempt fails http://bbc.in/KK2yv0

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Facebook stock closes at $38.23, a gain of 23 cents, on its first day as a public company

WSJeurope: Worst Week for European Stocks In 8 Months: The Stoxx 600 fell for the fifth consecutive session, pressur... http://on.wsj.com/LivFYT

MarketWatch: Dow, S&P's three-week losing streak is longest this year http://on.mktw.net/Kwg2rS

Post World News: Police: Journalist kidnapped in northern Mexico http://wapo.st/LkpcNg

Paul Vieir: It what seems to be in the last 5 minutes, FB bouncing back between $38.00 & $38.01

Breaking News: Jurors end deliberations in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial; will resume Monday. - @AP

DailyStarLeb: Italy court upholds ruling clearing Berlusconi http://bit.ly/LkBghv

Breaking News: Update: Facebook stock hovers near $38; volume tops 1st-day record set by GM of 458 million shares - @CNBC http://bit.ly/Kw6cGv

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Tension over Spanish banks' bad debts http://bbc.in/J7asMh

EpochTimesChina: Call to Remove Zhou Appears On Chinese Web Portal http://ept.ms/J7ayDU

Reuters: Facebook investors left guessing after Nasdaq glitch http://reut.rs/JY2W9c 

MarketWatch: It's a beautiful day for U2's Bono! He made more than $1 billion on the $FB IPO http://on.mktw.net/JY1iV4 via MWRadio

TIMEWorld: The war on al-Qaeda in Yemen heats up | http://ti.me/KzkSrV

SkyNewsBreak: AP: Police say three Irish dissidents arrested on terror offences ahead of Olympic torch relay

ZeeNews: Constable's killing: Delhi Police visits Meerut: Senior officials of Delhi Police visited Meerut, where one... http://tinyurl.com/c7wm3se

ZeeNews: Russian convicted of leaking military secrets: Sverdlovsk regional court handed down the sentence to the Ru... http://bit.ly/JUE8y8

MarketWatch: Oil falls below $92 a barrel, ending the week down roughly 5% http://on.mktw.net/LkuvMv

MarketWatch: Gold advances $17 to settle at $1,591.90/oz http://on.mktw.net/J00Ag

DailyStarLeb: 2 Algerian coastguards killed in bomb attack http://bit.ly/JnDVFL 

MarketWatch: Germany's Merkel suggests Greek referendum on euro http://on.mktw.net/LkjVoT

Reuters Top News: Venezuela's Chavez unseen for week but follows riot http://reut.rs/JXVOcR

CNN Political Ticker: House passes $643 billion defense bill - http://wp.me/p4HKM-10oi

DailyStarLeb: Yemeni troops kill 11 al-Qaida militants in south http://bit.ly/JSNuJZ

The Daily Star: Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso troops head to G.Bissau http://bit.ly/JSNwS3

Press TV: http://www.presstv.ir/ Clashes erupt between #Palestinian protesters and the #Israeli forces on May 18, 2012, f http://twitpic.com/9mgr8n

SmartMoney: Google is the surprise winner in Facebook mania. Its shares have jumped 7% since the IPO filing. http://sm.wsj.com/Jp7xNi $FB $GOOG

AJEnglish: Sri Lanka cabinet backs general's release http://aje.me/J6JTXE

PressTV: Gunmen kill two Pak Shiite policemen http://dlvr.it/1b1wX7

ZeeNews: Army Chief defamation case: Court to hold inquiry: A Delhi court said that it will hold an inquiry into the... http://bit.ly/JXjWeH

Press TV: Jordanians rally over promised reforms http://dlvr.it/1b1kBK

TOIWorldNews: Obama touts $3bn in pledges for Africa http://toi.in/Z8txAb

PressTV: http://www.presstv.ir/ #Iranians have taken to the streets on May 18, 2012, to protest against #Saudi #Arabia's http://twitpic.com/9mfpin

PressTV: Car bomb attack foiled in east Syria http://dlvr.it/1b0x01

WSJ: The jobless rate fell in 37 states last month, including in swing states Fla., Nev. and NC. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/05/18/jobless-rates-fall-in-swing-states/?mod=e2tw

time: Sorry to break it to you, G-8 members, but you don't set the global agenda anymore | http://ti.me/M0S6ym

staronline: Anti-war protesters march at Obama campaign headquarters http://dlvr.it/1b1QGn

BBC Breaking News: Five Greek banks are downgraded to CCC by Fitch credit ratings agency http://bbc.in/KJ6V9N
Al Arabiya English: Syrian activist sentenced to death for 'treason' http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/18/214885.html 

World Bank: #DataoftheDay: 75% of world's poor live in rural areas. Most depend on agriculture for their livelihood http://bit.ly/KUKduN

CNN Breaking News: Wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship to be raised from Italian sea bed. http://on.cnn.com/JcDnSO

globeandmail: Video: Italy's Mario Monti arrives in U.S. for G8 Summit http://bit.ly/MrX36a

globeandmail: Video: Arizona wildfire grows in size http://bit.ly/MrX3mu 

Breaking News: Shares of Zynga halted; stock down about 13% - @CNBC

CNNMoney.com: Facebook shares open at $42.05, an 11% increase from the company's $38 IPO price. http://cnnmon.ie/bkgnews

Wall Street Journal: Social media stocks: LinkedIn is down 2.6%, Groupon is off 6%, Pandora is down 5%, Zynga is down 6.5%. http://on.wsj.com/JoOv9P

Reuters Top News: Facebook, Inc. shares open at $42.05 (not $43). Facebook IPO live blog - http://reut.rs/J18Lin

PressTV: Afghans protest Kabul-Washington deal http://dlvr.it/1b0ky1

BreakingNews: Facebook trades 82 million shares in first 30 seconds - NBCNews

Reuters Top News: Facebook, Inc. tops 100 million shares in less than five minutes of trading. Watch http://Reuters.com for updates.

BreakingNews: Facebook shares begin trading on Nasdaq market; more on http://breakingnews.com

STcom: Workers' Party to hold 1st Hougang by-election rally on May 19 http://bit.ly/Leha1Y

BBCWorld: The Olympic flame is winging its way to the UK and has its very own window seat http://bbc.in/J6ip4v

Post World News: Regional rights court probes case of rebels killed in famed Peruvian hostage rescue http://wapo.st/LiiUh0
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WSJ Breaking News: Facebook's opening price is expected to be $42, with 65 million shares trading. Nasdaq delayed the opening. http://on.wsj.com/Hv8LLL

Breaking News: Tens of thousands of Bahrainis protest at anti-Gulf union rally outside capital Manama, according to Reuters witness - @Reuters

The Daily Star: Police detain 400 at Occupy protest in Frankfurt, Germany http://bit.ly/JmmhlV

Al Arabiya English: Largest protest ever in #Aleppo, Annan to visit #Syria 'soon' http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/18/214886.html

BBC News (World): Angola court removes poll chief http://bbc.in/KHWfZ8

The Star: West African mediator opens talks with Mali rebels http://dlvr.it/1ZxlMp

The Star: Turkmenistan frees 1,000 prisoners in amnesty http://dlvr.it/1ZxWq4

Al Jazeera English: Australia releases young people-smugglers http://aje.me/LiSKup

TheIndyWorld: Five dead and 37 injured in Baghdad bird market bomb blasts http://ind.pn/KHMqKv

UN Refugee Agency: Photo of the day: A Malian #refugee girl collects water from a well in Mangaizé, #Niger http://rfg.ee/aWLHj

The Moscow Times: Fire Sets Off Explosions at Ammunition Warehouse in Primorye http://tmt-go.ru/458807 #news

Press TV: Homelessness on rise in#Britain http://dlvr.it/1Zx631

Al Jazeera English: Why is #Algeria's population living in fear of the country's secret #police? | http://aje.me/J2kSwU

Press TV: Al-Qaeda behind Syria attacks: UN chief http://dlvr.it/1ZwKmH

Breaking News: Authorities arrest a suspect in deadly highway shootings in Mississippi - @AP

Press TV: Violence claims 7 lives in Karachi http://dlvr.it/1Zvxcc

BBC News (World): Chen's relatives tell of beatings http://bbc.in/KHhOJg

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Four killed so far in Rastan shelling: Syrian Revolution Council

Al Arabiya English: #BreakingNews: Rastan under heavy shelling by Assad's forces: live Al Arabiya TV footage

Press TV: Bahraini forces clash with protesters http://dlvr.it/1ZvYtq

CNN International: Asian shares drop on eurozone fears http://dlvr.it/1ZvDLR

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Kuwait: Islamic Law Proposal Blocked http://nyti.ms/LcM8aR

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: 14 Police Officers Acquitted http://nyti.ms/JASuGN

Times of India: April consumer price inflation accelerates to 10.36% - http://toi.in/w2YbwY

Want China Times: Hualien taxi driver returns a visitor's #wallet by land and sea http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120518000020&cid=1103&MainCatID=0 #honesty #Taiwan

Times of India: Breaking: MCA bans Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan from entering Wankhede Stadium for 5 years.BCCI to take final decision: Rajiv Shukla

Asahi Japan Watch: China detains 2 women for making pro-Bo Xilai T-shirts http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201205180038

Peoples Daily Online: Explosion rocks Port Harcourt, one person killed http://fb.me/uiTMtWpK

AJELive: Tunisians injured during revolt sew lips shut to protest lack of #healthcare http://aje.me/KmZe6d

Press TV: Saudis hold anti-regime protests http://dlvr.it/1ZtBVf

Press TV: Azeri opposition supporters on strike http://dlvr.it/1ZtBVY

SCMP 南華早報: Consumer confidence rises to 7-year high on the mainland , http://ow.ly/aZn7A

Khaleej Times: #Sharjah Ruler pardons 115 prisoners http://ktimes.co/8nxy9 #UAE

BBC Breaking News: Large demonstrations reported in #Syria's second city of #Aleppo http://bbc.in/J6gOMb

cnnbrk: Jury to begin deliberations in trial of John Edwards. http://on.cnn.com/JRkGlc

BreakingNews: Italy recalls ambassador to India for consultations over 2 Marines held in Kerala prison over death of fisherman - Reuters

PressTV: Fresh clashes kill nine in SW#Somalia http://dlvr.it/1ZytmK 

PressTV: Taiwan oil imports from #Iran increase http://dlvr.it/1Zytmt 

globeandmail: Protest culture taking a heavy toll on South Africa http://bit.ly/MrifJp

dawn_com: Stocks tumble; KSE-100 sheds over 200 points | Business | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/18/pakistan-stocks-drop-for-third-consecutive-day/

Sudeep Reddy: Adam Posen, now at the Bank of England, will be the next Peterson Institute director. And maybe a Fed chairman someday. http://on.wsj.com/JSG4au

IndyWorld: Rockets kill 2 Nato troops and 3 Afghan civilians http://ind.pn/JmOZ64

staronline: Baghdad market bombs kill at least four http://dlvr.it/1Zz750

AlArabiya_Eng: 22 people have been killed by the Syrian forces across the country: Local Coordination Committees
IndyWorld: Malawi's new president to repeal ban on gay sex http://ind.pn/JmOZ65

MarketWatch: U.S. stock indexes post early gains as many in market await initial Facebook trade http://on.mktw.net/LjoakD

DailyStarLeb: Gunman killed, weapons seized by Army at checkpoint in Bekaa http://bit.ly/KXRtGj

DailyStarLeb: Israeli troops rearrest prisoner freed in Shalit deal http://bit.ly/M0MLqT 

globeandmail: Seven-hour police standoff in Kamloops ends with fire, death of suspect http://bit.ly/MruNR6

AJELive: Local media reporting mortar fire in #Kunar province led to death of an #Afghan civilians and 2 children | http://aje.me/LjpFPK

STcom: Thai police arrest Brit found with 6 roasted human foetuses as part of a black magic ritual http://bit.ly/JXu5cr

timesofindia: Zuckerberg rings Nasdaq bell, Facebook goes public http://toi.in/n3CAGZ

NYTimes: #Iran oil production drops like a rock, so less money and more worries for Iran's leaders. - ThomasErdbrink http://nyti.ms/M0O8FU

dawn_com: Facebook floats as Zuckerberg rings opening bell at Nasdaq

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012


PressTV: US terror drone kills two in#Yemen http://dlvr.it/1bK5T1

timesofindia: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg marries girlfriend Priscilla Chan http://toi.in/zfY_7b

Reuters: Season's first Atlantic tropical storm forms off South Carolina http://reut.rs/Jtc8DO

TOIWorldNews: Lankan president orders release of ex-army chief http://toi.in/UpfcKZ

AP: Reports: 3 dead in magnitude-5.9 earthquake that strikes near Bologna, Italy: http://apne.ws/Lpl6Dp -JM

dawn_com: Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes near Bologna, Italy http://dlvr.it/1bLM2v

DailyStarLeb: Google gets China OK for Motorola deal http://bit.ly/K2L4Zw

Reuters: Chicago braces for largest anti-NATO protest http://reut.rs/K2BJ40

AJWasahi: Fukui prefectural officials key for restart of Oi nuclear plant http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201205200022

AFP: Panic as powerful, deadly #earthquake hits northern #Italy: http://yhoo.it/Kp4vbN

WantChinaTimes: HP to lay off 30,000 as Lenovo steps up recruitment http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120520000003&cid=1102&MainCatID=0

Reuters: Youth protest former Mexican ruling party's rise http://reut.rs/K1HcIi

PostWorldNews: Negotiations over dissident Chen Guangcheng offered rare glimpse into how China's leadership operates... http://wapo.st/K3ltjZ

Reuters: U.S. marks 150th anniversary of Homestead Act offering free land http://reut.rs/JsxHED

PressTV: 17 militants slain in west#Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/1bJJd5

PostWorldNews: Volcano in central Guatemala belches ash, lava; authorities raise alert level http://bit.ly/Jat7XP

staronline: Syria bomb kills 9, Damascus blames foreign plot http://dlvr.it/1bJT7N

BBCWorld: Nato's missile shield 'up and running' http://bbc.in/KPBBpQ

BBCWorld: Peru faces rethink in fight against rebels http://bbc.in/JaTVXX

Reuters: Serbia picks president under threat of protest http://reut.rs/K1IGCj

globe&mail: Quebec protesters find ways to skirt Charest's new law http://bit.ly/MvKlDm

Agence France-Presse: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng cheered on Manhattan arrival: #AFP

BreakingNews: Breaking: Explosion and fire at Louisiana Tech frat house - KSLA http://bit.ly/JsSy59

Haiti police: 2 Americans among 50 people detained in pro-army march http://bit.ly/JafibH

PressTV: 9#US troops killed in battle, Taliban say http://dlvr.it/1bJ0js

haaretzonline: Report: 78% of #EastJerusalem #Palestinians live in poverty http://htz.li/LovrzE

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in the United States http://yhoo.it/M5MF19

AFP: Army, mutineers clash near DR Congo rare gorilla park http://yhoo.it/Lo0Phw

WSJeurope: Occupy Protest Draws 20,000 in Frankfurt: At least 20,000 people held a major rally of the local Occupy m... http://on.wsj.com/JrSeZQ

PostWorldNews: Libyan city of Benghazi holds elections for local council in first free vote since Gadhafi http://bit.ly/Ja6cfa

nytimesworld: Chinese Security Chief Seems to Keep Grip on Power http://nyti.ms/L3Rmcb

The Associated Press: APNewsBreak: A year after Joplin tornado, records show twister was the costliest since 1950: http://apne.ws/Ja1sGn -CJ

AFP: Photo: Russian artists carry their works during a protest against Putin's return to the Kremlin http://yhoo.it/KBJikA

BBC News (World): Bombs kill soldiers in Mogadishu http://bbc.in/Ja7uql

nytimesworld: New Hints at Looser Travel Rules Stir Hope in Cuba http://nyti.ms/L3JFmg

New York Times World: In Egypt's Election, Dark-Horse Candidates Add to Suspense http://nyti.ms/L3IgMA

BBCWorld: Fourth Mexican officer detained http://bbc.in/Ja2WjN

Post World News: Sri Lanka president rejects calls to demilitarize former northern war zone http://bit.ly/LnDVqB

PressTV: SCAF tortures#Egyptian protesters: HRW http://dlvr.it/1bFjwD

Dawn Media Group: Chief warden district jail shot dead http://dlvr.it/1bFp8l

AP: Officials say 5 killed, 6 injured in blasts in Somali capital Mogadishu http://apne.ws/LnAd05


Agence France-Presse: Ruak sworn in as East Timor's new president http://yhoo.it/L3nGMs

The Associated Press: BREAKING: Prosecutors: 3 detained NATO protesters plotted attacks on Obama's Chicago HQ, mayor's house.

The Associated Press: Suspected US drone strike kills 2 militants in Yemen, while clashes in the south leave 34 dead: http://apne.ws/Lnpz9K -CJ

The Daily Star: Qatar, Bulgaria and Turkey eye joint infrastructure projects http://bit.ly/L2dAvl

RT: 10,000 march at local #Occupy movement in #Frankfurt http://on.rt.com/yq5p7d #news

Press TV: Italy raises oil imports from #Iran http://dlvr.it/1bBcs6

The Star: Nine killed by Syria car bomb, 100 wounded - agency http://dlvr.it/1b9x9g

The Star: Turkish civilian killed in attack by Kurdish rebels http://dlvr.it/1b9xC9

RT: High pressure on Engine 5 chamber caused abort of #SpaceX Dragon launch - NASA http://on.rt.com/4xdm4r #DragonLaunch #news

Want China Times: #Taiwan police detain 24 in international #phone #scam|Society|News|http://WantChinaTimes.com 

Egypt Independent: In Suez, Khaled Ali visits those detained during #Abbasseya clashes http://ow.ly/b0Zr7 #PresidentialElections #Egypt

Press TV: Yemeni protesters urge military shake-up http://dlvr.it/1b8b46

Sky News Newsdesk: AFP: Six students injured after blast at school in Brindisi, southern Italy

Khaleej Times: #Facebook debut falls flat http://ktimes.co/2v1pm

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: Unity Plan Denounced http://nyti.ms/KAuOBF

Post World News: Bus carrying Muslim pilgrims bursts into flames, killing 16 in northern India http://wapo.st/J8BmUf

New York Times World: World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Missile Spy Convicted http://nyti.ms/Kitxvk

New York Times World: World Briefing | The Americas: Brazil: An Apology for Torture http://nyti.ms/KAuOBH

Press TV: Quebec adopts law to end tuition protest http://dlvr.it/1b7fRF

The Daily Star: SpaceX readies for ambitious ISS launch http://bit.ly/JZkctr

Want China Times: #DPP stages major #Taipei #parade against #Ma government|Politics|News|http://WantChinaTimes.com http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120519000033&cid=1101&MainCatID=0

AJELive: Economic problems and #eurozone crisis push #India's #rupee to all-time low against US dollar | Video report: http://aje.me/KkaFfD

Post World News: Ohio tourist dies in Jamaica after being run over by minibus http://wapo.st/J9sCgB

PressTV: Repsol cancels gas exports to Argentina http://dlvr.it/1bCWx4 

AJEnglish: Police killed in east Afghanistan blast http://aje.me/Ln5gcs

AlArabiya_Eng: Clashes between #Yemeni army and #Qaeda over south town control kill 26 http://goo.gl/bPsqP

PressTV: Bahraini police attack Shahrakan demo http://dlvr.it/1bCj1M 

ZeeNews: China tunnel blast kills 20: A total of 24 people were working in the tunnel when the blast occurred. Four... http://bit.ly/L2mYz6

PostWorldNews: Tens of thousands rally in Bangkok to mark 2 years since deadly crackdown on 'Red Shirts' http://wapo.st/LmZTdm 

TOIWorldNews: SpaceX rocket launch aborted in last second http://toi.in/Qr7avb

STcom: Pictures: Tens of thousands rally in Taiwan against president http://bit.ly/LmMaDf

Reuters: Thousands march in Frankfurt against austerity measures http://reut.rs/JqQP5T 

dawn_com: Afghan suicide attack kills nine | World | http://DAWN.COM http://dawn.com/2012/05/19/afghan-suicide-attack-kills-nine/

AlArabiya_Eng: #G8 'unified' on approach to Iran: #Obama http://ow.ly/b182W 

AJWasahi: Kansai businesses likely spared power cuts this summer http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201205190071 

AJELive: #Syria Live Blog: At least nine killed and 100 injured after a car bomb exploded in Deir az-Zor, reports say http://aje.me/L2CGtQ

The Associated Press: Obama, citing JPMorgan Chase trading loss, says it's time to put in place new banking rules: http://apne.ws/Lndph0 -CJ

DailyStarLeb: Three NATO protesters face terror charges: report http://bit.ly/M4AXDS

PressTV: #Iran develops 6 high biotech drugs http://dlvr.it/1bD8jB

globeandmail: Niagara bishop who disappeared amid abuse case found in Montreal http://bit.ly/MuPlZ1

AJELive: The Mafia is suspected of being involved in the bombing of a girls school in southern #Italy. We'll have more details on this soon.

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: At least nine killed as suicide car bomb hits Syria's Deir Ezzor: State TV http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/19/215083.html 

Post World News: Qatar and UAE call on their citizens to leave Lebanon for security reasons http://wapo.st/LmUHWJ

PressTV: Blasts kill 7 in#Somalia's Mogadishu http://dlvr.it/1bD1Xv

EgyIndependent: In final days, presidential #candidates increasingly resort to negative tactics http://ow.ly/b198o 

ZeeNews: JP to reactivate party units to fight general election: Janata Party on Saturday decided to reactivate its ... http://bit.ly/L2F0kx

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