Saturday, May 19, 2012

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

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

cnni: Group: Notorious Iraq prison still open

PostWorldNews: UK jails man for recruiting girls into child prostitution, paying teens for sex

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Middle East: Iraq: Bomber Attacks Army Post

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: Deaths in Uprising Listed

PressTV: South Sudan ready to talk with Sudan

CNN International: Chen Guangcheng tells U.S. lawmakers that his relatives continue to suffer government reprisals.

guardiannews: Ratko Mladic trial for Bosnian war crimes begins in The Hague

AP: Mitt #Romney wins presidential primaries in Nebraska and Oregon: - VW

khaleejtimes: #Dubai Customs foils 19 smuggling bids #UAE

nytimesworld: World Briefing | Asia: South Korea: Myanmar Pledges To Stop Buying North's Weapons

dawn_com: Two girls among three injured in grenade attack in Peshawar

Breaking News: Hong Kong stocks dive early on Greek political crisis; Hang Seng Index down 1.8% - @MarketWatch

staronline: U.S., Pakistan near deal on reopening supply lines

BBC Breaking News: One person killed in explosion at Kenyan nightclub in city of Mombasa, police say

AlArabiya_Eng: At least 53 killed in anti-Qaeda sweep across south #Yemen

DailyStarLeb: Al-Qaida leader calls new Yemen leader a US agent 

AP: House Speaker John Boehner says spending cuts, budget reform must offset any increase in nation's debt limit: -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%

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria inflation rises, driven by non-food

MarketWatch: J.C. Penney shares fall 14% after hours in wake of quarterly results

MarketWatch: Dollar index's 12-session winning streak is longest since at least 1985

Al Arabiya English: #U.N. and #Iran agree to continue nuclear talks next week

DailyStarLeb: Clashes erupt as Palestinians mark Nakba Day

Reuters Top News: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to attend NATO summit in Chicago, embassy says

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

WSJbreakingnews: GM to stop buying ads on Facebook, sees them as ineffective

Guardian news: Doctors 'rewire' hands of paralysed man

PressTV: S Africa subsidy protest turns violent

PressTV: Raging wildfires scorch Arizona

ZeeNews: Day 8 of Air India pilots' strike, 24 more flights cancelled

PostWorldNews: Kenya official blast kills policeman at world's largest refugee camp in country's northeast

DailyStarLeb: Kuwait risks exhausting oil savings by 2017 - IMF

WSJ: Euro falls below $1.28. Follow our streaming Market Pulse:

globeandmail: Riot cops, protesters clash as authorities work to open blocked Quebec school

IndyWorld: Explosion in Colombian capital Bogota injures at least 19 

AJELive: Syrian forces kill at least 21 people in central town of Khan Sheikhoun during UN monitors visit - activists

MarketWatch: Gold settles down $3.90, or 0.3%, at $1,557.10/oz

BBCWorld: French president Hollande's plane turns back en route to Berlin after being hit by lightning - French media

DailyStarLeb: Explosion in Colombian capital injures at least 19

PressTV: France seeks to amend European pact

PressTV: Azeri police arrest 18 protesters

WSJ Europe: Profits Rise at Japan's Biggest Banks: Japan's three biggest banks posted solid profits in their latest fiscal y...

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

WSJworld: Russia Court Orders Removal of Protest

cnni: DSK countersues maid for at least $1M

PressTV: KSA moves on#Bahrain for self protection 

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

World Bank: #DataoftheDay: 51% of Indians are employed in the agricultural sector:

Egypt Independent: Tuesday's papers: Loan controversy hits the World Bank #Egypt

MarketWatch: President Bill Clinton urges Democrats to rethink their budget stance:

BBCBreaking: LIVE: Rebekah and Charlie Brooks making statement about charges related to UK #hacking scandal

AP: Lightning hits plane carrying new French president Hollande en route to Berlin; no one hurt: -EF

WSJworld: Total Starts Kill Operation on Well

CBSNews: Boehner sets up another debt limit fight

IndyWorld: Syrian regime fires on funeral, say activists

Al Arabiya English: #Syria National Council reelects #Ghalioun president #SNC

The Star: Blast at Kenya refugee camp kills police officer

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

Dawn Media Group: Karachi targeted killings claim seven lives

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.

Refugees: Mother & child: two of 8,000 refugees from #DRC at Nkamira Transit Centre #Rwanda v anouckbronee

AJEnglish: Iran hangs 'Mossad spy' for scientist killing

WSJworld: EU Mounts Airstrikes on Somali Pirates

EgyIndependent: One killed, 6 injured in family fighting over flirting #Egypt

DailyStarLeb: #BREAKING: #Clashes renew as army steps up measures in north #Lebanon

AlArabiya_Eng: #Tunisia expels #Moroccan #Salafist convicted of indoctrinating suicide bombers 

cnnbrk: Machete-wielding raiders kill at least 12 in raids on villages in #Nigeria.

CNN International: Gunmen raid, destroy villages in Nigeria

EgyIndependent: Egyptians, Tunisians arrested in Italy on charges of smuggling migrants

PressTV: New UN observers arrive in Syria

AlArabiya_Eng: Video: Man sets himself on fire outside Breivik courthouse 

EgyIndependent: Dozens of Bedouins protest for right to own tourist shops in Sharm el-Sheikh #Egypt #Sinai

staronline: Four held for throwing grenade at loan defaulter's house

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

staronline: Russian court orders closure of anti-Putin sit-in

staronline: At least 42 killed in offensive on Yemen militants

TOI World News: China slams UK for Cameron-Dalai Lama meeting

Post World News: Bodyguard says he was paid $3K to gun down security official who was 'annoyance' to Iraqi VP

WSJdevelopments: Another sign of housing hitting a bottom: U.S. home builder confidence hits five-year high

WSJworld: India to Cut Iranian Oil Imports

HuffPostWorld: Explosion hits UN monitor's car in Syria

Reuters Top News: Germany saves euro zone from recession, split deepens

Telegraph World News: Greece heads for new election In June after talks collapse

AP: Indonesia denies permit to Lady Gaga's concert over protests that she corrupts youth with moves, clothes: -EF

staronline: NATO invites Pakistan to Chicago summit

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


PressTV: FDLR rebels kill 50 civilians in DRC

staronline: California biker gets life term for murder of Hells Angels leader

cnni: Report: Iran shipping arms to Syria

WSJeurope: Pinterest Valued at $1.5 Billion, the online scrapbooking website that has become the latest Silicon ...

PostWorldNews: Malaysia sentences 3 Mexican brothers, Singaporean and Malaysian to death for drug trafficking

TOIWorldNews: South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles

DailyStarLeb: North Korean boat hijacks 3 Chinese fishing boats

HuffPostWorld: Police discover drug lab near site of plane crash

Reuters: Chinese boats seized by North Koreans in rare public spat

AP: Soyuz capsule with 3 crew docks with space station before private SpaceX cargo ship arrives: - VW

AlArabiya_Eng: U.N. observer team evacuated from Syrian town escape deadly violence 

BreakingNews: Training missile falls from US military helicopter over central Texas; 100 homes evacuated - nbcdfw

PostWorldNews: Clashes in western Libyan town near Algerian border leave6 dead

nytimesglobal: Egypt Military Leader, Tantawi, Promises Fair Vote

BreakingNews: Wildfire in Arizona increases by more than 2,000 acres since Wednesday morning, officials say - azcentral

dawn_com: Afghans seek $4.1 billion a year from Nato summit

nytimesglobal: Retired Party Members Call for 2 Top Chinese Officials to Resign

PostWorldNews: In Venezuela, top diplomat steps into the void while cancer forces lower profile for Chavez

Breaking News: Chen Guangcheng says China agrees to issue him a passport 'within 15 days' - @AFP

STcom: Singapore's economy grows by 1.6% in Q1 2012, compared to 3.6% in the preceding quarter

AJELive: Arrests spark clashes in #Bangladesh I

dawn_com: New Palestinian government sworn in

AJEnglish: Video: Poor at risk as California mulls austerity

AJWasahi: Japanese megabank profits return to pre-2008 levels

nytimesglobal: D.E.A.'s Agents Join Hondurans in Drug Firefights

AJWasahi: Japan's economy grows 4.1 percent amid recovery

staronline: Two Mexican generals detained for alleged drug gang ties

PostWorldNews: Thai police seize tiger carcasses believed destined for China

BreakingNews: US Sen. Harry Reid to ask Senate to approve new Iran sanctions package, aide tells Reuters

HuffPostWorld: Mistaken terror suspect kidnapped to secret CIA prison

AJELive: Brazil's truth commission sworn in #Rousseff 

MarketWatch: Japan's gross domestic product grows 1% in January-March, above forecast

globeandmail: Video: Chile education march ends in violence

Reuters: Police receive hundreds of tips on Mississippi killings

Breaking News: Two US Navy ships collide at sea off California coast - @nbcsandiego

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

MarketWatch: Dow industrials fall for 10th of past 11 sessions by

Egypt Independent: As #drug #addiction rises in Cairo, experts offer recommendations #Egypt

DailyStarLeb: Egypt's cabinet approves new budget - minister

DailyStarLeb: Clashes in western Libyan town leave 6 dead

dawn_com: Target killings claim another 11 lives in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM

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

MarketWatch: Oil closes below $93 a barrel, lowest since November

PressTV: Afghan oil extraction to begin in 5 months

MarketWatch: Gold settles 1.3% lower at $1,536.60 an ounce, lowest in 10 months

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

PressTV: Two abducted Iranian engineers freed: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has announced t...

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

TheIndyWorld: Bosnian Serb commander General Ratko Mladic defiant at genocide trial in The Hague

The Globe and Mail: Chinese activist's bid to study in US making progress

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

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

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

DailyStarLeb: West Africa jihadists threaten to kill Spanish hostage

Dawn Media Group: CID arrests LJ man, recovers ammunition in Karachi | http://DAWN.COM

Reuters: Thousands flee to Uganda as Congo hunts renegade commander

Reuters: Two workers hurt in blast at Texas fracking tank site: sheriff

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

BBCWorld: Italy's Bossi in fraud probe

Dawn Media Group: ANP's MNA escapes attack; three killed in Kohat | http://DAWN.COM

Dawn Media Group; Pakistan backs quick deal on Nato supplies | http://DAWN.COM

Post World News: South African police seize 10 rhino horns, arrest man in Johannesburg apartment
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

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

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

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

STcom: Police officer jailed 2 weeks for dereliction of duty, having sex with suspect

PostWorldNews: Moscow police clear #OccupyAbai campsite #russia

NYT Global Edition: Yemen Moves to Reclaim Towns Run by Insurgents

MarketWatch: U.S. industrial output rises in April

DailyStarLeb: Long-running Frankfurt 'Occupy' camp cleared 

AlArabiya_Eng: Several wounded in renewed clashes in #Lebanon

HuffPostWorld: Syrian president Assad says country supports his reforms

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

Reuters Top News: Two Mexican generals have been detained for alleged ties to gangs

staronline: German minister to step down after vote setback - sources

The Star: Syria rebels hand monitors to U.N. team in Khan Sheikhoun

globeandmail: Occupy NL campers leave St. John's park after seven-month protest

Dawn Media Group: Pakistani stocks down; rupee, o/n rates flat

AJEnglish: Zetas cartel 'denies' role in Mexico massacre

Christiane Amanpour: Women tortured for saying 'no' in Afghanistan: [See Part 3]

WSJ Europe: Two Shareholders Sue J.P. Morgan Over Trading Losses: Two shareholder lawsuits were filed late Tuesday against J...

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

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

nytimesworld: India Ink: Thousands of Myanmar Rohingyas Struggle for Refugee Status in India

Reuters: Myanmar's central bank aims for weaker currency to prevent further rises that could derail economy reforms

PostWorldNews: 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes far off Chile's coast; no chance of tsunami

staronline: ConocoPhilips invests US$1.5bil in oil production in Malaysia

PostWorldNews: Anti-American rhetoric subsides in Russia

nytimesworld: Chasing a Soccer Dream All the Way to Brazil 

dawn_com: US House approves amendment linking CSF to Nato supplies | http://DAWN.COM

staronline: Violence eases at overcrowded Venezuelan jail

timesofindia: Cabinet okays pro-women divorce clause

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

staronline: Reds will not be rushed into naming Dalglish's successor

BreakingNews: Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri urges Saudis to rise against government - afp

globeandmail: Syrian opposition cracking as leader vows to resign

Reuters: Candidates fight for "change" vote in Dominican election

AJEnglish: New French cabinet takes pay cut

globeandmail: Congo's malaria surge stumps scientists

Reuters: Asia shares fall steeply on worries over Spain banks, growth

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

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

The Straits Times: Another maid falls to her death - the 9th reported this year

PressTV: Congolese forces shell rebel positions

MarketWatch: Japanese stocks drop in early trading; Nikkei Average down 1.6%

WSJworld: U.S. Eases Myanmar Financial Sanctions

DailyStarLeb: Israeli fire wounds seven Palestinians in Gaza 

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

BBCWorld: Immigration in #Germany leaps to its highest level in 16 years, government figures show

BreakingNews: Gunman, police in standoff in downtown Savannah, Georgia, prompting authorities to close some areas - AP

MarketWatch: Gap shares rise 8% after hours on higher same-store sales

MarketWatch: Gold adds nearly $40, ends 2.5% higher at $1,574.90 an ounce

timesofindia: Hackers protest torrent ban, take down SC, Cong sites

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

cnnbrk: #Stocks end at 4-month lows. 

EgyIndependent: Bahrain's Khawaja well, to continue hunger strike: lawyer

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

Breaking News: Dow closes down 156 points, falling for 11th day in 12 - @MarketWatch

globeandmail: Tories shut down 'groundbreaking' freshwater research station

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

Reuters Top News: Brazil Navy investigates new oil spill off coast

EpochTimesChina: China's Security Chief Ordered Persecution of Blind Lawyer Chen Guangcheng

The Daily Star: Bombs target Nigerian primary schools

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

Reuters: Iran parliament approves reduced sanction-hit budget

AP: Four people shot, two dead, on street corner in west Louisville residential neighborhood: -CJ

WorldBank: The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program will increase #foodsecurity for 7.5 million ppl #GAFSP

ReutersPolitics: Senate Republicans block new Iran sanctions bill

STcom: White births in the US no longer in the majority: US census data

DailyStarLeb: Nigeria bond yields rise on inflation worries

DailyStarLeb: Libya approves Islamic banking law -official

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

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

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

Reuters: US Postal Service to close or consolidate 140 mail processing sites

Reuters: Hackers break into Azerbaijan Eurovision websites

AlArabiya_Eng: Violence continues across Syria; activists say gov't troops out to 'destroy' Rastan

Reuters: Bombs target Nigerian primary schools

AlArabiya_Eng: Three Palestinians 'restart' hunger strike

nytimesworld: Protesters Set Upon at Aleppo University Despite Monitors

AlArabiya_Eng: #Syria hands over suspects in Estonian kidnapping #Estonia #Lebanon

MarketWatch: Apple shares down more than $100 from all-time high $AAPL

AlArabiya_Eng: #Morocco says it no longer has confidence in U.N. envoy

ZeeNews: Indian couple sentenced for UK immigration scam: An Indian man has been sentenced along with his wife for r...

TOIWorldNews: Chinese woman tortures step-daughter to death

MarketWatch: Senate backs two Obama nominees for Fed

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

AlArabiya_Eng: More than 30,000 Moroccan children are homeless, reveals study

staronline: U.S. to seek G8 support for oil reserve release - Kyodo 

AlArabiya_Eng: Palestinian writer Salameh Kaileh detained, beaten, taunted in #Syria - Al Arabiya interview

AP: Gunfire erupts at a Venezuelan prison where armed inmates have prevented security forces from retaking control: -CJ

staronline: Bahrain seeks arrest of 20 over homemade bombs

Al Jazeera English: Explosions and arrests amid Bangladesh strike

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

Asahi Japan Watch: Philippines seeks new markets amid sea dispute with China

New York Times World: Taliban Stage Deadly Strike on Afghan Governor's Office

HuffPostWorld: Mexico charges 8 in grisly cult slayings

Post World News: House GOP challenges Obama on military policy in defense bill that adds billions of dollars

The Star: Myanmar hopes for US sanctions move to boost economy

Press TV: Spain falls back into recession: Data

Press TV: Hamas censures new West Bank cabinet

Dawn Media Group: Bomb threat on PIA flight to Dubai: officials

RT_com: Sniper opens fire in north Lebanon, kills boy

Post World News: Dozens of protesters continue to occupy square in central Moscow

The Daily Star: Officials: Kurdish rebels kill 3 Turkish troops

Guardian World: Tokyo Disneyland to allow same-sex cermonies

Press TV: One killed in#Lebanon's Tripoli clashes

Press TV: Freed #Iranian engineers arrive home

The Daily Star: Attack on Afghan government compound kills 7

Dawn Media Group: Pakistani stocks drop; rupee, o/n rates flat

MarketWatch: U.S. leading economic indicators fall 0.1% in April 

AP: Average US rate on 30-year fixed mortgage hits record low of 3.79 percent; 15-year also record: -CJ

PressTV: 3 killed in#US drone attack in#Yemen

EgyIndependent: Court finds 14 policemen not guilty of revolution murder charges #Egypt #Jan25

dawn_com: No decision yet on Nato supply lines: Gilani | Latest-News | http://DAWN.COM

timesofindia: RT toi_tech: Anonymous pulls down Supreme Court, Congress websites

PressTV: Yemenis rally against Saleh-style policies

AlArabiya_Eng: Egypt shuts down newly-inaugurated Shiite mosque in Cairo

Reuters: Spain beset by bank crisis, recession, bond pressure 

WorldBank: Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa will fail to reach the MDG target of reducing maternal mortality by 75%

globeandmail: Top court to set rules on life support for vegetative patients

AP PHOTO: A boy leads his goat past a parched pond on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar: -CJ

9NEWS: Wildfire in Colorado grows significantly overnight; fire estimated at 5,090 acres as of Thursday morning

Reuters Top News: Nigeria "robbers" accidentally blow up their own bus

PostWorldNews: Pakistani president to attend NATO summit amid signs country will reopen supply route

PressTV: 2 Palestinian inmates still refusing food

AJWasahi: REPORT/ North Korea resumes work on nuclear reactor

Breaking News: Mother sentenced to 9 years in prison in Ohio teen's malnutrition death - @AP

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

nytimesglobal: Putin Reaches Down to the Assembly Line for First Appointment

BreakingNews: Alabama Trust Bank in Sylacauga, Ala., is 24th US bank failure of 2012 - marketwatch

BBCWorld: Crime and punishment, Norwegian style 

globeandmail: With Judge Deschamps set to retire, Supreme Court has opportunity for inclusion

BBCWorld: Prisoners surrender in Honduras

CBSNews: LA Police: 2 arrests in Chinese student killings

BBCWorld: South Africa targets rainbow tourists

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

PostWorldNews: Mexican army captures 8 Gulf cartel members during massacre investigation

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

AP: Woman who sent adopted boy back to Russia ordered to pay $150,000 plus child support: -CC

AP: Tortured body of a Mexican reporter is found alongside a road, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen: -CC

PressTV: France exiting#Afghanistan in 2012

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

Agence France-Presse: #Mali parliament approves amnesty for coup leaders. #AFP

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

BBC News (World): Cuban offshore oil attempt fails

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...

MarketWatch: Dow, S&P's three-week losing streak is longest this year

Post World News: Police: Journalist kidnapped in northern Mexico

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

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

BBC News (World): VIDEO: Tension over Spanish banks' bad debts

EpochTimesChina: Call to Remove Zhou Appears On Chinese Web Portal

Reuters: Facebook investors left guessing after Nasdaq glitch 

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

TIMEWorld: The war on al-Qaeda in Yemen heats up |

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...

ZeeNews: Russian convicted of leaking military secrets: Sverdlovsk regional court handed down the sentence to the Ru...

MarketWatch: Oil falls below $92 a barrel, ending the week down roughly 5%

MarketWatch: Gold advances $17 to settle at $1,591.90/oz

DailyStarLeb: 2 Algerian coastguards killed in bomb attack 

MarketWatch: Germany's Merkel suggests Greek referendum on euro

Reuters Top News: Venezuela's Chavez unseen for week but follows riot

CNN Political Ticker: House passes $643 billion defense bill -

DailyStarLeb: Yemeni troops kill 11 al-Qaida militants in south

The Daily Star: Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso troops head to G.Bissau

Press TV: Clashes erupt between #Palestinian protesters and the #Israeli forces on May 18, 2012, f

SmartMoney: Google is the surprise winner in Facebook mania. Its shares have jumped 7% since the IPO filing. $FB $GOOG

AJEnglish: Sri Lanka cabinet backs general's release

PressTV: Gunmen kill two Pak Shiite policemen

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

Press TV: Jordanians rally over promised reforms

TOIWorldNews: Obama touts $3bn in pledges for Africa

PressTV: #Iranians have taken to the streets on May 18, 2012, to protest against #Saudi #Arabia's

PressTV: Car bomb attack foiled in east Syria

WSJ: The jobless rate fell in 37 states last month, including in swing states Fla., Nev. and NC.

time: Sorry to break it to you, G-8 members, but you don't set the global agenda anymore |

staronline: Anti-war protesters march at Obama campaign headquarters

BBC Breaking News: Five Greek banks are downgraded to CCC by Fitch credit ratings agency
Al Arabiya English: Syrian activist sentenced to death for 'treason' 

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

CNN Breaking News: Wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship to be raised from Italian sea bed.

globeandmail: Video: Italy's Mario Monti arrives in U.S. for G8 Summit

globeandmail: Video: Arizona wildfire grows in size 

Breaking News: Shares of Zynga halted; stock down about 13% - @CNBC Facebook shares open at $42.05, an 11% increase from the company's $38 IPO price.

Wall Street Journal: Social media stocks: LinkedIn is down 2.6%, Groupon is off 6%, Pandora is down 5%, Zynga is down 6.5%.

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

PressTV: Afghans protest Kabul-Washington deal

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 for updates.

BreakingNews: Facebook shares begin trading on Nasdaq market; more on

STcom: Workers' Party to hold 1st Hougang by-election rally on May 19

BBCWorld: The Olympic flame is winging its way to the UK and has its very own window seat

Post World News: Regional rights court probes case of rebels killed in famed Peruvian hostage rescue
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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.

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

Al Arabiya English: Largest protest ever in #Aleppo, Annan to visit #Syria 'soon'

BBC News (World): Angola court removes poll chief

The Star: West African mediator opens talks with Mali rebels

The Star: Turkmenistan frees 1,000 prisoners in amnesty

Al Jazeera English: Australia releases young people-smugglers

TheIndyWorld: Five dead and 37 injured in Baghdad bird market bomb blasts

UN Refugee Agency: Photo of the day: A Malian #refugee girl collects water from a well in Mangaizé, #Niger

The Moscow Times: Fire Sets Off Explosions at Ammunition Warehouse in Primorye #news

Press TV: Homelessness on rise in#Britain

Al Jazeera English: Why is #Algeria's population living in fear of the country's secret #police? |

Press TV: Al-Qaeda behind Syria attacks: UN chief

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

Press TV: Violence claims 7 lives in Karachi

BBC News (World): Chen's relatives tell of beatings

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

CNN International: Asian shares drop on eurozone fears

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Kuwait: Islamic Law Proposal Blocked

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: 14 Police Officers Acquitted

Times of India: April consumer price inflation accelerates to 10.36% -

Want China Times: Hualien taxi driver returns a visitor's #wallet by land and sea #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

Peoples Daily Online: Explosion rocks Port Harcourt, one person killed

AJELive: Tunisians injured during revolt sew lips shut to protest lack of #healthcare

Press TV: Saudis hold anti-regime protests

Press TV: Azeri opposition supporters on strike

SCMP 南華早報: Consumer confidence rises to 7-year high on the mainland ,

Khaleej Times: #Sharjah Ruler pardons 115 prisoners #UAE

BBC Breaking News: Large demonstrations reported in #Syria's second city of #Aleppo

cnnbrk: Jury to begin deliberations in trial of John Edwards.

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 

PressTV: Taiwan oil imports from #Iran increase 

globeandmail: Protest culture taking a heavy toll on South Africa

dawn_com: Stocks tumble; KSE-100 sheds over 200 points | Business | http://DAWN.COM

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

IndyWorld: Rockets kill 2 Nato troops and 3 Afghan civilians

staronline: Baghdad market bombs kill at least four

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

MarketWatch: U.S. stock indexes post early gains as many in market await initial Facebook trade

DailyStarLeb: Gunman killed, weapons seized by Army at checkpoint in Bekaa

DailyStarLeb: Israeli troops rearrest prisoner freed in Shalit deal 

globeandmail: Seven-hour police standoff in Kamloops ends with fire, death of suspect

AJELive: Local media reporting mortar fire in #Kunar province led to death of an #Afghan civilians and 2 children |

STcom: Thai police arrest Brit found with 6 roasted human foetuses as part of a black magic ritual

timesofindia: Zuckerberg rings Nasdaq bell, Facebook goes public

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

dawn_com: Facebook floats as Zuckerberg rings opening bell at Nasdaq

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

PressTV: US terror drone kills two in#Yemen

timesofindia: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg marries girlfriend Priscilla Chan

Reuters: Season's first Atlantic tropical storm forms off South Carolina

TOIWorldNews: Lankan president orders release of ex-army chief

AP: Reports: 3 dead in magnitude-5.9 earthquake that strikes near Bologna, Italy: -JM

dawn_com: Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes near Bologna, Italy

DailyStarLeb: Google gets China OK for Motorola deal

Reuters: Chicago braces for largest anti-NATO protest

AJWasahi: Fukui prefectural officials key for restart of Oi nuclear plant

AFP: Panic as powerful, deadly #earthquake hits northern #Italy:

WantChinaTimes: HP to lay off 30,000 as Lenovo steps up recruitment

Reuters: Youth protest former Mexican ruling party's rise

PostWorldNews: Negotiations over dissident Chen Guangcheng offered rare glimpse into how China's leadership operates...

Reuters: U.S. marks 150th anniversary of Homestead Act offering free land

PressTV: 17 militants slain in west#Afghanistan

PostWorldNews: Volcano in central Guatemala belches ash, lava; authorities raise alert level

staronline: Syria bomb kills 9, Damascus blames foreign plot

BBCWorld: Nato's missile shield 'up and running'

BBCWorld: Peru faces rethink in fight against rebels

Reuters: Serbia picks president under threat of protest

globe&mail: Quebec protesters find ways to skirt Charest's new law

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

BreakingNews: Breaking: Explosion and fire at Louisiana Tech frat house - KSLA

Haiti police: 2 Americans among 50 people detained in pro-army march

PressTV: 9#US troops killed in battle, Taliban say

haaretzonline: Report: 78% of #EastJerusalem #Palestinians live in poverty

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in the United States

AFP: Army, mutineers clash near DR Congo rare gorilla park

WSJeurope: Occupy Protest Draws 20,000 in Frankfurt: At least 20,000 people held a major rally of the local Occupy m...

PostWorldNews: Libyan city of Benghazi holds elections for local council in first free vote since Gadhafi

nytimesworld: Chinese Security Chief Seems to Keep Grip on Power

The Associated Press: APNewsBreak: A year after Joplin tornado, records show twister was the costliest since 1950: -CJ

AFP: Photo: Russian artists carry their works during a protest against Putin's return to the Kremlin

BBC News (World): Bombs kill soldiers in Mogadishu

nytimesworld: New Hints at Looser Travel Rules Stir Hope in Cuba

New York Times World: In Egypt's Election, Dark-Horse Candidates Add to Suspense

BBCWorld: Fourth Mexican officer detained

Post World News: Sri Lanka president rejects calls to demilitarize former northern war zone

PressTV: SCAF tortures#Egyptian protesters: HRW

Dawn Media Group: Chief warden district jail shot dead

AP: Officials say 5 killed, 6 injured in blasts in Somali capital Mogadishu

Agence France-Presse: Ruak sworn in as East Timor's new president

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: -CJ

The Daily Star: Qatar, Bulgaria and Turkey eye joint infrastructure projects

RT: 10,000 march at local #Occupy movement in #Frankfurt #news

Press TV: Italy raises oil imports from #Iran

The Star: Nine killed by Syria car bomb, 100 wounded - agency

The Star: Turkish civilian killed in attack by Kurdish rebels

RT: High pressure on Engine 5 chamber caused abort of #SpaceX Dragon launch - NASA #DragonLaunch #news

Want China Times: #Taiwan police detain 24 in international #phone #scam|Society|News| 

Egypt Independent: In Suez, Khaled Ali visits those detained during #Abbasseya clashes #PresidentialElections #Egypt

Press TV: Yemeni protesters urge military shake-up

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

Khaleej Times: #Facebook debut falls flat

New York Times World: World Briefing | Middle East: Bahrain: Unity Plan Denounced

Post World News: Bus carrying Muslim pilgrims bursts into flames, killing 16 in northern India

New York Times World: World Briefing | Europe: Russia: Missile Spy Convicted

New York Times World: World Briefing | The Americas: Brazil: An Apology for Torture

Press TV: Quebec adopts law to end tuition protest

The Daily Star: SpaceX readies for ambitious ISS launch

Want China Times: #DPP stages major #Taipei #parade against #Ma government|Politics|News|

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

Post World News: Ohio tourist dies in Jamaica after being run over by minibus

PressTV: Repsol cancels gas exports to Argentina 

AJEnglish: Police killed in east Afghanistan blast

AlArabiya_Eng: Clashes between #Yemeni army and #Qaeda over south town control kill 26

PressTV: Bahraini police attack Shahrakan demo 

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

PostWorldNews: Tens of thousands rally in Bangkok to mark 2 years since deadly crackdown on 'Red Shirts' 

TOIWorldNews: SpaceX rocket launch aborted in last second

STcom: Pictures: Tens of thousands rally in Taiwan against president

Reuters: Thousands march in Frankfurt against austerity measures 

dawn_com: Afghan suicide attack kills nine | World | http://DAWN.COM

AlArabiya_Eng: #G8 'unified' on approach to Iran: #Obama 

AJWasahi: Kansai businesses likely spared power cuts this summer 

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

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

DailyStarLeb: Three NATO protesters face terror charges: report

PressTV: #Iran develops 6 high biotech drugs

globeandmail: Niagara bishop who disappeared amid abuse case found in Montreal

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 

Post World News: Qatar and UAE call on their citizens to leave Lebanon for security reasons

PressTV: Blasts kill 7 in#Somalia's Mogadishu

EgyIndependent: In final days, presidential #candidates increasingly resort to negative tactics 

ZeeNews: JP to reactivate party units to fight general election: Janata Party on Saturday decided to reactivate its ...

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