Friday, May 18, 2012

The Morning World News Report of the 18th of May 2012

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

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