Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Daily World News Report of the 17th of May 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

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