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: 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

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