Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chapter 66: Covering the 16th - 18th of December 2012



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012

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BBCWorld: Charges filed in Paraguay clash http://bbc.in/12u3RFX 

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DailyStarLeb: Attack on Ivory Coast army checkpoint kills 2: Ivory Coast's military says gunmen have attacked an arm... http://bit.ly/ZzJgRw 

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haaretzcom: #Syrian VP admits: #Assad's army cannot prevail in civil war, historic resolution necessary http://htz.li/ZA5ClY 

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Reuters: Fiji braces for cyclone, tourists evacuated, flights cancelled http://reut.rs/UKSy7Q 

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RT_com: #Egypt backs sharia-based constitution in first round vote - unofficial results http://on.rt.com/cwvix1 
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staronline: Son of Iran's Rafsanjani released from prison - IRNA http://dlvr.it/2fGyp2 

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Reuters: Kidnap gangs use leaked bank details to prey on Afghan tycoons http://reut.rs/VK1I3h 

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Reuters: Two police stations targeted in Libya's Benghazi: source http://reut.rs/U3hUPR 

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Reuters: Indonesia's clogged ports strain growth prospects http://reut.rs/SAPL4I 

now  ‏
PostWorldNews: At Yarmouk refu-gee camp in Syria, fighting intensifies http://wapo.st/T0IKXD 

now  ‏
BBCWorld: VIDEO: Venezuelans vote in uncertain times http://bbc.in/12ucZue 

now  ‏
Reuters: Boehner plan would bring top income tax rate to 39.6 percent: source http://reut.rs/UKF7EV 

now  ‏
BloombergNews: Abe's LDP wins victory over Noda in Japan election rout | http://bloom.bg/TlVsA3 

now  ‏
staronline: Fidel Castro named candidate for Cuban National Assembly http://dlvr.it/2fHQZ1 

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staronline: Raul Castro, Fidel Castro renominated as lawmakers http://dlvr.it/2fJXty 

now  ‏
MarketWatch: Japanese stocks jump after LDP election win; Nikkei Average up 1.5% http://on.mktw.net/Tp7wAt 

20m  ‏
hrw: Thailand: Rebels Escalate Killings of Teachers http://bit.ly/ZAxLJJ 

21m  ‏
PostWorldNews: Cyclone Evan knocks out power and bridges in northern Fiji but so far no deaths reported http://wapo.st/Urirc6 

2h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Egypt opposition calls nationwide protests for Tuesday: Egypt's opposition National Salvation Front co... http://bit.ly/XvKyrq 

2h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Chavez back in charge after cancer op: aide: President Hugo Chavez, who underwent new cancer surgery T... http://bit.ly/XvKyrs 

2h  ‏
PressTV: Protesters at king's speech attacked http://dlvr.it/2fHHxf 

3h  ‏
AJWasahi: Inose wins Tokyo gubernatorial race in a landslide http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201212170014 …

3h  ‏
Yahoo! News: No water, power, cash: Syria rebels run broke town http://yhoo.it/XvamDT 

3h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Iran urges election as step to halt Syria conflict http://yhoo.it/XvfKXE 

3h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Israel's embattled foreign minister steps down, predicts comeback http://wapo.st/ZzpVjn 

3h  ‏
@PostWorldNews: Israel's embattled foreign minister steps down, predicts comeback http://wapo.st/ZzpVjn 

3h  ‏
staronline: Several people injured in explosion in Kenyan capital http://dlvr.it/2fG7zv 

3h  ‏
staronline: Grenades injure one in Nairobi's "Little Mogadishu" http://dlvr.it/2fGkyv 

3h  ‏
BBCWorld: Blast hits Somali area of Nairobi http://bbc.in/12tVHxe 

3h Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzcom
#IDF probe of anonymous blogger isn't about security - it's about sources http://htz.li/SyBq8X 
 

4h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Tens of thousands supporting gov't plan to legalize same-sex marriage march through Paris http://wapo.st/Y9gYNg 

4h  ‏
AFP: modavari: #Iran now officially warns Turkey: Patriot missiles not deterrent but provocation http://f24.my/SAyKr8  #Syria

4h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Libyan Congress shuts border with southern neighbors, declares south restricted military area http://wapo.st/ZzTBwT 

4h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Taliban attack on Pakistani airport highlights changed tactics http://yhoo.it/XvslKC 

5h  ‏
PressTV: 12 killed in#Iraq's Kirkuk explosions http://dlvr.it/2fFv8t 

5h  ‏
PressTV: US police evacuates church in Newtown http://dlvr.it/2fFv8D 

6h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Six suspects detained following Alexandria mosque clashes http://dlvr.it/2fFnxC 

6h  ‏
PressTV: 'More Americans should carry weapons' http://dlvr.it/2fFmXF 

6h  ‏
PressTV: EU, Singapore conclude free trade talks http://dlvr.it/2fFmXw 

6h RT ‏@RT_com
Judge, three relatives found beheaded in Ukraine’s Kharkov http://on.rt.com/ydv2dz  

6h  ‏
PressTV: Over 1,000 attend Belfast peace rally http://dlvr.it/2fFCf5 

6h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Abu Ismail tells supporters to cancel march on Dokki police station http://dlvr.it/2fFGLD 

6h  ‏
PressTV: US senator offers assault weapons ban http://dlvr.it/2fFdTM 

6h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Russian opposition fights to stay relevant as anti-Putin protests wane http://wapo.st/T0ARRO 
 

6h  ‏
PressTV: 11 Taliban militants killed in#Afghanistan http://dlvr.it/2fFVq2 


6h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Khaled Ali files lawsuit to re-hold referendum vote http://dlvr.it/2fFY8b 

6h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Kerry stands tall as Obama’s good soldier on foreign policy, in line for secretary of state http://wapo.st/UzB25m 
 

6h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: French FM says he believes end is close for Assad

6h  ‏
MarketWatch: Japan's new government to get aggressive http://on.mktw.net/T0ATcA 

7h  ‏
PressTV: US disabled home to be closed for abuse http://dlvr.it/2fF4FD 

7h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Series of blasts hits Iraq's Kirkuk city, at least 6 killed, 25 wounded: security, hospital sources
 

7h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Iran unveils peace plan for Syria: Iran’s Foreign Ministry has released the details of the much-needed six-point... http://bit.ly/Wep2Mg 
 

7h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Assad prepares to ‘fight to his last bullet’ in #Alawite hometown: report http://goo.gl/sv4Wb 
 

7h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Ind. man with 47 guns arrested after threatening to shoot up nearby elementary school, police say: http://apne.ws/ZaH7gb  -RAS
 

7h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Tunisia: 7 suspected militants nabbed near Algeria: Tunisian security forces say they arrested seven p... http://bit.ly/XuL3C2 

7h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Abbas calls for halt to shelling of Palestinian camps in Syria

7h  ‏
PressTV: Five explosions hit northern#Iraq http://dlvr.it/2fDxn7 

7h  ‏
PressTV: #Iran unveils peace plan for Syria http://dlvr.it/2fDxnW 

8h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Nasrallah: “Very very very mistaken" anyone who thinks Syrian opposition will win http://goo.gl/cqQxi 
 

8h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Blasts kill two Kurdish army recruits in Iraq's disputed area http://news.yahoo.com/blasts-kill-two-kurdish-army-recruits-iraqs-disputed-145152982.html …

8h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
The president speaks http://dlvr.it/2fDQkD 
 

8h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Connecticut governor: Gunman shot self as 1st responders closed in, raising specter of more gruesome plan - @AP http://abcn.ws/RxIdPQ 
 

9h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
State observers refer 350 complaints over referendum to elections commission http://dlvr.it/2fD6LX 
 

9h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Spaniards stage anti-austerity protests http://dlvr.it/2fD0wY 
 

9h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Syrian jets target “free lawyers” meeting near border with Turkey
 

9h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Defectors from #Syria-based Palestinian group seek arrest of fugitive leader http://goo.gl/8HyRs 
 

9h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Hezbollah says rebels will not win in Syria http://reut.rs/UK2rm8 
 

9h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

9h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda concedes defeat in general election and resigns as president of his party http://bbc.in/12tyETh 
 

10h The Star ‏@staronline
Germans still divided after two decades of unity - survey http://dlvr.it/2fCg6B 
 

10h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Egypt’s National Salvation Front coalition said it “will not recognize any unofficial result" http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/16/255440.html …
 

10h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

10h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Egypt’s opposition shouts ‘violations,’ calls for vote repeat http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/16/255440.html …
 

10h Press TV ‏@PressTV
US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as... http://fb.me/1UHJgBeHY 
 

10h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Egypt’s opposition calls for probe into 4,000 complaints against the referendum
 

11h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Ghana says it will abide by UN Tribunal order to release Argentine navy ship seized months ago http://wapo.st/T0cjsm 
 

11h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Defectors from the #Syria-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine call for the arrest of Ahmed Jibril, the head of the group
 

11h The Star ‏@staronline
Syrian jets bomb Palestinian camp in Damascus - activists http://dlvr.it/2fBq6F 
 

11h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Damascus refugee camp 'attacked' http://bbc.in/12tlp54 
 

11h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Wafd Party official: Abu Ismail incited followers to attack headquarters http://dlvr.it/2fBgLH 
 

11h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
South Africa is not "falling apart": Zuma http://reut.rs/U2hkSr 
 

11h RT ‏@RT_com
Fiji braces for arrival of strongest cyclone in 20 yrs http://on.rt.com/t0r1s8  #news
 

11h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
FLASH: Japan's opposition LDP secures majority in 480-member Lower House - TV
 

11h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
 

12h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Protesters target Vatican over gay marriage slight http://reut.rs/VJddbf 
 

12h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
FJP, opposition announce conflicting results on referendum http://dlvr.it/2f9xGf 
 

12h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Family of nurse found dead after British royal hoax arrives in southern India for her funeral http://wapo.st/ZyoySb 
 

12h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Iraqi officials: Car bomb kills 2, wounds 5 in a disputed area north of Baghdad http://wapo.st/Zyf74V 
 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: At least 59 people are killed by Syrian regime forces today: Syrian Network for Human Rights
 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: More than 20 people are killed as Syrian regime MiG planes hit al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus
 

12h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Japan's LDP back in power with two-thirds majority with ally http://reut.rs/UIJH6D 
 

12h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Syrian fighter jets attacked mosque sheltering refugees in Palestinian Yarmouk camp, dozens killed: activists
 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Four #Palestinian journalists stripped, assaulted by #Israeli soldiers http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/16/255411.html …
 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: #Egypt human rights body says constitutional referendum should be repeated due to "violatons" during yesterday's vote
 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: #Egypt human rights body urges the first round of the constitutional referendum to be repeated
 

12h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
#FJP says constitution draft garnered 4,604,110 "yes" votes versus 3,539,994 "no" votes http://ow.ly/g8v66  #Referendum #Egypt
 

12h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
French leaders' popularity tumbles after Mittal deal http://reut.rs/SywwIS 
 

13h Press TV ‏@PressTV
#Iran Navy to extend presence: Cmdr. http://dlvr.it/2f9ZhH 
 

13h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Portugal unions protest budget plan http://dlvr.it/2f9Zhs 
 

13h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Syrian Islamist rebel faction says its fighters have taken control of infantry base in Aleppo http://wapo.st/T04WBe 
 

13h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Syrian regime MiG planes hit for the first time locations in al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus
 

13h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

13h The Star ‏@staronline
Italy awaits Monti's decision on political future http://dlvr.it/2f9WD7 
 

13h Press TV ‏@PressTV
An anti-Morsi Egyptian woman prays in a heavily guarded street outside the presidential palace in #Cairo on Decemb http://twitpic.com/bmgpl7 
 
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13h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Japan PM Noda says likely to quit as democratic party chief: NHK
 

13h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Japan's opposition LDP to win 296 seats in 480-member Lower House: exit polls
 

13h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
Six Indian soldiers dead, one missing in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier area: Army sources
 

13h Asahi Shimbun AJW ‏@AJWasahi
Opposition LDP headed for a landslide victory in Lower House race: exit polls
 

13h Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ
Breaking: The main opposition LDP is projected to win Japan's election, according to media exit polls. http://wsj.com 
 

13h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Blast hits gas pipeline in#Yemen http://dlvr.it/2f95L4 
 

14h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
China to keep steady policies, deepen reforms in 2013 http://reut.rs/U1Zsqx 
 

14h seema gupta zee news ‏@seemakrgupta
#Zee News Campaign-"Anmol Daan"-Facts-50,000 Liver transplants needed per year in India, only 800 liver transplant done in an yr.
 

14h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

14h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

14h Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzcom
Violence against refugees in #Israel reaches record high in 2012, civil rights report says http://htz.li/Tn3XuP 
 

14h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Cairo and Gharbiya were the only two governorates to say "no" in the first round of voting on the constitution draft http://ow.ly/g8rX9 
 

15h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
South Africa's ANC meeting under way to elect next leader http://bbc.in/12t698h 
 

15h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

15h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Woman shot dead in Gharbiya following voting scuffles http://ow.ly/g8rAk 
 

15h Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzcom
BREAKING NEWS: #Israel's Foreign Minister #AvigdorLieberman resigns http://www.haaretz.com/ 
 

15h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Three militants killed during police shootout; two of the remaining militants blew themselves up in #Peshawar http://dawn.com/2012/12/16/fire-exchange-continues-between-militants-and-police-in-peshawar/ …
 

16h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
U.S. government ran a budget deficit of $172 billion in November http://on.mktw.net/ZmBj1Q 
 

16h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Palestinian chief leaves Syrian capital http://dlvr.it/2f7cSw 
 

16h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
ANC congress begins in S Africa http://bbc.in/12sZqLn 
 

16h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Britain steps up efforts to woo big-spending Chinese visitors in a bid to bounce back from recession http://bit.ly/Uy53CF 
 

16h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

16h Press TV ‏@PressTV
New US sanctions will fail: Iran MP: An Iranian lawmaker says the new sanctions imposed by the United States on ... http://bit.ly/Uy4uIU 
 

19h Chester Dawson ‏@DeliverTheFirm
It's election day in Japan. Long lines out the door at polling stations in Ichikawa, a bedroom community outside Tokyo.
 

16h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
 

18h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Rocket launch still centerpiece in NKorea on eve of first anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death http://wapo.st/Zxl1n6 
 

17h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Fire exchange continues between militants and police in #Peshawar http://dawn.com/2012/12/16/fire-exchange-continues-between-militants-and-police-in-peshawar/ …
 

17h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: We understand why the people of Kuwait are concerned of the chaos and political discourse deviation: Emir al-Sabah
 

17h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
North Korea marks first anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death http://bit.ly/WfIYe2 
 

17h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Egypt referendum count under way http://bbc.in/U1QEkL 
 

17h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Emir al-Sabah opens Kuwait’s parliament shortly
 

17h The Star ‏@staronline
Baby girl dumped at welfare home in Kapar http://dlvr.it/2f72dz 
 

17h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Syria militants recruit children: Video http://dlvr.it/2f708X 
 

18h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Absent Chavez dominates Venezuelan state elections http://reut.rs/U1Ps0H 
 

18h RT ‏@RT_com
#Egypt backs Islamist constitution in first round vote – unofficial results http://on.rt.com/zldg47 
 

18h RT ‏@RT_com
BREAKING: Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva reportedly executed in #Homs #Syria - via @zaidbenjamin DETAILS TO FOLLOW http://rt.com 
 

19h The Jakarta Globe ‏@thejakartaglobe
Four Killed in Suicide Attack on Pakistan Airport http://jglo.be/2quc 
 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
A gunman has opened fire at a hospital in the US state of Alabama, injuring a police officer and two other people... http://fb.me/1MyO9UDyF 
 
19h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Mali prime minister announces new government days after predecessor ousted by military http://wapo.st/SYMY23 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Anti-Putin demo held in#Russian capital http://dlvr.it/2f6K3r 
 

20h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Cairo rejects the constitution draft, with 57 percent saying "no" and 43 percent saying "yes" http://ow.ly/g8jXT 

20h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: US President Barack Obama to nominate John Kerry for Secretary of State to succeed Hillary Clinton

20h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Egyptians narrowly back new constitution in first stage of two-stage vote: Reuters
 

20h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
After chaos, calm as Egyptians narrowly approve draft constitution in 1st round of voting http://wapo.st/XsN81m 
 

21h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: Sinai, Upper Egypt and Delta endorse constitution draft http://ow.ly/g8jtd  #Egypt #Referendum
 

21h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has topped 1,000, the government says http://bit.ly/UIZx0R 
 

21h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Polls open for Japanese elections expected to put once-dominant conservatives back in power http://wapo.st/Zw5ioe 
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: #Alexandria voted yes to the constitution, with 665,985 of its 3,347,377 voters saying "yes" and 531,221 voters saying "no".
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: The Delta governorate of #Sharqiya, home to 3,565,351 voters, 736,929 voted "yes" and 380,502 voted "no". http://ow.ly/g8hVJ 
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: Sinai, Aswan, Sohag and Daqahliya endorse constitution draft http://ow.ly/g8hY3  #Egypt
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: #Aswan, which has 872,470 votes, overwhelmingly endorsed the constitution with 90,767 "yes" votes and 31,256 "no" votes.
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: #Sohag, home to 2,393,672 voters, endorsed the constitution overwhelmingly with 469,493 saying "yes", while 126,836 voted "no".
 

22h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Obama expected to nominate Kerry for State Department http://reut.rs/U3J6Po 
 

22h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Police take suspect into custody after shots fired at a S. Calif. mall; no apparent injuries: http://apne.ws/XsuNkW  -RJJ
 

22h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Fiji braces for cyclone that killed at least 3 in Samoa and left thousands more homeless http://wapo.st/URrJMZ 
 

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: #Daqahlia endorses the constitution with 647,489 "yes" voters and 523,713 "no" voters. http://ow.ly/g8gaj 
 

22h Breaking Politics ‏@breakingpol
Report: House Speaker Boehner proposes higher taxes for millionaires, Obama declines but talks continue - @AP http://bit.ly/U3GQaM 
 

22h  ‏
EgyIndependent: #Gharbiya emerges as the 1st governate to reject the constitution draft, with 508,550 votes, and 467,600 voting "yes".

22h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: North #Sinai emerges as the first place to say "yes" to the constitution draft, with 65,053 voting "yes" and 14,111 voting "no".
 

15 Dec Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
In the predominantly Christian district of Shubra, in Cairo, four polling stations' results show 5890 "yes" voters and 10143 "no" voters.
 

15 Dec The Associated Press ‏@AP
More than 200 people treated for food poisoning in Chile after eating hot dogs during outing at park: http://apne.ws/12soUIX  -RJJ
 

15 Dec  ‏
staronline: Venezuela's Chavez has "full intellectual capacity" after surgery http://dlvr.it/2f55bM 

15 Dec  ‏
RT_com: Up to 40 arrests after hundreds gathered in Moscow for unauthorized rally (PHOTOS) http://on.rt.com/b2wzrl 

15 Dec Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: In #Aswan, the main district's vote counting shows 8629 "yes" voters and 1776 "no" voters. http://ow.ly/g8gaj 
 

15 Dec Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: In #Alexandria's Attareen district, 8096 voted "yes" and 13239 voted "no". http://ow.ly/g8fRx  #Egypt #Results
 

15 Dec  ‏
staronline: Clinton sustains concussion; Benghazi testimony postponed http://dlvr.it/2f55b3 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012


now  ‏
BloombergNews: Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5 units in China this weekend | http://bloom.bg/12kIIPe 

now  ‏
ZeeNews: #RBI keeps policy rates unchanged

now  ‏
nytimesworld: India Ink: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Get Its Way in Mexico http://nyti.ms/XCtGPy 

now  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #Egypt's opposition gears up for protests on vote 'violations' http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/18/255736.html … #constitution

1h  ‏
WSJworld: Bangladesh Fire Probe Uncovers Sabotage http://on.wsj.com/YdCHUu 

1h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASH: Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) has died of respiratory complications - AP

1h  ‏
staronline: Senior al Qaeda man reported arrested in Algeria http://dlvr.it/2fZgdC 

1h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
On eve of South Korea vote, Park sounds father's battle cry http://reut.rs/U5ArLl 

1h  ‏
hrw: Canada: Investigate Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women http://bit.ly/ZFI0MM 

1h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Low turnout in Egypt's referendum raises questions about voting fatigue, stalling tactics http://wapo.st/ZFxlS7 

1h  ‏
PressTV: 25 protesters arrested in#Bahrain http://dlvr.it/2fb1SY 

1h  ‏
PostWorldNews: In Honduras, political crisis takes a holiday, confrontation on hold till Jan. 3 http://wapo.st/UvW2dL 

1h  ‏
BloombergNews: Sharp rises most in 38 years as debt repayment concerns ease | http://bloom.bg/UwpL6h 

1h  ‏
PressTV: UN steps up patrols in eastern Congo http://dlvr.it/2fbDVQ 

1h  ‏
MarketWatch: Mobile phones souring Africa's image of China http://on.mktw.net/WkvqBY 

1h  ‏
MarketWatch: Asia stocks mostly up amid debt pact hopes, with Japanese shares extending multi-month highs http://on.mktw.net/UZSWgA 

1h  ‏
AP: Obama congratulates Shinzo Abe, head of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, after parliamentary elections wins: http://apne.ws/UwkMmn  -RJJ

1h  ‏
RT_com: Mexico to see new drug battling force http://on.rt.com/449ie2 

1h  ‏
PressTV: #Iran's gas production hits 120 bn tons http://dlvr.it/2fd8XS 

1h  ‏
MarketWatch: Asia stocks climb amid fiscal-cliff optimism http://on.mktw.net/ZGfo5S 

1h  ‏
nytimesworld: Gay Man's 3-Year Sentence Is Upheld by Cameroon Court http://nyti.ms/ZeweKc 

1h  ‏
WSJ: "I don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting" --Sen. Joe Manchin, an NRA proponent. http://on.wsj.com/XAnxU9 

1h  ‏
BloombergNews: BREAKING: Samsung wins order denying Apple's request for U.S. sales ban

1h  ‏
nytimesworld: U.S. Envoy Optimistic About Relationship With China http://nyti.ms/Zey65P 

1h  ‏
PostWorldNews: NATO: Somali pirates have captured no ships in last 6 months, thanks in part to patrols http://wapo.st/ZEdjaC 

1h  ‏
thejakartaglobe: Australian Troops in East Timor Return Home for Christmas http://bit.ly/YeuTBN 

1h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Cayman Islands' ruling party fails to reach consensus to oust premier http://yhoo.it/UFw3jC 

1h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Bird flu kills 4-year-old boy in Indonesia; 160th death in world's hardest-hit country http://wapo.st/T3H2ET 

1h  ‏
staronline: Unemployed man gets 27 yrs jail for raping Vietnamese girl and robbery http://dlvr.it/2fdjnz 

3h  ‏
staronline: Japan's Abe to pick LDP veteran Aso as finance minister - media http://dlvr.it/2fcsPc 

3h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Sudan and South Sudan again meet for talks aimed at restarting stalled oil industry http://wapo.st/T2EPJX 

3h  ‏
BBCWorld: Six #Hyundai workers kidnapped in #Nigeria http://bbc.in/12wtHZK 

3h  ‏
MarketWatch: Japan stocks rise as Wall Street gains, yen stays weak; Nikkei Average up 0.5% http://on.mktw.net/TsK5q3 

3h  ‏
staronline: Trail of destruction after Cyclone Evan hits Fiji http://dlvr.it/2fbjWB 

3h  ‏
staronline: NASA crashes two probes into a mountain on the moon http://dlvr.it/2fbjWH 

3h  ‏
staronline: Bomber Noor Fikrie posted chilling messages before his death http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/18/nation/12474809&sec=nation …

3h  ‏
staronline: Bomber Noor Fikrie's dad says his son's character changed after failed marriage http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/18/nation/12474807&sec=nation …

3h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | Science and Health: Lack of Funds Could Weaken Malaria Fight, Report Says http://nyti.ms/Zei0Jf 

3h  ‏
PressTV: 'M23 trying to terrorize people of Goma' http://dlvr.it/2fcLlD 

3h  ‏
staronline: Accident at China's Baosteel plant kills two, injures 13 http://dlvr.it/2fcP0m 

3h  ‏
staronline: Syrian rebels take control of Damascus Palestinian camp http://dlvr.it/2fcP1K 

3h  ‏
Reuters: Even without Congress, Obama could act to restrict guns http://reut.rs/UNeX4k 

3h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Amnesty International denounces widespread exploitation of migrant workers in Italy http://wapo.st/YegPs4 

3h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Multinational Military Force Expected for Mali http://nyti.ms/Zek1W2 

3h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | The Americas: Mexico's New Leader Outlines Shift in Antidrug Policy http://nyti.ms/ZelcVf 

4h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Mexico's new government offers blistering critique of predecessor's security strategy http://wapo.st/ZFfoTN 

4h  ‏
nytimesworld: Pentagon to Reimburse Pakistan $688 Million http://nyti.ms/ZeodFd 

4h  ‏
RT_com: New wiper virus targets Iranian computers http://on.rt.com/58vzp4 

4h  ‏
AP: Fiji residents are beginning to clean up after a powerful cyclone blew through the Pacific island nation: http://apne.ws/Zeb9j6  -RJJ

4h  ‏
BBCWorld: Cyclone #Evan batters #Fiji http://bbc.in/U5oDIT 

5h  ‏
BloombergNews: China treasuries rise to five-month high as Japan keeps pace | http://bloom.bg/UvzrhC 

5h  ‏
WSJ: A gun-control petition posted on the White House website gained more than 152,000 signatures since Friday. http://on.wsj.com/Wk2iH3 

5h  ‏
nytimesworld: Poland Finds It's Not Immune to Euro Crisis http://nyti.ms/XBCBkq 

5h  ‏
RT_com: Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence - report http://on.rt.com/nwphwj 


5h  ‏
Reuters: Report: Obama 'fiscal cliff' offer includes $1.2 trillion in revenue increases, $1.22 trillion in spending reductions, source tells

5h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Syrian vice president says the army cannot defeat the rebels fighting to topple Assad regime http://wapo.st/ZDsYXN 

5h  ‏
MarketWatch: President Obama reportedly makes new fiscal-cliff offer http://on.mktw.net/WkymhI 

5h  ‏
breakingpol: More: Obama proposes raising tax rates on income above $400,000, source tells Politico http://politi.co/Uwg5c0 

9h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Five men jailed in Kosovo for 54 years http://yhoo.it/ZFiNC6 

9h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASh: Boeing raises dividend 10%, resumes $3.6 billion buyback program

9h  ‏
staronline: Gunmen kidnap six Hyundai Heavy workers in Nigeria - police http://dlvr.it/2fYg8n 

9h Businessweek ‏@BW
Gun makers' silence after #Newtown won't deter a sales surge | http://buswk.co/Ydmgr7 

9h  ‏
BreakingNews: Hollywood hacker who leaked nude photos of Scarlett Johansson is sentenced to 10 years - AP

9h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Venezuelan opposition loses to Chavez allies in elections | http://bloom.bg/Zdu11M 

9h  ‏
RT_America: US Navy pulls two aircraft carriers from Syria shores http://on.rt.com/l871ob 

9h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Dow finishes up 100 points, gaining for first session in four http://on.mktw.net/TseKne 

9h  ‏
staronline: Clinton gets accountability report on Benghazi attacks http://dlvr.it/2fYGly 

10h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: Headquarters of the pro-Assad Palestinian faction, Popular Front, outside Damascus has been attacked: Syrian Military Council

10h  ‏
BreakingNews: Montana Supreme Court rejects requiring equal benefits for same-sex couples in 4-3 decision - AP

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: How did a California state trooper end up making $484,000 last year? Exploring a payroll system run amok http://bloom.bg/UtDScF 

10h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Prosecutors, security clash in front of High Court http://dlvr.it/2fSr74 

10h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: US woman gets life in prison in family killings: An Ecuadoran-born woman who was convicted of orchestr... http://bit.ly/Uvn4lq 

10h  ‏
MarketWatch: U.S. stocks open higher as weekend brings new hope for budget breakthrough http://on.mktw.net/Trbt7Q 

10h  ‏

10h  ‏
thejakartaglobe: Myanmar Courts Wary Investors on Port Project http://jglo.be/2qRQ 

10h  ‏
hrw: #Putin turns back the clock in #Russia http://bit.ly/VLOO4N 

10h  ‏
Reuters: #Egypt opposition calls for protests against basic law http://reut.rs/ULot7Y 

10h  ‏
AFP: Star witness in Silvio Berlusconi's trial for paying for sex with an underage prostitute to testify next month: http://yhoo.it/Wj7PxH 

10h  ‏
PressTV: US schools in lockdown in Ridgefield http://dlvr.it/2fTKMZ 

10h  ‏
PressTV: Bahraini forces teargas protesters http://dlvr.it/2fTKK6 

10h  ‏
PressTV: #Iran indicts 18#US officials over crimes http://dlvr.it/2fTwMF 

10h  ‏
haaretzcom: #Israeli embassy in Ireland's latest #Facebook post: If #Jesus were alive, he'd be lynched by #Palestinians http://htz.li/U7njpK 

10h  ‏

10h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Doctors to examine Mubarak prior to transfer decision http://dlvr.it/2fV2Nq 

10h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Border guards halt weapon, drug smugglers at western border http://dlvr.it/2fV2PW 

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: International purchases of U.S. financial assets rose less than forecast in October | http://bloom.bg/V37GQ2 

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASH: President Obama said to meet with Speaker Boehner at White House on budget

10h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Italy's president chides Parliament for failing yet again to reform electoral system http://wapo.st/T2N1K6 

10h  ‏
WSJ: NRA Facebook page disappears after #Newtown school shooting: http://on.wsj.com/R2dVmM 

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: Google ends FTC antitrust probe with letter promising change | http://bloom.bg/ZcZ25P 

10h  ‏
MarketWatch: Dow industrials up 90 points as U.S. stocks move to intraday highs http://on.mktw.net/WiLT9w 

10h  ‏
PressTV: London hotel avoided tax for 17 years http://dlvr.it/2fWxgg 

10h  ‏
PressTV: LAPD arrests man over shooting threats http://dlvr.it/2fWxmb 

10h  ‏
AP: Los Angeles district attorney's investigation finds fatal shooting by Pasadena police was lawful: http://apne.ws/ZdzsxN  -RJJ

10h  ‏

10h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: U.N. forces in Syrian #Golan receive protection kits against #chemical weapons http://goo.gl/Bs1rV 

10h  ‏
RT_com: Fire, Lava & Smoke: Stunning VIDEO of erupting Russian volcano http://on.rt.com/4b88hq 

10h  ‏
BBCWorld: Protesters throw tomatoes at #Tunisia's president in Sidi Bouzid, where the #ArabSpring started 2yrs ago http://bbc.in/12w35rX 

10h  ‏
AFP: UN peacekeepers step up patrols in eastern DR Congo following reports that rebels are again gathering around Goma http://bit.ly/R2h9qB 

10h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Morsi-appointed prosecutor general resigns: Morsi-appointed prosecutor general resigns: Egypt state TV http://bit.ly/WjwtSy 

10h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: Egypt's new general prosecutor has resigned: reports

10h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Zend: President can't order judges to return to work http://dlvr.it/2fXkDx 

10h  ‏
BBCWorld: The first of 12 stadiums being constructed or renovated for #Brazil2014 has been inaugurated http://bbc.in/U4PvbY 

10h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Salafi Jihadi movement hopes to sway Islamists to reject constitution http://dlvr.it/2fXkDQ 

10h  ‏
nytimesworld: Syria Warns Palestinians Not to Aid Rebels as Camp Residents Flee http://nyti.ms/U7QadN 

10h  ‏
nytimesworld: The Lede Blog: Israeli Embassy Deletes 'Christmas Thought' Attacking Palestinians From Facebook http://nyti.ms/U7Tm97 

10h  ‏
staronline: Bahrain breaks up protests, arrests campaigner - activists http://dlvr.it/2fXS00 

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: Will the #Newtown massacre spur significant gun legislation? -- WATCH: http://bloom.bg/XzLlrh 

10h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Eyeing growth, France seeks to smooth Algeria ties http://yhoo.it/XApHDf 

10h  ‏
WSJ: More than 16,500 people die of opioid overdoses annually, more than all illegal drugs combined. http://on.wsj.com/V3BsUM 

10h  ‏
staronline: World must not let up pressure on Somali pirates - NATO http://dlvr.it/2fXfns 

10h  ‏
MarketWatch: BenPimentel: Yelp shares taking hit after Facebook unveiled an enhanced Nearby feature. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-enhanced-location-feature-hits-yelp-stock-2012-12-17?link=MW_home_latest_news … $FB $YELP

10h  ‏
AP: More: Ohio governor spares obese inmate from death sentence: http://apne.ws/UYHou5  -AB

11h  ‏
haaretzcom: PMO says #EastJerusalem plan "not beginning of construction, just another stage in existing project" http://htz.li/V3lme0 

11h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Preacher sentenced to one year in jail for defaming actress http://dlvr.it/2fXKlW 

11h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Human rights advocates worried, skeptical about military's arrest powers http://dlvr.it/2fXKsL 

11h  ‏
RT_com: Egyptian protesters demand resignation of Prosecutor General http://on.rt.com/86rhjv  #news

11h  ‏
BloombergNews: Beijing bans Andy Warhol's Mao portraits from China exhibition | http://bloom.bg/Uuxsdg 

11h  ‏
RT_America Hacktivists strike Westboro Baptist Church over Newtown tragedy http://on.rt.com/avi1ln  #Anonymous

11h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
"Gun violence is a national epidemic that demands more than words" - New York Mayor @MikeBloomberg http://bbc.in/12w1GS5  #Newtown

11h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASH: President Obama said to weigh Social Security concession in budget talks

11h  ‏
ZeeNews: Ensure release of 17 Indians held hostage by pirates: AAP to govt http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/ensure-release-of-17-indians-held-hostage-by-pirates-aap-to-govt_817338.html …

11h  ‏
staronline: Sudan rebels shoot down government plane in oil state http://dlvr.it/2fVPJd 

11h RT ‏@RT_com
Spain set for mass anti-austerity rallies http://on.rt.com/ao8oca 

11h  ‏
RT_com: Russia to ban US adoptions in retaliation to Magnitsky Act http://on.rt.com/3qy1aj 

11h  ‏
PressTV: Rocket attack kills#Pakistani soldiers http://dlvr.it/2fVXq8 

12h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Brazil sees record number of divorces after separation rule nixed http://wapo.st/T2LiEK 

12h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Benghazi attack probe complete: US official: A keenly awaited investigation into a deadly attack on th... http://bit.ly/UuUyAF 

12h  ‏
RT_com: IMF about to show 'red card' to Argentina http://on.rt.com/fm6op3 

12h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Russian rights activists to draft list of violators to help U.S http://yhoo.it/Yczm86 

12h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Italy's president says next government must continue reforms http://yhoo.it/ZEjBap 

12h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #BreakingNews: A group of Egyptian judges announce plans to boycott the second round of the referendum

12h  ‏
BBCWorld: "#Syria is attracting and empowering a new cohort of al-Qaeda linked extremists" - UK PM @David_Cameron http://bbc.in/12vQlSe 

12h  ‏
PressTV: Iraq attacks death toll hits 48 http://dlvr.it/2fWn8Q 

12h  ‏
haaretzcom: #Israel approves construction of 1,500 homes in #EastJerusalem http://htz.li/V3lme0 

12h  ‏
Reuters: South Carolina governor appoints Representative Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint's Senate seat

12h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Fiscal-cliff talks continuing: White House http://on.mktw.net/Wjdjfu 

12h  ‏
AP: Ohio adoptive father accused of raping 3 boys in his care sentenced to 60 years to life: http://apne.ws/WjnSLV  -AB

12h  ‏
AP: AP VIDEO: Fresh violence hits parts of Syria: http://apne.ws/R2cgh7  -AB

12h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASH: Morgan Stanley fined $5 million by Massachusetts for improper Facebook IPO influence

12h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: Food shortage threatens to kill thousands of Yemeni children http://goo.gl/w2NEA  #Yemen

12h Reuters Politics ‏@ReutersPolitics
White House says gun control is part but not all of the measures needed to address violence in United States

12h  ‏
PressTV: One killed outside#US firm near Kabul http://dlvr.it/2fWbzp 

12h  ‏
PressTV: A report says the United States might prepare for a military intervention in Syria from Jordan. http://fb.me/Pxmp6Skb 

12h  ‏
nytimesworld: North Korean Satellite Most Likely Dead, Astronomers Say http://nyti.ms/VLTSWB 

12h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
"Without Iranian intervention, Assad will only remain in power for a few more weeks," writes Abdul Rahman al-Rashed http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2012/12/17/255575.html …

12h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Explosions at Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano prompt voluntary evacuations http://wapo.st/ZEv7lZ 

12h  ‏
nytimesworld: Philippine Lawmakers Pass Reproductive Health Bill http://nyti.ms/U7FBHC 

12h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Bus crash in Colombia kills at least 26; 15 more reported injured http://wapo.st/Wj2ytI 

12h  ‏
staronline: Cold spell in Ukraine kills 18 people http://dlvr.it/2fWVSJ 


12h  ‏
PressTV: Syria PM arrives in Aleppo http://dlvr.it/2fWQF5 


12h  ‏
RT_com: Russian volcano eruption attracts tourists, sparks 'apocalypse' fears (PHOTOS) http://on.rt.com/ir7n7c 

16h BBC Africa ‏@BBCAfrica
The World Health Organisation has warned there's been a slowdown in the fight against malaria, and that recent gains could be reversed.

16h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

16h BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
Bangladesh factory fire which killed more than 100 workers was an act of sabotage, official inquiry finds http://bbc.in/U4jq4f 

16h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
The scream: #Yemeni women make their voices heard http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255618.html …

16h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: An explosion rocks Al-Muhahijreen neighborhood in Damascus: Syrian Military Council

16h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Two six-year-old schoolboys are to be buried, the first funerals of #Newtown shooting victims http://bbc.in/U4hQzk 

16h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Apple shares drop below $500 for the first time since February | http://bloom.bg/ZDawP0 

16h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Report: Ahmadinejad cancels visit to Turkey, amid dispute over Syria missiles http://wapo.st/ZCxkOQ 

16h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Turkey proposes to #Russia new #Syria plan: report http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255621.html …

16h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Breaking: Central Bank of #Egypt official denies reports of bank governor's resignation.

16h The Jakarta Globe ‏@thejakartaglobe
India Cuts Growth Rate Forecast to 5.7-5.9% http://jglo.be/2qRp 

17h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Breaking: Workers strike at Egyptian cigarette monopoly Eastern Company, demanding chairman's dismissal. #Egypt

17h Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ
Obama weighs options for gun-control reform. One possibility: banning high-capacity ammo magazines. http://on.wsj.com/XyMTlr 

17h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
#VIDEO: Police in Poland - one of the EU's most dangerous countries for being on the road - target reckless drivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pvlm8bRxmY …
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17h Press TV ‏@PressTV
German economy to shrink in Q4 http://dlvr.it/2fRyCQ 

17h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
SCC: President's office statement 'slander' http://dlvr.it/2fRxxT 

17h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Fed's Empire State index is negative for fifth straight month http://on.mktw.net/WhZ62y 

17h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

17h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Breaking: #Assiut prosecutors on strike until Prosecutor General dismissed. #Egypt

17h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
NIA arrests another person from Madhya Pradesh in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case

17h Haaretz.com ‏@haaretzcom
#Abbas thanks the #Pope (@Pontifex) for supporting the #Palestinian #UN bid http://bit.ly/ZcK8fY 

17h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Breaking: Clashes erupt in front of High Court between security and prosecutors demanding Prosecutor General's dismissal. #Egypt

17h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

17h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
South Africa's deputy president withdraws candidacy for #ANC deputy leader to concentrate on toppling President Zuma http://bbc.in/12vpWnx 

17h The Star ‏@staronline
Iran says it, world powers must end nuclear stalemate http://dlvr.it/2fRbdV 

17h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Sprint raises bid for Clearwire to $2.97 a share | http://bloom.bg/T3HFiR 

17h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Bahrain protesters mark Martyrs Day http://dlvr.it/2fRNcv 

17h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

17h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Moroccan woman at center of Berlusconi sex scandal is fined, ordered to testify in January http://wapo.st/UtHhIy 

17h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Stones thrown at Tunisian leaders in Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the revolution that erupted exactly two years ago: http://bit.ly/VLpr2M 

17h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Bahrain protesters face tear gas as marches move into the capital: http://apne.ws/XyFAKy  -AB

17h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

17h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
At least 18 drown in Benin boat accident http://reut.rs/SEqaaU 

18h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP

18h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
The African leader building a lavish new capital from scratch http://bbc.in/12viHfk 

18h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

18h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

18h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

18h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
In Brazil, a landholder who speaks for agribusiness http://wapo.st/ZCXwZK 

18h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Car bomb kills 17 in Khyber agency | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/17/jamrud-blast-injures-10/ …

19h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Hospitalization of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela extends into a 10th day in South Africa: http://apne.ws/V2GBwx 

19h The Star ‏@staronline
Football: South Africa association boss suspended in fix scandal http://dlvr.it/2fQBnF 

19h BBC News Magazine ‏@BBCNewsMagazine
Africa’s newest capital city – in the heart of the jungle, miles from most of Equatorial Guinea’s population http://bbc.in/V2OTo2  #Africa

19h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
#US school gunman was ‘obsessed’ with violent video games http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-school-gunman-was-obsessed-with-violent-video-games_817259.html …

19h The Star ‏@staronline
Ukrainian judge, three relatives found decapitated in home http://dlvr.it/2fQ7bf 

19h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Foreign nerves limit Syria rebel arms, Assad's arsenals raided http://reut.rs/U459Ew 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
N Koreans pay tribute to former leader http://dlvr.it/2fQ3Zp 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Scores of militants killed across Syria http://dlvr.it/2fQ3c8 

19h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Fight over caste threatens India's economic reform plans http://reut.rs/U3ZOx7 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
'#Iran opens ScanEagle production line' http://dlvr.it/2fPsFN 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Israeli forces shoot Palestinian man http://dlvr.it/2fPsG5 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
http://www.presstv.ir/  #Pakistani paramedics give #treatment to a #child who was #injured in a car #bomb #attack http://twitpic.com/bmqwko 
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19h The Star ‏@staronline
Youth in robbery attempt shot dead by police http://dlvr.it/2fPhs4 

19h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Blast hits US compound in Afghan capital | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/17/blast-in-afghanistan-kills-ten-girls/ … via @dawn_com

13h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Bombers, gunmen attack disputed Iraqi-Kurd areas http://news.yahoo.com/bombs-blasts-kill-11-iraqs-disputed-areas-070542394.html …

13h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Iran says it got 2 more US drones in past missions http://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-got-2-more-us-drones-past-093926803.html …

20h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Newtown copycat shoots in Uruguay http://dlvr.it/2fPSRx 

20h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa says neither side can win war http://reut.rs/U3WlhV 

20h The Star ‏@staronline
Romania president re-appoints his rival Ponta as PM http://dlvr.it/2fPKf2 

20h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

20h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Aggreko down 16% in weak U.K. market http://on.mktw.net/T1XoOr 

20h The Star ‏@staronline
Taliban say suicide bomber targeted U.S. company in Kabul http://dlvr.it/2fP7Vr 

20h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Top#Yemeni intelligence officer killed http://dlvr.it/2fP439 

21h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

13h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Foreign holdings of U.S. debt hit record $5.48T: Foreign ownership of U.S. Treasury securities rose to... http://bit.ly/WiJfAJ 

14h  ‏
RT_America: BREAKING: Police arrest man for threatening elementary schools in Los Angeles http://on.rt.com/bamvb2 

21h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Mitsubishi Heavy CEO calls for nuclear restarts in Japan http://reut.rs/VL9x8Q 

14h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #Breaking: Israel says it is pushing forward with plans to build 1,500 housing units in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem

14h  ‏
NYTimes: ‘These Tragedies Must End,’ Obama Says http://nyti.ms/Toqasf 

21h The Star ‏@staronline
Malaysian shot dead in Philippines member of militant group http://dlvr.it/2fNW9M 

21h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Europe stocks drop; Aggreko off, H&M up http://on.mktw.net/ZCnkFx 

21h The Star ‏@staronline
Two cops claim trial to four bribery charges http://dlvr.it/2fNW8w 

21h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
Gujarat Polls Live: 38 percent voting till 1 PM http://bit.ly/XxP20K 

21h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Update: At least 17 killed + more than 70 injured in explosion in northwestern Pakistan http://bbc.in/12v3rPm 

21h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Libya closes borders, declares south military zone http://dlvr.it/2fNPSB 

21h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

21h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Big explosion shakes Lebanese border town near Israel http://reut.rs/U3Px3S 

22h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Soyuz craft put in place at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome for mission to space station: http://apne.ws/12uUzcG 

14h  ‏
RT_com: Bahrain police fire tear gas, grenades on protesters as 'Martyrs Day' rally starts http://on.rt.com/bw5pzr 

22h The Star ‏@staronline
Egypt's Islamists aim to build on constitution vote http://dlvr.it/2fMvfg 

22h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

22h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Police in South Africa arrest four in anti-terror sting: http://yhoo.it/12jx5bk 

22h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Sindh election commissioner removed from post | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/17/sindh-election-commissioner-removed-from-post/ … via @dawn_com

14h  ‏

14h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Italian technician and 2 other workers kidnapped in Syria, Italy says http://wapo.st/ZDKRWy 

14h  ‏
AFP: wgdunlop: Car bomb at #Baghdad car dealership brings Monday #Iraq death toll to 48 killed - security and medical sources

14h  ‏
thejakartaglobe: Disqualified Papua Candidates Take Election Commission to Court http://bit.ly/Zc7mTl 

14h  ‏
thejakartaglobe: 6.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Off Central Indonesia http://jglo.be/2qNz 

14h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #Iran military says plans more drills in Strait of #Hormuz soon http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255626.html …

14h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #Assad ordered murder of civilians, defected colonel tells Al Arabiya http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255547.html … #Syria

14h  ‏
haaretzcom: #Palestinian refugees flood #Lebanon to flee #Syria attacks http://htz.li/WjcsI2 

14h  ‏
BloombergNews: Moody's gets no respect as bonds shun 56% of country ratings | http://bloom.bg/T2eBaq 

14h  ‏
Reuters: #Syria 'genuinely worried' extremists could get chemical weapons http://reut.rs/SFohLc 

14h  ‏
staronline: Toddler dies after alleged abuse by mum's boyfriend http://dlvr.it/2fTjpx 

14h  ‏
Reuters: Pro-gun lawmaker calls on NRA to discuss gun law changes http://reut.rs/UMakaC 

14h  ‏
AFP: US labels former Lebanese miniser Michel Samaha a "global terrorist": http://bit.ly/Wiytuf 

14h  ‏
staronline: Two brothers feared drowned in Kuala Kedah estuary http://dlvr.it/2fTVkR 

14h  ‏
PressTV: #Iran insists on legitimate nuclear rights http://dlvr.it/2fTWKG 

15h  ‏
EgyIndependent: Kidney thief arrested http://dlvr.it/2fTd4s 

15h  ‏
hrw: Rebels in southern Thailand increase attacks on schools, execute 5 teachers in 6 weeks. 1300 schools shut down. http://tinyurl.com/bsvdrd8 

15h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Bangladesh probe: Fire sabotage, owner negligent http://yhoo.it/WirMIF 

15h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Wave of bombings kills 25 across Iraq http://yhoo.it/UugUlA 

15h  ‏
PressTV: Three people kidnapped in Syria http://dlvr.it/2fTWJY 

15h  ‏
staronline: Putin touts record Russian arms sales of $14 billion in 2012 http://dlvr.it/2fTXB1 

22h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Dollar gains on yen, some other major currencies http://on.mktw.net/T1MxUs 

22h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Iraqi officials: Car bomb kills 5 in new attack in disputed areas in the country’s north http://wapo.st/T1LqUO 

22h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Grenade attacks in Kenya leave 6 wounded http://dlvr.it/2fMdsX 

22h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Australian bureaucrat wins worker's compensation claim for injuries she received while having sex in a motel room: http://apne.ws/WicuzT 

22h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Zurich puts Sandy storm damage claims at $700 million http://reut.rs/SD8JHT 

22h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Thousands seek shelter as cyclone batters Fiji http://reut.rs/UKSy7Q 

15h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Taliban say suicide bomber targeted U.S. company in Kabul http://news.yahoo.com/blast-heard-afghan-capital-064326795.html …

16 Dec The Star ‏@staronline
Blast in Pakistani market kills at least 15 people http://dlvr.it/2fML6h 

16 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Pakistani official says bomb in government office kills 9 people in northwest tribal region http://wapo.st/T1G5wE 

16 Dec Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Jamrud blast kills ten, injures 42 | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/17/jamrud-blast-injures-10/ … via @dawn_com

16 Dec Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Bombs, blasts kill 11 in Iraq's disputed territories in 2nd day of attacks, security and local officials say - @Reuters

16 Dec RT ‏@RT_com
Chavez allies win 20 of 23 states in #Venezuela gubernatorial vote http://on.rt.com/x34p3o  #news

16 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Blast in Pakistan's tribal belt kills at least 12 people http://reut.rs/ULo4Cu 

16 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

16 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Blast heard in Afghan capital http://reut.rs/ULnV1T 

16 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
15 killed in blast in a market at Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan

16 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Chinese officials say man who stabbed 23 children was affected by ‘doomsday rumors’ http://wapo.st/ZBGvz3 

16 Dec The Jakarta Globe ‏@thejakartaglobe
And the Next President of Indonesia is... http://bit.ly/V2sJlS 

16 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Japan next PM Abe says eyes big extra budget to beat deflation http://reut.rs/ULiwYQ 

16 Dec RT ‏@RT_com
Sandy gunman might have planned bigger massacre http://on.rt.com/bulvfi 

16 Dec MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
China imbalance worsening, think tank warns http://on.mktw.net/ZAVpWm 

16 Dec The Jakarta Globe ‏@thejakartaglobe
Arson, Gunshots Following Death of Papua Activist http://bit.ly/V2pURI 

16 Dec The Associated Press ‏@AP
BREAKING: Afghan official says 10 young girls are killed by planted bomb in east of country.

16 Dec MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Japanese stocks soar in mildly lower Asia http://on.mktw.net/T1bHTe 

16 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

16 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
U.N. chief alarmed by escalating violence in Syria http://reut.rs/ULcVS7 

16 Dec Press TV ‏@PressTV
Libya closes borders with four neighbors http://dlvr.it/2fKwL6 

16 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews
Medical student gangraped, thrown off moving bus in South Delhi http://goo.gl/W9VpG 

16 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Philippine legislators set to pass divisive contraceptives law despite church’s objections http://wapo.st/ZBkPmH 

16 Dec Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Singapore establishment challenged by short-seller Block on Olam | http://bloom.bg/UA6znA 

16 Dec The Jakarta Globe ‏@thejakartaglobe
AGO Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Embezzling Rp 108b http://bit.ly/UBfDIS 

16 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
AIG to raise up to $6.5 billion through AIA share sale: sources http://reut.rs/UKUehF 

16 Dec Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Bahrain king says he respects ‘liberties’ as clashes erupt http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/17/255496.html … #Manama

16 Dec  ‏
staronline: Two senators take their oaths at Dewan Negara http://dlvr.it/2fKc8B 

16 Dec  ‏
ZeeNews: Voting begins for final phase of #Gujarat polls, Modi votes http://goo.gl/0ad66 

16 Dec  ‏
BreakingNews: Topeka, Kansas, police say 2 of their officers were fatally shot responding to suspicious vehicle near grocery store - AP

16 Dec  ‏
Reuters: Nepal soldiers hunt for killer elephant http://reut.rs/VKA4Dh 

16 Dec  ‏
PostWorldNews: Paraguayan farmers charged over killings in land dispute http://wapo.st/T1ngd1 

16 Dec  ‏
staronline: Cayman Islands prime minister arrested http://dlvr.it/2fKVyR 

16 Dec Huw Griffith ‏@Huw_Griffith
Shares in Fukushima operator TEPCO soar 33% after nuclear-friendly LDP wins Japan vote. Other power operators also much higher

16 Dec  ‏
PressTV: 'Chavez now actively governing as recovering' http://dlvr.it/2fK3M5 

16 Dec  ‏
Yahoo! News: Opposition's Capriles holds seat in Venezuela state elections http://yhoo.it/UVg0wV 

16 Dec  ‏
nytimesworld: Leadership Conference Highlights Deep A.N.C. Divisions in South Africa http://nyti.ms/UrEdfS 

16 Dec BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Hugo #Chavez's socialist party increases its number of governorships in #Venezuela - preliminary election results http://bbc.in/U3ofuk 

16 Dec Press TV ‏@PressTV
Bombs, bullets kill 17 in#Iraq http://dlvr.it/2fK3MQ 

16 Dec  ‏
MarketWatch: Hong Kong shares slip in early trading, with Hang Seng Index losing 0.1% http://on.mktw.net/WfQB8a 

16 Dec  ‏
PressTV: Bombs, bullets kill 17 in#Iraq http://dlvr.it/2fK3MQ 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012


now  ‏

now  ‏
bbcworldservice: French village #Bugarach braces for #Mayan apocalypse after being identified as safehaven http://tinyurl.com/c6qfuhp 

now  ‏
PostWorldNews: Gunmen dressed as doctors kill patient inside Mexico City hospital http://wapo.st/ZLSo5w 

now  ‏
WSJ: Breaking: Swiss Bank UBS to pay $1.5 billion to settle Libor charges. http://wsj.com 

now  ‏
MarketWatch: Japan stocks surge, with Nikkei Average rising 2.4% to end at session's high http://on.mktw.net/WpIKF5 

now  ‏
PressTV: Japan trade deficit widens in November http://dlvr.it/2fyTTb 

now  ‏
BBCWorld: Breaking: #UBS bank to pay $260m to US regulators for attempting to manipulate #Libor http://bbc.in/12zcMWA 

now  ‏
ZeeNews: AkritaReyar: #Delhi gang-rape accused is remorseless!!! http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/delhi-gang-rape-accused-is-a-cold-remorseless-man_817565.html …

now  ‏
nytimesworld: Judge Grants American House Arrest in Bolivia http://nyti.ms/RDdTDE 

now  ‏
AP: Dictator's daughter faces North Korean refugees' son in close South Korean presidential race: http://apne.ws/WnO73S 

2m  ‏
dawn_com: Pentagon investigating top intelligence official | World | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/19/pentagon-investigating-top-intelligence-official/ …

3m  ‏
dawn_com: No military solution for #Kashmir: Imran | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/19/no-military-solution-for-kashmir-imran/ …

4m  ‏
ElliottGotkine: #UBS: about 40 people have been disciplined/asked to leave due to #libor rigging

24m  ‏
dawn_com: No #Obama tears for children killed by #drones in Pakistan | Newspaper | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/19/no-obama-tears-for-children-killed-by-drones-in-pakistan/ …

27m  ‏
dawn_com: Deadly year for journalists; Syria, Somalia surpass Pakistan | Latest-News | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/18/deadly-year-for-journalists-syria-somalia-surpass-pakistan/ …

34m  ‏
PostWorldNews: Israeli Arabs unenthusiastic about Jan. 22 election, complain of second-class citizenship http://wapo.st/T6jWxs 

36m  ‏
BBCWorld: #Polio health worker shot and injured in Peshawar, Pakistan http://bbc.in/12zgq2N 

1h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | Africa: Two Congolese Rebel Leaders Hit With Financial Sanctions http://nyti.ms/12oiPxU 

1h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | Africa: Somali Refugees Are the Target of a Roundup in Kenya http://nyti.ms/T65AgA 

1h  ‏
PressTV: 2#Iraqi officials escape attempt on life http://dlvr.it/2fxd2R 

1h  ‏
nytimesworld: World Briefing | Europe: Separatist Catalan Parties Announce Alliance http://nyti.ms/T678ah 

1h  ‏
PressTV: Yemeni intel chief escapes assassination http://dlvr.it/2fxnR8 

1h  ‏
ZeeNews: #Delhi gang-rape: Girl in extreme pain, #India prays http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/delhi-gang-rape-girl-in-extreme-pain-india-prays_817569.html …

2h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Seventeen dead in Mexican prison break attempt: media http://yhoo.it/XHnMg6 

2h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Amid China tensions, Southeast Asia looks to India http://yhoo.it/XHnK8b 

2h  ‏
MarketWatch: Japan's Nikkei tops 10,000 in mostly higher Asia http://on.mktw.net/T5Rw6H 

2h  ‏
PressTV: US imposes sanctions on M23 leaders http://dlvr.it/2fy0TN 

2h  ‏
ZeeNews: Hazare's route will bring powerful anti-corruption law: APJ Abdul Kalam http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/hazare-s-route-will-bring-powerful-anti-corruption-law-kalam_817568.html …

2h  ‏
AlArabiya_Eng: #Benghazi attack report says security was grossly inadequate http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/19/255918.html … #US #Libya

2h  ‏
BBCWorld: Sonia Gandhi visits Delhi hospital where gang rape victim is being treated http://bbc.in/U7Kakl 

2h  ‏
PostWorldNews: AP Interview: New Syrian rebel commander 'very afraid' regime will use chemical weapons http://wapo.st/ZMwMGc 

4h  ‏
Reuters: For a year and a half, #Brazil's economy has been at a near standstill. http://reut.rs/UOXxV1 

4h  ‏
AP: Two Chicago jail inmates escape using a bedsheet rope - from 20 stories up: http://apne.ws/RCwWxS  -SS

4h  ‏
BloombergNews: Vladimir Putin plans $2 billion Russian arms deal in India | http://bloom.bg/SMC9TZ 

4h  ‏
BBCWorld: Africa: Rebel forces in the Central African Republic have captured Bria, a key mining hub. http://bbc.in/UP4s0s 

4h  ‏
staronline: Two-thirds of top Qaeda leaders 'removed' since 2009 - Obama aide http://dlvr.it/2fty0s 

4h  ‏
PressTV: S Korean presidential election begins http://dlvr.it/2fxMWQ 

4h  ‏
BloombergNews: SRuhle: GETCO GONNA WIN KNIGHT DEAL! insiders giving the wink - official deal announced tomorrow morning

4h  ‏
BBCWorld: South Koreans vote for new president http://bbc.in/12yFU07 

4h  ‏
ReutersMedia: Instagram says no plans to put user photos in ads http://reut.rs/VPEmJr 

4h  ‏
WSJ: MarketWatch: What do advertisers want with your Instagram images? First and foremost, they want pretty http://on.mktw.net/UARPp9 
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4h  ‏
staronline: U.S. charges Chinese men in technology smuggling case http://dlvr.it/2fxK6H 

4h  ‏
MarketWatch: Hong Kong stocks follow U.S., Asia higher; Hang Seng Index up 0.5% http://on.mktw.net/Wp2BEn 

4h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Burglaries hit homes of 3 reporters who investigated human rights crimes of Pinochet era http://wapo.st/T5NMSx 

4h  ‏
PressTV: Ex-diplomat home after 6-yr detention: A former Iranian diplomat who spent six years under house arrest in... http://bit.ly/XGXUB2 

4h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Chinese leaders still suspicious of religion, party document shows http://wapo.st/T5VnAJ 

4h  ‏
staronline: Honduras congress passes law to purge police corruption http://dlvr.it/2fwpxD 

4h  ‏
nytimesworld: Irish Government Set to Allow Abortion in Rare Cases http://nyti.ms/T5YOHr 

4h  ‏
nytimes: In Philippines, a landmark bill could be a turning point on contraception http://nyti.ms/12yB7M8 

4h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Obama discusses crisis in Congo with Kagame http://yhoo.it/UJWcxM 

4h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Benghazi review finds systematic security faults http://yhoo.it/WpcAJN 

4h  ‏
BBC Hillary Clinton accepts all29recommendations of report criticising US State Dept over attack on Benghazi consulate http://bbc.in/U7xZ6R 

4h  ‏
haaretzcom: Report: More than a third of #Israel's children are poor http://htz.li/Wpe8DH 

4h  ‏
thejakartaglobe: World Bank Raises East Asia Outlook, Sees China Growing 8.4% in 2013 http://bit.ly/TYmSuw 

4h  ‏
RT_com: Nine dead and over three thousand homeless in Sri Lanka landslides http://on.rt.com/0ig31c 

6h  ‏
BloombergNews: India's $2 billion program to nourish 160 million children under six fails to dent malnutrition rate | http://bloom.bg/UP65Lr 

6h  ‏
BloombergNews: China said to set growth target at 7.5% for second year | http://bloom.bg/ZgCrp1 

6h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Panetta cites turning point in Afghan war: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says U.S. military commander... http://bit.ly/XG7aWg 

6h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Morocco jails 8 activists for illegal protest: A Moroccan appeals court on Tuesday jailed eight unempl... http://bit.ly/XGeL6Y 

6h  ‏
staronline: Michigan governor blocks guns at schools, hospitals http://dlvr.it/2fw22n 

6h  ‏
nytimesworld: A doctor tells cjchivers: "There are 20 hospital beds for all of east Aleppo." The area has more than a million residents.

6h  ‏
Yahoo! News: U.N. says 126 rapes committed in Congo town after army arrived http://yhoo.it/WoVOdK 

6h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Venezuela's Chavez "stable" after respiratory infection http://yhoo.it/UAZeoy 

6h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Chavez suffers respiratory infection after surgery http://yhoo.it/UJxai9 

9h The Star ‏@staronline
Cayman Islands lawmakers oust premier in no-confidence vote http://dlvr.it/2ftPsk 

10h Katty Kay ‏@KattyKayBBC
The NRA says it is "prepared to offer meaningful assistance to help make sure this never happens again." Is this unprecedented?

10h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
US National Rifle Association to hold media conference on Friday having stayed silent since #Newtown shootings http://bbc.in/U7827w  #NRA

10h  ‏
staronline: Kurdish troops fire on Iraqi army helicopter in dispute http://dlvr.it/2ftCQd 

10h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Hugo Chavez's brother to visit Venezuelan leader http://yhoo.it/UIMjAl 

10h  ‏
Yahoo! News: NBC's Engel, TV crew escape abduction in Syria http://yhoo.it/SN36XH 

10h  ‏
MarketWatch: Oracle shares rise in late trading after results beat expectations http://on.mktw.net/WohjeQ 

10h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
The powerful international bank lobby IIF warns that Greece's newly revamped bailout program still faces large risks http://bit.ly/V3AaF6 

10h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Clashes erupt in various Damascus neighborhoods: #FSA media center

10h  ‏
staronline: CAR rebels take diamond mining town, kill 15 soldiers http://dlvr.it/2ft28W 

10h esme e. deprez ‏@esmedeprez
BREAKING: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoes bill allowing concealed guns in schools, 4 days after #Newtown massacre

10h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Chad deploys troops to Central African Republic to help government fight rebels, military official says - @AFP http://bit.ly/ZKPka1 

10h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Marches against referendum arrive at presidential palace, in Tahrir http://dlvr.it/2fspP2 

10h RT ‏@RT_com
Parts for Patriot missile batteries arrive in Turkey http://on.rt.com/myc3uj 

10h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
World Bank pledges $900 million for #Iraq http://reut.rs/U72CcD 

10h  ‏
BloombergNews: FLASH: Pfizer to fire almost 20 percent of U.S. primary care sales force

11h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Clashes erupt in Rokn Eddine area in central Damascus: Coordination Committees

11h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Prison authority requests transfer of Mubarak to military hospital http://dlvr.it/2fsPzV 

11h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Sudan-S.Sudan oil talks break without progress: Officials have failed to make progress in talks that w... http://bit.ly/UHOVhU 

11h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Majority of Americans aided by U.S. government programs threatened by cuts: research | http://bloom.bg/SNFeTD 

11h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Berlusconi says his country needs him and will show that in the forthcoming election http://wapo.st/ZKDlcv 

11h  ‏
Yahoo! News: French psychiatrist sentenced after patient commits murder http://yhoo.it/ZKuo2O 

11h RT ‏@RT_com
One in six worldwide has no religion - study http://on.rt.com/2fgcvc 

11h  ‏
PostWorldNews: Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano blasts lava high above crater; officials work on evacuations http://wapo.st/ZJK4TU 

11h  ‏
DailyStarLeb: Wall St rallies on 'fiscal cliff' optimism: U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday, putting the S&P 500 on tra... http://bit.ly/SNv71m 

11h  ‏
staronline: South Korea votes in tight race on economy and jobs http://dlvr.it/2frsR6 

11h  ‏
PressTV: 'NRA encourages gun access for all' http://dlvr.it/2frxrw 

12h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Kenya asks refugees to return to camps http://dlvr.it/2frZg8 

12h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Global stocks advanced to three-month high on U.S. budget deal hopes http://reut.rs/U5f7W6 

12h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
New York businessman released after 18 months jailed in Bolivia, given house arrest http://wapo.st/ZKiI05 

12h RT America ‏@RT_America
Gay Marine proposes in the White House http://on.rt.com/jla5ag 

12h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Majority of Egyptians in Gulf vote yes on constitution http://dlvr.it/2frPGz 

12h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Nine of the 50 US states carried out executions in 2012, an indication of a decline in the use of capital punishment http://bit.ly/T63SNg 

13h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Gold tumbles more than $25, or 1.5%, as losses intensify ahead of close http://on.mktw.net/TvAw9W 

13h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
People with ‘no religion’ third world group after Christians, Muslims http://goo.gl/Cw1Ni 

13h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
Russia eyes Syria evacuation as rebels take Damascus district: Russia sent warships to the Mediterranean to prep... http://bit.ly/WnIOoS 

13h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
Palestinians flee amid clashes, air raids on Damascus camp: Syrian rebels made advances in fierce fighting for a... http://bit.ly/WnIOoQ 

13h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Illinois frat members charged in student hazing death: http://apne.ws/RC9Gjy  -AB

13h Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Pentagon notifies Congress of reimbursing $688 million to Pakistan | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/18/pentagon-notifies-congress-of-reimbursing-688-million-to-pakistan …

13h RT ‏@RT_com
BREAKING: FBI won't charge Petraeus mistress http://on.rt.com/ia3zre 

13h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
California Treasurer Bill Lockyer urges state pension funds to sell firearms stocks | http://bloom.bg/UIiEY3 

13h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Israeli guards beat Palestinian detainee http://dlvr.it/2fr283 

13h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: FSA declares control of Damascus’ Hajar al-Aswad district

13h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
FLASH: Obama supports Sen. Feinstein's intent to draft bill to reinstate assault weapons sale ban.

13h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
At least 27 people held over rioting in Sweden after photos of children posted on Instagram alongside sexual insults http://bbc.in/12yd2oO 

13h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Four shot dead in Colorado murder-suicide, police say http://reut.rs/UOSy6H 

13h The Star ‏@staronline
At least 18 Somalis die when boat capsizes off Puntland http://dlvr.it/2fqv4H 

13h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Netanyahu vows more east Jerusalem construction as European nations move to condemn latest settlement plans: http://apne.ws/U6Mc41  -AB

13h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Liberian schoolchildren in West Africa send condolences to Connecticut after school shooting http://wapo.st/T4YEjK 

13h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Deposits at U.S. banks exceed loans by an unprecedented $2 trillion | http://bloom.bg/TXMmIl 

14h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
US Treasury imposes sanctions against 2 Congo rebel leaders behind fighting in country’s east http://wapo.st/SMQNdY 

14h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Standard & Poor's agency raises Greece's credit rating by 6 notches to B- - @AP

12h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Central African Republic rebel alliance issues ultimatum to government http://news.yahoo.com/car-rebel-alliance-issues-ultimatum-government-165437685.html …

12h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Police: 4 Koreans, 1 Nigerian kidnapped in Nigeria http://news.yahoo.com/police-4-koreans-1-nigerian-kidnapped-nigeria-154959571.html …

14h BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
#Greece's credit rating raised by Standard & Poor's so no longer at default level - agency says country's economic outlook "stable"

14h RT ‏@RT_com
China arrests over 500 members of pseudo-Christian Mayan Apocalypse sect http://on.rt.com/9u2a9m 

14h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
#Android mobiles hit by computer virus http://bbc.in/12y6Fle 

14h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
4,000 people fled DR Congo in past five days: U.N.: Some 4,000 people have fled fighting in northeastern Democra... http://bit.ly/YgHCnx 

14h The Associated Press ‏@AP
Three arrests in massive Canada maple syrup theft: http://apne.ws/TvhHUe  -AB

14h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Pakistan's 80,000 #polio prevention workers earn 1,500 rupee ($15) for a three-day campaign http://bbc.in/12y5AKj 

15h Laura Marcinek ‏@lauramarcinek
BofA Shares More Than Double for Year as Moynihan Boosts Capital http://bloom.bg/ZfQXxl  via @BloombergNews $BAC

15h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Doctors keeping former South African President Nelson Mandela in hospital, but say 'no crisis': presidency - @Reuters

15h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Rebels in Central African Republic take 2 more northern towns http://wapo.st/WnkiUW 

15h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Germany orders #Facebook to end policy of making members use their real names, saying it violates German laws http://bbc.in/U6CH51 

15h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Strauss-Kahn drama hits the stage in lackluster play over what happened at the Sofitel http://wapo.st/ZJwGz5 

15h Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
U.S. homebuilding confidence rises to highest level since 2006 | http://bloom.bg/UafaRE 

15h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Dow industrials up 91 points as U.S. stock indexes notch intraday highs http://on.mktw.net/WnhDdR 

15h The Star ‏@staronline
Egypt prosecutor's resignation angers Brotherhood http://dlvr.it/2fp6Jx 

15h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Argentina risks censure from IMF members http://dlvr.it/2fp5vG 

15h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Justice Minister demands investigation in referendum violations http://dlvr.it/2fp07z 

15h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Fresh protests in Egypt over draft constitution pushed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist backers: http://bit.ly/12mVsEY 

15h BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking
Irish government to create laws to clarify #abortion rules, following death of dentist who was denied an abortion http://bbc.in/12xXPUH 

15h Breaking Politics ‏@breakingpol
White House rejects Speaker Boehner's 'Plan B' on 'fiscal cliff'; says it does not ask enough of wealthiest Americans on taxes - @Reuters

15h The Star ‏@staronline
Israel presses on with plan for 6,000 new settler homes http://dlvr.it/2fpP71 

18h RT ‏@RT_com
Toyota fined $17mln in US for delayed safety reports http://on.rt.com/ckk9tu  #news

18h Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#BreakingNews: Iraqi foreign minister tells Al Arabiya that President Talabani is not dead

18h Asahi Shimbun AJW ‏@AJWasahi
Myanmar health care broken under military rule http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/south_east_asia/AJ201212180096 …

18h Asahi Shimbun AJW ‏@AJWasahi
Crippled NKorean probe could orbit for years http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201212180094 …

19h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
37 people dead in Ukraine from cold spell, 190 seek medical help for hypothermia http://wapo.st/ZIpumN 

19h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Spain banks' bad loan rate hits new high http://dlvr.it/2fkjv8 

19h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

19h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Berlusconi ally says must cut taxes, end austerity http://reut.rs/SKMrUC 

19h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
China appoints new top official for export powerhouse Guangdong http://reut.rs/SKBHpe 

19h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: Jeddah contributed the largest share of “yes” votes, with 36,203 voting "Yes", and 8,192 voting "No". http://ow.ly/gbMSd 

19h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: 64,773 expatriate Egyptians voted in the referendum, 45,355, or 70%, voted "Yes" and 18,923, or 30%, voted "No"....

19h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Update: 75 percent of expatriate Egyptians residing in Western and non-Gulf Arab countries rejected the constitution. http://ow.ly/gbMs2 

19h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
All Somali refugees in Kenya told to leave urban areas & return to camps after several grenade attacks http://bbc.in/U67yyC 

20h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
State Council refuses to supervise next referendum vote http://dlvr.it/2fWyjG  #Egypt

20h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Emirati FM denounces allegations of plot against Morsy http://dlvr.it/2fjr4J 

20h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Plans announced for 10,000-strong police force to tackle crime & violence in #Mexico http://bbc.in/U66WsL 

20h The Star ‏@staronline
Death toll from Ukraine cold spell rises to 37 http://dlvr.it/2fjq28 

20h RT ‏@RT_com
Depardieu a role model: #Belgium welcomes other French tax exiles http://on.rt.com/f6ybjj 

20h Press TV ‏@PressTV
‘#Iran will not halt 20% enrichment’ http://dlvr.it/2fjl1G 

20h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

20h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Decaying fleet of buses in Sudan capital leaves commuters stranded as country's economy nears collapse: http://yhoo.it/12xoW2b 

20h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Activists: Clashes rage between Syrian rebels, pro-government Palestinian fighters in Damascus http://wapo.st/V1nj6e 

20h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Oracle seen posting higher profit and sales http://on.mktw.net/T4fVtt 

20h New York Times World ‏@nytimesworld
After Philippines Birth Control Law Passes, Churches Call for Resistance http://nyti.ms/Wm4xxi 

21h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

21h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks http://reut.rs/U61o1e 

21h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Former Ukraine leader Tymoshenko trial delayed again http://reut.rs/VNYqMz 

21h Breaking Politics ‏@breakingpol
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wins election to remain leader of African National Congress - @AP

21h The Star ‏@staronline
Two killed as Sicilian apartment buildings collapse http://dlvr.it/2fhzwY 

21h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
#VIDEO: Another school shooting in the US, another debate on gun laws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAuVgHStVY …

21h The Associated Press ‏@AP
BREAKING: Iraqi official: President Talabani had a stroke, medical team working to stabilize him.

21h Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

21h Human Rights Watch ‏@hrw
Ukraine: Investigate Attacks on Peaceful Protest http://bit.ly/T4aV7S 

21h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
FLASH - Russia sends warships to Mediterranean in case Russians need to be evacuated from Syria: Interfax

21h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

21h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
Richard Engel and NBC News team freed from captors in Syria - @NBCNews http://nbcnews.to/ZfbbqZ 

21h MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Sweden cuts key rate as euro-zone woes weigh. http://on.mktw.net/VN9Fo8 

21h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Indonesia blames pilot error for deadly May crash of Sukhoi jet: http://f24.my/T5mMnI 

21h Egypt Independent ‏@EgyIndependent
Opposition to protest referendum at Tahrir, presidential palace http://dlvr.it/2fhJjv 

21h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

22h Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews
4 polio vaccination workers shot dead in Pakistani city of Karachi - @NewsweekPak

22h Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
6 Chinese officials fired after school stabbing against 23 http://wapo.st/T47PB3 

22h Agence France-Presse ‏@AFP
Coal to surpass oil as world's top fuel within decade, driven by growth in China and India, IEA says: http://bit.ly/T5mCg3 

22h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

22h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Ukrainian and Russian leaders' talks postponed: Kremlin http://reut.rs/UNS8xu 

22h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani taken to hospital in a "health emergency", his office says http://bbc.in/U5Vnli 

22h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

22h BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
International Criminal Court finds DR Congo militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui not guilty of war crimes http://bbc.in/U5Vbm9 

22h Asahi Shimbun AJW ‏@AJWasahi
BOJ-government accord likely to set 2% inflation target http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/business/AJ201212180074 …

22h Press TV ‏@PressTV
Hungarian students protest education cuts http://dlvr.it/2fgmCz 

22h The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

15h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Syrian rebels fight Palestinian pro-Assad group http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-rebels-fight-palestinian-pro-assad-group-080304442.html …

15h  ‏
Yahoo! News: Grenade attack at Pakistan army facility wounds 10 http://news.yahoo.com/grenade-attack-pakistan-army-facility-wounds-10-073719924.html …

18 Dec RT ‏@RT_com
Swedish Pirate Party targets banks over #WikiLeaks blockade http://on.rt.com/lzpv8b 

18 Dec W.G. Dunlop ‏@wgdunlop
#Iraq president hospitalised due to 'health emergency' http://bit.ly/RBioyi  @AFP

18 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Official: 2 Russians, 1 Italian kidnapped in Syria http://wapo.st/T3VBYZ 

18 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

18 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

18 Dec The Star ‏@staronline
Man arrested for causing the death of a toddler http://dlvr.it/2fg56K 

18 Dec MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Dollar up against yen, but weaker versus euro http://on.mktw.net/ZHpKCL 

18 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
BOJ to mull 2 percent inflation target as Abe turns up heat http://reut.rs/UNr01q 

18 Dec Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Nuclear stalemate with world powers must end: #Iran http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/18/255762.html …

18 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Police: 4 men face treason, terror charges in South Africa over plot to attack ANC convention http://wapo.st/ZHewxU 

17 Dec RT ‏@RT_com
US Boots in #Bulgaria: 'Foreign troops threat to sovereignty, benefit elites only' http://on.rt.com/p0f6x8 

17 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

17 Dec Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
Grenade attack in Nowshera injures seven | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/18/grenade-attack-in-nowshera-injures-seven/ … via @dawn_com

17 Dec Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Defected #Syria Colonel Enad al-Abbas talks to Al Arabiya. Full interview now online: http://english.alarabiya.net/videos/20121216-specialinterview.html …

17 Dec The Star ‏@staronline
PAS vice-president Husam and blogger Syed Azidi in talks to settle 5mil defamation suit http://dlvr.it/2ffmC4 

17 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
Ballot counting begins in leadership contest for South Africa’s governing ANC political party http://wapo.st/ZH8r4H 

17 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

17 Dec The Associated Press ‏@AP
Police say four men face treason & terrorism charges in South Africa over a plot to attack the ANC convention: http://apne.ws/U5HX95 

17 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

17 Dec Press TV ‏@PressTV
Spaniards protest austerity measures http://dlvr.it/2ffg2l 

17 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb

17 Dec BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld
Outrage over Delhi bus gang rape http://bbc.in/U5IS9s 

17 Dec Post World News ‏@PostWorldNews
In training camp, rebel forces show few skills but high motivation to fight Syrian regime http://wapo.st/T3SGzw 

17 Dec Press TV ‏@PressTV
#Iran launches major ethylene pipeline http://dlvr.it/2ffQbQ 

17 Dec Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
Free Syrian Army take control of Damascus Palestinian #refugee camp http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/18/255751.html … #FSA #Syria

17 Dec Bloomberg News ‏@BloombergNews
Cathay Pacific flight attendants union talks start today with HK mediators | http://bloom.bg/WkKf7s 

17 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

17 Dec Zee News ‏@ZeeNews

17 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
Low turnout in Egypt's vote raises questions: Just under a third of voters turned out for the first stage of the... http://bit.ly/ZHap50 

17 Dec Press TV ‏@PressTV
Russia has opposed any possible deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in Syria. http://fb.me/1paH62zP0 

17 Dec The Daily Star ‏@DailyStarLeb
Commuters stranded as Sudan economy nears 'collapse': Khartoum's decaying fleet of public buses is leaving commu... http://bit.ly/ZHamGy 

17 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Newtown students to return to classes in wake of school massacre http://reut.rs/VMVY8U 

17 Dec Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
Cerberus to sell gunmaker Freedom Group after U.S. school shooting http://reut.rs/U5F7AP 

17 Dec Al Arabiya English ‏@AlArabiya_Eng
#Syria’s chemical arms match #Israel’s nuclear arsenal: defected general http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/18/255749.html …

17 Dec Dawn Media Group ‏@dawn_com
UN makes it easier for blacklisted #Taliban to travel for peace talks | World | http://DAWN.COM  http://dawn.com/2012/12/18/un-makes-it-easier-for-blacklisted-taliban-to-travel-for-peace-talks/ … via @dawn_com

17 Dec The Star ‏@staronline
S. Korea presidential rivals in final push for votes http://dlvr.it/2ffHwP 

17 Dec MarketWatch ‏@MarketWatch
Gold gains on fiscal-cliff hopes, weaker dollar http://on.mktw.net/T3ReNJ 

17 Dec RT ‏@RT_com
1.5 tons of cocaine destined for US seized by Colombian police http://on.rt.com/ixiiiq  #news

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