Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Afternoon World #News Report of the 20th of March 2013

 BBC News (World)
@BBCWorld 12m
Kenya TV advert promoting condom use withdrawn after protests from religious leaders, health official says 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 11m
U.S. stocks rose as euro-area leaders weighed options for Cyprus | 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 29m
Cyprus government officials: Plan B for bailout ready, to be presented to party leaders Thursday - @AP

 Dominic Chu @The_Domino 32m
Oracle shares -5.3% aftermarket on heels of earnings and sales miss $$ $ORCL

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 33m
Dow closes up 56 points after Fed reaffirms QE plan 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 34m
EARNINGS: Oracle 3Q non-GAAP revenue at $8.97 billion, lower than estimated $9.37 billion

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 34m
EARNINGS: Oracle 3Q non-GAAP EPS $0.65, lower than estimated $0.66

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 35m
Apple sued by Intertrust for security-patent infringement | 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 41m
SAC Capital up 4 percent this year as probe continues 

 The Star @staronline 42m
Slovenia PM promises jobs, growth; cabinet approved 

 The Star @staronline 42m
Guatemalan survivors revisit horror of war in ex-dictator's trial 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 44m
Video: Netanyahu, Obama offer tough talk on Iran 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 48m
#UPDATE: Barack Obama warns Damascus regime it will be held accountable for any use of chemical weapons  #Syria

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 51m
#Germany offers to take in 5,000 more #Syria refugees 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 56m
Iran sees “possibility”  for breakthrough in nuclear negotiations: U.N. ambassador | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 59m
FLASH: Puerto Rico cut to BBB- from BBB+ by Fitch; outlook negative

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 1h
41% of all births in the U.S. are to unmarried mothers, most of them in their 20s.
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 The Star @staronline 1h
Russian legislator pressed to quit seat over U.S. visit 

 Jim Roberts @nycjim 1h
#Cyprus rejection of bailout terms inspires Greeks to rail against austerity  via @reuters

 Pedro da Costa @pdacosta 1h
Cyprus-style tax on bank deposits "extremely unlikely" in the United States: Bernanke

 Bloomberg TV @BloombergTV 1h
BREAKING: @FederalReserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he agrees "100%" with Warren Buffett on "too big to fail" 

 PaulaSlier_RT @PaulaSlier_RT 1h
#Obama, "#Israel needs to protect itself, the security of Israel is non-negotiable, the allaince between our nations has never been stronger

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 1h
Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told: Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the pub... @haaretzcom 1h
#Netanyahu: Begin talks on another 10 year arrangement for peace in #Israel, which is significant  #ObamainIsrael

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Venezuela halts talks with U.S. over diplomat comment: foreign minister #breaking

 RT @RT_com 1h
MORE: #Obama: Assad has lost his legitimacy to lead, he has to go 

 PaulaSlier_RT @PaulaSlier_RT 1h
#Obama, "The #US will be extending the financial support for #Israel's Iron dome and other security ...... #ObamaInIsrael

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Netanyahu: It would take Iran about one year to make nuclear weapon. Live press conference: 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Bernanke: banks can sustain significant increases in higher interest rates @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama: Palestinians need to feel that they too are masters of their own fate  #ObamainIsrael

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Keystone XL pipeline debate rattles Massachusetts Senate race @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama on peace process: will have more to say tomorrow after meeting with #Palestinian #Abbas  #ObamainIsrael

 Amanda Lilly @AmandaMLilly 1h
Bernanke: "I don't think 'too big to fail' is solved now" 

 Amanda Lilly @AmandaMLilly 1h
Bernanke is asked, "when is the last time you spoke to someone who was unemployed?" 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
CORRECTION--Fed chairman Bernanke: "There is evidence of market discrimination" with too big to fail companies 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Reuters correspondent @mattspetalnick asks about Netanyahu's "red line," which he says is "no joke" 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 1h
#BreakingNews: #US investigating whether chemical weapons used in #Syria, if so would cross 'red line': #Obama

 Dan Williams @DanWilliams 1h
"I am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons" - @Netanyahu

 Michael Derby @michaelsderby 1h
So far the big news of the presser: Bernanke talks about varying future pace of asset buying. It's an idea that's now on the table.

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 1h
#Venezuelan government suspends "channel of communications" it established with the US at the end of 2012 

 Real Time Economics @WSJecon 1h
Bernanke on Cyprus: "The vote failed and the markets are up today. I don't think the impact has been enormous." 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 1h
#BreakingNews: #US President Barack #Obama says he believes #Syria President Bashar #Assad must go and will go.

 The Star @staronline 1h
EU tells Egypt to do better on reforms, or face aid cuts 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 1h
Regarding reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, Obama says investigation is under way. Repeats that use would be "game changer."

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 1h
President Obama: Israel's security guaranteed as it has a lot on its side including "unwavering support of America" 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Fed chairman Bernanke: "There is evidence of market discrimination" regarding companies that are "too big too fail" @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama on #Syria: I am deeply skeptical that it was the opposition that used chemical weapons  #ObamainIsrael

 Polya Lesova @PolyaLesova 1h
Fed Chairman Bernanke: "We are not seeing a major risk to the U.S. financial system and economy" from Cyprus. @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama concludes his speech with a quote from a letter sent by Yoni Netanyahu, Benjamin #Netanyahu's brother who was killed in Entebbe .

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 1h
#BreakingNews: Still time for diplomacy to resolve #Iran nuclear issue, but all options on the table: #US President Barack #Obama @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama on #Iran: "We prefer to resolve this diplomatically and there is still time to do so."  #ObamainIsrael

 The Associated Press @AP 1h
BREAKING: Obama: US will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 1h
Bernanke weighs in on Cyprus @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama: A nuclear Iran would be a threat to the region, Threat to the world, and potentially an existential threat to israel”.

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 1h
#BreakingNews: #Assad government will be held accountable for any use/transfer of chemical weapons: #US President Barack #Obama -- #Syria A

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 1h
Fed chairman Bernanke: "As we make progress... we may make adjustments in purchases" 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 1h
Samsung countersues Ericsson for patent infringement, claims unlawful use of phone-maker’s tech | @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama: Our commitment to the security of  Israel is a solid obligation. #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama:  Central element of a lasting peace must be a strong and secure Jewish state alongside a solid Palestinian state.

 The Associated Press @AP 1h
BREAKING: Ex-mayor convicted of some counts in Bell, Calif., corruption trial; more verdicts pending.

Two important press conferences are happening at the same time. They are Netanyahu and Obama & the Fed's Bernanke. #abigday

 David Wessel @davidmwessel 1h
Bernanke: Fed may adjust pace of 
asset purchases as it makes progress towards its unemploment goals. @haaretzcom 1h
#Netanyahu : I could say the same about your daughters. #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 1h
#Obama: I want to express a special thanks to sara and to your two sons..Very handsome men who clearly got their looks from their mother.

 Jodi Rudoren @rudoren 2h
"Israel remains fully committed to peace and to the solution of 2 states for 2 peoples," Netanyahu says. @haaretzcom 2h
#Netanyahu : We remain fully comitted to peace and to the solution of two states for two peoples. #ObamainIsrael 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 2h
#Cyprus bank closure deals another blow to companies already hit by the global financial crisis 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 2h
#BreakingNews: #Israel is committed to the two state solution: PM Benjamin Netanyahu -- #Palestine

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 2h
Israeli PM Netanyahu: 'Israel can never cede the right to defend itself, even to its greatest friend' - live video 

 The Star @staronline 2h
Marines accused of killing Indian fishermen questioned in Italy @haaretzcom 2h
#Netanyahu : We were once a powerless. Today we have the right and capability to defend ourselves. #ObamainIsrael 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 2h
LIVE: Fed chairman Bernanke discusses U.S. economy: 

 Jodi Rudoren @rudoren 2h
Re Iran, Netanyahu thanks Obama for making clear Israel must be able to defnd itself by itself. Re-says diplo/sanctions haven't worked. @haaretzcom 2h
#Netanyahu : Diplomacy and sanctions have so far not stopped Iran’s nuclear program. #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 2h
#Obama and Netanyahu start their news conference . #ObamainIsrael 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 2h
Bernanke's presser is starting now. Tune in here 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 2h
Suspect in War Crimes in Congo Surrenders 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 2h
Video: President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to reporters soon 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 2h
No decision made on #caretaker PM, meeting adjourned | #Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 2h
More than 35 years after launch, NASA's #Voyager spacecraft appears to have left the solar system 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 2h
Over 58 percent of Pakistani voters aged under 40 | #Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 2h
#Cyprus hammers out Plan B after MPs snub bailout deal 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 2h
Fed holds firm to stimulus plan despite better data 

 Rex Nutting @RexNutting 2h
Fed cites 'somewhat more restrictive' fiscal policy as negative factor for growth, jobs. 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 2h
Dollar index slips after Fed decision, at 82.663

 Zee News @ZeeNews 2h
Another giant leap for mankind– Voyager I exits solar system - …

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 2h
U.S. stocks retain modest rise after Fed release

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 2h
Fed repeats it will buy longer-term treasury securities at pace of $45 billion a month, agency MBS at $40 billion a month #breaking

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 2h
Fed maintains 6.5% forecast for U.S. unemployment rate by 2015 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 2h
Fed's 'quantitative easing' intact as FOMC sees 'moderate' economic growth 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 2h
BREAKING: Federal Reserve keeps overnight banking lending rate at 0.25%

Yahoo! News: US diplomatic presence in Iraq shrinking fast 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 2h
#BeakingNews: At least 7 killed and scores wounded by #Syria regime forces' shelling of Modammiya in the #Damascus district: activists

 Steve Rosenberg @BBCSteveR 2h
Putin advisor Sergei Glazyev suggests Cyprus should be "under Russian jurisdiction" if it wants Russian money. @haaretzcom 2h
New Yorker jailed for 1990 #Brooklyn rabbi killing could be freed 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 2h
Justice Minister tenders resignation amid protests, "media bias" 

 The Star @staronline 2h
Two Irish nationalists told to pay damages for Omagh bombing 

 Press TV @PressTV 2h

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 3h
Cyprus's banks to remain closed till Tuesday: report 

 Reuters Tech @ReutersTech 4h
Yahoo acquires mobile app created by former employees 

 Sanjoy Majumder @BBCSanjoyM 3h
UK signs major gas deal with #Gujarat. #NarendraModi.

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 3h
Supreme Administrative Court body urges dissolution of Brotherhood 

 The Associated Press @AP 3h
BREAKING: Cyprus central bank: Banks to remain closed Thursday and Friday.

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 3h
#BREAKING: French troops to pull out of Mali 'from end' of April: PM

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 3h
#BreakingNews: The rebel Free Syrian Army takes control of Al-Omari Mosque in #Daraa: activists -- #Syria

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 3h
President Obama jokes about "red line" with Netanyahu 

 The Star @staronline 3h
Saudi Shi'ites fear spy arrests will worsen tensions 

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 3h
50.5 million U.S. residents trace their origin to Spanish-speaking countries. 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 3h
#Saudi prince flown home to serve rest of sentence for murder …

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 3h
U.S. indicts Saudi-born man for alleged plots to attack American military, diplomats - U.S. Justice Department #breaking

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 3h
U.S. autism diagnoses in 2011-12 increasec 72% from previous five years | 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 3h
#Egypt's revolution fails to bring police reform 

 The Associated Press @AP 3h
12-year-old boy arrested in Minnesota school lockdown:  -AB

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 3h
Observers prepare to monitor border: #Sudan minister 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 3h
#VIDEO: Israel extends Obama effusive welcome on historic trip 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 3h
Latest victim of Port Said violence dies, raising the city's death toll to 48 

 RT @RT_com 3h
NASA chief says Earth defenseless in asteroid strike 

 The Star @staronline 3h
German government drops attempt to ban far-right party 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 3h
House Ethics Committee opens investigations into Rep. Young, Rep. Andrews over misused campaign funds | 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 4h
Hong Kong, with night skies 1,000 times brighter than global standards, one of the worst cities for light pollution 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 1h
Central African Republic President Francois Bozize gives in to rebel threats, orders political prisoners to be freed 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 1h
Public Prosecution lacks evidence to hand over ex-Libyan official 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 4h
Shujaat, Fazlur Rehman discuss caretaker PM appointment | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 3h
U.S. FCC commissioner Robert McDowell to step down #breaking

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 3h
Central African Republic rebels declare ceasefire end 

 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking 4h
Russian Dep Foreign Minister says there is no "incontrovertible evidence" that chemical weapons have been used in #Syria - via @BBCDanielS

 BN Politics @BNPolitics 4h
Odds are less than 50 percent that Congress will pass a deficit deal, Sen. Dick Durbin says | 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 4h
Diesel fuel shortage easing, says Cabinet 

Yahoo! News: Surviving a surge in street violence in Venezuela 

Yahoo! News: Egypt: Judges recommend Brotherhood's dissolution 

Yahoo! News: New Slovenia PM vows to help growth, jobs before parliament vote 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 4h
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un oversees military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors, state media says 

 Thomson Reuters @thomsonreuters 4h
A sluggish U.S. economy can actually give stocks a boost: 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 4h
Peres: Syria chemical arms must not 'fall into terrorist hands': Peres: Syria chemical arms must not 'fall int... 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 4h
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of timber industry over requiring permits for storm water runoff 

 The Star @staronline 4h
Australia to grill 30 NRL players in anti-drugs probe 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 4h
#Photography: An Indian labourer sifts coloured powder to be used during the upcoming spring festival Holi:

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 4h
South Africa's rand slips as Reserve Bank said it will not intervene to halt slide in the currency #developing

 Zee News @ZeeNews 4h

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 4h
Five Pakistanis killed in robbery outside Cape Town | World | http://DAWN.COM …

 Reuters Markets @ReutersMarkets 4h
Shares of Model N surge 44 percent in debut 

 Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures 5h
A native Indian paints his face at the Brazilian Indian Museum in Rio de Janeiro … #Photography

 Businessweek @BW 5h
Congress is looking to reform copyright laws for the digital age | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 4h
North Korea vows “strong military counter-action” if U.S. flies B-52 bombers over Korean peninsula | 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 4h
MQM being targeted directly and indirectly, says Sattar | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 Mary Sibierski @MarySibierski 5h
#Poland vows own shield as US reins in #Europe missile defence via @globalpost - …

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 4h
#Khamenei urges #Iran to stand up to #sanctions 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 4h
#BreakingNews: The rebel Free Syrian Army shells an intelligence branch in Harasta in the #Damascus district: activists -- #Syria @haaretzcom 5h
#Peres to #Obama: #Hezbollah is destroying #Lebanon and sponsoring massacres in #Syria  #ObamainIsrael

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 5h
Greek Finance Minister says Greece shielded from the fallout of the Cyprus crisis #breaking

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 5h
Central African rebels to resume fighting: 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 5h

 Zee News @ZeeNews 5h

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 5h
Most-read: JP Morgan downgraded in secret government scorecard over concerns about management. 

 Human Rights Watch @hrw 5h
Tunisian blogger faces prison - @GreensladeR in @Guardian @haaretzcom 5h
#Peres to #Obama: "We agree that the goal is a two-state solution"  #ObamainIsrael

 The Associated Press @AP 5h
BREAKING: Colorado governor signs gun magazine limits, expanded background checks.

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 5h

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 5h
Court releases 30 detainees held over Brotherhood headquarters assaults 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 5h
Imams protest 'Brotherhoodization' of Religious Endowments ministry 

 Jodi Rudoren @rudoren 5h
Peres to Obama On Iran: You've made it clear your intention is not to contain but to prevent

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 5h
Strike prompts Lufthansa to cancel more than 500 flights 

 Jodi Rudoren @rudoren 5h
Peres says has confidence that Obama's "vision can transform the Middle East"

 Jodi Rudoren @rudoren 5h
Peres thanks Obama for long days and "many long sleepless nights" he spends "caring for our country and for our future"

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 5h
Live video: Obama delivers a statement with Israel's President Shimon Peres during trip to Israel - @NBCNews 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 5h
Nawaz says Punjab Assembly will be dissolved today | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

Yahoo! News: Venezuela opposition chief mocks Chavez heir as non-entity 

Yahoo! News: U.S. working for swift transfer of Congo warlord to ICC @haaretzcom 5h
#Obama and #Peres now meeting in president's office in #Jerusalem   #ObamainIsrael

 Reuters China 路透社中国 @ReutersChina 5h
#China imposes strict fuel economy standards on #auto industry 

 PresidentPeres @PresidentPeres 6h
Welcome President Obama to the President's Residence 
Live Broadcast:  #obamainisrael
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 PM of Israel @IsraeliPM 5h
President #Obama now at @PresidentPeres residence in Jerusalem #ObamainIsrael

 Bloomberg Law @BloombergLaw 6h
Transocean crew on the Deepwater Horizon ‘Should Have Done More,’ CEO Testifies:  #bp #oilspill

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 6h
#BreakingNews: Syrian regime plane shot down in Reqqa: Coordination Committees

 The Star @staronline 6h
Iraqi tells inquiry of ill-treatment by British troops 

 The Star @staronline 6h
Turkish leftists claim attacks before Kurdish rebel ceasefire 

 The Star @staronline 6h
Guantanamo hunger strike is growing, U.S. military says 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 6h
Military action in northern #Mali has created food shortages and "alarming" humanitarian crisis, @Oxfam warns 

 The Jakarta Globe @thejakartaglobe 6h
#Garut Teacher Named a Suspect After Allegedly Molesting Five Handicapped Students 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 6h
U.S. Ambassador to #Syria says so far no evidence to substantiate reports chemical weapons were used in Syria #breaking

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 6h
#BreakingNews: Syrian regime shells a Damascus suburb with what is claimed to be chemical weapons: Activists

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 6h
S&P 500 index 8 points from all-time closing high

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 6h
Dow industrials exceed record close, up 85 points

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 6h
HP investors to voice dismay over $8.8 billion writedown of Autonomy Corp. at annual meeting | 

 WSJ Live @WSJLive 6h
Obama: U.S., Israel Bond Is 'Unbreakable'

 Press TV @PressTV 6h
Enemies failed to isolate Islamic Republic: Ayatollah #Khamenei …

 The Star @staronline 6h
UK says Syria chemical attack report boosts case to arm rebels 

 The Star @staronline 6h
Amid civil war, Syrian port prospers under Assad's protection 

 The Star @staronline 6h
Zimbabwe rights lawyer, PM's aides denied bail 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 6h
India Ink: Google Hosts Narendra Modi at Tech Summit 

 marina portnaya @portnayanyc 6h
Day 43 of #Gitmo hunger strike. 130 prisoners reportedly starving themselves 2 protest conditions & treatment:  #NDAA

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 6h
Cyprus has two paths out of debt crisis: ING 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 6h
Update: Staff member inside Minn. school on lockdown says everyone is safe and there is no danger - @StarTribune 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 6h
A Minnesota middle school is in lockdown and police are on the scene - @AP 

 Press TV @PressTV 6h

 The Associated Press @AP 6h
Minnesota middle school locked down:  -AB

 Benjamin Pimentel @benpimentel 6h
Apple cut again on lower #iPhone sales estimates, and some "impressive" Android rivals $aapl 

 Zee News @ZeeNews 6h @haaretzcom 6h
#Israeli children sing song from Annie musical to #Obama  #ObamaisIsrael

 Benjamin Pimentel @benpimentel 6h
Oracle is expected to post solid numbers aided by bigger sales team, stable demand. @MarketWatch preview  $orcl @haaretzcom 6h
#Obama's motorcade driving through streets of Jerusalem to the president's residence. #ObamainIsrael

 The Star @staronline 6h
U.N. Security Council to discuss CAR at France's request 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 6h
Striking South Africa coal miners injured, arrested after clashes with police end with rubber bullets 

 Press TV @PressTV 6h
North Korea threatens #US over nuclear-capable #bombers …

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 6h
After Deal Is Rejected, Cyprus Scrambles to Find Funds 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 6h

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 6h
BlackBerry inventor starts quantum technology fund aiming to turn “Star Trek” devices into reality | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 6h
RT @BloombergTV: JPMorgan gets U.S. government downgrade  $JPM

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 6h
Turkish PM Erdogan says his comments calling Zionism a crime against humanity were misunderstood: 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 6h
U.S. stocks start session with sizeable gains

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
Lew's China visit ends with focus on currency, cyber security 

 RT @RT_com 7h
#Russia seeks Interpol investigation of deaths in adoptive US families 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 7h
#BreakingNews: #Syria regime forces raid town of Al Atiba in Eastern Ghouta: activists

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 7h
FedEx fails to deliver. Profit drops 31%, citing customer shift to cheaper overseas deliveries  $FDX

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 7h
Summary for dissolution of Punjab Assembly sent to Governor 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
Indian government unlikely to call snap election: sources 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
Cyprus denies deal to sell Cyprus Popular Bank 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
Cyprus considering capital restrictions if banks reopen: official 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 7h

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
Sudan ready to talk with southern rebels: Defense minister 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 7h
Obama Arrives in Israel for Two-Day Trip 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 7h
North Korea's Kim supervises "drone attack" drill 

 The Associated Press @AP 7h
Arriving in Tel Aviv, Obama says U.S. and Israel share vision of peace:  -AB

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 7h
#Cyprus tests Europe's resolve after deposit levy rejected | 

 The Associated Press @AP 7h
Where's the beef? Indonesia prices hit high amid sufficiency drive; garlic, shallots also soar:  - VW

 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking 8h
French police search home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in inquiry into alleged abuse of power when she was finance minister

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 8h
#Jordan king says #Assad days numbered, authoritarian regime will collapse …

 Liz Heron @lheron 8h
Rare snowfall blankets Beijing. User photos sent via Instagram, Weibo and Twitter:  #beijingsnowwsj

 RT @RT_com 8h
BREAKING: IMF chief’s Paris home searched over ‘illegal’ payout under Sarkozy 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 8h
#BreakingNews: Israeli troops move Syrians from the #Golan Heights to #Haifa hospital for treatment. #Israel #Syria

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 8h
#BreakingNews: French police raid #Paris home of #IMF chief Christine #Lagarde

 The Star @staronline 8h
Sixth man sets himself on fire in Bulgarian poverty protest 

 PaulaSlier_RT @PaulaSlier_RT 8h
President #Peres to #Obama :"A world without America's leadership, without her moral voice, would  be a darker world."

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 8h
New French budget minister says to stick to fiscal course 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 8h
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she regrets - but respects - Cypriot vote rejecting international bailout deal 

Yahoo! News: Myanmar parliament agrees to review constitution 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 8h
GM recalls about 33,700 vehicles to fix software issue 

 The Associated Press @AP 8h
Woman at center of spy allegations against defense contractor is enigma, not in custody:  - VW

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 8h

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 8h
Xinhua says China's Suntech declares bankruptcy: 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: The Free Syrian Army surrounds one of the regime's intelligence bases, activists say. #FSA #Syria

 Chemi Shalev @ChemiShalev 9h
#obamainisrael Obama tells Iron Dome crew: All of you are doing outstanding job. We're very proud of you

 Chemi Shalev @ChemiShalev 9h
Obama takes off suit in Tel Aviv heat. Netanyahu follows suit. Turns out they chose the same tie #obamainisrael

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 9h
#Breaking: Boat capsized off Nigeria had estimated 128 passengers; 2 survivors so far: official

 The Associated Press @AP 9h
BREAKING: Sheriff's spokesman: Colorado Dept. of Corrections director shot, killed; suspect sought.

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 9h
President Rahman of Bangladesh dies in a Singapore hospital, embassy official confirms - @AFP

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 9h
Oracle expected to report solid growth 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 9h
#Breaking: Bangladesh president dies in a Singapore hospital: embassy official

 Breaking News UK @BreakingNewsUK 9h
Geoff Webster, deputy editor of The Sun newspaper, to be charged over payoffs to government officials - @AP @haaretzcom 9h
Obama: we are democracies, as noisy and messy as it may be, it is the best form of government. #ObamainIsrael 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: #Netanyahu thanks #Obama for defending #Israel's right to exist

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 9h
#Obama: #US proud to stand with #Israel as its strongest ally and greatest friend … @haaretzcom 9h
Obama: we will never lose sight of the vision of an Israel at peace with its neighbor. #ObamainIsrael 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
"It's a lovely day" - first thing said by #Obama when he stepped off the plane landing in #Israel. …

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: Obama in #Israel: It is in America's national security interests to stand with Israel @haaretzcom 9h
Obama :We share a common story, patriots determined to be free peope in our lives. #ObamainIsrael 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: Obama in #Israel:  US stands with Israel 'because we share a common story' @haaretzcom 9h
Obama addresses crowd in Israel, says in Hebrew "its good to  be in Israel again" #ObamainIsrael 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: #Obama speaks after arriving in Tel Aviv, #Israel.

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: #Peres thanks #Obama for 'unshakeable' support for #Israel. … @haaretzcom 9h
Netanyahu to Obama: Thank you for standing by Israel at this time of historic change in the Mideast .  #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 9h
Peres to Obama: Welcome home Mr. President. airport   #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 9h
Peres:  A world without your friendship would invite aggression against Israel. airport   #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 9h
Peres to Obama: we welcome you as a remarkable world leader, as a historic world leader. #ObamainIsrael 

 Chemi Shalev @ChemiShalev 9h
Obama, meeting Lapid, talks about the hard work ahead says: My wife always warns me "be careful what you wish for"

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 9h
#Iran accuses "armed opposition groups" of using #chemical weapons on #Aleppo …

 Chemi Shalev @ChemiShalev 10h
Obama overheard telling Bibi: good to get away from Congress

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 9h
More than 1,600 pupils expelled for cheating in school exams in Bihar, India, & 100 parents held for aiding 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 9h
#BreakingNews: The Syrian National Coalition is requesting an international inquiry into the use of #chemical weapons in the #Syria conflict

Yahoo! News: Indonesia beef prices soar amid sufficiency drive 

 The Star @staronline 10h
Bank Negara: Economy grew 5.6% in 2012; to grow 5%-6% in 2013 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 10h

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 10h
Principals at 11% of NYC public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least 8 years. 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 10h
#Malaysia charges 8 #Filipinos with terror crimes following #Borneo siege that killed 71 people …

 RT @RT_com 10h
US commission paves way for anthrax vaccine testing on children @haaretzcom 10h
Air Force One, with Obama aboard, lands in Israel  #ObamainIsrael @haaretzcom 10h
#Palestinian youth activists organizing demonstration in #Ramallah to protest #Obama's visit  #ObamaInIsrael

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 10h
Hotel manager accused of sexually harassing a British tourist in Agra, India, denies the charge in court 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 10h
#BreakingNews: #Pakistan president announces election on May 11: spokesman

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 10h
Five Syrian shells land in Lebanon despite warning 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 10h
German court to hear damages case from 79 Afghan families over 2009 fuel tanker air strike 

 RT @RT_com 10h
Dead rat possible cause for recent blackout at #Fukushima NPP that put all cooling systems out of action 

 The Jakarta Globe @thejakartaglobe 11h
#Yuan Climbs to 19-Year High as PBOC Boosts Fixing Amid Lew Visit 

Yahoo! News: Cyprus works on Plan B to stave off bankruptcy 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 11h
European stock markets open higher following two days of losses caused by Cyprus bailout uncertainty: 

 PM of Israel @IsraeliPM 11h
The Prime Minister's residence is ready for #ObamainIsrael 
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 The Star @staronline 11h
Cops bust robbery gang 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 11h

 RT @RT_com 11h
One step from meltdown: #Fukushima NPP avoids another crisis 

 The Star @staronline 11h
NATO forces say agree to leave key Afghan province near Kabul 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 12h
Sources say Central Bank, Banking Control Commission doing stress test on liquidity of #Lebanese banks in #Cyprus …

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 12h
Small blast near state offices in Istanbul, no casualties: media 

 Zee News @ZeeNews 12h

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 12h

 The Star @staronline 12h
Poland's ruling party risks divisions without peacemaker PM 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 12h
Malware caused massive paralysis of computer networks at broadcasters and banks, South Korea's government says - @YonhapNews

 The Star @staronline 12h
Businessman, two workers killed in crash on NSE near Hulu Selangor 

 The Star @staronline 13h
Actress Sharifah Nadia charged with hurting ex-hubby 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 12h
Emergency talks in Cyprus later, following unanimous parliamentary rejection of bailout deal 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 13h
South Korea probes computer network crash: report 

 Phani Kumar @MktwKumar 13h
South Korea probes computer network crash at several major broadcasters and banks, according to reports

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 13h

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 13h
Miners trapped underground for almost 8 hours in #Poland rescued & brought back to surface  #Polonia

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 13h
South Korea's armed forces escalate their information surveillance status after paralysis of broadcasters, banks - @YonhapNews

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 13h
Update: South Korea looking into possible North Korean involvement in network paralysis - @YonhapNews 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 13h
IHT Rendezvous: China and Japan Spar Over War Trials, More Than 6 Decades On 

 The Associated Press @AP 13h
World Health Organization expresses concern tobacco fair in Philippines promotes smoking:  - VW

 Akrita Reyar @AkritaReyar 14h
Pope Francis has been inaugurated, but task ahead is likely to be challenging. Read my analysis: … #Pope #Christianity

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 14h
China President Xi says China willing to help to promote dialogue between North and South Korea #breaking

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 14h
#Marmite back on shelves in New Zealand after shortages caused by earthquake  #Marmageddon

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 14h
South Korean internet service provider LG Uplus says believes network hacked #breaking

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 14h
#BREAKING: South Korean police probe apparent cyber attack on broadcasters, banks

 The Associated Press @AP 14h
BREAKING: Computer networks of several South Korean broadcasters, banks paralyzed; police investigating.

 BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking 14h
Update: Computer networks "entirely halted" at major South #Korea broadcasters & #Shinhan Bank 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 14h
India government says still able to pass reforms but silent on early poll 

 RT @RT_com 14h
#NATO cyberwar directive declares hackers military targets 

 Zee News @ZeeNews 14h
Engineering student in critical condition, allegedly ragged

 Human Rights Watch @hrw 14h
Libya: Stop Revenge Crimes Against Displaced Persons 

 The Star @staronline 14h
Cyprus seeks Russia's help after deposit tax fails 

Yahoo! News: South Korea police investigating server outages at major TV networks 

Yahoo! News: Israeli premier invited to Russia 

Yahoo! News: Russia's Putin invites Netanyahu to visit Moscow: Israeli official 

Yahoo! News: Abuse victims want pope to open Argentina files 

 The Star @staronline 14h
New mothers in China are turning to breastfeeding ... 

 The Star @staronline 14h
#LahadDatu Eight Filipinos charged with waging war against King - The Star Online …

 The Star @staronline 15h
Seoul says ready to talk to North on resuming resort tours 

 The Star @staronline 15h
Pewaris founder, son acquitted over death of trader 

 The Star @staronline 15h
#LahadDatu Suspects arrested over Sabah incursion to be charged Wednesday; A-G Gani Patail is in Lahad Datu

 The Star @staronline 18h
Three killed in car-lorry collision near Sungai Siput 

 The Star @staronline 20h
Lahad Datu: 107 to be charged over Sabah incursion - The Star Online …

 The Star @staronline 21h
Rwanda refuses visas for two U.N. Congo sanctions experts 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 14h
Tamil party rules out reversal of move to quit Singh government | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 15h
Volkswagen China gearbox recall may cost more than $600M | 

 Jared Keller @jaredbkeller 18h
Wow: Volkswagen recalls 384,181 vehicles in China for gearbox faults 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 17h
U.S. water infrastructure given "D" by American Society of Civil Engineers | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 21h
Tea Party leaders create super-PAC to counter Karl Rove’s effort to nominate "electable" candidates | 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 22h
Freddie Mac is suing JPMorgan, Citigroup, and multiple other banks over alleged
manipulation of the Libor rate: court filing

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 22h
Microsoft taking accusations of bribing foreign officials "seriously" | 

 Daniel Bekele @DanielBekele 21h
Police harassment & arrests of civil society activists worsened in #Zimbabwe ahead of elections. …

 Asahi Shimbun AJW @AJWasahi 14h
Another bent rod found in fuel assembly at Kashiwazaki nuclear plant - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun …

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 19 Mar
Veterinarians storm Agriculture Ministry, stage sit-in 

 Zee News @ZeeNews 14h
No plans to bring no-confidence motion; government will
collapse on its own: BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

 Zee News @ZeeNews 16h

 Zee News @ZeeNews 16h

 Zee News @ZeeNews 16h

 Zee News @ZeeNews 17h

 RT @RT_com 15h
Hacker “Guccifer” supplied RT with sensitive memos that were sent to Hillary Clinton after terrorist attack in Libya 

 RT @RT_com 16h
Hillary Clinton's hacked Benghazi emails sent to @RT_com 

 RT @RT_com 17h
NATO nurturing #Syria contingency plan - top US commander 

 RT @RT_com 21h
BREAKING: Twin explosions hit #Ankara ahead of ceasefire with Kurdish separatists @haaretzcom 16h
U.S. has pinpoint attack ready on #Iran, says Israeli official @haaretzcom 19h
One day after being sworn in, #Israel's MKs take spring break  #Knesset @haaretzcom 19 Mar
#Israeli defense sources: Report of chemical arms use in #Syria is 'reliable' 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 22h
Muslims attack Christians in Egypt's south: Hundreds of Muslim villagers in Egypt's south have attacked Christ... 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 12h
Inquiry ordered into use of children in bomb blasts 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 12h
At least 33 militants killed in Khyber’s Tirah valley 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 18h
#UPDATE: Power restored to cooling systems at the reactors of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, says TEPCO 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 20h
#BREAKING Al-Qaeda says French hostage killed in Mali; no confirmation from Paris

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 20h
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity back online after memory glitch 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 21h
New York police spent about a million hours taking marijuana offenders into custody from 2002 to 2012, report says 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 21h
#PHOTO: A Syrian shepherd cares for his flock near the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Serjilla, by @Kilicbil
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 Agence France-Presse @AFP 22h
Thousands of demonstrators burst into cheers in #Cyprus as MPs flatly vote down painful EU bailout plan 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 22h
#VIDEO: Residents of #Mali's Gao fear French withdrawal 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 20h
Percentage of Americans who believe they're likely to have a comfortable retirement remains at record lows 

 Press TV @PressTV 17h
Strike at Chinese uranium mine in Niger 

 Press TV @PressTV 17h
Now 24 Gitmo inmates on hunger strike 

 Press TV @PressTV 17h
Bomb attack kills 5 Iraqi policemen 

 Press TV @PressTV 17h
3 Ankara blasts, Justice Ministry hit 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 15h
Fading Hopes of Unity in Iraq as Sectarian Tensions Rise 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 16h
World Briefing | Europe: Russia Criticizes Texas Decision Not to Charge Parents 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 17h
Cyprus Bailout Backlash Promises Crucial Test for Germany 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 20h
World Briefing | Europe: Britain: Newspapers Protest New Press Rules 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 20h
World Briefing | Europe: France: Court Says Head Scarf Is No Grounds for Firing 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 20h
World Briefing | Africa: Nigeria: Death Toll in Kano Bombing Rises to 41 

 Anup Kaphle @AnupKaphle 20h
Islamic law has come to rebel-held Syria already. Terrific story by @LizSly from Aleppo. 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 23h
A generation ‘traumatized’ in #Syria, expert witnesses say 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 19 Mar
Sectarian tension ‘most dangerous’ challenge in eight years: #Lebanon army chief 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 15h
This woman had to pretend to be a boy to become a sports star in #Pakistan  #squash

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 15h
5 federal ministers due to meet #India's PM & offer their resignations 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 15h
Banks in #Cyprus may never be able to reopen if EU #bailout rejected, Germany's finance minister warns 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 17h
Asian currencies continue to strengthen as uncertainty over developments in #Cyprus hurt euro 

 BBC Newsnight @BBCNewsnight 21h
Mavrides: "If we can't find a solution shortly we'll start printing Cypriot pounds and leave the euro." #newsnight

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 22h
Attackers in #Ankara throw small bombs at Turkey's justice ministry and HQ of governing AK Party - local media report 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 15h
By land or by sea, tougher U.S. border tests illegal immigrants 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 17h
Wheelchair-bound man accused in Alaska Walmart shooting 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 15h
Mexican security forces repel armed attack, kill ten 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 21h
Italian president seeks way out of political stalemate 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 22h
"All clear" issued at Indiana campus after gun scare 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 22h
Euro Zone finance ministers "stand ready" to assist Cyprus: Eurogroup statement

 Naomi O'Leary @NaomiOhReally 23h
Italy's newly elected speakers of parliament just told a television interview they are taking a 30 percent pay cut and others should do same

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 15h
Update: Spokesman says Polish rescuers bringing trapped workers out of mine; all miners alive - @Reuters 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 16h
Health officials: Government survey of parents says 1 in 50 US schoolchildren has autism - @AP 

 Josh Lederman @joshledermanAP 20h
#Obama departs the White House for his first trip as president to #Israel, #Jordan, West Bank
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 Breaking News @BreakingNews 22h
World Health Organization says it will send medical supplies to Aleppo; cannot confirm if chemical weapons used in Syrian city - @Reuters

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 17h
Breaking: J.P. Morgan, MF Global trustee reach $546 million settlement. 

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 21h
.@Pontifex formally began his ministry with a call for those in power to protect society's weakest and poorest. 

 The Associated Press @AP 14h
Fed is expected to maintain its stimulative policies despite signs of a strengthening economy:  - VW

 The Associated Press @AP 17h
Feds: Suspect in murder-rape removed electronic monitoring bracelet so quickly he may have fooled system:  -CC

 The Associated Press @AP 22h
U.S. government abandons plan to require graphic warning labels on cigarette packs, reports @MLFelberbaum:  -CC

 The Star @staronline 18h
Eighteen workers trapped underground at Polish mine 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 18h
44% of U.S. parents refuse to allow daughters to get cervical cancer vaccination | 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 18h
South African police officer accuses colleague of killing wounded miner during #Marikana strikes 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 18h
8th Marine dies after Nevada mortar explosion, official says - @AP 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 18h
Shanghai Composite rises 0.4% in early minutes

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 18h
Hong Kong stocks struggle for direction in early trading; Hang Seng Index flat 

 RT @RT_com 19h
Al Qaeda’s African arm claims French hostage beheaded 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 19h
#BREAKING  All cooling systems have been restored at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors, says operator TEPCO

 The Associated Press @AP 19h
Sister of Stephen Colbert wins Democratic primary for SC House race, former Gov. Sanford advances to runoff:  -CC

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 19h
Nearly 42% of open positions at 37 large U.S. firms were filled with internal hires last year. 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 19h
China's new diplomats signal thaw with Japan, keeping U.S. at bay 

 Breaking Politics @breakingpol 19h
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford advances to GOP runoff in House race - @AP 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 19h
Obama heads to Israel amid low expectations 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 19h
#UPDATE The French hostage Al-Qaeda says it executed in Mali is Philippe Verdon, kidnapped in 2011. 

 New York Times World @nytimesworld 22h
Hungarian News Media Fight Laws of Silence 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 23h
Blasts outside Turkish ministry, party office wound two, according to CNN Türk 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 23h
Protest shuts down Trinidad's oil refinery 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 23h
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to depart for job at Apple

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 23h
Yemen secessionist calls for independence of south: A member of the Yemeni al-Harak secessionist movement won ... 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 23h
Microsoft targeted in bribery probe: report: US authorities are investigating whether Microsoft or its partner... 

 Agence France-Presse @AFP 23h
Women and children suffer worst horrors in #Syria, with many subject to sexual violence, top US and UN officials say 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 23h
The US Supreme Court will issue same-day audio recordings of arguments in two gay marriage cases, March 26 and 27: court spokesperson

Yahoo! News: China steps up to support Africa's development 

 Breaking News @BreakingNews 23h
Michigan woman, 75, convicted of second-degree murder in fatal shooting of teenage grandson - @AP 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 19 Mar
Kuwait to reduce expats by one million: minister: Kuwait, where expats make up 68 percent of the population, p... 

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 19 Mar
Guatemala's ex-military ruler Efrain Rio Montt goes on trial accused of genocide and crimes against humanity 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 19 Mar
KESC official among seven killed in Karachi violence | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 BBC News (World) @BBCWorld 19 Mar
Media watchdog calls for release of Mali newspaper editor jailed for publishing letter detailing soldiers' complaints 

 The Star @staronline 19 Mar
At least 45 dead as boat carrying 166 sinks off Nigeria 

 The Star @staronline 19 Mar
Dissident's visit warms Washington's Cuba Cold War 

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 19 Mar
Ukraine parliament debate turns into brawl (video): 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 19 Mar
S&P 500 falls for third day as euro weakens of #Cyprus | 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
Adobe shares up 6% after Q1 results

 The Star @staronline 21h
Blasts shake Turkish ministry, party office before ceasefire 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 19 Mar
Obama administration shifts $1 billion to unproven missile-defense system | 

 Dawn Media Group @dawn_com 19 Mar
Stalemate persists; committee to settle caretaker PM | Pakistan | http://DAWN.COM …

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
U.S. stocks finish mixed on European uncertainty

 Brent Kendall @brkend 19 Mar
The Supreme Court says it will release same-day audio of next week's oral arguments on gay marriage. #SCOTUS

 Reuters Top News @Reuters 19 Mar
Biogen receives patent until 2028 for multiple sclerosis drug 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 19 Mar
US dollar deposits grow as pound falls 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
Dow ends higher after late-day rebound; S&P, Nasdaq close in the red 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
S&P 500 off for 3rd day; longest streak this year @haaretzcom 19 Mar
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange hits 18-month high after new government sworn in 

 NBC New York @NBCNewYork 19 Mar
#BREAKING: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4, more than 9 months after #Sandy forced it to close. 

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 19 Mar
Inauguration of Pope Francis draws 200,000 to Rome | 

 Egypt Independent @EgyIndependent 19 Mar
North Korean YouTube video shows Washington under attack 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
U.S. stocks retain mild losses heading to close

 Bloomberg News @BloombergNews 19 Mar
FLASH: Luxembourg's Frieden calls for Euro Group meeting on #Cyprus

 Wall Street Journal @WSJ 19 Mar
Lululemon's shares were down nearly 5% this afternoon after complaints of "unacceptably transparent" yoga pants. 

 The Star @staronline 19 Mar
Egypt arrests three former Libyan officials in Cairo 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 19 Mar
US worker admits cutting 10 babies at clinic: A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday that she snipped the spi... 

 Reuters US News @ReutersUS 19 Mar
Texas bill would require DNA testing before death-penalty trials 

 MarketWatch @MarketWatch 19 Mar
Dow erases losses, up 10 points at 14,462.75

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 19 Mar
Saudi Arabia arrests Iranian, Lebanese and 16 Saudis for spying: Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that 18 people, ... 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 19 Mar
Jordan king criticises regional leaders: Jordan's King Abdullah II launched a broadside against regional leade... 

 The Daily Star @DailyStarLeb 19 Mar
Nigeria: Suicide car bomb death toll rises to 41: At least 41 people died in a suicide car bomb that struck a ... 

 Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng 19 Mar
#Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for #espionage activity  -- #Iran #Lebanon

 The Star @staronline 19 Mar
Saudi Arabia says arrests 18 in spying investigation 

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