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13 January 2014

Bing’s Propaganda

PARIS – Under pressure over a magazine report that he is having a secret affair with an actress, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday he is going through “painful moments” but otherwise sidestepped …FOX News · 7 hours ago
The Health Ministry says clashes between police and protesters loyal to former President Mohammed Morsi have left at least 11 people dead on the first day of a vote on Egypt’s new constitution.  The clashes began …FOX News · 58 minutes ago
HAIFA, Israel – Israeli officials went into damage control mode after the defense minister trashed Secretary of State John Kerry and the peace deal he is trying to broker between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in …FOX News · 5 hours ago
MEXICO CITY — Twelve people are reportedly dead in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan after federal troops clashed with vigilante “self-defense” groups late Monday, following government demands that the groups …Los Angeles Times · 14 hours ago
ZAHLEH, Lebanon — Fear, confusion and a lack of information are preventing many Syrian refugees in Lebanon from knowing where to turn for aid. With a constant surge of refugees now fighting the bitter winter cold …Greenfield Daily Reporter · 5 hours ago
Internationally-monitored convoys removing Syrian chemical weapons are at little risk of being seized by rebels fighting President Bashar Assad or by his Lebanese Hezbollah allies, a senior Israeli military officer said …Haaretz · 5 hours ago
Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he addresses supporters during a rally at Asoke intersection Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Anti-government protesters who blocked off …Starnet – The Arizona Daily Star · 1 hour ago
The line out of the White House about al-Qaeda is the terrorist group’s leaders have mostly been rooted from their caves in the mountains of Afghanistan and the remnants have struggled to re-organize. But the recent news …Public Radio International PRI · 5 hours ago (subscription)

The office of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon issued a statement on Tuesday, saying: “Israel and the United states share a common goal to advance the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians led by Secretary … · 5 hours ago
In August, Shaanxi obstetrician Zhang Shuxia was accused of selling a newborn child after convincing her clients that the baby was sick and would be a financial burden. In her court trial late last month, Zhang admitted that …China Digital Times · 11 hours ago
Norfolk, Va. – The Navy announced today that three aircraft carriers will be moving to new home ports. The Norfolk-based USS Theodore Roosevelt will move to San Diego, allowing the USS Ronald Reagan to move to …WTKR · 3 hours ago
A group of Cubans passed through the Sister Islands today (Tuesday 14 January). First arriving off the North Side of Little Cayman last night and moving on to Scott’s Dock in Cayman Brac Tuesday morning. The 11 … · 4 hours ago

GENEVA – The United Nations’ World Food Program said Tuesday that in the coming six months 6.5 million civilians inside Syria will need food aid to survive. There are areas in Syria that have gone months without … · 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. and Indian diplomats met in Washington on Tuesday to discuss strains in relations between the allies over the arrest of a senior Indian consular official in New York last month on …Yahoo! News · 3 hours ago
MOSCOW, Russia – In the last five or six years the global trend towards fragmentation of vacation has been clearly seen in Russia. Average Russians now take several shorter vacations instead of one long one. The tourist …eTurboNews · 8 hours ago

Jefferson City News Tribune Online

RIO DE JANEIRO — Avianca Brasil has joined Azul in becoming the second Brazilian airline to promise to cap prices for the upcoming football World Cup, which opens June 12 in Sao Paulo. Avianca said Tuesday it would …San Luis Obispo Tribune · 9 hours ago
Palestinian Authority Prime Ministers, like Detroit City Council Presidents, are not fans of safe driving. At around 10:00 a.m., an IDF officer in the vicinity noticed a convoy of vehicles that was “driving at recklessly at …Front Page · 6 hours ago
n Monday, Pope Francis had some tough words about abortion. Terminating pregnancies is another manifestation of our “throwaway culture,” but “unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food or disposable objects …The Week Magazine · 11 hours ago
The Turkish government, its lobbying firms, and Turkish-American organizations have spent millions of dollars to take members of Congress and their staffs on all-expenses-paid trips to Turkey with the intent of buying their …Asbarez Armenian News · 7 hours ago
This letter is written to indicate that many senior members of the international scientific community show solidarity with politicians, artists, sports people and many others who have already expressed their abhorrence for …Queerty (blog) · 9 hours ago

Google’s Propaganda

Egypt referendum: Second day of voting on new constitution

BBC News  – ?13 minutes ago?
Voting is due to resume in Egypt in a two-day referendum on a new constitution drawn up since the military forced out Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

SARAH VINE: Live by the affair, die by the affair, Madame

Daily Mail  – ?33 minutes ago?
Yesterday, as the French President, Francois Hollande, stepped out to address the Press, there was only one topic anyone was interested in.

US anger at Israel Kerry ‘comment’

BBC News  – ?4 minutes ago?
The US has condemned as “offensive” comments by Israel’s defence minister about Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East peace proposals.

Vigilantes pose public relations problems for Mexico

Los Angeles Times  – ?1 hour ago?
MEXICO CITY – Mexican troops and federal police poured into the state of Michoacan on Tuesday in an attempt to restore order after clashes with the rural “self-defense” groups that at times have been their allies against the Knights Templar drug cartel.

US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

Reuters  – ?2 hours ago?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. diplomat met India’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday with the aim of getting bilateral ties back on track after the arrest and strip search of a female Indian diplomat and tit-for-tat expulsions.

UN says S.Sudan army, rebels stealing humanitarian aid…

New Vision  – ?13 minutes ago?
UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday accused South Sudan’s army and rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar of stealing food aid and vehicles used to deliver humanitarian relief as the country teeters on the brink of 

Syria’s Humanitarian Disaster: How Aid Has Become a Weapon of War

TIME  – ?6 hours ago?
As international donors prepare to write checks for suffering Syrians at an upcoming donor conference in Kuwait, questions surround how that aid is used and by whom.

Fire at shoe factory in eastern China kills 16

ABC Online  – ?1 hour ago?
A fire at a shoe factory in eastern China has killed 16 people and injured five, state media reported, the latest disaster to highlight China’s poor workplace safety record.

UK govt orders probe into ‘British hand’ in Operation Blue Star

Times of India  – ?1 hour ago?
NEW DELHI: Three decades after the Army stormed the Golden Temple, freshly declassified British documents show that the UK gave military advice to India on retaking the temporal seat of Sikhs, kicking off political storms in both London and New Delhi.

Nigeria bans same-sex marriage

CNN  – ?7 hours ago?
(CNN) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed into law a ban on same-sex marriage in Africa’s most populous nation.

Thailand: Unrest Raises Tensions at Bangkok Opposition Protests

Voice of America  – ?7 minutes ago?
Two people were wounded early Wednesday in an apparent shooting on Thai opposition protesters gearing up for a third day of mass demonstrations in Bangkok.

Rolf Harris to contest sex charges

Herald Sun  – ?4 hours ago?
AUSTRALIAN entertainer Rolf Harris has formally pleaded not guilty to 12 historic sex offences during an appearance in a London court.

Rahul rapped for travelling atop a jeep

Times of India  – ?26 minutes ago?
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/ALAPPUZHA: The controversial jeep ride by AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday at Alappuzha has become a political row with the CPM and BJP demanding registration of a case against him for violating traffic and road 

Dotcom’s party strategy leaked

Herald Sun  – ?57 minutes ago?
A DOCUMENT outlining the strategy of Kim Dotcom’s new political party has been leaked ahead of the party launch in New Zealand next week.

Ex-Imelda Marcos aide sentenced to jail for $32M art sale  – ?8 hours ago?
The Philippine government is seeking to recover museum-quality impressionist works after a past aide to Imelda Marcos received a prison sentence for conspiring to sell the paintings, including a Claude Monet piece that fetched $32 million US.

Wildfires, fears of far more across California

Washington Post  – ?20 minutes ago?
ANTIOCH, Calif. – An out-of-control wildfire spurred the evacuation of a small Northern California island and Southern California firefighters attacked several small but potentially dangerous blazes Tuesday as gusty Santa Ana winds swept the region and 

Kerry appeals to Vatican to help free American jailed in Cuba
2 hours ago
Written by

Daniel Arkin

By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called on the Vatican to help secure the release of an American contractor who has been jailed in Cuba for nearly five years.

Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

Huffington Post
1 hour ago
Written by

Joanna Zelman

The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill. The bill, backed by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.


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