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29 January 2014

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  • Russia to await new Ukraine government before fully implementing rescue: Putin

    By Steve Gutterman and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin raised the pressure on Ukraine on Wednesday, saying Russia would wait until it forms a new government before fully implementing a $15 billion bailout deal that Kiev urgently needs. Putin repeated a promise…

    Reuters24 mins ago
  • South Korea urges North to hasten reunions but vows to continue drills

    South Korea urged the North on Wednesday to speed efforts for reunions of families separated since the war that divided the neighbors, but vowed to continue joint military drills with the United States, despite protests from Pyongyang. Uncertainty remained whether the North would keep its pledge…

    Reuters
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  • Panama’s first lady tapped as vice presidential candidate

    Panama’s ruling party nominated Marta Linares, the wife of President Ricardo Martinelli, as its vice presidential candidate for the May election, the party’s presidential candidate announced on his Twitter page on Wednesday. “Marta will be our vice president,” said Jose Domingo Arias, the…

    Reuters
  • New York lawmakers bite hard on Bitcoin: why that’s good for investors

    As two days of hearings on the future of digital currencies – think Bitcoin – wrapped up Wednesday in the New York State Legislature, fans of the cyber-cash were getting both bad and good news. “Most of the folks in this market who are not anti-establishment or fringe elements understand what’s…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Supreme Court lifts execution stay over lawyer’s opposition to lethal drug

    The US Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an 11th-hour appeal to block the execution of a convicted murderer in Missouri whose lawyer sought to challenge the drug designated to be used for his lethal injection. Justice Samuel Alito granted a temporary stay Tuesday night, blocking the imminent…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Bird Flu Isn’t Just China’s Problem Anymore

    As the first human cases of H7N9 bird flu infection outside of China begin to emerge—in Taiwan and Hong Kong—health officials around the world are preparing for a potentially perfect storm for a massive flu outbreak. On Thursday, billions of Chinese will be on the move to celebrate the Lunar New…

    Time.com
  • State of the Union: How are voters reacting to Obama’s speech?

    According to a snap CNN/ORC survey, 44 percent of viewers who’d watched Mr. Obama said they had a “very positive” response to his SOTU address. That’s about the same level of overall positive response as Obama got last year in a similar poll, although the percentage of people in the top “very…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Assad adviser rejects call for transitional govt

    GENEVA (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad’s adviser on Wednesday rejected the opposition’s call for a transitional governing body and suggested for the first time that a presidential election scheduled to be held later this year may not take place amid the raging violence.

    Associated Press
  • Bitterness of Syrian war on display at talks

    GENEVA (AP) — The bitterness and rancor stirred by Syria’s civil war were on full display this week at peace talks in Switzerland — and not just in the closed room where rival delegations are seeking a way to end the three-year conflict.

    Associated Press
  • Popular wave could lift Egypt army chief to office

    CAIRO (AP) — Unknown only two years ago, the head of Egypt’s military, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is riding on a wave of popular fervor that is almost certain to carry him to election as president. Many Egyptians now hail him as the nation’s savior after he ousted the Islamists from power and as the…

    Associated Press
  • Egypt to put 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said 20 journalists, including four foreigners, working for Al-Jazeera will face trial on charges of joining or aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security — an escalation that raised fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press.

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine lawmakers offer protester amnesty

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday passed a measure offering amnesty to those arrested in two months of protests, but only if demonstrators vacate most of the buildings they occupy. The move was quickly greeted with contempt by the opposition.

    Associated Press
  • Amid Ukraine protests, some defect from government

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For several years, Ihor Medelyan worked for a government he didn’t support. He endured his job at a state-owned Ukrainian TV channel only because he loved being a journalist and had a family to feed.

    Associated Press
  • C.Africa, S.Sudan dominate continental summit

    Conflict in Central African Republic and South Sudan dominated the agenda as Africa’s leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit of the continental bloc in Ethiopia. Talks, due to be opened by African Union chairman and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn mid morning Thursday, have…

    AFP25 mins ago
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  • UAE, Scotland qualify for 2015 Cricket World Cup

    Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup on Thursday after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand. Both teams finished the round robin phase of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier on eight…

    AFP28 mins ago
  • San Francisco: Rescuers didn’t kill Asiana victim

    The coroner who concluded a girl died after she was twice run over by rescue trucks racing toward a burning plane disputes a different conclusion from city officials who say she was already dead from the impact of falling out of the crashing jet.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese communities around the world are gearing up Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday that begins at midnight. Mainland China will virtually shut down for the next seven days, and many residents of the polluted capital, Beijing, already have departed for holiday destinations. A…

    Associated Press46 mins ago
  • Mob attacks India village in land dispute; 10 dead

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — A mob armed with shotguns attacked a remote village in northeast India, killing at least 10 people in a long-simmering land dispute, police said Thursday.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • New York Times reporter leaves China after visa denial

    A New York Times reporter was leaving Beijing Thursday after authorities did not grant him a visa, in a case that comes as Chinese authorities ratchet up pressure on foreign media. Austin Ramzy, who has been based in China for more than six years, was to fly to Taipei, where he will be based. …

    AFP55 mins ago
  • Bangladesh 150-6 trailing by 348 against Sri Lanka

    MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Dilruwan Perera claimed three wickets as Sri Lanka reduced Bangladesh to 150-6 on the fourth morning Thursday and moved closer to a seemingly inevitable win in the first test.

    Associated Press
  • Suicide car bomb kills 2 in east Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says a suicide car bomber has attacked a police facility in the country’s east, killing two officers.

    Associated Press
  • Verdict day for Knox in fresh murder appeal

    Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Italian judges will decide Thursday whether to uphold or overturn American Amanda Knox’s conviction for the savage murder of her British housemate, in the case’s fourth verdict in six years. Knox and former lover Raffaele Sollecito spent four years in prison for the 2007…

    AFP
  • Deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the U.S. South. Overnight temperatures in the…

    Reuters
  • Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka Scoreboard

    MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Scoreboard at tea Wednesday on the third day of the first cricket test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium:

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese communities around the world are gearing up Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday that begins at midnight. Mainland China will virtually shut down for the next seven days, and many residents of the polluted capital, Beijing, already have departed for holiday destinations. A…

    Associated Press
  • Google’s Motorola misstep could be Lenovo’s boon

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An expensive mistake by Google could turn into a golden opportunity for China’s Lenovo Group as it expands beyond its success in the personal computer industry.

    Associated Press
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  • Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka Scores

    MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Scores at lunch Thursday on the fourth day of the first cricket test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium:

    Associated Press
  • Ukraine opposition digs in despite regime concessions

    Ukrainians demanding the president’s resignation dug their heels in at protest sites across the country Thursday, despite a third major concession in two days by the regime. President Viktor Yanukovych has granted several concessions to protesters who have packed the centre of Kiev for the last…

    AFP
  • Nintendo chief stays on, health business planned

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s president vowed to stick to the company’s old ways, refused to resign or cut product prices despite its dismal earnings, but said Thursday the video game maker plans to enter the health care industry.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese communities prepare for Lunar New Year

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese communities around the world are gearing up Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday that begins at midnight.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say at least 10 people were shot to death when a mob attacked a village over a land dispute in a densely-forested area in India’s remote northeast. Police official Sanjukta Parashar says 12 others were injured in Wednesday’s assault when the attackers fired hunting guns…

    Associated Press
  • Asian stocks down as Fed reduces stimulus

    TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell Thursday in Asia as weak economic data from China and Japan deepened concerns over ongoing reductions in U.S. monetary stimulus.

    Associated Press
  • Attack over land dispute leaves 10 dead in India

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say at least 10 people were shot to death when a mob attacked a village over a land dispute in a densely-forested area in India’s remote northeast.

    Associated Press
  • Philippine economy grew 7.2 percent in 2013

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded 7.2 percent in 2013 despite the havoc wrought in the last months of the year by a super typhoon, an earthquake and a weekslong gun battle that shut down a major port city.

    Associated Press
  • Jackson Bird cleared for South Africa series

    SYDNEY (AP) — Fast bowler Jackson Bird has overcome a back injury and will fly to South Africa on Friday to join the Australia squad for a three-match test series against the world’s No. 1-ranked test team.

    Associated Press
  • Thai army to deploy more troops in capital ahead of vote

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s army will increase the number of troops in the capital ahead of Sunday’s election, which anti-government protesters say they will disrupt as part of their campaign to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The government’s decision to…

    Reuters
  • Argentines jockey to cope with economic turmoil

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Consumer prices are soaring, the treasury is running low on foreign currency and the peso has had its sharpest slide in 12 years. Instead of rioting, though, Argentines are falling back on tried and true survival skills to cope with the turmoil.

    Associated Press
  • Arrest of billionaire highlights political divisions in Iran

    By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT (Reuters) – While international sanctions have made life a struggle for many Iranians, they were a big break for businessman Babak Zanjani, who made a fortune helping the government evade the restrictions on oil sales. A $40,000 watch on his wrist and a Tehran…

    Reuters
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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. The latest spasm in Thailand’s near decade of political upheaval is taking an economic toll as anti-government…

    Associated Press
  • Mexico beats South Korea 4-0 in friendly

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Alan Pulido scored a hat trick to lead Mexico to a 4-0 victory over South Korea in an international friendly Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Ashes 1-test star Agar suspended for dissent

    SYDNEY (AP) — Last July’s one-test Ashes sensation Ashton Agar has been suspended for showing dissent in a state Futures League match.

    Associated Press
  • Bombardier lands major train contract in Australia

    Frankfurt (AFP) – Canadian engineering giant Bombardier said it is leading a consortium that has secured a $4.1 billion contract to supply trains and maintenance services to Queensland in Australia.

    AFP
  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. The latest spasm in Thailand’s near decade of political upheaval is taking an economic toll as anti-government…

    Associated Press
  • Raonic withdraws from Davis Cup with foot injury

    TOKYO (AP) — Milos Raonic has pulled out of Canada’s David Cup World Group tie against Japan with of a left foot injury.

    Associated Press
  • Obama repels new Iran sanctions push… for now

    President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail nuclear diplomacy. Several Democratic senators who previously backed a bipartisan sanctions bill publicly stepped back after Obama threatened a veto…

    AFP
  • Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have killed at least 40 Islamic fighters and captured a rebel stronghold with a bomb-making facility in a three-day offensive against insurgents opposed to a new peace deal, military officials said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Rangers edge Islanders in chilly Yankee Stadium

    Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 in a National Hockey League outdoor game at baseball’s famed Yankee Stadium. Ten days before the league shuts down its season and sends many of its stars to the Sochi Winter Olympics, the “Big Apple”…

    AFP
  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. The latest spasm in Thailand’s near decade of political upheaval is taking an economic toll as anti-government…

    Associated Press
  • Panama’s first lady is governing party’s VP pick

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s governing party has chosen President Ricardo Martinelli’s wife as its vice presidential nominee for the May 4 elections.

    Associated Press
  • Survey confirms China manufacturing at 6-month low

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese manufacturing shrank this month for the first time in half a year, a survey of factory purchasing managers confirmed on Thursday.

    Associated Press
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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. The latest spasm in Thailand’s near decade of political upheaval is taking an economic toll as anti-government…

    Associated Press
  • Philippine economy grows 7.2 percent in 2013

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say the country’s economy expanded 7.2 percent in 2013 despite the havoc wrought by a super typhoon and an earthquake in the last three months of the year.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. The latest spasm in Thailand’s near decade of political upheaval is taking an economic toll as anti-government…

    Associated Press
  • Egypt prosecutors say charging 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

    Prosecutors in Cairo said they were charging 20 Al-Jazeera journalists for portraying Egypt in a state of civil war, a day after an Al Qaeda-inspired group claimed the assassination of a police general. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Al-Qaeda-inspired group from the restive Sinai Peninsula, said it shot…

    AFP

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