The New York Times
- Trial of an Ex-Premier Raises Tensions in Thailand FurtherMurder charges for a former prime minister and his deputy, connected to a 2010 crackdown on protests, take place against a backdrop of another round of protests.
- Bruised by Scandal, British Lawmakers Reject RaiseLegislators, amid belt-tightening and burdened by their reputation for money-grabbing, are fighting for the right to reject higher pay.
- Howick Journal: After Tributes to Mandela the Peacemaker, Recalling Mandela the FighterMourners have flocked to a small town where a sculpture marks the spot where, in 1962, Nelson Mandela was captured by the apartheid police. A sculpture that forms an image of Nels...
- World Briefing | Middle East: Egypt: Bomb Hits Security ForcesA bomb exploded outside a camp for Egyptian security forces in a city along the Suez Canal, killing at least one and wounding more than a dozen others.
- Obama Panel Said to Urge N.S.A. CurbsA presidential advisory committee’s recommendation of broad new restraints designed to increase privacy protections is a first sign that spying revelations may lead to changes. Ge...
- N Korea: Leader's uncle executedThe North Korean leader's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", says the state news agency.
- EU failing Syria refugees - AmnestyEuropean leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
- Ukraine protesters rebuild barricadesPro-EU protesters in Ukraine reinforce their position in the centre of Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police earlier this week.
- Bangladesh hangs Islamist leaderBangladesh executes Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, who was convicted of atrocities during the country's 1971 war of independence.
- US captive in Iran said to be CIAAn ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
The Wall Street Journal
- Syrian Rebels Try to Recover From RoutCommanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition fighters met Thursday to try to salvage their efforts to oust Bashar al-Assad's regime after Islamist rebels ran them out of their headquar...
- Mexican Lawmakers Pass Historic Energy BillMexico's Congress voted to end the 75-year monopoly of its state-owned oil firm, setting the stage for foreign oil giants to return to one of the world's biggest energy markets for the fi...
- Former Thai Premier Indicted for MurderThailand's former Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva was formally indicted on murder charges over the military crackdown on street protests in 2010 that left scores dead.
- Bangladesh Hangs PoliticianBangladesh executed an opposition politician found guilty of committing war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle.
- Vatican Cleans Up FinancesA European watchdog lauded the Vatican for significant improvements in cleaning up its opaque financial dealings, boosting Pope Francis' efforts to overhaul the Holy See's finances.
- European Parliament: Snowden Will Make Video AppearanceLeaders in the European Parliament have agreed to allow NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to answer questions by video, despite efforts by some conservative parliamentarians to block the t...
- Abducted in Syria: Extremist Rebels Target JournalistsRadical Islamists embedded among the rebels in Syria are reportedly targeting foreign journalists for abduction. Instead of holding them for ransom, however, they use them as trump cards ...
- Picture This: The Long Goodbye
- 'Only in the Chimney': Anti-Semitic Carol Causes Uproar in RomaniaAdvocacy groups are incensed after a Romanian government-owned channel broadcast a Christmas song glorifying the Holocaust and calling for Jews to be burned. The channel is blaming a loca...
- On Standby: Kassel's 270 Million Euro Airport to NowhereA regional airport that opened six months ago in the German city of Kassel has close to 140 employees, but no scheduled flights this winter. Everyday operations are legally required, even...
- Dirty bombs: Glowing in the darkCOMPARED with a thermonuclear detonation, the destructive power of even a large amount of conventional explosives wrapped in nuclear fuel or other radiological material is rather tame, n...
- Disability: Who counts?Loretta Claiborne: no pigeonholes please LORETTA CLAIBORNE was born partially blind and could not walk or talk until she was four. Officials recommended that she be put into an instituti...
- School league tables: Finn-ishedWHEN the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests to focus on maths results were published a decade ago, Finland’s blue-cross flag fluttered near the top of the ...
- Beating bribery: Small changeGive the money and run WORTHLESS currency is not necessarily useless. It can be a pointed way of shaming someone who asks for a bribe. That is the thinking behind zero-rupee notes, an In...
- Political poetry: What rhymes with protest?LANDAYS are part of an ancient oral tradition. Originally a means (scholars surmise) of communication between travelling traders’ caravans in the Indo-Aryan era 4,000 years ago, they are...
China Daily (World news)
- Selfies of the year 2013Selfie – "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website" – has been named word of the year by Oxford D...
- China responds to EU's allegations on oargan harvestingSpokesperson of the Chinese Mission responds to European Parliament resolution on alleged organ harvesting in China on Thursday.
- U.S Congress, CIA feuding over interrogationsThe Senate Intelligence Committee and Central Intelligence Agency still have major disagreements over a huge report the committee is trying to complete that is highly critical of harsh co...
- With Brazil-US links chill, Hollande pushes jet dealFrench President Francois Hollande sought to take advantage of a chill in US-Brazil relations to push a French bid for a multibillion-dollar fighter-jet contract during a visit to Brasili...
- US House passes Pentagon budgetUS House of Representatives on Thursday passed a compromise Defense Authorization bill, approving over $600 billion for the Defense Department in 2014.
The Globe and Mail
- Execution sparks fears of new violence ahead of Bangladesh electionsAbdul Quader Mollah convicted of killing student and family of 11 during 1971 war of independence.
- U.S. cracks down on firms doing business with IranMove to enforce existing laws comes amid debate over nuclear negotiations strategy.
- Uproar grows over interpreter at Mandela memorialSign-language interpreter with violent history said he saw angels on stage as he provided gibberish to the deaf
- Newtown activists trying to change American views on gun controlAfter a gunman killed 26 people – 20 of them first graders – at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, several Newtown residents joined the fight for stricter gun laws.
- The Globe in Kiev: Ukraine President’s foes dismiss pro-EU gesture, demand he resignProtesters now have the momentum but must brace for pro-Russian counterdemonstrations expected this weekend.
- North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitorJang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.
- Ashes 2013-14: Australia v England, third Test: liveFollow our live commentary from day one of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England in Perth.
- Glee star Lea Michele opens up about death of boyfriend Cory MonteithLea Michele, the girlfriend and fellow Glee star of deceased actor Cory Monteith, has opened up about her grief and how she plans to move forward with her life
- Boy, 4, brings own magic to Star Wars theme tune in viral videoA video of a four-year-old performing his own expressive faces and actions while listening to the Star Wars theme tune has gone viral online
- Official watchdog says university sex segregation plans 'not permissible'Equality and Human Rights Commission steps into row over guidelines which say gender segregation on campus should be allowed
- Jack Sock Discusses Future of U.S. Tennis (Audio)Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Jack Sock, a 20-year old American tennis player who won the 2011 U.S. Open mixed doubles title and reached the third round of the men's singles competition at this ...
- BBH’s Thin Says Fed Taper Still Threat to EM’s (Audio)Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Win Thin, the global head of emerging markets at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., says emerging markets will remain under pressure for the next three to four months a...
- Plimsoll’s Awad Weighs Syria Options, Market Impact (Audio)Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- James Awad, the chairman of Plimsoll Mark Capital, weighs the options the U.S. has as the President seeks backing for a military strike on Syria, and explains under...
- Quorvis’s Collender Assesses ‘Cliffgate,’ Syria Impact (Audio)Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Stan Collender, the managing director and partner at Qorvis Communications LLC, discusses the political calculus of the President's attempt to get Congressional sup...
- ISM’s Holcomb, Manulife’s Cheney Discuss Manufacturing (Audio)Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Brad Holcomb, the chairman of the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing business survey committee, and Bill Cheney, the chief economist at Manulife Asset ...
- N Korea says leader's powerful uncle executedNews agency says Jang Song-thaek, uncle of Kim Jong-un, was found guilty of seeking to overthrow the state.
- UN: Multiple chemical attacks likely in SyriaNew report confirms chemical weapons used in one attack and probably in four others probed by UN inspectors.
- Bangladesh strike called after hangingExecution of opposition leader convicted of war crimes expected to increase tensions after weeks of deadly violence.
- Humanitarian crisis looms in CAR capitalThousands of civilians flee from violence in Bangui city centre as aid groups warn of disease risks in makeshift camps.
- Fatal air strike hits wedding convoy in YemenGroup was travelling to a wedding in central Yemen when it was allegedly mistaken for al-Qaeda fighters and hit by drone.
- Japan begins grim relief mission with towns flooded, thousands reported missingRescue teams searched through matchstick rubble Saturday for thousands of people missing in flooded areas of northeastern Japan, beginning one of the most complex relief efforts in history.
- Japanese nuclear plants' operator scrambles to avert meltdownsJapanese authorities said Sunday that efforts to restart the cooling system at one of the reactors damaged by Friday's earthquake had failed, a major setback in the struggle to contain wh...
- For autistic kids' parents, trial hits home
- Subterranean jail a sign of Gaddafi's grip
- Who will reach the Final Four?
- Abbott pledges cars aid packageTONY Abbott has vowed to soon unveil a structural adjustment package for Victoria and South Australia, including aid for Holden workers.
- Morrison warns on 'loose lips'THE Minister for Immigration has warned NGOs to be wary of what they say after visiting asylum-seeker detention camps.
- Let's not fight, Abbott tells premiersTONY Abbott has described his first Council of Australian Governments as a "meeting of equals'' and painted himself as a "pragmatic federalist''.
- Lane stays in jail after appeal failsKELI Lane, the former elite water polo player jailed for killing her newborn baby, has had her appeal against her conviction dismissed.
- Indigenous reading improving: NAPLANTHIS year's NAPLAN results have shown strong improvements in reading among Year 5 and Year 3 indigenous students.
- eBay starts daily deals for local services, taking on Groupon - @Reuters http://t.co/BHO5VTNnBreakingNews: eBay starts daily deals for local services, taking on Groupon - @Reuters http://t.co/BHO5VTNn
- Obama nominates Gen. John Allen as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, names Gen. Joseph Dunford as top commander in Afghanistan - @ReutersBreakingNews: Obama nominates Gen. John Allen as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, names Gen. Joseph Dunford as top commander in Afghanistan - @Reuters
- Live video: Aerial footage of parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College in Florida - @nbc6 http://t.co/rZPWMIjMBreakingNews: Live video: Aerial footage of parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College in Florida - @nbc6 http://t.co/rZPWMIjM
- Multiple people reported trapped in parking garage collapse at Miami college - @CBSMiami; more on http://t.co/BGETbzon http://t.co/smrFzpCjBreakingNews: Multiple people reported trapped in parking garage collapse at Miami college - @CBSMiami; more on http://t.co/BGETbzon http://t.co/smrFzpCj
- Live video: US House committee holds hearing on failures in Benghazi, Libya - @NBCNews http://t.co/33mjCVeHBreakingNews: Live video: US House committee holds hearing on failures in Benghazi, Libya - @NBCNews http://t.co/33mjCVeH
The Standard (HK)
- Hang Seng positive at breakStocks in Hong Kong climbed 0.43 percent by the break after three days of losses as investors look ahead to next week's US Federal Reserve policy me...
- Beijing's DBN unit chief charged in US over Iowa patented corn seed theft, five other Chinese soughtSix men from China including the chief executive of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patent...
- Changji coal mine blast traps 22 undergroundA gas explosion trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China. The blast at a coal mine in Changji prefecture occurred at 1:26 am lo...
- (Cricket) England claim early scalpsEngland made a double breakthrough on the opening morning of the third Ashes cricket test against Australia today in Perth, Australia. Chris Rogers a...
- (Cricket) Windies blown away with days to spareNew Zealand thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 73 runs in the second cricket test which ended on the third day in Wellington, New Zealand to...
- Malala's voice stronger, not silencedThe attack was meant to silence the outspoken teenager who dared to defy the Taliban's ban against girls in school. Instead, it only made Malala's voice more powerful. After a school year...
- What happened to Malala's friend?Today we can tell the remarkable story of Shazia Ramzan, a 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl.
- Things I wish I'd known at 15International day of the girl: 'To my 15-year-old self'
- Impact Your World: How to helpCNN Films' "Girl Rising" tells the stories of girls across the globe and the power of education to change the world. Are you inspired to help the cause of girls' education around the worl...
- 10 amazing stories of everyday heroesThey clean up rivers, build homes for disabled veterans and bring health care to some of the darkest parts of the world.
- A Palestinian State with Temporary Borders-A Historical CatastropheWith the closing year, we are witnessing the weakening of President Barack Obama and the embarrassing differences revealed between him and his Secretary of State, John Kerry
- Two Different Versions
- Marking Israeli goodsFollowing the EU's instruction to mark Israeli goods
- The state of the worldGot it from U
- Bird-brained burglar caught after police trace him through his own mobile phone tracking appAubrey Hope was jailed for two years after raiding four homes in one night - he was finally caught clutching a bag of stolen live chickens
- Vicar tells schoolchildren Father Christmas is NOT REAL in gory tale of butchered kids sold as hamRev Simon Tatton-Brown, who retires next month, told the story of St Nicholas, who brought the children back to life after their bloodied corpses were stuffed into barrels
- Bangladeshi mum who tried to stab baby girl to death poses 'no risk to society'Tribunal rules she can stay in UK after she won a deportation appeal and she has also been granted contact with her daughter
- Serial rapist strikes again on day release after prison chiefs ruled he was safe to work at churchNicky Suddons, who had secretly put together a “rape kit” – a balaclava, rubber gloves, condoms and the blade – sneaked off while on a work placement
- Internet porn, violent music, films and computer games are all to blame for a child crimewaveJason Royce, of the Romance Academy, a national sex and relationships education project, also says negative influences from older peers are a factor
- North Korean leader's uncle executed as 'traitor'Jang Song Thaek was convicted of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts"
- Typhoon Haiyan deaths in Philippines pass 6,000Government disaster response agency says 6,009 now confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon.
- Most bizarre things being reported about North KoreaKim Jong Un's reign has been fraught with violence and general weirdness.
- Kindertransport saved this man's life 75 years agoAlexander Wilde, a Jewish 15-year-old, was on the first train out of Vienna.
- Missing American in Iran was working for CIAFor years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
South China Morning Post
- Absent China to dominate the agenda at three-day Japan-Asean summitWhen leaders from Japan and Southeast Asia gather in Tokyo today, the elephant in the room will be a nation that is not invited: China.
- Naoto Kan demands anti-nuclear LDP politicians make their views publicNaoto Kan, the former Japanese prime minister who has become a vigorous campaigner against nuclear power, yesterday called on members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party who share his...
- Samsung loses Apple patent suit in Seoul court, in latest legal setbackA Seoul court has rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple...
- South Korea protests to Japan over videoed claim to disputed isletsSouth Korea has condemned Japan for publishing a video in 10 languages challenging its sovereignty over a tiny group of islets at the heart of a territorial dispute, demanding Tokyo remo...
- Singapore bans drinking in Little India riot zoneSingapore on Thursday banned alcohol sales and consumption this weekend in a district where South Asian workers staged the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years.
The Daily Beast
- CNN’s Steubenville FailSince when do rapists get all the sympathy? After a CNN reporter seemed to side with the defendants, the critics called for blood. But CNN isn’t alone, writes Winston Ross.
- Obama's Charm Offensive In IsraelThe president needs to charm Israelis—but also scare them.
- The GOP’s Inept AutopsyThe RNC’s autopsy doesn’t genuinely tackle any of the party’s biggest problems, says Michael Tomasky.
- Venezuelan Socialism in PracticeCaracas Chronicles details how Venezuelan "socialism" works in practice.
- Lindsay Lohan Wore An Entirely Sheer, White Outfit to Court TodayJust when we thought we'd seen it all.
- Pierce, Garnett help Nets beat Rivers' ClippersNEW YORK (AP) — Andray Blatche and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, making Paul Pierce and Kev...
- N. Korea leader's 'traitor' uncle executed: KCNANorth Korea has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un after a shock purge, state media said Friday, branding the once-powerful Jang Song-Thaek as a "traitor for all ages" for challeng...
- Machinists reject Boeing's 777X counterofferSEATTLE (AP) — Machinists union leaders say the price of Boeing's counterproposal "was too high" in negotiations to keep much of the work on a new 777X jet in the Puget Sound region.
- Winston, Donald, McCarron headline awards nightLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle.
- North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purgeBy Jack Kim and David Chance SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the r...
ESPN Sport News
- Rangers take Seahawks QB Wilson in draftThe Rangers selected Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft.
- Winston, McCarron take home top awardsFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been selected as the Walter Camp player of the year.
- McCarron: Saban said he's staying at BamaNot only does Alabama star quarterback AJ McCarron think Nick Saban is not leaving, he says the coach told him he's staying in Tuscaloosa.
- Rangers take Seahawks QB Wilson in draftThe Rangers selected Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the Rule 5 draft.
- Nets' Pierce, Garnett top former coach RiversAndray Blatche and Joe Johnson each scored 21 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, making Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett winners in ...
- QPR unveil new stadium plans
- Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Anzhi MakhachkalaTottenham finish the Europa League group stage with a 100% record as Roberto Soldado's treble helps them beat Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1.
- Trio on Young Sports Personality list
- Did London 2012 fail to inspire a generation?It is clear, writes BBC sports editor David Bond, that policy makers need to do more to tackle falling youth participation rates in sport
- F1's Ecclestone faces inquiry call
- Chargers lead Broncos 24-10 after 3rd quarter (Yahoo Sports)Ryan Mathews scampered around the corner for a 23-yard scoring run, Philip Rivers threw two TD passes to Keenan Allen and the San Diego Chargers led the Denver Broncos 24-10 after three ...
- Redskins' K. Shanahan: 'Disappointing' RG3 benched (Yahoo Sports)The father benched Robert Griffin III. The son would rather have him on the field. Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday he wasn't consulted on coach Mike...
- Texas' Brown mum on future amid speculation (Yahoo Sports)Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say Thursday whether the Alamo Bowl will be his final game, amid intense speculation following another disappointing season that began with the Longhor...
- Cutler to return to Bears' lineup (Yahoo Sports)The Chicago Bears insisted all along that quarterback Jay Cutler would get his job back once he was ready, no matter how well Josh McCown was playing. Coach Marc Trestman said Cutler wil...
- Winston, Donald, McCarron headline awards night (Yahoo Sports)Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle. He might want to save a spot for the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State...
- Europa League - Two Russian teams throughKuban earned a good draw away in Spain at Valencia but it was not enough, while Rubin Kazan had an excellent 2-0 victory at Zulte-Waregem in Belgium, guaranteeing first place in the group...
- Silvio Berlusconi to trigger revolution in ItalyFormer Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that he was not afraid of arrest, as in this case his political clout in the Apennines would only increase
- Russia to export arms worth $50 billion annually by 2020By 2020, Russia will be able to reach the level of $50 billion annually in arms exports, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said
- Family with three children should be standard in RussiaIn his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a family with three children should become a standard in the country
- Cholera epidemic raging in Congo, Angola and HaitiThe Russian Federal Service for Surveillance of Customers' Rights recommends Russian tourists not to celebrate the New Year in the Congo, Angola and Haiti due to the epidemic of cholera i...
- SPD members finish voting on grand coalition referendumGermany’s Social Democrat party has begun counting votes after it held a referendum asking its members whether to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new grand coalition. The final count is e...
- UN reports says sarin likely used in five locations in SyriaUN experts have said chemical weapons were likely used in four other attacks besides an incident already confirmed in Damascus from August. There was no mention in the final report of who...
- Experts reject German migration fearsBulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to work across the EU as of January 2014. Many will head to Germany - a choice that carries risks and opportunities for both sides.
- Freiburg bow out of Europa League with Sevilla defeatFreiburg have become the second Bundesliga side eliminated from European competition, losing out on the last night of Europa League group phase action. Frankfurt, already through to the l...
- North Korea executes Jang Song-Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong-UnNorth Korea has executed Jang Song-Thaek, uncle to the country's leader Kim Jong-Un. The announcement comes just days after Pyongyang confirmed Jang was dismissed from his office for "cri...
- Chinese Ag Scientists Charged With Stealing Patented SeedsTwo men are charged in Kansas and six others in Iowa with conspiring to steal patented seeds from some of the nation's leading seed developers.
- American Who Disappeared In Iran Reportedly Worked For CIARobert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
- U.N Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used In SyriaThe inspectors' final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing "clear and convincing evidence" that the weapons were used against civilians in Ghouta, near Damascus. Other cases w...
- Wireless Companies, FCC Reach Deal On 'Unlocking' CellphonesU.S. wireless carriers reached a deal with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that will make it easier for consumers to "unlock" their mobile phones and use them on a compe...
- If You Drank Like James Bond, You'd Be Shaken, TooA painstaking analysis of 14 James Bond novels by some British doctors reveals that the international spy consumed six or more drinks a day, on average. He also went on benders that would...
- Twitter announces about-face on controversial new blocking rulesFirestorm erupted after the social network relaxed blocking rules, allowing blocked users to see everything the blockee tweeted.
- YouTube opens up live streaming to all verified accountsAccounts in good standing with the video-sharing site can now begin live video streaming, regardless of their number of followers.
- Microsoft reportedly considering Qualcomm COO as new CEOJust as Ford's Alan Mulally is said to be off the tech giant's shortlist to replace Steve Ballmer, Qualcomm's Steve Mollenkopf is said to be on it.
- Bots now running the Internet with 61 percent of Web trafficBoth good bots and bad bots can be found lurking online -- looking to either drive traffic or wreak havoc.
- New Gmail image server proxies raise security risksWhile Gmail's new policy of automatically loading images by default may have some people excited, it comes at a security sacrifice.