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Canadian-poker: Industry Leaders Confident in Online Poker Future Despite PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Controversy

MONTREAL, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Online poker industry leaders are optimistic the industry is finally moving in right direction after prolonged controversy after shutdown of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, Canadian-poker reports.

UK hopes to create a new norm in dorms with expected deal Tuesday

University of Kentucky officials plan to sign a contract on Tuesday with a private developer that could change the face of student housing at UK and eventually alter dorm

Philippines woos Japan investors over infrastructure projects

The Philippine government promoted its Public-Private Partnership program at a gathering of potential Japanese investors in Manila, at a seminar organized by the Japan External Trade Organization. “Now is the time to consider taking advantage of investment…

China to crank up credit as lending, economy slow – The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider China to crank up credit as lending, economy slow The Malaysian Insider SHANGHAI, Feb 19 — China’s central bank yesterday cut the amount of cash banks must hold in reserves, boosting lending capacity by an estimated 350-400 billion yuan (RM169-193 billion) in a bid to crank up credit …

China to crank up credit as lending, economy slow (Reuters)

Reuters – China’s central bank cut the amount of cash banks must hold in reserves on Saturday, boosting lending capacity by an estimated 350-400 billion yuan ($55.6-$63.5 billion) in a bid to crank up credit creation as the world’s second

New Maldives leader agrees to poll

The country’s new leader has reportedly softened his stance and agreed to hold early elections to break a political impasse after his predecessor resigned.

The film director, the ex-lovers’ tiff, and a brush with the law that came straight out of Kafka

A British film director arrested in Los Angeles over a dispute with his ex-boyfriend has revealed how a night in the cells turned into three unpleasant months

Man Pierces Wife’s Eye – After An Argument

An argument involving a couple at Amasaman in the Ga West municipality in the Greater Accra Region ended in bizarre circumstances when the man allegedly pierced the…

Crows are dying in Bihar from bird flu

Crows are dying in Bihar because of bird flu. This was revealed in the report of the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), officials Saturday said.

Britain fears new Cold War over Iran

Iran’s nuclear ambitions could trigger “a new Cold War” more perilous than that between the West and the Soviet Union, the British Foreign Secretary warned on Friday.

China paper praises no vote on UN Syria resolution

China’s opposition to a U.N. General Assembly resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria was a courageous act of defiance against the West, a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party said Saturday.

Institute: Former heat champ Ghost Pepper drops to third

Researchers said the legendary Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper has been unseated as the hottest pepper in the world by a chile with an equally fearsome name: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Named New Hottest Pepper

Researchers say the legendary Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper has been unseated as the hottest pepper in the world by a chile with an equally fearsome name: the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

Apple in talks on iTV with Canada telecoms: report

TORONTO (Reuters) – Apple Inc. is in talks with Canada’s two biggest telecom companies about becoming partners in the launch of iTV, a device combining features of the wildly…

Press baron, war reporter, critic: Evgeny Lebedev

Among the war reporters covering the brutal conflict in Somalia, one stands out: under his bulletproof vest, Evgeny Lebedev is also a British press baron and son of a Russian billionaire.

U.S.-Taliban Talks 'Exploratory' Says Afghanistan Envoy

By Serena Chaudhry ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban and the United States have made only exploratory contacts for possible reconciliation which do not involve the Kabul government, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Thursday.

A Real Periodic Table – With Real Elements

Here’s a YouTube look at a periodic table, laid out with high-quality samples of the real elements. I want one, although I’m willing to compromise on some of the radioactive items; completeness can be taken a bit too far. It’s from the folks at PeriodicTable.com , featuring…

That Academic-Industrial Collaboration Panel

Here’s the streaming video of the session I did at SLAS2012 on collaboration between academia and industry. I’m not sure how long it’ll be up, so if you want to see it, you probably should go ahead and check it out. A lot of people probably wish they could fast…

EU Parliament approves disputed Morocco farm trade deal

The European Parliament approved on Thursday a controversial agricultural and fisheries trade agreement with Morocco that has angered French and Spanish farmers.

NY Times reporter Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose richly crafted dispatches surveyed two decades of Middle East turmoil, has died in Syria of an asthma attack.

Libya lawyer recalls arrest that sparked uprising

When Abdullah Senussi ordered the arrest of lawyer Fethi Tarbel on February 15 last year, Libya’s then intelligence chief did not realise he was effectively signing the death warrant of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime.

Pakistan cautions Kabul on Taliban peace hopes (AP)

AP – Pakistan told Afghanistan on Friday it was “preposterous” to think Islamabad could deliver the Taliban’s leader to the negotiating table and warned the neighboring nation against “ridiculous” expectations about peace talks.

New North Korean leader following in his father’s goose steps

Goose-stepping soldiers marched by the memorial palace for North Korea’s late leaders as Kim Jong-un yesterday presided over a military birthday commemoration for his father.

China likely to overtake India as biggest market

China is set to overtake India as the world’s biggest gold market this year, as rising incomes in the country fuel demand for the precious

Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab begins life term

A Nigerian who tried to blow up an international flight near Detroit on behalf of al-Qa’ida started a life sentence without parole today.

Iranian naval ships enter Mediterranean via Suez (Reuters)

Reuters – Two Iranian naval ships have sailed through Egypt’s Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, in a move likely to be keenly watched by Israel.

Nigerian prisoners on the run after gun attack

Attackers stormed a federal prison in Nigeria with heavy gunfire and explosives, killing one guard and freeing 118 inmates in a new assault demonstrating the continued instability in the country.

UK seeks backing for Somalia action

Britain is pushing for a United Nations resolution that would help pull Somalia back from the grip of pirates and terrorists.

Nation: China's vice president shows personal side in Iowa

 China’s vice president remembered the popcorn he’d received as a parting gift — and the strong Chinese liquor he left behind. He recalled one young …

Venezuela passes anti-terrorism law; critics warn it could be used for crackdown on dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s congress has approved a law aimed at fighting organized crime and terrorism, though opposition lawmakers say they fear it could be used to crack down on dissent.

UK appoints ambassador to Somalia in latest sign of increased international engagement

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Britain is appointing a new ambassador to Somalia, resuming its diplomatic presence after more than 20 years of upheaval.

Chinese navy steps up anti-piracy training

China’s fast-modernizing navy is stepping up training for anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia in a sign of its growing long-term commitment to overseas missions.

Two Peru School employees face disciplinary charges

Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott said the allegations did not involve direct contact with students.

Malaysia to deport Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian authorities say they will deport a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter, despite concerns from rights groups that he may be persecuted at home.

Iran says it's the victim in nuclear showdown

Facing international sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran is taking the position that it’s the victim, not the aggressor. Iran is pointing to the cases of five slain scientists whose deaths it blames

Police find 7 bodies, including a former soccer player, in western El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadoran police say they have found the bodies of seven people inside black plastic bags dumped separately in the town of Sonsonate. Among the victims is former professional soccer player Ladislao Nerio.

Press baron, war reporter, Russian critic: Evgeny Lebedev

Among the war reporters covering the brutal conflict in Somalia, one stands out: under his bulletproof vest, Evgeny Lebedev is also a British press baron and son of a Russian billionaire.

Fighters, radar, marine patrols top Asia's military wish-list

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore hosted military brass from across Asia this week at the region’s biggest arms and aerospace bazaar, almost 70 years to the day since it fell to Japanese forces sweeping across Southeast Asia during World War Two…

South Africa: Budget Should Be Business-Friendly – Sacci

[BuaNews] Pretoria – The upcoming Budget Speech should be business-friendly and reduce hindrances to job creation and economic growth, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said.

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