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New Take on "Why this Kolaveri Di" by Ankit Love & Amit Bhojwani Is Tweeted by Film Stars

International recording artist Ankit Love and Lagos/London based rapper Amit Bhojwani’s rap/dance transformation of “Why this Kolaveri Di” guest starring Baltic actress Egija Zviedre is tweeted and shared by film stars, journalists, DJs …

Canada helps target pollution in developing world

Soot and methane pollution in the developing world are being targeted by a new coalition of six countries, including Canada.

Motor racing-FIA and Ecclestone keen for Bahrain GP to go ahead

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Formula One is showing nosigns of slamming the brakes on plans to race in Bahrain inApril despite continuing violence in the Gulf kingdom a year onfrom a forcibly-suppressed uprising. Both the governing International…

Australia: UK man survives bite on testicle by deadly Tasmanian tiger snake

Embattled UK paper The Sun’s still got it, bringing Australia the tale of a man bitten ‘Down Under’ while answering call of nature in Tasmania. read more

Grupo Clarin S.A. to Host Conference Call and Webcast Presentation to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Grupo Clarin S.A. will host a conference call and webcast presentation on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 11:00 am Eastern Time (12:00 pm Buenos

New Book Weaves Personal Memoir with Stories of Maasai Women

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Debra Pangerl grew up on a small farm in Minnesota far from Tanzania, East Africa. Following several life-changing events in her early 20s, Debra is adrift and …

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.

Research and Markets: Japan Generics Market Analysis

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Japan Generics Market Analysis” report to their offer

Egypt-U.S. Rift Hangs Over IMF Loan Talks as Reserves Plunge

Egypt’s politicians and media are issuing ever-louder accusations of American meddling just as the country seeks loans from the International Monetary Fund, where the U.S. is the biggest

U.S. pushes EU, SWIFT to eject Iran banks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pressuring the European Union and a global electronic banking system to expel Iranian banks from a network used to transfer money, another step in Western efforts to deprive Tehran of funds needed to develop nuclear weapons…

EU rules against forcing internet filters

SOCIAL networking websites cannot be forced to install filters preventing users from illegally sharing music and videos protected by copyright, the European Union’s top court says.

Cisco appeals EU's approval of Microsoft/Skype deal

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc has challenged EU clearance of Microsoft Corp’s acquisition of Internet voice and video service Skype at Europe’s second highest court, saying the commission should have put tougher conditions on the deal. “Cisco does not oppose the merger, but believes the European Commission …

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum 2012 to be held In Suzhou, China

The international biotech and pharma community will converge upon the city of Suzhou, China, a rapidly growing base for life science industries, at ChinaBio® Partnering Forum 2012 at the Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, May 23-24.

Research and Markets: SinoMedia Business Online Directories: The Most Comprehensive Collection of Online China …

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “SinoMedia Business Online Directories” directory to t

US Chamber tests business climate in South Africa

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Americans are closely watching regulators and policy makers in South Africa for signs they can do business in Africa’s biggest economy.Myron Brilliant, senior vice president …

Asian Stocks, Metals Advance on Greece Optimism, US Economy – BusinessWeek

CBC.ca Asian Stocks, Metals Advance on Greece Optimism, US Economy BusinessWeek 17 (Bloomberg) — Asian stocks climbed, with the regional benchmark index equaling its longest ever run of weekly gains, …

HK bankruptcy petitions fall 13.4 pct in Jan vs Dec

HONG KONG, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Hong Kong bankruptcy petitions in January fell 13.4 percent from the month before to 518, and were down 17.8 percent from a year earlier, government data showed on…

Rothschild foes marshal forces on Bumi board

JAKARTA/LONDON (Reuters) – Bumi Plc’s Indonesian shareholders have almost half the board ranged against co-chairman Nathaniel Rothschild, sources said, and are still confident they can weaken his…

Moody’s may downgrade UBS and Morgan Stanley

(Reuters) – Moody’s warned on Thursday it may cut the credit ratings of 17 global and 114 European financial institutions in another sign the impact of the euro zone government debt crisis is…

"Responsibility to Protect" in Civil War Zones

I continue to be convinced that, when it comes to anything even vaguely connected to war, military affairs, or coercive diplomacy, the most important fact of history is the ferocious bipartisan determination to prove Donald Rumsfeld right and Colin Powell

Cameron Promises More Powers To Scotland In Bid To Stop UK Falling Apart

In a desperate attempt to ensure that Scotland does not leave the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will consider offering Scotland more powers if its people vote against the referendum to secede, The Telegraph reports. “I’m very

Obama & the Global Push to Ban Small Arms in the United States …

I ask you, why would the U.N. want a small arms treaty with a free nation that has a second amendment? If we lose this amendment, what’s next?


The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a “final push” to eliminate leprosy as a public health threat in the Western Pacific region, where

Worsening air pollution costs China dearly: study

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s worsening air pollution, after decades of unbridled economic growth, cost the country $112 billion in 2005 in lost economic productivity, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has

Raymond Ibrahim: Clinton Blames Jihad on Poverty

Bill Clinton recently demonstrated the tenacity of those liberal/leftist/materialist paradigms that have all but blinded the West to reality. According to the Associated Press: Former U.S. President [and current spouse of the U….

Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic hymn proclaiming "There is no truth except Allah"

Video courtesy Pamela Geller. “This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet … I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth

Campaign 2012: International Trade

The winner of the 2012 presidential election faces an important leadership test on trade, which will have challenges and opportunities, says CFR’s Thomas Bollyky, including leveling the playing field with China and finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Epic Poem Marks Kim’s Birth as N. Korea Buffs Family Legacy

North Korea today commemorates the birthday of late dictator Kim Jong Il, capping off weeks of celebration that included carving his name into the side of a mountain, as it tries to burnish the legacy of the Kim dynasty.

U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Elite U.S. Navy SEALs swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation

Ecuador court upholds pro-Correa libel verdict

Ecuador’s highest court upheld early Thursday a criminal libel verdict favoring President Rafael Correa, sentencing three newspaper executives and a columnist to three years in prison each and ordering them to pay a total of $42 million in damages.

British rowing team rescued after capsizing while attempting trans-Atlantic journey

LONDON (AP) — Six rowers who capsized in the Atlantic Ocean while attempting to row from Morocco to Barbados have been rescued.

Business Day Live

Business Day Live is a new daily broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, featuring insight and analysis from Times reporters and columnists. Today, Facebook’s stock offering.

From a hobby to big business

The recently concluded India Art Fair has brought into focus the growing number of young women who are tapping the business potential of the Indian art market.

Hong Kong says Chinese professor's remarks 'abusive'

A senior Hong Kong official Wednesday condemned a mainland Chinese professor for calling Hong Kongers “bastards” and “dogs” in an outburst that provoked outrage in the southern city

SCMP Recruitment Services Launches Major New Job Search Site SMARTJOB.COM in Hong Kong

HONG KONG– – South China Morning Post’s Recruitment Services division announced today the launch of a brand new major job portal at smartjob.com .Capitalizing on the trend towards online job search, smartjob.com …

Greece Struggles to Win Aid Package as Europe’s Doubts Mount

European officials jacked up the pressure on the Greek government to deliver budget cuts in exchange for a second bailout as they insisted that default is not an option.

Rights group: Ethiopia forcibly resettled 70,000 and threatened, assaulted those who resisted

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has forcibly moved tens of thousands of semi-nomadic people in the country’s west to barren villages and threatened, assaulted and arrested those who resisted, an international rights group said in a report Tuesday.

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