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Teens jailed for S. Korean bullying suicide

A South Korean court sentenced two teenagers to prison terms Monday after they admitted bullying a school classmate until he committed suicide.

Japan posts record trade deficit

Japan — battered by a strong yen, slowing global demand and increased oil and gas imports due to last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster — posted a record trade deficit of $18.7 billion in January, according to official figures.

30 prisoners escape after riot in northern Mexico, governor says

Dozens died and 30 inmates escaped during a weekend prison riot in northern Mexico, an official said Monday.

Inside the "Pirates of Somalia"

CNN’s Erin Burnett interviews Jay Bahadur, author of “Pirates of Somalia” on the rescue of two Americans held by pirates.

Tough challenges for Libyans

Clashes between rival militias. Allegations of detainee torture. Assaults on the headquarters of the National Transitional Council, which governs Libya.

Roadside bomb kills two soldiers in Pakistan

A roadside bomb killed two soldiers and injured nine others in southwest Pakistan, one of two deadly incidents in the country targeting law and order personnel Sunday.

Dozens killed in Pakistan market blast

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a market in Pakistan’s tribal region has climbed to 34, a senior government official said.

Emperor’s bypass surgery ‘a success’

Japan’s 78-year-old emperor is recovering from successful cardiac bypass surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Ecuador high court upholds $40 million libel suit

Ecuador’s highest court has upheld a conviction and a $40 million judgment against a newspaper in a case that pitted the paper’s directors and a former opinion editor against the country’s president.

Uneasy Egypt, a year after Mubarak

The first anniversary of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s dramatic ouster from office arrived unceremoniously Saturday amid strained relations with citizens and its longtime ally, the United States.

As Newspapers Falter, Music Critics Roam Free

Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon on Deceptive Cadence.

Ex-Olympus executives arrested

Japanese prosecutors arrested three former executives, including former Olympus Corp. Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, for their alleged involvement in a massive $1.7 billion accounting fraud.

Afghan government ‘in talks’ with Taliban

The Afghan government has joined the United States in talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says in a new report.

Brazil plans giveaway of 3 million free condoms for Carnival revelers

Revelers in Brazil’s most famous city will enjoy more than just sun, live music and dancing when Carinval festivities start this week. Rio de Janeiro state officials are also giving away 3 million free condoms.

How ’99p’ stores made millions

Nadir Lalani, arrived in the United Kingdom in the recession-hit 1970s from Tanzania and started a small corner shop. Since then, he has expanded his successful budget retail business ’99p Stores’, throughout the country.

Who Carried Out the Terrorist Car Bombings in India, Thailand and Georgia? Iran … Or Someone Else?

Who Carried Out the Terrorist Car Bombings in India, Thailand and Georgia? Iran … Or Someone Else? By WashingtonsBlog washingtonsblog.com U.S. and Israel Point Towards Iran … But Did They Do It? Car bomb attacks which occurred this week in India, Georgia and Thailand are …

Witnesses: Police stood idle in Egypt

Horrified eyewitnesses described how Egyptian police officers stood by as violent clashes between rival fans at a football match in the northeastern city of Port Said left scores dead.

South Africa’s wine region

You can’t help but be stunned by the visual splendor when walking around the Western Cape region of South Africa, in towns like Stellenbosch. Immediately you see why this part of the African…

Ecclestone insists Bahrain GP will go ahead

On the first anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, Bernie Ecclestone insists that the Grand Prix will go ahead.

China’s heir apparent meets with Obama

Vice President Xi Jinping of China, the man set become the country’s next paramount leader, is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and other officials on Tuesday

State media: Mexico captures suspected methamphetamine producer

Police have captured a man they allege is one of the main producers of methamphetamine for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, authorities said.

Greece exports teachers to SA

For a woman whose country is on the brink of financial collapse, Greek teacher Julie Koukliati is surprisingly cheerful.

Five News Corp. employees arrested in Britain

London (CNN) — Authorities arrested eight people Saturday — including five employees of Britain’s bestselling Sun newspaper — as part of an inquiry into alleged illegal payments to police and officials.

Tangled Knot of Kashmir

By Brig Asif H. Raja Sunday, February 12th, 2012 by Asif Haroon Raja Pakistan commemorates Kashmir solidarity day on 5 February every year to demonstrate their unequivocal support for the valiant struggle of the

UN Bosses Secretly Plot Global Govt Through “Green Economy” for Rio+20

ALEX NEWMAN New American February 13, 2012 United Nations boss Ban Ki-moon and his top deputies gathered in secret last year to chart the future course of

The Arab League Observer Mission Report Defending the UN …

The Arab League Observer Mission Report Defending the UN Charter by Use of the Veto: The Security Council Resolution on Syria. 13th February 2012 · 0 Comments. Up until the Arab League Observer Mission had been sent to Syria on …

Egypt protests escalate after riot

Clashes continue between police and protesters in Egypt following a soccer match riot that left dozens dead.

When cooking can be deadly

Cooking over an open fire causes an estimated 2 million premature deaths each year. Producers of “clean cookstoves” hope to change that.

‘No negotiations’ on Falklands, Britain vows

Britain on Wednesday dismissed a complaint from Argentina about the “militarization of the South Atlantic” as tensions rise regarding the Falkland Islands, over which the two countries fought a

Chavez, allies call for sanctions against Britain over Falklands

The Ecuadorian president is calling for sanctions against Britain for its long-running dispute with Argentina over who owns the Falkland Islands.

Butterflies helps threatened forests

Farmers in Tanzania are helping to conserve threatened forests by cultivating an unlikely crop: butterflies.

Close encounters of a Zambian kind

“Stop the car, stop the car! There’s a bull elephant in the road!” Words I listen to closely as they’re being shouted by a man sitting next to

27 of 35 Bush Articles of Impeachment Apply to Obama

27 of 35 Bush Articles of Impeachment Apply to Obama By WashingtonsBlog washingtonsblog.com By leading anti-war activist David Swanson, author of Day Break and War Is A Lie, who runs the websites DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDowningStreet.org) When Congressman Dennis Kucinich …

U.S. Ally Ethiopia is One of the Worst Human Rights Abusers

By Jeff Furman In recent years, investigations and reports carried out by independent organizations have described the steadily worsening human rights picture in Ethiopia. A 2007 report from the UN committee that monitors the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all

Sony expects nearly $3 billion loss

Sony expects a full year net loss of US $2.9 billion, citing tough domestic and global financial conditions. The Japanese electronics company says it is forecasting a net loss of 220 billion yen or US $2.9 billion for the fiscal year ending in March 2012. Previously, Sony expected to …

NATO Taliban report revives fears

Pakistan continues to support the Taliban in Afghanistan, a secret NATO report says, despite years of Pakistani denials and American pressure.

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