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LATEST World News, May 10, 2012

Must-Reads from Around the World, May 10, 2012
TIME (blog)
By TIME.com | May 10, 2012 | + Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani waves upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on February 13, 2012. Pakistani Push-back - In an interview with the Guardian, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza...
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TIME (blog)
7:05 PM ET, May 10, 2012
ESPN
Stephen Strasburg hasn't faced the Pittsburgh Pirates since his sensational major league debut for the Washington Nationals nearly two years ago. While the lights won't be as bright Thursday night at PNC Park, Strasburg looks to help the Nationals ...
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EUROPEAN UNION News, May 10, 2012

Toy shelves in Europe are home to fewer toxic toys.
New York Daily News
"The fact that fewer dangerous items enter the EU market is good news for consumers, but we must remain committed," said Health Commissioner John Dalli on presenting the European Union's latest report on efforts to enforce product safety.
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New York Daily News
Comex Gold Slightly Lower as Markets Try to Stabilize
Forbes
Spot gold was last quoted up $3.50 an ounce at $1593.50. July Comex silverlast traded up $0.019 at $29.26 an ounce. There is no major fresh news coming out of the EU Thursday. EU officials did decide to disburse the latesttranche of bailout funds to ...
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USA News, May 10, 2012

Insight: Afghan women fade from White House focus as exit nears
Reuters
Today's White House has a more limited definition of that purpose, one that eschews his predecessor's "nation-building." In February, White Housespokesman Jay Carney stated that US troops were in Afghanistan to root out al Qaeda militants and their ...
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Former White House hopeful Bachmann now Swiss citizen
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Republican US Representative Michele Bachmann, a former White House hopeful and a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, has a new political option: she can run for office in Switzerland.
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UNICEF News, May 10, 2012

Barilla Sets Guinness World Record
MarketWatch (press release)
... the world's number one pasta brand, has captured the Guinness WorldRecord for the biggest pasta box. Unveiled in Istanbul, the boxes weigh a half metric ton and benefit the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help enroll underprivileged ...
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World's biggest boxes of pasta on sale in Turkey
Reuters
All revenues from the sales of the massive cartons will go to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Turkey consumes 450000 tons of pasta per year, and is the world's No. 5 producer. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Paul Casciato)
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UNESCO News, May 10, 2012

Norwich named as UNESCO City of Literature
BBC News
Norwich has been named as England's first City of Literature by the United Nation's organisation, UNESCO. The Writers' Centre Norwich (WCN) said Norwich was where the first book in English by a woman and the first provincial newspaper were published.
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BBC News
Skills needed for work and life
China Daily
In preparation for the Congress, UNESCO has organized several regional and global consultations. UNESCO will launch the World TVET Report and WorldDatabase on TVET to provide an important resource for policymakers, practitioners and specialists.
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SYRIA News, May 10, 2012


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GRAPHIC CONTENT: Damascas rocked with explosions
Baltimore Sun
Twin blasts by suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded hundreds of others on Thursday during morning rush hour traffic according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. The UN observer chief appealed for help to put an end to the bloodshe that has ...
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Baltimore Sun
Syria suicide bombers kill 55, ceasefire in tatters
Reuters
"This (Thursday's attacks) is yet another example of the suffering brought upon the people of Syria from acts of violence," said Major-General Robert Mood, leader of the UN monitors, who visited the scene. Opposition to Assad, which began with peaceful ...
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FASHION Models News, May 10, 2012

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South African fashion models reconcile after Twitter battle over race
National Post
JOHANNESBURG — Two models at the eye of a race storm that has exposed the thin veneer of social harmony in South Africa 18 years after the end of apartheid shook hands on Thursday and vowed to work towards Nelson Mandela's vision of a non-racial ...
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'Vogue' bans skinny models
Trinidad & Tobago Express
They agreed to "not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder," and said they will ask casting directors to check IDs at photo shoots and fashion shows and for ad campaigns. The move is an important one for ...
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LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 Preparations, News, May 10, 2012

Actress Ino Menegaki, in the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch of the Olympic Flame during the lighting ceremony leading up to the London Summer Olympics.
Countdown to London 2012 as Olympic torch is lit in Greece
New York Post
Actress Ino Menegaki, in the role of the High Priestess, lights the torch of the Olympic Flame during the lighting ceremony leading up to the London Summer Olympics. OLYMPIA, Greece -- The final preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games began ...
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2012 London Games: Organizers Say Olympic Venues Ready
Huffington Post
This March 9, 2012 file photo shows swimmers competing in the men's 1500 meter freestyle during the British Swimming Championship selection trials andOlympic test event at the London 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre at theOlympic Park in London.
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EARTHQUAKE News, Mar 10, 2012

After The Quake, Japanese Shop For Survival
NPR
Such items have become popular in Japan following last year's hugeearthquake and tsunami. Store manager Naoto Higashi models a helmet, a fully stocked kit in his backpack, and a windup flashlight. Such items have become popular in Japan following last ...
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Low intensity quake shakes Kashmir
TwoCircles.net
Sonam Lotus, director of the local meteorological office told IANS: "A light intensity earthquake occurred at 11.35 pm last night. The magnitude of thequake was 3.4 on the Richter scale while its coordinates were 74.5 degrees east and 34.3 degrees ...
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CANADA Ski, Snow, Resorts News, May 10, 2012

Fly to Chile Aboard LAN Airlines and Save up to 30% Off Package Stays at Valle ...
Albany Times Union
... flying Lan Airlines to Chile from the US or Canada. LAN Airlines and Valle Nevado ski resort have partnered to offer North American skiers and snowboarders outstanding deals for the upcoming 2012 southern hemisphere season, which kicks off June 29.
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Bride and groom get away
STLtoday.com
Today's honeymooners spend time together in places where they may swim, sail, boat, snorkel, hike, ski or bask in the sun, but their prime pleasure is devoting precious time to enjoying the company of their one-and-only. Mike Schellhase, president of ...
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ASEAN News, Mar 10, 2012


Aquino's challenge: creating jobs
Inquirer.net
... 1 percent unemployment; Vietnam and Brunei have 2.7 percent; Singapore 2.8 percent; and Malaysia 3.4 percent. Even Cambodia, Laos and Burma (Myanmar), ...
Asean seen as economic growth force by 2015
Malaysia Chronicle
... economic organization called Asean, are Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam,Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar) and thePhilippines.

BLOOMBERG News, May 10, 2012

European Stocks Climb; Deutsche Telekom, Repsol Rise on Earnings
San Francisco Chronicle
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, erasing an earlier decline, as companies from Deutsche Telekom AG to Repsol YPF SA posted better-than-estimated quarterly profit. Deutsche Telekom AG added 3.7 percent and Repsol jumped 8.7 percent as the ...
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Deutsche Telekom Profit Tops Estimates on T-Mobile USA
Bloomberg
The profit compares with the 4.4 billion-euro average estimate of 21 analysts compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue dropped by a smaller-than-projected 1.1 percent to 14.4 billion euros. T-Mobile USA, the unit that's trying to hold onto its subscribers after ...
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DIED, May 10, 2012


Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84, Fashion And Beauty World Mourns Death of The ...
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter: Subscribe to IBTimes's RSS feed Legendary hairstylist responsible for pioneering the bob haircut, Vidal Sassoon, died in his home Wednesday at age 84, prompting the fashion and beauty world to mourn the death of the man known ...
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International Business Times
Nicholas Katzenbach dies; Kennedy, Johnson aide
Fox News
TRENTON, NJ – Nicholas Katzenbach, whose eight years in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations helped shape some of the most important events of the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Katzenbach died Tuesday night at his home in Skillman, NJ His career was...
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RUSSIA Ski, Snow, Resorts News, May 10, 2012


Lindsey Van's push for Olympic women's ski jumping finally flies
Denver Post
By John Meyer Lindsey Van stayed true to her sport and her commitment to get women's ski jumping included as an Olympic sport. The women's event will be part of the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. (Stanko Gruden, Getty Images) Early in the film ...
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Vladimir Putin sworn in as president for third time
Baltimore Sun
Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's next president despite clashes between helmeted riot police and anti-Putin protestors outside the Kremlin Monday. This is Putin's third stint as president, previously he was serving as Prime Minister.
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NEW ZEALAND HERALD News, May 10, 2012

PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - May 10
Reuters
NEW ZEALAND HERALD (www.nzherald.co.nz) Air NZ sees bright horizon in Oz mining boom: Air New Zealand is hoping to cash in on the West Australian minerals boom by offering more seats and luxury to rich, fun-loving miners on its Perth services.
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Pilot of balloon that crashed in New Zealand had cannabis in system
Herald Sun
Lead investigator Ian McClelland said the commission has not yet made any findings linking cannabis use to the accident, "although the test results are concerning to the commission''. Read the full report at The New Zealand Herald.
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