Last Generation Network News: WORLD EDITION December 10, 2013 –TUESDAY- Tevet 7, 5774 Vol.I No.9

"News is the propaganda of the truth" -MJS

Thai Democracy Enters Dangerous New Crossroads

NPR - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK (AP) - The leader of protesters vying to topple Thailand's prime minister says his movement will establish what amounts to a parallel government - complete with "volunteer peacekeepers" to replace the police, a "people's council" to rule and a ...

Loss of French soldiers in Central African Republic highlights tough quest for ...

Christian Science Monitor
44 minutes ago
Written by
Whitney Eulich
A daily roundup on terrorism and security issues. Skip to next paragraph. Whitney Eulich. Latin America Editor. Whitney Eulich is the Monitor's Latin America editor, overseeing regional coverage for CSMonitor.

Weapons Watchdog Receives Nobel Peace Prize

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday.

In Choosing Kiselyov, Media Critics Say Putin Opts For Personal Propagandist

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Dmitry Kiselyov uses his weekly news program as a soapbox to promote some of the Kremlin's most controversial policies and denigrate the West.

World Human Rights Day today

Business Recorder - ‎15 hours ago‎
Like other parts of the globe, World Human Rights Day-2013, marking the adoption of 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th 1948, is being observed here with a resolve to continue efforts for ...

China Says It Hopes for Stability in North Korea

ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
China, North Korea's most important ally, said Tuesday it wants friendly relations and hopes for stability in its neighbor following the purging of a top official considered close to Beijing.

Defendant in UK soldier killing: I love al-Qaida

Washington Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
LONDON - A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street defended his actions in court Monday, claiming he is a soldier fighting for the Muslim religion and declaring his love for al-Qaida.

Ad of the Day: Santa Visits Canada First for Airline's Lovely Christmas Miracle

Adweek - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Canadian airline WestJet played Santa to a couple hundred travelers recently, and the result was heartwarming and tearjerking. Before a flight from Toronto to Hamilton, Ontario, travelers chatted with a virtual Santa on a display in the terminal, who asked ...

Ottawa delays full bid for claim to North Pole

The Globe and Mail - ‎19 hours ago‎
Canada's foreign affairs minister said his government is delaying a full international bid for Arctic seabed rights with a United Nations commission until scientists gather more information to demonstrate this country can lay claim to the geographic North Pole ...

Pussy Riot Prisoners Qualify for Russian Amnesty

RIA Novosti - ‎2 hours ago‎
MOSCOW, December 10 (RIA Novosti) - Jailed members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot appear to be eligible for release under the terms of a government amnesty that lawmakers started to consider Tuesday.

French court rules seller of faulty breast implants guilty of fraud

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
A court has ruled that the French businessman who sold tens of thousands of faulty silicone breast implants around the world is guilty of fraud.

Abu Qatada pleads not guilty to terror charges in Jordan

The Guardian - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A police vehicle carrying Abu Qatada leaves the state security court in Amman. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters. The radical cleric Abu Qatada, who was deported to Jordan from the UK in July, pleaded not guilty at a military court in Amman on ...

Singapore charges 24 over Little India riot

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police in Singapore have charged 24 Indian nationals with rioting after violent protests on Sunday night over the death of a migrant worker.

Four London attackers of retired Lt Gen KS Brar jailed

Hindustan Times - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The four people who attacked and slashed the throat of Gen KS Brar in central London in September last year for his role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar were on Tuesday sentenced to jail at the Southwark Crown Court.

Sharif says drones no answer to terrorism, seeks productive engagement from ...

Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nawaz Sharif has been persistent in his belief that drones do not offer a solution to the terror situation in Pakistan. (Reuters image).

Ukrainian president to seek protesters' release

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president says he will ask the country's general prosecutor to find a way to release some of the demonstrators who were arrested in recent protests, in a bid to defuse the country's tensions.

Seven dead in Argentina looting amid police strike

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seven people died overnight in looting in Argentina sparked by a police strike, authorities said on Tuesday. PHOTOS. Argentinian police and relatives protest in front of the provincial government building in Santa Se, on Dec 9, 2013.
  • Obama and Raul Castro shake hands at Mandela memorial

    Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro

  • Nobel Prizes by the numbers: Laureates arrive Dec. 10 in

    Nobel by the numbers: Prizes, winners, honors

  • Mandela memorial service: People sing and dance at the First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg.

    Leaders, S. Africans honor Mandela at memorial

    President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in Johannesburg.

  • Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra exits from the Army Club where she held a cabinet meeting in Bangkok.

    Thai PM urges protesters to take part in election

    Protesters rejected Prime Minister's call on for a general election and said she should be replaced by an unelected "people's council".

  • Western envoys go to Kiev hoping to defuse crisis

    Western envoys in Kiev hoping to defuse crisis

    Compromise appeared elusive in Ukraine before Western ambassadors arrived to defuse the tensions between government and pro-EU demonstrators.

  • French troops killed in Central African Republic: French troops patrol past two Seleka, the alliance of mostly Muslim rebel groups

    2 French soldiers die in Central African Republic

    The killings in Bangui late Monday came on the day French forces were conducting patrols by foot and vehicle through the dusty streets.

  • Spain airport: In this Wednesday, May 11, 2011 photo, the new Central airport control tower seen in Ciudad Real, Spain

    Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block

    Ciudad Real's Central airport helped drive Spain's economic boom and now symbolizes the wasteful spending that helped trigger its catastrophic bust.

  • Nesting dolls with images of Russian President Putin, PM Medvedev and French President Hollande in shop window in Russia.

    Did Chinese hackers spy on Europeans before G20?

    California-based FireEye said it was able to monitor the "inner workings" of the main computer server used by the hackers to move across compromised systems.

  • Canada North Pole: Baird, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, addresses 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York

    Canada lays claim to N. Pole amid resource rush

    The move by Canada could raise tensions with Denmark and Russia, both of which also look set to lay claim to the N. Pole.

  • nativa auction: French auctioneer Alan Leroy stands during an auction of sacred objects from the Hopi and San Carlos Apache Native American tribes in Paris, on Dece. 9

    Native artifacts auctioned despite protest

    The Paris auction of the sacred objects from the American Indian Hopi tribe went ahead despite objections from the United States and activists.

  • North Korean seamstresses work at sewing machines in a factory inside the Rason Special Economic Zone.

    Economic experiment shows limits of N. Korean change

    North Korea announced plans to create economic zones in every province and laid out new laws to facilitate foreign tourism and investment.

  • CAR help: A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in  Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday  Dec. 9.

    Hagel orders airlift for Central African Republic

    There are more than 1,000 French troops in the Central African Republic, where Christian armed fighters launched an attack on the capital last week.

  • Korean spy agencies: Nam, head of South Korea's state spy agency, the NIS, swearing in at a parliamentary investigative committee at parliament in Seoul

    For your spies only: Beethoven & numbers on Korean shortwave

    Blanket electronic surveillance and satellite imagery offer only limited penetration in isolated North Korea, where even Internet usage is below global average.

  • Egypt loot: In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 file photo, Damaged pharaonic objects lie on the floor and in broken cases in the Malawi Antiquities Museum.

    Egypt recovers looted pharaonic statue

    The limestone statue of Ankhesenpaaten, a sister of Tutankhamun, was recovered from the home of a man who worked in Cairo's Islamic quarter.

  • Iran nuclear talks: Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif speaks at a news conference following the E3, EU+3-Iran talks in Geneva

    Iran: Nuclear deal dead if US passes new sanctions

    According to a Time magazine interview with Iran's foreign minister, if the U.S. Congress imposes new sanctions, the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead.

  • Kremlin amnesty: Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is escorted before a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk, July 26

    Report: Kremlin amnesty could apply to Pussy Riot

    Pussy Riot members have been sentenced to two years in prison on hooliganism charges for their irreverent 2012 anti-Putin protest at Moscow's main cathedral.

  • North Korea: A couple walks past a television showing a report on Jang Song Thaek, North Korean leaders' uncle, at a railway station in Seoul

    N. Korea says Kim's uncle sacks for 'criminal acts'

    North Korea has confirmed that Jang Song Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, has been dismissed for committing "criminal acts."

  • Thai protests: Thai anti-government protesters make their way by whistling during a march to the government house in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 9.

    Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls

    'The Thai Prime Minister announced she will call elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.

  • Ukraine agrees to compromise talks with pro-EU protesters

    Ukraine backs talks as pro-EU protesters brace

    Ukraine's president agreed to compromise talks with pro-EU protesters as they brace further for riot police action in Kiev.

  • Cuba debt: Russian PM Medvedev gives an interview to federal TV channels at the Ostankino TV Center in Moscow

    Russia to forgive $29B of Cuba's Soviet-era debt

    The two sides announced an agreement to settle the debt dispute earlier this year and finalized the deal in Moscow in October.

  • China expresses regret over S. Korea air defense zone: South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok speaks in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 8.

    China 'regrets' South Korea air defense zone

    South Korea's expansion of its air defense zone over China's new, unilateral zone needs "maritime negotiations," a Chinese spokesman says.

  • Pope global hunger: Pope Francis leads the prayer to celebrate the Immaculate Conception in Piazza di Spagna in downtown Rome.

    Pope calls hunger 'global scandal,' urges changes

    Since his election in March, Pope Francis has frequently beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality.

  • Guatemalans burn devils to bring in the Christmas season

    Guatemalans burn devils to bring in Christmas

    Guatemalans set fire to the devil in a centuries-old Christian festival that marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

  • US vet detained in North Korea: Merrill Newma, center, says a videotaped confession he made was done under duress.

    US vet held in N Korea says statement was coerced

    Merrill Newman says North Koreans told him that if he did not apologize for alleged crimes during the Korean War he would be sentenced to prison for espionage.

  • Thousands face tear gas in Italy 'Pitchfork Protest'

    Thousands face tear gas at Italy 'Pitchfork Protest'

    Protesters cited their discontent over a range of subjects from globalization to fuel prices, taxes, the euro and the European Union.

  • Brand Mandela: A poster depicting former South African President Mandela is displayed during a special service in his honour at the Holy Family Church in the West Bank city of Ramallah

    Family, politicians battle over 'Brand Mandela'

    the scramble for control of the Nelson Mandela legacy — both financial and moral — will involve his family, the ANC and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

  • FIFA condemns soccer violence: An injured fan is carried on a stretcher after clashes with team fans during a Brazilian league soccer match

    FIFA calls fan violence in Brazil 'very sad'

    Hundreds of fans attacked each other Sunday during a soccer match in Brazil, throwing kicks and punches while armed with sticks and metal bars.

  • Hagel spoke with troops and thanksed them for being deployed for the holidays.

    Hagel warns Pakistan leaders over border protests

    Protests over U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have stalled the delivery of military aid, hindering America's ability to support Pakistan.

  • Worshippers take part in a prayer tribute for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in the Meadowlands neighborhood of Soweto, Johannesburg, December 8, 2013.

    South Africans remember Mandela with prayers

    Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was mourned on Sunday in a day of prayers. His memorial service will be held on Tuesday.

  • Russia news agency appoints controversial leader

    Russia news agency appoints controversial chief

    A decree on the Kremlin website appointed an ultraconservative TV anchor with controversial views as head of Russia's new state news agency.

  • Singapore rioting: Officials stand around a bus with a smashed windshield following a riot in Singapore's Little India district

    Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting

    The breakout in Singapore's "Little India" area is likely to fuel concerns about discontent among low-paid foreign workers.

  • Children walk near a burning commuter train after it collided with a fuel tanker in Jakarta.

    Indonesia train crashes into fuel truck, 10 killed

    Investigations were under way after the accident at a crossing in a suburb of Jakarta, police said. The truck was destroyed in the blaze.

  • Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad flash the 'V' signs

    Syrian army retakes road for moving chemical weapons

    The army has retaken the highway towns of Qara, Deir Attiyah from the rebels, and has made inroads around the town of Nabak close to the road.

  • Riot police stand guard in front of a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev Dec. 1, 2013. Protesters toppled the statue Sunday.

    Ukrainian protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev

    Anti-government opposition protesters have toppled the statue of Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev.

  • Residents and soldiers wait in line to vote at a polling station during municipal elections in Caracas, Venezuela.

    Split results in Venezuela mayoral elections

    Venezuelans head to the polls to elect mayors and city councilors at a moment when the country's economic troubles have deepened.

  • Central Africa violence: A woman walks past French soldiers on patrol in Bangui

    Calm back in CAR after French troops deploy

    Central African Republic has slid into chaos as interim president Michel Djotodia struggled to control his loose band of Seleka fighters.

  • India elections: Chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi speaks as her son, lawmaker Rahul Gandhi, watches during a news conference in New Delhi

    India's ruling party punished in state elections

    Congress, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for most of the 66 years since independence, is facing widespread anger.

  • An Iraqi boy walks past damages of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Officials in Iraq say scores have been killed in at least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday.

    Bombings kill 39 in and around Iraqi capital

    At least 39 people have been killed throughout Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday in a wave of attacks that took place at crowded market places, commercial districts and car repair shops.

  • A man who claims to be a medical doctor with a degree from the State University of Haiti displays case files for abortions performed during the month of September 2013 in his tiny office in downtown Port-au-Prince

    The face of Haiti's abortion crisis

    The country outlaws abortion but women are turning to unregulated, unsafe medical and drug procedures that have become increasingly deadly.

  • UN inspectors in Iran: The Arak heavy-water project

    UN inspectors visit banned Iran nuclear site

    It is the first time in more than two years that the International Atomic Energy Agency had been allowed to go to the Arak heavy water production plant.

  • Philippines typhoon: Survivors

    After typhoon: 'Nowhere to go but the sea'

    Nearly one month after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, fishermen and coconut farmers try to rebuild their livelihoods.

  • Jailer praises Mandela: Robben Island jailer Christo Brand

    Mandela's jailer praises the anti-apartheid icon

    Former Robben Island jailer Christo Brand was assigned to guard former South African President Nelson Mandela from 1978 until his release in 1990.

  • US Russia copter deal: In this July 8, 2011 file photo released by the Australian Defense Force, members of the National Interdiction Unit and the Special Operations Task Group await the arrival of two Mi-17 helicopters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

    Rough ride for US-Russia helicopter deal

    Since the Mi-17 contract was signed, a veil of secrecy still obscures the pact despite its high-dollar value and accusations the Pentagon muffled information.

  • Nelson Mandela: This combination of 2013 file photos shows, from left, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi; Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, and Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

    Few heirs apparent to Mandela's freedom symbol

    Mandela, the revolutionary who emerged from 27 years in prison to embrace his white oppressors and lead a new South Africa, may be one of the last of a breed.

  • Mona al-Beltagy, who was found guilty along with other women and girls of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October, smiles during an appeal hearing at a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

    Jailed Islamist women to go free: Egyptian court

    An appeals court in Alexandria has reduced the sentences of 14 women to one-year suspended terms. Once paperwork is completed, they will be released.


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Obama Raul Castro

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Jang Song Thaek

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Putin Vows To Increase Russia's Arctic Military Presence

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