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Daily International News 08.11.11

August 11, 2011

Daily International News
August 11, 2011

Northeast Asia
Japan
Outgoing nuclear agency chief was aware of possible meltdown at Fukushima plant
[Mainichi]
DPJ should launch leadership race to replace Kan’s successor
[Mainichi]
Japan parties reach agreement on renewable energy bill
[Reuters]
Koreas
North Korea Denies Firing Artillery into Yellow Sea
[VOA]
US sanctions Syrian bank for ties with N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Ban urges unconditional food aid for N. Korea
[AFP]
Missing Dutch tourist appears in North Korean newspaper
[Channel 6]
China
Details emerge of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s detention
[BBC]
Wenzhou crash: China freezes new rail projects
[BBC]
China jails 7 more people in tainted pork scandal
[AP]
26 injured by strong earthquake in western China
[AP] 
Yuan Hits Fresh High Against Dollar
[WSJ]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Myanmar gov’t appoints team to spread information
[AP]
Bali bomb suspect extradited to Indonesia
[Al Jazeera]
Papua New Guinea agrees to reopen Australia asylum camp
[BBC]
Philippines acts on MILF infighting
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Afghan president not to seek third term
[Xinhua]
Five Nato troops killed by Afghanistan roadside bomb
[BBC]
Woman bomber, roadside bomb kill seven in NW Pakistan
[Reuters]

Middle East
Assad Admits to ‘Mistakes’ in Clampdown
[Bloomberg]
Syrian forces kill five in swoop on northern towns
[Reuters]
Report claims Saleh ‘positive’ on GCC plan
[Al Jazeera]
Israel to OK 4,300 new homes in east Jerusalem
[AP]
Jordan PM cleared on corruption charges
[Al Jazeera]
Bomb explodes north of Beirut; 2 killed
 [AP]

Africa
Libyan rebels say key oil town within their grasp
[Reuters]
Burundi gunmen kill one, insurgency fears rise
[Reuters]

Europe
Cameron, in Speech, Pledges Swift Reaction to Rioters
[NYT]
UK riots: Cameron statement and Commons debate – live
[Guardian]
Focus of eurozone crisis turns to France
[FT]
Shooting inside Estonian Defense Ministry
[AP]
Rupert Murdoch endorses Carey as next in line
[Reuters]
Ukraine president says can’t interfere in ex-PM’s trial
[Reuters]
Europe Considers Ban on Short Selling
[NYT]

Domestic
Apple Overtakes Exxon Becoming World’s Most Valuable Company
[Bloomberg]
Unemployment aid applications at 395k, 4-month low
[AP]
Overseas crises loom for Obama
[POLITICO]
Peter King queries Bin Laden film White House access
[BBC]
Republican debate in Iowa: A viewer’s guide
[POLITICO]
Republican debate candidates brace for Iowa fight night
[POLITICO]
Pawlenty gets Iowans fired up on eve of Republican debate
[WaPo]
Frontrunner Romney Lies Low, Aims High to Avoid Replay of 2008 Iowa Demise
[Bloomberg]
Palin bus tour to roll into Iowa
[CNN]
Ohio serial killer faces death penalty
[Al Jazeera]
Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano erupts‎
[Xinhua]

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