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Daily International News 08.29.11

August 29, 2011

Daily International News
August 29, 2011

Northeast Asia
UN warns of bird flu resurgence, new Asian strain
[AP]
Japan
Noda to become Japan’s new PM after winning DPJ election
[Mainichi]
U.S. Marines start environmental assessment for Osprey deployment in Okinawa
[Mainichi]
Koreas
10 N. Korean defectors left S. Korean consulate in China: activist
[Yonhap]
N.K. leader attends banquet honoring his ‘successful’ trip to Russia, China
[Yonhap]
China/Taiwan
Chinese general’s spy talk leaked onto YouTube
[AP]
Ai Weiwei Newsweek Editorial: Beijing
[Newsweek]
Tibet monk given 11 yrs in colleague’s immolation
[AP]
Storm heads for China after shutting down south Taiwan
[Reuters]
Taiwan Considers Eco-Tourism to Assert Territorial Claims
[VOA]
Taiwan hospital transplants 5 HIV-infected organs
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
New Maoist Nepal PM Baburam Bhattarai pledges to secure peace
[BBC]
Tony Tan elected Singapore president
[FT]
K. Rouge court conducts hearing on fitness to stand trial of 2 leaders
[Kyodo]

South/Central Asia
CIA Strikes Strain Ties With Pakistan Further
[WSJ]
Al Qaeda No 2’s death not yet confirmed – Pakistan
[Reuters]
Vice president of Pakistan’s ruling party resigns amid acrimony
[Kyodo]
AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghans scuttle US-Taliban talks
[AP]
Anna breaks fast, vows to continue fight
[Times of India]

Middle East
Syrian forces storm northern village, kill 6
[AP]
26 militants, 10 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting
[AP]
Palestinian wounds seven Israelis in Tel Aviv attack
[BBC]
Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack
[Al Jazeera]
Turkish airstrike campaign ‘killed 160 Kurdish rebels’
[BBC]

Africa
Fighters plan assault on Gaddafi hometown
[Al Jazeera]
Extradition of Lockerbie Convict Ruled Out
[NYT]
Lockerbie bomber in coma, near death, brother says
[AP]
Gaddafi still threat for Libya and world – NTC’s Jalil
[BBC]
Details Mount on Atrocities in Tripoli’s Fall
[WSJ] 
Death toll rises to 20 in blast at U.N. building in Nigeria
[CNN]
Saudi prince in Mogadishu pledges aid
[AFP]
Uganda landslides:  24 villagers killed in Bulambuli
[BBC]

Europe
Russia to elect parliament on December 4: Medvedev
[Reuters]
Russia delays missions to and from space station
[AP]
European officials round on Lagarde
[FT]
Greece’s Alpha Bank and Eurobank EFG are to merge
[BBC]
Joblessness in Merkel territory fuels German far right
[Reuters]
Kosovo organ trafficking: Williamson to head EU probe
[BBC]
Notting Hill carnival gets off to a peaceful start
[Guardian]

Americas
Chavez set to begin new round of cancer treatment
[AP]
Battered state vows to solve Mexican security woes
[Reuters]
For Mexico’s accused criminals, made-for-TV confessions
[WaPo]

Domestic
Hurricane Irene’s Wrath: $7 Billion in Damage
[ABC]
Bachmann Spoke ‘In Jest’ When Said God Was Communicating Via Quakes/Hurricanes
[TPM]
Rick Perry has distanced himself from George W. Bush’s brand of conservatism
[WaPo]
Tea Party Unfavorability Jumps In New AP Poll
[TPM]
Obama picks Alan Krueger to chair economic council
[LAT]
After three years, VP role suits Biden
[LAT]
Puerto Rico senator resigns in photo controversy
[AP]

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