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Daily International News 09.15.11

September 15, 2011

Daily International News
September 15, 2011

UN General Assembly
The U.N. Is Open; Mark Your Dance Card
[NYT]
UN chief: Palestine bid ‘understandable’
[Al Jazeera]
Netanyahu to address UN on day Palestinians submit statehood bid
[Haaretz]
Venezuela oppose rebels in Libya’s UN seat
[AP]
Cuba urges UN General Assembly to vote against U.S. embargo
[Xinhua]
UK to boycott U.N. racism conference anniversary
[Reuters]
Haitian Groups to Rally at United Nations Headquarters in New York
[Defend.HT]
UN aims to fight cancer, diabetes, heart, lung diseases
[Detroit Free Press]

Northeast Asia
Japan
Earthquake off northeast Japan
[Al Jazeera]
S. Korea proposes talks with Japan over wartime sex slaves
[Kyodo]
Japan hunts 195 whales in northwest Pacific Ocean
[AP]
Taiwan gets Japanese cranes in gift from Hokkaido city
[Mainichi]
Koreas
S. Korea to respect free will of N. Korean defectors in Japan
[Yonhap]
US, S. Korea Negotiate Drone Support Near DMZ
[VOA]
IAEA Leans on North Korea Over Nuke Program
[GSN]
A look at life in North Korea’s remote northeast
[AP]
North Korea Food Crisis Worsens as Prices Jump, Aid Vanishes
[Bloomberg]
Hiroshima doctors aim to visit A-bomb survivors in North Korea in Oct.
[Mainichi]
China
China warns India on South China Sea exploration projects
[The Hindu]
China sentences 4 Uighur men to death over attacks
[AP]
Chinese petitioners detained during Biden’s visit
[AP] 
2011 Summer Davos enters 2nd day
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Indonesia, Vietnam agree to joint sea patrols
[China Post]
Myanmar sentences journalist to 10 more years
[AP]
Cambodian, Thai leaders agree to work for border peace
[Kyodo]
New species of dolphin discovered near Australia
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Panetta expresses frustration with Pakistan, says U.S. will do all it can to root out militants
[WaPo]
U.S. names Indian Mujahideen to terror blacklist
[Reuters]
Deadly blast at funeral in Pakistan
[Al Jazeera]
Mongolia bans external talks on nuclear waste storage plans
[Kyodo]

Middle East
Renewed violence rocks Yemen
[Al Jazeera]
Settler attacks raise West Bank tension ahead of U.N.
[Reuters]
Israel evacuates embassy in Jordan
[Al Jazeera]
Syrian activists form opposition council
[AP]
Syrian protesters mark six months of revolt
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
French and British leaders visit Libya
[Al Jazeera]

Europe
Amid Political Rancor, Russian Party Leader Quits
[NYT]
NATO says ready to act to stop violence in Kosovo
[Reuters]
UBS man held over $2bn ‘rogue trades’
[Al Jazeera]

Americas
Students continue to protest in Chile’s capital for reforms
[Xinhua]
Peru’s first black minister: barefoot singer
[AP]

Domestic
House casts a symbolic vote against lifting debt ceiling
[LAT]
John Boehner to urge reform of tax code
[POLITICO]
Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs
[WaPo]
NASA unveils plan for space vehicle to go beyond low-Earth orbit
[LAT]

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