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Daily International News 10.31.11

October 31, 2011

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Daily International News
October 31, 2011

Indian baby picked as world’s seven billionth person [BBC]
ILO: World economy on verge of new jobs recession
[BBC]

Northeast Asia
Japanese Officials Intervene to Weaken Yen
[NYT]
Japan, India agree to move talks forward on civilian nuclear pact
[Mainichi]
WSJ Lee Myung-bak Interview
[WSJ]
South Korean Minister to Visit Washington This Week
[VOA]
Seoul seeks more nuclear talks with Pyongyang: official
[Yonhap]
US, NK discuss family reunions
[Korea Times]
China arrests 12,000 in online drug bust
[Al Jazeera]
China, 3 countries meet over Mekong River security
[AP]
China to launch Shenzhou-8 early Tuesday, ready for first docking
[Xinhua]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
Qantas returns to the skies after fleet grounding
[AP]
Philippine army strikes al-Qaeda-linked group
[Al Jazeera]
Bangkok near chaos, with flood mobs and drinking water shortage
[Xinhua]

South/Central Asia
Three Afghan UNHCR staff killed in Kandahar suicide
[Reuters]
Hopes for Peace as Kyrgyzstan Votes for New President
[NYT]

Middle East
Arab League hands Syria plan to end unrest
[Al Jazeera]
Explosions rock Yemeni airbase
[Al Jazeera] 
Palestine becomes member of UN cultural body
[AP]
Gaza violence simmers after truce announced
[Reuters]
Israel aircraft hit Gaza, 2 found dead
[AP] 
Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad
[Al Jazeera]

Africa
NATO concludes Libya mission after seven months
[Reuters]
Aid Group Says Refugee Camp in Somalia Was Hit by Airstrike
[NYT]
Liberia election commission chief resigns
[Al Jazeera]
Uganda opposition leader arrested for walking
[AP]

Europe
Russia Ready to Offer Europe $10 Billion in Aid Through IMF
[Bloomberg]
Obama to meet with Blair, sign economic order
[AP]
Rosen Plevneliev elected new Bulgarian president
[AP] 
GCHQ chief reports ‘disturbing’ cyber-attacks on UK
[BBC]
New Amy Winehouse album to be released in December
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
‘Hackers’ threaten Mexican drug cartel in YouTube film
[BBC]
Exclusive: 2 women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
[POLITICO]
Cain, Romney Top Des Moines Register Poll
[TPM]
New Perry ad: ‘I’m a doer, not a talker’
[WaPo]
Obama to sign executive order to address prescription-drug shortage
[WaPo]
California Move to Raise Retirement Age to 67 Puts State in Rare Company
[Bloomberg]
Snowstorm hits US East Coast killing at least nine
[BBC]
Saudi police arrest Canadian imam at Hajj
[Al Jazeera]

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