Court Rejects Musharraf’s Request to Leave Pakistan for Treatment – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A special court on Friday rejected a request by the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan for medical treatment and instead issued arrest…

China celebrates the Year of the Horse – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPeople marked the arrival of a new lunar year across, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Incense filled the air at one of Hong Kong’s best-known temples. Crowds gathered at Wong…

Federer will play for Swiss against Djokovic-less Serbs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comNovi Sad, Serbia (SportsNetwork.com) – When Switzerland visits Serbia in their Davis Cup tie this weekend, the Swiss will boast 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and newly crowned Australian…

How do you like them apples: Google, Samsung ink patent deal – PCWorld

PCWorldGoogle and Samsung have signed a “global patent cross-license agreement” that covers the companies’ existing patents and future ones over the next 10 years. In a brief statement released Sunday,…

Free and fair election in doubt after protesters block voters in Bangkok – The Age

The AgeProtest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he leads anti-government protesters marching through Bangkok’s shopping district. Photo: Reuters. Bangkok: Anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked many people wanting to vote early…

French business calls on François Hollande to take bold action – Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business has called on President François Hollande to match his promise of accelerated reforms with action, saying the economy is in urgent need of bold measures to boost…

Bangkok residents warned to stockpile food as Thai crisis continues – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: More than 20,000 security forces will be deployed across the Thai capital on Monday as anti-government protesters implement “operation shutdown” aimed at toppling the elected government of…

Fire in China’s Shangri-la put out – Xinhua

XinhuaSHANGRI-LA, Yunnan, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — A fire that started in the early hours of Saturday in an ancient town in Shangri-la, a resort county in southwest China’s Yunnan Province,…

Fire started in guesthouse rages for TEN HOURS destroying Tibetan tourist town … – Daily Mail

Daily MailAn entire town has been destroyed and hundreds of homes burned to the ground after a fire ravaged a popular tourist area in southwest China this morning. Fire engines…

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit…

Greenpeace Russian oil protest arrests ‘worth it’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe arrest and detention of Greenpeace demonstrators over an Arctic oil drilling protest in Russia was “worth it”, according to a freed activist. Speaking on his return to the…