Gunfire Paves Bloody Way To Thai Elections – TIME

TIMEGunmen opened fire on pro-government demonstrators in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, wounding at least six people and ratcheting up tensions just one day before Sunday’s key national elections. Around eight … Read More

Thai Election Commission Says Blocking of Ballots to Hamper Vote – Businessweek

BusinessweekThailand’s Election Commission warned that voting in tomorrow’s general election may be called off in parts of the country’s southern provinces because protesters are blocking the distribution of ballots. The … Read More

Ukraine’s President Goes on Sick Leave as Protests Roil – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — Viktor F. Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave on Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging. A statement … Read More

Ukraine unrest: President Yanukovych offers ‘concessions’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has offered what appear to be concessions to the opposition as anti-government protests spread. Mr Yanukovych pledged to amend recently approved tough anti-protest laws, reshuffle … Read More

Qualcomm Buys Palm Patents From Hewlett-Packard – ABC News

ABC NewsCell-phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Thursday it has acquired patents once owned by smartphone maker Palm Inc. from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed amount. Qualcomm says the purchase covers … Read More

Ukraine unrest: Crisis talks ‘raise hope for solution’ – BBC News

BBC NewsAn opposition leader in Ukraine has said hopes to end the deadly unrest there have risen, after crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovych. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was “a … Read More

Khordorkovsky associate Platon Lebedev to be released – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with whom he was jailed in 2005. Platon and Khodorkovsky were convicted … Read More

Clash of the liberals in New York – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — When he ran for mayor last year, Democrat Bill de Blasio thrilled liberals when he promised universal pre-kindergarten funded by taxing rich New Yorkers whose wealth … Read More

Sundance Day 2: Guantanamo, Somali Pirates Steal the Stage from Kristen … – TheWrap

TheWrapOn the second day of the Sundance Film Festival, Guantanamo Bay detainees and Somali pirates upstaged movie stars like Kristen Stewart and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as the politics of terrorism … Read More

Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks … Read More

Nightengale: MLB’s PR offensive faces backlash – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball, carrying paper bags full of cold, hard cash and hanging out with the low-lifes in Miami, finally get their man. Alex Rodriguez is banned for the … Read More

60 Minutes’ A-Rod piece incites MLB, union fight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball and the players association, which previously had maintained a tone of respect and cooperation through the messy Alex Rodriguez ordeal, appear ready to get down into … Read More

Central African Republic: Fears of sectarian genocide – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with … Read More

T-Mobile will pay early-termination fees for families – CNET

CNETCEO John Legere says the company is addressing yet another pain point in its aggressive “UnCarrier” strategy: it’ll pay early-termination fees for customers who want to jump to T-Mobile from … Read More

‘Frozen’ grips No. 1 spot on Billboard album chart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeyoncé’s hot, but Frozen is hotter. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the soundtrack’s sales jumped 55%, making it a grand total of 165,000 in the week ending Jan. 5. It … Read More

Trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy postponed – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has been postponed until February 1, according to multiple state-owned media outlets. Morsy and 14 other members of the … Read More

Nets’ Williams sidelined after ankle treatment – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Deron Williams will miss the Brooklyn Nets’ game against Golden State on Wednesday after receiving treatment for his chronically injured ankles. Williams was diagnosed Monday with … Read More

14 killed in China mosque stampede — reports –

gulfnews.comBeijing: Fourteen people, some of them children, were killed and 10 injured in a stampede during a gathering at a mosque in China’s Ningxia region, state media reported on Monday. … Read More

Hospital says former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon fighting for his life – Fox News

Fox NewsThe director of the Israeli hospital treating former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday that the 85-year-old is fighting for his life and doctors are pessimistic about his prognosis. … Read More

Al-Qaida Group Says Responsible for Beirut Bombing – ABC News

ABC NewsAn al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring … Read More

BCS National Championship props – Florida State, Auburn ready to unleash … –

SportingNews.comAuburn RB Tre Mason has rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 22 TDs for the Tigers this season. By: The Linemakers | More Experts Published: Jan 04, 2014. This … Read More

At Least 13 Dead In Clashes Between Egypt Protesters, Police – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySupporters of Egypt’s deposed President Muhammad Morsi run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the northeastern part of Cairo’s Nasr City district on January … Read More

Things could get wild this weekend – ESPN

ESPNA high-scoring game is expected Saturday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the Philadelphia Eagles. An Ice Bowl-like game is expected when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Green … Read More

Cambodian forces open fire on protesters, at least three dead: witnesses – Reuters

ReutersPHNOM PENH (Reuters) – At least three people were killed on Friday when Cambodian military police opened fire to try to quell a protest by garment factory workers, two witnesses … Read More

Chinese Man Crashes Hot-Air Balloon Near Disputed Islands – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe Japanese Coast Guard has rescued a Chinese man who crashed while trying to land a hot-air balloon on islands at the center of a territorial dispute between … Read More

Chinese Man Lands Hot-Air Balloon Near Disputed Islands – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe Japanese Coast Guard has rescued a Chinese man who crashed while trying to land a hot-air balloon on islands at the center of a territorial dispute between … Read More

Texans reach agreement with Bill O’Brien – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Houston Texans and Bill O’Brien have reached an agreement lthat will make O’Brien the third coach in franchise history, according to a person familiar with the deal. The … Read More

Israel releases third group of Palestinian prisoners – Xinhua

XinhuaJERUSALEM, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday, as part of a U.S.-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks between the two sides. The prisoners — … Read More

NY man wins over $700G from lottery ticket found after Superstorm Sandy – Fox News

Fox NewsIt was the ultimate case of delayed gratification for 27-year-old Marvin Rosales-Martinez. The Hicksville, N.Y. man was working as a landscaper one month after Superstorm Sandy rocked the tri-state … Read More

WATCH HERE HD Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Full Movie 2013 Free … – San Angelo Standard Times

San Angelo Standard TimesWatch The Wolf of Wall Street Online.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Full Movie 2013 Free.Watch The Wolf of Wall Street Online Free.Watch The Wolf of … Read More

Lebanon’s Mohamad Chatah — US friend, Hezbollah foe — killed in blast – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, died Friday when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut, Lebanon’s National … Read More

China’s State Media Condemns Abe Amid Boycott Calls on Weibo (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, center, waves as he leaves the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Dec. 26, 2013. Photographer: Haruyoshi Yamaguchi/Bloomberg. China’s state media condemned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s … Read More

Three core, secular members of 2011 Arab Spring movement jailed in Egypt – CBS News

CBS NewsIn this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, file photo, Ahmed Maher, with sunglasses, the leader of the April 6 youth group that had a leading role in the 2011 uprising … Read More