News Headlines From Around the World October 21, 2012

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The Top three news headlines for today, Sunday, October 21st 2012 are;

Thousands gather in Beirut for funeral of slain official.

Thousands of people gathered in central Beirut today for the funeral of an assassinated senior intelligence officer, accusing Syria of involvement in the killing and calling for Lebanese prime minister Najib Mikati to quit.

Gaza-bound Aid Ship Boarded by Israeli Forces.
A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza has been seized   shortly after being approached by Israeli vessels. The Estelle set out to deliver humanitarian aid to the region.

A Stockholm-based spokeswoman for the Ship to Gaza Sweden campaign told the AFP news agency on Saturday that she had received a message by phone from the Estelle stating they were under attack. The Estelle was brought to the Port of Ashdod, according to Turkey’s newspaper Dunya.

White House denies New York Times report of agreement on one-on-one nuclear talks with Iran.

Quoting unnamed Obama administration officials, the New York Times said earlier on Saturday that the two sides had agreed to bilateral talks after secret exchanges between U.S. and Iranian officials.

Iran had insisted the talks not   begin until after the Nov. 6 U.S. elections because they want to know which U.S. president they would be negotiating with, the newspaper said.

Europe

(Europe) Euronews: Lebanon prepares to bury its murdered intelligence chief

The Irish Times: Thousands gather in Beirut for funeral of slain official

(UK) The Guardian: Lebanese cabinet to quit as protests over Beirut bomb mount

(France) Le Monde: Facebook posthumous witness against Trayvon Martin?

(Brussels) Le Soir: Lebanon: Syria protests against the funeral of General Al-Hassan

The Copenhagen Post: Military re-opens case after abuse video surfaces

(Iceland) Visir: Geir prefer outcome Land Court for Human Rights

(Norway) Aftenposten: Growing inequalities in the U.S.

(Germany) Spiegel: How Two East Germans Fled to China to Go West

(International) Huffington Post: Presidential Tracking Polls Show Post-Debate Uptick For Obama

The Balkan Chronicle: Looking east

(Turkey) Dunya: Gaza-bound “Estelle” ship-ship was brought to the Port of Ashdod.

North America

The Wall Street Journal: Lebanese on Edge After Car Bomb

Washington Post: Meet Europe’s far-right groups

The New York Times: U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Agreed to Nuclear Talks

(International) Associated Press: Thousands gather for Lebanese official’s funeral

(International) Reuters: Car bomb in Damascus, several killed: TV

(Canada) The Globe and Mail: White House denies report of agreement on one-on-one talks nuclear talks with iran

South America

(Peru) La Republica: Negotiations of the Colombian government and the FARC begin this week

(Argentina) Clarin: Basque and Galician vote in a key test for Rajoy

(Mexico) The News: Candidates appeal to youth in final stretch

(Brazil) The Rio Tiimes: PT Warns of a Mensalão Smoke Screen

(Chile) Clarin: Fossils, climate and power

(Bolivia) Journada: Colombian president rejects criticism of FARC in opening peace table

(Ecuador) La Hora Nacional: FARC ambush left five soldiers killed

(South American News) Merco Press: Massive protest in central London against public spending cuts and higher taxes

(Guyana) Stabroek News: Lebanon to bury slain intelligence official

(Paraguay) Ultima Hora: Paraguay suspends visa abolition agreements with Venezuela

(Venezuala) El Nacional: Cubans flock to municipal elections on Sunday

(Uruguay) El Obervador: Continues in the track Capriles

Australasia

(Australia) The Age: Pippa Middleton ‘startled’ by fame and focus on her bottom

New Zealand Herald: White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

Asia

(China, Communist) People’s Daily: Gay wedding Reflects growing tolerance in China

Global times (China): Left still thriving

(Japan) The Daily Yomiuri:EU to ease Japan food import rules / No change for Fukushima restrictions

The Moscow Times: Lawmaker Quits Over Alleged Business Ties

Russia Today: Youngest son of Colonel Gaddafi dead after Bani Walid siege – Libya deputy PM

The Times of India: Dinesh D’Souza, anti-Obama film maker, quits over marital caper

Jerusalem World News: White House denies US, Iran agreed to one-on-one talks

The Palestine Chronicle: Gaza-bound Aid Ship Boarded by Israeli Forces

(Pakistan)  News.Net: Pakistan vital to international cricket, cannot be denied for long: Andre Nel

Africa

(Libya) The Tripoli Post: Libya: Gaddafi’s Son, Khamis, Found Dead in Beni Walid

Aljazeera: Opposition calls for ‘day of rage’ in Lebanon

(Somalia) The Shabelle News: New EU envoy lands in Mogadishu, hands over his credentials to president

(Ethiopia) The Sub Saharan Informer : (Links to other websites): U.S. says willing to meet with Iran on nukes but no talks set

(Egypt) Al-Ahram Weekly: Panicked residents flee Nigerian city after deadly attacks

(Syria) The News: France accuses Syria of being behind the explosion in Beirut. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Accused Syria of being behind the bombing

(Uganda) New Vision: Confusion over fate of former Gaddafi spokesman

The above headlines are from the online World/International sections of the news media listed.Translation by Google Translate.

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