Reuters | Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China’s largest cities on Monday.
Al Arabiya | Unknown assailants gunned down Libya’s military police chief.
Moon of Alabama | Saudis are flaunting their prerogative to pronounce on the Syrian conflict.
Telegraph.co.uk | The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered.
CNS News | Said the council’s mechanisms and “double standards” meant it was incapable of preserving international peace and security.
AFP | Al-Qaeda linked extremists this week bragged in propaganda posters at rallies in Somalia that “Westgate was just the beginning”.
RT | Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported.
Business Insider | China on Thursday welcomed the resolution of the US debt ceiling deadlock, saying it will contribute to global economic stability.
Daily Mail | In Brazil, powerful gangs often linked to the drug trade are very powerful and frequently control whole prisons and favelas, or shanty towns.
Washington Post | If America does default on its loan obligations, China will likely quit buying U.S. Treasury bonds.
Time | Proposals include setting up of cannabis clubs to grow herb for their members and carrying of up to 30 g, or just over an ounce, of marijuana.
AFP | Authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging.
RT | Hopes the 50 historic sites will raise 500 million euros needed to obey strict EU austerity rules.
NDTV | The crew has failed to produce the necessary documents required to carry such weapons.
The China Post | A map of Taiwan appeared in a video feed of Guangzhou Military Area Headquarters during China Network Television’s broadcast of a drill.
Global Post | A maximum-strength ‘super-cyclone’ came ashore in India on Saturday with 124 miles per hour winds.
Josh Eidelson | Night-and-day contrast to the current U.S. debate over what to cut and by how much.
Sky News | After several visits to a local hospital, he was diagnosed with an arterial embolism. With no cure available, amputation was the only answer.
Real Clear | The incident highlights the lawlessness in Libya since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
CNS News | Al-qaeda desecrated two Christian churches in Northern Syria late last month.
presstv.ir | 3.5 million people in Europe are receiving food aid by the Red Cross.
Democracy Now! | Within a span of 36 hours, more than 1,000 peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights monitors were arrested and placed in detention.
AFP | Greenwald: “We are undertaking high-risk journalism. We shall continue doing so until we publish the last document I have.”
Al Jazeera | Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is expected to give an account later Thursday of his six hours in captivity.
Natural News | A substantial number of Japanese have suddenly begun suffering nosebleeds.
Mac Slavo | You would think that nuclear regulators and operators would have taken the threat of unforeseen accidents seriously.
Los Angeles Times | Court ordered opposition activist to be sent to mental institution for compulsory treatment.
BBC | England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.
IB Times | As night fell, a few dozen anti-establishment “black bloc” anarchists violently smashed City Hall gates and broke into banks.
Paul Joseph Watson | Former Ambassador labels video “stunning fakery”.
Ron Paul | It is probably a good sign that a phone call has infuriated the neoconservatives at home, the pro-war faction in Israel, and the hard-liners in Iran.
Wall Street Journal | Surprise, surprise.
Herald Sun | Photographs of a British SAS sniper lying on a Welsh bridge with his long-range rifle have prompted a fresh investigation into a Princess Diana assassination theory.
Daily Star | Royal author John Morgan believes a squad of Special Forces soldiers disguised as press photographers had trailed her.
BBC | Monitors search for messages critical of the state.
The Canadian Press | Entire ship charged with piracy.
reuters.com | Marches were the most ambitious attempt by the Brotherhood to press its demands since August 14.
CTV News | She says she’d also refuse to hand over a single penny in fines since that would amount to an admission of guilt.
RT | Embassy in Tripoli under fire, in addition to attempts to get into Russia’s diplomatic compound, says Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
worldnews.nbcnews.com | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the expulsion of U.S. charge d’affaires.
Ron Paul Institute | Since when does a human rights organization take to arguing the case for a military attack that will kill scores of innocent civilians?
Fox News | Nearly two decades after Nelson Mandela swept to power South Africa is among the most unequal countries in the world.
Zero Hedge | “an unwitting vehicle for money laundering and other illicit finances.”
BBC | Monday’s blasts struck during Baghdad’s morning rush hour, with reports of 13 bombs, most of them in Shia neighbourhoods.
BBC | Up to 50 students were shot dead as they slept on Sunday.
Telegraph.co.uk | Former Sun journalist under Scotland Yard investigation into allegations of computer hacking and other privacy breaches.
ynet news | The Shin Bet said Sunday it arrested Mansouri three weeks ago at the airport.
News Sky | The Department for Transport says CCTV should be used only when it is impractical to use traffic wardens.
Paul Joseph Watson | NIS officials told family members not to visit shopping mall.
RIA Novosti | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with a US newspaper published Thursday that homemade sarin nerve agent was used in a chemical weapons attack.