AP | Border policing activities are shrouded in unprecedented secrecy.
VOA News | East Asia envoy told Congressional hearing in Washington that China is increasingly assertive in trying to gain control over oceans in the region.
Reuters | Response to a sharp rise in unspecified threats against sensitive installations.
The Atlantic | The country is experimenting with “sports selection at the molecular genetic level.”
Reuters | Concerns rise about media freedom a day after Turkey tightened internet controls.
Gulf News | Outrage after university staff bar male paramedics from entering a women’s-only campus after student heart attack.
Reuters | Turkey’s parliament has approved internet controls enabling web pages to be blocked within hours.
Mikael Thalen | Scientists downplay confirmation of widespread Fukushima radiation
rt.com | Nuland said United States prepared to give financial support to Ukraine if country undertakes necessary political reforms.
Ron Paul Institute | That the Ukraine regime-change operation is to some degree being directed from Washington can no longer be denied.
Paul Craig Roberts | Only Washington Knows Best.
Reuters | Jail sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to 10,000 dinars ($26,500) for anyone who publicly insults him.
AFP | Lawmakers will vote on whether to extend the right to euthanasia to terminally-ill children next week with the measure expected to be approved.
Al Jazeera | In soccer-obsessed country, violent protests flared up again last weekend, amid infrastructure boom and wage hike.
UK Daily Mail | A group of Britons waging jihad in Syria have threatened to carry out terror attacks in the UK.
Cory Doctorow | If you set about to discredit the open data movement, you could do no better than this.
UPI | Al-Jazeera journalist has fled Egypt after she and 19 others were referred to a criminal court for terrorism-related charges.
Zee News India | Saudi court sentenced journalist to 12 years in prison for “disobeying the ruler” and accusing the kingdom of creating terrorism in televised remarks.
Al Jazeera | US president to visit Riyadh amid strained relations between two countries over war in Syria and Iran nuclear talks.
AFP | “We will eliminate whoever urges sedition in this country,” he warned.
Infowars.com | Alex discusses with Gov.Jesse Ventura why the world hates the US and it’s enforcement of its own policies on other countries without regard.
Euro News | Ukraine’s embattled president has announced that he is returning to work on Monday after four days’ sick leave.
New Yorker | New military-led regime has subjected journalists to months of passive-aggressive treatment.
RT | Actions that threaten Saudi Arabia’s unity, disturb public order, or defame the reputation of the state or the king will be considered acts of terrorism.
theguardian.com | US secretary of state speaks at Munich conference amid growing fears that military will use force against protesters.
CNN Money | Chinese officials upset that the media is showcasing their wealth, amongst other things.
AFP| More than 50 Olympians sign petition calling on Russia to cease crackdown on gays ahead of Sochi Winter Games.
Ahram Online | US comments ‘unacceptable’, says Egypt’s foreign ministry.
Reuters | In a statement, the prosecutor said the four had published “lies” that harmed the national interest.
Time | “You will be drowned in blood”
The Diplomat | Mearsheimer says a war between the US and China will be more likely than a US-Soviet one was during the Cold War.
Telegraph.co.uk | Fears grow for the welfare of Austalian journalist Peter Greste and other reporters arrested in Egypt as prosecutors announce charges.
Reuters | Mexico’s government on Tuesday created an anti-kidnapping agency after abductions soared 20 percent last year.
BBC | Later apologised, saying it was her “personal opinion”.
Reuters | General Mohamed Saeed was head of technical office for Mohamed Ibrahim, who survived assassination attempt last year.
Fox News | Afghan President believes U.S. government and military have been a hidden force behind recent insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.
RT | Country is overwhelmed by pro-EU protests.
AFP | Premier insisted Israel would not evacuate Jewish settlements built on occupied land the Palestinians want for their future state.
revolution-news.com | Streets of 36 cities in Brazil carried the echoes of chants against the the government.
The Guardian | Palestinians are suspected of being behind email attack on civil administration machines that monitor Israeli-occupied territory.
RT | Normal behavior of hardcore tyrants.
Metro.co.uk | Flood victims had to wait because prime minister’s TV cut out during “The Sound of Music.”
CNN | Activist raged a campaign against corruption.
BBC News | At least four missing.
AFP | One in two female soldiers say they’ve encountered some kind of sexual abuse at least once while in the armed forces.
The Hindu | Asghar wrote letters claiming to be prophet of Islam, but his lawyers argue he has mental health problems.
YouTube | US has been backing Al-Qaeda in Syria for years.
RT | Hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army broke into CNN’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and one of the news channel’s blogs on Thursday.
washingtontimes.com | “Iraq at this point is at a crossroads,” said Usama al-Nujayfi.
BBC News | Fighting to end in 24 hours.