New York Post | Dramatic video posted online shows a man being swallowed by a sinkhole in real time.
FoxNews.com | Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians.
PanArmenian.net | No explanation has been given of why the demand has been made.
CNS News | As of today, according to both a senior administration official and a State Department spokesperson, this U.S. citizen remains imprisoned in post-Qaddafi Libya.
BBC | Regional tension remains high after the North’s third nuclear test last month.
BBC | Although a handover ceremony took place last September, US forces remained at the prison pending a deal over the fate of certain prisoners.
Economic Collapse | If you still have money in European banks, you need to get it out.
Reuters | Riot police used tear gas to disperse street demonstrations by sympathizers trying to block the eviction.
Sky News | The body of the exiled critic of the Russian government is discovered in his bath amid reports that he killed himself.
The Independent | Putin: “We are working together, helping to shape a new, more just world order, ensure peace and security, defend basic principles of international law.”
stratrisks.com | Brotherhood and Jam’a al-Islamiya have announced their intention to set up a joint civilian police force with other Islamists.
Economic Collapse | It is now being reported that Cyprus Popular Bank only has “enough liquidity to cover the next few hours”.
Lew Rockwell Blog | The US government has taken it upon itself to choose a new leader for Syria.
Infowars.com | Obama: “Each country must make its own decision regarding Iran.”
AFP | British government insists blog and social media posts won’t be regulated, but critics are wary.
Zero Hedge | In Nigel Farage’s first TV appearance since the Cypriot wealth tax was announced, the Englishman pulls no punches.
UK Daily Mail | South Korea appears to have been the target of a cyber-attack from the North after computer systems at broadcasters and banks in the country simultaneously crashed today.
YouTube | Victims of the attack were anti-FSA civilians and Syrian troops.
Harriet Sherwood | Opportunity “to show our gratitude to the American people.”
Infowars.com | Alex talks to Gerald Celente about which may be the next nation to be similarly plundered.
Paul Craig Roberts | March 19, 2013. Ten years ago today the Bush regime invaded Iraq.
ProPublica | While Bahraini government continues to bar human rights advocates and journalists from entering the country, one non-profit group is opening an office there.
Mike Adams | There’s only one reason people leave money in a bank: because they think it’s safe there.
Zero Hedge | That Russia has previously threatened, and followed through with, sending ships to the Mediterranean is nothing new.
AFP | Warns of “devastating consequences” if recent cross-border tension escalates into a full-scale conflict.
bloomberg.com | Cites Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties as reason.
edmontonjournal.com | Bailout agreement with international creditors that includes a levy on all the country’s bank accounts.
AFP | Just days ago, Shanghai government reassured citizens water is safe to drink.
RIA Novosti | Vast majority of heroin consumed in Russia is from Afghanistan.
The Telegraph | Quantitative easing could cost the taxpayer £8bn; BOE warns in its first admission that the “money printing” program may be unprofitable.
Reuters | Acting President Maduro: “We have the intuition that our commander Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted him out of the way.”
Live Science | “The PLA now fields one of the world’s most expansive UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] fleets.”
ABC News | Government has been playing down the incident and reassured citizens that tap water samples passed government tests and is safe to drink.
Paul Craig Roberts | Washington imperialists and their media and think tank whores expressed gleeful sighs of relief as did the brainwashed US population.
Wall Street Journal | New provisions would allow court system’s top administrator and prosecutors to choose which judges hear legal cases.
AFP | Shanghai said it was testing water samples from the river on an hourly basis and so far all indicators were “normal”.
AFP | “There will be no more austerity measures,” Samaras said in a televised speech.
ABC News | There are secret discussions going on inside the Vatican, as a pope could be named within days.
London Guardian | Brennan’s confirmation hearing as CIA director was a crucial test of the Senate’s exercise of oversight.
Rand Paul | I believe the support I received this past week shows that Americans are looking for someone to really stand up and fight for them. And I’m prepared to do just that.
AFP | Website encourages faithful to pray for individual cardinals chosen at random by a computer program.
Lew Rockwell | The basketball star has been demonized for his peace visit to North Korea.
Paul Joseph Watson | Head of Communist Party says simultaneous cancers of Latin-American politicians was “far from a coincidence”.
Mike Adams | Hugo Chavez is dead, leaving one less control freak tyrant desecrating our planet, but one more empty seat of corruption and power to be filled.
egyptindependent.com | Suez Canal city of Port Said has been gripped by its second day of bloody clashes.
Washington Free Beacon | Chinese general who threatened nuclear strike on U.S. visits Washington this week.
Adrian Salbuchi | Maybe Corleone’s best disciples are actually running the show after all.
The Guardian | Service will ferry workers from the Palestinian town of Qalqiliya across the border of the West Bank towards Tel Aviv.
VOA News | Kerry says the United States will make $190 million available immediately from a promised $450-million package.
BBC | ‘A spokesman for the Queen said she was in “good health”, besides the symptoms of gastroenteritis.’