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Dec 17, 2011

NYT Global Update: Libya's Civilian Toll, Denied by NATO

 Global Update
 
TOP NEWS

Libya's Civilian Toll, Denied by NATO

By C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
NATO airstrikes killed and wounded dozens of civilians at sites in Libya examined by The New York Times, but NATO has largely refused to acknowledge or investigate the casualties.

Death Toll Rises From Clashes in Cairo

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Egypt's military rulers escalated a bloody crackdown on street protesters on Saturday, even as the prime minister denied that security forces were using violence.

Flooding Kills Hundreds in Southern Philippines

By FLOYD WHALEY
Flash floods triggered by a tropical storm sent water gushing into homes, killing more than 400 and surprising families who fled to rooftops.
World

Slide Show: Philippines Flooding

Pounding rain from a tropical storm swelled rivers and sent walls of water rushing through the southern Philippines while people were asleep, killing more than 400 with scores missing, officials said Saturday.
Opinion

Op-Ed Columnist

Help Wanted

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Looking for some leaders with the know-how and willingness to govern from the bottom up.
WORLD

Large Bloc of Lawmakers Boycotts Iraqi Parliament, Putting Coalition at Risk

By JACK HEALY and MICHAEL R. GORDON
A standoff pits Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki against his most nettlesome partners in Iraq's government, the Iraqiya coalition.

U.S. Transfers Its Last Prisoner in Iraq to Iraqi Custody

By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Ali Musa Daqduq is accused of helping to orchestrate a January 2007 raid that killed five American soldiers.

Medvedev Urges Reform of Russia Political System

By ELLEN BARRY
The Russian President said that the authorities should accept that recent protests reflected the peoples' mood but added that reforms could not be adopted under pressure.
BUSINESS

Caviar Migrates Beyond the Caspian Region

By RAPHAEL MINDER
As new farms ramp up in countries as divergent as China, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, they hope to change the dynamics of caviar, popularizing the product while expanding production and sales.

The Price to Play Its Way

By DAVID SEGAL
A law school in Tennessee reflects the problems many such schools face: meeting stringent, and costly, American Bar Association rules, while also trying to be affordable to students.
Corner Office | Geoffrey Canada

To Stay Great, Never Forget Your Basics

By ADAM BRYANT
Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children's Zone says that in addition to nurturing new ideas, organizations should reinforce those that have already made it succeed.
TECHNOLOGY

Rules to Stop Pupil and Teacher From Getting Too Social Online

By JENNIFER PRESTON
Guidelines banning conversations between teachers and students on Facebook and Twitter are meeting resistance because of the increasing importance of technology in the classroom.

A Boggle of BlackBerrys

By IAN AUSTEN
After Research in Motion announced a delay in its new BlackBerry line and an intention to focus on promoting its existing phones, stocks fell to an eight-year low.

Beijing Imposes New Rules on Social Networking Sites

By EDWARD WONG
New rules are aimed at controlling the way Chinese Internet users post messages on social networking sites that have posed challenges to the Chinese Communist Party.
SPORTS
Soccer Roundup

Newcastle United Continues Free Fall

By REUTERS
After an 11-game unbeaten streak to start the English Premier League season, Newcastle United has gone five games without a victory.
Winter Sports Roundup

Miller's Run, and Race, Halted by High Winds

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Right before Bode Miller's run, the first classic downhill of the World Cup season was canceled Saturday in Val Gardena, Italy, because of strong wind.

Barcelona Gets Bayer, While Real Must Face Moscow

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Defending champion Barcelona got the luck of the draw Friday and will play Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the Champions League.
U.S. NEWS
Temperature Rising

As Permafrost Thaws, Scientists Study the Risks

By JUSTIN GILLIS
Experts worry that if the permafrost thaws in the Northern Hemisphere, huge amounts of carbon will be released into the air, greatly intensifying global warming.

A Road Trip, Mexican Style, to Watch the Cowboys

By JULIÁN AGUILAR
During football season, die-hard Mexican fans of the Dallas Cowboys travel to games in North Texas by tour bus from Monterrey, Mexico.

Health Care Law Will Let States Tailor Benefits

By ROBERT PEAR
The Obama administration's change will permit state-by-state variations of benefits within broad categories.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

Self-Adoration Reaches Newt Heights

By FRANK BRUNI
Many politicians are full of themselves. Gingrich is overstuffed.
Opinion

The Grim Good Cheer of the Irish

By JOHN BANVILLE
In an era of mass emigration, the violent poetry of leave-taking is ingrained in the Irish consciousness.
Opinion

War Really Is Going Out of Style

By JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN and STEVEN PINKER
Leaders are learning that war no longer pays. And more important, there is a growing repugnance toward institutionalized violence.

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