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Apr 27, 2013

Islamist Rebels Create Dilemma on Syria Policy: The New York Times Global Update April 27, 2013.


The New York Times International Herald Tribune
April 27, 2013
Compiled 20:45 GMT

Global Update

TOP NEWS

Islamist Rebels Create Dilemma on Syria Policy

By BEN HUBBARD
The armed opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government has become radicalized, leaving the United States with no obvious allies.

Obama Not Rushing to Act on Signs Syria Used Chemical Arms

By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
The president said he would respond "prudently" and "deliberately" to evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons, tamping down any expectations that he would take swift action.

Italy Forms New Coalition Government to End Months of Political Stalemate

By RACHEL DONADIO
Prime Minister-elect Enrico Letta formed a rare coalition government uniting left and right to steer the nation out of the doldrums.
World

Slide Show: Mexico's Porous Southern Border

Seeking to enter the United States illegally, a growing number of Central Americans are entering Mexico, often under the gaze of Mexican authorities.
Opinion

Op-Ed Contributor

A Song of Lament for Syria

By NIHAD SIREES
In Aleppo, a city famous for its love of music, the bombs are drowning out the songs.
WORLD

North Korea Expected to Indict American It Is Holding

By CHOE SANG-HUN
A tour operator from Washington State is accused of carrying out hostile acts against the North Korean government.

Russians Go on TV to Say Sanctions Won't Matter

By ELLEN BARRY
In Moscow, officials went on television to say that American sanctions on Russians accused of human rights violations would have absolutely no effect on them, thank you.

After Plans to Build Titanic II, Australian Billionaire Forms a New Political Party

By MATT SIEGEL
Clive Palmer, who is known for his efforts to build a replica of the Titanic and his conservative views on climate change and taxes, says he aims to be the next prime minister of Australia.
BUSINESS

How Big Data Is Playing Recruiter for Specialized Workers

By MATT RICHTEL
With specialized workers in short supply, Big Data companies are scouring the Web for recruits. In the process, they are challenging some traditional notions of hiring.

Where the Artists Are the Superheroes

By CAITLIN KELLY
In the fast-paced world of video games, Ubisoft's Montreal studio has aimed to maintain an old-fashioned attention to artistic detail.
Novelties

Variations on a Gene, and Tools to Find Them

By ANNE EISENBERG
With new tools and tests on the market, doctors are now better prepared to sort through the genetic flaws that cause cells to become cancerous.
TECHNOLOGY
Circa Now

Twitter Shows Its Rude Side

By HENRY ALFORD
Nasty comments and bad manners on Twitter seem to be egregious expressions of insecurity.
Slipstream

When Your Data Wanders to Places You've Never Been

By NATASHA SINGER
Years after it was proposed, a mechanism to protect online privacy, Do Not Track, remains stalled over fundamental issues.

Internet Sales Tax Coming Too Late for Some Stores

By DAVID STREITFELD
Congress is considering taxing sales made by Internet retailers like Amazon, but some sellers believe it should have been done years ago.
SPORTS

A Punjabi Broadcast Draws In New Hockey Fans

By DAVID SAX
A weekly show that calls games in Punjabi has married Canada's pastime with the sounds of the Indian subcontinent, offering a glimpse at the changing face of hockey.
Soccer Roundup

Lowly Wigan Holds Spurs to a Tie

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tottenham dropped into a tie for fourth place with Chelsea in England's Premier League.

German Teams' Dominance Is Peak of a Long Climb Back

By NICHOLAS KULISH
Two Bundesliga clubs, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, appear headed for the first all-German final in the UEFA Champions League.
U.S. NEWS

Before Bombs, a Battered American Dream

By DEBORAH SONTAG, DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a winner of Golden Gloves titles, was barred from a national boxing tournament because he was not a United States citizen.

After Attack, Suspects Returned to Routines, Raising No Suspicions

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and IAN LOVETT
For more than three days, the very ordinariness of their activities let the Tsarnaev brothers hide in plain sight.

Boston Bombing Suspect Is Moved to Medical Detention Center

By SERGE F. KOVALESKI, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged in the Boston Marathon explosions, was transferred to a locked medical facility for male prisoners.
OPINION
Op-Ed Columnist

How to Build a Spoon

By JOE NOCERA
Manufacturing is making a comeback in Brooklyn. Have you seen the Spuni?
Op-Ed Columnist

The Morose Middle Class

By CHARLES M. BLOW
The "true engine of America's economic growth" sure seems to have stalled.
Op-Ed Contributor

A Libertarian Case for Expanding Gun Background Checks

By ROBERT A. LEVY
There was plenty in the background-checks measure blocked by the Senate that gun-rights proponents could embrace.

This Week On Ted.com April 27, 2013: David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

TED
This week on TED.com
April 27, 2013

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

05:44 minutes · Filmed Feb 2013 · Posted Apr 2013 · TED2013
Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already -- but there's probably at least one you don't.