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NYT | Asian Morning Today's Headlines February 2, 2014: Top News: Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest

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Sunday, February 2, 2014


Top News
An antigovernment protester with his pistol on Saturday during a clash in Bangkok with supporters of the government.
Gun Battle in Bangkok Escalates Election Protest

By THOMAS FULLER

At least six people were injured Saturday in a prolonged daylight gun battle between protesters seeking to block the distribution of ballots in Bangkok and would-be voters demanding that protesters cease their attempts to obstruct national elections on Sunday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with Turkey's central bank over how to reverse problems with the currency.
A Leader Shows Vulnerability in Turkey's Cash Crisis

By TIM ARANGO

Turkey's problems extend past bond purchases and interest rates to questions about the stability of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Reacting to the instability of the peso in Argentina, people lined up outside a bank in Buenos Aires on Friday to buy dollars.
As Argentine Peso Falters, President Keeps a Low Profile

By SIMON ROMERO and JONATHAN GILBERT

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has said very little about the crisis that has led the nation's currency to plunge.
For more top news, go to INYT.com
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FASHION & STYLE

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An infectious exuberance has taken over Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, transformed by Super Bowl events into a winter carnival.

OPINION | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking

By KATE MOGULESCU

A law enforcement crackdown built on a myth only hurts those it claims to help.

World
Major Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 14 in Indonesia

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting for months, unleashed a major eruption on Saturday, a day after evacuated villagers were allowed to return home.
733 Iraqis Killed in January, U.N. Reports

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

At least 733 Iraqis, most of them civilians, were killed during violence in January, not including casualties from an embattled western province, the United Nations said.
Protesters Beat Police Officer in Ukraine, Ministry Says

By ANDREW E. KRAMER

Antigovernment protesters in Kiev captured and beat a plainclothes policeman in the part of the city controlled by demonstrators, the authorities said Saturday.
For more world news, go to NYTimes.com/World

Business
Protesters blocked a shuttle bound for Silicon Valley at Market and 8th Streets in San Francisco on Jan. 21.
Tech Rides Are Focus of Hostility in Bay Area

By DAVID STREITFELD and MALIA WOLLAN

Rising resentment against elite technology firms manifests itself in demonstrations at public bus stops in San Francisco, where private shuttle buses ferry engineers to work.
Olga Kay, a former juggler, uses her home in Encino, Calif., as a studio to make videos for her various channels on YouTube which attract about a million subscribers.
Chasing Their Star, on YouTube

By LESLIE KAUFMAN

The message to aspiring video makers on YouTube is clear, and seductive: Attract an audience, build your brand. But success, let alone stardom and wealth, remains elusive.
Josh Finkelman of New Jersey went to court over Super Bowl seat prices.
Lone Fan Tackles the N.F.L. Over Super Bowl Ticket Prices

By ALAN FEUER

Josh Finkelman, 28, of New Brunswick, N.J., is the Erin Brockovich of Super Bowl tickets who, frustrated by their prices, filed a class-action lawsuit against the N.F.L.
For more business news, go to INYT.com/Business

Technology
Satya Nadella, a longtime Microsoft executive, has had oversight over one of the strongest and fastest growing parts of the company.
Microsoft Said to Be Close to Naming a New Chief

By NICK WINGFIELD

Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft employee, has been in charge of its cloud computing business; a change in Bill Gates's role is also under discussion.
. DealBook: Contender for Microsoft Helm Seen as Unlikely to Shake It Up

TECHNOPHORIA

When No One Is Just a Face in the Crowd

By NATASHA SINGER

Facial recognition technology may soon help stores track their best customers - and that has privacy advocates concerned.
Jeff Lawson, the co-founder of Twilio, a cloud-based company that facilitates communications services.

BITS BLOG

When Your App Is in the Cloud

By QUENTIN HARDY

The telecommunications services business, worth $1 trillion in annual sales, is starting to feel the effects of cloud computing, one of this era's most important advances in high tech.
For more technology news, go to NYTimes.com/Tech
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Sports
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton of Denver, center, is a key to the Broncos' hopes of throttling Marshawn Lynch, whose punishing rushes might otherwise sustain long drives for the Seahawks.
Denver's Offense (Unstoppable) vs. Seattle's Defense (Unmovable)

By BEN SHPIGEL

Seattle's hopes of containing the league's best offense hinge on its ability to mount long drives, and its N.F.L.-leading defense's success in hurrying Peyton Manning and jamming Bronco receivers.
. Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup: Seahawks vs. Broncos
Nodar Kumaritashvili's gravestone depicts him on a luge beneath the Olympic rings. Pigs and cattle walk over the grave, his family said.
A Swift and Fatal Luge Plunge, and Then an Abyss of Sorrow

By SAM BORDEN

Nodar Kumaritashvili died at 21 in a luge crash on the eve of the 2010 Winter Olympics, a tragedy that stunned the sports world and that has left friends and family still seeking answers and action.
. Video  Video: A Lethal Luge Accident Still Questioned
Steven Stamkos has only recently returned to practice with the Tampa Bay Lighting after breaking his leg last December.

SLAP SHOT

Canada May Have to Go to the Olympics Without Lightning's Stamkos

By JEFF Z. KLEIN and STU HACKEL

The Olympic fate of the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos, who has not played since breaking his leg last November, could be decided this week.
. Rangers 4, Islanders 1: Callahan Trade Talk Overshadows Victory
For more sports news, go to INYT.com/Sports

U.S. News
Gov. Mark Dayton, center, at a forum last month in Duluth, Minn., where problems with the state insurance exchange was a topic.
Glitches in State Exchanges Give G.O.P. a Cudgel

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

Republicans have seized on the failures of homegrown exchanges in states like Maryland, Minnesota and Oregon, and promise to use the issue against Democratic candidates for governor and legislative seats this fall.
Karl Rove, the founder of Crossroads, in 2012.
Rebel Conservatives Excel in G.O.P. Fund-Raising, Heralding a Tug Right

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE

Underscoring a potential shift of power in the Republican Party, candidates are counting on outside groups critical of the leadership for campaign muscle.
Pipes for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline lie at the ready in a field in Gascoyne, N.D.
Report Opens Way to Approval for Keystone Pipeline

By CORAL DAVENPORT

Secretary of State John Kerry, who has never publicly offered his personal views on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, now must make a recommendation on the international project to President Obama.
For more U.S. news, go to NYTimes.com/US

Opinion

OPINION

When Pedestrians Get Mixed Signals

By TOM VANDERBILT

We choose to criminalize jaywalking. But why isn't there an offense of "jaydriving?"

TODAY'S EDITORIALS

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

An alternative plan falls far short of what the existing health care law already provides.
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OP-ED COLUMNIST

Maturity's Victories

By FRANK BRUNI

In Peyton Manning's path to the Super Bowl, you see the sweet side of Father Time.
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