China probes 581 firms, restaurants as food safety scare spreads

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan.

Experts to examine MH17 flight data

British experts are to begin the process of analysing the flight data recorder from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.


Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.


Arizona execution takes two hours
Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48
Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger
Syria deaths mount as world looks on
CAR factions announce ceasefire
GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles
Santiago rail crash families want answers
Arizona execution takes two hours
Mary, African Queen of netball
National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Judge Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage

Jude Raymond P. Moore on Wednesday declared Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but he put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.


Over Government Objections, Rules on No-Fly List Are Made Public

Inclusion on a terrorism screening list can keep people off planes, block noncitizens from entering the United States and subject people to greater scrutiny at airports, border crossings and traffic stops.


Motherlode Blog: A Dietitian Who Won’t Oversell Nutrition to Her Kids
As Much of the World Frowns on Israel, Americans Hold Out Support
Court Ruling 0n Health Care Subsidies Risks Loss of Coverage
Bolstered by Ruling, Republicans Attack Health Law
Control of Senate May Hinge on Georgia Race
Swindles Target Kin of Migrants
Georgia Republicans Choose David Perdue as Their Senate Candidate
Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate
G.O.P. Plan on Migrants Calls for Less Cash Than Democrats and Obama Seek
Why Obama Wants Israel to "Do More"

Michael Crowley, Time
As the death toll in Gaza escalates, so does the pressure from Washington on Israel to limit the killing. President Obama has conveyed his "concern" about Palestinian civilian casualties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Hell of a pinpoint operation," John Kerry sardonically cracked on Sunday. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told CNN Tuesday that Israel appears to be "over doing it," and is hurting its "moral authority."


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3 Innovations In Participative Media That Will Change The Media Industry

As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism’s future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise. These leaders are responding to a reality in which citizen journalism is a new norm and nearly 3 to 4 billion people are online, by embracing change and the collapse of hierarchies to make room for a flatter, more decentralized society. Social entrepreneurs set an example of how to re-organize for this change, setting up hybrid teams that bring together actors, audiences, and marginalized groups to find solutions. This shift competes with existing models of top-down information sharing and traditional media consumption models that can provide light to an industry undergoing many challenges. High Quality, Reliable and Cost-Effective International Reporting Seasoned foreign correspondent Cristi Hegranes has watched as media companies have closed their foreign bureaus to save operating costs, thus limiting journalists’ access to diverse stories and sources and creating a narrow focus on high-profile cases of war and poverty. In response, she founded the Global Press Institute (GPI) to demonstrate how affordable, high quality, and diverse news can be produced by enabling communities to tell their own stories.


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