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  • China's Vice President Xi is in town: what 6 international newspapers say

    Chinese Vice President and presumed leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping is visiting the United States this week. From the increased US militarization of the Asia-Pacific region to China’s human rights record, newspapers across the globe are chiming in with their opinions and expectations for this high-profile visit. Here are a sample of six:

  • Censors lighten their touch on Myanmar's media

    Myanmar's press has long been heavily restricted. But as the government promotes reforms, articles about just-released political prisoners and upcoming elections are getting into print.

  • Jude Law gets about $200,000 in phone hacking settlement from Murdoch

    In the 15 settlements whose financial terms were made public, amounts generally ran into the tens of thousands of dollars to settle claims against the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid and its sister paper, The Sun.

  • A year of oops: five big political gaffes of 2011

    A year of oops: five big political gaffes of 2011

    There’s nothing like a presidential campaign cycle to bring out big political gaffes – at times injecting doubt about candidates, but also offering some much-needed comic relief and glimpses of humanity. 2011 had some doozies, and some of the most memorable actually weren’t on the campaign trail. GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who said the “shot heard round the world” was fired in New Hampshire (correct answer: Massachusetts), nailed the politicians’ dilemma perfectly: "People can make mistakes, and I wish I could be perfect every time I say something, but I can't." Here are five of the biggest political “uh-ohs” of 2011:

  • Bill Conlin of Philadelphia Daily News accused of child molestation

    Bill Conlin of Philadelphia Daily News accused of child molestation

    Bill Conlin was accused of molesting three girls and a boy in the 1970s. Conlin is a veteran sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News.

  • Buffett buys a newspaper. Time to invest in news?

    The New Economy Buffett buys a newspaper. Time to invest in news?

    Warren Buffett's $200 million deal to acquire the Omaha World-Herald is no investor's home run. But it does signal that well-run local newspapers have a profitable future.

  • Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. One: "Race to Death Valley"

    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. One: "Race to Death Valley"

    The first book in a new series collects the epic comic strip adventures of Mickey Mouse – as an action hero?

  • John Hughes News of the World: Murdoch’s media mess is a wake-up call for journalism

    Rupert Murdoch's News of the World is mercifully defunct. Journalists and readers (or viewers, or listeners) should now reassess the very function of journalism itself.

  • In Pictures Rupert Murdoch's empire

    Chairman of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch (r.), and his son James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, arrive at his residence in London on July 10. Mr. Murdoch's newspaper News of the World ceased publication on July 10, accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities, and politicians.

  • Bahrain stages trials of opponents, despite new US criticism

    Bahrain stages trials of opponents, despite new US criticism

    Five of the six trials were held before a military tribunal. The US last week added Bahrain to its list of human rights abusers, which the kingdom called a regrettable 'rush to judgment.'