ABC News - Syrian Opposition Leader: US, Russia Can End War - A leading Syrian opposition figure visiting Moscow says that Russia and the United States could act as co-guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria.
The Telegraph - Britain must not 'undo' EU by leaving, says Olli Rehn - Britain is better off inside the European Union, Olli Rehn has said, as he urged the UK to support the rebuilding of the 27-nation bloc rather than seek to "undo our Community" by heading for the exit.
The New York Times - Death Toll From Bangladesh Unrest Hits 42 - Violent clashes between protesters and security forces erupted across Bangladesh on Thursday, leaving at least 44 people dead, after a special war crimes tribunal handed down a death sentence to an Islamic leader for crimes against humanity committed 42 years ago, during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
Arab Times - India rocket launches seven asteroid-spotting satellites - India launched a rocket Monday carrying seven satellites into orbit, including a Canadian orbiter that will scan for asteroids that could be hurtling toward Earth.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off from the Sriharikota rocket launch centre located on an island off the coast of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Information Clearing House - Former British citizens killed by drone strikes after passports revoked - The government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – two of whom have been subsequently killed by US drone attacks.
The Diplomat - A Tale of Three Cities’ Struggles with Air Quality - Beijing, London, and Los Angeles all have dismal air quality histories. While far from perfect, London and Los Angeles have emerged from the worst of their air pollution days. Beijing, seemingly now at its worst when it comes to air quality, can learn from these two cities.
The Washington Post - Video of Turkey’s prime minister comparing Zionism to fascism - Erdogan doesn't seem to be working too hard on rebuilding ties to Israel.
RIA Novosti - Ex-Bank of Moscow Chief Gets Asylum in Britain - Self-exiled former Bank of Moscow chief executive Andrei Borodin has been granted political asylum in Britain, his lawyer said on Friday.
Russia Today - Sarkozy's Gaddafi campaign scandal: Police search office of French ex-Interior Minister - French police searched the office of former Interior Minister Claude Gueant on Wednesday, as part of the investigation into whether former President Nicolas Sarkozy accepted a campaign contribution from deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Trend - Former US ambassador: Southern Gas Corridor to become reality - Both Southern Gas Corridor and South Stream projects will be implemented and find ways the gas market, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, director of the International Centre for Defence Studies (ICDS) Matthew Bryza belives.
Newser - Medvedev Orders Kyrgyzstan to Protect Russians - Russia warned Kyrgyzstan yesterday that it needs to take steps to protect Russian citizens and property within its borders as turmoil continues. At least five people were killed as mobs of looters and land-grabbers targeted ethnic Russians and Turks in the Central Asian state yesterday, Bloomberg reports.