101 Great Goals - Crappy Kazakhstan: The worst waterlogged conditions ever, ever, ever!!! - An unknown league match in Kazakhstan has produced some of the most hilarious video we’ve seen for a good, long time as a team was forced to take a corner kick in a lake.
The Telegraph - Millions left without money as RBS systems crash - Up to 17.5 million RBS banking group customers were left without their money last night as the bank’s systems crashed.
The New York times - A Leader Cries, ‘I Am Chávez,’ as U.S. Seeks Clues on Policy - He has taken on many of Mr. Chávez’s vocal patterns and speech rhythms, and has eagerly repeated the slogan “I am Chávez” to crowds of supporters. He has mimicked the president’s favorite themes — belittling the political opposition and warning of mysterious plots to destabilize the country, even implying that the United States was behind Mr. Chávez’s cancer.
Associated Press - Syrian refugees top 1 million, rebels take city - Syria's accelerating humanitarian crisis hit a grim milestone Wednesday: The number of U.N.-registered refugees topped 1 million - half of them children - described by an aid worker as a "human river" of thousands spilling out of the war-ravaged country every day.
The Diplomat - What Fracking Means for Southeast Asia - Despite the rhetoric, Southeast Asian governments have been slow to tap their oil reserves. Fracking could make progress even slower.
The Washington Post - Administration debates stretching 9/11 law to go after new al-Qaeda offshoots - A new generation of al-Qaeda offshoots is forcing the Obama administration to examine whether the legal basis for its targeted killing program can be extended to militant groups with little or no connection to the organization responsible for the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. officials said.
RIA Novosti - Moscow Sends Oil Boss Sechin as Envoy to Chavez Funeral - Igor Sechin, President Vladimir Putin’s special representative and former deputy prime minister, will head the Russian delegation at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday amid concerns about the future of bilateral business ties.