The world in brief

Posted: January 10, 2013 at 3:55 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Turkey and Qatar, who have influence over the rebels, spoke with the rebels.They also spoke with Iran. Iran for its part spoke with Syria.” Umit Sonmez of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, after Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranians in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners Article, this page 9 from U.S. press N. Korea on changes PYONGYANG, North Korea — A private delegation that includes Google’s Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cell phones to benefit its citizens, the mission’s leader said Wednesday in the country with some of the world’s tightest controls on information.

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