Sunday, December 9, 2012

09-Dec-2012 23:18

The German teenager who landed on Red Square :: In 1987 a West German teenager penetrated Soviet air defences to land a Cessna aeroplane in Red Square. Twenty-five years later, he has no regrets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20609795#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The tax choices faced by companies :: The tax choices faced by companies
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20639123#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

University statements 'flawed' :: The university application process "further disadvantages" low and middle income pupils, a report by an educational charity says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20625567#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tracking ads jump across gadgets :: Adverts could soon be following people around the different gadgets they use, thanks to work by US start-up Drawbridge.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20638132#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 7 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 7 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20639023#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

£2m boost for military in schools :: Projects which put former servicemen and women in England's schools have been given a £2m government boost.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20642796#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sharp fall in UK factory output :: UK manufacturing output in October fell at its fastest rate since June, official figures show, with food and drink output particularly low.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20638091#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Ghana votes :: Long queues of voters in Ghana
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20645818#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 1-7 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20645403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Legs used to repair girl's spine :: A five-year old girl has had life-saving surgery to repair her spine with bones taken from her amputated legs.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20426413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lung patients 'left behind' :: Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other professionals involved in the care of people with lung disease have signed a letter expressing "grave concern" about the future of NHS care for their patients.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20633841#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Which comes first - trust or trustworthiness? :: Why do we trust some people more than others?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20627410#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Khaled Meshaal visits Gaza :: First visit of Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal to Gaza
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20641436#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Natural gas future for truckers? :: At the Flying J truck stop in rural Virginia, truck drivers can taste the coffee, smell the diesel and see the future.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/us/trucking-gas-future/index.html?eref�ition

'Coldest journey' :: A six-month trek across the world's last great wilderness, fighting through harsh winter conditions, near permanent darkness and temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/world/fiennes-coldest-journey/index.html?eref�ition

Rover could be on Martian clays :: Scientists say Nasa's Opportunity rover is trundling over what they believe to be clay-bearing rocks, which should provide fresh insight into Mars' water past.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20649462#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Reach globally to teach about AIDS :: Alex Newell says on World AIDS Day young people should reach out across the globe on social media to educate one another about HIV and AIDS prevention
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/01/opinion/newell-world-aids-day/index.html?eref�ition

Why aren't robots doing my dishes? :: The build-up has been years in the making. From the cartoons that many of us watched as children, we envisioned a world where machines and robots would penetrate every aspect of our lives, where each household would have a Rosie the Robot to cook, clean, and put the kids to bed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/28/business/john-horn-internet-of-things/index.html?eref�ition

App unlocks crowd-funding success :: For a few days, Lockitron looked like the little app that would, and should, but then couldn't.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/30/business/lockitron-start-up/index.html?eref�ition

Is mind-reading future tech scary? :: As "faster than real time" technology capable of predicting our every move is discussed at LeWeb in London this week, it seems prudent to ask whether such developments will actually improve our lives.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/opinion/opinion-falls-technology-fear/index.html?eref�ition

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

Street children found dead in bin :: Eight Chinese officials have been fired or suspended after five boys died in a rubbish bin after suffocating on fumes from charcoal they burned to stay warm, according to state-run media.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/asia/china-boys-dead-dumpster/index.html?eref�ition

Gay unions get Supreme Court slot :: The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments on whether laws banning gay marriage are illegal under the US Constitution, it announces.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20649353#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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