Monday, December 24, 2012

24-Dec-2012 08:57

Crime check red tape abolished :: New free "portable" background checks on people who help out in schools and clubs have been outlined by the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20796686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Trojan horse 'eliminates' cancer :: An experimental 'Trojan-horse' cancer therapy has completely eliminated prostate cancer in experiments on mice, according to UK researchers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20795977#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What Obama can learn from Lincoln :: Frida Ghitis says "Lincoln" is brilliant because it shows that the path of virtue is paved with morally ambiguous choices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/ghitis-lincoln-presidency/index.html?eref�ition

World's craziest crazy golf course? :: It's crazy golf on an insane scale -- a putting green swimming in a giant bowl of noodles and chopsticks, the Great Wall of China for a hazard, a fairway threading through Mayan ruins and a panda-themed hole.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/sport/golf/golf-china-crazy-golf-mission-hills/index.html?eref�ition

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Teacher fears parents' violence :: A head teacher attacked by the father of a pupil at a Swindon school says all staff and students are at risk from stressed parents.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811093#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

World's colorful Christmas festivities :: Christmas is synonymous with colorful decorations, festive markets and extravagant quantities of food. But it isn't the same everwhere.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/christmas-ireport/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Steve Jobs' super-yacht impounded :: Steve Jobs' £85m high-tech yacht Venus is impounded at the Port of Amsterdam after designer Philippe Starck claims he is still owed money.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20815910#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Christmas festivities :: Christmas is synonymous with colorful decorations, festive markets and extravagant quantities of food. But it isn't the same everwhere.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/christmas-ireport/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

Gangnam Style hits one billion views :: South Korean pop star Psy's Gangnam Style video has become the first clip to attract more than one billion views on YouTube.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20812870#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Three Westerners seized in Yemen :: Two Finns and an Austrian are kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, security officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20817731#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#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

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