Monday, December 31, 2012

31-Dec-2012 06:41

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

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

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

In pictures: Snowstorm hits US :: Snow storm in north-eastern US states
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20849242#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The year in pictures 2012 :: The pictures that made the headlines in 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770268#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bug reveals 'erased' Snapchat videos :: Videos sent via phone app Snapchat which should disappear after a few seconds can be preserved with easy to find tools, finds tech site.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20857300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 28 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 28 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20857510#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 22-28 December 2012 :: News photographs from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20857511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The British vomitorium :: With the Christmas dinner done, writer Will Self says the UK's new year resolution should be to end the national obsession with food.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20836616#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Monti to lead Italian coalition :: Italy's caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti is to lead a coalition of centre parties going into a parliamentary election in February.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20859926#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Approaching comet may outshine the moon :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/jyK9PuMrGJQ/space-comet-idUSL1E8NS5AL20121228

Approaching comet may outshine the moon :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/4v1nUvzvuJ4/us-space-comet-idUSBRE8BR0KQ20121228

Is the eurozone crisis almost over? :: Is the three-year-old eurozone sovereign debt crisis nearing its end? Dr. Nicholas Spiro of Spiro Sovereign Strategy believes it just might be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/03/business/euro-crisis-over-spiro-op-ed/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

Divisive health bill becomes law :: Legislation providing for government-funded contraception and sex education classes in the Philippines will take effect in mid-January, according to a spokeswoman for President Benigno Aquino.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/29/world/asia/philippines-health-bill/index.html?eref�ition

Obama: Newtown shooting 'worst day' :: President Barack Obama appeared on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, talking about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and priorities for his administration in his second term.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/30/politics/obama-meet-the-press/index.html?eref�ition

Distraction: Baby panda loves ball :: Xiao Liwu of the San Diego Zoo sure loves his toy ball.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2012/12/27/orig-jtb-distraction-panda-loves-ball.cnn?eref�ition

Outcry over rape in India :: CNN's Mallika Kapur tells us how the outcry over a recent gang rape in India has many calling for change.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/30/india-rape-victims.cnn?eref�ition

Secret WWII code found on dead bird :: A pensioner discovers a secret World War II coded message on a dead pigeon, as CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/28/robertson-pigeon-update.cnn?eref�ition

New homeless law comes into force :: Legislation which aims to effectively end homelessness in Scotland comes into force as part of a government commitment.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-20870160#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Moves to level pay for lecturers :: Scotland's further education colleges look set to return to national pay and conditions for lecturers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-20872163#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Former MP Sir Irvine Patnick dies :: Former Conservative MP Sir Irvine Patnick, who recently apologised for repeating "inaccurate" information about the Hillsborough tragedy, dies aged 83.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20872924#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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