Tuesday, August 21, 2012

21-Aug-2012 23:55

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/embassy-defections/index.html?eref�ition

'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?eref�ition

Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/living/helen-gurley-brown-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/intv-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/20/stout-japans-cool-business.cnn?eref�ition

Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/opinion/raskar-camera-corners/index.html?eref�ition

Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19254839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos: Chinese anger over islands :: Anti-Japan protests erupt in China
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/asia/gallery/island-protest/index.html?eref�ition

How to sleep in hot weather :: Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19319499#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why was Gu Kailai spared execution? :: Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of politician Bo Xilai, avoided the death sentence following her admission that she murdered a British businessman. CNN examines the political background to the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/gu-kailai-verdict-reaction/index.html?eref�ition

How tribal ties help Syrian rebels :: Ancestral connections are igniting sympathies among some of the region's richest people. CNN's Nic Robertson explains the relationship.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/meast/syria-saudi-aid/index.html?eref�ition

Brains behind most viral ad ever :: It took French advertising guru Mercedes Erra almost a year to persuade Evian a bunch of babies rollerblading to "Rapper's Delight" was a good way to advertise their water. Today, the ad has been viewed online more than 75 million times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/tech/leading-women-mercedes-erra/index.html?eref�ition

Curiosity uses laser on Mars rock :: The Mars Curiosity rover used its laser to "interrogate" a Martian rock Sunday in what NASA said was "target practice" for future experiments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/mars-curiosity/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Top transfers: Soccer's spenders :: Despite the impending new Financial Fair Play rules, Europe's top clubs have been spending big on players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. See who cost the most, and who might turn out to be the biggest bargains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/football/gallery/european-football-transfers-summer-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Was China murder trial rigged? :: One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/opinion/clarke-gu-kailai/index.html?eref�ition

Jellyfish threat to record bid :: Jellyfish stings and a summer storm haven't stopped Diana Nyad on her latest attempt to swim to Florida from Cuba, her crew said Monday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?eref�ition

Honor murder: A growing threat :: Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed by her parents because of her Western lifestyle in England. Activists say young women in Europe's immigrant communities may be at higher risk because of a culture clash between generations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/19/justice-for-shafilea.cnn?eref�ition

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/italy-cruise-ship-captain/index.html?eref�ition

21-Aug-2012 23:55 10

Nike's LeBron Sneakers to Test $300 Limit :: Nike is kicking up the prices of its sneakers, counting on the cachet of its trendy footwear to keep customers coming even as many shoppers scrounge for discounts.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577593623581068492.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

Falling Net Hits Best Buy Turnaround :: Best Buy may be running out of time to turn around its troubled electronics business after posting a 91% plunge in profit and suspending its annual earnings forecast amid new uncertainty.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602982855824216.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Porn film production on hold after Los Angeles syphilis case - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-usa-porn-moratoriumbre87k12q-20120821,0,5160010.story

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601481043101626.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Russia not alone in Pussy Riot-style justice - New Zealand Herald :: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D2%26objectid%3D10828493

The genius of Tony Scott - New Zealand Herald :: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D466%26objectid%3D10828618

Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601254048147454.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Everton stun United in league opener - Oman Daily Observer :: http://main.omanobserver.om/node/106993

Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601413630604118.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601532208760746.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice :: The first generation of patients to have historic, lifesaving heart surgery as newborns or children is presenting doctors with a puzzle: What some thought were cures are breaking down.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601403187689064.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Dutch House Prices Tumble :: The slump in the Dutch housing market deepened in July as prices posted the steepest drop on record, highlighting the challenges facing the Netherlands ahead of next month's general elections.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577603142722555860.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601773524745182.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

PC Makers' Hopes for Windows 8 Ebb :: Hopes are fading that Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will help personal-computer makers boost sales and regain ground on Apple.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577603153919851644.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599851584093374.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Obesity May Hasten Cognitive Decline :: People who are obese in middle age and who have high blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors have a speedier cognitive decline as they get older, according to a large study.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601343061867240.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601473375807822.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601373039677662.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601271203957712.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444508504577595350022637244.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601273551443082.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601402758645884.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444184704577587483914661256.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577580053253903354.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599802258717994.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


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21-Aug-2012 22:55

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/embassy-defections/index.html?eref�ition

'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?eref�ition

Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/living/helen-gurley-brown-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/intv-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/20/stout-japans-cool-business.cnn?eref�ition

Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/opinion/raskar-camera-corners/index.html?eref�ition

Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19254839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos: Chinese anger over islands :: Anti-Japan protests erupt in China
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/asia/gallery/island-protest/index.html?eref�ition

How to sleep in hot weather :: Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19319499#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why was Gu Kailai spared execution? :: Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of politician Bo Xilai, avoided the death sentence following her admission that she murdered a British businessman. CNN examines the political background to the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/gu-kailai-verdict-reaction/index.html?eref�ition

How tribal ties help Syrian rebels :: Ancestral connections are igniting sympathies among some of the region's richest people. CNN's Nic Robertson explains the relationship.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/meast/syria-saudi-aid/index.html?eref�ition

Brains behind most viral ad ever :: It took French advertising guru Mercedes Erra almost a year to persuade Evian a bunch of babies rollerblading to "Rapper's Delight" was a good way to advertise their water. Today, the ad has been viewed online more than 75 million times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/tech/leading-women-mercedes-erra/index.html?eref�ition

Curiosity uses laser on Mars rock :: The Mars Curiosity rover used its laser to "interrogate" a Martian rock Sunday in what NASA said was "target practice" for future experiments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/mars-curiosity/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Top transfers: Soccer's spenders :: Despite the impending new Financial Fair Play rules, Europe's top clubs have been spending big on players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. See who cost the most, and who might turn out to be the biggest bargains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/football/gallery/european-football-transfers-summer-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Was China murder trial rigged? :: One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/opinion/clarke-gu-kailai/index.html?eref�ition

Jellyfish threat to record bid :: Jellyfish stings and a summer storm haven't stopped Diana Nyad on her latest attempt to swim to Florida from Cuba, her crew said Monday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?eref�ition

Honor murder: A growing threat :: Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed by her parents because of her Western lifestyle in England. Activists say young women in Europe's immigrant communities may be at higher risk because of a culture clash between generations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/19/justice-for-shafilea.cnn?eref�ition

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/italy-cruise-ship-captain/index.html?eref�ition

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Todd Akin's Sinking Ship :: The Missouri Republican tries to lose a Senate seat.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601781595726706.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601254048147454.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Best Buy Shares Hit Again :: Struggling retailer Best Buy said its earnings fell 91% compared with a year earlier as consumers shifted to lower-margin products such as phones and tablets, sending its already hard-hit stock lower.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602982855824216.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601413630604118.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601532208760746.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice :: The first generation of patients to have historic, lifesaving heart surgery as newborns or children is presenting doctors with a puzzle: What some thought were cures are breaking down.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601403187689064.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Arctic ice shrinks at record pace - The Daily Yomiuri :: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120821004004.htm

Nike's LeBron Sneakers to Test $300 Limit :: Nike is kicking up the prices of its sneakers, counting on the cachet of its trendy footwear to keep customers coming even as many shoppers scrounge for discounts.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577593623581068492.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Astronomers find first evidence of a star eating its own planet - Los Angeles Times :: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-star-eats-planet-20120821,0,1056613.story?track%3Drss

Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601773524745182.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Friend mourns Rose Mayr, Ellicott City teen killed in train derailment - Washington Post :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/friend-mourns-rose-mayr-ellicott-city-teen-killed-in-train-derailment/2012/08/21/8de50c10-eba6-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html

Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

EU Probes Sale of Cigarettes to Syrians :: The EU is investigating whether its Syrian sanctions were violated by the sale of cigarettes by a Switzerland-based unit of Japan Tobacco to a firm linked to cousins of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577595221203321922.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599851584093374.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601481043101626.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Obesity May Hasten Cognitive Decline :: People who are obese in middle age and who have high blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors have a speedier cognitive decline as they get older, according to a large study.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601343061867240.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601473375807822.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

Ethiopian Strongman Dies :: Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's authoritarian leader who guided his impoverished nation closer to prosperity through a steady economic opening, has died. He was 57 years old.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602421177735272.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601373039677662.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601271203957712.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444508504577595350022637244.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601273551443082.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Jim Sollisch: Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing :: How did a heartfelt expression of affection turn into the moral equivalent of 'See ya'?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601001652044674.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601402758645884.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577580053253903354.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599802258717994.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular


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21-Aug-2012 21:54

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/embassy-defections/index.html?eref�ition

'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?eref�ition

Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/living/helen-gurley-brown-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/intv-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/20/stout-japans-cool-business.cnn?eref�ition

Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/opinion/raskar-camera-corners/index.html?eref�ition

Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19254839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos: Chinese anger over islands :: Anti-Japan protests erupt in China
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/asia/gallery/island-protest/index.html?eref�ition

How to sleep in hot weather :: Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19319499#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why was Gu Kailai spared execution? :: Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of politician Bo Xilai, avoided the death sentence following her admission that she murdered a British businessman. CNN examines the political background to the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/gu-kailai-verdict-reaction/index.html?eref�ition

How tribal ties help Syrian rebels :: Ancestral connections are igniting sympathies among some of the region's richest people. CNN's Nic Robertson explains the relationship.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/meast/syria-saudi-aid/index.html?eref�ition

Brains behind most viral ad ever :: It took French advertising guru Mercedes Erra almost a year to persuade Evian a bunch of babies rollerblading to "Rapper's Delight" was a good way to advertise their water. Today, the ad has been viewed online more than 75 million times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/tech/leading-women-mercedes-erra/index.html?eref�ition

Curiosity uses laser on Mars rock :: The Mars Curiosity rover used its laser to "interrogate" a Martian rock Sunday in what NASA said was "target practice" for future experiments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/mars-curiosity/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Top transfers: Soccer's spenders :: Despite the impending new Financial Fair Play rules, Europe's top clubs have been spending big on players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. See who cost the most, and who might turn out to be the biggest bargains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/football/gallery/european-football-transfers-summer-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Was China murder trial rigged? :: One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/opinion/clarke-gu-kailai/index.html?eref�ition

Jellyfish threat to record bid :: Jellyfish stings and a summer storm haven't stopped Diana Nyad on her latest attempt to swim to Florida from Cuba, her crew said Monday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?eref�ition

Honor murder: A growing threat :: Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed by her parents because of her Western lifestyle in England. Activists say young women in Europe's immigrant communities may be at higher risk because of a culture clash between generations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/19/justice-for-shafilea.cnn?eref�ition

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/italy-cruise-ship-captain/index.html?eref�ition

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Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601413630604118.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601532208760746.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Facing Lifesaving Heart Surgery, Twice :: The first generation of patients to have historic, lifesaving heart surgery as newborns or children is presenting doctors with a puzzle: What some thought were cures are breaking down.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601403187689064.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Nike's LeBron Sneakers to Test $300 Limit :: Nike is kicking up the prices of its sneakers, counting on the cachet of its trendy footwear to keep customers coming even as many shoppers scrounge for discounts.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577593623581068492.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601773524745182.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Friend mourns Rose Mayr, Ellicott City teen killed in train derailment - Washington Post :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/friend-mourns-rose-mayr-ellicott-city-teen-killed-in-train-derailment/2012/08/21/8de50c10-eba6-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html

Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

EU Probes Sale of Cigarettes to Syrians :: The EU is investigating whether its Syrian sanctions were violated by the sale of cigarettes by a Switzerland-based unit of Japan Tobacco to a firm linked to cousins of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444233104577595221203321922.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599851584093374.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601481043101626.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Obesity May Hasten Cognitive Decline :: People who are obese in middle age and who have high blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors have a speedier cognitive decline as they get older, according to a large study.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601343061867240.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601473375807822.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

Booze U! Princeton Review reveals top 20 party schools - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/booze-u-princeton-review-reveals-top-20-party-schools-article-1.1141003

Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601254048147454.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601373039677662.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601271203957712.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Europe Bank Quashes Bond-Buy Talk :: The German government and the European Central Bank both hit back at a weekend report that the ECB was planning to cap the borrowing costs of fiscally strained countries with its unlimited resources.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577600922867544772.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Randier Than Thou :: The left's weirdest attack on Paul Ryan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601341410326750.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444508504577595350022637244.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601273551443082.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Todd Akin's Sinking Ship :: The Missouri Republican tries to lose a Senate seat.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601781595726706.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601402758645884.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444184704577587483914661256.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577580053253903354.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599802258717994.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

How to Cope When Boss Is a Screamer :: Yelling is less tolerated in the workplace. But new ways of fighting, such as sharp emails, aren't always healthy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444772404577589302193682244.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe


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21-Aug-2012 20:53

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/embassy-defections/index.html?eref�ition

'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?eref�ition

Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/living/helen-gurley-brown-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/intv-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/20/stout-japans-cool-business.cnn?eref�ition

Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/opinion/raskar-camera-corners/index.html?eref�ition

Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19254839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos: Chinese anger over islands :: Anti-Japan protests erupt in China
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/asia/gallery/island-protest/index.html?eref�ition

How to sleep in hot weather :: Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19319499#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why was Gu Kailai spared execution? :: Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of politician Bo Xilai, avoided the death sentence following her admission that she murdered a British businessman. CNN examines the political background to the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/gu-kailai-verdict-reaction/index.html?eref�ition

How tribal ties help Syrian rebels :: Ancestral connections are igniting sympathies among some of the region's richest people. CNN's Nic Robertson explains the relationship.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/meast/syria-saudi-aid/index.html?eref�ition

Brains behind most viral ad ever :: It took French advertising guru Mercedes Erra almost a year to persuade Evian a bunch of babies rollerblading to "Rapper's Delight" was a good way to advertise their water. Today, the ad has been viewed online more than 75 million times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/tech/leading-women-mercedes-erra/index.html?eref�ition

Curiosity uses laser on Mars rock :: The Mars Curiosity rover used its laser to "interrogate" a Martian rock Sunday in what NASA said was "target practice" for future experiments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/mars-curiosity/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Top transfers: Soccer's spenders :: Despite the impending new Financial Fair Play rules, Europe's top clubs have been spending big on players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. See who cost the most, and who might turn out to be the biggest bargains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/football/gallery/european-football-transfers-summer-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Was China murder trial rigged? :: One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/opinion/clarke-gu-kailai/index.html?eref�ition

Jellyfish threat to record bid :: Jellyfish stings and a summer storm haven't stopped Diana Nyad on her latest attempt to swim to Florida from Cuba, her crew said Monday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?eref�ition

Honor murder: A growing threat :: Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed by her parents because of her Western lifestyle in England. Activists say young women in Europe's immigrant communities may be at higher risk because of a culture clash between generations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/19/justice-for-shafilea.cnn?eref�ition

US comedian Phyllis Diller dies :: US comedian Phyllis Diller, a staple of stand-up and television, died on Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95, her manager says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19326640#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

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Apple Now Biggest-Ever U.S. Company :: Apple surpassed Microsoft as the largest U.S. company ever, measured by stock-market value.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601773524745182.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Best Buy Net Slumps on Sales-Mix Woes - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602982855824216.html

Friend mourns Rose Mayr, Ellicott City teen killed in train derailment - Washington Post :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/friend-mourns-rose-mayr-ellicott-city-teen-killed-in-train-derailment/2012/08/21/8de50c10-eba6-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html

Best Buy Shares Hit Again :: Struggling retailer Best Buy said its earnings fell 91% compared with a year earlier as consumers shifted to lower-margin products such as phones and tablets, sending its already hard-hit stock lower.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577602982855824216.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601413630604118.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Russia warns West over Syria after Obama threats :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/pJXYJKCm8rM/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120821

Hank Williams Jr: Obama is Muslim "who hates the US" - CBS News :: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57497290-10391698/hank-williams-jr-obama-is-muslim-who-hates-the-u.s./

Earthlings Look for Signs in Photos of Mars :: For millennia, human beings have looked to the heavens with questions. Now with the rover on Mars, some believe they are closer than ever to solving the mystery of what has been seen in the skies.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599851584093374.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Crucial Senate Race in Uproar :: Republicans urged Rep. Todd Akin to quit the key Missouri Senate race after he said women's bodies can avert pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601481043101626.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601532208760746.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Swiss Bankers Fume Over Privacy :: Swiss banks have provided U.S. officials with the names of thousands of their employees, a handover that has morphed into a controversy over their employees' personal privacy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577601473375807822.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Teen Sexually Assaulted, Faced Jail Time for Speaking Out :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�8e1274c9710af43b1528c197f4e0b6

Booze U! Princeton Review reveals top 20 party schools - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/booze-u-princeton-review-reveals-top-20-party-schools-article-1.1141003

Fred Barnes: How Ryan Recasts the Race :: With his big ideas, the GOP's vice presidential candidate makes the incumbent president seem smaller.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601254048147454.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Greece Readies More Cuts :: Details of Greece's €11.5 billion austerity plan are emerging as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras moves to demonstrate his government is serious about cost-cutting.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601373039677662.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Princeton Review's Top 20 Party, Sober Schools :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�7810b3401c88526b3bbe250431a442

Are Airport Security Lines Full of Germs? :: An infectious-disease specialist on the chance of picking up germs while going through security.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601271203957712.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Europe Bank Quashes Bond-Buy Talk :: The German government and the European Central Bank both hit back at a weekend report that the ECB was planning to cap the borrowing costs of fiscally strained countries with its unlimited resources.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577600922867544772.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Vivendi Splits Strategy With Roles :: Vivendi is splitting its strategies for media and telecommunications between newly created roles in the latest step as the company considers selling off assets or breaking itself in two.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601422873947312.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Randier Than Thou :: The left's weirdest attack on Paul Ryan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601341410326750.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444508504577595350022637244.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

McGurn: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic :: Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601273551443082.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Todd Akin's Sinking Ship :: The Missouri Republican tries to lose a Senate seat.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443989204577601781595726706.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Pop Artist's Lofty Domain :: Artist James Rizzi's apartment on Lafayette Street is now on the market, a place filled with his "essence," according to his brother.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444226904577561040023830370.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Discreet Luxury House :: This newly built five-bedroom, seven-story house in central London includes a swimming pool with dance floor, two panic rooms, a gun safe, walk-in wine and cigar room, and a 75-foot garden.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577601402758645884.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444184704577587483914661256.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Harvey Silverglate: Gibson Is Off the Feds' Hook. Who's Next? :: The guitar company settlement reveals a disturbing effort by federal prosecutors to silence their corporate targets.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443324404577594890622149010.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577580053253903354.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Eid al-Fitr Around the World :: Muslims around the world marked the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday with Eid al-Fitr.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443855804577599802258717994.html?mod=rss_most_emailed_day_europe


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21-Aug-2012 19:52

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

Assange: How long can standoff last? :: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at London's embassy of Ecuador seeking to avoid extradition by claiming asylum. There are precedents for such gambles, and history shows the standoffs can last some time.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/21/world/embassy-defections/index.html?eref�ition

'Old Ironsides' sets sail once more :: The USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides," sailed under her own power Sunday for just the second time in some 130 years.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/massachusetts-uss-constitution/index.html?eref�ition

Gurley Brown's complex legacy :: Longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown was a self-described "devout feminist" who paradoxically preached that "if you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." Another of her famous quips had it that "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/living/helen-gurley-brown-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Assad makes rare public appearance :: The Syrian Vice President remains missing as President Assad makes a rare public appearance to mark the end of Ramadan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/19/intv-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's new 'Super Cool' business :: In Japan's first summer without nuclear power, everyone is doing their part to conserve. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/20/stout-japans-cool-business.cnn?eref�ition

Camera to see around corners :: Ramesh Raskar leads a team at the MIT Media Lab that is reimagining what photography can do
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/opinion/raskar-camera-corners/index.html?eref�ition

Husband slams Pussy sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

Is Alice in Wonderland really about drugs? :: Alice in Wonderland fans have marked 150 years since the fateful boat trip that sparked the tale. But why do so many see adult themes in it?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19254839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Photos: Chinese anger over islands :: Anti-Japan protests erupt in China
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/asia/gallery/island-protest/index.html?eref�ition

How to sleep in hot weather :: Southern and eastern Britain has experienced a mini heat-wave. What's the best way to get to sleep on sticky nights?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19319499#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why was Gu Kailai spared execution? :: Gu Kailai, the high-powered wife of politician Bo Xilai, avoided the death sentence following her admission that she murdered a British businessman. CNN examines the political background to the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/gu-kailai-verdict-reaction/index.html?eref�ition

How tribal ties help Syrian rebels :: Ancestral connections are igniting sympathies among some of the region's richest people. CNN's Nic Robertson explains the relationship.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/world/meast/syria-saudi-aid/index.html?eref�ition

Brains behind most viral ad ever :: It took French advertising guru Mercedes Erra almost a year to persuade Evian a bunch of babies rollerblading to "Rapper's Delight" was a good way to advertise their water. Today, the ad has been viewed online more than 75 million times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/tech/leading-women-mercedes-erra/index.html?eref�ition

Curiosity uses laser on Mars rock :: The Mars Curiosity rover used its laser to "interrogate" a Martian rock Sunday in what NASA said was "target practice" for future experiments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us/mars-curiosity/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Top transfers: Soccer's spenders :: Despite the impending new Financial Fair Play rules, Europe's top clubs have been spending big on players ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. See who cost the most, and who might turn out to be the biggest bargains.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/football/gallery/european-football-transfers-summer-2012/index.html?eref�ition

Was China murder trial rigged? :: One of the most watched cases in China in the last few decades reached a conclusion of sorts on August 20th as Gu Kailai was declared guilty of murder and sentenced to death with a two-year suspension, meaning an almost certain commutation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/opinion/clarke-gu-kailai/index.html?eref�ition

Jellyfish threat to record bid :: Jellyfish stings and a summer storm haven't stopped Diana Nyad on her latest attempt to swim to Florida from Cuba, her crew said Monday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/20/health/diana-nyad-swim/index.html?eref�ition

Honor murder: A growing threat :: Shafilea Ahmed, 17, was killed by her parents because of her Western lifestyle in England. Activists say young women in Europe's immigrant communities may be at higher risk because of a culture clash between generations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/08/19/justice-for-shafilea.cnn?eref�ition

US comedian Phyllis Diller dies :: US comedian Phyllis Diller, a staple of stand-up and television, died on Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95, her manager says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19326640#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition