Tuesday, December 11, 2012

11-Dec-2012 23:05

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

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

China's Xi leads campaign to cut pomp - San Jose Mercury News :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGT0IuM9HJifrPg8F6yWhhuxqBJ1g&url=http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22151784/chinas-xi-leads-campaign-cut-pomp

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

Why airing prank call was wrong :: One Melbourne radio presenter says rules do govern prank calls and no, you can't do whatever you want for ratings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/stevenson-nurse-prank-call/index.html?eref�ition

How vaccines drive economic growth :: We all know that vaccines save lives by protecting people against disease. What is less well-known is that vaccines also are an engine for economic growth -- far beyond their health benefits.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/opinion/vaccine-gavi-seth-berkley/index.html?eref�ition

On the edge: Life of daring photographer :: Dangling from the top of a 20 meter mast while bouncing along the open waves would test even the most hardened sailor's stomach.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/sport/kos-evans-sailing-masthead-photographer/index.html?eref�ition

Superjumbo on streets of village :: It's an unusual setting for one of the world's most modern aircraft -- a provincial French village with 19th-century charm, every two weeks Levignac hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts on their way to the Airbus assembly line.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/05/travel/airbus-a380-levignac/index.html?eref�ition

In Pictures: The life of Sir Patrick Moore :: Life of the astronomer and broadcaster
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20659141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How weather impacts food supply :: Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/food-price-impact/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 23:05 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Show Me the Money :: When college sports executives get together, it's not the athletes or their educations that they talk about.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/nocera-show-me-the-money.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Social Science Palooza III :: Social science continues to remind us of the power of social context, and the thousands of variables that shape our unconscious. Here's a smattering of recent research.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/brooks-social-science-palooza-iii.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Could the Farm Bill Devastate America's Birds? :: Loss of conservation requirements could lead to the destruction of breeding grounds for game birds and waterfowl.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/could-the-farm-bill-devastate-americas-birds.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 22:04

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UN nuclear inspectors to press Iran on military site access - Jerusalem Post :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEKQVdYXHXX6gW0gaeJbViT4PkuSg&url=http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id%3D295323

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

Why airing prank call was wrong :: One Melbourne radio presenter says rules do govern prank calls and no, you can't do whatever you want for ratings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/stevenson-nurse-prank-call/index.html?eref�ition

How vaccines drive economic growth :: We all know that vaccines save lives by protecting people against disease. What is less well-known is that vaccines also are an engine for economic growth -- far beyond their health benefits.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/opinion/vaccine-gavi-seth-berkley/index.html?eref�ition

On the edge: Life of daring photographer :: Dangling from the top of a 20 meter mast while bouncing along the open waves would test even the most hardened sailor's stomach.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/sport/kos-evans-sailing-masthead-photographer/index.html?eref�ition

Superjumbo on streets of village :: It's an unusual setting for one of the world's most modern aircraft -- a provincial French village with 19th-century charm, every two weeks Levignac hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts on their way to the Airbus assembly line.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/05/travel/airbus-a380-levignac/index.html?eref�ition

In Pictures: The life of Sir Patrick Moore :: Life of the astronomer and broadcaster
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20659141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How weather impacts food supply :: Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/food-price-impact/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 22:04 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributors: Could the Farm Bill Devastate America's Birds? :: Loss of conservation requirements could lead to the destruction of breeding grounds for game birds and waterfowl.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/could-the-farm-bill-devastate-americas-birds.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Teaming Up to Make New Antibiotics :: Bacteria are quickly growing resistant to the antibiotics we have — but our model for making new drugs is broken. It's time for a fresh approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/teaming-up-to-make-new-antibiotics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 21:04

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

EU committed to keeping the peace - Financial Times :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEwyrKA0ioOzuSfKQGlOwF0Ba56Nw&url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/198debee-42c1-11e2-a3d2-00144feabdc0.html

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

Why airing prank call was wrong :: One Melbourne radio presenter says rules do govern prank calls and no, you can't do whatever you want for ratings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/stevenson-nurse-prank-call/index.html?eref�ition

How vaccines drive economic growth :: We all know that vaccines save lives by protecting people against disease. What is less well-known is that vaccines also are an engine for economic growth -- far beyond their health benefits.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/opinion/vaccine-gavi-seth-berkley/index.html?eref�ition

On the edge: Life of daring photographer :: Dangling from the top of a 20 meter mast while bouncing along the open waves would test even the most hardened sailor's stomach.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/sport/kos-evans-sailing-masthead-photographer/index.html?eref�ition

Superjumbo on streets of village :: It's an unusual setting for one of the world's most modern aircraft -- a provincial French village with 19th-century charm, every two weeks Levignac hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts on their way to the Airbus assembly line.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/05/travel/airbus-a380-levignac/index.html?eref�ition

In Pictures: The life of Sir Patrick Moore :: Life of the astronomer and broadcaster
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20659141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How weather impacts food supply :: Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/food-price-impact/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 21:04 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Teaming Up to Make New Antibiotics :: Bacteria are quickly growing resistant to the antibiotics we have — but our model for making new drugs is broken. It's time for a fresh approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/teaming-up-to-make-new-antibiotics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 20:02

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

VIDEO: Biggest container ship visits UK :: The world's largest container ship has visited Southampton as part of its first visit to Europe.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20671374#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

Why airing prank call was wrong :: One Melbourne radio presenter says rules do govern prank calls and no, you can't do whatever you want for ratings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/stevenson-nurse-prank-call/index.html?eref�ition

How vaccines drive economic growth :: We all know that vaccines save lives by protecting people against disease. What is less well-known is that vaccines also are an engine for economic growth -- far beyond their health benefits.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/opinion/vaccine-gavi-seth-berkley/index.html?eref�ition

On the edge: Life of daring photographer :: Dangling from the top of a 20 meter mast while bouncing along the open waves would test even the most hardened sailor's stomach.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/sport/kos-evans-sailing-masthead-photographer/index.html?eref�ition

Superjumbo on streets of village :: It's an unusual setting for one of the world's most modern aircraft -- a provincial French village with 19th-century charm, every two weeks Levignac hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts on their way to the Airbus assembly line.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/05/travel/airbus-a380-levignac/index.html?eref�ition

In Pictures: The life of Sir Patrick Moore :: Life of the astronomer and broadcaster
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20659141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How weather impacts food supply :: Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/food-price-impact/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 20:02 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Show Me the Money :: When college sports executives get together, it's not the athletes or their educations that they talk about.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/nocera-show-me-the-money.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The God Glut :: A West Point cadet's experience suggests our lax observance of the line between church and state.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/bruni-the-god-glut.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Teaming Up to Make New Antibiotics :: Bacteria are quickly growing resistant to the antibiotics we have — but our model for making new drugs is broken. It's time for a fresh approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/teaming-up-to-make-new-antibiotics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 19:01

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Is the era of free online news over? :: Howard Kurtz says newsgathering costs money, and outlets are trimming reporters and slipping behind paywalls to raise revenue. Our choice: Pay or get the journalism we deserve
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/opinion/kurtz-news-organizations/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

VIDEO: Biggest container ship visits UK :: The world's largest container ship has visited Southampton as part of its first visit to Europe.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20671374#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

Why airing prank call was wrong :: One Melbourne radio presenter says rules do govern prank calls and no, you can't do whatever you want for ratings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/opinion/stevenson-nurse-prank-call/index.html?eref�ition

How vaccines drive economic growth :: We all know that vaccines save lives by protecting people against disease. What is less well-known is that vaccines also are an engine for economic growth -- far beyond their health benefits.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/opinion/vaccine-gavi-seth-berkley/index.html?eref�ition

On the edge: Life of daring photographer :: Dangling from the top of a 20 meter mast while bouncing along the open waves would test even the most hardened sailor's stomach.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/sport/kos-evans-sailing-masthead-photographer/index.html?eref�ition

Superjumbo on streets of village :: It's an unusual setting for one of the world's most modern aircraft -- a provincial French village with 19th-century charm, every two weeks Levignac hosts a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts on their way to the Airbus assembly line.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/05/travel/airbus-a380-levignac/index.html?eref�ition

In Pictures: The life of Sir Patrick Moore :: Life of the astronomer and broadcaster
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20659141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How weather impacts food supply :: Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/04/world/asia/food-price-impact/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 19:01 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: The God Glut :: A West Point cadet's experience suggests our lax observance of the line between church and state.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/bruni-the-god-glut.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice and Africa's Despots :: Susan E. Rice's support for African despots over the years would make her a troubling selection for secretary of state.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/susan-rice-and-africas-despots.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Teaming Up to Make New Antibiotics :: Bacteria are quickly growing resistant to the antibiotics we have — but our model for making new drugs is broken. It's time for a fresh approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/teaming-up-to-make-new-antibiotics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 18:00

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Berlusconi's return :: He's back. Having kept a relatively low profile since being forced to step down as Italy's premier last year, Silvio Berlusconi, the bad boy of Italian politics, has decided to run for the fourth time as the centre-right's prime ministerial candidate in a keenly awaited parliamentary election likely to take place in February.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Boy's journey from horror to hope :: CNN returns to Bangladesh where a young boy who suffered terrible injuries at the hands of kidnappers shares his remarkable story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Is the era of free online news over? :: Howard Kurtz says newsgathering costs money, and outlets are trimming reporters and slipping behind paywalls to raise revenue. Our choice: Pay or get the journalism we deserve
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/opinion/kurtz-news-organizations/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Christmas quiz ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/world/quirky-christmas-quiz/index.html?eref�ition

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Europe backs Monti reforms as Italy crisis hits markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CwXUPeCKGpU/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE8B907420121210

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

VIDEO: Biggest container ship visits UK :: The world's largest container ship has visited Southampton as part of its first visit to Europe.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20671374#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analysis: In pixel wars, LCD has staying power, refuses to die :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/T4YGyQcNprc/us-display-lcd-oled-idUSBRE8B915C20121210

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition

Role of social media in prank :: One of the nurses duped by a prank phone call about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, apparently committed suicide on Friday, and many social media users were quick to point fingers at the two radio hosts who made the call and then promoted it on Facebook.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/07/tech/social-media/radio-prank-suicide-social-media/index.html?eref�ition

11-Dec-2012 18:00 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: The God Glut :: A West Point cadet's experience suggests our lax observance of the line between church and state.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/bruni-the-god-glut.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Tune Out :: To share, that once beautiful verb, has become an awful emotional splurge. There is merit to disconnection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/opinion/roger-cohen-time-to-tune-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Profiting From a Child's Illiteracy :: Conservatives have a point when they suggest that America's safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/kristof-profiting-from-a-childs-illiteracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Lost Civilization :: The Republican tribe is being wiped out, and not by plague, drought or Conquistadors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-a-lost-civilization.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice and Africa's Despots :: Susan E. Rice's support for African despots over the years would make her a troubling selection for secretary of state.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/susan-rice-and-africas-despots.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Teaming Up to Make New Antibiotics :: Bacteria are quickly growing resistant to the antibiotics we have — but our model for making new drugs is broken. It's time for a fresh approach.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/teaming-up-to-make-new-antibiotics.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Robots and Robber Barons :: Why are workers being left behind?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/krugman-robots-and-robber-barons.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable? :: There are no meaningful standards of academic quality in higher education, and the proliferation of online courses is making the problem worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/opinion/who-will-hold-colleges-accountable.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Hanukkah, Unabridged :: Hanukkah's elevation as a widely celebrated holiday ignores and sanitizes its historical basis and real meaning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/opinion/hanukkah-unabridged.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

11-Dec-2012 16:59

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

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

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

Photos: People we've lost in 2012 :: Photos: Notable people we've lost in 2012
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/29/world/gallery/people-we-lost/index.html?eref�ition

Berlusconi's return :: He's back. Having kept a relatively low profile since being forced to step down as Italy's premier last year, Silvio Berlusconi, the bad boy of Italian politics, has decided to run for the fourth time as the centre-right's prime ministerial candidate in a keenly awaited parliamentary election likely to take place in February.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/opinion-spiro-italy/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 10 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 10 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20663996#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Operation Hope :: "You cannot die! You cannot die!" the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese jobs return to the UK :: It moved half its production to China to keep costs down, but eight years later one company is bringing production back to Britain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/business/china-uk-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Venezuela's Chavez: Cancer is back :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is to return to Cuba for surgery on malignant cancer cells, he tells the nation in an emotional address from the presidential palace.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/08/world/americas/venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

Boy's journey from horror to hope :: CNN returns to Bangladesh where a young boy who suffered terrible injuries at the hands of kidnappers shares his remarkable story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/freedom-project-operation-hope/index.html?eref�ition

Is the era of free online news over? :: Howard Kurtz says newsgathering costs money, and outlets are trimming reporters and slipping behind paywalls to raise revenue. Our choice: Pay or get the journalism we deserve
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/opinion/kurtz-news-organizations/index.html?eref�ition

Messi record :: Lionel Messi needed just 25 minutes to dispel any doubts that he would notch up a record 86 goals in a calendar year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/09/sport/football/messi-muller-barcelona-football/index.html?eref�ition

Christmas quiz ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/10/world/quirky-christmas-quiz/index.html?eref�ition

Slight Rise in Afghanistan Insurgent Attacks - Wall Street Journal :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGMjQIhYqcxDkzRcJ46Z74yI9SJzQ&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578171374227780046.html?mod%3Dgooglenews_wsj

Who will pay to rebuild Gaza ruins? :: Palestinians estimate that the damage in Gaza caused by the recent conflict with Israel will cost $1.5 billion to repair. But they don't have the money for reconstruction. CNN's Fred Pleitgen investigates the task.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/10/pkg-pleitgen-gaza-rebuilding.cnn?eref�ition

Europe backs Monti reforms as Italy crisis hits markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CwXUPeCKGpU/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE8B907420121210

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved :: Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20628302

Your Money: The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/e8ns1O7FFJk/us-apple-tech-tax-idUSBRE8B911120121210

VIDEO: Biggest container ship visits UK :: The world's largest container ship has visited Southampton as part of its first visit to Europe.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20671374#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analysis: In pixel wars, LCD has staying power, refuses to die :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/T4YGyQcNprc/us-display-lcd-oled-idUSBRE8B915C20121210

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

Nurse's family expresses grief :: Two DJs and an Australian radio station are under fire after the death of a nurse who received a hoax phone call.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/08/chance-uk-nurse-suicide.cnn?eref�ition