Friday, December 14, 2012

14-Dec-2012 23:16

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

Best on-air bloopers, set mishaps :: Anderson Cooper adds a variety of on-air bloopers and malfunctioning sets to the RidicuList.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/14/ac-ridiculist-on-air-gaffes.cnn?eref�ition

China knife attack wounds 22 children :: Twenty-two primary school children have been wounded in a knife attack in central China, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html?eref�ition

Ravi Shankar, emissary for world beat :: "Beauty" seemed somehow insufficient a description for the sounds that came from Ravi Shankar's sitar in a concert hall. It was as if nature itself were being replicated on the stage, whether it was gentle summer rain or late-autumn wind having its way with the landscape. There would be intense engagement between Shankar and his ensemble as they summoned into being tempests of interlocking phrases that seemed to coil and unravel at will. The audience would be enraptured, transported, energized into enthusiastic applause.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/opinion/seymour-ravi-shankar/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa takes on Hollywood :: South Africa is becoming a major destination for Hollywood movies, including the smash hit "Chronicle."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/cape-town-film-studios/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Protester's Christmas in a eucalyptus :: Environmental campaigner Miranda Gibson is to spend her second Christmas in a eucalyptus tree in Tasmania in a protest against logging in the area
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20723455#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smashed: Mary Elizabeth Winstead on playing an alcoholic :: The film about drinking that's the toast of Hollywood
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20525144#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Will China head to the moon in 2013? :: Escalating tensions with the U.S. over its pivot to Asia, the Party's push to clean corruption in the wake of Bo Xilai and plans to land on the moon are trends to watch from Beijing in the next year, writes Kristie Lu Stout.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/asia/china-forecasts-stout/index.html?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 23:16 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Tibet Is Burning :: China's ethnic Han majority must recognize the plight of repressed Tibetans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/tibet-is-burning.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 22:15

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

Best on-air bloopers, set mishaps :: Anderson Cooper adds a variety of on-air bloopers and malfunctioning sets to the RidicuList.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/14/ac-ridiculist-on-air-gaffes.cnn?eref�ition

China knife attack wounds 22 children :: Twenty-two primary school children have been wounded in a knife attack in central China, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html?eref�ition

Ravi Shankar, emissary for world beat :: "Beauty" seemed somehow insufficient a description for the sounds that came from Ravi Shankar's sitar in a concert hall. It was as if nature itself were being replicated on the stage, whether it was gentle summer rain or late-autumn wind having its way with the landscape. There would be intense engagement between Shankar and his ensemble as they summoned into being tempests of interlocking phrases that seemed to coil and unravel at will. The audience would be enraptured, transported, energized into enthusiastic applause.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/opinion/seymour-ravi-shankar/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa takes on Hollywood :: South Africa is becoming a major destination for Hollywood movies, including the smash hit "Chronicle."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/cape-town-film-studios/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Why are Swedish women so healthy? :: Breakfast's Sally Nugent heads to Sweden to find out why women there are four times more likely to be physically active than their British counterparts.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20723447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Protester's Christmas in a eucalyptus :: Environmental campaigner Miranda Gibson is to spend her second Christmas in a eucalyptus tree in Tasmania in a protest against logging in the area
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20723455#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Smashed: Mary Elizabeth Winstead on playing an alcoholic :: The film about drinking that's the toast of Hollywood
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20525144#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

14-Dec-2012 22:15 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Solar Panels for Every Home :: As we rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, let's reduce our dependence on the grid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Union Power Wanes in Michigan :: Et tu, Michigan? Its unions aren't powerless, but their influence is waning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/union-power-wanes-in-michigan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 21:14

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

Best on-air bloopers, set mishaps :: Anderson Cooper adds a variety of on-air bloopers and malfunctioning sets to the RidicuList.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/14/ac-ridiculist-on-air-gaffes.cnn?eref�ition

China knife attack wounds 22 children :: Twenty-two primary school children have been wounded in a knife attack in central China, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Ravi Shankar, emissary for world beat :: "Beauty" seemed somehow insufficient a description for the sounds that came from Ravi Shankar's sitar in a concert hall. It was as if nature itself were being replicated on the stage, whether it was gentle summer rain or late-autumn wind having its way with the landscape. There would be intense engagement between Shankar and his ensemble as they summoned into being tempests of interlocking phrases that seemed to coil and unravel at will. The audience would be enraptured, transported, energized into enthusiastic applause.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/opinion/seymour-ravi-shankar/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa takes on Hollywood :: South Africa is becoming a major destination for Hollywood movies, including the smash hit "Chronicle."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/cape-town-film-studios/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Why are Swedish women so healthy? :: Breakfast's Sally Nugent heads to Sweden to find out why women there are four times more likely to be physically active than their British counterparts.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20723447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

NATO believes regime near collapse :: Defeat could be near for Syria's embattled regime, NATO and Syrian ally Russia said Thursday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 21:14 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Solar Panels for Every Home :: As we rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, let's reduce our dependence on the grid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Union Power Wanes in Michigan :: Et tu, Michigan? Its unions aren't powerless, but their influence is waning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/union-power-wanes-in-michigan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 20:13 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Solar Panels for Every Home :: As we rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, let's reduce our dependence on the grid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Union Power Wanes in Michigan :: Et tu, Michigan? Its unions aren't powerless, but their influence is waning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/union-power-wanes-in-michigan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 20:13

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez 'bleeding during surgery' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20721407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Couple marry at Abbey's high altar :: In the first marriage to take place at Westminster Abbey's high altar since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Minor Canon, the Reverend Dr James Hawkey and his fiancée, Carol Ripley, tied the knot in September 2012.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20705095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child-killer's release draws outrage :: Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/canada-killer-released/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Russian official: Assad losing grip :: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Syria is losing more and more control. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/14/walsh-syria-update.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

Best on-air bloopers, set mishaps :: Anderson Cooper adds a variety of on-air bloopers and malfunctioning sets to the RidicuList.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/14/ac-ridiculist-on-air-gaffes.cnn?eref�ition

China knife attack wounds 22 children :: Twenty-two primary school children have been wounded in a knife attack in central China, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/14/world/asia/china-knife-attack/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 19:13

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez 'bleeding during surgery' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20721407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Couple marry at Abbey's high altar :: In the first marriage to take place at Westminster Abbey's high altar since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Minor Canon, the Reverend Dr James Hawkey and his fiancée, Carol Ripley, tied the knot in September 2012.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20705095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Susan Rice withdraws as U.S. secretary of state candidate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0jyXGHXj_P8/usa-obama-rice-idINDEE8BC0EQ20121214

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child-killer's release draws outrage :: Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/canada-killer-released/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo Responds to Chinese Plane, Sending Fighter Jets - Wall Street Journal :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGWQqWzKHN4ZVy6mmN2aDCpjziisw&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323981504578176681539995800.html

Russian official: Assad losing grip :: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Syria is losing more and more control. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/14/walsh-syria-update.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

Best on-air bloopers, set mishaps :: Anderson Cooper adds a variety of on-air bloopers and malfunctioning sets to the RidicuList.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/14/ac-ridiculist-on-air-gaffes.cnn?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 19:13 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Solar Panels for Every Home :: As we rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, let's reduce our dependence on the grid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Union Power Wanes in Michigan :: Et tu, Michigan? Its unions aren't powerless, but their influence is waning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/union-power-wanes-in-michigan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 18:11

Israeli soldiers assault two Reuters cameramen :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cUssLOe7qV0/us-palestinians-israel-reuters-idUSBRE8BC1KK20121213

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez 'bleeding during surgery' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20721407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Couple marry at Abbey's high altar :: In the first marriage to take place at Westminster Abbey's high altar since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Minor Canon, the Reverend Dr James Hawkey and his fiancée, Carol Ripley, tied the knot in September 2012.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20705095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Susan Rice withdraws as U.S. secretary of state candidate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0jyXGHXj_P8/usa-obama-rice-idINDEE8BC0EQ20121214

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child-killer's release draws outrage :: Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/canada-killer-released/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Olympian lifespan 'possible for all' :: The longevity Olympic athletes enjoy is within the reach of all of us, research published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website suggests.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20710388#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Russian official: Assad losing grip :: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Syria is losing more and more control. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/14/walsh-syria-update.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

Christmas down under ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/06/travel/daily-snapshot/index.html?eref�ition

Blaming immigrants for Greek woes :: Greece's Golden Dawn party says immigrants are to blame for the country's economic strife. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dnt-magnay-greece-human-cost-immigrants.cnn?eref�ition

Man arrested for carving son's back :: While many people saw Wednesday's memorable date of 12/12/12 as an auspicious moment to tie the knot or start a business, a Texas man appears to have interpreted the day as a reason to carry out a grotesque and sinister act.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/texas-pentagram-carving/index.html?eref�ition

Assad staying despite power slide :: The Syrian president's control is crumbling but U.S. officials say there is little indication he'll step down.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/dougherty-syria-al-assad-regime.cnn?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 18:11 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributors: Solar Panels for Every Home :: As we rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, let's reduce our dependence on the grid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/solar-panels-for-every-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Union Power Wanes in Michigan :: Et tu, Michigan? Its unions aren't powerless, but their influence is waning.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/union-power-wanes-in-michigan.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis :: This is worth repeating: We're not having a debt crisis. What we're having is a political crisis.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/krugman-the-gops-existential-crisis.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 17:10

U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/h-V3hXC2Bt4/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121213

Israeli soldiers assault two Reuters cameramen :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cUssLOe7qV0/us-palestinians-israel-reuters-idUSBRE8BC1KK20121213

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez 'bleeding during surgery' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20721407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Couple marry at Abbey's high altar :: In the first marriage to take place at Westminster Abbey's high altar since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Minor Canon, the Reverend Dr James Hawkey and his fiancée, Carol Ripley, tied the knot in September 2012.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20705095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rice withdraws bid to replace Clinton :: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/politics/rice-withdraws-secretary-of-state/index.html?eref�ition

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Susan Rice withdraws as U.S. secretary of state candidate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0jyXGHXj_P8/usa-obama-rice-idINDEE8BC0EQ20121214

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez had 'surgery complications' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering after facing complications during his cancer surgery this week, the country's information minister said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/cuba-venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child-killer's release draws outrage :: Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/canada-killer-released/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Olympian lifespan 'possible for all' :: The longevity Olympic athletes enjoy is within the reach of all of us, research published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website suggests.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20710388#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Russian official: Assad losing grip :: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Syria is losing more and more control. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/14/walsh-syria-update.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. states inch closer to pre-recession prosperity :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6j1jQZGairM/us-usa-states-budgets-idUSBRE8BD05320121214

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition

Iceland president: Let banks fail :: Iceland is pinning its hopes on the Arctic as Europe continues to suffer from high unemployment and faltering growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?eref�ition

Lone soccer fan wins admirers :: He might have walked alone in a crowd of 15,000 fans, but for one Italian soccer fan that lonely experience has resulted in internet stardom
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/sport/football/udinese-fan-arrigo-brovedani-football/index.html?eref�ition

Man catches record tuna :: A La Mesa man fishing off the coast of Mexico lands the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught with a rod and reel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/12/12/445lb-yellowfin-tuna-caught.kfmb?eref�ition

14-Dec-2012 17:10 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: It's a Smart, Smart, Smart World :: No wonder you loyal readers have such high I.Q.'s. The "Flynn Effect" explains it all.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/kristof-its-a-smart-smart-smart-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Another Boom Year :: Look no further, people! We've got all the zombie news that's fit to print in one column right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/collins-another-boom-year.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Meaning of Minority :: The browning of America is very real and unrelenting. Our task is to find our way into this new Ecru Era with as much ease and grace as we can muster.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/blow-the-meaning-of-minority.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Tibet Is Burning :: China's ethnic Han majority must recognize the plight of repressed Tibetans.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/opinion/tibet-is-burning.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: American Bull :: The United States may soon wipe out its need for imported oil and become a major energy exporter. That is a seismic geostrategic shift.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/roger-cohen-american-bull.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: What Didn't Happen in Bethlehem :: It takes a strong imagination to approach Scripture literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/opinion/what-didnt-happen-in-bethlehem.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

14-Dec-2012 16:10

U.S., rebels urge gloomy Moscow to help oust Assad :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/h-V3hXC2Bt4/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121213

Israeli soldiers assault two Reuters cameramen :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cUssLOe7qV0/us-palestinians-israel-reuters-idUSBRE8BC1KK20121213

Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? :: Has Europe rediscovered its mojo? Laurence Knight reports
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20679152#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Much more than a fancy calculator :: How they became more than just fancy calculators
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20688292#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

McAfee 'faked heart attack' to buy time :: American technology pioneer John McAfee said he faked a heart attack while detained in Guatemala to buy time for his attorney to file a series of appeals that ultimately prevented his deportation to Belize, hastening the government's decision to send him back to the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/justice/florida-john-mcafee/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: 'I feel too old for new technology' :: BBC News visits the lab at Cambridge University where they test how accessible modern gadgets are for elderly people.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20664470#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez 'bleeding during surgery' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffered bleeding during Tuesday's cancer operation but is recovering well, his communications minister says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20721407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Reuters poll: RBI to hold rates on December 18 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/soXLZujkq94/india-rbi-rates-idINDEE8BC05O20121214

The women raped by guards in US prisons :: The US tries to stop guards assaulting inmates
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20586070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: What was the name of elephant dung coffee?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20709545#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Couple marry at Abbey's high altar :: In the first marriage to take place at Westminster Abbey's high altar since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Minor Canon, the Reverend Dr James Hawkey and his fiancée, Carol Ripley, tied the knot in September 2012.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20705095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rice withdraws bid to replace Clinton :: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who drew heavy criticism from Republicans over her statements after the September attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state on Thursday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/politics/rice-withdraws-secretary-of-state/index.html?eref�ition

How the internet is changing English :: Which language will take over the internet?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20332763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man sells name for $45,500 :: Some people might give you the shirt off their back for free. Others might give you their last name -- for a fee.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/us-name-auction-sadler/index.html?eref�ition

Abuse not just in past - NSPCC :: The NSPCC launches an advertising campaign to remind people that child abuse is not just a 'historical' problem, following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20716300#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Susan Rice withdraws as U.S. secretary of state candidate :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/0jyXGHXj_P8/usa-obama-rice-idINDEE8BC0EQ20121214

Turn Mum! I am not a tech support desk :: When will our parents learn to use technology?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez had 'surgery complications' :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering after facing complications during his cancer surgery this week, the country's information minister said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/cuba-venezuela-chavez/index.html?eref�ition

UK universities in online launch :: A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20697392#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Child-killer's release draws outrage :: Canadians expressed outrage Thursday after the release of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist who in 2009 confessed to killing his children as they slept in their beds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/americas/canada-killer-released/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Handcuffed man steals police car :: A handcuffed man who managed to steal the Texas police car he was being transported in has been re-caught and arrested.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20722608#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Olympian lifespan 'possible for all' :: The longevity Olympic athletes enjoy is within the reach of all of us, research published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website suggests.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20710388#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Russian official: Assad losing grip :: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov says Syria is losing more and more control. Nick Paton Walsh reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/14/walsh-syria-update.cnn?eref�ition

Japan's election: Is 'Abe trade' justified? :: Hopes that this weekend's Japanese election will deliver a major policy shift towards delivering higher growth and inflation have given the country's financial markets a long-overdue shot in the arm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/12/business/japan-election-op-ed/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. states inch closer to pre-recession prosperity :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6j1jQZGairM/us-usa-states-budgets-idUSBRE8BD05320121214

Shinzo Abe 2.0: Good for economy? :: Shinzo Abe, Japan's one-time prime minister, may get a second chance at the job. After serving as the country's leader from 2006 to 2007, his Liberal Democratic Party looks set to return to power this weekend in national elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/japan-shinzo-abe-economy/index.html?eref�ition

North Korea leader comes of age :: Kim Jong Un, who it is believed is struggling to placate the military, scores with rocket launch. Paula Hancocks reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/14/hancocks-nkorea-coming-of-age.cnn?eref�ition

Dubai artist highlights tradition :: Young Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi says creatives there are trying to invent their identity and create a regional style for Dubai. Her approach is to use traditional materials in contemporary ways.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/dubai-art-zeinab-al-hashemi/index.html?eref�ition

Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish tale :: They say the longest journey starts with a single step.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/showbiz/movies/the-hobbit-review-charity/index.html?eref�ition

Fists fly in parliament :: A fight erupted on the floor of Ukraine's parliament amid accusations over absentee voting and changing political views.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/13/idesk-ukraine-parliament-fight.cnn?eref�ition