Saturday, December 22, 2012

22-Dec-2012 23:25

Russia's Putin set for stand-off with EU on Syria, energy - Reuters :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGM-hkmChmnyq6JLqhyJFk3oZoUMQ&url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-eu-russia-idUSBRE8BJ1EK20121220

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

Your 2012 highlights in pictures :: Send us your highlights of the year in pictures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20629266#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Children's shows ending on BBC One :: Programmes for children will no longer be shown on BBC One after Friday, as they move to digital channel only broadcasts.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20809627#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2012 23:25 10

Worker Liberation in Michigan :: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578157453687608428.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Three Questioned in Libor Probe :: The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has arrested three men as part of an investigation into the rigging of interest rates.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578172912726034752.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Why Your Heartburn Drugs Don't Work :: New research suggests that in many people, heartburn may be caused by something other than acid reflux. But gastroenterologists are often stumped as to what it is and how to treat it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578115031699278010.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

HSBC to Pay Record U.S. Penalty :: HSBC acknowledged that for years it ignored possible money laundering, part of a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities that caps the bank's disastrous foray into the U.S. market.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324478304578171650887467568.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

EU to Put Reins on Regulators :: Authorities are considering launching a legal crackdown on some national regulators for restricting European banks from freely moving funds across national borders.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578171320383106476.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Man Killed in Rare Midtown Shooting :: A man was fatally shot in the head on West 58th Street, marking the fourth death this year in a typically murder-free area of Manhattan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578171563047837912.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Fiscal Cliff Talks Make Progress :: Budget negotiations between the White House and Republican House Speaker Boehner have progressed steadily in recent days, breathing life into talks that appeared to have stalled.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171653501931248.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Feds Ponder Joining Suit Against Armstrong :: Justice Department officials are considering whether to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171551137193218.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Giving to Charity and the Children :: The client had more money than he ever intended to spend. So his adviser, Brian Kazanchy, helped him tackle two of his biggest goals: Donating to charity and passing money to his two daughters as tax efficiently as possible.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578159490706917284.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

One Running Shoe in the Grave :: New studies on older endurance athletes suggest the fittest reap few health benefits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323330604578145462264024472.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Berkshire Hathaway repurchases $1.2 billion in stock - Denver Post :: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_22181044/berkshire-hathaway-repurchases-1-2-billion-stock

The Third Coast :: By Joel Kotkin
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204712904578092951334042918.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Passing Along Life Lessons :: Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578116843265852654.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Egypt extends voting on new draft constitution - Tehran Times :: http://tehrantimes.com/middle-east/104297-egypt-extends-voting-on-new-draft-constitution

India: Tear Gas Fired At Gang Rape Protesters - Sky News :: http://news.sky.com/story/1029032/india-tear-gas-fired-at-gang-rape-protesters

Ashton Kutcher holidaying with Mila Kunis - TV3.ie :: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID%3D1.803.810%26article%3D91334

Bosses Can Fire 'Irresistible' Workers :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�ecd090101b75b9c48961b88f7a0a11

This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds: Facebook creates private posts ... - Daily Mail :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252105/Facebook-launches-app-destroys-messages-seconds-read.html

Remembering the great Joe Strummer, 10 years on - Herald.ie :: http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/music/remembering-the-great-joe-strummer-10-years-on-3334152.html

Connecticut Victims: 'Bubbly,' 'Joyful' Children, Principal :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�10838d5063cac9c57428abaf2d1bfc

Investing is more about integrity - Business Line :: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/macro-view/investing-is-more-about-integrity/article4229410.ece

New Details Emerge a Week After School Massacre :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i)a9bb96fc14b9c2d5bb0e10a0fe330d

Mastering the Mismatch :: Get ready to add "spezzato," the art of contrasting jackets and trousers, to your sartorial dictionary.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578114882615634490.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Early Success and Its Enemies :: The novelist Martin Amis has been famous almost since birth. But his celebrity has long increased out of proportion to the quality of his books. Adam Kirsch reviews "Martin Amis: The Biography" by Richard Bradford.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578149304027759438.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Lionel Messi's Final Goal :: The planet's best football player is hailed wherever he goes — except in his native Argentina. What must he do to win over his countrymen?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105478,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

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

Firms Flock to Newly Opened Myanmar :: From global multinationals to one-man entrepreneurs, businesses are abuzz over what may be one of the world's last great—but hardly stable—business frontiers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443749204578050773460553586.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

23 Rules of the Office Holiday Party :: As we dive straight into the office holiday party season, Jason Gay offers the only advice you need to survive an epic night of company cheer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578169442404457384.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


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22-Dec-2012 22:25

Russia's Putin set for stand-off with EU on Syria, energy - Reuters :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGM-hkmChmnyq6JLqhyJFk3oZoUMQ&url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-eu-russia-idUSBRE8BJ1EK20121220

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

22-Dec-2012 22:25 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns, Smoke and Mirrors :: The National Rifle Association blames gun violence on everything except the proliferation of guns.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/blow-guns-smoke-and-mirrors.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Their Makers :: It's a little late for the firms behind the gun manufacturers to have a conscience after reaping all those profits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/nocera-guns-and-their-makers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: We Wish You a Gun-Free Christmas :: Did that National Rifle Association press conference have you wondering if the world had imploded per the Mayan calendar after all? No wonder!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/collins-we-wish-you-a-gun-free-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Playing Taxes Hold 'Em :: For a change, progressives can give thanks to the G.O.P. crazies this year.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/krugman-playing-taxes-hold-em.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strangers in the Night :: If the two parties just knew a little more about each other we might have a deal on the "fiscal cliff" already.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/brooks-strangers-in-the-night.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

22-Dec-2012 21:23

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

I have autism; I am just like you :: I am not an expert on Asperger's syndrome. But I am an expert on me, and I have Asperger's.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/health/ryan-aspergers/index.html?eref�ition

22-Dec-2012 21:23 10

Worker Liberation in Michigan :: Another state gives individuals the right not to join a union.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578157453687608428.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Three Questioned in Libor Probe :: The U.K. Serious Fraud Office has arrested three men as part of an investigation into the rigging of interest rates.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578172912726034752.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Why Your Heartburn Drugs Don't Work :: New research suggests that in many people, heartburn may be caused by something other than acid reflux. But gastroenterologists are often stumped as to what it is and how to treat it.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578115031699278010.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

HSBC to Pay Record U.S. Penalty :: HSBC acknowledged that for years it ignored possible money laundering, part of a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities that caps the bank's disastrous foray into the U.S. market.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324478304578171650887467568.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

EU to Put Reins on Regulators :: Authorities are considering launching a legal crackdown on some national regulators for restricting European banks from freely moving funds across national borders.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578171320383106476.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Man Killed in Rare Midtown Shooting :: A man was fatally shot in the head on West 58th Street, marking the fourth death this year in a typically murder-free area of Manhattan.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578171563047837912.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Fiscal Cliff Talks Make Progress :: Budget negotiations between the White House and Republican House Speaker Boehner have progressed steadily in recent days, breathing life into talks that appeared to have stalled.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171653501931248.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Republican Tax Panic :: The GOP should negotiate with Obama, not each other.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578161204263495688.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Feds Ponder Joining Suit Against Armstrong :: Justice Department officials are considering whether to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed by cyclist Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323339704578171551137193218.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Giving to Charity and the Children :: The client had more money than he ever intended to spend. So his adviser, Brian Kazanchy, helped him tackle two of his biggest goals: Donating to charity and passing money to his two daughters as tax efficiently as possible.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323401904578159490706917284.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

One Running Shoe in the Grave :: New studies on older endurance athletes suggest the fittest reap few health benefits.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323330604578145462264024472.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Berkshire Hathaway repurchases $1.2 billion in stock - Denver Post :: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_22181044/berkshire-hathaway-repurchases-1-2-billion-stock

The Third Coast :: By Joel Kotkin
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204712904578092951334042918.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Passing Along Life Lessons :: Why values are an increasingly important part of estate planning.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578116843265852654.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Referendum on constitution unlikely to bring end to Egypt's political crisis - South China Morning Post :: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1110967/referendum-constitution-unlikely-bring-end-egypts-political-crisis

Police trying to verify motive for fatal shooting in rural Pennsylvania - CTV News :: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/police-trying-to-verify-motive-for-fatal-shooting-in-rural-pennsylvania-1.1089378

Gunman Adam Lanza 'Played Violent Game' - Sky News :: http://news.sky.com/story/1029156/gunman-adam-lanza-played-violent-game

Bosses Can Fire 'Irresistible' Workers :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�ecd090101b75b9c48961b88f7a0a11

This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds: Facebook creates private posts ... - Daily Mail :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252105/Facebook-launches-app-destroys-messages-seconds-read.html

Connecticut Victims: 'Bubbly,' 'Joyful' Children, Principal :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�10838d5063cac9c57428abaf2d1bfc

Investing is more about integrity - Business Line :: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/investment-world/macro-view/investing-is-more-about-integrity/article4229410.ece

New Details Emerge a Week After School Massacre :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i)a9bb96fc14b9c2d5bb0e10a0fe330d

Mastering the Mismatch :: Get ready to add "spezzato," the art of contrasting jackets and trousers, to your sartorial dictionary.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323894704578114882615634490.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Early Success and Its Enemies :: The novelist Martin Amis has been famous almost since birth. But his celebrity has long increased out of proportion to the quality of his books. Adam Kirsch reviews "Martin Amis: The Biography" by Richard Bradford.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578149304027759438.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Lionel Messi's Final Goal :: The planet's best football player is hailed wherever he goes — except in his native Argentina. What must he do to win over his countrymen?
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2105478,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

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

Firms Flock to Newly Opened Myanmar :: From global multinationals to one-man entrepreneurs, businesses are abuzz over what may be one of the world's last great—but hardly stable—business frontiers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443749204578050773460553586.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

23 Rules of the Office Holiday Party :: As we dive straight into the office holiday party season, Jason Gay offers the only advice you need to survive an epic night of company cheer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578169442404457384.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Italy Front-Runner Vows Steady Hand :: Pier Luigi Bersani, the center-left politician tipped in polls as Italy's next leader, pledged to uphold his country's economic commitments to Europe and not dismantle the current government's overhauls, if he is elected.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578169271671402946.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe


10

22-Dec-2012 20:22

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Iraq minister denounces arrests :: Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20808769#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

22-Dec-2012 20:22 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns, Smoke and Mirrors :: The National Rifle Association blames gun violence on everything except the proliferation of guns.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/blow-guns-smoke-and-mirrors.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Their Makers :: It's a little late for the firms behind the gun manufacturers to have a conscience after reaping all those profits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/nocera-guns-and-their-makers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: We Wish You a Gun-Free Christmas :: Did that National Rifle Association press conference have you wondering if the world had imploded per the Mayan calendar after all? No wonder!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/collins-we-wish-you-a-gun-free-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Playing Taxes Hold 'Em :: For a change, progressives can give thanks to the G.O.P. crazies this year.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/krugman-playing-taxes-hold-em.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strangers in the Night :: If the two parties just knew a little more about each other we might have a deal on the "fiscal cliff" already.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/brooks-strangers-in-the-night.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

22-Dec-2012 19:21

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Iraq minister denounces arrests :: Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20808769#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

22-Dec-2012 19:21 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: On Guns, America Stands Out :: Raw data shows how shamefully we measure up against other countries in gun violence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/opinion/blow-on-guns-america-stands-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns, Smoke and Mirrors :: The National Rifle Association blames gun violence on everything except the proliferation of guns.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/blow-guns-smoke-and-mirrors.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Their Makers :: It's a little late for the firms behind the gun manufacturers to have a conscience after reaping all those profits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/nocera-guns-and-their-makers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: We Wish You a Gun-Free Christmas :: Did that National Rifle Association press conference have you wondering if the world had imploded per the Mayan calendar after all? No wonder!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/collins-we-wish-you-a-gun-free-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Labs, Washed Away :: After a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, hospital patients will return long before the researchers are back on track.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/labs-washed-away.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strangers in the Night :: If the two parties just knew a little more about each other we might have a deal on the "fiscal cliff" already.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/brooks-strangers-in-the-night.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

22-Dec-2012 18:20

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

NATO chief slams new Scud-type missile launches in Syria - Jerusalem Post :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNHWvpuVhBaJ5TNoMBeUl4kJmUf0kg&url=http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id%3D296875

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Star Deneuve defends Depardieu :: Catherine Deneuve defends fellow French movie star Gerard Depardieu over his move to Belgium - the latest twist in a row about tax exiles.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20808611#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Blizzard hammers U.S.'s Midwest :: A major blizzard that has hammered the Midwest, prompting road closures, school cancellations and power outages, is expected to weaken Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/us/midwest-blizzard/index.html?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

Iraq minister denounces arrests :: Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20808769#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2012 18:20 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: On Guns, America Stands Out :: Raw data shows how shamefully we measure up against other countries in gun violence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/opinion/blow-on-guns-america-stands-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns, Smoke and Mirrors :: The National Rifle Association blames gun violence on everything except the proliferation of guns.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/blow-guns-smoke-and-mirrors.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and Their Makers :: It's a little late for the firms behind the gun manufacturers to have a conscience after reaping all those profits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/nocera-guns-and-their-makers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: We Wish You a Gun-Free Christmas :: Did that National Rifle Association press conference have you wondering if the world had imploded per the Mayan calendar after all? No wonder!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/collins-we-wish-you-a-gun-free-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Labs, Washed Away :: After a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, hospital patients will return long before the researchers are back on track.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/labs-washed-away.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strangers in the Night :: If the two parties just knew a little more about each other we might have a deal on the "fiscal cliff" already.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/opinion/brooks-strangers-in-the-night.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

22-Dec-2012 17:20

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

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

What to say to Obama in 30 seconds :: You have 30 seconds on the receiving line with US President Barack Obama at a White House holiday party. What do you say?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20686066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

200 answers to 200 questions :: Marking the 200th instalment of Five Minute With, in which Matthew Stadlen interviews a famous face against the clock.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20774879#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Morsy supporters accused of beatings :: At least 49 men were beaten and detained for up to 17 hours allegedly by supporters of President Mohamed Morsy during deadly clashes near the presidential palace in Cairo on December 5, human rights activists say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/africa/egypt-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Making your babies without sex :: Aarathi Prasad says scientists are working on techniques that could give people more freedom to decide when and how to have children
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/prasad-reproduction-sex/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Israel on gun violence :: Israelis compare the gun culture in their own country and compare it with the United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/20/open-mic-israel-gun-control.cnn?eref�ition

Women's career advice for 2013 :: As we prepare to welcome a new year, women share plans to improve their work lives in 2013. Here are some of our favorite resolutions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/business/women-new-year-resolutions/index.html?eref�ition

Cashing in ahead of 'Doomsday' :: People in a tiny French village are hoping to profit from the end of the world predicted for later this month. Jim Bittermann reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/bittermann-france-doomsday-business.cnn?eref�ition

Do video games cause real violence? :: For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/19/tech/gaming-gadgets/violent-video-games-newtown/index.html?eref�ition

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

King Herod 'stars' in Israeli exhibition :: Fred Pleitgen on the first museum exhibit on the biblical ruler of Judea.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pleitgen-israel-herod-exhibit.cnn?eref�ition

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

'Fish man' entices ladies with song :: A man who sells fish makes a hit music video singing "Come on ladies, come on ladies! One pound fish."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/12/21/fish-man-entices-ladies-with-sexy-song-mclaughlin.cnn?eref�ition

American wins Miss Universe :: For the first time in 15 years, an American has won the Miss Universe pageant.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/showbiz/miss-universe/index.html?eref�ition

Inside the mind of a killer :: Doctor Jim Fallon has spent decades studying brain scans and says he's found a pattern in killer's brain.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/12/21/exp-erin-exploring-the-brain-of-a-killer-psychopathic-patterns-james-fallon.cnn?eref�ition

Gun violence group starts work :: In yet another day of heartbreak, three more tiny victims of a massacre in Newtown will be laid to rest Thursday, a now-familiar sight of processions rolling down streets lined with tearful mourners.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/us/connecticut-school-shooting/index.html?eref�ition

Testing the limits of Myanmar reform :: A new era of openness has spread hope and anxiety among journalists at home and abroad, The Irrawaddy's editor Aung Zaw writes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/opinion/myanmar-reforms-caution/index.html?eref�ition

Richard Quest's guide to diamonds :: CNN's Richard Quest provides a buyer's guide to diamond shopping this holiday season.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/qmb-quest-guide-diamonds.cnn?eref�ition

Following Syria's loyalist troops :: ITN's Alex Thomson gains rare access to accompany the Syrian army in Daraya.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/pkg-thomson-syria-troops.itn?eref�ition

Afghan withdrawal 'could be faster' :: UK troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan more quickly than previously announced, David Cameron suggests on a visit to Camp Bastion.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20806021#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Poll: Singaporeans unhappiest people :: Perhaps money can't buy happiness. A recent Gallup report shows that Singapore's wealthy population is the unhappiest -- less happy than the populations of Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Syria.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/singapore-least-happy/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

New York's luxury pet hotel :: CNN's Maggie Lake reports on a luxurious hotel in New York City with spa services geared towards four-legged customers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/21/lake-ny-hotel-for-dogs.cnn?eref�ition

Blizzard hammers U.S.'s Midwest :: A major blizzard that has hammered the Midwest, prompting road closures, school cancellations and power outages, is expected to weaken Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/us/midwest-blizzard/index.html?eref�ition

Is Clinton's legacy under threat? :: If outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Clinton runs for the presidency, the Benghazi attacks are likely to have an impact, experts say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/politics/benghazi-report-clinton-legacy/index.html?eref�ition

NATO: Syrian forces firing Scud missiles :: Syria's civil war is escalating, with government forces firing Scud missiles in a desperate attempt to quash rebel gains, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html?eref�ition

Iraq minister denounces arrests :: Iraq's Sunni finance minister condemns raids on his home and office, as 10 of his bodyguards are reportedly accused of terrorism-related offences.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20808769#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dozens die in Ukraine cold snap :: At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from the severe cold spell gripping the country, health officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20809898#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa