Monday, December 24, 2012

24-Dec-2012 23:13

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Facebook tests paid messages :: How much would you pay to contact a stranger? Facebook is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/facebook-messaging-changes/index.html?eref�ition

Tendulkar quits one-day internationals :: Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirment from one-day international cricket following a stellar career.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/sport/tendulkar-one-day-cricket/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 23:13 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Stabilization Won't Save Us :: More stabilization won't save the economy. We need to decentralize decision making and force all players to put skin in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/stabilization-wont-save-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Out in Africa :: On gay rights, South Africa puts President Obama to shame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/keller-out-in-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

24-Dec-2012 22:12

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Facebook tests paid messages :: How much would you pay to contact a stranger? Facebook is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/facebook-messaging-changes/index.html?eref�ition

Tendulkar quits one-day internationals :: Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirment from one-day international cricket following a stellar career.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/sport/tendulkar-one-day-cricket/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 22:12 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Stabilization Won't Save Us :: More stabilization won't save the economy. We need to decentralize decision making and force all players to put skin in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/stabilization-wont-save-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Out in Africa :: On gay rights, South Africa puts President Obama to shame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/keller-out-in-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

24-Dec-2012 21:10

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Facebook tests paid messages :: How much would you pay to contact a stranger? Facebook is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/facebook-messaging-changes/index.html?eref�ition

Tendulkar quits one-day internationals :: Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirment from one-day international cricket following a stellar career.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/23/sport/tendulkar-one-day-cricket/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 21:10 Christmas

Santa Claus is coming to town: Two competing firms start following Father ... - Daily Mail :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252830/Santa-Claus-coming-town-Two-competing-firms-start-following-Father-Christmas-Google-NORAD-head-head-tonight.html

Christmas crowds flock to Bethlehem - Deutsche Welle :: http://www.dw.de/christmas-crowds-flock-to-bethlehem/a-16477865

Flood alerts issued over Christmas deluge - The Times (subscription) :: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3640159.ece

Adbusters' War Against Too Much of Everything :: Kalle Lasn of Adbusters magazine, who helped create Occupy Wall Street, is taking on what he sees as overconsumption of all kinds, most recently with a "Buy Nothing Christmas" campaign.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/business/adbusters-war-against-too-much-of-everything.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Three men killed in horror Christmas smash as woman driver is cut free from ... - Daily Mail :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252855/Three-men-killed-horror-Christmas-smash-woman-driver-fourth-man-escape-wreckage.html


Christmas

24-Dec-2012 20:09

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Patriotic education distorts China world view - Financial Times :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGWG_OSCzfYfLNp11dRlj-8x2nEBQ&url=http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/66430e4e-4cb0-11e2-986e-00144feab49a.html

Facebook tests paid messages :: How much would you pay to contact a stranger? Facebook is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/facebook-messaging-changes/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 20:09 is

The Power of Birth Order :: Parents insist that how kids turn out depends on when they were born. More and more, science agrees
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1673284,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Epigenetics, DNA: How You Can Change Your Genes, Destiny :: The new field of epigenetics is showing how your environment and your choices can influence your genetic code — and that of your kids
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1952313,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

AFGHANISTAN - FRANCE: Taliban, Karzai allies to attend Afghanistan meeting in France :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20121218-taliban-karzai-allies-attend-afghanistan-meeting-france

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

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

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

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

Pap Tests: Another Revision of Recommendations :: Days after a government task force rolled back its mammography screening recommendations, another influential group issued revised guidelines on Pap tests for young women
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1942044,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

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

MAYAN CALENDAR PROPHESY: The world is going to end ... but not today :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/general/20121220-21december2012-world-going-end-not-today

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin :: You've heard it for years: to lose weight, hit the gym. But while physical activity is crucial for good health, it doesn't always melt pounds — in fact, it can add them. Here's why
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914974,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

The Case for Gun Control :: Why limiting easy access to guns is intelligent and American
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2121660,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness :: You exist, right? Prove it. How 100 billion jabbering neurons create the knowledge--or illusion--that you're here
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580394,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Fear, finger-pointing mount over "fiscal cliff" :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vkqVBxCnIz8/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE8A80WV20121223

Opinionator | The Stone: The Freedom of Faith: A Christmas Sermon :: What the Grand Inquisitor scene in "The Brothers Karamazov" can tell us about the meaning of faith, freedom, happiness and the diabolic satisfaction of our desires.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/the-freedom-of-faith-a-christmas-sermon/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Cats at Hemingway Museum Draw Tourists, and a Legal Battle :: The charms of the 45 celebrated six-toed cats at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Fla., have proved powerless against federal regulators.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/us/cats-at-hemingway-museum-draw-a-legal-battle.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Is the Cure for Cancer Inside You? :: How one scientist's losing battle against his own cancer might save the rest of us.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/magazine/is-the-cure-for-cancer-inside-you.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

News Analysis: The Perils of Yoga for Men :: Yoga can be dangerous for men, who have more muscle and less flexibility than women.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/sunday-review/the-perils-of-yoga-for-men.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

News Analysis: Has Lego Sold Out? :: Some worry that Lego's success diminishes the demand for imagination, which is what made it a success in the first place.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/sunday-review/has-lego-sold-out.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Cancer Donor Hoax Cost 20-Year-Old His Life, Mom Says :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i%e59494916de64cc7d3d142de0b75fc

'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Loses After Mispronouncing Word :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i�cc9316b146d8aef252d9779e32fe1a

Analysis: Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013 :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Tw8o7rl-hOc/net-us-google-amazon-idUSBRE8BM09420121223

Dental Assistant Fired For Being 'Irresistible' Is 'Devastated' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?iKb3fa9de35b663dd8f40c1943bdf276

North Korea could have U.S. within missile range, says South :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ESmpxg8LVbk/us-korea-north-missile-idUSBRE8BM01720121223

Opinion: An Improvable Feast :: An Italian Christmas Eve celebratory meal with an ecological twist.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/an-improvable-feast.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Visionaries: How Quentin Tarantino Concocted a Genre of His Own :: From "Reservoir Dogs" to "Django Unchained," the writer and director Quentin Tarantino has concocted a genre of his own.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/movies/how-quentin-tarantino-concocted-a-genre-of-his-own.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Send in the Clowns :: If Republicans continue to be led by a base that denies global warming after Sandy and refuses to ban assault weapons after Sandy Hook, then the party has no future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/friedman-send-in-the-clowns.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Opinion: Chinese-Led Copper Mining Threatens Afghan Buddhist Monasteries :: Time has almost run out for archaeologists trying to excavate Buddhist monasteries in Afghanistan before a huge Chinese-led mining operation begins.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/chinese-led-copper-mining-threatens-afghan-buddhist-monasteries.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


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24-Dec-2012 19:07

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

Facebook tests paid messages :: How much would you pay to contact a stranger? Facebook is sprucing up its messaging system, and the most interesting change is a move to charge people to send a message to someone outside their network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/facebook-messaging-changes/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 19:07 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Moral Animal :: How Darwin explains religion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-moral-animal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Stabilization Won't Save Us :: More stabilization won't save the economy. We need to decentralize decision making and force all players to put skin in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/stabilization-wont-save-us.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Out in Africa :: On gay rights, South Africa puts President Obama to shame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/keller-out-in-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

24-Dec-2012 18:08

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Teacher fears parents' violence :: A head teacher attacked by the father of a pupil at a Swindon school says all staff and students are at risk from stressed parents.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811093#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2012 18:08 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: A Father's Journey on Gay Marriage :: Dad didn't know what to make of me. That was long ago.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/bruni-a-fathers-journey-on-gay-marriage.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Out in Africa :: On gay rights, South Africa puts President Obama to shame.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/keller-out-in-africa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: When Prophecy Fails :: The prophets of doom still won't stop.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/krugman-when-prophecy-fails.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Moral Animal :: How Darwin explains religion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-moral-animal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hell of Online Shopping :: Ordering Christmas presents online has obliterated the idea that there should be some grace to a present, and that the receiver should experience it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/opinion/the-hell-of-online-shopping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

24-Dec-2012 17:06

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

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

Audio slideshow: Incense making at Prinknash Abbey :: The incense making monks of Prinknash Abbey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20770270#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

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

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Mom finds snakes in son's room :: An Australian boy collected a nest of eggs into a container, then his mom found them hatched into deadly snakes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/12/21/dnt-snake-eggs-in-a-closet.nine-network?eref�ition

Boeing uses potatoes to test wi-fi :: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing used unusual substitutes for passengers while testing its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20813441#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Teacher fears parents' violence :: A head teacher attacked by the father of a pupil at a Swindon school says all staff and students are at risk from stressed parents.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811093#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Amid crisis, Syria football triumphs :: CNN's Ivan Watson reports on Syria's win against Iraq in the West Asian Championships.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/12/21/watson-syria-football-west-asian-championship.cnn?eref�ition

India rape fears :: Bhavyaa Sharma feels vulnerable in the Indian capital.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/world/asia/india-rape-danger/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Feeding Germany's working poor :: Germany's working poor rely on food banks during the country's economic crisis. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2012/12/20/pkg-magnay-germany-crisis-christmas.cnn?eref�ition

U.S. gun owners fear new laws :: Lou Klein first shot a rifle when he was 11 -- now he owns a gun store. Like many gun-owning Americans, he fears new laws would infringe his rights.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/politics/gun-owners-second-amendment-rights/index.html?eref�ition

Kerry named for top Obama post :: US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20816463#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns :: The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20815130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

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

In pictures: Pilgrims arrive for India's Kumbh Mela :: Pilgrims arriving in the Indian city of Allahabad
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20352526#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Shadow of Jiang looms over China :: When the new names of China's elite political committee were announced Thursday they didn't come as a surprise to one leading China expert. Rather, they reinforced the sense of "a major opportunity lost."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/asia/china-leadership-reaction-cheng-li/index.html?eref�ition

China unveils new top leaders :: China on Thursday unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade, the culmination of months of secretive bargaining and a carefully choreographed performance of political pomp.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/14/world/asia/china-leadership-transition/index.html?eref�ition

Raising a stink about sanitation :: We each spend an average of three years of our lives sitting on them, King George II of Great Britain died while on his in 1760 and 2.5 billion people still do not have access to one.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/19/health/toilet-day-sanitation-crisis/index.html?eref�ition

Filmmaker snaps vanishing glaciers :: The melting glacial ice in places like the Alps, Greenland and the Himalayas is a dramatic visual document of how our planet's climate is changing.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/glaciers-chasing-ice-balog/index.html?eref�ition