Wednesday, December 26, 2012

26-Dec-2012 22:59

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

Street children found dead in bin :: Eight Chinese officials have been fired or suspended after five boys died in a rubbish bin after suffocating on fumes from charcoal they burned to stay warm, according to state-run media.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/asia/china-boys-dead-dumpster/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 22:59 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Give Chuck a Chance :: Someone outside the mainstream, like Chuck Hagel, is just what President Obama needs at the Pentagon.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/friedman-give-chuck-a-chance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia :: The link to violence is real, but treatment and awareness are weak.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 21:58

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

Street children found dead in bin :: Eight Chinese officials have been fired or suspended after five boys died in a rubbish bin after suffocating on fumes from charcoal they burned to stay warm, according to state-run media.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/asia/china-boys-dead-dumpster/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 21:58 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Give Chuck a Chance :: Someone outside the mainstream, like Chuck Hagel, is just what President Obama needs at the Pentagon.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/friedman-give-chuck-a-chance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia :: The link to violence is real, but treatment and awareness are weak.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 20:57

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

Street children found dead in bin :: Eight Chinese officials have been fired or suspended after five boys died in a rubbish bin after suffocating on fumes from charcoal they burned to stay warm, according to state-run media.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/asia/china-boys-dead-dumpster/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 20:57 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Give Chuck a Chance :: Someone outside the mainstream, like Chuck Hagel, is just what President Obama needs at the Pentagon.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/friedman-give-chuck-a-chance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia :: The link to violence is real, but treatment and awareness are weak.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 19:57

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

US warns against going to Central African Republic - The Associated Press :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEIaMsh-ui5WTOoeuy3B60SpeSsxg&url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5itJNDvVW1253fQHzxcMFuZtNxyWw?docId%3D2310ec8f7bfd4c6cb88fcc63da1af684

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash :: Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 19:57 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Give Chuck a Chance :: Someone outside the mainstream, like Chuck Hagel, is just what President Obama needs at the Pentagon.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/friedman-give-chuck-a-chance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Why, God? :: Death takes no holiday. Why doesn't God stop such heartbreaking evils?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/dowd-why-god.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 18:55

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash :: Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 18:55 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Give Chuck a Chance :: Someone outside the mainstream, like Chuck Hagel, is just what President Obama needs at the Pentagon.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/friedman-give-chuck-a-chance.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Why, God? :: Death takes no holiday. Why doesn't God stop such heartbreaking evils?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/dowd-why-god.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 17:54

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash :: Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 17:54 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: Why, God? :: Death takes no holiday. Why doesn't God stop such heartbreaking evils?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/dowd-why-god.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Failed Approach to Schizophrenia :: In our concern for the rights of people with mental illness, we have come to neglect the rights of ordinary Americans to be safe from the fear of being shot.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/opinion/our-failed-approach-to-schizophrenia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 16:53

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash :: Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition

26-Dec-2012 16:53 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: These Wretched Vessels :: It's the season of resolutions. Don't let yours confuse the body you inhabit with the contentment you can know.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/bruni-these-wretched-vessels.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Prayer at Christmas :: I spent a lot of time angry at God, mostly over the sudden deaths in my family. Then I found comfort in prayer, in a pew at St. Patrick's.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/a-prayer-at-christmas.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The 2012 Sidney Awards, Part 1 :: It's that time of year! Here is the first batch of the best magazine essays of 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/brooks-the-2012-sidney-awards-i.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of a Mom's Love :: The mission is to help people with special needs find their place in the world.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/opinion/nocera-the-power-of-a-moms-love.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

26-Dec-2012 15:52

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

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

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

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

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

Councils deny pupil violence claim :: Scottish councils reject claims they fail to give school staff enough protection against violent pupils.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20833239#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

My year with four million words of Charles Dickens :: Almost a year ago the BBC's Matthew Davis took up the challenge of reading all of Charles Dickens's novels in 2012. How did he do?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20663427#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico police killed in ambushes :: Gunmen ambush and shoot dead seven Mexican police officers in two separate drug-related attacks in the west of the country.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20834902#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals :: The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20836940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Game of Thrones tops TV piracy chart :: An episode of Game of Thrones emerges as 2012's most pirated TV show in a year when illegal copying of TV shows rose, according to a study.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20836739#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More support for adopting parents :: Parents adopting children in England are to be given extra support and a "more active role" in the adoption process, says the government.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20817595#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash :: Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20838729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Dystextia': Gibberish texts sound stroke alarm :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BtpxgOX1884/us-health-dystextia-idUSBRE8BN0LO20121224

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YkOAg7Ofcxc/entertainment-us-piersmorgan-petition-idUSBRE8BN0M920121224

Fixing China's 'drinking problem' :: When China's new leader Xi Jinping spoke to the media last week, one sound bite struck me as especially noteworthy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/asia/chinas-drinking-problem/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese farmer does 'Grandpa style' :: Wearing aviator sunglasses and a selection of thigh-high tights and frilly skirts, 72-year-old Liu Qianping has caused quite a stir in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/22/business/china-grandfather-fashion-clothes/index.html?eref�ition