Chavez misses Venezuela inauguration :: Health problems have stopped Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from coming to Caracas for an inauguration ceremony Thursday, but there was still plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
49ers' Kaepernick move gets test against Packers :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/oDe1GbZUTFc/us-nfl-playoffs-49ers-idUSBRE90A00V20130111
Republican: Why I can't support Hagel :: To the surprise of many, including me, President Barack Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary. Like many Texans, I am grateful for Hagel's courageous military service, but I fear he is the wrong man to lead the Pentagon.
The revival of an ancient whistling language :: On a Spanish island, an ancient whistling language that seemed to be dying out is now undergoing a revival.
Dad: Delhi rape 'an awakening' :: The father of the woman whose rape and fatal beating provoked outrage across India said she had wanted to put the family's "difficult life behind us."
Bennett: Obama's spending problem :: Second terms, untainted by re-election posturing, often reveal a president's true governing philosophy. In the case of President Obama, two recent revelations have confirmed all we may need to know about his agenda for the next four years.
Hellish Syrian camp conditions :: First their houses were destroyed by regime forces -- now Syrian refugees are battling to save their tents from icy floodwaters in hideous conditions in a camp in Jordan.
Lung infection breath test discovery :: Scientists have identified the chemical "fingerprint" of bacteria present in the lungs, which could lead to a quick breath test to diagnose infections like tuberculosis, says a study in the Journal of Breath Research.
Social care: The £75,000 question :: Is a £75,000 cap enough, asks Nick Triggle
VIDEO: Take a tour of The Shard's roof :: BBC News gets a preview of the viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard in London, western Europe's tallest building.
Louisiana Governor Jindal proposes ending state income tax :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Y0nuO6s9p8w/us-usa-louisiana-taxes-idUSBRE90A02K20130111
Czech vote for new president marks end of Euro-skeptic era - Globe and Mail :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNFFKNbRev_xc4UcD7FBP0DTaG_rGw&url=http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/czech-vote-for-new-president-marks-end-of-euro-skeptic-era/article7206384/?cmpid%3Drss1
Outrage over beheading of Sri Lankan :: A young Sri Lankan woman charged in Saudi Arabia with murdering her employers' baby -- a charge she denied -- is executed despite the protests of rights groups.
Digital health for kids, seniors :: Any pedometer will count how much you've walked, but a good, connected mobile app can push, encourage and sometimes even shame you into putting down the milkshake, getting out of the beanbag chair and meeting a fitness goal.
Will tennis' 'big four' become two? :: They are the "big four" of men's tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Between them they have won every grand slam title since the start of 2010, and 30 of the last 31 dating back to 2005.
A look at U.S. gun laws from 1791 :: Mass shootings in 2012 reignited the debate over legislation to combat gun violence. Here's a look at laws already on the books in the United States dealing with firearms.
U.S. presidential cabinets :: President Barack Obama is doing the cabinet shuffle - giving his long serving members a much needed vacation and moving new long suffering souls into service. Here's a look back, at presidential cabinets, by the numbers.
For disabled, a Web access divide :: Melissa Earll owns stacks of classic comic books, baseball cards that include a young Hank Aaron and Whitey Ford and other collectibles she wants to sell.
Can airliners really fly upside down? :: The pilot turned his airliner upside down. On purpose. And it saved nearly a hundred lives.
China's Southern Weekly returns :: Southern Weekly hit Beijing newsstands for the first time since journalists went on strike to protest apparent editorial interference but was not widely available in its home province.
Rape accused Ram Singh had appeared on reality TV show :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UCufD8b-QyY/delhi-gang-rape-reality-show-ram-singh-idINDEE90A04K20130111
'Lincoln' leads Oscar race :: Nominations are in and Kim Serafin takes a look at the leading contenders to take home an Oscar this year.
Delhi rape accused hunted victim, aimed to kill - police :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sFHJUAS2yMM/india-gang-rape-charge-idINDEE90A04E20130111
Public picks best satellite image :: Sky-high view of US festival voted best satellite image of 2012
Saudi beheading: Inhuman and illegal? :: The beheading of Rizana Nafeek, a Sri Lankan in Saudi Arabia convicted of the murder of a baby, should spotlight the precarious existence of other domestic workers, Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch writes.
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over tensions :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YeDsol1OVDY/pakistan-india-kashmir-tension-idINDEE90A07Z20130111
What do Biden, NRA have in common? :: There are obviously deep divisions between the two, but they may find common ground on gun control, says John Avlon.
Microsoft sets Messenger deadline :: The Windows Live Messenger service will be switched off on 15 March, Microsoft says in a message to all users of the service.
Police find alligator guarding marijuana :: During a probation check, police find 34 pounds of marijuana being guarded by an alligator. Affiliate WPIX reports.