Sunday, June 30, 2013

30-Jun-2013 09:07

Saving China's finless porpoise :: Professor Kou Zhangbing conducts a health check. He tenderly calls the patient over with a tap of his hand, checks tongue and teeth for injuries, eyes for mood, and skin for scratches. As a treat, he hands out a salted fish.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/20/world/asia/china-finless-porpoise/index.html?eref�ition

Astronaut gives space lesson :: In a further sign that China is edging ahead as the world's dominant space power, Wang Yaping -- the second Chinese woman in space -- gave a physics lesson to school children from zero gravity.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/20/world/asia/china-space-lessons/index.html?eref�ition

Beijing's microbrewery boom :: Beijing duck, steamed dumplings or a glass of green tea: these are the culinary offerings most associated with China. But beer?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/20/business/china-microbrew/index.html?eref�ition

4th Dreamliner grounded in 10 days :: An All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner was held in Tokyo after a mechanical problem, the fourth such incident for Dreamliners in 10 days.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/27/travel/boeing-787-dreamliner-air-con-fault/index.html?eref�ition

UK government backs three-person IVF :: The UK is in line to become the first country to allow an IVF technique using DNA from three people, in a bid to eliminate serious genetic disorders.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23079276#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Voyager surfs Solar System's edge :: The veteran Voyager-1 space probe is close to making the jump to interstellar space, but no-one can say for sure when it will finally happen.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23075332#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A photographer's view of the Turkish protests :: A photographer's view of the protests in Turkey
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-23079051#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

NASA to study mysterious part of sun :: How do the outer reaches of the sun get so hot?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/us/nasa-sun-telescope/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Yellow River :: Zhang Kechun's images of life on its banks
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-23087503#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Did leaker Snowden's views change? :: Edward Snowden didn't always support openness about U.S. spy programs, a website says.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/26/us/snowden-surveillance-views/index.html?eref�ition

Instagram video hits Twitter's Vine :: The number of Vine videos shared online have tumbled since Facebook launched its new Instagram video-sharing service
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23096858#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 28 June 2013 :: Twenty-four hours of news photos: 28 June
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23095922#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Never-ending civil war ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

She was fired for being 'irresistible' :: An Iowa woman is getting a rare second chance to fight back after she lost her legal battle last December.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/06/28/newday-harlow-too-hot-to-work.cnn.html?eref�ition

Snowden's father says former contractor may return if conditions met :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/fh2K1Mudjpg/story01.htm

At least 1,000 still missing in "Himalayan Tsunami" :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/oPA6nW5wVnI/story01.htm

Pickles rapped over £217m overspend :: The Department for Communities and Local Government is fined by the Treasury for taking out an unauthorised £217m bank overdraft.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23095396#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Bomb blasts kill Iraq militiamen :: At least 10 people are killed in twin bombings in the western city of Ramadi, in attacks apparently targeting Sunni militiamen.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23102674#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

CNN.com refresh :: CNN International is today refreshing the design of the home page to bring greater clarity and impact.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/26/world/international-homepage-peter-bale/index.html?eref�ition

PM hits out at 'Mr and Mrs MEP' book :: David Cameron criticises a "sexist" EU children's book as a waste of money - and says he had to see off an "ambush" over the UK's EU rebate at a summit in Brussels.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23096383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Did Obama snub Kenya? :: Was President Obama's plan not to visit Kenya while on a trip to Africa a deliberate snub? CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/06/27/intl-kenya-snubbed-obama-elbagir-pkg.cnn.html?eref�ition

12 greatest designs of last 100 years :: We asked some of the world's greatest designers to nominate the most iconic industrial design from the last 100 years. Here's what they came up with.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/tech/best-design-100-years-zaccai/index.html?eref�ition

UK nears 'three-parent IVF babies' :: The United Kingdom took a step Friday toward being the first country in the world to allow a pioneering in vitro fertilization technique using DNA from three people that could prevent mitochondrial diseases but that also raises significant ethical issues.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/health/uk-health-dna-ivf/index.html?eref�ition

Trial date set in UK soldier's killing :: The two men accused of killing British soldier Lee Rigby in the London neighborhood of Woolwich will stand trial starting on November 18, a judge ruled Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/world/europe/uk-soldier-death-court/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 22-28 June 2013 :: Some of the best news photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-23102553#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Piper Alpha doc wins Edinburgh award :: Fire In The Night, a documentary about the Piper Alpha disaster wins the audience award at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23100125#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Snap-happy wedding guests go too far :: The best weddings are often the ones that celebrate the couples' personalities. It shows in the details -- from Broadway show tune processionals and choreographed dances to "Star Wars"-inspired cake toppers and "The Lord of the Rings" costumes.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/living/wedding-photography-unplugged/index.html?eref�ition

Museum visitors can 'unwrap' a mummy :: A museum in Sweden will digitise its mummy collection using photos and X-ray scans, allowing visitors to unwrap a real mummy in digital form.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23045904#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Station, this is CNN -- Do you copy? :: At 240 miles above the Earth, American astronaut Karen Nyberg joined Leading Women anchor Becky Anderson for a live chat from the international space station.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/business/live-from-space-qa-astronaut/index.html?eref�ition

Stakhovsky falls off his cloud, Robson shines :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/niQ9sJ2TNw4/story01.htm

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