Monday, August 12, 2013

12-Aug-2013 21:14

In pictures: British Asians :: Kajal Nisha Patel's images of British Asians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-23486552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A-level changes branded 'high-risk' :: Elite independent school heads say plans for rapid changes to the A-level system, led by Education Secretary Michael Gove, are "high-risk" and a "huge gamble".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23633111#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 3-9 August 2013 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-23629863#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is democracy overrated? :: Democracy is championed as a universal good by the West, but we over-estimate its power to guarantee personal and political freedom, argues Roger Scruton.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23607302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Who is Robert Mugabe? :: After more than three decades, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not ready to give up power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/02/world/africa/mugabe-profile/index.html?eref�ition

Why nobody is dancing after election :: In the absence of a proper voters' roll and credible international observers, no one can honestly say with any degree of certainty whether last week's elections reflected the will of the Zimbabwean people. One thing is certain -- the numbers simply do not add up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/05/opinion/zimbabwe-election-mbanga-analysis/index.html?eref�ition

Kids in the kitchen :: Packed lunches for schoolchildren are being scrutinised, but perhaps the best way to get them to eat well is to inspire them to learn to cook.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/0/23244456

California abductor, teen aroused suspicions in Idaho wilderness :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/_wMkQQg3hXg/story01.htm

UFO spotted hovering over pool :: A security officer at a Naples, Florida, condo complex reviews video that shows mysterious lights hovering over a pool.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/08/09/dnt-ufo-in-florida-pool.wbbh.html?eref�ition

Chinese seek refuge from heat in IKEA :: As record heat wave hits China, citizens in Beijing took refuge in the homely settings of a local furniture store.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/09/travel/gallery/china-heat-ikea-gallery/index.html?eref�ition

The economy of a refugee camp :: Explore Zaatari, the refugee camp with its own Champs Elysees
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23661065#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Silicon Alley's first billionaire :: The idea behind Silicon Alley's first billionaire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23469410#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: History of hip hop in two minutes :: British rapper and founder of the Hip-hop Shakespeare Company, Akala, ran BBC News through a brief history of the art form.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23631986#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Israel: We want talks to go ahead :: CNN talks to Israeli govt. spokesman Mark Regev about the govt. 's to build new settlements.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/08/11/exp-israeli-perspective-on-settlements-announcement.cnn.html?eref�ition

Swimming back to life :: My swim back to life using another man's lungs
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23079269#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Will plan derail peace talks? :: CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports on reaction from Palestinians on Israeli plans to build homes in disputed territory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/08/11/lklv-duthiers-palestinian-anger-over-homes.cnn.html?eref�ition

Woman seen clinging to tree last person missing from Colorado flood :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/uYYvRTBowFA/story01.htm

Chinese buyers snap up U.S. homes :: Christine Romans explains why buyers from the other side of the world might be driving up home prices in your town.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/09/ym-romans-chinese-homebuyers.cnn.html?eref�ition

Israel to free first group of Palestinian prisoners ahead of peace talks :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/tZQ4-6W9tz8/story01.htm

Twins 'stolen' from hospital rescued :: Police in China have rescued twin baby girls allegedly sold by a maternity doctor, bringing the number of infants recovered from the suspected trafficking ring to three, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/10/world/asia/china-baby-trafficking-twin-girls/index.html?eref�ition

HK makes $5M ivory bust :: In one of the biggest busts of its kind in Hong Kong, customs authorities this week seized more than 1,100 ivory tusks, 13 rhino horns and five leopard pelts. The haul, found in a container shipped from Nigeria, is valued at more than $5.3 million.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/08/world/hong-kong-ivory-tusk-seizure-august/index.html?eref�ition

Apple to unveil next iPhone Sept 10 -report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JLMgt1OD6jM/story01.htm

Venezuela refinery fire extinguished :: The vice-president of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA says the blaze at one of the country's largest oil refineries has been extinguished.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23662373#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Elysium: A politically charged 'popcorn sundae' :: How Elysium is a summer blockbuster with a serious side
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23630488#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Images :: See past Perseid meteor shower images captured by stargazers like you.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/11/us/gallery/irpt-perseid-gallery/index.html?eref�ition

PRECIOUS-Gold climbs on weak U.S. data, increase in SPDR holdings :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ti3NbHOsTWY/story01.htm

World's 25 top skyscrapers up close :: These may not be the world's tallest or prettiest skyscrapers but are they the most iconic?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/06/travel/25-great-skyscrapers/index.html?eref�ition

'Healthy' hospital food machine plea :: Hospital vending machines in England contain too many high-calorie snacks, and guidelines should be introduced to make them healthier, says a cancer charity.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23631368#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Malians vote in presidential runoff :: Malians headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a president after a coup last year plunged the nation into chaos and left the north in the hands of Islamists.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/11/world/africa/mali-elections/index.html?eref�ition

Biden to speak at closely watched political event in Iowa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/wh74R51Hn3c/story01.htm

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