Saturday, August 31, 2013

31-Aug-2013 08:30

In Pictures: Batman through the ages :: Actors who've played the big screen role
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23810875#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: House of Commons :: The government is defeated in a vote on Syria while MPs also reject Labour's amendment.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-23893802

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zNZhXFetFGw/story01.htm

Syria: Would strikes push oil prices to record highs? :: Why Syria matters to the global oil industry
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23879213#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK recovery 'gathering momentum' :: The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23893789#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Watch U.S.-Philippine pageant gaff :: "Seeing is believing" this latest beauty queen blunder. CNN's Jeanne Moos says to be prepared to squirm.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/27/tsr-pkg-moos-miss-philippines-contestant-response.cnn.html?eref�ition

Beneath Greenland's ice, a grand canyon :: British and American scientists watching Greenland's massive ice sheet have found what appears to be a 460-mile "megacanyon" far beneath the frozen surface of the world's largest island.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/europe/greenland-megacanyon/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. consults oil experts as it weighs action against Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ZPJl4006vfA/story01.htm

Syria Q&A: How did we get here? :: The Pentagon says it's "ready to go" if it gets orders to carry out a military strike in response to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people. Here's a quick-read cheat sheet about the Syrian civil war -- and how we got here.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/meast/syria-how-did-we-get-here/index.html?eref�ition

Analysts: Strikes may worsen war :: The United States and its allies face a variety of risks in taking direct military action against Syria over allegations that it used chemical weapons against civilians, including more poison gas attacks and retaliation against American interests.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/us/us-syria-risks/index.html?eref�ition

How the Pisces III was rescued :: Forty years ago two Britons spent three days trapped in a submersible at the bottom of the seabed while a dramatic rescue operation was under way.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23862359#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Russia, Iran, China stay loyal :: Despite the pressure growing on the Syrian president, he still has powerful friends.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/meast/syria-iran-china-russia-supporters/index.html?eref�ition

Quiz of the week's news :: The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23885083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'Hay devil' caught on camera :: A man captures a "vortex of hay" on video camera near his home in Hampshire.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23892142#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Blueberries cut type-2 diabetes risk :: Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23880701#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Netherlands' property bubble: Pop! :: A housing crash hits the Dutch. But how did such a prudent nation end up so broke?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/business/netherlands-nation-under-water/index.html?eref�ition

White House gives Congress new evidence of chemical arms use in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/fXLW5dFaYVc/story01.htm

China's vanishing rural villages :: Residents of a dying village are hoping World Heritage status can save it from extinction.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/asia/china-rural-tourism/index.html?eref�ition

Rupee crash forces holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/yk0a-gj-_L4/story01.htm

Rupee weakens ahead of growth data; bonds yields rise :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Hek-bcVd4rE/story01.htm

U.S. still aims to act with allies on Syria: Hagel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ryh2ditg0Qs/story01.htm

'Tanned' whales shed light on ageing :: Researchers say that the way whales cope with exposure to ultra violet light could help develop new anti-ageing treatments.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23882667#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Former China security chief faces corruption probe: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/J-6qfT1NZB0/story01.htm

Former China security chief faces corruption probe - report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/vQHz7l0gB4E/story01.htm

Once-brash Rice quietly builds Obama's bridge to Congress on Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/LgbmnSIDxI0/story01.htm

Wooden coaster: Fastest, steepest :: Six Flags Great America in Chicago announced plans to build Goliath, a new, record-breaking wooden roller coaster.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/30/exp-erin-sot-the-number-worlds-most-extreme-wooden-roller-coaster.cnn.html?eref�ition

Top seeds survive on day of mixed fortunes :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/yOhq0V-D2ZQ/story01.htm

Indian rupee resumes slide as fears grow for slowing economy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/zRFiQYjL42I/story01.htm

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombings :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/O380CF3Paps/story01.htm

Poverty 'saps mental resources' :: Researchers say that being poor can significantly impact a person's mental resources, leaving less capacity for other tasks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23881780#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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