Saturday, August 31, 2013

31-Aug-2013 21:43

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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/INtopNews/~3/vQHz7l0gB4E/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

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

British grandma loses execution appeal :: Time is running out for a British grandmother facing execution for drug trafficking in Indonesia, after her second appeal was rejected.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/indonesia-sandiford-drugs-death-appeal/index.html?eref�ition

Open Mic: Should West intervene? :: CNN asks Londoners their opinions on the Syrian crisis and how they would respond.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/29/natpkg-open-mic-uk-syria.cnn.html?eref�ition

Record-breaking roller coaster :: 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

Open Mic: Syria :: CNN asks Londoners their opinions on the Syrian crisis and how they would respond.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/08/29/natpkg-open-mic-uk-syria.cnn.html?eref�ition

N. Korea 'in grip of drugs epidemic' :: North Korea's sanction-hit regime has long been accused of drug trafficking as a source of hard currency, but a new report claims drug producers are finding a ready market closer to home and that as many as two-thirds of North Koreans have used methamphetamines.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/north-korea-drugs/index.html?eref�ition

World's wackiest wedding photos? :: A new "must" for couples seeking to tie the knot involves Photoshop, makeup and possibly the family cat.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/08/28/wbt-pkg-chiou-hong-kong-wacky-wedding-photos.cnn.html?eref�ition

Huge canyon under frozen land :: Radar imagery from NASA reveals a 460-mile canyon underneath the ice sheet that covers Greenland.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/08/29/vo-nasa-greenland-mega-canyon.nasa.html?eref�ition

Obituary: Seamus Heaney :: Irish poet who wrote some of 20th century's most evocative verse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13930435#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China plans moon landing :: China set a bold new course in its ambitious space program Wednesday, when it announced plans to land its first probe on the moon by the end of the year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/asia/china-space/index.html?eref�ition

My airport's bigger than yours .. :: Few things symbolize a country's aspirations as aptly as an airport. As ambitions grow in a handful of Middle Eastern countries, so too do the size of regional transit hubs.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/travel/my-airports-bigger-than-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Britain's Cameron: I don't need to apologize to Obama over Syria defeat :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/isjtAWnAch4/story01.htm

Britain's Cameron: I don't need to apologise to Obama over Syria defeat :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/616RzmxbBqg/story01.htm

Tiny computer is the big star :: Credit card-sized Raspberry Pi and a plan for smart road signs are among the winners at the largest design prize.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/tech/innovation/big-plans-tiny-creations-index-awards/index.html?eref�ition

Are best property deals in Moscow? :: As Europe inches toward its recovery from crisis, the boss of one of the region's biggest home retailers says there are "more positive" signs in the UK market but he expects growth to come from further afield.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/30/business/uk-property-bubble-economy/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa gold miners call strike :: Gold miners in South Africa call a strike over their wage demands, to start on Tuesday, mine-owners say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23900264#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rupee charts in uncharted territory :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sYtyQsQPfwU/story01.htm

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