Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11-Dec-2013 02:10

In pictures: Mourning Mandela :: Images from South Africa and around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25251570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: These precious things :: Items saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25257917#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December 2013 :: Photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25257919#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

SOS from Chinese labor camp :: Tree leaves were turning yellow and red in Damascus, Oregon, in late October. Competing with fall foliage for attention were Halloween decorations, which adorned almost every house in this sleepy middle-class suburb of Portland on America's Pacific West Coast.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/06/world/asia/china-labor-camp-halloween-sos/index.html?eref�ition

Sandboarding in the Sahara :: CNN's Ian Lee puts his sandboarding skills to the test in Egypt's Siwa Oasis.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/28/spc-inside-africa-sandboarding-sahara.cnn.html?eref�ition

In pictures: The Art of Building 2013 :: Shortlisted entries for this year's competition
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25220839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Opinion: Price of school success :: In 2009, Shanghai participated for the first time in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the tri-annual survey of the world's school systems.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/opinion/china-education-jiang-xueqin/index.html?eref�ition

China launches first moon mission :: China launched its first lunar probe early Monday, which, if all goes well, will make it only the third nation -- after the United States and the Soviet Union -- to soft-land on the moon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/01/world/asia/china-lunar-probe/index.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

China's bitcoin boom, bust :: When 23-year-old magazine editor Liu Xinda looked to make his first investment in 2012, he considered the stock market. Many Chinese investors have jumped on the skyrocketing property market, but it was too rich for Liu's blood.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/business/china-bitcoin-frenzy/index.html?eref�ition

U.S.: 'Deep concerns' over air zone :: The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/04/world/asia/china-us-japan-tensions/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: 'The paramedics put safety first' :: Barbara Hakin, deputy chief executive of NHS England, has said it is "sometimes in the best interest of patients' safety that they remain in the ambulance after they have arrived at hospital".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25298066#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

This is actually an iPad painting. Really. :: Watching digital artist Kyle Lambert's stunning photo-realistic iPad paintings emerge from a blank screen is an awe-inspiring experience. The image of Morgan Freeman in the video above, created from a picture by Scott Gries, is so rich in detail that it is difficult to believe that you aren't looking at a photograph.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/tech/web/stunning-photo-realistic-picture-morgan-freeman/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: 'I am independent, Ofsted is independent' :: A lot of the exams pupils were sitting "were not up to scratch" said a former headteacher who is now in charge of overseeing classroom standards in England.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25301323#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 9 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 9 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25298692#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Cheating doctors: A real concern? :: In 2010, the American Board of Internal Medicine suspended or revoked the certification of 139 physicians for giving away or soliciting examination questions for a board review company.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/opinion/ruhnke-doctors-cheating/index.html?eref�ition

Sebastian Vettel's hometown pride :: CNN's Amanda Davies travels to Sebastian Vettel's hometown of Heppenheim in Germany.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/09/spc-circuit-vettel-home-town.cnn.html?eref�ition

Delhi elects only three women to its assembly :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/X0IOmXiUE_E/story01.htm

New rivals to 'Nessie' monster myth? :: Forget the Loch Ness Monster -- Scotland has a new pair of mythical beasts to bring in curious tourists. Standing 30 meters tall and utilizing six kilometers of steel, "The Kelpies" were seven years and $8 million in the making.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/sport/kelpies-loch-ness-scotland/index.html?eref�ition

Friend and foe, world leaders coming together for Mandela :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b-7RhwjigD0/story01.htm

Syria army holds Damascus-Homs road :: Syrian government forces are reported to have taken control of the motorway linking Damascus with the city of Homs, as well as the nearby town of Nabak.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25299816#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Muslim militias in CAR: Power is ours :: A Muslim militia commander in the Central African Republic says his forces will stay.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/africa/car-muslim-militia/index.html?eref�ition

How long before trips to the Moon? :: Tourists going beyond Earth's orbit could become reality if companies like Virgin Galactic realize their ambitions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/tech/space-tourism/index.html?eref�ition

Governments 'spied on video games' :: Spies with surveillance agencies in the United States and United Kingdom may have spent time undercover as orcs and blood elves, infiltrating video games like "World of Warcraft" in a hunt for terrorists "hiding in plain sight" online.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/tech/web/nsa-spying-video-games/index.html?eref�ition

Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on media :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/G_jcdUCRwvc/story01.htm

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of most-overpaid actors :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/bY_ZLqOJ_Cw/story01.htm

NASA Mars rover finds evidence of life-friendly ancient lake :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/LmiKQrfJoSM/story01.htm

Household net worth hits record high in third quarter :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/gN0iu48GNsQ/story01.htm

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