Friday, August 30, 2013

30-Aug-2013 23:21

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: Which clothing brand is a hospital casualty department named after?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23885083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#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

30-Aug-2013 23:21 Syria

Oil dips as Syria action uncertain; dollar rises on data :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/zyV2ix1Pp74/story01.htm

Exclusive: Syrian army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WvB1tAfmC74/story01.htm

Ghosts of Iraq war force Britain to delay Syria strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/r1Xfamcq_vw/story01.htm

Boehner 'hasn't ruled out' calling House back to DC for Syria debate - NBCNews.com :: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/30/20262571-boehner-hasnt-ruled-out-calling-house-back-to-dc-for-syria-debate

UK Syria vote leaves US asking 'what's so special?' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23892288

Obama says world cannot stand by on Syria - AFP :: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iSLh88THecUjwJu9p56UHSaLWHJQ?docId%3DCNG.8a0ec3915c1962b52243f1d2283a3043.41

UK Syria vote leaves US asking 'what's so special?' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23892288

Russia denies delivering new weapons to Syria - IBNLive :: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/russia-denies-delivering-new-weapons-to-syria/418547-2.html

Shocking video: Bomb dropped on Syrian school playground kills 10 children - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/shocking-video-bomb-dropped-syrian-school-playground-kills-10-children-article-1.1441947

Global stocks fall after Kerry speaks on Syria; bonds rise :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/blX_NWro6yg/story01.htm

Syria to Be Punished as Warning to Others :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/309b5846/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Csyria0Epunished0Ewarning0Ekerry0Cstory0Did0F20A115852/story01.htm

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

Russia Has No Access to US Intelligence on Syria :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3097bec4/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Crussia0Eaccess0Eus0Eintelligence0Esyria0E20A115875/story01.htm

Britain's Rejection of Syrian Response Reflects Fear of Rushing to Act :: The parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron that led him to rule out British military participation in any strike on Syria reflected fears of action against Damascus without certain evidence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/middleeast/syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Britain Won't Join in a Syrian Attack :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b23/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Cbritain0Ejoin0Esyrian0Eattack0Cstory0Did0F20A10A480A1/story01.htm

Can Syria Shoot Down American Missiles? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30977348/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Csyrias0Ereadiness0Eattack0Equestion0Cstory0Did0F20A112785/story01.htm

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

Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/XYMl9Kj6EDU/story01.htm

After Syria Defeat, UK Minister Warns on Retreat :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30970579/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Cuk0Eassad0Erepeat0Egas0Eattacks0Epunished0E20A10A7355/story01.htm

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

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

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

Op-Ed Columnist: One Great Big War :: Syria's civil conflict portends a chilling prospect of a wholesale Middle East inferno.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/brooks-one-great-big-war.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b32/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A130C0A80Cobama0Eadministration0Edont0Ecompare0Esyria0Eand0Eiraq0C/story01.htm

Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No :: President Obama is ready to pursue a limited military strike even with a rejection of such action by Britain and mounting questions from Congress, officials said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/obama-syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm


Syria

30-Aug-2013 22:20

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: Which clothing brand is a hospital casualty department named after?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23885083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#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

30-Aug-2013 22:20 Syria

David Cameron told MPs must vote before launching strikes on Syria - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10266399/David-Cameron-told-MPs-must-vote-before-launching-strikes-on-Syria.html

Oil dips as Syria action uncertain; dollar rises on data :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/zyV2ix1Pp74/story01.htm

Exclusive: Syrian army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WvB1tAfmC74/story01.htm

Ghosts of Iraq war force Britain to delay Syria strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/r1Xfamcq_vw/story01.htm

Obama Weighs 'Limited And Narrow' Syria Action - NPR :: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId%3D217102314

Syria and the politicization of British foreign policy - Reuters :: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/30/us-leonard-syria-idUSBRE97T0VG20130830

Obama: Syria represents 'a challenge to the world' - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/08/30/obama-syria-chemical-weapons/2746091/

Cameron: Britain and US to continue cooperation despite Syria disagreement - Jerusalem Post :: http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Cameron-Britain-and-US-to-continue-cooperation-despite-Syria-disagreement-324816

Russia, Canada want G20 focus on economy despite shadow of Syrian crisis - Hamilton Spectator :: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4057562-russia-canada-want-g20-focus-on-economy-despite-shadow-of-syrian-crisis/

Britain did not turn away from Syria. The case for action was not made - The Guardian :: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/30/syria-intervention-case-paddy-ashdown

Syria 'napalm attack': Horrific video shows child victims with shocking burns ... - Mirror.co.uk :: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/syria-napalm-attack-horrific-video-2237642

Syria to Be Punished as Warning to Others :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/309b5846/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Csyria0Epunished0Ewarning0Ekerry0Cstory0Did0F20A115852/story01.htm

Stocks fall as Kerry speaks on Syria; bonds rise :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/blX_NWro6yg/story01.htm

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

Russia Has No Access to US Intelligence on Syria :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3097bec4/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Crussia0Eaccess0Eus0Eintelligence0Esyria0E20A115875/story01.htm

Britain's Rejection of Syrian Response Reflects Fear of Rushing to Act :: The parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron that led him to rule out British military participation in any strike on Syria reflected fears of action against Damascus without certain evidence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/middleeast/syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Britain Won't Join in a Syrian Attack :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b23/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Cbritain0Ejoin0Esyrian0Eattack0Cstory0Did0F20A10A480A1/story01.htm

Can Syria Shoot Down American Missiles? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30977348/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Csyrias0Ereadiness0Eattack0Equestion0Cstory0Did0F20A112785/story01.htm

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

Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/XYMl9Kj6EDU/story01.htm

After Syria Defeat, UK Minister Warns on Retreat :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30970579/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Cuk0Eassad0Erepeat0Egas0Eattacks0Epunished0E20A10A7355/story01.htm

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

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

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

Op-Ed Columnist: One Great Big War :: Syria's civil conflict portends a chilling prospect of a wholesale Middle East inferno.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/brooks-one-great-big-war.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b32/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A130C0A80Cobama0Eadministration0Edont0Ecompare0Esyria0Eand0Eiraq0C/story01.htm

Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No :: President Obama is ready to pursue a limited military strike even with a rejection of such action by Britain and mounting questions from Congress, officials said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/obama-syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm


Syria

30-Aug-2013 21:19

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: Which clothing brand is a hospital casualty department named after?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23885083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

5 lessons from invasion of Iraq :: The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq led to nearly 10 years of occupation, nearly 5,000 deaths among the U.S. military and the few allies that joined "Operation Iraqi Freedom," a visceral sectarian-based insurgency and the meddling of neighbors all seeking to influence post-Saddam Iraq. What was intended as an act of liberation -- then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expected the troops to be coming home in a few months -- became a quagmire.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/meast/analysis-syria-iraq-lessons/index.html?eref�ition

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

30-Aug-2013 21:19 U.S.

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a 'living wage' :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/EuKEWm7bXRY/story01.htm

U.S. Officials say 'no smoking gun' implicating Assad in chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cTaKufD8YvE/story01.htm

Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. :: Many Chinese companies offer summer experiences in the United States costing $5,000 to $15,000, often a first step to an American college education.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/well-off-chinese-students-summer-in-us-seeking-an-edge.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. Spy Agencies Spend $40 Billion On Data - InformationWeek :: http://www.informationweek.com/government/security/us-spy-agencies-spend-40-billion-on-data/240160687

U.S. says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/xKqYPMEL9eE/story01.htm

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

U.S. Naval midshipman says she needed to talk about rape case :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qYbIj68N_6M/story01.htm

China partners with U.S. oil firm in Egypt :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Y-h6fukuFLw/index.html

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

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

U.S. Won't Sue to Reverse States' Legalization of Marijuana :: The Obama administration said it would monitor operations in 20 states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/us-says-it-wont-sue-to-undo-state-marijuana-laws.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/story01.htm


U.S.

30-Aug-2013 20:18

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23862359#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Assad allies :: 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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Quiz of the week's news :: Which clothing brand is a hospital casualty department named after?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-23885083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

Syria's first lady :: As saber rattling grows over the Syrian president's alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, Bashar al-Assad's once high-profile wife, Asma, has kept a low profile.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/meast/syria-first-lady/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

5 lessons from invasion of Iraq :: The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq led to nearly 10 years of occupation, nearly 5,000 deaths among the U.S. military and the few allies that joined "Operation Iraqi Freedom," a visceral sectarian-based insurgency and the meddling of neighbors all seeking to influence post-Saddam Iraq. What was intended as an act of liberation -- then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expected the troops to be coming home in a few months -- became a quagmire.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/meast/analysis-syria-iraq-lessons/index.html?eref�ition

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

City of the future? :: Imagine waking up in a DIY flat where paint brightens and fades and the grass outside is embedded into the sidewalk.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/tech/innovation/a-day-in-the-life/index.html?eref�ition

30-Aug-2013 20:18 Syria

Exclusive: Syrian army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WvB1tAfmC74/story01.htm

Ghosts of Iraq war force Britain to delay Syria strike :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/r1Xfamcq_vw/story01.htm

French military preparing for Syria operation - MetroNews Canada :: http://metronews.ca/news/world/780443/french-military-preparing-for-syria-operation/

'Clear and compelling' evidence Syrian regime used poison gas - Irish Times :: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/clear-and-compelling-evidence-syrian-regime-used-poison-gas-1.1510542

Why Congress could reject military action in Syria - Washington Post (blog) :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/30/why-congress-could-reject-military-action-in-syria/

Stocks fall as Kerry speaks on Syria; bonds rise :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/blX_NWro6yg/story01.htm

Activists Say Incendiary Bomb Hit School in Syria - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/activists-incendiary-bomb-hit-school-syria-20120135

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

Russia Has No Access to US Intelligence on Syria :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3097bec4/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Crussia0Eaccess0Eus0Eintelligence0Esyria0E20A115875/story01.htm

Britain's Rejection of Syrian Response Reflects Fear of Rushing to Act :: The parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron that led him to rule out British military participation in any strike on Syria reflected fears of action against Damascus without certain evidence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/middleeast/syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Britain Won't Join in a Syrian Attack :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b23/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Cbritain0Ejoin0Esyrian0Eattack0Cstory0Did0F20A10A480A1/story01.htm

Can Syria Shoot Down American Missiles? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30977348/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Csyrias0Ereadiness0Eattack0Equestion0Cstory0Did0F20A112785/story01.htm

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

Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/XYMl9Kj6EDU/story01.htm

After Syria Defeat, UK Minister Warns on Retreat :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30970579/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Cuk0Eassad0Erepeat0Egas0Eattacks0Epunished0E20A10A7355/story01.htm

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

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

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

Op-Ed Columnist: One Great Big War :: Syria's civil conflict portends a chilling prospect of a wholesale Middle East inferno.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/brooks-one-great-big-war.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/30944b32/sc/20/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A130C0A80Cobama0Eadministration0Edont0Ecompare0Esyria0Eand0Eiraq0C/story01.htm

Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No :: President Obama is ready to pursue a limited military strike even with a rejection of such action by Britain and mounting questions from Congress, officials said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/obama-syria.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm


Syria

30-Aug-2013 19:17

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23862359#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Assad allies :: 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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

School: Cheerleader skirts too short :: Instead of rah, rah, rah, some Florida schools are saying no, no, no -- to cheerleader skirts they say are too revealing for the classroom.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/us/florida-cheerleaders-skirts/index.html?eref�ition

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

Syria's first lady :: As saber rattling grows over the Syrian president's alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, Bashar al-Assad's once high-profile wife, Asma, has kept a low profile.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/meast/syria-first-lady/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

5 lessons from invasion of Iraq :: The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq led to nearly 10 years of occupation, nearly 5,000 deaths among the U.S. military and the few allies that joined "Operation Iraqi Freedom," a visceral sectarian-based insurgency and the meddling of neighbors all seeking to influence post-Saddam Iraq. What was intended as an act of liberation -- then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expected the troops to be coming home in a few months -- became a quagmire.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/meast/analysis-syria-iraq-lessons/index.html?eref�ition

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

City of the future? :: Imagine waking up in a DIY flat where paint brightens and fades and the grass outside is embedded into the sidewalk.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/tech/innovation/a-day-in-the-life/index.html?eref�ition

30-Aug-2013 19:17 U.S.

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a 'living wage' :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/EuKEWm7bXRY/story01.htm

U.S. Officials say 'no smoking gun' implicating Assad in chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cTaKufD8YvE/story01.htm

Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. :: Many Chinese companies offer summer experiences in the United States costing $5,000 to $15,000, often a first step to an American college education.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/well-off-chinese-students-summer-in-us-seeking-an-edge.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. report: 'high confidence' Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

U.S. and France prepare to act on Syria despite UK no vote :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/xKqYPMEL9eE/story01.htm

U.S. Naval midshipman says she needed to talk about rape case :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qYbIj68N_6M/story01.htm

China partners with U.S. oil firm in Egypt :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Y-h6fukuFLw/index.html

U.S. stocks, oil, gold fall on Syria uncertainty :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/blX_NWro6yg/story01.htm

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

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

U.S. Won't Sue to Reverse States' Legalization of Marijuana :: The Obama administration said it would monitor operations in 20 states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/us-says-it-wont-sue-to-undo-state-marijuana-laws.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/story01.htm


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30-Aug-2013 18:16

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

Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qPYUaviEP6w/story01.htm

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

Finnish government plans to trim generous welfare model :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/DcaNvRRSDko/story01.htm

Portugal court rejects job cut plan :: Portugal's highest court rejects the government's plans to make it easier to fire civil servants, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23892928#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Rupee crash forces Indian holidaymakers to ditch Italy for Goa :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/lvI4NLn99lA/story01.htm

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/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

Why did virtual reality go wrong? :: What went wrong with virtual reality?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lava lamps: Still bubbling at 50 :: Fifty years of the lava lamp celebrated
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23754303#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

Obama: Strikes would be limited :: CNN's Brooke Baldwin hosts a conversation on the crisis in Syria and the potential for U.S. intervention in the
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/08/29/syria-chemical-weapons-debate-intv-nr-baldwin.cnn.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Testing resumes for Maglev train :: Testing on Japan's super-fast Maglev train has resumed after several years of building an extension to its track.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23887070#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Should Chicago be called Stink Onions? :: The map showing the 'true' name of Chicago and other places
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23884819#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Ghana court: president 'validly elected' :: Ghana's Supreme Court Thursday declared President John Dramani Mahama "validly elected" as the court dismissed all claims of voter fraud, mismanagement and irregularities in the West African nation's December 2012 presidential election.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/world/africa/ghana-election-challenge/index.html?eref�ition

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 :: How two men survived 76 hours trapped 1,500ft underwater
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23862359#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Assad allies :: 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

Why do people still fly the Confederate flag? :: Why do some Americans still fly the Confederate flag?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

School: Cheerleader skirts too short :: Instead of rah, rah, rah, some Florida schools are saying no, no, no -- to cheerleader skirts they say are too revealing for the classroom.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/29/us/florida-cheerleaders-skirts/index.html?eref�ition

Surgeons shrink Indian girl's head :: The pictures may be difficult to look at, but 18-month-old Roona Begum's story of survival is remarkable.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/asia/india-child-hydrocephalus/index.html?eref�ition

Syria's first lady :: As saber rattling grows over the Syrian president's alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people, Bashar al-Assad's once high-profile wife, Asma, has kept a low profile.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/28/world/meast/syria-first-lady/index.html?eref�ition

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

VIDEO: Child in Chinese high-rise rescue :: A four-year-old boy has had an extraordinary escape in the city of Qinqyuan in southern China.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23894069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

30-Aug-2013 18:16 U.S.

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

U.S. fast-food workers protest, demand a 'living wage' :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/EuKEWm7bXRY/story01.htm

U.S. Officials say 'no smoking gun' implicating Assad in chemical attack :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cTaKufD8YvE/story01.htm

Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. :: Many Chinese companies offer summer experiences in the United States costing $5,000 to $15,000, often a first step to an American college education.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/well-off-chinese-students-summer-in-us-seeking-an-edge.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. and France prepare to act on Syria despite UK no vote :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/xKqYPMEL9eE/story01.htm

U.S. stocks, oil, gold fall on Syria uncertainty :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/blX_NWro6yg/story01.htm

U.S. to release intelligence on Syria chemical attack on Friday: official :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/B49RZnrYR7E/story01.htm

Woman taking stand again in U.S. Naval Academy sex assault case - Politico :: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/military-sexual-assault-naval-academy-court-96073.html

Female U.S. Naval cadet set for third day of testimony in rape case :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/qYbIj68N_6M/story01.htm

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

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

U.S. Won't Sue to Reverse States' Legalization of Marijuana :: The Obama administration said it would monitor operations in 20 states to make sure they do not run afoul of several enforcement priorities.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/us-says-it-wont-sue-to-undo-state-marijuana-laws.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

U.S. allows states to legalize recreational marijuana within limits :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/eOvQsR2UMII/story01.htm


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