Friday, December 13, 2013

13-Dec-2013 23:01

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

Syria chemical arms 'probably used' - BBC News :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNHkwDz0epG5u7_IxsQ_EblxJE0M7Q&url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25360088

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sw2J3SNR-oc/story01.htm

Benefits, palace nuts and Bond flops in headlines :: Claims that "pilfering police" took nuts left out in Buckingham Palace make headlines, along with welfare issues and suggestions 007 was alcoholic
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-25359726#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Twitter scraps blocking changes :: Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25361255#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ireland to exit bailout programme :: Ireland is to become the first bailed-out country in the Eurozone to officially exit its international financial rescue programme.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25362178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

13-Dec-2013 23:00 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowing in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 22:01

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sw2J3SNR-oc/story01.htm

Benefits, palace nuts and Bond flops in headlines :: Claims that "pilfering police" took nuts left out in Buckingham Palace make headlines, along with welfare issues and suggestions 007 was alcoholic
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-25359726#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Twitter scraps blocking changes :: Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25361255#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

13-Dec-2013 22:01 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowing in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 20:59

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sw2J3SNR-oc/story01.htm

Benefits, palace nuts and Bond flops in headlines :: Claims that "pilfering police" took nuts left out in Buckingham Palace make headlines, along with welfare issues and suggestions 007 was alcoholic
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-25359726#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Twitter scraps blocking changes :: Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25361255#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

13-Dec-2013 20:58 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowing in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 19:58

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

US House passes two-year budget deal :: The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360568#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/uGSZRC5XWog/story01.htm

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sw2J3SNR-oc/story01.htm

13-Dec-2013 19:58 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowing in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 18:56

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

VIDEO: Secrets of Christmas window dressers :: Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign, but how do they put it all together?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25350447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

US House passes two-year budget deal :: The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360568#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

Actor helps China-Japan relations :: After years of playing bad guys, a Japanese actor says he is improving China's view of Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/cnn-pkg-watson-china-japan-actor-villian.cnn.html?eref�ition

Twitter backtracks on block feature after users revolt :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/uGSZRC5XWog/story01.htm

13-Dec-2013 18:56 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowing in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 17:56

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

The technology aiming to help refugees :: The technology aiming to help refugees
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25351763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Secrets of Christmas window dressers :: Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign, but how do they put it all together?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25350447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

US House passes two-year budget deal :: The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360568#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Deal to quell budget wars sails through U.S. House :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/1WAmSUAVmEI/story01.htm

Pyongyang power struggle :: The chilling images from North Korea brought back memories from one of the most disturbing and important moments of none other than Saddam Hussein's tactics for establishing his iron-clad rule of Iraq. The young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, it appears, has learned from the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/10/opinion/ghitis-purge-north-korea/index.html?eref�ition

Bride admits pushing husband off cliff :: In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday in court.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/justice/montana-newlywed-death-trial/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Newtown killings :: How Newtown remembers 20 murdered children
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360570#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China smog forces pilots to land 'blind' :: Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/china-smog-aviaition/index.html?eref�ition

'Affluenza' or just plain spoiled? :: Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/affluenza-youth/index.html?eref�ition

Photos show uncle's ouster :: CNN's Paula Hancocks shows us the unprecedented photos of the ouster of Kim Jun Un's uncle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/09/north-korea-uncle-ouster-purge-paula-hancocks.cnn.html?eref�ition

Jackson jurors 'stunned' and 'cheated' :: Four jurors in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial said they feel cheated by the outcome, which they blame on a misleading verdict form.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/showbiz/michael-jackson-new-trial-motion/index.html?eref�ition

13-Dec-2013 17:56 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Suddenly, Illegal at Home :: Citizenship rights are denied to thousands of people living in the Dominican Republic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/suddenly-illegal-at-home.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Gandhi and Mandela :: Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/cohen-gandhi-and-mandela.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Running in Reverse :: The glass ceiling is definitely cracking. Just look at what Mary Barra and Patty Murray accomplished this week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/collins-republicans-running-in-reverse.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Appalling Stance of Rand Paul :: We have gone from a war on poverty in this country to a war on the poor, and conservatives have led the charge.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/opinion/blow-the-appalling-stance-of-rand-paul.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Strengthen the Presidency :: Washington is in a period of reform stagnation. Here is a way to fix the gridlock.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/brooks-strengthen-the-presidency.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Losers :: Democrats and Republicans can argue over who won and who lost in the budget battle, but what is crystal clear is that American workers lost the most.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/krugman-the-biggest-losers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Ban SantaCon :: Ho, ho, ho, SantaCon has got to go.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/ban-santacon.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Govern in Poetry :: Wallowed in the worst slump of his presidency, President Obama should reach for some words that will outlive him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/opinion/egan-govern-in-poetry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

13-Dec-2013 16:54

The strongest message possible :: An uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed, the Korean Central News Agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

Queen 'upset' about police eating Buckingham Palace nuts - The Australian :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNHk04K3hbGhELB2lBq8hGptOqXd3g&url=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/royal-family/queen-upset-about-police-eating-buckingham-palace-nuts/story-fngk74yq-1226782172633

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

The technology aiming to help refugees :: The technology aiming to help refugees
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25351763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Secrets of Christmas window dressers :: Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign, but how do they put it all together?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25350447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Out of Africa and into American homes :: Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25339846#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Israel halts Bedouins plan :: Israel has halted a plan that would have displaced tens of thousands of Bedouins in the southern part of the country.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/meast/israel-bedouins-plan/index.html?eref�ition

Spain rejects Catalonia vote :: Pro-independence parties in Catalonia defy the Spanish government by announcing that they plan to hold a referendum on independence.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/europe/spain-catalonia-vote/index.html?eref�ition

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk' :: James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25349738#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

US House passes two-year budget deal :: The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360568#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Are schools in lockdown America overreacting? :: The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25339845#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

US drone strikes wedding convoy in Yemen, killing 14 - CNN :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEYmvmNBGbGkk6MXJkbkH19Rjih-w&url=http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/meast/yemen-u-s-drone-wedding/?hpt%3Dhp_t2

13-Dec-2013 16:54 North

North Korea says Jang Song Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, executed :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/E5uPp2Ix22k/story01.htm

North Korean leader's uncle executed as 'traitor' - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/12/12/north-korea-kim-uncle-executed/4003013/

North Korean execution raises more question than answers - CNN :: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/asia/north-korea-uncle-analysis/

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/9M863I0eW7g/story01.htm

North Korea Says Leader's Uncle Was Executed as a Traitor :: The North said that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle and presumed mentor of Kim Jong-un, was executed for plotting a military coup.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/world/asia/north-korea-says-uncle-of-executed.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Coke to split North American business into two :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm


North

13-Dec-2013 15:54

The strongest message possible :: An uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed, the Korean Central News Agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/12/live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

U.S. House passes two-year budget plan; Senate vote next week :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/s3fNf1ejOYY/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Sdm2JCsqU_w/story01.htm

Montana bride pleads guilty in husband's cliff death :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/3goLAYOdThc/story01.htm

The technology aiming to help refugees :: The technology aiming to help refugees
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25351763#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Secrets of Christmas window dressers :: Christmas window displays are a huge part of a store's festive marketing campaign, but how do they put it all together?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25350447#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Is this the home and office of 2023? :: How Microsoft envisages what life could be like in 10 years time.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25350497#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Out of Africa and into American homes :: Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25339846#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mexico Congress approves energy bill :: The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25350993#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Israel halts Bedouins plan :: Israel has halted a plan that would have displaced tens of thousands of Bedouins in the southern part of the country.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/meast/israel-bedouins-plan/index.html?eref�ition

Spain rejects Catalonia vote :: Pro-independence parties in Catalonia defy the Spanish government by announcing that they plan to hold a referendum on independence.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/europe/spain-catalonia-vote/index.html?eref�ition

Syria chemical arms 'probably used' :: Chemical weapons were "probably used" at five out of seven sites in Syria investigated by UN experts, their report says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25360088#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk' :: James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25349738#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How much? World's grandest jewels :: This week has seen some grand jewel sales at even grander prices.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Singapore says in 'no particular hurry' to buy Lockheed F-35 jets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CmD5CKT6vm4/story01.htm

U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FSL1twT2wc4/story01.htm

Microsoft considers Qualcomm executive as CEO candidate: report :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/z5H0w5QzLr8/story01.htm

US House passes two-year budget deal :: The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25360568#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Coke to split North American business into two :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/CnfbycdGB-8/story01.htm

Quiz of the week's news :: Which rock legend's guitar was sold for $1m?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25348204#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Are schools in lockdown America overreacting? :: The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25339845#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes :: How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25212247#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The death of an aspirant journalist :: The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The odd list of bag-levy dodgers :: What purchases won't incur a 5p bag charge?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25240097#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kidnap ransoms 'fuelling terrorism' :: Frank Gardner on how hostage-taking is funding terrorism
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25359636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Tokyo's 'ninja homes' find a niche :: Radical design is a hit among the country's young generation.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/asia/japan-on-the-road-avant-garde-homes/index.html?eref�ition

EU failing Syria refugees - Amnesty :: European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25345923#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria' :: All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25360700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Analyst: 'Stunning development' :: CNN's Jim Clancy talks to Marcus Noland about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle and rumors surrounding the story.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/13/hk-live-north-korea-uncle-executed.cnn.html?eref�ition

US drone strikes wedding convoy in Yemen, killing 14 - CNN :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEYmvmNBGbGkk6MXJkbkH19Rjih-w&url=http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/meast/yemen-u-s-drone-wedding/?hpt%3Dhp_t2