Saturday, December 14, 2013

14-Dec-2013 23:25

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

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

The death of an aspirant journalist :: In April, 26-year-old Lee Halpin decided to sleep rough to investigate what it was really like to be homeless. He never returned home, writes Gemma Newby.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#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

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

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

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

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/raiykk97B9E/story01.htm

Wilders sees European elections chance :: Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25363016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beyonce puts surprise album online :: Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25362941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A&E units miss four-hour target :: The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6N3KlJOGMKM/story01.htm

11 places to go in 2014 :: The World Cup. A solar cycle peak. Easier visas. Staying home next year is not an option.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa? :: 100 years ago the Mona Lisa was recovered from one of the most famous thefts in history. But how close was Hitler to having the painting for himself?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/the-many-thefts-of-mona-lisa/index.html?eref�ition

Blow-up Santa poses like Marilyn :: So this is Christmas. A coquettish Santa Claus, rocking a sexy version of his traditional red suit while doing his best Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" pose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/christmas-santa-marilyn-monroe/index.html?eref�ition

F1 driver Perez has eye on the top :: Sergio Perez was announced as Force India's new driver Thursday, but is the Mexican racer already getting itchy feet?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/sport/motorsport/formula-one-sergio-perez-force-india/index.html?eref�ition

Little snowman ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

Africa's future :: Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN survey of 9,000 people in South Africa and 19 other African nations say they feel more confident now than when Mandela came to power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Planet's 'most abandoned people?' :: Randomly targeting people because of religion is new to CAR even if atrocities are not.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/africa/car-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Could there be life on a Jupiter moon? :: A moon circling Jupiter has sent up a plume of water vapor. It may be telling astronomers that there's life there or at least a way of finding out if there is.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/tech/jupiter-moon-water/index.html?eref�ition

Is James Bond an alcoholic? :: The bullets might not kill him but the booze would, a new study into 007's drinking habits reveals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?eref�ition

Micromax aims to go global, high-end with smartphones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GsnI2wqA-lU/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

14-Dec-2013 23:25 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

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

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.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

The 10 Best Books of 2013 :: The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

10 Questions with Emma Thompson :: The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159281,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Siddle gets his man Pietersen again - Ninemsn :: http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id%3D8771098

Heathrow expansion 'would spell end of low-cost fares' - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/10517983/Heathrow-expansion-would-spell-end-of-low-cost-fares.html

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cf8937/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Ckhloe0Ekardashian0Elamar0Eodom0Esigns0Edivorce0Ecoming0Cstory0Did0F21210A861/story01.htm

Are You Really Drinking Enough Water? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d0b8f8/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Cdrinking0Ewater0Cstory0Did0F21213931/story01.htm

Hawaii Survivor: Plane Lost Power, Then Glided :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cfea95/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0CwireStory0Chawaii0Esurvivor0Eplane0Elost0Epower0Eglided0E21210A335/story01.htm

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce9afd/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Earrested0Ecar0Ebomb0Eplot0Ekan0Eairport0E21210A130A/story01.htm

Orphan's Dream for a Family Comes True for the Holidays :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ccb088/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cflorida0Eorphan0Edavion0Espending0Echristmas0Eprospective0Efamily0Cstory0Did0F2120A760A4/story01.htm

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Victoria's Secret Model Reveals Botched Plastic Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce1dc8/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cvictorias0Esecret0Emodel0Ealessandra0Eambrosio0Ereveals0Ebotched0Eplastic0Esurgery0Eat0Eage0E110C/story01.htm


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14-Dec-2013 22:24

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

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

The death of an aspirant journalist :: In April, 26-year-old Lee Halpin decided to sleep rough to investigate what it was really like to be homeless. He never returned home, writes Gemma Newby.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#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

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

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

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

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/raiykk97B9E/story01.htm

Wilders sees European elections chance :: Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25363016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beyonce puts surprise album online :: Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25362941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A&E units miss four-hour target :: The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6N3KlJOGMKM/story01.htm

11 places to go in 2014 :: The World Cup. A solar cycle peak. Easier visas. Staying home next year is not an option.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa? :: 100 years ago the Mona Lisa was recovered from one of the most famous thefts in history. But how close was Hitler to having the painting for himself?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/the-many-thefts-of-mona-lisa/index.html?eref�ition

Blow-up Santa poses like Marilyn :: So this is Christmas. A coquettish Santa Claus, rocking a sexy version of his traditional red suit while doing his best Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" pose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/christmas-santa-marilyn-monroe/index.html?eref�ition

F1 driver Perez has eye on the top :: Sergio Perez was announced as Force India's new driver Thursday, but is the Mexican racer already getting itchy feet?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/sport/motorsport/formula-one-sergio-perez-force-india/index.html?eref�ition

Little snowman ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

Africa's future :: Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN survey of 9,000 people in South Africa and 19 other African nations say they feel more confident now than when Mandela came to power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Planet's 'most abandoned people?' :: Randomly targeting people because of religion is new to CAR even if atrocities are not.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/africa/car-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Could there be life on a Jupiter moon? :: A moon circling Jupiter has sent up a plume of water vapor. It may be telling astronomers that there's life there or at least a way of finding out if there is.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/tech/jupiter-moon-water/index.html?eref�ition

Is James Bond an alcoholic? :: The bullets might not kill him but the booze would, a new study into 007's drinking habits reveals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?eref�ition

Micromax aims to go global, high-end with smartphones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GsnI2wqA-lU/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

14-Dec-2013 22:23 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

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

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.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

The 10 Best Books of 2013 :: The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

10 Questions with Emma Thompson :: The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159281,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Chinese probe lands on the Moon as space programme gathers pace - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10517762/Chinese-probe-lands-on-the-Moon-as-space-programme-gathers-pace.html

'MI6 spy' captured by Iran - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10517683/MI6-spy-captured-by-Iran.html

Only family, close allies will be at Nelson Mandela's graveside - The Standard Digital News :: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID%3D2000100132%26story_title%3Donly-family-close-allies-will-be-at-nelson-mandela-s-graveside

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cf8937/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Ckhloe0Ekardashian0Elamar0Eodom0Esigns0Edivorce0Ecoming0Cstory0Did0F21210A861/story01.htm

Are You Really Drinking Enough Water? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d0b8f8/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Cdrinking0Ewater0Cstory0Did0F21213931/story01.htm

Hawaii Survivor: Plane Lost Power, Then Glided :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cfea95/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0CwireStory0Chawaii0Esurvivor0Eplane0Elost0Epower0Eglided0E21210A335/story01.htm

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce9afd/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Earrested0Ecar0Ebomb0Eplot0Ekan0Eairport0E21210A130A/story01.htm

Orphan's Dream for a Family Comes True for the Holidays :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ccb088/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cflorida0Eorphan0Edavion0Espending0Echristmas0Eprospective0Efamily0Cstory0Did0F2120A760A4/story01.htm

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Victoria's Secret Model Reveals Botched Plastic Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce1dc8/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cvictorias0Esecret0Emodel0Ealessandra0Eambrosio0Ereveals0Ebotched0Eplastic0Esurgery0Eat0Eage0E110C/story01.htm


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14-Dec-2013 21:23

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

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

The death of an aspirant journalist :: In April, 26-year-old Lee Halpin decided to sleep rough to investigate what it was really like to be homeless. He never returned home, writes Gemma Newby.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#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

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

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

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

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/raiykk97B9E/story01.htm

Wilders sees European elections chance :: Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25363016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beyonce puts surprise album online :: Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25362941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A&E units miss four-hour target :: The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6N3KlJOGMKM/story01.htm

11 places to go in 2014 :: The World Cup. A solar cycle peak. Easier visas. Staying home next year is not an option.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa? :: 100 years ago the Mona Lisa was recovered from one of the most famous thefts in history. But how close was Hitler to having the painting for himself?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/the-many-thefts-of-mona-lisa/index.html?eref�ition

Blow-up Santa poses like Marilyn :: So this is Christmas. A coquettish Santa Claus, rocking a sexy version of his traditional red suit while doing his best Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" pose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/christmas-santa-marilyn-monroe/index.html?eref�ition

F1 driver Perez has eye on the top :: Sergio Perez was announced as Force India's new driver Thursday, but is the Mexican racer already getting itchy feet?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/sport/motorsport/formula-one-sergio-perez-force-india/index.html?eref�ition

Little snowman ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

Africa's future :: Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN survey of 9,000 people in South Africa and 19 other African nations say they feel more confident now than when Mandela came to power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Planet's 'most abandoned people?' :: Randomly targeting people because of religion is new to CAR even if atrocities are not.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/africa/car-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Could there be life on a Jupiter moon? :: A moon circling Jupiter has sent up a plume of water vapor. It may be telling astronomers that there's life there or at least a way of finding out if there is.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/tech/jupiter-moon-water/index.html?eref�ition

Is James Bond an alcoholic? :: The bullets might not kill him but the booze would, a new study into 007's drinking habits reveals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?eref�ition

Micromax aims to go global, high-end with smartphones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GsnI2wqA-lU/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

14-Dec-2013 21:23 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

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

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.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

The 10 Best Books of 2013 :: The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

10 Questions with Emma Thompson :: The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159281,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

The women behind the throne in North Korea's 'empire of horror' - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10517906/The-women-behind-the-throne-in-North-Koreas-empire-of-horror.html

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cf8937/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Ckhloe0Ekardashian0Elamar0Eodom0Esigns0Edivorce0Ecoming0Cstory0Did0F21210A861/story01.htm

Are You Really Drinking Enough Water? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d0b8f8/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Cdrinking0Ewater0Cstory0Did0F21213931/story01.htm

Hawaii Survivor: Plane Lost Power, Then Glided :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cfea95/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0CwireStory0Chawaii0Esurvivor0Eplane0Elost0Epower0Eglided0E21210A335/story01.htm

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce9afd/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Earrested0Ecar0Ebomb0Eplot0Ekan0Eairport0E21210A130A/story01.htm

Orphan's Dream for a Family Comes True for the Holidays :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ccb088/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cflorida0Eorphan0Edavion0Espending0Echristmas0Eprospective0Efamily0Cstory0Did0F2120A760A4/story01.htm

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Victoria's Secret Model Reveals Botched Plastic Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce1dc8/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cvictorias0Esecret0Emodel0Ealessandra0Eambrosio0Ereveals0Ebotched0Eplastic0Esurgery0Eat0Eage0E110C/story01.htm


10

14-Dec-2013 20:22

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

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

The death of an aspirant journalist :: In April, 26-year-old Lee Halpin decided to sleep rough to investigate what it was really like to be homeless. He never returned home, writes Gemma Newby.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#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

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

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

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

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/raiykk97B9E/story01.htm

Wilders sees European elections chance :: Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25363016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beyonce puts surprise album online :: Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25362941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A&E units miss four-hour target :: The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6N3KlJOGMKM/story01.htm

11 places to go in 2014 :: The World Cup. A solar cycle peak. Easier visas. Staying home next year is not an option.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa? :: 100 years ago the Mona Lisa was recovered from one of the most famous thefts in history. But how close was Hitler to having the painting for himself?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/the-many-thefts-of-mona-lisa/index.html?eref�ition

Blow-up Santa poses like Marilyn :: So this is Christmas. A coquettish Santa Claus, rocking a sexy version of his traditional red suit while doing his best Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" pose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/christmas-santa-marilyn-monroe/index.html?eref�ition

F1 driver Perez has eye on the top :: Sergio Perez was announced as Force India's new driver Thursday, but is the Mexican racer already getting itchy feet?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/sport/motorsport/formula-one-sergio-perez-force-india/index.html?eref�ition

Little snowman ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

Africa's future :: Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN survey of 9,000 people in South Africa and 19 other African nations say they feel more confident now than when Mandela came to power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Planet's 'most abandoned people?' :: Randomly targeting people because of religion is new to CAR even if atrocities are not.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/africa/car-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Could there be life on a Jupiter moon? :: A moon circling Jupiter has sent up a plume of water vapor. It may be telling astronomers that there's life there or at least a way of finding out if there is.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/tech/jupiter-moon-water/index.html?eref�ition

Is James Bond an alcoholic? :: The bullets might not kill him but the booze would, a new study into 007's drinking habits reveals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?eref�ition

Micromax aims to go global, high-end with smartphones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GsnI2wqA-lU/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

14-Dec-2013 20:22 10

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

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

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.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

The 10 Best Books of 2013 :: The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

10 Questions with Emma Thompson :: The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159281,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $550 million - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/14/mega-millions-jackpot-lottery/4021071/

Kris Jenner out to 'destroy' Bruce Jenner's life? - TV3.ie :: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID%3D1.803.810%26article%3D121290

Why America lacks lunar ambition - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10518185/Why-America-lacks-lunar-ambition.html

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cf8937/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Ckhloe0Ekardashian0Elamar0Eodom0Esigns0Edivorce0Ecoming0Cstory0Did0F21210A861/story01.htm

Are You Really Drinking Enough Water? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d0b8f8/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Cdrinking0Ewater0Cstory0Did0F21213931/story01.htm

Hawaii Survivor: Plane Lost Power, Then Glided :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cfea95/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0CwireStory0Chawaii0Esurvivor0Eplane0Elost0Epower0Eglided0E21210A335/story01.htm

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce9afd/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Earrested0Ecar0Ebomb0Eplot0Ekan0Eairport0E21210A130A/story01.htm

Orphan's Dream for a Family Comes True for the Holidays :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ccb088/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cflorida0Eorphan0Edavion0Espending0Echristmas0Eprospective0Efamily0Cstory0Did0F2120A760A4/story01.htm

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Victoria's Secret Angel Reveals Botched Plastic Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce1dc8/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cvictorias0Esecret0Emodel0Ealessandra0Eambrosio0Ereveals0Ebotched0Eplastic0Esurgery0Eat0Eage0E110C/story01.htm


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

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

The death of an aspirant journalist :: In April, 26-year-old Lee Halpin decided to sleep rough to investigate what it was really like to be homeless. He never returned home, writes Gemma Newby.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25239138#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

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

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

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

In pictures: Purge of Chang Song-thaek :: Rise and fall of North Korean leaders' uncle
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25346496#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Thai protest leader wants 12 months to push through reforms :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/raiykk97B9E/story01.htm

Wilders sees European elections chance :: Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25363016#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beyonce puts surprise album online :: Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25362941#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A&E units miss four-hour target :: The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25363940#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6N3KlJOGMKM/story01.htm

11 places to go in 2014 :: The World Cup. A solar cycle peak. Easier visas. Staying home next year is not an option.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/best-destinations-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Did the Nazis also steal the Mona Lisa? :: 100 years ago the Mona Lisa was recovered from one of the most famous thefts in history. But how close was Hitler to having the painting for himself?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/the-many-thefts-of-mona-lisa/index.html?eref�ition

Blow-up Santa poses like Marilyn :: So this is Christmas. A coquettish Santa Claus, rocking a sexy version of his traditional red suit while doing his best Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch" pose.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/travel/christmas-santa-marilyn-monroe/index.html?eref�ition

F1 driver Perez has eye on the top :: Sergio Perez was announced as Force India's new driver Thursday, but is the Mexican racer already getting itchy feet?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/sport/motorsport/formula-one-sergio-perez-force-india/index.html?eref�ition

Little snowman ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

Africa's future :: Two-thirds of respondents to a CNN survey of 9,000 people in South Africa and 19 other African nations say they feel more confident now than when Mandela came to power.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Planet's 'most abandoned people?' :: Randomly targeting people because of religion is new to CAR even if atrocities are not.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/africa/car-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Could there be life on a Jupiter moon? :: A moon circling Jupiter has sent up a plume of water vapor. It may be telling astronomers that there's life there or at least a way of finding out if there is.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/tech/jupiter-moon-water/index.html?eref�ition

Is James Bond an alcoholic? :: The bullets might not kill him but the booze would, a new study into 007's drinking habits reveals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/health/james-bond-alcohol/index.html?eref�ition

Micromax aims to go global, high-end with smartphones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GsnI2wqA-lU/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 13 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25364746#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

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

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.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

The 10 Best Books of 2013 :: The year's best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/the-10-best-books-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

10 Questions with Emma Thompson :: The only person with Oscars for acting and writing, the Brit talks nannies, money and dating Dr. House
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2159281,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $550 million - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/14/mega-millions-jackpot-lottery/4021071/

US marks first anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25381097

Desmond Tutu Will Not Attend Mandela Funeral - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/desmond-tutu-mandela-funeral_n_4445710.html

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/man-arrested-car-bomb-plot-kan-airport-21210130

Miley Cyrus Wears Sheer White Top, Black Bra To Z100's Jingle Ball - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/14/miley-cyrus-sheer-bra_n_4445590.html

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: 5 Signs Divorce Was Coming :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cf8937/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Ckhloe0Ekardashian0Elamar0Eodom0Esigns0Edivorce0Ecoming0Cstory0Did0F21210A861/story01.htm

Are You Really Drinking Enough Water? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d0b8f8/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Cdrinking0Ewater0Cstory0Did0F21213931/story01.htm

Hawaii Survivor: Plane Lost Power, Then Glided :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34cfea95/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0CwireStory0Chawaii0Esurvivor0Eplane0Elost0Epower0Eglided0E21210A335/story01.htm

Kansas Airport Worker Arrested in Car Bomb Plot :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce9afd/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Earrested0Ecar0Ebomb0Eplot0Ekan0Eairport0E21210A130A/story01.htm

Orphan's Dream for a Family Comes True for the Holidays :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ccb088/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cflorida0Eorphan0Edavion0Espending0Echristmas0Eprospective0Efamily0Cstory0Did0F2120A760A4/story01.htm

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Victoria's Secret Model Reveals Botched Plastic Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34ce1dc8/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cvictorias0Esecret0Emodel0Ealessandra0Eambrosio0Ereveals0Ebotched0Eplastic0Esurgery0Eat0Eage0E110C/story01.htm


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