Sunday, December 15, 2013

15-Dec-2013 23:50

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/18/nasa-mars-maven-launch.cnn.html?eref�ition

Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?eref�ition

North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/24/nkorea-package-tour.cnn.html?eref�ition

A Bitcoin trip to space? :: Maggie Lake speaks to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about why he's decided to accept Bitcoin for space travel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/11/22/qmb-virgin-galactic-bitcoin-richard-branson-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

Beyonce surprises fans with release of album :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/c-JKFiKdndY/story01.htm

15-Dec-2013 23:50 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Columnist: The Killer Who Supports Gun Control :: Guns kill people. Take it from a convicted killer whose weapon of choice was an assault rifle. He asks, "Shouldn't we tighten measures to keep guns out of the hands of people like me?"
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-killer-who-supports-gun-control.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Bigger Than Bambi :: Be nice or else: In an era when literary feuds lack grandeur, writers argue about affability.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/dowd-bigger-than-bambi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Tech Hasn't Learned From Urban Planning :: Companies flock to cities talking of community, then proceed to isolate themselves from the urban experience.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/opinion/what-tech-hasnt-learned-from-urban-planning.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Great War's Ominous Echoes :: If we cannot determine how World War I happened, how can we hope to avoid another such catastrophe?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/opinion/macmillan-the-great-wars-ominous-echoes.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: A Poor Apology for a Word :: It is peculiarly English to use the word "sorry" to defuse the potential for conflict while drawing attention to it.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/opinion/a-poor-apology-of-a-word.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

15-Dec-2013 22:49

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/18/nasa-mars-maven-launch.cnn.html?eref�ition

Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?eref�ition

North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/24/nkorea-package-tour.cnn.html?eref�ition

A Bitcoin trip to space? :: Maggie Lake speaks to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about why he's decided to accept Bitcoin for space travel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/11/22/qmb-virgin-galactic-bitcoin-richard-branson-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

Beyonce surprises fans with release of album :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/c-JKFiKdndY/story01.htm

15-Dec-2013 22:49 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

Chinese Rover Advances on Lunar Soil - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303949504579260624274882760.html

It's difficult to compete with all those big, happy families - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) :: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/cristinaodone/100250642/its-difficult-to-compete-with-all-those-big-happy-families/

Exclusive: Young people 'want UK to stay in Europe': Four in 10 adults aged 18 ... - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-young-people-want-uk-to-stay-in-europe-four-in-10-adults-aged-18-to-24-are-firmly-in-favour-of-membership-poll-shows-9006438.html

Peter O'Toole Dead at 81 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

Heathrow residents to demand compensation - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/10519174/Heathrow-residents-to-demand-compensation.html

Teacher Disciplined for 'Santa Is White' Remark :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d47ee5/sc/33/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cteacher0Edisciplined0Esanta0Ewhite0Eremark0E212210A67/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

Space: The Moon Is Brown :: Space: The Moon Is Brown
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,835810,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


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15-Dec-2013 21:48

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/18/nasa-mars-maven-launch.cnn.html?eref�ition

Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?eref�ition

North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/24/nkorea-package-tour.cnn.html?eref�ition

A Bitcoin trip to space? :: Maggie Lake speaks to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about why he's decided to accept Bitcoin for space travel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/11/22/qmb-virgin-galactic-bitcoin-richard-branson-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

15-Dec-2013 21:47 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

Peter O'Toole Dead at 81 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

Heathrow residents to demand compensation - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/10519174/Heathrow-residents-to-demand-compensation.html

Paul Walker's Loved Ones and Friends Attend His Memorial, Ludacris and ... - E! Online :: http://www.eonline.com/news/491014/paul-walker-s-loved-ones-and-friends-attend-his-memorial-ludacris-and-tyrese-pay-tribute-afterwards-on-instagram

Actress Lindsay Lohan introduces Miley Cyrus at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013. - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/lindsay-lohan-introduces-miley-cyrus-jingle-ball-article-1.1547655

Teacher Disciplined for 'Santa Is White' Remark :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d47ee5/sc/33/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cteacher0Edisciplined0Esanta0Ewhite0Eremark0E212210A67/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

Space: The Moon Is Brown :: Space: The Moon Is Brown
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,835810,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


10

15-Dec-2013 20:46

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/18/nasa-mars-maven-launch.cnn.html?eref�ition

Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?eref�ition

North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/24/nkorea-package-tour.cnn.html?eref�ition

A Bitcoin trip to space? :: Maggie Lake speaks to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson about why he's decided to accept Bitcoin for space travel.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/11/22/qmb-virgin-galactic-bitcoin-richard-branson-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

15-Dec-2013 20:46 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

Paul Walker's Loved Ones and Friends Attend His Memorial, Ludacris and ... - E! Online :: http://www.eonline.com/news/491014/paul-walker-s-loved-ones-and-friends-attend-his-memorial-ludacris-and-tyrese-pay-tribute-afterwards-on-instagram

Actress Lindsay Lohan introduces Miley Cyrus at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013. - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/lindsay-lohan-introduces-miley-cyrus-jingle-ball-article-1.1547655

Teacher Disciplined for 'Santa Is White' Remark :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d47ee5/sc/33/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cteacher0Edisciplined0Esanta0Ewhite0Eremark0E212210A67/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


10

15-Dec-2013 19:46

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

India warm-up game washed out :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XZ4QXoAA2J4/story01.htm

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning more about Mars :: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden speaks to News Stream ahead of Maven launch
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/18/nasa-mars-maven-launch.cnn.html?eref�ition

Drone view of Tacloban :: Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird's eye view.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?eref�ition

North Korean beer tour? :: Can you see the real North Korea by taking a package tour? Nic Robertson talks to one promoter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/11/24/nkorea-package-tour.cnn.html?eref�ition

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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

Football - Five-star Reds rout Spurs - Yahoo Eurosport UK :: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-five-star-reds-rout-spurs-184105311--sow.html

MI6 spy faces execution as Iranian officials claim death penalty is justified - Mirror.co.uk :: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mi6-spy-faces-execution-iranian-2931104

Tory MP who claims expenses to heat second home says child benefits should ... - Mirror.co.uk :: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-mp-nadhim-zahawi-who-2931012

Actress Lindsay Lohan introduces Miley Cyrus at Z100's Jingle Ball 2013. - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/lindsay-lohan-introduces-miley-cyrus-jingle-ball-article-1.1547655

Wall of silence surrounds killings by border agents - Detroit Free Press :: http://www.freep.com/article/20131215/NEWS07/312150109/Wall-of-silence-surrounds-killings-by-border-agents

Teacher Disciplined for 'Santa Is White' Remark :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d47ee5/sc/33/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cteacher0Edisciplined0Esanta0Ewhite0Eremark0E212210A67/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


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15-Dec-2013 18:44

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

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

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 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

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

Bangladesh Islamist leader buried :: The Bangladesh Islamist leader executed on Thursday after his conviction for atrocities during the country's 1971 war of independence is buried in his home town.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25361890#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

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

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

Magnificent 20th century gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool :: Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25287554

India warm-up game washed out :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/XZ4QXoAA2J4/story01.htm

Week in pictures: 7-13 December 2013 :: 7-13 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25347555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why Charles Dickens endures :: Why Charles Dickens' novels are as relevant as ever
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sports Personality 2013: The contenders :: Who will win the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year award?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/25002342

India calls for quick action after diplomat arrested in New York :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/jf4c3V0h-k0/story01.htm

Qualcomm names COO Mollenkopf CEO, ending Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/zH0JQ7ALjf4/story01.htm

U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/UXzZfgVotZ0/story01.htm

Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf to CEO, ends Microsoft talk :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/pyC8ncLv7_Y/story01.htm

North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in public purge :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NnCdyLT3apo/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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