Monday, December 16, 2013

16-Dec-2013 23:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the government's Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Six days, hundreds of hours of broadcasting and a journey over many miles. So what were the key moments of Mandela's funeral events?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

India Morning Call-Global markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BwVEVrLu-qo/story01.htm

Love, life, strife: Aphrodite's history :: Strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has stood at one of the geographical, cultural and economic fault-lines between East and West since ancient times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/europe/cyprus-the-ancient-island-of-aphrodite/index.html?eref�ition

Why does everyone rework Peter Pan? :: Why is Peter Pan no longer performed in its original form?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25333685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is this the oldest wine in the world? :: Known for sunshine, ruins and halloumi, Cyprus is also home to the oldest named wine in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/commandaria-the-oldest-wine-world/index.html?eref�ition

Can Cyprus cash-in on gas? :: Locked away deep beneath the sea off Cyprus' southern shores lays a treasure chest of natural gas that could ease the country's economic plight.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/cyprus-gas-treasure-chest/index.html?eref�ition

16-Dec-2013 23:14 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 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

Season finale sets viewing records for 'Homeland' - Kansas City Star :: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/16/4696510/season-finale-sets-viewing-records.html

Cameron hails our Afghan 'success' as killing goes on - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/16/david-cameron-hails-our-afghan-success-as-killing-goes-on-4233100/

Kim has the last laugh as uncle is wiped from history - The Times (subscription) :: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article3951013.ece

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/28-year-sentence-ohio-100m-charity-scam-21238017

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e17cd5/sc/16/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cohio0Eseeks0E410Eyears0Enavy0Evets0Echarity0Escammer0E21226616/story01.htm

One in 10 believe coffee causes cancer (it doesn't) - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/one-in-10-believe-coffee-causes-cancer-it-doesnt-9008437.html

Tributes Paid to 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star O'Toole :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/business/media/npr-gets-17-million-in-grants-to-expand-coverage-and-develop-digital-platform.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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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16-Dec-2013 22:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the government's Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Six days, hundreds of hours of broadcasting and a journey over many miles. So what were the key moments of Mandela's funeral events?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

India Morning Call-Global markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BwVEVrLu-qo/story01.htm

Love, life, strife: Aphrodite's history :: Strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has stood at one of the geographical, cultural and economic fault-lines between East and West since ancient times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/europe/cyprus-the-ancient-island-of-aphrodite/index.html?eref�ition

Why does everyone rework Peter Pan? :: Why is Peter Pan no longer performed in its original form?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25333685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is this the oldest wine in the world? :: Known for sunshine, ruins and halloumi, Cyprus is also home to the oldest named wine in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/commandaria-the-oldest-wine-world/index.html?eref�ition

Can Cyprus cash-in on gas? :: Locked away deep beneath the sea off Cyprus' southern shores lays a treasure chest of natural gas that could ease the country's economic plight.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/cyprus-gas-treasure-chest/index.html?eref�ition

16-Dec-2013 22:13 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 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

Andre Villas-Boas sacked: Five reasons it went wrong for the manager at ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/10520311/Andre-Villas-Boas-sacked-Five-reasons-it-went-wrong-for-the-manager-at-Tottenham.html

Kim has the last laugh as uncle is wiped from history - The Times (subscription) :: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article3951013.ece?CMP%3DOTH-gnws-standard-2013_12_16

28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam - NBCNews.com (blog) :: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/16/21923927-28-year-sentence-in-ohio-in-100m-charity-scam

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e17cd5/sc/16/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cohio0Eseeks0E410Eyears0Enavy0Evets0Echarity0Escammer0E21226616/story01.htm

Tributes Paid to 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star O'Toole :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/business/media/npr-gets-17-million-in-grants-to-expand-coverage-and-develop-digital-platform.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

16-Dec-2013 21:12

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the government's Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Six days, hundreds of hours of broadcasting and a journey over many miles. So what were the key moments of Mandela's funeral events?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Bachelet voted president in Chile :: She's back.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/americas/chile-presidential-election/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

India Morning Call-Global markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BwVEVrLu-qo/story01.htm

Love, life, strife: Aphrodite's history :: Strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has stood at one of the geographical, cultural and economic fault-lines between East and West since ancient times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/europe/cyprus-the-ancient-island-of-aphrodite/index.html?eref�ition

Why does everyone rework Peter Pan? :: Why is Peter Pan no longer performed in its original form?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25333685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is this the oldest wine in the world? :: Known for sunshine, ruins and halloumi, Cyprus is also home to the oldest named wine in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/commandaria-the-oldest-wine-world/index.html?eref�ition

16-Dec-2013 21:12 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 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

28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam - NBCNews.com (blog) :: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/16/21923927-28-year-sentence-in-ohio-in-100m-charity-scam

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e17cd5/sc/16/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cohio0Eseeks0E410Eyears0Enavy0Evets0Echarity0Escammer0E21226616/story01.htm

Tributes Paid to 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star O'Toole :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/business/media/npr-gets-17-million-in-grants-to-expand-coverage-and-develop-digital-platform.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

16-Dec-2013 20:10

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the government's Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Six days, hundreds of hours of broadcasting and a journey over many miles. So what were the key moments of Mandela's funeral events?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Bachelet voted president in Chile :: She's back.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/americas/chile-presidential-election/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

India Morning Call-Global markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BwVEVrLu-qo/story01.htm

Love, life, strife: Aphrodite's history :: Strategically located in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has stood at one of the geographical, cultural and economic fault-lines between East and West since ancient times.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/europe/cyprus-the-ancient-island-of-aphrodite/index.html?eref�ition

Why does everyone rework Peter Pan? :: Why is Peter Pan no longer performed in its original form?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25333685#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is this the oldest wine in the world? :: Known for sunshine, ruins and halloumi, Cyprus is also home to the oldest named wine in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/business/commandaria-the-oldest-wine-world/index.html?eref�ition

16-Dec-2013 20:10 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 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, Star of 'Lawrence of Arabia,' Dead at 81 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34dbcbe0/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A130C120Cpeter0Eotoole0Estar0Eof0Elawrence0Eof0Earabia0Edead0Eat0E810C/story01.htm

28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam - NBCNews.com (blog) :: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/16/21923927-28-year-sentence-in-ohio-in-100m-charity-scam

Sketch: Theresa May doffs her cap - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10521330/Sketch-Theresa-May-doffs-her-cap.html

28-Year Sentence in Ohio in $100M Charity Scam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34e17cd5/sc/16/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cohio0Eseeks0E410Eyears0Enavy0Evets0Echarity0Escammer0E21226616/story01.htm

Google moves into military robotics :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/TYHY10lQACI/index.html

Tributes Paid to 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star O'Toole :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/34d7dfb4/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Clawrence0Earabia0Estar0Epeter0Eotoole0Edead0E810E21226433/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/business/media/npr-gets-17-million-in-grants-to-expand-coverage-and-develop-digital-platform.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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

16-Dec-2013 19:11

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

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

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

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

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 :: Charles Dickens was a close observer of human nature, who found endless interest in the theatre of ordinary life, says John Gray.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the government's Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Amazon stadium building halted :: A court in Brazil halts construction work at the World Cup stadium in the city of Manaus, where a builder fell to his death from a roof.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25393844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Ten moments from a week of mourning Mandela
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Sleeping baby social media star grows up :: Wengenn Liao has interviewed the president, conquered Wall Street, and composed a symphony... all during naptime.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25243004#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Bachelet voted president in Chile :: She's back.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/americas/chile-presidential-election/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

17 Dead as Bus Falls From Manila Highway Onto Van - ABC News :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGO5xFZefpWGH4ZRVKKXMmaHqx0Sg&url=http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/21-dead-bus-falls-manila-highway-van-21228456

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

16-Dec-2013 19:10 over

The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn and Murder Live Online :: Ten years ago the government built a totally private, anonymous network. Now it's a haven for criminals
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2156271,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

EU suspends trade talks with Ukraine, crowds rally against government :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/tIHhbmxf28g/story01.htm

Once Around an Island :: Twenty hours. More than 30 miles of coastline. Dozens of moments captured. The photographer Todd Heisler walked the perimeter of Manhattan over the course of one day in August.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/15/nyregion/once-around-an-island.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

George Bailey equals Brian Lara record for most runs in one over during Perth Test - Daily News & Analysis :: http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-george-bailey-equals-brian-lara-record-for-most-runs-in-one-over-during-perth-test-1936292

China's Jade Rabbit rover embarks on moon mission - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2013/12/16/4040199/

China's Jade Rabbit rover embarks on moon mission - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2013/12/16/4040199/

North Koreans ask 'discreet' questions over execution - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25404660

Man remanded over Jayden murder - Belfast Telegraph :: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/man-remanded-over-jayden-murder-29841904.html

Scholars' Group Endorses an Academic Boycott of Israel :: An association of American professors with almost 5,000 members has become the largest academic group in the country to support a push to isolate Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/education/scholars-group-endorses-an-academic-boycott-of-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

More private college presidents earning over $1 million :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Elu1zScrY94/index.html

Talbot held over sex abuse claims - Belfast Telegraph :: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/talbot-held-over-sex-abuse-claims-29841927.html

EU referendum: playing war games over UK future - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25401335

UK parliament condemns BBC, NY Times' Thompson over payouts :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/7FJWoVmNwgY/story01.htm

Analysis: Clouds over Hawaii's rooftop solar growth hint at U.S. battle :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/TTByOtuif7A/story01.htm

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform :: The grants, to be announced Monday, come just three months after NPR, which is facing financial difficulties, said it would cut 10 percent of its staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/business/media/npr-gets-17-million-in-grants-to-expand-coverage-and-develop-digital-platform.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Peter O'Toole, Star of 'Lawrence of Arabia,' Is Dead at 81 :: Mr. O'Toole's performance in the epic 1962 film earned him overnight fame and established him as one of his generation's most charismatic actors.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/movies/peter-otoole-lawrence-of-arabia-is-dead-at-81.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Krokodil Tears :: A cheap heroin substitute has destroyed lives all over Russia. Now the deadly drug is creeping into Europe and the U.S.
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2158683,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

Boys Won't Be Boys :: Is Sweden's push for gender neutrality a noble project or political correctness gone overboard?
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2155554,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

TIME Cover Story: It's Time to Pay College Athletes :: College sports are mass entertainment. It's time to fully reward players for their work
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2151167,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


over

16-Dec-2013 18:09

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

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

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

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

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 :: Charles Dickens was a close observer of human nature, who found endless interest in the theatre of ordinary life, says John Gray.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347787#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are debating the Care Bill at second reading.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Five people wounded in Houston-area shooting :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mid-k0FFl3I/story01.htm

Amazon stadium building halted :: A court in Brazil halts construction work at the World Cup stadium in the city of Manaus, where a builder fell to his death from a roof.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25393844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Neo-Nazis attack Swedish protest :: A vicious attack at an anti-racism demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday proved the protesters have a legitimate concern.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/europe/sweden-nazi-attack/index.html?eref�ition

U.S. shooting: 80 seconds of terror :: CNN's Martha Shade details how the events of the Colorado high school shooting unfolded.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/15/shade-co-school-shooting.cnn.html?eref�ition

How life has changed for Delhi rape victim's family :: How life for Delhi gang rape victim's family has changed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25344403#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 moments from Mandela mourning :: Ten moments from a week of mourning Mandela
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25347069#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Wengenn's naptime wonderland :: Wengenn Liao has interviewed the president, conquered Wall Street, and composed a symphony... all during naptime.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25243004#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The bike test that shows what we're really like :: Why cycling shows what we're like at work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25366998#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Seven ways to avoid Christmas :: Travel can be a nightmare.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/travel/escape-christmas/index.html?eref�ition

Daisuke Takahashi: 'Being gorgeous' :: "A must-have quality for figure skaters is, I think, gorgeousness."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/11/sport/daisuke-takahashi-japan-figure-skating/index.html?eref�ition

Bachelet voted president in Chile :: She's back.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/americas/chile-presidential-election/index.html?eref�ition

Three 'Avatar' sequels to be made in New Zealand: government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VRpyWPczGHw/story01.htm

7 video game worlds we most want to visit :: These landscapes may exist only in the virtual world, but who wouldn't want to actually go?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/travel/video-game-worlds/index.html?eref�ition

Boozy, brawling Santas on tape :: Critics of SantaCon -- an annual pub crawl in Santa costume -- say it has gotten out of hand.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/us/new-york-santas-video-outrage/index.html?eref�ition