Wednesday, December 18, 2013

18-Dec-2013 22:59

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

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

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

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Gold import curbs to stay despite easing trade gap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/M6C_ApGRJms/story01.htm

Singapore to deport 52 Indians after rare riot in 'Little India' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/huOYsgV8ceY/story01.htm

Have you visited last divided capital? :: In the old town of Cyprus's capital Nicosia, something subtle and unexpected is happening.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/travel/can-art-reunite-divided-capital/index.html?eref�ition

18-Dec-2013 22:59 Op-Ed

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Safety Net Just Masking Tape? :: The case for structural economic reform.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/edsall-is-the-safety-net-just-masking-tape.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Spying Run Amok :: From "Homeland" to the N.S.A. protecting the homeland: the dark art of creating monsters that can't be controlled.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/dowd-spying-run-amok.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Secretary Kerry's Derring-Do :: There is a lot on the line with his relentless campaign in the Middle East.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/friedman-secretary-kerrys-derring-do.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Wrong College Ratings :: Rather than rating schools against one another, the administration should make many types of data easily available and let people rate schools for themselves.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/the-wrong-college-ratings.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The F.D.A.'s Not-Really-Such-Good-News :: Can a mere labeling change really reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/bittman-the-fdas-not-really-such-good-news.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: 'What Is Good Teaching?' :: A documentary shows what goes on in the classroom, and serves as an unwitting primer on how to teach disadvantaged students.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opinion/nocera-what-is-good-teaching.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: The Thought Leader :: Examining the life cycle of a new intellectual paragon that has emerged to command our admiration.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opinion/brooks-the-thought-leader.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Upon This Burger :: In a food obsessive's quick riches lies a recipe for modern success.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opinion/bruni-upon-this-burger.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

18-Dec-2013 21:58

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

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

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

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Gold import curbs to stay despite easing trade gap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/M6C_ApGRJms/story01.htm

Singapore to deport 52 Indians after rare riot in 'Little India' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/huOYsgV8ceY/story01.htm

Have you visited last divided capital? :: In the old town of Cyprus's capital Nicosia, something subtle and unexpected is happening.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/travel/can-art-reunite-divided-capital/index.html?eref�ition

18-Dec-2013 21:57 What

Phys Ed: What Happens in the Brain After a Concussion :: Scientists have found that after a concussion, reactive oxygen molecules flood the brains of mice. The findings for the first time hint at the possibility of treating concussions through the rapid use of antioxidant drugs.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/what-happens-in-the-brain-after-a-concussion/?partner=rss&emc=rss

What's in It? : Are Nuts a Weight-Loss Aid? :: A scientist is trying to find out whether nuts have staying power as a healthy treat.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/dining/are-nuts-a-weight-loss-aid.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith :: Her secret letters show that she spent almost 50 years without sensing the presence of God in her life. What does her experience teach us about the value of doubt?
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1655720,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

What Boeing Isn't Telling Investors About Its Share Buybacks - Motley Fool :: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/12/17/what-boeing-isnt-telling-investors-about-its-share.aspx

Op-Ed Columnist: 'What Is Good Teaching?' :: A documentary shows what goes on in the classroom, and serves as an unwitting primer on how to teach disadvantaged students.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opinion/nocera-what-is-good-teaching.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Having It All Without Having Children :: The American birthrate is at a record low. What happens when having it all means not having children?
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2148636,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

What Will Replace The Internet? :: First it will become wireless and ubiquitous, crawling into the woodwork and perhaps even under our skin. Eventually, it will disappear
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,997263,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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


What

18-Dec-2013 20:57

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

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

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

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Gold import curbs to stay despite easing trade gap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/M6C_ApGRJms/story01.htm

Singapore to deport 52 Indians after rare riot in 'Little India' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/huOYsgV8ceY/story01.htm

Have you visited last divided capital? :: In the old town of Cyprus's capital Nicosia, something subtle and unexpected is happening.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/travel/can-art-reunite-divided-capital/index.html?eref�ition

18-Dec-2013 20:57 U.S.

India trims perks for U.S. staff in dispute over envoy's New York arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ihNtPYHl3IU/story01.htm

China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6K-L66vFmY0/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84QDZxIwM5I/story01.htm

Claims of virgin births in U.S. near 1 percent: study :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/g-fiS5tcmoc/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HMXVxSrsHiw/story01.htm

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

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

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

U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5qeHSr3mV88/story01.htm

U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/obp2ZTJdNhE/story01.htm

Mega Millions prize could set U.S. lottery record :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cGIyODO2au0/story01.htm

India removes barriers to U.S. embassy as anger grows over diplomat's arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ed5jp8sgS5A/story01.htm

Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee :: Pope Francis, in naming bishops to a powerful Vatican committee, replaced a conservative American cardinal with another American considered more of a moderate on social issues.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/world/europe/pope-replaces-conservative-us-cardinal-on-influential-vatican-committee.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


U.S.

18-Dec-2013 19:56

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

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

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 taking part in a Labour-led debate on food banks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Costa aims for offices with new Express coffee machines :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/IkZG3_tFG9c/story01.htm

Gold import curbs to stay despite easing trade gap :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/M6C_ApGRJms/story01.htm

18-Dec-2013 19:56 U.S.

India trims perks for U.S. staff in dispute over envoy's New York arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ihNtPYHl3IU/story01.htm

China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6K-L66vFmY0/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84QDZxIwM5I/story01.htm

Claims of virgin births in U.S. near 1 percent: study :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/g-fiS5tcmoc/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HMXVxSrsHiw/story01.htm

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

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

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

U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5qeHSr3mV88/story01.htm

U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/obp2ZTJdNhE/story01.htm

Mega Millions prize could set U.S. lottery record :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cGIyODO2au0/story01.htm

India removes barriers to U.S. embassy as anger grows over diplomat's arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ed5jp8sgS5A/story01.htm

Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee :: Pope Francis, in naming bishops to a powerful Vatican committee, replaced a conservative American cardinal with another American considered more of a moderate on social issues.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/world/europe/pope-replaces-conservative-us-cardinal-on-influential-vatican-committee.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


U.S.

18-Dec-2013 18:55

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

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

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 taking part in a Labour-led debate on food banks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Australia reclaim the Ashes with WACA win :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/CQ66ZEUJwqM/story01.htm

Costa aims for offices with new Express coffee machines :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/IkZG3_tFG9c/story01.htm

18-Dec-2013 18:55 U.S.

Virgin births claimed by small number of U.S. women: study - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/virgin-births-claimed-small-number-u-s-women-study-article-1.1551518

India trims perks for U.S. staff in dispute over envoy's New York arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ihNtPYHl3IU/story01.htm

China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6K-L66vFmY0/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84QDZxIwM5I/story01.htm

Claims of virgin births in U.S. near 1 percent: study :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/g-fiS5tcmoc/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HMXVxSrsHiw/story01.htm

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

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

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

U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5qeHSr3mV88/story01.htm

U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/obp2ZTJdNhE/story01.htm

Mega Millions prize could set U.S. lottery record :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cGIyODO2au0/story01.htm

India removes barriers to U.S. embassy as anger grows over diplomat's arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ed5jp8sgS5A/story01.htm

Six U.S. soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WhwRdYmC_NQ/story01.htm

Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee :: Pope Francis, in naming bishops to a powerful Vatican committee, replaced a conservative American cardinal with another American considered more of a moderate on social issues.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/world/europe/pope-replaces-conservative-us-cardinal-on-influential-vatican-committee.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


U.S.

18-Dec-2013 17:54

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

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

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 taking part in a Labour-led debate on foodbanks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/iwLPboqyk-U/story01.htm

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition

Australia reclaim the Ashes with WACA win :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/CQ66ZEUJwqM/story01.htm

18-Dec-2013 17:54 U.S.

China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South China Sea :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6K-L66vFmY0/story01.htm

India trims perks for U.S. staff in row over New York envoy arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ihNtPYHl3IU/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/84QDZxIwM5I/story01.htm

Claims of virgin births in U.S. near 1 percent: study :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/g-fiS5tcmoc/story01.htm

India removes U.S. Embassy security barriers in spat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/HMXVxSrsHiw/story01.htm

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

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

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

U.S. Treasury cautions Bitcoin businesses on legal duties :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5qeHSr3mV88/story01.htm

U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/obp2ZTJdNhE/story01.htm

Mega Millions prize could set U.S. lottery record :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cGIyODO2au0/story01.htm

India removes barriers to U.S. embassy as anger grows over diplomat's arrest :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ed5jp8sgS5A/story01.htm

Six U.S. soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/WhwRdYmC_NQ/story01.htm

Pope Replaces Conservative U.S. Cardinal on Influential Vatican Committee :: Pope Francis, in naming bishops to a powerful Vatican committee, replaced a conservative American cardinal with another American considered more of a moderate on social issues.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/world/europe/pope-replaces-conservative-us-cardinal-on-influential-vatican-committee.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


U.S.

18-Dec-2013 16:53

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

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

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 taking part in a Labour-led debate on accident and emergency.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Auction of magnificent 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

In pictures: Actress Joan Fontaine :: Life and career one of Hollywood's biggest stars
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25399445#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Do grammar schools help the poor? :: Grammar schools are not improving social mobility for poor pupils, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted claims.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25401260#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 16 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 16 December 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25399364#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

Africa after Mandela: What happens next? :: With the passing of Nelson Mandela it is time to put aside
out-of-date views of Africa,
and see it the way Africans do:
With a high level of optimism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/13/world/africa/africa-post-mandela-survey-jana/index.html?eref�ition

Inside Mandela's memorial garden :: Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid to spend eternity pushing up just daisies. CNN takes an exclusive look at the memorial garden where Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/14/world/africa/south-africa-mandela-garden/index.html?eref�ition

South Africa says goodbye to Nelson Mandela :: Nelson Mandela's funeral is held in his boyhood village in Qunu, attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/15/natpkg-nelson-mandela-funeral.cnn.html?eref�ition

Mandela ends journey that transformed South Africa :: With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/15/world/africa/nelson-mandela-qunu-funeral/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Peter O'Toole :: Legendary actor dies aged 81
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25394566#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

World's most exquisite libraries :: Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/27/world/gallery/most-beautiful-libraries-in-the-world/index.html?eref�ition

Lady Diana's dress on sale :: Anyone who's ever wanted to look, or dress like a princess will have the opportunity on Tuesday, when one of Princess Diana's most "fairytale" frocks goes under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auction House in London.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/princess-dianas-fairytale-dress-could-be-yours/index.html?eref�ition

Freeman's finger painting? :: Watch this incredible time-lapse video as a visual artist brings Oscar winner Morgan Freeman to life using an iPad Air.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/12/05/spc-make-create-innovate-morgan-freeman-painting-ipad.cnn.html?eref�ition

Breaking the speed of sound :: Human to Hero meets Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the speed of sound without use of a vehicle.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/12/04/spc-human-to-hero-felix-baumgartner.cnn.html?eref�ition

Plane struggles in wind :: Watch a Boeing 777 try to land at England's Birmingham Airport almost sideways and fail due to high winds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/06/seg-plane-wind.cnn.html?eref�ition

10 bizarre objects found in 'cool' offices :: Indoor slides, disco tunnels , life-sized plastic llamas - these are all objects found in creative offices.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25355618#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's time to reconsider polygamy :: Mark Goldfeder says recognition of plural marriage would enable law enforcement to crack down on abuse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/16/opinion/goldfeder-polygamy-laws/index.html?eref�ition

Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/iwLPboqyk-U/story01.htm

China's great education divide :: Shanghai students excel; what about the rest of the country?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/world/asia/china-education-gap-stout/index.html?eref�ition