Sunday, December 22, 2013

22-Dec-2013 23:34

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm

A long winter for the Middle East's Christians :: A tough Christmas beckons for the Middle East's Christians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25463722#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Alternative addictions :: Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25470063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2013 23:34 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

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

Mariah Carey - People Magazine :: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20769110,00.html

Train passengers urged to travel early as 80mph gales predicted - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10533427/Train-passengers-urged-to-travel-early-as-80mph-gales-predicted.html

95K Without Power in Northeast Due to Ice Storm :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/351b2b04/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C10Ak0Epower0Enorthern0Eny0Edue0Eice0Estorm0E2130A1374/story01.htm

'Topless' Protest Falls Flat on Brazil Beach :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35185f18/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Ctopless0Eprotest0Efalls0Eflat0Erio0Ede0Ejaneiro0E21298466/story01.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Slideshow: South Africa's 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131216-slideshow-review-south-africa-s-10-days-mourning-nelson-mandela

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

10 Questions for Katrin Himmler :: A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129399,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


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22-Dec-2013 22:33

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm

A long winter for the Middle East's Christians :: A tough Christmas beckons for the Middle East's Christians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25463722#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Alternative addictions :: Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25470063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2013 22:33 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

Fired PR executive apologizes for AIDS in Africa tweet - Reuters :: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/12/22/usa-prexecutive-newyork-idINL2N0K10F620131222

Seagram chairman dead at 84 - Indian Express :: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/seagram-chairman-dead-at-84/1210696/

Train passengers urged to travel early as 80mph gales predicted - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10533427/Train-passengers-urged-to-travel-early-as-80mph-gales-predicted.html

95K Without Power in Northeast Due to Ice Storm :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/351b2b04/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C10Ak0Epower0Enorthern0Eny0Edue0Eice0Estorm0E2130A1374/story01.htm

'Topless' Protest Falls Flat on Brazil Beach :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35185f18/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Ctopless0Eprotest0Efalls0Eflat0Erio0Ede0Ejaneiro0E21298466/story01.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Slideshow: South Africa's 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131216-slideshow-review-south-africa-s-10-days-mourning-nelson-mandela

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

10 Questions for Katrin Himmler :: A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129399,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


10

22-Dec-2013 21:32

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm

A long winter for the Middle East's Christians :: A tough Christmas beckons for the Middle East's Christians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25463722#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Alternative addictions :: Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25470063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2013 21:32 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

Train passengers urged to travel early as 80mph gales predicted - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10533427/Train-passengers-urged-to-travel-early-as-80mph-gales-predicted.html

95K Without Power in Northeast Due to Ice Storm :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/351b2b04/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C10Ak0Epower0Enorthern0Eny0Edue0Eice0Estorm0E2130A1374/story01.htm

'Topless' Protest Falls Flat on Brazil Beach :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35185f18/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Ctopless0Eprotest0Efalls0Eflat0Erio0Ede0Ejaneiro0E21298466/story01.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Slideshow: South Africa's 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131216-slideshow-review-south-africa-s-10-days-mourning-nelson-mandela

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

10 Questions for Katrin Himmler :: A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129399,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


10

22-Dec-2013 20:31

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm

A long winter for the Middle East's Christians :: A tough Christmas beckons for the Middle East's Christians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25463722#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Alternative addictions :: Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25470063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2013 20:31 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

Interim head coach wants to sort out his future with chairman Daniel Levy - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/southampton-2-tottenham-hotspur-3-tim-sherwood-calls-for-clarification-as-spurs-weigh-up-the-options-9021052.html

Train passengers urged to travel early as 80mph gales predicted - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10533427/Train-passengers-urged-to-travel-early-as-80mph-gales-predicted.html

95K Without Power in Northeast Due to Ice Storm :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/351b2b04/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C10Ak0Epower0Enorthern0Eny0Edue0Eice0Estorm0E2130A1374/story01.htm

'Topless' Protest Falls Flat on Brazil Beach :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35185f18/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Ctopless0Eprotest0Efalls0Eflat0Erio0Ede0Ejaneiro0E21298466/story01.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Slideshow: South Africa's 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131216-slideshow-review-south-africa-s-10-days-mourning-nelson-mandela

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

10 Questions for Katrin Himmler :: A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129399,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


10

22-Dec-2013 19:30

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm

A long winter for the Middle East's Christians :: A tough Christmas beckons for the Middle East's Christians
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25463722#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Alternative addictions :: Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25470063#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

22-Dec-2013 19:29 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

Swansea City 1 Everton 2 match report: Stunning free-kick from Ross Barkley ... - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/swansea-city-1-everton-2-match-report-stunning-freekick-from-ross-barkley-secures-the-win-for-the-toffees-9021020.html

Nigella Lawson 'treated appallingly' by the courts, Government minister says - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10533504/Nigella-Lawson-treated-appallingly-by-the-courts-Government-minister-says.html

95K Without Power in Northeast Due to Ice Storm :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/351b2b04/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C10Ak0Epower0Enorthern0Eny0Edue0Eice0Estorm0E2130A1374/story01.htm

'Topless' Protest Falls Flat on Brazil Beach :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35185f18/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0CwireStory0Ctopless0Eprotest0Efalls0Eflat0Erio0Ede0Ejaneiro0E21298466/story01.htm

SOUTH AFRICA: Slideshow: South Africa's 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131216-slideshow-review-south-africa-s-10-days-mourning-nelson-mandela

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

10 Questions for Katrin Himmler :: A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2129399,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


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22-Dec-2013 18:29

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

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

VIDEO: Goggly eyes bring objects to life :: The idea of 'eyebombing' is to stick removable goggly eyes onto objects like parking meters and pipes, so they almost seem human.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25449223#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ships blamed for worsening HK smog :: Smog is a common sight in Hong Kong, with the amount of polluted days increasing by 28 percent to 303 so far this year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/hong-kongs-worsening-ship-pollution/index.html?eref�ition

Selfridges ready for retail rush :: One of London's best-known department stores is preparing for its busiest day of the year. Nina Dos Santos reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/20/pkg-uk-santos-selfridges-retail.cnn.html?eref�ition

Meet Italy's ancient ancestors :: Exhibit to display the remains of what used to be a 600,000 year old human settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/pkg-wedeman-italy-ancient-ancestors.cnn.html?eref�ition

Horses rescued after falling through ice :: Two horses escape a life-threatening situation after being rescued from an ice-covered lake in Missouri. KTVI reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/12/20/dnt-mo-horses-ice-rescue.ktvi.html?eref�ition

Pharrell Williams, the coolest N.E.R.D :: What makes producer, musician and songwriter Pharrell Williams tick? He tells all to Talk Asia.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse :: London's Apollo Theatre where ceiling collapsed
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25458512#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25461232#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Make abuse reporting compulsory' :: England's Children's Commissioner says teachers, social workers and doctors should be compelled by law to report suspicions of child abuse.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25463907#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Govt presses Supreme Court to drop gay sex ban :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/sELyxY6MLcA/story01.htm

Township teen becomes opera star :: Three talented youngsters from Cape Town's townships are setting out to become global opera stars -- and their story is told in a new documentary.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/africa/the-township-teens-opera/index.html?eref�ition

Putin critic Khodorkovsky free after pardon, heads for Germany :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/rKoRKdF5rkk/story01.htm

Is Williams the Andy Warhol of music? :: The music producer on collaborating with major stars such as Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2013/12/20/spc-talk-asia-pharrell-williams-b.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: A billion pixels for a billion stars :: The developer of an extremely powerful digital camera, which was launched into space on Thursday, explains how it will detect light from a billion stars.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25450068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China condemns Dalai Lama's planned Norway visit :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/L6G8OelFet4/story01.htm

52 weeks 52 questions, part three :: The next 12 questions to test yourself on
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25457552#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

BAE shares fall on contract setbacks :: Shares in BAE Systems fall 4.5% on worries about fighter jet sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461884#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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

India 'overreacts' to diplomat's arrest :: Jeremy Carl says Indian officials should not have taken retaliatory measures against the U.S. for a legitimate investigation of potential labor abuse
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/carl-india-dispute-privilege/index.html?eref�ition

Searching for next David Beckham :: Is sport morphing into entertainment? The merger of two talent agencies suggests so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/sport/img/index.html?eref�ition

It's a Xmas tree but not as you know it :: Twinkly lights and tinsel?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/travel/christmas-trees/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 14-20 December 2013 :: A selection of the best news photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25468899#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Angry' singer 'H' in Google row :: Lawyers for Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins have approached Google after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25462734#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Nigella Lawson: Flirtatious TV chef :: With her lashings of butter and flirtations with the camera, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has charmed her many fans by turning everyday cooking into a more sensual experience.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/europe/uk-nigella-lawson-profile/index.html?eref�ition

N. Korea :: North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/world/asia/north-korea-threats/index.html?eref�ition

Polar bear attacks woman after party :: A woman in Canada was attacked by a polar bear while heading home after a party. CBC News reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/20/dnt-canada-polar-bear-attack.cbc-news.html?eref�ition

'People started climbing over us' :: Two people inside London's Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked and then people began climbing over them to get out.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/19/tsr-robertson-london-theater-collapse-wtinesses.cnn.html?eref�ition

Pujara punishes South Africa with sparkling ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/YtUxWXQzIvc/story01.htm