Tuesday, December 24, 2013

24-Dec-2013 23:21

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

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

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

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

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

Don't reject 'Duck Dynasty' family :: S.E. Cupp says she disagrees with Phil Robertson's view on homosexuality but argues that it was ungracious of A&E to suspend him over his religious beliefs
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/cupp-duck-dynasty/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary :: Pianist Andras Schiff tells the BBC's Tim Franks why he gave his 60th birthday performance in London, and not in his homeland, Hungary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25450716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Year in pictures 2013 :: Striking news images from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25304395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Babycham changed British drinking habits :: Babycham was launched 60 years ago as one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed at women.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25302633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chuck Norris out splits Van Damme :: It's the YouTube equivalent of a roundhouse kick in the face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/showbiz/chuck-norris-splits-spoof/index.html?eref�ition

Homesickness: A holiday guide :: Humorist Joe Queenan breaks down various forms of the traveler's most feared psychic affliction and concludes homesickness ain't what it used to be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/travel/homesickness-guide/index.html?eref�ition

How not to do a desert crossing :: Hot, thirsty, frustrated and exhausted, British adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron were already feeling despair set in.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/world/meast/modern-day-adventurers-desert-crossing/index.html?eref�ition

Why China reporters walk tightrope :: Foreign correspondents in China can quickly find themselves out in the cold, writes Jaime FlorCruz.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/21/world/asia/china-journalists-jaime-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/73lmmBxgMBk/story01.htm

Apple, China Mobile sign long-awaited deal to sell iPhones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_tIlH8Sz84Q/story01.htm

Thai baht slumps as protesters seek to block election :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/VsxYDUOfgnw/story01.htm

Analysis - Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RXKdjZ9WifM/story01.htm

South Africa claim no regrets as debate rages on drawn test :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KzBy2m4iXvM/story01.htm

RBI chief: No doubt gold smuggling will rise if import curbs continue :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b92Sf40R9X8/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 23 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 23 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25491892#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Can Federer find his old form in 2014? :: Roger Federer took time out from his off-season training regimen to answer questions on Twitter from his legions of fans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/23/sport/tennis/roger-federer-nadal-djokovic-tennis-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Battle for Mexico's beer market :: Beer giants compete for Mexican consumers, as CNN's Nick Parker reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/12/23/pkg-parker-mexico-beer-wars.cnn.html?eref�ition

24-Dec-2013 23:21 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

UN Says Mass Grave of 34 Found in South Sudan - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mass-grave-34-found-south-sudan-21323710

10 Ways to Discover Santa Claus Around the World - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/viator/10-ways-to-discover-santa_b_4415565.html

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c9314/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CWeird0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E213210A34/story01.htm

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal player explains reason for gesture - The Standard Digital News :: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2000100817/jack-wilshere-arsenal-player-explains-reason-for-gesture

Who Says Santa Claus Has to Be White? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c7dad/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Csanta0Eclaus0Ewhite0Cstory0Did0F21292831/story01.htm

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352b2e31/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E21319410A/story01.htm

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

The 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 :: The past year produced terrifically enjoyable restaurants from seasoned veterans, but those were exceptions. The newcomers were the true standouts in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/dining/reviews/the-10-best-restaurants-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

4 Missing Cyclists Found in California Mountains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352466cd/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cmountain0Ebikers0Emissing0Ecalifornia0Emountains0E2130A9410A/story01.htm

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

SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul :: SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810799,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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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24-Dec-2013 22:20

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

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

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

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

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

6 reasons 2013 was bad for Obama :: How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/politics/obama-bad-year/index.html?eref�ition

Don't reject 'Duck Dynasty' family :: S.E. Cupp says she disagrees with Phil Robertson's view on homosexuality but argues that it was ungracious of A&E to suspend him over his religious beliefs
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/cupp-duck-dynasty/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary :: Pianist Andras Schiff tells the BBC's Tim Franks why he gave his 60th birthday performance in London, and not in his homeland, Hungary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25450716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Year in pictures 2013 :: Striking news images from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25304395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Babycham changed British drinking habits :: Babycham was launched 60 years ago as one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed at women.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25302633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chuck Norris out splits Van Damme :: It's the YouTube equivalent of a roundhouse kick in the face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/showbiz/chuck-norris-splits-spoof/index.html?eref�ition

Homesickness: A holiday guide :: Humorist Joe Queenan breaks down various forms of the traveler's most feared psychic affliction and concludes homesickness ain't what it used to be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/travel/homesickness-guide/index.html?eref�ition

How not to do a desert crossing :: Hot, thirsty, frustrated and exhausted, British adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron were already feeling despair set in.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/world/meast/modern-day-adventurers-desert-crossing/index.html?eref�ition

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_M_f7-e-d1E/story01.htm

European roundup - Pedro fires Barcelona, Liverpool top :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Idziihe-wvw/story01.htm

Why China reporters walk tightrope :: Foreign correspondents in China can quickly find themselves out in the cold, writes Jaime FlorCruz.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/21/world/asia/china-journalists-jaime-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/73lmmBxgMBk/story01.htm

Apple, China Mobile sign long-awaited deal to sell iPhones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_tIlH8Sz84Q/story01.htm

Thai baht slumps as protesters seek to block election :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/VsxYDUOfgnw/story01.htm

Analysis - Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RXKdjZ9WifM/story01.htm

South Africa claim no regrets as debate rages on drawn test :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KzBy2m4iXvM/story01.htm

RBI chief: No doubt gold smuggling will rise if import curbs continue :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b92Sf40R9X8/story01.htm

24-Dec-2013 22:20 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

Mother of boy thrown by dad from NY highrise blames custody fight - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-newyork-fall-20131223,0,4937104.story

UN Says Mass Grave of 34 Found in South Sudan - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mass-grave-34-found-south-sudan-21323710

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c9314/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CWeird0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E213210A34/story01.htm

Israel kills 3-year-old in air raid after border shooting - Arab News :: http://www.arabnews.com/news/498106

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal player explains reason for gesture - The Standard Digital News :: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2000100817/jack-wilshere-arsenal-player-explains-reason-for-gesture

Samsung Galaxy Gear ad: It's awkward | ZoomIN - USA TODAY :: http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2013/12/24/4192101/

Christmas getaway disrupted by storms: as it happened - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10536626/Christmas-getaway-disrupted-by-storms-as-it-happened.html

Who Says Santa Claus Has to Be White? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c7dad/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Csanta0Eclaus0Ewhite0Cstory0Did0F21292831/story01.htm

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352b2e31/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E21319410A/story01.htm

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

The 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 :: The past year produced terrifically enjoyable restaurants from seasoned veterans, but those were exceptions. The newcomers were the true standouts in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/dining/reviews/the-10-best-restaurants-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

4 Missing Cyclists Found in California Mountains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352466cd/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cmountain0Ebikers0Emissing0Ecalifornia0Emountains0E2130A9410A/story01.htm

Man in Hospital for Joint Replacement Gets Deadly Virus :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35267f38/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Csars0Evirus0Esickens0Eman0Euae0Ekilled0E710Eworldwide0Cstory0Did0F2130A9760A/story01.htm

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

SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul :: SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810799,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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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24-Dec-2013 21:19

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

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

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

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

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

6 reasons 2013 was bad for Obama :: How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/politics/obama-bad-year/index.html?eref�ition

Don't reject 'Duck Dynasty' family :: S.E. Cupp says she disagrees with Phil Robertson's view on homosexuality but argues that it was ungracious of A&E to suspend him over his religious beliefs
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/cupp-duck-dynasty/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary :: Pianist Andras Schiff tells the BBC's Tim Franks why he gave his 60th birthday performance in London, and not in his homeland, Hungary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25450716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Year in pictures 2013 :: Striking news images from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25304395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Babycham changed British drinking habits :: Babycham was launched 60 years ago as one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed at women.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25302633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chuck Norris out splits Van Damme :: It's the YouTube equivalent of a roundhouse kick in the face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/showbiz/chuck-norris-splits-spoof/index.html?eref�ition

Homesickness: A holiday guide :: Humorist Joe Queenan breaks down various forms of the traveler's most feared psychic affliction and concludes homesickness ain't what it used to be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/travel/homesickness-guide/index.html?eref�ition

How not to do a desert crossing :: Hot, thirsty, frustrated and exhausted, British adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron were already feeling despair set in.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/world/meast/modern-day-adventurers-desert-crossing/index.html?eref�ition

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_M_f7-e-d1E/story01.htm

European roundup - Pedro fires Barcelona, Liverpool top :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Idziihe-wvw/story01.htm

Why China reporters walk tightrope :: Foreign correspondents in China can quickly find themselves out in the cold, writes Jaime FlorCruz.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/21/world/asia/china-journalists-jaime-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/73lmmBxgMBk/story01.htm

Apple, China Mobile sign long-awaited deal to sell iPhones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_tIlH8Sz84Q/story01.htm

Thai baht slumps as protesters seek to block election :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/VsxYDUOfgnw/story01.htm

Analysis - Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RXKdjZ9WifM/story01.htm

South Africa claim no regrets as debate rages on drawn test :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KzBy2m4iXvM/story01.htm

RBI chief: No doubt gold smuggling will rise if import curbs continue :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b92Sf40R9X8/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 23 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 23 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25491892#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

24-Dec-2013 21:19 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

American Express to pay $75.7m for overbilling - DAWN.com :: http://www.dawn.com/news/1076141/american-express-to-pay-757m-for-overbilling

Israel Launches Gaza Airstrikes for Worker Killing - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-gaza-sniper-fire-wounds-worker-border-21321035

UN Says Mass Grave of 34 Found in South Sudan - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mass-grave-34-found-south-sudan-21323710

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c9314/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CWeird0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E213210A34/story01.htm

Merry Christmas! The best Christmas movies ever - New York Daily News :: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/merry-christmas-best-christmas-movies-gallery-1.10716

Christmas tree 'stolen from care home' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25510164

Patients will wait at least a week to see GP in 2014, it is claimed - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10537094/Patients-will-wait-at-least-a-week-to-see-GP-in-2014-it-is-claimed.html

Who Says Santa Claus Has to Be White? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c7dad/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Csanta0Eclaus0Ewhite0Cstory0Did0F21292831/story01.htm

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352b2e31/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E21319410A/story01.htm

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

The 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 :: The past year produced terrifically enjoyable restaurants from seasoned veterans, but those were exceptions. The newcomers were the true standouts in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/dining/reviews/the-10-best-restaurants-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

4 Missing Cyclists Found in California Mountains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352466cd/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cmountain0Ebikers0Emissing0Ecalifornia0Emountains0E2130A9410A/story01.htm

Man in Hospital for Joint Replacement Gets Deadly Virus :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35267f38/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Csars0Evirus0Esickens0Eman0Euae0Ekilled0E710Eworldwide0Cstory0Did0F2130A9760A/story01.htm

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

SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul :: SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810799,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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

24-Dec-2013 20:18

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

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

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

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

6 reasons 2013 was bad for Obama :: How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/politics/obama-bad-year/index.html?eref�ition

Don't reject 'Duck Dynasty' family :: S.E. Cupp says she disagrees with Phil Robertson's view on homosexuality but argues that it was ungracious of A&E to suspend him over his religious beliefs
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/cupp-duck-dynasty/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary :: Pianist Andras Schiff tells the BBC's Tim Franks why he gave his 60th birthday performance in London, and not in his homeland, Hungary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25450716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Year in pictures 2013 :: Striking news images from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25304395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Babycham changed British drinking habits :: Babycham was launched 60 years ago as one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed at women.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25302633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chuck Norris out splits Van Damme :: It's the YouTube equivalent of a roundhouse kick in the face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/showbiz/chuck-norris-splits-spoof/index.html?eref�ition

Homesickness: A holiday guide :: Humorist Joe Queenan breaks down various forms of the traveler's most feared psychic affliction and concludes homesickness ain't what it used to be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/travel/homesickness-guide/index.html?eref�ition

How not to do a desert crossing :: Hot, thirsty, frustrated and exhausted, British adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron were already feeling despair set in.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/world/meast/modern-day-adventurers-desert-crossing/index.html?eref�ition

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_M_f7-e-d1E/story01.htm

European roundup - Pedro fires Barcelona, Liverpool top :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Idziihe-wvw/story01.htm

Why China reporters walk tightrope :: Foreign correspondents in China can quickly find themselves out in the cold, writes Jaime FlorCruz.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/21/world/asia/china-journalists-jaime-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Formula One forced to cut spending as costs pinch :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/73lmmBxgMBk/story01.htm

Apple, China Mobile sign long-awaited deal to sell iPhones :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_tIlH8Sz84Q/story01.htm

Thai baht slumps as protesters seek to block election :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/VsxYDUOfgnw/story01.htm

Analysis - Even if foreign troops leave Afghanistan, U.S. has some options :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/RXKdjZ9WifM/story01.htm

South Africa claim no regrets as debate rages on drawn test :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KzBy2m4iXvM/story01.htm

RBI chief: No doubt gold smuggling will rise if import curbs continue :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/b92Sf40R9X8/story01.htm

Day in pictures: 23 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 23 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25491892#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

24-Dec-2013 20:18 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

Israel Launches Gaza Airstrikes for Worker Killing - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-gaza-sniper-fire-wounds-worker-border-21321035

Jail hits capacity during Candlestick revelry - San Francisco Chronicle :: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Jail-hits-capacity-during-Candlestick-revelry-5091007.php

Christmas tree 'stolen from care home' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25510164

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c9314/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CWeird0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E213210A34/story01.htm

Patients will wait at least a week to see GP in 2014, it is claimed - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10537094/Patients-will-wait-at-least-a-week-to-see-GP-in-2014-it-is-claimed.html

Who Says Santa Claus Has to Be White? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c7dad/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Csanta0Eclaus0Ewhite0Cstory0Did0F21292831/story01.htm

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352b2e31/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E21319410A/story01.htm

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

The 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 :: The past year produced terrifically enjoyable restaurants from seasoned veterans, but those were exceptions. The newcomers were the true standouts in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/dining/reviews/the-10-best-restaurants-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

4 Missing Cyclists Found in California Mountains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352466cd/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cmountain0Ebikers0Emissing0Ecalifornia0Emountains0E2130A9410A/story01.htm

Man in Hospital for Joint Replacement Gets Deadly Virus :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35267f38/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Csars0Evirus0Esickens0Eman0Euae0Ekilled0E710Eworldwide0Cstory0Did0F2130A9760A/story01.htm

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

SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul :: SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810799,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 reasons 2013 was bad for Obama :: How bad of a year was 2013 for President Barack Obama? The economy is strengthening as he starts to wind down America's longest war, but his poll numbers are the lowest since he took office almost five years ago.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/politics/obama-bad-year/index.html?eref�ition

Don't reject 'Duck Dynasty' family :: S.E. Cupp says she disagrees with Phil Robertson's view on homosexuality but argues that it was ungracious of A&E to suspend him over his religious beliefs
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/20/opinion/cupp-duck-dynasty/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary :: Pianist Andras Schiff tells the BBC's Tim Franks why he gave his 60th birthday performance in London, and not in his homeland, Hungary
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25450716#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Year in pictures 2013 :: Striking news images from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25304395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How Babycham changed British drinking habits :: Babycham was launched 60 years ago as one of the first alcoholic drinks marketed at women.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25302633#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Pharrell Williams: A cool N.E.R.D :: Cerebral. That's how I would describe the producer, songwriter, musician Pharrell Williams if I could only use one word.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/19/world/asia/pharrell-williams-talk-asia/index.html?eref�ition

Billion pixel camera maps Milky Way :: What do you need to map a billion stars? A billion-pixel camera certainly helps.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/18/world/europe/gaia-space-telescope/index.html?eref�ition

Chuck Norris out splits Van Damme :: It's the YouTube equivalent of a roundhouse kick in the face.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/showbiz/chuck-norris-splits-spoof/index.html?eref�ition

Homesickness: A holiday guide :: Humorist Joe Queenan breaks down various forms of the traveler's most feared psychic affliction and concludes homesickness ain't what it used to be.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/travel/homesickness-guide/index.html?eref�ition

How not to do a desert crossing :: Hot, thirsty, frustrated and exhausted, British adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron were already feeling despair set in.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/22/world/meast/modern-day-adventurers-desert-crossing/index.html?eref�ition

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/_M_f7-e-d1E/story01.htm

European roundup - Pedro fires Barcelona, Liverpool top :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/Idziihe-wvw/story01.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel Launches Gaza Airstrikes for Worker Killing - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-gaza-sniper-fire-wounds-worker-border-21321035

Christmas tree 'stolen from care home' - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25510164

Edward Snowden, American nationalist - Washington Post (blog) :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/12/24/edward-snowden-american-nationalist/?tid%3DhpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

Deaths, Travel Delays in Western Europe Storm - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303290904579278281804591954.html

Britney Spears can't wait for 2014 - TV3.ie :: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID%3D1.803.810%26article%3D122076

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c9314/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CWeird0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E213210A34/story01.htm

Patients will wait at least a week to see GP in 2014, it is claimed - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10537094/Patients-will-wait-at-least-a-week-to-see-GP-in-2014-it-is-claimed.html

Who Says Santa Claus Has to Be White? :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352c7dad/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Csanta0Eclaus0Ewhite0Cstory0Did0F21292831/story01.htm

5 Things to Know About Tracking Santa's Journey :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352b2e31/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cthings0Etracking0Esantas0Ejourney0E21319410A/story01.htm

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

The 10 Best Restaurants of 2013 :: The past year produced terrifically enjoyable restaurants from seasoned veterans, but those were exceptions. The newcomers were the true standouts in 2013.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/dining/reviews/the-10-best-restaurants-of-2013.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

4 Missing Cyclists Found in California Mountains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/352466cd/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cmountain0Ebikers0Emissing0Ecalifornia0Emountains0E2130A9410A/story01.htm

Man in Hospital for Joint Replacement Gets Deadly Virus :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35267f38/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Csars0Evirus0Esickens0Eman0Euae0Ekilled0E710Eworldwide0Cstory0Did0F2130A9760A/story01.htm

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

SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul :: SOUTH KOREA: Christmas Eve in Seoul
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810799,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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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