Monday, December 30, 2013

30-Dec-2013 23:43

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: Rory's technology review of the year :: The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25505381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Housing in Havana :: Residents battling with decaying buildings
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25438475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beaten and raped for being gay :: Homosexuality is seen as a Western idea or the devil's work in Uganda, reports Arwa Damon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/27/pkg-damon-uganda-gay-prejudice.cnn.html?eref�ition

Is humanoid robot here? :: Will malfunction one day be the only means of telling human and robot apart?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/tech/gallery/robot-evolution/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

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

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

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

'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RkdIQPorjBI/story01.htm

Man suspected of killing Colorado family captured in Oklahoma :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kA4A8LjwGu8/story01.htm

Island at the end of the earth :: The island where most people descend from one man
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25430383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lebanese army to get $3B from Saudis :: Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion to the Lebanese Army to strengthen its capabilities, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/world/lebanon-saudi-help/index.html?eref�ition

Global notable deaths of 2013 :: A look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25438587#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stranded in Antarctica... in 1917 :: Century-old photo negatives reveal stranded explorers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/antarctic-historic-photos/index.html?eref�ition

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU :: Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25466020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's most memorable videos :: Some of the most memorable videos from 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25471259#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants to face NHS care charges :: Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25529636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama: Shrinking presidency? :: No longer an "invincible," President Obama may want a do-over in 2014
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/12/29/exp-sotu-pres-obama-second-term-presidency-top-ten.cnn.html?eref�ition

Spears kicks off casino residency :: Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/showbiz/britney-spears-las-vegas/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Moving house with an electric eel and sharks :: How to transport electric eels and 2,500 other sea creatures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25410913#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013 :: ...and other medical stories from the year
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25403302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's top memes and viral videos :: Shaking, parking, twerking and hoaxing - 2013's viral hits
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25423756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your pictures of the year :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25450377#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Texas billionaire Harold Simmons dies at 82 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UEMtJxZLe3U/story01.htm

30-Dec-2013 23:43 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

Conservative 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Want 'Biblical Values' Considered :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354f7770/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Cconservative0Efans0Eunhappy0Eae0Educk0Edynasty0Econtroversy0Cstory0Did0F213610A34/story01.htm

90 Proof New York :: With state laws relaxed, 20 small distilleries have emerged since 2010 in the city, many of them in Brooklyn. Producing liquor, it turns out, is expensive and inefficient but romantic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/90-proof-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Brian May undergoing urgent tests for cancer - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10543501/Brian-May-undergoing-urgent-tests-for-cancer.html

100-Year-Old Photos From Lost Antarctic Expedition Unveiled - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/lost-antarctica-photos_n_4519375.html

The awkward truth about funding the NHS - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10542622/The-awkward-truth-about-funding-the-NHS.html

Almost one in four Year 6 pupils were found to be obese (Picture: Alamy/File) - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/30/girl-10-weighs-22-stone-as-city-grapples-with-childhood-obesity-epidemic-4245194/

Former F1 Champ in Coma After Brain Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3550b39b/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cradio0Ef10Egreat0Eschumacher0Einjured0Eskiing0E21360A281/story01.htm

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35568ffa/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Clive0E10A0A0Eeat0Efoods0Cstory0Did0F21352245/story01.htm

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Russia Ahead of Olympics :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354e4702/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Crussia0Ebombing0Ekills0E140Eahead0Eolympics0Cstory0Did0F21360A10A8/story01.htm

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

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

FRANCE: Nearly 10,000 French homes without power as rain and wind return :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20131227-nearly-10000-french-homes-without-power-rain-and-wind-return


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30-Dec-2013 22:42

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: Rory's technology review of the year :: The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25505381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Housing in Havana :: Residents battling with decaying buildings
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25438475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beaten and raped for being gay :: Homosexuality is seen as a Western idea or the devil's work in Uganda, reports Arwa Damon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/27/pkg-damon-uganda-gay-prejudice.cnn.html?eref�ition

Is humanoid robot here? :: Will malfunction one day be the only means of telling human and robot apart?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/tech/gallery/robot-evolution/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

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

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

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

'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RkdIQPorjBI/story01.htm

Man suspected of killing Colorado family captured in Oklahoma :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kA4A8LjwGu8/story01.htm

Island at the end of the earth :: The island where most people descend from one man
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25430383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lebanese army to get $3B from Saudis :: Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion to the Lebanese Army to strengthen its capabilities, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/world/lebanon-saudi-help/index.html?eref�ition

Oman Stands in US's Corner on Iran Deal - Wall Street Journal :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNE8Hi_Df8Wgqcd1CoGFZXGuBRAtsw&url=http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-415209/

Global notable deaths of 2013 :: A look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25438587#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stranded in Antarctica... in 1917 :: Century-old photo negatives reveal stranded explorers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/antarctic-historic-photos/index.html?eref�ition

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU :: Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25466020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's most memorable videos :: Some of the most memorable videos from 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25471259#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants to face NHS care charges :: Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25529636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama: Shrinking presidency? :: No longer an "invincible," President Obama may want a do-over in 2014
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/12/29/exp-sotu-pres-obama-second-term-presidency-top-ten.cnn.html?eref�ition

Spears kicks off casino residency :: Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/showbiz/britney-spears-las-vegas/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Moving house with an electric eel and sharks :: How to transport electric eels and 2,500 other sea creatures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25410913#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013 :: ...and other medical stories from the year
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25403302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's top memes and viral videos :: Shaking, parking, twerking and hoaxing - 2013's viral hits
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25423756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your pictures of the year :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25450377#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

30-Dec-2013 22:42 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

Conservative 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Want 'Biblical Values' Considered :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354f7770/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Cconservative0Efans0Eunhappy0Eae0Educk0Edynasty0Econtroversy0Cstory0Did0F213610A34/story01.htm

Forecasters warn more storms ahead as clean-up continues - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25534107

90 Proof New York :: With state laws relaxed, 20 small distilleries have emerged since 2010 in the city, many of them in Brooklyn. Producing liquor, it turns out, is expensive and inefficient but romantic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/90-proof-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Man charged in Britain over North Sea ferry fire - AFP :: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jtLp6-Lxi8r0c0G162hBL1H7RVdQ?docId%3D4b9d2f89-90cb-477b-9a86-d9e08a388101

Drones take next step with announcement of test sites - NBCNews.com (blog) :: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/30/22111103-drones-take-next-step-with-announcement-of-test-sites

100-Year-Old Photos From Lost Antarctic Expedition Unveiled - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/lost-antarctica-photos_n_4519375.html

Lily Allen: Pop music is full of 'Botoxed idiots' - TV3.ie :: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID%3D1.803.810%26article%3D122368

The awkward truth about funding the NHS - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10542622/The-awkward-truth-about-funding-the-NHS.html

Almost one in four Year 6 pupils were found to be obese (Picture: Alamy/File) - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/30/girl-10-weighs-22-stone-as-city-grapples-with-childhood-obesity-epidemic-4245194/

Time running out for Jahi McMath's family - Houston Chronicle :: http://www.chron.com/health/article/Time-running-out-for-Jahi-McMath-s-family-5100915.php

Former F1 Champ in Coma After Brain Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3550b39b/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cradio0Ef10Egreat0Eschumacher0Einjured0Eskiing0E21360A281/story01.htm

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35568ffa/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Clive0E10A0A0Eeat0Efoods0Cstory0Did0F21352245/story01.htm

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Russia Ahead of Olympics :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354e4702/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Crussia0Ebombing0Ekills0E140Eahead0Eolympics0Cstory0Did0F21360A10A8/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

FRANCE: Nearly 10,000 French homes without power as rain and wind return :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20131227-nearly-10000-french-homes-without-power-rain-and-wind-return


10

30-Dec-2013 21:40

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: Rory's technology review of the year :: The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25505381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Housing in Havana :: Residents battling with decaying buildings
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25438475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beaten and raped for being gay :: Homosexuality is seen as a Western idea or the devil's work in Uganda, reports Arwa Damon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/27/pkg-damon-uganda-gay-prejudice.cnn.html?eref�ition

Is humanoid robot here? :: Will malfunction one day be the only means of telling human and robot apart?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/tech/gallery/robot-evolution/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

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

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

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

'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RkdIQPorjBI/story01.htm

Man suspected of killing Colorado family captured in Oklahoma :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kA4A8LjwGu8/story01.htm

Island at the end of the earth :: The island where most people descend from one man
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25430383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lebanese army to get $3B from Saudis :: Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion to the Lebanese Army to strengthen its capabilities, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/world/lebanon-saudi-help/index.html?eref�ition

Global notable deaths of 2013 :: A look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25438587#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stranded in Antarctica... in 1917 :: Century-old photo negatives reveal stranded explorers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/antarctic-historic-photos/index.html?eref�ition

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU :: Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25466020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's most memorable videos :: Some of the most memorable videos from 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25471259#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants to face NHS care charges :: Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25529636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama: Shrinking presidency? :: No longer an "invincible," President Obama may want a do-over in 2014
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/12/29/exp-sotu-pres-obama-second-term-presidency-top-ten.cnn.html?eref�ition

Spears kicks off casino residency :: Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/showbiz/britney-spears-las-vegas/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Moving house with an electric eel and sharks :: How to transport electric eels and 2,500 other sea creatures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25410913#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013 :: ...and other medical stories from the year
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25403302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's top memes and viral videos :: Shaking, parking, twerking and hoaxing - 2013's viral hits
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25423756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your pictures of the year :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25450377#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Texas billionaire Harold Simmons dies at 82 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UEMtJxZLe3U/story01.htm

30-Dec-2013 21:40 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

Conservative 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Want 'Biblical Values' Considered :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354f7770/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Cconservative0Efans0Eunhappy0Eae0Educk0Edynasty0Econtroversy0Cstory0Did0F213610A34/story01.htm

Forecasters warn more storms ahead as clean-up continues - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25534107

90 Proof New York :: With state laws relaxed, 20 small distilleries have emerged since 2010 in the city, many of them in Brooklyn. Producing liquor, it turns out, is expensive and inefficient but romantic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/90-proof-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

100-Year-Old Photos From Lost Antarctic Expedition Unveiled - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/lost-antarctica-photos_n_4519375.html

Lily Allen: Pop music is full of 'Botoxed idiots' - TV3.ie :: http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID%3D1.803.810%26article%3D122368

The awkward truth about funding the NHS - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10542622/The-awkward-truth-about-funding-the-NHS.html

Almost one in four Year 6 pupils were found to be obese (Picture: Alamy/File) - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/30/girl-10-weighs-22-stone-as-city-grapples-with-childhood-obesity-epidemic-4245194/

Former F1 Champ in Coma After Brain Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3550b39b/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cradio0Ef10Egreat0Eschumacher0Einjured0Eskiing0E21360A281/story01.htm

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35568ffa/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Clive0E10A0A0Eeat0Efoods0Cstory0Did0F21352245/story01.htm

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Russia Ahead of Olympics :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354e4702/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Crussia0Ebombing0Ekills0E140Eahead0Eolympics0Cstory0Did0F21360A10A8/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

FRANCE: Nearly 10,000 French homes without power as rain and wind return :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20131227-nearly-10000-french-homes-without-power-rain-and-wind-return


10

30-Dec-2013 20:40

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: Rory's technology review of the year :: The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25505381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Housing in Havana :: Residents battling with decaying buildings
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25438475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beaten and raped for being gay :: Homosexuality is seen as a Western idea or the devil's work in Uganda, reports Arwa Damon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/27/pkg-damon-uganda-gay-prejudice.cnn.html?eref�ition

Is humanoid robot here? :: Will malfunction one day be the only means of telling human and robot apart?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/tech/gallery/robot-evolution/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

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

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

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

'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RkdIQPorjBI/story01.htm

Man suspected of killing Colorado family captured in Oklahoma :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kA4A8LjwGu8/story01.htm

Island at the end of the earth :: The island where most people descend from one man
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25430383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lebanese army to get $3B from Saudis :: Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion to the Lebanese Army to strengthen its capabilities, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/world/lebanon-saudi-help/index.html?eref�ition

Oman Stands in US's Corner on Iran Deal - Wall Street Journal :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNE8Hi_Df8Wgqcd1CoGFZXGuBRAtsw&url=http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-415209/

Global notable deaths of 2013 :: A look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25438587#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stranded in Antarctica... in 1917 :: Century-old photo negatives reveal stranded explorers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/antarctic-historic-photos/index.html?eref�ition

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU :: Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25466020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's most memorable videos :: Some of the most memorable videos from 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25471259#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants to face NHS care charges :: Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25529636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama: Shrinking presidency? :: No longer an "invincible," President Obama may want a do-over in 2014
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/12/29/exp-sotu-pres-obama-second-term-presidency-top-ten.cnn.html?eref�ition

Spears kicks off casino residency :: Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/showbiz/britney-spears-las-vegas/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Moving house with an electric eel and sharks :: How to transport electric eels and 2,500 other sea creatures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25410913#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013 :: ...and other medical stories from the year
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25403302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's top memes and viral videos :: Shaking, parking, twerking and hoaxing - 2013's viral hits
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25423756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your pictures of the year :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25450377#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

30-Dec-2013 20:40 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

Conservative 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Want 'Biblical Values' Considered :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354f7770/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Cconservative0Efans0Eunhappy0Eae0Educk0Edynasty0Econtroversy0Cstory0Did0F213610A34/story01.htm

Forecasters warn more storms ahead as clean-up continues - BBC News :: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25534107

90 Proof New York :: With state laws relaxed, 20 small distilleries have emerged since 2010 in the city, many of them in Brooklyn. Producing liquor, it turns out, is expensive and inefficient but romantic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/90-proof-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Lily Allen's brutal encounter with the cruellest clique of all - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/10542616/Lily-Allens-brutal-encounter-with-the-cruellest-clique-of-all.html

Almost one in four Year 6 pupils were found to be obese (Picture: Alamy/File) - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/30/girl-10-weighs-22-stone-as-city-grapples-with-childhood-obesity-epidemic-4245194/

Google Chromebook sales jump as Apple, Microsoft struggle - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/bluesky/chi-google-chromebook-sales-jump-as-apple-microsoft-struggle-bsi-news,0,3521012.htmlstory

Former F1 Champ in Coma After Brain Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3550b39b/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cradio0Ef10Egreat0Eschumacher0Einjured0Eskiing0E21360A281/story01.htm

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35568ffa/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Clive0E10A0A0Eeat0Efoods0Cstory0Did0F21352245/story01.htm

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Russia Ahead of Olympics :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354e4702/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Crussia0Ebombing0Ekills0E140Eahead0Eolympics0Cstory0Did0F21360A10A8/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

FRANCE: Nearly 10,000 French homes without power as rain and wind return :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20131227-nearly-10000-french-homes-without-power-rain-and-wind-return


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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

VIDEO: Rory's technology review of the year :: The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25505381#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Housing in Havana :: Residents battling with decaying buildings
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25438475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Beaten and raped for being gay :: Homosexuality is seen as a Western idea or the devil's work in Uganda, reports Arwa Damon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/12/27/pkg-damon-uganda-gay-prejudice.cnn.html?eref�ition

Is humanoid robot here? :: Will malfunction one day be the only means of telling human and robot apart?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/tech/gallery/robot-evolution/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

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

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

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

'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationship :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/RkdIQPorjBI/story01.htm

Man suspected of killing Colorado family captured in Oklahoma :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/kA4A8LjwGu8/story01.htm

Island at the end of the earth :: The island where most people descend from one man
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25430383#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Lebanese army to get $3B from Saudis :: Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion to the Lebanese Army to strengthen its capabilities, according to Lebanon's state-run news agency.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/world/lebanon-saudi-help/index.html?eref�ition

Global notable deaths of 2013 :: A look back at global lives lost from the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25438587#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Stranded in Antarctica... in 1917 :: Century-old photo negatives reveal stranded explorers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/antarctic-historic-photos/index.html?eref�ition

Voices: Bulgaria and Romania working rights in EU :: Bulgarian and Romanian views on job-hunting in EU
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25466020#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's most memorable videos :: Some of the most memorable videos from 2013
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25471259#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Migrants to face NHS care charges :: Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25529636#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama: Shrinking presidency? :: No longer an "invincible," President Obama may want a do-over in 2014
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/12/29/exp-sotu-pres-obama-second-term-presidency-top-ten.cnn.html?eref�ition

Spears kicks off casino residency :: Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/showbiz/britney-spears-las-vegas/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Moving house with an electric eel and sharks :: How to transport electric eels and 2,500 other sea creatures
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25410913#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Ten things about the independence referendum :: 10 things we discovered over the past 12 months
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25416782#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013 :: ...and other medical stories from the year
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25403302#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

2013's top memes and viral videos :: Shaking, parking, twerking and hoaxing - 2013's viral hits
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25423756#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Man missing after jump off cruise ship :: The U.S. Coast Guard is searching off the coast of Puerto Rico for a Canadian who witnesses say jumped off a cruise ship Saturday night.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/us/puerto-rico-cruise-missing-passenger/index.html?eref�ition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 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

Conservative 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Want 'Biblical Values' Considered :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354f7770/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0Cconservative0Efans0Eunhappy0Eae0Educk0Edynasty0Econtroversy0Cstory0Did0F213610A34/story01.htm

90 Proof New York :: With state laws relaxed, 20 small distilleries have emerged since 2010 in the city, many of them in Brooklyn. Producing liquor, it turns out, is expensive and inefficient but romantic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/90-proof-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

2nd Deadly Bombing Rocks Russian City Ahead of Olympics - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/successive-suicide-bombings-russia-kill-30-21366106

2nd Deadly Bombing Rocks Russian City Ahead of Olympics - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/successive-suicide-bombings-russia-kill-30-21366106

Homes still without power as UK prepares for month of storms - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10543107/Homes-still-without-power-as-UK-prepares-for-month-of-storms.html

Google Chromebook sales jump as Apple, Microsoft struggle - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/bluesky/chi-google-chromebook-sales-jump-as-apple-microsoft-struggle-bsi-news,0,3521012.htmlstory

Facebook may be out of fashion but it isn't dead - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/10543077/Facebook-may-be-out-of-fashion-but-it-isnt-dead.html

Storms set to bring more flooding and chaos - The Times (subscription) :: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/weather/article3961063.ece

Almost one in four Year 6 pupils were found to be obese (Picture: Alamy/File) - Metro :: http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/30/girl-10-weighs-22-stone-as-city-grapples-with-childhood-obesity-epidemic-4245194/

Former F1 Champ in Coma After Brain Surgery :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3550b39b/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CSports0CwireStory0Cradio0Ef10Egreat0Eschumacher0Einjured0Eskiing0E21360A281/story01.htm

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35568ffa/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0Clive0E10A0A0Eeat0Efoods0Cstory0Did0F21352245/story01.htm

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Russia Ahead of Olympics :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/354e4702/sc/11/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CInternational0Crussia0Ebombing0Ekills0E140Eahead0Eolympics0Cstory0Did0F21360A10A8/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

FRANCE: Nearly 10,000 French homes without power as rain and wind return :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20131227-nearly-10000-french-homes-without-power-rain-and-wind-return


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