Tuesday, January 28, 2014

28-Jan-2014 03:48

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: School to fine parents for lateness :: Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes plans to fine parents of pupils who are constantly late.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25876101#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Cairo explosions :: Blast which apparently targeted Egypt's police force
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25877429#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 18-24 January 2014 :: Some of the best news photos from the past week
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876484#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Lm24lucyc0w/story01.htm

Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting, motive unclear :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mXMYe-Y_GEw/story01.htm

'SNL' spoofs Sochi Olympics :: 'SNL' mocks Russia's anti-gay laws with a skit about USA's plan B for the Sochi Olympics - a heterosexual skating team.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/01/26/nr-snl-spoof-sochi-olympic-ice-skating.cnn.html?eref�ition

McCartney, Starr to accept Grammys :: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will accept the Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award, 50 years after landing in the U.S.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/26/exp-the-beatles.cnn.html?eref�ition

Police name gunman in Maryland mall shooting; motive still unclear :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/seO8_rOQL5g/story01.htm

At least 21 dead after tourist boat capsizes off Andaman Islands :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/PVyhid1VeHY/story01.htm

Do children's toys influence their career choices? :: A government minister says gender-specific toys harm girls' career opportunities. But how much do toys shape career prospects?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25857895#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Google, Samsung announce global patent agreement :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/cTaR9esnUWc/story01.htm

Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/K_-R3Nj1xbg/story01.htm

Syria talks bring offer of exit from siege of Homs :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ibIkojVX408/story01.htm

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

Is Lisbon the coolest city in Europe? :: Crazy nightlife stamina, masterful art and peerless custard tarts are a few reasons Lisbon ranks among Europe's coolest capitals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/travel/lisbon-coolest-city/index.html?eref�ition

Tunisia approves new constitution, appoints government :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/avb1oUFSfoc/story01.htm

UPDATE 1-More than 300 fall ill on Royal Caribbean ship; cruise cut short :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/UmvEuQ5APdQ/story01.htm

More than 300 fall ill on Royal Caribbean ship; cruise cut short :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/uwhtFIuybp8/story01.htm

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