Sunday, February 2, 2014

02-Feb-2014 00:43

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

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

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

Annual limit on subsidised LPG raised to 12 cylinders :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/p-AapFvtKlM/story01.htm

In double legal trouble, Bieber tests positive for pot, meds :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ealVN6jzhoE/story01.htm

INSIGHT - How Thaksin's meddling sparked a new Thai crisis for PM sister :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/drXhAb19Ug8/story01.htm

UK to act on wrongly-blocked sites :: The government is drawing up a list of sites inadvertently blocked by the filters it asked internet service providers to implement.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25962555#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers in WW1? :: The wartime post was a remarkable operation delivering millions of letters and parcels every week, many to the front line.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25934407#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

UK university applications rise by 4% :: Applications to universities in the UK have risen by 4% compared with this time last year - with many more women than men applying.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25964111#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How to build a suit fit for Mars :: Astronauts with Apollo-era spacesuits would be "very dead, very soon," warn designers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/tech/innovation/the-spacesuit-inspired-by-medieval-armor/index.html?eref�ition

Satellite pics show Syria devastation :: Newly released satellite photos show the destruction to major cities and towns in Syria. Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/30/syria-satellite-photos-destruction-jamjoom-lklv.cnn.html?eref�ition

Bursting the 'Bieber bubble' :: What's it like to be Justin Bieber? CNN's Jeanne Moos boils it down to 30 chaotic seconds.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/30/erin-pkg-moos-biebers-latest-bust.cnn.html?eref�ition

Scarlett's Soda Stream headache :: Bubbly water and politics haven't mixed well for Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/us-johansson-oxfam/index.html?eref�ition

Microsoft board close to naming India-born Nadella as new CEO - source :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/38rLTae4FtY/story01.htm

Exclusive: Top Obama aide predicts drama-free U.S. debt ceiling increase :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Hfo2fBGL_AM/story01.htm

Thai polling stations might have to close if trouble on election day :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/iAC5GUStUt8/story01.htm

'Lucky money' goes online :: A growing number of Chinese are keeping their cash in their wallets this Lunar New Year as the traditional exchange of red packets of money is moving from the physical world into the digital space.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/business/online-lai-see-lucky-money/index.html?eref�ition

Plush toy or protest symbol? :: Hong Kongers are howling in disappointment as their potent -- if unlikely -- symbol of protest once again goes missing from the city's shelves.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/31/world/asia/ikea-lufsig-hk-restock/index.html?eref�ition

Party expels 'bulldozer' mayor :: China's ruling Communist Party has expelled the former mayor of Nanjing for bribery and abuse of power, describing him as "morally corrupt."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/world/asia/china-mayor-explusion/index.html?eref�ition

Why Hong Kong loves this IKEA wolf :: Hong Kongers are howling in disappointment as their potent -- if unlikely -- symbol of protest once again goes missing from the city's shelves.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/31/world/asia/ikea-lufsig-hk-restock/index.html?eref�ition

Lunar New Year ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/travel/lunar-new-year-interactive/index.html?eref�ition

Tsarnaev :: Federal prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arguing that he acted in "an especially heinous, cruel and depraved manner" and lacks remorse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/justice/tsarnaev-death-penalty/index.html?eref�ition

Kercher murder :: An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/world/europe/italy-amanda-knox-retrial/index.html?eref�ition

Thai elections: The politics of crisis :: A state of emergency, paralyzed streets, the fatal shooting of an activist. It all seems out of place for a nation hailed as a rising economic powerhouse.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/world/asia/thailand-election-preview/index.html?eref�ition

How to raise a secure, creative child :: Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Matt Damon's mother, talks about raising a child to be secure and strong. She's often asked why some young celebrities handle fame well while others go off the rails.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/30/opinion/carlsson-paige-raising-children/index.html?eref�ition

Will Knox be extradited to Italy? :: After Amanda Knox was found guilty a second time, Max Foster speaks to analyst Sonny Hostin about a possible extradition.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/30/italy-amanda-knox-retrial-verdict-hostin-analysis.cnn-ap.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Multi-material 3D printer launches :: The world's first multi-material, full-colour 3D printer launches, plus other tech news.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25967939#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Did the English spread suit-wearing around the world? :: The Uruguayan president blames the English for imposing suits on the world. Is he right?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25960906#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chidambaram faces mounting deficit in election year :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/7X8L0avu7dY/story01.htm

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