Monday, December 15, 2014

15-Dec-2014 06:35

VIDEO: Weather bomb: Why the new exotic name? :: Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30442509#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How is Islamic State funded? :: Islamic State is 'probably the best-funded terrorist organisation' the US has ever confronted, according to officials in Washington. Watch this interactive video for details on how the group makes money.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30315092#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What LA can teach Beijing :: For years China has been the envy of the world, hailed as the great 'economic miracle' thanks to its sustained double-digit growth.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/09/world/asia/china-pollution-los-angeles/index.html?eref�ition

Burqa ban in Chinese city :: Legislators in the capital of China's restive far-western Xinjiang province passed a law Wednesday to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported Thursday, highlighting the government's continued campaign against religious extremism.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/11/world/asia/china-burqa-ban/index.html?eref�ition

Facebook ponders 'dislike' function :: Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30447565#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 12 December 2014 :: News images from around the world: 12 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30446083#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines :: A look at some of the week's tech headlines including the mail service trialling 3D printing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30447828#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Burnham: Worst week on record in A&E :: The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30450485#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Picture power: Royal tour :: Press Association photographer Jonathan Brady explains the story behind his photographs of the US royal tour.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30450061#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

More grades changed after challenges :: There has been a steep rise in the number of GCSE and A-Level grades changed after schools challenged the results.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30449095#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 6-12 December 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30446082#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

A 'Cereal Killer' idea :: If you miss cereal from your childhood, you can now order up memories at London's Cereal Killer Cafe. Jim Boulden reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2014/12/10/pkg-boulden-uk-cereal-killer.cnn.html?eref�ition

Lowriders of Brazil :: CNN's Shasta Darlington takes a look at the lowrider car culture in Brazil.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/12/10/pkg-darlington-low-riders-in-brazil.cnn.html?eref�ition

Questions for elves... :: 'The Hobbit' elves, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace sit down with CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/12/05/curry-hobbit-elves-news-question.cnn.html?eref�ition

Vote: Your inspiring women of 2014 :: Malala? Lupita Nyong'o? Who do you think deserves an accolade?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/10/business/leading-women-of-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Stunning sculptures from sea trash :: How artist James Doran-Webb brings weathered wood back to life.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/12/sport/driftwood-horse-sculptures-james-doran-webb-artist/index.html?eref�ition

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

The week in 33 photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/12/world/gallery/week-in-photos-1212/index.html?eref�ition

A whiff of hypocrisy about CIA report? :: Following the release of a contentious Senate report detailing CIA interrogation techniques, the BBC's Jon Sopel questions the motives of those involved and the lasting impact of such actions.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30455969#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Last days of U.S. as a superpower? :: Has the public aversion for operations against ISIS, allowed Iran and Syria to step in?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/12/opinion/krieg-america-superpower/index.html?eref�ition

Frank Gardner Q&A on CIA report :: In a Twitter Q&A, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener answered questions about the redacted CIA report.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30453008#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Twins reunited on Facebook :: Twin sisters Anais Bordier and Sam Futerman were separated at birth 25 years ago and reunites through social media.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/living/2014/11/12/twin-sisters-reunited-kelly-wallace-ts-orig.cnn.html?eref�ition

Surf's up ... in Alaska :: Alaska's Turnagain Arm water is cold but good surfers can ride the bore for miles.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/11/12/orig-surfing-alaskas-turnagain-tidal-bore.cnn.html?eref�ition

Who runs ISIS? :: Tom Foreman explains how ISIS's ruthless leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is quickly making a name for himself.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/international/2014/06/16/orig-jag-isis-leader.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution :: New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30374735#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Extreme hikers go the distance :: They had been in Nepal for a week trying to reach Thorong La Pass, 17,769 feet above sea level, when they were caught in a snowstorm, unable to make it to the nearest village.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/05/travel/irpt-extreme-hikes/index.html?eref�ition

Do dogs go to heaven? Ask the Pope :: Heidi Schlumpf says erroneous reports that the Pope said animals can get in too went viral on the internet, but turned out to be false. Pope's can't just change the rules like that.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/14/opinion/schlumpf-pope-dogs-go-to-heaven-controversy/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Inside the town where Islamic State lost :: The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30469011#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Hamilton wins Sports Personality :: Lewis Hamilton is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, with golfer Rory McIlroy second and athlete Jo Pavey third.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/30456847

PM attacks Labour's economy 'gamble' :: David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30470126#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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