Thursday, January 2, 2014

02-Jan-2014 23:54

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

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

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

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25547888#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The 2013 Strictly final :: Abbey Clancy wins Strictly Come Dancing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25484071#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's auto affair drives oil demand :: Every two seconds, somewhere across China a customer takes delivery of a new car -- part of a consumer buying blitz that will see China add 21 million new cars, trucks and buses to its fleet total in 2014.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/business/china-energy-outlook/index.html?eref�ition

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EV8lFQqB4Uk/story01.htm

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/72Cu264a1L4/story01.htm

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GFus2C3ide0/story01.htm

Putin: Volgograd blasts 'abomination' :: The Russian president makes a New Year's Day visit to some of those injured in two suspected suicide bombings in Volgograd.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/world/europe/russia-volgograd-attacks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: How rip currents work :: Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25559412#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast :: Sitting out the hunger pangs during five days of near-fasting
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25498743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all :: Being diagnosed with gout is really not funny
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24348691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schumacher: Life in the fast lane :: Ex-Formula One racer has never been far from controversy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-formula-one/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's march for democracy :: Thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong calling for open elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/01/hong-kong-2014-new-year-day-democracy-rally.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk :: Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25461413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two dead in Alexandria clashes :: Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25572511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria at risk of losing a generation :: Much energy has been devoted to the issue of Syria's chemical arms, but not its refugee children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/opinion/lemmon-syria-children/index.html?eref�ition

China's first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ub27baQCXlM/story01.htm

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/AqIDGrDSz64/story01.htm

Millions of Snapchat accounts hacked :: Account info for 4.6 million Snapchat users appears to have been posted online by hackers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/tech/social-media/snapchat-hack/index.html?eref�ition

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NjHaNBS_ybc/story01.htm

02-Jan-2014 23:54 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

Gay Wedding on Float at Contentious Rose Parade :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a100e/sc/42/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cgay0Ewedding0Eon0Efloat0Efeatured0Eat0Econtentious0Erose0Eparade0C/story01.htm

Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1006/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Chealth0C20A140C0A10C0A10Celderly0Ecouple0Eran0Ea0Emarathon0Eevery0Eday0Eof0E20A130C/story01.htm

Chicago Snow Costs Jeweler $151,000 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1009/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10Cchicago0Esnow0Ecosts0Ejeweler0E1510A0A0A0C/story01.htm

Philanthropy Rebounded In 2013, According To New Tally Of Top 10 Gifts - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/top-10-gifts-of-2013-philanthropy_n_4527083.html

Please, Please Go to Sleep :: New lessons from 100 years of bedtime battles
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2109149,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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

Let the Sun In: Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Goes Off the Grid, Gives ... - MarketWatch :: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/let-the-sun-in-ford-c-max-solar-energi-concept-goes-off-the-grid-gives-glimpse-of-clean-vehicle-future-2014-01-02-018310?reflink%3DMW_news_stmp

Heavy snow, dangerous cold snarl travel in northeastern US - Reuters India :: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/usa-weather-idINDEEA010DQ20140102

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promised to be left alone after agreeing one-year rolling ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/cardiff-city/10548083/Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer-promised-to-be-left-alone-after-agreeing-one-year-rolling-contract-at-Cardiff-City.html

Scientists observe dogs relieving themselves, discover something amazing - Christian Science Monitor :: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0102/Scientists-observe-dogs-relieving-themselves-discover-something-amazing

Nigella Lawson calls courtroom ordeal 'mortifying' - Detroit Free Press :: http://www.freep.com/article/20140102/ENT07/301020116/Nigella-Lawson-calls-courtroom-ordeal-mortifying-

More US states could follow Colorado lead on marijuana - Straits Times :: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/more-us-states-could-follow-colorado-lead-marijuana-20140103

Dad's $130M Suit: Son Unknowingly Put Up for Adoption :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356de109/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdad0Efiles0E130Am0Esuit0Ealleging0Eson0Eunknowingly0Eput0Cstory0Did0F21395284/story01.htm

Plastic litter threatens river life - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10547684/Plastic-litter-threatens-river-life.html

Legal Weed Sales Bring Long Lines to Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc050/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Clegal0Eweed0Esales0Ebring0Elong0Elines0Ecolorado0E21395238/story01.htm

'Dead' Banker Arrested on $21 Million Fraud Charges :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3567c5bb/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdead0Ebanker0Earrested0E210Emillion0Efraud0Echarges0Cstory0Did0F21391431/story01.htm

Legal Recreational Pot Industry Opens in Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35657b0c/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cshoppers0Ewait0Ecolorado0Epot0Eshops0Eopen0E21388224/story01.htm

James Avery of 'Fresh Prince' Fame Dead at 68 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1011/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Cjames0Eavery0Efresh0Eprince0Efame0Edead0E650E21391663/story01.htm


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02-Jan-2014 22:53

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

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

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

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25547888#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The 2013 Strictly final :: Abbey Clancy wins Strictly Come Dancing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25484071#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's auto affair drives oil demand :: Every two seconds, somewhere across China a customer takes delivery of a new car -- part of a consumer buying blitz that will see China add 21 million new cars, trucks and buses to its fleet total in 2014.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/business/china-energy-outlook/index.html?eref�ition

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EV8lFQqB4Uk/story01.htm

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/72Cu264a1L4/story01.htm

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GFus2C3ide0/story01.htm

Putin: Volgograd blasts 'abomination' :: The Russian president makes a New Year's Day visit to some of those injured in two suspected suicide bombings in Volgograd.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/world/europe/russia-volgograd-attacks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: How rip currents work :: Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25559412#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast :: Sitting out the hunger pangs during five days of near-fasting
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25498743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all :: Being diagnosed with gout is really not funny
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24348691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schumacher: Life in the fast lane :: Ex-Formula One racer has never been far from controversy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-formula-one/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's march for democracy :: Thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong calling for open elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/01/hong-kong-2014-new-year-day-democracy-rally.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk :: Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25461413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two dead in Alexandria clashes :: Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25572511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria at risk of losing a generation :: Much energy has been devoted to the issue of Syria's chemical arms, but not its refugee children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/opinion/lemmon-syria-children/index.html?eref�ition

China's first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ub27baQCXlM/story01.htm

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/AqIDGrDSz64/story01.htm

Millions of Snapchat accounts hacked :: Account info for 4.6 million Snapchat users appears to have been posted online by hackers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/tech/social-media/snapchat-hack/index.html?eref�ition

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/NjHaNBS_ybc/story01.htm

02-Jan-2014 22:53 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

Gay Wedding on Float at Contentious Rose Parade :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a100e/sc/42/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cgay0Ewedding0Eon0Efloat0Efeatured0Eat0Econtentious0Erose0Eparade0C/story01.htm

Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1006/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Chealth0C20A140C0A10C0A10Celderly0Ecouple0Eran0Ea0Emarathon0Eevery0Eday0Eof0E20A130C/story01.htm

Chicago Snow Costs Jeweler $151,000 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1009/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10Cchicago0Esnow0Ecosts0Ejeweler0E1510A0A0A0C/story01.htm

'Survivor' Stars Rob and Amber Mariano Expecting 4th Child :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc059/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Csurvivor0Estars0Erob0Eand0Eamber0Emariano0Eexpecting0Efourth0Echild0C/story01.htm

New Year's Twin Babies Born in Separate Years :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35672bd6/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cnew0Eyears0Etwin0Ebabies0Eborn0Ein0Eseparate0Eyears0C/story01.htm

Philanthropy Rebounded In 2013, According To New Tally Of Top 10 Gifts - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/top-10-gifts-of-2013-philanthropy_n_4527083.html

Please, Please Go to Sleep :: New lessons from 100 years of bedtime battles
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2109149,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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

10 Ways Shopping At Wal-Mart In China Is Completely Different Than It Is In The ... - Seattle Post Intelligencer :: http://www.seattlepi.com/technology/businessinsider/article/10-Ways-Shopping-At-Wal-Mart-In-China-Is-5109055.php

Powerful storm brings Arctic cold, snow to US Northeast - Reuters UK :: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/us-usa-weather-idUKBREA000JC20140102

Johnson named Penn State interim coach after O'Brien's exit - Chicago Tribune :: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/sns-tsn-afn-johnson-pennst-p1-20140102,0,7716030.story

Dad's $130M Suit: Son Unknowingly Put Up for Adoption :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356de109/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdad0Efiles0E130Am0Esuit0Ealleging0Eson0Eunknowingly0Eput0Cstory0Did0F21395284/story01.htm

Car bomb kills at least five in Hezbollah district of Beirut - Reuters :: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/02/us-lebanon-explosion-idUSBREA010IK20140102

Plastic litter threatens river life - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10547684/Plastic-litter-threatens-river-life.html

Legal Weed Sales Bring Long Lines to Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc050/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Clegal0Eweed0Esales0Ebring0Elong0Elines0Ecolorado0E21395238/story01.htm

'Dead' Banker Arrested on $21 Million Fraud Charges :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3567c5bb/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdead0Ebanker0Earrested0E210Emillion0Efraud0Echarges0Cstory0Did0F21391431/story01.htm

Legal Recreational Pot Industry Opens in Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35657b0c/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cshoppers0Ewait0Ecolorado0Epot0Eshops0Eopen0E21388224/story01.htm

James Avery of 'Fresh Prince' Fame Dead at 68 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1011/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Cjames0Eavery0Efresh0Eprince0Efame0Edead0E650E21391663/story01.htm


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02-Jan-2014 21:52

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

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

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

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25547888#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The 2013 Strictly final :: Abbey Clancy wins Strictly Come Dancing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25484071#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's auto affair drives oil demand :: Every two seconds, somewhere across China a customer takes delivery of a new car -- part of a consumer buying blitz that will see China add 21 million new cars, trucks and buses to its fleet total in 2014.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/business/china-energy-outlook/index.html?eref�ition

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EV8lFQqB4Uk/story01.htm

Toronto's 2014 election kicks off with Rob Ford in the starting gate - Toronto Star :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNEXr9pQEicZ1tThqzr0_C66kRfVPQ&url=http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2014/01/01/torontos_2014_election_kicks_off_with_rob_ford_in_the_starting_gate.html

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/72Cu264a1L4/story01.htm

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GFus2C3ide0/story01.htm

Putin: Volgograd blasts 'abomination' :: The Russian president makes a New Year's Day visit to some of those injured in two suspected suicide bombings in Volgograd.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/world/europe/russia-volgograd-attacks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: How rip currents work :: Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25559412#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Multi-hazard warning system tested :: An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25467873#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast :: Sitting out the hunger pangs during five days of near-fasting
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25498743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all :: Being diagnosed with gout is really not funny
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24348691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schumacher: Life in the fast lane :: Ex-Formula One racer has never been far from controversy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-formula-one/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's march for democracy :: Thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong calling for open elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/01/hong-kong-2014-new-year-day-democracy-rally.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk :: Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25461413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two dead in Alexandria clashes :: Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25572511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Fatal Attacks Strike a Hotel in Somalia - New York Times :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNG6o7g3dpY56hI-U85lWPHdgLeshA&url=http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/world/africa/somalia.html

Syria at risk of losing a generation :: Much energy has been devoted to the issue of Syria's chemical arms, but not its refugee children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/opinion/lemmon-syria-children/index.html?eref�ition

China's first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ub27baQCXlM/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

Gay Wedding on Float at Contentious Rose Parade :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a100e/sc/42/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cgay0Ewedding0Eon0Efloat0Efeatured0Eat0Econtentious0Erose0Eparade0C/story01.htm

Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1006/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Chealth0C20A140C0A10C0A10Celderly0Ecouple0Eran0Ea0Emarathon0Eevery0Eday0Eof0E20A130C/story01.htm

Chicago Snow Costs Jeweler $151,000 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1009/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10Cchicago0Esnow0Ecosts0Ejeweler0E1510A0A0A0C/story01.htm

'Survivor' Stars Rob and Amber Mariano Expecting 4th Child :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc059/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Csurvivor0Estars0Erob0Eand0Eamber0Emariano0Eexpecting0Efourth0Echild0C/story01.htm

New Year's Twin Babies Born in Separate Years :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35672bd6/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cnew0Eyears0Etwin0Ebabies0Eborn0Ein0Eseparate0Eyears0C/story01.htm

Philanthropy Rebounded In 2013, According To New Tally Of Top 10 Gifts - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/top-10-gifts-of-2013-philanthropy_n_4527083.html

Please, Please Go to Sleep :: New lessons from 100 years of bedtime battles
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2109149,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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

Police name suspect in California priest killing - Seattle Post Intelligencer :: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/California-police-seeking-car-of-slain-priest-5108619.php

2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden - Detroit Free Press :: http://www.freep.com/article/20140102/NEWS07/301020101/2-newspapers-call-clemency-Edward-Snowden

Mystery of the not-so-fatal fall of Sherlock Holmes - The Hindu :: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/radio-and-tv/mystery-of-the-notsofatal-fall-of-sherlock-holmes/article5531098.ece

Dad's $130M Suit: Son Unknowingly Put Up for Adoption :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356de109/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdad0Efiles0E130Am0Esuit0Ealleging0Eson0Eunknowingly0Eput0Cstory0Did0F21395284/story01.htm

Plastic litter threatens river life - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/10547684/Plastic-litter-threatens-river-life.html

Legal Weed Sales Bring Long Lines to Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc050/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Clegal0Eweed0Esales0Ebring0Elong0Elines0Ecolorado0E21395238/story01.htm

'Dead' Banker Arrested on $21 Million Fraud Charges :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3567c5bb/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdead0Ebanker0Earrested0E210Emillion0Efraud0Echarges0Cstory0Did0F21391431/story01.htm

Legal Recreational Pot Industry Opens in Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35657b0c/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cshoppers0Ewait0Ecolorado0Epot0Eshops0Eopen0E21388224/story01.htm

James Avery of 'Fresh Prince' Fame Dead at 68 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1011/sc/17/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CEntertainment0CwireStory0Cjames0Eavery0Efresh0Eprince0Efame0Edead0E650E21391663/story01.htm

Taking Office, de Blasio Vows to Fix Inequity :: Bill de Blasio claimed his place as the 109th mayor of New York City, promising in his inaugural speech that the attention he gave to the subject of inequality while running for office was not merely rhetoric.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/nyregion/bill-de-blasio-inauguration.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


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02-Jan-2014 20:51

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

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

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

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25547888#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The 2013 Strictly final :: Abbey Clancy wins Strictly Come Dancing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25484071#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's auto affair drives oil demand :: Every two seconds, somewhere across China a customer takes delivery of a new car -- part of a consumer buying blitz that will see China add 21 million new cars, trucks and buses to its fleet total in 2014.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/business/china-energy-outlook/index.html?eref�ition

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EV8lFQqB4Uk/story01.htm

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/72Cu264a1L4/story01.htm

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GFus2C3ide0/story01.htm

Putin: Volgograd blasts 'abomination' :: The Russian president makes a New Year's Day visit to some of those injured in two suspected suicide bombings in Volgograd.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/world/europe/russia-volgograd-attacks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: How rip currents work :: Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25559412#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Multi-hazard warning system tested :: An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25467873#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast :: Sitting out the hunger pangs during five days of near-fasting
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25498743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all :: Being diagnosed with gout is really not funny
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24348691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schumacher: Life in the fast lane :: Ex-Formula One racer has never been far from controversy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-formula-one/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's march for democracy :: Thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong calling for open elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/01/hong-kong-2014-new-year-day-democracy-rally.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk :: Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25461413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two dead in Alexandria clashes :: Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25572511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria at risk of losing a generation :: Much energy has been devoted to the issue of Syria's chemical arms, but not its refugee children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/opinion/lemmon-syria-children/index.html?eref�ition

China's first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ub27baQCXlM/story01.htm

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/AqIDGrDSz64/story01.htm

Millions of Snapchat accounts hacked :: Account info for 4.6 million Snapchat users appears to have been posted online by hackers.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/tech/social-media/snapchat-hack/index.html?eref�ition

02-Jan-2014 20:51 Op-Ed

Op-Ed Contributor: Anxious Youth, Then and Now :: Today's millennials face many of the same concerns and challenges of the late 19th century, when the booms and busts of the Industrial Age tore apart the accepted order.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/opinion/anxious-youth-then-and-now.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: The Obamacare We Deserve :: Now that Obamacare has finally arrived, liberals can stop defending its flaws and argue instead for universal health care.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/opinion/moore-the-obamacare-we-deserve.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Unlobbyists :: A new breed of strategic adviser offers a full service P.R.-advertising-social media operation, little of which is covered by federal regulation.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/opinion/edsall-the-unlobbyists.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: Totally Final Year-End Quiz :: Before you forget about 2013 entirely, let's see how well you paid attention to major events. No peeking at the answer key, people, until all questions have been completed!
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/02/opinion/02collins-quiz.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Columnist: A Girl's Escape :: A week spent following a Haitian teenager turns up some shocking, and heartbreaking, details of life as an unpaid child laborer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/opinion/kristof-a-girls-escape.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Op-Ed Contributor: Cold Turkey Isn't the Only Route :: More people would deal with their drinking if society was less rigid.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/opinion/cold-turkey-isnt-the-only-route.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Egypt in the Dentist's Chair :: All humanity — from the peasant farmer to the society lady to the secret policeman — comes through the dentist's clinic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/opinion/aswany-egypt-in-the-dentists-chair.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


Op-Ed

02-Jan-2014 19:50

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

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

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

Who really changed history in 2013? :: Something was different in 2013. Unlike recent years, when some of the major events were powered by groups and movements -- think revolutions that seemed to materialize out of nowhere, public squares occupied without visible leadership -- this year, it was individuals who created the most unexpected or dramatic events.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/24/opinion/ghitis-remembering-2013/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013 :: 24 hours of news photos: 30 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/25547888#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: The 2013 Strictly final :: Abbey Clancy wins Strictly Come Dancing
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25484071#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's auto affair drives oil demand :: Every two seconds, somewhere across China a customer takes delivery of a new car -- part of a consumer buying blitz that will see China add 21 million new cars, trucks and buses to its fleet total in 2014.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/27/business/china-energy-outlook/index.html?eref�ition

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/EV8lFQqB4Uk/story01.htm

Trebling tobacco tax 'could prevent 200 million early deaths' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/72Cu264a1L4/story01.htm

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/GFus2C3ide0/story01.htm

Putin: Volgograd blasts 'abomination' :: The Russian president makes a New Year's Day visit to some of those injured in two suspected suicide bombings in Volgograd.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/world/europe/russia-volgograd-attacks/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: How rip currents work :: Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25559412#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Multi-hazard warning system tested :: An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25467873#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast :: Sitting out the hunger pangs during five days of near-fasting
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25498743#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all :: Being diagnosed with gout is really not funny
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24348691#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Schumacher: Life in the fast lane :: Ex-Formula One racer has never been far from controversy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-formula-one/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's march for democracy :: Thousands of people take to the streets of Hong Kong calling for open elections.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/01/hong-kong-2014-new-year-day-democracy-rally.cnn.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk :: Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25461413#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Two dead in Alexandria clashes :: Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25572511#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria at risk of losing a generation :: Much energy has been devoted to the issue of Syria's chemical arms, but not its refugee children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/01/opinion/lemmon-syria-children/index.html?eref�ition

China's first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Ub27baQCXlM/story01.htm

Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype's social media accounts :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/AqIDGrDSz64/story01.htm

02-Jan-2014 19:50 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

Gay Wedding on Float at Contentious Rose Parade :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a100e/sc/42/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cgay0Ewedding0Eon0Efloat0Efeatured0Eat0Econtentious0Erose0Eparade0C/story01.htm

Elderly Couple Ran a Marathon Every Day of 2013 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1006/sc/14/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Chealth0C20A140C0A10C0A10Celderly0Ecouple0Eran0Ea0Emarathon0Eevery0Eday0Eof0E20A130C/story01.htm

Chicago Snow Costs Jeweler $151,000 :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1009/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10Cchicago0Esnow0Ecosts0Ejeweler0E1510A0A0A0C/story01.htm

'Survivor' Stars Rob and Amber Mariano Expecting 4th Child :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc059/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Csurvivor0Estars0Erob0Eand0Eamber0Emariano0Eexpecting0Efourth0Echild0C/story01.htm

New Year's Twin Babies Born in Separate Years :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35672bd6/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Cnew0Eyears0Etwin0Ebabies0Eborn0Ein0Eseparate0Eyears0C/story01.htm

The Decadent Way Jay Z and Beyoncé Ended Their Vegan Diet :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356a1010/sc/19/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Cjay0Ez0Eand0Ebeyonce0Eend0Etheir0Evegan0Ediet0Eby0Eeating0Efish0C/story01.htm

Philanthropy Rebounded In 2013, According To New Tally Of Top 10 Gifts - Huffington Post :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/01/top-10-gifts-of-2013-philanthropy_n_4527083.html

Please, Please Go to Sleep :: New lessons from 100 years of bedtime battles
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2109149,00.html?pcd=pw-magic

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

A chance of clouds on alien planets, says NASA - Christian Science Monitor :: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0102/A-chance-of-clouds-on-alien-planets-says-NASA

The Fiat-Chrysler Combination Still Faces Hurdles - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303870704579296312287689146.html

10 reasons Stanford wins the Rose Bowl - ESPN (blog) :: http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/67614/10-reasons-stanford-wins-the-rose-bowl

Antarctic ship rescue: China's stake in the territory - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/antarctica/10547559/Antarctic-ship-rescue-Chinas-stake-in-the-territory.html

Dad's $130M Suit: Son Unknowingly Put Up for Adoption :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356de109/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdad0Efiles0E130Am0Esuit0Ealleging0Eson0Eunknowingly0Eput0Cstory0Did0F21395284/story01.htm

Sherlock Holmes: 10 other ways he could have survived the fall - The Guardian (blog) :: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2014/jan/02/sherlock-holmes-10-ways-could-have-survived-fall

Legal Weed Sales Bring Long Lines to Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/356cc050/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Clegal0Eweed0Esales0Ebring0Elong0Elines0Ecolorado0E21395238/story01.htm

'Dead' Banker Arrested on $21 Million Fraud Charges :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3567c5bb/sc/8/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cdead0Ebanker0Earrested0E210Emillion0Efraud0Echarges0Cstory0Did0F21391431/story01.htm

Legal Recreational Pot Industry Opens in Colorado :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/35657b0c/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cshoppers0Ewait0Ecolorado0Epot0Eshops0Eopen0E21388224/story01.htm


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