Monday, January 6, 2014

06-Jan-2014 23:28

Stunning ice festival opens in China :: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/travel/harbin-ice-festival-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 3 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: US snowstorms :: Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25590770#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/sport/darts-sport-game/index.html?eref�ition

Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/business/malta-can-no-longer-support-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/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

One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YchfXSakYPk/story01.htm

The bank boss who likes to be different :: No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25336448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why are the Mint countries special? :: Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25548060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914 :: One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mYqPP3j1gaY/story01.htm

Is there any point giving things up for January? :: Why giving things up for a month might actually work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25590794#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside :: Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25590351#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/showbiz/2014-awards-season-101/index.html?eref�ition

Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-flag-record/index.html?eref�ition

Patient data to be collected from GPs :: The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25588544#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LApUarsINRA/story01.htm

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FfiOgwfxI-o/story01.htm

When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/opinion/lind-japan-war-memories/index.html?eref�ition

Sports world, still homophobic in 2014 :: Hudson Taylor says homophobia still holds sway in professional sports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/opinion/taylor-sports-homophobic/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25517451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/rocketing-property-prices-in-india/index.html?eref�ition

Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/could-micro-homes-housing-solution/index.html?eref�ition

Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/health/running-training-plans/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

JPMorgan nears $2 billion settlement in a case tied to Madoff: NYT :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/J_-itFqD3TI/story01.htm

06-Jan-2014 23:28 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 Autism Debate: Who's Afraid of Jenny McCarthy? :: Parents of autistic children call Jenny McCarthy an inspiration, but doctors say she's a menace to public health. How a former Playmate and television loudmouth became one of the most feared mothers in America
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1968100,00.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

Warren Buffett's Secrets, Our 10 Favorite Quotes And 1 You Won't Find - Seeking Alpha :: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1916341-warren-buffetts-secrets-our-10-favorite-quotes-and-1-you-wont-find

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

Berkshire seen failing Buffett's 5-year test for 1st time since 1965 - STLtoday.com :: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/berkshire-seen-failing-buffett-s--year-test-for-st/article_24533310-7006-5aaa-b8af-1b5c712dfbc4.html

FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed

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

Playoff panel doesn't want rematches - ESPN :: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10252932/college-football-playoff-committee-try-avoid-rematches

Charlie Strong Promises Texas Will Be Tough - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/charlie-strong-promises-texas-tough-21439610

Supreme Court halts gay marriages in Utah, pending appeals court decision (+ ... - Christian Science Monitor :: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/0106/Supreme-Court-halts-gay-marriages-in-Utah-pending-appeals-court-decision-video

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/lawyer-brain-dead-girl-moved-calif-hospital-21430109

Girl, 10, captured wearing suicide bomb vest - New Zealand Herald :: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D2%26objectid%3D11182497

Environment Secretary admits response to storm warnings was 'patchy' - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10554350/Environment-Secretary-admits-response-to-storm-warnings-was-patchy.html

Gove blamed for entrenching Cabinet in First World War row - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10554660/Gove-blamed-for-entrenching-Cabinet-in-First-World-War-row.html

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/358bed6b/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0CwireStory0Clawyer0Ebrain0Edead0Egirl0Emoved0Ecalif0Ehospital0E21430A10A9/story01.htm

Poles apart - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/10553636/Poles-apart.html

Moat victim officer bombarded his wife with 100 calls a day before taking his own ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10554469/Moat-victim-officer-bombarded-his-wife-with-100-calls-a-day-before-taking-his-own-life-inquest-hears.html

U.S. woman known as Jihad Jane sentenced to 10 years in plot :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/iN2mV1__Z1Y/story01.htm


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06-Jan-2014 22:28

Stunning ice festival opens in China :: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/travel/harbin-ice-festival-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 3 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: US snowstorms :: Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25590770#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/sport/darts-sport-game/index.html?eref�ition

Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/business/malta-can-no-longer-support-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/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

One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YchfXSakYPk/story01.htm

The bank boss who likes to be different :: No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25336448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why are the Mint countries special? :: Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25548060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914 :: One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mYqPP3j1gaY/story01.htm

Is there any point giving things up for January? :: Why giving things up for a month might actually work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25590794#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside :: Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25590351#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/showbiz/2014-awards-season-101/index.html?eref�ition

Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-flag-record/index.html?eref�ition

Patient data to be collected from GPs :: The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25588544#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LApUarsINRA/story01.htm

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FfiOgwfxI-o/story01.htm

When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/opinion/lind-japan-war-memories/index.html?eref�ition

Sports world, still homophobic in 2014 :: Hudson Taylor says homophobia still holds sway in professional sports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/opinion/taylor-sports-homophobic/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25517451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/rocketing-property-prices-in-india/index.html?eref�ition

Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/could-micro-homes-housing-solution/index.html?eref�ition

Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/health/running-training-plans/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

JPMorgan nears $2 billion settlement in a case tied to Madoff: NYT :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/J_-itFqD3TI/story01.htm

06-Jan-2014 22:27 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 Autism Debate: Who's Afraid of Jenny McCarthy? :: Parents of autistic children call Jenny McCarthy an inspiration, but doctors say she's a menace to public health. How a former Playmate and television loudmouth became one of the most feared mothers in America
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1968100,00.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

Warren Buffett's Secrets, Our 10 Favorite Quotes And 1 You Won't Find - Seeking Alpha :: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1916341-warren-buffetts-secrets-our-10-favorite-quotes-and-1-you-wont-find

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

Berkshire seen failing Buffett's 5-year test for 1st time since 1965 - STLtoday.com :: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/berkshire-seen-failing-buffett-s--year-test-for-st/article_24533310-7006-5aaa-b8af-1b5c712dfbc4.html

FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed

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

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/lawyer-brain-dead-girl-moved-calif-hospital-21430109

Charlie Strong Promises Texas Will Be Tough - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/charlie-strong-promises-texas-tough-21439610

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/358bed6b/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0CwireStory0Clawyer0Ebrain0Edead0Egirl0Emoved0Ecalif0Ehospital0E21430A10A9/story01.htm

Moat victim officer bombarded his wife with 100 calls a day before taking his own ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10554469/Moat-victim-officer-bombarded-his-wife-with-100-calls-a-day-before-taking-his-own-life-inquest-hears.html

U.S. woman known as Jihad Jane sentenced to 10 years in plot :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/iN2mV1__Z1Y/story01.htm

'The Bachelor' Pays Tribute to Gia Allemand :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359201f4/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Cthe0Ebachelor0Epays0Etribute0Eto0Egia0Eallemand0C/story01.htm

The Photo That Reunited a Missing Man With His Family :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/358f459f/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Ereunited0Efamily0Eap0Ephoto0Epublished0E21428752/story01.htm

Supreme Court Orders Halt to Utah Gay Marriages :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3591af4f/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Csupreme0Ecourt0Eorders0Ehalt0Eto0Eutah0Egay0Emarriages0C/story01.htm

Tonya Harding Says Media Spotlight Sank Her After Nancy Kerrigan Attack :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3592a8ac/sc/40/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Ctonya0Eharding0Esays0Emedia0Espotlight0Esank0Eher0Eafter0Enancy0Ekerrigan0Eattack0C/story01.htm

FRANCE - SYRIA: Five MSF staffers abducted in northern Syria :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140103-five-msf-staffers-abducted-northern-syria


10

06-Jan-2014 21:26

Stunning ice festival opens in China :: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/travel/harbin-ice-festival-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 3 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: US snowstorms :: Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25590770#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/sport/darts-sport-game/index.html?eref�ition

Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/business/malta-can-no-longer-support-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/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

One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YchfXSakYPk/story01.htm

The bank boss who likes to be different :: No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25336448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why are the Mint countries special? :: Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25548060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914 :: One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mYqPP3j1gaY/story01.htm

Is there any point giving things up for January? :: Why giving things up for a month might actually work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25590794#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside :: Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25590351#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/showbiz/2014-awards-season-101/index.html?eref�ition

Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-flag-record/index.html?eref�ition

Patient data to be collected from GPs :: The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25588544#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LApUarsINRA/story01.htm

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FfiOgwfxI-o/story01.htm

When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/opinion/lind-japan-war-memories/index.html?eref�ition

Sports world, still homophobic in 2014 :: Hudson Taylor says homophobia still holds sway in professional sports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/opinion/taylor-sports-homophobic/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25517451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/rocketing-property-prices-in-india/index.html?eref�ition

Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/could-micro-homes-housing-solution/index.html?eref�ition

Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/health/running-training-plans/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

JPMorgan nears $2 billion settlement in a case tied to Madoff: NYT :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/J_-itFqD3TI/story01.htm

06-Jan-2014 21:26 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 Autism Debate: Who's Afraid of Jenny McCarthy? :: Parents of autistic children call Jenny McCarthy an inspiration, but doctors say she's a menace to public health. How a former Playmate and television loudmouth became one of the most feared mothers in America
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1968100,00.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

Warren Buffett's Secrets, Our 10 Favorite Quotes And 1 You Won't Find - Seeking Alpha :: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1916341-warren-buffetts-secrets-our-10-favorite-quotes-and-1-you-wont-find

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

Berkshire seen failing Buffett's 5-year test for 1st time since 1965 - STLtoday.com :: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/berkshire-seen-failing-buffett-s--year-test-for-st/article_24533310-7006-5aaa-b8af-1b5c712dfbc4.html

FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed

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

'Jihad Jane' gets 10-year sentence for terror plot against cartoonist - NBCNews.com (blog) :: http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/06/22202049-jihad-jane-gets-10-year-sentence-for-terror-plot-against-cartoonist

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital - ABC News :: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/lawyer-brain-dead-girl-moved-calif-hospital-21430109

Moat victim officer bombarded his wife with 100 calls a day before taking his own ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10554469/Moat-victim-officer-bombarded-his-wife-with-100-calls-a-day-before-taking-his-own-life-inquest-hears.html

BCS national championship 2014: Auburn-Florida State preview - Christian Science Monitor :: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Sports/2014/0106/BCS-national-championship-2014-Auburn-Florida-State-preview

Girl Declared Brain Dead Moved From Hospital :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/358bed6b/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CHealth0CwireStory0Clawyer0Ebrain0Edead0Egirl0Emoved0Ecalif0Ehospital0E21430A10A9/story01.htm

Red Devils kicked out of FA Cup - The Standard Digital News :: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2000101687/red-devils-kicked-out-of-fa-cup

U.S. woman known as Jihad Jane sentenced to 10 years in plot :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/iN2mV1__Z1Y/story01.htm

'The Bachelor' Pays Tribute to Gia Allemand :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359201f4/sc/38/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Centertainment0C20A140C0A10Cthe0Ebachelor0Epays0Etribute0Eto0Egia0Eallemand0C/story01.htm

The Photo That Reunited a Missing Man With His Family :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/358f459f/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cman0Ereunited0Efamily0Eap0Ephoto0Epublished0E21428752/story01.htm

Supreme Court Orders Halt to Utah Gay Marriages :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3591af4f/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Csupreme0Ecourt0Eorders0Ehalt0Eto0Eutah0Egay0Emarriages0C/story01.htm

FRANCE - SYRIA: Five MSF staffers abducted in northern Syria :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140103-five-msf-staffers-abducted-northern-syria


10

06-Jan-2014 20:25

Stunning ice festival opens in China :: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/travel/harbin-ice-festival-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 3 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: US snowstorms :: Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25590770#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/sport/darts-sport-game/index.html?eref�ition

Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/business/malta-can-no-longer-support-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/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

One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YchfXSakYPk/story01.htm

The bank boss who likes to be different :: No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25336448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why are the Mint countries special? :: Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25548060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914 :: One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mYqPP3j1gaY/story01.htm

Is there any point giving things up for January? :: Why giving things up for a month might actually work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25590794#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside :: Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25590351#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/showbiz/2014-awards-season-101/index.html?eref�ition

Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-flag-record/index.html?eref�ition

Patient data to be collected from GPs :: The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25588544#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LApUarsINRA/story01.htm

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FfiOgwfxI-o/story01.htm

VIDEO: BBC Weather: Why is it so cold in the US? :: John Hammond from the BBC Weather Centre explains how a "polar vortex" has caused record-low temperatures across the United States.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25618006#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/opinion/lind-japan-war-memories/index.html?eref�ition

Sports world, still homophobic in 2014 :: Hudson Taylor says homophobia still holds sway in professional sports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/opinion/taylor-sports-homophobic/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25517451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/rocketing-property-prices-in-india/index.html?eref�ition

Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/could-micro-homes-housing-solution/index.html?eref�ition

Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/health/running-training-plans/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

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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

Opinionator | Private Lives: Kale? Juicing? Trouble Ahead :: "You'd be better off with chocolate and cola," the dentist told me.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/kale-juicing-trouble-ahead/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Editorial: Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct :: Evidence is often withheld from the defense, and courts rarely hold prosecutors accountable.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/opinion/sunday/rampant-prosecutorial-misconduct.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Washington Memo: 50 Years Later, War on Poverty Is a Mixed Bag :: The debate over the government's role in creating opportunity and ending deprivation has flared anew, with inequality as acute as it was in the Roaring Twenties and the ranks of the poor and near-poor at record highs.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/business/50-years-later-war-on-poverty-is-a-mixed-bag.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

News Analysis: Need-Blind Justice :: How can we make sure lawyers defend poor clients with vigor and care? Experiments in two states are trying to offer solutions.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/sunday-review/need-blind-justice.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed

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

Moat victim officer bombarded his wife with 100 calls a day before taking his own ... - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10554469/Moat-victim-officer-bombarded-his-wife-with-100-calls-a-day-before-taking-his-own-life-inquest-hears.html

Walcott ruled out for 6 months with knee injury - Kansas City Star :: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/06/4732460/theo-walcott-cleared-over-scoreline.html

Pilot reports 'near-miss' encounter with UFO near London - Daily News & Analysis :: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-pilot-reports-near-miss-encounter-with-ufo-near-london-1946284

Roku TV unveiled: television sets with Roku streaming built-in - CNET :: http://ces.cnet.com/8301-35296_1-57616615/roku-tv-unveiled-television-sets-with-roku-streaming-built-in/

From Petraeus Scandal, an Apostle for Privacy :: Jill Kelley, whose name was released in connection with a scandal that toppled the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, has filed suit for damages and a formal apology.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/us/from-petraeus-scandal-an-apostle-for-privacy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

ThinkFilm, a Short-Lived but Wily Distributor, Still Influences Industry :: Alumni of ThinkFilm have become a force in an industry that has been learning to think smaller, make do with less and live more by wit than a fat bankroll.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/business/media/thinkfilm-a-short-lived-but-wily-distributor-still-influences-industry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Opinion: German, Jewish and Neither :: From philo-Semitism to wanting to move on, a nation struggles with its past.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/opinion/sunday/german-jewish-and-neither.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


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06-Jan-2014 19:24

Stunning ice festival opens in China :: The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northern China gets bigger and bolder each year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/travel/harbin-ice-festival-2014/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 3 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588140#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: US snowstorms :: Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25590770#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is tourism destroying the world? :: Are backpackers ruining the very "authenticity" they seek?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/travel/gringo-trails-documentary/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 28 December 2013 - 3 January 2014 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25588141#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Is darts now the people's sport? :: How a game featuring men who spend more time lifting pints than weights transformed itself into a glitzy game.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/sport/darts-sport-game/index.html?eref�ition

Malta to migrants: 'We can't help you' :: The tiny island of Malta says it cannot cope with the influx of refugees and needs help.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/business/malta-can-no-longer-support-refugees/index.html?eref�ition

Scenes from the field ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/gallery/scenes-from-the-field/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

One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YchfXSakYPk/story01.htm

The bank boss who likes to be different :: No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25336448#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Why are the Mint countries special? :: Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25548060#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914 :: One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/mYqPP3j1gaY/story01.htm

Is there any point giving things up for January? :: Why giving things up for a month might actually work
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25590794#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside :: Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25590351#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

What to expect for awards season :: It's a new year and Hollywood is once again about to embark on a major awards show crush. Every year it seems like there are more and more events to keep track of, winner polls to enter at work and shows to add to your DVR. The 2014 awards season, which is slightly altered this year to make room for the airing of the Winter Olympics, features a slew of evenings honoring the best (and sometimes worst) in film, TV and music. We've compiled a guide to help you navigate these award shows and determine whether you should tune in. If nothing else, this year will likely offer multiple opportunities to see Jennifer Lawrence endearingly accept an award.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/showbiz/2014-awards-season-101/index.html?eref�ition

Bangladesh makes biggest human flag :: Bangladesh has smashed a record set by Pakistan last year by forming the world's largest human flag, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-flag-record/index.html?eref�ition

Patient data to be collected from GPs :: The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25588544#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

App developers see wearable devices as next big thing :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/LApUarsINRA/story01.htm

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/FfiOgwfxI-o/story01.htm

VIDEO: BBC Weather: Why is it so cold in the US? :: John Hammond from the BBC Weather Centre explains how a "polar vortex" has caused record-low temperatures across the United States.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25618006#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

When history humiliates ex-enemies :: In the wake of the Japanese prime minister's visit to Yasukuni shrine last week, Japan's struggles to move forward from its wartime past are back in the headlines. Commentators decry that Shinzo Abe's visit will increase tensions in East Asia. They are right: this gesture will curdle Japan's already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry. But Yasukuni visits are a symptom, not the main cause, of Japan's poor relations with its neighbors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/opinion/lind-japan-war-memories/index.html?eref�ition

Sports world, still homophobic in 2014 :: Hudson Taylor says homophobia still holds sway in professional sports
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/opinion/taylor-sports-homophobic/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border :: Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25517451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Would you pay $300K for a tiny Delhi unit? :: New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world situated in one of the most rapidly developing nations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/rocketing-property-prices-in-india/index.html?eref�ition

Could 'micro-homes' offer solution? :: Small, unobtrusive and easy to assemble, could micro-homes provide an affordable solution to housing shortages around the world?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/business/could-micro-homes-housing-solution/index.html?eref�ition

Your guide to running at any level :: Running just might be the most convenient workout going. You don't need to be a skilled athlete, and there's no fancy equipment involved; just lace up your sneaks and go.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/03/health/running-training-plans/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

06-Jan-2014 19:24 with

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

Opinionator | Private Lives: Kale? Juicing? Trouble Ahead :: "You'd be better off with chocolate and cola," the dentist told me.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/kale-juicing-trouble-ahead/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Editorial: Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct :: Evidence is often withheld from the defense, and courts rarely hold prosecutors accountable.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/opinion/sunday/rampant-prosecutorial-misconduct.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Washington Memo: 50 Years Later, War on Poverty Is a Mixed Bag :: The debate over the government's role in creating opportunity and ending deprivation has flared anew, with inequality as acute as it was in the Roaring Twenties and the ranks of the poor and near-poor at record highs.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/business/50-years-later-war-on-poverty-is-a-mixed-bag.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed

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

'Polar vortex' slams US with cold weather - Ninemsn :: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/01/07/04/25/polar-vortex-slams-us-with-cold-weather

Pc David Rathband's estranged wife 'could not forgive him over affair with 7/7 ... - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/wife-of-pc-david-rathband-officer-shot-and-left-blind-by-gunman-raoul-moat-had-affair-with-77-survivor-lisa-french-9041633.html

Nissan taxi readies for battle with London's black cabs - The Globe and Mail :: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/european-business/nissan-taxi-readies-for-battle-with-londons-black-cabs/article16207179/?cmpid%3Drss1

Pilot reports 'near-miss' encounter with UFO near London - Daily News & Analysis :: http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-pilot-reports-near-miss-encounter-with-ufo-near-london-1946284

Upstate NY man reunited with family after AP photo shows him keeping warm on ... - Ottawa Citizen :: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Upstate%2Breunited%2Bwith%2Bfamily%2Bafter%2Bphoto%2Bshows%2Bkeeping%2Bwarm/9351930/story.html

New Corvette to come with built-in dashcam :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/ju4TMmjjx8c/index.html

From Petraeus Scandal, an Apostle for Privacy :: Jill Kelley, whose name was released in connection with a scandal that toppled the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, has filed suit for damages and a formal apology.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/us/from-petraeus-scandal-an-apostle-for-privacy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

ThinkFilm, a Short-Lived but Wily Distributor, Still Influences Industry :: Alumni of ThinkFilm have become a force in an industry that has been learning to think smaller, make do with less and live more by wit than a fat bankroll.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/business/media/thinkfilm-a-short-lived-but-wily-distributor-still-influences-industry.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Opinion: German, Jewish and Neither :: From philo-Semitism to wanting to move on, a nation struggles with its past.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/opinion/sunday/german-jewish-and-neither.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


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