Wednesday, December 23, 2015

23-Dec-2015 14:45

Fed raises interest rates, citing ongoing U.S. recovery :: url:

Wall Street rallies on gradual Fed tightening, improving economy :: url:

U.S. tax, spending deal meets resistance from lawmakers :: url:

Quiz of the Year: 52 weeks 52 questions, part two :: The Magazine's quiz of the year - 52 weeks 52 questions.

Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 :: Some of the winning entries in this year's competition

US rocket in historic upright landing :: US company SpaceX lands an unmanned rocket upright after putting satellites into orbit - the first time such a feat has been accomplished.

Pupils' internet use to be monitored :: Schools in England will have to monitor students' internet use under plans to protect them from radicalisation, education secretary Nicky Morgan says.

Boko Haram forces '1m out of school' :: An Islamist-led insurgency has kept about one million children out of school in Nigeria and three neighbouring states, the UN children's agency says.

Harsh lessons from Sangin :: Amid reports the Taliban is close to overrunning Sangin town, Jonathan Marcus says the event highlights failures in the Afghan government and Nato.

Djokovic and Serena Williams named ITF players of the year :: url:

Reliance Comm and Aircel in talks to merge Indian mobile businesses :: url:

India lowers crime trial age to 16 after Delhi gang rape furore :: url:

Nepal's Madhesis decide to press on with protests on India border :: url:

India approves conversion of ONGC loan to unit into equity :: url:

VIDEO: Stair-climbing reindeer spreads cheer :: Meet Cupid the stair-climbing reindeer who has visited a care home in Wiltshire to spread Christmas cheer.

£800m health contract collapse reviewed :: The collapse of an £800m NHS out-sourcing contract is to reviewed by independent experts.

VIDEO: Bagpipes amid the bustle in Tokyo :: One of Japan's few pipers, amid the bright lights of Tokyo

U.S. lawmakers scramble for spending deal amid oil, clean energy disputes :: url:

FDA approves Merck drug to reverse effects of muscle relaxants :: url:

Islamic State eyeing oil targets beyond Syria stronghold: U.S. official :: url:

Iran's October missile test violated U.N. ban - expert panel :: url:

Potter's world is back in 'Fantastic Beasts' trailer :: url:

Congress negotiators get tax, spending deal: lawmakers :: url:

Los Angeles schools set to reopen after threat prompted closure :: url:

Iran's October missile test violated U.N. ban: expert panel :: url:

Fed has new tools to jig rates after first hike in 9 years :: url:

Shares climb, dollar steady as Fed prepares to lift rates :: url:

Two suspected of links to Paris attacks arrested in Austria refugee center :: url:

Russia says serious differences remain with U.S. over Syria crisis :: url:

U.S. on verge of lifting 40-year oil export ban :: url:

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