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00:01 [The Hindu - News] Bag and dispose: garbage bins in city to go

00:02 [Voice of America] ECOWAS Condemns Military Over Mali’s PM Resignation

00:03 [Global Voices] Voices of Dignity - Women Survivors of Colombia's Armed Conflict

00:03 [CNN] CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

00:03 [Telegraph] Prince Charles names King George III as his most respected monarch

00:03 [Guardian] David Cameron hints at change of heart in secret courts policy

00:03 [The Hindu - News] TEDxChennai’s license cancelled

00:03 [Raw Story] Fox News contributor ‘beat down’ at Michigan union protest

00:05 [CNN] Former Algerian president dies at 96

00:05 [The Hindu - News] Math exam again, for Anna Univ students

00:06 [CNN] Great gadgets for holiday giving

00:07 [The Hindu - News] Civic body starts, stops church demolition

00:07 [Slashdot] Hurt Locker Studio Begins Requesting Canadian ISP's Subscriber Info

00:09 [The Hindu - News] Sewage outlet turned into a freshwater pond in Ambattur

00:11 [CNN] Chavez undergoing surgery in Cuba, information minister says

00:11 [Mother Jones] Reihan Salam Distills the Emerging Conventional Wisdom on the Center-Right

00:11 [CNET News] Amazon and Barnes & Noble go tit for tat in tablet wars

00:11 [] Top Israel Labor candidates: Election campaign must discuss occupation

00:13 [Global Voices] A Research On Gender Sensitive Speech Online

00:13 [Reuters] Egyptian army to host unity talks as crisis deepens

00:14 [OpEdNews] This Is What Democracy Looks Like

00:15 [Pravda] Chavez will undergo surgery; Venezuela may have new election

00:15 [The Hindu - News] RTOs told to intensify inspection of MTC buses

00:15 [Fox News: politics] Fox News contributor punched in face at pro-union protests in Michigan

00:18 [Global Voices] Independent French Data Journalism Website OWNI Under Threat of Closure

00:18 [Raw Story] CEOs decry political paralysis pushing U.S. over fiscal cliff

00:19 [CNN] Owner of plane carrying Jenni Rivera linked to troubled businessman

00:21 [msnbc] Michigan passes anti-union measures amid protests

00:21 [Slashdot] Malicious QR Codes Posted Where There's Lots of Foot Traffic

00:23 [Global Voices] India: The Menace Of Eve-Teasing

00:23 [CNN] Controversial MLK Memorial inscription to be removed

00:25 [NPR] Boehner Sends 'Fiscal Cliff' Counteroffer To White House

00:26 [CNET News] Don't miss the best meteor shower of the year

00:28 [Raw Story] Guatemala Nobel winner pissed at profiteering of ‘Mayan doomsday’ hysteria

00:29 [Disinformation] National Intelligence Council Predicts Cyborg Enhancements and Augmented Reality

00:32 [CNN] NTSB looks to technology to end drunken driving in the U.S.

00:34 [Slate Magazine] Congratulations. Tell No One.

00:34 [CNET News] Instagram photos still visible in tweets (in TweetDeck)

00:35 [Reuters: politics] Obama, Boehner talk and exchange new offers on "fiscal cliff"

00:35 [CNN] Hugo Chavez - Fast Facts

00:35 [Telegraph] Mali crisis: interim president appoints new prine minister

00:38 [zero hedge] Jimmy Hoffa Warns Of "Civil War" As Michigan Governor Signs "Right-To-Work" Into Law

00:41 [The Onion] Area Woman Just Itching To Complain If Anyone Objects To Nativity Scene In Park

00:45 [Fox News: politics] US recognizes Syria's main rebel group, Obama says

00:46 [straight] Computers stolen from Dorothy Lynas elementary school in North Vancouver

00:48 [zero hedge] Is This What The Long-Term 'Nominal' Stock Market Bulls Are Banking On?

00:48 [Global Voices] Online Tools for People with Disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

00:51 [Slashdot] Gov't Report Predicts Cyborgs, Rise of China for 2030

00:52 [CNET News] Facebook Powerball hoaxer: Girlfriend wanted me to nix it

00:53 [Global Voices] A Festival to Celebrate Free Software in Nicaragua

00:53 [Raw Story] Michigan Democrat on union busting bill: ‘There will be blood’

00:58 [CNN] Obama recognizes Syrian opposition

00:58 [Raw Story] Canadian police chief sends Christmas cards to gangsters

01:01 [straight] New Westminster bans sale of shark fins

01:01 [CNN] Analysis: Why America's unions are losing power

01:02 [CNN] 'America's oldest teen' Dick Clark dies

01:04 [CNN] Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, designer of iconic Porsche 911, dies

01:04 [Slate Magazine] Choose Your Own Voters

01:05 [Telegraph] Syria: explosions kill scores in Alawite villages

01:08 [Big Think] 590 - Fake Metro Map of Montevideo

01:09 [CNET News] Honda readies small SUV for Detroit

01:09 [Good] As Ed-Tech Advances, Technology Shouldn't Come First, the Learner Should

01:11 [CNN] Jimmy Ellis, 'Disco Inferno' singer, dies at 74

01:14 [Good] A DIY Gift Without the Hard Work: The Radiolaria Jewelry App

01:14 [Russia Today] Putin’s annual address to focus on changes in view of austerity period - experts

01:15 [Deutsche Welle] US launches X-37B 'mini shuttle' back into orbit

01:16 [CNN] The Monkees' Davy Jones dead at 66

01:16 [] Nurses strike to continue as Israel Labor Court rejects state request for back-to-work orders

01:17 [Fox News] Michigan Union Protests Turn Violent

01:17 [The Independent] Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: The hazards of booking outbound and inbound flights with different airlines

01:18 [Moral Low Ground] Big Brother is Listening: US Cities Installing Audio Surveillance Systems on Public Buses

01:19 [Slate Magazine] Roger, Over and Out

01:21 [Telegraph] Romance is important part of growing old, survey finds

01:22 [Slashdot] Nokia Engineer Shows How To Pirate Windows 8 Metro Apps, Bypass In-app Purchases

01:22 [CNN] Doobie Brothers' Michael Hossack dead at 65

01:23 [CNET News] Amazon wins its insane gadget-airbag patent

01:23 [CNN] Pope Benedict XVI - Fast Facts

01:24 [Voice of America] Libyan Wartime Leader Questioned Over Killing

01:25 [CNN] Coroner rules Don Cornelius death a suicide

01:27 [CNN] Accrediting group puts FAMU on probation

01:29 [CNN] Singing legend Etta James dies at 73

01:29 [Reuters: politics] Obama, Boehner talk and exchange new offers on "fiscal cliff"


01:30 [CNN] Arsenal stunned by fourth tier Bradford City in League Cup

01:32 [zero hedge] "Better Off On Benefits"

01:33 [Truthdig] Scalia’s Anti-Gay Marriage Rant, Nate Silver on Hillary’s 2016 Prospects, and More

01:34 [Unicef] In occupied Palestinian territory, new lives blossom in the aftermath of violence

01:35 [NPR] Obama Recognizes Rebels As Legitimate Representatives Of Syrian People

01:37 [CNET News] John McAfee said to be released from Guatemalan detention

01:37 [Reuters] Obama, Boehner talk and exchange new offers on "fiscal cliff"

01:37 [Guardian] Labour says government's welfare raid leaves marginal Tory seats vulnerable

01:39 [CNN] Several people shot as gunman opens fire at Oregon mall

01:40 [OpEdNews] Free Speech in Qatar: "You Can't Talk Everythings"

01:40 [Voice of America] Libyan Wartime Leader Questioned Over Killing

01:40 [CNN] New York Times reporter dies in Syria

01:41 [msnbc] Shots fired at mall in Oregon; injuries reported

01:43 [Raw Story] New Jersey lawmaker proposes statewide vote on same sex marriage

01:47 [straight] David Suzuki: How caring for the environment can help achieve gross national happiness

01:48 [Truthdig] Your Private Bus Conversations May Soon Be Recorded

01:51 [Utne] Raiding Consciousness

01:51 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: White House and Congress swap new offers

01:57 [Slashdot] New SARS-Like Virus Infects Both Human and Animal Cells

01:58 [Global Voices] Trinidad & Tobago: Reporting Standards

01:59 [Guardian] US to formally recognise Syrian opposition

02:01 [Utne] Culture is Not a Crime: 10 Years of Creative Commons

02:01 [AL JAZEERA] US recognises Syrian opposition coalition

02:03 [CNET News] Rare-earth mining company replaces CEO amid SEC probe

02:07 [Telegraph] Barack Obama recognises Syrian opposition

02:08 [zero hedge] Have We Seen The Peak Of Employment?

02:08 [Voice of America] Obama: US Now Recognizes New Syrian Opposition Coalition

02:12 [Fox News] Masked Gunman Opens Fire at Mall

02:12 [Slashdot] Netflix Ranks ISP Speeds

02:13 [Raw Story] Granholm: GOP punishing Democratic voters with ‘Orwellian’ right-to-work law

02:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] Fans disunited with Ticketek

02:20 [OpEdNews] The Post-Election Project: The Establishment Pillories Susan Rice

02:21 [zero hedge] North Korea Launches Missile Towards Japan - Passes Over Okinawa

02:21 [CNN] Obama recognizes Syrian opposition coalition

02:24 [CNN] At least one person dead in Oregon mall shooting

02:25 [CNET News] ZTE to unveil high-end smartphone at CES 2013

02:27 [BBC: Entertainment] Spice Girls launch stage musical

02:28 [Voice of America] North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket Despite Warnings

02:29 [Disinformation] Explaining the US Government to ‘Star Wars’ Fans

02:34 [Russia Today] North Korea launches long-range missile

02:39 [CNN] North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch

02:42 [] Israeli wins prestigious international physics prize

02:43 [Guardian] North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

02:44 [CNET News] Tech companies push Congress for feds' wireless spectrum

02:44 [Topix Activism News] Extremists among Syrian rebels who seized base

02:51 [CNN] 3 dead in Oregon mall shooting

02:52 [Voice of America] Gunman Opens Fire in Oregon Shopping Mall

02:53 [Truthdig] Anyone Else Find the Threat of Syrian Chemical Weapons Eerily Familiar?

02:58 [Fox News: politics] White House's spending cuts? Critics call it creative Washington accounting

03:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Battle lost, but war won

03:03 [Raw Story] American detained in North Korea

03:04 [zero hedge] Hong Kong Fed's Epiphany: Is Bernanke Wrong About Everything?

03:06 [CNN] N. Korea shouts 'look at me' with rocket

03:09 [Financial Times] North Korea launches long-range rocket

03:09 [Telegraph] Guatemalan judge orders release of John McAfee

03:10 [Deutsche Welle] Obama announces US backing for Syrian opposition

03:11 [CNET News] Software at CES: Second screens take off, developers target TVs

03:11 [Mother Jones] Corn on MSNBC: What's Going On With the Fiscal Cliff?

03:12 [Reuters] North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

03:12 [Slashdot] Inside the World's Biggest Consumer 3D Printing Factory

03:14 [CNN] Navy SEAL was smart, in superb shape

03:15 [Deutsche Welle] North Korea launches long-range rocket

03:20 [NPR] North Korea Said To Launch Long-Range Rocket

03:25 [Telegraph] North Korea launches long-range rocket

03:28 [Raw Story] Obama recognizes Syrian rebels as ‘legitimate representative’ of the people

03:29 [Disinformation] ‘The Hobbit’ as Anarchist, Anti-State Manifesto

03:31 [AL JAZEERA] North Korea launches 'long-range rocket'

03:32 [CNN] Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez emerges from surgery in Cuba

03:33 [straight] Vancouver city council approves 2013 budget

03:37 [Reuters] Gunman slain after killing two people at Oregon mall

03:38 [CNET News] BlackBerry 10 to feature deep integration of Evernote

03:42 [Fox News] Mall Gunman Dead After Killing 2

03:48 [Voice of America] Venezuela's Chavez Out of Surgery in Cuba

03:50 [Sydney Morning Herald] Wozniacki serves up a fault

03:53 [BBC: Health] Sugar 'helps babies having jabs'

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Lokayukta traps BBMP councillor

03:53 [Raw Story] Restoration of Roman tunnels gives a slave’s eye view of Caracalla baths

03:56 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez recovering after successful cancer surgery

03:56 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] White House Defends Low-Key Stance on Rwanda, Congo

03:57 [CNN] Venezuela's Hugo Chavez emerges from 6 hours of surgery

03:57 [The Hindu - News] Hussainsagar water fit for ‘reuse’

03:59 [Russia Today] Three people killed in Oregon mall shooting spree

04:00 [OpEdNews] Ministry claims provocation by thugs.

04:01 [The Hindu - News] Light rain, strong breeze bring back winter chill

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Gunman kills two, self in Oregon mall

04:07 [The Hindu - News] Pettah bridge a tightrope walk for public

04:08 [zero hedge] Small Business Apocalypse Or Political Vendetta?

04:09 [The Hindu - News] DMRC submits detailed project report for Monorail

04:11 [CNET News] Hulu Plus for Android rolls out children's section

04:11 [BBC: Education] Don't rush maths, report urges

04:14 [Slashdot] Guatemala Judge Orders McAfee Released

04:15 [AL JAZEERA] North Korea launches long-range rocket

04:20 [CNN] Inside Clackamas Town Center Mall

04:20 [Deutsche Welle] Is Putin's corruption fight just for show?

04:21 [Financial Times] North Korea launches ballistic missile

04:22 [Reuters] North Korea's new leader burnishes credentials with rocket

04:24 [The Hindu - News] Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar passes away

04:26 [The Hindu - News] Three injured as bus falls on its side

04:27 [Fox News] North Korea Fires Long-Range Rocket

04:28 [Raw Story] North Korea launches long-range rocket despite international pressure

04:29 [CNN] Attorney General Eric Holder talks sequestration, defends voting rights

04:29 [Disinformation] (Reminiscences from) The Music Scene in LA in the Early Eighties

04:32 [The Hindu - News] Brinda Karat flays DMK

04:37 [] Gunman kills two in Oregon mall before shooting himself to death

04:38 [zero hedge] HSBC: YouR MoNeY OR YouR LauNDRY...

04:42 [The Hindu - News] ‘KIADB must supply water to nine villages in Bantwal taluk’

04:46 [Guardian] Portland mall shooting: three dead including gunman

04:50 [The Hindu - News] Mega line block work at Tiruchi junction

04:50 [NPR] 3 Dead, Including Gunman, In Ore. Mall Shooting

04:52 [CNET News] Microsoft unveils more than 40 new apps for Xbox Live

04:54 [CNN] Florida executes former cop

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Contractors stick to their guns

05:01 [zero hedge] Sorry Protesters: Your Jobs Are Being Sent To China And They Aren't Coming Back

05:02 [Guardian] North Korean rocket launch succeeds

05:02 [The Hindu - News] ‘Timings of Chennai Express not ideal’

05:06 [The Hindu - News] New contractors baulk, Bangalore garbage crisis gets messier

05:11 [The Hindu - News] Realtor who misused RTI to create fake property documents, nabbed

05:15 [The Hindu - News] ‘No proof that regulating Net will reduce piracy’

05:15 [Deutsche Welle] Should the US focus on 'global swing states'?

05:19 [The Hindu - News] Bangalore boy dies as gate crashes

05:23 [The Hindu - News] ‘Deadly’ prank on ex-judge to recover mobile phone dues

05:26 [CNET News] FCC approves Dish's plans for high-speed wireless

05:28 [Telegraph] North Korea 'sends satellite into orbit'

05:31 [The Hindu - News] Bad day for Bangalore’s children as they are branded, battered

05:32 [BBC: Entertainment] Music legend Ravi Shankar dies

05:39 [Sydney Morning Herald] Kevin's Christmas tragedy

05:49 [The Hindu - News] Agni-1 successfully test-fired

05:51 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:53 [BBC: Entertainment] Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies

05:55 [CNET News] Start-Ups Silicon Valley Ep. 6: Booty calls and booted dolls

05:55 [NPR] NHL Lockout Leaves Fans Out In The Cold

05:57 [AntiWar] America’s Wars: The Gifts That Keep on Giving

06:00 [Telegraph] Timeline: North Korea's nuclear and missile programs

06:04 [Global Voices] Russian Web Censorship Got You Down? Fight It With “Counter-Absurdity”!

06:05 [The Hindu - News] Treble up front with the concert space

06:06 [OpEdNews] Ravi Shankar Indian Collaborator with Beatles, R.I.P.

06:06 [Infoshop] Have a Merry Earth Liberation Front Christmas

06:08 [Guardian] Ravi Shankar dies

06:08 [Raw Story] Pope to answer questions of faith on Twitter

06:09 [CNN] Berlusconi warned not to target Germany

06:13 [Big Think] Penn Jillette: There's No War on Christmas. Let's Just Spread the Joy, Man!

06:14 [CNN] Xi stokes economic reform hopes in China

06:17 [Slashdot] North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

06:26 [CNET News] Facebook helps FBI take down $850M botnet crime ring

06:26 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

06:28 [The Hindu - News] Roadworks scam adds up to Rs. 10,000 crore: activist

06:30 [The Hindu - News] House panel to probe lapses

06:30 [Telegraph] Ravi Shankar dies aged 92

06:32 [The Hindu - News] Petitions for power tariff hike opposed

06:32 [CNN] Sitar legend Ravi Shankar, father of Norah Jones, dies at 92

06:33 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Ripe for Reduction

06:34 [The Hindu - News] For invalid nos., log on to Collectorate site

06:35 [CNET News] Facebook reigns as the best place to work

06:36 [OpEdNews] The revealingly substance-free fight over Susan Rice

06:36 [The Hindu - News] Ravi Shankar was a national treasure: Manmohan

06:38 [The Hindu - News] Amendment to sand policy on the cards

06:38 [Raw Story] Bloomberg: New Yorkers live longer due to health policies

06:42 [The Hindu - News] Cauvery row: Shettar to shepherd all-party delegation

06:42 [Fox News] BIAS ALERT: ABC Uses Hate Group to Show Gay Marriage Dissent

06:48 [The Hindu - News] Suvarna Vidhana Soudha protest: ‘Government to blame’

06:49 [CNN] White Britons no longer a majority in London

06:53 [Topix Activism News] ACLU seeks human rights probe of Padilla case

06:54 [The Hindu - News] Mangalore autorickshaw drivers demand minimum fare of Rs. 24

06:55 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Stocks gain on Fed stimulus, optimism from Germany

06:55 [Deutsche Welle] Army appeals for pro and anti-Morsi factions to talk

06:56 [Infoshop] Michigan police pepper-spray, arrest protesters opposing ‘right to work’ law

06:58 [Raw Story] Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies at 92

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Waste management better in Mangalore, says Prakash

07:02 [The Hindu - News] DYFI activist assaulted?

07:09 [The Hindu - News] Textile school students’ sit-in stir enters second day

07:10 [Fox News: politics] Panetta says Obama weighing US presence in Afghanistan after 2014

07:13 [The Hindu - News] 3 killed, 34 hurt as buses collide

07:16 [OpEdNews] Is Conservative Media One Big "Racket"?

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Action against footboard travel

07:19 [CNN] North Korea's rocket launches cost $1.3 billion

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Drug users call for humane rehabilitation services

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Three call centre employees arrested in road rage case

07:29 [Truthdig] Fighting Manifest Destiny

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Attack in Gurgaon revives memories of gang wars

07:31 [The Hindu - News] Three foreigners held at Delhi airport

07:32 [Telegraph] Energy bill rises will outpace inflation next year, forecasters warn

07:35 [Deutsche Welle] Gunman kills two in Oregon shopping mall shootings

07:41 [The Hindu - News] Moily backtracks on LPG cap after poll panel wrap

07:42 [Mother Jones] Fiscal Cliff Update

07:42 [Guardian] Peter Slipper case dismissed in sequel to Julia Gillard misogyny speech

07:43 [The Independent] North Korea defies warnings and launches long-range rocket

07:43 [The Hindu - News] Toll collection soon on ORR stretch-II

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Spurious drugs seized at Kukatpally

07:48 [Telegraph] Drunk blind man ran down girlfriend in car after drinking five bottles of wine

07:48 [Fin24 News] Zuma responds to banks, business leaders

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Mini-compost plants on the anvil

07:51 [The Hindu - News] Shamsheer Kotha: officials still clueless on articles lost

07:55 [CNET News] U.N. proposal renews concerns of Internet powergrab

07:59 [The Independent] A 'national treasure': Sittar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at age of 92

08:02 [The Hindu - News] At their fingertips

08:05 [Global Voices] Xinhua Is On Twitter

08:06 [Slashdot] Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage

08:09 [] Kazakhstan: Places of Worship Closed Under New Religion Law

08:09 [Mother Jones] Revisiting the Debt Ceiling Fiasco

08:10 [Guardian] Pat Finucane murder: new report to be published

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Wages on wheels

08:15 [Global Voices] Bangladesh: Media Criticized For Not Helping Murder Victim

08:18 [Telegraph] Evidence of 98 deaths at Florida reform school found

08:22 [The Hindu - News] Watch out, sex abusers homing in on children

08:24 [The Hindu - News] Who robbed river banks?

08:26 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:28 [CNN] China's reaction key as neighbors decry North Korea rocket launch

08:28 [The Hindu - News] Govt. orders judicial probe into Walmart lobbying

08:30 [Deutsche Welle] Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies at 92

08:30 [The Independent] Ice and fog hit dozens of flights

08:31 [Pravda] North Korea angers the world with Unha-3 launch

08:39 [Telegraph] Boy to turn 12 on 12/12/12 at 12.12pm

08:39 [The Onion] [Video] NASA: Water On Mercury Proves Planet Could Support Intergalactic Space Prison

08:41 [OpEdNews] Lawsuits for Information on Drones

08:41 [BBC: Science & Environment] Wildlife crime 'hurting nations'

08:44 [Guardian] Ravi Shankar, India's sitar maestro, dies

08:46 [The Independent] US expected to back Syrian opposition at meeting

08:46 [OpEdNews] Syria: Tightening the Noose

08:50 [Fox News] North Korea Fires Long-Range Rocket

08:50 [Russia Today] 12/12/12: Twelve must-know facts about last once-in-a-lifetime date this century

08:51 [Guardian] Gay marriage row: Ukip plans to derail David Cameron

08:51 [CNET News] MediaTek joins Samsung, Nvidia quad-core club

08:53 [Fin24 News] Sarb governor‚ board forgo salary hikes

09:03 [Guardian] North Korea launches successful rocket in face of criticism

09:05 [Telegraph] Norman Lamont: The economic crisis has been good for my career

09:05 [CNN] 'I felt like sitting ducks,' woman says after Oregon mall shooting leaves 3 dead

09:09 [The Hindu - News] Kochi biennale venues witness hectic work

09:13 [Raw Story] Ravi Shankar: a short journey and a music sampler

09:15 [The Hindu - News] PCB, councillors lock horns over HIL pollution allegation

09:16 [NPR] A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof, Monks Sell Rare Beer In U.S.

09:17 [Pravda] Galina Vishnevskaya to be buried next to her husband, Mstislav Rostropovich

09:21 [straight] A question of flatulence

09:23 [The Hindu - News] Charge-sheet filed in pipe bomb case

09:23 [Fin24 News] Inflation steady at 5.6%

09:25 [The Hindu - News] Government Rajaji Hospital blood bank sets a record

09:27 [The Hindu - News] Madurai Kamaraj University professor selected for award

09:29 [The Hindu - News] Bench asks for compliance report from Corporation Commissioner

09:30 [Russia Today] Spain gets €39bn aid for banking

09:32 [The Independent] US finds Afghan anti-corruption efforts 'deeply troubling'

09:32 [] US Officially Recognizes the unrepresentative ‘Syrian Opposition Coalition’

09:39 [The Hindu - News] Tweet your movie, say social media gurus

09:40 [Slashdot] Urbanization Has Left the Amazon Burning

09:44 [Fox News] Critics Slam White House Cuts Offer

09:47 [The Hindu - News] Kerala’s e-toilets to sanitise J&K

09:48 [The Independent] Antarctica team to drill in search for life two miles under ice

09:51 [NPR] N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

09:53 [Telegraph] North Korea satellite launch: international reaction

09:53 [CNN] North Korea silences doubters, raises fears with rocket launch

09:55 [Fin24 News] Electricity sparks SA industry turnover

09:56 [The Hindu - News] Dilution of public shareholding in sugar mill ruffles farmers

09:57 [New Statesman] How Osborne's benefit cuts could hurt the Tories in marginal seats

09:58 [New Internationalist] Soul and the city - words from graffiti artist Mohammed Ali

10:00 [The Hindu - News] Energy booth hopes to intensify awareness of conservation techniques

10:02 [The Hindu - News] Scanner cabins to monitor vehicles at Tiruchi Railway Junction ready

10:04 [Sydney Morning Herald] Lucky date breaks record

10:04 [The Hindu - News] Chavez recovering after surgery: Venezuela VP

10:04 [CNN] Object seen in orbit after North Korea carries out controversial rocket launch

10:04 [The Independent] US backs new Syrian opposition ahead of conference

10:07 [Telegraph] Sally Roberts: runaway mother in despair as boy's cancer returns

10:10 [Russia Today] ‘Jedi’ most popular alternative faith in UK – Census

10:14 [CNN] Timeline: North Korea's rocket-fueled obsession

10:16 [The Hindu - News] A learning experience: Aiswarya Dhanush

10:17 [Pravda] Labor's Last Stand

10:18 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) activists’ bid to lay siege to VMC foiled

10:21 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] No Basic Services for Oil Country

10:23 [Telegraph] Australia's former Speaker Peter Slipper cleared of sexual harassment

10:24 [The Hindu - News] Child Rights activists justify Oslo court verdict

10:27 [Guardian] North Korea rocket launch provokes widespread condemnation

10:28 [msnbc] 2 victims, gunman killed in Oregon mall shooting

10:28 [The Hindu - News] Mock coastal security drill on December 18, 19

10:34 [The Hindu - News] He pours life into canvas

10:35 [Deutsche Welle] Referendum to go ahead despite divisive demos

10:36 [The Independent] Three dead after gunman opens fire at Portland shopping centre

10:38 [The Hindu - News] Garbage heap a drag on Vizag’s image

10:40 [The Hindu - News] Chaos at TTD e-darshan centre

10:44 [Voice of America] Russia Criticizes US for Recognizing Syrian Opposition

10:44 [The Hindu - News] Rajni at 63

10:45 [Guardian] Live animal exports face tougher controls over welfare concerns

10:45 [Russia Today] ­Hermitage cleared of extremism claims, British artists refuse to come back to Russia

10:46 [Global Voices] Analysis on Water and Enviromental Bloggers in China

10:47 [Pravda] Intellectual property protected

10:51 [The Independent] Record number of people in work, reveal latest job figures

10:56 [Voice of America] International Powers React to Mali PM's Resignation

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Five children killed in wall collapse in Delhi


11:00 [CBC: politics] F-35 reports could be Christmas nightmare for government

11:01 [The Hindu - News] Blast kills one in Syrian capital

11:03 [The Hindu - News] Promoting all things dance

11:06 [The Independent] Postcard from... Delhi

11:08 [Topix Activism News] Cleveland Heights: Reward increased in dog shooting case

11:12 [Slashdot] Text Message Spammer Wants FCC To Declare Spam Filters Illegal

11:13 [The Hindu - News] Egyptians abroad vote on disputed constitution

11:13 [Telegraph] I used an animal psychic to talk to my dead cat, reveals Law & Order star Linus Roache

11:14 [Fin24 News] No change in rates expected soon

11:15 [The Hindu - News] Afghan police kill 9 Taliban fighters

11:15 [CNN] Don't let big brewers win beer wars

11:16 [CNN] Save wildlife from trafficking

11:21 [zero hedge] Silver Rally Due - Seasonally Strong Mid December To End of April

11:21 [The Hindu - News] Back and forth in time

11:21 [The Independent] Result of post mortem on Kate Middleton hoax nurse Jacintha Saldanha to be released tomorrow

11:23 [The Hindu - News] Sri Lankan lawyers go on strike over CJ’s impeachment process

11:24 [CNN] Mali names new prime minister in abrupt change of leadership

11:25 [Telegraph] Met Police use electrical 'hum' to solve crimes

11:25 [The Hindu - News] Waiting tables with a smile

11:26 [Global Voices] Japan's Indigenous Ainu Head to New Zealand

11:27 [OpEdNews] Op-Ed #1

11:29 [Guardian] Pat Finucane's son says family's expectations of report are low

11:31 [The Hindu - News] More about smooth talk than muscle

11:32 [OpEdNews] Secession Obsession Unabated

11:33 [Pravda] Russia to say goodbye to radar station in Azerbaijan

11:33 [The Hindu - News] Loving that beat

11:34 [CNN] HSBC to spend $700m vetting clients

11:35 [Guardian] UK unemployment falls as private sector jobs hit all-time high

11:35 [Deutsche Welle] Malian women demand voice in negotiations

11:35 [The Hindu - News] A perspective from the roof of the world

11:37 [The Independent] Wrong number turns out to be Mr Right

11:38 [CNN] How Scandinavia's 'CEO of ideas' puts creativity into action

11:40 [Slate Magazine] Angie’s Leg, Sarcastic Rover, and Romney’s Binders

11:40 [Russia Today] Busta Rhymes to shout for Silgado in Moscow

11:41 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Merkel lowers expectations for EU summit - live

11:41 [The Hindu - News] Moving with the times

11:43 [New Statesman] Kids Read Comics: a popular revival

11:44 [Voice of America] Egyptian Army Chief Calls for Unity Talks

11:46 [The Hindu - News] All for a late night cuppa

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Outburst only “the first step”: Mayawati

11:48 [New Internationalist] The ‘curse’ of Philippine floods

11:50 [Fox News] North Korea Condemned for Defiant Long-Range Rocket Launch

11:53 [The Independent] London restaurant owners angry and confused over Westminster council's rare burger crackdown

11:54 [Truthdig] Israel’s Apartheid Deepens, Along With Its Global Isolation

11:55 [Russia Today] Rivals to talk unity as Egypt shakes in referendum fever

11:56 [Global Voices] Venezuela and the WCIT-12

12:00 [The Hindu - News] Spin back to an older groove

12:00 [Slate Magazine] The Roger Williams Code

12:00 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Past Is Gone: Why Liberals Should Rethink States' Rights

12:02 [NATO] Secretary General condemns North Korea’s rocket launch

12:03 [Pravda] Has Hugo Chavez said goodbye to the world?

12:03 [New Statesman] Business quote of the day: "Stunning failures of oversight"

12:04 [The Hindu - News] BCCI president blocked Dhoni's removal: Amarnath

12:06 [CNN] Photos: 75 amazing sports moments you missed this year

12:09 [Guardian] Nurse who died after royal baby prank call was found hanged

12:11 [AL JAZEERA] Syrian opposition meeting opens in Morocco

12:11 [Telegraph] North Korea rocket launch has got the West's attention

12:12 [The Hindu - News] No major changes in Kuwait's new government

12:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] Will MTC open its door to bus safety?

12:15 [Mother Jones] Side Order of Toxic Blue Algae With Your Burger?

12:15 [Russia Today] Russia needs a free market economy, rather than capitalism – Putin

12:15 [Deutsche Welle] EU banking union appears to have overcome impasse

12:18 [Spiegel] A Cold Heart for Europe: Merkel's Dispassionate Approach to the Euro Crisis

12:22 [straight] New on DVD/Blu-ray: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Pitch Perfect, Premium Rush, Total Recall

12:23 [Foreign Policy in Focus] President Obama Stands Poised to Reward Assad's Biggest Supporter

12:24 [The Independent] Kye Soanes rumoured to take Christopher Maloney's place on X Factor tour

12:24 [Truthdig] There’s an App for That

12:25 [Good] How to Make the Most of Your Holiday Giving

12:26 [Spiegel] French-German Compromise: Chances Improve for EU Deal on Bank Supervision

12:27 [Telegraph] Japanese woman at centre of murder case found dead in cell

12:28 [Big Think] Book Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood

12:30 [Russia Today] Coaches opt for Shrikov as Russia’s best player

12:32 [Slashdot] Microsoft To Apple: Don't Take Your Normal 30% Cut of Office For iOS

12:34 [New Statesman] The pope tweets for the first time, in front of an audience of hundreds: video

12:37 [The Hindu - News] Hang up on prank calls

12:38 [CNN] Who was nurse Jacintha Saldanha?

12:39 [The Hindu - News] New sound waves

12:40 [The Independent] M6 section shut after tanker fire

12:41 [Global Voices] ¿Does Peru have Internet Freedom?

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat goes to poll tomorrow

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat goes to polls tomorrow

12:45 [Deutsche Welle] South Korea condems North Korea's successful rocket launch

12:46 [Spiegel] Tight Squeeze in Hamburg: World's Largest Container Ship Visits Germany

12:48 [Voice of America] Little Compromise Ahead of Egyptian Referendum

12:49 [New Statesman] Growing from the middle out: the US economy in Obama’s second term

12:50 [Deutsche Welle] German inflation rate drops below 2 percent mark

12:55 [The Independent] Ice and fog cause bring travel chaos to Britain as temperatures hit minus 10

12:57 [The Hindu - News] China revokes new Shanghai Catholic bishop's title

12:57 [Telegraph] A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese

12:58 [Voice of America] Indian Sitarist Ravi Shankar Dies

13:01 [Guardian] Scotland to ban cigarette displays in shops after court challenge fails

13:04 [Raw Story] Disco queen Donna Summer named to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Texting comes of age?

13:05 [CNET News] CES 2013 preview: Computers and accessories

13:07 [The Hindu - News] Ministers hold new attempt to agree on eurozone bank supervisor

13:08 [zero hedge] Dollar and Yen Remain Soft

13:10 [The Atlantic: International] Behind Obama's Chemical-Weapons Double Standard

13:11 [The Independent] Max Clifford denies breaching former royal butler Paul Burrell's confidentiality by passing personal details to News of the World

13:14 [Telegraph] Spelling mistake meant officers missed opportunity to save murdered woman

13:14 [Raw Story] Ex-Russian cop on trial for journalist’s murder


13:15 [CNN] Pope Benedict sends first personal tweet

13:20 [New Statesman] Elise Andrew: "There is a lot of pseudo-science and nonsense out there on the internet"

13:20 [The Atlantic: Technology] How Science Changes

13:21 [CNN] What's new at hotels on the slopes

13:22 [Global Voices] Chinese-American Children Left Behind in China

13:22 [CNN: Money] OIL COULD FALL TO $50

13:24 [Raw Story] Jerusalem sites sprayed with anti-Christian graffiti

13:25 [] 'Godfather of World Music' Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

13:25 [New Statesman] We shouldn't play fast and loose with intellectual property

13:25 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank raided for suspected tax fraud

13:26 [CNET News] Apple TV is in 'early stage of testing,' report says

13:26 [CNN] Women: How do you plan to get ahead at work in 2013?

13:26 [NPR] 'Global Chorus Of Condemnation' After North Korea's Rocket Launch

13:27 [The Independent] Firefighters hurt in M6 tanker blaze

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Pope hits 1M mark as he tweets, ‘Dear Friends...’

13:28 [CNN] Hertz boss: We've cut costs by 25%

13:29 [Raw Story] Egypt splits constitution vote into two rounds

13:29 [AL JAZEERA] Egypt opposition to vote 'no' in referendum

13:29 [Guardian] Christmas food and drink - interactive hamper

13:30 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Pope Has Tweeted

13:32 [Telegraph] Vatican publishes book about Pope's relationship with fish

13:32 [The Hindu - News] Royal hoax call: autopsy results on nurse expected on Thursday

13:33 [BBC: Technology] Arrests over $850m Facebook crime

13:33 [Fox News: politics] Obama's fiscal cliff strategy is tricky balance

13:34 [CNN] Armani, Bulgari, Nobu: Luxury brands have designs on hotel market

13:36 [CNET News] Flickr's new iPhone app puts mobile front and center

13:38 [zero hedge] Overnight Sentiment: All About QE4EVA

13:38 [Voice of America] US Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

13:39 [Raw Story] Uruguayan congress moves to legalize same sex marriage

13:42 [The Independent] Ian Burrell: It's a shame Leveson saved his insights about the relationship between new and old media for his fans downunder

13:47 [Guardian] Maria Miller should 'recuse herself' – Hacked Off spokesman

13:48 [CNN] Corinthians end Al-Ahly's CWC run

13:50 [The Hindu - News] Adding dimensions to sound

13:50 [Russia Today] India probes Wal-Mart lobbing practices

13:51 [Deutsche Welle] Greek buy-back program helps lighten debt load

13:52 [CNN] Ouch! Holiday health hazards abound

13:55 [] Putin to Central Asia: Join Customs Union, Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink

13:56 [New Statesman] PMQs review: Miliband's fiercest attack yet on the welfare cuts

13:56 [CNN] Generals: Get real and cut Pentagon spending

13:57 [zero hedge] Obama Likely To Approve Gold Sanctions on Iran As Currency Wars Escalate

13:57 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: In a polarised Egypt, the thugs and the remnants return to centre stage

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Dangerous paradise

14:04 [CNN] Brazil love motel for pets opens doors

14:04 [Voice of America] Panetta in Afghanistan to Discuss Troop Drawdown

14:04 [The Hindu - News] Look who’s the Guest!

14:05 [Disinformation] Jedi Religion Most Popular Alternative Religion In UK

14:05 [Russia Today] India probes Wal-Mart lobbying practices

14:05 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Obama Can—and Must—Cut Defense Spending

14:07 [The Onion] Corrections: Dream Kitchens

14:08 [CNN] Dealing with a different holiday trip: the guilt trip

14:10 [The Hindu - News] Better future for football?

14:11 [AL JAZEERA] Egypt opposition to vote 'no' on constitution

14:11 [NPR] As Shots Rang Out In Oregon Mall, Shoppers And Santa Dove For Cover

14:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Savers look for higher yields

14:12 [Guardian] Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

14:12 [Global Voices] Corruption Perceptions around the World

14:14 [The Hindu - News] Mandela making progress, say officials

14:15 [Reuters] North Korea launches rocket , raising nuclear arms stakes

14:15 [Fox News] UNCIVIL UNION: Conservative Comedian Punched at Labor Protest

14:16 [The Hindu - News] Zee boss agrees to lie-detector test

14:17 [Global Voices] Radio Okapi Interfered with by Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo

14:19 [CNET News] Whitney Houston earns top spot among Google's 2012 searches

14:20 [The Atlantic: Politics] Don't Cut Social Security—Double It

14:22 [Slashdot] How Websites Know Your Email Address the First Time You Visit

14:23 [The Hindu - News] Pitching for poetry

14:26 [Deutsche Welle] Ukrainians veer toward right-wing nationalism

14:27 [The Hindu - News] Coming years crucial for Russia: Putin

14:29 [The Independent] David Cameron: Labour is the party of 'unlimited welfare'

14:30 [Reuters] "Friends of Syria" group recognizes opposition coalition

14:31 [The Hindu - News] 'Pet'ty issues!

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Puppy talk

14:35 [] Europe to Go to Azerbaijan Again

14:35 [Slate Magazine] The Great Schism in the Environmental Movement

14:37 [Spiegel] Extreme Drilling: Searching for Life Under the Antarctic Ice Sheet

14:37 [The Hindu - News] Auto anna

14:40 [] Is Embrace of Syrian Rebels Preparation for US Intervention?

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Food for thought

14:41 [CNN: Money] TOP 8 UNION JOBS

14:41 [Fox News] ROGUE ROCKET: North Korea a Step Closer to Being a Nuke Threat to US

14:43 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa grants subsidy to procure power

14:43 [International Crisis Group] The Gulf of Guinea: The New Danger Zone

14:45 [The Hindu - News] Shawarma to Uppuma

14:45 [Russia Today] At least 125 people killed in Alawite village in Syria

14:46 [Guardian] Pat Finucane report: army handlers 'helped loyalist gunmen select targets'

14:46 [Financial Times] Egypt opposition changes stance on vote

14:49 [CNN] U.S. may push sanctions for North Korea after rocket launch

14:49 [The Hindu - News] Good Grief

14:50 [Telegraph] Boy turns 12 on 12/12/12 at 12.12pm

14:50 [Russia Today] Politicians see Putin’s address as national program of development

14:50 [Reuters: politics] Outlook remains cloudy for "fiscal cliff" deal

14:52 [CNN] Dangling on the edge: Life of a daredevil photographer

14:52 [Global Voices] Kuku's Case Reignites Racism Debate in Portugal

14:54 [Voice of America] Indonesia Identifies New Strain of Bird Flu

14:55 [zero hedge] Baltic Dry Plunges By Over 8% Overnight, Most Since 2008

14:55 [The Atlantic: National] No Teachers, No Class, No Homework. Would You Send Your Kids Here?

14:58 [CNET News] Google's Schmidt: Android is 'winning that war' with Apple

14:59 [Raw Story] Colbert says he’s contractually obligated to observe ‘Fiscal Cliffmas’

14:59 [zero hedge] Sweden's Riksbank to Increase Reserves

15:00 [Russia Today] Corinthians first to make Club World Cup final

15:01 [Deutsche Welle] Push to develop open source software

15:01 [New Statesman] Vodka, capitalism and Russia's "mortality crisis"

15:01 [The Hindu - News] Lt. Gen. challenges promotion of 2 colleagues

15:02 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Fatah and Hamas approve commemoration programmes in West Bank and Gaza

15:04 [Raw Story] Topless activists stage anti-corruption protest as fight erupts in Ukraine’s new parliament

15:05 [CNET News] Microsoft Surface tablet arrives at Best Buy today

15:05 [Russia Today] Renault-Nissan to take over Russia’s Avtovaz by 2014

15:06 [NPR] McAfee To Be Released, Supporters Say

15:08 [Slashdot] Engineers Use Electrical Hum To Fight Crime

15:10 [Fin24 News] CSC sells Paxus to rebalance portfolio

15:11 [msnbc: politics] One step forward, two steps back on fiscal cliff

15:12 [CNN] Singer, reality TV star Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

15:12 [Topix Activism News] Student in Balochistan Shot Dead by Military 'Goons'

15:12 [OpEdNews] Response to Choquette-Johnson Study

15:14 [The Hindu - News] Only time will tell

15:15 [The Independent] Uproar in Argentina after high-profile Marita Veron sex slave trial clears accused

15:18 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin calls on Russian families to have three children

15:18 [CNN] For Tolkien fans, 'Hobbit' premiere is a family reunion

15:21 [Deutsche Welle] German fooball clubs talk stadium security

15:22 [The Hindu - News] Going beyond the glitter

15:22 [Global Voices] Reflections on Teaching in Portuguese in East Timor

15:26 [Guardian] Vladimir Putin warns foreigners not to intervene in Russian politics

15:26 [The Hindu - News] Empowering women

15:27 [Global Voices] University in Benin Changes its Name after Equatoguinean Dictator

15:28 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Abbas does not rule out going to International Criminal Court

15:28 [The Hindu - News] Keeping it simple

15:29 [Raw Story] UN to vote in favor of universal health care

15:29 [The Progressive] We need to make best use of immigrants in our economy

15:30 [] US Calls North Korea's Falling Debris 'Highly Provocative'

15:31 [The Independent] Gary Glitter re-bailed in Savile sex abuse inquiry

15:31 [New Statesman] Will Balls be forced to use the 50p tax to protect benefits?

15:32 [Guardian] Rebekah Brooks took £10.8m compensation from News Corp

15:34 [The Onion] LOS ANGELES—While stuck in traffic, Neil Samdy daydreamed about what it would be like to be stuck in traffic in a flying car.

15:34 [Telegraph] Inheritance tax receipts rise by 7pc

15:35 [The Atlantic: Technology] Google's Look Back on 2012 Will Warm Your Heart, Give You Feelings

15:35 [AL JAZEERA] Syria opposition officially recognised

15:36 [CNN] Egyptian opposition won't sit out vote

15:36 [Fin24 News] Union: Domestic workers let down

15:37 [Global Voices] Puerto Rico: Web-based Activism Calls for Boycott of La Comay

15:38 [Guardian] Pat Finucane report: David Cameron apologises over killing

15:38 [zero hedge] How A Handful Of Unsupervised MIT Economists Run The World

15:38 [CNET News] Get an iPod Shuffle bundle for $39

15:39 [Voice of America] Main Opposition Rejects Ghana Election Results

15:39 [Raw Story] Perry’s radical anti-abortion agenda includes 20-week ban

15:39 [CNN] Sudan: Israeli 'spy vulture' nabbed during reconnaissance mission

15:40 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Sochi 2014: An Olympic Preview

15:40 [msnbc] 2 victims, gunman killed in Oregon mall shooting

15:41 [Slashdot] Hacked Review System Leads To Fake Reviews and Retraction of Scientific Papers

15:43 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Settlers attack families of Palestinian prisoners

15:43 [AL JAZEERA] 'Friends of Syria' recognise opposition

15:44 [The Hindu - News] PMO rejects Modi’s claim on Sir Creek

15:45 [CBC: politics] Elections calls case back in court for Day 3

15:45 [BBC: Education] Gove urges teacher action pay cut

15:46 [Fox News] MALL RAMPAGE: Gunman That Killed 2 'Tentatively' Identified

15:48 [The Hindu - News] City of ART!

15:49 [Spiegel] Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood: Who Really Holds the Reins in Egypt?

15:50 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Ministers gather in Brussels to thrash out bank supervision deal - live

15:50 [The Hindu - News] Sushi, satay, sake and more at Sian

15:52 [] Democracy Now!: Beyond Benghazi: Partisan Rift over Susan Rice Ignores Sordid Record on War, Africa and Keystone XL

15:54 [Raw Story] TV meteorologist fired after responding to racial remarks on Facebook

15:54 [The Hindu - News] An underused law

15:55 [Slate Magazine] Manger Mania

15:55 [CNN] Will 401(k) plans keep getting worse?

15:56 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Dreams of a ‘Green Utopia’ Wither in the Maghreb

15:56 [The Hindu - News] Voicing social issues

15:57 [New Statesman] New Statesman cover | 17 December

15:59 [Raw Story] Tea party condemns children’s book about anarchy

16:00 [Disinformation] DisinfoCast 37: Rupert Sheldrake, ‘Science Set Free’

16:00 [The Hindu - News] Sharing their success

16:01 [Deutsche Welle] German state cashes in big on TLG property sell-off

16:02 [The Hindu - News] On a roll

16:03 [CNET News] Square to ink payment-processing deal with Burberry -- report

16:04 [Big Think] Astrobiologists Prepare To Hop Aboard SOFIA

16:04 [Caritas Internationalis] Caritas Portugal wins human rights award

16:04 [The Onion] American Voices: Scientist Names Ancient Lizard After Obama

16:04 [Telegraph] Two thirds of Pakistan MPs 'dodged income tax'

16:05 [The Hindu - News] I am…

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Rejoice in the music

16:07 [Spiegel] Surprise in the West: Rocket Launch Reveals Ignorance of North Korea

16:08 [zero hedge] This Is What A Billion Dollar Patent Lawsuit Does For You!

16:11 [The Nation] Once Again, Senate Republicans Reject International Human Rights

16:13 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel raids several towns around Hebron, firing tear gas and acoustic bullets

16:13 [msnbc: politics] Estate tax playing unheralded role in revenue struggle

16:15 [CNN] Arizona charity's Wal-Mart snub may have paid off

16:15 [The Atlantic: International] The Winners and Losers of North Korea's Missile Launch

16:16 [Mostly Water] Lawsuits for Information on Drones

16:17 [Voice of America] Pope Benedict Sends First Tweet

16:19 [Mostly Water] Egypt: "The People Want the Regime to Fall"

16:20 [CNN] Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies at 92

16:21 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Michigan Right-to-Work Battle: A Preview of Labor Battles to Come

16:22 [NPR] Just Because We Can: 12 Lines Of 12 Words Each About 12-12-12

16:22 [New Statesman] Sing for your supper

16:23 [Mostly Water] Syria: Tightening the Noose

16:24 [Raw Story] ‘Whitney Houston’ is the world’s most popular search in 2012

16:25 [Slate Magazine] Dear Prudence: Hair-Raising Dilemma

16:26 [The Atlantic: Politics] Boehner and Obama No Closer to Fiscal-Cliff Deal After Latest Offers

16:26 [Deutsche Welle] Green governor taps into Japanese fears

16:27 [Slashdot] Linux Nukes 386 Support

16:27 [The Hindu - News] Entering the world of cinema

16:28 [msnbc] Sheriff: Oregon mall gunman was on 'a mission' to kill

16:29 [Foreign Policy in Focus] The Pentagon Is Ripe for Reduction

16:29 [Raw Story] Smugglers use cannon to fire 85 pounds of marijuana into Arizona

16:34 [Big Think] Organizing Online for Down Ballot Progressive Political Campaigns

16:34 [Guardian] One in three primary school leavers are obese or overweight

16:35 [CNET News] Sharper BlackBerry 10 L phone images surface

16:35 [CNN: Living] Giving back

16:36 [Pravda] Putin: Russia did not start in 1917 or 1991

16:36 [Telegraph] Gay marriage: Church of England signals it could 'live with' Government plans

16:37 [New Statesman] Ideology beats the facts as Gove pushes performance-related pay

16:37 [Spiegel] 'False Glamour': Top Gallerist Explains Art Market Euphoria

16:39 [zero hedge] Is This The Chart Making Bernanke Nervous?

16:40 [Russia Today] Detected via Facebook: FBI arrests International cyber-crime gang

16:40 [Slate Magazine] Parenthood Season 4

16:41 [Deutsche Welle] 'The Syrian opposition must get its act together'

16:42 [Slashdot] Qt Developer Days 2012 Videos Released

16:42 [New Statesman] James Harding resigns as editor of The Times

16:43 [CNET News] Dayton Audio's almost-too-good-to-be-true Sub-800 subwoofer

16:43 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Jewish settlers vandalise Islamic and Christian sites in Jerusalem

16:44 [Raw Story] The Increasingly Hysterical Attempts to Drum Up a War on Christmas

16:45 [Mostly Water] Outburst of Loyalist Violence in Northern Ireland

16:49 [The Independent] Why your business needs insurance to be credible

16:51 [CNN] Remains found at wreckage of singer's plane

16:54 [New Internationalist] Tate faces members’ revolt over BP

16:57 [CNN: Money] HSBC: TOO BIG TO JAIL?

16:58 [Amnesty International] Egypt: ‘Outrageous’ guilty verdict in blasphemy case an assault on free expression

16:59 [CNN] Sheriff's office: No connection between Oregon gunman, victims

17:00 [Disinformation] The Psyche Of The Wall Street Quant

17:03 [The Onion] Infographic: Preparing For The Mayan 'Doomsday Prophecy'

17:04 [Big Think] Love, Love Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink

17:05 [The Independent] Wizard garb helped McKellen re-conjure Gandalf

17:06 [CNET News] Amazon to start charging sales tax in Massachusetts

17:06 [Telegraph] Meet Silvio Berlusconi's new girlfriend Francesca Pascale - 50 years his junior

17:08 [The Hindu - News] ‘Social media removed the fetters’

17:08 [zero hedge] Goldman's BOE Tentacle Has Not Even Arrived And Already Advocates Massive Money Printing

17:08 [Guardian] Times editor James Harding resigns

17:10 [Slate Magazine] The Feminist Fertility Myth

17:10 [The Atlantic: International] How to Free Turkey's Media

17:12 [The Hindu - News] Cinema an uplifting medium: Paul Cox

17:12 [New Statesman] Cutting development spending now would be self-defeating

17:13 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

17:13 [Voice of America] US Central Bank Weighing New Stimulus

17:14 [Raw Story] Princeton freshman: Scalia’s ‘reduction to the absurd’ defense was absurd

17:15 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Wounded and Sick Trapped in War-Torn Syrian City

17:15 [Russia Today] ­Lost art: Zurich loses over 15 per cent of its collection

17:15 [Fin24 News] UIF official guilty of fraud

17:16 [Mother Jones] The GOP's War Against Unions Is Now Entering the Endgame

17:16 [Slashdot] Has the Mythical Unicorn of Materials Science Finally Been Found?

17:16 [Deutsche Welle] Germany approves bill to protect male circumcision

17:19 [CNN] Gaza perfume named after Hamas rocket, inspired by Palestinian 'victory'

17:20 [The Independent] James Harding steps down as editor of The Times

17:21 [The Atlantic: National] First Nights in America: What Arriving as a Refugee Looks Like

17:21 [Pravda] The stupidity of US Foreign Policy

17:22 [New Statesman] British Comics Week: Small press, big talent

17:23 [BBC: Technology] Facebook changes privacy settings

17:26 [CNET News] Google to shutter shopping search engine in China

17:27 [zero hedge] FOMC Preview: Expiration, Extension, And 'Evans' Rule

17:27 [Spiegel] Sinti, Roma and Racism: Report Blasts Berlin's Inaction

17:34 [This Magazine] WTF Wednesday: Katy Perry announces that she’s not a feminist

17:35 [Russia Today] German police raids Deutsche Bank office in tax fraud probe

17:36 [The Independent] Hacked Off spokesman calls for Maria Miller to step aside from Leveson decision over expenses row

17:36 [Pravda] Video of Syrian boy beheading hostages shocks the world

17:41 [The Atlantic: International] Is China Really the 80th Most Corrupt Country on Earth?

17:45 [Voice of America] Mandela Making Progress with Treatment

17:46 [Mother Jones] After Right-to-Work, Michigan GOP Pivots to...Shariah?

17:47 [Slashdot] Zero Day Hole In Samsung Smart TVs Could Have TV Watching You

17:49 [CBC: politics] Poll evidence shows misleading robocalls widespread, court hears

17:49 [Raw Story] Silverman to ‘bros’: Support reproductive rights ‘if you ever want to see a vagina ever again’

17:52 [NPR] Census: We Continue To Get Older And More Diverse; Though More Slowly

17:53 [New Statesman] Leader: Leveson, the press and transparency

17:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] From Eden to Where?

17:55 [Telegraph] Muslim woman committed suicide after "lifestyle attacked on Facebook"

17:55 [zero hedge] When Even The Stage Attacks Glenn Hubbard

17:55 [CNET News] Facebook privacy settings get reworked once again

17:55 [AL JAZEERA] Syria opposition wins international backing

17:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] Seeing children

17:58 [CNN] The no-regrets plan for your office party

17:58 [CNET News] iPad Mini to travel to Russia this Friday

17:59 [BBC: Technology] London bus fares go contactless

18:00 [CNN] Waiting for Japan's election: Could the the 'Abe trade' be justified?

18:00 [Reuters] Boehner: serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff"

18:00 [The Atlantic: Technology] Picture 2012: An Israeli Drone at a Swiss Air Base

18:00 [Russia Today] Assange to run for Australian Senate, start Wikileaks party

18:02 [Reuters: politics] Boehner: serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff"

18:03 [The Onion] Kim Jong-Un's Wife Escapes North Korea In Long-Range Missile

18:03 [CNET News] iPad Mini sales likely hurt by supply problems, Sterne Agee says

18:04 [Big Think] Argo Celebrates One Million Ocean Observations

18:04 [Truthdig] Picking Up a $170 Billion Tab

18:06 [Deutsche Welle] Ghana's opposition refuses to concede defeat

18:07 [NPR] Women Can Be Abusers Too

18:07 [CNN: Entertainment] Ravi Shankar dies

18:08 [The Independent] 31 allegations of rape made against Jimmy Savile in sex abuse inquiry

18:08 [zero hedge] Direct Buying Soars, Indirect Plunges In Today's $21 Billion 10 Year Reopening

18:09 [Telegraph] Israel foreign minister risks wrath of the West with appeasement claim

18:12 [CNN] Bosnian Serb intel chief sentenced for Srebrenica massacre

18:13 [The Hindu - News] An elated Chisti feels vindicated

18:14 [CNN] 'Glee's' Jane Lynch moves from screen to page

18:16 [Russia Today] Up in smoke: Amsterdam’s mayor to ban marijuana at schools

18:16 [Mother Jones] Two Obvious Questions About Republican Strategy

18:17 [Spiegel] Head Office Raided in Tax Probe: Deutsche Bank CEO Under Investigation

18:17 [World Policy Institute] Latin America’s Top 5 News Stories of 2012

18:19 [Raw Story] O’Reilly attacks ‘wimpy Christians’ for not freaking out about ‘war on Christmas’

18:19 [Fox News] GOP: We're Here Until Deal Is Done

18:19 [Truthdig] Jon Stewart Nearly Quit ‘The Daily Show’ Because of ‘Asshole’ Colleagues

18:20 [CNET News] Is your bus bugged for sound?

18:21 [Russia Today] ­To Russia with love! Justin Bieber to perform in Moscow

18:21 [The Atlantic: National] Some People Like the New UC Logo!

18:21 [Doctors Without Borders] [Video] Fatal Neglect: The Global Health Revolution's Forgotten Patients

18:22 [Pravda] DPRK enters space

18:22 [Slashdot] PostgreSQL 9.3 Will Feature UPDATEable Views

18:26 [CNN] Syrian opposition gets recognition; fight rages on

18:26 [Fin24 News] JSE at new high on US expectations

18:27 [] Health Center Fees at SSU

18:29 [Spiegel] Preparing for Life after Assad: International Community Mulls Syria's Future

18:33 [Moral Low Ground] Florida Teen Jessica Laney Kills Herself after Incessant Cyberbullying

18:34 [Truthdig] The Revolution Continues in Challenge to Morsi

18:35 [The Atlantic: Technology] Big Changes Coming to Facebook's Privacy Controls

18:35 [] Egypt: Thousands Protest over Constitutional Referendum

18:36 [CNET News] Tardis PC will be your computer companion

18:38 [zero hedge] JiNGLe BeN WiTH LyRiCS...

18:39 [Reuters] Boehner: Serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff"

18:41 [Telegraph] Nuclear submariner tried to pass secrets to Russians to 'hurt' Royal Navy

18:41 [straight] B.C.’s One Degree Organic Foods feeds veganic farming movement

18:41 [Deutsche Welle] UN condemns ousting of Mali's Diarra

18:42 [] US State Department Reports on Human Traffick

18:43 [Reuters: politics] Boehner: Serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff"

18:44 [Raw Story] Teamsters president warns of brewing ‘civil war’ in Michigan

18:44 [CNET News] Samsung knocks Apple maps in Sydney marketing stunt

18:46 [Russia Today] Facebook blocks users say over privacy rules

18:46 [CBC: politics] Wednesdays with @Kady: Unwrap F-35 report, check price tag

18:46 [The Atlantic: Politics] Video/GIF of the Day: CNBC Set Smacks Glenn Hubbard Over the Fiscal Cliff

18:46 [CNN] Seven tips for safer online shopping

18:46 [Mother Jones] Bachmann Says Obama Seeks to "Lift up Islamists"

18:46 [Fox News] LURED INTO AMBUSH? Victim Seen on Video Seconds Before Murder

18:48 [Slashdot] Intel Announces Atom S1200 SoC For High Density Servers

18:49 [Raw Story] WWF: Illegal wildlife poaching ‘threatens national security’

18:49 [Voice of America] New Ukraine Parliament Opens Amid Protests

18:49 [Mostly Water] An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama’s Human Rights Record

18:49 [Spiegel] Budget Airline Blames Tailwind: Ryanair Faces Criticism Over September Incident

18:51 [Russia Today] Facebook blocks users' say over privacy rules

18:51 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Putin's 'disappointing' State of the Nation Address


18:53 [CNN] Chavez faces "complex and difficult" recovery, vice president says

18:54 [CNN] N. Korea's launch sparks worries about nukes, Iran and the Pacific

18:54 [New Statesman] Londoners, time to put your Oyster card in a different wallet

18:54 [The Independent] British snowboarder Emily Watts in critical condition after accident in French Alps

18:55 [Telegraph] Notre Dame's birthday celebrations marred by row over bells

18:57 [NPR] Wal-Mart's Lobbying In U.S. To Be Probed By Indian Government

18:58 [CNN: Technology] Facebook to overhaul its privacy controls

18:58 [Global Voices] Bolivian Cyber Activists Uncover Potential QR Code Patent

18:59 [Raw Story] Supreme Court to make procedural ruling on who can argue DOMA case

19:00 [Good] Want to Get America Back on Track? Realize the True Purpose of Schools

19:00 [Disinformation] Guerrilla Urban Planners Redo Mexico City By Painting Bike Lanes, Sidewalks, And Crosswalks

19:01 [msnbc: politics] NBC/WSJ poll: Two-thirds support balanced deficit deal

19:04 [The Onion] Man Has Such Good Friends They'll Let Him Drink Himself To Death Right Before Their Eyes

19:04 [Financial Times] Motlanthe to challenge Zuma for ANC job

19:05 [BBC: Education] Exam boards defend GCSE row role

19:05 [The Atlantic: Technology] 55555, or, How to Laugh Online in Other Languages

19:06 [CNET News] Apple could make bid for map firm TomTom, analyst says

19:07 [CNN] Etan Patz murder suspect due in court

19:08 [BBC: Also in the news] Africa papers carry Tyson spoof

19:08 [CNN] Champion skier Lindsey Vonn vows to fight on in bid to race the men

19:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Outrage Over Acquittal in Argentine Sex Trafficking Case

19:13 [CNN: Money] FED'S MAGIC NUMBER: 6.5%

19:16 [Mother Jones] Climate Scientist Reviews Glenn Beck's Enviro Conspiracy Novel

19:18 [OpEdNews] Mindless American Support For Israel May Be Cracking

19:19 [Raw Story] Pope’s tweeting draws mockery

19:21 [CNN] Chalet stay or chalet go now?

19:22 [Topix Activism News] Topless activists stage anti-corruption protest as fight erupts in Ukraine's new parliament

19:23 [msnbc] NBC/WSJ poll: Two-thirds support balanced deficit deal

19:23 [Guardian] 100,000 students coming to UK face immigration interviews

19:23 [CNN] Aleppo Today TV becomes vital news source amid Syria's chaos

19:26 [The Independent] Pat Finucane's IRA and other republican clients made him deeply unpopular in police and military circles

19:27 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: As it happened - December 12, 2012

19:29 [Raw Story] Fox News host: Undocumented students can submit ‘night vision video’ for free college

19:30 [CNET News] FCC makes progress on freeing up spectrum

19:31 [CNN] It's She-Ra 2.0: The dramatic beginning

19:32 [zero hedge] FOMC Market Reaction: Equities Up, TSY Yields Up'er, Commodities Up'est

19:34 [The Onion] [audio] Deadly New Virus Found To Be 'Real Squiggly'

19:34 [This Magazine] This Magazine needs your help!

19:36 [Slate Magazine] The Culture Gabfest: “I Normally Have To Be Drunk Off My Ass To Do This” Edition

19:36 [Russia Today] Russian Dream Team gear up for Euro Hockey Tour (PHOTOS)

19:36 [Slashdot] UT Professor Resigns Over Fracking Conflict of Interest

19:38 [Utne] From East to West

19:38 [OpEdNews] Those Americans Who Live in the Middle Class but, Incredibly, Support the Forces Who Want to Dismantle It

19:39 [Big Think] New Project Seeks To Turn Down Ocean Noise

19:39 [CNET News] Verizon-Redbox takes on Netflix with lower price

19:39 [Raw Story] Pippa Middleton defends ‘glaringly obvious’ party planning book

19:41 [Care] Eastern Congo: CARE Calls for More Protection for Camps Around Goma

19:41 [Guardian] North Korean rocket launch condemned internationally

19:41 [Telegraph] Jimmy Savile accused of over 30 rapes in decades of abuse

19:42 [The Independent] Senior David Cameron aide accused of threatening newspaper over Maria Miller investigation

19:44 [CNN] Lindsay Lohan has probation revoked, is ordered to appear in court

19:46 [Mother Jones] At Midnight, Loud TV Commercials Will Go Away

19:46 [Deutsche Welle] Italians react to Berlusconi's political comeback

19:48 [AL JAZEERA] Several bomb explosions reported in Damascus

19:48 [Mostly Water] Investigation Finds Half of People Shot by Police Are Mentally Ill

19:48 [OpEdNews] The Billionaires' Long Game

19:49 [The Progressive]’s Divestment Strategy

19:49 [Raw Story] ‘Lincoln’ and ‘Silver Linings Play Book’ top Screen Actors Guild nominations

19:49 [CNN] Peanut butter, garlic bread back on school plates

19:51 [Slashdot] New Contiki OS Network Regression Test Framework

19:53 [zero hedge] "Regime Change": The Critical Message In Today's FOMC Announcement

19:53 [The Hindu - News] Bharti-Wal-Mart ‘FEMA violation’ under ED scanner

19:54 [The Progressive] Mich. Union Supporters Blast Snyder

19:54 [The Onion] Redskins Playoff Hopes Listed As Questionable

19:55 [CNET News] Police: Google Maps giving dangerous directions, too

19:55 [CNN] No connection between Oregon gunman, victims

19:55 [Voice of America] Abduction Prompts Girl to Fight Back for All Women

19:55 [Disinformation] Hactivist Entrapment, Aspartame, Syria War Inevitable

19:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nurse prank: 'lessons need to be learnt'

19:57 [Guardian] Former FSA boss Hector Sants joins Barclays as head of compliance

19:58 [The Independent] There ain’t no party like a Ukip youth party

19:58 [World Policy Institute] Negotiating Peace

19:58 [Amnesty International] Sudan must end violent repression of student protests

19:59 [Raw Story] Spice Girls musical panned by British critics

20:02 [NPR] Sources: Syrian Rebels Training On Anti-Aircraft Weapons In Jordan

20:06 [] Alarms Go Off as Obama Plays Footsy with Raising Medicare Age

20:06 [Slashdot] LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

20:09 [OpEdNews] The Right's Sham Religion of Rugged Individualism

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Review LPG cylinder cap, panel tells government

20:10 [CNN] Chavez faces 'complex and difficult' recovery, vice president says

20:11 [] Kyrgyzstan: News Agency Sues Government Over “Illegal” Ban

20:13 [The Independent] Eurosceptic Tories have 'fantastical idea of UK’s future outside the EU'

20:13 [The Hindu - News] Additional burden to be reimbursed by Centre

20:14 [OpEdNews] Merry Christmas From the Gun Lobby

20:14 [Raw Story] New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones

20:14 [Truthdig] The Billionaires’ Long Game

20:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] Army recruitments

20:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Ban pranks

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] Cauvery issue

20:19 [The Hindu - News] EC ticks off Moily, asks him to be careful

20:21 [Russia Today] Syrian opposition urges US to 're-examine' blacklisting of 'terrorist group'

20:22 [zero hedge] Bernanke Press Conference - Live Webcast

20:25 [Care] Eastern DRC: CARE Calls for More Protection for Camps Around Goma

20:27 [CNET News] Guatemala deports McAfee to U.S.

20:28 [The Onion] American Voices: North Korea Launches Long-Range Missile

20:29 [Telegraph] Bosnian Serb general crosses himself as he's sentenced to life for Srebrenica genocide

20:29 [The Independent] The mystery of Syria's missing spokesman: 'He hasn't disappeared. He's just on three months' leave'

20:30 [Good] Intermission: Porter the Dog Can Drive After All

20:30 [Disinformation] Fear The Obamadon!

20:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] Maestro’s passing

20:36 [Deutsche Welle] German far-right party to pay million euro fine

20:37 [Guardian] Picture desk live: the best news pictures of the day

20:38 [World Policy Institute] Chinese Investment in Latin American Mines: A Path to Development?

20:39 [CNET News] Apple's iCloud lock for Macs is not very secure

20:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Figuring out the Modi speed machine

20:39 [OpEdNews] NATO aims for a Nobel war prize

20:39 [Raw Story] Anne Hathaway rebukes Matt Lauer for ‘creepshot’ question

20:39 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Syria Opposition Wins International Backing

20:40 [The Hindu - News] Expel unruly student commuters, says HC

20:43 [The Hindu - Opinion] In and out before you know it

20:44 [Raw Story] Military judge allows total blackout of 9/11 plotters’ torture testimony

20:44 [The Independent] Google boss: I'm very proud of our tax avoidance scheme

20:48 [Voice of America] 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' Among Leaders in SAG Nominations

20:49 [The Hindu - Opinion] Doors make buses safer

20:49 [International Crisis Group] Boldness required to end Sudan misery

20:51 [CNN] Details, but no answers to Oregon mall shooting

20:52 [Slashdot] IE Flaw Lets Sites Track Your Mouse Cursor, Even When You Aren't Browsing

20:52 [CNET News] Google tweaks image search to make porn harder to find

20:54 [zero hedge] It’s Not the Mainstream Media, It’s the OLD Media

20:55 [CNET News] Visteon e-Bee shows how we will drive in 2020

20:59 [OpEdNews] The Original Abolitionists

20:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nippers bid to save drowning women

20:59 [zero hedge] Out Of Ammo?

21:01 [Infoshop] Marx, Engels, Luxemburg and the Return to Primitive Communism

21:02 [CNET News] Apple wins U.S. trademark for Mac boot chime

21:04 [Voice of America] Security Council Condemns N. Korean Rocket Launch

21:06 [Infoshop] No-Gods-No-Masters: Non-profit anarchist t-shirts

21:07 [CNET News] Google generates Festivus pole search results for the rest of us

21:07 [Slashdot] Dell Announces Private Cloud Built On OpenStack

21:07 [CBC: politics] Ministers offer update on fighter-jet replacement plan

21:08 [NPR] When It Comes To Entitlements, Obama Feels Heat From Left And Right

21:08 [The Hindu - News] Stable ties will benefit region, says China

21:10 [Guardian] Assad troops fired Scud missiles at Syrian rebels, says US

21:10 [The Hindu - News] Facebook post causes tension in Mumbai area

21:10 [Fox News] Is This America's New Nuke Threat?

21:11 [Slate Magazine] That Time I Tried To Be Wonder Woman

21:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] My Guru Pandit Ravi Shankar, my father and I

21:11 [Red Pepper] Generating terror in Guatemala

21:13 [straight] Latest video games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Epic Mickey 2, enthrall, surprise, and charm

21:14 [Big Think] Searching For Life Under Antarctica

21:14 [OpEdNews] Iceland's H--r--ur Torfason -- How to Beat the Banksters

21:14 [The Progressive] After Mich. and Wis., Unions Need a Thorough Self-Examination

21:14 [The Hindu - News] Two versions of murder differed from each other: Bench

21:15 [Telegraph] Pressure on Barack Obama over CIA rendition of innocent car salesman

21:15 [] Isle of Man Enacts Legislation

21:15 [CNN] A victory for right-to-work laws

21:16 [Russia Today] Road rage: Russians up in arms over corrupt, incompetent road builders (PHOTOS)

21:16 [The Independent] Weston All Saints in Bath is one of the UK's top-performing primary schools - so what's its secret?

21:16 [Mother Jones] How Do American Kids Stack Up on Math, Science, and Reading?

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Centre to clarify today on PF circular

21:17 [Guardian] Freezing fog causes travel chaos

21:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] Pancham-taar may have snapped, but the dhwani remains

21:21 [Slate Magazine] All the Pontiff’s Men

21:21 [The Hindu - News] North Korea rocket launch stirs regional tensions

21:22 [Slashdot] Vector Vengeance: British Claim They Can Kill the Pixel Within Five Years

21:24 [CNN] The CW orders 'Hunger Games'-style reality show

21:24 [CNET News] FreedomPop launches free home broadband

21:26 [The Atlantic: National] Who We Lost in 2012: 15 People Who Changed the World, Remembered

21:26 [Guardian] Egyptian protesters claim they were tortured by Muslim Brotherhood

21:26 [Russia Today] Three blasts strike Syrian Interior Ministry in Damascus


21:28 [CBC: politics] F-35s would cost $46B over 42 years, report says

21:29 [The Onion] Opinion: Ho, Ho, Ho! 9/11 Was An Inside Job! (by Santa Claus)

21:29 [straight] James King’s Inward Journey is a straightforward account of Lawren Harris' life

21:30 [Reuters] Serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff" as talks drag on

21:30 [The Hindu - News] U.S. recognition of Syrian rebels draws protests

21:31 [The Independent] Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis and Sir Ian McKellen shiver their way through The Hobbit's London premiere

21:31 [Telegraph] Church urged to put faith in Parliament over women bishops crisis

21:32 [CNN] Facebook to overhaul its privacy controls

21:32 [The Hindu - News] Launch unwarranted: India

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Did Jacintha Saldanha hang herself?

21:36 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Year in Politics, 2012

21:37 [CNN] John McAfee escorted to Guatemala airport, heading to Miami, attorney says

21:38 [Reuters: politics] Serious differences remain on "fiscal cliff" as talks drag on

21:38 [zero hedge] Jeff Bezos is Fortune’s 2012 Business Person of the Year. WTF?

21:39 [Moral Low Ground] ‘Furtherance’: US Cold War Plan for All-Out Nuclear War Against Potentially Innocent Nations Revealed

21:39 [Raw Story] Fischer misinterprets study to suggest homosexuality is a ‘birth defect’

21:41 [CNET News] Headless Kenshiro muscle-bot gets ripped at the gym

21:41 [The Hindu - News] The illustrious ‘other’ who faded into the shadows

21:45 [straight] Core cars Toyota RAV4 and Honda Civic receive revamps

21:46 [] After Deadly Siege in Gaza, U.S. to Re-Stalk Israel Munitions

21:46 [The Hindu - News] An outsider who made memorable Bollywood music

21:46 [Russia Today] FED hopes to speed up inflation, pumps even more money into bonds

21:47 [CNET News] The 404 1,182: Where we take 12 steps to financial freedom (podcast)

21:48 [The Hindu - News] A fatherly figure: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

21:49 [Big Think] The Neuropsychology of Persuasion: 6 Shortcuts to Winning Someone Over

21:49 [OpEdNews] American Militarism Threatening To Set Off World War III

21:51 [CNN] Assad forces fire Scud missiles in Syria, U.S. officials say

21:51 [The Atlantic: National] 'Cal: There's an App for That!'

21:53 [The Hindu - News] A mathematical definition

21:53 [Guardian] John McAfee deported to US after week spent in Guatemalan detention

21:54 [CNN] Oregon mall shooting victims described as "caring," had "zest for life"

21:54 [OpEdNews] Michigan And The Right-To-Work Laws

21:54 [Raw Story] Prehistoric man made cheese as long as 7,000 years ago

21:55 [CNET News] New Trojan attempts SMS fraud on OS X users


21:56 [Disinformation] “15 Years Of Manipulation And Degradation”

21:57 [CBC: politics] Government starting from scratch to find a fighter jet

21:57 [The Hindu - News] A passion for the Carnatic idiom, too

21:59 [OpEdNews] It's The Epi-mark, Stupid! New Scientific Study Shows Homosexuality As Hereditary ... And The Christian Right Convulses

21:59 [The Onion] [Video] Pope To Identify With Catholic Youth By Giving Up On Catholicism

22:00 [The Hindu - News] Spiritual he may have been, but spoke strongly against communalism

22:00 [Guardian] Michael Gove urges heads to dock pay in showdown with teachers

22:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Phoning home? That'll be $147,908

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Ravi Shankar was at the crossroads of American counterculture

22:02 [The Independent] Employment: Author, hack – is there nothing Pippa can't do?

22:03 [CNET News] Exclusive: ITU 'failed,' says former policy chief


22:04 [Raw Story] Swedish artist allowed to use self-portrait on driver’s license

22:04 [The Hindu - News] ‘He was instrumental in bridging different styles of music’

22:07 [zero hedge] U.S. Rakes Up Nearly $300 Billion Deficit In First Two Months Of Fiscal 2013

22:08 [Slashdot] Google's Image Search Now Requires Explicit Queries For Explicit Results

22:09 [The Hindu - News] “Add special spices for George Harrison”

22:09 [NPR] What North Korea's Rocket Launch Means — And What It Doesn't

22:09 [Electronic Intifada] The dirty dozen: Israel's racist ringleaders

22:10 [Voice of America] Cassini Probe Sees Nile-Like River on Saturn Moon


22:14 [Fox News] BIAS ALERT: Networks Ignore Attack On Fox News Contributor

22:14 [Raw Story] Facebook removes Taliban recruitment page

22:14 [OpEdNews] Why Is Cuba's Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries?

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Satyajit had planned documentary on Pandit Ravi Shankar

22:16 [straight] Coast Mountains legend John Clarke lived life to its peak

22:17 [Mother Jones] Mark Bittman's Smart Take on Kids and Pesticides

22:17 [CNN] Etan Patz murder suspect pleads not guilty

22:18 [Voice of America] Turkey's PM Attacks Popular TV Show

22:19 [Big Think] To Tweet the Infallible Tweet

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Saurashtra may upset Modi’s apple-cart

22:25 [The Atlantic: Technology] 'Change or Die!': The History of the Innovator's Aphorism


22:28 [CNN] Magic Messi extends streak

22:29 [Raw Story] Fox News host: ‘Waterboarding? More like awesomeboarding!’

22:30 [The Atlantic: Technology] Behold: The Largest Iceberg Breakup Ever Caught on Film

22:31 [The Hindu - News] For the Gurus, India will be great only if Afzal returns home

22:31 [straight] Chocolate stout crackle cookies from Terra Breads melt in your mouth

22:33 [Telegraph] Zuma's deputy Motlanthe to challenge him for the leadership of the ANC

22:34 [The Onion] Hundreds Of People Who Will Die Before Christmas Really Excited For Holiday Season

22:34 [CNN] John McAfee escorted to Guatemala airport, heading to Miami

22:35 [CBC: politics] Fighter jet plan 're-set' as F-35 costs soar

22:35 [CNN] Fiscal cliff talks still hung up on taxes

22:36 [CNN] Magic Messi extends record streak

22:38 [zero hedge] Spot The Odd One Out

22:38 [msnbc: politics] Outside an organized religion, ‘the nones’ are still powerful voting bloc

22:39 [Raw Story] Sen. Menendez on intern arrested by ICE: We didn’t know he was a sex offender

22:39 [OpEdNews] GOD Is a WAR CRIMINAL!

22:40 [Voice of America] UN Security Council Condemns Korean Rocket Launch

22:41 [The Hindu - News] P.C. Ghose sworn in Chief Justice

22:44 [NPR] Syrian Military Fired Scud Missiles At Rebels, U.S. Official Says

22:45 [The Hindu - News] ‘Jagan wants to come to power on popular mandate’

22:46 [CNN] Oregon mall shooting victims described as 'caring,' had 'zest for life'

22:47 [Russia Today] What deficit? California pays psychiatrists five times more than governor

22:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'The work of Philistines'

22:48 [Telegraph] Analysis: North Korea's weakness is its greatest strength.

22:49 [The Hindu - News] Dharmana to continue to keep off work

22:49 [Truthdig] Watch: Fox News Contributor Gets Punched in Face During Michigan Union Protest

22:51 [The Hindu - News] T-meeting: Centre again invites 2 representatives from each party

22:53 [The Hindu - News] More rice through PDS: Chandy

22:54 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Essays In Fragility: The Efficient Subsidize The Inefficient

22:55 [Global Voices] Trinidad & Tobago: Hunger Strike was Never a Lost Cause

22:55 [The Hindu - News] Kerala may be declared drought-hit

22:56 [Slate Magazine] Why Are Anti-Union Laws Called “Right To Work”?

22:56 [CBC: politics] Fighter jet plan 'reset' as F-35 costs soar

22:57 [Slashdot] Frame Latency Spikes Plague Radeon Graphics Cards

22:59 [The Hindu - News] Domestic power tariff to go up in Kerala

23:01 [Disinformation] Cheers for Torture Scenes? ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

23:01 [The Hindu - News] Student pinned to wall by jeep, dies

23:01 [straight] Another name for Meritage-style blends

23:02 [The Onion] Authorities Not Even Going To Bother Looking For Motive Behind Oregon Shooting

23:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Gifts of Christmas past

23:03 [The Hindu - News] Court sets up SIT to probe Lingaraju murder

23:04 [Voice of America] Guatemala to Deport Software Pioneer McAfee to US

23:04 [The Independent] Nicola Adams: As long as she has her Frosties and she will keep making history

23:05 [The Hindu - News] 22 dogs poisoned in Karanodai village

23:05 [Good] One Crossing, Two Bridges: A Ped/Bike System in the Netherlands

23:06 [CNET News] The 6 most disappointing games and trends of 2012

23:07 [Russia Today] Houston, Gangnam, Sandy, biggest Google trends in 2012

23:08 [zero hedge] Odds Of Debt Ceiling/Fiscal Cliff Deal By Year End Plummet To 16% On InTrade

23:08 [BBC: Also in the news] Solitary fan wins Italian hearts

23:09 [The Hindu - News] Party wooing rebel legislators

23:11 [The Hindu - News] Boy dies in school, village protests

23:11 [Deutsche Welle] UN condemns North Korea over rocket launch

23:12 [Slashdot] Australian Uni's Underground, Robot-Staffed Library

23:13 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - December 13, 2012

23:13 [The Hindu - News] ‘Unchecked diabetes can cause sleep apnea’

23:16 [Fox News] From Fiscal Talks to Christmas War

23:16 [] Latest Round of Talks on 'Supersized Nafta' Block Out Civil Society

23:16 [straight] El Niño spans the millennium

23:17 [Russia Today] Army judge orders soldier who killed five in Iraq to be hypnotised

23:17 [Mother Jones] Oz Isn't the Only Doctor Who Doesn't Get Pesticides

23:17 [The Hindu - News] Kidnap thwarted

23:21 [] Calif. Public Land Sold to Frackers Despite Public Outcry

23:22 [The Hindu - News] New rules framed for PPP projects in TN

23:24 [CNN] By the numbers: Fiscal cliff

23:26 [The Hindu - News] Prevalence of hypertension high in Tamil Nadu

23:26 [CNET News] Former top Apple fanboy now rocks all Android devices

23:28 [The Hindu - News] Petition seeks registration of murder case against DSP

23:30 [The Hindu - News] Governor condoles death of Ravi Shankar

23:30 [Infoshop] Ask Infoshop News Interesting Questions on Reddit

23:31 [Slate Magazine] Will Churches Be Forced To Conduct Gay Weddings?

23:31 [CNET News] Senator pressures FAA to get moving on in-flight device use

23:31 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: A shortage of sperm

23:34 [Telegraph] Ministers expected to give cautious go-ahead to shale gas

23:34 [Truthdig] The Rich, Conservative Push for Right-to-Work (Video)

23:35 [CNN] CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

23:37 [Topix Activism News] Egypt: - Outrageous' guilty verdict in blasphemy case an assault on free expression

23:39 [NPR] In Midwest Union Fights, Michigan Shows 2010 Election Still Trumps 2012

23:42 [Slashdot] Hubble Sees Tribe of Baby Galaxies 13+ Billion Light Years Away

23:44 [CNN] American Airlines offers low-fee fares -- for a price

23:46 [CNET News] More details emerge about high-end ZTE Grand S

23:47 [Mother Jones] Wanna Smuggle Money Out of Afghanistan?

23:48 [CNN] Oregon mall shooting victims described as 'caring,' having 'zest for life'

23:50 [Pravda] Syria: Britain's "Duplicity, treachery and infidelity."

23:51 [The Independent] Students' Eton stunt condemned

23:54 [Raw Story] Rep. Tom Cole: If GOP ‘digs in’ then taxes go up for everyone

23:54 [CNN] Ravi Shankar's gift went beyond his skills on the strings

23:54 [CNET News] Sensor system gives disabled kids second shot at tablets

23:56 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Favelas – the Football in the Run-Up to Brazil’s World Cup

23:58 [zero hedge] Get It While You Can

23:59 [Fox News: politics] California Gov. Jerry Brown being treated for prostate cancer

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