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00:00 [CNN] 'World War Z' sequel lands an 'Impossible' director

00:01 [Raw Story] German state vows to block reprints of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

00:01 [Raw Story] Utah cop uses Taser on naked man who bit police dog

00:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] WHO Celebrates Major Progress in Fighting Malaria

00:02 [AL JAZEERA] Italian prime minister wins confidence vote

00:03 [Reuters: politics] California Democrats urge more education spending

00:03 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare agency relies on manual back-ups as enrollment rises

00:03 [Disinformation] How Wall Street Bankrupted Detroit | Interview with Richard Wolff

00:03 [Topix Activism News] Russian Bi Activist Released From Detention, Will Get Asylum Hearing

00:05 [New Statesman] Labour and Tories are both led by career politicians – but the label can hurt Ed more than Dave

00:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sen. Jay Rockefeller: Don't Risk Peaceful Elimination of Iran's Nuclear Weapons Capabilities by Imposing New Sanctions

00:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Byron Williams: The United States' contribution to Nelson Mandela belonging to the ages

00:05 [Telegraph] Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Sir David Attenborough's premier

00:05 [Telegraph] Demolition of 100-year-old Perth City Hall moves closer

00:07 [Fox News: politics] Homeland Security department fires employee over racist website

00:09 [msnbc: politics] GOP forces overnight talkathon to protest filibuster rules change

00:09 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Godzilla' returns!

00:10 [Mother Jones] Attention Econ Nerds: FRED Has Updated Its Graphing Capability

00:11 [Truthdig] What Reactions to the Obama-Thorning-Schmidt-Cameron Selfie Say About the Media

00:11 [Truthdig] GOP Drug Tests

00:11 [] In 'Brave Break With Failed Model,' Uruguay Passes Historic Marijuana Legalization /sites/

00:12 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: The EU is embarrassing itself in Ukraine

00:12 [NPR] Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28

00:14 [Reuters] White House: deadline for Afghan security pact could slip into January

00:14 [Slashdot] UK Retailer Mistakenly Sends PS Vitas, Threatens Legal Action To Get Them Back

00:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrea Rael: Xcel Energy's 'Anti-Rooftop' Proposal Lights Up Solar Energy Battle In Colorado

00:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: Pot Panic! Colorado Dispensary Owners Worry They Might Run Out Of Weed

00:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] High Times: Uruguay: The Coolest Country on Earth

00:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Abbott admits smacking his children

00:21 [Fox News] OPINION: Pope has common touch, uncommon influence- Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year

00:21 [Fox News] Colo. boy, 6, suspended for kiss gets allegations changed from 'sexual harassment' to 'misconduct'

00:21 [Fox News] Kony's LRA weakened further after large defection

00:21 [Fox News] Boehner blasts conservative groups over budget complaints- Conservatives sound alarm over tentative budget deal- OPINION: Republicans can win in 2014 if they go on offense on ObamaCare

00:21 [Raw Story] Mexican lawmakers stage lock-in to block oil reform bill

00:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: Federal Worker Who Declared Race War Finally Off The Payroll

00:21 [Global Voices] Gay Sex is Once Again Illegal, India's Supreme Court Rules

00:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Budget Deal Would Open New Areas Of The Gulf Of Mexico For Drilling

00:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Thomas White: Optimism Will Make the World a Better Place

00:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elise Foley: Joe Biden Makes Big Promises On Immigration Reform

00:24 [CNN] Pilot concerned about landing Asiana jet before crash

00:24 [CNN] CNN Student News - December 12, 2013

00:24 [Big Think] Studies Confirm that When You Snooze, You Lose

00:27 [CNN: Money] Facebook to be added to S&P 500

00:27 [NPR] FBI Agents Support Bipartisan Spending Deal

00:27 [BBC: Also in the news] Outcry over 'fake' Mandela signer

00:31 [Raw Story] FDA issues non-binding rules for removing antibiotics from farms

00:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura Bassett: Michigan 'Rape Insurance' Bill Passes Into Law

00:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jim Slama: 5 Ways Eric Cantor Can Be a Good Food Champion

00:36 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senator's top aide arrested on child porn allegations

00:37 [NPR] Interpreter For Deaf At Mandela Event Called Fake

00:38 [CNN] Jameel prize for art inspired by Islam awarded to female fashion duo

00:38 [CNN] Google bus stunt reveals tensions in San Francisco

00:38 [Slate Magazine] Boehner Lowers the Boom

00:39 [zero hedge] Beware The Balanced Portfolio

00:39 [straight] Wanna sneak peek at Cavalia's Odysseo? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/cav.jpg

00:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: 'Pollapalooza' Brings Little Good News For Either Party

00:41 [Truthdig] Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The People’s Pope

00:41 [Mother Jones] GOP Plan to "Punish" Democrats Is Probably the Stupidest Thing You've Ever Heard Of

00:42 [CNN] NASA: Cooling pump fails on International Space Station; crew OK

00:42 [The Onion] American Voices: 2013 In International News

00:43 [Slate Magazine] Good Riddance, Grand Bargain

00:46 [Voice of America] Kent Klein: US-Russian Nuclear Conversion Program Ends

00:46 [CNN: Money] Which car has the best fuel economy?

00:47 [Global Voices] Chinese Web Giants Alibaba, Baidu Launch Online Investment Funds for the Everyman

00:48 [CNN] Child sex trafficking: Why Cambodia?

00:49 [Fox News] NSA chief pleads with Senate committee to not abolish bulk-collection programs- NSA reportedly using browser cookies to track targets

00:49 [Fox News] DHS fires employee over racist website

00:52 [Global Voices] Chinese Web Giants Alibaba, Baidu Launch Online Investment Funds for the Everyman

00:52 [Global Voices] #52ThingsAboutTanzania to Celebrate 52 Years of Independence

00:52 [straight] Free Sandwiches for Homeless People in Vancouver Day /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_146416727.jpg

00:52 [CNN] Grosskreutz's late strike puts Dortmund into last 16

00:54 [Telegraph] New York Times warns China is subjecting foreign journalists to serious harassment

00:55 [CNET News] Crew safe as cooling system problem plaguing Space Station

00:55 [CNET News] Chrome Apps mosey on over to Macs

00:55 [Electronic Intifada] How front group "Student Rights" undermines Palestine solidarity

00:59 [Reuters] U.S. says firms helped Iranian airline skirt sanctions

01:01 [Raw Story] Prosecutors drop domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman

01:05 [straight] Hollywood Theatre fight isn’t just about movies

01:07 [Global Voices] IKEA's Toy Wolf Lufsig Becomes a Protest Icon in Hong Kong

01:08 [Telegraph] George Zimmerman: girlfriend drops domestic violence charges

01:09 [Good] Six Gifts for Creativity, Sustainability, and Giving Back

01:09 [zero hedge] Guest Post: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor - Part 2: Hope & Defiance

01:09 [zero hedge] 10yr Auction Post Mortem + 30yr Auction Thoughts

01:09 [CNN: Technology] Bus stunt fuels tech tensions in San Francisco

01:10 [Guardian] ONS figures show squeeze on household budgets

01:11 [Truthdig] Your Boss Is a Dick (A Glossary of Labor Terms, Translated)

01:12 [AL JAZEERA] Interpreter at Mandela memorial called a fake

01:12 [CNN] Google Glass users fight privacy fears

01:16 [Amnesty International] Turkmenistan: Total repression ahead of elections

01:16 [Amnesty International] The Russian Constitution 20 years on: Continuing erosion of rights and freedoms

01:16 [Reuters] U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal

01:16 [Reuters] U.S. says firms helped Iranian airline skirt sanctions

01:18 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Oscar hopes for American Hustle

01:21 [Reuters: politics] U.S. says firms helped Iranian airline skirt sanctions

01:21 [Reuters: politics] U.S. House Republicans voice support for budget deal

01:22 [Global Voices] The Caribbean Ponders the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

01:22 [NPR] Miami-Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Charges Of Racial Profiling

01:22 [Reuters] New U.S. rules aim to cut antibiotic use in farm animals

01:22 [Reuters] Mexico Senate passes energy bill; leftists seek to derail

01:24 [Telegraph] Quarter of people claiming incapacity benefits fit for work

01:24 [Telegraph] Boy, 6, suspended from US school for kissing girl

01:24 [BBC: Technology] Online spending up by 16%

01:26 [Slashdot] Open Source Beehives Designed To Help Save Honeybee Colonies

01:27 [The Independent] Postcard from... Rome

01:27 [The Independent] Producers of ‘legal highs’ may have to prove they are harmless before they can be sold

01:27 [The Independent] Exclusive: Labour moves towards free childcare for all preschoolers

01:28 [Voice of America] Reuters: China's Hot Messaging App WeChat May be Good News for Censors

01:29 [OpEdNews] Nelson Mandela's Universal Declaration of Human Rights

01:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mohini Kundu: Kid President's Gift Guide Will Make For Very Happy Holidays, Indeed

01:31 [CNN: Money] Spotify unveils free streaming on mobile

01:32 [NPR] Mary Landrieu Wrestles An (Obamacare) Alligator

01:33 [Disinformation] Is There Really A War on Christmas? Evangelical Christian Author Says No

01:36 [Guardian] Ministers look at new solution to legal highs

01:36 [Guardian] GP surgeries that put patients at risk revealed

01:39 [zero hedge] Fidelity Now Allowing Bitcoins In IRAs

01:39 [zero hedge] The Black Death Is Back...?!

01:39 [Reuters] Pro-sanctions U.S. lawmakers will introduce new Iran bill soon

01:41 [CNET News] Artist's 3D-printed shoes tell tales of past girlfriends

01:42 [Global Voices] Suriname: Trinidad Artist Wins 2013 Prince Claus Award

01:42 [Voice of America] Michael Bowman: Kerry Fails to Convince Key Senators to Forgo New Iran Sanctions

01:44 [Reuters] Asiana crash pilots knew speed was low, hesitated

01:46 [Truthdig] Raw Deal

01:46 [Truthdig] Mandela: The Man and the Movement

01:47 [NPR] NASA: Trouble With Space Station Cooling System Is No Emergency

01:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lee Speigel: Is UFO Disclosure On The Plate Of New Obama Advisor John Podesta?

01:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: The Budget Deal's Crass And Craven Politics

01:51 [Raw Story] ‘Happy tears’ as South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life

01:51 [Raw Story] Yahoo apologizes after second day of email service blackout

01:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Senate Poised For Talkathon Over Obama Nominees

01:56 [Telegraph] Cooling pump at International Space Station breaks down

01:57 [Fox News: politics] Republican Study Committee fires director for leaking member conversations to groups

01:58 [The Independent] Sam Smith wins Brit Awards 2014 Critics' Choice

01:58 [The Independent] Patients put at risk by ‘years of basic GP failures’

02:01 [CNET News] New York AG to cellular carriers: You killed the antitheft switch?

02:01 [CNET News] Google releases Android Device Manager app

02:03 [Slashdot] Decades-Old Rambus Litigation Against Micron For RDRAM Tech Reaches Settlement

02:05 [straight] Uwe Boll, the world's most reviled film director, is now a food critic /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Uwe-Boll.jpg

02:05 [BBC: Technology] New tech helps drivers avoid bikes

02:05 [CNN] Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for deadly DWI crash

02:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I felt so much shame'

02:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'It's 100 per cent him': Paul's swim tragedy

02:07 [BBC: Science & Environment] Enormous earthquakes 'unrecorded’

02:09 [zero hedge] Are The Markets Rigged?

02:09 [CNN] Opinion: What's the etiquette of 'selfies' at funerals?

02:10 [BBC: Health] Grades 'more nature than nurture'

02:10 [Telegraph] Prisoners have in-cell telephones and screens

02:11 [Guardian] Labour dismisses claim of Heathrow third-runway U-turn

02:13 [Reuters] Budget deal headed to vote in U.S. House, passage predicted

02:14 [Anarchist news] Oakland New Year's Eve Noise Demo

02:17 [Fox News] Email to Capitol Hill staffers: Don't trust ObamaCare enrollment info

02:17 [Fox News] SMOOCH SANCTIONSchool reduces charges against boy for kiss /i/redes/icon-video.gif

02:17 [CNN: Politics] Photographer of Obama selfie speaks out

02:17 [CNN: Politics] Questions surround Mandela memorial interpreter

02:17 [CNN: Politics] Milk could soon cost up to $7 a gallon

02:17 [CNN: Politics] Girl's fight for cancer research lives

02:17 [CNN: Politics] Will Congress carry on Gabriella's fight?

02:19 [Reuters] Mexico energy bill near approval as lower house fast-tracks debate

02:21 [Raw Story] Texas man: My roommate beat me up and left me naked in a ditch

02:21 [Reuters: politics] Budget deal headed to vote in U.S. House, passage predicted

02:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Same-sex marriage laws overturned by court

02:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Surprise lift in new jobs numbers

02:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Turnbull dumps NBN promises

02:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Pay what you weigh' scheme a hit

02:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: The U.S. Once Lobotomized Thousands Of Vets And The Nation Forgot

02:26 [Voice of America] Mil Arcega: US Small Businesses Applaud Bipartisan Budget Deal

02:29 [CNN: Politics] Dem: No deal without unemployment insurance

02:29 [CNN: Politics] Ryan: We have the votes

02:31 [CNN: Money] Facebook to join benchmark S&P 500

02:32 [Deutsche Welle] Germany marks Willy Brandt's 100th birthday with tribute

02:39 [zero hedge] Who Makes The Most Money? And How They Do It

02:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Anti-Gay RNC Member Says His Words Were Twisted, But They Weren't

02:45 [CNN: Politics] Can Podesta fix Obama's second term?

02:46 [Raw Story] Meet the secret ‘stealth drone’ the Air Force isn’t talking about

02:46 [Raw Story] International Space Station in partial shutdown due to cooling pump problem

02:49 [Fox News] Tom's trapped in time

02:49 [Fox News] Awesome maps to see world

02:50 [AL JAZEERA] US mulls sanctions against Ukraine

02:50 [Voice of America] NASA Studies Space Station Cooling Glitch; No Immediate Danger to Crew

02:51 [CNN: Politics] Obama stands in Mandela's shadow

02:51 [CNN: Politics] Obama shows he can still stir the spirit

02:55 [Fox News: politics] George W. Bush sends Alabama kicker encouraging letter after loss to Auburn

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] $29b blowout: NBN promises dumped

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Connor's NASA mission

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Gay marriage laws overturned

02:57 [zero hedge] New York City Has The Most Homeless Children Since The Great Depression

02:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: George W. Bush Sends Encouraging Note To Alabama Kicker

03:02 [Global Voices] VIDEOS: Singapore’s First Riot in 40 Years

03:02 [Voice of America] VOA News: NASA Studies Space Station Cooling Glitch; No Immediate Danger to Crew

03:07 [straight] New app designed to help Vancouver residents search for safe apartments /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/RentalDog.jpg

03:09 [CNN: Politics] Deal aims to avert another shutdown

03:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] Cave holds stunning tsunami clues

03:20 [Reuters] Exclusive: Ford board aims to pin down CEO Mulally's plans

03:21 [Raw Story] UNICEF: One in three kids worldwide has no birth certificate

03:21 [CNN: Politics] Photographer speaks out on selfie

03:21 [CNN: Politics] Website woes under review

03:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Linda Tirado Is Not A Hoax

03:22 [CNET News] Square acquires peer-to-peer mobile payments app Evenly

03:22 [CNET News] StarCraft player recognized by US as pro athlete

03:26 [zero hedge] What America's Companies Really Think

03:31 [CNN] New York City police investigate death of Mexican diplomat's son

03:36 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: I'm open on Christmas even if nothing else is /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/go-green-holiday.jpg

03:37 [CNN] Senate set to pull all-nighter

03:41 [Raw Story] Facebook stock will be added to Dow Jones S&P index

03:41 [CNN: Politics] Senate set to pull all-nighter

03:42 [The Hindu - News] United Naga Council calls for strike in Manipur

03:46 [CNN: Politics] Obamacare site woes under review

03:48 [Reuters: politics] In Arkansas, crucial Obamacare hub draws little notice

03:48 [Voice of America] Ukraine Opposition Rejects New Calls for Dialogue

03:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ronald Tiersky: Alert: The Nuclear Agreement Is Risky for Iran Too

03:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tamara Jacobs: How a Handshake Can Grip the World: 4 Tips to Take You to the Top

03:52 [Deutsche Welle] Australia strikes down law allowing same-sex marriage

03:56 [Raw Story] European Union agrees to rules for bank ‘bail-ins’

03:56 [Raw Story] Washington man and liquor board debate ban on allowing bar customers to smoke pot

03:56 [zero hedge] The Federal Reserve: 100 Years Of Boom And Bust

04:01 [BBC: Entertainment] Charli XCX: Pop, punk and synaesthesia

04:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Hafiz: Hindus Want Hanuman Statue On Oklahoma Capitol Steps After Satanists Seek Their Own Monument

04:02 [Topix Activism News] Trial on assisted suicide law begins in New Mexico

04:02 [CNN] 7 tips for taking better selfies

04:02 [AL JAZEERA] G8 sets 2025 dementia breakthrough target

04:11 [Slashdot] Switzerland Wants To Become the World's Data Vault

04:11 [Reuters] Ukraine protesters defy police, leaders reject talks with president

04:14 [CNN] Peru nabs Eric Bartoli, Ponzi scheme suspect on FBI most wanted list

04:14 [AL JAZEERA] Australian court strikes down gay marriage

04:14 [Telegraph] Australian PM Tony Abbott admits to smacking his children

04:15 [Fox News] 'AN ABSOLUTE CIRCUS' Interpreter next to Obama at Mandela memorial 'fake'

04:15 [The Hindu - News] Chennai LGBT community disappointed with SC

04:16 [Fox News] Nantucket scrambles as only funeral home closes

04:17 [The Hindu - News] Disease is not a deterrent to big dreams: Kalam

04:19 [Guardian] ACT gay marriage law is ruled invalid by high court

04:19 [CNET News] NASA: Google execs received improper discount on jet fuel

04:20 [CNN] Where are the world's most expensive luxury properties?

04:20 [The Atlantic: National] Allegations Against the ATF: Using The Mentally Disabled as Pawns

04:24 [The Atlantic: International] How Pope Francis Misunderstands the World

04:25 [CNN] O'Neal: I talk to Farrah's portrait

04:25 [Fox News: politics] New ObamaCare enrollee Rubio says Congress shouldn't be exempt from law

04:25 [The Hindu - News] Provident Fund Organisation staff in Chennai protest assault on colleague

04:26 [zero hedge] Chinese State-Run Media Embarrasses Itself By Proclaiming "Unexpected Benefits Of Smog"

04:27 [The Hindu - News] Deploy technology to uplift the poor: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

04:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard Brodsky: The Tea Party Gets It Right II: New York's Yankee-Soccer Boondoggle versus de Blasio

04:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Budget Deal Offers Stability To Pentagon Spending

04:29 [The Hindu - News] In a trailblazer’s footsteps

04:30 [OpEdNews] The Flag Remains The Same

04:31 [The Hindu - News] ‘Iconic movies from the ’30s lost forever’

04:35 [Fox News: politics] Senate poised for around-the-clock talkathon over Obama nominees

04:37 [The Hindu - News] Chennai airport trolley workers go on strike

04:44 [The Hindu - News] Tata firm will not participate in Chennai airport privatisaton

04:48 [The Hindu - News] Civil Supplies Grievances Redressal camps in Chennai on Dec 14

04:50 [The Hindu - News] One-year-old dies at Chennai construction site

04:52 [CNET News] You shall not pass (this time): Google+ tweaks permissions

04:52 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Cool "Red Hots" tree /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/pepper-tree-01.jpg

04:55 [CNN] Elian Gonzalez's great uncle: 'He says what they taught him'

04:57 [CBC: politics] Conservatives losing support going into holidays, Nanos finds

04:58 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

05:00 [The Hindu - News] BJP report pitches for poll tie-up with TDP

05:01 [Raw Story] Texas man who lost wife and daughter to rich kid drunk driver fuming over sentence

05:01 [Reuters] All eyes on Thai military as protest leader calls for meeting to pick sides

05:05 [OpEdNews] Corporate Democrats in DC Already in Freakout Mode That Liz Warren Is a Threat to Their Power

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Corporation bags energy conservation award

05:08 [The Hindu - News] 3.3 mn saved globally by anti-malaria efforts: WHO

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Police shift protestors from varsity campus

05:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Obama Speaks Of Losing Pete Rouse, An 'Indispensable' Member Of His Staff

05:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Governors Gather In Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

05:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Reich: Raw Deal

05:14 [The Hindu - News] Street vendors not ready to move from NSB Road

05:15 [Telegraph] Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital

05:15 [Fox News] Experts: Fox reporter's ordeal shows tough laws needed- VIDEO: Fox News' Jana Winter speaks out about court victory

05:15 [Fox News: politics] Senate poised for around-the-clock talkathon over Obama nominees

05:18 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:20 [AlterNet] I Passed for White and Straight, Even Though I'm Not -- How Looks Hide My Identity

05:20 [AlterNet] VIDEO: New Study Shows Close to 200 Children Have Been Shot Dead in the Year Since Newtown Massacre

05:20 [AlterNet] Note to TV Execs: Whitewashed TV Isn't Just Racist—It's Boring!

05:20 [AlterNet] Disabled Man Banned for Life From Walmart for Ad Matching

05:20 [AlterNet] Google Protest Hoax May Have Been Theater, But It Contains a Truth About Our Angst-Ridden Times

05:20 [AlterNet] 5 Things Terribly Wrong With the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

05:20 [AlterNet] Tougher Tactics Desperately Needed to Win War on GMO Food

05:20 [AlterNet] The Company That Made Silk Soy Milk Non-Organic Has Bought the Biggest Organic Salad Supplier -- What's in Store?

05:20 [AlterNet] Does Oakland Really Need a High-Tech 'Domain Awareness Center'? Evidence Suggests Surveillance Doesn't Do Much to Affect Crime Rates

05:20 [AlterNet] Why Atheists Should Listen to Pope Francis

05:20 [AlterNet] Thai Woman Faces Execution for Pot Possession

05:20 [straight] Video: Santa trashes Christmas /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/dOLICPoX2fQ.jpg

05:22 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) stages dharna at UDA office

05:25 [OpEdNews] The Worst Trade Deal Ever, And What You Can Do To Stop It

05:26 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal unwell, drops plan to attend Hazare fast

05:29 [CNET News] YouTube reveals 2013's top 10 viral videos, times have changed

05:31 [The Hindu - News] Protesting bishops, priests detained in Delhi

05:31 [Raw Story] Australia’s top court bans marriage equality in nation’s capital

05:32 [CNN] Court shoots down same-sex marriage law in Canberra, Australia

05:33 [AntiWar] Attacks Iraq Security Forces and Politicians Leave 17 Dead and 11 Wounded

05:35 [The Hindu - News] An ideal destination once for retired employees

05:38 [CNET News] The first 6 things you need to do with your new Android tablet

05:41 [BBC: Education] Parental child abductions 'increase'

05:43 [The Hindu - News] Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

05:47 [Telegraph] Former Thai PM indicted for murder

05:47 [The Hindu - News] Rs.1,100-crore plan for Kochi to be submitted for Centre’s approval

05:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I shouldn't be medically alive'

05:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] Crispin's $22m Man Utd bet

05:51 [The Hindu - News] Tribal people seek compensation

05:51 [CNN] Report: Political instability on the rise

05:55 [The Hindu - News] Lawyers demand family and labour courts in Kancheepuram

05:55 [The Hindu - News] Mild tremors to continue in Kozhikode: experts

05:59 [The Hindu - News] Bench: why has not Parliament revisited Section 377 so far?

06:01 [AntiWar] A Conspiracy So Vast

06:02 [Guardian] ACT gay marriage law is ruled invalid by high court of Australia

06:03 [The Hindu - News] Video conferencing to speed up trial in Karnataka magistrate courts

06:09 [Reuters] Insight: Philips restores profit by rediscovering relevance

06:09 [Voice of America] Adam Phillips: NYC Mandela Memorial Service Attendees Express Sorrow, Awe

06:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: These Companies Want More Government Regulation

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Protest against court ruling at Kerala International Film Festival

06:12 [AL JAZEERA] Ex-Thai PM indicted for murder over crackdown

06:13 [The Hindu - News] UGC vested with regulatory powers of AICTE

06:14 [Reuters] Mexico's landmark energy bill nears final approval

06:14 [BBC: Technology] Football dominates UK Twitter chat

06:16 [Raw Story] Michigan women will now have to purchase ‘rape insurance’ to get an abortion

06:17 [Telegraph] No clear date to deport nearly half of foreign prisoners, says official inquiry

06:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Dianne Feinstein's Husband Tied To Questionable Dealings With U.S. Postal Service, Book Says

06:21 [Voice of America] Australia High Court Overturns Law Allowing Gay Marriage

06:22 [The Hindu - News] TTE on duty dies of heart attack

06:24 [The Hindu - News] TMMK activists stage demonstration

06:26 [The Hindu - News] Cardiac-related deaths on the rise in Sabarimala

06:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Peron: Barbara Branden, biographer of Ayn Rand, dies

06:29 [Big Think] E–Commerce is Over. The V–Commerce Age is Beginning

06:30 [AntiWar] Congress Scares the People

06:31 [Reuters] Focus turns to Thai military, anti-government protesters tell them to pick sides

06:32 [The Hindu - News] Teenager ‘gang-raped’ in Delhi CP parking lot

06:33 [Disinformation] Satanic Temple Monument To Accompany Oklahoma Ten Commandments

06:34 [The Hindu - News] Two major water supply projects launched in Thiruvananthapuram

06:34 [The Hindu - News] Closure notices issued to 10 primary, nursery schools

06:34 [The Hindu - News] AP Assembly gets six weeks to take a call on Telangana bill

06:42 [The Hindu - News] AP Assembly gets six weeks to decide on Telangana bill

06:43 [Global Voices] Infographics on China CCTV's News Simulcast

06:44 [The Hindu - News] Our rich heritage should be in public domain: Kulbhushan

06:48 [Slashdot] New Baltic Data Cable Plan Unfolding

06:48 [CNET News] Judge dismisses Samsung suit seeking to ban iPhone 4 sales

06:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] Passengers pay to bypass cab queue

06:53 [Global Voices] Political Cartoon on Underground Poor in Beijing

06:54 [The Hindu - News] Kim ki-Duk springs a surprise

06:54 [The Hindu - News] TNAU students to become farm advisors

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Organic farmer shows the way in paddy cultivation

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Demolition of illegal cottages in Kochi put on hold

06:58 [Global Voices] Five Surprising Benefits of Smog in China

07:01 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart compares bipartisan budget deal to last-call booty calls: ‘Let’s go f-ck behind a Sonic’

07:02 [The Hindu - News] One-day art camp held in Kochi

07:02 [Deutsche Welle] German circumcision law still under fire

07:02 [CNET News] Privacy advocates blast AT&T's alleged sale of info to CIA

07:04 [Slate Magazine] Lockdown Nation

07:06 [The Hindu - News] Activists seek aid for cancer centre in Kochi

07:06 [The Hindu - News] Status quo ordered on ECR temple land

07:07 [straight] Photos: 10 students compete in Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant 2013 /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Miss%20Chinese%20Vancouver.jpg

07:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Woolworths, Colgate accused of cartel

07:08 [Global Voices] Mandela and Mao, Not Much in Common

07:10 [Guardian] China tells pilots: learn to land in smog

07:13 [The Hindu - News] Madurai’s 11-12-13 baby

07:13 [Global Voices] China: 100-year-old Buddhist Temple Was Force-Demolished

07:15 [Voice of America] Kerry Returning to Israel for Peace Talks

07:16 [Mother Jones] Vermont Is Kicking Everyone's Ass at Signing Up People for Obamacare /files/blog_exchange_enrollment_eligible.jpg

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Gang assaults man, his daughter over land row

07:19 [Telegraph] Police are failing to recover crucial CCTV footage, new figures suggest

07:19 [Telegraph] Beef faggots are back as Waitrose records a boom in sales of 'forgotten cuts' of meat

07:20 [CNN: Money] Foreclosures drop to lowest level in 7 years

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Bharathi train plan derails

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Sugarcane farmers demand Rs.4,000 per tonne

07:25 [Reuters: politics] Longtime Obama aide plans to leave as part of White House overhaul: report

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Fire destroys six acres of sugarcane crop in Chikkodi

07:27 [Reuters] Blast near U.S. embassy in Afghan capital, witnesses and official say

07:28 [CNET News] Lightroom 5.3 supports Nikon Df and D610, Lumia 1020 phone

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Prepare ward-wise tax defaulters’ list: Official

07:33 [The Hindu - News] Vakalapudi gearing up for ‘beach festival’

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Five new records made at Mangalore University meet

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa commends youth for timely action

07:35 [OpEdNews] Raw Deal

07:36 [AL JAZEERA] Japan accelerates death-row executions

07:39 [Guardian] New Zealand's John Key adds 'unidentified guest' to unwanted tags

07:39 [Voice of America] Mourners Continue Streaming to Mandela Viewing

07:39 [The Hindu - News] Garlic prices skyrocket in Mangalore

07:39 [Fin24 News] No Xmas gifts for Pikitup workers

07:41 [The Hindu - News] Central prisons get green signal for jammers

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Yatra for world peace and patriotism

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh SC upholds Jamaat leader’s death penalty

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Puttur ashram to take care of ‘prison child’

07:49 [CNN] Senate set to pull all-nighter, approves federal appeals court nominee

07:50 [AL JAZEERA] Winter storm lashes Syria refugees in Lebanon

07:51 [CNN] Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Islamist leader

07:51 [The Hindu - News] Family spat reason behind most murders

07:54 [] Kyrgyzstan Approves Sale of Gas Network to Russia

07:54 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh politician to be executed

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Cigarette lobby may be behind move to ban areca nut: Campco

07:59 [CNN] Police: Teens break into mansion, party, leave with stuffed leopard

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Tangedco JE held on graft charge

08:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Changes Coming to South Africa’s Patent System

08:01 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Developing Countries Still Waiting for a Global Response to Climate Change

08:02 [Slashdot] Thousands of Germans Threatened With €250 Fines For Streaming Porn

08:06 [CNN] Most Christmassy destinations on the planet

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Meet on precision engineering at NIT-C

08:07 [Telegraph] Australian authorities expose nation's worst case of 'intergenerational incest'

08:08 [Fin24 News] Ikea recalls lamp following death of child

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Book fair in Kozhikode concludes

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Civic body organises street play to intensify dengue awareness

08:08 [AL JAZEERA] Iran frees Slovak paragliders held for spying

08:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] Toyota future hangs in balance

08:10 [The Hindu - News] 12-hour tribute to Kishore Kumar in Kozhikode

08:12 [The Hindu - News] 60% decline in accident deaths in Kozhikode

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Day opens with tributes, yet Bharathi memorial remains shut

08:15 [Guardian] Thailand's former prime minister charged with murder

08:16 [The Hindu - News] Delhi Lt.Governor invites Harsh Vardhan

08:17 [Topix Activism News] Column | American activism helped end South Africa's apartheid

08:18 [CNN] American University lockdown lifted after 'gunman' turns out to be cop

08:18 [CNN] How celebrities could become your personal e-agent

08:18 [CNN] Afghanistan: Explosion set off by mistake at arms depot in Kabul

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Advocates’ ‘Samaikya Sankharavam’ on Thursday

08:18 [Reuters] Blast near U.S. embassy in Kabul was accident, Afghan official says

08:21 [Telegraph] Man Booker Prize 2014: AC Grayling to lead panel, with an extra judge to cope with new rules

08:22 [CNN] 1 dead after plane crashes in the Pacific off of Hawaii

08:22 [AL JAZEERA] Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

08:24 [The Hindu - News] ‘Note sent to Minister for action on flyover issue’

08:24 [The Hindu - News] Three dead, four injured in accident

08:26 [Sydney Morning Herald] $70b fall: Santa rally goes awry

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Men robbed of Rs. 5.75 lakh

08:28 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:28 [The Hindu - News] All steps to ensure tourists’ safety in Kerala: Minister

08:32 [Deutsche Welle] Germany's data protection guru retires

08:37 [Telegraph] 'Fake' sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial claims it was 'schizophrenic episode'

08:37 [Telegraph] Piers Morgan and Rebekah Brooks 'bantered about phone hacking'at party, court hears

08:39 [Voice of America] Bangladesh Supreme Court Will Not Review Death Penalty

08:40 [The Hindu - News] GRP seize Rs. 38 lakh from passenger

08:42 [The Independent] Australia reverses gay marriage law less than a week after first weddings

08:42 [The Hindu - News] Tension as 1,000 ‘encroachers’ evicted

08:42 [The Hindu - News] Steps to contain soil piping threat in Kerala

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Parks only for namesake!

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 TN fishermen

08:46 [BBC: Health] Doctors given new coma guidelines

08:47 [The Hindu - News] Ensure perfect enrolment of voters, officials told

08:47 [Financial Times] Australia’s top court rejects gay marriage

08:47 [Deutsche Welle] US warns of possible sanctions as Ukraine protesters dig in

08:49 [Guardian] Top 10 biopics

08:51 [The Hindu - News] City to host ICAI regional meet

08:53 [The Hindu - News] Couple found dead in car

08:54 [Telegraph] Dismantle the euro, says Nobel-winning economist who once backed currency union

08:54 [Telegraph] Celebrity sex offenders face tougher justice

08:54 [Telegraph] Two thirds of today's babies could live to 100

08:58 [The Independent] Sex offences sentencing overhaul: More emphasis on long-term impact on victims as celebrities have fame used against them

09:01 [Truthdig] Payment Due: The Obamacare Deadline No One Is Talking About

09:01 [Truthdig] The Inadequate, Necessary Budget Deal

09:01 [The Hindu - News] Sharp rise in liquor, beer consumption in Odisha

09:02 [CNN] Smog forces 'blind landing' training on China's pilots

09:02 [CNN] School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old

09:03 [The Hindu - News] HC notice to occupants of government quarters

09:10 [Slashdot] Coolant Glitch Forces Partial Space Station Shutdown

09:11 [CNET News] DirecTV offers access point, set-top box with top-notch 802.11ac Wi-Fi

09:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Psst - you've got one day left to fly

09:14 [The Independent] Lord Myners to join the Co-operative Group board

09:17 [CNN] Interpreter at Mandela memorial defends his work

09:20 [Fox News] CUT OFF US suspends aid to Syria rebels amid Al Qaeda fear

09:20 [Fox News] DIY DIAMONDS Company touts 3D-printed jewelry, engagement rings

09:20 [CNN: Money] Bad debt IPO boosts Hong Kong

09:21 [The Hindu - News] Police officers suspected to be aide in gold smuggling

09:24 [Telegraph] Royal Baby among hottest Twitter topics for 2013

09:26 [CNN: Crime] School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old

09:26 [CNN: Crime] American University lockdown lifted; 'gunman' turns out to be a cop

09:26 [CNN: Crime] Police: Teens break into mansion, party, leave with stuffed leopard

09:26 [CNN: Crime] Louisiana teen sentenced for wrestling-style killing of sister

09:29 [The Hindu - News] Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 Indian fishermen

09:31 [Financial Times] Pressure mounts on Yanukovich

09:35 [Guardian] Former City minister Myners joins Co-op Group board on £1 salary

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Pranab asks Jung about government formation

09:36 [CNN] Guo Bin, Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out, leaves hospital

09:38 [The Hindu - News] HC confirms lifer on retired army officer for Dilson murder

09:40 [The Hindu - News] Door-to-door campaign turned the tables for this giant killer

09:40 [Telegraph] Increase MPs' pay or risk another expenses scandal, Ipsa chairman says

09:41 [Guardian] Japan condemned for 'secret' executions

09:43 [Voice of America] Thailand: Ex-PM Charged With Murder Over Protest Crackdown

09:44 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa stresses on inclusive growth

09:45 [The Independent] Mandela memorial signer defends ‘champion’ performance – but admits he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode

09:48 [Deutsche Welle] Air Canada's flirt with Boeing deals big blow to Airbus

09:48 [The Hindu - News] Virtual Queue more of a hassle in Sabarimala

09:52 [The Hindu - News] Sand mining: HC declines to order fresh probe

09:52 [The Hindu - News] Sreesanth ties the knot

09:52 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) takes up cudgels for rubber growers in Kerala

09:53 [Guardian] GP surgery inspections reveal practices that put patients at risk

09:54 [The Hindu - News] Sonia disappointed over SC verdict on homosexuality

09:54 [The Hindu - News] Lal Thanhawla stakes claim to form next government in Mizoram

09:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Bus Company Crackdown: Federal Regulators Shutter 52 Unsafe Outfits In Operation Quick Strike

09:56 [Telegraph] A third of pet dogs never taken on proper walks

09:58 [Deutsche Welle] Nelson Mandela week of mourning marked by large turnout and sign language scandal

09:58 [BBC: Education] School rankings to be revealed

09:59 [New Statesman] Labour denies Heathrow third runway U-turn - but there has been a shift

10:00 [BBC: Education] Grades 'more nature than nurture'

10:00 [AL JAZEERA] India gay sex verdict sparks outrage

10:02 [The Hindu - News] Kannada theatre was born in the palace: playwright

10:03 [Deutsche Welle] Russia to step up military presence in Arctic

10:03 [BBC: Education] Childcare 'key to family policy'

10:04 [BBC: Entertainment] £40k art prize shortlist announced

10:04 [AL JAZEERA] Kerry back to Middle East to push peace talks

10:05 [CNN] Former Thai PM indicted on murder charges

10:06 [BBC: Entertainment] Sam Smith wins Brits Critics' Choice

10:06 [The Hindu - News] Belgaum swimmer wins bronze at Special Olympics

10:06 [The Hindu - News] Lok Sabha adopts Supplementary Budget without discussion

10:07 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Politicians’ Delay Means Climate Catastrophe for Malawi’s Poor

10:08 [Le Monde diplomatique] Five years on from Mumbai

10:10 [BBC: Also in the news] Singapore: Apology over riot advert

10:12 [Pravda] The West needs to bite Ukraine off from Russia at all costs

10:12 [The Hindu - News] BEL workers go on strike

10:16 [The Independent] Ed Miliband poses for ‘selfie’ with Joey Essex

10:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Up to parents' to protect teenagers

10:18 [Guardian] Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophrenia

10:22 [The Hindu - News] Sharif's brother calls on Manmohan Singh

10:25 [The Hindu - News] Govt considering all options to decriminalise homosexuality

10:26 [CNN: Money] Startups using 'prenups' for protection

10:28 [Deutsche Welle] Thailand prime minister calls for dialogue, predecessor faces murder charges

10:31 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Reaching Quietly for the ‘Solidarity Basket’

10:31 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor

10:31 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] OP-ED: Schools Bring Hope in Devastated Phillipines

10:33 [Sydney Morning Herald] Desperate fight to keep the last man standing

10:39 [New Internationalist] Confronting the seven myths of Israel’s history

10:39 [Fin24 News] Amcu mulls strike action at Lonmin

10:39 [BBC: Education] Hundreds of schools below targets

10:42 [Pravda] Should international law prevail over Russian Constitution?

10:45 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan's new chief justice sworn in

10:46 [Guardian] More than 4% of primary schools fail to meet basic maths and English levels

10:46 [Guardian] Call for UK food crime unit to tackle 'endemic' illegal activity

10:48 [The Independent] Video footage shows Nelson Mandela memorial signer appearing at ANC event alongside President Jacob Zuma

10:48 [The Independent] Primary school league tables: The coast and the countryside - where the 'unlucky' children live

10:48 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ex-Thai PM Charged With Murder Over Protest Crackdown

10:52 [CNN: Money] Crunch time for 93-year-old candy maker

10:53 [The Hindu - News] UP govt cannot withdraw terror cases without Centre’s consent: HC

10:58 [Telegraph] Dictionary of Medieval Latin completed after 100 years

10:58 [Telegraph] Take the test: how well do you know your Latin?

10:58 [Telegraph] Primary school league tables 2013: compare your school's performance

10:58 [Telegraph] Primary school league tables 2013: 800 schools 'failing'

10:58 [Telegraph] Primary league tables 2013: top 1,000 primary schools

10:58 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter: 'I am champion of sign language'

10:58 [Telegraph] Gender segregation is 'not completely alien to our culture', says Universities UK chief

10:59 [CNN: Money] I work 4 jobs and I'm still struggling

10:59 [Pravda] World Innovation Summit for Health 2013: Obesity is a global public health pandemic

11:00 [CBC: politics] 6 things MPs didn't do before taking a 6-week holiday

11:03 [AL JAZEERA] Protesters in Thailand besiege PM's offices

11:04 [The Independent] Terrifying new footage released of Asiana Airlines crash as investigation hears pilots were 'deeply confused' about plane's safety systems

11:04 [The Independent] British economy to surpass pre-recession peak in 2014, says BCC

11:04 [The Independent] Clapham Junction tragedy: survivors and families remember 25 years on

11:04 [The Independent] Photographer behind Obama’s Mandela memorial ‘selfie’ defends ‘human moment’

11:04 [CNN] These semi-legal shelters are a wake-up call

11:05 [Slate Magazine] The Rise of the Parenting Hate-Read

11:10 [BBC: Entertainment] Weinsteins sue Warner over Hobbit

11:12 [Guardian] George Osborne questioned by Treasury committee on autumn statement: Politics live blog

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Govt. considering all options to decriminalise homosexuality

11:15 [Pravda] Last Waltz in Saga of US Army Intelligence Program

11:16 [The Hindu - News] BJP demands CBI probe into Patna blasts

11:18 [Voice of America] Mandela Memorial Interpreter Blames Schizophrenia for Sign Language Failure

11:18 [Voice of America] EU Urges Ukraine to Sign Trade Deal

11:18 [Guardian] Theresa May faces grilling from MPs as MI5 and No 10 spurn hearings

11:19 [Fin24 News] Rupert is not buying Caxton

11:20 [The Independent] G4S and Serco sacked from electronic tagging responsibilities after overcharging scandal

11:20 [The Independent] International Space Station cooling system shuts down with six astronauts aboard

11:20 [The Independent] Nick Clegg hits at 'incomprehensible' 11-per-cent pay rise for MPs

11:20 [The Hindu - News] Versatile talent

11:22 [The Hindu - News] The complete ‘Nalacharitham’

11:23 [NPR] Filling The Gaps For Veterans With Bad Discharges

11:23 [NPR] Shifting Gears To Make Bike-Sharing More Accessible

11:23 [NPR] Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior

11:23 [NPR] Amid Cuts And Tax Hikes, Tech Companies Get Love in Ireland

11:23 [NPR] Mexico's Patron Saint Is Also Its Hello Kitty

11:23 [NPR] Scandal May Bring New Oversight To LA County Sheriff's Department

11:23 [NPR] High Insurance Rates Anger Some Ski-Country Coloradans

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Alluring drapes

11:24 [Guardian] Ukraine still intends to sign EU pact, says Ashton as US considers sanctions

11:26 [The Hindu - News] Sound of the nagaswaram

11:26 [CNN: Money] 2 million Xbox One sales

11:28 [CNN: Money] Foreclosures drop to 7 year low

11:28 [CNN: Money] Budget seeks to secure dead people database

11:28 [Deutsche Welle] Afghans study abroad to combat corruption

11:28 [The Hindu - News] On Location: True grit

11:30 [The Hindu - News] In his guru’s footsteps

11:30 [BBC: Health] Global cancer cases reach 14 million

11:31 [Telegraph] Bangladesh court clears the way for execution of top Islamist

11:31 [Telegraph] Primary school league tables 2013: the new test explained

11:31 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 12 December 2013

11:33 [CNN] 2 French soldiers killed in Central African Republic unrest

11:34 [BBC: Science & Environment] Horsemeat: UK food crime unit urged

11:34 [The Hindu - News] India seeks access to Headley

11:35 [CNN: Money] Stocks' disappointing December continues

11:35 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. stock futures

11:35 [CNN: Money] Budget seeks to secure dead people's data

11:35 [The Independent] Damian Lewis apologises to Sir Ian McKellen after 'fruity actor' jibe

11:35 [The Independent] Scientist create 'robotic sperm' to help with fertilisation and drug delivery

11:35 [The Independent] Gabriel Resources gold plans suffer setback, as Romanian parliament rejects mining law

11:36 [The Hindu - News] The rising Gen Next

11:36 [The Hindu - News] Alchemist of cinema

11:38 [The Hindu - News] Trains collision averted near Sealdah Station

11:40 [CNN] Hit the road, hack(er) ... Africa's techies hop aboard the StartupBus

11:43 [Deutsche Welle] Peugeot admits write-down amid capital increase plans

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Cascade of swaras

11:44 [New Statesman] Welcome to the new era of Britney: the head–shaving pioneer of Middle America

11:44 [New Statesman] The BBC's "Pilgrimage" and "Byzantium" are holy unconvincing

11:44 [New Statesman] Rerun of the living dead: Christopher Lee’s Fireside Tales

11:44 [New Statesman] We should care about young women as people, not as symbols of girlishness

11:44 [New Statesman] The Fan: Buy one decent item, not a load of second-rate stuff

11:44 [New Statesman] A forgotten 300-year-old-solution to Alex Salmond's money problems

11:44 [New Statesman] If David Cameron wants to police the "dark web" he should realise that Google is irrelevant

11:44 [New Statesman] It's not harming anyone, so why is Brussels trying to remove my robot cigarette?

11:44 [New Statesman] László Andor: Setting the record straight on the European Union

11:44 [New Statesman] Leader: The wrong kind of economic recovery

11:44 [New Statesman] Will Self: Thoughts on the hermaphroditic hot dog

11:45 [Slashdot] StarCraft II Gamer Receives US Pro-Athlete Visa

11:46 [Financial Times] US intensifies pressure on Yanukovich

11:46 [The Hindu - News] It adds up

11:46 [CNN: Politics] 5 ways nuclear option changes things

11:46 [CNN: Politics] Republicans force Senate all-nighter over filibuster fallout

11:47 [Telegraph] Ukraine still willing to sign up to EU if price is right: Ashton

11:47 [Telegraph] School league tables: results for 25 primaries quashed over 'cheating'

11:48 [Deutsche Welle] Putin says Ukraine under no obligation to join customs union

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa assets case: Court orders transit of valuables to Bangalore

11:48 [The Hindu - News] On the road

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Innovation, but at what cost?

11:51 [The Independent] 'Grenade thrown at British tourists in Kenya'

11:51 [The Independent] Twitter trends 2013: Ukip tops the political lot

11:51 [The Independent] Kate Barry, daughter of actress Jane Birkin and James Bond composer John Barry, is found dead after fall from Paris apartment

11:52 [CNET News] CNN outgrows its TV roots

11:52 [The Hindu - News] The dramatic SVS story

11:52 [The Hindu - News] The performance dilemma

11:54 [The Hindu - News] A whole new world

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Matter of tempo

11:56 [International Crisis Group] Semaine critique pour Bangui

11:56 [The Hindu - News] 18 CMDs posts in Central PSUs lying vacant

11:58 [The Hindu - News] Bawarchi (1972)

12:01 [The Hindu - News] Singapore riot: 4 more Indians charged

12:01 [Telegraph] Major hospital blunders including 40 patients given surgery on wrong limb, revealed by official statistics

12:01 [Telegraph] Celebrity sightings: a round up of who is doing what and where

12:01 [Telegraph] Labour could lose election because of economic policy 'vacuum', former minister admits

12:01 [Telegraph] British tourists targeted in grenade attack in Kenya

12:02 [Reuters] Bangladesh court clears the way for Islamist's execution

12:02 [Reuters] Mandela signer hits back: I'm sign language champion

12:03 [The Hindu - News] Singapore riot: 4 more Indians charged

12:04 [Foreign Policy in Focus] George Kennan’s Prescience About the Military-Industrial Complex

12:05 [Slate Magazine] Gift of the Magpie

12:07 [The Hindu - News] Inaugurations

12:07 [The Independent] MPs' 11% pay rise: regulator defies outcry and says plans cannot be 'unpicked'

12:07 [BBC: Entertainment] Man Booker 2014 judges announced

12:09 [The Hindu - News] Not just another temple

12:09 [Reuters] Indian ban on gay sex violates international law: U.N

12:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] Synthetic gel mimics amphibians

12:11 [straight] Your horoscope for December 12 to 18, 2013 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/astrology-bg_20.jpg

12:11 [The Hindu - News] Wheel of time

12:11 [The Hindu - News] Soaked in devotion

12:13 [The Hindu - News] Six lakh posts vacant in central govt

12:13 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Radio rebels fight against digital

12:15 [The Hindu - News] The ibid. culture

12:15 [Reuters] Signer says suffered schizophrenic episode at Mandela memorial

12:17 [The Hindu - News] Beyond convention

12:17 [Mother Jones] More Than Half of Americans Now Have Tougher Gun Laws /files/images/motherjones_mininav/newtown_oneyear_mininav.gif

12:17 [Mother Jones] America's Best Hate-Reads, 2013

12:17 [Mother Jones] Budget Deal May Be Good News for Pentagon Boondoggles

12:17 [Mother Jones] Will Factory Farms Finally Have to (Gasp!) Get a Vet's Approval to Use Antibiotics?

12:17 [Mother Jones] What It's Like Reading Mandela's Autobiography as a Hostage in Tehran /files/mandela-book-inline.jpg

12:17 [Mother Jones] Will an Anti-Hillary Sequel Again Rock American Politics?

12:17 [Telegraph] Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out fitted with prosthetic eyeballs

12:17 [Telegraph] Testing and educating - can we do both intensively?

12:17 [Telegraph] Telegraph database: find out if your MP is taking Ipsa's 11 per cent pay hike

12:17 [Telegraph] Jane Birkin's daughter Kate Barry found dead outside Paris apartment

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Songs for the soul

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Song of stories

12:20 [Financial Times] Slovenia’s banks need €4.8bn in new capital

12:21 [The Atlantic: National] Feds Pay Teen to Get Neck Tattoo of a Giant Squid Smoking a Joint

12:21 [The Hindu - News] Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal bill tomorrow

12:21 [The Hindu - News] Enchanted evenings of dance

12:21 [The Hindu - News] For some absorbing moments

12:21 [Pravda] Putin: 'Attempts to achieve military superiority over Russia will fail'

12:21 [Reuters] Thai military chief rebuffs meeting request in blow to protesters

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Flashes of melody

12:23 [The Independent] Prisoners given in-cell phones and screens

12:23 [The Independent] Saving party-goers from themselves: Bristol opens 'drunk tank' for intoxicated revellers

12:23 [The Independent] Two men hanged by government in Japan as part of latest ‘secret executions’

12:26 [BBC: Also in the news] French cafe 'rude tax' causes a stir

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Extraordinary voice

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Thai PM calls for dialogue to end crisis

12:27 [Fin24 News] Sanral sticks to its guns on e-tag sales

12:28 [CNN: Money] World's 10 hottest housing markets

12:28 [Voice of America] Ashton: Ukraine 'Intends to Sign' Agreement with EU

12:29 [The Hindu - News] News channels approach Govt over security clearance

12:29 [] Caveat Lector!

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Nostalgia reigns supreme

12:33 [Deutsche Welle] Russia looms large in US response on Ukraine

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Easterine Kire

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Chip of history

12:34 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Why Israel Won’t Abide Any Iran Nuclear Accord

12:35 [The Hindu - News] Up with confidence

12:35 [Fin24 News] Trade conditions remain positive

12:36 [Topix Activism News] Hagley human rights campaigner calls on ex- Amnesty International...

12:36 [BBC: Education] Latest school rankings published

12:37 [The Hindu - News] Parliament paralysed for fourth consecutive working day

12:37 [The Hindu - News] She danced to conquer hearts

12:37 [The Hindu - News] Rustle of the silks

12:38 [The Independent] In pictures: Wet'n'Wild theme park opens in Prospect

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Absorbing ballet

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Driven by the disc

12:41 [The Hindu - News] Team Carnatic

12:41 [The Hindu - News] Pick of the lot

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Kaleidoscope: North India

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Style with substance

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Adventurous trip

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Kaleidoscope: Chennai

12:45 [The Hindu - News] My five…

12:45 [The Hindu - News] One windy night…

12:49 [CNN] Kenya at 50: Stunning photos celebrate country's culture

12:49 [CNN] Ukraine leader intends to sign EU deal, diplomat says

12:50 [Telegraph] Nicolas Sarkozy: my return is destiny - I don't have a choice

12:50 [Telegraph] Primary school league tables 2013: faith schools 'dominate official rankings'

12:50 [Telegraph] Santa is not real, vicar tells primary school children

12:50 [Telegraph] Kim Jong-Un takes father's title of Dear Leader

12:50 [Telegraph] How our children stopped learning to read

12:50 [Telegraph] Primary league tables: local education authority results

12:50 [The Hindu - News] Refreshingly different

12:50 [Global Voices] A New Law to Shield Police in Panama?

12:51 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC nature series to include warning

12:52 [The Hindu - News] Strong RAGA treatises

12:52 [The Hindu - News] Rewind to the first reel

12:52 [The Hindu - News] Tragedy and comedy staged

12:54 [NPR] It's 'Not Great,' But House Is Expected To OK Budget Deal

12:54 [Reuters] Egyptian police fire tear gas and water cannon on protesters

12:54 [The Hindu - News] Rhythms of conscience

12:54 [BBC: Technology] Yahoo Mail hits more problems

12:54 [The Independent] Sleep soundly, incorrigible rogues: you're no longer committing a criminal offence

12:54 [The Independent] Blockbuster to close all remaining stores

12:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Levin: Politicians: Ignore the Millennial Student Loan Crisis at Your Own Risk

12:56 [zero hedge] Goldman's Q&A On Stanley Fischer As The Next Fed Vice Chairman

12:58 [The Hindu - News] Bouquet of buoyant moments

12:58 [The Hindu - News] ‘Fake interpreter’ says he suffers from schizophrenia

12:59 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ashton: Ukraine 'Intends to Sign' Agreement with EU

13:00 [CNET News] Google emulates 1980s-era Amiga computer in Chrome

13:00 [The Hindu - News] Music’s many moods

13:00 [Global Voices] ‘Negreo Inc.’ Tumblr Blog Exposes Demeaning Job Offers in Argentina

13:01 [Guardian] UK food sector is 'soft touch for criminals', report says

13:02 [The Hindu - News] On a creative journey

13:06 [Telegraph] Silvio Berlusconi threatens 'revolution' if he is jailed

13:07 [Voice of America] Bangladesh Supreme Court Will Not Review Death Penalty

13:08 [Reuters: politics] Kerry back to region to pursue faltering Mideast peace talks

13:10 [CNN: Money] Want a home? Here's 500 pages of forms

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Labour for love?

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Book launch for dummies

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Strong raga treatises

13:10 [The Independent] This video of a crow sledging down a roof will get you in the mood for Christmas

13:10 [The Independent] One Direction dominate Twitter's 2013 trends

13:10 [The Independent] Hilton raises over $2.3bn in record hotel IPO

13:10 [The Independent] Twitter’s top 10 most talked about people of 2013 - and Miley's no-where in sight

13:11 [Voice of America] Ashton: Ukraine 'Intends to Sign' Agreement with EU

13:11 [CNET News] Spotify sets mobile music free. What took so long?

13:12 [The Hindu - News] An enjoyable collage

13:13 [Guardian] NZ man 'stopped at airport because he attended Snowden meeting'

13:14 [The Hindu - News] Master craftsman

13:14 [The Hindu - News] Short and insightful

13:14 [The Hindu - News] AAP reaches out to Hazare, vows to fight for Jan Lokpal

13:16 [CNN] Can Sony beat Microsoft in console war?

13:16 [Raw Story] 24-hour drone surveillance part of Soviet-style security to be imposed on Sochi Olympics

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Sweet prescription

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Bhaktha beats

13:18 [Fin24 News] PnP donation to honour Madiba

13:18 [Fin24 News] PPI slows down

13:18 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court raps UP over condition of Muzaffarnagar relief camps

13:19 [CNN: Money] Apple supplier under scrutiny over death

13:20 [CNN] Ryan O'Neal: I talk to Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Bend it like Payal

13:21 [Voice of America] Mandela Memorial Interpreter Blames Schizophrenia for Sign Language Failure

13:21 [Voice of America] Japan's Cabinet Approves $53 Billion Stimulus to Offset Tax Hike

13:22 [Telegraph] Earliest sunset of the year is today - more than a week before the solstice

13:22 [Telegraph] Ryanair's bikini calendar ad banned

13:22 [Telegraph] Photographs by Henry Grant showing London at Christmas through the ages

13:22 [Telegraph] Putin asserts Russia's moral superiority in the values war

13:23 [The Hindu - News] The nameless millions

13:23 [The Hindu - News] Until next year…

13:24 [Reuters] Fortum sells Finnish power distribution grid for $3.5 billion

13:25 [The Hindu - News] A shopper’s paradise

13:25 [Guardian] NHS maternity services not good enough, says chief inspector

13:26 [The Independent] Adidas and Sports Direct battle for Chelsea kit

13:26 [The Independent] In pictures: Heavy snowfall hits Seoul

13:26 [The Independent] SuperGroup posts super sales in the first half as expansion continues

13:26 [Raw Story] Chinese boy in eye-gouging case can’t understand why ‘the sky is always dark’

13:27 [The Hindu - News] Focus on ‘Beti’

13:28 [Deutsche Welle] Bangladesh rejects appeal to review death penalty for Islamist leader Mollah

13:29 [The Hindu - News] Subtle images and strong messages

13:31 [Guardian] MPs' pay should go up 9% to £74,000, pay body recommends

13:31 [Guardian] Cheap Nasa fuel saves Google execs millions on private jet flights

13:33 [Deutsche Welle] Slovenia says it can fix banking sector without international aid

13:34 [Financial Times] Slovenia’s banks need €4.8bn of new capital

13:37 [zero hedge] "Something Has Changed" In Overnight Trading As Futures No Longer Track EURJPY Ramps

13:37 [CNN] Opinion: Delaying vote on immigration is immoral

13:37 [CNN] Opinion: One day this week, I became an outlaw

13:37 [CNN] New team wanted to join Formula One in 2015

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Cheers to the season

13:38 [The Hindu - News] The green network

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Space and Sensibility

13:39 [] New Separatist Recruits for Russia’s Customs Union

13:41 [The Hindu - News] The cuisine connection

13:41 [BBC: Entertainment] Bond composer Barry's daughter dies

13:41 [The Independent] Nelson Mandela memorial: New Zealand PM John Key is the 'unidentified guest'

13:41 [Pravda] Delegation from Latin America pays work visit to Nizhny Novgorod

13:46 [Fin24 News] Ikea recalls lamp following child's death

13:49 [NPR] Baseball Plans To Ban Home Plate Collisions; Good Idea?

13:51 [Raw Story] Elizabeth Warren, Third Way and the battle over American Liberalism

13:52 [BBC: Science & Environment] AUDIO: Hadfield: 'Space changes your outloook'

13:55 [Voice of America] VOA News: Haiti Protesters Demand Higher Minimum Wage

13:55 [The Hindu - News] Gay sex is a matter of personal freedom: Rahul

13:56 [Financial Times] Seoul changes tack on China air zone

13:57 [The Hindu - News] Storehouse of Social

13:57 [The Independent] Mortgage lending for first-time buyers at six-year high

13:58 [BBC: Entertainment] Medals given to 'art champions'

14:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Freeman: 'Swarm Intelligence' Research Links Conflict To Better Decision-Making

14:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Paul Ryan Says He Was 'Caught Off Guard' By Conservative Groups' Opposition To Budget Deal

14:05 [AL JAZEERA] EU says Ukraine president agreed on deal

14:05 [BBC: Education] 'Vulnerable students hit by cuts'

14:05 [Global Voices] 5 Influential People from Madagascar Who You Should Know

14:06 [Guardian] G4S and Serco stripped of offender tagging contracts over fraud claims

14:06 [Fin24 News] Implats wage talks to resume next year

14:06 [Raw Story] How the NSA reportedly uses Google cookies could be next privacy flash point

14:07 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 12

14:08 [Telegraph] Take the test: ten questions from primary school punctuation and grammar exam

14:08 [Telegraph] South Africa admits possible 'mistake' over deaf signer at Mandela memorial

14:08 [Telegraph] Patently Great: Google's car that will stop, look, and listen

14:09 [NPR] Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Says He Had Schizophrenic Episode

14:09 [Reuters] South Africa admits mistake over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer

14:10 [CNN] Interpreter at Mandela memorial stands by his performance

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Retail inflation jumps to 9-month high in November

14:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

14:12 [CNET News] Say hello to Rezence, your new wireless charging brand

14:12 [BBC: Science & Environment] Problem hits ISS cooling system

14:13 [The Independent] Derren Brown forced to deny stealing $30,000 of Damien Hirst artwork after tweet blunder

14:13 [The Independent] 'Almost everyone took the bait': Promise of naked pictures of Carla Bruni was used as bait to break into computers at G20 summit in Paris

14:13 [The Independent] Boots recalls more children's cough and cold medicine over plastic fears

14:13 [CNN: Money] Bitcoin gets prominent Silicon Valley backer

14:13 [CNN: Money] Think your home is safe from hackers?

14:13 [CNN: Money] JPMorgan may settle charges over Madoff

14:14 [Slashdot] Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

14:14 [BBC: Also in the news] No armoured car for mafia prosecutor

14:14 [BBC: Also in the news] No 'Father Christmas' for Tajiks

14:16 [Guardian] G4S and Serco hand over offender tagging contracts over fraud claims

14:17 [The Hindu - News] DGCA probing Rahul aircraft landing

14:18 [CNN] International Space Station Fast Facts

14:18 [Deutsche Welle] UK economy: Is all that glitters really gold?

14:20 [The Hindu - News] Waah! Waheeda

14:20 [Fox News] NSA chief pleads with Senate committee to not abolish bulk-collection programs

14:20 [Fox News] EXCLUSIVE: UN in North Korea: Four years after office reopens, auditors warn of old problems

14:20 [Fox News] Ukraine leader 'intends to sign' EU deal after protests - US halts some military aid to Syria rebels

14:20 [Slate Magazine] Leaving the Tribe

14:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Subpoenas Related To Ethics Complaints Involving Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

14:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Nina Pillard Confirmed In Late-Night Senate Talkathon

14:21 [Raw Story] Experts question school’s decision to suspend 6-year-old boy for ‘sexual harassment’ kiss on hand

14:24 [The Hindu - News] Rashtrapati Bhavan opens its door for artists, writers

14:24 [The Hindu - News] History and an adrenaline rush

14:25 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC nature series to explain re-enactments

14:25 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Golden Globe nominations

14:26 [Raw Story] Stephen Colbert to God: If atheists are created in your image, ‘then you are a jerk’

14:26 [CNN: Money] Will the market actually cheer tapering?

14:28 [The Hindu - News] It’s Friday the 13th

14:28 [CNN: Money] Slash gets in the (video) game

14:28 [CNN: Money] 113th Congress: Unproductive? Or least productive ever?

14:28 [The Independent] Trial judge rebukes David Cameron over remarks about Nigella Lawson

14:30 [zero hedge] Cops Per Capita: Who Has The World's Most And Least Concentrated Police Force

14:30 [zero hedge] Gold And Silver Slammed

14:30 [CNET News] Apple doctors: Pegatron worker death not due to working conditions

14:30 [CNET News] iPhone 5S beats Galaxy S4 as top-selling smartphone -- report

14:31 [Voice of America] Kerry Returning to Israel for Peace Talks

14:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mallika Rao: The 3D White House Holiday Card Is Lovely, And Stubbornly Secular As Ever

14:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Creamer: Don't Let Hardliners Undermine Iran Nuclear Negotiations - and Drag America into Another Mid-East War

14:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Ryan Loskarn, Fired Lamar Alexander Staffer, Expected In Court

14:32 [CNN: Politics] Senate pulls rare all-nighter

14:32 [The Hindu - News] BJP report pitches for poll tie-up with TDP

14:33 [CNN] Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion

14:34 [The Hindu - News] The dance of light

14:35 [CNN] Senate pulls an all-nighter, approves federal appeals court nominee

14:35 [CNN] Mad men? The perils of sailing solo around the world

14:35 [BBC: Health] Drug 'halves' breast cancer risk

14:36 [Guardian] Bangladesh supreme court upholds death penalty for Abdul Quader Mollah

14:36 [Guardian] Celebrities who use fame to commit sex offences face severer sentences

14:36 [CNN: Crime] Becoming a gay outlaw

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Go slow, celebrate food

14:38 [CNN: Money] Saving dead people from fraud

14:39 [NPR] Amtrak Train Collides With Vehicle In Virginia

14:39 [NPR] Mandela's Body Lies In State For Second Day

14:39 [NPR] India Government Likely To Review Anti-Gay Sex Law

14:39 [NPR] Music Favorites: Track 1

14:39 [NPR] Music Favorites: Track 2

14:39 [NPR] Music Favorites: Track 3

14:39 [CNN: Crime] George Zimmerman won't be charged, Florida prosecutor says

14:39 [AL JAZEERA] Saudi Grand Mufti condemns suicide attacks

14:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Federal Data Show Health Care Disparities Among States

14:40 [Telegraph] Don't judge parents who smack their children, Nick Clegg suggests

14:40 [Reuters] Jobless claims surge, erase prior weeks' declines

14:40 [Reuters] Column: Why minorities are losing the retirement race

14:40 [Reuters] U.S. retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook

14:41 [CNN: Health] Obamacare: A 'stay out of jail free' card?

14:41 [CNN] Opinion: Don't misread Obama's handshake with Raul Castro

14:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and clarifications — December 13, 2013

14:42 [Guardian] Judge criticises David Cameron over comments about Nigella Lawson

14:42 [CNN: Health] Obamacare: 'Stay out of jail free?'

14:42 [CNN: Health] NYC requiring kids' flu shots

14:42 [CNN: Health] Experts: vaccines necessary

14:42 [CNN: Health] IKEA recalls children's wall lamps

14:44 [The Independent] Video: 40-year-old foetus found in 82-year-old woman

14:46 [The Hindu - News] India-China agree to exchange information on Brahmaputra basin

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Delights from the mainland

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Breaking bread

14:48 [BBC: Technology] Bots 'take up 61% of net traffic'

14:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Western Governors' Association Unveils Multi-State Wildlife Habitat Mapping Project

14:52 [Reuters: politics] U.S. sanctions more groups over Iran's nuclear program

14:53 [Deutsche Welle] Ex-German president's estranged wife takes the stand in corruption trial

14:53 [Reuters] Venezuela says murder rate plunges under Maduro

14:54 [Guardian] Edward Snowden: MEPs vote to invite ex-NSA contractor to testify

14:54 [Guardian] David Cameron's Nigella Lawson comments criticised by judge

14:54 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

14:55 [CNN] Religious violence plagues Central African Republic

14:56 [The Hindu - News] HC orders appointment of MP CIC by January end

14:56 [The Hindu - News] Pedal-pushers

14:56 [Raw Story] Neglected, disabled children found at rural Australian incest farm

14:56 [Raw Story] Embattled former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says his jailing will lead to ‘revolution’ in Italy

14:56 [Raw Story] UK warns of Christmas surge in mothers abducting children

14:56 [Telegraph] FGM: Britain's first ever criminal charges could be brought as cases reopened

14:56 [Telegraph] George Osborne: Tories will slash welfare state by 'billions'

14:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matthew Chapman: Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

14:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Gridlock In The Senate, Progress In The House

14:59 [The Independent] Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved

14:59 [The Independent] Hacking trial: Police officers 'irritated' Queen by eating nuts left out at Buckingham Palace, court told

15:00 [Guardian] Calls for breast cancer drug to be made immediately available on NHS

15:00 [zero hedge] Initial Claims Spike Most Since Sandy To Worst In 9 Months

15:00 [The Hindu - News] Down but not out

15:01 [BBC: Education] Secondary schools banding revealed

15:01 [Raw Story] In landmark case, Japan’s top court says transsexual man is legal father of IVF baby

15:03 [CNET News] iPhone 5S launch teased by China Mobile

15:03 [Slashdot] NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame?

15:04 [The Hindu - News] Stage set for youth

15:05 [CNN] 'Britney Jean' nets Britney Spears her worst opening week ever

15:09 [AL JAZEERA] Global cancer cases exceed 14 million

15:10 [BBC: Entertainment] 12 Years leads Globe nominations

15:10 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Britney Jean': Spears' worst opening week

15:10 [CNN: Entertainment] O'Neal: I talk to Farrah's portrait

15:10 [CNN: Entertainment] American Country Awards: See the winners!

15:10 [Guardian] Queen scolded police for eating royal wedding nuts, phone-hacking trial told

15:10 [Telegraph] David Cameron criticised by judge for 'Team Nigella' intervention in trial

15:11 [Raw Story] 46-year-old daughter of singer-actress Jane Birkin dies after fall from apartment window

15:11 [CNN: Money] The remarkable renaissance of Land Rover

15:11 [CNN: Money] The most exciting mobile gaming company you've never heard of

15:11 [CNN: Money] It's going to be an Apple iPad Christmas

15:13 [Reuters] Catalonia sets independence question, Spain says it won't happen

15:13 [CNET News] Amazon wants customers to gift Amazon Coins for games, apps

15:13 [International Crisis Group] Las fronteras de Túnez: 'yihadismo' y contrabando

15:13 [] Is US Congress on Verge of Sabotaging Iran Nuclear Deal? /sites/

15:13 [] Paraphrasing the NSA: 'Let Us Spy on You, Or Terrorists Win'

15:14 [NPR] Big Jump In Jobless Claims Blamed On Seasonal Factors

15:14 [NPR] Must-Cry VIDEO? Watch WestJet Airline's 'Christmas Miracle'

15:14 [CNN] 9 German-style Christmas markets in North America

15:14 [Guardian] UN asks India to review gay sex ban

15:14 [Guardian] Glasgow helicopter crash: operator grounds fleet over defect

15:14 [zero hedge] November Retail Sales Beat Modest Expectations Despite Another Decline In Clothing Sales

15:15 [The Independent] London to reach Pinnacle as ‘impossible’ skyscraper plans get green light

15:15 [The Independent] Helicopters grounded after Glasgow pub crash

15:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: House To Vote On Bipartisan Budget Deal

15:19 [The Hindu - News] Keeping it alive

15:19 [The Hindu - News] Celebrating the bow

15:19 [CNN: Money] Protecting dead people from identity theft

15:20 [Reuters] Outmuscled Syrian opposition seeks protection from al Qaeda

15:20 [CNN: Travel] 9 sparkling North American Christmas markets

15:20 [CNN: Living] Pantone colors of the year

15:20 [CNN: Living] Your guide to challenging holiday gifts

15:21 [The Hindu - News] Girl uninterrupted

15:21 [Raw Story] ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Hustle’ top Golden Globe nominations

15:21 [Raw Story] Anger surges over Nelson Mandela death ‘picture’ posted on the Internet

15:21 [Raw Story] German police build ‘Nazi Shazam’ music detector to track right-wing, banned tunes

15:21 [CNN: Travel] 9 sparkling Christmas markets

15:22 [Guardian] Blockbuster to disappear from high street after 25 years

15:22 [Guardian] George Osborne announces fresh attack on welfare budget

15:22 [Fox News] OBAMACARE PROBEIssa says HHS obstructing inquiry into

15:22 [Fox News] A FINAL PROTESTGOP stages all-night speech spree to stall Obama nods

15:22 [Fox News] 'AFFLUENZA' DEFENSEProbation sentence for teen after fatal crash draws ire

15:22 [Fox News] Experts: Fox reporter's ordeal shows tough laws needed- VIDEO: Jana Winter speaks out about court victory

15:22 [Fox News] NY college freshman dies during fraternity ritual

15:22 [Fox News] School reduces charges against 6-year-old for kiss

15:22 [Fox News] George W. Bush sends Alabama kicker encouraging letter after Auburn loss

15:22 [Fox News] Sriracha maker ordered to halt sauce shipments

15:22 [Fox News] Former La. cop acquitted in retrial over deadly shooting

15:22 [Fox News] Report: Feds gave Google $5.3M worth of free fuel

15:22 [Fox News] Vt. city may use loophole to push gun control in 2014

15:23 [The Hindu - News] Manish Tewari urges Pak to remove films, serials from trade list

15:24 [] Uzbek Delegation Visits Washington Amid Uncertainty Over 2014

15:25 [Slate Magazine] How to Get a Job as a Shopping Mall Santa

15:26 [Truthout] Bill Moyers | The Great American Class War: Plutocracy vs. Democracy

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Antonia Blumberg: In State Of The Nation Address, Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ross Luippold: Jon Stewart & John Oliver Get In A Shouting Match Over Congress, 'E.T.'

15:27 [CNN] 'Slave,' 'Hustle' dominate Golden Globe nominations

15:30 [CBC: politics] MP Michael Chong gained roots in small town, wings in politics

15:33 [The Atlantic: Politics] Ex-CIA, NSA, FBI and GCHQ Employees Urge Former Colleagues to Blow the Whistle

15:33 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Poster Child for Washington Dysfunction

15:33 [AL JAZEERA] Humanitarian crisis looms in CAR capital

15:34 [Guardian] Breast cancer drug 'halves likelihood of high-risk women developing disease'

15:35 [Fin24 News] ConCourt: Dept owns Kuruman mining rights

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Adam Levine, Kal Penn Among Celebrities Involved In Obamacare Push

15:36 [Raw Story] It’s not a movie — the universe really is a hologram, according to new science

15:36 [Raw Story] North Korea may be set for ‘Cultural Revolution’: Japan

15:36 [Raw Story] Fox News host Megyn Kelly tells kids: Jesus and Santa are both white guys

15:38 [CNN: Money] Let's hear it for tapering!

15:39 [Reuters] U.S. retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook

15:39 [Voice of America] US ECONOMY

15:39 [Voice of America] Xi, Abe Named Asians of the Year

15:39 [BBC: Technology] YouTube culls hundreds of game clips

15:40 [Slashdot] Chimpanzee "Personhood" Lawsuits Fail In New York Courts

15:41 [Topix Activism News] exit-arrow-visit|article-5057353|mobile_home_category_body-1688|5

15:41 [CNN: Living] School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old

15:41 [CNN: Living] No increase in women corporate women

15:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeff Schweitzer: Not Anywhere Close to Person of the Year: Why Time Magazine Is Wrong About Pope Francis

15:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill Moyers: The Great American Class War

15:44 [zero hedge] Living In A Steel Box: Londoners Live In Shipping Containers Due To Soaring Rents

15:44 [zero hedge] Fact, Fiction, And 11 Bitcoin Myths

15:46 [Guardian] Pupils' Christmas 'ruined' by vicar's Santa Claus origins story

15:46 [The Independent] 'Viral rebound' hits two HIV-infected men for whom hopes of 'cure' were raised

15:46 [The Independent] British food industry 'vulnerable to crime', new report warns in wake of horse meat scandal

15:46 [The Independent] Golden Globes 2014: List of nominations in full

15:47 [CNET News] China officials: We have 'substantial' info on Qualcomm price-fixing

15:47 [CNET News] Waze beefs up its crowdsourced traffic app

15:47 [CNN: Money] Lululemon shares plunge on poor outlook

15:48 [Deutsche Welle] Eurozone industrial output drops sharply

15:51 [Reuters] Retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook

15:51 [Reuters] Analysis: U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole

15:51 [Truthout] A Bunch of Subversives

15:51 [Truthout] US Economy

15:51 [The Atlantic: National] Americans Still Care About Their Public Libraries

15:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. targets more groups over Iran's nuclear program

15:55 [BBC: Also in the news] China eye-gouge boy is discharged

15:56 [zero hedge] US-Backed Syrian "Rebel" Commander Chased Out Of Country By Al Qaeda

15:56 [CNN: Money] No, Virginia. There is no Santa Claus rally

15:58 [CNET News] Yahoo Mail slowly comes back, but more work to be done

15:58 [OpEdNews] The FAA Creates Thin Privacy Guidelines For The Nation's First Domestic Drone "Test Sites"

15:58 [OpEdNews] Two Parties, One Game: Barack Obama's War on the Poor

15:58 [OpEdNews] America's Iranian kitchen!

15:58 [CNN] Judge rebukes UK's David Cameron over remarks on Nigella Lawson case

15:59 [Telegraph] 'Very unacceptable care' found in some GP surgeries

15:59 [Telegraph] Sketch: George Osborne, games master

15:59 [Telegraph] Frenchwoman held over poisoning of six pensioners

15:59 [Telegraph] Afghan pullout could reverse gains against al-Qaeda, US military chief warns

15:59 [Telegraph] Primary school league tables: teachers 'ditching sport and art' to climb rankings

15:59 [Telegraph] Cat burglar: Japanese man steals £112,000 to feed his 120 cats

15:59 [Telegraph] Indian government 'will repeal' homosexuality ban

15:59 [Telegraph] David Cameron criticised by judge for 'Team Nigella' intervention in trial

15:59 [The Hindu - News] BJP demands probe into Patna blasts

16:01 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Slave,' 'Hustle' take Golden Globe noms

16:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jake Colvin: What to Make of the Cuba Handshake

16:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Morford: Obama and the Harsh Reality Check

16:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] Ask Washington Anything: Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

16:04 [Disinformation] Badge Classes And Segregation Inside The Googleplex

16:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] 2013: The Year 'the Stream' Crested

16:04 [Financial Times] Russia to sign economic deals with Kiev

16:05 [Voice of America] VOA News: WHO: Cancer on the Rise Worldwide

16:06 [CNN: Money] Vatican's finance clean-up not over yet

16:07 [CNET News] Hearts, stars, and pizza: Swiftkey gets emoji

16:07 [CNET News] First 3D game built in ASM.js launches

16:07 [CNET News] Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga storms onto iOS for free

16:07 [CNET News] Is LG cooking up a 5.5-inch Gx?

16:08 [The Hindu - News] BJP conveys its reluctance to form Govt. to Lt Governor

16:10 [Slate Magazine] Doubly Wronged in Detroit

16:11 [CNN: Technology] 7 tips for taking better selfies

16:11 [Voice of America] US Targets More Companies Evading Iran Sanctions

16:11 [CNN] Detective resigns after citizenship status revealed

16:11 [Raw Story] Fake deaf translator at Nelson Mandela’s funeral turns out to be schizo with violent past

16:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: Should Colleges Be Able To Limit Students' Borrowing?

16:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Celebrity Tutors Thrive In Grade-fixated Hong Kong

16:14 [Guardian] Bulgarian man who died saving British girl's life is awarded bravery medal

16:15 [Telegraph] Why the universe could be a hologram according to new research

16:17 [CNET News] Get a 6-book sci-fi bundle for $6

16:17 [AL JAZEERA] Somali president appoints new prime minister

16:18 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 12, 2013 /files/1212-630.jpg

16:18 [The Hindu - News] Behind the methods of the ‘most successful pollster’

16:18 [Deutsche Welle] Catalonia wants choice on independence from Spain, despite Rajoy warning

16:18 [The Independent] Ian Edmondson too ill to face phone-hacking trial

16:18 [The Independent] Italian court annuls prison sentence for elderly paedophile after 11-year-old victim tells investigators in Catanzaro that she loves him

16:19 [CNN: Living] No increase in number of women leading corporations

16:19 [NPR] Sriracha Maker Told To Hold Its Sauce For 30 Days

16:19 [Voice of America] Eurozone Industrial Output Slumping

16:21 [Raw Story] Rachel Maddow: GOP in shambles as internal war goes public

16:22 [The Hindu - News] BJP declines to form Govt; Delhi may see fresh polls

16:22 [The Progressive] Let's Remember the Americans Who Supported Mandela

16:23 [Pravda] Millennium Development Goals: More to be done for women

16:23 [Pravda] Cholera epidemic raging in Congo, Angola and Haiti

16:23 [Pravda] Family with three children should be standard in Russia

16:23 [Pravda] Russia to export arms worth $50 billion annually by 2020

16:25 [CNET News] Twitter lets you look back at 2013's land of tweets

16:26 [The Hindu - News] Chief of Myanmar Army calls on Pranab

16:28 [Slashdot] Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

16:29 [zero hedge] Hilton IPO Opens Up (Only) 7%

16:29 [CNN: Health] Still sexy after all these years

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mike Smith: Republican's Newest Frustration With Obamacare

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: These Hilariously Witty Comebacks To Sexist Comments Are Perfect

16:33 [CNET News] Instagram: For half our users, we're a daily addiction

16:33 [CNET News] Instagram launches private photo-sharing

16:33 [The Atlantic: Politics] The 12 Days of Obamacare: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

16:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] No Old Maps Actually Say 'Here Be Dragons'

16:35 [Voice of America] Former Nigerian President Tells Jonathan Not to Seek New Term

16:35 [Slate Magazine] Slate’s Favorite Kitchen Equipment

16:35 [Slate Magazine] DoubleX Gabfest: The Superfriend Edition

16:35 [Slate Magazine] Not Even Lance Deserves This

16:35 [Slate Magazine] This Is Not Middle-Earth

16:35 [Slate Magazine] Blazing a Trail

16:36 [Global Voices] Uruguay Legalizes the Sale and Production of Marijuana

16:38 [Deutsche Welle] Former Japanese leader firm on nuclear energy

16:39 [] Kazakhstan: Almaty Market Flares Up Again, Inflaming Suspicions

16:39 [Pravda] Silvio Berlusconi to trigger revolution in Italy

16:40 [The Hindu - News] More than Cong it is Rahul Gandhi’s defeat: Raman Singh

16:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Keegan: The Banality of Evil: Lessons from South African Apartheid

16:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jane White: Why the Denial About the Retirement Crisis?

16:41 [Voice of America] Protests in Dhaka over Abdul Qader Mollah Case

16:41 [CNET News] Apple aims to clobber Web page spoofers

16:42 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 12, 2013

16:42 [] Democracy Now!: The Anti-Apartheid Underground: Ronnie Kasrils on Meeting Nelson Mandela in an ANC Safehouse in 1962

16:42 [] Democracy Now!: From Marxism to Neoliberalism: Ronnie Kasrils on How Mandela & ANC Shifted Economic Views

16:42 [CNN: Health] Feds move to make meat safer

16:45 [Telegraph] Kenyan senator caught photoshopping Nelson Mandela tribute picture

16:45 [Telegraph] Spain government: vows to block Catalonia independence vote

16:45 [Telegraph] Queen angry at police officers eating her nuts, court hears

16:45 [Telegraph] Seeing Nelson Mandela lying in state provokes 'surge of emotion'

16:47 [Fox News] Ryanair's flight attendant calendar has too many 'sexual connotations' for Spain

16:47 [Fox News] India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

16:47 [Fox News] Emails show State Department official urged Benghazi contractor to avoid media

16:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Keith Michael Novak, National Guardsman, Accused Of Stealing Military IDs

16:49 [The Independent] Norway told to go easy on the pastries

16:49 [CNN] Political parties announce date for vote on Catalonia independence

16:50 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan govt asks special court to summon Musharraf for trial

16:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Lovato admits cocaine abuse

16:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Jett to SeaWorld: Stop rockin' the whales

16:52 [The Progressive] Stop Separating Families This Holiday Season

16:52 [The Progressive] Boehner Must End the Doublespeak on Immigration

16:55 [CNN] Wife of U.S. pastor held in Iran pleads for his freedom

16:57 [zero hedge] RBS: The Dumbest Bank Of 2013?

16:58 [CNN: Money] A blueprint for creating better jobs - and bigger profits

16:58 [CNN: Money] FICO opens credit scores to small biz

17:00 [CNN: Money] Spain's protest - and secession - movements gain steam

17:01 [Raw Story] Arizona detective quits after learning she’s been living in the U.S. illegally since childhood

17:02 [CNET News] Get your control freak on with stick-anywhere home sensors

17:02 [CNET News] Winter Storm Dion pushes back Moto G shipments

17:02 [Slashdot] EU Advocate General Says EU Data Retention Directive Unlawful

17:02 [CNN] The 20th century's most stunning jewels, with a price tag to prove it

17:03 [CNN: Money] Apple's smartphone sales surge in China

17:03 [Guardian] Unease among Brazil's farmers as Congress votes on GM terminator seeds

17:04 [Disinformation] A Marijuana Arrest Ruins Teacher’s Life

17:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Thursday, 12/12

17:04 [CNN] Post-pregnancy fitness selfies: Why do they make us crazy?

17:05 [Fin24 News] Mandela coins in high demand

17:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Calderone: John Miller, CBS News Senior Correspondent, Rumored To Be Up For NYPD Role

17:06 [Global Voices] Romantic Love vs. Gender Equality: An Interview with Coral Herrera

17:07 [The Progressive] Stewart: Fox News Fears Anything that's 'Muslim-y'

17:08 [Deutsche Welle] Collender: 'Small battle in overall war on budget'

17:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] Jupiter's moon has 'plumes of water'

17:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Conservatives Rip Budget Deal -- But Not Ryan

17:11 [Guardian] Syrian refugees facing extreme hardship as blizzards hit region

17:11 [Voice of America] Ashton: Ukraine 'Intends to Sign' Agreement with EU

17:11 [Le Monde diplomatique] The great american class war

17:14 [CNET News] Man sues gov't for harassment, blames Google's autocomplete

17:14 [CNN: Living] Clash of the gaming consoles: who will reign supreme?

17:14 [CNN: Living] Don't panic! Try these gifts

17:14 [CNN: Living] Why the post-pregnancy selfie rage?

17:14 [CNN: Living] Don't panic! Try these gift ideas

17:17 [Telegraph] In pictures: The 71st Golden Globes 2013- The nominations

17:17 [Telegraph] Tightening Gucci belts: how Britain cut back on food, fun and furniture - but spends more than ever on fashion

17:17 [Telegraph] Telegraph database: find out if your MP is planning to take Ipsa's 11 per cent pay hike

17:17 [Telegraph] School league tables 2013: 50,000 bright pupils 'going backwards'

17:17 [Telegraph] Israeli to open migrant 'detention centre'

17:17 [Telegraph] 'Remarkable' breast cancer drug could save lives of thousands of women

17:17 [CNN] House budget vote illuminates GOP split

17:17 [CNN] 5 things we learned from the Golden Globe nominations

17:18 [Mother Jones] Democrats in Tough Races Need to Stick Up For Obamacare

17:19 [NPR] Hawaiian Official Who Released Obama's Birth Certificate Dies In Crash

17:19 [NPR] Indian Officials Vow Steps To Overturn Gay Sex Verdict

17:19 [Voice of America] Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Nigerian Military Base Attack

17:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Aspen Baker: Women Who Have Had Abortions Take the Lead

17:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Abbey-Lambertz: Lawmaker Bravely Reveals She Was Victim Of Rape In Emotional 'Abortion Insurance' Debate

17:20 [The Independent] 10th person dies following helicopter crash at Glasgow's Clutha bar

17:20 [The Independent] Tatiana Maslany: The Golden Globe favourite taking Twitter by storm

17:20 [The Independent] Former Bradford & Bingley boss fine slashed

17:23 [Guardian] Are female action heroes good role models for young women?

17:23 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Transportation Department plans rule on phones on planes: FCC chairman

17:23 [Reuters: politics] Wildlife experts probe shooting of endangered Florida panther

17:25 [Reuters: politics] Beijing to buy new buses to clear city smog: media

17:26 [Slate Magazine] Is Anything More Adorable Than a Penguin?

17:26 [zero hedge] South Carolina Is About To Pass A Bill To Nullify Obamacare

17:26 [zero hedge] Trade of the Century

17:26 [zero hedge] Part 7 - New EU Bail-In Agreement Yesterday - What Bail-Ins Would Look Like

17:26 [zero hedge] Spot The Odd One Out

17:26 [Global Voices] Barack Obama and Raúl Castro's Handshake at Mandela's Memorial Goes Viral

17:27 [CNN: Entertainment] 5 things we learned from the Golden Globe nominations

17:27 [The Hindu - News] BJP declines to form govt; AAP invited for discussion

17:28 [The Onion] American Voices: Freeze-Resistant Cockroaches Invade Manhattan

17:29 [Guardian] Instagram takes on Twitter with new private messages feature

17:29 [NPR] The Future Of Blocks — Building On The Past

17:31 [Reuters] Insight: Far from idyll, rural France feels left in the past

17:31 [CNN] Same Sex Marriage Fast Facts

17:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Munir Moon: Time to End U.S. Obsession With Iran's Nuclear Program

17:32 [CNN: Politics] Obamacare: A 'stay out of jail free' card?

17:32 [CNN: Politics] Sebelius orders review of Obamacare website

17:32 [CNN: Politics] Republican revenge: Senate pulls rare all-nighter

17:32 [CNN: Politics] House budget vote illuminates GOP split

17:33 [CNN: Money] Dead people may get ID theft protection

17:34 [CNET News] Apple could sell 175 million iPhones in fiscal 2014 -- analyst

17:35 [World Policy Institute] Sex and the Barrio: A Clash of Faith in Latin America

17:36 [BBC: Education] Segregation row may need court case

17:37 [The Progressive] Turns Out, You Have an Actual Right to Learn Science

17:39 [CNN: Money] Investors book a stay with Hilton stock

17:39 [CNN: Crime] Judge: Disregard Cameron comments in Nigella Lawson case

17:39 [Voice of America] Islamist Opposition Leader Executed in Bangladesh

17:40 [CNN: Politics] House budget vote illuminates Republican divisions

17:41 [Guardian] Ofcom confirms free of charge 0800 numbers from mobile phones

17:42 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Transportation Dept plans rule on phones on planes: FCC chairman

17:42 [Truthout] ALEC's "Institutional Corruption," From Backing Apartheid to Assault on Clean Energy, Public Sector

17:43 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Hobbit director's fears for big screen

17:44 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh executes opposition leader

17:44 [CNET News] Instagram wades into well-worn territory with direct messages

17:46 [Truthdig] The Great American Class War

17:47 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson was not telling truth about cocaine, says Elisabetta Grillo

17:48 [Truthout] The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

17:48 [CNN: Living] Model's pic sparks breastfeeding debate

17:48 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh executes Islamic opposition leader

17:49 [Fox News] ALL-NIGHTER Senate holds talk around the clock over Obama noms

17:49 [NPR] Budget Deal: Too Small To Fail?

17:49 [NPR] Does President Obama Have Bad Manners?

17:49 [NPR] Did India 'Turn Back The Clock Back' On Gay Rights?

17:50 [Fox News] Mass. bus driver admits striking disabled man trying to start conversation

17:51 [CNN] Death toll in Scottish helicopter crash rises

17:51 [Raw Story] California man fatally shoots wife and sister in suspected ‘double mercy killing’

17:52 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh executes opposition leader

17:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Harvey Stein: 'What Do You Get When You Put Two Fundamentalists in a Room Together?'

17:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: One Knock. Two Men. One Bullet.

17:52 [The Progressive] The New Highly-Educated Working Poor: Adjunct Professors

17:52 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin says Russia is last bastion of conservatism against ‘infertile tolerance’

17:52 [The Independent] In pictures: Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence

17:52 [CNN: Money] How much market risk will you take?

17:52 [CNN: Money] Instagram launches direct messaging

17:53 [Truthout] As Olympic Winter Games Near, Russian LGBT Activists Speak Out Against Anti-Gay Laws

17:53 [CNET News] SteamOS gets official launch date: December 13

17:54 [] News Analysis: Flip-Flops Point To Splits In Yanukovych's Circle

17:55 [Reuters] Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader for war crimes

17:55 [Voice of America] BANGLADESH 3RD UPD

17:56 [Slate Magazine] About Those Big, Winter-Proof Asian Roaches Found in NYC

17:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: One Knock. Two Men. One Bullet.

17:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joe Van Brussel: Closing The Workforce Skills Gap (LIVESTREAM)

17:56 [zero hedge] What The Chinese Think Of The Shanghai Smog

17:58 [The Hindu - News] Foreign Secretary raises Headley issue in Washington

17:59 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] UN Failing to Respond in Central African Republic

17:59 [Doctors Without Borders] [Open Letters] Open Letter to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator on Central African Republic

17:59 [Voice of America] 'American Hustle', '12 Years a Slave' Lead Golden Globes

18:00 [AL JAZEERA] Spain rejects Catalonia referendum bid

18:01 [straight] The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the 11th annual Christmas Reprise /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Christmas%20Reprise%20XI.jpg

18:01 [BBC: Entertainment] Episodes renewed for fourth season

18:01 [Guardian] Glasgow helicopter crash death toll rises to 10

18:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mike Weisser: What Happened to All the Concern About Guns?

18:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Frank A. Weil: WHICH ROUTE TO DEFUSE IRANIAN NUCLEAR BOMBS?

18:03 [Slashdot] Estonia Sharing Its Finnish-Made E-Government Solution With Finland

18:03 [CNN: Money] Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress

18:03 [Deutsche Welle] Germany sets example for microcredits in advanced economies

18:04 [Financial Times] US budget allows Gulf of Mexico drilling

18:04 [Financial Times] Assassination campaign blights Libya

18:04 [Financial Times] Crashed helicopter operator grounds fleet

18:04 [Disinformation] Rasta Zombie: Director Mitch Williamsmith On Legalization and the Undead

18:07 [The Independent] New research raises hopes of finding alien life on Jupiter's icy moon Europa

18:09 [Financial Times] Bangladesh hangs opposition leader Mollah

18:11 [CNN] Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader over U.N. objections

18:12 [AL JAZEERA] Israel opens 'de facto jail' for new migrants

18:12 [CNET News] Twitter's MoPub launches native mobile ads platform

18:12 [CNET News] Kik rides teen interest to 100M users

18:13 [Guardian] US hits firms for Iran violations but urges Congress against more sanctions

18:14 [Financial Times] Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Mollah

18:14 [Reuters] Syrian opposition seeks Islamists' protection against al Qaeda

18:15 [Fox News] STAGE FRIGHTMandela interpreter says he becomes violent 'a lot'

18:15 [Fox News] 'PAID TO MOLEST'?Union ripped for seeking severance for teacher

18:15 [Fox News] LOOPHOLE IN THE LAW?Vermont city finds way to push gun control in 2014

18:16 [BBC: Technology] Instagram adds direct messaging

18:18 [Mother Jones] Do Republicans Want High Deductibles or Low Cost? It's Time to Choose, Folks. /files/blog_obamacare_site_new.jpg

18:18 [Deutsche Welle] Disputed Volcker rule divides financial world

18:19 [Voice of America] US Targets More Companies Evading Iran Sanctions

18:19 [Telegraph] In pictures: The 71st Golden Globes 2013- The nominations

18:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] An Untapped Resource: The Key to Lifting the Nation's Economy

18:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Sick People In Pre-Existing Conditions Program Get More Time To Find New Insurance

18:21 [Truthdig] Amazon Santa

18:21 [Voice of America] Somali President Taps Economist for PM

18:22 [AL JAZEERA] Israel opens 'de facto jail' for migrants

18:23 [Canadian Dimension] Canada’s profitability puzzle

18:24 [NPR] Scientists Turn To The Crowd In Quest For New Antibiotics

18:25 [BBC: Science & Environment] Dinosaur mummy's fleshy head crest

18:26 [BBC: Science & Environment] Jupiter moon spouts water into space

18:26 [The Onion] Slideshow: Top 2 Tsarnaevs Of 2013

18:26 [The Onion] Statshot: Least Successful Video Game Franchises

18:26 [Raw Story] Volunteer fire chief resigns over shockingly offensive Facebook posts, but denies he’s racist

18:27 [msnbc: politics] Boehner to outside groups: "Are you kidding me?"

18:28 [Truthout] The Backroom Deal That Could've Given Us Single-Payer

18:28 [OpEdNews] CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use in the Korean War

18:28 [OpEdNews] Protestors In Rep. Paul Ryan's Office Demanding a Budget for People, Peace, and Planet

18:29 [NPR] Come On Down To Congress! Bob Barker Endorses In Fla. Race

18:29 [Voice of America] Top Russian Court Orders Review of Pussy Riot Case

18:29 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senators introduce bill to eliminate corn ethanol mandate

18:32 [Guardian] We made error over Nelson Mandela sign language interpreter – government

18:32 [Financial Times] Europe-Israel ties cut over settlements

18:32 [Financial Times] Austria set for another grand coalition

18:32 [CNN: Crime] Newlywed trial: Focus turns to 'surprise'

18:32 [CNN: Crime] Dad leaves baby in car at strip club

18:33 [Deutsche Welle] Austria establishes grand coalition alliance for another five years

18:33 [The Atlantic: Politics] Obama's Misguided Focus on Inequality

18:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] Facebook Is the News, in 2 Charts

18:35 [Big Think] Edvard Munch: What I Paint

18:35 [Financial Times] Crashed helicopter operator temporarily grounds fleet

18:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Zach Carter: 'I Would Not Consider Myself A Third Way Type Of Candidate'

18:36 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin claims Russia is moral compass of the world

18:36 [Telegraph] Death toll in the Glasgow police helicopter crash rises to 10

18:36 [Telegraph] Take A View

18:36 [Slashdot] Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

18:36 [Truthdig] Pope and Limbaugh

18:36 [Raw Story] Sen. Leahy: Mass incarceration and indefinite detention ‘tragic failures,’ like segregation

18:36 [Reuters: politics] Kerry returns to region to pursue faltering Mideast peace talks

18:38 [OpEdNews] Nelson Mandela Will Live On As A Beacon For Social Justice

18:39 [The Independent] MasterChef 2013: Adam Handling, Scott Davies and Steven Edwards are the final professionals

18:39 [The Independent] Masterchef The Professionals Final: Five facts about Monica Galetti

18:39 [The Independent] Stay-at-home drinking and socialising on the rise as Britons avoid paying premium of being served food or drink in pubs and bars

18:39 [The Independent] Labour MP Nick Brown's Christmas Card Takes Aim at Cameron, Rebekah Brooks, Grant Shapps

18:39 [NPR] What's Blocking Bertha, Seattle's 5-Story Tunneling Machine?

18:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Michigan Religious Freedom Bill Would 'Give' Students Rights They Already Have

18:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: Godspeed To The RNC Folks Trying To De-Suckify The 2016 Primary

18:42 [CNET News] This is how Earth and moon would look to alien spaceships

18:42 [CNET News] Blockbuster to call it quits in the UK

18:42 [The Progressive] Amazing: Fox News Panel Defends Santa's Whiteness

18:42 [zero hedge] World's Largest Hedge Fund Uses Twitter For Real-Time Economic Modeling

18:42 [zero hedge] Is This The Chart That Has Small Cap BTFATH-ers Nervous?

18:43 [CNN] Got a shot at $400 million Mega Millions pot? Then beware asteroids

18:43 [Deutsche Welle] A new Cold War in the Arctic?

18:43 [CNN: Entertainment] Happy birthday Bob Barker!

18:43 [Truthout] This Thriller Is Both a Joke and No Laughing Matter

18:44 [Fin24 News] Flats, townhouses best sellers in 2013

18:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chloe Fox: State Health Director Loretta Fuddy Killed In Hawaii Plane Crash

18:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Schuster: These Are The Faces Of America's Gun Violence Victims

18:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: John Boehner: Conservative Groups Have Lost All Credibility

18:44 [straight] Video: The Death of a Mayor: The Tragic End of Rob Ford /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/gZM8c56P5UA.jpg

18:45 [CNN: Entertainment] American Country Awards: The winners

18:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Photos: 2014 Golden Globe nominees

18:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Photos: 2014 SAG nominees

18:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Actor Paul Walker: A career in photos

18:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Star substance abuse struggles

18:46 [AL JAZEERA] Al Jazeera denies Cairo office raid

18:46 [AL JAZEERA] DRC government and M23 sign peace deal

18:46 [Raw Story] Pat Robertson: Letting lesbians in your house might turn your kids gay

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Government studying options to decriminalise gay sex

18:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Jesus Christ Would Command Gay Married Couples To Get Divorced: Gordon Klingenschmitt

18:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Bloomberg Investigation Finds Arms Website Conducting Illegal Gun Sales

18:53 [The Hindu - News] After BJP says ‘no’, Lt. Governor invites AAP

18:53 [OpEdNews] Tomgram: Bill Moyers, Covering Class War

18:53 [OpEdNews] Catch a Bloody Knife

18:54 [CNN] Grammy Awards Fast Facts

18:54 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

18:55 [The Atlantic: International] A Spiral Toward Genocide in the Heart of Africa

18:55 [Amnesty International] African Union: Concrete action urgently needed to halt atrocities in Central African Republic

18:56 [Raw Story] Woman doubles down on middle-finger Christmas light display aimed at neighbors

18:56 [Raw Story] Space station cooling breakdown may delay Orbital launch

18:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Dropping Unemployment Benefits 'Practically At The Level Of Immoral,' Pelosi Says

18:57 [The Hindu - News] Transgenders to be inducted as Home Guards

18:58 [straight] Vancouver tech deal: LX Ventures to buy Strutta /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/strutta-logo-black.jpg

18:58 [OpEdNews] The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules

18:59 [NPR] Pakistan's Fearless Chief Justice Challenged The Powers-That-Were

19:00 [BBC: Education] Al-Madinah school 'remains in chaos'

19:01 [CNN] Syrian rebel leader denies he fled

19:01 [The Hindu - News] Raman Singh takes oath

19:01 [Raw Story] Instagram unveils new service for private video and photo messaging

19:01 [Raw Story] New Iran sanctions that threatened negotiations stall on Senate floor

19:01 [Raw Story] Israel negotiator warns right-wingers seeking to derail peace

19:03 [CNET News] Naked in public again? Dreams Cloud wants to get inside your mind

19:03 [CNET News] UK wants you to tweet color of your vomit

19:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ed Hamilton: Drone Delivery: A Perfect Symbol of Our Untroubled Times

19:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Liberal Democrats Are Skeptical of Hillary Clinton, in One Paragraph

19:04 [Reuters] Bangladesh executes Islamist leader, deadly clashes on streets

19:04 [Disinformation] Washington’s Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist and Never Did //

19:04 [Guardian] The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – review | Peter Bradshaw

19:05 [The Hindu - News] Vasundhara Raje to be sworn-in today

19:06 [Guardian] Central African Republic peacekeepers save Muslim group from violent crowd

19:06 [Raw Story] Pope Francis calls for a ‘rethinking of our models of economic development’

19:06 [Raw Story] Mozilla ramps up efforts to build an ‘open mobile operating system’ for smartphones

19:08 [Telegraph] School population to grow by one million to 40-year high

19:08 [Telegraph] Alex Salmond dismisses Asda food price warning as 'scaremongering'

19:08 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson accused of lying over drug use

19:08 [Deutsche Welle] Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence despite challenges

19:09 [The Independent] Schools should stay open 8-6 to help parents with childcare, says Education Minister Elizabeth Truss

19:10 [The Hindu - News] Hometown remembers Madiba the villager

19:10 [Big Think] NASA Performs a Cosmic Autopsy on Comet ISON

19:10 [Big Think] If Your Theory Requires Wormholes, Try Again

19:10 [CNN: Politics] Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness

19:10 [CNN: Politics] Senator: New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran

19:10 [CNN: Politics] Boehner: Far right has lost credibility

19:10 [Slashdot] Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

19:10 [Guardian] Worker accused of poisoning elderly care home residents in France

19:10 [Guardian] Three million properties shown to be at risk of flash flooding in England

19:12 [CNN: Money] Military retirees: Congress betrayed us

19:12 [The Progressive] Elizabeth Warren and the Battle Over American Liberalism

19:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeff Madrick: Stanley Fischer Will Please Centrists, But He's the Wrong Choice for the Fed

19:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sanjay Sanghoee: Why Israel's Stance Could Help the Iran Deal Succeed

19:13 [Mother Jones] America Is All Alone in the Trans-Pacific Trade Talks /files/blog_tpp_us_distance.jpg

19:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘Remove Indian films from negative list’

19:14 [The Hindu - News] No high-rise construction within 500 metres of Taloja prison

19:14 [] The Peaceful Protest the US Military Doesn't Want World to See /sites/

19:14 [] Snowden: 'Surveillance of the Public Must Be Debated by the Public'

19:14 [] Michigan Women Forced to Pay Extra for Abortion Coverage /sites/

19:14 [Truthout] Social Justice Groups Demand Congress Slash Military Budget, Spend Money on People, Peace, Planet

19:15 [Reuters] Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook

19:15 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: Whistle blower exposes Australian spying on East Timor /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/1024px-Timor_Gap_map.PNG

19:16 [BBC: Science & Environment] Weather 'behind ozone hole changes'

19:16 [CNET News] Microsoft's next CEO: Some last-minute musings

19:17 [Raw Story] Saudi top cleric calls suicide bombers ‘criminals’

19:17 [Raw Story] Atheist struggles to explain the pagan origins of Christmas to Fox News

19:17 [The Progressive] Walker Compares Busting Unions to Ending Slavery

19:18 [The Hindu - News] SC expresses concern at death of children in relief camps

19:19 [CNN: Politics] After Obamacare 'fix,' many are still left out

19:20 [The Hindu - News] ‘Verdict distances vulnerable groups from health facilities’

19:22 [Telegraph] Iraq is still bleeding 10 years after Saddam Hussein's capture

19:23 [straight] Filipina ad tackles workplace sexism /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Pantene.jpg

19:23 [CNET News] After Yahoo's Mail outage, Flickr crashed too

19:24 [Voice of America] Opposition Leader Hanged for War Crimes in Bangladesh

19:24 [The Hindu - News] U.N. chief opposes discrimination against LGBT

19:24 [The Hindu - News] Women can’t get away with malicious complaint

19:24 [NPR] Phone Calls On Flights? FCC Holds Open Meeting Today

19:25 [The Independent] President Vladimir Putin hails Russia's 'defence of traditional values' in his state of the nation speech

19:25 [The Independent] How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

19:25 [The Independent] Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white

19:27 [The Onion] [video] The Onion's Tips For Decorating A Christmas Tree

19:27 [The Onion] Encouraging Economic Report Reveals More Americans Delusional Enough To Start Their Own Business

19:28 [The Hindu - News] Karzai arrives with military aid in mind

19:29 [zero hedge] 30 Year Auction Prices At Highest Yield Since July 2011

19:29 [CNN] Hawaii official who confirmed Obama birth certificate dies in crash

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Few takers for online tokens at attestation centre

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Civil society members reject “savage cuts” in social sector spending

19:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: Former GOP Staffer Ryan Loskarn To Appear In Court On Child Porn Charges

19:32 [Anarchist news] NYC New Years Eve Demo against the Prison Industrial Complex

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Congress plans AICC session in mid-January

19:32 [The Hindu - News] 30 more fishermen held

19:33 [Reuters] U.S. budget deal heads for tense vote in House

19:33 [Deutsche Welle] Russian media distort events in Ukraine

19:33 [Deutsche Welle] Bangladesh hangs key Islamist opposition politician Mollah

19:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] Walt Whitman Is Great at Twitter

19:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] Behold, Facetwitterest: The Standardized Future of Social

19:36 [The Hindu - News] Pedestrians face a Metro nightmare

19:36 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa assets case: court orders shifting of valuables to Bangalore

19:36 [The Hindu - News] Aam Aadmi Party members participate in Hazare’s agitation

19:38 [AL JAZEERA] Car bomb hits police camp in Egyptian city

19:38 [Guardian] British public support pay rise for MPs, claims watchdog

19:38 [OpEdNews] NSA Turns Cookies (And More) Into Surveillance Beacons

19:39 [Reuters] Brahimi sets deadline for naming Syrian delegations to peace talks

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Waste processing facilities reviewed ahead of judges’ visit

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Two children electrocuted

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Four members of family commit suicide in Bangalore

19:41 [Reuters: politics] U.S. budget deal heads for tense vote in House

19:41 [Reuters: politics] Pro-Clinton Democrats highlight Christie in New Jersey skirmish

19:41 [The Independent] O come all ye faithless: Is it possible to celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in Jesus and care less when his birthday is?

19:41 [The Independent] Filmmaker Lee Halpin found dead while making homelessness documentary died from Adult Sudden Death Syndrome

19:42 [The Hindu - News] A fitting tribute to the founder of Bangalore

19:42 [The Hindu - News] It will be Bhaag Bengaluru Bhaag tomorrow

19:42 [The Hindu - News] D.J. Halli residents say State has abandoned them

19:42 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet clears drawing 10 tmcft Cauvery waters

19:42 [The Hindu - News] HC to BBMP chief: cancel transfers made on ministers’ recommendation

19:42 [The Hindu - News] SHRC orders probe into death at home for boys

19:42 [The Hindu - News] West Bengal bill to rein in ponzi schemes

19:43 [Mother Jones] No, Megyn Kelly, Santa Is Not White

19:44 [The Hindu - News] Relative emerges culprit in theft case

19:44 [The Hindu - News] Amid din, no-confidence motion gets ignored

19:44 [CNN: Politics] GOP split over budget

19:45 [Amnesty International] Bangladesh: Protect against reprisals after Islamist leader’s execution

19:46 [Truthdig] Now They Tell Us: The Universe Is a Hologram?

19:46 [Sydney Morning Herald] Indian fugitive's return delayed

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Court frowns on irrational comparison of disabilities

19:47 [Financial Times] BoJ continues with 2% inflation target

19:47 [Financial Times] Date set for Catalan independence vote

19:47 [The Nation] Who’s Really Waging the Class War?

19:48 [BBC: Technology] German 'porn users' told to pay up

19:48 [The Hindu - News] 11 MPs agreed to lobby for fictitious oil firm for money, claims Cobrapost

19:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Luke Johnson: Ted Cruz Coloring Book Selling Fast

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Surgeries in future will be scarless, says expert

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Probe into landing snag of Rahul’s plane

19:51 [Fox News] Senators clash over Obama nominees- KURTZ: Why media adores budget deal - FOX NEWS FIRST: Deal from 'hell no' to 'alright'

19:51 [Fox News] Six scariest threats to the stock market in 2014

19:51 [Reuters: politics] Gregg to step down as SIFMA chief

19:52 [Voice of America] DRC, M23 Sign Peace Deal

19:52 [CNET News] 3D-printed bio-shoes could repair themselves

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Pilatus PC-7 gives boost to IAF Academy

19:54 [CNN: Money] China's 3 most critical risks

19:54 [Telegraph] Chinese pilots 'must be able to land in smog'

19:54 [The Hindu - News] My eye! ‘Madras Eye’ is spreading

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Offer of stay to artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan

19:56 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Ukraine’s Two New Energy Deals

19:56 [CNN] U.S. Transportation Department shuts down 52 unsafe bus companies

19:56 [Topix Activism News] LGBTs Mourn Mandela

19:57 [The Hindu - News] India a rising solar power, says World Bank

19:57 [The Independent] Anglo American new boss admits mining giant must dig deeper to recover

19:57 [The Independent] Just €100 a ticket: Sotheby’s in Paris to give away $1m masterpiece by Pablo Picasso in unusually affordable charity raffle

19:57 [The Independent] George Ortiz: Collector whose inherited fortune allowed him to assemble an array of hundreds of the finest pieces of their kinds

19:58 [Voice of America] Human Rights Groups Press for Release of Leading Vietnam Dissident

19:59 [The Hindu - News] Give more funds for research, says DRDO Director-General

19:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Craggs: U.S. Drone Strike Hits Convoy Headed To Wedding Party In Yemen, Killing At Least 13, Officials Say

19:59 [Moral Low Ground] USMC General Michael Lehnert, First GITMO Commander, Calls for Guantánamo Closure

20:00 [CNN] Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for deadly DWI crash

20:00 [CNN] Israel halts plan that would displace Bedouins

20:01 [The Hindu - News] Retail inflation shoots up to 11.24% in November

20:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I could see angels'

20:03 [Fin24 News] Mandela designer shirts in high demand

20:03 [Fin24 News] YouTube forecast to rake in $5.6bn from ads

20:03 [The Hindu - News] Glittering start to Chennai International Film Festival

20:03 [Slashdot] Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

20:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Koehler: Nuclear Disarmament: Beyond Iran

20:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: Vito Fossella Floats Rumors That 'Significant' GOPers Want Him To Challenge Michael Grimm In 2014

20:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brianna Elliott: For Major Cities, Offshore Wind Farms Could Provide Both Electricity And Hurricane Protection

20:03 [Canadian Dimension] Ending Canada’s shameful practice of indefinite detention

20:04 [] Kyrgyzstan: Entrepreneurial Class Debates “Value Added” of Customs Union

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Doctor who treated Kishenji held

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Sreesanth ties the knot

20:07 [Raw Story] Iranian city picks Islamic republic’s first female minority ethnic mayor

20:07 [The Hindu - News] Emotional moment for mariner’s family

20:08 [The Hindu - Opinion] Uncertainty in Thailand

20:08 [Guardian] Royal Navy veteran dies after drinking pear juice laced with cocaine

20:09 [Slashdot] You Are What Your Dad Ate

20:10 [Telegraph] Former BBC chief Mark Thompson buys run-down $3.4 million Manhattan apartment

20:10 [The Hindu - Opinion] A good start in Bali

20:12 [Raw Story] Another Reminder: Feminism Is Not A Birthday Party Thrown For You By Your Mother

20:12 [CNN: Money] Wall Street fat cats just get fatter

20:12 [Reuters: politics] Former Senator Gregg steps down as SIFMA chief

20:12 [The Hindu - Opinion] Recasting the appointments debate

20:12 [The Independent] Chris Howland: Broadcaster, singer and actor who left Britain and found lasting fame on German TV and radio

20:12 [The Independent] Nokia Asha 503 review: a gem of smartphone with a battery that lasts weeks

20:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Ferner: High-Tech Recreational Marijuana Tracking System Introduced In Colorado

20:13 [CNET News] Horatio Pagani: Renaissance Man

20:15 [straight] Take on this Doctor Who/a-ha mashup /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/DoctorWho_131212.jpg

20:15 [Good] Grave Danger: The Sustainable Death Movement Marches Forward

20:15 [Good] Digging Deeper Into Community (Re)Building Through Interactive Storytelling

20:15 [Good] The Year I Stopped Looking For a Script and Learned How to Improvise

20:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] Sugar imbroglio

20:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] Fiscal discipline

20:17 [CNN] Cell phones on planes? Please hold!

20:18 [The Hindu - Opinion] Supreme Court order

20:18 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP in Delhi

20:18 [The Hindu - Opinion] EC’s measures

20:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australia is being left behind

20:19 [Disinformation] Algorave: Dance Music Created By Coding Algorithms

20:20 [The Hindu - Opinion] Less sweat at Apple plant

20:20 [msnbc: politics] House poised to pass budget deal

20:21 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Senate in around-the-clock session to confirm Obama nominees

20:22 [The Hindu - Opinion] No caste, no creed, no gender

20:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charlie Smith: Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

20:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: How Uruguay Legalized Marijuana Dealing

20:24 [Voice of America] Tra Mi: Human Rights Groups Press for Release of Leading Vietnam Dissident

20:24 [straight] A trio of Christmas videos to get you in the spirit /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_62807215.jpg

20:24 [NPR] Bangladesh Executes Islamist Leader For War Crimes

20:24 [NPR] Probation For Teen Who Killed 4: Here's The Judge's Thinking

20:25 [Truthout] How Do You Destroy a Presidency?

20:26 [zero hedge] The Complete, Unabridged Confusion Over The Fed's [December|January|March] Taper

20:26 [zero hedge] CHRiSTMaS WiTH ED SNoWDeN...

20:26 [zero hedge] Citi Unveils The 12 Charts Of Christmas

20:27 [Raw Story] Elizabeth Warren destroys Bloomberg hosts on Social Security ‘entitlements crisis’

20:27 [The Onion] Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy Worried It Came Down Too Hard On Jeff Yesterday

20:28 [The Independent] Last orders: has the liquid lunch had its day?

20:28 [The Independent] Michael Ryle: House of Commons Clerk who played a key role in establishing departmental Select Committees

20:28 [CBC: politics] Ex-PM John Diefenbaker sired 2 boys, families believe

20:28 [CBC: politics] Canada Post stops selling permanent stamps

20:29 [OpEdNews] Bernie Sanders Introduces Single Payer Bill: American Health Security Act of 2013

20:31 [CNET News] littleBits: A great gift option for young geeks, future engineers

20:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Engelhardt: How the Republicans Impounded 'Class War'

20:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura W. Murphy: The NSA's Winter of Discontent

20:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rep. Jim McGovern: My Last 5 Minute Speech of 2013: It's Time for Congress to Do Our Jobs. It's Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

20:32 [CNN] Trisha Yearwood joins acts ditching SeaWorld

20:32 [CNN] Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts

20:34 [Voice of America] Tra Mi: Rights Groups Press for Release of Leading Vietnam Dissident

20:34 [CNN] NGO slams U.N.'s work in Central African Republic

20:35 [CNN] New sanctions could 'shatter Western unity' on Iran, senator says

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Jamaat leader Mollah executed

20:37 [CNN] E-mail outage casts shadow over Yahoo turnaround

20:38 [Reuters] Catalonia sets referendum date next year, Spain says no

20:38 [Reuters] With Brazil-U.S. links frosty, Hollande pushes jet deal

20:39 [CNN: Money] Foxconn's worker hours still excessive

20:39 [straight] German straight male celebrities fight homophobia by making out /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Kiss.jpg

20:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrea Rael: Background Checks Kept 72 Criminals From Buying A Gun In Colorado

20:40 [Big Think] This Picture Gives New Meaning to London Fog

20:40 [Reuters: politics] U.S. transportation head joins debate on in-flight calls

20:40 [CNN] Lonely Planet's top 10 U.S. spots for 2014

20:41 [CNN] Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts

20:42 [Raw Story] Noam Chomsky: U.S. used to have people killed for practicing what Pope Francis preaches

20:42 [AL JAZEERA] Bomb hits police camp in Egypt's Ismailiyah

20:43 [CNN: Politics] Cell phones on planes? Please hold!

20:43 [CNN: Travel] U.S. DOT shuts down 52 unsafe bus companies

20:43 [Mother Jones] Repeat After Me: There's No Such Thing as Socialsecurityandmedicare /files/blog_social_security_taxes_benefits.jpg

20:44 [CBC: politics] Canadian Museum of History bill poised to get Royal assent

20:44 [NPR] Thai Protest Leader Says Heads Of Military, Police, To Meet Him

20:46 [Slate Magazine] Tiny Spermbots Are Coming to Fertilize an Egg Near You

20:47 [Fox News] 20 dead in suspected Madagascar bubonic plague outbreak

20:49 [Reuters: politics] Husband of South Carolina governor returns from Afghanistan

20:50 [Voice of America] VOA News: Car Bomb Wounds 35 Egyptian Police in Ismailia

20:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Woods: New Michigan Abortion Law Requires Women To Buy Something That Doesn't Even Exist Yet

20:52 [The Hindu - News] On Superstar b’day, the gift of vision

20:53 [Fin24 News] NUM signs wage agreement with Anglo

20:53 [Deutsche Welle] Congo signs peace deal with M23 rebels in Nairobi

20:54 [CNN: Travel] Cell phones on planes? Please hold!

20:56 [The Hindu - News] Ups and downs of MRTS escalators

20:56 [msnbc: politics] All night long: Rancorous Senate's 24-hour schedule continues

20:57 [Telegraph] Winnie Mandela describes Nelson's death: 'Then he drew his last breath. He was gone'

20:57 [Telegraph] Surface of Europa could support alien life as Hubble spots water vents

20:57 [Telegraph] Britons failing five-a-day test

20:57 [Telegraph] Bangladesh hangs 'Butcher of Mirpur' for 'war crimes'

20:57 [Telegraph] Sign language interpreter says he suffered schizophrenic episode at Mandela memorial

20:57 [CNN] How to dress for Christmas parties

20:57 [CNN] Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham to plead guilty in murder

20:58 [The Onion] Infographic: Top TV Shows Of 2013

20:59 [The Independent] France calls on Britain to 'share' Calais immigrant 'burden'

20:59 [The Independent] Man dies after drinking Cole Cold Pear-D juice laced with cocaine

20:59 [NPR] A Rush To Reconcile Health Enrollment Data, By Hand

21:00 [AL JAZEERA] Fatal air strike hits wedding convoy in Yemen

21:00 [Slashdot] Game Preview: Hearthstone

21:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: California Voters Think Secession Is A Bad Idea

21:03 [CNET News] HP exec paints bleak picture of Microsoft, Intel future

21:03 [Guardian] Fleetwood Mac's Stevie and Christine: 'We were like rock'n'roll nuns'

21:03 [CNN: Living] Decode the 'festive' dress code

21:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Grinch That Stole the Coal Industry's Christmas

21:05 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: America's Pensions Are Under Attack, and More

21:05 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Hadfield sings Space Oddity live

21:06 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Hadfield sings Space Oddity live

21:06 [The Hindu - News] Stray dogs with SPCA go without food for 40 hours

21:06 [straight] ’Twas the night before recycling day /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11225146334_834dcb92a5_o.jpg

21:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] RBA boss wants dollar at 85 US cents

21:10 [Voice of America] Reuters: Brahimi Sets Deadline for Naming Syrian Delegations to Talks

21:10 [CNN: Politics] Pelosi: Embrace the suck

21:10 [The Hindu - News] HC refuses to order fresh probe into sand mining

21:12 [CNET News] Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas plus iOS 7 controller equals the future of iPhone gaming

21:12 [zero hedge] Global House Price Index Surges To Record High

21:12 [zero hedge] Stock Buybacks at Market All-Time Highs: Poor Use of Corporation Capital

21:12 [zero hedge] 30yr UST Auction Post-Mortem

21:12 [zero hedge] Italy's "Pitchfork Movement" Mapped

21:12 [CNN] F1: Sergio Perez joins Force India but has one eye on a top drive

21:13 [Telegraph] General Sisi 'dreamed he would rule Egypt'

21:15 [The Independent] Anti-mafia magistrate Nino Di Matteo rejects offer of armoured vehicle, despite fresh murder threats from Toto ‘The Beast’ Riina - the jailed boss of bosses of Sicily's Cosa Nostra

21:17 [Raw Story] Mich-ogyny

21:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Globes nods: 5 things we learned

21:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Yearwood cancels on SeaWorld

21:19 [] Powered by the Sun, Driving without Gas /sites/

21:19 [] US Drone Attack Kills 15 En Route to Wedding

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexis Kleinman: Department Of Transportation Isn't Sure In-Flight Phone Calls Are 'Fair To Consumers'

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eleanor Goldberg: George H.W. Bush's Kooky 'Face Socks' Earn $535 For Charity

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Tom Coburn: Obamacare Exchanges 'Will Work And Work Well'

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ron Cebik: Liberals' Charles Dickens Fallacy

21:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Elisabeth MacNamara: 10 Ways the League of Women Voters is Making Democracy Work in 2013

21:20 [Reuters: politics] U.S. vows support for Syrian opposition despite troubles

21:21 [Slate Magazine] For Whom the Bells Toll

21:22 [Raw Story] Scientologist pleads guilty in sovereign citizen plot to kidnap and kill a police officer

21:22 [Voice of America] Reuters: Russian Lawmakers Say 'Nyet' to Foreign Speech in Workplace

21:22 [Fox News] Yemeni officials: US drone strike kills 13 civilians

21:24 [straight] What Would You Do? Interracial couple attacked with racist remarks /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Interracial.jpg

21:24 [straight] Soweto Gospel Choir honours Nelson Mandela with touching flash mob /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/files/images/wide/CN_Soweto.jpg

21:24 [The Hindu - News] PIL plea for transfer of US vessel case dismissed

21:24 [The Hindu - News] Indian diplomat held on visa fraud charges

21:24 [NPR] Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

21:25 [The Atlantic: International] Gay Sex Bans: One of the British Empire's Most Enduring Legacies

21:25 [Slashdot] Indian Government Lifts Nokia's Asset Freeze, Factory Can Transfer To Microsoft

21:26 [The Hindu - News] More than Cong, it is Rahul’s defeat: Raman Singh

21:27 [Guardian] Boris Johnson under fire over zero-hours contracts at City Hall

21:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Patient 5150: The Most Harrowing Days of My Life

21:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Woman's Lesbian Friend Might Actually Cause Her Children To Grow Up Gay: Pat Robertson

21:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stephanie Marcus: Arnold Schwarzenegger Rides A Toy Horse In Bizarre Video

21:29 [CNN] NGO slams U.N. work in Central African Republic

21:30 [The Hindu - News] Amendments to anti-superstition Bill will be made: Maharashtra govt.

21:30 [The Hindu - News] High Court confirms life term for ex-Army officer in Dilson murder case

21:30 [The Hindu - News] EVMs were tampered with, alleges Rajasthan Congress

21:31 [The Independent] Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Know your Ford Focus from a Vauxhall Astra, Mr Osborne?

21:31 [The Independent] Conservatives could cut another £12bn from welfare budget

21:33 [The Hindu - News] H.C. orders appointment of MP CIC by January end

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Bihar House adjourned after BJP ruckus over blasts probe

21:37 [Reuters] Kiev protesters gather, EU dangles aid promise

21:38 [Deutsche Welle] Young politicians rail against grand coalition

21:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Obama's Decision Point

21:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kim Bellware: Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Aldermen To Take On 24-Hour Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

21:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Croatia 'Gay Partnership' Law Proposed

21:40 [Moral Low Ground] US Airstrike Kills 15 Civilians in Yemen Wedding Party

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Twitterati protest over gay sex ruling

21:41 [CNET News] Aereo to broadcasters: Supreme Court? Bring it on

21:41 [CNET News] The 404 1,401: Where we get in the groove with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)

21:41 [CNET News] Snowden says tech capabilities mustn't trump laws and values

21:41 [CNET News] Disney princesses get 'Star Wars' makeovers

21:41 [CNET News] Cover, an Android lock-screen overhaul app, now available

21:41 [Slate Magazine] There and Back and There and Back Again

21:41 [Slate Magazine] Beauty and the Beasties

21:41 [CNN] 4 Saudi female drivers' detention varied by their locations

21:42 [CBC: politics] Canada Post cuts complaints just grumbling, Van Loan says

21:42 [zero hedge] Fidelity Bans IRA Bitcoin Investments Days After Permitting Them

21:42 [The Progressive] Wisconsin Sees Nation's Biggest Jump in Jobless Claims

21:44 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: Fox's Senior Funeral Exploiter Is Doing a Great Job

21:48 [The Onion] Mark Jackson Encourages Golden State Warriors To Play Like Suspension Bridge

21:48 [Deutsche Welle] 'No militarization of the Arctic'

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Jaishankar moving to U.S. after eventful tenure in China

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Impasse over firing range continues

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Antony’s offer to Maldivian defence staff

21:51 [The Hindu - News] All eyes on next month’s AICC session

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Health Ministry worried SC verdict will affect AIDS control

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Sujatha Singh raises Headley issue in U.S.

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Shahbaz brings goodwill message

21:51 [The Hindu - News] AAP team meets Hazare

21:52 [The Atlantic: National] The Surveillance City of Camden, New Jersey

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Telangana draft Bill in A.P.

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Antony panel decisions will be expedited, PM assures unions

21:54 [Voice of America] Reuters: Tunisian Union Seeks to Salvage Crisis Talks

21:54 [Disinformation] Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: Denizens of the Deep – Part 8

21:55 [NPR] Take A Look At The Top Tweeted Moments Of The Year

21:55 [The Hindu - News] Four bodies found near India-Bhutan border

21:55 [Guardian] Centrica-led consortium poised for Irish energy takeover

21:56 [Truthout] Economic Update: Struggles Over the Welfare State

21:56 [] Jerusalem blanketed in snow as winter weather intensifies

21:56 [] Israeli LGBT activists mobilize online after gay rights bill fails

21:56 [] Kerry back in region to hash out details of Israeli-Palestinian 'framework agreement'

21:56 [] Syrian rebels deny reports top commander forced to flee

21:56 [] CERN atomic research center accepts Israel as its 21st member

21:56 [] Israeli ministers mull bill restricting foreign funding for left-wing groups

21:56 [] Israeli government halts controversial plan to resettle 30,000 Bedouin

21:56 [] Gaza cattle torture 'worst case of animal cruelty' in history, Australian group says

21:56 [Truthdig] Male Speech Patterns Are Changing

21:57 [Raw Story] Southern Poverty Law Center urges Army to re-ban anti-LGBT hate groups

21:58 [Deutsche Welle] Ashton indicates Ukraine still keen to sign EU deal

21:58 [BBC: Technology] US debates phones on planes ban

21:59 [The Hindu - News] UP can't withdraw cases against terror accused without Centre's consent: HC

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Chennai International Film Festival gets off to a glittering start

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Amid din, Speaker could not take up no-trust move

21:59 [Slashdot] ITU Standardizes 1Gbps Over Copper, But Services Won't Come Until 2015

22:00 [AL JAZEERA] Israel scraps plan to uproot Bedouin

22:01 [CBC: politics] Senate ethics watchdog asked to probe Gerstein role

22:01 [The Hindu - News] TTE dies following cardiac arrest after argument

22:02 [CBC: politics] Justin Trudeau defends performance as 2013 draws to close

22:02 [CBC: politics] 6 things MPs didn't do before taking a 6-week House break

22:02 [CBC: politics] Canada Post cuts complaints likened to Rosedale garbage dispute

22:02 [straight] Bollywood stars condemn India's criminalization of homosexuality /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_73780216.jpg

22:02 [CNN] FCC votes to consider lifting in-flight cell phone ban

22:02 [CNN] Space research and mobile tech: Kenya's next 50 years

22:06 [Slate Magazine] The Arab Spring’s Last Hope

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa stresses on inclusive growth

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Nomads who archive family details

22:09 [CNN] Star-studded help for Obamacare

22:10 [NPR] Photo: Where Cars Go After A Flood

22:10 [Reuters: politics] Boehner erupts at conservative groups ahead of U.S. budget vote

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Belgaum onlooker saves eagle from a tangle

22:11 [Truthdig] The Shifting Economics of the ANC: From Liberation Movement to…

22:11 [CNN] Obamacare: A 'stay out of jail free' card?

22:11 [CNN] New York's Metro-North Railroad undergoes safety review after crash

22:12 [zero hedge] WTF Charts Of The Day: Good, Bad, & Ugly

22:13 [Global Voices] Israel/Palestine: “We Want Peace”

22:13 [Deutsche Welle] Frankfurt win again to round out Europa League group stage

22:15 [Telegraph] School nurseries should open 10 hours a day, says Education Minister

22:15 [Good] One Year After Sandy Hook, This Hero Teacher's Still Paying it Forward

22:15 [The Hindu - News] ‘Indigenisation key to defence industry’

22:15 [straight] Could you survive a week without the Internet? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_148727033.jpg

22:16 [Fox News] Mental health pledge a 'drop in bucket'? /i/redes/icon-video.gif

22:16 [Fox News] THE WA$TE OF WAR $486M blown on planes for Afghans now sitting idle?

22:16 [Fox News] 'LOST ALL CREDIBILITY'Boehner hits conservative groups before budget vote

22:16 [Fox News] 'I JUST PUSHED' Woman in Mont. newlywed murder case to plead guilty /i/redes/icon-video.gif

22:16 [CNET News] Gmail now shows you all images by default

22:16 [CNET News] How to make a Tardis land in your home

22:17 [Reuters] Boehner erupts at conservative groups ahead of U.S. budget vote

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Wadiyar had a soft corner for animals

22:18 [The Independent] No, Mas: Spain rejects Catalan call for independence

22:18 [The Independent] Bangladesh executes Islamist leader and convicted war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah

22:18 [The Independent] Andy McSmith's Diary: In politician-speak, we’re essentially going to win the Ashes

22:19 [CNN: Politics] FCC votes to consider lifting in-flight cell ban

22:19 [CNN] Downey: Baseball gets wussified, or comes to its senses?

22:25 [Reuters: politics] White House bid to hold off Iran sanctions gains backing

22:25 [World Policy Institute] Brazil’s Legacy of Art and Protests Continues

22:27 [CNN: Politics] Star-studded help for Obamacare

22:27 [Raw Story] Christian talker: Rape and incest exceptions are like allowing unfettered Muslim abortion

22:28 [The Hindu - News] Amid tensions, South Korea and Japan hold East China Sea drills

22:28 [Reuters] U.S. Congress, CIA still feuding over interrogations and secret prisons

22:28 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Congress, CIA still feuding over interrogations and secret prisons

22:28 [Reuters: politics] U.S. lays out steps to smooth Obamacare coverage in January

22:29 [Telegraph] Official watchdog says university sex segregation plans 'not permissible'

22:29 [Telegraph] BBC Question Time in South Africa: Who's Who

22:29 [Telegraph] Foreign mother who attempted to murder baby wins human rights case

22:29 [Telegraph] Bus drivers and bank staff to look for dementia

22:30 [Guardian] David Cameron rebuked for backing Team Nigella as fraud trial rolls on

22:30 [CNN: Technology] E-mail outage casts shadow over Yahoo

22:30 [BBC: Technology] US reconsiders phones on planes ban

22:31 [CNN] 'Affluenza': Is it real?

22:33 [CNET News] Choppi electric garlic peeler aims to make life a little easier

22:33 [The Independent] Man who got rich from ‘revenge porn’ website is finally exposed

22:33 [The Independent] Ukraine ‘still intends to sign pact with EU,’ says Viktor Yanukovych

22:33 [The Independent] The death of Nelson Mandela has exposed the failings of his successors

22:34 [OpEdNews] Obama's Syria Strategy at a Crossroads

22:34 [CNN: Health] 'Affluenza': Is it real?

22:37 [CNET News] FCC votes 3-2 to lift technical ban on in-flight cellphone use

22:38 [The Hindu - News] Congress for early candidate selection in Kerala

22:38 [The Hindu - News] Chennithala upbeat about UDF’s prospects

22:38 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: LRA Rebels Surrender to Ugandan Army

22:38 [Voice of America] Lisa Bryant: Report: EU Failing to Defend European Values

22:39 [CNN: Health] Keeping kids safe in winter weather

22:40 [Big Think] Devil's Advocate: Happiness Can't Be Imposed at Work

22:40 [The Hindu - News] Semen collection stopped at bull farm

22:41 [CNN] Arizona detective resigns after citizenship status revealed

22:42 [CNN: Politics] Navarrette: Castro handshake overblown

22:42 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mel B joins 2Day FM breakfast show

22:42 [Sydney Morning Herald] Holden 'vendetta': row over blast-proof cars

22:42 [zero hedge] Thursday Humor:

22:42 [zero hedge] USD Bid As Bonds, Bullion And Stock Bulls Battered

22:44 [Mother Jones] The Right's Obsession With Obama the Flirt

22:45 [] For Armenia, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu’s Visit a “PR Show”

22:45 [NPR] African-American Gun Club Hopes To Help Curb Youth Violence

22:46 [Truthdig] ‘The Daily Show’s’ John Oliver Celebrates the Budget Deal

22:48 [The Onion] Robinson Cano Admits Mariners Give Him Best Chance To Make $240 Million

22:49 [The Independent] It’s not rocket science: What advice would David Cameron give to his younger self?

22:52 [Raw Story] Police: Minnesota pastor told girls he could ‘take the demons out,’ raped them for years

22:53 [Deutsche Welle] North Korea executes Jang Song-Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un

22:54 [CNN] 5 reasons why Congress might (finally) pass a budget

22:54 [CNN] North Korea says leader's uncle was executed

22:56 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea executes uncle of leader Kim Jong-un

22:58 [Global Voices] Nelson Mandela's Death: ‘Left Us in Body, But His Spirit Is Eternal’

22:58 [Voice of America] EU Vows Help to Ukraine in Gaining IMF Loan

23:03 [Slashdot] Google Fixes Credit Card Security Hole, But Snubs Discoverer

23:03 [CNET News] Networking and storage of 2013: Here are the great eight

23:03 [CNET News] Japan designer praises iPhone 5S beauty -- inside and out

23:03 [CNET News] Interactive LED choir spreads holiday cheer

23:04 [straight] Live stream: Flosstradamus play Washington, D.C., on Friday /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/994394_10152889764454041_1280905309_n.jpg

23:04 [Disinformation] Scott McCloud’s Four Types of Artists

23:04 [Voice of America] North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

23:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] Welcome to the Internet of Thingies: 61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

23:07 [CNN] Charges expected in New York fraternity 'ritual' death

23:07 [Raw Story] Federal prosecutors: Dealer passed off fake ‘laboratory’ wine to drive up auction prices

23:07 [Reuters] North Korea says Jang Song Thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, executed

23:10 [NPR] Why Meningitis That Hit Princeton Is Hard To Beat With Vaccines

23:10 [Big Think] Where to Watch the Friday the 13th Geminid Meteor Shower

23:10 [Big Think] Nobel Prize Winner Takes a Stand Against the 'Tyranny' of the Luxury Science Journals

23:10 [Voice of America] VOA News: North Korea Executes Kim Uncle Jang Song Thaek

23:11 [Reuters: politics] North Carolina's sweeping voting changes to go on trial in 2015

23:11 [Reuters: politics] Biden, Japan PM Abe discuss East China Sea dispute

23:13 [zero hedge] How The "QE Economy" Works (And Why It Doesn't) In One Giant Flowchart

23:13 [zero hedge] 200 Years Of Dollar Debasement

23:13 [zero hedge] "Despicable Human Scum" Uncle Of Kim Jong-Un Executed For "Attempting To Overthrow The State"

23:13 [CNET News] Instagram gets intimate with private photos

23:16 [CNN] CNN Student News - December 13, 2013

23:16 [CNN] Opinion: How Kim Jong Un got rid of his uncle

23:16 [straight] Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar opens Coal Harbour restaurant /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Chewies_CoalHarbour.jpg

23:16 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Kent Crawford finishes up the "Creek" painting /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/routeburne_creek_2013_pa_tgf_572x900.jpg

23:16 [CBC: politics] Soldiers join forces to combat suicide and PTSD

23:17 [Raw Story] House prepares to vote on bipartisan budget bill

23:18 [Reuters] U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?

23:19 [The Onion] Modern-Day Caligula Orders Everything Bagel

23:19 [The Onion] [video] The Onion Reviews 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

23:19 [The Onion] American Voices: 2013 In Entertainment

23:19 [The Onion] Bill Belichick Places Rob Gronkowski In Patriots’ Injured Reserve Cage

23:19 [msnbc: politics] Obama health care promise named 'Lie of the Year'

23:20 [The Independent] North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle

23:20 [Fox News] Wife of American pastor held in Iran blasts Obama administration for not doing enough to free him- Rights abuses offer glimpse into Iran's power struggle- Lawyers for doc who helped get bin Laden face threats

23:22 [Guardian] Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song-thaek executed, say North Korean state media

23:22 [CNET News] No filter: One man's Instagram pics lead to 142 felony charges

23:25 [Moral Low Ground] Stanley Wrice, Tortured Into Confessing to 1982 Rape He Didn’t Commit, Released After 30 Years in Prison

23:25 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Congress poised to limit contractor pay: Is $487,000 a year enough?

23:25 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Treasury official urges Senate action on tax treaties

23:26 [Slate Magazine] The Cynic’s Guide to Holiday Donations

23:28 [Financial Times] Osborne vows to cut billions from welfare

23:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nick's final text mystery

23:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Kim Jong-un's uncle executed

23:29 [Financial Times] BoJ vows to stick with easy money policy

23:30 [NPR] Long Island Wins Ultimate Faceoff Against Hurricane Sandy

23:30 [NPR] Family Of Ga. Teen Found Dead In A Gym Mat Pushes For Answers

23:30 [CNN: Money] Ford set for aggressive expansion

23:30 [CNN: Money] Fuel efficiency hits new highs - report

23:32 [CNN: Living] 'Affluenza': Is it real?

23:32 [Telegraph] Baroness Warsi's 'concern' over effect of gay marriage laws on religious groups

23:32 [Telegraph] Telegraph database: find out if your MP is planning to take Ipsa's 11 per cent pay hike

23:34 [The Atlantic: Politics] Insisting Jesus Was White Is Bad History and Bad Theology

23:34 [OpEdNews] FHFA Lawsuits By The Numbers: GSE Settlements Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

23:34 [OpEdNews] TIME's Person of the Year Exemplifies Open Closure

23:35 [NPR] Kim Jong Un's Uncle, Formerly North Korea's No. 2, Is Executed

23:35 [straight] Petition asks mayor to halt NYE VAN event /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/9234923206_3a9e35286d_c.jpg

23:35 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Not-so-sensible B.C. smokes up but won’t sign up /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/cannabus.jpg

23:35 [straight] Vancouver to host downtown New Year’s Eve celebration next year /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/GregorRobertsonNYE2015.jpg

23:36 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh hangs opposition leader

23:37 [Raw Story] Refugees across Middle East hit hardest by freak winter storm

23:37 [straight] Karen O’Shannacery reflects on the Lookout Society’s 43 years of helping the homeless /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Karen%20O.JPG

23:38 [Slashdot] Engineering the Perfect Coffee Mug

23:41 [Reuters] U.N. confirms chemical arms were used repeatedly in Syria

23:43 [Global Voices] No to Syrian Chemical Weapons Dismantled in Albania

23:44 [CNN] Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham pleads guilty in murder

23:44 [Mother Jones] "Seinfeld" Writer Takes on Conservative Outrage Over Holiday Festivus Pole Protests

23:44 [Fox News] Santa's replacement?

23:44 [Fox News] Where Nutella comes from

23:44 [Fox News] 1D fans attack Lorde boyfriend

23:44 [Fox News] Kim: I give plenty to charity!

23:44 [Fox News] Spotify freefor all

23:44 [Fox News] 2013 Hometown Hottie is...

23:44 [Fox News] It's a rooster dinosaur?

23:44 [Fox News] No concussion? Still big risks

23:44 [Fox News] Behold the #srirachapocalypse

23:44 [Fox News] Hackers love nude Bruni pics

23:44 [Fox News] Best hybrid you can buy?

23:45 [Fox News] 20 dead in suspected Madagascar plague outbreak

23:46 [straight] Kim Jong-un's uncle Jang Song Thaek executed /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Kim%20Jong-un.jpg

23:48 [CNN] Sebelius takes new steps to ensure Obamacare coverage January 1

23:51 [The Independent] UN weapons inspectors confirm chemical weapons were used in Syria

23:51 [Truthdig] Camden, N.J.: A Catastrophic Cautionary Tale

23:53 [Deutsche Welle] Freiburg bow out of Europa League with Sevilla defeat

23:57 [CNN: Money] How much risk can you handle?

23:58 [CNET News] NSA agents are posing as Santa Claus, sings ACLU

23:58 [zero hedge] "It's Not Too Late To Change Our Future, But Eventually It Will Be"

23:59 [straight] Shinder Purewal: Supreme Court of India is not to blame for ruling on homosexual sex /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/inline/ShinderPurewal_2011.jpg

23:59 [straight] On the Gaydar: India, Australia, Japan LGBT court rulings and more /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_54805282.jpg

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