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00:00 [Mostly Water] UK Waging Endless Wars: Home and Abroad

00:00 [CNN] One small step for Kim Jong Un

00:01 [Fox News: politics] Union's basher takes online beating after punching Fox News contributor

00:02 [straight] Letter: Beware the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

00:02 [Slashdot] Learning Rocket Science With Video Games


00:04 [Big Think] What The Nile Of Titan Looks Like

00:05 [Good] Streetpong: Redesigning the Walk Signal

00:06 [Pravda] Hope for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

00:12 [Deutsche Welle] Syria Scud missile row erupts

00:12 [Fox News: politics] New law limits volume of TV commercials

00:15 [CNN] California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer

00:17 [straight] Vancouver school board considers selling a portion J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School

00:17 [Slashdot] Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

00:19 [Truthdig] Assad Fires Scud Missiles at Rebels, U.S. Reports

00:20 [Voice of America] Guatemala to Deport Software Pioneer McAfee to US

00:22 [The Independent] Owner of Zara stores sews up a profits leap

00:24 [Raw Story] George Takei slams Scalia for ‘repugnant’ anti-gay comment

00:28 [Voice of America] Hong Kong Leader Survives No-Confidence Vote

00:28 [CNN] Details, but no answers, in Oregon mall shooting

00:29 [NPR] California Gov. Brown Being Treated For Prostate Cancer

00:30 [Slashdot] Guatemala Deports McAfee To the US

00:31 [msnbc: politics] NBC/WSJ poll: Public wants compromise to avoid fiscal cliff

00:32 [straight] Martyn Brown: Why Adrian Dix is smiling

00:32 [The Onion] Mumford And Sons Can't Believe They All Got Each Other Mandolins For Christmas

00:34 [Big Think] UPDATE: North Korean "Satellite" Tumbling 'Out of Control'

00:34 [Raw Story] Mourdock campaign blames ‘liberal media’ for defeat

00:35 [Good] The Intersection of Art and Design at Art Basel Miami

00:36 [CNET News] ReCycle bicycles made from all-recycled aluminum

00:38 [zero hedge] And That's Checkmate Bernanke

00:39 [Raw Story] Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Grammy award

00:40 [Voice of America] US Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Struggling

00:44 [Reuters] Serious differences remain as US "fiscal cliff," talks drag on

00:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] Station in prank probe

00:51 [Reuters: politics] Serious differences remain as US "fiscal cliff," talks drag on

00:51 [zero hedge] There's A Problem With Kicking The Can Down The Road

00:53 [msnbc] NBC/WSJ poll: Public wants compromise to avoid fiscal cliff

00:54 [CNN] 'I have lived one crazy life so far,' Oregon mall gunman says on Facebook

00:54 [Truthdig] Christie Addresses Weight Criticism, PolitiFact’s ‘Lie of the Year’ Revealed, and More

00:59 [NPR] 'Complex And Difficult Days' Without Chavez, Venezuelan Vice President Warns

01:00 [Voice of America] Russia Extends Prison For Dissident Accused of Plotting Riots

01:01 [Disinformation] UFOs Over San Francisco’s Mission District?

01:02 [Slashdot] Redbox Set To Compete With Netflix On Video Streaming

01:02 [straight] Public Dreams has mystery event planned for Vancouver

01:04 [Raw Story] John McAfee expelled to U.S. after three weeks on the run

01:04 [Voice of America] Syrian Strikes Heighten Urgency of Patriot Missile Deployment in Turkey

01:06 [CNET News] Tumblr goes dark with massive outage

01:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] 2Day FM prank probe

01:08 [Telegraph] Hans Christian Andersen's first fairy tale found

01:09 [The Independent] Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Is this package holiday site too good to be true?

01:09 [Truthdig] Sarah Silverman Pro-Choice Video Tells ‘Bros’ to Stand Up for the Ladies

01:11 [BBC: Also in the news] Hans Christian Andersen discovery

01:13 [CNN] Feds asked to examine Florida school deaths mystery

01:15 [OpEdNews] HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system

01:15 [Guardian] UK leads world in mobile web use thanks to Facebook … and Gangnam

01:17 [straight] Matt Toner: Why Vancouver’s tech sector is stuck in the middle of the pack

01:21 [Slate Magazine] A Taxonomy of Republican Hopefuls

01:23 [CNET News] Yelp takes its reviews to Turkey

01:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] $1.6b George Street plan

01:29 [NPR] A Cardboard Helmet, To Go With Your Cardboard Bike

01:29 [CNN] Facebook, Google release 2012 trends

01:30 [CNN] Officials: Chavez faces 'difficult' recovery

01:33 [zero hedge] Does The Fed Think The S&P 500 Will Be At 750 In Jan 2015

01:34 [Raw Story] WATCH LIVE: 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy victims

01:39 [CNET News] Google: No immediate plans for Google Apps on Windows 8

01:44 [Reuters] Serious differences remain as "fiscal cliff," talks drag on

01:46 [Reuters: politics] Serious differences remain as "fiscal cliff," talks drag on

01:47 [CNET News] Video teases latest major effort to jailbreak Apple's iOS 6

01:47 [Slashdot] North Korea's Satellite Is Out of Control

01:53 [Sydney Morning Herald] Tinkler's teams face axe

01:54 [Reuters] No progress in "fiscal cliff" talks as new poll hits Republicans

01:54 [Raw Story] Michigan lawmaker to ‘sexist’ Republicans: You learned nothing from getting trounced

01:55 [Reuters: politics] Hillary Clinton downplays possible run for U.S. president in 2016

01:56 [Disinformation] Ed Asner’s ‘Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale’

01:59 [BBC: Science & Environment] Hubble achieves deepest view yet

02:00 [Voice of America] Former Russian Policeman Goes On Trial In Journalist's Murder

02:06 [Good] Four Ways to Find Your Work Passion(s)

02:07 [Deutsche Welle] Low expectations ahead of EU summit

02:09 [NPR] Don't Pass The Dutchie: Amsterdam Bans Pot From Schools, Playgrounds

02:10 [Telegraph] John McAfee arrives back in US

02:15 [Infoshop] Idle No More? Speak for Yourself…

02:16 [Voice of America] Hubble Reveals Primitive Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

02:19 [CNET News] Developing nations adopting social media quickly

02:20 [OpEdNews] Michigan Adopts the ALEC Model for Diminishing Democracy

02:22 [Slashdot] Google's Second Brain: How the Knowledge Graph Changes Search

02:22 [zero hedge] Gold - It's Time

02:24 [Raw Story] Bernanke speaks at last – but manages to confuse Wall Street analysts

02:25 [Infoshop] Tea party condemns children’s book about anarchy

02:25 [CNET News] N.Y. silicon corridor fuels more Apple made-in-U.S.A. rumors

02:32 [Mostly Water] Toronto Cuts $128 Million from Housing and Homelessness Budget

02:34 [Guardian] Julian Assange plans to run for Senate seat in Australia

02:35 [Infoshop] A Eulogy for #Occupy

02:44 [Raw Story] Warren assigned to Senate Banking Committee

02:46 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers prepare to grill Clinton, as testimony scheduled on Bengazi attack

02:47 [Mother Jones] Corn on "Hardball": Romney Out-Lied Obama

02:49 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel blocks PA tax revenues

02:55 [zero hedge] Are Equities A Good Inflation Hedge?

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney's $1.6b tram plan

02:58 [CNET News] NYC may launch pilot program with app to hail taxis

03:02 [Russia Today] Syrian rebels set to execute Ukrainian journalist

03:07 [Slashdot] Facebook Changes Privacy Policies, Scraps User Voting

03:10 [Truthdig] Michigan Jobs

03:14 [Raw Story] Wikipedia sees future — and threat — in cell phones

03:17 [BBC: Education] Record fall in university take-up

03:22 [CNET News] FCC wants texting apps like iMessage in text-to-911 plan

03:25 [Truthdig] Which Path For the Right?

03:26 [CNET News] U.N. summit rejects U.S., Europe hands-off-the-Internet plea

03:26 [Telegraph] Justin Bieber: police uncover plot to castrate and murder teen star

03:29 [Middle East Monitor] Amelia Smith: On the road to the International Criminal Court

03:33 [Voice of America] Ghana Christian Council Appeals for Calm

03:40 [Fox News] BILLBOARD OUTRAGE: Atheists Cheer 'Merry,'Then Cry, 'Dump the Myth'

03:42 [Deutsche Welle] Software techie John McAfee deported to U.S.

03:45 [CNET News] Woman Tasered after trying to buy too many iPhones

03:51 [Topix Activism News] Witnesses: 10 Sudan students arrested after unrest

03:51 [CNN] New Ukraine parliament packs punches -- literally -- in first session

03:52 [Slashdot] FCC Moving To Launch Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

03:54 [CNN] Mystery follows McAfee to Miami

03:56 [Disinformation] What the TSA Does with All of the Weapons it Confiscates

03:56 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Major Study Suggests Crimes Against Humanity in Sudan

03:57 [Telegraph] Duchess hoax call: watchdog opens inquiry into Australian radio station

03:59 [BBC: Health] NHS facing 'tough savings challenge'

04:01 [The Hindu - News] McAfee deported from Guatemala

04:04 [Raw Story] Gun-selling website faces lawsuit over woman’s shooting death

04:07 [AL JAZEERA] Syrian forces accused of using Scud missiles

04:14 [CNN] Jenni Rivera's plane plunged from 28,000 feet, Mexican official says

04:15 [The Hindu - News] Seminar on women empowerment begins at Coimbatore today

04:17 [Fox News] MEDAL DENIED:Pentagon Won't Give Fallen Hero Highest Award

04:19 [The Hindu - News] Voting begins for first phase of Gujarat polls

04:21 [The Hindu - News] The resonant guru-shishya symphony

04:25 [The Hindu - News] Pure music from a pure heart

04:27 [Telegraph] Rock legends perform at Superstorm Sandy benefit concert

04:29 [The Hindu - News] 13TH_Margazhi_quiz

04:30 [Sydney Morning Herald] The Aussie Ocean's Eleven

04:30 [Truthdig] Which Path for the Right?

04:31 [Moral Low Ground] Washington Half-Siblings Danielle Lacey & Brandon Leslie Charged with Incest, Endangerment for Exposing 1-Year-Old to Meth

04:36 [The Hindu - News] Confined by conformity

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Seasoned Snippets

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Authorities react to cruel corporal punishment

04:43 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: The Fed Can't Save Us From the Fiscal Cliff

04:44 [The Hindu - News] Ejipura EWS quarters residents allege threats

04:46 [The Hindu - News] BWSSB drive to detect water theft

04:51 [AL JAZEERA] UN condemns North Korea rocket launch

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Focus on core civic issues tell experts at CDP meeting

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Poor response pushes Andhra Govt. to denotify part of APSEZ

04:55 [zero hedge] CBO Releases Sandy Damage Estimate: At $60.4 Billion, It Would Send US Over The Debt Ceiling

04:56 [The Hindu - News] MTC, police unveil plan of action

04:56 [Disinformation] No Land Ho: Sandy Island and the Age of Un-Discovery

04:58 [The Hindu - News] Expel unruly student commuters, says HC

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Court directs shifting of Ambedkar statue temporarily for metro work

05:01 [Slate Magazine] American Horror Story, Season 2

05:01 [Global Voices] China's ‘Luxury Disease' Extends to Lavish Government Buildings

05:02 [Russia Today] Clashes erupt in Argentina over verdict in sex slave trial (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

05:02 [The Hindu - News] Man killed

05:04 [The Hindu - News] Gang locks family in room, robs home

05:05 [CNET News] Dropbox acquires music streaming service Audiogalaxy

05:08 [zero hedge] EU Leaders Praise ECB Supervision Agreement, Market Shrugs

05:12 [Deutsche Welle] Pakistan's army accused of abuses

05:18 [BBC: Technology] Google Maps for iPhone launched

05:25 [NPR] Software Pioneer McAfee Arrives In U.S. After Deportation From Guatemala

05:27 [] Kazakhstan Says It Won't Renege On Cosmodrome Lease With Russia

05:31 [The Hindu - News] ‘Dons in K.R. Market earn more than techies’

05:38 [zero hedge] First Hong Kong, Now Aussie Central Bank Gets Ugly Case Of Truthiness

05:45 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:46 [AntiWar] Security Personnel and Students Among 17 Killed in Iraq

05:47 [CNET News] Google Maps returns to iOS as an app after Apple's removal

05:47 [Deutsche Welle] EU clinches deal ahead of banking union showdown

05:47 [Russia Today] ‘Sanctions have little effect on North Korea’

05:55 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

05:57 [The Hindu - News] ‘Admissions to B.Ed. colleges at student’s risk’

05:59 [Amnesty International] Report exposes 'the hands of cruelty' in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

05:59 [The Hindu - News] Congress suspends tainted councillors

06:02 [CNN] Internet reveals secrets of 'closed' adoptions, report says

06:03 [The Hindu - News] It’s their date with a unique day


06:09 [Raw Story] Jon Stewart ‘apologizes’ for mocking ‘f*cking crazy’ war on Christmas

06:09 [The Hindu - News] Court confirms conviction of main accused, acquits 17 in van blast case

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Guidelines focus on sensitising drivers, schools

06:13 [CNN] Eurozone agrees on common bank regulator

06:13 [The Hindu - News] On children's safety...

06:16 [Fox News] Fallen Hero Denied Highest Award

06:17 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: The Fed brings optimism to the markets

06:18 [The Hindu - News] Ensure job quota for Dalits in private sector: Prakash Karat

06:19 [Big Think] Why Do We Still Have to Work?

06:22 [The Hindu - News] Pithapuram Colony: cultural hub of the city of destiny

06:25 [Truthdig] A Right Royal Whippersnapper: Why Things Will Never Change in Britain

06:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Redistricting Leaves Alaska Legislature 'Awfully White'

06:26 [The Hindu - News] Strike paralyses work in postal, income tax departments

06:26 [Slashdot] Earth Avoids Collisions With Pair of Asteroids

06:30 [The Hindu - News] Nationwide Mobile Number Portability by February: Sibal

06:31 [Telegraph] EU nations agree to Eurozone banking union

06:36 [The Atlantic: Technology] Time to Upgrade to iOS 6: The Google Maps App Is Now Available for the iPhone

06:36 [The Hindu - News] Traffic police wield the stick against foot-board travellers

06:38 [Guardian] John McAfee arrives in US after being deported from Guatemala

06:41 [Moral Low Ground] Clackamas Town Center Shooting ‘Hero’ Allan Fonseca Led Customers to Safety

06:45 [Voice of America] Guinea Announces May 2013 Legislative Election Date

06:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] The Bradbury of currencies

06:48 [Fin24 News] D-day for e-tolls judgment

06:55 [CNN] Shinzo Abe 2.0:Japan's economic hope?

06:56 [CNN] After offensive photo, Penn State students plan silent march

06:57 [Global Voices] Bhutan's Journey From Monarchy To Democracy

07:01 [Topix Activism News] Campaigners fear fracking go-ahead

07:02 [Slashdot] "Jedi" Religion Most Popular Alternative Faith In England

07:03 [AntiWar] Why Remember Iraq?

07:05 [CNN] RIP excessively loud TV commercials

07:12 [Guardian] Australian radio regulator steps in over Kate Middleton prank call

07:15 [The Hindu - News] “A pioneer of Public Interest Litigation”

07:16 [Disinformation] The Weird World Of Outsider Music

07:20 [Reuters: politics] Obama backers turn from re-election to "fiscal cliff" fight

07:21 [The Hindu - News] Delhi to host film-makers from South Asian region

07:22 [] Uzbekistan: Fresh Allegations Link Gulnara Karimova to Shady Telecoms Deal

07:22 [Deutsche Welle] Romania facing a new political order

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi doctors demand disciplinary action against Deputy Director of Health

07:27 [CNN] Woman busted in Spain for cocaine in breast implants

07:27 [The Hindu - News] TPA dashes letter on BRTS to Municipal Commissioner

07:31 [The Hindu - News] Cycle rally, cultural programmes mark special day

07:33 [The Hindu - News] No relief for Mulayam, Akhilesh in assets case

07:33 [Telegraph] Chinese farmer kept 100-year-old mother in pigsty

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Complete all works before December: Tiruchi Mayor

07:37 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) to launch power agitation in Vijayawada

07:38 [CNET News] Adobe Lightroom 4.3 brings Retina display support

07:43 [Mother Jones] The Surveillance State Grows Another Tentacle

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Blasts, clashes mark Bangladesh opposition protest

07:47 [Reuters] Fed ties rates to jobs recovery, adds to stimulus

07:47 [The Hindu - News] “I cannot stay in a house which killed my daughter”

07:48 [The Hindu - Opinion] Back to square... one?

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Swaran Singh reviews summary revision of electoral rolls in Tiruchi district

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Sena relents on Thackeray memorial site

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi Chapter of Computer Society of India wins awards

08:03 [Telegraph] Hubble Space Telescope produces 'baby picture of the universe'

08:06 [CNN] Japan scrambles fighter jets after Chinese plane seen near disputed islands

08:07 [The Independent] EU ministers reach banking deal

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Life on tenterhooks

08:15 [The Hindu - News] No child’s play

08:19 [Telegraph] Gay marriage laws need more clarity, warns Baroness Warsi

08:23 [The Hindu - News] EU Ministers strike deal on eurozone bank supervisor

08:23 [The Independent] Bangladesh hit by bomb blasts as opposition parties enforce general strike

08:23 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:26 [Disinformation] Que Rock – Mighty Zulu Kings – ‘Ghost Dance’

08:31 [Fin24 News] World Bank: Zim has huge diamond hoard

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Commuters fume over erratic MMTS train schedule

08:38 [zero hedge] Margin Debt Continues To Climb

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Old city residents keen on educating girls

08:43 [CNET News] Google, Microsoft 'challenged' vs. Apple, says Goldman Sachs

08:43 [The Hindu - News] Car driver in Hyderabad flees with Rs. 53 lakh cash

08:46 [OpEdNews] America and Israel Wage War on Humanity

08:48 [Pravda] Anna Chapman and Co. develop business skills

08:49 [Guardian] Fracking campaigners fear government will give go-ahead to shale exploration

08:50 [Telegraph] Duke of Cambridge's best man to marry earl's daughter

08:50 [Truthdig] Ground Zero in the Land of Opportunity

08:51 [BBC: Health] Pentagon funds battle wound foam

08:55 [Guardian] North Korea rocket launch prompts international condemnation

09:04 [Pravda] Four sarcophagi for Pharaoh Merneptah of Egypt

09:05 [Financial Times] China escalates Senkaku dispute

09:06 [Telegraph] Heavy downpours to replace freezing fog

09:07 [Slashdot] Startup Launches Open Wi-Fi, Challenging ISPs

09:10 [CNN] Cathay cabin crew threaten no-smile service

09:10 [NPR] Google Maps Returns To iPhone With Mobile App

09:11 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: EU clinches breakthrough deal on banking union

09:12 [] Uncertainty about Chavez's Health

09:17 [Russia Today] EU agrees on ECB watchdog for eurozone banks

09:18 [Voice of America] International Community Considers Response to N. Korea

09:18 [New Statesman] The Hour: series 2, episode 5

09:20 [Truthdig] Obamacare Begins

09:20 [The Hindu - News] Land rights remain a critical factor in the empowerment of Dalits : Brinda Karat

09:26 [The Independent] Fracking: Why the controversial gas extraction process is causing widespread concerns

09:26 [Disinformation] This is Your Brain on Porn. Any Questions?

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Writ petition pertaining to Polavaram tenders adjourned

09:32 [The Hindu - News] All work that leads to more play

09:33 [New Statesman] How many cabinet ministers will vote against gay marriage?

09:34 [Fin24 News] Court rules in favour of e-tolls

09:35 [The Hindu - News] Demand for company secretaries will rise, says ICSI chief

09:35 [Pravda] How Trotsky predicted the balkanization of Europe

09:35 [NPR] Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate

09:37 [The Hindu - News] ‘Worn-out bogies thrust on Kerala’

09:37 [straight] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a special-effects fest

09:38 [CNN] Chinese villager builds floating pods to survive disasters

09:39 [Raw Story] Obama’s pollster: Republicans have a tolerance problem

09:41 [Financial Times] China flies plane over disputed Senkaku islands

09:47 [The Hindu - News] Encourage healthy thinking among people, writers urged

09:47 [CNET News] Social media notes on the 12-12-12 Concert

09:47 [Russia Today] US claims N. Korea’s satellite is ‘out of control’ security threat

09:49 [The Hindu - News] Assistance sought for endosulfan victims of four taluks

09:50 [NPR] Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Cheese-Making

09:52 [CNN] What's in a name? Man auctions surname

09:53 [The Hindu - News] Plea for CBI inquiry into alleged encounter

09:54 [Deutsche Welle] Germany in fantasy film fever

09:56 [The Independent] 'It's like sailing on a plague ship': 400 P&O cruise passengers struck down with norovirus winter vomiting bug

09:57 [] America and Israel Wage War on Humanity

09:58 [Telegraph] British rock stars take to the stage for Superstorm Sandy Concert in New York

09:59 [The Hindu - News] Artist strikes a chord with visitors

10:02 [CNN] Victory boosts Vonn's World Cup hopes

10:07 [Pravda] How Freemasonry United Italy

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Road widening vital to monorail

10:07 [Moral Low Ground] Wal-Mart Whistleblower Anhue Doan Fired for Praying with Customers

10:07 [Russia Today] China-Japan exchange diplomatic blows after Chinese 'airspace violation'

10:08 [Telegraph] Duchess hospital nurse inquest opens today

10:09 [The Hindu - News] ‘1962 war detrimental to both India and China’

10:10 [CNN] Nobels brings mourning for victims of Norway's worst mass murder

10:11 [The Hindu - News] A life committed to cinema

10:12 [OpEdNews] Roots of Evil: Capitalism

10:12 [The Independent] Buffett is latest billionaire to struggle with newspaper revival

10:13 [The Hindu - News] Sivagiri pilgrimage begins on December 30

10:15 [CNN] 'I shed some innocent blood,' man says after carving pentagram on son's back

10:20 [CNN] Syria rejects foreign recognition of opposition coalition

10:22 [OpEdNews] Everybody's Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg

10:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] Wages of neglect

10:30 [Caritas Internationalis] Rescuing child soldiers in Congo’s war

10:31 [Guardian] Syria conflict: Assad fires Scuds - live updates

10:31 [BBC: Education] Fewer primary schools fail target

10:36 [Financial Times] China flies aircraft over disputed islands

10:37 [Russia Today] Terror attack near Damascus kills at least 16

10:38 [Telegraph] Nasa puts Mount Everest in India

10:39 [Deutsche Welle] Report: Graphic cigarette pack warnings headed for Europe

10:42 [Fin24 News] Reality check for business owners

10:43 [The Independent] Green light for fracking: Government gives go-ahead for controversial gas extraction process to resume

10:47 [OpEdNews] Obama, Syria,and Assad-The Threat of War;Here We Go Again

10:50 [The Hindu - News] Govt should announce date for hanging Afzal Guru: BJP

10:52 [CNET News] U.N. summit derailed over human rights controversy

10:52 [Russia Today] Syrian opposition victory possible, but at an absolutely unacceptable price – Moscow

10:54 [Telegraph] Pakistan schoolgirls protest against teenager Malala Yousafzai

10:54 [New Statesman] Fracking gets the green light from the coalition


10:57 [Russia Today] Blade Runner beats racehorse in 115m challenge

10:58 [The Independent] Strictly Come Dancing: Lisa Riley is suffering from 'salsa shoulder'

10:58 [CBC: politics] Kenney denies foreign investment tied to temporary workers

10:59 [New Statesman] In the Critics this week

11:03 [CNN] Court: Prank call nurse found hanging by co-workers

11:04 [New Statesman] Why we're banging on about comics so much

11:07 [OpEdNews] The Soft Repression Continues

11:07 [BBC: Entertainment] Fans join royalty at Hobbit debut

11:08 [CNN] CIA's most famous operative is a secret star

11:10 [Topix Activism News] Brutal Murder of Taiwanese Boy Triggers Debate Over Nation's Death Penalty Policy

11:13 [Fin24 News] Buy e-tags, urges Sanral

11:14 [The Independent] X Factor's James Arthur set for number one hit

11:16 [Spiegel] Fixing the Crisis: Euro Zone Agrees to Bank Oversight Deal

11:17 [Slate Magazine] What Is a Yacht?

11:17 [The Hindu - News] All the world was his STAGE

11:23 [The Hindu - News] Techies and tunes

11:24 [Telegraph] Facebook takes down Pakistan Taliban page

11:25 [The Hindu - News] I cannot define patriotism: Nitin Kakkar

11:27 [The Hindu - News] The TVS magic

11:29 [Deutsche Welle] 'The idea of Europe was a saving grace'

11:29 [CNN] N. Korea's launch causes worries about nukes, Iran and the Pacific

11:29 [The Independent] Anti-virus software developer McAfee arrives in US

11:31 [The Hindu - News] Passion and precision

11:32 [Slate Magazine] The Original War on Christmas

11:33 [The Hindu - News] They scored as a team

11:34 [New Statesman] Business quote of the day: “I am very proud of the [tax] structure that we set up.”

11:35 [The Hindu - News] Rare and grand

11:35 [msnbc] Mall shooting response: 'Paradigm shift' since Columbine

11:37 [The Hindu - News] He shone in good company

11:38 [AL JAZEERA] Several killed in Syria bomb attack

11:39 [Slashdot] Julian Assange Runs For Office In Australia

11:41 [The Hindu - News] Old world charm, here

11:43 [Fox News] 'I'M FREE': McAfee in US After Being Deported From Guatemala

11:46 [Telegraph] Jackie Chan suggests China should crack down on Hong Kong protests

11:47 [The Hindu - News] 20,000 teachers given appointment orders in Chennai

11:49 [Deutsche Welle] German Ifo think tank sees economy picking up in 2013

11:53 [BBC: Education] Fewer primary schools miss target

11:56 [Telegraph] Scotland Yard admits 'shocking failings' in rape investigation

11:57 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Democratic Party's Future Now Depends on Hillary Clinton

11:57 [Russia Today] Russia issues first warning under fresh ‘foreign agents’ bill

11:59 [Global Voices] Latin America: Top 5 News Stories from 2012

11:59 [The Independent] Jacintha Saldanha: nurse found hanged after royal hoax call left three notes, inquest hears

12:00 [NPR] Blast Near Damascus Kills 16, State Media Report

12:02 [The Hindu - News] Uddhava’s anguish

12:02 [Russia Today] European Cycling Union President perplexed by Katusha’s WorldTour license denial

12:06 [CNN] Antique shotgun lands Marine in Mexico jail

12:07 [Reuters] Banking deal boosts EU leaders in fighting crisis

12:08 [The Hindu - News] Stringing tales

12:09 [Deutsche Welle] Niger's Tuaregs fear spillover from Mali

12:10 [CNN] Nobels bring mourning for victims of Norway's worst mass murder

12:12 [CNN] China wage hike spurs UK 'backshoring'

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Contrasting styles

12:14 [The Hindu - News] Clear in diction

12:14 [Foreign Policy in Focus] The Oracle of Belgrade

12:15 [New Statesman] Hector Sants to join Barclays

12:16 [The Hindu - News] Irrigation scam washes out Maharashtra House for fourth day

12:16 [The Independent] Postcard from... Karachi

12:16 [Good] What Tech Manufacturers Have Wrong: How to Design Electronics For Repair

12:17 [zero hedge] Why the Gold Standard Can Return the World to Global Economic Prosperity

12:18 [The Hindu - News] Classy homage

12:19 [Mother Jones] Major News Outlets Give Fossil-Fuel-Funded Think Tanks a Free Platform

12:20 [The Hindu - News] Chaste classicism on show

12:22 [Slate Magazine] Making Up for Murder

12:22 [The Hindu - News] A broader canvas

12:23 [Pravda] Legless athlete run faster than Arabian race horse

12:24 [The Hindu - News] Steeped in manodharma

12:24 [Deutsche Welle] Japan scrambled fighters, claiming airspace violation

12:26 [The Hindu - News] The Margazhi Gallery - Part 3

12:27 [Slashdot] Jammie Thomas Takes Constitutional Argument To SCOTUS

12:30 [The Hindu - News] Listeners’ delight

12:31 [The Independent] Fracking is back: Controversial gas extraction process to resume in UK

12:32 [The Hindu - News] Nurse was found hanging: inquest

12:32 [Russia Today] US Senate bill to make Europe less energy dependent on Russia

12:34 [Global Voices] Global Voices and the Power of We

12:34 [The Hindu - News] Executed with energy

12:35 [NPR] French Mobile Operators Hit With Antitrust Fines

12:36 [The Hindu - Opinion] The Great Internet Machine

12:38 [Pravda] Young woman stuck in garbage tube trying to recover bag of cosmetics

12:38 [straight] Waves, plates, and earthquakes on B.C.'s West Coast

12:38 [Voice of America] International Community Considers Response to N. Korea Rocket Launch

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Technically sound

12:42 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Greece secures €34bn bail out cash: live

12:42 [The Hindu - News] My five…

12:44 [Big Think] Will This Be the Museum of the Future?

12:44 [The Hindu - News] Falls flat

12:44 [Voice of America] International Response to N. Korea Rocket Launch Under Consideration

12:46 [The Independent] Police foil plot to murder and castrate Justin Bieber with 'bounty set at $2,500 per testicle'

12:48 [Voice of America] International Community Considers Response to N. Korean Rocket Launch

12:49 [Raw Story] Pharmaceutical dismisses journal claim that cannabis-based MS drug trials were flawed

12:49 [zero hedge] Overnight Sentiment: The Printer Is Now In Draghi's Court

12:50 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Tension in Poland-Israel relations over destruction of cisterns in the occupied West Bank

12:53 [Pravda] Boy dies on board Boeing 777 in Russia

12:54 [CNN] Gaza conflict deters Bethlehem Christmas pilgrims

12:54 [Raw Story] NASA photo error puts Mount Everest in India

12:56 [Telegraph] Victims to choose from menu of punishments

12:57 [BBC: Entertainment] Stars turn out for Sandy benefit

13:01 [The Hindu - News] Plenty of promising moments

13:03 [Russia Today] Russians ranked number 2 in retail spending around the world

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Soulful serenades

13:07 [The Atlantic: International] Why North Korea Can't Count on Chinese Patronage Forever

13:07 [The Hindu - News] SWAT girls “protest” re-naming college after Malala

13:08 [zero hedge] Japan Scrambles Eight F-15 Jets As Chinese Airplane Enters Disputed Island Airspace

13:08 [Spiegel] Failed Attack on Bonn Station: German Police Still Searching for Bomb Suspects

13:08 [Pravda] Russia shelves hypersonic aircraft project

13:11 [The Hindu - News] The many facets of Krishna

13:13 [The Hindu - News] Penchant for pace

13:14 [Fin24 News] Govt welcomes e-tolls judgment

13:14 [Raw Story] Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco

13:15 [Fox News] HONOR DENIED: Pentagon Won't Give Fallen Hero Highest Award

13:16 [Fox News: politics] Senate legislation aims to crack down on cyberstalking software

13:17 [The Independent] Number of terror arrests have risen by 60pc

13:19 [CNN] UK lifts ban on fracking to exploit shale gas reserves

13:19 [Raw Story] Springsteen, McCartney and Rolling Stones shine at Hurricane Sandy benefit gig

13:21 [Topix Activism News] Rights group accuses Pakistani military of abuse

13:21 [New Statesman] In this week's New Statesman: Will Europe ever go to war again?

13:28 [Telegraph] Sick children told to repack bags on Ryanair flight

13:29 [The Hindu - News] Peeved SP says support to Govt to continue

13:29 [Raw Story] U.S. alleges Syria has used Scud missiles against rebels

13:31 [The Hindu - News] SP upset, but says support to Govt will continue

13:33 [The Independent] 'Yellowist' Rothko vandal jailed for two years

13:34 [Raw Story] Politico financier tied to Pinochet money laundering dies at 87

13:37 [CNN] Chelsea cruise into Club World Cup final

13:37 [The Hindu - News] Bay of Bengal

13:39 [straight] Georgia Straight's music critics pick the records that ruled in 2012

13:40 [] 'I'd Rather Fight Like Hell': Naomi Klein's Fierce New Resolve to Fight for Climate Justice

13:41 [Voice of America] 16 Killed in Damascus Car Bombing

13:44 [Raw Story] Laid-off beef factory worker sues ABC News and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver over ‘pink slime’ reports

13:44 [Telegraph] China-Japan tensions rise on the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre

13:47 [Slate Magazine] Drones for the Holidays

13:48 [The Hindu - News] Observing 11th anniversary of Parliament attack

13:48 [CNET News] Dell: Smartphones? Not our thing. Go PCs!

13:48 [The Independent] A cuddly victory: Furbies push iPad down the Dear Santa list

13:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] From Ned Kelly with love

13:49 [Deutsche Welle] Eurogroup releases Greek aid tranche

13:52 [The Hindu - News] LAYA, his life

13:52 [CNET News] Sprint says it wants to buy out Clearwire for $2.1 billion

13:52 [CNN] In-laws can help -- or hurt -- your marriage

13:53 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 13

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Lying overhead cable curl

13:55 [Voice of America] More Conservative LDP Expected to Win Big in Japan

13:56 [New Statesman] Why Starbucks can't dump its tax bill on the public

13:56 [The Hindu - News] A friend for life

13:58 [The Hindu - News] His respect for Carnatic music

13:59 [Telegraph] Hubble captures most distant view of space

14:00 [The Hindu - News] Rapport with audience

14:02 [The Hindu - News] Blast near Damascus kills 16, state media say

14:03 [CNN] Have yourself a merry atheist Christmas!

14:03 [The Independent] North Korean satellite is 'tumbling out of control', claim US officials

14:04 [CNET News] Google Maps already No. 1 among free iPhone apps

14:04 [Raw Story] Great balls of China to defend against next week’s Mayan ‘apocalypse’

14:06 [BBC: Entertainment] Golden Globe nominations revealed

14:08 [zero hedge] Gold Falls Despite Fed’s QE4 and Reckless Policies

14:09 [Deutsche Welle] Merkel lays out EU vision in Bundestag before summit

14:10 [The Hindu - News] Rajini still entertains, and how!

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Every stone has a story here

14:12 [OpEdNews] US Intelligence Analysts: American Power is in Terminal Decline

14:13 [Voice of America] Conservative LDP Expected to Win Big in Japan

14:14 [Guardian] Government pays Libyan dissident's family £2.2m over MI6-aided rendition

14:14 [Fin24 News] New exchange wins R3.5 trillion backing

14:14 [The Hindu - News] Spotlight on musical treasure

14:14 [Raw Story] Christmas cruise turns into ‘holiday from hell’ after norovirus outbreak

14:16 [CNN] The New Hollywood? Cape Town takes on Tinseltown

14:16 [Good] Coding for GOOD Office Hours Part 4: It's Our Final Live Chat

14:16 [Slashdot] Schmidt On Why Tax Avoidance is Good, Robot Workers, and Google Fiber

14:17 [Fox News] Voters Say Spending Cuts Needed

14:17 [Voice of America] Top Artists Participate in Sandy Relief Concert

14:17 [CNN] Ravi Shankar, emissary for world beat

14:18 [Russia Today] Once upon a time: First Andersen fairy-tale discovered in Denmark

14:19 [Deutsche Welle] German middle class shrinks by the year, study says

14:20 [Topix Activism News] Victim of US rendition wins Europe court ruling

14:22 [The Hindu - News] Court clears Zee Chairman for lie detector test

14:23 [Russia Today] Tehran and IAEA lock horns over inspecting Parchin facility

14:25 [] Tunisia Gears Up to Host World Social Forum

14:25 [CNN] From Dubai to Kyoto: How to see the New Year in style

14:26 [NPR] Diplomatic Shift? Russia Acknowledges Assad May Be On Way Out

14:26 [New Statesman] Now is the time for middle-aged activism

14:26 [CNET News] Apple, publishers settle in EU e-book antitrust case

14:27 [Reuters: politics] Republicans losing public opinion wars in "fiscal cliff" talks

14:28 [Russia Today] Seismic fears: UK govt reverses ban on fracking

14:31 [The Hindu - News] Not really Hindustani

14:31 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Australian research centre joins academic boycott of Israel

14:31 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Greece secures €49.1bn bail out cash: live

14:32 [Guardian] Government hails fall in number of primary schools failing to reach targets

14:32 [Reuters] Russia says Syrian rebels might win; car bomb kills 16

14:33 [The Hindu - News] Levelling the playing field

14:33 [Russia Today] Tigres team frightened into forfeiting Copa Sudamericana

14:33 [CNN] A new 'dark age' for English football - or a new dawn?

14:34 [Raw Story] UK government pays Libyan dissident’s family £2.2 million over MI6-aided rendition

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Where Ariyakkudi sang for idlis

14:35 [BBC: Entertainment] Adele song lands Globe nomination

14:37 [The Hindu - News] Chasing the light

14:37 [Slate Magazine] Ultimate Disney Princess Castle: Your Time is Up

14:38 [Spiegel] Battling the Right: German Extremist Party Hit Hard by Court Fine

14:38 [CNN] Google chairman declares victory in Android vs. Apple

14:39 [The Hindu - News] Tracing terror

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Competent steps

14:42 [The Atlantic: International] The Iranian Government's Totally Lame YouTube Clone

14:44 [Fox News] Americans Decide: Taxing Wealthy Not Only Answer — Cut Spending

14:44 [Raw Story] Colbert: Fox News so desperate they’re breaking out their ‘emergency Muslims’

14:45 [Telegraph] Coalition split over shale gas impact on energy bills

14:45 [Fox News: politics] Weekly jobless claims fall 29,000, to 343,000

14:46 [CNN: Technology] Schmidt: Android 'winning clearly' over Apple

14:49 [The Hindu - News] Govt. to auction spectrum held by telcos in 900 MHz band

14:50 [The Independent] Three Madonnas unveiled at Madame Tussauds

14:52 [Slate Magazine] DoubleX

Gabfest: The Old Sperm Edition

14:53 [OpEdNews] Veterans For Peace Opposes Military Intervention in Syria

14:53 [Russia Today] Putin outraged at US justifying murders of Russian children

14:53 [The Hindu - News] Multiple crossovers

14:55 [zero hedge] Initial Claims Plunge: QE4EVA Ending Sooner Than Expected?

14:56 [The Onion] Top 5 Best-Selling Books — Week Of December 10, 2012

14:56 [BBC: Entertainment] Lincoln and Argo get Globe nods

14:56 [Middle East Monitor] Peter Oborne: The cowardice at the heart of our relationship with Israel

15:01 [Voice of America] N. Korean Missiles Don't Threaten US Yet, Analysts Say

15:02 [Slashdot] Revamped Google Maps Finally Available On iOS

15:04 [msnbc: politics] GOP image already over the cliff

15:06 [CNET News] Samsung exec: I use iPhone, iPad, Macs at home

15:06 [The Independent] Brits Helen Mirren and Rachel Weisz nominated for best actress Golden Globe

15:06 [New Statesman] Don't boycott Google because it's evil. Boycott it because it's terrible

15:06 [The Hindu - Opinion] The government should be listening to you

15:07 [Disinformation] Unclear Holocaust: The Ultimate 9/11 Movie

15:07 [Slate Magazine] Intern at


15:11 [NPR] Nurse Who Fell Victim To Royal Hoax Was Found Hanged, Authorities Say

15:11 [CNET News] Apple patent shows better way to handle incoming calls

15:11 [The Hindu - News] `Image of duality

15:13 [The Hindu - News] ‘I still can’t believe it’: Prshant Lahoti


15:15 [Raw Story] McConnell suggests Obama ‘manufactured’ poll to make him ‘most unpopular’ senator

15:15 [Voice of America] China’s Bolsters Corruption Crackdown

15:15 [The Hindu - News] Against all odds

15:16 [Spiegel] Tax Evasion Probe: Why Deutsche Bank Will Emerge Unscathed

15:16 [New Statesman] Sixty nine per cent oppose Osborne's benefit cuts, new poll shows

15:17 [Telegraph] Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood in Brazil to 'wait for the end of the world'

15:19 [CNN] Shooting survivor credits blood donors for helping save her life

15:21 [Fin24 News] Ombud: Don't scrap credit codes

15:21 [BBC: Entertainment] Lincoln leads Globe nominations

15:22 [The Hindu - News] Now dance to this music

15:22 [The Independent] Are they being a bit premature? Nasa release Mayan apocalypse video ten days early

15:22 [Slate Magazine] Myths of the Mall Attack

15:23 [] Russia: Givi the Georgian Behind Every Protest?

15:23 [CNN] Refugee figures fail to give true picture of Syria crisis

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Art from the heart

15:25 [Raw Story] Filmmakers capture iceberg the size of ‘Manhattan’ breaking off Greenland

15:25 [Deutsche Welle] European human rights court rules on El-Masri rendition case

15:25 [Fox News: politics] Report says anti-smoking programs underfunded despite tobacco settlement

15:27 [Reuters] Retail sales rebound, jobless claims fall sharply

15:28 [Guardian] George Osborne questioned by MPs about autumn statement: Politics live blog

15:30 [Doctors Without Borders] International Medical Conference to Assess Progress and Shortcomings of Global Health Revolution for Neglected Patients

15:31 [CNET News] Locata wants to fill holes in GPS location, navigation

15:33 [Russia Today] Russia aims to lead food exports

15:35 [Fin24 News] Consumers owe R1.39 trillion

15:37 [Slashdot] ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

15:37 [The Independent] Homeland star Damian Lewis up for Golden Globe

15:37 [The Atlantic: International] The Mysterious Ways of the United States and China

15:38 [Russia Today] Opposition plan to get round Moscow protest rally ban

15:38 [The Hindu - News] Tomba’s Cicada

15:38 [zero hedge] Mayan Apocalypse Technical Analysis

15:39 [CNET News] The other Foxconn's chairman to retire January 1

15:39 [CBC: politics] NDP, Conservative lawyers lay out election calls cases

15:40 [The Hindu - News] Small, not negligible

15:41 [CNET News] Galaxy Note 3 with 6.3-inch display reportedly in the works

15:42 [CNN] Cancer survivor's challenge: Give the gift of life this season

15:43 [New Internationalist] How Anonymous got political

15:44 [The Hindu - News] 'Chilean cinema is now profoundly personal'

15:45 [] Calls for Veto as "Anti-Women Super Bill" Heads to Michigan Governor's Desk

15:45 [International Crisis Group] السودان: مزيد من العنف والتفكك

15:47 [Telegraph] Red Arrows pilot almost lost consciousness before fatal crash

15:48 [Russia Today] Chelsea joins Corinthians in Club World Cup final

15:48 [The Hindu - News] Choosing to be

15:48 [Financial Times] Grexit ‘dead’ as €34bn loan agreed

15:49 [] Democracy Now!: After Rebuff by Clinton, Actor Peter Coyote Joins New Push to Sway Obama on Leonard Peltier Clemency

15:49 [Big Think] Greening The Common Lithium-Ion Battery

15:52 [Slashdot] Nokia Abruptly Closes Application Store In China For N9

15:53 [The Independent] Russian state 'involved in the murder of triple agent' Litvinenko

15:53 [Russia Today] LibDems urge execution for bureaucrats co-operating with terrorists

15:55 [Raw Story] A Timeline of a Wingnut Gleefest at a Horrible Act of Violence

15:55 [CNET News] Crazy like a fox? McAfee admits to playing 'the crazy card'

15:56 [The Hindu - News] The goodness of being MAD

15:56 [CNN] 2 deaths reported as Cyclone Evan rips through Samoan islands

15:57 [New Statesman] Guess what! Constructive engagement in Europe works

15:58 [The Hindu - News] The mystery of geometric shapes

15:58 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Ghostbusters' live-read

16:00 [Deutsche Welle] Greeks look for scapegoats

16:02 [The Hindu - News] Festive days in movie land

16:03 [CNET News] BlackBerry 10 to be piloted by federal agency

16:04 [The Hindu - News] Quick fix: Murgh malai roulade

16:06 [The Hindu - News] All I want for Christmas…

16:08 [zero hedge] 10 Things You Didn't Know About Gold

16:08 [Russia Today] At least 1 killed, 4 injured as building collapses in Russia's southwest

16:08 [CNN] More holiday travelers taking to the road this year

16:09 [Amnesty International] Historic ruling on Europe’s role in CIA renditions

16:09 [CNN] 'Ghostbusters' live-read grabs Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Rainn Wilson

16:13 [The Hindu - News] Adarsh Society occupants get a breather

16:13 [Russia Today] Eurozone greenlights more bailout funds for Greece

16:15 [The Hindu - News] Towards a collective goal

16:17 [The Hindu - News] More than rhyme

16:17 [Telegraph] Britain pays out £2 million to illegal rendition Libyan

16:18 [Spiegel] European Court Verdict: Rendition Victim El-Masri Awarded 60,000 Euros

16:20 [CNN] Syrian regime approaching collapse, NATO chief says

16:20 [msnbc] GOP image already over the cliff

16:20 [Deutsche Welle] Trans-Atlantic Review

16:22 [The Atlantic: International] The Difference Between Iran and Syria for President Obama

16:22 [Slashdot] New Hampshire Cops Use Taser On Woman Buying Too Many iPhones

16:22 [The Onion] American Voices: Inscription On MLK Memorial To Be Removed

16:23 [The Hindu - News] Windows to the past

16:23 [Voice of America] Pakistan Military, Taliban Blamed for Northwest Abuses

16:23 [The Independent] MPs condemn Spanish 'act of war' over Gibraltar

16:26 [Fox News: politics] Obama Regulators Enjoying Second Term Flexibility

16:26 [Reuters] Jobless claims point to labor recovery momentum

16:27 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: UN: 3,000 homeless after Israeli offensive against Gaza

16:27 [Fin24 News] Cosatu: Don't buy e-tags

16:28 [NATO] NATO Secretary General thanks Dutch Prime Minister for commitment to Alliance

16:30 [Deutsche Welle] Claas reaps big profit on global farming boom

16:30 [Topix Activism News] David Wellstone takes up fiscal cliff activism

16:31 [The Hindu - News] Promoting documentaries

16:32 [The Atlantic: National] In Southern Towns, 'Segregation Academies' Are Still Going Strong

16:33 [Russia Today] ­Ecce Homo fresco ‘restorer’ auctions painting for charity

16:33 [New Internationalist] Eulogy for Occupy

16:33 [Telegraph] Employers must step up efforts to recuit female ethnic minorities

16:35 [Raw Story] ‘Lincoln’ leads Golden Globe nominations

16:36 [CNET News] AT&T Expands 4G LTE to seven more regions

16:37 [New Statesman] The coalition's support for fracking is based on ideology, not evidence

16:38 [CNN] UK pays large sum to Libyan family over rendition case

16:38 [zero hedge] 4th Amendment Over: Public Buses Adding Microphones To Record Conversations

16:38 [Russia Today] ­Ecce Homo fresco ‘restorer’ auctions her painting for charity

16:40 [Raw Story] Santa tells Ryan he’ll get ‘coal’ if he keeps tax cuts for the wealthy

16:41 [NPR] The Late Whitney Houston Was The Year's Hottest Search

16:42 [Fox News] CODE OF SILENCE: Proposed Army Manual Warns on Insulting Taliban

16:43 [The Atlantic: Politics] One Author, Two Good Articles

16:45 [The Hindu - News] Tamil Nadu to release only 600 mcft of water

16:47 [CNN] Bomb explodes near Afghan airfield after Panetta visit

16:47 [The Nation] The GOP's 'Botox Solution'

16:48 [OpEdNews] Jeremiah Goulka: Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Republican Titanic

16:50 [Mother Jones] How to Get Republicans to Care About Women's Issues: Snacks

16:52 [CNET News] For the Pope on Twitter, many slings and arrows

16:52 [Slashdot] Current Radio Rules Mean Sinclair ZX Spectrum Wouldn't Fly Today

16:52 [The Onion] Clive Cussler Realizes Latest Novel Not Thrilling 3 Hours After Sending It To Printer

16:53 [Russia Today] Battle over Internet: US web authority challenged - report

16:55 [The Independent] Come and Holy See our show: Vatican to exhibit artwork at Venice Biennale next year

16:55 [AL JAZEERA] European court backs CIA rendition victim

16:57 [AL JAZEERA] Russia says Syrian rebels may be victorious

16:58 [CNN] AAA: A quarter of Americans driving for holidays

16:58 [Financial Times] Eurozone agrees common bank supervisor

16:58 [Russia Today] Say cheese! Facebook seeks to profit on Instagram

17:00 [Raw Story] Republican lawmaker’s proposal exempted husband from Michigan ‘right to work’ law

17:01 [CNN] Raul Castro - Fast Facts

17:02 [Fin24 News] JSE snaps 3-day record run of gains

17:02 [Fox News: politics] Medical companies brace for 'devastating' ObamaCare tax, prepare for layoffs

17:04 [Big Think] The Organic Return Home: The New Trend in Feminism? The Newest Trend in Conservatism?

17:05 [Telegraph] Cathay Pacific cabin crew vow no smiles, no alcohol in pay dispute

17:08 [zero hedge] QE Ad Infinitum

17:09 [Big Think] Allergen Testing On The Go (Sort Of)

17:10 [The Independent] UK pays £2.2m compensation to Libyan after key role in his illegal rendition

17:11 [CNET News] Video app ShowYou works to make mobile couch surfing easier

17:12 [CNN] Causes of suicide not always straightforward

17:14 [CNN] Israeli foreign minister to be charged with fraud

17:15 [Deutsche Welle] Sea spats prompt Indian thoughts on China

17:18 [Spiegel] The Ugly German Rears Its Head: Why Germany Can't Shed Its Troubling Past

17:19 [CNN] Alpine Edge: Inside World Cup venues

17:19 [Telegraph] Sally Bercow facing £50,000 High Court battle over Lord McAlpine tweet

17:19 [CNET News] Apple offers free two-to-three-day shipping on all products

17:20 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 13, 2012


17:22 [New Statesman] "Four generations of families where no-one has ever had a job"? Probably not, Mr Grayling

17:23 [zero hedge] Broken Market Chronicles Part X+1: This Morning's Multi-Symbolic Flash Crash

17:25 [The Independent] Christopher Maloney will join X Factor tour despite 'online abuse'

17:27 [Disinformation] California Law Enforcement Battles Controvery Over Move To Use Drones

17:28 [The Atlantic: Politics] Stop Pretending Partisan Hacks Are Intellectual Leaders

17:30 [Raw Story] Lesbian barred from joining Army wives group at Ft. Bragg

17:34 [New Statesman] Labour's challenge to Osborne's attack on the poor could be a turning point

17:35 [Voice of America] Georgia Vows to Continue Afghan Military Mission

17:36 [CNN] Grexit 'dead' as €34bn loan agreed

17:36 [NPR] On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says

17:36 [BBC: Entertainment] Spielberg leads Golden Globe race

17:38 [Slashdot] Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

17:41 [The Independent] Reg Traviss: Amy Winehouse's ex-boyfriend cleared of raping sleeping woman

17:42 [Slate Magazine] Why White Tigers

ShouldGo Extinct

17:44 [Pravda] EU: Dancing with the Devil

17:45 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank evades promised change of culture

17:45 [Fox News] RACE TO WIN WEB: Can GOP Up Its Game to Win '16 Digital Campaign?

17:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] Why Google Maps Is Better Than Apple Maps

17:47 [CNET News] Amazon Cloud Player arrives on Roku, Samsung Smart TVs

17:47 [The Atlantic: International] 121212 Is a Joke

17:48 [Guardian] Jacob Zuma says response to Lonmin massacre shows democracy is working

17:50 [Raw Story] Norquist: Obama might ‘blow up small countries’ for fun

17:50 [Mother Jones] We Are More Alike Than We Think

17:51 [The Onion] Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Concealed Gavel Law

17:51 [Telegraph] David Cameron backs Maria Miller

17:51 [Voice of America] Former Thai PM Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

17:53 [OpEdNews] Taken at the Flood

17:54 [CNET News] iPhone infringes on patents from MobileMedia, rules jury

17:56 [CNN] Shooting reported at federal courthouse in Alabama

17:57 [Spiegel] Picture This: Frozen Fields

17:57 [The Independent] Police foil plot to murder Justin Bieber with a paisley pattern neck tie

17:57 [BBC: Health] People 'living longer but sicker'

17:58 [CNN] Taliban claim bombing near Afghan airfield

18:03 [Russia Today] FEMA hides up to a thousand trailers from displaced Sandy victims

18:04 [New Statesman] While the Government delays, cities are taking radical steps to cut carbon

18:05 [Telegraph] George Osborne grilled by MPs on Autumn Statement: live

18:07 [The Atlantic: International] How the Africans Became Black

18:08 [zero hedge] 13 Dec 2012 – “ When It's Sleepy Time Down South ” (Louis Armstrong, 1931)

18:09 [Spiegel] Hollande's World: French in Denial as Crisis Deepens

18:10 [Truthdig] The Botox Solution

18:10 [] European Court of Human Rights: CIA Guilty of 'Extraordinary Rendition' Including Torture, 'Enforced Disappearance'

18:11 [Voice of America] Thailand Threatens to Deport 1 Million Illegal Migrant Workers

18:12 [The Independent] Red Arrows pilot 'almost passed out' before crash

18:12 [Fox News] Parents fear for jailed Marine son

18:14 [Big Think] Why Ray Kurzweil's Predictions Are Right 86% of the Time

18:15 [Voice of America] Opposition Victory in Syria Possible, Russia Says

18:17 [Guardian] Lincoln riding high with seven Golden Globe nominations

18:17 [Spiegel] Displaced and Forgotten: Ethnic Violence Overshadows Kenyan Campaign

18:18 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Fiscal-Cliff Battle Is Already Over, and the Republicans Have Won It

18:18 [Russia Today] Litvinenko worked for 'MI6 and gave Spain intel on Russian Mafia' – widow's lawyer

18:18 [CNN] Alabama courthouse employee shoots himself, authorities say

18:19 [New Statesman] TV crushes: From Bruce Willis to Konnie Huq to the Yellow Power Ranger

18:20 [Raw Story] University of Iowa adds sexual orientation question to application

18:21 [Telegraph] Gardening in the snow tips

18:24 [Big Think] “T-Ray” Vision Made Portable

18:25 [Moral Low Ground] GITMO Judge James Pohl Orders Blackout of All 9/11 Terror Suspects’ Torture Testimony

18:25 [Fox News: politics] Boehner: Failure to get 'serious' about spending cuts holding up budget deal

18:25 [Truthdig] The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

18:27 [Good] Why We Can't Ignore the Caveats to Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge

18:27 [Slashdot] Hotmail & Yahoo Mail Using Secret Domain Blacklist

18:27 [Disinformation] Conspiracy Guy Ep 2 – New Age (2012)

18:27 [Slate Magazine] American Horror Story, Season 2

18:28 [OpEdNews] Growing Doubts About Susan Rice

18:29 [Voice of America] Eurozone Approves Greek Aid, New Bank Regulation

18:30 [] Israeli Troops Clash with West Bank Protesters Following Death of Teen

18:32 [Fin24 News] Top Zuma ally to chair SAA

18:33 [Guardian] UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise

18:35 [CNN] ICC blasts Security Council over genocide suspects

18:35 [CNET News] Samsung Galaxy Camera: Android camera's fad or future?

18:38 [CNN] Antique shotgun puts former Marine behind bars in Mexico

18:39 [New Statesman] Margaret Hodge is "astonished" at the ineffectiveness of the Work Programme

18:39 [zero hedge] Today In Trading S&P Futures

18:40 [Deutsche Welle] 'Despite the loss, music just gets stronger'

18:40 [Truthdig] The Internet Turf War

18:43 [Russia Today] Everyone is fair game: Spy agency conducts surveillance on all US citizens

18:43 [The Independent] Confusion over North Korean 'satellite' amid US claims object is 'tumbling out of control'

18:43 [OpEdNews] Some Corporate Media "News" and Deciphering Its Truer Meaning

18:44 [CNN] Golden Globes nominations: TV snubs and surprises

18:44 [CNET News] Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates sign deal with Khosla Ventures

18:45 [Deutsche Welle] Deutsche Bank fails to change its culture

18:45 [CNN] Lone soccer fan wins army of admirers

18:46 [Voice of America] US Jobless Benefit Claims Drop Sharply

18:48 [Russia Today] Pussy Riot’s Tolokonnikova among world’s most desired women

18:48 [CNN] Iceland fishing for deal on EU quotas

18:50 [Deutsche Welle] Slump in profit adds to Deutsche Bank woes

18:50 [BBC: Science & Environment] Odd new primate species discovered

18:50 [Mother Jones] Democrats Are Hamstrung By Their Concern With Deficits

18:52 [The Onion] Ford: New F-150 Pickup Truck Capable Of Crushing A Big Turtle In One Go

18:52 [CNET News] How I dodged a bullet to take a pic of McAfee

18:52 [CNN] Dubai artist highlights tradition amid the glitz

18:53 [United Nations Foundation] Philippines Reproductive Health Bill Passes House of Representatives Despite Aggressive Opposition from Bishops

18:56 [The Hindu - News] KG basin row: House panel pulls up Petroleum Ministry

18:56 [BBC: Also in the news] Nasa admits 'Everest' photo error

18:57 [Good] San Francisco Approves New Microapartments

18:59 [The Independent] Four arrested on sex trafficking and child prostitute charges

18:59 [CNN] Javier Bardem: We must stand up for abused people of Western Sahara

19:00 [Raw Story] Baltimore man gets speed camera ticket for going 0 MPH

19:00 [The Hindu - News] U.P. staff go on flash strike

19:01 [CNET News] Nook HD tablets now available at Walmart

19:01 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Standard & Poor's warns on UK credit rating

19:01 [Financial Times] EU set to cap bankers’ bonuses

19:03 [CNN] Justin Bieber's murder possibly plotted, police say

19:03 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] War Widows Struggle in a ‘Man’s World’

19:08 [Telegraph] Nicola Sturgeon: EU rebate up for grabs after independence

19:08 [Voice of America] 'Lincoln' Leads Golden Globe Film Nominations

19:08 [zero hedge] Essays In Fragility: The Rise And Fall Of Phantom Housing Collateral

19:08 [CBC: politics] MPs had responsibility to control 'agents,' court told

19:09 [Slashdot] NCTC Gets Vast Powers To Spy On U.S. Citizens

19:10 [The Progressive] Scott Walker’s Dog and Pony Show

19:10 [CNET News] Comcast CEO takes design lessons from Apple

19:10 [CBC: politics] Federal politicians to address Turcotte release

19:14 [CNET News] Analyst: Instagram will be big money maker for Facebook

19:14 [New Statesman] Chart of the day: Print on a screen

19:15 [The Independent] Wales nails 'Nordic noir' as homegrown drama is snapped up by the Killing broadcaster

19:18 [CNN] Jenni Rivera's remains identified

19:19 [] Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar’s Last Green Spaces Up for Grabs

19:19 [msnbc: politics] Few signs of 'fiscal cliff' progress as leaders continue posturing

19:20 [CNET News] Credit-card size cooler from GE is slim, silent

19:20 [Deutsche Welle] Greece receives more money - and time

19:20 [Mother Jones] Better Filibuster Reform, Please

19:22 [The Onion] Rare Pornographic Movie Shot At Vatican For First Time Since 1982's 'Pope Fisters IV'

19:22 [Reuters] Labor market brightens, consumers step up spending

19:24 [Telegraph] £23 million of Hosni Mubarak assets seized in Spain

19:25 [Raw Story] Charlie Crist says he regrets signing anti-same sex marriage petition

19:27 [straight] Richard Armitage goes to Middle Earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

19:27 [CBC: politics] Federal politicians address release of ex-doctor in child killings

19:27 [The Atlantic: National] Obama's Drug Warriors

19:28 [Russia Today] Military judge bans the release of CIA torture techniques used against 9/11 suspects

19:29 [CBC: politics] 6 MPs should keep seats in robocalls fight, Tory lawyer says

19:29 [CNN] John McAfee says he faked heart attack to avoid deportation to Belize

19:29 [Big Think] Solar Cell Fabrics Could Make Charging Phones Much Easier

19:30 [Truthdig] Regulate Dissent in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan Says

19:30 [The Independent] David Cameron warns EU leaders he will demand concessions before signing banking treaty

19:33 [Russia Today] California cop shoots unarmed man eleven times

19:33 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Qatari reconstruction of Gaza gets under way

19:34 [Utne] Setting Free Our History

19:35 [Moral Low Ground] Homeless Fort Worth Man Chad Adams Dies After Being Crushed in Garbage Compactor

19:38 [zero hedge] Gold-to-Silver Ratio Soars By Most In 2012

19:38 [CNN] Sickle cell patient refuses to let disease define her

19:39 [CNN] Iceland president: Letting banks fail 'difficult but right' decision

19:40 [Raw Story] Montreal bylaw requires dogs to be bilingual

19:40 [CNET News] Men in Black 3: Movie Touch brings pop-up everything to your iPad

19:41 [] Google on 'Immoral' Tax Evasion: 'It's Called Capitalism'

19:41 [CNN] Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger

19:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] What It Looks Like When a Jet Drops a Bomb on Your Town

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Now, Cabinet panel to fast-track mega projects

19:45 [The Independent] Fur flies as Moscow faces a challenge to its cosy addiction

19:46 [Slashdot] Interviews: Eugene Kaspersky Answers Your Questions

19:47 [Guardian] Syrian humanitarian disaster looms as internal refugees face bread shortages

19:47 [CNET News] Low Latency No. 47: Thinking outside the box

19:48 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Iranian Bomb Graph Appears Adapted from One on Internet

19:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] From Centrelink to fast lane

19:48 [CNN] Fiscal cliff debate is really about role of government

19:50 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: The A—hole Factor

19:51 [The Hindu - News] Land Acquisition Bill may be re-introduced this winter

19:53 [msnbc: politics] Searching for Benghazi answers, Ayotte rises to starring GOP role

19:53 [United Nations Foundation] "Abortion Doesn’t Unrape You:" Following Election Disaster, Anti-Choice Activists Look to Re-frame Discussion of Rape

19:54 [Telegraph] Independent Scotland could lose share of UK rebate

19:55 [CNN] Justin Bieber's murder plotted, police say

19:56 [Global Voices] Egypt: Graffiti Over Presidential Palace Walls

19:57 [Guardian] Alexander Litvinenko murder: British evidence 'shows Russia involved'

20:00 [Voice of America] China Calls for "Moderate" Response to North Korean Rocket Launch

20:01 [BBC: Technology] US refuses to sign UN net treaty

20:01 [The Independent] More than 300,000 disabled people to have benefits cut says Esther McVey

20:02 [Global Voices] Meet Global Voices Contributor - Janet Gunter

20:03 [CNET News] Report tags top consumer trends for 2013

20:05 [The Hindu - News] MGR memorial does not depict ‘Two Leaves’ symbol: government

20:07 [The Hindu - News] MGR memorial does not depict 'Two Leaves' symbol: government

20:08 [zero hedge] Santelli On False Dictatorships And Fed Exit Strategies

20:09 [CNET News] No Internet deal reached at United Nations summit

20:09 [Amnesty International] Syria: Journalist's release must be first test of opposition coalition

20:10 [Raw Story] Senate Judiciary chair floats federal marijuana legalization

20:10 [The Progressive] Monsanto Gets Its Way in Ag Bill

20:10 [Telegraph] Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Newport vigilante ninja

20:10 [American Independent] ‘Abortion doesn’t unrape you’

20:13 [Slashdot] iPhone Infringes On Sony, Nokia Patents, Says Federal Jury

20:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] On Bharati

20:15 [Guardian] UK credit rating threatened with S&P downgrade

20:16 [] Fracking Industry Given Green Light in UK Despite Tremors, Toxins

20:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] The legend

20:17 [The Independent] Maria Miller expenses inquiry launched by watchdog

20:18 [Russia Today] 5 wounded as Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

20:19 [OpEdNews] Congressional Committee Debates Drone Policy

20:20 [CNET News] 30 best iPad games

20:20 [Raw Story] Ex-Komen VP: Planned Parenthood ‘literally co-opted the color pink’ from breast cancer

20:21 [zero hedge] Fed Losing Its Grip on Our Expectations

20:22 [The Atlantic: Technology] Rejoice! The End of Ads That Yell at You

20:22 [The Onion] Taylor Swift Now Dating Suri Cruise

20:22 [The Atlantic: International] Rectification of Names, 鸿海 Division

20:24 [OpEdNews] Why Obama Must Stand Firm on Taxing the Wealthy

20:25 [Guardian] Fracking for shale gas gets green light in UK

20:25 [Mother Jones] GOPers Get Obama's Back on Targeted Killing

20:26 [Telegraph] Maria Miller expenses: Telegraph's side of the story

20:27 [Disinformation] Giant Spiral Labyrinth Discovered Within The Peruvian Desert’s Ancient Nazca Lines

20:28 [The Hindu - News] Congress in poll mode; potential LS candidates’ list with Rahul

20:28 [Russia Today] Punch and Judy politics: Ukraine’s new parliament session turns into brawl (VIDEO)

20:29 [CNN] Taliban take credit for bomb that killed American, Afghans

20:32 [Voice of America] African Union to Support New Mali PM

20:32 [The Atlantic: International] Chasing the Slippery 'Chinese Dream'

20:32 [The Independent] David Relin: Author accused of fabrication

20:35 [Sydney Morning Herald] Emergency: lives of patients 'at risk'

20:37 [CNET News] Matrox releases the DS1 Thunderbolt Dock

20:40 [Topix Activism News] Bomb in Damascus suburb kills 16, Russian official says Assad is losing control of Syria

20:41 [Financial Times] Draghi’s rallying cry for new EU powers

20:42 [Telegraph] Duchess of Cornwall celebrates cruise ship's fifth year

20:44 [Voice of America] Grossman Pledges Continued US Support to Afghanistan, Pakistan

20:47 [The Independent] Witness dies during union ‘blacklist’ inquiry

20:50 [Raw Story] Limbaugh: Elizabeth Warren is ‘Heap Big Squaw Indian Giver’

20:50 [Truthdig] A Growing Water Deficit in the West

20:51 [CNN: Technology] Review: Google Maps puts Apple Maps to shame

20:51 [CNET News] Verizon updates Samsung's Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1

20:52 [World Policy Institute] A Dangerous Precedent in the Balkans

20:53 [Fox News: politics] Watchdog groups rip DHS over claim agents waited to arrest illegal immigrant Senate intern

20:54 [CNET News] Facebook for Android hits 2.0, gets speed boost

20:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] Voting with your fingertips

20:55 [CNN] Chavez had complications in surgery, official says

20:55 [Mother Jones] WATCH: And a Merry "High-Tech" Christmas To You! [Fiore Cartoon]

20:56 [The Hindu - News] Quota Bill: Confrontation on Wednesday, compromises on Thursday


20:57 [The Atlantic: Technology] Scientists Believe This Is the Oldest Object We Have Ever Seen

21:00 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

21:01 [The Hindu - Opinion] End of the road for BJP in Karnataka

21:01 [] Leaked AP 'Iranian Bomb' Graph Appears Adapted from One on Internet

21:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] The price of compromise

21:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] Can We Stop Being Surprised Now at Scalia's Remarks on Gays?

21:03 [The Independent] Government plans U-turn on ‘secret courts’ to avert rebellion

21:04 [CNET News] Apple names top apps, games of 2012

21:05 [The Hindu - News] Case against J&K Minister reopened

21:05 [Raw Story] Federal agency to reconsider BlackBerry after announcing iPhone switch

21:05 [Guardian] Jacintha Saldanha suicide note 'criticised hospital staff'

21:06 [Voice of America] UN Nuclear Inspectors Visit Iran

21:06 [Reuters] Venezuela's Chavez suffers complication from surgery

21:08 [CNN] Employee shoots self at Alabama courthouse, authorities say

21:09 [zero hedge] Is The U.S. The "Cleanest Dirty Shirt" Or Just Kidding Itself?

21:09 [Big Think] Inflatable Solar-Powered Lamp Brings Light To Dark Places

21:10 [CNET News] NYC OKs yearlong test of hail-a-cab smartphone apps

21:11 [CNN] Right to work laws: Will they conquer America?

21:13 [The Hindu - Opinion] Impeaching a chief justice, Sri Lankan style

21:13 [Mostly Water] Le peuple - un corps politique redoutable (The People - A Terrible Abstraction)

21:13 [Russia Today] Chinese survival pods to defend against 'apocalypse' (PHOTOS)

21:15 [Raw Story] Report: France’s only efforts to stop smoking are price hikes

21:17 [Slate Magazine] The Arguments for Gay Marriage Undermine Affirmative Action

21:18 [Slashdot] Google Loses Santa To Bing

21:18 [Mostly Water] Uncertainty About Chavez's Health

21:18 [Russia Today] Whites will no longer be the majority in the US by 2043

21:19 [CNN] FBI seeks help in catching 'Ray-Bandit' bank robber

21:19 [The Independent] Spanish link may shed light on motive for a very unusual, unexplained killing

21:20 [Moral Low Ground] Xiaojie Li Tasered at New Hampshire Apple Store after Trying to Buy Too Many iPhones

21:21 [The Hindu - Opinion] Time to bring in the professionals

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Quiz Corner

21:22 [Mostly Water] America and Israel Wage War on Humanity

21:23 [CNET News] The 404 1,183: Where we shut up and take your money (podcast)

21:23 [The Onion] Joe Flacco Excited To Work Under Man Who Was Coached By Peyton Manning

21:23 [The Hindu - News] The fading beat

21:23 [Fox News: politics] Hagel leading contender for defense secretary, Rice could go to White House

21:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] World music, but not fusion

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Gallery of musical memories

21:25 [Truthdig] Death Star Petition Meets White House Goal

21:25 [Mother Jones] The Great Political Mystery of Social Security Reform

21:26 [zero hedge] Is The Fed Pushing Too Hard?

21:27 [Disinformation] The New World in 2030 – “You’ll Need Good Global Management”

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Vikram Kapur, Chennai's new Corporation Commissioner

21:28 [straight] Vancouver Art Gallery forming artist advisory group on relocation plan

21:28 [Telegraph] Plans to allow 26 feet-long extensions could be curbed, Eric Pickles says

21:29 [The Hindu - News] I-T searches on GMR Group

21:32 [Good] Intermission: Here's What Happens When a Piano is Abandoned on the Streets of Manhattan

21:32 [The Atlantic: Technology] The CEO of America's Biggest Solar Maker Doesn't Believe in Distributed Generation

21:33 [Slashdot] Is Technology Eroding Employment?

21:33 [Russia Today] Supreme Court asked to strike down NDAA's indefinite detention clause

21:36 [NPR] Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

21:37 [The Hindu - News] NCP refutes corruption charges against Ajit Pawar

21:38 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Give it up': whip calls to dump surplus

21:38 [CNN] David Cameron - Fast Facts

21:39 [CNET News] Gravity powers new lamp for developing counties

21:40 [Fox News] AMERICANS DECIDE: Tax Hikes Alone Not the Answer — Cut Spending

21:40 [Raw Story] Boy scout leader busted with ‘hundreds’ of child porn photos

21:44 [Telegraph] No offence

21:45 [Middle East Monitor] Ramona Wadi: Official discourse blanks out discussion of human rights violations in occupied West Bank

21:45 [The Progressive] Guantanamo

21:45 [CNN] Q&A: What comes after 2014 in Afghanistan?

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Discontent ramps up in Trinamool

21:49 [Guardian] The rape victims who helped free their alleged attacker

21:50 [msnbc] Susan Rice drops out of running for secretary of state

21:50 [Voice of America] House Speaker Blames Obama for Stalled 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

21:52 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Labor should stop hyperventilating'

21:53 [The Onion] American Voices: Plot To Murder Justin Bieber Foiled

21:54 [OpEdNews] Christmas Consumerism: The Season To Spend And Spend

21:55 [CNET News] Sprint's HTC Evo 4G LTE joins the Android 4.1 club

21:55 [AL JAZEERA] Susan Rice withdraws name to replace Clinton

21:56 [Mother Jones] Michigan Senate Passes "Abortion Mega-Bill"

21:56 [NPR] Ah, Wilderness! Nature Hike Could Unlock Your Imagination

21:58 [Russia Today] Russia destroys Sweden at home Euro Hockey Tour event

22:00 [New Statesman] Jon Cruddas's lecture on "the role of the state in the good society"

22:02 [Good] School of Success: A European Design Student Maps Educational Challenges

22:02 [The Hindu - News] VP candidate has faked signatures of 40 MPs from Andhra Pradesh

22:02 [The Atlantic: Technology] The 5 Most Disruptive Technologies of 2012

22:03 [Slashdot] Humans Have Been Eating Cheese For At Least 7,500 Years

22:03 [CNET News] Jury sides with Apple, LG in Alcatel-Lucent patent suit

22:05 [Raw Story] Susan Rice out of the running for Secretary of State

22:05 [Deutsche Welle] Low expectations as EU summit begins

22:07 [Reuters] Venezuela's Chavez suffers complications after surgery

22:08 [CNN] Obama, Boehner to meet on fiscal cliff

22:08 [Russia Today] 9/11 ‘truthers’ now in charge of Missouri highway

22:10 [Truthdig] NASA Announces World Won’t End Dec. 21, 2012

22:11 [] Susan Rice Withdraws from Secretary of State Race

22:11 [NPR] Ambassador Rice Asks Not To Be Considered For Secretary Of State

22:12 [The Hindu - News] Hang Afzal Guru, say kin of victims

22:12 [CNET News] Google Maps returns to the iPhone

22:13 [CNN] UEFA's Serbia fine heavily criticized

22:13 [The Atlantic: Politics] Today's Implausible Bill Clinton Picture

22:14 [Telegraph] Syria analysis: Assad's options running out as regime dies by inches before his eyes

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Centre wants to regulate cable monopolies, cross-media holdings

22:17 [Guardian] Susan Rice withdraws from running for secretary of state – live coverage

22:18 [Slashdot] Kickstarter Technology Projects Ship

22:19 [CNET News] Yahoo shakes up board, brings on PayPal cofounder Max Levchin

22:20 [The Hindu - News] Development projects fail to take off in Naxal-hit areas

22:21 [NPR] Error Of The Year: CNN And Fox News Share The Dishonor

22:22 [The Atlantic: Technology] NASA Patiently Explains Why the Mayan Apocalypse Is *Definitely* Not Happening

22:23 [The Onion] Statshot: Least Festive Christmas Songs

22:24 [OpEdNews] Why the Fed's Jobs Program Will Fail

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Order moratorium on executions, Amnesty urges President

22:25 [Middle East Monitor] Dr. Daud Abdullah: Egypt's revolutionary constitution

22:25 [CNN] A feminist epic film and the real women of the CIA

22:25 [Truthdig] The X Leader

22:26 [Mother Jones] What If There Is No Fiscal Crisis?

22:26 [The Hindu - News] Artist to hold summit of banned organisations at Kochi Biennale

22:27 [Disinformation] Aaron Jacob Willman’s ‘Cloudbusting’

22:28 [straight] Event looks to splice science and poetry

22:30 [Telegraph] Gay people still "invisible" on television, report finds

22:30 [The Hindu - News] 27 Maoists surrender in Bihar

22:32 [Voice of America] Pentagon Warns US Troops Could Face More IEDs During Withdrawal

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Sinha selection not flawed: court

22:32 [Slate Magazine] Will Brody Die? Is Carrie the Mole? Is It All a Dream?

22:35 [CNET News] Top mobile predictions for 2013

22:36 [CNN] Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as secretary of state

22:36 [The Hindu - News] PF circular kept in abeyance, says Kharge

22:38 [zero hedge] Late-Day 'Leak' Not Enough To Save The World

22:38 [Voice of America] Rice Withdraws From Consideration for Secretary of State

22:41 [NPR] VIDEO: Speed Camera Nabs Car Sitting At Red Light

22:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Soraya Chemaly: 43 Million American Women Shouldn't Be "At Risk"

22:43 [Russia Today] Leap of faith: Girl jumps into garbage chute to retrieve makeup

22:44 [Telegraph] Christmas music makes us spend more

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Not in ‘string of pearls’: Sri Lanka

22:45 [Truthdig] Hamas

22:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] 40 Years Ago, the Last Humans Walked on the Moon

22:49 [The Hindu - News] IAEA delegation in Iran

22:51 [The Hindu - News] U.K. to pay £2.2 m in rendition row

22:51 [CNN] 'Casablanca' piano set for auction

22:52 [The Independent] Sale mourn loss of former forward Tait

22:53 [Slate Magazine] The Permanent Budget Crisis

22:53 [The Hindu - News] Raped Hindu girl in Sindh finds support

22:57 [Global Voices] Students Rally All Over Hungary to Save Tuition-Free Education

22:59 [The Hindu - News] N. Korean satellite orbiting normally

22:59 [OpEdNews] Katyn in Reverse in Ukraine: Nazi-led Massacres turned into Soviet Massacres

23:01 [The Hindu - News] Award in memory of Jacintha Saldanha

23:03 [The Hindu - News] Anti-cattle slaughter Bill draws flak

23:03 [CNN] Will Obama help unions?

23:03 [Russia Today] Congress outraged by the secrecy behind Obama's drone war

23:04 [CNN: Entertainment] Stars support Sandy victims

23:05 [] Turkey: For Some, Exhumation of Dead President Yields Poisoned Results


23:06 [CNN] Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder get 'Comfortably Numb' for Sandy relief

23:07 [The Hindu - News] Will publish list of ration card holders: government

23:08 [zero hedge] Paying 2 And 20 For What Again? Hedge Funds Underperform Stocks For Third Year Running

23:09 [Slashdot] Islamic Hacker Group Resumes Attacks On Banks

23:09 [OpEdNews] American Academy of Pediatricians Endorses Cell Phone Safety Legislation

23:10 [msnbc: politics] With Rice out, attention shifts to John Kerry for State post

23:11 [Fox News: politics] Congressional report accuses NLRB of advocating for big labor

23:11 [CNET News] Apple revamps services status tool amid recent outages

23:11 [Fox News] Rice Quits Bid for Secretary of State

23:11 [The Hindu - News] CBI agrees for 5-day bail to Mopidevi

23:13 [Global Voices] Presenting the Balkan Minorities

23:13 [The Hindu - News] Congress in a fix over December 16 convention

23:15 [Raw Story] Gov. Nikki Haley: No Colbert for Senate because he slapped a baby with a puppy

23:15 [The Hindu - News] Delhi meet: TDP plans to stump Congress

23:15 [Deutsche Welle] Susan Rice withdraws from US secretary of state bid

23:16 [Telegraph] Republicans draw blood as Susan Rice ends her Secretary of State bid

23:20 [CNN] Obama, Boehner meet on fiscal cliff

23:21 [The Hindu - News] Defamation case against Vijayakant

23:23 [The Independent] Sam Wallace: Bendtner's pants - €100,000. Serbian 'improper conduct' - €80,000. Uefa credibility - totally spent

23:23 [The Hindu - News] TNERC invites suggestions

23:24 [CNN] Shoppers set to return to Oregon mall days after fatal shooting

23:25 [The Hindu - News] 100-MW solar energy park to come up in Ramnad

23:26 [NPR] Fighting For Their Family, One Day At A Time

23:27 [Disinformation] What to Do After the End Times

23:29 [Fox News: politics] Small business owners less likely to reinvest in companies as fiscal crisis nears

23:32 [The Hindu - News] Books languishing for want of government patronage

23:34 [CNET News] Weird geek baby names of 2012 include 'Google' and 'Jedi'

23:36 [The Hindu - News] Fishermen do cross IMBL, says Coast Guard officer

23:36 [Slashdot] Did Land-Dwellers Emerge 65 Million Years Earlier Than Was Thought?

23:38 [The Onion] Businessman Goes Home For The Holidays To Network With Family

23:38 [Voice of America] Former Nigeria Textile Workers Still Struggling

23:39 [OpEdNews] Rappelling Down the Fiscal Cliff: A Proposed How-to Guide for Progressives

23:40 [The Hindu - News] Automatic laundry facility for five more major railway stations

23:40 [Raw Story] Illinois to vote on same sex marriage in January

23:41 [CNET News] Filipino threat: No Bieber in Bataan after Instagram mockery

23:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nurse 'critical of hospital'

23:42 [The Hindu - News] "Police implicated deceased Dalit in murder case"

23:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] Picture 2012: Farewell Neil Armstrong

23:42 [Middle East Report] Khaled el-Masri and Empire's Oblivion

23:46 [The Hindu - News] Mercedes, Rolls Royce swish into IIT-M

23:46 [CNN] A feminist film epic and the real women of the CIA

23:47 [Telegraph] Cheaper air fares as oil prices fall

23:48 [The Hindu - News] One old boy’s memories of another

23:49 [CNN] Rice once appeared to be inevitable secretary of state

23:50 [Raw Story] Google users seeking porn must now be more explicit

23:50 [The Hindu - News] Water level in reservoirs goes up over past ten days

23:52 [The Hindu - News] Cell separator to help fight dengue

23:52 [Slashdot] Drilling Begins At Lake Hidden Beneath Antarctic

23:54 [The Independent] Man jailed for defacing £9m Rothko painting

23:55 [Raw Story] ‘Turn that down!’ FCC orders TV ads to lower volume

23:55 [zero hedge] The 12 Charts Of Christmas

23:56 [Mother Jones] Susan Rice Bows Out

23:57 [Voice of America] Ghana Transition Team to Begin Work Friday

23:57 [CNN] Newsquiz: Week of December 10

23:59 [CNET News] The top 11 games of 2012

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