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00:02 [Big Think] Video: My Dating and Relationships Panel at Skepticon V

00:02 [Raw Story] Michigan GOP official: Detroit voters bussed to ‘vote multiple times’

00:16 [Moral Low Ground] Sandy Hook Elementary Hero Victoria Soto Died Saving Her 16 Students During Newtown School Shooting

00:21 [Voice of America] Killing of US School Children Sparks Gun Control Discussion

00:23 [Reuters] Connecticut gunman had hundreds of rounds; Obama to console Newtown

00:27 [Slashdot] Huge Security Hole In Recent Samsung Devices

00:32 [OpEdNews] Happy Bill of Rights Day, America

00:33 [CNN] Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government

00:35 [zero hedge] 17 Macro Surprises For 2013

00:41 [Telegraph] BBC Savile inquiry is waste of money, claims former director-general

00:42 [OpEdNews] There cannot be a Creator Who Cares About the Victims of Mass Shootings, or of the Deaths of Children

00:45 [The Independent] Berlusconi to marry 27-year-old

00:50 [zero hedge] Arm Teachers To Save Our Children, Now

00:52 [The Atlantic: National] The Atlantic and the 'More Guns' Solution

01:02 [Raw Story] Chavez resumes governing after surgery, says aide

01:04 [Guardian] Officer arrested in connection with Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' row

01:05 [Reuters] Connecticut gunman had hundreds of rounds; Obama to console Newtown

01:08 [Truthdig] Ghost of the Cliff

01:11 [Telegraph] Three hours wallowing in delight at an extraordinary sporting year

01:11 [CNN] 'Unspeakable sadness' as Obama meets with shooting victims' kin

01:14 [Guardian] Barclay brothers' £1bn VAT windfall bid puts tactics in spotlight

01:16 [The Independent] Birger Stromsheim: One of the ‘Heroes of Telemark’

01:23 [Truthdig] Newtown: An American Tragedy

01:25 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts fiscal cliff talks

01:27 [Telegraph] Duchess of Cambridge presents Bradley Wiggins with SPOTY award

01:30 [Global Voices] Korea: Tracking North Korean Satellite

01:30 [Reuters: politics] Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts U.S. fiscal cliff talks

01:30 [CNN] Duchess attends first public event since pregnancy revealed

01:32 [The Independent] 'Stand up and lead': Obama told to act on gun control

01:37 [Raw Story] The Onion: Pope joins Twitter, gives up Catholicism to connect with youth

01:38 [CNET News] Porn bigwig extradited to Germany for tax evasion

01:38 [NPR] President Obama Joins Newtown In Memorializing A School's Students And Staff

01:41 [CNET News] SkyTender puts automation in airplane aisles

01:43 [Slashdot] Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

01:43 [Truthdig] Feinstein to Introduce Gun Legislation, Boehner Proposes Tax Hike, and More

01:51 [CNN] Shinzo Abe: Ailing Japan's Prime Minister in waiting

01:55 [zero hedge] The Main Stumbling Block Of The Abe Administration: Diarrhea?

01:57 [Raw Story] Ecuador declares volcano alert at second-highest warning level

02:03 [The Independent] Death toll: The 27 victims shot dead by Adam Lanza

02:08 [zero hedge] Citi's Apple Coverage Tag Trio Downgrades AAPL To Neutral, Price Target Cut By $100 To $575

02:15 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: Barack Obama meets grieving families

02:23 [msnbc] Obama to speak at vigil mourning victims of Conn. school shootings

02:26 [CNET News] U.S. shoppers spent $7B online last week -- busiest 5 days ever

02:27 [OpEdNews] I have been a gun owner for more than 30 years...

02:27 [Raw Story] Working memory better test of ability than IQ, says psychology professor

02:30 [CNN] Minutes of carnage lead to days of grief and anxiety in Newtown

02:34 [The Independent] i Editor's Letter: Help them recover the childhood that was stolen from them

02:37 [OpEdNews] Kill 'Em All, a poem

02:42 [Deutsche Welle] German athletes of the year: Neuner, Harting, men's eight

02:47 [Amnesty International] Trucks, lack of water and little food: Indigenous community struggles to survive by the side of a road in Paraguay

02:47 [OpEdNews] The "Rocket Man" rocks in the DPRK

02:48 [CNET News] Cisco rumored to be putting Linksys up for sale

02:50 [CBC: politics] Health Canada plans to treat marijuana like other medicines

02:51 [Global Voices] Snow Emergency in Western Ukraine

02:55 [msnbc] Obama reassures Newtown: 'You are not alone'

02:58 [Russia Today] Libya declares emergency law in southern regions

02:59 [AL JAZEERA] Obama attends vigil with Newtown families

03:02 [Raw Story] Paralyzed woman controls robotic arm with thoughts alone

03:03 [Reuters] Obama consoles Connecticut town hit by school massacre

03:09 [Fox News: politics] President Obama leads Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Newtown, Conn.

03:09 [The Hindu - News] Obama in Newtown to offer love, prayers of nation

03:22 [Guardian] Newtown school shooting: President Obama to speak at vigil - live

03:23 [The Atlantic: Politics] Is Chuck Hagel a Pacifist?

03:27 [AL JAZEERA] Obama says US failing to keep children safe

03:27 [msnbc: politics] Obama vows action on gun violence: 'These tragedies must end'

03:29 [The Hindu - News] Chavez allies sweep Venezuela gubernatorial vote

03:34 [CNN] Source: Boehner offers to extend debt limit for a year

03:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: How To Spot A Hypocrite In The Gun Debate And Other Reflections On Newtown

03:38 [Topix Activism News] 'Basketball Wives' Star Evelyn Lozada Would Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur

03:39 [CNET News] iPhone 5 sales in China surpass 2 million in first weekend

03:40 [The Hindu - News] Shinzo Abe to be Japan premier after party wins landslide

03:43 [Reuters] Obama consoles Connecticut town, vows effort to tame violence

03:45 [Fox News] Obama: Newtown, You Are Not Alone

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Taking the stage for a cause

03:52 [The Hindu - News] A for app, B for byte, C for click

03:56 [zero hedge] Samuelson: "Frank Knight Thought Keynes Was The Devil" And Other Insights

04:00 [The Hindu - News] Alternative land near Stud Farm yet to be acquired

04:03 [CNN] Newtown shooting draws new voices to social media

04:04 [The Hindu - News] Declare Western Ghats biosphere reserve, Government urged

04:04 [Mother Jones] Did the Fed's Announcement on Wednesday Work?

04:12 [Fox News] Obama Message to Newtown and America: 'We Will Have to Change'

04:13 [CNN: Technology] Newtown tragedy draws new voices to social media

04:17 [Raw Story] Calif. marijuana activists learning from Colo. and Wash. state measures

04:18 [Slashdot] Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8

04:19 [CNN] In Newtown, a season of peace destroyed

04:22 [The Atlantic: International] The Amazing Mr. Lieberman

04:24 [The Hindu - News] Road ahead is not so easy: Shinzo Abe

04:26 [BBC: Health] Robotic arm 'mind control' hailed

04:26 [The Hindu - News] Two translated works released

04:30 [The Hindu - News] ‘Taking up a job in the armed forces is equally important’

04:33 [The Hindu - News] Custodians of BU answer scripts accused of committing lapses

04:34 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: Barack Obama declares 'we can't tolerate this any more'

04:37 [The Hindu - News] Final phase polling in Gujarat begins

04:39 [The Hindu - News] Suicide threat ends in newly-weds’ death

04:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Creamer: Assault Weapons are Weapons of Mass Destruction and Should Be Banned

04:41 [The Hindu - News] Ambattur residents slug it out on potholed Manthope Road

04:44 [CNN] Text of Obama's remarks in Newtown

04:48 [CNN] Anonymous targets Westboro Baptist over threats of Newtown protest

04:56 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Gun Control? No, Drone Control.

04:57 [The Hindu - News] Girl gang raped in moving bus in Delhi

04:57 [Moral Low Ground] Harmony Science Academy NW, Houston Charter School, Sued for Racism

04:59 [NPR] Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil

04:59 [The Hindu - News] Over 2,000 take part in Kovai Marathon

05:03 [The Hindu - News] Bangalore-Hassan rail line hits NHAI hurdle

05:06 [The Atlantic: Technology] No, Really, Regulate the Bullets

05:11 [CNET News] Facebook cozies up with Walmart for mobile-ad blitz

05:11 [The Hindu - News] Lack of power back-up holds up launch of Green Corridor on Mettupalayam Road

05:14 [The Hindu - News] NCS demands Wildlife Research Institute at Mettupalayam

05:17 [Moral Low Ground] Full Video and Text of President Barack Obama’s December 16, 2012 Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil Speech

05:20 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: Barack Obama's speech in full

05:21 [CNN] Obama to town wracked by school shooting: 'These tragedies must end'

05:22 [CNET News] Suspected security hole found in many Samsung devices

05:26 [Fox News: politics] Transcript of President Obama's remarks at interfaith prayer vigil

05:28 [The Hindu - News] ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz showed how poetry, politics can complement each other’

05:34 [Telegraph] Venezuela: allies of Hugo Chavez sweep to victory in state elections

05:36 [The Hindu - News] AIYF demands more ordinary buses during peak hours in Coimbatore

05:37 [Deutsche Welle] President Obama speaks to grieving town of Newtown

05:44 [The Hindu - News] Enraged at being served stale food, youth shoots at waiter in Connaught Place

05:47 [Guardian] Obama's Newtown speech - full text

05:52 [The Hindu - News] PWD initiates road relaying programme

05:54 [NPR] Boehner Floats Tax Rate Hike For Highest Earners

06:00 [CNN] The victims: Careers of caring cut short; little lives of play and promise ended

06:02 [Global Voices] Sri Lanka needs a National Media Commission

06:02 [The Hindu - News] Rubbing shoulders with Dan Brown, Jeffery Archer, Sidney Sheldon....

06:06 [Voice of America] Venezuela's Ruling Party Sweeps State Elections

06:09 [Slate Magazine] Homeland, Season 2

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Fancy a house “without a bathroom or kitchen”?

06:18 [Reuters: politics] Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts fiscal cliff talks

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Waterways are a no go, courtesy lorry lobby

06:22 [Raw Story] Obama at prayer vigil: ‘Newtown, you are not alone’

06:25 [The Hindu - News] Narrow escape for Varapuzha residents

06:27 [The Hindu - News] 263 enrol as lawyers

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Judgment to be pronounced in Paravur minor abuse case today

06:38 [Voice of America] Liberian Journalist Defends Writings, Despite Threats

06:43 [OpEdNews] Do We Really Want to do Something About Violence? We Can.

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Call to explore new areas of trade

06:50 [CNN] Shooter's mother had 'heart of gold'

06:52 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Obama has to follow words with actions

06:53 [Truthdig] Unreason On Health Care

07:02 [Reuters] Funerals begin for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy

07:03 [The Hindu - News] “Madurai safest place in State for transgender”

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

07:09 [AntiWar] Chuck Hagel: An Unconventional Realist

07:11 [The Hindu - News] People will vote BJP for a third time: Modi

07:18 [The Hindu - News] Unsafe injections spread hepatitis B, says study

07:21 [BBC: Education] Charity wants help for teen dads

07:24 [Slate Magazine] Dexter, Season 7

07:26 [The Hindu - News] Vegetable prices come down in Madurai

07:28 [The Hindu - News] Two U.S. police officers fatally shot outside market

07:28 [Truthdig] Egypt’s New Pharaoh

07:28 [] Atheist Census is back online!

07:32 [The Hindu - News] Army celebrates a special success

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Kalakendram awards presented

07:38 [The Hindu - News] SMHC murder: suspicion falls on cellmate

07:38 [OpEdNews] How to Criticize the Israeli Government

07:39 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: No 'Santa Claus rally' over slow US response to budget concerns

07:39 [Fox News: politics] Obama offers 'love and prayers' to Newtown, says these tragedies must end

07:40 [The Hindu - News] FDI in India will decelerate employment chances: Chamber

07:41 [Slashdot] Researchers Convert Phones Into Secret Listening Devices

07:46 [CNN] Landmine kills 10 girls collecting firewood

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Tharoor lists reasons for Bench

07:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] RJ: Richard (RJ) Eskow: A Still, Small Voice

07:47 [Financial Times] ‘These tragedies must end’ says Obama

07:50 [The Hindu - News] City remembers 1971 war heroes

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Urbanisation blamed for fading Tulu art and culture

07:53 [Telegraph] North Korea: could Kim Jong-un's wife be pregnant?

07:53 [Topix Activism News] Pork Ad: Anti-Crate Ad Runs On Bus

07:56 [The Hindu - News] JD(S) leaders confident of good show in polls

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Repeated adjournments in LS over quota Bill

08:04 [The Hindu - News] Westin conducts Telugu cuisine contest

08:05 [Fin24 News] Government partnerships crucial - Nene

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Spreading awareness on control of tuberculosis

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Blast kills 15 in northwest Pakistan

08:12 [The Hindu - News] SC/ST staff in LIC to launch fast today

08:14 [The Independent] "We are failing our children", Obama tells grief-stricken Newtown as pressure grows for action on gun control

08:15 [The Hindu - News] TDP: probe arrest cases, judgments during YSR rule

08:15 [Fox News] Obama Message to Newtown and America: 'We Will Have to Change'

08:17 [The Hindu - News] Hundreds gather to witness celestial wedding

08:25 [The Hindu - News] Alternatives emerge for educating children with dyslexia

08:25 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: British victim Dylan Hockley, 6, could not wait to move to America

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

08:27 [Guardian] Afghan bomb blast kills 10 girls

08:28 [OpEdNews] Premeditated Israeli Violence

08:33 [OpEdNews] Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Golden Rock residents in Tiruchi seek shifting of bus terminus

08:41 [Telegraph] Scandal of Mary and Joseph passes most Britons by - as they place Father Christmas by the manger

08:48 [CNN] Anger gives way to sadness for husband of slain Connecticut principal

08:49 [The Hindu - News] Carols by candlelight heralds X'mas in Tiruchi

08:55 [Telegraph] Scandal of Mary and Joseph passes most Britons by - as they place Father Christmas by the manger

08:55 [The Hindu - News] SP firmly opposed to reservation in promotion bill

08:57 [Slashdot] Australia Plans To Drill 2,000-Year-Old Ice Core In Antarctica

08:59 [] Premeditated Israeli Violence

09:02 [Deutsche Welle] Japan's old guard gets set for return

09:05 [The Hindu - News] Steps on for early conviction of culprits in granite scam: Jayalalithaa

09:11 [CNET News] Apple: Top 5 events from 2012

09:12 [Raw Story] Pro-gun America relatively quiet in wake of Sandy Hook massacre

09:14 [CNN] Slain Connecticut principal's husband left with future that no longer makes sense

09:16 [New Statesman] "Plebgate" returns as police officer is arrested

09:21 [CNN] Tragedy brings out best, worst of media

09:21 [New Statesman] Barack Obama speaks to Sandy Hook vigil

09:22 [Raw Story] The Scream: Yemeni women make their voices heard in documentary

09:23 [CNN] 2 officers shot, killed outside Kansas grocery store

09:27 [Telegraph] Woman able to operate robotic arm using thoughts alone

09:27 [Raw Story] Europe must work hard to maintain welfare system: Germany’s Merkel

09:32 [The Hindu - News] ‘Fantastic five’ for local boy in National School Games

09:32 [CNN] A year at helm, Kim Jong Un asserts himself

09:32 [The Independent] Police officer is arrested over leak of 'pleb' log

09:40 [The Hindu - News] Quota row: SP for reservation to Muslims

09:41 [Guardian] Hugo Chavez allies triumph in Venezuela poll

09:44 [The Hindu - News] Protests against quota in promotions continues in U.P.

09:44 [NPR] Teenager's Faith At Odds With Locator Tags In School IDs

09:44 [] Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria

09:47 [The Independent] Gun-rights activists under attack after school shooting

09:47 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: China warns of difficult outlook for Europe

09:47 [BBC: Entertainment] Adele named top artist of 2012

09:52 [CNN] Funerals begin for Connecticut children; Obama declares, 'We must change'

09:56 [New Statesman] A big week for money

09:58 [Raw Story] Sweden’s small Arctic town of Kiruna plans to offer commercial space flights

09:58 [The Hindu - News] Pak never arrested Saeed for 26/11 attacks: Shinde

09:59 [Russia Today] Zenit fans speak out against Africans and gays in squad

10:03 [The Independent] Exploding bomb or landmine kills ten young girls in eastern Afghanistan

10:06 [Caritas Internationalis] Prayer for World Migrants Day

10:16 [CNN] Bomb blasts kill at least 12 in disputed areas of Iraq

10:16 [] Iran Pushes Election Plan to End Syrian Civil War

10:17 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis - Banking system still 'not fully prepared' for collapse -live

10:18 [Global Voices] Chinese Youth Association of France Sues Magazine for Racial Discrimination

10:21 [New Statesman] How hard-working is that Tory family?

10:24 [Russia Today] Global powers will keep pouring oil on the fire in Syria - Hezbollah

10:24 [NPR] Experts Argue Against Proposed Ban On Vaccine Preservative

10:25 [The Hindu - News] Visakhapatnam pins hopes on CM's visit

10:29 [Telegraph] President Teodoro Obiang plans new Equatorial Guinea capital

10:32 [Deutsche Welle] German firms invest in generating energy themselves

10:36 [Pravda] Tolkien, the Hobbit and the medieval revolution

10:37 [The Hindu - News] ‘Valuers can make or break banks’


10:47 [Telegraph] Bradley Wiggins plays guitar after being named Britain's top sportsman

10:48 [Slashdot] Virus Rebuilds Heart's Own Pacemaker In Animal Tests

10:48 [Fox News] Obama Message to Newtown and America: 'These Tragedies Must End'

10:50 [The Independent] Live stream: The Fair Energy Summit 2012

10:51 [Voice of America] Explosion Kills 10 Afghan Girls

10:52 [CNN] Connecticut teachers were heroes in the face of death

10:53 [Voice of America] Northern Iraq Hit by Multiple Bombings

10:55 [The Hindu - News] An opportunity to get closer to the underprivileged

10:59 [BBC: Science & Environment] Antarctic lake drilling is halted

11:05 [Mother Jones] Does Your Child's School Teach "Violent Intruder Defense Strategies"?

11:06 [The Independent] X Factor winner James Arthur tops charts with 'Impossible'

11:09 [Russia Today] Arlovski unhappy with Moscow bout

11:09 [Voice of America] UN Chief 'Firmly Condemns' Syria Violence Escalation

11:13 [Global Voices] In Egypt, the Silent Majority is Still Silent

11:14 [Guardian] Clegg's speech on pensioner benefits, welfare and splits with Tories: Politics live blog

11:14 [Russia Today] Medvedev upholds Russian arms ban after US school massacre

11:15 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis - Banking system still 'not fully prepared' for collapse warns ECB's Liikanen -live

11:16 [The Hindu - News] Strong earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia

11:17 [CNN] Newtown begins heartbreaking ritual of saying goodbyes

11:19 [Russia Today] Treasure flight: Afghan’s baffling gold exodus

11:20 [Slashdot] Austria's Mobile Drug Lab Could Test Street-Drug Effects, Too

11:21 [The Independent] The Killers set to headline Isle of Wight festival

11:21 [Pravda] South African Republic to rehabilitate Soviet pilots

11:22 [The Hindu - News] AIRF national meet begins in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday

11:23 [Voice of America] North Korea Observes First Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Death

11:23 [Global Voices] 100,000 March for Rights to Marry for All in France

11:23 [CNN] Record China sales for Apple's iPhone 5

11:24 [The Hindu - News] An ear to fashion: K.V. Prasad

11:28 [The Hindu - News] An ear to fashion: K.V. Prasad

11:32 [New Statesman] The Vagenda Christmas gift guide - for those tired of clichés and stereotypes

11:33 [Deutsche Welle] Blast in northwestern Pakistan market kills at least 16

11:34 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

11:36 [The Independent] The Hobbit: An Unexpected box office smash with $200 million global opening weekend

11:37 [BBC: Entertainment] Tarantino defends film violence

11:37 [Voice of America] Shock Turns to Mourning in Connecticut Town

11:41 [Pravda] What's the danger of 25th frame effect?

11:42 [CNN] Five things changed/expanded from the book for 'The Hobbit' films

11:48 [Fin24 News] Japan's next PM piles pressure on BOJ

11:49 [Slate Magazine] Won’t You Be My Neighbor

11:54 [Russia Today] UK music industry threatens suit against Pirate Party

11:54 [CNN] Abe intensifies pressure on Bank of Japan

11:56 [The Hindu - News] Car bomb hits U.S. compound in Kabul

11:56 [Pravda] Iran Dialogue or US Diplomatic Detour?

12:02 [Good] A Surprising Antidote to Technology Overload: Meditation

12:03 [Deutsche Welle] German exports expected to rise further

12:03 [Telegraph] Parrot in solitary confinement after abusing zoo visitors

12:04 [The Atlantic: Politics] President Obama Keeps Elevating Iraq War Supporters

12:07 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Both the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Opposition Act as If They're Playing a Zero-Sum Game

12:07 [New Statesman] There still aren't 120,000 "troubled families".

12:07 [Topix Activism News] Slain Author Graveyard Ads - Amnesty International Flexes its Muscle...

12:11 [Pravda] Corinthians conquers the world

12:16 [Spiegel] The World from Berlin: 'Republicans and Gun Lobby Complicit' in Newtown

12:18 [Deutsche Welle] Separate blasts in Afghanistan kill at least 11 people

12:19 [CNN] 'Solar sisters' spreading light in Africa

12:23 [The Independent] A cosmic collision: Two satellites due to smash into surface of the moon… but don't worry, it was all planned by Nasa

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Blast kills 5 in disputed area in northern Iraq

12:28 [Spiegel] Tis The Season to Be Merry: Naked Man Causes Havoc After Christmas Party

12:29 [Russia Today] Rosneft negotiates pre-sale of oil to partly pay for TNK-BP

12:32 [CNN] How other countries deal with massacre nightmare

12:32 [Telegraph] Blow for families as supermarket own brand product prices rise by as much as 50 per cent

12:34 [OpEdNews] Following up on the lastest mass shooting

12:35 [Mother Jones] A Live Demonstration of John Cale's Demonic Heart

12:37 [Fin24 News] Insurer puts Sandy claims at $700m

12:39 [The Independent] Queen to attend Cabinet meeting as observer

12:41 [The Hindu - News] Four injured in firing by BJP legislator’s bodyguard in Gujarat

12:45 [zero hedge] Japan's Election and BOJ in Focus, Monti's Decision Awaited

12:45 [msnbc] Obama vows action on gun violence: 'These tragedies must end'

12:45 [The Hindu - News] HP polls: Advani expressed concern to EC

12:48 [Telegraph] Barrister who fell down wine bar stairs at party wins payout

12:49 [Russia Today] Russian Nationalists attack plans to build more mosques in Moscow

12:52 [Slashdot] Cisco Rumored To Be Selling Linksys

12:55 [The Independent] Amy Winehouse inquest set to be reheard

12:58 [New Internationalist] Recipe of the week - Cheese and spinach pastries (Middle East)

12:59 [Russia Today] Cannibal confession: Taiga ordeal survivors ate dead friend

13:01 [The Hindu - News] Kaleidoscope Chennai

13:02 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Zuma Seeks ANC Leadership at Party Summit

13:02 [New Statesman] The problem with privilege-checking

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Extortion bid case: Zee editors get bail

13:04 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Conceit That America Hasn't Had a Conversation About Guns

13:04 [Guardian] Sport quiz of 2012 – live!

13:05 [Voice of America] South Africa Authorities Arrest Suspects Planning ANC Attack

13:05 [The Hindu - News] What’s On - Chennai

13:07 [Big Think] On the Tragedy in Newtown

13:08 [Raw Story] China cracks down on doomsday rumours

13:08 [zero hedge] Overnight Sentiment: Politics And Apples

13:10 [The Independent] Video: Paralysed woman moves bionic arm with mind

13:12 [New Statesman] Who will vote for Clegg's "centrist" party?

13:13 [Deutsche Welle] Romanian president reappoints Ponta as PM

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Kshitij and the idea imp

13:18 [Raw Story] Venezuelan president’s rival re-elected as opposition loses ground

13:19 [Russia Today] Russia to ban US adoptions in retaliation to Magnitsky Act

13:20 [Telegraph] 'Porn king' detained on suspicion of tax evasion

13:24 [Global Voices] Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

13:25 [BBC: Entertainment] TV comedies dropped after shootings

13:25 [The Independent] Claire Beale on Advertising: We leave the year 2012 in good shape

13:27 [New Statesman] Still true: nobody cares if a country's credit rating gets cut

13:28 [Raw Story] North Korea mourns Kim Jong-Il at memorial service

13:32 [Pravda] Russia's cooperation with Venezuela may stagnate after Chavez

13:34 [Telegraph] Duchess of Cambridge enjoys 'marked improvement' in her health over the past week

13:35 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 17

13:37 [Big Think] Famous Museum Opens Branch In Small Mining Town

13:39 [Russia Today] Patriot missiles in Turkey: Targeting Syria or Iran? (Op-Ed)

13:39 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

13:40 [NPR] Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues

13:40 [CNN] Val d'Isere: The hidden home of skiing's 'madmen'

13:41 [International Crisis Group] Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I): The Jos Crisis

13:41 [CNN] Honor the victims -- with action

13:41 [The Independent] Nelson Mandela misses grandson's initiation as former South Africa leader spends 10th day in hospital

13:41 [CNET News] Sprint buys the rest of Clearwire for $2.2 billion

13:42 [Middle East Monitor] Yaser AlZaatra: The time is ripe for Palestinian reconciliation, again

13:44 [Russia Today] Copycat shooters on a rise after Connecticut rampage

13:48 [Spiegel] America's Weapons Craze: A Fatally Counterproductive National Identity

13:48 [The Atlantic: International] Fishing for Peje: The Search for Mexico's Living Dinosaur

13:52 [CNN] Philippines House passes reproductive health bill

13:53 [Deutsche Welle] Slovenia - back to reality, forth to austerity

13:57 [The Independent] Ofcom to probe I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! over Charlie Brooks' young daughter

13:58 [Raw Story] Tunisian president stoned by protesters

14:03 [BBC: Technology] Wonga expands loans to more sites

14:03 [CNET News] Samsung to acquire Nvelo, maker of SSD tech

14:08 [Deutsche Welle] Vietnam's fragile middle class

14:08 [zero hedge] "Greece Is Not Japan"

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Large-scale practice of ‘paid news’ in Gujarat polls: PCI

14:09 [Russia Today] Eurovision-2013 loses participants to crisis

14:10 [Fin24 News] Mozambique to tax capital gains

14:11 [Slashdot] EFF Spinoff Pools Donor Dollars To Prevent WikiLeaks-Style Payment Blockades

14:12 [The Independent] Funeral held for royal hoax nurse Jacintha Saldanha

14:13 [Topix Activism News] Alaska legistaltive aide's anti-Islam activism forces resignation

14:14 [Sydney Morning Herald] Appetite for food tips puts Oliver on top

14:18 [Deutsche Welle] French minimum wage increases once more

14:19 [Russia Today] IMF about to show ‘red card’ to Argentina

14:20 [Red Pepper] Editorial: Solidarity against the border

14:23 [AL JAZEERA] 'No winner' in Syrian conflict, says VP

14:28 [Spiegel] America in a State of Shock: Can Latest Massacre Lead to Change?

14:30 [NPR] For Conn. Teacher Who Lives Near Tragedy, Today's Classes Will Be Difficult

14:30 [Guardian] Tube drivers to strike on Boxing Day

14:33 [The Hindu - News] Numbers, stars and food

14:36 [CNET News] Microsoft was urged by Dell not to call its tablet OS Windows RT

14:36 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: the victims

14:38 [New Statesman] NS Christmas campaign: Show your solidarity for Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman

14:39 [The Hindu - News] “Who will be the next?”

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Young World quiz

14:42 [Voice of America] India, Pakistan Hope to Improve Business Ties

14:44 [The Independent] Broken boiler halts project to reach sub-glacial Antarctic lake cut off from the world for a million years

14:44 [CNET News] U.N. summit's meltdown ignites new Internet Cold War

14:48 [Amnesty International] Russia: Reject absurd bill that targets gay people

14:51 [The Hindu - News] 'Tis the shortest day

14:55 [CNN] In school shootings, patterns and warning signs

14:57 [Slashdot] Twitter Enables Archive Option

14:58 [New Statesman] Business quote of the day: "They're incredibly wealthy men who don't pay British tax"

14:59 [The Independent] The myth of over-paid public sector workers

14:59 [Russia Today] Kovalchuk feels chemistry within Russian hockey squad (VIDEO)

15:00 [NPR] Top Stories: Tragedy In Conn.; 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Continue

15:00 [NATO] NRC conference on countering improvised explosive devices

15:03 [Raw Story] Watch live: Officials in Conn. hold news conference

15:05 [The Hindu - News] Assembly passes Municipality (Amendment) Bill

15:06 [Fin24 News] Zambia loses near $9bn to capital flight

15:08 [CNN] 'The Hobbit' breaks December record with $84.8 million weekend

15:08 [zero hedge] Empire Fed Misses, Prints Negative For Fifth Consecutive Month, Hopium Rise Continues

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Jacintha laid to rest

15:11 [CNN] Dead birds and broken TV sets: How to host the perfect New Year party

15:11 [] Sokak Dansı 4 izle

15:12 [Topix Activism News] Ethiopian Muslim activists deny terror charges

15:15 [Fox News: politics] S.C.'s governor to announce Sen. DeMint's successor

15:17 [CNN] It's 'slime' time in college football

15:18 [Spiegel] Anka's Two Mommies: High Court Takes On Same-Sex Adoption

15:20 [The Hindu - News] A field day

15:21 [CNN] A modern take: 8 truly romantic cities

15:22 [Telegraph] Sketch: Nick Clegg's muddle in the middle

15:22 [CNET News] HTC nixes WP8 handset over Microsoft's display guidelines -- report

15:23 [Raw Story] Scarborough bucks NRA and past ‘ideologies’ to back gun ban

15:23 [New Statesman] What the US can learn from Australia about gun control

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Bonanza of films

15:24 [New Internationalist] Ethnicity: what the census doesn't tell us

15:26 [The Hindu - News] CIFF schedule for Tuesday

15:27 [CNET News] China reinforces its 'Great Firewall' to prevent encryption

15:28 [The Hindu - News] Casino gets a makeover

15:28 [Middle East Monitor] Yasser Abu Hilalah: No one won by a knockout in Egypt's referendum

15:28 [CNN] Nurse in UK royals prank buried in India

15:28 [Truthdig] Christmas Failures


15:32 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts: Of friendship and sacrifice

15:33 [Deutsche Welle] German President Gauck visits Afghanistan

15:34 [The Hindu - News] Twin treat

15:34 [CNN] Superstar opera singer: My destiny was decided before I was born

15:36 [The Hindu - News] At no loss for words

15:38 [zero hedge] Returns Since Tepper's "Balls To The Wall" Speech: Gold +31%, S&P500 +23%

15:38 [Raw Story] Anglican preist refuses promotion over decision to continue banning female bishops

15:39 [CBC: politics] Federal Court hears closing arguments in robocalls case

15:41 [CNET News] Dueling analysts differ on Apple's prospects ahead

15:41 [] Democracy Now!: Egypt's Referendum Clears 1st Round, But Critics Seek Re-Vote After Charges of Rigged Polls

15:43 [Truthdig] Innocence Lost

15:44 [Russia Today] ­Chicago University receives Indiana Jones’ mail

15:44 [] 9 Girls Dead Following Deadly Blast in Afghanistan

15:44 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

15:45 [Slashdot] Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

15:46 [The Independent] Freddie Starr and Max Clifford rebailed in investigation into allegations of sex abuse

15:46 [The Hindu - News] Join the dots with Janaki

15:46 [Spiegel] Calling Big Brother: Germans Consider Brit-Style CCTV after Foiled Bombing

15:47 [Fox News] Obama: 'These Tragedies Must End'

15:48 [Deutsche Welle] Spain's Santander absorbs Banesto to save costs

15:48 [The Hindu - News] Look who’s making headlines!

15:50 [NPR] S.C. Governor To Name Sen. DeMint's Replacement Today

15:50 [The Hindu - News] Rhythms in blue

15:52 [The Hindu - News] When images speak

15:54 [Telegraph] North Korea marks the first anniversary of Kim Jong-il's death

15:54 [Global Voices] Iran: Khamenei Has His Own Facebook Page

15:56 [Voice of America] Washington, D.C.: Hummus Battles Peanut Butter Over Farm Bill

15:56 [The Hindu - News] Rajya Sabha nod to SC/ST quota bill

15:58 [Raw Story] Hundreds of self-proclaimed ‘pilgrims’ travel to Sandy Hook

15:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Freedom and Justice Party claims voting enthusiasm shows desire for stability

15:59 [Slate Magazine] Things Can Change

16:01 [The Independent] Failure in Line of Duty: BBC guilty of 'serious lapse' in care of 13-year-old actor

16:03 [CNET News] RIM sends out invites for January 30 BlackBerry 10 event

16:03 [CNN] Why Obama shouldn't lead fight against gun violence

16:04 [Caritas Internationalis] Youth make big climate splash in Oceania

16:04 [Russia Today] Tunisia in turmoil: Stones thrown at president, unrest 2 years after Arab Spring

16:06 [CNN] Connecticut school shooting: World watches with sympathy, bewilderment

16:07 [Financial Times] Pro-gun US senator calls for new firearms laws

16:08 [Raw Story] Gretchen Carlson weeps as Huckabee calls for ‘prayer in schools’

16:08 [zero hedge] Projected Corporate Margin Expectations Dip To 7 Month Lows

16:08 [The Atlantic: National] A Gun Control Law That Would Actually Work

16:08 [New Statesman] A 100 hours of solitude

16:13 [The Hindu - News] Samjhauta Express blast: prime suspect arrested

16:13 [Deutsche Welle] India sees sharp rise in tiger deaths

16:15 [Global Voices] Ecuador: National Council Creates Code of Conduct for Social Media

16:15 [Financial Times] Abe intensifies pressure on Bank of Japan

16:18 [BBC: Education] Teen fathers 'feel marginalised'

16:19 [CNET News] Microsoft Surface tablet pops up in UK retail store

16:19 [Russia Today] Gazprom wants special case for its pipelines from EU energy package

16:23 [Raw Story] Soledad tells gun advocate: Newtown residents would ‘be stunned by you’

16:23 [The Progressive] Bill Fletcher Jr.

16:24 [Telegraph] National Rifle Association gun lobby shuts down Facebook and Twitter activity

16:25 [msnbc] First funerals for Newtown shooting victims

16:27 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Susan Rice Would Have Been a Bad Secretary of State Anyway

16:31 [Fox News: politics] Connecticut tragedy stirs new debate over gun control, entertainment culture

16:32 [Big Think] Web Site Helps Keep Censored Journalism Visible

16:33 [The Independent] Thousands seek shelter as cyclone batters Fiji

16:33 [The Nation] The Visible Government

16:34 [Russia Today] Vodka saves the life of two elephants in freezing Siberia

16:34 [CNET News] Multi-deal Monday: Ultrabooks, security software, games, and more!

16:36 [Mother Jones] No More Newtowns: What Will It Take?

16:36 [Slashdot] Raspberry Pi Team Launches Pi Store

16:38 [Guardian] Cameron's statement on the EU summit: Politics live blog

16:39 [New Statesman] Argentina wins ship, loses IMF

16:40 [NPR] Details Of Newtown Shootings 'Too Difficult To Discuss' Now, Police Say

16:40 [Voice of America] China Keeps Close Eye on Japan Politics

16:40 [zero hedge] The Magic Money Printer: The Solution To All Of Life's Problems, Now Available For The Low, Low Price Of $4.79

16:40 [msnbc: politics] Haley to appoint Scott to fill S.C. Senate seat

16:40 [Telegraph] Revealed: Last-order retailers for final minute Christmas shoppers

16:42 [CNN] View from abroad: Sorrow, but little hope for U.S. gun control

16:44 [New Statesman] Films of the year

16:44 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel complains to Washington about "weak" security coordination with PA

16:44 [Russia Today] Bahrain police fire tear gas, grenades on protesters as 'Martyrs Day' rally starts

16:46 [Spiegel] The Road to Shared Liability: Hidden Risks Plague Euro-Zone Bank Oversight Plan

16:47 [Slashdot] Blender 2.65 Released

16:50 [Pravda] Americans to be banned from adopting Russian children?

16:51 [] Kyrgyz-Only Law Would Drive Minorities from Government, Activists Say

16:53 [Raw Story] Off-duty cop prevents mass shooting in San Antonio

16:55 [Global Voices] Offshore Oil Leak Threatens Protected Lagoon in South West Gabon

16:56 [zero hedge] The Ultimate Contrarian Trade - Short NZD, Long JPY

16:56 [Telegraph] Driver who killed pedestrian after texting escapes jail

16:58 [Raw Story] New inquiry into Winehouse’s cause of death after coroner ruled unqualified

16:58 [Truthdig] Robert Scheer on the Connecticut School Shooting and Gun Control

16:59 [New Statesman] What are Osborne's choices now?

17:02 [Voice of America] Japan's Next PM Ramps Up Pressure on Bank of Japan

17:03 [Raw Story] Two Russians lost in wilderness ate third companion’s corpse to survive

17:04 [Slate Magazine] Homeland, Season 2

17:05 [Pravda] Kaluga region advocates effective education

17:06 [CNET News] Instagram privacy policy change allows sharing with Facebook

17:06 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Mourning in Newtown

17:08 [Raw Story] Star witness to testify in Berlusconi underage prostitute trial next month

17:09 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Attack on Palestinian refugees in Syria condemned

17:10 [NPR] Cheese And Raw Veggies May Be Antidote To Kids' Mindless Eating

17:11 [Telegraph] Delhi government: 'women pillion motorbike riders don't have to wear helmets'

17:14 [CNN] Boehner's offer heats up fiscal cliff talks

17:14 [Voice of America] WHO Warns of Malaria Resurgence

17:19 [CNN] Groups: Autism not to blame for violence

17:19 [New Statesman] Stop sharing 30 year old stats. Use these instead

17:23 [CNET News] U.S. Cellular serves up Android 4.1 this Friday

17:23 [The Atlantic: International] Did China Tell the Press to Cover Newtown Instead of Its Own School Violence?

17:27 [Slashdot] China's Chang'E 2 Succeeds In Thrilling Asteroid Flyby

17:27 [Big Think] The Gun Control Battle. It's Not About Guns As Weapons, but Guns as Symbols.

17:28 [Raw Story] Report: Haley names SC Rep. Scott to take DeMint’s Senate seat

17:28 [msnbc] Newtown begins burying 'little souls' lost in school shooting

17:29 [Financial Times] Pro-gun US senator calls for new controls

17:29 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Head of Gaza Border Agency refuses entry to EU mission

17:30 [OpEdNews] Let's not ask, "Why did God let this happen"?

17:31 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Mario Draghi warns economic weakness will continue

17:31 [Reuters] Syrian vice president says neither side can win war

17:32 [CNN] Dunblane: How UK school massacre led to tighter gun control

17:33 [Deutsche Welle] What's behind the natural gas boom in the US?

17:33 [The Atlantic: National] A Civil Libertarian's Case for Giving Gun Control a Chance

17:33 [Truthdig] What Karl Rove’s Dark Money Group Told the IRS

17:35 [The Independent] Newtown shooting: Devastated town prepares for first funerals

17:36 [Mother Jones] What Are Congress's Options on Gun Control?

17:38 [CNN] Keys unlocks door to Australian Open

17:38 [zero hedge] Albert Edwards: “Something Bad Happened In November"

17:39 [Russia Today] Police arrest man for threatening elementary schools in Los Angeles

17:40 [OpEdNews] Engelhardt: Supersizing Secrecy

17:43 [Telegraph] French Right leadership battle showing signs of thaw

17:44 [Russia Today] Police arrest man for threatening elementary schools in Los Angeles, weapons recovered

17:47 [Spiegel] Vexed in Vienna: New Allegations Haunt EADS Fighter Jet Deal

17:49 [CNN] When terrible things happen: Helping children heal

17:50 [msnbc: politics] Obama and Boehner meet at the White House

17:51 [The Independent] French cyclist not target of Alps killings

17:52 [Fox News: politics] Obama, Boehner meet amid hard bargaining over tax hikes, debt ceiling

17:55 [Global Voices] Bahrainis Protest on National Day

17:55 [CNET News] Poll: Did you like the smoother, HFR Hobbit?

17:57 [Big Think] Securing The Darjeeling Brand

17:59 [Amnesty International] Romania: The Roma who were evicted to live by a landfill site

17:59 [CNN] Obama, Boehner meet again on fiscal cliff

17:59 [The Atlantic: Politics] Republicans Want to Reform the Electoral College to Help Themselves

18:00 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Most Israelis believe elimination of poverty is more urgent than security

18:00 [NPR] The Politics And Psychology Of Gun Culture

18:04 [Truthdig] Is This the Most Inappropriate Reaction to Sandy Hook School Shooting?

18:04 [Voice of America] Mandela Remains Hospitalized, Health Improving

18:04 [CNET News] The 404 Holiday 2012: Year in games (podcast)

18:04 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

18:05 [OpEdNews] DeMint Replaced By Tim Anderson-- African American Endorsed by Tea Party

18:06 [The Independent] A series of blunders: Social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in plastic bag on train

18:06 [Mother Jones] Bill Murray Is Far and Away The Best Franklin D. Roosevelt in Movie History

18:08 [zero hedge] 17 Dec 2012 – “Jingle Bell Rock ” (Billy Idol, 2006)

18:08 [The Progressive] The 2d Amendment does NOT condone random slaughter

18:08 [Deutsche Welle] Verdict on Ituri Bogoro massacre looms

18:09 [Spiegel] Route Slipup: Elated Runners Disappointed by Marathon Mistake

18:09 [Russia Today] Spain set for mass anti-austerity rallies

18:10 [The Hindu - News] December arts carnival comes to schools

18:10 [CNET News] Raspberry Pi app store launches with games, tutorials, more

18:11 [Slashdot] DARPA Begins Work On 100Gbps Wireless Tech With 120-mile Range


18:12 [Voice of America] Some Losing Christmas Spirit in Cameroon

18:12 [The Hindu - News] Putting on a good show

18:13 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis - Draghi asserts ECB can ask "any question" of all eurozone banks -live

18:13 [CNN] Amy Winehouse death probe reopened

18:17 [] Kyrgyzstan: Cold Snap Sparks Energy Emergency

18:18 [Raw Story] Bangladesh factory fire ruled ‘an act of sabotage’

18:19 [Spiegel] Picture This: In Step

18:19 [Mostly Water] Islamofascist Killers Threaten Syria

18:19 [Russia Today] SWAT cops to ask for IDs from everyone in Arkansas town

18:22 [Mostly Water] Premeditated Israeli Violence

18:22 [Topix Activism News] Calif. judge considers sex offenders' social media

18:23 [The Hindu - News] ‘Fiscal cliff’ breakthrough

18:23 [Guardian] Newtown grieves as families hold first funerals for shooting victims

18:24 [Russia Today] Russian volcano eruption attracts tourists, sparks 'apocalypse' fears (VIDEO)

18:24 [Slate Magazine] How Hollywood Gets Bloggers Wrong

18:27 [Reuters: politics] Representative Tim Scott appointed to fill Jim DeMint's Senate seat

18:28 [Raw Story] Watch live: Mayor Bloomberg speaks on gun control

18:29 [The Hindu - News] Proud of Kashmiris’ ‘indigenous struggle’, Pak Premier tells Hurriyat delegation

18:29 [Russia Today] Russian volcano eruption attracts tourists, sparks 'apocalypse' fears (PHOTOS)

18:30 [Global Voices] Catalonia: Independence from Spain to Do What?

18:31 [The Hindu - News] Quiz Corner

18:32 [Voice of America] Muslim Traders Accused of Favoring Christian Celebrations in Malawi

18:33 [The Hindu - News] WikiLeaks initiative to beat banking blockade

18:35 [OpEdNews] Egypt's New Pharaoh

18:36 [CNET News] Yahoo, Jack Black's production firm ink deal on new Web series

18:36 [CNN] Reaction to Newtown school killings

18:37 [Good] Another Cool Bike Helmet: Overade's Foldable Design

18:38 [The Independent] Status Quo drummer Matt Letley quits after 12 years with the band

18:38 [The Atlantic: International] Georgia's Moment of Truth

18:39 [The Hindu - News] Thailand’s Yingluck commits to elimination of domestic violence

18:39 [CNN] Should You Tell Your Kids About Newtown?

18:39 [Mostly Water] A New Round of War and Barbarism: Obama’s War on Syria and its Implications

18:40 [] NRA Goes Into Hiding As Gun Control Support Surges

18:40 [zero hedge] Yet Another Fiscal Cliff Infographic

18:40 [Slashdot] New Call For Turing Pardon

18:40 [CNN] Should you tell your kids about Newtown?

18:41 [Fox News: politics] Plan for U.S. oil exports brings talk of economic boon, fears of failure

18:42 [Big Think] Substituting Prices for Principles in the Gun Debate

18:43 [Reuters: politics] Obama, Boehner meet at White House on "fiscal cliff"

18:45 [Telegraph] Jailed Pussy Riot member describes Russian prison camp 'anti-life'

18:45 [NPR] Schools Across Nation Step Up Or Assess Security After Newtown Killings

18:48 [Raw Story] Domino’s Pizza founder sues to keep contraception from workers

18:49 [Electronic Intifada] "My brother is dying": an urgent appeal from family of hunger striker Samer Issawi

18:50 [CNN] Candles and tears: Portrait of a grieving town

18:53 [The Independent] Syrian arms embargo to be reviewed

18:54 [BBC: Science & Environment] Gravity twins set for Moon impact

18:56 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli gunboats fire at Gaza fishermen

18:56 [CBC: politics] Robocalls case wraps up in Federal Court

18:57 [Mostly Water] British Labour Party Backs Welfare Cuts

18:57 [The Hindu - News] Techies, doctors from U.S. donate fire tender

19:00 [msnbc: politics] Electors cast presidential votes

19:00 [CNN] Arnold Schwarzenegger: What I've learned

19:00 [NPR] Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks

19:00 [The Hindu - Opinion] Reporting crime for kids

19:01 [Telegraph] Pips breast implant scandal: ministers urged to 'swiftly' bring in new cosmetic industry rules

19:03 [Raw Story] Tennessee pastor: Mass shootings because schools teach evolution and ‘how to be a homo’

19:05 [The Hindu - News] APP held on cheating, theft charges

19:06 [OpEdNews] Finger-point Congress, Not President Obama, for Killing 18 Life Saving Gun Curb Bills

19:07 [Mother Jones] South Carolina's New GOP Senator Less Crazy Than the Old One

19:07 [Good] A Smarter Rug: Modular, Sustainable Felt Tiles

19:08 [zero hedge] Four Reasons Why There Is No 'Pent-Up' Capex Spend

19:08 [The Independent] David Cameron's local Heythrop hunt fined for fox hunting

19:09 [The Hindu - News] Indo-Pak trade silver lining in dark cloud

19:11 [Slashdot] IBM Predicts the Next 5 Years of Computing

19:11 [CNET News] How to quickly restore a missing admin account in OS X

19:11 [The Hindu - News] Rs. 1.30 crore worth stolen jewellery recovered

19:12 [The Atlantic: Technology] Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition

19:12 [Voice of America] RIM Begins Testing Blackberry 10

19:13 [Guardian] Derby fire deaths: parents deny manslaughter of six children

19:13 [CNN] Decision day for states on health insurance marketplaces

19:13 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: Gun culture in the United States

19:14 [CNN] Hamid Karzai - Fast Facts

19:15 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: NRA-backed senator calls for gun controls

19:16 [Fox News] JAILED FOR LEGAL GUN? Firearm That Put Marine inMexican Jail Believed Legal

19:18 [Raw Story] Israel approves 1,500 more settlement homes in east Jerusalem

19:20 [The Hindu - News] Rag-picker killed in clash with minor

19:20 [CNET News] iOS 6.1 beta 4 given to developers ahead of release

19:21 [CNN] More than two dozen dead in second day of Iraq violence

19:23 [The Progressive] Yes we CAN protect our children from gun violence

19:24 [Truthdig] Anonymous Hacks, Promises to ‘Destroy’ Westboro Baptist Church

19:24 [The Independent] The 10 Best subscription gifts

19:26 [CNET News] Microsoft: Google blames us for all its problems

19:27 [BBC: Health] Malaria battle 'hit by funding'

19:29 [Slashdot] Call for Questions: Rasterman, Founder of the Enlightenment Project

19:29 [Reuters: politics] Obama, Boehner meet as hopes rise for "fiscal cliff" deal

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Osmania University professor man-handled

19:31 [OpEdNews] Bolivarianism Wins Big

19:33 [CNN] Obama, Boehner meet again as fiscal cliff talks heat up

19:34 [The Atlantic: International] Sudan's Deadly Stalemate

19:36 [OpEdNews] Vituperative Vultures Circle Newton: WBC To Picket Newton Memorial And Everyone Is Outraged -- Bryan Fischer

19:37 [Mother Jones] As Secretary of State, John Kerry Would Be a Climate Hawk

19:38 [Raw Story] WHO: Slowed fight against malaria threatens to undo progress

19:38 [zero hedge] Newtown Shooting: A Syndrome Of A Troubled Society?

19:38 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Deforestation Wreaks Havoc in Guatemala’s Caribbean Region

19:39 [CNET News] Sony details Android 4.1 updates for Xperia smartphones

19:39 [Truthdig] Now Is the Time

19:41 [Fox News: politics] State Department-sponsored review of Libya attack finished, in Clinton's hands

19:41 [CNET News] DxO Labs tries making sense of camera lens sharpness

19:42 [msnbc: politics] Pro-gun Dems warm to tigher controls, but GOP stays silent

19:42 [CNN] Florida man pleads not guilty in slaying of teen in loud music dispute

19:43 [Guardian] Syrian army tanks close in on Damascus Palestinian camp

19:44 [The Hindu - News] Facebook posts of traffic violations will be scrutinised

19:47 [Telegraph] Lost data blunders costing councils £1.9 million

19:47 [Guardian] Kesgrave Hall: MP urges police to reopen child abuse inquiry

19:48 [CNN] Bin Hammam handed life ban after resigning from FIFA roles

19:49 [The Atlantic: International] Finally: You Can Now Friend Iran's Supreme Leader on Facebook

19:49 [CNN] How to recover from a mistake on the job

19:50 [CNN] World reaction: 'My heart is in Newtown'

19:51 [OpEdNews] The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble

19:52 [The Hindu - News] WHO clearance will boost Indian vaccine exports

19:53 [Raw Story] Charges of necrophilia dismissed against Swedish woman who kept human bones

19:54 [AL JAZEERA] Funerals begin for Newtown shooting victims

19:56 [OpEdNews] Sleep Help: Reorganizing Your Brain to Treat Insomnia

19:56 [AL JAZEERA] Syrian forces surround Palestinian camp

19:56 [The Hindu - News] New India, Pakistan visa regime

19:57 [The Atlantic: Technology] 'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

19:58 [] Bolivarianism Wins Big

19:58 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Healing still going on'

19:59 [The Atlantic: National] Gun Enthusiasts Stock Up on Semi-Automatics at New Orleans Weapons Expo

19:59 [Russia Today] Hacktivists strike Westboro Baptist Church over Newtown tragedy

20:00 [NPR] What Shut The Back Door To Congressional Compromise

20:00 [CNN] 'Hope my mom is ok': Tweets from the Connecticut school shooting

20:01 [OpEdNews] School shooting in CT: Stricter gun control laws are not the solution

20:01 [Mostly Water] Israeli NGO Says Israel Guilty of "Bleak" and "Severe" Human Rights Abuses

20:03 [Raw Story] Pro-gun Democrat says NRA must be ‘at the table’ for gun control talks

20:03 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: 'We must change', says Barack Obama

20:04 [The Hindu - Opinion] Letting Mali slide

20:05 [CNN] Gunman's family at a loss to explain Connecticut shooting

20:06 [OpEdNews] Sleepwalking To Starvation

20:06 [The Hindu - Opinion] America’s gun madness

20:07 [msnbc: politics] Pro-gun Dems warm to tighter controls, but GOP stays silent

20:07 [Good] Please, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: Architecture and Communication

20:08 [zero hedge] This and That

20:11 [Global Voices] Reserved Seats For Women, Good Or Bad?

20:12 [The Hindu - Opinion] The death of a small boy

20:13 [Mostly Water] The NFL Responds to the Sandy Hook Massacre: Should We Listen?

20:14 [straight] Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Nutcracker is picture perfect

20:15 [Slashdot] Will Japan's New Government Restart the Nuclear Power Program?

20:16 [CBC: politics] Fraud means 6 election wins must be thrown out, court told

20:18 [Fox News] 'He Would Have Become a Great Man'

20:18 [Deutsche Welle] Newtown victims laid to rest

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] Old roads, new highways

20:19 [CNN] South African soccer chief suspended in match-fixing scandal

20:19 [msnbc] 'We’re broken': Newtown begins burying its littlest victims

20:20 [CNET News] If Hulu's still up for sale, the price of any deal just went up

20:22 [Moral Low Ground] Topeka Police Officers Jeff Atherly and David Gogian Shot Dead Responding to Call; Suspect David Edward Tiscareno Slain After Standoff

20:23 [The Hindu - News] XII Plan to focus on health and education: DST Secretary

20:24 [Russia Today] Israel steps closer to 1,500 new settlements in East Jerusalem

20:25 [Voice of America] Mysticism, Internet Fuel Mexico's Maya 'Armageddon' Fears

20:25 [Slate Magazine] Dexter, Season 7

20:25 [] Opposition Claims Egyptian Referendum Rigged, Calls for Protest, Re-vote

20:25 [CBC: politics] Finance ministers focused on pension plan changes

20:27 [Mostly Water] Rash of Gun Violence, Arrests Follows Connecticut Massacre

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Rising judicial stature, sinking parliamentary authority

20:27 [CNN] World's oldest person dies


20:28 [Raw Story] World’s oldest person dies in Iowa at 115

20:28 [CNET News] Flush with your smartphone: Toilets get Bluetooth

20:29 [Voice of America] Mysticism, Internet Fuel Maya 'Armageddon' Fears

20:29 [The Atlantic: National] Joe Manchin, Trayvon Martin, and Barney Fife: Implications for Gun Safety

20:29 [The Hindu - News] “Granite scam accused facing action”

20:31 [OpEdNews] Why Our Emotional Suffering Persists

20:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] In Gujarat, searching for development with dignity

20:33 [The Hindu - News] Collectors told to nip caste conflict in the bud

20:33 [Telegraph] David Cameron warns of 'strategic imperative' to arm Syrian rebels

20:33 [Guardian] £5bn illegally taken out of Zambia over past decade, says report

20:35 [Voice of America] Mysticism, Internet Fuel 'Armageddon' Fears

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Insensitive

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Fire at Begumpet Airport spreads panic

20:36 [OpEdNews] Education and National Security -- An Analysis

20:37 [Mother Jones] Yet More Republican Attempts to Game the System

20:37 [The Hindu - News] “Tamil women forced to marry Sri Lankan army personnel”

20:37 [Good] Trading Tree Houses for Abandoned Buildings: Holiday Time in Detroit

20:38 [Raw Story] Mayor Bloomberg calls for legislation to stop gun violence

20:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Gun culture

20:39 [Guardian] Reading v Arsenal – live! | Jacob Steinberg

20:39 [The Nation] How Walmart Helped Make Lanza's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Ageing with dignity

20:41 [The Hindu - News] PMK demands phased closure of liquor shops in Tamil Nadu

20:41 [Global Voices] International Crimes Tribunals Bangladesh: Justice In Perspective

20:41 [CNET News] Google Maps for iOS nabs 10M downloads in first two days

20:42 [] Armenia: Orphans Try to Secure Their Right to a Home

20:43 [CNN] Lotus retain Grosjean for 2013 season

20:44 [Doctors Without Borders] [Voice from the Field] Voice From the Field: A Clinic Deep in the Bush

20:46 [zero hedge] 2012's Mass Shootings And Some "Gun Control" Observations

20:48 [Raw Story] Chinese police say man who stabbed 23 children ‘influenced’ by Mayan doomsday ‘prediction’

20:49 [The Nation] How Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

20:52 [CNET News] Morgan gets slap on wrist over botched Facebook IPO

20:53 [The Hindu - News] No power cuts this summer: Shobha Karandlaje

20:54 [The Atlantic: National] Memories of a School Shooting: Paducah, Kentucky, 1997

20:57 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka seeks demarcation of border with Andhra Pradesh

20:58 [The Progressive] Obama Nobly Takes on the Gun Nuts

20:59 [Slashdot] Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

20:59 [Truthdig] Who Is South Carolina’s New Senator?

20:59 [Amnesty International] Imperfect Philippines health law still a fresh start for women’s rights

21:01 [OpEdNews] Guns R Us

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Medical services likely to be hit across Karnataka

21:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Adam 'would just shut down'

21:05 [Russia Today] Senate moves to ban cell phone surveillance apps

21:05 [The Hindu - News] Three mosques damaged on the outskirts of Mangalore

21:06 [CNET News] YouTube introduces Capture for easy recording and sharing

21:07 [Mother Jones] Is Factory Farm Poop Giving Fish a Sex Change?

21:07 [Good] Intermission: Anti-Islamic Pastor Quieted by a Beatles-Singing Crowd

21:07 [The Hindu - News] Don’t notify Cauvery tribunal award: Deve Gowda

21:09 [zero hedge] Santelli And Schiff On Bernanke's "Roach Motel Of Monetary Policy"

21:09 [The Hindu - News] Areva closes in on key agreement for Jaitapur plant

21:09 [The Nation] Five Assault Rifles You Can Pick up at Walmart [PHOTOS]

21:13 [Raw Story] Alabama football player booted for calling Obama ‘n*gger’ during Newtown speech

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Jacintha Saldanha laid to rest

21:14 [straight] What is not in Wally Oppal's report on the missing women inquiry

21:15 [Slashdot] Scientists Make Fish Grow "Hands" In Experiment Revealing How Fins Became Limbs

21:15 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

21:19 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: two US Senators call for assault weapons ban

21:19 [The Nation] House Republicans' Three Big Lies About the Volcker Rule

21:20 [NPR] Scientists Look For New Drugs In Skin Of Russian Frog

21:22 [Moral Low Ground] Illinois Woman Christine A. Meyers Allegedly Ran Over Boyfriend with Car, Burned His Testicles

21:24 [The Atlantic: Politics] Tim Scott! 3 Takeaways From the Announcement of South Carolina's Newest Senator

21:24 [Electronic Intifada] Plastic to petrol scheme unveiled at Ramallah science show

21:25 [CNN] Queen Elizabeth II - Fast Facts

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Metro Rail work sees daylight at Koyambedu

21:26 [CNET News] Help curate The Big Internet Museum

21:26 [OpEdNews] Sandyhook Shooter Adam Lanza - Was He eViolence Addicted?

21:26 [Global Voices] #FastforBassel Campaign Launched for Syrian Netizen Facing Military Trial

21:28 [The Hindu - News] A musical note to dust in the air

21:28 [Raw Story] Watch live: CT Gov. Malloy holds press conference

21:30 [Slate Magazine] Is John Boehner Allowed To Lower the Flag to Half-Staff?

21:31 [Topix Activism News] Bahrain breaks up protests, arrests campaigner - activists

21:32 [The Hindu - News] E-learning makes waves in Chennai city colleges

21:34 [The Hindu - News] Former Cab Sec’s letter gave PM option to hike 2G price, stop scam

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Corporation’s new plan: grow mosquitoes to kill mosquitoes

21:36 [OpEdNews] "A Symbol of Corruption and Blood" - HKS Fellowship of Felipe Calderon

21:37 [Voice of America] Iranian Supreme Leader 'Likes' Facebook

21:37 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 17, 2012

21:38 [The Hindu - News] Work on 5th reservoir for Chennai to begin in Jan.

21:39 [zero hedge] 36 UBS Bankers To Be Implicated In Liborgate, Criminal Charges To Be Filed

21:40 [The Hindu - News] Chennai cops talk to ‘footboard heroes’

21:41 [OpEdNews] Craziness Creeps up on us-- Generation after generation.

21:44 [The Hindu - News] HC dismisses Ramky’s plea against termination notice

21:45 [Russia Today] Lebedev crushes Silgado to defend WBA belt

21:45 [] New EPA Rules Hit Pernicious Pollution

21:45 [NPR] Wine And Food May Rekindle Love Lost Between Russia And Georgia

21:46 [OpEdNews] My Pre-Christmas Interview With God

21:47 [Slashdot] Wozniak's Predictions For 2013: the Data Center, Mobility and Beyond

21:48 [The Hindu - News] First unit of Kudankulam plant undergoing tests

21:51 [OpEdNews] Art & Astrology: Capricorn Solstice Video and the 2012 Winter Solstice

21:53 [Raw Story] Nielsen taps Twitter to gauge online buzz about television

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Tirupati Task Force criss-crosses the core areas of Tirupati ahead of WTC

21:55 [Russia Today] US Navy pulls two aircraft carriers from Syria shores

21:55 [CNET News] Nibiqu iPad keyboard not much thicker than a Smart Cover

21:58 [The Hindu - News] Lawyers boycott courts in Telangana

21:59 [The Atlantic: International] 10 Ideas That Changed the World in 2012

21:59 [Amnesty International] Nigeria: Ground-breaking judgment calls for punishing oil companies over pollution

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Delay in irrigation projects: Minister talks tough

22:03 [Raw Story] Stolen NASA laptop contained private info on 10,000+ employees

22:04 [Deutsche Welle] UN voices fears over Syria chemical weapons

22:04 [CBC: politics] Flaherty says 'no consensus' on CPP expansion yet

22:04 [The Hindu - News] RJD demands prohibition in Bihar

22:05 [Russia Today] Two Russians kidnapped in Syria, embassy confirms

22:05 [CNN] Reporter's notebook: 'My heart is broken for the families'

22:06 [Global Voices] Gujarat Polls 2012 - An Analysis

22:07 [Moral Low Ground] 3-Year-Old Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Head in Guthrie, Oklahoma

22:08 [zero hedge] San Fran Fed Reminds Everyone Why Fed Forecasts Are A Joke

22:08 [The Hindu - News] Asean-India ties to be elevated to strategic partnership

22:09 [Reuters: politics] Hopes rise for "fiscal cliff" deal as Obama, Boehner meet

22:10 [The Hindu - News] VACB launches toll-free helpline

22:13 [Raw Story] Texas gun store owner calls to arm teachers, offers them concealed-carry discount

22:14 [The Hindu - News] UDF to hold talks on posting of VCs

22:15 [Slate Magazine] How the NRA Defeats National Tragedies

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Campaign to eradicate manual scavenging

22:19 [The Hindu - News] Man attacks woman, mistaking her for his wife

22:19 [CNET News] A look back: the best and worst phones of 2012

22:20 [Russia Today] Italian technician, two Russian workers kidnapped in Syria

22:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Couple found dead in Sydney mansion

22:22 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: first funerals held for massacre victims

22:23 [] Chasing Hamsi, Turkey's Little Fish With a Big Reputation

22:26 [CNN] Fan group calls on Russian club Zenit not to sign black players

22:30 [Russia Today] Obama loses fight to limit lawyers' visits with Guantanamo detainees

22:30 [Slate Magazine] Can We Finally Disarm the NRA?

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Putin to visit India on December 24

22:32 [Slashdot] W3C Finalizes the Definition of HTML5

22:33 [The Hindu - News] PM must be from a big party: Nitish

22:33 [CNN] Strangers inspired to honor Newtown victims

22:36 [CNET News] Iran's Supreme Leader joins Great Satan's No. 1 social network

22:37 [CNN] Shooter's mother struggled to raise son, relative says

22:37 [The Hindu - News] Minister moots CCTVs in buses

22:37 [Good] A Washing Machine That Fits in Your Pocket

22:38 [zero hedge] Volatility Hammered As Stocks And Bond Yields Close At Highs

22:39 [The Hindu - News] Exit polls predict a hat-trick for BJP in Gujarat

22:40 [Russia Today] Israeli Embassy: ‘If alive today, Jesus and Mary would be lynched by hostile Palestinians’

22:41 [OpEdNews] Arrest All Torturers

22:42 [Big Think] Best Way to Prevent Rare Massacres: Focus on 'Routine' Violence

22:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] December 17, 1903

22:43 [CNN] Analysis: Guns and the law; recent ruling highlights legal and personal stakes

22:43 [Le Monde diplomatique] Sandy Hook: America's culture of violence

22:44 [CNN: Entertainment] Winehouse death probe reopened

22:44 [The Atlantic: National] Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Koscuisko, And Slavery: Annette Gordon-Reed Responds

22:44 [CNN] Egypt's prosecutor general quits amid protest

22:45 [The Hindu - News] J&K Minister grilled in land-grab case

22:48 [Raw Story] Oregon lawmaker: Arm teachers to prevent school shootings

22:48 [Fox News: politics] Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds -- but haul oil and gas firms to court

22:49 [CNN] CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

22:49 [The Hindu - News] Indian doctor kills self after parents reject British fiancee

22:52 [Guardian] Reading v Arsenal – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

22:52 [CNET News] Lobster iPhone case is delightfully impractical

22:56 [CNET News] Israeli embassy deletes 'Christmas Thought' Facebook comment

23:01 [NPR] What Gun Control Could Look Like

23:01 [OpEdNews] The Post-Connecticut Violent Media Bait and Switch

23:03 [CNN] Gas prices drop again as the holidays approach, auto association says

23:07 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - December 18, 2012

23:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'We're not racists but ...'

23:07 [Mother Jones] Joe Scarborough Says the Sandy Hook Massacre "Changed Everything"

23:08 [Guardian] Reading 2-5 Arsenal | Premier League match report

23:11 [OpEdNews] Newtown

23:15 [straight] B.C. Civil Liberties Association questions why Wally Oppal criticized Cameron Ward

23:15 [Voice of America] Shootings Prompt Calls for Stronger US Controls on Guns

23:19 [CNN] Will Newtown change America's attitude toward guns?

23:21 [OpEdNews] Remember All the Children, Mr. President

23:23 [Slashdot] 5 More Google Fiberhoods Coming To Kansas City

23:25 [Russia Today] Number of homeless students hits new record: Over 1 million

23:26 [OpEdNews] Thoughts for the New Year

23:29 [CNN] CNN Readers Pick the Best of 2012

23:30 [Russia Today] Ohio governor cancels death sentence for 'too fat to die' murderer

23:35 [Slate Magazine] Why Did Nancy Lanza Love Guns?

23:38 [CNN: Entertainment] CNN Readers Pick Best of 2012

23:38 [Telegraph] Gay marriage: divorces over adultery face legal challenge

23:38 [Raw Story] Los Angeles police arrest man over elementary school threats

23:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Hey You

23:39 [BBC: Science & Environment] Gravity satellites slam into Moon

23:40 [CNN] Emphatic Arsenal win at Reading eases pressure on Arsene Wenger

23:40 [Fox News] FRUSTRATION GROWS: Sandy Victims Seek Aid as Congress Eyes $60B Bill

23:41 [OpEdNews] Look To the Mirror

23:42 [Good] Creating a Sliver of Hope Whenever Possible, Wherever Possible

23:45 [] Group Challenges Corporate Power, Government Secrecy With Crowd-Funded Transparency


23:47 [Pravda] The defeat of "apartheid Israel"

23:48 [] Turkey: Taraf, A Feisty Newspaper and Vocal Government Critic, Goes Quiet

23:52 [CNN] After Newtown, the NRA goes silent

23:53 [Moral Low Ground] Off-Duty Deputy Lisa Castellano Thwarts San Antonio Theater Shooter Jesus Manuel Garcia; 2 Shot

23:53 [Voice of America] More US Workers Planning for Off Time This Holiday Season

23:54 [Telegraph] Connecticut shooting: Governor Dannel Malloy says US must 'get its act together' on gun laws

23:54 [Canadian Dimension] Awaiting ‘Generation C’

23:56 [NPR] Lead Poisoning Cases Offer New Reminder About Hazards Of Ancient Remedies

23:57 [Fox News: politics] Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye dies at 88

23:59 [CNN] Investigators probe gun, computer use of Connecticut school shooter

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