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00:00 [Guardian] Egypt's public prosecutor resigns

00:03 [msnbc: politics] Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies at 88

00:03 [Raw Story] Lieberman calls for commission on gun violence

00:05 [CNN: Technology] After Newtown, the NRA goes silent online

00:06 [Guardian] Hopes of deal rise as Obama and Boehner meet again for fiscal cliff talks

00:07 [Slashdot] NASA On Full Court Press To Deflate Doomsday Prophecies

00:08 [CNN] Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88

00:09 [CNN] Ways to donate in memory of the victims

00:13 [Raw Story] Canada to privatize its medical marijuana industry

00:16 [straight] Vancouver Police Department "deeply regrets" if it delayed solving missing women's murders

00:19 [CNET News] As planned, moon probes crash into crater rim to end mission

00:20 [Slate Magazine] Hang Up and Listen: The Bionic Running Back Edition

00:26 [CNET News] How to send a Square gift card

00:28 [Fox News: politics] The Cost of Spending: Federal government racking up huge tab

00:28 [Raw Story] Russians frantically prepare for Mayan apocalypse

00:32 [OpEdNews] Burial

00:32 [The Atlantic: Technology] After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

00:37 [CNET News] Nick Kristof live-tweets his Bahrain visa crisis

00:37 [CNN] Panel calls Bangladesh factory fire sabotage, says owner should be tried

00:37 [Voice of America] Obama's Presidential Election Victory Almost Official

00:37 [Mother Jones] Blast From the Past: NRA Propaganda Anticipates Newtown

00:38 [zero hedge] The Two Charts That Matter From Smith And Wesson's December Investor Presentation

00:38 [CNN] Lawmakers seem prepared to tackle gun control: 'This one feels different'

00:40 [Telegraph] Egypt's public prosecutor resigns

00:41 [NPR] Investors Shun Gun Makers As Gun-Control Talk Increases

00:41 [Voice of America] Kenya Voter Registration Ends Tuesday

00:46 [The Hindu - Opinion] The Wenger-Tendulkar Conundrum

00:51 [Voice of America] Longest Serving Member of US Senate Dies

00:52 [Big Think] Tinky-Winky Is Coming To Burma

00:54 [Slashdot] Open Hardware and Software Laptop

00:54 [Deutsche Welle] France's UMP announces fresh leadership vote in 2013

00:55 [The Atlantic: Politics] Daniel Inouye, Long-Serving Hawaii Senator and War Hero, Is Dead at 88

00:56 [Telegraph] Jamie and Nigella's meals 'unhealthy'

00:57 [CNN] Expandable toy recalled due to ingestion risk, group says

01:00 [Infoshop] The History of BAAM and other Essays

01:02 [BBC: Technology] Fire brigade consider 999 by tweet

01:03 [Raw Story] Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dies of respiratory problems

01:04 [CNN] Nude Scarlett Johansson pic, hacking celebs' e-mail gets man 10 years in prison

01:05 [Reuters] Funerals begin for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy

01:05 [The Independent] Generation Xbox: 'Alarming' drop in fathers helping children to read

01:08 [Guardian] David Cameron: withdrawal from EU is imaginable

01:09 [Unicef] In Viet Nam, exploring the opportunities and risks of digital evolution

01:10 [Slate Magazine] Don’t Be Afraid of People With Autism

01:12 [Fox News] A SECOND LOOK:School Shooting Re-Ignites Debate Over Gun Control

01:16 [straight] Eclectic awe-inspiring style rocks the stage at Used House of Vintage

01:17 [OpEdNews] Michael Collins on Obama's Failures and What Awaits Us

01:24 [Guardian] Phone calls to poorly-staffed HMRC advice lines cost taxpayers millions

01:26 [Telegraph] Driver who killed pedestrian after texting escapes jail

01:28 [Moral Low Ground] Tennessee Pastor Sam Morris: Mass Shootings Caused by Schools Teaching Evolution, Homosexuality

01:32 [Topix Activism News] That Global Warming Policy Foundation letter to the BBC: the 'notorious seminar' of 2006

01:33 [Raw Story] Conservative icon James Dobson links Newtown shooting to same sex marriage

01:35 [Voice of America] North Korean Satellite May Be Malfunctioning

01:37 [OpEdNews] Marine Drags Oil Co into Court

01:42 [CNN] 'So long, Ebb and Flow:' NASA crashes probes into moon

01:43 [Slashdot] Gmail Drops Support for Connecting To Pop3 Servers With Self -Signed Certs

01:43 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sex with student: teacher in court

01:47 [Fox News] School to Resume as Town Mourns

01:54 [Voice of America] NASA's Twin Probes Crash Into Moon

01:55 [CNN] Portland police, Justice Department agree on excessive force reform

01:56 [NPR] At Funeral Services For Newtown Victims, Sharing Memories And Grief

01:56 [zero hedge] GE's Jeff Immelt: "We've Definitely Seen A Slowdown In The Fourth Quarter"

02:03 [Mother Jones] Adopting Chained CPI is a Terrible Idea On Its Own

02:03 [msnbc] Pro-gun Dems warm to tighter controls, but GOP stays silent

02:03 [Raw Story] Newtown buries first two of 20 children killed in horrific school shooting

02:03 [CNET News] Brain implants let paralyzed woman move robot arm

02:09 [Truthdig] Guns, of Course, but What About Mental Illness?

02:10 [Russia Today] Bulgaria asks for permanent US troops presence – report

02:12 [Slashdot] Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

02:14 [Sydney Morning Herald] Preparing for TEOTWAWKI

02:14 [Deutsche Welle] Top prosecutor quits, weeks after Morsi appointed him

02:18 [Reuters: politics] Hopes rise for "fiscal cliff" deal as Obama, Boehner meet

02:19 [CNET News] Monitors at CES 2013: More of the same

02:23 [CNN] 'So long, Ebb and Flow': NASA crashes probes into moon

02:24 [Truthdig] Pro-Gun Senators Call for Gun Control, NRA Takes Down Facebook Page, and More

02:25 [Reuters] First funerals for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy

02:25 [CNET News] How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8

02:33 [Global Voices] Censorship Lift for “V for Vendetta” Shocks China

02:38 [zero hedge] Latest "Grand Bargain" Compromise Shifts 'Rich' Threshold

02:40 [Amnesty International] Italy: Time to address exploitation of migrant workers

02:41 [CNET News] Tip: Quickly back up OS X system files and settings before tweaking

02:43 [CNN] Glimpses of normalcy amid reminders of horror

02:44 [Telegraph] US senator Daniel Inouye dies

02:45 [msnbc: politics] Daniel Inouye, Senate’s most senior senator, dies at 88

02:52 [Big Think] Cash-Strapped Greek Sports Teams Find Unusual Sponsors

02:54 [Truthdig] First, Get Rid of the Guns

02:55 [CNN] Hawaii's Daniel Inouye, Senate's second longest-serving member, dead at 88

02:55 [zero hedge] Japan’s NO EXIT Strategy

02:58 [Telegraph] Israel investigates embassy 'Christmas message'

03:03 [Raw Story] Montana Supreme Court rejects ‘overly broad’ domestic partnership case

03:09 [Truthdig] Self Gun Control

03:11 [CNET News] Magazine names hacker Limor Fried 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

03:13 [Global Voices] Football: Who Holds the Record, Argentina's Messi or Zambia's Chitalu?

03:20 [Russia Today] New wiper virus targets Iranian computers

03:22 [CNET News] DARPA wants to build 100Gbps wireless military network

03:32 [Fox News: politics] Obama gives ground on taxes in latest offer, as Boehner's office calls it 'right direction'

03:33 [Good] Miami's Public Art Spaces Offer Respite from the Chaos

03:33 [Mother Jones] Video: Colbert SuperPAC Donates Its Leftovers

03:38 [OpEdNews] Remember the Children

03:38 [CNET News] SpongeBob disappears from app store after privacy criticism

03:44 [Deutsche Welle] Panel: sabotage, negligence in Bangladesh factory fire

03:54 [Guardian] Obama moves to avert fiscal cliff with new offer on tax threshold

04:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mind over matter

04:04 [The Hindu - News] Obama congratulates Abe after Japan's elections

04:08 [Raw Story] Hacker jailed for leaking nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson

04:08 [The Hindu - News] Siddaiah now BBMP in-charge Commissioner

04:15 [Slashdot] AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

04:21 [CNN] Shipping looks to clean up its act

04:22 [Fox News: politics] American judge rules against Canadian polluter, but will justice flow both ways?

04:26 [CNET News] Apple said to be talking to Foursquare for maps data

04:35 [The Hindu - News] Crumbling coaches, pests greet train passengers in Kerala

04:39 [The Hindu - News] Shiv Sena finally vacates Shivaji park

04:43 [Global Voices] Japan: Signature Campaign Calling for the Release of Anti-Nuclear Scholar

04:47 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: Barack Obama offers new tax concession

04:49 [The Hindu - News] Man murders wife over domestic tiff

04:51 [CNN] Obama, Boehner move closer on taxes, spending cuts

04:51 [The Hindu - News] No VIP passes for Vaikunta Ekadasi too

04:52 [Big Think] Did Matisse Ever Reach “True Painting”?

04:53 [The Hindu - News] Set up health centre at Central Station in three months: Court

04:55 [The Hindu - News] Irregularities: valuation centres custodians to be replaced

04:57 [CNET News] Apple loses bid for permanent ban on Samsung phones in U.S.

04:58 [Raw Story] Nine-year-old survivor of Newtown massacre recounts moments of terror

04:59 [The Hindu - News] Man stabs wife on Infosys premises

05:01 [The Hindu - News] N. Korea displays body of Kim Jong Il a year after death

05:05 [The Hindu - News] We’ve always loved the movies

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Cinema must hold a mirror to society, says Iranian director Makhmalbaf

05:13 [Global Voices] Hong Kong: Grandma's Wallet

05:16 [The Hindu - News] Anxious times for the Kannada industry

05:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Son compared to murderer

05:22 [CNN] Oregon mall shooter had sold belongings, acted 'weird'

05:24 [The Hindu - News] Independent films are in, but where’s the money?

05:28 [The Hindu - News] What’s new this year at Biffes

05:30 [The Hindu - News] Container lorry workers in Kochi end strike

05:31 [Topix Activism News] Amnesty International denounces widespread exploitation of migrant workers in Italy

05:36 [The Hindu - News] Shedding light on Sangolli Rayanna at last

05:38 [zero hedge] Charting US Debt And Deficit Since Inception

05:39 [CNET News] Samsung loses bid for new trial after Apple's $1B verdict

05:40 [The Hindu - News] ‘Future course of action after inquest report’

05:40 [AntiWar] Iraq Bloodbath: 92 Killed, 227 Wounded

05:44 [The Hindu - News] KAS officers will be promoted soon, says Shettar

05:46 [The Hindu - News] Burgeoning traffic on cramped road causes chaos

05:56 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Meet Brandon Bryant: The Drone Operator Who Quit After Killing A Child

05:56 [The Hindu - News] “Rapists will be brought to book – this message has to go out loud”

06:03 [OpEdNews] The Government and Your Guns

06:04 [The Atlantic: National] Responding to Alex Seitz-Wald on Gun Control

06:04 [The Hindu - News] Fast track court to be set up to try bus gang-rape case: Sheila

06:07 [Slashdot] Facebook Ordered To End Its Real Name Policy In Germany

06:10 [Fox News] Neighbor Took 6 Survivors Into Home

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Capital’s hall of shame

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Thumbs up for mobile incinerator at Thiruvananthapuram

06:13 [New Statesman] Smarter Mobility

06:15 [The Hindu - News] States told to prepare for fog

06:19 [straight] Gabriel Yiu: Who created the mess involving Chinese miners?

06:19 [The Hindu - News] Young man convicted for kidnapping

06:19 [CNET News] Celebrity hacker gets 10 years prison for e-mail hack

06:22 [Big Think] Ray Kurzweil: Memorization is For Robots. People Learn By Doing.

06:23 [BBC: Technology] Apple denied Samsung sales ban

06:28 [Raw Story] Maddow challenges conventional wisdom: New gun laws possible

06:28 [CNN] Executions, death sentences remain steady over past year

06:31 [The Hindu - News] Cameras to keep vigil at Mental Health Centre in Thiruvananthapuram

06:33 [New Statesman] Q&A with Professor David Banister

06:39 [CNN] North Korea holds little sway in South Korea's election

06:42 [Infoshop] Help Milwaukee get a new social center

06:43 [New Statesman] Light vehicle infrastructure strategy

06:44 [CNN] Ghosts of past presidents loom over South Korea's election

06:47 [Infoshop] Alan Moore: why I turned my back on Hollywood

06:48 [Fin24 News] Apple loses bid to ban Samsung phones

06:48 [New Statesman] Smart Mobility: facts and figures

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Day in Pictures

06:52 [Infoshop] John Zerzan: We Heard Screaming

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Thiruvananthapuram Central station inches towards upgrade

06:58 [New Statesman] Smart Mobility video

07:02 [Infoshop] No Justice, No Peace: Attacking the Gun Culture at Its Source

07:04 [Deutsche Welle] Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel goes to Schalke, as adversary

07:06 [CNET News] Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

07:10 [AntiWar] Ceasefire Means Nothing to Gaza Fishers

07:10 [Voice of America] Infestation Threatens Zambia’s Maize Crop

07:12 [Infoshop] A class struggle perspective on the gun control debate

07:14 [Global Voices] Fiji Hit by Strong Cyclone

07:17 [Infoshop] Canada: Bill C-309 and its Discontents

07:18 [The Hindu - News] SC order does not carry weight with LPG agencies

07:19 [straight] Author Yves Engler paints Stephen Harper as our ugly Canadian

07:21 [Telegraph] OECD: British mothers shun work over childcare 'tax'

07:23 [OpEdNews] NYPD for hire: how uniformed New York cops moonlight for banks

07:24 [The Hindu - News] Rs. 2 crore for construction of jetty at Malpe: Poojary

07:25 [Guardian] Thousands of the most damaged children in care being failed

07:26 [CNET News] NRA's Facebook page shuttered, Twitter activity halted

07:29 [Reuters] Newtown students to return to classes in wake of school massacre

07:30 [The Hindu - News] College bans Sabarimala attire, Sri Rama Sene protests

07:32 [Infoshop] Some Observations on the Gun Control Debate

07:33 [Raw Story] Mexico to create new police force to fight drug cartels

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Activist accuses police of harassment

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Nagaraj Shetty faces cheating charge

07:39 [Reuters] Syrian rebels take control of Damascus Palestinian camp

07:44 [Global Voices] Brunei: National Day Logo 2013

07:46 [The Hindu - News] Esenin award given away to writer Rosemary

07:48 [The Hindu - News] BJP protests against power surcharge

07:48 [OpEdNews] What the Soldiers Did on Christmas 98 Years Ago

07:51 [Fox News: politics] Gun sales surge after Connecticut massacre

07:54 [Deutsche Welle] Syria's vice president offers peace

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Contractors end hunger-strike

07:57 [Telegraph] Twin Nasa spacecraft crash onto moon

07:58 [OpEdNews] New press freedom group is launched to block US government attacks

08:00 [Fin24 News] Zim inflation dips slightly

08:00 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Gains on news of progress in 'fiscal cliff' talks

08:03 [Raw Story] Cyclone Evan leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

08:03 [The Independent] Ephraim Mirvis to become next chief rabbi

08:08 [The Hindu - News] APTDC’s ‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ to benefit 1,500 unemployed youth

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Bank staff to strike work on Dec. 20

08:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘Need to create awareness about child marriage law’

08:16 [The Hindu - News] No IVL, says VFI associate secretary

08:18 [Fin24 News] Patel: Agriculture key to job creation

08:18 [The Hindu - News] An infrastructure boost to Coimbatore

08:19 [The Independent] Police officer injured as violence flares in Belfast

08:24 [Telegraph] Surgeons' death rates to be published following ten operations

08:25 [CNN] Is Apple starting to lose its bite?

08:29 [Guardian] Thieves steal presents from sick children at Great Ormond Street

08:30 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:31 [The Hindu - News] RYK objective is to increase employability: Kiran

08:31 [CNN] Sporting goods chain suspends sale of certain semi-automatic after shooting

08:33 [Raw Story] Two NASA probes crash into the moon

08:34 [] Hagel, Kerry, and Obama’s Second Term

08:35 [The Independent] TV chef cook book meals 'are less healthy than ready meals'

08:35 [The Hindu - News] Coimbatore residents get relief from power cut

08:37 [The Hindu - News] Quick facts and funny tales — December 17, 2012

08:39 [OpEdNews] Washington Targets Syria and Iran

08:41 [Fin24 News] Rand jumps to 10-week high

08:47 [Fin24 News] JSE surges to fresh lifetime highs

08:53 [The Hindu - News] Kiran orders probe into major fire at Begumpet airport

08:54 [Pravda] Russia sets new arms sales record in 2012

08:55 [The Hindu - News] Police remove PMK activists for attempting to lock TASMAC outlet in Coimbatore

09:06 [CNET News] Nokia on the edge: Inside an icon's fight for survival

09:09 [Guardian] Inflation rate forecast to drop

09:10 [Telegraph] Prosecutors told to exercise caution before taking young people to court over offensive Twitter comments

09:12 [Slashdot] Single Microbe May Have Triggered the "Great Dying"

09:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australia's dramatic win

09:15 [] Tortured in Sinai, Imprisoned in Israel

09:15 [The Hindu - News] It was an all-women show

09:22 [The Hindu - News] Women raise their voice at CM’s meeting

09:25 [Guardian] Apple request for US ban on Samsung smartphone sales rejected by judge

09:25 [Russia Today] Swedish Pirate Party targets banks over WikiLeaks blockade

09:26 [Telegraph] Threat of right wing fanatics is growing warns Home Secretary

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Going beyond basic education

09:30 [New Statesman] Doing science the Wonga way

09:34 [CNN] Queen to attend cabinet meeting - a first in more than a century

09:35 [Topix Activism News] 4Chan's 'Moot' Laments The Death Of Internet Culture

09:37 [NPR] NIH To Revisit Debate On Controversial Bird Flu Research

09:38 [The Hindu - News] New face to YSRC in the district

09:38 [Good] Infographic: What Are the Most Lucrative Industries?

09:39 [Deutsche Welle] Mapping South Sudan

09:41 [Pravda] Oldest person in the world dies in USA at 115

09:42 [NPR] Daughter Of A Dictator Favored In S. Korean Election

09:42 [The Hindu - News] A treat for silk lovers

09:44 [The Hindu - News] Effective deterrence is cornerstone of defence policy: Pranab

09:45 [] Washington Targets Syria and Iran

09:49 [Deutsche Welle] Germany growing increasingly diverse

09:50 [CNN] School resumes for students haunted by Newtown tragedy

09:59 [Truthdig] The Humanitarians Who Came In From the Cold

10:00 [Telegraph] Connecticut school massacre: Adam Lanza 'spent hours playing Call Of Duty'

10:02 [NPR] 'Black America's Law Firm' Looks To Big Cases With New Leadership

10:03 [CNN] China cracks down on 'Doomsday cult'

10:05 [Guardian] Syria conflict: battle for Yarmouk Palestinian camp - live updates

10:09 [The Independent] Nobel prize winner builds lab to culture British scientists

10:10 [BBC: Entertainment] Tarantino US premiere called off

10:11 [BBC: Education] Care system 'fails young offenders'

10:11 [CNET News] Samsung announces Galaxy Grand; 5-inch Jelly Bean-powered smartphone

10:14 [CNN] Newtown: Until school shooting, 1 homicide in almost a decade

10:15 [Guardian] Northern Ireland police arrest children during riots

10:21 [straight] Alexisonfire Screams Its Farewell to Vancouver Fans

10:24 [The Independent] Judge rejects Apple's attempt to ban US sales of Samsung smartphone

10:27 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Farmers Need to Grow Climate Smart

10:31 [The Hindu - News] 12 injured in militant attack on Pak military complex

10:31 [CNN] After shooting, cops take no-tolerance approach to copycat threats

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Convocation of Chettinad University

10:35 [Deutsche Welle] NASA probes crash into the moon after mapping its surface

10:36 [Russia Today] Internet sales boom puts Russian Post on the verge of collapse

10:41 [Caritas Internationalis] Caritas turns it concern to migrant health on World Migrants Day

10:42 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Further Irish austerity should be delayed "to protect recovery": IMF - live

10:43 [Raw Story] 126 new species discovered in Greater Mekong, Vietnam

10:45 [Guardian] Queen attends cabinet: Politics live blog

10:46 [Russia Today] Scarlett Johansson’s Hollywood hacker sentenced to ten years

10:47 [The Hindu - Opinion] First-ever video footage of the Giant Squid?

10:49 [The Hindu - News] Shoppers are in for a treat at Poompuhar this festive season

10:51 [The Hindu - News] Plea for grant of solatium to families of three delta farmers

10:52 [New Internationalist] 10 steps to software freedom

10:57 [Pravda] The US eagle can never beat the Russian bear

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Downtown — voice of people

10:58 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: survivors says gunman shouted 'Let me in'

10:59 [OpEdNews] Clean Air Hangs Off The Fiscal Cliff

10:59 [Voice of America] Schools Reopening in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

10:59 [The Hindu - News] Lost tribal from Odisha reunited with family

11:02 [NPR] Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

11:05 [Deutsche Welle] 'Stigmatization of migrants must stop'

11:07 [The Hindu - News] International court acquits Congo rebel leader

11:09 [The Hindu - News] Students excel in archery

11:10 [Deutsche Welle] International Criminal Court acquits Congo rebel leader

11:11 [The Independent] Muslims seek gay marriage exemption

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Woman’s body found on ground

11:12 [BBC: Health] Polio workers killed in Karachi

11:13 [Raw Story] Extensive report details Walmart’s political bribery in Mexico

11:16 [Slashdot] Australian ISP iiNet Walks Out of Piracy Warning System Talks

11:17 [CNN] Cameroonian jailed for texting 'I'm in love with you' to another man

11:18 [Raw Story] Iraqi President Jalal Talabani hospitalized due to stroke

11:21 [Russia Today] US seeks ‘world supremacy’ through advanced weapons - Security Chief

11:21 [Voice of America] Egyptian Opposition Calls New for Protests

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Appeal to end sex-selective abortion through awareness

11:26 [The Independent] Government slashes 90-day redundancy period by half

11:27 [Pravda] Humans turn Moon into extraterrestrial landfill

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Tata Sons appoints Cyrus P Mistry as Chairman from Dec 28

11:29 [Voice of America] Egyptian Opposition Calls for New Protests

11:30 [The Hindu - News] Iraq President hospitalised

11:30 [Telegraph] Isles of wonder: Olympics did improve Britain's standing in the world

11:32 [The Hindu - News] PIL accuses police of harassing Dalits

11:34 [CNN] Sport and recovery: End of the Ice Age?

11:36 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

11:38 [zero hedge] Cyprus: The Dog that Didn't Bite...Yet

11:40 [Deutsche Welle] US judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung gadgets

11:41 [CNN] Obama offers fiscal cliff tax concession

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Chamber Trade Fair in Madurai from Thursday

11:43 [Pravda] Will USA simply forget Newtown massacre?

11:44 [Fox News] Gun Sales Surge After Massacre

11:45 [Voice of America] ICC Acquits Congolese Militia Leader of War Crimes

11:45 [CNN] Queen attends cabinet meeting - a first in more than a century

11:46 [Telegraph] Lord Ashcroft: voters defecting to Ukip because they are fed up with political correctness

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Encounter death: plea for stay on probe dismissed

11:48 [CNN] Iraq's president rushed to the hospital

11:49 [BBC: Science & Environment] Scans show Pharaoh's throat was slit

11:53 [International Crisis Group] Georgia: Making Cohabitation Work

11:53 [Raw Story] Kidnapped NBC journalist Richard Engel and crew freed after firefight in Syria

11:56 [Russia Today] Instagram’s ‘suicide note’: Company to sell users’ photos

11:56 [AL JAZEERA] Jacob Zuma re-elected as ANC head

11:57 [Voice of America] Syrian Rebels, Pro-Government Fighters Clash at Palestinian Camp

11:58 [The Hindu - News] Cooperative bank staff threaten to go on indefinite strike

11:59 [msnbc] Inspired to act: #26Acts of kindness for Newtown

12:00 [CNN] Sport and recovery: End of the Ice Bath Age?

12:00 [Guardian] Syria conflict: NBC crew freed after gunfight - live updates

12:00 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why 'If We Can Just Save One Child...' Is a Bad Argument

12:03 [Fin24 News] Rand rallies on Zuma re-election

12:06 [Russia Today] Depardieu a role model: Belgium welcomes other French tax exiles

12:07 [Spiegel] Real-Name Policy Under Fire: Privacy Champions Hand Facebook an Ultimatum

12:10 [Deutsche Welle] LDP's election victory in Japan comes with caveats

12:13 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Does Pakistan's National Pride Hinge on India Considering It a Threat?

12:13 [Good] Digging Deeper: Creativity and My First Meditation

12:14 [CNN] Opinion: China's positive spin on Africa

12:16 [Telegraph] Five polio workers shot dead in Pakistan

12:17 [NPR] Daniel Inouye Was Senate's Most Senior Member

12:21 [Slate Magazine] Shadow of a Doubt

12:21 [Voice of America] Iraqi President Hospitalized After Stroke

12:22 [BBC: Also in the news] Havel honoured with neon heart

12:26 [CNN] Iraq's president rushed to hospital

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Delhi gang-rape case to be tried on fast-track basis: Shinde

12:27 [Fin24 News] Investor relief as Ramaphosa steps forward

12:28 [CNN: Money] FOR SALE: U.S. ROADS

12:28 [Guardian] BBC and ITV apologise to Lord McAlpine for sex abuse allegations

12:29 [The Independent] Postcard from... Spain

12:30 [Pravda] Number of Muslims grows steadily in Russia

12:31 [BBC: Technology] Instagram wants right to sell photos

12:32 [Telegraph] McDonald's waitress wins £3,000 compensation for being fired

12:33 [The Hindu - News] On the fast track

12:37 [Spiegel] Germany's Trial of the Century: Retail Heiress Demanding 1.9 Billion Euros

12:38 [Raw Story] Coal use set to surpass oil in a decade: IEA

12:40 [Deutsche Welle] South Africa’s ANC re-elects President Zuma as party leader

12:41 [Global Voices] Increasing Risks of Humanitarian Disaster in Masisi Territory of DR of Congo

12:45 [The Hindu - News] India’s black money loss in 10 years: $123 bn

12:45 [Pravda] Ski resort found on Mars

12:46 [CNN] Champion skier Lindsey Vonn vows to fight on in bid to race the men

12:46 [Guardian] Iraq president Jalal Talabani suffers a stroke

12:46 [The Hindu - Opinion] Footboard heroes and zeroes

12:48 [zero hedge] A Few Developments Augment Holiday Mood

12:50 [Deutsche Welle] Doubts as to CCTV efficacy in Big Brother Britain

12:50 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli attacks on children escalate

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Storme’s here

12:55 [The Hindu - News] The eternal bond

12:55 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Insufficient evidence to disqualify Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi

12:57 [Voice of America] Bird Flu Kills 4-Year-Old Boy in Indonesia

12:58 [Raw Story] Southwest Airlines to charge ‘no show’ fee

12:59 [The Hindu - News] Melding different dimensions

13:01 [The Independent] iPhone users download over 10 million copies of Google Maps app in just 48 hours

13:02 [CNN] NBC crew freed from kidnappers in Syria

13:02 [Guardian] Arab-Israeli MP may face election ban

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Rural rhapsody

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Step by step

13:06 [CNET News] Google in 2013: Five things to watch for

13:08 [Raw Story] Queen Elizabeth II attends first ever cabinet meeting to mark diamond jubilee

13:11 [The Hindu - News] Flying fearless

13:15 [The Hindu - News] Dressing up the Seven

13:19 [Telegraph] Ministers to slash 90-day redundancy notice period in half

13:20 [Deutsche Welle] Lawsuit over lost Schickedanz billions begins

13:20 [The Atlantic: Politics] A Small Reminder That All Presidents Are Compromised Opportunists

13:21 [Pravda] Obdurate Washington


13:23 [Raw Story] Commuters stranded as Sudan economy nears ‘collapse’

13:24 [CNN] Spectacular forms in wood

13:25 [OpEdNews] A Brief Review of 2012: he Gun Culture of America

13:26 [The Hindu - News] Silver strokes

13:26 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: The tragedy of eight-year old Sarah

13:28 [Reuters] "Fiscal cliff" deal closer, but gaps remain

13:31 [The Independent] Gold and silver discovered in latest find at Staffordshire Saxon treasure hoard site

13:32 [CNN] What the tea party cost the GOP

13:32 [Guardian] Muslims demand gay marriage exemption

13:33 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" deal closer, but gaps remain

13:38 [zero hedge] Overnight Sentiment: Nothing But Cliff

13:40 [The Atlantic: International] What a Bosnian Mass Grave Can Teach Us About Syria's Civil War

13:40 [Deutsche Welle] EU wants schocking pictures on cigarette packets

13:41 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] China is Opening a Confrontation on the Sea

13:42 [CNN] Gun violence is a national security issue

13:42 [NPR] In A 'Numb' Newtown, Students Head Back To School

13:43 [Raw Story] 2.2 billion followers makes ‘Christian’ most populous of world’s religions

13:44 [Voice of America] Zuma Retains ANC Leadership

13:44 [The Hindu - News] Contemporary classical dance Na Maargam premieres on December 19

13:46 [Voice of America] China Fires 6 Officials for Mishandling School Attack

13:46 [CNN] More security isn't the only answer

13:46 [The Hindu - News] Egypt braces for protests, prosecutor general quits


13:47 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 18

13:48 [Guardian] UK bill of rights commission fails to reach consensus

13:49 [CNN] Messi joins Xavi and Puyol in agreeing new Barcelona deals

13:51 [Russia Today] Sochi 2014 Olympic coins issued in Russia

13:53 [Telegraph] Peace talks begin to settle Christmas rail dispute

13:54 [CNET News] Most flat-panel TVs will be Web-enabled by 2016

13:55 [Topix Activism News] Seven activists 'arrested in UAE'

13:55 [CNN: Money] Cerberus to sell gunmaker after massacre

13:56 [Middle East Monitor] Muhammad Yunus: Fayyad calls for emergency Arab summit to rescue PA from financial crisis

13:56 [CNN] France: Where fear and taboo controls guns more than laws

13:58 [Raw Story] Pros dominate YouTube greatest hits in 2012

13:59 [Fox News: politics] Electoral College vote affirms Obama re-election

13:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Detroit Free Press: Don't Take Your Guns To School?

14:00 [Guardian] Father faces jail for finger-biting attack at school nativity play

14:01 [Russia Today] Russian warships set sail to Mediterranean amid possible Syria evacuation

14:02 [NPR] NBC News' Richard Engel, Two Colleagues Freed From Syrian Captors

14:03 [The Independent] Meat Loaf to perform Bat Out Of Hell in full as 'final goodbye' to fans

14:04 [CNET News] Leap Motion giving 10,000 developers free Leaps

14:04 [The Hindu - News] The prints of time

14:05 [Telegraph] Norovirus spread accelerating in run up to Christmas

14:05 [Deutsche Welle] A 13-year retreat for the NRA

14:06 [Russia Today] Moon’s crust thinner than expected – NASA

14:06 [msnbc] Richard Engel, NBC News team freed from captors in Syria

14:06 [The Hindu - News] HC declines to quash proceedings against Vijayakant

14:08 [Raw Story] King Richard III’s medieval inn recreated by archaeologists

14:08 [zero hedge] Japanese Pension Funds With $3.4 Trillion In Assets Seek Safety In Gold

14:09 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Should Scientists Build a New Particle Collider In Japan?

14:11 [CNN] On gun control, two places to start

14:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Two plead guilty to illegal trades

14:15 [Deutsche Welle] Bundeswehr prep team in Turkey ahead of Patriot deployment

14:16 [Russia Today] Messi tied with Barca until 2018

14:21 [CNET News] Samsung drops patent lawsuits against Apple in Europe

14:22 [CNN] After tragedy, don't obsess, heal gently

14:22 [Guardian] Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos

14:22 [] Rich Kissed, Middle Class Kicked: Obama's Ugly 'New Deal' Aims to Gut Social Security

14:25 [The Atlantic: International] Is Georgia's New Leader as Undemocratic As Its Last One?

14:26 [Slate Magazine] The Catch-22 of Eyewitness ID


14:32 [Voice of America] Gunmen Kill Polio Workers in Pakistan

14:32 [NPR] Is A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near?

14:34 [The Independent] The great HMRC telephone rip-off: Revenue's failure to answer the phone costs taxpayers £136m a year

14:34 [Guardian] Andrew Mitchell 'pleb' row: deputy chief whip passed on officer's account

14:35 [OpEdNews] Libertarian Support for Union Rights

14:35 [Telegraph] Romeo Beckham's modelling will feed his parents' egos, but what will it do for him?

14:35 [CNN] Vonn to take 'break' from skiing World Cup circuit

14:35 [CNET News] Microsoft, Motorola over $100 million apart on patent fees

14:36 [Russia Today] Spanish gas company sues fraudster in Ukrainian $1.1bn LNG deal

14:39 [zero hedge] Spanish Bad Loans At New Record, Deteriorate At Fastest Pace Since June

14:40 [Deutsche Welle] German weapon registry to take effect in 2013

14:41 [Slate Magazine] The Man Who Told A Christmas Story

14:41 [Amnesty International] ICC acquits Congolese armed group leader

14:42 [CNN] Study revisits mystery of Egyptian King Ramesses III's killing

14:45 [] Understanding the Georgian Voter

14:50 [CNN] Joy for NBC crew freed from kidnappers in Syria

14:51 [Russia Today] Political reform: there’s no turning back – Kudrin

14:51 [The Hindu - News] The Margazhi Gallery - Part 6

14:53 [Big Think] “Dear Applicant or Current Resident”: A Manifesto for the Average in a Tail-Loving Age

14:55 [The Atlantic: International] Richard Engel Has Escaped Syria, the Deadliest State on Earth for Journalists

14:55 [OpEdNews] A Death on the Subway amd Many Deaths in Washington, D.C.

14:56 [zero hedge] Who Needs Global Trade Anyway: FedEx Shipments Imply Subzero GDP

14:57 [Slashdot] Instagram Wants To Sell Users' Photos Without Notice

14:58 [Big Think] 'V for Vendetta' & Supporting Villains

15:06 [CNET News] iPad Mini, fourth-gen iPad with cellular near China stores

15:07 [CNN] 'Anarchist Soccer Mom' cries out for help

15:08 [] In Wal-Mart's Mexico: There's a Bribe for That

15:08 [zero hedge] From Risk On/Risk Off To Reality On/Reality Off

15:08 [CNN] 'Django Unchained' premiere canceled in the wake of school shooting

15:10 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal cliff deal coming into focus

15:10 [] Central Asia: What is China’s Policy Driver?

15:11 [Fin24 News] ANC raises R1.5bn in 5 years

15:11 [Global Voices] Infographic: Ten Ways of Torture in China's Black Jail

15:12 [] RH historic victory in Philippine Congress

15:15 [The Atlantic: International] Nelson Mandela's Living Legacy

15:15 [Deutsche Welle] German steel looks to 2013 for reinforcing profits

15:15 [The Atlantic: Politics] Can Boehner Sell the GOP on Obama's New Fiscal Cliff Offer?

15:16 [CNN] France: Where fear and taboo control guns more than laws

15:17 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli forces break truce and breach Gaza's borders

15:21 [NATO] Visit to NATO HQ of the NATO Regional Cooperation Course (NRCC-8)

15:21 [Russia Today] Ukrainian President cancels Moscow visit, blames paperwork

15:21 [The Independent] Russia sends warships to Syria to prepare for evacuation

15:22 [New Internationalist] International solidarity for Palestinian hunger strikers

15:23 [BBC: Education] Top school's big drop in ranking

15:24 [Raw Story] Cory Booker: We must ‘radically change’ this drug war ‘insanity’

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Feast with your ears: Sri Krishna Sweets' Gokulam

15:26 [Global Voices] Colombia: Where's the Indignation?

15:26 [AL JAZEERA] S Africa's Zuma re-elected ruling party chief

15:27 [NPR] For Two Cubans In Guantanamo, Daily Commute Between Two Worlds Ends

15:30 [CNN] 2012: The year in aviation

15:31 [Slate Magazine] The Unanswered Questions, 2012 Edition

15:36 [Russia Today] Beijing bans Mao created by Warhol

15:37 [The Independent] Mencap slams Ukip candidate over Down's syndrome compulsory abortion comments

15:38 [zero hedge] Boehner Headlines: "Plan B"

15:39 [Telegraph] Qantas passenger held over attack on cabin crew

15:41 [Financial Times] Ireland to legalise abortion

15:41 [Russia Today] Young Brit to fill Marussia’s vacant spot for 2013

15:42 [Amnesty International] Mexico: New President must break with legacy of human rights violations

15:42 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Hamas' popularity in the Palestinian territories increases sharply

15:42 [Slashdot] Twin Probes Crash Into the Moon

15:45 [OpEdNews] Fear and Loathing Unto Death: Extreme Individualism, Shredding the Social Fabric, and the Sandy Hook Massacre

15:45 [Fox News: politics] Boehner to float 'Plan B' in case budget talks with Obama fall through

15:46 [CNET News] Google+ iOS app adds support for Google+ Communities

15:48 [Reuters] Newtown students return to class after school massacre

15:49 [Raw Story] Norah O’Donnell confronts Emanuel for telling Holder to STFU about assault weapons

15:50 [OpEdNews] Mass murder, mental defects and memories

15:50 [The Hindu - News] Delhi rape victim’s condition deteriorates: doctors

15:52 [Voice of America] New York Mayor Calls for Stronger US Gun Laws

15:53 [Telegraph] China's multimillionaires emigrating in droves

15:53 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Birth of America's Favorite Media Technology

15:57 [CNN] Queen attends Cabinet meeting -- a first in more than a century

16:00 [Slashdot] Zoe Lofgren Wants To Slow Down Domain Seizures By ICE & DOJ

16:01 [Slate Magazine] The Volume Killers

16:01 [CNN] Newtown United residents head to Washington to talk gun control

16:04 [] Democracy Now!: As NRA Hides From Public After Newtown, ALEC Ties Reveal Extensive Lobbying Behind U.S. Gun Laws

16:05 [Mother Jones] Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin Now Going After Gay Troops

16:05 [OpEdNews] Peter Van Buren: Torture Superpower

16:06 [Russia Today] Cheaper to revive Lenin than keep his body – opposition party

16:08 [The Independent] Django Unchained premiere called off after Sandy Hook massacre

16:08 [zero hedge] Boehner Brings The Reality Back - Live Webcast

16:08 [CNN] Colorado dispatcher hears apparent murder-suicide

16:09 [Telegraph] Grapes of wrath: Italian arrested over £10 million Tuscan wine sabotage

16:10 [Voice of America] Kenya's Voter Registration Falls Short of Target

16:10 [Guardian] NBC's Richard Engel tells of Syrian kidnapping escape

16:11 [CNET News] Tablet Tuesday: Get a new Kindle Fire for $139.99

16:13 [The Atlantic: Technology] The New Math of End Times

16:14 [Raw Story] Swedish teenagers protest school after online ‘slut-shaming’ scandal

16:15 [OpEdNews] Life in Prison for a Poem

16:15 [Slashdot] Judge Refuses Apple Request For Samsung Ban, But Denies New Trial, Too

16:16 [Voice of America] 2012 Proves Deadly for Journalists

16:16 [Fox News] TIME FOR 'PLAN B?' Boehner to Offer Fall-Back Option to Prevent Tax Hikes

16:16 [Fox News: politics] Moderate Dems join gun control debate, call for commission on US violence gains traction

16:17 [AL JAZEERA] Battles rage on in Damascus refugee district

16:19 [AL JAZEERA] Battles rage on in Damascus refugee area

16:19 [Caritas Internationalis]

16:20 [Deutsche Welle] Fukushima conference wraps up on a positive note

16:21 [The Hindu - News] Zuma re-elected president of African National Congress

16:23 [The Atlantic: Technology] Finally, an Independent Study of the Health Effects of Airport Scanners

16:25 [The Hindu - News] Land acquisition bill deferred till Budget session

16:26 [Spiegel] Monoculture for the Holidays: Christmas Trees Replace Forests as Crop of Choice

16:26 [Russia Today] Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary

16:26 [Reuters: politics] House Republicans eye limited fiscal cliff bill

16:29 [The Hindu - News] Akali leader's son arrested for attempted murder

16:33 [Doctors Without Borders] [Video] A Month in Focus: December 2012

16:35 [Mother Jones] What a Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Probably Look Like

16:36 [CNN] Minutes of carnage lead to lifetime of grief and anxiety in Newtown

16:36 [Spiegel] Baby Blues: German Efforts to Improve Birthrate a Failure

16:37 [CNET News] One-third of all Android devices sold in China

16:38 [zero hedge] NAHB Builder Sentiment Soars To Highest Since 2006 Thanks To Sandy

16:39 [Raw Story] Rick Perry tells tea party: Allow more guns in schools

16:39 [The Independent] Dames Helen Mirren and Judi Dench to compete for best actress gongs

16:41 [Russia Today] Russia military exports reached record $14bn in 2012

16:41 [Telegraph] Neon Roberts must have surgery to remove brain tumour, High Court rules

16:42 [Disinformation] Walmart Bribes Spur Growth In Mexico

16:43 [Reuters: politics] Boehner: Obama "fiscal cliff" offer "not there yet," but has hope

16:44 [CNET News] AT&T brings 4G LTE to five more cities, still behind Verizon

16:44 [Fox News] Was Killer Diagnosed, Medicated?

16:47 [The Atlantic: In Focus] China's "Nail Grave" Relocated

16:48 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Towards a Foreign Policy for the 99 Percent

16:52 [CNN] Woods eyes long rivalry with McIlroy

16:52 [CNET News] View a 2000-year-old scroll of the Ten Commandments online


16:54 [Raw Story] Targeting the Money Behind Guns Works

16:54 [CNN] 6 smart ways to save on a cruise

16:54 [The Independent] Emeli Sande set to get Sports Personality Of The Year charts boost

16:55 [Telegraph] Graphic: Comet's collapse and other post-recession retail failures

16:57 [Guardian] Police foil Christmas plot to kill Irish soldier in British army

16:57 [msnbc: politics] Boehner moves to 'Plan B' to avert tax increases for earners under $1M

16:57 [United Nations Foundation] In Search of Solidarity: Vastly Different Responses to Michigan's "Right to Work" and Attacks on Right to Choose

16:58 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli air force performs manoeuvres over the West Bank

16:58 [Reuters] "Fiscal cliff" deal closer, but gaps remain

17:01 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" deal closer, but gaps remain

17:02 [Voice of America] Congo Warlord's ICC Acquittal Raises Questions

17:03 [Slashdot] SSD Prices Continue 3-Year Plunge

17:04 [Raw Story] Judge rules 7 year old with brain tumor can undergo surgery despite mother’s wishes

17:05 [Mother Jones] Do Your Senators Support an Assault Weapons Ban?

17:06 [Slate Magazine] The New President Is


17:06 [CNET News] Best Buy offers $100 iTunes gift card for $85

17:07 [AL JAZEERA] Battles rage in Damascus refugee area

17:09 [zero hedge] EURUSD Breaks 1.3200, 4-Sigma Rich To Swap-Spreads

17:10 [The Atlantic: National] The Adventure Traveler Who Lives in the 'American Gothic' House

17:10 [The Atlantic: International] The Magic Johnson Rule Of French

17:10 [The Independent] Judge overrules mother over cancer treatment for boy, 7

17:12 [NPR] In France, Free Birth Control For Girls At Age 15

17:13 [Guardian] Polio vaccination workers shot dead in Pakistan

17:13 [Telegraph] Ukraine and Russia hit by extreme cold snap and heavy snow

17:14 [Voice of America] 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Outlines Emerging

17:18 [New Internationalist] Celebrating International Migrants Day

17:18 [Spiegel] Mystery in Iraq: Are US Munitions to Blame for Basra Birth Defects?

17:19 [zero hedge] Reid Responds: Plan B For Broken

17:19 [CNN] Napoli hit with match-fixing related points deduction

17:20 [The Atlantic: National] Why It Might Be Hard to Completely Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

17:20 [Deutsche Welle] Mental illness is rampant in Afghanistan

17:21 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

17:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Leah Griesmann: Guns Do Kill People

17:23 [CNN] Ireland to clarify law on abortion when mother's life is at risk

17:24 [Raw Story] UBS Libor-fixing fine may reach $1.5 billion

17:24 [CNN] Boehner proposes short-term tax fix; Democrats say no

17:24 [BBC: Science & Environment] Invaders changing polar landscape

17:30 [Deutsche Welle] Millions fail to register for Kenyan poll

17:32 [BBC: Science & Environment] Coal could catch oil in 10 years

17:33 [Financial Times] Ireland to legalise some abortions

17:34 [Raw Story] Aussie gun control advocate: ‘Masculinity’ not a victim of country’s weapons laws

17:34 [CNN] Predicting mass killings impossible

17:35 [The Atlantic: International] The Year in World Rankings

17:37 [Disinformation] Semiautomatic Weapon Manufacturer Bushmaster’s ‘Man Card’ Campaign

17:38 [CNN] Bag fees key to airlines' bottom lines

17:41 [Russia Today] Russia ‘amid creeping de-privatization’

17:41 [Slate Magazine] The Invisible Case Against the Consumer Product Safety Commission

17:42 [Voice of America] Libyan Crisis Highlighted Migrant Workers Plight

17:43 [Telegraph] Jacob Zuma re-elected as head of ANC

17:44 [Pravda] Opening of Winter Olympics in Russia to cost $52 million

17:45 [Deutsche Welle] EU funds help former Saab workers

17:45 [Mother Jones] Aloha, Daniel Inouye; Senator and Amazing WWII Hero, Dead at 88

17:46 [CNN] Virginia Tech mom: Politicians, stop listening to the gun lobbyists

17:46 [The Hindu - News] Lok Sabha clears Banking Bill sans controversial clauses

17:47 [Guardian] Half the public have less trust in BBC since Jimmy Savile scandal began

17:47 [Le Monde diplomatique] Ireland, urgent need for change

17:49 [The Nation] Our National Torture Policy

17:50 [The Atlantic: National] 'Order At Universal Gunpoint'

17:51 [zero hedge] A Market Gone Vertically Wild

17:52 [Slashdot] TSA (Finally) Studying Health Effects of Body Scanners

17:53 [CNN] Actress Jenna-Louise Coleman talks 'Doctor Who'

17:54 [The Atlantic: Technology] GIFs of Asteroid Toutatis, as It Passed by Earth Last Week

17:54 [CNN] Congo war crimes trial ends in acquittal

17:56 [CNET News] Gangnam Style, Barack vs Mitt among YouTube top 2012 videos

17:56 [Spiegel] German Shipping Giant?: Hapag Lloyd and Hamburg Süd Discuss Merger

17:56 [Russia Today] China arrests over 500 members of pseudo-Christian Mayan Apocalypse sect

17:57 [The Independent] GP jailed for 11 years for sex assaults that stretched across two decades

17:58 [Telegraph] Sketch: The Cabinet show the Queen they know their placemats

17:58 [Middle East Monitor] Ramona Wadi: The manipulation of justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

17:59 [Guardian] Ireland to legalise abortions where woman's life is at risk

17:59 [Fox News: politics] Justice Department declines to charge Petraeus mistress with cyberstalking

18:00 [msnbc] 'A day to start healing': Kids return to Newtown schools

18:01 [Russia Today] Richard Engel and NBC crew freed from captivity in Syria

18:03 [CNET News] Nvidia's Tegra 4 leaks, could have 72 graphics cores

18:03 [Good] Best of 2012: Top Ten Sustainable Modular Products

18:04 [Raw Story] Ministers name chunk of Antarctic in Queen Elizabeth II’s honor

18:04 [Topix Activism News] MLS Lobbyist Playing Favorites in Manhattan, Activists Say

18:04 [Slashdot] Pentaho and Jaspersoft: Good Alternatives To Bigger-Name Software?

18:04 [Truthdig] Remember the Children

18:07 [Mostly Water] Ten Girls Die in Afghanistan Explosion as U.S. Pushes for Permanent Presence

18:08 [CNN] Hasbro to unveil black and silver Easy-Bake Oven after teen's petition

18:09 [CNN] Common holiday fights and how to stop them

18:11 [OpEdNews] The Brick Wall

18:11 [CNN] Chilton takes Marussia F1 seat to make it four Brits on the grid

18:11 [Russia Today] After the massacre: Major firm sells stake in rifle makers Bushmaster while gun sales surge

18:12 [The Independent] Search for missing child April Jones set to cost £2.4m

18:12 [CNET News] Photo organizer startup Everpix expands to Windows realm

18:12 [Voice of America] Palestinians Angry About Israeli Settlement Expansion

18:14 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Icelanders divided over EU entry - live

18:14 [Voice of America] US Investor Selling Gun Maker Linked to School Killings

18:16 [CNN] 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': Your unexpected questions answered

18:18 [Spiegel] Truffle Paradise in Southern Germany: Botanists Uncover Culinary Treasures

18:20 [CNN] NTSB: Speed not a factor in New Jersey train derailment

18:20 [Fox News: politics] NRA to 'push back' soon, sources say

18:22 [Slashdot] Game Review: Planetside 2 (video)

18:23 [CNN] Obama remains committed to assault weapons ban, White House says

18:25 [CNN: Entertainment] 'OMG' 'Gossip Girl' moments

18:26 [CNET News] You have a new TV. Now what?

18:27 [Guardian] Neon Roberts to have surgery against mother's wishes after court ruling

18:28 [The Independent] Russia's leading conductor Valery Gergiev accuses Pussy Riot of fame-seeking in order to boost their careers

18:28 [CNN] Don't let this moment pass without acting on gun control

18:30 [Deutsche Welle] Brussels donates Nobel money to children's projects

18:33 [Guardian] Vince Cable orders inquiry into Comet failure

18:33 [CNN] China attack illustrates U.S. gun law divide

18:34 [The Progressive] We don’t need a bad “grand bargain”

18:35 [Deutsche Welle] Zuma triumphs, Ramaphosa returns

18:36 [Voice of America] Queen Marks Diamond Jubilee at 10 Downing

18:37 [Disinformation] Presences and Absences of Chernobyl: Interview with Photographer Timm Suess

18:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Goons Versus Gold

18:42 [Amnesty International] Iraq urged to end executions amid ratification of death sentences

18:43 [BBC: Also in the news] Part of Antarctica named after Queen

18:44 [The Independent] Al Sweady Inquiry: After three years and £14 million, the the biggest soldier abuse investigation announces start date

18:44 [Raw Story] Watch live: White House holds press briefing to answer gun control questions

18:44 [Telegraph] Public 'deluding themselves' about comfortable retirement, says Sir Bob Kerslake

18:46 [CNN] No cyberstalking charges for Petreus' mistress Broadwell

18:47 [Le Monde diplomatique] Picking up a $170 billion tab

18:48 [msnbc] Nervous parents send kids back to school in Newtown

18:49 [Raw Story] Republican lawmaker with top NRA rating blames Democrats for lax gun control

18:50 [CNN] 3 arrested in massive maple syrup heist

18:51 [AL JAZEERA] Female health workers gunned down in Pakistan

18:52 [CNET News] Gay-love text gets sender 3 years in jail

18:52 [Global Voices] The Elusive Quest for Peace with the M23 in the DRC

18:52 [NPR] A View From The Ground: Thailand Confronts Drug-Resistant Malaria

18:55 [Deutsche Welle] Russia 'to evacuate its citizens in Syria'

18:58 [Big Think] Getting Just The Right Amount Of User ID

18:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Head of Israeli Knesset says "Jerusalem not part of negotiations”

18:59 [The Progressive] Obama Caving on Social Security

18:59 [Reuters] Boehner holds troops in line on "fiscal cliff" deal talks

18:59 [The Independent] Norovirus: Over 800,000 people now hit by winter vomiting bug

18:59 [CNN: Technology] When is social-media use a crime?

19:00 [Mostly Water] Indigenous "Idle No More" Movement Sweeps Canada

19:02 [Reuters: politics] Boehner holds troops in line on "fiscal cliff" deal talks

19:03 [] Hastening Climate Change, Worldwide Coal Consumption to Increase Within 5 Years

19:04 [Mostly Water] Tortured in Sinai, Imprisoned in Israel

19:04 [Unicef] European Union donates portion of Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF's work educating children in conflict-affected Pakistan

19:04 [Raw Story] Satire: Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson have a holiday film ‘Sad Off’

19:04 [CNN] Doctors pleased with Mandela's recovery, but aren't rushing him home

19:06 [CNN] Instagram users revolt over privacy changes

19:06 [Russia Today] FBI won't charge Petraeus mistress

19:08 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Bolivia’s Ayoreo Indians, Devoured by the City

19:08 [zero hedge] Deja Vu All Over Again

19:08 [Slashdot] Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years

19:08 [Fin24 News] Economic reforms bleak under Zuma

19:09 [Raw Story] Investment firm to sell stake in company that makes assault rifle from Newtown shooting

19:10 [CNN] After tragedy, brain needs to heal

19:11 [CNN] School resumes for Newtown students as new details surface in investigation

19:14 [CNET News] Tablet owners weigh in with their biggest beefs

19:15 [AL JAZEERA] Female polio workers gunned down in Pakistan

19:15 [The Independent] Irish abortion ban lifted for pregancies that threaten mothers' lives

19:16 [The Atlantic: Politics] Daniel Inouye: A Genuine Hero

19:16 [Telegraph] Sketch: Tony Blair falls into, y'know, the old routine

19:16 [Russia Today] Huffington Post blamed for murdered doctors in Pakistan

19:17 [Fox News] 'Day to Start Healing' — and Mourn

19:17 [The Hindu - News] Carrier pigeon code broken?

19:17 [CNN: Politics] House Republicans stick with Boehner on fiscal cliff

19:18 [Mostly Water] Harper Goes After Trade Unions with Bill C-377

19:19 [Raw Story] School resumes in Newtown, but not for survivors

19:19 [CNN] When is social-media use a crime?

19:20 [Mostly Water] Washington Targets Syria and Iran

19:21 [Voice of America] Egyptians Protest Islamist-Backed Constitution

19:22 [CNET News] Spotify comes to TiVo

19:23 [American Independent] Arthur Laffer’s dynamic roadshow

19:24 [Truthdig] The War Against Teachers in Dark Times

19:25 [CNET News] Top five Cracking Open teardowns of 2012

19:29 [Raw Story] 2012 likely to be one of the deadliest years for journalists

19:31 [The Independent] Simon Calder: So where exactly is Queen Elizabeth Land?

19:32 [Telegraph] David Petraeus's former mistress will not face cyberstalking charges

19:35 [Deutsche Welle] Syrian Mazen Darwish named journalist of the year

19:36 [Russia Today] Obama to support ban on assault weapon sales

19:37 [CNN] Pakistan polio campaign suspended after attacks on health workers

19:38 [zero hedge] Visualizing The Year-End Squeezapalooza

19:40 [CNET News] Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 to fix Wi-Fi issue

19:41 [The Atlantic: Politics] Boehner Floats 'Plan B' to House GOP: Tax Hike on Income Above $1 Million

19:41 [Slate Magazine] Could a Deal on the “Fiscal Cliff” Be Worthy of Spielberg?

19:42 [Utne] Share Your Way to Wealth

19:42 [CNN] Nelson Mandela - Fast Facts

19:43 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

19:46 [Mother Jones] Michigan Governor Latest to Shoot Himself in the Foot

19:46 [Russia Today] Gay Marine proposes in the White House

19:46 [CNN] Newtown United residents in D.C. to talk gun control

19:46 [The Independent] Irish abortion law clarified for pregnancies that threaten mothers' lives following death of pregnant Indian woman

19:47 [zero hedge] Direct Award In $35 Billion 5 Year Auction Soars To Record High

19:48 [] To NRA: 'Shame, Shame, Shame'; To Congress: 'Now, Now, Now'

19:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Fraudster faces the music

19:56 [Slashdot] The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

20:01 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

20:02 [The Independent] BBC and ITV apologise as Lord McAlpine settles libel actions

20:02 [Telegraph] Helena Bonham Carter connected to Victor Hugo through ancestors

20:02 [The Hindu - News] Fearing stigma, HIV patients miss the bus

20:04 [Good] GOOD Video: Outward Bound Takes Learning into the Wild

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Logging on to the virtual gurukulam


20:06 [CNET News] Scan and match arrives in U.S. Google Play store

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Enthusiasm with the stamp of classicism

20:07 [Financial Times] Cerberus to sell stake in US gunmaker

20:11 [Fox News] NRA TO END SILENCE:Rights Group to Answer Gun-Control Lobby

20:13 [Guardian] Leveson report: summit of party leaders set for Wednesday morning

20:14 [msnbc: politics] Pelosi on Hillary Clinton for president in 2016: 'I hope she goes'

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Manodharma mysteries

20:15 [The Atlantic: National] Principals Not Thrilled With Idea of Carrying Guns Post-Newtown

20:15 [The Atlantic: International] Egypt's Economic Winter

20:15 [CNN] South Carolina student arrested, accused of having weapons in car

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Queen attends cabinet meeting

20:17 [The Independent] Tony Blair returns to Westminster frontline defending his immigration record

20:18 [NPR] Low-Profile Power Player Jack Lew May Be In Line For Treasury Post

20:18 [Telegraph] Ireland to legalise abortion

20:18 [The Hindu - News] Malkauns in the middle

20:19 [zero hedge] Gun Sales Soar In Aftermath Of Newtown Killings

20:19 [Raw Story] Report: Only 9 states carried out executions in 2012

20:19 [The Progressive] Did Obama Plan All Along to Cave on Social Security?

20:20 [The Hindu - News] Chit fund operator disappears

20:21 [CNET News] 'Gangnam Style,' Grumpy Cat top 2012 meme list

20:22 [The Hindu - News] Thousands of DMK workers stage protests

20:23 [Voice of America] US: Veteran Senator Third in Presidential Succession

20:23 [Reuters] Newtown goes back to school; guns pulled from shelves

20:24 [Slashdot] Perl Turns 25

20:26 [straight] Pioneering Canadian broadcaster and gay rights advocate Laurier LaPierre dies at 83

20:27 [The Hindu - News] PRP firms admitted their guilt, says government

20:27 [Disinformation] UK’s Incredibly Unpopular Deputy Prime Minister Turns to Drugs

20:27 [CNN] Burberry's new face: Romeo trends it like Beckham

20:29 [The Hindu - News] Flagship schemes for each TN district likely

20:29 [Raw Story] New South Carolina bill pushes jail sentences for state workers implementing ‘Obamacare’

20:29 [CNET News] Google to submit antitrust probe settlement offer in January

20:31 [The Hindu - Opinion] Standstill policy

20:34 [Telegraph] Duchess of Cambridge well enough to attend office party with Royal household staff

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Time to be ashamed

20:36 [Russia Today] Apple fails to ban Samsung smartphones in US

20:37 [The Hindu - News] Defamation case against Nakkeeran editor Gopal

20:37 [Voice of America] Pretoria Physicians Keep Mandela Hospitalized

20:37 [Guardian] Abu Qatada assets could be used to offset cost of keeping him in Britain

20:38 [Mostly Water] United States and Al-Qaeda: Strange Bedfellows?

20:39 [Raw Story] Why Progressive “Men’s Movements” Are Bound to Fail

20:39 [The Hindu - News] GHMC to clear hanging cables, encroachments

20:39 [CNET News] Apple targets Wi-Fi trouble with EFI firmware updates for 2012 Macs

20:40 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney shooting: man dies at the scene

20:43 [The Hindu - News] “Allow TNCA to use three stands for one-day match”

20:43 [Voice of America] Boehner Floats 'Plan B' to Avoid Massive Tax Increases

20:44 [CBC: politics] Political Traction: Reflecting on an American tragedy

20:44 [Raw Story] Twitter reaches 200 million active users

20:45 [Truthdig] Westboro Baptist Church’s Tax-Exempt Status Challenged

20:45 [The Hindu - Opinion] Looming clouds of destruction

20:46 [The Atlantic: Politics] One Quick Answer to Sandy Hook? Repeal the 2005 Arms Act

20:46 [Slate Magazine] Beating Guns the Bloomberg Way

20:48 [NPR] One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure

20:48 [Telegraph] Barack Obama backs ban on assault weapons

20:49 [The Independent] What have the Mayans ever done for us apart from predict the end of the world?

20:50 [CNN] Shooter's mother wanted her son to fit in, friend says

20:50 [The Nation] Proposed Social Security Bargain Makes No Sense for the Elderly

20:50 [msnbc: politics] A 'tweak' in inflation formula or a significant cut in Social Sec benefits?

20:51 [zero hedge] Saxo Bank's 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2013

20:51 [Mother Jones] The NRA is MIA…Yet Again

20:51 [The Hindu - News] Student database project worries parents

20:51 [Fox News: politics] Denver to hire civilians for police department jobs

20:53 [The Hindu - News] Why some prefer to dash across OMR

20:54 [CNET News] Phantom fighter: MeterPlug reports electric use in dollars

20:55 [The Hindu - News] Rajaji Hall turns dumping yard for TNPSC waste

20:57 [The Hindu - Opinion] The importance of Shinzo Abe

20:57 [The Hindu - News] Airport food fails to fly in Chennai

20:59 [Raw Story] Qatar-based company to make $1 billion 7-film Prophet Mohammed biopic

21:01 [Russia Today] One in six worldwide has no religion - study

21:03 [The Hindu - News] An all-new museum for Madras HC

21:04 [Good] Intermission: The Super Supercapacitor

21:04 [The Progressive] Walker’s School Committee Curbs the Curriculum

21:04 [The Independent] David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband look for unity on how to implement Leveson report

21:05 [Deutsche Welle] Egyptians protest against constitution

21:07 [The Hindu - Opinion] Rape and the crisis of Indian masculinity

21:09 [Raw Story] Utah 6th grader takes gun to school, says parents encouraged him

21:09 [The Hindu - News] Made snana continues in several temples in State

21:13 [CNN] Bolivia releases American after 18 months in jail

21:13 [Slashdot] ISP Data Caps Just a 'Cash Cow'

21:16 [Russia Today] Russian society split over bill set to ban US adoptions

21:19 [The Independent] Dictator's daughter asks South Korea's older generation to make her president

21:20 [Truthdig] A Leftist’s Argument Against Gun Control

21:21 [The Atlantic: Politics] Can Sandy Hook Really Change the Politics of Guns?

21:21 [Mother Jones] A Gun Rights Fanatic and Gun Control Advocate Meet in the Green Room

21:23 [The Hindu - Opinion] Redrawing India’s disease map

21:23 [The Hindu - News] Celebrations galore in Gulbarga, Bidar districts

21:24 [CNN] No cyberstalking charges for Petraeus' mistress Broadwell

21:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] Lock, stock and many smoking barrels

21:25 [Electronic Intifada] Gaza fisherman jailed for serving Hamas coffee

21:26 [CNN] Liverpool youngster Suso fined for calling teammate 'gay'

21:26 [straight] Help and resources for women who have experienced violence

21:26 [CNET News] Instagram rivals try to lure users away after photo rights flap

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Stars fall by the wayside as netizens get serious about shopping

21:29 [Raw Story] Critical art exhibit looks at man’s relationship with food as a billion starve

21:29 [Slashdot] Cassini's Christmas Gift: In the Shadow of Saturn

21:30 [The Hindu - News] Notice to Karnataka on withdrawal of cases against ABVP, two MLAs

21:30 [World Policy Institute] The Trouble with Tradition

21:30 [CNET News] Amateur hour at Facebook

21:31 [OpEdNews] The Right's "Limited Government" Scam

21:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] A shame!

21:34 [The Hindu - News] BJP puts off show-cause notice plans until Gujarat results

21:34 [Good] 'Django Unchained': Quentin Tarantino's Misappropriation of the N-Word

21:34 [Telegraph] Repatriating liberties

21:35 [The Independent] Mayan apocalypse prediction: China detains 100 people for spreading end of the world rumours, as California dashes for the survival bunkers

21:38 [The Hindu - News] ‘Naxal problem in Karnataka on the wane’

21:38 [CNN] Newtown shooter's guns: What we know

21:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Why Things Are Falling Apart... And What We Can Do About It

21:38 [CNET News] Swords and suds: 'Game of Thrones' gets official beer

21:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Historic

21:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Death of a boy

21:41 [Fox News] GUNMAN MOTIVE?: 'He ThoughtShe Just Wanted to Send Him Away'

21:43 [Reuters: politics] Republicans seek to squeeze more from Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Mamata regime considering new law to return Singur land

21:46 [The Atlantic: Politics] A New Era in the Senate: Pat Leahy Is Sworn In as President Pro-Tempore

21:46 [Russia Today] Parts for Patriot missile batteries arrive in Turkey

21:46 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best Business Stories of 2012

21:50 [The Hindu - News] YSRC, TRS workers clash in Warangal

21:51 [The Independent] The 10 Best board games

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Kiran’s helicopter destroyed completely in fire

21:53 [Big Think] The Cult of Christian Hunting and America's Gun Problem

21:55 [CNET News] iPhone 5 case roundup from A-Z

21:56 [The Hindu - News] De-notified tribes to get a better deal in 12th Plan

21:57 [Disinformation] The TRUE Gun Control Debate

21:58 [The Hindu - News] Aviation Academy sustains huge loss

21:59 [Moral Low Ground] ‘Martial Law’ Policing Coming to Paragould, Arkansas

22:00 [CNN] Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government

22:00 [The Hindu - News] ‘Jail Bharo’ stir: 500 court arrest

22:01 [Guardian] Queen attends cabinet meeting as special guest

22:02 [The Hindu - News] Charges dropped against girls held for FB post on Thackeray

22:04 [Good] Could Gondolas Be Part of the Future of Public Transit?

22:04 [Raw Story] Study: ISP data caps only serve to increase company profits

22:05 [Truthdig] Instagram Soon Can Sell Your Photos to Advertisers Without Compensation or Notification

22:05 [Guardian] Obama to back Feinstein's assault weapons bill as gun control gains steam

22:06 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: How Does an IT Generalist Get Back Into Programming?

22:08 [The Hindu - News] 6 aircraft, CM’s chopper destroyed

22:08 [zero hedge] Chart Of The Day: The Death Of America's Middle Class

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Anti-reservation protesters in U.P. peeved at BJP line


22:12 [The Hindu - News] Food safety enforcement in State to be strengthened: V.S. Sivakumar

22:14 [Raw Story] ‘Stand your ground’ cited in shooting of whiny Little Caesars Pizza customer

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Plea to initiate contempt case against Mamata dismissed

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Kerala ideal choice for energy conservation projects: Rabb

22:16 [Russia Today] Britons pay £136 million a year on phone calls to find out how much tax they have to pay

22:18 [NPR] Easing Of Marijuana Laws Complicates Parents' Advice To Kids

22:19 [CNET News] Sprint's 4G LTE network reaches 49 markets

22:19 [Topix Activism News] Lady Gaga slammed by PETA

22:20 [The Hindu - News] Maldives could seek compensation, says its AG

22:20 [The Atlantic: International] 'An Economic Time Bomb': The World's Unemployed Youth

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Allow MPs to endorse Annashree Yojana beneficiaries: NCP

22:26 [The Hindu - News] KMCL to negotiate with DMRC

22:26 [Russia Today] Thieves steal thousands in Christmas packages meant for troops in Afghanistan

22:27 [straight] Coach's Legacy mini crossbody bag is perfect for holiday dressing

22:28 [The Hindu - News] Land grab by MNCs in Africa cause for concern: Experts

22:30 [CBC: politics] Progressive Liberals alarmed as leadership race tilts right

22:30 [The Hindu - News] A mega meet of South East Asian leaders

22:32 [OpEdNews] Gun Control

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Woman kills husband, chops body into 11 pieces

22:34 [Good] A Step Closer to Solar-Powered Clothing

22:36 [Guardian] Andrew Mitchell 'pleb' row: Downing Street and Met police clash

22:36 [Telegraph] It's morally wrong to raise council tax, town halls told

22:37 [The Hindu - News] It’s no Christmas visit but a bid to torpedo trial, Kerala tells court

22:38 [Big Think] Instagram Privacy Hysteria Offers Teachable Moments

22:41 [The Hindu - News] Social consequences a factor in stiff punishment: Supreme Court

22:41 [Russia Today] Chambers accepts Lebedev challenge

22:42 [OpEdNews] Must Be The Home of "RAMBO JESUS": Home School "Arsenal Sermon" On Newtown Hits New Low " For Christian Right Paranoia

22:43 [CNET News] Magic-forest LED walls calm kids on way to surgery

22:44 [Slashdot] New Malware Wiping Data On Computers In Iran

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Countdown begins for Kumbh Mela

22:47 [OpEdNews] A Call to Fight Nonviolently against the Extreme Right

22:47 [The Hindu - News] MHC: staff shortage, overcrowding to blame

22:47 [CNN] Newtown United tries to tackle the rough world of gun policy

22:48 [CNN] First-responders recount initial chaos of school massacre

22:49 [Raw Story] Michigan governor vetoes bill to allow concealed firearms in schools and churches

22:49 [The Atlantic: Technology] Stephen Hawking Calls for Alan Turing's Pardon

22:50 [CNET News] Brazilian electronics company offers up the 'IPHONE'

22:51 [Voice of America] Analysts: Egyptian Troubles at Home Hinder Diplomacy Abroad

22:52 [Slate Magazine] The Flu Vaccine Controversy

22:53 [Telegraph] Andrew Mitchell releases pleb row CCTV in attempt to clear name

22:55 [zero hedge] The Universal Depression Is Nigh: ‘Cosmic GDP’ Crashes 97% As Star Formation Slumps

22:59 [The Hindu - News] More aircraft, copters for IAF

23:00 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'May the eyes of cowards never sleep'

23:01 [The Hindu - News] After Savita, Ireland to allow abortion to save mother’s life

23:04 [Raw Story] House Republicans push for anti-gay provision in defense spending bill

23:04 [Moral Low Ground] 11-Year-Old Utah Boy Threatens to Kill Classmate with Gun He Brought to School, Allegedly with Parents’ Permission

23:05 [The Hindu - News] Education dept. seizes all answer sheets following protest in Kolkata school

23:07 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

23:08 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Deadly Voyage Highlights Risks to Migrants and Refugees Arriving in Greece

23:09 [The Hindu - News] Aadhaar card, bank account mandatory for direct cash transfer

23:10 [Truthdig] Mexico Creates New Police Force

23:10 [] Is the Mississippi Drying Up?

23:11 [The Nation] The Unbearable Elasticity of Gun Logic

23:14 [Raw Story] After five days of silence, NRA offers ‘meaningful contributions’ to gun violence

23:15 [The Hindu - News] Media comes under fire in Lok Sabha

23:16 [CNN] Rejection, bullying are risk factors among shooters

23:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Engaged 'Barry' shot dead

23:17 [Voice of America] Sudan, South Sudan Agree on Implementing Security Arrangements

23:18 [NPR] Investors, Retailers Shy Away From Guns; Will It Last?

23:19 [Global Voices] United States: Occupy Sandy Stands Up to Destruction

23:19 [The Atlantic: Technology] Home Page Design Advice from October 1991, 3 Months After the Web's Public Debut

23:19 [The Hindu - News] Talks with Taliban begin, West hopes for peace deal

23:20 [Fox News: politics] American Express chief Chenault being considered for Obama posts

23:21 [Mother Jones] World Bank Says Poor People Need Coal

23:22 [Slate Magazine] Ten Reasons To Worship Rebecca West

23:23 [CNET News] Instagram: sorry for the confusion, but we are not selling your photos

23:23 [Big Think] Improving Real-World Communities Through Gaming

23:24 [Global Voices] Delhi Gang Rape Case Evokes Rage Across India

23:27 [straight] Libby Davies: Will Wally Oppal's missing women report change anything?

23:27 [The Hindu - News] Impeachment: re-look at law on judges favoured

23:27 [Disinformation] Dennis McKenna on the Joe Rogan Podcast

23:29 [Raw Story] Obama supportive of Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban

23:31 [CNET News] Zynga's Mark Pincus deemed year's 4th worst CEO

23:32 [CNN] Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt

23:33 [Sydney Morning Herald] Insta-rage: who owns your photos?

23:34 [] Obama's Deficit Proposal: Cut Social Security Benefits

23:34 [Slashdot] Samsung Drops European Injunction Requests Against Apple

23:36 [CNN] CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

23:37 [Russia Today] NYC health department says no clear link between 9/11 and cancer

23:37 [Slate Magazine] Murder-Suicide Research Sheds Little Light on Sandy Hook

23:39 [zero hedge] Instagram Posts Update: "To Be Clear: It Is Not Our Intention To Sell Your Photos"

23:39 [Raw Story] Petraeus lover won’t be tried for cyber-stalking

23:39 [CNN] End of Year 2012 Quiz

23:39 [CNET News] Shoot and share videos with YouTube Capture for iOS

23:43 [NPR] Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

23:45 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - December 19, 2012

23:47 [OpEdNews] Michigan Republicans Deny Police Officers and Firefighters the Right to Work

23:47 [Fox News] MARINE MISLED? Friend: Border Agents Said Mexico Would OK Shotgun

23:48 [NPR] NRA Issues Statement Amid Calls For New Gun Control Laws

23:48 [CNN] Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons in public places

23:51 [Mother Jones] Know Your Gun Terminology!

23:51 [BBC: Technology] Instagram denies photo selling

23:52 [Russia Today] S&P upgrades Greece’s credit rating

23:52 [CNN] Killer's barber: I wish I had slit his throat

23:53 [CNN] Schalke dumped out of German Cup by lowly Mainz

23:54 [Voice of America] Turkey, Iran Relations Remain Strained

23:56 [Voice of America] ECOWAS, Partners to Meet Over Guinea Bissau Crisis

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