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00:02 [Slashdot] 2012 Set Record For Most Expensive Gas In US

00:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rift threatens cliff deal

00:06 [Pravda] Archaeologists find 800 year old skeletons in Mexico

00:09 [CNN] GOP anger threatens to undo fiscal cliff deal in the House

00:13 [Fox News] Predictions for New Year

00:18 [Raw Story] Singapore arrests Indian boy over Facebook bomb threat

00:20 [The Onion] T.G.I. Friday's Unveils New Jeff Daniels Barbecue Sauce

00:21 [Pravda] Cubans celebrating 54 years since the triumph of the revolution

00:23 [NPR] Inside The Fiscal Cliff Budget Compromise Bill: Tax Cuts and Tax Hikes

00:35 [Global Voices] Our Global Voices in 2012

00:36 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal deal in flux as GOP seeks path in House

00:41 [Fox News] SANDUSKY FALLOUT:Governor to Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

00:43 [msnbc] Fiscal deal in flux as GOP seeks path in House

00:45 [Topix Activism News] Clashes in Syria shut down Aleppo airport

00:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Beautiful' Belinda missing

00:56 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff deal under threat from hardline conservative Republicans

00:57 [CNN] Battling cancer, Chavez suffers more complications

00:58 [Raw Story] China’s taste for pork serves up a pollution problem

01:00 [Reuters] Analysis: "Fiscal cliff' deal called a dud on deficit front

01:04 [Slashdot] 2013 Will Be a Big Year For Private Spaceflight

01:05 [Reuters] Analysis: "Fiscal cliff" deal called a dud on deficit front

01:05 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: "Fiscal cliff" deal called a dud on deficit front

01:06 [CNN] No leaks from grounded drill rig off Alaska, Coast Guard says

01:08 [Truthdig] Fiscal Cliff Deal Would Add Trillions to Deficit

01:13 [CNET News] Google Glass development charges ahead

01:16 [The Independent] Beat your festive hangover with a feel-good break

01:16 [The Independent] i Editor's Letter: To all start-ups everywhere, may you have a prosperous 2013

01:16 [The Independent] Most benefits up 20 per cent since 2007

01:16 [The Independent] Thousands of young people ‘cannot cope with everyday life’

01:18 [Voice of America] Clinton Recovering From Blood Clot In Her Head

01:19 [Sydney Morning Herald] Scores nabbed with drugs at festival

01:23 [CNN] Boeing to overtake Airbus jet deliveries

01:31 [CNET News] Google's arty after-party New Year's Day doodle

01:32 [Telegraph] Angola: ten people crushed to death at Pentecostal vigil

01:32 [Telegraph] Online sales set to soar despite sluggish high street

01:32 [Telegraph] 'Spiritual' people at higher risk of mental health problems

01:33 [CNN] China to outstrip Europe car production

01:35 [AL JAZEERA] Egypt cracks down on satirists and media

01:38 [AlterNet] The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff Comes the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

01:43 [Raw Story] Wisconsin state Senator: Kwanza is a fake holiday that black people don’t even like

01:43 [Fox News] OLIVE BRANCH?Kim Jong Un Speaks of Peace With South Korea

01:43 [Fox News] SAFER AMMUNITION:Round Designed to Avoid Fatal Injuries Marketed

01:45 [Reuters] Syrian government forces go on attack on first day of year

01:46 [Guardian] Three arrests over Northern Ireland car bomb

01:53 [BBC: Entertainment] Geneva's art storage boom

01:54 [OpEdNews] Astrological Year Ahead 2013: Sun, Moon, Mercury

01:55 [Reuters] House Republicans weigh last-ditch challenge to fiscal deal

01:55 [zero hedge] Aussie Market Opens - Signals Market's Initial Disappointment

02:00 [Reuters: politics] House Republicans weigh last-ditch challenge to fiscal deal

02:01 [msnbc] Youths rise above violence for health care career

02:01 [msnbc] Teen locked in police van for 15 hours files suit

02:01 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

02:02 [CNET News] iPad 2013: Mini on the rise

02:02 [Telegraph] Indian gang rape suspect may be too young to execute

02:02 [Telegraph] Gambia to open hospital to treat Aids patients with herbal medicine

02:02 [Telegraph] Hugh Hefner marries 'runaway bride' Crystal Harris

02:03 [BBC: Science & Environment] Giraffe fights and friendships

02:05 [CNN] Father claims Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body

02:07 [Slashdot] A Subscription-Based Movie Theater

02:08 [Raw Story] End of the road is a beginning for US gay newlyweds

02:08 [Raw Story] Shy US heiress left millions to library, parks

02:08 [zero hedge] House Republicans Fold

02:11 [CNN: Money] World markets react to fiscal cliff

02:12 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Tech prophets: Appification and HTML5

02:23 [Deutsche Welle] Vegetarians developing a taste for meat

02:24 [CNN] Shirin Ebadi - Fast Facts

02:25 [CBC: politics] Republicans agree to vote on fiscal cliff

02:29 [] Photos of the Year - 2012

02:30 [CNN] Pennsylvania to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions

02:31 [CNET News] Anonymous: 'Expect us 2013'

02:36 [AL JAZEERA] Children killed in Angola stampede

02:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney's best walks

02:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mitch gets all-rounder gig

02:38 [Truthdig] Republicans Angry About Tax Hike, Krugman on the Fiscal Deal, and More

02:39 [CNN] Hassan Nasrallah - Fast Facts

02:45 [CNN] Meteor shower will light up night sky for just a few hours

02:46 [Fox News] House to Vote on Senate Fiscal Bill

02:49 [Telegraph] Hong Kong: thousands protest over Beijing-backed leader

02:50 [Reuters: politics] Pennsylvania governor to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions

02:52 [CBC: politics] Republicans agree to vote on 'fiscal cliff'

02:57 [CNN: Money] House debates fiscal cliff bill

02:58 [CNN] Benjamin Netanyahu - Fast Facts

02:59 [Reuters] "Fiscal cliff" plan headed for crucial vote Tuesday

03:01 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" plan headed for crucial vote Tuesday

03:08 [BBC: Technology] Digital sales break £1bn barrier

03:13 [Raw Story] Pennsylvania Gov. to sue NCAA over sex abuse sanctions

03:23 [Slate Magazine] The House Republicans’ Primal Scream

03:24 [] Looking Back At 2012, Ahead To 2013

03:25 [The Hindu - News] House Republicans clear way for fiscal cliff vote

03:26 [AL JAZEERA] US House set to vote on 'fiscal cliff' deal

03:33 [Raw Story] House prepared to vote on fiscal cliff deal despite GOP objections

03:36 [CNN: Politics] Avoiding cliff now up to House

03:36 [CNN: Politics] 5 things to know about the cliff

03:36 [CNN: Politics] GOPer: I'm going to vote no

03:36 [CNN: Politics] Dem expects House to pass bill

03:39 [The Atlantic: Politics] How the Senate's Fiscal Cliff Bill Made it to the House Floor

03:43 [The Hindu - News] Hundreds to move High Court against NICE today

03:47 [CNN] House to vote tonight on Senate fiscal cliff deal

03:49 [The Hindu - News] Mandur standoff: meeting with Chief Minister today

03:51 [The Hindu - News] Boy beaten to death by father, brother in Bangalore

03:53 [CNN] Chavez still in 'delicate' condition three weeks after surgery, Venezuelan VP says

03:53 [Sydney Morning Herald] House prices sink again

03:55 [The Hindu - News] JLR official in Bangalore accused of sexual harassment

04:00 [Reuters] "Fiscal cliff" crisis heads to resolution in Congress

04:02 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" crisis heads to resolution in Congress

04:02 [BBC: Health] Booze calories too often ignored

04:02 [BBC: Health] Quitting smoking 'reduces anxiety'

04:03 [Raw Story] Study: Antidepressants don’t raise pregnancy risks

04:03 [CNN: Money] Stocks in 2013: Get defensive

04:04 [CBC: politics] U.S. House pushing to final 'fiscal cliff' vote

04:11 [BBC: Education] Teacher morale "dangerously low"

04:17 [Fox News] House to Vote on Fiscal Crisis Bill

04:17 [Fox News] BEGINNING TO HEAL:Sandy Hook Students GoBack to School Thursday

04:17 [Fox News] SAFER AMMUNITION: Round Designed to Avoid Fatal Injuries Marketed

04:19 [BBC: Science & Environment] Deer numbers changing woodlands

04:23 [Guardian] Education policies hitting teachers' morale, poll finds

04:25 [CBC: politics] CPP, EI hikes hitting Canadian paycheques

04:26 [Sydney Morning Herald] Supercharging the search

04:26 [Sydney Morning Herald] Lee way for change

04:27 [The Hindu - News] Father of rape victim in Bangalore attacked again

04:29 [Middle East Monitor] Sudhanshu Tripathi: Syria faces humanitarian catastrophe

04:31 [straight] Norovirus outbreak declared at Royal Columbian Hospital

04:34 [The Hindu - News] BU calendar delayed further

04:35 [Reuters] Analysis: Bumps in "cliff" talks won't deter Wall Street from rallying

04:38 [zero hedge] FOR THE RECORD: GATA, Ted Truman And Gold … Another Stunning Revelation

04:44 [The Hindu - News] Bangalore police book only 10 cases of drunken driving on Monday

04:50 [Topix Activism News] Haredi leaders issue call to arms for election

04:50 [The Hindu - News] Techie stabbed to death in Bangalore

04:51 [BBC: Education] Young 'cannot cope with daily life'

04:52 [BBC: Education] Teacher morale 'dangerously low'

04:58 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka demands inclusion of new trains ahead of budget

05:00 [zero hedge] And The Winner Is...

05:02 [The Hindu - News] My political opponents are trying to tarnish my image: Kumaraswamy

05:02 [CNN: Politics] House avoids fiscal cliff

05:04 [Reuters] House approves legislation averting "fiscal cliff"

05:05 [CNN: Money] House approves fiscal cliff bill

05:05 [Reuters: politics] House approves legislation averting "fiscal cliff"

05:06 [CBC: politics] U.S. House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

05:07 [CNN] House approves Senate's fiscal cliff deal

05:07 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez conscious and aware of 'complex' condition

05:08 [AL JAZEERA] US House passes 'fiscal cliff' deal

05:09 [Reuters] With final vote, Congress resolves "fiscal cliff" drama

05:10 [The Hindu - News] New regime to reduce mother-to-child transmission

05:11 [Moral Low Ground] 150 Years After Emancipation Proclamation, Mass Incarceration Is the New Slavery

05:12 [Slashdot] PC Games To Watch For In 2013

05:13 [Reuters: politics] With final vote, Congress resolves "fiscal cliff" drama

05:13 [Disinformation] Hipsters Who Hunt

05:13 [Disinformation] What It’s Like to Have Autism

05:13 [Disinformation] Rumors Abound of Cannibalism in Indian Plantation Uprising

05:13 [Disinformation] King Arthur Rides Again

05:14 [Fox News: politics] House approves fiscal crisis bill

05:18 [The Hindu - News] A hero in the fight against malnutrition

05:19 [Deutsche Welle] US House approves bill narrowly avoiding “fiscal cliff”

05:20 [The Hindu - News] Indane distributor in Alandur suspended

05:20 [The Hindu - News] Soon, study on using Metro station space

05:22 [Financial Times] US Congress passes fiscal cliff deal

05:26 [Financial Times] Battles remain over US budget talks

05:28 [The Hindu - News] Century-old post office finds home

05:29 [CBC: politics] U.S. government avoids 'fiscal cliff'

05:32 [straight] Israeli journalist highlights growing rift between American Jews and Netanyahu regime

05:33 [Mostly Water] Venezuelan Leadership Up for Grabs?

05:34 [The Hindu - News] Congress staves off ‘fiscal cliff’ of tax hikes

05:38 [CNN: Politics] House approves cliff deal

05:38 [CNN: Politics] Obama hails cliff deal

05:40 [The Hindu - News] Fog at IGI disrupts schedule of over 30 flights

05:45 [Reuters] After fiscal win, Obama warns Congress on debt fight

05:45 [Reuters: politics] After fiscal win, Obama warns Congress on debt fight

05:48 [Fox News] Congress Passes Fiscal Crisis Bill

05:48 [Mostly Water] Canada’s Native Peoples Protest Chronic Poverty and Government Attacks

05:48 [zero hedge] Boehner Issues Statement

05:51 [Mostly Water] Beating Up on Iran and Syria

05:56 [The Hindu - News] Obama lauds House vote on ‘fiscal cliff’

05:56 [The Hindu - News] PWD to construct 15 check dams in Coimbatore

05:57 [AntiWar] Maliki and Sadr Trade Warnings As 17 Iraqis Are Killed in Iraq

05:57 [AntiWar] The Mindlessness of War in Afghanistan

06:00 [AlterNet] How Violent Economic 'Reforms' Contribute to Violence Against Women

06:07 [The Hindu - News] Wildlife census at Anamalai Tiger Reserve begins today

06:08 [Big Think] Big Data is Neutral: A Tool for Both Good and Evil

06:09 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: US House of Representatives approves deal

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Marginal decline in crimes in TN West Zone

06:14 [Reuters] Passage of bill to avoid "cliff" should bolster Wall Street

06:15 [The Hindu - News] New Year gift

06:17 [BBC: Technology] Smart fabrics and other future tech

06:17 [AlterNet] How I Came to Terms with Wearing Sexy Dresses That Barely Fit

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Future tense for parents of nursery admission seekers

06:23 [Raw Story] Obama: There ‘wasn’t support or time’ to negotiate better ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

06:23 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff deal passed by House of Representatives

06:25 [OpEdNews] Who Won in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

06:29 [Disinformation] All Your Questions About Heaven Answered by Expert

06:29 [The Hindu - News] Lokayukta: SC rejects Gujarat govt. plea

06:31 [The Hindu - News] Over 840 vehicles prosecuted in Delhi on New Year Eve

06:32 [straight] Republican-controlled House of Representatives steps back from fiscal cliff

06:34 [Mostly Water] Debunking Christie Blatchford and Other Anti-Native Ideologues on Idle No More

06:38 [Raw Story] Higgs boson was just a start for Cern’s atom smasher – other mysteries await

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Town Hall-Madhava Pharmacy stretch in Kochi to be made four-lane

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Piped natural gas for homes in Kochi project on the backburner

06:54 [Reuters] House skips vote on Sandy aid, angering members from storm-hit states

06:56 [Reuters: politics] House skips vote on Sandy aid, angering members from storm-hit states

06:57 [The Hindu - News] ‘Verdict not against ban on sale of tobacco products’

06:59 [Fox News: politics] House adjourns current term without voting on Sandy aid bill

06:59 [Fox News: politics] Congress approves fiscal crisis bill

07:02 [CNN] Legendary cricket commentator Martin-Jenkins dies

07:03 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) rallies for rights, district says no land left

07:03 [Reuters] Analysis: In era of gridlock, Congress "created a monster"

07:05 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: In era of gridlock, Congress "created a monster"

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

07:08 [AL JAZEERA] Venezuela VP says Chavez 'conscious'

07:09 [The Hindu - News] ToD meters in Kochi to cut power use by 10%

07:13 [CNN] House scraps vote on Hurricane Sandy aid before wrapping session

07:15 [The Hindu - News] Remembering a visionary, not forgetting his many trials

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Road safety week campaign begins

07:27 [The Independent] Fiscal cliff deal approved by House of Representatives

07:29 [Disinformation] It’s Texas Hold ‘Em for Kids!

07:31 [CNN] Nigerian forces kill 13 Boko Haram militants after church attacks

07:31 [The Hindu - News] Pre-paid autorickshaws may be introduced in Madrai

07:33 [The Hindu - News] Need to rein in call taxis

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Naming anti-rape law after girl will be an honour: Family

07:44 [The Hindu - News] Government Hospital in Madurai joins solar bandwagon

07:44 [Fox News] Congress Passes Fiscal Crisis Bill

07:51 [Voice of America] US Lawmakers Approve Fiscal Cliff Deal

07:52 [The Hindu - News] Food processing mission set up in Dakshina Kannada

07:52 [The Hindu - News] SC agrees to hear PIL seeking speedy trials in rape cases

07:57 [Global Voices] WCIT and its Relationship to the Internet: What Lies Ahead

07:59 [msnbc] CFT: No. 8 Stanford gets past Wisconsin in Rose Bowl

07:59 [msnbc] Nuggets 92, Clippers 78

07:59 [Reuters] United States avoids calamity in "fiscal cliff" drama

07:59 [Fox News: politics] Details of fiscal crisis bill passed by Congress

08:00 [msnbc] House OKs fiscal cliff deal after GOP protests

08:00 [The Hindu - News] Poojary performs ‘pada pooja’ to a Dalit woman

08:02 [Reuters: politics] United States avoids calamity in "fiscal cliff" drama

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Fishing boats sail slow in painting their decks with Karnataka colours

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Police accused of delay in filing case of rape attempt

08:09 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Digital sales break £1bn barrier

08:10 [Fin24 News] Mixed fortunes in 2012 for SA firms in Zim

08:12 [CNN] Homeowner gets a bird's eye view of thief making away with his trailer

08:12 [Telegraph] Dieters 'should cut booze to ditch pounds'

08:12 [Telegraph] We must do more to protect our finest urban views, says ex-minister John Penrose

08:12 [Telegraph] Duke of Cambridge joins search for missing man

08:12 [Telegraph] 2013 will be a year of 'grave economic uncertainty', warns David Cameron

08:12 [Fox News] 'ABSOLUTE DISGRACE': Uproar After House Skips Vote on Sandy Aid Bill

08:12 [New Statesman] Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff deal

08:13 [Fox News] New safer ammunition being marketed to police

08:14 [msnbc] No. 13 Florida St. 31, No. 16 N. Illinois 10

08:15 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC Sound of 2013: Angel Haze

08:16 [OpEdNews] No Relief for Palestine in New Year

08:18 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: 'Grey pound' is box office gold

08:18 [CNN] House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Rash driving causes panic on NH bypass in Trivandrum

08:20 [CNN: Crime] Homeowner gets a bird's eye view of trailer thief

08:22 [Slashdot] Chromebook Takes Top Place In Laptop Sales On Amazon

08:26 [OpEdNews] Flim flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Meeting to finalise Kudumbasree’s role in Trivandrum

08:28 [Fin24 News] US averts fiscal cliff

08:28 [Telegraph] Divert billions from aid budget to turn Britain into 'foreign aid superpower', Civitas report says

08:28 [Telegraph] Rail fare rises of up to 90pc take effect

08:28 [Telegraph] Thai man held after British tourist shot dead at New Year's Eve party

08:28 [Telegraph] Prince's Trust Youth Index: we have no future, says one in five youngsters

08:33 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:38 [The Hindu - News] Extend age limit benefit to all: Kerala Administrative Tribunal

08:40 [The Hindu - News] Hold prices or quit, Chandy told

08:42 [The Hindu - News] 24 Road Safety Week in Kerala from today

08:44 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff: House of Representatives passes deal

08:44 [Guardian] 50% rail fare rises in 10 years 'make rail an extravagance for many'

08:48 [New Statesman] Deal made on fiscal cliff

08:49 [BBC: Health] 'Confusion' over how active we should be

08:50 [Guardian] 'Rail an extravagance for many' after 50% fare rises in 10 years

08:53 [New Statesman] US congress passes fiscal cliff deal

08:55 [Topix Activism News] West Papua 2012 Human Rights Report a " Aus. West Pa...

08:56 [The Hindu - News] Dip in salt export from Tuticorin

08:58 [New Statesman] Boeing overtakes Airbus for the first time in 2012

08:58 [The Hindu - News] Many incidents of harassment of women in buses go unreported

09:00 [The Independent] England has the priciest train tickets in Europe

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Corruption issue: Cong slams Modi govt., BJP

09:02 [msnbc] Syrian children attend school despite bloodshed

09:03 [BBC: Entertainment] Justin Bieber photographer killed

09:04 [Deutsche Welle] US reaches 'fiscal cliff' deal

09:09 [The Hindu - News] Centre’s decision to consult experts before gazetting final award flayed

09:10 [AL JAZEERA] India rapists 'tried to run over victim'

09:12 [Anarchist news] Help with book on Puerto Rican Anarchism

09:12 [Anarchist news] Report-back from the Montreal New Year's Noise Demo!

09:12 [Anarchist news] Work, Learning and Freedom* by Noam Chomsky and Michael Kasenbacher

09:12 [Anarchist news] The Black Army Welcomes 2013

09:14 [Telegraph] Fiscal Cliff: Deadline worked but left a damaging legacy

09:14 [Telegraph] Why being overweight could be a lifesaver

09:15 [The Independent] Five killed in China building collapse

09:17 [The Hindu - News] ‘One village, one constable’ scheme to prevent caste clash in Ramnad

09:24 [Deutsche Welle] Number of employed Germans on the rise for another year

09:29 [Disinformation] Sonseed: ‘Jesus is My Friend’

09:29 [CNN] Paparazzo killed trying to photogragh Justin Bieber's Ferrari

09:30 [Telegraph] Fiji to drop Union Flag in turn to Pacific

09:37 [The Hindu - News] Trinamool member throws currency notes on dancing girls

09:38 [New Statesman] Memo to Duncan Smith: low wages are not an argument for cutting benefits

09:38 [Russia Today] Deadline for Oscar nominations extended over fears of record-low turnout

09:40 [Guardian] Benefit rises outstrip private sector pay, says government

09:44 [Deutsche Welle] Chavez supporters accuse Venezuelan right of lies

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi civic body struggles to give a push to projects

09:46 [The Independent] Rendition gets ongoing embrace from Obama administration

09:46 [The Independent] Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez remains in 'delicate' condition

09:46 [The Independent] 'No oil leak' from Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig which ran aground off Alaska

09:46 [The Independent] Shell rig runs into Alaskan shore

09:46 [CNN] Paparazzo killed trying to photograph Justin Bieber's Ferrari

09:48 [msnbc] Bipartisan outrage after House skips vote on Sandy bill

09:48 [msnbc] Report: 10 crushed to death at church event in Angola

09:52 [msnbc: politics] Bipartisan outrage after House skips vote on Sandy bill

09:53 [The Hindu - News] Banana farmers in TN receive compensation

09:53 [msnbc: politics] House OKs fiscal cliff deal after GOP protests

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Modi cannot oppose appointment of Lokayukta: Moily

09:57 [The Hindu - News] Six New Year revellers among 15 killed in road accidents

09:58 [Raw Story] Voting on Hurricane Sandy relief postponed until next Congress

09:59 [The Hindu - News] Six New Year revellers among 15 killed in road accidents in Hyderabad

10:00 [NPR] Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

10:00 [NPR] Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research

10:00 [NPR] Pakistan's 'Patriot Act' Could Target Politicians

10:00 [NPR] Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy

10:00 [Telegraph] Bottled water 'not as safe as tap variety'

10:00 [Telegraph] Atttackers tried to run over gang rape victim

10:02 [The Independent] Shares up after fiscal cliff deal is reached

10:02 [The Independent] Drug epidemic grips India's Punjab state

10:02 [msnbc] Naked man with 'Samurai' sword held after stand-off

10:02 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

10:03 [The Hindu - News] ‘Lands usurped by unscrupulous elements’ : farmers

10:08 [Fox News: politics] Plastic water bottles now illegal in Massachusetts town

10:08 [Guardian] Thai man arrested over killing of British tourist at New Year's Eve party

10:08 [Guardian] Syria conflict: clashes close Aleppo airport - live updates

10:11 [Fox News] 61 killed in New Year's stampede in Ivory Coast

10:11 [Fox News] Taliban likens US role in Afghanistan to Vietnam War

10:11 [Fox News] Plastic water bottles now illegal in Massachusetts town

10:11 [Fox News] Indiana hospital fires 8 workers who refused flu shot

10:11 [The Hindu - News] Gang-rape incident: Delhi CM flags off silent march

10:16 [Telegraph] US Congress backs deal to avert fiscal cliff: live

10:16 [Telegraph] Afghan woman killed on conjugal visit to prison

10:16 [Telegraph] Justin Bieber photographer killed

10:17 [Fin24 News] ArcelorMittal to sell stake in Labrador

10:17 [Financial Times] Cameron seeks bold steps from G8 leaders

10:17 [The Hindu - News] Pottering around due to money problems

10:18 [Financial Times] US Congress approves fiscal cliff deal

10:21 [BBC: Entertainment] Paparazzo killed snapping Bieber

10:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] The real magic of fairytales

10:23 [New Statesman] Ladies: Accept your body, know your place

10:24 [Guardian] Rail fare structure 'not ideal', admits transport minister

10:28 [Raw Story] ‘Toxic combination of extremism and hyper-partisanship’ makes 112th Congress ‘the least productive in history’: Rep. Louise Slaughter

10:29 [Disinformation] When Does a Dream Become a Nightmare?

10:34 [AL JAZEERA] Philippine communist rebels call off truce

10:36 [msnbc] Nigerian soldiers kill 13 Islamist militants in gunbattle

10:37 [The Hindu - News] Untreated effluents in canal adding to farmers’ woes

10:38 [Raw Story] ‘Toxic combination of extremism and hyper-partisanship’ makes 112th Congress ‘the least productive in history’: Rep. Louise Slaughter

10:39 [BBC: Technology] QR codes for Canadian war graves

10:42 [Voice of America] Asian Markets Higher as US Averts 'Fiscal Cliff'

10:43 [Reuters] Analysis: Six months on, Monti's labor reform has changed little

10:44 [The Hindu - News] One trampled by elephants, another injured

10:47 [Telegraph] Japan's emperor pays tribute to earthquake victims

10:47 [Telegraph] 'Fiscal cliff' deal reached: live

10:47 [Telegraph] Britons warned to avoid Delhi city centre amid rape protests

10:47 [Telegraph] Rail fares: above inflation rises 'not ideal' for commuters

10:48 [The Independent] Auld Lang Syne ditched for Gangnam Style as Psy tops New Year's Eve karaoke chart

10:49 [Deutsche Welle] German blue-chip index rallies on US fiscal deal

10:50 [The Hindu - News] Farmers halt roadwork through agricultural field in Yellur

10:51 [AL JAZEERA] Measles outbreak kills hundreds in Pakistan

10:51 [msnbc] Drug-resistant malaria threatens global 'nightmare'

10:52 [CNN: Money] Stocks set to rally

10:52 [CNN: Money] Track U.S. stock futures and premarket movers

10:52 [CNN: Money] Your check will get smaller, no matter what

10:52 [Guardian] Hugo Chávez in 'delicate' condition after cancer surgery

10:53 [Raw Story] Netanyahu list losing ground to right-wing ‘Jewish Home’ ahead of January 22 election

11:00 [NPR] Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer

11:00 [NPR] N.Y. Lawmakers: House GOP Scraps Vote On Sandy Aid

11:02 [The Hindu - News] CM to lay foundation stone for Medical College in Konni

11:02 [The Hindu - News] Paddling her way to success

11:03 [Telegraph] Rail passengers face severe delays as fare hikes of up to 90pc rolled out

11:03 [Global Voices] Struggling to Make Sense of the Deadly Stampede on New Year in Abidjan

11:04 [The Hindu - News] Samithi launches agitation for land in Wayanad

11:04 [Financial Times] Beijing land prices soar amid criticism

11:05 [CNET News] Wireless trade group CTIA to drop one conference

11:06 [The Hindu - News] Textiles and turbulence

11:06 [The Hindu - News] Mangalore police accused of delay in filing case of rape attempt

11:06 [BBC: Also in the news] Woman trapped in shop at New Year

11:08 [The Hindu - News] Biodiversity congress seeks ban on field trials of GM crops

11:08 [Global Voices] Struggling to Make Sense of the Deadly Stampede on New Year Day in Abidjan

11:08 [Raw Story] Myanmar prison art tells story of repression

11:10 [The Hindu - News] The simplest of snacks draw your eye

11:11 [Pravda] Citizens of poorest countries are happiest in the world

11:12 [The Hindu - News] Land distribution: Hundreds protest in Idukki

11:13 [CNN: Money] World markets rise on fiscal deal

11:14 [New Statesman] Rail fare hike: the 10 worst London commutes

11:15 [Financial Times] Fresh stand-off looms after US cliff deal

11:16 [Voice of America] S.Korea Dismisses North's Call for Reduced Tensions

11:16 [Pravda] Ghost city of Detroit on the brink of extinction

11:18 [The Hindu - News] National Biodiversity Authority to issue guidelines

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Revenue Minister decries CPI(M) land rights stir

11:19 [Reuters] Syrian rebels attack military airport in northwest

11:19 [Telegraph] Five killed in Parisian fire

11:19 [Fin24 News] The good, the bad and the ugly of 2012

11:20 [The Hindu - News] A city that fell to the lure of trade

11:21 [BBC: Science & Environment] Arctic rig salvage effort delayed

11:22 [CNN: Money] Smaller paychecks coming - bosses say, don't blame us

11:23 [Guardian] Ivory Coast fireworks crush kills at least 60

11:23 [Global Voices] TEDxSanaa: Inspiring Hope In Yemen

11:24 [CNN] Cliff deal spurs global market rally

11:26 [Slashdot] World's Oldest Fossils Found In Australia

11:26 [The Hindu - News] A sugary affair

11:28 [Voice of America] Thailand to Deport Rohingya Muslim Asylum Seekers

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Cash transfer scheme launched in three Rajasthan districts

11:29 [Disinformation] ‘Lord of the Rings’ Voiceover

11:31 [Fin24 News] Top 40 on winning streak

11:31 [Fin24 News] Aquarius rallies despite overbought alert

11:32 [BBC: Entertainment] Womack reveals Alzheimer's fears

11:32 [The Hindu - News] Honey Singh denies writing offensive lyrics after backlash

11:32 [The Hindu - News] Duck under the shutters for a midnight meal

11:32 [The Hindu - News] A hub for customised cards

11:34 [The Independent] Some welcome economic news as manufacturing sector shows growth

11:34 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

11:34 [New Statesman] Five questions answered on the annual rail fare rises

11:38 [Voice of America] Ivory Coast Mourns Stampede Victims

11:39 [Russia Today] Another tax exile? French electronic composer Jarre may move to London's 'Tech City'

11:39 [CNN: Money] Job market bright spots

11:40 [CNN] As cops keep eye on New Years revelry, armed robbers hit Apple store in Paris

11:42 [BBC: Entertainment] UK album sales suffer 11.2% drop

11:43 [Raw Story] Russia’s 2012 oil output hits post-Soviet high

11:44 [The Hindu - News] AP Collector hints at water rationing in March, April

11:46 [Voice of America] 'Super Storm' Aid in Limbo

11:46 [CNN: Money] 10 ipos to look for in 2013

11:48 [The Hindu - News] No provision to name laws after individuals: Centre

11:48 [The Hindu - News] An unbiased blueprint

11:49 [Telegraph] 'Fiscal cliff' averted: should you invest in the US stock market?

11:49 [New Statesman] Austerity averted in US

11:50 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Hugh Hefner marries 'runaway bride'

11:50 [Voice of America] Rebels in Syria Attack Northern Airport

11:51 [BBC: Also in the news] Woman trapped in shop at new year

11:52 [The Hindu - News] Tales of medical feats and resident ghosts

11:52 [The Hindu - News] Say ‘cheers’ with milk

11:53 [Raw Story] Bill backs U.S. adoptions of North Korean orphans

11:54 [Deutsche Welle] Leipzig: the new Berlin

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Make a new beginning

11:55 [CNN] Paparazzo killed by oncoming traffic after photographing Justin Bieber's Ferrari

11:56 [msnbc] Photographer killed shooting Ferrari linked to Bieber

11:57 [msnbc] House OKs fiscal cliff deal despite GOP protests

11:57 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

11:58 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Is Israel Proof That an Armed Society Can Work?

12:00 [The Hindu - News] AP transport staff fan out to stop road rage

12:01 [Mother Jones] Can Antibiotics Make You Fat?

12:01 [Mother Jones] How the US Intelligence Community Came Out of the Shadows

12:01 [Mother Jones] How Zero Dark Thirty Sanitizes Torture

12:01 [Mother Jones] Our 10 Favorite Fake Twitter Accounts

12:03 [CNN: Money] 10 IPOs to look for in 2013

12:03 [Raw Story] Delhi gang-rapists tried to run victim over with bus after attack

12:04 [Deutsche Welle] At least 60 people killed in Ivory Coast stampede

12:04 [The Hindu - News] Multiple stories waiting to be unearthed

12:09 [The Hindu - News] Fate of JNNURM housing project hangs in balance

12:09 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Strangest Conservative Priority: Prepping a '2nd Amendment Solution'

12:11 [msnbc] 1 dead after rogue wave washes couple out to sea

12:13 [The Hindu - News] UNP to boycott court hearing on Sri Lanka CJ impeachment

12:15 [The Hindu - News] Only literature unites people: Pratibha Ray

12:17 [The Hindu - News] Thailand to repatriate Rohingya refugees

12:17 [Fox News] 'ABSOLUTE DISGRACE': Outrage After House Skips Vote on Sandy Aid Bill

12:17 [Fox News] PATIENT PROTECTION?Hospital Fires 8 Workers Who Refused Flu Shot

12:17 [Fox News] BEGINNING TO HEAL:Sandy Hook Students to Return to a New School

12:17 [Fox News] HISTORIC FIND: Artifacts Help Pinpoint Key Hatfield-McCoy Battle Site

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Catch them young

12:19 [Telegraph] Emile Sande tops album charts

12:19 [Telegraph] Catherine Zeta Jones helps give Welsh princes a place in history

12:20 [The Independent] Postcard from... New York

12:23 [The Hindu - News] OMC mining scam: CBI files charge sheet against Mehfuz Khan

12:25 [The Hindu - News] New bus service launched in Visakhapatnam

12:26 [New Internationalist] Civil society crackdown in Ethiopia

12:29 [AL JAZEERA] CAR rebels warned against capital advance

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Best foot forward

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Master of cricket administration dies

12:29 [Guardian] FTSE 100 breaks 6000 as fiscal cliff and eurozone fears recede

12:29 [Guardian] UK manufacturing activity hits 15-month high

12:29 [Guardian] Grounded Alaskan oil ship shows no sign of leakage

12:29 [Disinformation] San Diego Police Department Attack Cameraman

12:30 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal cliff compromise leaves few satisfied

12:31 [msnbc: politics] House OKs fiscal cliff deal despite GOP protests

12:32 [BBC: Technology] Paris Apple store hit by heist

12:33 [The Hindu - News] RINL defends decision to invest in UP, Bengal

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts: Smart move...

12:34 [Voice of America] Obama Praises House Vote on Fiscal Cliff

12:36 [The Independent] Archbishop of Westminster cancels special mass for gay people

12:36 [The Independent] Postcard from... Taiwan

12:36 [The Independent] Prince Harry 'kills innocent Afghans while he is drunk'

12:39 [Russia Today] Brawling cockpit intruder forces plane to return to Moscow

12:39 [AL JAZEERA] CAR rebels warned against capital takeover

12:40 [New Statesman] The Treasury got £200m for Christmas

12:41 [The Hindu - News] New Year gift for Visakhapatnam district police

12:43 [msnbc] Fiscal cliff compromise leaves few satisfied

12:45 [New Statesman] The Treasury gets £200m for Christmas

12:45 [New Statesman] To fix the housing market, the government needs to do nothing at all

12:45 [The Hindu - News] A smiley says it all

12:48 [Raw Story] 27 juvenile inmates stage jailbreak at notorious facility in Peru

12:48 [CBC: politics] U.S. 'fiscal cliff' averted but more spending battles ahead

12:50 [New Statesman] “We are not nearly as expensive as is being presented”

12:51 [Guardian] Digital entertainment downloads top £1bn for first time in 2012

12:51 [Telegraph] John Lewis sales rise 13pc over Christmas

12:51 [Telegraph] Burmese government admits airstrikes on rebels

12:51 [The Independent] Back from the brink: US fiscal cliff deal sends London's FTSE 100 Index soaring though 6000 barrier

12:51 [The Independent] JJ Abrams arranges private preview of Star Trek Into Darkness for terminally ill trekkie

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Order on defamation complaint against Naveen Jindal on Thursday

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts: Smart move...

12:58 [Reuters] Central African Republic rebels halt advance, agree to peace talks

12:59 [Topix Activism News] Activist asks public to visit China Nobel wife

13:01 [The Hindu - News] Making a difference: Works of art

13:04 [Russia Today] Paparazzo dies while photographing Justin Bieber's Ferrari

13:05 [Telegraph] Aceh bans straddling women from motorbikes

13:06 [Spiegel] Unlimited Impossibilities: Republican Blockade Paralyzes America

13:07 [The Independent] British stars top 2012 charts

13:08 [zero hedge] The Cliff Is Dead, Long Live The Cliff: Futures Soar

13:10 [New Statesman] Obama rejects Osbornomics: "we can't simply cut our way to prosperity"

13:11 [The Hindu - News] Maligai kadai on your monitor

13:13 [The Hindu - News] West Bengal to set up 88 fast-track courts for crimes against women

13:13 [The Hindu - News] State govt. views should prevail in Lokayukta selections: BJP

13:13 [CNN: Money] Economy isn't the real beneficiary of deal

13:13 [Truthdig] Free Syrian Army

13:13 [Truthdig] Mursi’s Choice

13:14 [BBC: Science & Environment] Bloodhound diary: Making tracks in 2013

13:14 [CNN: Politics] House scraps vote on Superstorm Sandy aid

13:14 [CNN: Politics] House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead

13:15 [msnbc] Egypt investigates TV host over Morsi satire

13:15 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

13:15 [The Hindu - News] West Bengal to set up 88 fast-track courts to try crimes against women

13:17 [The Hindu - News] Local authorities to ensure proper shelter for poor during Kumbh, directs HC

13:18 [Raw Story] LG begins sales of next-generation OLED display TV

13:18 [BBC: Science & Environment] Seal 'swims 50 miles into lake'

13:20 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Seal filmed swimming in flooded field

13:23 [The Independent] Downton's Dan Stevens voted UK's best-dressed man

13:26 [CNN] Retro diet tricks that work

13:27 [The Hindu - News] “I believe…Disposition begets dignity”

13:27 [The Hindu - News] Cold claimes 15 more lives in UP, death toll rises to 107

13:29 [Disinformation] Sir David Attenborough Reveals the Pink Iguana

13:30 [msnbc] Syrian rebels launch 'intense' attack on air base

13:33 [Truthdig] Fixing US Image

13:33 [Truthdig] Cigarette Smoking Butt

13:33 [Truthdig] Not My Fault

13:35 [New Statesman] Resource security isn't achieved by locking up commodities

13:36 [straight] Dan Savage answers the University of Wisconsin-Madison's burning questions

13:36 [straight] New on DVD/Blu-ray: Compliance, Dredd 3D, Frankenweenie, Now is Good, Red Dwarf X

13:36 [Spiegel] Squeezed Out: Rocketing Rents Become Election Issue in Germany

13:37 [CNN: Money] Avis agrees to buy Zipcar

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Romance with the bike

13:38 [The Independent] Photographer killed while taking photos of Justin Bieber's $200,000 Ferrari

13:38 [CNN: Health] Plastic surgery safari: Getting the 'J-Lo butt' in South Africa

13:39 [Deutsche Welle] Eurozone industry still locked in recession

13:39 [Deutsche Welle] Syria rebels step up attack on air base

13:39 [Deutsche Welle] Indian police set to charge accused rapists

13:39 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: January 2

13:41 [CNN] Death toll from stampede at Angola stadium vigil rises

13:42 [CNN: Money] Mohamed El-Erian: Deal is a mixed bag

13:42 [CNN] Damon's film 'Promised Land' overlooks fracking's boon to U.S.

13:43 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff deal: stock markets surge on compromise

13:45 [msnbc] Best housing markets for 2013

13:46 [NPR] It's Not Over: Big Battles Ahead Even After 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal

13:47 [CNN: Health] Identical twins give birth hours apart

13:49 [Russia Today] Djokovic starts New Year with blunder

13:49 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Palestinian refugee camp under siege for 11th day

13:49 [AL JAZEERA] Fighting rages at Syria airbase

13:50 [The Hindu - Opinion] Two routes, one destination

13:50 [New Statesman] Alex Ferguson’s latest display of petulance threatens to tarnish a formidable legacy

13:51 [Telegraph] Myra Hindley: Moors Murderer 'tried to become middle class'

13:51 [Telegraph] Fundraiser fulfils promise of doing a new thing every day for a year

13:51 [Telegraph] Smart phone app developed by Welsh Government costs £22 per user

13:53 [Raw Story] Indonesian city bans women from straddling motorbikes

13:53 [Raw Story] Uganda drops charges against British producer of gay play David Cecil

13:54 [Russia Today] 10 dead, 120 injured in Angola vigil stampede

13:54 [CNN: Money] Stocks set to rally on fiscal deal

13:54 [CNN: Money] Wall Street's last gravy train

13:54 [zero hedge] Chart Of The Day: Europe's Resolution To Unpaid Bills? Ignore Them

13:55 [AL JAZEERA] French weekly prints Prophet Muhammad drawing

13:57 [CNN] Look beyond the fiscal cliff

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Independently yours…

14:03 [AL JAZEERA] Myanmar air strikes reported on Kachin rebels

14:03 [Reuters] Italy's Monti fires opening salvo of second-term campaign

14:04 [Russia Today] Russian Navy to hold biggest war games in decades

14:06 [CNN: Travel] Top travel destinations for 2013

14:08 [The Hindu - News] Business of being quirky

14:12 [CNN: Entertainment] Paparazzo dies trying to snap Bieber car

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Namma Madurai: Monks turned into Hindu deities

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Weekly Window

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Favour of the gods

14:12 [Reuters] Air raid on petrol station in Damascus suburb kills 30: activists

14:14 [Global Voices] Podcast: China's Blog Scene

14:14 [Deutsche Welle] Economic situation better than mood suggests

14:16 [NPR] Bipartisan Outrage As Vote On Superstorm Sandy Aid Is Postponed

14:17 [Slashdot] Antivirus Software Performs Poorly Against New Threats

14:19 [CNET News] Developer log points ahead to iPhone 6 and iOS 7

14:21 [CNN] The biggest, buzziest movies of 2013

14:21 [New Statesman] Smaug the dragon's monetary tightening

14:21 [CNN: Entertainment] Paparazzo dies trying to snap Bieber's car

14:21 [CNN: Entertainment] Biggest, buzziest movies of 2013

14:22 [The Hindu - News] A cause of worry

14:25 [The Atlantic: Politics] The 2nd Amendment, First Among Equals for Many Conservatives

14:25 [Fin24 News] Digital sales break £1bn barrier

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Waiting to be cared

14:29 [CBC: politics] U.S. fiscal cliff averted but more spending battles ahead

14:29 [Disinformation] Il Duce is So Hot Right Now

14:30 [The Hindu - News] A paranormal night

14:30 [The Hindu - News] Cold claims 15 more lives in UP, toll up to 107

14:33 [Guardian] British theatre producer escapes two years in Ugandan jail for gay play

14:33 [Guardian] Call to adopt 'Small Business Saturday' in UK

14:33 [Guardian] Ivory Coast stampede death toll rises

14:34 [msnbc] Avis buying Zipcar in $500 million all-cash deal

14:34 [The Hindu - News] It could have been us

14:34 [Deutsche Welle] Three Wise Men for a day

14:34 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Bought, Sold and Abused in Yemen

14:35 [CNET News] Samsung teases robotic vacuum cleaner with a twist

14:37 [Financial Times] Venezuelans on edge over Chávez health

14:38 [zero hedge] As Herbalife Shorts Soar, The Squeeze Continues

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Unrestricted creativity

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Good Grief

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Congress snubs Tharoor over tweet on anti-rape law

14:41 [] Thirty Foot Waves, Arctic Storm Batter Shell's Grounded Oil Rig

14:41 [CNN: Living] A different kind of parenting resolution

14:41 [CNN: Living] Back to work in the New Year

14:41 [CNN: Living] NYE: Twins give birth hours apart

14:41 [CNN: Living] Don't make parenting resolutions

14:42 [CNN] Syrian rebels target air base that 'has been delivering horrors'

14:42 [The Hindu - News] A passion that takes him places

14:43 [BBC: Technology] Chinese 'pirate search engine' shuts

14:43 [Fox News] Gunmen kill 5 teachers, 2 others in ambush in Pakistan

14:44 [Russia Today] Natural fireworks: Night sky to light up during Qaudrantid meteor shower

14:46 [BBC: Health] 'Weight is healthy' study criticised

14:47 [BBC: Health] Booze calories 'too often ignored'

14:49 [Fin24 News] Oil markets begin 2013 on high note

14:51 [CNN] Should Santa Claus still be fat?

14:52 [United Nations Foundation] Teen Motherhood: When "Reality TV" Doesn't Fully Reflect Reality

14:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] Polishing the nation’s silver

14:54 [Slate Magazine] An Inside Look at the Hotel Industry

14:54 [The Hindu - News] On a road less travelled

14:55 [Fin24 News] Oil markets enter 2013 on high note

14:56 [Telegraph] Savile: Two more arrested on suspicion of historic sex offences

14:56 [Telegraph] MoD dismisses allegation Prince Harry hunts Afghans while drunk

14:56 [New Statesman] Christopher Martin-Jenkins: "It is doubtful anyone has contributed more to coverage of cricket"

14:56 [The Independent] Two men in their 50s held in Jimmy Savile sex abuse probe

14:56 [The Independent] A python, a winning EuroMillions lottery ticket, Harry Potter's wand and breast implants: just some of the bizarre items left in UK hotel rooms last year

14:57 [The Hindu - News] On a road less travelled

14:57 [CNN: Money] U.S. credit ratings test is yet to come

14:57 [CNET News] Apple to move A6X production from Samsung to TSMC -- report

14:58 [Financial Times] Low South Korean birth rate raises fears

14:58 [Truthout] Year in Review Part Two

14:58 [Truthout] Climate

14:58 [Spiegel] The World from Berlin: Today's American Politics a 'Tiresome Farce'

14:59 [Anarchist news] Losing Consciousness

14:59 [Anarchist news] Newtown Indian Massacre

15:01 [NPR] N.Y. News Outlet That Posted Names Of Gun Owners Hires Armed Guards

15:02 [CNN: Health] Stop for your health

15:03 [The Hindu - News] Art for all

15:04 [CNN] Born to run: Ethiopia's golden girl Dibaba

15:04 [Fox News: politics] Despite a deal, taxes on most Americans will go up

15:05 [CNN: Money] Deal a mixed bag

15:07 [The Hindu - News] What’s on your lips?

15:07 [The Hindu - News] Trinamool members suspended over dance row

15:07 [Slashdot] Stanford Team Developing Spiked Robots To Explore Phobos

15:08 [Guardian] Jimmy Savile police arrest two more men

15:08 [zero hedge] Next Comes The US Downgrade

15:11 [New Internationalist] State of the World Atlas launch, 10 January, London

15:13 [Raw Story] Issa: Republicans who voted for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal might have drank too much

15:13 [Raw Story] U.S. developed ‘tsunami bomb’ during World War II: author

15:15 [Fox News: politics] Fiscal crisis deal leaves other battles ahead on debt, spending

15:16 [CNN] Armed robbers hit Apple store on New Year's Eve

15:16 [New Statesman] The Two Cultures

15:19 [BBC: Technology] Ground-breaking TV goes on sale

15:20 [CNN: Technology] Our top tech wishes for 2013

15:21 [The Hindu - News] Ghalib revisited

15:21 [New Statesman] New Statesman cover | 07 January

15:22 [BBC: Technology] Ground-breaking OLED TV goes on sale

15:22 [msnbc] Sandy Hook students prepare to return to classes

15:22 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

15:22 [CNN] Syrian warplane strike kills, wounds dozens

15:22 [Voice of America] China's Program To Re-Introduce Pandas Into the Wild Proving Difficult

15:23 [The Hindu - News] Season’s greetings

15:23 [The Hindu - News] CJI inaugurates fast track court to try rape cases

15:23 [BBC: Also in the news] Ground-breaking OLED TV goes on sale

15:23 [Truthout] How America Became an Empire

15:24 [Voice of America] Bozize Supporters Build Roadblocks in CAR Capital

15:28 [Truthout] The Recent Unpleasantness at FreedomWorks

15:29 [Disinformation] Cultural Shifts And Styles To Come In The 2010s

15:31 [The Hindu - News] Iceman running hot

15:33 [Raw Story] Dem lawmaker laughs at ‘Fox & Friends’ spin on Obama’s fiscal cliff negotiating

15:33 [Raw Story] British archbishop abolishes services for LGBT Catholics

15:34 [Truthout] Who Won in the Fiscal Cliff Deal?

15:34 [Financial Times] Foreign gold mine hit by Indonesian protests

15:35 [The Hindu - News] The stage set for surprises

15:36 [CNN: Crime] Pennsylvania to sue over NCAA sanctions

15:36 [CNN: Crime] 'Wilmington 10' pardoned

15:37 [The Hindu - News] Page-turners of 2013

15:37 [msnbc] Activists say dozens of civilians killed in Syrian airstrike

15:38 [Financial Times] Environment protests hit Sumatra gold mine

15:38 [CNET News] Judge decides to keep Samsung sales data unsealed

15:38 [zero hedge] India FinMin: "Demand For Gold Must Be Moderated"

15:39 [Truthout] An Ugly Deal

15:40 [msnbc] Ultrasound parties: New frontier in pregnancy oversharing

15:41 [The Hindu - News] She parts to meet again

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Coloured by experience

15:42 [Guardian] Norovirus cases exceed 1m this winter

15:42 [Guardian] Family of Briton killed in Thai New Year's Eve party 'completely devastated'

15:42 [Telegraph] Vladimir Putin accused of creating gerontocracy

15:43 [The Independent] UK river levels trigger flood warnings

15:43 [The Independent] Promised Land? Fracking provides fertile territory for Hollywood

15:43 [The Independent] 'Cannibal cop': Police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, rape and eat women demands names of 20-plus suspected cannibal conspirators

15:43 [The Independent] Irish man dies after falling from balcony in Tenerife

15:44 [The Progressive] Politicians who cut social programs will pay price

15:44 [Truthout] The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

15:45 [The Hindu - News] Right in the centre

15:47 [The Hindu - News] Cut the crepe!

15:48 [Fin24 News] Wealthy Gulf investors eye Africa

15:49 [Big Think] Possible Link Between Cosmic Radiation And Alzheimer's

15:50 [CNN: Crime] State to sue over Penn State sanctions

15:52 [Guardian] Syria conflict: - live updates

15:52 [Slashdot] Samsung And Docomo Reportedly Working on Tizen Phone

15:53 [Raw Story] Peter King rips House GOP for skipping out on Sandy relief bill

15:54 [Truthout] When Traffic Stops Go Bad – How Cops Demean Black and Brown Men–-how-cops-demean-black-and-brown-men

15:55 [The Hindu - News] I am ... Shivakumar R. Phone mechanic

15:57 [The Hindu - News] Looking back, looking ahead

15:57 [The Hindu - News] I am ...Shivakumar R, Phone mechanic

15:58 [The Independent] Anne Hathaway: I have no grit, no sex appeal

15:58 [Voice of America] Indian Minister Leads Delhi Rape Protest

15:59 [Russia Today] Victim of 'Reign of Terror': Blood of France’s last king 'confirmed authentic'

15:59 [CNN] Fiscal cliff deal: 5 things to know

15:59 [The Hindu - News] For posterity

15:59 [Topix Activism News] Pope Blesses Anti-Gay Uganda Leader

16:00 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Netanyahu's party falls behind in opinion polls

16:02 [CNN: Money] Follow the Dow 30

16:02 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for January 2, 2013

16:03 [Fox News: politics] Meet Obama 2.0

16:04 [Fin24 News] JSE tops 40 000

16:05 [The Hindu - News] Unrestricted creativity

16:06 [Spiegel] Monkey Business: Kidogo the Gorilla Amazes with�Tightrope Act

16:07 [msnbc] Governor to announce NCAA lawsuit from Penn State

16:07 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

16:08 [CBC: politics] U.S. fiscal cliff deal boosts world markets

16:08 [Raw Story] The Infantilizing of Infants: The Great American Tragedy

16:08 [Raw Story] LaTourette: Republicans ‘got whooped’ on fiscal cliff, and ‘chuckleheads’ blocked Sandy relief too

16:08 [zero hedge] Bernanke Policy Tool Reaches All-Time High

16:08 [zero hedge] Fiscal Cliff To Be Fiscal Drag Amounting To 1% Of 2013 GDP

16:09 [The Hindu - News] Bonding with chemistry

16:10 [The Atlantic: National] The Wholly Misunderstood Emancipation Proclamation

16:11 [NPR] Well, It Is In The Dictionary: Boehner Reportedly Aimed 'F-Bomb' At Reid

16:14 [Disinformation] China’s Top 10 Internet Memes Of 2012

16:15 [Truthout] Dirty, Pricey, and Obsolete: Why Desalination Is Not Worth Its Salt

16:15 [Slate Magazine] Parenthood Season 4

16:16 [NPR] Docs Discover Drug-Spiked Eggplant Sent Beijing Diners To Hospital

16:16 [CNN] Cliff deal hollow victory for American people

16:17 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal cliff vote exposes divide in House GOP

16:19 [Reuters: politics] Senate approves FTC, FCC nominees

16:20 [The Atlantic: Politics] Barack Obama's Second First Term

16:23 [Raw Story] Study shows human ancestors may have ‘walked up’ trees

16:23 [Raw Story] Brain scans reveal fructose link to overeating

16:24 [AlterNet] Idiotic! Right-winger P.J. O'Rourke Praises Capitalism in Wall Street Journal By Comparing It to a Pizza

16:24 [AlterNet] FreedomWorks' Civil War Reveals That in Washington, Cash Trumps Ideology Every Time

16:24 [AlterNet] AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on the Extreme Sport of Driving While Phoning

16:24 [AlterNet] Saudi Religious Leader Calls for Gang Rape of Syrian Women

16:24 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for January 2, 2013

16:24 [] Democracy Now!: So-Called Fiscal Cliff Averted As Congress Begins New Fight Over Spending on Social Welfare Programs

16:24 [] Democracy Now!: Will Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Be Key Tactic in 2013 Battle Over Climate Change?

16:24 [] Democracy Now!: “An Enormous Loss”: Rebecca Tarbotton, Leading Environmentalist Dies in Swimming Accident

16:24 [Deutsche Welle] India continues to mourn deceased rape victim

16:25 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli PM refuses to advance peace with Palestinians

16:26 [The Hindu - News] Cauvery Tribunal award notification delayed further

16:27 [CNN: Money] U.S. manufacturing rebounds in December

16:28 [Reuters] U.N. raises Syria death toll to 60,000

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Creating a new dialogue

16:34 [The Hindu - News] CAG has power to audit oil & gas blocks, says Rangarajan Committee

16:35 [CNET News] RIM expands licensing deal with InterDigital to cover 4G LTE tech

16:35 [Truthout] Sanity in a Culture of Mass Murder

16:38 [The Hindu - News] Unspoken stories

16:39 [zero hedge] ISM Manufacturing Beats, Construction Spending Misses

16:41 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Dangerous Blindspots of Clueless Keynesians

16:42 [CNN: Money] STOCKS RALLY

16:42 [CNN: Money] Manufacturing rebounds in December

16:42 [Slashdot] TSMC Preparing To Manufacturer A6X Chip As Apple Looks to Ditch Samsung

16:43 [CNET News] Avis Budget swallows up Zipcar for $500 million

16:43 [The Onion] Wrigley Field Supporters Propose Tearing Down Rest Of Chicago

16:44 [The Hindu - News] Waste in wealth out

16:44 [Telegraph] 'Fiscal cliff' deal drives global market rally: live

16:44 [Telegraph] Uganda drops 'homophobic charges' against British man

16:44 [Telegraph] Car insurance premiums pushed higher by 'income for life' claims

16:44 [Telegraph] Indian rape victim was determined to end her family's hardship

16:45 [The Independent] UK braced for yet more flooding with 76 serious flood warnings in place, including 13 in already-saturated Yorkshire

16:45 [Financial Times] UN puts Syrian death toll at 60,000

16:46 [Fin24 News] Old Mutual sells US units worth $12bn

16:48 [Raw Story] U.S. journalist kidnapped in war-torn Syria

16:48 [Raw Story] Watch live: PA governor announces lawsuit against NCAA over Penn State sex abuse

16:50 [Guardian] NHS hospital 'dishonest' to parents of stillborn baby over failures in care

16:50 [Guardian] Syria conflict: at least 60,000 dead, says new UN report - live updates

16:52 [CNET News] Get free Google Voice home-phone service with $40 adapter

16:52 [msnbc] Fiscal cliff vote exposes divide in House GOP

16:53 [OpEdNews] The Space Between Stories

16:53 [Voice of America] African Troops Take Position Between CAR Rebels, Army

16:54 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Preventing World War III

16:54 [Amnesty International] China: Uighur writer’s death in prison bitter blow for freedom

16:56 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Egyptians agree on new election law

16:56 [NPR] More Than 60,000 Have Died In Syria, U.N. Estimates

16:56 [Reuters: politics] Bigger fights loom after "fiscal cliff" deal

16:57 [New Statesman] Clegg shows how the coalition will attack Labour in 2013

16:57 [Reuters] Bigger fights loom after "fiscal cliff" deal

16:58 [Raw Story] Ugandan court dismisses charges over LGBT play against British producer

16:58 [Raw Story] French woman trapped in supermarket on New Year’s Eve

16:58 [Raw Story] Bieber offers prayers for killed photographer

16:59 [Russia Today] Congress ends term by ignoring Sandy victims' pleas for help

17:00 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Everyone Hates the Fiscal-Cliff Deal

17:00 [The Independent] Revealed: 100,000 were struck down with vomiting bug over Christmas

17:02 [New Statesman] RoboRoach + Twitter = Crowdsourced cockroach steering

17:04 [Big Think] Is NASA Going In The Right Direction?

17:04 [CNN: Health] Why are the holidays always so blue?

17:07 [Spiegel] Prospects for 2013: German Economy Faces Year of Uncertainty

17:08 [Raw Story] Cats demonstrate most popular New Year’s resolutions

17:10 [The Atlantic: International] Five More International Stories to Watch for in 2013

17:10 [msnbc] Pakistan embraces 'political goddess' Bhutto

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17:10 [msnbc] Death toll rises to 16 in Angola stampede

17:12 [CNET News] Google Maps drives to 2014 Kia Sorento, sets up shop

17:12 [CNN] Being overweight linked to lower risk of mortality

17:13 [CNN] Syria death toll jumps past 60,000, U.N. says

17:14 [The Onion] Smug Replacement Refs Point Out Not A Single 'Intentional Midfield Zone Hands' Called All Weekend

17:14 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff battles to continue despite deal

17:15 [CNN: Health] Being overweight linked to lower risk of mortality

17:16 [Truthout] Gaza Uncut: Another Year of War and Siege

17:16 [Financial Times] US manufacturing recovers in December

17:16 [Fox News] Crisis Averted, Another Looming?

17:16 [The Independent] Video: Women protest at 'rapist' cocktail in Mumbai

17:18 [CNN: Politics] House staves off fiscal cliff, but more squabbles lie ahead

17:18 [CNN: Politics] Looking beyond the fiscal cliff

17:19 [AL JAZEERA] 'Many killed' in Syria fuel station airstrike

17:20 [CNET News] Are expensive speakers worth it?

17:21 [Truthout] So-Called Fiscal Cliff Averted as Congress Begins New Fight over Spending on Social Welfare Programs

17:22 [Guardian] 60,000 killed in Syrian war, says UN

17:24 [Russia Today] Russian juniors scrape through at hockey worlds

17:24 [Russia Today] French magazine sparks another controversy over Mohammed cartoons

17:24 [Russia Today] Taxes to go up in 2013 regardless of 'fiscal cliff' deal

17:26 [Slashdot] Colleges Help Students Fix Their Online Indiscretions

17:26 [Truthout] Robert Pollin: Economic Outlook for 2013

17:26 [Fin24 News] R56.5m incentive for MTN directors

17:27 [Mother Jones] Someday Soon, We're Going to Need a Lot More Tax Revenue

17:27 [Mother Jones] Stop Making Fun of the Chinese Drywall Bill

17:28 [Reuters] Iran says captures two U.S.-made miniature surveillance drones

17:28 [Reuters: politics] Pennsylvania governor to sue to overturn Penn State sanctions

17:28 [Campaign For Liberty] Assuming Responsibility in an Irresponsible World

17:29 [Voice of America] VP: Venezuela's Chavez in 'Delicate' Condition

17:29 [Electronic Intifada] Gaza refugee camps portrayed as vibrant and vulnerable in Palestinian contemporary art shown in London

17:29 [Deutsche Welle] UN report: Death toll in Syria climbs to 60,000

17:29 [CNN] British producer accused in Uganda over gay play says case is dropped

17:30 [Disinformation] Eighty-Four Photos of Dead Malls

17:30 [Telegraph] John Boehner faces Republican backlash over fiscal cliff and Hurricane Sandy

17:30 [Telegraph] Calls grow for Delhi gang rape victim to be identified

17:30 [Telegraph] Cost of food 'not going to stop' rising, warns UK chief scientist

17:33 [Raw Story] Peter King near tears, threatens to quit Republican Party for blocking Sandy relief

17:34 [AlterNet] 4 Painful Political Lessons from the Fiscal Cliff Debates

17:35 [The Atlantic: International] Russia's Tumultous Year to Come

17:35 [Global Voices] Mauritius and Reunion Island Brace for Cyclone Dumile Impact

17:37 [CNET News] Amazon Instant Video deal: 22 popular movies for $5 each

17:38 [zero hedge] Grant's Interest Rate Observer: Free Best Articles Compilation

17:38 [zero hedge] EUR Repatriation Over? European Currency Slumps

17:38 [Raw Story] Armed gang robs Apple store in Paris

17:38 [Raw Story] UN: More than 60,000 killed in Syrian conflict

17:41 [CNN] American journalist abducted in Syria

17:41 [NPR] Financial Markets Cheer 'Fiscal Cliff' News

17:41 [NPR] The Tony Soprano of Karachi: Gangster Or Politician?

17:41 [CNN: Entertainment] Psy surprises Anderson

17:41 [CNN: Entertainment] The recent loves of Hefner

17:42 [Fox News] HYPOCRITE'S 'DEMAND?' Celebs Lampooned for Call To End Violence They Sell

17:42 [Fox News] SWEPT OUT TO SEA: California Man Pays Ultimate Price to Save Dog

17:42 [Fox News] HOUSE TENSIONS BOIL: Rep Calls for End to GOP Donations Over Sandy Bill

17:42 [Fox News: politics] Fiscal deal includes estimated $12.1 billion in tax credits for wind energy industry

17:44 [AL JAZEERA] CAR rebels halt advance on capital

17:44 [CNN] Fiscal cliff winners and losers

17:44 [Big Think] Fukushima Kids Are Getting Fatter. Not From Radiation. From Fear.

17:45 [CNN: Money] Smaller paycheck? Don't blame the boss

17:48 [Financial Times] Prophet cartoon book unveiled in France

17:48 [Raw Story] Israel says Egypt border fence near completion

17:48 [Raw Story] Police: Connecticut man filmed ladies bathrooms at church and work

17:49 [CNN] Pennsylvania gov. announces plans to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions

17:49 [Voice of America] Frogs Could Provide Big Leap in Antibiotics

17:50 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Computational Model of the Human Heart

17:51 [NPR] Grrr, Said The Grylloblattid. I'm Not Leaving. Not Yet.

17:53 [Reuters] U.N. lifts Syria death toll to "truly shocking" 60,000

17:53 [The Hindu - News] Rangarajan panel suggests average of global prices for gas

17:53 [CNN: Money] Smaller check? Don't blame us

17:55 [Reuters: politics] Governor announces lawsuit vs NCAA over Penn State scandal

17:55 [msnbc: politics] Obama calls on Congress to act on Hurricane Sandy relief

17:55 [zero hedge] Santelli: "There Has To Be An Endgame To Insanity"

17:57 [Truthout] On the Left, Seeing Obama Giving Away Too Much, Again

17:57 [Spiegel] Unknown But Unavoidable: The Secret Ways of Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei

17:57 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal cliff deal a ‘debacle’ for the GOP, sets up ‘giant fight’ in months

17:57 [msnbc] Dozens killed in Syria blast as UN gives 'shocking' toll

17:57 [Mother Jones] New Study Says One of Your 2013 New Year's Resolutions is Already Done

17:59 [The Hindu - News] U.S. ‘fiscal cliff’ deal passage ends standoff

18:00 [Telegraph] TV viewers 'spend two weeks looking for lost remote' during their lifetime

18:00 [Telegraph] French pensioner spends New Year's locked inside supermarket

18:01 [Reuters: politics] NY, NJ governors slam U.S. lawmakers for delay of Sandy relief

18:02 [Guardian] Man dies after freight train hits car at level crossing in Oxfordshire

18:04 [CNN: Crime] Pennsylvania to sue NCAA

18:05 [Voice of America] Many Remained Displaced in Kenya in 2012

18:05 [The Atlantic: Technology] 3D-Printed Records Sound Eerily Like Edison's Early Wax Recordings

18:06 [CNN: Politics] Fiscal cliff winners and losers

18:07 [CNN: Health] Treating blood clots: Dr. Gupta

18:09 [Reuters: politics] New FAA head among appointments approved by Senate

18:09 [Spiegel] Picture This: Veni, Vidi, Divi

18:09 [Spiegel] One Man, Three Lives: The Munich Olympics and the CIA's New Informant

18:09 [CNN: Money] Investors: Get defensive in 2013

18:10 [Fox News] Your Taxes WILL Go Up — and Add Another $4 Trillion to Our Deficit

18:12 [CBC: politics] Idle No More protesters block eastern Quebec rail line

18:12 [Slashdot] Trip To Mars Could Damage Astronauts' Brains

18:13 [msnbc] Fiscal cliff deal a ‘debacle’ for the GOP, sets up ‘giant fight’ in months

18:15 [Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe stops farm acquisitions

18:15 [Deutsche Welle] Brazilians fight dengue with bacteria

18:18 [BBC: Entertainment] Author offers role to dog rescuer

18:18 [The Independent] Syria death toll reaches 60,000 according to UN figures

18:18 [Raw Story] Famous French comic artist refuses top honor

18:19 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Afghanistan: MSF Reopens Khost Maternity Hospital

18:19 [Reuters] Analysis: Young, urban Indians find political voice after student's gang rape

18:22 [CNN] 'Knife in the back': Fury over House dropping Sandy aid vote

18:22 [CNN] Djokovic's Australian Open preparations suffer hiccup

18:22 [The Onion] Asshole From Plane Greeted At Baggage Claim By Whole Family

18:22 [The Onion] [video] America's Roommates Launch 'One Vote Doesn't Matter' Campaign

18:24 [Russia Today] This is how the food industry makes Americans fat and hungry

18:25 [The Hindu - News] A. L. Mudaliar passes away

18:26 [CNN: Money] Visa, MasterCard at all-time highs

18:26 [CNN: Money] Federal workers breathe sigh of relief

18:26 [CNET News] Record iOS, Android app downloads tallied in last week of 2012

18:26 [CNET News] iPhone 5S coming in late spring in pink, more colors: analyst

18:26 [Guardian] Argentina urges Britain to 'end colonialism' and hand back Falklands

18:27 [Fin24 News] Bigger fights loom after fiscal deal

18:28 [Guardian] Gay mass services in Soho abolished by archbishop of Westminster

18:28 [Raw Story] Obama slams Republicans for delaying vote on Hurricane Sandy relief

18:29 [Truthdig] The Next War: the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

18:29 [The Progressive] Obama’s Tax Deal a Victory for His Base—and the Country

18:29 [Russia Today] FBI classified information about OWS assassination plot

18:29 [CNN: Money] Stocks rally into 2013

18:33 [Voice of America] Russia's 2012 Oil Output Hits Post-Soviet High

18:34 [The Independent] Man killed in level crossing crash in Oxford

18:38 [zero hedge] Sandy Backlash: "Don't Give A Penny To Republicans" Demands House Republican

18:38 [zero hedge] FiSCaL DeaTH RaCe 2013...

18:38 [zero hedge] Gun Sales Background Checks Hit Record

18:39 [straight] News for Youse: Assessed values rise, Norovirus outbreak, and suspected rapist arrested

18:39 [straight] Photo of the Day: Hiking Minnekhada Regional Park

18:39 [straight] David Suzuki: It's time to take global warming seriously

18:39 [straight] Dan Savage Podcast Episode 323

18:40 [Disinformation] Top 5 Stories From In 2012

18:42 [CNN] Mom 'eternally grateful' as 2 missing boys return home to Georgia

18:42 [Slashdot] Einstein@Home Set To Break Petaflop Barrier

18:43 [Guardian] Venezuelans urged to ignore rumours that Hugo Chávez is on brink of death

18:43 [Guardian] Mother of Briton killed in Thai New Year's Eve party prepares to fly to Thailand

18:44 [Big Think] Helping The Internet Become More Environmentally Friendly

18:45 [CNET News] Judge dings Apple 'app store' claim vs. Amazon

18:45 [BBC: Entertainment] Cartoonist refuses French honour

18:46 [NPR] Dyn-O-Mite! Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks Showbiz

18:46 [NPR] Chastity: Why Wait?

18:46 [NPR] Gospel Star Vicki Yohe's Shares Songs Of Strength

18:47 [Telegraph] Benjamin Netanyahu losing support ahead of election

18:47 [Telegraph] Older male celebrities who have had relationships with younger women

18:47 [Telegraph] 'Fiscal cliff' deal drives global market rally: as it happened

18:47 [Telegraph] Sexualisation of children 'risks softening attitudes towards abuse'

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Setback to Modi as Supreme Court upholds Lokayukta appointment

18:48 [Raw Story] Watch live: Sandy Hook students return to classes

18:48 [Raw Story] Expert says drug-resistant malaria could spawn global health ‘nightmare scenario’

18:49 [Fox News: politics] Fiscal deal emboldens Obama to seek more tax increases

18:49 [The Independent] Miranda Hart replaces Alan Car as presenter of Chatty Man for Channel 4's Mash Up

18:49 [The Independent] Dog walker swept away in sea off Blackpool named

18:49 [The Independent] Martin McGuinness accepts title to resign as MP

18:49 [The Independent] Who will join Tom Daley on the high board? Splash! celebrity contestants announced

18:49 [Voice of America] US Still Facing Tough Financial Choices

18:50 [CNN: Politics] House scraps vote on Sandy aid

18:50 [CNN: Politics] Rothkopf: A hollow victory

18:50 [CNN: Politics] House staves off fiscal cliff

18:51 [Fin24 News] All share breaks 40 000 ceiling

18:51 [NPR] The Tony Soprano of Karachi: Gangster Or Politician?

18:52 [] Tajikistan: Dushanbe Web Regulator Creating “Preposterous Impediments”

18:55 [The Atlantic: National] Gun Owners Are More Complicated Than We Sometimes Think

18:56 [CNN] U.N.'s Syria death toll jumps dramatically to 60,000 plus

18:56 [United Nations Foundation] State-Level 2012 Retrospective: Second-Highest Number of Abortion Restrictions Ever

18:58 [AlterNet] Are Our Emotions Preventing Us From Taking Action on Climate Change?

18:58 [AlterNet] The GOP Clown Car Crashes, Again

18:58 [Mother Jones] Someday, Paywalls Are Going to Kill Blogging

18:58 [The Hindu - News] ‘Governor bound to act on Cabinet’s advice’

18:58 [OpEdNews] Looking Forward To The Hate: Getting Back To Work In 2013. Will Christian Right Hate Finally Implode?

18:59 [Truthdig] The Next War: The Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

18:59 [Truthdig] Warp Speed Up Ahead?

18:59 [Truthdig] Rendition Persists Despite Due Process Concerns

18:59 [Truthdig] 5 Dark Money Groups Misled the IRS About Political Activities

18:59 [msnbc] How the fiscal cliff deal will hit your taxes

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19:00 [The Hindu - News] Kites are no longer soaring high

19:00 [The Hindu - News] Modi government’s attitude won’t prove a hurdle: Justice Mehta

19:01 [] Taliban Compares US Role in Afghanistan to Vietnam

19:01 [] King Coal Gets a Boost Through ALEC

19:01 [] World Bank 'Fights Poverty' by Investing in Five-Star Hotel

19:01 [BBC: Technology] Ubuntu system comes to smartphones

19:02 [The Hindu - News] West Bengal to set up 88 fast track courts

19:02 [AL JAZEERA] Jordanian peacekeepers released in Sudan

19:05 [Guardian] Norovirus may have affected 100,000 over Christmas, says health agency

19:05 [Guardian] Disabled convict Daniel Roque Hall wins injunction preventing return to jail

19:05 [The Independent] Revealed: first image of a new planet being formed with star dust

19:05 [The Independent] £33bn added to UK blue chips' value as US fiscal cliff deal sends London's FTSE 100 Index soaring through 6000 barrier

19:05 [The Independent] Nicolas Sarkozy DID take $50 million of Muammar Gaddafi's cash, French judge is told

19:05 [Good] How We Can All Be Better Anthropologists

19:05 [Good] Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Hits the Big Leagues

19:05 [Good] Man's Time on Earth, in Depressing Cartoon Form

19:05 [Moral Low Ground] John Boehner to Harry Reid in Fiscal Cliff Saga: “Go F— Yourself”

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan’s ‘halal’ Facebook starved of cash

19:08 [The Hindu - News] Row over dancing girls at Trinamool function

19:08 [zero hedge] Another "Algo Gone Wild" Bailed Out By Nasdaq After Mini Flash Crash

19:08 [zero hedge] Back To The Future: Cruise Line Industry Skirted Fundamental Analysis For A 100% Gain, But Can A Miracle Happen Twice?

19:10 [The Hindu - News] Girl abducted and raped in Puducherry

19:10 [The Hindu - News] Taliban wrong on girls’ education: Hekmatyar

19:11 [The Onion] Partially Faded Hand Stamp Undermining Everything Prosecutor Says

19:12 [BBC: Health] AUDIO: How close is a norovirus vaccine?

19:12 [The Hindu - News] A mother begs for her child’s life

19:13 [Raw Story] Pat Toomey to Republicans: Prepare to shut down government over the debt ceiling

19:13 [Raw Story] PA Gov. Corbett files suit against NCAA before Democratic AG takes office

19:14 [CNN: Money] Poke: A misfire in Facebook's mobile strategy

19:14 [CNN: Money] Dividend tax hike 'could have been worse'

19:16 [NPR] Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions

19:16 [NPR] Andrew Sullivan's 'The Dish' Is Leaving 'The Daily Beast,' Going Solo Again

19:18 [OpEdNews] (Gun) Violence is as American as cheery pie

19:20 [Reuters: politics] Governor announces lawsuit vs NCAA over Penn State scandal

19:22 [CNN: Money] Federal workers are spared

19:22 [CNN: Money] Investor enthusiasm will be short-lived

19:22 [CNN: Money] Your taxes under the fiscal cliff deal

19:22 [CNN: Money] Economy spared - for now

19:25 [Telegraph] Channel 4 ignores outcry over Big Fat Quiz to repeat it twice without censorship

19:26 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] CAR Rebels Halt Advance on Capital

19:26 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Is Tashkent Cooking Its HIV/AIDS Statistics?

19:26 [The Hindu - News] 02hyssk01-Salarjung Museum

19:28 [The Hindu - Opinion] UGC to universities: ensure security for women

19:28 [The Hindu - News] UGC to universities: ensure security for women

19:28 [OpEdNews] Environment Looses a Champion in Lisa Jackson

19:30 [CNET News] 8:52 p.m. tonight: Your best chance this year of an online date

19:30 [CNET News] All Batmans morph into one super-Bruce Wayne

19:30 [CNET News] Apple wins patent for new way to send power to homes

19:31 [Slashdot] Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Financial woes drive two of family to suicide

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Chief Justice warns against people’s anger affecting judicial process

19:33 [Guardian] EDL activist Clint Bristow in custody on burglary charges

19:33 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Postcard from Yemen

19:33 [Raw Story] Poland bans genetically modified maize and potatoes

19:34 [The Hindu - News] Duty hike may further push up gold prices

19:34 [The Hindu - News] Farmers injured in lathi-charge

19:35 [Good] A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year

19:35 [CNN] Tavi Gevinson may take over the world while you read this

19:36 [The Independent] Two freed after quiz over Northern Ireland PC murder bid

19:36 [The Independent] Households set for record winter fuel bill

19:36 [The Hindu - News] $5 million worth bonds seized in raids

19:36 [The Hindu - News] City sees a warmer winter

19:38 [zero hedge] Byron Wien's 2013 Predictions Unveiled

19:40 [straight] Idling while Canada burns: lessons we can learn from First Nations

19:40 [straight] Video: Huge python turns up in Florida picnic area

19:40 [straight] Will the U.S. fiscal-cliff legislation whack the B.C. film industry?

19:40 [straight] How you can spot a lie, even when it's being told by Bill Clinton

19:41 [The Onion] Foster Mom Doesn't Pick Least Favorites

19:41 [CNN: Money] VCs to score big on Zipcar sale

19:44 [Russia Today] EPA head resigns to protest Obama’s support of Keystone XL?

19:44 [The Hindu - News] Panchayat bans mobiles, modern outfits

19:44 [Truthout] Austerity Solution to Phony Deficit Crisis Largely Halted - for Now

19:44 [The Atlantic: In Focus] A Look Inside North Korea

19:46 [CNN] Malala asks Pakistani college to remove her name, official says

19:46 [Slashdot] An Ode To Skulpture

19:47 [CNET News] Tobii Rex: Control a Windows 8 PC with your eyes

19:48 [OpEdNews] Why Tom Harkin and a Handful of Other Progressives Opposed the Deal

19:48 [The Hindu - News] Five held for molesting woman

19:48 [The Hindu - News] A message of mistaken identity

19:50 [Deutsche Welle] US Congress tables toughest decisions

19:50 [Fox News] NCAA criticizes Pennsylvania governor's plan to sue it over Penn State sanctions

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Respect privacy of victim’s family: NCW

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Bidar rape victim gets discharged from Niloufer

19:51 [The Independent] No more Santa costumes or shark fins: Weird US laws come into force

19:51 [The Independent] Second blow for Hurricane Sandy's victims as Congress abandons recovery Bill

19:51 [The Independent] You're in the Army now: Korean pop star Rain under fire after paparazzi photos show him out on town with top actress

19:51 [CBC: politics] Flaherty says U.S. fiscal cliff deal good, but risks remain

19:52 [NPR] Economists See (OK-ish) Growth In 2013

19:52 [NPR] 'Rum Cliff' And Other Close Shaves In The Tax, Spending Deal

19:52 [CNN] Chelsea striker Sturridge joins Liverpool

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Rights panel seeks probe report on Park Street rape

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Accused in Ritwick Ghatak’s grand daughter’s death held

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Suspect in Aruna murder case flees State?

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Teacher spurns marriage proposal, suffers acid attack

19:55 [CNET News] Facebook conquers Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Vietnam

19:55 [CNET News] Evidence in Apple v. Samsung tossed for breaking the rules

19:55 [Voice of America] 2 Jordanian Peacekeepers Freed After Kidnapping in Darfur

19:55 [CNN] Lawyers boycott defense of India rape suspects

19:58 [CNN: Entertainment] Tavi Gevinson may take over the world while you read this

20:00 [The Hindu - News] Jade evokes an old-world charm

20:02 [NPR] Malala, Shot For Speaking Out Against Pakistan's Taliban, To Stay In U.K.

20:02 [CNN: Money] FTC offers $50,000 in contest to end robocalls

20:02 [CNN: Money] Big Pharma and unfiltered speech: A dangerous prescription

20:03 [The Hindu - News] ‘No journalistic activities on tourist visa’

20:03 [CNET News] Ubuntu OS smartphones tapped for late 2013

20:04 [Electronic Intifada] Jordan Valley families expelled from Israeli "firing zone" during Gaza attack remain uprooted

20:05 [msnbc: politics] Boehner likely to be re-elected speaker, but there could be drama

20:05 [Truthout] The Battle for 2014 Begins on Day 1 in the Senate

20:06 [Global Voices] Ted Henken's Review of Cuban Blogosphere

20:07 [The Hindu - News] Visa to Javed Miandad triggers row

20:07 [The Hindu - News] JNTUH may decide to do without DoP

20:07 [The Hindu - News] BMC scraps plan to honour Tendulkar

20:07 [The Independent] Parents upset over school's headscarf ban

20:07 [The Independent] Soul singer Bobby Womack 'has Alzheimer's disease'

20:07 [The Independent] Black Dog Strangler Phillip Westwater escapes from secure hospital

20:07 [The Independent] Family 'consents to rape Delhi gang rape victim being identified'

20:07 [Financial Times] Bonds rally as Chávez health fears grow

20:07 [Reuters] CAR rebels halt advance, agree to peace talks

20:08 [] A renegade rabbi, an ultra-right party, and Kadima battle to pass the threshold

20:08 [] Iran hopes nuclear talks with world powers to begin 'very soon'

20:08 [] UN report: At least 60,000 people killed since beginning of Syrian civil war

20:08 [] IAF aircrew ejects F-16 fighter jet during landing

20:09 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Game Theory And The Unfixable Fiscal Situation

20:09 [The Hindu - News] Villagers court arrest against Jaitapur nuclear plant

20:09 [Topix Activism News] U.N.: Syria death toll at 60,000 and counting

20:09 [Russia Today] Six-year-old suspended from school for pretend gunshot

20:11 [Slate Magazine] Dear Prudence: Doubling the Pleasure

20:11 [Slate Magazine] The Next Fiscal Cliff

20:11 [Slate Magazine] Democracy or Gerontocracy

20:11 [CNN] FBI gun background checks hit record highs

20:12 [Financial Times] Republicans ready to vent fury at Boehner

20:12 [Reuters] House speaker says still committed to Sandy aid

20:12 [Reuters] Central African Republic rebels halt advance, agree to peace talks

20:13 [The Hindu - News] Visa to Javed Miandad triggers controversy

20:13 [CNN] Ailing Clinton in touch with aides from hospital, spokeswoman says

20:14 [BBC: Also in the news] Author offers role to dog rescuer

20:14 [Big Think] The Goal: Cellulosic Ethanol From Brazil

20:14 [Russia Today] Communists, Al-Qaeda… China: US to boost Asia arms sales in 2013 to fight new 'boogeyman'

20:14 [Reuters: politics] House speaker says still committed to Sandy aid

20:15 [The Hindu - News] Curb on visas to Maldivians could hit Indian hospitals

20:15 [The Atlantic: International] What the Likud's 14th-Ranked Knesset Candidate Thinks Of Arabs

20:15 [Fox News] Hot Ski Destinations

20:15 [Fox News] Pregnancy Ups Sex Tape Sales

20:15 [Fox News] Things Air Crew Won't Tell You

20:15 [Fox News] 'Rings' Oscar Winner Killed

20:16 [Slashdot] Apple Files Patent For "Active Stylus" For Use With Capacitive Touchscreens

20:17 [The Hindu - News] Indian ingredient led to cough syrup deaths: Pak. officials

20:17 [Guardian] Anger over soaring rail prices

20:17 [Guardian] Congress's messy fiscal cliff vote sets stage for showdown over debt ceiling

20:17 [CNET News] Optical Thunderbolt cables in mass production, coming soon

20:18 [The Hindu - Opinion] Polio free does not mean paralysis free

20:18 [OpEdNews] New UN Report on Syria

20:20 [Disinformation] Scientology Has Secret Alien-Themed Doomsday Compound In The New Mexico Desert

20:20 [Disinformation] From the Editor’s Desk: Thanks for Your Support, Disinfonauts

20:23 [] Treasures from the Silk Road: A leap into the life of Bukharan Jewry

20:24 [Russia Today] Free Syrian Army claims it can make chemical weapons

20:25 [The Atlantic: International] Baring Their Breasts in Paris: Ukraine's Topless Warriors Move West

20:26 [CNN] Teen offers virginity for money

20:28 [The Hindu - Opinion] The stress is showing

20:28 [OpEdNews] "Take me to your leader!"

20:29 [Raw Story] Chicago cardinal: Same sex marriage an ‘affront’ to society

20:29 [Raw Story] Google, Yahoo closely tied to Internet pirates: report

20:29 [Raw Story] Mitchell schools Norquist: You’re ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to claim GOP didn’t hike taxes

20:29 [Raw Story] Pro-choice advocates blast VA Gov. McDonnell’s new rules for abortion clinics

20:29 [The Hindu - News] Soon, regulations for wetlands along ECR

20:29 [Voice of America] Russia Set for Largest Naval Exercise in Decades

20:30 [The Hindu - Opinion] Sex, violence and punishment

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Schoolchildren hurt as private van topples

20:31 [Sydney Morning Herald] Gained Christmas weight? Don't panic

20:33 [The Hindu - News] Abandoned section of GPO to see light of day?

20:33 [The Hindu - News] Much in store at Shaastra this year

20:33 [The Hindu - News] Schools scramble to finish lessons

20:33 [Telegraph] 'Black Dog Strangler' on the run

20:33 [Telegraph] Wealthy London residents clash with millionaire Arab boy racers

20:33 [Telegraph] Six-year-old suspended for making gun gesture

20:34 [Raw Story] Coast Guard seeks to stop oil leak from Shell rig in Alaska

20:35 [CNET News] Microsoft repeats YouTube gripe as Google probe winds down

20:36 [Global Voices] Honey Singh's ‘Misogynist' Lyrics Divides Bollywood

20:37 [The Hindu - News] Metro work damages shop

20:38 [The Independent] David Willetts: Why higher education is getting better by degrees

20:38 [The Independent] Peter Struck: Politician who lost faith in the Afghan campaign

20:38 [The Independent] Keith Ripley: Footballer who played alongside John Charles

20:38 [The Independent] Sir Irvine Patnick: Former Tory MP for Sheffield Hallam criticised for his comments over Hillsborough disaster

20:39 [Truthdig] A ‘Manufactured Non-Solution’ to a ‘Manufactured’ Crisis (Video)

20:39 [Truthdig] How Banks Capture the Economy

20:39 [The Hindu - News] Fault in Chembarambakkam reservoir hits city’s water supply

20:39 [The Hindu - News] Woman throws child in Cooum, held for murder

20:39 [Russia Today] Step off the scales: New study says overweight people live longer

20:40 [Deutsche Welle] German football fans halt silent protests

20:40 [straight] Idle No More rallies hit shopping malls across the U.S.

20:40 [straight] Tales of young tyrants have ring of fate in Anton Piatigorsky's The Iron Bridge

20:40 [straight] South Korean newspaper claims Kim Jong-il died from "fit of rage" over leaky dam

20:40 [The Hindu - Opinion] Taking the aggression out of masculinity

20:41 [Guardian] Premier League clockwatch – live! | Sean Ingle

20:41 [Guardian] Central African Republic rebels agree to talks

20:41 [Slate Magazine] Do You Creak?

20:41 [] New Report of Imprisonment Confirms Abusive Renditions Will Continue

20:41 [] Feds: Exxon's Response to Oil Spill Inadequate

20:43 [CNN: Politics] Spokeswoman: Ailing Clinton in touch with aides from hospital

20:43 [CNN] What's next for Syria in 2013?

20:43 [] Apple reportedly looking to buy Israeli navigation app Waze

20:43 [] IDF cadet misfires during training, seriously wounds her commander

20:44 [Reuters: politics] Clinton speaking to staff on phone, receiving memos

20:44 [The Hindu - Opinion] Let’s make judges selection more transparent

20:46 [Moral Low Ground] Brazilian Teen Rebecca Bernardo Auctioning Virginity to Pay for Mother’s Medical Care

20:47 [zero hedge] Bank of England’s Chief of Financial Stability: Internet Technology Will Break Up Big Bank Monopoly

20:47 [zero hedge] "Fair And Balanced"... And Benefiting Just 20% Of Americans

20:47 [zero hedge] Don't Show Bernanke This Chart Of Gold Loans In India

20:47 [zero hedge] All the Facts.....

20:49 [Raw Story] Astronomers discover origins of gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn

20:49 [Telegraph] Chris Christie and Republicans rage against John Boehner over Hurricane Sandy relief

20:49 [Telegraph] Google's Eric Schmidt 'to visit North Korea'

20:50 [CNN] Clinton's future 'as good as her past,' docs say

20:50 [The Hindu - Opinion] In the neighbourhood, it’s 'India fading'

20:51 [Reuters: politics] Governor announces suit vs NCAA over Penn State scandal

20:51 [Global Voices] Jamaica: The 2012 Aaron Matalon Award

20:52 [AL JAZEERA] Israel completes key part of fence with Egypt

20:53 [Financial Times] Christie highly critical of blocked Sandy aid

20:54 [Raw Story] Christie: Boehner ignored multiple phone calls on Sandy relief funds

20:54 [Truthdig] The Fiscal Cliff Deal: It’s Better Than It Looks

20:54 [The Progressive] Obama's Tax Deal a Net Plus

20:54 [The Independent] Naftali Bennett: The Zionist pin-up blazing a trail ahead of Israeli poll

20:54 [The Independent] Syrian civil war deaths top 60,000, says UN

20:54 [The Independent] Mubarak TV finding may force retrial

20:54 [The Independent] Team sets out to replicate Shackleton's epic journey

20:54 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] What is China’s Policy Driver in Central Asia?

20:55 [zero hedge] Deal or No Deal... Nothing Was Fixed

20:56 [Global Voices] Trinidad & Tobago: Tech Trends, 2013

20:58 [Fox News: politics] FBI background checks soar after fatal school shootings, calls for tigher gun control

21:00 [Mother Jones] Why Software Patents Should Be Banned: A Case Study

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Girl abducted, raped in Puducherry

21:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] A-Tomic weapon

21:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] Centre set to swelter

21:02 [Slashdot] Africa's Coming Cyber-Crime Epidemic

21:03 [Foreign Policy in Focus] How Will Obama's Reconfigured National Security Team Approach the Middle East?

21:04 [Russia Today] Delhi gang-rapists tried to run over their victim - police

21:06 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: House Republicans Scrapped the Hurricane Sandy Relief Aid Package, and More

21:06 [The Hindu - Opinion] Hush-hush

21:06 [The Hindu - Opinion] Woeful

21:07 [CNN: Health] Health care in 2013

21:07 [CNN: Health] Doctors: Hillary Clinton's future 'as good as her past'

21:07 [Fox News: politics] Clinton meets with staff as she recovers from blood clot

21:08 [zero hedge] Moody's Warns On USAAA Rating; IMF Piles On

21:08 [The Hindu - Opinion] Welcome

21:08 [The Hindu - Opinion] Victim’s identity

21:09 [OpEdNews] The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

21:09 [The Independent] Ziad Takieddine: The ski-resort owner with a taste for the high life

21:10 [Good] Intermission: Fireworks in Reverse

21:10 [Fox News] Sandy Hook students to return to a new school

21:10 [Fox News] Man dies saving dog swept away by rogue wave

21:10 [Fox News] Las Vegas woman charged with murder in death of girl

21:10 [Fox News] Google's Eric Schmidt to visit North Korea

21:13 [CNN] Fury over dropped vote for Sandy aid: it's 'why ... people hate Congress'

21:14 [Raw Story] Right-wing group warns: Christians ‘will be treated as second-class citizens’

21:14 [OpEdNews] Robots Don't Destroy Jobs; Rapacious Corporate Executives Do

21:14 [The Onion] Moviegoers Not Interested In Hearing What Is, Isn't Possible, Demand Heath Ledger 'Dark Knight Rises' Appearance

21:14 [CNET News] Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL pop up on Web site ahead of CES

21:14 [CNET News] RunKeeper 3.0 for iOS gets overhauled interface, new features

21:14 [CNN: Money] Democrats can still close the Romney Loophole

21:17 [The Hindu - News] Puri Acharya too favours castration, death for rapists

21:17 [The Hindu - News] Government warns evaders of excise, service tax

21:19 [OpEdNews] Will Dem Senator Levin Kill Fillibuster Reform?

21:19 [Telegraph] 'Friends with benefits' relationship ended in rape, court hears

21:19 [Telegraph] Prisoners use table leg to escape French jail

21:21 [msnbc] Crews attempt to board stranded drill rig

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Pranab to inaugurate Science Congress centenary session today

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Power crisis will worsen: Kiran

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Thousands of urban poor march in Mumbai against builders

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Maoist violence registers a new low in 2012

21:22 [CNN: Politics] Baker: Look beyond the fiscal cliff

21:22 [CNN: Money] Band-aid U.S. budget deal draws fire abroad

21:22 [CNET News] Google's Eric Schmidt to meet Kim Jong-Un?

21:22 [CNET News] Robotic space 'hedgehogs' under development

21:22 [CNET News] IIHS names 13 cars as safest

21:24 [] Israel's chief rabbis back anti-abortion group: 'Killing fetuses is murder'

21:24 [OpEdNews] Resisting Racism and Militarism in 2013

21:24 [Russia Today] Newspaper hires armed guards to patrol headquarters after releasing names of gun owners

21:24 [CNN: Travel] Today's photo: Hallstatt, Austria

21:24 [CNN: Travel] Today's photo: Austrian escape

21:25 [The Independent] Jim Davidson among two men arrested in Jimmy Savile sex abuse probe

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Two arrested for kidnap, rape of girl in Puducherry

21:28 [The Hindu - News] Several Congress seniors stay away from PCC meeting

21:28 [The Hindu - News] Paritala Sunita’s house searched

21:28 [CNN: Politics] House to vote Friday on Sandy aid

21:29 [The Nation] Remembering Jim Schmidt

21:30 [CNET News] Apple: 'Do Not Disturb' will remain disturbed until January 7

21:32 [The Hindu - News] Kin of murdered techie suspect foul play

21:32 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Kim's pregnancy pains and other news

21:32 [World Policy Institute] Blood Line: Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Unspoken Border Dispute

21:34 [The Hindu - News] Police bust kidney racket

21:34 [OpEdNews] Was the Shooter on Antidepressant Drugs?

21:35 [CNN] Doctors under siege by mega-hospitals

21:36 [The Hindu - News] 37 Dalit families facing social boycott in Hiriyur

21:36 [CNN] Fury over dropped vote for Sandy aid: 'It's why ... people hate Congress'

21:36 [Global Voices] Harasser Identified by Bloggers in Bangladesh

21:39 [Truthdig] A Heart of Gold

21:40 [The Hindu - News] Yeddyurappa: Ananth Kumar out to unseat Shettar

21:41 [straight] Winter veggies can be mighty tasty—honest

21:41 [straight] David Letterman calls Jay Leno completely insecure

21:41 [straight] A random sampling of new wines to try

21:41 [straight] Republican Jon Huntsman says his party is devoid of a soul

21:41 [CNN: Politics] Christie on Sandy aid delay: 'Shame on Congress'

21:42 [NPR] Cliff Deal: What We Learned; What Comes Next

21:42 [NPR] Drug Fulfills Promise Of Research Into Cystic Fibrosis Gene

21:42 [NPR] Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers

21:43 [CNN: Health] Doctors under siege by mega-hospitals

21:44 [The Hindu - News] Change in laws alone not to help: Antony

21:44 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan’s ‘halal’ Facebook starved of cash

21:45 [Deutsche Welle] Rebels halt advance in CAR, agree to talks

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Wildlife board to take a call on EIA for Mullaperiyar

21:47 [Fox News: politics] Boehner could face rocky vote for speakership amid Republican angst

21:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Harry a drunken jackal': insurgent

21:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australian dies after Phuket balcony fall

21:49 [Raw Story] Survey: Over three-quarters of professional soccer players say depression is a problem

21:49 [Raw Story] Ohio twin moms both give birth to boys on New Year’s Eve

21:49 [OpEdNews] Fiscal Cliff Over, Now the Attack on the People Begins

21:49 [Big Think] Space: The Final (Smartphone) Frontier

21:49 [Telegraph] Jim Davidson arrested by Jimmy Savile police

21:49 [Telegraph] Twin sisters give birth to New Year's Eve babies

21:50 [Slashdot] Patent Troll Targeting Users of Scanners; Wants $1000/Employee

21:50 [The Atlantic: Technology] Going to the Gym Today? Thank This 19th-Century Orthopedist

21:50 [CNET News] Faster Wi-Fi tech rumored to be arriving on Macs in 2013

21:51 [Moral Low Ground] Arizona Teen Savannah Ramirez Accidentally Kills Brother Manuel Ortiz while Playing with Gun

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Hand over documents to Achuthanandan, says court

21:54 [Raw Story] Beck resolves to fire anyone who mentions Obama in 2013

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Special fast-track courts mooted

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Chandy to lay stone for medical college

21:54 [CNET News] Records made of ice, cool again

21:54 [CNET News] The 404 1,185: Where 50 Euros go a long way (podcast)

21:54 [CNET News] Earth cozies up super close to the sun today

21:55 [CNN: Money] Stocks spike

21:55 [msnbc: politics] Congress to vote on Sandy funding Friday, placating outraged lawmakers

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Malala’s father given diplomatic role in UK

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Land stir a fraud, says Adoor Prakash

21:56 [The Independent] Shares surge with relief after deal ends US cliffhanger

21:56 [The Independent] Market Report: Supermarkets not invited to the party

21:56 [The Independent] Ben Chu: Sants should have held out for a peerage

21:56 [The Independent] Ben Chu: The fiscal cliff fun is only just beginning

21:59 [OpEdNews] Boom and Bust, Fuelled by Banks for Benefit of Banks

21:59 [Truthdig] Bestiary: The American Infidel

22:01 [CNN] Is your hospital hurting you?

22:02 [NPR] At $130 Million A Plane, Critics Question The Cost Of The F-35

22:02 [NPR] On Multiple Fronts, Russian Jews Reshape Israel

22:04 [OpEdNews] North Korean Leader wants end to "Confrontation" with South Korea

22:04 [Reuters: politics] Corporate America voices frustration on fiscal cliff deal

22:04 [CNN] Kris Allen banged up in car accident; announces big personal news

22:06 [Slashdot] Cassandra NoSQL Database 1.2 Released

22:08 [Voice of America] IMF: US Fiscal Deal Does Not Go Far Enough

22:08 [zero hedge] Total Debt: $16,432,730,050,569.12; Debt To GDP: 103%

22:08 [zero hedge] What's the Hurry ? What's the Worry?

22:08 [zero hedge] Wednesday's Wild Start to 2013

22:08 [zero hedge] Russell Closes At All Time High As VIX Has Biggest Two Day Drop Ever

22:09 [Mostly Water] New UN Report on Syria

22:10 [Good] Safer Cycling: A Car Horn for Your Bike

22:10 [Good] Why the Fiscal Cliff Deal Doesn't Solve Our Education Funding Crisis

22:12 [Mostly Water] Flim Flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation

22:14 [Fox News] Boehner Facing Fight for the Gavel?

22:14 [Fox News] SANDY OUTRAGE: Top GOP Rep Calls for Halt to Party Donations

22:14 [Fox News] NO ROOM FOR DOUBT? JFK Skeptics Say They're Not Invited to 50th Memorial

22:14 [Fox News] BIAS ALERT: Paper's 'New Agenda' on Guns — Kill NRA Members

22:14 [Mostly Water] No Relief for Palestine in New Year

22:14 [CNN] 5 reasons to visit Easter Island

22:14 [The Onion] Supreme Court Justices Drowsily Bid One Another Good Night While Drifting Off To Sleep In Giant Shared Bed

22:15 [AL JAZEERA] UN says Syria death toll has passed 60,000

22:17 [Global Voices] Sixteen Teachers Arrested in Mauritania

22:18 [Reuters: politics] Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide

22:21 [The Atlantic: Politics] This Is What Happens When You Cross Chris Christie

22:21 [CNET News] Congress speaks, tech investors party - like it's 2013

22:22 [Global Voices] Mauritanian Women Speak up against Rape

22:22 [Voice of America] CAR President Fires Defense Minister, Army Chief

22:22 [CNN] Fury over dropped vote for Sandy aid defused

22:24 [Raw Story] ACLU condemns court for keeping details of Obama’s assassination program secret

22:25 [Disinformation] Witchcraft, Spells, Curses, And Exorcisms Thriving In The Welsh Countryside, Reverend Claims

22:27 [The Independent] Plans for the Privy Council to regulate Britain's newspapers

22:27 [The Independent] Osborne's £700m bonus for the banks

22:27 [The Independent] Paying tax? That's a question of judgement, claims Martin Sorrell

22:27 [The Independent] Family of man shot in Thailand are 'devastated'

22:28 [Slate Magazine] Advertisement:

22:28 [Slate Magazine] A Lone Zebra on New Year’s Eve

22:29 [The Progressive] Jonathan Balcombe

22:29 [OpEdNews] My Loss: Whose Gain? A Case of Disappearing Stock

22:30 [The Hindu - News] Violin maestro M.S. Gopalakrishnan dies at 82

22:32 [] Fracking Industry Moving In On Urban Landscape

22:33 [CBC: politics] Markets rally on U.S. fiscal cliff deal

22:34 [] Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize honors scientists, architect

22:34 [OpEdNews] Don't Celebrate Obama's Deal Too Soon-- and Let's Start talking about the Next Fiscal Cliff Coming 60 Days from Now

22:34 [New Statesman] IDS is in trouble over his strivers’ tax – and he knows it

22:35 [CBC: politics] Will nickel follow penny out of Canadian coin circulation?

22:35 [The Atlantic: International] Eric Schmidt Is Going to North Korea

22:35 [CNN: Money] Stocks start 2013 with broad gains

22:37 [] Fracking Industry Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

22:37 [] Wind Subsidies Find Renewal in Otherwise 'Lousy' Fiscal Deal

22:37 [Slashdot] That Link You Just Posted Could Cost You 300 Euros

22:40 [Voice of America] Hillary Clinton Leaves Hospital

22:40 [CNN] Silvio Berlusconi - Fast Facts

22:41 [straight] Where to get rid off your Christmas tree in Vancouver

22:41 [straight] Christopher Walken is actually Scarlett Johansson

22:41 [CNN: Politics] Fury over dropped vote for Sandy aid defused

22:42 [Reuters: politics] NY Times loses bid to uncover details on drone strikes

22:44 [OpEdNews] Of Safety Warnings, Costs, Censorship, and MSM Spin

22:44 [CNET News] Moebius House a super-sized strip of math wonder

22:45 [The Onion] Steve Nash Has Emotional Goodbye With Host Family

22:45 [Deutsche Welle] Rafael and Sylvie van der Vaart split with haste

22:45 [The Atlantic: Technology] What Treadmills Were Made For

22:48 [CNN] Airport screeners discover more than 1,500 guns in 2012

22:48 [CNN] CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

22:49 [OpEdNews] Don't Celebrate Obama's Deal Too Soon-- and Let's Start talking about the Next Fiscal Cliff Coming 60 Days from Now

22:49 [Big Think] The Necessity of Criticizing (Your) Religion

22:50 [Red Pepper] Lively London

22:50 [Reuters: politics] U.S. economy to row against austerity tide in 2013

22:51 [Slashdot] Buffalo Bills Going the Moneyball Route With Analytics

22:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] Heatwave to miss Sydney

22:52 [Telegraph] Tennessee Waltz singer Patti Page dies

22:54 [Russia Today] Bahrain meets 2013 with intensified crackdown on protesters

22:54 [Russia Today] White House wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans secret

22:55 [zero hedge] Why Did A Train Carrying Biofuel Cross The Border 24 Times And Never Unload?

22:57 [CNN] Patti Page, 'Tennessee Waltz' singer, dead at 85

22:57 [Reuters] Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide

22:57 [Mother Jones] Big Oil's Billions in Tax Perks Survive Fiscal Cliff Deal

22:58 [The Independent] Family of journalist taken hostage in Syria appeal for immediate release

22:58 [The Independent] Exclusive: Treat white working-class boys like ethnic minority, Willetts tells universities

22:58 [CNN: Health] Fired over flu shot

23:00 [msnbc: politics] Big policy losers in tax deal: deficit reduction and 'certainty'

23:00 [CNN] Malala's father gets job in Pakistan's UK consulate near her

23:04 [CNN: Travel] TSA finds more than 1,500 guns in 2012

23:05 [Deutsche Welle] Hillary Clinton leaves hospital

23:05 [Reuters: politics] Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital with family, aide

23:05 [The Atlantic: Technology] After 10 Years of Delay, the FCC Begins to Address Unjust Phone Rates for Prisoners

23:06 [Guardian] Global markets soar after US steps back from fiscal cliff

23:06 [Slashdot] Campaign To Remove Paper From Offices

23:08 [Reuters] Boehner sets House votes on Sandy aid after Republican attacks

23:09 [BBC: Entertainment] US singer Patti Page dies aged 85

23:10 [Good] 'Climate Cliff' Foe is Likely Massachusetts Senate Candidate

23:11 [CNN] Christine Lagarde - Fast Facts

23:12 [CNN] Yoweri Museveni - Fast Facts

23:12 [NPR] 'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides

23:13 [CNN: Money] How much more tax you'll pay

23:13 [CNN: Money] Ubuntu's smartphone is a glimpse of the future

23:13 [CNN: Crime] Airport screeners discover more than 1,500 guns in 2012

23:13 [CNN] Samuel L. Jackson dares interviewer to say the n-word

23:14 [Reuters: politics] Boehner sets House votes on Sandy aid after Republican attacks

23:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Jackson dares reporter to say the 'n-word'

23:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Singer Patti Page dies

23:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Teen media mogul's girl power

23:18 [CNN: Entertainment] The biggest, buzziest movies of 2013

23:19 [Truthdig] Anonymous Leaks Awful Video of High School Athletes Joking About Teen Rape Accuser

23:20 [CNN: Entertainment] Kris Allen banged up in accident, announces baby

23:20 [Voice of America] Ghana Presidential Inauguration to Proceed Despite Opposition

23:22 [CNET News] TV in Ultra HD, new designs at CES 2013

23:22 [] House GOP Fails to Act on Violence Against Women Act

23:22 [CNN: Money] Portugal's austerity budget sent to court for review

23:22 [NPR] 'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides

23:24 [Telegraph] Teach all children to cook in schools, says Women's Institute

23:24 [Big Think] Spinning the Tax Deal: No Liberal Nightmare

23:25 [CBC: politics] Hunger-striking chief urges unity with Idle No More

23:27 [Moral Low Ground] Fiscal Cliff Winners: NASCAR, Hollywood, Railroads, Goldman Sachs, Outsourcing Corporations

23:27 [] House GOP Fails to Act on Violence Against Women

23:27 [] Obama 'Kill List', Targeting Killings Info to Remain in the Shadows

23:27 [CNN: Entertainment] The movies to watch for in 2013

23:28 [Mother Jones] Republican Governor Learns Downside of Being Part of Republican Party

23:28 [] Azerbaijani President Aliyev Named Corruption's 'Person Of The Year'

23:28 [CNN] Furor over dropped vote for Sandy aid defused

23:29 [Raw Story] GOP obstruction kills 18-year-old Violence Against Women Act

23:31 [CNN: Technology] How to sell or get rid of your old gadgets

23:31 [CNN] CNN Student News Transcript - January 3, 2013

23:34 [Reuters: politics] Governor sues NCAA over Penn State sex scandal

23:34 [Guardian] Jim Davidson arrested as part of Jimmy Savile investigation

23:34 [Guardian] John Lewis reveals record festive sales

23:37 [CNN] Chris Christie drops bomb on GOP leaders

23:37 [CNN] Sandy Hook students to return to class

23:39 [Raw Story] After Newtown, company makes bullet-proof kid clothes

23:39 [Raw Story] U.S. urges renewed Mideast peace effort in 2013

23:39 [Raw Story] Fiscal cliff deal paves way for more congressional crisis

23:39 [Raw Story] New Jersey town sends armed police to guard schools

23:39 [OpEdNews] Same As It Ever Was

23:40 [Deutsche Welle] Commentary: Time for the US to set its priorities

23:40 [Good] Pediatricians Say Slashing Recess Hurts Kids, but Will Adults Listen?

23:41 [Fox News: politics] Brown hints again at possible run for Kerry's seat, takes dig a Markey

23:42 [straight] An NHL fan's advice to shinty: stay away from California

23:42 [straight] F. Scott Fitzgerald's experiment in cross-dressing

23:44 [Telegraph] Hillary Clinton briefly leaves hospital

23:44 [Voice of America] Former US Pop Superstar Patti Page Dies at 85

23:45 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Time for the US to set its priorities

23:45 [The Onion] Still Some Nutella Left In Jar, Reports Depression

23:46 [CNET News] Google, Yahoo among list of top ad companies funding piracy

23:46 [CNET News] Interact with OS X screensavers

23:46 [Voice of America] UN Warns Burma on Airstrikes in Kachin

23:47 [Global Voices] Cats, Guns and Spoils of War in Rural Idlib

23:48 [msnbc: politics] In emails to supporters, White House highlights fiscal cliff deal

23:49 [Slate Magazine] Is Fat Good?

23:49 [Raw Story] Iran claims to shoot down U.S. spy drone

23:52 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Undoing an Internet Smear Campaign?

23:52 [CNN] Review: Razer Blade gaming laptop sleek, powerful, pricey

23:54 [OpEdNews] An Ugly, Ugly Deal

23:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] An iPhone ... with strings

23:55 [Pravda] India: wave of protests against the country take on rapists

23:56 [CNET News] Uncork ambient music and beats with Sound Bottle

23:56 [CNN] Chelsea suffers home humiliation

23:57 [AlterNet] “Buckwild”: Exploitative MTV Reality Show Comes to the Appalachian Mountains

23:58 [Mother Jones] World Leaders Flocked To Twitter in 2012

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