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00:05 [AL JAZEERA] Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket fire

00:06 [Fox News: politics] M.D. Kittle: Court brief: Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives //

00:07 [Slate Magazine] Justin Peters: Dumb and Dumber and Dumberer

00:07 [Slashdot] Soulskill: NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere

00:07 [straight] Stephen Hui: Wild author Cheryl Strayed calls for support for Pacific Crest Trail /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/eHTnU6IsUGI.jpg

00:08 [Financial Times] Obama rebukes Sony for scrapping film

00:10 [NPR] Eleanor Klibanoff: Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

00:12 [The Atlantic: Technology] Nicholas St. Fleur: Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick

00:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sony claims it had 'no choice' in shelving release of 'The Interview'

00:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CATCHING TALENT How will US-Cuba thaw affect national pastime?

00:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens

00:18 [CNN] $50M settlement in Indiana State Fair stage collapse

00:22 [CNN: Money] Not everyone is a fan of 'Serial' //

00:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kerry Flynn: 11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life

00:30 [Reuters: politics] Ex-NYC councilman loses bid for new corruption trial

00:31 [CNN: Politics] The Year in Politics 2014

00:33 [CNN] Family sees video of Selma police shooting

00:34 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town’s Government

00:34 [Guardian] David Hytner: Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez revels in regular football with Arsène Wenger

00:34 [Guardian] Josh Halliday: Neil Doyle’s killer may have known victim was police officer

00:35 [AL JAZEERA] Israeli plane strikes Gaza after rocket fire

00:35 [The Independent] Video shows record-breaking snailfish swimming deeper than any other creature, at 8,000m beneath the Pacific

00:35 [The Independent] Howard Webb: 'I’d be crazy to say that I don’t miss big games'

00:35 [The Independent] Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers feels pain of failing to get Alexis Sanchez in for Luis Suarez

00:36 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: St. Louis prosecutor McCulloch says he knew ‘Witness 40′ lied to Ferguson grand jury

00:36 [Raw Story] Reuters: Sony trying to find alternative distribution methods for ‘The Interview’

00:36 [Deutsche Welle] Mother arrested over Australia child stabbings

00:38 [Truthdig] Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts

00:38 [straight] Craig Takeuchi: Ken Denike, Sophia Woo sue NPA and Elizabeth Ball for defamation /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/CNYParade-SH-2013-1785_0.jpg

00:40 [Voice of America] Reuters: Ailing Bouteflika Will Continue to Lead Algeria, Party Leader Says

00:40 [NPR] Richard Blanco: 'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

00:41 [Deutsche Welle] Israel launches retaliatory Gaza airstrike

00:43 [CNN: Money] 'Colbert Report' finale draws record ratings //

00:43 [CNN: Money] Reporter behind story of $72 million teen trader stays at NY Mag //

00:44 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

00:47 [straight] Stephen Hui: John Thomas: Leftist zombies steal Powell River municipal election /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_142238941.jpg

00:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PIPELINE PUSHBACK Obama: Keystone would benefit Canada over US

00:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NY babysitter charged in murder of boy after allegedly giving phony kidnap story - Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children - VIDEO: 8 children found dead in Australia

00:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BREAKING NEWS: Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

00:51 [Raw Story] Reuters: Oklahoma says it plans to keep using injection mix from botched Clayton Lockett execution

00:51 [CNN] More Central American migrants caught than Mexicans

00:52 [Slate Magazine] Josh Voorhees: America, Truck Yeah!

00:52 [Reuters] Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

00:55 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: When Shale Hedges Fail: The Downside Of Three-Ways

00:56 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: It’s Like Uber, But For Mangoes

00:56 [Good] Lara Rabinovitch: “Just What I Always Wanted … A Chestnut Praline Latte.”

00:56 [Deutsche Welle] How Saxony's government plans to compete with PEGIDA

00:59 [CNN] Why Cuba move will help America (Opinion)

01:00 [The Independent] Subsidies go to polluting plants to provide back-up for clean power

01:00 [The Independent] Israel launches air strikes on Gaza targets, the first since the August truce

01:00 [straight] Jennie Ramstad: Top nine things to do in Metro Vancouver on Saturday, December 20 /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/ShannonClams_141216.jpg

01:01 [CNN: Money] New fate for writer of fake teen trader story //

01:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrew Hart: Gay Marriage In Florida To Proceed After Supreme Court Refuses To Block

01:04 [Telegraph] Reuters: Michael Phelps avoids prison for drink driving

01:04 [Guardian] Constanze Letsch: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Erdoğan rival Fethullah Gülen

01:07 [Slate Magazine] John Dickerson: Fast and Loose

01:07 [Slate Magazine] Lindsay Zoladz: The Music Club, 2014

01:07 [CNN] Eastern Air Lines is back in the air

01:07 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Housing Bubble Explained in One Little Gem of an Excerpt...

01:09 [Slashdot] timothy: T-Mobile To Pay $90M For Unauthorized Charges On Customers' Bills

01:10 [Guardian] Catherine Bennett: All celebrity private lives are not equal. Sony got off lightly

01:16 [Guardian] Saba Imtiaz in Karachi: Can Peshawar rage finally rouse Pakistan to act against the Taliban?

01:16 [Guardian] Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent: Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze - study

01:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

01:24 [Fox News: politics] Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida //

01:26 [The Independent] Man arrested in connection with murder of off-duty policeman Neil Doyle in Liverpool

01:26 [The Independent] Raise a glass to Cuban diplomacy, but let the rum wars commence

01:26 [The Independent] Sony doesn't need any help from hackers to spook its movie bosses

01:26 [The Independent] Market Report: Footsie ends year with a bang

01:26 [The Independent] Postcard from... Brussels

01:26 [The Independent] Nearly 400,000 immigration cases are unresolved, say MPs

01:26 [The Independent] Emilia Fox: The Silent Witness star on snoring corpses, and why her famous family won't be playing charades this Christmas

01:26 [The Independent] Anna Chancellor has a lineage worthy of Tatler but has had to scrap to establish herself as one of our finest actors

01:26 [The Independent] The high street is getting clobbered for having too much clobber

01:26 [The Independent] Ray of light for Serco as investigation is dropped

01:26 [The Independent] Sky faces fresh competition probe

01:26 [The Independent] Hailo's losses surge as global expansion eats into profits

01:29 [Reuters] Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

01:30 [Voice of America] VOA News: US Report: Immigration Officials' Apprehensions Rose in 2014

01:30 [BBC: Technology] Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict

01:30 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Israel launches air strikes against targets in Gaza

01:31 [Raw Story] Reuters: Supreme Court allows marriage equality to proceed in Florida starting in January

01:36 [Voice of America] VOA News: Israel Launches Airstrikes in Gaza

01:36 [Voice of America] VOA News: Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian 'Occupation'

01:37 [AL JAZEERA] Iraqi Kurds retake more ground from ISIL

01:40 [CNN] LAPD gets break in one of biggest art heists, at $12M

01:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lanny Davis: Clinton and Warren -- Facts, Not Labels

01:43 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: China's Stocks Worth 50% More Than Rest Of BRICS Combined

01:45 [CNN] Finding in Cuba what my mother left behind (Opinion)

01:46 [straight] Stephen Hui: Dermod Travis: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C. politicians /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_152273609.jpg

01:52 [Slate Magazine] Mike Pesca: Bad Movies, Good Podcast

01:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Greenberg: James Flacco Is Not An Elite Quarterback But Might Now Be An Enemy Of North Korea

01:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carl Siciliano: In Memory of Danny Garvin, One of the Heroic Homeless LGBT Youths Who Fought in the Stonewall Uprising (PHOTOS)

01:59 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Is String Theory About to Unravel?

02:05 [NPR] Bill Chappell: Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

02:07 [Deutsche Welle] Leaked report reveals CIA terror strategy

02:09 [Slashdot] timothy: Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

02:09 [straight] Charlie Smith: Video: European sex workers talk about how their human rights are under attack /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/IpuuqKpMgt0.jpg

02:11 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan resumes hangings after school attack

02:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Court brief: Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

02:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

02:20 [CNN] The best way to honor slain schoolchildren (Opinion)

02:20 [Telegraph] AFP: US slaps trade ban on Crimea over Russia 'occupation'

02:22 [Fox News: politics] State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra cautious //

02:23 [BBC: Science & Environment] Antarctic science archive unlocked

02:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrew Hart: State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

02:27 [Deutsche Welle] German Council of Jews chairman condemns "immensely dangerous" PEGIDA movement

02:30 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

02:32 [Voice of America] Luis Ramirez: Obama to N. Korea: US Will Respond to Hack Attack

02:32 [Voice of America] Reuters: Raul Castro Steps Out of Brother's Shadow With US Deal

02:44 [CNN: Technology] Reborn Kepler spacecraft discovers another planet

02:44 [CNN: Technology] You can buy a Sony-style hack

02:44 [CNN: Technology] The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers

02:44 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015

02:44 [BBC: Health] Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

02:45 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Personal Health Update

02:46 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: The ‘Serial’ approach: Toronto detective turns to Twitter for help in murder investigation

02:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] William Lynch III: Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else

02:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Zoukis: One Pronoun at a Time: The Struggle for Transgender Health in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

02:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ATTACKING CHRISTIANS Reports: ISIS turn churches Into torture chambers

02:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Baltic Dry Index Has Never Crashed This Fast Post-Thanksgiving

02:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: I'm Not Buying It - Not The Wall Street Rip, Nor The Keynesian Rap

02:59 [CNN] Potential black rhino hunter still waiting for permit

03:04 [Voice of America] Jeff Seldin: US: Kurdish Advance on Sinjar Is ‘Promising’

03:04 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Paramount Cancels ‘Team America’ Showings, Theaters Say

03:05 [BBC: Technology] Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

03:05 [CNN] The Citizen Lab: Malware attack try on ISIS opposition

03:06 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: U.S. imposes new sanctions against Russia ahead of peace talks with Ukraine

03:06 [Raw Story] Reuters: Staples says more than 1 million payment cards could have been affected in security breach

03:07 [AL JAZEERA] Mother arrested over Australia child murders

03:10 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Pakistan executes two militants

03:18 [Reuters] Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

03:19 [CNN] Calif. motorist accused of killing 4 while intoxicated

03:22 [Voice of America] Hannah McNeish: Claims of Electoral Fraud in Advance of Burundi Vote

03:23 [Truthdig] Dennis Kucinich: There Isn’t Much Difference Between the Clintons and the Bushes

03:28 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS TERROR HORROR Churches used to torture Christians, reports say

03:28 [Fox News] Fox News Online: How will US-Cuba thaw affect Major League Baseball? - Venezuelan baseball thriving - Obama: Cuba visit not 'in the cards' - Pope's role in deal could fuel Cuban Catholic revival - US smokers hopeful they will soon be able to get Cuban cigars

03:28 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

03:28 [Fox News] Fox News Online: State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra cautious

03:29 [Telegraph] AFP: Turkish court issues warrant for Erdogan rival Fethullah Gulen

03:36 [The Hindu - News] Jaideep Deo Bhanj: Postcards from the land of high passes

03:37 [Deutsche Welle] US follows EU with further Crimea sanctions

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Ashok Kumar: Gurgaon schools plug holes

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Kritika Sharma Sebastian: More CCTVs cameras, security guards

03:42 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Voting begins in fifth and final phase of Jharkhand polls

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Vijetha S. N.: St. Stephen’s College official suspended again

03:44 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Annotated History Of Russian Crises Since 1860

03:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Contaminated caramel apples linked to four deaths, dozens of illnesses in 10 states

03:46 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Acid attack survivors tell police to ‘get well soon’

03:46 [The Hindu - News] HRD's Standard Operation Procedure for dealing with any terrorist attack on schools

03:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Megan Smolenyak: Photo of Barack Obama's Irish Immigrant 3rd Great-Grandfather, Fulmoth Kearney, Discovered

03:49 [The Independent] Sony boss denies accusations that studio 'caved' by cancelling release of 'The Interview'

03:50 [Voice of America] Jim Malone: Fears of More Political Gridlock in 2015

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Kritika Sharma Sebastian: DoE puts nursery admissions on hold, to move SC

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: ‘New Year revelry should end by 1 a.m. in Chennai’

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: Road map drawn for world class stations

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Naraynan: Why spare erring hotels: HC

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Sunitha Sekar: Did India’s first flight soar from Chennai?

03:54 [CNN] Opinion: Why New York is wrong about fracking

03:55 [AL JAZEERA] Greek MP alleges bribe offer for vote

03:56 [CBC: politics] Susana Mas: Danielle Smith criticized defectors as Wildrose caucus touted merger options

03:56 [Good] Caroline Pham: A Zero Energy House That Truly Pulls Its Weight

03:56 [Good] Caroline Pham: Hey, Your Breath Smells Like Fat

03:56 [Good] Isis Madrid: Girl Gang's Open Invitation //

03:56 [Slashdot] timothy: Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

03:57 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Lack of direct access leaves locals unhappy

03:57 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: Sarita Vihar underpass finally opens

03:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: My 2014 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

04:01 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Foggy day: 59 flights delayed, no relief in sight

04:07 [The Hindu - News] Shubhomoy Sikdar: Arvind Kejriwal’s speech interrupted, venue shifted

04:07 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls: Jammu region begins voting in final phase

04:07 [Guardian] morning: Australia v India: second Test, day four – live

04:09 [Unicef] Survivors fighting against Ebola in Sierra Leone

04:13 [Guardian] Guardian staff: ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

04:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Andrew Hart: Panel To Advise Against Penalty For C.I.A.'s Computer Search

04:31 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Muslim woman sues Cleveland police for making her attend Christian service in jail

04:32 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Archaea Capital's 5 Bad Trades To Avoid Next Year

04:35 [The Hindu - News] AP: North Korea hacked Sony: Obama

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Afshan Yasmeen: Bengaluru child’s heart saves toddler

04:42 [Deutsche Welle] Sony Pictures seeks new platform for The Interview after criticism over cancellation

04:44 [The Hindu - News] NANDITA ADITYAN: Between a fan and a friend

04:44 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Gun Violence In America (In 6 Uncomfortable Charts)

04:45 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

04:48 [The Hindu - News] John L. Paul: Kumbalanghi-Ezhupunna bridge opened

04:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Tamil Nadu opposes GST Bill

04:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: First building at SmartCity to open before June 1

04:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PLAN FOR 2016? Critics question White House push for new citizens

04:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'WE HAD NO CHOICE' Sony defends decision to pull 'The Interview'

04:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Nativity scene will counter statehouse satanic display

04:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Mastermind of Pakistan school attack ID'd as militant known by 'Slim' - 77 militants killed in Pakistan after school massacre

04:51 [AL JAZEERA] Chinese man wins 'gay conversion' case

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Annie Philip: Brewing culture and coffee

04:54 [The Hindu - News] G. Krishnakumar: Another year of box-office turkeys passes by

05:02 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Re-inquire into complaint against Minister: HC

05:02 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: DGP told to pay compensation to kin of murder victim

05:12 [The Hindu - News] K. S. Sudhi: Over 100 cases pending as KCZMA’s term expires

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Ticketless Mondays at Biennale from Jan. 1

05:14 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Burning Questions For 2015

05:20 [The Hindu - News] R. Sivaraman: Agitation still rocks Puducherry on Ashram issue

05:20 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: "India can explore new avenues in Latin America"

05:22 [The Hindu - News] R. Sivaraman: Congress to extend support to today’s bandh

05:25 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Left Parties to launch separate agitation

05:25 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls: Voting begins on brisk note in Jammu region

05:27 [CNN] 5 things UVA-Rolling Stone correspondence reveals

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Iboyaima Laithangbam: Manipur unveils rehabilitation scheme for militants

05:27 [The Hindu - News] A. V. Ragunathan: Private sugar factories slammed for non-payment of wages to ryots

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Narcotics Control Bureau seizes over 3.7 kg of heroin

05:27 [Fox News] Fox News Online: TASTY TRAP Tainted caramel apples cause several deaths

05:27 [Fox News] Fox News Online: TODD STARNES: Islamic vocab lesson part of Common Core

05:27 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Oklahoma judge dismisses suit on execution access

05:33 [The Hindu - News] L. Srikrishna: Ignore DMK and AIADMK: Vijayakant

05:33 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Cusat syndicate meeting called off after altercation

05:33 [The Hindu - News] D. J. Walter Scott: Remnants of a ghost town

05:33 [The Hindu - News] A. V. Ragunathan: Execution of Kollidam water project draws flak from farmers

05:36 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Get an ‘astronaut’s-eye view’ of NASA shuttle Orion’s re-entry into Earth

05:37 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Refugiado adjudged IFFK’s best

05:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard J. Rosendall: Cutting Holes in the Law

05:41 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: GOP lawmaker defends Missouri abortion ‘permission’ bill: Woman’s life ‘not altered’

05:43 [The Hindu - News] C. Maya: Of diabetes, natural remedies

05:43 [The Hindu - News] M. K. Ananth: Woman who tested positive for H1N1 dies at private hospital

05:44 [AntiWar] Margaret Griffis: Heavy Fighting Continues Near Sinjar, 11 Killed in Baghdad

05:50 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

05:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Daniel Penchina: Why Won't the FDA Let Me Donate Blood?

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Taxi owners go on strike in Kolkata

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Trinamool ministers meet Governor

05:58 [The Hindu - News] R. Rajaram: 7 crew members rescued from tug near Nagapattinam

06:02 [The Hindu - News] M. Sai Gopal: Health hub: Why does sports medicine ail in India?

06:03 [AntiWar] Uri Avnery: Splendid Isolation

06:03 [AntiWar] Nebojsa Malic: Why We Fight

06:05 [Fox News: politics] William La Jeunesse: Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens //

06:08 [The Hindu - News] Omar Rashid: Hindu Mahasabha to release Godse film on January 30

06:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Dodgers announcer Vin Scully loses World Series ring at Costco

06:25 [The Hindu - News] M. K. Ananth: Coimbatore Police search house of bomb blast accused

06:25 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Coimbatore Corporation writes to government on construction in added areas

06:25 [The Hindu - News] Karthik Madhavan: Hurdles cleared, Coimbatore Corporation to resume Nanjundapuram STP work

06:27 [BBC: Entertainment] Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

06:29 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Engineering graduate picked up for Coimbatore bomb hoax

06:29 [The Hindu - News] D. Radhakrishnan: A festival to promote Indian cocoa

06:30 [Slashdot] timothy: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

06:35 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Right, Left rallies to throw Kolkata traffic out of gear

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Case booked against CEO, 3 DEOs, 10 headmasters

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Markaz flays acts of terror

06:47 [Telegraph] David Barrett: Border exit checks could lead to queue chaos, MPs warn

06:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PLAN FOR 2016? Critics question White House push for new citizens

06:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Anti-whaling protesters found in contempt of court

06:49 [AL JAZEERA] UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Nod for regulator-cum-bridge project

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent : Trinamool to support GST if ‘adequately compensated’

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Aabha Anoop: Sargolsav holds a creative treat

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Raghava M.: This month-end, take a cruise along the Gurupura

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: MKU to admit 175 Ph.D. scholars

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Fertilizer stock not displayed: farmers

06:51 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Nomads in need of community tag

06:56 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Bishop asks people to uphold human values

07:02 [The Hindu - News] Anil Kumar Sastry: Diesel price reduction yet to reflect in retail market

07:10 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Tiruchi Police get ready for a huge turnout on Vaikunta Ekadasi

07:11 [Telegraph] Agency: Place with the best quality of life revealed

07:11 [Telegraph] James Kirkup: Britain must choose: open up to the world or close our doors?

07:13 [CNN] Pakistan: Several Taliban militants killed

07:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MOTHER MADNESS Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

07:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: New video shows aftermath of Rice incident

07:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS uses churches to torture Christians, reports say - OPINION: Iraq's quiet Christian genocide

07:16 [Reuters] Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

07:16 [The Hindu - News] G. Srinivasan: 14,990 people given 59,964 goats

07:28 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Two Pakistani terrorists to be hanged Dec. 23

07:28 [The Hindu - News] PTI/IANS: 14.27% turnout till 9 a.m. in fifth and final phase of Jharkhand polls

07:36 [Guardian] morning: Australia v India: second Test, day four – as it happened

07:39 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Chandy pledges support for sustainable entrepreneurship

07:45 [CNN] Pakistan: Several Taliban killed after school massacre

07:48 [Guardian] Joshua Robertson in Cairns: Cairns stabbings: mother arrested as community mourns eight children

07:52 [Deutsche Welle] China's Xi warns against pro-democracy protests on visit to Macau

07:53 [AL JAZEERA] Tests confirm Cambodia HIV mass infection

07:55 [The Hindu - News] AP: Australian woman arrested for murder of 8 children

07:55 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Two more regional film fetes in State

07:55 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Govt. determined to push Insurance Bill: Jaitley

08:01 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls: 12% turnout till 10 a.m.

08:07 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar: Gurdaspur eye camp surgery: victims yet to receive compensation

08:09 [CNN] Fighting for Kobani from a distance

08:15 [Guardian] Australian Associated Press: Australia beat India by four wickets at the Gabba, take 2-0 series lead

08:15 [The Hindu - News] K. Umashanker: Police patrol: Accused in red sanders cases to face property attachment

08:17 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Torture - Yes we can

08:22 [Telegraph] Mishal Husain: Pakistan is close to my heart - but Taliban school attack shows there's a new depravity here

08:22 [Telegraph] Anita Singh: Are these the best Christmas TV moments ever?

08:23 [Spiegel] Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations'

08:31 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan says fighters killed in bombardment

08:42 [The Hindu - News] PTI: BJP against forcible conversions: Amit Shah

08:42 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Sarpanch gunned down in Sopore

08:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS reportedly turning churches into torture chambers, selling artifacts

08:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PLAN FOR 2016? Critics question WH push for new citizens

08:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sony defends decision to shelve release of 'The Interview' - Obama says Sony 'made a mistake' in shelving 'Interview' release - FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack, US weighs response

08:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury

08:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: St. Louis prosecutor says shooting witnesses lied under oath

08:49 [Slashdot] timothy: How a 3D Printer Let a Dog Run For the First Time

08:50 [The Hindu - News] PTI: US drone kills six militants in northwest Pakistan

09:02 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar : Wagah blast leaves over 200 jobless on Indian side

09:07 [The Hindu - News] S. Prasad: Bandh affects normal life in Puducherry

09:07 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Woman gangraped in South Delhi

09:13 [The Hindu - News] K. Jeevan Chinnappa: Bill to pave way for setting up lake conservation and development authority tabled

09:13 [The Hindu - News] M. T. Shiva Kumar: Court staff organise ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign

09:23 [The Hindu - News] Santosh Patnaik: Raghavulu calls for Left unity, asks Maoists to change approach

09:26 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

09:37 [Guardian] Ian Jack: The Christmas shutdown just makes us drunker, fatter, lazier and lonelier

09:38 [Telegraph] Nick Allen: Sony hits back at Obama criticism over pulling of 'The Interview'

09:38 [Telegraph] Sofia Barbarani: Peshmerga break Islamic State siege around Mount Sinjar

09:38 [Telegraph] Leon Siciliano: A year of headlines that shook the world: 2014 reviewed

09:38 [Telegraph] Nicole Blackmore: Mortgage rates: five reasons they could rise in 2015

09:45 [Fox News: politics] Ruth Ravve: Religious group threatens to sue over tax credit denial for Noah’s Ark-themed park //

09:45 [Fox News: politics] EPA coal ash standards setback for environmental groups //

09:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Dozens of Dontre Hamilton protesters arrested in Milwaukee

09:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: North Korea may lift Ebola restrictions soon

09:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: EPA coal ash standards setback for environmental groups

09:59 [Guardian] Emily Cunningham, Aida Edemariam, Genevieve Fox, Simon Hattenstone, Ruth Lewy, Abigail Radnor, Louise Tickle and Sally Williams: My first Christmas in the UK

10:02 [Telegraph] Press Association: Wrongly-released attempted murder suspect recaptured

10:09 [Guardian] Sophie Elmhirst: Charlotte Rampling: 'I'm exotic, and I like that'

10:14 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls: 30 pc voting till noon

10:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: FIGHT FOR FAITH Tax break for religious park denied, group wants to sue

10:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Tainted caramel apples linked to four deaths, dozens of illnesses in 10 states

10:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Mastermind of Pakistan school attack ID'd as militant known by 'Slim' - US drone strike kills 5 militants

10:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: IRS chief warns of refund delays over budget cuts

10:19 [The Independent] Picturesque district of Hart in Hampshire is ‘best place to live in UK’ fourth year in a row

10:19 [The Independent] US drone 'kills five Pakistani Taliban militants' after Peshawar school massacre

10:23 [Fox News: politics] Obama arrives in Hawaii for annual vacation //

10:41 [Guardian] Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake: our Christmas story - in pictures

10:44 [The Independent] Alastair Cook: ECB confirm Eoin Morgan replaces Cook as ODI captain with the batsman 'likely to take a while to get over disappointment'

10:47 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Malaysian IS fighters taking bank loans to fund journey: report

10:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Obama arrives in Hawaii for annual vacation

10:49 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Defamation case: Court imposes Rs 10,000 cost on Nitin Gadkari

10:49 [The Hindu - News] B. S. Satish Kumar: Karnataka withdraws anti-cow and cattle slaughter Bills

10:50 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Mad Friday: Festivities begin as the Christmas holiday gets under way

10:51 [Guardian] Paul Campbell: The gifs that keep on giving: Hernan Crespo, Bayern Munich and trainers

10:55 [Guardian] Press Association: Alastair Cook: I am gutted to be left out of England’s World Cup squad

11:09 [The Independent] Bernie Ecclestone being sued for €345 million by German bank over F1 stake sale

11:09 [The Independent] Neighbour charged with murdering Harrow victim Alison Morrison

11:09 [The Independent] ISS astronauts use 3D printer to create wrench after Nasa emails design specifications

11:09 [The Independent] Wrongly released attempted murder suspect who posed 'risk to the public' rearrested

11:10 [Reuters] Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island: USGS

11:11 [The Hindu - News] PTI/IANS: 53.86 pc turnout till 1 p.m. in fifth and final phase

11:15 [CNN] Australian mother suspected in deaths of 8 children

11:15 [The Hindu - News] PTI: India exports its first warship ‘CGS Barracuda’ to Mauritius

11:22 [Guardian] Oliver Laughland and Dominic Rushe in New York: Sony pulling The Interview was 'a mistake' says Obama

11:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'NO CHOICE': Sony defends decision to shelve release of 'The Interview'

11:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS TERROR HORROR Churches used to torture Christians, reports say

11:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens - OPINION: Immigration — Fight against Obama's lawlessness just beginning - VIDEO: Exec immigration plan 'unconstitutional'

11:26 [NPR] Gavin Francis: Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

11:28 [Guardian] Josh Halliday: Liverpool police arrest man over murder of off-duty officer

11:28 [Guardian] Joshua Robertson in Cairns: Mother arrested as Cairns mourns eight stabbed children

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu island

11:28 [The Hindu - News] B.S. Satish Kumar: Karnataka withdraws anti-cow and cattle slaughter Bills

11:30 [CNN] Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after elevator fight

11:30 [straight] John Lucas: Yung Lean and Sad Boys not so melancholic in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/5213A446-9A7F-433D-B8D2-8423B9AA819F.jpg

11:31 [AL JAZEERA] ISIL 'publicly executes' Syrian in Aleppo

11:36 [Reuters] China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua

11:36 [The Hindu - News] PTI: LeT funding continues despite sanctions: India tells UN

11:38 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: To counter U.S. hostile policy, North Korea vows nuclear power boost

11:42 [Reuters] North Korea proposes joint probe with the U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Khadi exhibition from December 20

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Sathish G.T.: ‘Supply safe drinking water’

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: North Korea calls for joint probe with U.S. into Sony hack

11:45 [Fox News: politics] North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US //

11:46 [The Hindu - News] AP: Bombings kill 10 in Iraq

11:50 [The Hindu - News] B.S. Satish Kumar and Girish Pattanashetty: Legislature Houses adjourned sine die

11:50 [The Hindu - News] Smriti Kak Ramachandran: No improvements in basic amenities for women police personnel: Parliamentary panel

11:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NYPD suspends officer seen punching teen

11:57 [Reuters] North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA

12:00 [The Independent] Peshawar school attack aftermath: First 'terrorists' hung as Pakistan resumes executions

12:00 [The Independent] Israel asked by UN to pay Lebanon over $850m for 2006 oil spill along coast

12:00 [The Independent] Cambodia HIV mass infection: At least 90 villagers test positive for virus

12:00 [CNN] North Korea responds to allegations of Sony cyberattack

12:02 [Reuters] Putin urges Russia's secret services to tackle 'modern challenges'

12:05 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Ben Goldsmith marries former lingerie model, two years after that spat with Kate over Jay Electronica

12:07 [The Hindu - News] R. Ravikanth Reddy: BITS Hyderabad to invest Rs. 1500 crores in research

12:07 [The Hindu - News] G. Narasimha Rao: Former Mayor D.V. Subba Rao passes away

12:08 [Slashdot] timothy: Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader

12:10 [Guardian] Greg Whitmore: The 20 photographs of the week

12:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Religious group threatens to sue over tax credit denial for Noah’s Ark-themed park

12:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: How will US-Cuba thaw affect Major League Baseball? - Cuba policy opposition groups plan protests in Miami - Obama: Cuba visit not 'in the cards'

12:22 [Deutsche Welle] US drone attack in Pakistan kills several militants

12:25 [The Independent] Chinese man wins compensation from clinic that gave him 'gay conversion' electric shock therapy

12:25 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Enact law against conversion: Bhagwat

12:29 [The Hindu - News] PTI: No time can be fixed for merger of parties: Sharad Yadav

12:32 [Deutsche Welle] ECB vice president expects negative eurozone inflation in coming months

12:32 [Deutsche Welle] Pyongyang requests probe with US into Sony hacking case

12:33 [The Hindu - News] 20BG_CHRISTMAS_CRIB_1

12:35 [The Hindu - News] AP: That Christmas day in 1914, something magical happened

12:36 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Watch Nasa's Orion spacecraft breaking through Earth's atmosphere - video

12:41 [AL JAZEERA] UN: South Sudan rebels committed atrocities

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Crackdown on misuse of SSI land

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Christmas is in the air

12:44 [Reuters] North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

12:45 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Taxmen must recover legitimate dues: Arun Jaitley

12:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Russia brushes off 'useless' US sanctions

12:52 [CNN: Money] The 2014 tax breaks you'll be able to take //

12:52 [CNN: Money] 14 biggest tech fails of 2014 //

12:56 [The Hindu - News] M.V. Subramanyam: Sri Kamakshi temple in Siddhavatam burgled

12:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] T. M. KRISHNA: I swear...

12:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] KALPANA SHARMA: Roots of the problem

12:58 [Voice of America] Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

13:02 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Acid attack on lecturer in Guntur

13:02 [Guardian] Chris Johnston: Alex Salmond calls for ‘peasants’ revolt’ vote to abolish House of Lords

13:07 [Deutsche Welle] Liberians vote in Senate polls amid Ebola fears

13:07 [CBC: politics] Susana Mas: Danielle Smith defends floor crossing as 'a victory' for Wildrose Party

13:08 [Guardian] Ben Quinn and James Meikle: Mandy Rice-Davies had secret meetings with Bridget Fonda over film portrayal

13:08 [Guardian] Tim Adams: Is Rory McIlroy right to suggest that golf should be speeded up?

13:08 [Guardian] Ian McCourt: Manchester City v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

13:09 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan steps up campaign against fighters

13:10 [Voice of America] VOA News: Pakistan Says U.S. Drone Killed 5 Militants in Northern Waziristan

13:11 [NPR] Todd Moss: The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

13:13 [The Independent] Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn dies aged 63 after losing fight against bowel cancer

13:13 [The Independent] Manchester City vs Crystal Palace live: Latest score and Premier League updates plus Aston Villa vs Manchester United and Spurs vs Burnley

13:13 [The Independent] Banker arrested in foreign exchange rigging scandal after banks fined £2.6bn

13:17 [Telegraph] Colin Freeman: Under-paid diplomats at North Korean embassy forced to shop at car boot sales

13:17 [BBC: Technology] N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

13:17 [BBC: Entertainment] N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

13:25 [Reuters] Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea 'collective punishment'

13:28 [Truthdig] Top 7 Ways Assassination Fails the U.S. as Policy

13:28 [Truthdig] How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients’ Wages

13:32 [Deutsche Welle] Russia dismisses new US sanctions as ineffective

13:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Wing: Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

13:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: So That Happened: Obama's Cuba Plan Turned Some Folks Into Wind-Up-Toys Of Outrage

13:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lynne Peeples: Scrap Tire Playgrounds Lighten Landfills, But Raise Cancer Fears

13:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Blumenthal: Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

13:35 [Reuters] India PM Modi's party distances itself from religious conversions

13:36 [NPR] 3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

13:36 [NPR] Suddenly, Russia Is Confident No Longer


13:36 [NPR] Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

13:36 [NPR] Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

13:36 [NPR] Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

13:36 [NPR] Leila Fadel: Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

13:36 [NPR] Deborah Amos: Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

13:36 [NPR] Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

13:37 [CNN: Money] Last-minute Christmas shopping guide //

13:37 [The Independent] Thirty-three kilos of cocaine discovered in coffee shipment

13:37 [The Independent] Protesters wear 'I can breathe' t-shirts at rally supporting New York police officers

13:38 [Voice of America] VOA News: Woman Arrested in Stabbing Deaths of 8 Children

13:48 [Truthdig] Here Are 5 Countries Where Solar Power Is Making a Revolution

13:49 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Facilitate anti-conversion law: Bhagwat to Opposition

13:49 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls: 30 pc voting till noon

13:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sony: We didn't back down, theater owners declined to show film

13:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: STABBING ARREST Australian mom arrested in deaths of 8 kids

13:50 [Guardian] Daniel Boffey, Policy Editor: Ukip tells members: ‘Don’t go on Twitter’

13:58 [CNN] Unicef: Ukraine crisis hurting 1.7 million children

13:59 [The Hindu - News] B. Muralidhar Reddy: Etihad to launch A-380 service with three-room suite

14:04 [Voice of America] VOA News: Report: FBI Evidence Collection 'Beset' With Problems

14:05 [Telegraph] Harriet Marsh: Revellers - and police - take to the streets for 'Mad Friday'

14:05 [The Hindu - News] B.S. Satish Kumar and Girish Pattanashetti: Legislature Houses adjourned sine die

14:11 [NPR] Anya Kamenetz: Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

14:13 [Guardian] Kim Wilsher: Paris: glass triangle looms large on horizon of a city caught between past and future

14:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Landess Kearns: 7 Reasons Obama Wants To Go To Hawaii For The 7th Year In A Row

14:14 [The Atlantic: International] Kathy Gilsinan: How the World Changed in 2014

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Left parked for 25 years

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Business moves in 2015

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Mick reveals Nicks affair

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Surprisingly unhealthy drinks

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: What love does to you

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Keep car data private

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Glad to be new US citizen

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Returned after HOW long?

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Escape from Alcatraz?

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Focussed approach for special development programmes in NK: CM

14:17 [The Hindu - News] T.V. Sivanandan: KUWSDB Chief Engineer’s office set up in Kalaburgi, Mysuru

14:24 [Voice of America] Reuters: Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Killed 4 Militants in Awamiya

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Housing for all scheme: Panel raps Ministry

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Suhasini Haidar: Devyani penalised for children’s US passports

14:27 [Guardian] Guardian sport: Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling wins Europe’s Golden Boy award for 2014

14:27 [Guardian] Robin McKie, science editor: Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

14:28 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: Saudi forces kill four militants in Awamiya

14:31 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea demands joint probe over Sony hacking

14:33 [Reuters] Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Kannada-Konkani-Kannada dictionary required

14:38 [Voice of America] Reuters: WHO: Ebola Death Toll in Three African Countries Hits 7,373

14:46 [Raw Story] Lanre Bakare, The Guardian: Is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop train closer to reality for California? Startup CEO has ‘no doubt’

14:46 [Raw Story] Moyers & Company: The CIA’s secret army and the covert war against Cuba’s Fidel Castro

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Vishwa Kundapura: Padayatra flagged off

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Laiqh A. Khan: SVYM palliative care unit, a ray of hope for many

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Body of Tumkur University staffer found near railway tracks

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: Ebola death toll in 3 African countries crosses 7000

14:49 [The Independent] Video: Cyclist miraculously survives being run over by 14-wheel lorry in China

14:49 [The Independent] North Korea proposes 'joint investigation' into Sony hacking scandal - but warns there will be 'serious consequences' if US refuses

14:49 [Disinformation] majestic: The Truth About Krampus

14:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CAN WE HELP? North Korea wants to assist US in hacking probe

14:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ATTACK MASTERMIND? Pakistan militant tries to justify killing 130 students

14:54 [Slashdot] timothy: 65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

14:56 [NPR] Scott Neuman: North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

15:01 [Mother Jones] Ben Adler: Obama Sounds Like He’s About to Reject the Keystone Pipeline

15:01 [Raw Story] Moyers & Company: Torturing Democracy: None of us can any longer ‘Cover Our Eyes’ to CIA abuses

15:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rick Horowitz: It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!!!

15:04 [The Hindu - News] Omar Rashid: Devyani did not violate conduct rules: father

15:06 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Franciscan Order in ‘grave’ financial trouble after massive fraud

15:09 [The Hindu - News] PTI: “Selfie with Mufflerman” by AAP to raise funds for Delhi polls

15:10 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea seeks joint probe over Sony hacking

15:11 [NPR] Michel Martin: 'Going There' in 2014

15:12 [Deutsche Welle] After summer war, winter exacerbates hopelessness on the Gaza Strip

15:16 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel

15:16 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: North Korea proposes joint investigation with US into Sony cyber attack

15:17 [The Hindu - News] Anita Joshua: Three churches oppose conversion ban

15:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Collins childhood trauma

15:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Dodgers Vin Scully loses World Series ring at Costco

15:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Calif. woman's lawyer says it was accident when she plowed into pedestrians, killing 4

15:18 [Telegraph] John Everard, former British ambassador to North Korea: The Interview is as provocative to North Korea as burning the Koran is to an Islamist

15:21 [The Hindu - News] Girish Pattanashetti: Discussing sub judice matters on floor of House: opinion of legal luminaries to be sought

15:21 [Guardian] Nick Miller: Football clockwatch: Premier League updates and latest news – live!

15:21 [NPR] NPR Staff: A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

15:24 [Slate Magazine] Jordan Weissmann: The Quadraphonic Edition

15:25 [The Hindu - News] Alok Deshpande: Adarsh society members blame Congress infighting for the controversy

15:26 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Weapons, money and drugs: Report reveals FBI mishandles evidence throughout the agency

15:26 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: In the US, drones are the hottest new Christmas gift

15:28 [CNN] Food, water head to Sinjar Mountain after ISIS ousted

15:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Hilary Hanson: Kelly Rhyne, Sentenced To Death In 1998, May Be Freed

15:31 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Islamic State has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit their army: report

15:36 [Raw Story] Reuters: Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

15:38 [The Independent] Sony hacking: Leaked email indicates Idris Elba could be considered as next James Bond

15:38 [The Independent] 10 best last-minute gadget gifts

15:39 [Voice of America] VOA News: Obamas Begin Christmas Vacation in Hawaii

15:39 [Slate Magazine] Ann Powers: The Music Club, 2014

15:39 [CNN: Money] Defiant Sony scrambles to find a way out //

15:39 [CNN: Money] Obama: Sony made 'mistake' in pulling film //

15:40 [Slashdot] Soulskill: The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

15:41 [Raw Story] Reuters: ‘This is not a war! It’s a 12-Year-old boy’: NY cop suspended after video shows brutality

15:41 [Raw Story] Medical Daily: Watch: Here’s why you shouldn’t eat those packets that say ‘Do Not Eat’

15:44 [CNN] North Korea Fast Facts

15:44 [Fox News: politics] Lauren Blanchard: Iowa ‘firing up’ for flood of presidential hopefuls //

15:47 [Guardian] Chris Johnston: ‘Exhausted’ readers shun celebrity memoirs as autobiography sales falls

15:47 [Guardian] Ian McCourt: Manchester City v Crystal Palace: Premier League – as it happened!

15:47 [The Hindu - News] Yuthika Bhargava: Govt. determined to push reforms: Jaitley

15:49 [The Hindu - News] Yuthika Bhargava: Govt. determined to push reforms: Jaitley

15:51 [CNN] Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts

15:51 [CNN] Listeria Fast Facts

15:51 [Guardian] Martin Pengelly in New York and Chris Johnston: Madonna releases six tracks after leak of demos that was 'form of terrorism'

15:51 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Tragic end to six of marriage party from Prakasam

15:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'IT'S A TRAGEDY' Lawyer defends Calif. driver in deadly crash

15:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Tainted caramel apples cause several deaths

15:53 [Voice of America] VOA News: Obama: US Making 'Strides Where It Counts'

15:55 [CNN] Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

15:55 [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric

15:56 [Raw Story] The Guardian: ISS astronaut uses 3D printer to make socket wrench in space

15:57 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

16:00 [The Independent] Footage released of Nasa's Orion as it plummets to Earth

16:00 [The Independent] Turkey orders extradition of president’s rival Fethullah Gulen over terrorism claims

16:00 [The Independent] Asthma sufferers 'using inhalers wrongly'

16:02 [Deutsche Welle] Ebola death toll reaches 7,373, over 19,000 infections

16:04 [CNN] Mary Tyler Moore Fast Facts

16:05 [CNN] Paul Wolfowitz Fast Facts

16:06 [Telegraph] Colin Freeman: Meet the North Korean defectors who have turned a corner of Surrey into 'Little Pyongyang'

16:07 [Guardian] Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium: Manchester City’s David Silva ends Crystal Palace’s resistance

16:07 [Deutsche Welle] Saudi troops kill suspected militants in Shiite town

16:11 [Reuters] U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

16:15 [Voice of America] VOA News: Anti-Whaling Group Found in Contempt of Court

16:16 [The Hindu - News] PTI/IANS: Record 66 per cent turnout in 5-phase polls

16:16 [The Hindu - News] Agencies: Voting ends in Kashmir, over 65 per cent turnout

16:16 [Reuters] Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

16:19 [CNN] Wesley Clark Fast Facts

16:20 [] sarah lazare: West Africa's Ebola Death Toll Continues to Climb: WHO

16:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: The next James Bond?

16:21 [Reuters] Libya's official government aims to set up new payment system for oil buyers

16:22 [CNN] Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

16:23 [Truthout] The Invasion of Panama and the Proclamation of a Lone Superpower Above the Law

16:25 [The Independent] Couple reunited with beach wedding photos after Facebook tracks them down in 10 minutes

16:25 [The Independent] Ukip's advice for members thinking of joining Twitter and Facebook: 'Just don't'

16:25 [The Independent] Cairns stabbings: Eight killed children identified as mother remains under arrest

16:25 [CNN] U.S. repatriates 4 more Guantanamo detainees

16:26 [The Hindu - News] IANS: J & K records historic polling percentage: EC

16:26 [Raw Story] Robin McKie, The Observer: From the Moon to mongooses, $4.7 billion in crowdfunding rescues science research

16:27 [NPR] Scott Neuman: 4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

16:27 [CNN: Politics] Inside the push to draft Ben Carson for president

16:30 [The Hindu - News] IANS: J & K records historic polling percentage: EC

16:30 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Sonia Gandhi feeling better, will remain under observation: doctors

16:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] AP: US Sends 4 Afghans Home From Guantanamo

16:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charlotte Alfred: U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 5 Taliban Militants: Officials

16:33 [Guardian] Martin Pengelly in New York: US releases four Guantánamo Bay prisoners to Afghanistan

16:34 [CNN] Wall Street is back in charge of Congress (Opinion)

16:34 [Disinformation] majestic: Atheists Unveil Anti-Christmas TV Specials

16:36 [Raw Story] Valerie Tarico, AlterNet: From sacred underwear to zombies — here are 20 of the most bizarre, modern-day religious beliefs

16:42 [AL JAZEERA] Erdogan says crackdown on opponents 'legal'

16:44 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction

16:44 [CNN] Kurds claim to take northern Iraq town of Sinjar

16:46 [AL JAZEERA] Erdogan defends crackdown on opponents

16:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ATTACK MASTERMIND? Pakistan militant tries to justify killing students

16:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CAN WE HELP? North Korea calls for joint probe with US into hacking

16:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: JEB BUSH EFFECT Former governor's hint kicks others into high gear

16:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Obama: Keystone would benefit Canada over US

16:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

16:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: UN's Ban Urges End to Discrimination Against Ebola Workers

16:50 [The Independent] Four Guantanamo Bay inmates released back home to Afghanistan

16:56 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Fox News Host: Stephen Colbert owes us a royalty check, our ‘gaffes’ made his career

16:56 [Raw Story] The Conversation: How we found world’s deepest fish in the Mariana Trench — and why we must keep exploring

16:57 [Fox News: politics] Obama administration sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo //

16:57 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Xenophobia can't be clicked away

17:00 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: The Vatican begins Christmas celebrations – video

17:01 [Voice of America] U.S. Sends Four Guantanamo Prisoners Home to Afghanistan

17:01 [CNN] Yazidis get relief, reason to cheer as Kurds take town

17:02 [NPR] Nathan Rott: Hollywood Pros Fears A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

17:04 [Reuters] Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

17:04 [Reuters] Cuba sees long struggle ahead before U.S. lifts embargo

17:06 [Guardian] Vic Marks: Alastair Cook gutted but wishes Eoin Morgan’s England well for World Cup

17:06 [Raw Story] The Conversation: What the books you receive this Christmas say about you

17:08 [Truthout] Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor

17:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Doug Bandow: President Obama Touts Partnership With Egypt's Military Regime: Yet Repression Continues Unabated

17:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Kristobak: 'Dark Knight Rises' Murders Hung Over 'The Interview' Decision

17:15 [The Independent] 'Stop eating caramel apples,' Americans told after four die in illness outbreak

17:20 [Telegraph] Nicola Harley: Ukip's tweet crackdown amid embarassing scandals

17:20 [Telegraph] Rob Crilly: North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal

17:21 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Defiant North Korea Says Can Prove It Is Not Behind Hack "Without Resorting To Torture Like The CIA"

17:22 [AL JAZEERA] Afghan civilian casualties 'hit record high'

17:22 [Guardian] Tess Reidy: The big Christmas dilema - to light up or to not light up

17:24 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sick or stressed?

17:24 [Fox News] Fox News Online: $5,000 reward for capture of Central Texas TV meteorologist's shooter

17:24 [Fox News] Fox News Online: German teen honors Holocaust victims by living in American shelter

17:24 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Four more prisoners released from Gitmo

17:25 [Reuters] CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

17:25 [CNN] Ski star Lindsey Vonn: "I'm back to where I used to be"

17:25 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Don't Forget That Your Résumé is a Marketing Document //

17:33 [Reuters: politics] CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

17:38 [Guardian] Justin McCurry: Godzilla comes home: Japanese reptile takes on Hollywood rival

17:40 [The Independent] Madonna releases six songs from new album after 'Rebel Heart' leak

17:43 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared

17:44 [AL JAZEERA] Saudi police kill 'terrorists' in Shia area

17:44 [Guardian] Observer writers: Books of the Year: Go inside Mike Tyson’s head with Danish Dynamite

17:44 [Telegraph] Edward Malnick: Couple reunited with lost wedding photos within minutes of Facebook appeal

17:44 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Fancy dress fans at the PDC World Darts and weekend football fixtures: In pics

17:44 [Telegraph] Nicola Harley: Madonna releases singles early due to Sony hacking

17:44 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Heston Blumenthal says British gastronomy in best shape ever as he heads down under

17:45 [Voice of America] VOA News: Blast Wounds Police in Shi'ite Bahrain Village

17:46 [Reuters] Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

17:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Ray Rice seen kissing fiancee after elevator incident

17:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Golfer, 103, becomes oldest person to record hole-in-one

17:50 [BBC: Entertainment] Ferguson bows out of US talk show

17:53 [Deutsche Welle] US repatriates four Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan

17:56 [Raw Story] Medical Daily: Cell phones probably don’t cause cancer

17:57 [CNN] United Nations warns over new DR Congo violence

17:58 [Guardian] Chris Johnston: Christmas shoppers set to spend £1.2bn on ‘panic Saturday’

18:04 [Guardian] Martin Pengelly in New York and Chris Johnston in London: Madonna achieves 'partial Beyoncé' by releasing tracks after leak that was 'artistic rape'

18:06 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Freezing people after heart attacks could save lives

18:08 [Deutsche Welle] Robbers target luxury department store in Berlin in broad daylight

18:09 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Judge Rules Obama's Abuse Of Executive Orders Is "Unconstitutional"

18:10 [The Independent] Bumper Brussels: Sprouts set to be biggest in 10 years after near-perfect growing conditions

18:10 [The Independent] Ukip advert urges voters to 'say no to the UK'

18:10 [The Independent] Ferguson prosecutor claims witnesses were 'not telling the truth'

18:10 [The Independent] Time does not always heal a broken heart

18:10 [Guardian] Nick Miller: Football clockwatch: Premier League - as it happened

18:12 [Telegraph] Richard Spencer: Taliban 'intelligence chief and arms dealer' released from Guantanamo

18:20 [Guardian] David Hytner at White Hart Lane: Harry Kane and Érik Lamela hit first half goals as Spurs beat Burnley

18:20 [Guardian] Stuart James at Villa Park: Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao scores to save point at Aston Villa

18:20 [Guardian] Alan Smith at St Mary's Stadium: Graziano Pellè ends Southampton’s bad run to give Everton the blues

18:20 [Guardian] Jacob Steinberg at Upton Park: West Ham United sink Leicester thanks to superb Carroll and Downing

18:21 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Parents of accused Aurora, Colorado shooter: Don’t kill our son

18:21 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Children’s movies are rife with murder, says science

18:21 [Raw Story] Reuters: New video seems to show NFL’s Ray Rice, future wife kiss after he punched her out

18:27 [zero hedge] Marc To Market: Dollar Bulls Regain Upper Hand

18:28 [Deutsche Welle] Gloom deepens for Klopp and Dortmund, Augsburg beat Gladbach

18:33 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Sierra Leone Welcomes Cooperation in Christmas Celebration Ban to Contain Ebola

18:33 [Truthout] Subsidy Spotlight: Publicly Funding a Utah Disaster in the Making

18:34 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: 23 Things Terence McKenna Said Best, From DMT Sex To Telepathic Octopi

18:34 [The Independent] Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader

18:36 [Guardian] Press Association: Matt Ritchie has double fun as Bournemouth hit Blackpool for six

18:38 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Murdered PC Neil Doyle 'may have been recognised by attackers'

18:38 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: 'Panic Saturday' sees shoppers out in force

18:38 [Telegraph] Robert Mendick: Prosecutors insist Lockerbie bomber was guilty on anniversary of atrocity

18:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charlotte Alfred: Freed 'Cuban Five' Members Receive Heroes Welcome In Parliament

18:44 [The Atlantic: International] Allen McDuffee: North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

18:45 [The Atlantic: Politics] Allen McDuffee: North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

18:52 [Guardian] Chris Johnston: Ebola death toll close to 7,400, says World Health Organisation

18:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: New Gitmo release sparks safety fears for troops in Afghanistan

18:54 [Reuters] Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from U.S.: sources

18:55 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Meditate While Lying in Bed For More Restful Sleep //

18:56 [Guardian] Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies: US releases four Guantánamo Bay prisoners to Afghanistan

18:56 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated, says Pentagon

18:56 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Here’s how Russians dodge the draft

18:56 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Man faked attack by Pennsylvania mass murderer for attention and money, say police

18:58 [Reuters] Scottish prosecutor says no reason to doubt Lockerbie bomber's guilt

18:59 [The Independent] Diplomatic Protection police officers sacked for sending 'obscene images'

18:59 [The Independent] Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi was guilty of attack that killed 270, says Scotland's top prosecutor

19:00 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

19:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: Operative Revenge

19:03 [Truthdig] Loss of Rainforests Is Double Whammy Threat to Climate

19:04 [CNN] Manchester City close gap on leaders Chelsea as Villa hold United

19:04 [CNN] NYPD makes 3 arrests in protest assaults

19:06 [Guardian] Heidi Stephens: Strictly Come Dancing: the final – live

19:06 [Guardian] Michael Aylwin at the Stoop: Harlequins fly-half Tim Swiel keeps cool to put boot into Newcastle

19:07 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Met Police officers sacked for sharing obscene images on mobiles

19:07 [NPR] Scott Neuman: U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

19:09 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: It Cost Ukraine's Government $4 Billion To Get Re-Elected

19:10 [CNN] NYPD make 3 arrests in protest assaults

19:18 [AL JAZEERA] Cuba's Castro to attend Americas summit

19:18 [Truthout] Unbelievable: Telecoms Claim They're Worried About Your Bill!

19:19 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Zambia Ruling Party Reconcile Leaders Ahead of Election

19:23 [Truthdig] ‘Left, Right & Center’: The Sony Hack and Cuba

19:24 [The Hindu - News] AP: When soldiers sought a shred of humanity in midst of WWI

19:24 [The Hindu - News] Pak. Army vows to kill the last of the militant

19:25 [The Independent] Raul Castro poised for official encounter with Obama

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Jonathan Kaiman: Hainan gibbon ‘clinging on’ with 25 left in China

19:33 [Guardian] Reuters in Cairo: US delivers 10 helicopters to Egypt in sign of improving relations

19:43 [CNN] Sony hack shows America's cyber-vulnerability (Opinion)

19:43 [Truthout] Who's Afraid of Shareholder Democracy?

19:45 [CNN] U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees

19:45 [Reuters] North Korea denies hacking Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

19:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MISSILE MESS Air Force admits to deep flaws in nuke program

19:51 [The Independent] Siegfried and Roy's white lion Future dies at Cincinnati Zoo

19:53 [Voice of America] Matthew Hilburn: IS Militants Use Sex to Lure Recruits

19:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Marczak: Obama's New Cuba Policy Corrects a Five-Decade Failure

19:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Igor Bobic: Protesters Against Cuba-U.S. Plan Gather In Miami

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Safety expo attracts schools, cab service providers

19:59 [Telegraph] Agencies: French police shoot dead knifeman who was shouting Islamic slogans

19:59 [Telegraph] Nicola Harley: DJ Mike Smith leaves £1m to his wife

19:59 [Telegraph] Press Association: David Cameron leads tributes to Conservative MEP Philip Bradbourn

20:00 [AL JAZEERA] US releases four Afghans from Guantanamo

20:00 [The Hindu - News] Meera Srinivasan: Colombo opposition takes anti-China stand

20:02 [Slashdot] Soulskill: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

20:03 [Truthout] Fallen Heroes of 2014

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: AAP launches ‘mufflerman’ campaign

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Meera Srinivasan: Colombo opposition takes anti-China stand

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: “Unilateral execution” of TenderSure project criticised

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Chitra V. Ramani: 5 lakh traders, but only 50,000 have a licence

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff reporter: Bengaluru is earning notoriety as smuggling hub

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Muralidhara Khajane: Finally, light at MM Hills

20:08 [Truthdig] Paris’ Radical Plan to Keep the Rich from Completely Gentrifying Central Neighborhoods

20:14 [The Independent] Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore says he 'wants to' sign convicted rapist Ched Evans

20:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PICTURE CONTROVERSY HS senior fights to put hunting photo in yearbook

20:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: California cop kills teen who attack him with machete, police say

20:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jeb Bush's hint kicks others into high gear

20:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Malavika: To go or not to go: a challenge in the great outdoors

20:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Prashant Sagar: The murder of the bookstore

20:17 [The Hindu - Opinion] Seetha Anagol: Those books of life

20:17 [The Hindu - News] Smita Gupta: Govt. struck by Opposition unity

20:17 [CNN] Turbulence injures passengers on American flight

20:18 [Deutsche Welle] Kurd fighters bring aid to Mt. Sinjar amid new offensive

20:21 [The Hindu - Opinion] Parvathi Thampi: A dream childhood in Balochistan

20:23 [Truthdig] Prisoner Exchange

20:25 [Telegraph] Matt Lewis: American Way - how Cuba is releasing the Republicans' inner trolls

20:25 [CNN] Pacific storm could mark early holiday woe

20:25 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Chinese Search Engine Says It Has Reached Deep Learning Breakthrough //

20:27 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar: No relief yet for victims of botched eye surgeries

20:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] Martand Jha: World Cups and some uneven applause

20:31 [Guardian] Nick Miller: Real Madrid v San Lorenzo: Club World Cup - live!

20:34 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: In the Beginning was the Code: Juergen Schmidhuber at TEDxUHasselt

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Udhav Naig: Elite cultures have dominated discourse: Romila Thapar

20:35 [straight] Charlie Smith: Video: Author Paulo Coelho wants Sony to sell him The Interview /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/NaHgD9DSnl4.jpg

20:37 [Mother Jones] Ben Dreyfuss: The Projectionists at One of LA's Most Famous Theaters Are Apparently Tired of Being Paid Like Crap /files/B5Ryi-ICEAAH50I.jpg-large_1.jpeg

20:45 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: From Average Joe To Average Jihadi - How A Texas Plumber's Truck Turned Up In Syria

20:47 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

20:47 [The Hindu - News] S. Bhuvaneshwari: Tension in Tumakuru

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: ‘Cyrus virus’ spreads Christmas cheer

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Pradeesh Chandran: Flipkart raises $700 million in fresh funding

20:48 [Reuters] North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

20:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

20:53 [Telegraph] Richard Spencer: Revealed: the true story of 'Maya', the CIA analyst who hunted down Osama bin Laden

20:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Reuters: U.S. Stands By Assertion That North Korea Was Behind Sony Cyberattack

21:03 [Deutsche Welle] IS is executing foreign fighters trying to quit: report

21:03 [Deutsche Welle] Raul Castro praises 'removal of obstacle' in US deal

21:03 [Slashdot] Soulskill: North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

21:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: ‘Will you back ban on forced conversions?’

21:10 [AL JAZEERA] Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for Gazans

21:10 [Fox News: politics] E-Z Pass helps states clock motorists’ speeds; accounts suspended for repeat offenders //

21:11 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Anonymous threatens to release sex tape pics of rapper Iggy Azalea over remarks

21:12 [The Hindu - News] S. Anandan : ‘Will you back ban on forced conversions?’

21:17 [Guardian] Guardian sport and agencies: Ronnie Moore admits Hartlepool United interest in signing Ched Evans

21:19 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Mullah Radio, terrorist demagogue behind the savagery of Peshawar

21:20 [AL JAZEERA] Will Tunisia pass the transition test?

21:20 [Fox News: politics] White House 'pleased' Sony is looking for ways to distribute movie after cyberattacks //

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Rukmini S.: More than 50% of farm households in debt

21:27 [The Independent] 9 things the Sony hack has taught us about the Hollywood

21:30 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Hung verdict in J&K, say exit polls

21:33 [Deutsche Welle] French police kill knife-wielding attacker

21:43 [Telegraph] Edward Malnick: I was hungry, homeless and on welfare, reveals Eighties TV star Lysette Anthony

21:43 [Telegraph] Edward Malnick: Fast food slows the brain, new study finds

21:43 [Telegraph] Tim Ross: Coalition rules out giving prisoners the vote

21:45 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The False Promises Of 2% Inflation

21:47 [Voice of America] VOA News: Castro Lauds US Outreach But Says Cuba Will Remain Communist

21:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Five lose sight; H.P. orders probe

21:48 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Pakistani forces kill 28 militants

21:48 [The Hindu - News] Kavita Kishore: A win-win for all industry players

21:48 [The Hindu - News] Zubeda Hamid: The visa to good health

21:48 [The Hindu - News] Kolkata Bureau: RSS chief endorses reconversions

21:49 [Guardian] Press Association: Two Scotland Yard officers fired over obscene images

21:52 [CNN] Suspected hackers mock FBI in message

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: Hearts and hearths open up to rasikas

21:52 [The Hindu - News] B. Kolappan: Gangai Amaran joins BJP

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Kavita Kishore: ‘Call autos’ make an entry in Chennai

22:00 [The Hindu - News] Deepa H. Ramakrishnan: Many hassles in DBTL scheme

22:00 [The Hindu - News] Petlee Peter, Asha Sridhar: Beat officers in Tamil Nadu asked to keep an eye on schools

22:00 [The Hindu - News] R. Arivanandam: Fishermen held by British Navy back in Kochi

22:02 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Here's How the Sony Hack Is Like 9/11 /files/blog_sony_911.jpg

22:06 [Slashdot] Soulskill: New Record Set For Deepest Dwelling Fish

22:07 [Telegraph] Nicola Harley: Wife pays tribute to murdered off-duty officer

22:07 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: The women's voices that make men feel all tingly - and why

22:07 [Telegraph] Harriet Marsh: Former Olympian runs a mile a day for 50 years

22:08 [The Hindu - News] Sandeep Joshi: Centre will work to improve healthcare system: Rajnath

22:10 [straight] Steve Newton: 20 years ago: Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot blast on to the Vancouver music scene with the Spirit Merchants /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/photo-2.JPG__5.jpg

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Achuthanandan meets his wax double

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘Passport can’t be denied for seeking political asylum abroad’

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Chandy-Sudheeran tussle over liquor policy reaching flashpoint

22:11 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: S.F. Sheriff’s Deputy facing felony charges for assaulting hospital patient, filing false report

22:13 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt aims to throttle its civil society

22:15 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Jim Grant: "The Fed Has A 3rd Mandate... The Administration Of American Equity Prices"

22:16 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Scientists Discover Fish Living Deeper Than Any Previously Recorded //

22:16 [Reuters] Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

22:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Igor Bobic: U.S. Asks China To Help Rein In North Korean Hackers

22:17 [The Hindu - News] S. Anil Radhakrishnan: Rs.1,616.39 crore due to KSRTC from Kerala

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Mussoorie fest from Dec. 25

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Mohammed Iqbal: CBI asked to file note on probe into Azad photo morphing case

22:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: America’s expensive whiskey

22:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Travel to Cuba? Not so fast

22:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jane: Thankful for mom

22:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Navy’s new stealth robot

22:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Apple’s best app of 2014

22:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Kristobak: Sony Hires Olivia Pope Inspiration Judy Smith To Handle 'Interview' Runoff

22:26 [Guardian] Nick Miller: Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo: Club World Cup - as it happened

22:27 [The Hindu - News] M.C. Sampath passes away

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: Sarpanch shot dead in Sopore

22:32 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

22:33 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Bond Yields Set To Plunge In 2015: Next Year Global Treasury Supply Will Tumble By 20% As ECB Joins The Party

22:34 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Apple ‘failing to protect Chinese factory workers’

22:37 [CNN] 2 New York police officers shot

22:39 [The Hindu - News] Mahim Pratap Singh: J & K records historic polling percentage: EC

22:39 [The Hindu - News] Kolkata Bureau: Bring back all converted Hindus, says RSS chief

22:41 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: DJS chief sparks fresh controversy

22:43 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: RAW, CRPF get new chiefs

22:45 [CNN] Madonna responds to leak by releasing songs

22:45 [The Hindu - News] VHP ‘reconverts’ over 200 Christian tribals

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Annie Philip: ‘Heritage is more than saving buildings’

22:45 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: SpiceJet streamlines refund process

22:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BREAKING NEWS 2 NYPD cops shot in car, both in critical condition

22:48 [Truthdig] Unmasked: The CIA’s ‘Unidentified Queen of Torture’

22:49 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Tamil Nadu to release only 30 Sri Lankan fishermen

22:49 [The Hindu - News] Ajai Sreevatsan: How badly is TNEB doing?

22:49 [The Hindu - News] B. Kolappan: BJP to strengthen base in South: Amit Shah

22:51 [The Hindu - News] Veerendra P. M.: Restore cancelled ration cards of BPL families: BJP

22:51 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Judges, lawyers participate in ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign

22:51 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: BREAKING: Two police officers shot and killed ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn

22:56 [CNN] Real Madrid end year with fantastic fourth title in Club World Cup

22:58 [Deutsche Welle] US stands by accusations of North Korea cyber-attack involvement

23:01 [The Hindu - News] AP: When soldiers sought a shred of humanity amid WWI

23:02 [Telegraph] Tim Ross: Christmas roadside drug tests for drivers

23:03 [Reuters] New York police officers shot in patrol car, suspect in custody

23:07 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

23:09 [The Independent] New York Metro's campaign to stop 'man-spreading'

23:09 [CNN] 2 New York police officers shot to death

23:16 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Credit Doesn't Care What the FOMC Says: The "Recovery" That Never Was Is Over

23:20 [Guardian] Carrie Gibson: Strolling Havana’s quiet streets, I saw the first signs of a new age for Cuba

23:24 [CNN] U.S. seeks China's help against cyberattacks

23:26 [Big Think] Big Think Editors: Larry Summers on Lackluster Infrasture and Education Spending //

23:30 [Guardian] Dominic Rushe in New York: US seeks China help against North Korea cyberattacks after Sony hack – report

23:32 [Mother Jones] Tom Philpott: The 9 Best Cookbooks of 2014 /files/bitter_0.jpg

23:36 [Raw Story] Reuters: CIA unlikely to punish agency officials over Senate Intelligence Committee computer search: NYT

23:39 [Reuters] New York City police officers killed, gunman dead: NY Times

23:40 [Guardian] Daniel Boffey: Former newspaper boss tells police of VIP paedophile cover-up claim

23:41 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Cuban President Castro lauds diplomatic thaw but rules out changes in political system

23:50 [Guardian] Amanda Holpuch in New York: Two NYPD officers shot dead in Brooklyn before gunman shoots himself

23:51 [BBC: Entertainment] Caroline Flack wins Strictly title

23:51 [BBC: Entertainment] Journalist John Freeman dies at 99

23:52 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: A Funny Thing Happened To Oil Prices When Nixon Killed The Gold Standard

23:52 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Two NYPD Cops Murdered In "Execution Style" Ambush, Shooter Commits Suicide - Live Coverage

23:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BREAKING NEWS 1 NYPD officer killed, 2nd critical in cop car shooting

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