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00:00 [Raw Story] Foie gras removed from menu in Britain’s House of Lords

00:00 [Mother Jones] The Great Construction Employment Mystery

00:02 [OpEdNews] Video Report: US & European Orwellian Surveillance Deepens

00:02 [Deutsche Welle] UN authorizes African force for Mali

00:03 [CNET News] Android in 2013: What to expect

00:04 [CNN: Technology] Sites to go dark for Sandy Hook moment of silence

00:05 [Big Think] Julian Assange's Christmas Present: 'Over A Million Documents' Will Be Released

00:07 [OpEdNews] The Unleashing of Syria's Chemical Weapons

00:09 [zero hedge] RIMMberrrr - Redux

00:11 [Voice of America] US Hopes to Resolve Iran Nuclear Standoff in 2013

00:12 [Fox News: politics] The Cost of Spending: Federal Reserve intervention could have dangerous consequences

00:14 [Fox News] Lawmakers on Collision Course Over 'Plan B' to Avert Fiscal Crisis

00:15 [CNN] Facebook tests paid messages to strangers

00:19 [CNN] Missing American journalist's parents: Send our son home from Syria for Christmas

00:21 [Pravda] Putin: U.S. poisons Moscow-Washington relations

00:22 [OpEdNews] from the cruise ship

00:25 [Guardian] Research in Motion loses a million subscribers as revenues fall 47%

00:25 [Telegraph] Belgian MPs deny claims France's richest man is denied nationality

00:30 [Raw Story] Argentine woman to marry her sister’s convicted killer

00:32 [OpEdNews] Defective Dominance


00:38 [zero hedge] Visualizing The Changing Face Of Global Manufacturing

00:39 [CNN] Chemist pleads not guilty to lying about evidence as review of cases goes on

00:41 [Guardian] UN authorises use of military force against Islamists in Mali

00:41 [Pravda] A slap on the truculence of Israeli and U.S. diplomacy

00:41 [Global Voices] Chinese Responses to the North Korea Missile Launch

00:42 [Slashdot] 30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

00:43 [CNET News] Is the BlackBerry PlayBook making a comeback?

00:44 [Moral Low Ground] Dr. Raymond Favero Sentenced to 3 Years’ Probation, $30,000 in Fines for Obtaining Illegal Deer Semen

00:45 [CNN] Parents defend right to keep guns in the home

00:48 [CNN] Bank of Japan green-lights new $119B stimulus

00:48 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Internal Audit Warns of IMF Politicisation by the U.S.

00:50 [Raw Story] Over 30 Mich. schools closing early cite Mayan apocalypse, Sandy Hook

00:51 [CNET News] Intel-based Windows 8 tablet beats Surface, but 'bug' cited

00:52 [Fox News: politics] Ethics panel says Nevada Democrat violated rules

00:52 [OpEdNews] Big Pharma, MSM, Feds, GOP, NRA and the Gun Industry Help Pull Trigger

00:56 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: teacher who died protecting pupils likened to Jesus

00:56 [Disinformation] Mind Steps, Cultural Evolution and Accelerating Change.

00:59 [straight] Former Gordon Campbell cabinet minister Joyce Murray pursues progressive federal Liberals

01:00 [The Independent] iPad mini not enough to brighten retail sales gloom

01:02 [OpEdNews] Challenging the Gun Lobby, Changing the Culture of Violence

01:02 [CNET News] iOS 6 adoption surge may be due to China -- not Google's map app

01:03 [Guardian] David Cameron visits troops in Afghanistan amid tight security

01:07 [Infoshop] Christmas in Prison

01:08 [zero hedge] House Passes Sequester Replacement "Spending" Bill By 215-209 Vote, "Plan B" Vote Next - Live Webcast

01:16 [The Independent] Get tough on banks or else, George Osborne’s own advisers insist

01:17 [Fox News] NEWTOWN FALLOUT:Debate Reopened on Forced Help for Mentally Ill

01:17 [CNN] Britain's Cameron pays surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan

01:18 [NPR] In Christmas Message, Queen Elizabeth Returns To 3-D After 59 Years

01:19 [Fox News: politics] House approves $633 billion defense bill

01:20 [Raw Story] Facebook tests charging to guarantee message delivery

01:26 [Telegraph] Planning rule book is torn up

01:26 [Slashdot] Why Google Hired Ray Kurzweil

01:26 [The Atlantic: Technology] Facebook's Latest Monetization Experiment: Email Spam

01:28 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Last Christmas In America?

01:32 [The Independent] UN agrees plan to oust extremists in Mali

01:32 [Russia Today] MoD penance: Tortured Iraqis get £14 million from London

01:33 [NPR] House Passes Spending Portion Of Boehner's 'Plan B'

01:38 [zero hedge] Plan 'C', Anyone?

01:42 [Slate Magazine] On the Road

01:43 [Reuters] Republicans push own "fiscal cliff" plan; talks frozen

01:44 [CNET News] DARPA's latest footage of LS3 robodog astounds

01:44 [Fox News] House Passes Spending Cut Bill

01:45 [Raw Story] Nations urge environmental activists to steer clear of Japanese whaling vessel

01:46 [Reuters: politics] Republicans push own "fiscal cliff" plan; talks frozen

01:47 [The Independent] 55 feared killed in Somali boat tragedy

01:53 [zero hedge] Is The Short Squeeze Over?

01:55 [CNET News] Instagram rolls back terms of service after ownership dustup

01:56 [Disinformation] What If All the World’s Debt Just Went Away

01:57 [Slashdot] Vivos Founder Builds an Underground City Where You Can Ride Out the Apocalypse

01:58 [Telegraph] Venezuela to see if they can postpone date for Hugo Chavez swearing-in

01:59 [msnbc: politics] After narrow preview vote, 'Plan B' bill uncertain

02:00 [straight] Malcolm McDowell on Silent Night, Clockwork Orange, and Django Unchained

02:02 [CNN: Politics] Boehner's Plan B vote postponed

02:09 [BBC: Education] New free 'portable' crime checks

02:12 [OpEdNews] When Black Swans Fly

02:12 [BBC: Health] Trojan horse 'eliminates' cancer

02:15 [Raw Story] Madoff’s brother sentenced to 10 years for fraud

02:16 [CNN] NYC marathoners -- with no race to run due to Sandy -- can get entry-fee refund

02:18 [NPR] House Postpones Vote On Boehner's 'Plan B'

02:19 [The Independent] MoD payouts to tortured Iraqis come to £14m

02:19 [CNN: Politics] Boehner's Plan B fiscal cliff bill pulled

02:20 [CNN] Boehner's Plan B fiscal cliff bill pulled amid dissension in GOP caucus

02:22 [Russia Today] House Republicans cancel 'fiscal cliff' vote, leaving decision to Obama and Senate

02:23 [Voice of America] Environmental Activism Takes Hold in China

02:26 [] The Shortwave Report 12/21/12 Listen Globally

02:28 [Slashdot] MIT Research Shows New Magnetic State That Could Aid Quantum Computing

02:28 [zero hedge] Futures Flash Crash As ES Plummets To Limit Down

02:30 [AL JAZEERA] US House puts off vote on 'Plan B' budget

02:31 [Mother Jones] Boehner Sabotaged by Lunatic Wing of Republican Party

02:32 [CNET News] Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

02:39 [msnbc] House Republicans call off vote on 'Plan B' tax bill

02:47 [Fox News] House GOP Puts Off 'Plan B' Vote

02:47 [Voice of America] US Gun Violence Task Force Holds First Meeting

02:55 [Truthdig] Gingrich Switches on Gay Marriage, Limbaugh ‘Honored’ for Lies, and More

02:56 [Reuters: politics] Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans defect

02:57 [Reuters] Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans defect

02:58 [CNN] U.N. Security Council authorizes military mission in Mali

03:00 [straight] W2 artists release video urging citizens to support Downtown Eastside community media hub

03:01 [Mother Jones] The Republican Party's Post-Election Meltdown

03:04 [The Independent] Newtown massacre: US races to stock up on weapons ahead of potential new federal ban

03:06 [CNET News] Time to send an SOS over Instagram's TOS

03:10 [Raw Story] GOP’s Plan B fails to garner enough support for House vote

03:11 [Voice of America] Turkish Trade Ties With Iraqi Kurds Anger Baghdad

03:19 [Voice of America] Republicans Abruptly Put Off Key Tax Vote in US House

03:22 [Global Voices] Hungarian Protesters Occupy Bridge, Three Students Arrested

03:25 [The Progressive] Judge Upholds Activists' Right to Sue Army over Spying

03:30 [Slashdot] iOS 6 Adoption Rates Soar Following Google Maps Release

03:30 [CNET News] Apple reportedly pulls plug on project behind portable charger

03:30 [Raw Story] Michael Moore on guns in America: ‘I think we’re very frightened people’

03:39 [CNN] NTSB: Helicopter that crashed into NYC river was too heavy

03:42 [Fox News] ADIOS, MEXICO: Lawmakers Call for Travel Boycott Over Jailed Marine

03:44 [Topix Activism News] Amnesty deplores Greece's treatment of migrants

03:51 [CNN] Bahraini activist arrested for Twitter posts

03:54 [The Hindu - News] Sri Lankan Chief Justice becoming anti-government rally point

03:55 [Raw Story] Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor collapsing, could cause tsunami, say scientists

03:58 [zero hedge] VIX Decoupling Band Snaps Even As SPX Still Has A Ways To Go

04:00 [Truthdig] A Surprise Defense of Robert Bork

04:02 [The Hindu - News] Okalipuram signal-free corridor to be fast-tracked

04:09 [The Hindu - News] Mallige hospital in soup for dumping biowaste in Hebbal

04:11 [The Hindu - News] Strike hits banking operations in Tirupur

04:11 [CNET News] Facebook begins rolling out new privacy tools

04:12 [Global Voices] Veteran Director Raises Curtain on China's Arbitrary Film Censorship Policy

04:17 [Global Voices] China Cautioned: “The Internet is Not Outside the Law”

04:21 [The Hindu - News] Coimbatore Corporation augments non-tax revenue

04:22 [CNN] Instagram backtracks on terms of service

04:23 [The Hindu - News] Security Council imposes sanction on two Iranian companies

04:23 [Financial Times] Republican ‘plan B’ collapses

04:27 [Reuters] Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans balk

04:28 [Reuters: politics] Boehner abandons fiscal cliff plan as Republicans balk

04:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Shutting the door in their faces

04:36 [CNN] Chinese ships said to enter Japanese waters

04:43 [The Hindu - News] Campaign against ‘Sumangali scheme’ culminates in Tirupur

04:45 [The Hindu - News] Sans supervision, MTC buses run riot across roads

04:45 [Truthdig] A Word Against Nate Silver

04:46 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: John Boehner forced to abandon 'Plan B' after Republican rebellion

04:46 [Slashdot] Your Hands Were Made For Punching According To New Study

04:47 [The Hindu - News] Court orders notice on school’s petition

04:49 [zero hedge] A Fiscal Flowchart For Dummies: Here Is What Happens Next

04:49 [The Hindu - News] End of world or not, colleges declare holiday

04:50 [Raw Story] Rep. Barney Frank comments on Scalia, prostitution, marijuana and more

04:54 [The Independent] US deal to avert ‘fiscal cliff’ cancelled as Republicans defect

04:57 [The Hindu - News] Now special control room at Sheila’s office for women in distress

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Nehru Institutions honour meritorious teachers

05:01 [Mostly Water] Argentina: A Worker Takes his Seat in the Neuquén Legislature

05:02 [Russia Today] American atomic secrets at risk - probe

05:03 [OpEdNews] Will Israel Block Hagel as Defense Secretary?

05:05 [CNET News] Roku adds Spotify, Vevo to its streamed channel offerings

05:08 [The Hindu - News] In Mexico, New Agers hope Dec. 21 brings in a new era

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Go-ahead for sourcing quarry water to slake growing thirst

05:15 [Raw Story] Instagram backtracks on changes after users revolt

05:16 [The Hindu - News] Metro land acquisition to be completed by March

05:17 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why A Fiscal Cliff Deal Is Still Possible

05:18 [The Hindu - News] Senators urge Obama to take more steps against Iran

05:20 [zero hedge] The Great Spanish Crash - Documentary

05:24 [The Hindu - News] Nine ‘she-toilets’ in capital

05:24 [Mostly Water] Haiti's New Dictatorship

05:26 [CNN] Chinese ships enter Japanese waters near disputed islands

05:28 [NPR] Instagram Reverts To Original Ad Terms After Uproar

05:34 [The Hindu - News] Kazhakuttam-Inchivila stretch to be four-laned

05:38 [OpEdNews] Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses In Obama Debt Proposal

05:38 [CNN] Deputy pepper sprays, detains man with Down Syndrome

05:40 [Raw Story] Bloomberg on NRA: ‘Connecticut is because of some of their actions’

05:40 [Big Think] Why the Newtown Shooting Made Me Think of This Painting

05:43 [CNN] Think big, ask for more: 10 ways women can succeed at work in 2013

05:44 [The Hindu - News] Minister allays Punadipadu villagers’ fears on road expansion

05:46 [The Hindu - News] Form SDMCs in all schools as per RTE rules, says activist

05:47 [Reuters] Analysis: Boehner has few options in fiscal cliff mess

05:47 [Russia Today] Lavrov to RT: ‘We are not in the business of regime change’

05:48 [The Hindu - News] Two roads to be repaired under Tender SURE

05:55 [The Hindu - News] The world didn’t end. So party on

05:59 [The Hindu - News] Benefits elude kin of deceased VMC workers

06:01 [The Hindu - News] Councillor murder accused cocks a snook at police in public display

06:07 [The Hindu - News] Soon, a phone call will get you ICU bed availability

06:10 [Raw Story] U.K. pays Iraqi torture victims millions in compensation

06:10 [Big Think] The Demise of the Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Nagarjuna Hospital gets NABH recognition

06:11 [CNN] Myanmar: Testing the limits of reform

06:15 [The Hindu - News] HC asks poll official to look into errors in voters’ list

06:17 [Fox News] House Puts Off 'Plan B' Tax Vote

06:21 [Slashdot] DARPA's Headless Robotic Mule Takes Load Off Warfighters

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Fee row: school threatens to debar 42 students

06:22 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Investors bid on the US

06:24 [Voice of America] New Indian Law Takes Aim at Curbing Child Abuse

06:27 [The Hindu - News] ‘Crop-based growers’ groups should bargain for better prices’

06:28 [Voice of America] New Indian Law Takes Aim at Curbing Child Abuse

06:31 [The Hindu - News] Festival of world cinema begins Bollywood style

06:33 [Financial Times] Fiscal cliff looms as Boehner plan fails

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Men in State shy away from family planning

06:35 [CNET News] Senate approves Netflix-backed amendment to video privacy law

06:38 [Mostly Water] Canada Gets Human Rights Failing Grade from Amnesty International

06:46 [The Hindu - News] Digvijay Singh gets bail in Gadkari's defamation case

06:47 [Russia Today] Hail a cab: Chinese auto maker to buy London taxi maker

06:48 [Voice of America] DJ Hopefuls Learn the Moves at DC DJ School

06:50 [Raw Story] Female Marine captain on combat roles: Major ‘discrepancy’ between reality and policy

06:53 [Deutsche Welle] US Republicans fail to find support for fiscal 'Plan B'

06:56 [The Hindu - News] Vijayawada bank employees join nation-wide strike

07:02 [straight] W2 supporters raise concerns about community access as arts centre faces financial challenges

07:02 [AntiWar] Are the US and Israel Heading for a Showdown?

07:04 [The Hindu - News] Day in Pictures

07:16 [Guardian] Boehner forced to withdraw fiscal cliff bill after Republican revolt

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Workers demand minimum wages, implementation of labour laws

07:18 [The Hindu - News] Two held on charge of attacking swamiji

07:20 [The Hindu - News] UN Security Council agrees to deploy forces in Mali

07:23 [Infoshop] Attacking Gun Culture at Its Source

07:24 [The Hindu - News] Survey finds ‘soft courts’ responsible for recurrence of rape cases

07:28 [Infoshop] As Minneapolis drops riot charges, Occupy looks to go on the legal offensive

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Court orders mini-draw to allot flat

07:29 [CNN] In Philippines, a 14-year fight for birth control

07:30 [Fin24 News] Harmony mineworkers stage sit-in

07:33 [Infoshop] Coral Reefs Could Be Decimated by 2100

07:35 [The Hindu - News] BSNL revises pre-paid mobile tariff

07:35 [AL JAZEERA] Obama 'hopeful for bipartisan fiscal deal'

07:37 [Telegraph] Andrew Mitchell 'has no confidence in Met Police Chief'

07:38 [Infoshop] Bolivia: The Struggle For The Right To Collectively Own Land

07:39 [The Hindu - News] Backlog of care spoils the lone park of Aluva

07:41 [The Hindu - News] Uptick in Kochi Residex cheers builders

07:43 [Infoshop] In a time of hardship, Miami-Dade County Ramps up Foreclosures

07:45 [The Hindu - News] CAG raps corporation for revenue loss

07:49 [Topix Activism News] Judge: Woman Can Have Extended Middle Finger In Holiday Lights

07:51 [Telegraph] UN Security Council approves Mali intervention force

07:52 [CNN] Poll: Are Singaporeans least happy?

07:53 [The Hindu - News] An exciting time for students at Fishery Survey of India open house

07:55 [The Hindu - News] Project update system to have JICA details too

07:58 [Deutsche Welle] Doomsayers await "apocalypse" as Maya calendar ends

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Excise Department opens control rooms

08:07 [Telegraph] Floods threaten Christmas chaos as heavy downpours force villagers to flee

08:07 [The Hindu - News] Australian boy's egg collection turns into snakes

08:11 [The Hindu - News] Enforcement of prohibition on tobacco use poor : expert

08:13 [The Hindu - News] Balmatta college is 100

08:15 [The Hindu - News] New dredger to be inducted into DCI tomorrow

08:16 [The Independent] Respite, then more rain will hit UK

08:17 [Russia Today] New dawn in Korean politics unlikely to bring sunshine (Op-Ed)

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Chasing shutterbug dreams

08:22 [The Hindu - News] The ‘don’t give up’ policy

08:24 [OpEdNews] Obama/Boehner Two-Step

08:28 [The Hindu - News] Amid fear of attack on students, Malala asks Pakistan not to rename college after her

08:30 [The Hindu - News] Ration shop dealers stage protest

08:32 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:33 [Deutsche Welle] Why Israel won't be deterred from settlements

08:39 [Telegraph] Mayan Apocolypse: the end of the world - live!

08:47 [The Independent] UK to give an extra £15m in aid to help tackle growing Syrian humanitarian crisis

08:49 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] The Politics of Polio in Pakistan

08:53 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson reveals her secret recipe for a drama-free Christmas lunch

08:59 [] Palestinian Hunger Striking Steadfastness

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Amend SC/ST Act: PMK

09:06 [Voice of America] Multiple Uranium Enrichment Facilities Suspected in N. Korea

09:09 [Telegraph] All aboard the hell train from Henley

09:10 [BBC: Technology] Big fall in profits at Blackberry

09:11 [Slashdot] Human Cloning Possible Within 50 Years, Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Claims

09:13 [The Hindu - News] VCK stages novel protest

09:14 [CNET News] Web media: The 5 biggest stories of 2012

09:16 [Pravda] USA not world's most democratic nation

09:16 [BBC: Science & Environment] Fighting 'shaped human hand'

09:17 [Fox News] BUGGY BURGER: Mealworms May Be Used As New Meat Substitute

09:19 [The Hindu - News] US House puts off 'fiscal cliff' vote

09:20 [Guardian] Snake eggs found by Australian toddler hatch in his wardrobe

09:21 [Fin24 News] ANC sticks to mixed economy

09:34 [The Independent] BAE wins £2.5bn fighter plane deal

09:35 [The Hindu - News] UK businessman gets bail in CWG Queen’s Baton Relay scam

09:35 [Truthdig] Happy Holidays From Truthdig

09:36 [Pravda] Russia builds strong defense against foreign interference

09:37 [The Hindu - News] Jallikattu: constitutional validity of Act challenged

09:38 [Deutsche Welle] When spies and serial killers stalked Berlin

09:41 [Telegraph] Mayan apocalypse: Google Doodle marks end of calendar

09:43 [NPR] New TSA Standards: Carry On Small Snow Globes and Pies, Keep Checking Jam

09:44 [] Obama/Boehner Two-Step

09:48 [Deutsche Welle] EU-Russia talks focus on energy, trade

09:49 [The Independent] Tensions rise as professionals from EU's ailing nations flock to Germany

09:49 [The Hindu - News] Banking services affected in Madurai as employees go on stir

09:51 [CNN] The NRA to speak on Sandy Hook as mourning continues Friday

09:53 [Russia Today] More protests as Duma ponders final approval of US adoptions ban

09:56 [Pravda] Why Americans cannot discipline their children

09:57 [New Statesman] The role for gas in the UK’s energy mix

09:58 [Russia Today] UN approves military force to combat Islamist terrorists in Mali

09:58 [Guardian] The Mayan apocalypse: how to destroy the Earth - video

10:00 [] Pressure mounts on Obama to change tactics on Iran

10:04 [OpEdNews] Protect Disabled Veterans; Defend Social Security; Tragedy in Connecticut,

10:04 [The Independent] Syrians pack up to flee Damascus as war escalates

10:08 [NATO] DRAFT The Prime Minister of Djibouti visits NATO

10:11 [Pravda] Tolkien and the hobbit against the New World Order

10:11 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Cyprus cut to junk status as EU rules out debt haircut - live

10:14 [The Hindu - News] 30 killed in clashes: Kenya Red Cross

10:14 [CNN] NRA to speak on Sandy Hook as mourning continues Friday

10:18 [Deutsche Welle] Sunni-Shiite barriers stall Bahrain's Arab Spring

10:18 [CNN] Dawn raid kills dozens in southeast Kenya

10:20 [The Independent] South Korea appears cautiously open to dialogue with the North

10:20 [The Hindu - News] Delhi gang rape: Parliamentary Standing panel to meet on Dec. 27

10:22 [Guardian] Christmas travel under threat from heavy rain and floods

10:27 [Telegraph] Silversea Cruises cancels Falklands visits

10:30 [The Hindu - News] India-ASEAN relations at exciting stage: PM

10:32 [Mother Jones] 151 Victims of Mass Shootings in 2012: Here Are Their Stories

10:32 [Slate Magazine] Corrections

10:34 [NPR] When The Doctor Works For The Insurance Company

10:36 [The Independent] The top astronomy pictures of 2012

10:36 [The Hindu - News] Vittal Das Maharaj at Ayodhya Mantapam

10:38 [Fox News] GOP Criticism of Possible Obama Defense Nominee Hagel Grows

10:38 [The Hindu - News] Winter Festive in Madurai from today

10:40 [The Hindu - News] Mad rush for India-Pak T-20 match tickets in Bangalore

10:43 [Russia Today] Cyprus hit by another downgrade from S&P, as deal with Troika is questioned

10:44 [Voice of America] Obama to Remember Connecticut Shooting Victims

10:44 [Guardian] End of the world – live blog

10:48 [Russia Today] Russian birth rate to rise to 1.8 million as New Year rings in

10:49 [BBC: Entertainment] Ravi Shankar mourned at memorial

10:49 [CNN] Blizzard whacking the Midwest expected to lose strength

10:51 [The Independent] Wife accused of Eddie Kidd assaults

10:53 [The Hindu - News] PIL for safety of Jallikattu bulls

10:53 [Deutsche Welle] A boon to Bangladesh

10:55 [Raw Story] Julian Assange: WikiLeaks is preparing to publish one million new secret government documents

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Lankan court stops impeachment proceedings against top judge

10:57 [Pravda] Why Depardieu, the rich and the poor flee France and Hollande

10:58 [Fox News: politics] House puts off vote on 'Plan B' tax bill, path to avert fiscal crisis uncertain

10:59 [CNN] Dozens of Kenyans killed in dawn raid

11:01 [msnbc] Kitchen calamity: More reports of shattering pans

11:01 [Fin24 News] New Year's petrol cheer on cards

11:04 [CNN] U.S. teen Shiffrin slaloms to first World Cup victory

11:05 [The Hindu - News] Banking operations hit in Tiruchi district

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Spectrum allocation: Charges filed against Airtel, Vodafone

11:13 [Deutsche Welle] Fiscal cliff talks going nowhere fast

11:13 [The Hindu - News] Panchayat heads seek full-time project officers for MNREGA

11:14 [Telegraph] Indian gang rape case: '20 accused politicians allowed to run for office'

11:16 [Fox News] 'SERIOUS CONCERNS': GOP Criticism of Possible Defense Nominee Grows

11:18 [Voice of America] 28 Dead Following Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

11:21 [The Hindu - News] Obama vows to press ahead on fiscal cliff solution

11:22 [The Independent] Postcard from... Berlin

11:23 [Deutsche Welle] The Bundesliga's half-time heroes and mid-term muppets

11:23 [The Hindu - News] Six panels formed to suggest measures for city development

11:24 [NPR] Plug Pulled On 'Plan B', House Breaks For Christmas

11:24 [Voice of America] 30 Dead Following Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

11:28 [Russia Today] Former US Olympian becomes elite prostitute

11:29 [CNN] North Korea arrests American citizen

11:30 [CNN] Websites to go dark for Sandy Hook moment of silence


11:32 [Slashdot] UK Government To Spy On Computers of the Jobless

11:38 [Deutsche Welle] German consumer index dips

11:40 [Fin24 News] Court blow for indebted homeowners

11:40 [The Hindu - News] Hospital offers free intestinal transplant to rape victim

11:41 [CNN] NATO: Syrian forces firing more Scud missiles

11:43 [CNN] Goodbye, Postal Service?

11:46 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Cyprus rating slashed as EU rules out debt haircut - live

11:50 [The Hindu - News] The anti-holiday

11:52 [Slate Magazine] How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

11:53 [The Independent] Drone attacks challenge blocked

11:56 [CNN] 'Harassment map' helps Egyptian women stand up for their rights

11:58 [Russia Today] ­Words of the year: ‘Gangnam Style’ to enter dictionary?

11:58 [Voice of America] North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

12:00 [Telegraph] China year review 2012: Xi Jinping and Bo Xilai

12:00 [The Hindu - News] Speaking of cinema…

12:02 [The Atlantic: Politics] Is the Ivy League Fair to Asian Americans?

12:02 [Mother Jones] What the Fight Over Clinton's 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Can Teach Obama

12:03 [Russia Today] Russian daredevils climb Europe’s tallest building (PHOTOS)

12:03 [Topix Activism News] Amnesty International orders official Kristyan Benedict to apologise...

12:08 [The Hindu - News] It is time to believe in police, paramilitary forces: Omar

12:09 [The Independent] Koo Stark denies stealing painting

12:10 [Raw Story] Americans eschew perfection as they turn to smaller, wilder Christmas trees

12:10 [The Hindu - News] U.K. High Court blocks drone intelligence challenge


12:13 [BBC: Technology] Nokia drops Blackberry ban threat

12:14 [The Hindu - News] KJP to launch Secretariat march on Dec. 26

12:15 [Raw Story] Toddler’s lucky escape as deadly snakes hatch in child’s wardrobe

12:15 [Big Think] Reasons to Quit the Catholic Church: A Coda

12:17 [Good] Why Today Is the End of the Beginning

12:18 [BBC: Technology] Facebook tests paid-for messaging

12:18 [CNN] 10 arrested after Iraqi Finance Ministry abductions, state media reports

12:19 [The Hindu - News] A revisit to Tipu’s times

12:23 [The Hindu - News] ‘Men need to take a call’

12:23 [New Statesman] Five questions answered on the BAE Systems and Oman contract

12:24 [Voice of America] Tax Vote Delay Raises Fiscal Uncertainty in US

12:25 [Caritas Internationalis] Caritas Turkey: side by side with Syrian refugees

12:25 [The Independent] The Great Christmas Travel Getaway is hit as floods, signal failures and animals on rail tracks cause chaos for holidaying Britons

12:28 [Deutsche Welle] Bhutto's legacy five years on

12:30 [Raw Story] North Korea confirms arrest of U.S. citizen

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Delhi gang rape: protests held outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

12:32 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 21 December 2012

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Zee editor files defamation case against Naveen Jindal

12:37 [Slate Magazine] Nordic Quack

12:38 [Russia Today] Red flowers for Stalin’s birthday

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Colours of the rainbow

12:40 [Raw Story] U.S. House approves sweeping $633 billion defense spending bill

12:41 [] Beşiktaş Kayserispor Maçı Özeti Golleri İzle

12:43 [Russia Today] ­Another 'Social Network' movie to be made about 'Russian Zuckerberg'

12:45 [CNN] Christmas on a global scale

12:46 [CNN] One week later, the nation remembers

12:47 [The Hindu - News] All that Jazz

12:48 [Russia Today] The (Russian) Social Network: Biopic to be made about Vkontakte founder

12:51 [The Hindu - News] Gang rape: Court rejects bail plea of Jamia student

12:52 [CNN: Politics] Now what? Lacking votes, Boehner pulls Plan B, leaving town with no deal

12:52 [CNN] NRA to talk about Sandy Hook as mourning continues

12:55 [CNN] Lightbulb babies and fairytale castles: Your Christmas traditions

12:55 [Raw Story] Hunger and homelessness rise dramatically in the U.S.: study

12:56 [The Independent] Former Army doctor struck off over death of Iraq detainee Baha Mousa

12:56 [Spiegel] For God's Sake: Minister Crucified for Suggesting Gender-Neutral Almighty

12:59 [The Hindu - News] ‘I believe in struggle…’

13:00 [CNN] 'A people under siege' as bombs fall in Sudan's Nuba Mountains

13:02 [Telegraph] Malala Yousafzai asks Pakistan government not to name school after her

13:03 [Russia Today] Teargas in Alexandria, Egypt, as constitution protesters and supporters clash

13:04 [AL JAZEERA] Deadly tribal fighting erupts in Kenya

13:05 [Raw Story] Pope says future of mankind at stake over same-sex marriage

13:07 [CNN] What the brain wants for Christmas

13:08 [The Hindu - News] Syrian rebels attack base near military factories

13:08 [zero hedge] Quad Witching Cliff-faller

13:08 [CBC: politics] Waubgeshig Rice: A peoples' movement that is Idle No More

13:09 [CNN] 5 healthy eating tips for holiday travelers

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Girl shows mixed response to medication: Doctors

13:10 [Raw Story] Dutch impound Steve Jobs superyacht over unpaid bill

13:11 [] Philippines: Work for Better Partylist System

13:12 [The Hindu - News] For the love of money

13:13 [CNN] Lonely sailors search online for love on the high-seas

13:13 [Fox News] Path to Avert Fiscal Crisis UnclearAs House Puts Off 'Plan B' Vote

13:14 [CNET News] Facebook's $1 messages: one more way to get your credit card

13:15 [BBC: Science & Environment] Trojan horse 'eliminates' cancer

13:15 [Global Voices] Guinean Journalist Misteriously Disappears from Angola

13:16 [New Internationalist] Best of the web: 2012’s most read

13:18 [The Hindu - News] HC slams Delhi Police for report on gang rape case

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Activist Dayamani Barla gets bail

13:20 [CBC: politics] Syrian families facing frigid winter amid violent war

13:21 [Truthdig] Crony Capitalism’s Power Couple

13:23 [Deutsche Welle] Bringing bikes to the streets of Buenos Aires

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Whitaker and boas

13:26 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Ghannouchi expects announcement of new government in Tunisia soon

13:27 [The Independent] Thief drops till cash haul as he flees hotel

13:34 [Voice of America] Oman Signs Billion Dollar Deal with British Aerospace Company

13:35 [Raw Story] Members of Congress –mostly male and Republican– sleep in their offices to avoid paying rent

13:36 [Spiegel] 'Coal-aholics': Poland Wages War on Efforts to Save the Climate

13:36 [The Hindu - News] Towering Thodi

13:36 [Voice of America] Russian Parliament Approves US Adoption Ban

13:37 [CNN] Iceland wants business to 'meet in the middle'

13:38 [zero hedge] Market Discovers Fiscal Cliff, Sends Dollar Higher

13:38 [The Hindu - News] India-Malaysia share ‘disappointment’ over Maldives’ move

13:42 [The Atlantic: International] Kabuki Theater: Why Vladimir Putin Held a Four-Hour Press Conference

13:42 [Slate Magazine] Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Sign On to Empty Human Rights Treaties

13:43 [The Independent] Arthur Scargill loses fight to have union pay for flat for life

13:43 [Russia Today] Europe's richest man Bernard Arnault may not get Belgian citizenship

13:46 [New Internationalist] Is this the end of the world?

13:46 [Spiegel] Humpbacks and Orcas: Surprise Whale Sightings in Norway

13:49 [The Hindu - News] Twitter as a barometer of TV content

13:49 [NPR] Apocalypse Not? Seems Like It

13:52 [msnbc] Scammers try to exploit Connecticut shooting

13:53 [Russia Today] Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria: The untold story

13:55 [Global Voices] Transparency in Extractive Mega Projects in Mozambique

13:55 [Raw Story] Georgia rebuilds Stalin monuments

13:56 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Jordanian authorities fear Brotherhood takeover of Syria

13:57 [The Hindu - News] Alexandria Islamists rally to back clerics

13:57 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

13:59 [CNN] Gun owners fear new legislation could tread on their rights

14:02 [The Atlantic: Politics] Tim Scott, Tokenism, and the Lessons the GOP Still Hasn't Learned

14:02 [The Atlantic: International] A Third Intifada and Castro's Demise: 30 Global Crises to Watch For in 2013

14:03 [Voice of America] Police Fire Tear Gas at Clashing Egyptian Protesters

14:03 [CNET News] HTC may get into Windows tablet game

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Know your festivals

14:03 [Guardian] Nokia to get payments in patent deal with BlackBerry maker RIM

14:07 [CNN] Russia's lower house approves bill to ban U.S. adoption

14:08 [zero hedge] Iraq Quadruples Gold Reserves In Two Months - First Time In Years

14:08 [Deutsche Welle] Milestone for genocide tribunal

14:09 [Slashdot] ACTA Gets Death Certificate In Europe

14:09 [Guardian] End of the world – apocalypse live

14:10 [CNN] The world's craziest crazy golf course?

14:12 [Pravda] North Korea builds new uranium enrichment facilities

14:13 [The Hindu - News] The call of Coorg

14:13 [The Independent] Rescued fishing crew charged with being drunk

14:15 [CNET News] iPhone snags its highest U.S. market share ever, says report

14:16 [Truthdig] End of the World

14:16 [Reuters] Obama urges Americans to keep up pressure for tighter gun control

14:17 [Pravda] China wants USA to disarm

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Offsetting life

14:19 [Fox News: politics] Obama pushes for gun control proposals, ahead of NRA press conference

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Shutterbug contest to capture “Moods of Margazhi”

14:19 [zero hedge] The Party's Just Beginning

14:20 [CNET News] Nokia wins, settles patent terms with RIM

14:20 [CNN] Giants star helps Newtown family heal

14:21 [Reuters: politics] Way forward on "fiscal cliff" uncertain after Republican plan fails

14:23 [CNN] Privacy worries go far beyond e-mails

14:23 [The Hindu - News] Where it all began

14:24 [NPR] #MomentForSandyHook Today In Memory Of Newtown Victims

14:24 [CNN] How to deal with guns in school

14:24 [Telegraph] British surfer fends off shark in Australia with his surfboard

14:26 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: UN Agency says 100,000 Palestinians have fled from Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria

14:27 [The Hindu - News] Canteen cutcheri

14:29 [The Independent] After all that fuss it really wasn't the end of the world

14:29 [The Hindu - News] BJP raps Nirupam’s comments against Irani

14:31 [Truthdig] Concussion

14:33 [The Hindu - News] Omar rules out joining NDA

14:34 [CNN] Elusive fugitive nabbed after several escapes

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Doctors appeal to protesters to leave Safdarjung Hospital

14:37 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] New Patient Profile and Treatment for Chagas Disease

14:38 [Russia Today] Duma gives first nod on foreign property ban for state officials and their families

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Curtains down on CIFF

14:41 [CNN] The world's craziest golf course?

14:42 [The Hindu - News] Teenaged girl raped, murdered in T.N.

14:42 [BBC: Education] Teacher fears parents' violence

14:43 [Slate Magazine] Becoming Santa

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Superstar chronicles

14:45 [The Independent] Pope denounces gay marriage as 'people manipulating their God-given gender to suit sexual choices'

14:45 [New Statesman] The best movies on TV this Christmas

14:46 [CNN] What Obama can learn from Lincoln

14:47 [Fin24 News] ArcelorMittal takes $4.3bn writedown

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Police to seek life imprisonment for rape accused

14:49 [CNN: Technology] Instagram backtracks on terms of service

14:50 [The Hindu - News] Throw open the gates

14:51 [Voice of America] China Censorship Not Improving Under New Leaders, Analysts Say

14:52 [International Crisis Group] L’Amérique latine, une bouffée d’optimisme

14:55 [Slashdot] Apple Kills a Kickstarter Project

14:55 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Pakistanis Pay Price for CIA Use of Doctor as Asset in bin Laden Raid

14:55 [Raw Story] Maddow: Entire conservative movement is ‘a complete mess’

14:56 [The Hindu - News] The Margazhi Gallery - Part 8

14:56 [Middle East Monitor] Sudhanshu Tripathi: Turkey's Patriot missiles drive a wedge between Ankara and Tehran

14:57 [Disinformation] Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza’s Mother Was A Paranoid Survivalist

14:57 [CNET News] iOS 6.0.2 triggering battery drain, say some users

14:58 [The Hindu - News] Making way for water

14:59 [Guardian] Baha Mousa doctor Derek Keilloh struck off after 'repeated dishonesty'

15:00 [The Independent] Armageddon flop: After all that fuss it really wasn't the end of the world

15:01 [Global Voices] Two Coins for the Boatman

15:04 [CNN] Protests turn violent in Egypt ahead of vote on constitution

15:06 [New Internationalist] Angry Santa interrupts AGM over Phulbari mine

15:08 [Amnesty International] Viet Nam: Release bloggers, stop silencing dissent

15:08 [zero hedge] Ghost Exchange

15:09 [NPR] Phew! You Survived The Mayan Apocalypse. Now What?

15:10 [msnbc] Churches to ring bells for Newtown school victims

15:10 [New Statesman] Are popes being canonised just for doing their job?

15:12 [Telegraph] World news pictures of the year 2012: part 1

15:13 [Fin24 News] Wanted: A prosperous South Africa

15:14 [Fox News: politics] What now? 'Plan B' collapse leaves fiscal crisis solution in doubt

15:15 [The Independent] Suzi Perry replaces Jake Humphrey as BBC's Formula One presenter

15:15 [Raw Story] Scarborough smacks down tea party Rep.: How dare you accuse me of politicizing guns?

15:19 [Voice of America] Pakistan's Malala Asks College Not be Named in Her Honor

15:19 [msnbc: politics] GOP loses leverage, leadership after rebuke of Boehner

15:19 [CNN] Food waste: From farm to fork and landfill

15:22 [CNN] 'The X Factor' season finale recap: Country strong

15:23 [CNET News] Spotify competitior Deezer sets sights on U.S.

15:23 [CNN] Food waste a new opportunity for entrepreneurs

15:25 [The Hindu - News] He makes them CLICK

15:26 [CNN] Rebel Wilson to host MTV Movie Awards

15:27 [] Bolivia's Morales Calls for New Era of 'Peace and Unity' to Break Greed of Capitalism

15:27 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Minister oversees export of Gaza strawberry harvest

15:28 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: German paper names Greek PM politician of the year - live

15:29 [NPR] The NRA Isn't The Only Opponent Of Gun Control

15:29 [CNN] Europe's best Christmas markets

15:31 [The Independent] BBC apologises for Mensa man's comment over people with low IQ

15:35 [OpEdNews] Can America Curb Gun Violence?

15:36 [Global Voices] The Sinai Peninsula: Egypt's “Wild West”?

15:36 [CNN] Test your knowledge of Xmas excess

15:39 [zero hedge] Looting Breaks Out In Argentina

15:39 [The Hindu - News] WikiLeaks to release 1 mn documents: Assange

15:42 [Slashdot] New NASA Spacesuit Looks Like Buzz Lightyear's

15:44 [Telegraph] Harks the herald angels tweet - as Archbishops set out to take on Twitter

15:45 [Voice of America] NATO: Syria Fires More Scud Missiles

15:45 [CNET News] Apple's switch to HTTPS thwarts Chinese censors

15:45 [CNN] 2012: The year in pictures

15:47 [The Independent] Hospital apologises over death of new-born baby

15:48 [Slate Magazine] All About Eves

15:48 [Fox News] 'HE'S STILL ALIVE':Sister Optimistic 50 Years After NJ Boy Disappears

15:49 [CNN] How to have a harmonious holiday

15:53 [Deutsche Welle] Analysis: Fuss over possible Cyprus bailout

15:55 [OpEdNews] It's the corruption, stupid!

15:55 [Raw Story] MPAA signals readiness to talk about gun violence

15:57 [msnbc] Church bells toll 26 times for Newtown victims

15:57 [Topix Activism News] Russia's lower house passes ban on US adoption

15:57 [The Atlantic: National] What I Found at My Jersey Shore Home in the Aftermath of Sandy

16:01 [Global Voices] Mexico: “Mayans Didn't Predict the End of the World”

16:01 [CNET News] Hulu chief asks bosses for $200 million in funding -- report

16:01 [CNN] Apocalypse believers' big finish predictions vary

16:02 [The Independent] David Tennant's new role as Virgin Mary in alternative nativity story

16:04 [NPR] Coming Up: Boehner News Conference

16:06 [CNN] The apocalypse, by the numbers

16:07 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker

16:07 [CNET News] Kim Kardashian: Instagram's No. 1 enemy?

16:07 [The Hindu - News] WikiLeaks to release one million new secret documents

16:08 [The Atlantic: International] Bo Xilai and Xi Jinping: The Divergent Paths of China's 'Princelings'

16:10 [Reuters] Silence, ringing of bells honor victims of school massacre

16:11 [Raw Story] Legal Guns Make It Easier to Get Illegal Guns

16:13 [Russia Today] Dictatorship in Belarus impossible – Lukashenko

16:13 [CNN: Politics] Now what? GOP, Boehner in a mess after failure on fiscal cliff deal

16:13 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff: Republican disarray after John Boehner's 'plan B' unravels - live

16:14 [Fox News: politics] Hobby Lobby loses contraception mandate challenge, vows to appeal to Supreme Court

16:15 [CNN: Travel] 7 stunning European ski lodges

16:15 [Voice of America] India, ASEAN Upgrade Strategic Partnership

16:15 [Slashdot] Learn Linux the Hard Way

16:17 [Telegraph] South Asia review of 2012: a year of political strife

16:17 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Robert Bork Didn't Belong on the Supreme Court, in 85 Words

16:18 [Mother Jones] Mental Health Checks for Gun Buyers: Weak, Chaotic, Full of Loopholes

16:18 [Russia Today] Leading Greek banks in the doldrums and need over $17bn to recapitalize

16:19 [CNN: Entertainment] 'X Factor' winner is...

16:21 [CNN] Malala asks Pakistani college to remove her name, official says

16:22 [The Atlantic: Technology] Offer: Gift a Signed Copy of Our Atlantic Tech Ebook

16:22 [BBC: Technology] Gangnam Style hits one billion views

16:23 [Fox News: politics] Obama to nominate Kerry for secretary of state Friday, source tells AP

16:24 [CNN] Websites go dark for Sandy Hook moment of silence

16:26 [Raw Story] Study confirms marijuana an effective pain-reliever for some

16:26 [CNN] John Kerry nominated for secretary of state

16:27 [Disinformation] Full “2012: Science Or Superstition” Film – Only 99 cents

16:28 [Russia Today] ­Record-setter: Michael Jackson glove sold for $200,000

16:29 [United Nations Foundation] Fearing God at the End of the World

16:29 [] Democracy Now!: “End of the World”: Apocalypse or Shopocalypse? Reverend Billy on Consumerism and Climate Change

16:30 [OpEdNews] The End of the Mayan Calendar: A New Beginning

16:31 [The Progressive] Ravi Shankar’s music was about world peace

16:31 [CNET News] BestBuy will now convert your discs to digital files from your PC

16:33 [Telegraph] Saudi princes caught illegally transporting rare falcons

16:33 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

16:34 [The Independent] The Independent's charity auction

16:35 [New Statesman] Balls reveals that Miliband hasn't guaranteed his position

16:36 [CNN] John Kerry will be nominated for secretary of state

16:38 [zero hedge] Is The S&P Set To Test 1370 (Or 1150)?

16:38 [Russia Today] Putin presses EU on visa-free travel

16:38 [AL JAZEERA] UK pays out millions to Iraqi torture victims

16:39 [CNN] 5 reasons Americans own military-style rifles

16:39 [BBC: Science & Environment] Antarctic lake bid set to restart

16:40 [CNN] Bells across country toll for Newtown shooting victims

16:40 [OpEdNews] Random Thoughts-- Revolution, Progressive Visions

16:41 [Raw Story] Watch live: Sen. Inouye memorial service at National Cathedral

16:41 [Financial Times] Obama gives Kerry nod for State

16:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] Forgot to Prep for the End of the World? Go to IKEA

16:43 [CNET News] RIM's stock is in retreat. Here's why

16:43 [Voice of America] Aid Groups Warn of Humanitarian Risks of Mali Offensive

16:43 [Russia Today] ­Italian newspaper publishes €30,000 obituary for Eros the cat

16:44 [Deutsche Welle] Narendra Modi is a hard nut to crack for Europe

16:47 [Spiegel] Mayan Myths: The End Might Actually Come on Christmas Eve

16:48 [Reuters: politics] Obama to announce John Kerry's nomination for secretary of state

16:48 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best Essays of 2012

16:48 [zero hedge] Meet Your New Secretary Of State

16:49 [The Independent] Cancer boy Neon Roberts should have radiotherapy for brain tumour against mother's wishes, rules judge

16:49 [Pravda] Real estate in Kaluga region grows in value steadily

16:49 [NPR] Obama Will Nominate Sen. Kerry For Secretary Of State Today

16:50 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Salvaging Waste Food for the Hungry in Spain

16:50 [] Kazakhstan: Court Shuts Key Opposition Party

16:53 [Voice of America] Obama Reportedly to Nominate Kerry Secretary of State

16:54 [Deutsche Welle] A literal slap in the face for Egypt's women

16:54 [CNN] Tennis mum Clijsters says final farewell

16:54 [NPR] Live Blog: NRA News Conference

16:56 [Raw Story] Watch live: NRA press conference on Sandy Hook shooting

16:57 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

16:57 [Topix Activism News] Syrian rebels attack base near military factories

16:57 [The Atlantic: Politics] Plan B's Failure: Not a Disaster for the Fiscal Cliff, But a Disaster for the GOP

16:57 [Middle East Monitor] Lama Khater: Financial and political deadlock

16:58 [CNET News] Get a free DVD ripper, video converter, and ringtone maker

16:59 [Spiegel] Fortresses of Solitude: A Peak Inside the Homes of Spanish Football Stars

17:01 [Voice of America] Obama Reportedly to Nominate Kerry as Secretary of State

17:02 [Slashdot] UK Gov't Plans To Give 'Greater Freedom To Use Copyright Works'

17:05 [CNET News] Steve Jobs' yacht impounded

17:06 [Reuters] Silence, church bells honor victims of school massacre

17:08 [Amnesty International] Armed intervention in Mali risks worsening the crisis

17:08 [Russia Today] Putin presses EU on visa-free travel and trade

17:09 [CNN] Boehner leading GOP to the apocalypse

17:10 [CNN] 'It's not the end of the world': Social media reacts to the 'apocalypse'

17:11 [Raw Story] Federal court orders Hobby Lobby to comply with Obamacare contraception mandate

17:11 [CNN] One week later, the nation remembers Sandy Hook

17:11 [Truthdig] Chinese Scratch Heads After ‘V for Vendetta’ Airs

17:11 [New Internationalist] A misogynist Christmas

17:13 [Russia Today] Seawater leak shuts down Swedish nuclear reactor

17:14 [CNET News] Google touts ten tips on how to use its iPhone Maps app

17:15 [Mostly Water] Obama/Boehner Two-Step

17:16 [Raw Story] John Kerry to receive Secretary of State nomination

17:17 [The Atlantic: National] I Got a Second Chance After Robbing Banks—And Others Should, Too

17:18 [Mother Jones] The Republican Leadership Is Very Unhappy Today

17:18 [Russia Today] NRA blames Newtown on video games as protesters disrupt speech

17:18 [Mostly Water] Palestinian Hunger Striking Steadfastness

17:20 [The Independent] Barack Obama will nominate John Kerry for secretary of state

17:21 [Raw Story] Europol fears deadly turf wars as biker gangs arrive in Europe


17:23 [Slate Magazine] Dengue, aka “Breakbone Fever,” Is Back

17:23 [Voice of America] Russia, EU Talks Focus on Energy, Rights

17:27 [CNN] Kenyan DJs go six days without food to promote peaceful elections

17:28 [Guardian] Neon Roberts to have radiotherapy against mother's wishes

17:29 [CNN] John Kerry will be nominated for secretary of state, official says

17:31 [Raw Story] Henri the Existential Cat is back with a holiday message

17:34 [Deutsche Welle] Executed prisoners are still main source for organ transplants in China

17:35 [CNN] Champions League contenders Malaga handed ban for financial irregularities

17:35 [Telegraph] Christmas Getaway 2012, travel updates : live

17:35 [OpEdNews] Code Pink Disrupts NRA Press Conf, Saying NRA Kills Children, As Lapierre Pushes for Edu-Police State

17:36 [CNN] NRA: Gun bans at schools create dangerous places

17:37 [Fox News: politics] NRA chief urges armed guards in 'every single school,' dismisses calls for gun control

17:38 [CNN] GOP disarray jeopardizes fiscal cliff deal

17:38 [CNET News] Facebook quietly tests new Timeline design

17:39 [AL JAZEERA] Obama to nominate Kerry as secretary of state

17:39 [NPR] Gun Control: What Would Mayors Do?

17:44 [Fox News] Fiscal Crisis Fix? 'God Only Knows'

17:46 [OpEdNews] Zero Dark Thirty: Bigelow's "Civilized Lunch"

17:46 [Reuters] NRA goes on offensive as Americans mourn school shooting

17:46 [Truthdig] End of Revolution

17:47 [Slashdot] Facebook Test Will Let You Message Strangers For $1

17:47 [] Protesters Foil NRA Televised Press Conference: 'NRA Killing Our Kids'

17:47 [Disinformation] Arkansas Town Enacts Martial Law, ID Checks Of Everyone In Public

17:47 [The Atlantic: Politics] Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

17:48 [msnbc] Defiant NRA leader rejects gun controls, asks to put police in schools

17:48 [Mother Jones] Both Sides Are Responsible for Failure of Fiscal Cliff Talks

17:49 [CNN] Help for victims of Sandy Hook Shooting

17:51 [Raw Story] Protesters heckle Wayne LaPierre: ‘NRA has blood on its hands!’

17:51 [The Independent] NRA calls for armed police in every US school

17:53 [Voice of America] Ghana to Improve Transparency in Oil Contracts

17:53 [CNET News] Dish faces challenges ramping up its LTE network

17:56 [New Statesman] "All in all, the UK appears to be ending 2012 not in particularly great shape”

17:57 [The Atlantic: Politics] Obama Will Officially Nominate John Kerry for State Department

17:59 [Spiegel] Fortress in the Sky: Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

18:01 [Truthdig] Flower Power

18:02 [CNET News] Holiday 2012: What's on your gadget wish-list?

18:03 [Russia Today] NATO, US accuse Syria of firing scud missiles

18:05 [Telegraph] Debt Crisis: Monti on brink of resignation as budget is passed - live

18:07 [The Independent] 'Put armed police in every US school': NRA goes on the offensive as America mourns school shooting

18:08 [Slate Magazine] The Day I Almost Shot My Father

18:09 [CNN] 'Young Wonders' stepped up, changed the world

18:11 [CNET News] How to get blurry backgrounds with a point-and-shoot

18:12 [Guardian] NRA's LaPierre calls for armed guards in schools after Newtown shooting

18:12 [CNN] New Delhi rape exposes the perils of being a woman in India

18:13 [Russia Today] FBI gun control database resembles Swiss cheese

18:16 [Truthdig] Guns Galore

18:17 [Spiegel] 2012 in Pictures: The Year's Most Dramatic Images

18:17 [Slashdot] 2012 Another Record-Setter For Weather, Fits Climate Forecasts

18:18 [Mother Jones] The Great Construction Employment Mystery Revisited

18:21 [Raw Story] ‘Gangnam Style’ hits one billion views on YouTube

18:21 [Telegraph] BBC Newsround changes criticised by Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy

18:22 [The Nation] Clinton and Gramm: Crony Capitalism's Power Couple

18:26 [] Southeast Turkey's Urfa the Source for the Way We Eat Today?

18:28 [Slate Magazine] Amour

18:28 [CNET News] 'Gangnam Style' becomes first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views

18:29 [Fox News: politics] Obama says late Hawaiian senator was 'earliest political inspiration'

18:31 [Truthdig] Daniel Berrigan

18:34 [Mostly Water] Hollywood Embraces the "Dark Side:" Zero Dark Thirty

18:35 [msnbc] NRA blames media, music and more for culture of violence

18:35 [Voice of America] End of Mayan Calendar Observed Worldwide

18:36 [Big Think] A Scientific Approach to Stopping Holiday Hangovers

18:37 [Telegraph] Great Ormond Street Hospital: Reward offered to catch present thieves

18:37 [Disinformation] It’s After the End of the World…Don’t You Know That Yet?

18:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] Grover Norquist and the Unbreakable Vow

18:37 [The Atlantic: National] The NRA And The 'Positive Good' Of Maximum Guns

18:38 [The Independent] Man jailed for forging Churchill's autograph

18:38 [Russia Today] Russia to play friendly against weaker opponent at Capello’s bidding

18:39 [AL JAZEERA] Gun lobby leader calls for guns in schools

18:40 [CNN] 3 foreigners kidnapped in Yemen's capital, sources say

18:41 [Raw Story] World’s largest firearms supplier sells 3.5 years worth of AR-15 clips in 72 hours

18:41 [New Statesman] Gender neutral pricing won't work in the way you think

18:42 [CNN] Shooter's mother wanted her son to fit in, friend says

18:43 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

18:43 [] Caught in the Devil's Bargain? Newtown, CT

18:43 [Russia Today] Georgia rebuilds Stalin monuments to shut up Saakashvili

18:45 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Latin America Hosts Artists-in-Residence

18:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard Brand: The Real War On Christmas

18:47 [Reuters] NRA wants armed guards in schools

18:48 [Mother Jones] NRA Exceeds Even My Expectations for Total Derangement

18:49 [CNN] Ways to donate in memory of the victims

18:49 [CNN: Technology] Instagram changes controversial language

18:51 [Raw Story] Judge orders Alabama to end segregation of HIV-positive prisoners

18:51 [Truthdig] Leader of Revolution

18:51 [Telegraph] Photographers discuss their favourite photos of the London 2012 Olympic Games

18:51 [CNET News] Facebook's about-face over Instagram (week in review)

18:51 [Voice of America] India Vows Action Following Brutal Gang Rape

18:53 [The Independent] Pope: gay marriage threatens foundations of family life and destroys the 'very essence of the human creature'

18:54 [Deutsche Welle] Communal violence erupts in Kenya's Tana Delta

18:57 [Reuters: politics] Obama to announce Kerry nomination for secretary of state

19:02 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Christmas Time Around The World

19:03 [Russia Today] Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: at least four reported dead

19:04 [Guardian] Argentina complains to UK over Queen Elizabeth Land 'imperialism'

19:04 [Slashdot] Net Neutrality Bill Aimed At ISP Data Caps Introduced In US Senate

19:05 [Doctors Without Borders] Humanitarian Response Still Insufficient For Syrians In and Out of the Country

19:05 [CNN] Ecclestone F1 era coming to a close - Ferrari chief

19:05 [CNET News] How EA plans to make customers happy. Really

19:06 [msnbc: politics] Boehner's fiscal path forward: 'God only knows'

19:08 [Russia Today] US Marine reduced to lower rank and fined for urinating on dead Afghans

19:08 [Amnesty International] Renewed emergency legislation leaves southern Thailand in human rights limbo

19:08 [The Independent] The recession Christmas in numbers: More turkey, fewer trimmings

19:11 [Raw Story] Report: Four killed in Pennsylvania shooting incident

19:11 [Electronic Intifada] UK lawsuit challenges college union's right to boycott Israel

19:12 [] British-Somali Man’s Family Fear US Is Secretly Holding Him

19:13 [Slate Magazine] What Would Jesus Burn?

19:13 [] Oppression, Up Yours-- Back Up as Peter Young

19:13 [Russia Today] At least 4 dead as Russian helicopter shot down by South Sudanese armed forces

19:14 [Guardian] John Kerry to be nominated to replace Hillary Clinton at State Department

19:14 [CNET News] EU hits Samsung with 'potential misuse' of patents

19:16 [OpEdNews] Doomsday? Solace from the Solstice? Christmas?

19:18 [The Atlantic: Politics] 'No More Lists': Artists Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence

19:18 [Russia Today] After defeat in California, New Mexico takes on Monsanto and GMO producers

19:18 [Mother Jones] NRA Chief Calls for More Guns Everywhere

19:19 [Moral Low Ground] ‘Douche du Jour’: Texas State Rep. Kyle Kacal Says Ping-Pong Is More Dangerous Than Guns

19:19 [CNN] Bells toll across country for Newtown shooting victims

19:20 [Guardian] Egyptian Islamists and opponents clash before final vote on constitution

19:21 [OpEdNews] Should Santa arm his Elves?

19:22 [Fox News: politics] Politically potent Hollywood escapes heavy scrutiny in wake of shooting

19:23 [CBC: politics] First Nations chief says Idle No More fuelled by frustration

19:23 [Telegraph] North Korea 'has constructed multiple uranium enrichment facilities'

19:24 [NPR] Sen. Daniel Inouye Remembered As Quiet Inspiration

19:28 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2012

19:29 [NPR] Boehner's Power Outage Dimming Obama's Options As Well

19:31 [CNET News] Low Latency's comic take on the big stories of 2012

19:31 [Infoshop] Ramona Africa on the Green Roots of MOVE

19:32 [The Nation] Remembering Those We Lost in 2012

19:33 [CNN] We're just like you: Readers support Asperger's community

19:36 [OpEdNews] BDS Breakthrough

19:37 [CNN] Families face more challenges when military parents return

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is first to hit billion mark on YouTube

19:40 [The Independent] Errors and Omissions: Whoever is being ‘useless’ here, it certainly isn’t Tony Blair

19:41 [Raw Story] Pennsylvania man cites Newtown while ripping down atheist holiday display

19:42 [Guardian] Hugh Grant settles News of the World phone hacking claim

19:42 [CNN] Obama nominates John Kerry to be secretary of state

19:43 [The Atlantic: International] Two Book Recommendations

19:43 [Slate Magazine] Let’s Tax Guns

19:43 [Russia Today] Italian PM Mario Monti steps down

19:47 [CBC: politics] Aboriginal activists slam Harper, praise hunger strike chief

19:47 [zero hedge] Monti. Out.

19:48 [CNN] What the tributes to Dave Brubeck missed

19:48 [Mother Jones] NRA Blames Violent Video Games for Newtown, But Partnered With Company That Makes Them

19:49 [Moral Low Ground] 4 Killed in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania Shooting; Gunman Dead, 3 Troopers Injured

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Raman Singh steals a march over UPA on food security

19:51 [CNN] Apparently This Matters: Meggings

19:51 [Slashdot] Who Should Manage the Nuclear Weapons Complex, Civilians Or Military?

19:52 [CNN] CNN chief's exit interview: No regrets

19:53 [Telegraph] Mario Monti resigns as Italian prime minister

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Raman Singh steals march over UPA on food security

19:54 [Guardian] 'Plebgate': PM left Mitchell swinging in the wind, say ex-chief whip's friends

19:55 [CNET News] Apple Newsstand ropes in longtime holdout

19:55 [Voice of America] Obama Pays Tribute to Senator Inouye

19:55 [CNN] Photos: People we lost in 2012

19:55 [The Independent] Raymond Briggs: A darker shade of white

19:58 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff fears hit US stock markets and oil prices

19:58 [CNN] Queen Elizabeth II - Fast Facts

19:58 [] BDS Breakthrough

19:59 [The Hindu - Opinion] Pollution indoors

20:00 [CNN: Politics] BREAKING: Kerry tapped for secretary of state

20:01 [Reuters: politics] Obama taps Kerry as secretary of state, sees quick confirmation

20:02 [CNN] Photos: 75 sports moments of the year

20:04 [Deutsche Welle] Russians warm up to the EU

20:04 [NPR] John Kerry Already Considered A Seasoned Diplomat

20:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] Caution is still the key

20:06 [OpEdNews] Evolution at the Speed of Thought

20:07 [] Looking at Anti-Iran Propaganda

20:07 [Financial Times] Kerry nominated to replace Clinton


20:11 [Mostly Water] Welcome to Canada Inc., A Subsidiary of the American Empire & Co.

20:11 [Big Think] This Year, Prioritize Presence Over Presents

20:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] The bad news from Flamanville

20:13 [The Atlantic: National] Readers on Guns: The Lynching Parallel

20:13 [The Hindu - Opinion] Poll results

20:13 [Slate Magazine] I Love Being a Christmas Baby

20:15 [Mostly Water] BDS Breakthrough

20:16 [Guardian] NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools

20:18 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why the NRA Wants to Wear the Black Hat in the Gun-Control Debate

20:18 [zero hedge] Why The Manufacturing Jobs Are Not Coming Back

20:18 [Mother Jones] Let Us Now Bury Our Heads in the Sand

20:19 [Deutsche Welle] EU, Russia remain at odds over energy policy

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] HRW appeal for release of Jaffna Tamil students

20:20 [Fox News] HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: Marine Imprisoned in Mexican Jail to Be Released

20:23 [The Atlantic: International] How the World Could Actually End (and Almost Did)

20:23 [The Hindu - Opinion] Filling the strategic space in South-East Asia

20:23 [Fox News: politics] Hagel apologizes for anti-gay comments amid defense secretary speculation

20:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] When Ravi Shankar was Comrade Robuda

20:25 [Voice of America] Obama Nominates Kerry for Secretary of State

20:26 [CNET News] Friday Poll: Are you sticking with Instagram?

20:26 [CNN] Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

20:27 [The Independent] The NRA - marksman’s friend that took aim at Washington

20:27 [Disinformation] Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura- Season Three, Episode #7 (Season Finale): Brain Invaders

20:27 [Reuters] NRA calls for armed school guards as U.S. mourns massacre

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Piercing the percussive ping pong

20:31 [Raw Story] Bloomberg’s gun-control campaign recruits stars for ‘Demand a Plan’ video

20:31 [] Kazakhstan: Recent Archeological Finds Clarify Historical Record

20:32 [CNN] Monti to resign as prime minister of Italy

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Brothers in harmony

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] On victory margins, Jyotibabu is ahead by far

20:35 [CNET News] Will Samsung top Apple by withholding revolutionary tech?

20:37 [Mostly Water] 2012: The Year Our Sports Broke

20:39 [The Hindu - News] From across the border, a trade boom

20:39 [Telegraph] John Kerry nominated by Barack Obama for secretary of state

20:41 [Raw Story] Montana man arrested for allegedly waterboarding children

20:42 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?

20:43 [The Independent] 'How we get there, God only knows': Vote pushes US closer to cliff’s edge

20:43 [CNET News] Hook up an iPhone, or iPod, to your car

20:44 [] Low Tech

20:44 [Deutsche Welle] Italian Prime Minister Monti resigns

20:45 [The Hindu - News] When Tyagaraja went to the movies

20:48 [Slate Magazine] The Last Shot Gabfest

20:48 [Russia Today] Engineers warn: Two US nuclear plants may cause new Fukushima

20:49 [The Hindu - News] Kiran in quandary over Governor’s action

20:49 [Mostly Water] MINUSTAH’s Disregard for the People of Haiti

20:50 [zero hedge] David Rosenberg's 35 Charts For 2013

20:50 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Q&A: “It’s Time to Wage War on Homophobia”

20:53 [Slashdot] RIM Pays Off Nokia; Patent Dispute Settled

20:53 [The Hindu - News] A culture drive along the coast

20:55 [The Hindu - News] Quiz Corner

20:55 [Voice of America] Obama: Kerry 'Perfect Choice' as Secretary of State

20:55 [Telegraph] Mayan Apocalypse: 'a fairly unremarkable day on planet Earth'

20:57 [The Hindu - News] Six teachers, 33 students hospitalised after inhaling acid fumes

20:58 [Topix Activism News] Review: 'West of Memphis' seizes reins of justice

20:59 [The Hindu - News] AISF demands a stop to privatisation of education

21:01 [Raw Story] NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools

21:02 [Disinformation] 33 Michigan Public Schools Closed Today For The Mayan Apocalypse

21:03 [Slate Magazine] America’s Next Diplomat

21:03 [The Hindu - News] 4 killed in Pennsylvania shooting spree

21:04 [Mother Jones] End of the World Cat Blogging - 21 December 2012

21:05 [The Hindu - News] Yeddyurappa sets January 20 deadline for his supporters to quit

21:06 [CNET News] Day One with your new Windows laptop

21:06 [The Progressive] Ode to a Snow Day

21:06 [] Turkey: No Financial Big Bang for Small Town on Mayan Doomsday

21:07 [The Hindu - News] ‘Shettar government is as good as dead’

21:07 [] Wikileaks' Assange: One Million Documents Under Preparation for 2013 Release

21:08 [zero hedge] One Simple Question You Need To Ask Yourself

21:08 [Amnesty International] Taiwan: Broken promises as six executed

21:10 [Slashdot] Polio Eradication Program Suspended In Pakistan After Aid Workers Shot

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Ready to bear our share of cost for rail line: Shettar


21:15 [The Hindu - News] RC-KSCA to set up more academies in State

21:16 [Big Think] Has the NRA Finally Jumped the Shark?

21:17 [The Hindu - News] Vigilance commission is understaffed: Srikumar

21:19 [The Hindu - News] Number of rape cases goesup in Tumkur district

21:21 [Reuters: politics] Obama nominates John Kerry as next secretary of state


21:21 [] The Slow Fading of Turkmenistan's Former God

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Hollande goes the extra mile in Algeria

21:22 [CNET News] Google 'X Phone' to compete with Apple and Samsung

21:26 [Telegraph] Defence cuts put us in danger, warns Archbishop of York

21:26 [Raw Story] India seeks life sentences for New Delhi bus gang rapists

21:28 [The Hindu - News] Obama nominates Kerry Secretary of State


21:31 [Voice of America] Report: Ecosystems More Stressed Than Ever

21:33 [CNN] NRA clear on gun debate stance: arm schools

21:33 [The Atlantic: National] This Is Why the Press Circulated Ryan Lanza's Facebook Page

21:36 [The Progressive] Shame on the NRA!

21:37 [CNN] By the numbers: Guns and mental health

21:38 [CNN] NRA's vision of 'genuine monsters'

21:38 [zero hedge] The 2012 Financial Crossword

21:42 [The Hindu - News] Direct cash transfer of subsidy after discussions

21:43 [CNN] Margaret Thatcher "absolutely fine" after surgery

21:43 [Russia Today] Genetically modified ‘frankenfish’ to appear in US stores

21:44 [The Hindu - News] Blame game begins in faction-ridden Himachal BJP

21:44 [NPR] Killer's DNA Won't Explain His Crime

21:45 [The Independent] Margaret Thatcher 'absolutely fine' after bladder operation

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Call to set up independent Energy Ministry

21:46 [World Policy Institute] Putin’s Kiss: Subjective Morality

21:46 [Guardian] Margaret Thatcher 'absolutely fine' after bladder operation

21:48 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Chuck Hagel I Know: A Staunch Defender of Gay Rights

21:48 [Slate Magazine] Jack Reacher

21:48 [Russia Today] Wired’s Most Dangerous: Russia’s cyber-security mogul behind Flame virus downfall hits top 15

21:49 [Deutsche Welle] John Kerry nominated as new secretary of state

21:49 [Moral Low Ground] NRA Calls for More Guns to Solve America’s Gun Violence Epidemic as Gunman Kills 4 in Pennsylvania

21:51 [Raw Story] WHO: 3.5 million Pakistani children miss out on polio vaccine

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Quarrying curbs, CRZ norms will be enforced

21:55 [Slashdot] EU Charges Samsung With Abusing Vital Telecoms Patent

21:56 [CNN] Leave autism out of mass shootings

21:56 [The Hindu - News] I was arrested because I was a soft-target: Kazmi

21:57 [CNN] South Sudan forces say they shot down U.N. helicopter

21:58 [Telegraph] Italian policy in holiday crackdown on bad Christmas food and toys

22:00 [The Hindu - News] 2 barges run aground off Karaikal coast

22:00 [The Independent] Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s camp turns its guns on David Cameron

22:01 [Fox News: politics] Congress completes $633B defense bill

22:02 [CNET News] Build a bamboo battery pack with stackable JuiceCan

22:03 [Slate Magazine] Wayne’s World

22:04 [The Hindu - News] Swab analysis to ascertain whether teenager was sexually assaulted

22:08 [zero hedge] It's 3:30 PM: Here Comes The Rumor

22:09 [CNN] 4 dead, including shooter, in central Pennsylvania

22:10 [straight] Erica Linz sees Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away with new eyes

22:10 [Slashdot] All Systems Go For Highest Altitude Supercomputer

22:10 [The Hindu - News] Leaving with a sense of satisfaction: Eqbal

22:13 [The Atlantic: National] 'Nothing Says Peace on Earth Like a Handgun for a Christmas Ornament'

22:13 [Voice of America] Turkish Public Decries Plan to Round Up Stray Dogs

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Industries paralysed in TN, says CITU

22:19 [The Hindu - News] Assessment of drought-hit paddy fields from January 1

22:19 [CNET News] Poke for mobile: Facebook's new sexting app

22:20 [NPR] Darwin The 'IKEA Monkey' Can't Go Home For Christmas, Judge Rules

22:23 [The Hindu - News] Sexually harassed, railway hospital sanitary worker consumes poison

22:23 [The Atlantic: Politics] The Most Paranoid, Fear-Mongering Lines in Wayne LaPierre's Call to Expand the Gun Market to Schools

22:26 [Raw Story] California’s Lt. Gov. comes out in favor of legalizing marijuana

22:26 [CNN] Steve Jobs' yacht impounded over pay dispute

22:27 [The Hindu - News] Three-year-old raped in Delhi

22:27 [Disinformation] Unbelief Is Now The World’s Third-Largest Religious Affiliation

22:28 [CNET News] Lego 'Back to the Future' DeLorean official, out in 2013

22:28 [Telegraph] Send world a message with referendum, David Cameron tells Falklands

22:29 [The Hindu - News] 2 gang-rape incidents in Odisha

22:30 [NPR] For NRA, There's Nothing To Debate About Guns

22:31 [The Hindu - News] MTC bus goes up in flames

22:34 [Mother Jones] Report: Your Charitable Donation Is Going to Telemarketers, Not Charity

22:35 [The Hindu - News] Why take over our land now, residents ask AAI

22:37 [Disinformation] Marijuana The New Normal In California

22:38 [zero hedge] VWAPalooza Keeps Risk Anchored (For Now)

22:38 [CNN] Report: Bodyguards for Iraqi finance minister arrested

22:38 [Slate Magazine] When Gun Nuts Write Gun Laws, Nuts Have Guns

22:39 [The Hindu - News] No end in sight to wait for Adyar runway

22:41 [The Hindu - News] Rail attendant says Azam Khan slapped him

22:41 [Slashdot] Mini-Tornadoes For Generating Electricity

22:43 [Fox News] Is Officer in Every School Possible?

22:43 [CNET News] Apple tweaks Lightning spec following Kickstarter project gone awry

22:44 [Telegraph] Ikea monkey Darwin to spend Christmas at animal sanctuary

22:45 [NPR] Online Education Didn't Boost Colon Cancer Screening Much

22:47 [The Hindu - News] Along Wagah-Amritsar road, land prices have gone up by over a crore per acre in three years

22:48 [Russia Today] Soyuz spaceship makes harmonious docking with ISS

22:51 [Raw Story] VIDEO: NRA member cuts up card in ‘tribute’ to show ‘outrage’

22:51 [CNN] Margaret Thatcher 'absolutely fine' after surgery

22:51 [The Hindu - News] Stone-pelters warn of turbulence if Guru is hanged

22:53 [Global Voices] Russians Prepared for the Post-Apocalypse with Parties, Stockpiling, & Orgies

22:55 [zero hedge] Twas The Last Obama Conference Before Cliffmas...

22:55 [Fox News: politics] EPA finalizes rules to curb pollution


22:58 [CBC: politics] Idle No More stages national day of protest

22:59 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court pulls up trial judge for queer death sentence

23:03 [Russia Today] Over three dozen slain in tribal water resources raid in Kenya (PHOTOS)

23:04 [Mother Jones] 6 Things the NRA Didn't Blame For Mass Shootings

23:06 [CNET News] Crave Ep. 104: Bluetooth toilet humor

23:07 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court gets three new judges

23:08 [Slate Magazine] Why Fiscal Cliff Is Such a Powerful Metaphor

23:11 [CNN: Technology] Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

23:12 [The Hindu - News] Astra missile test-fired successfully


23:16 [The Hindu - News] A Nano for ‘Bangalore’s Mother Teresa’ from her ‘children’

23:18 [Global Voices] Massive Police Presence on “Friday for Detainees” in Saudi Arabia

23:19 [CNN] ABC pulls '666' from schedule

23:24 [Deutsche Welle] Mayan countdown to 'end of the world' postponed

23:24 [CNN] Juventus leave it late to secure three valuable points at Cagliari

23:26 [Big Think] Fixable Flaws in the American Justice System

23:26 [Raw Story] President should use ‘taxation without representation’ license plate, says petition

23:30 [Moral Low Ground] Jason Pierce: Thoughts on Newtown, From Another Connecticut School Shooting Survivor

23:30 [Telegraph] Neon Roberts: judge criticises mother over lost cancer treatment legal row

23:30 [CNET News] iPad is left behind as rival tablets get multiuser support

23:31 [Slashdot] Real World Code Sucks

23:32 [OpEdNews] The Tragedy Must Trigger Awareness Or It Is Sure To Repeat

23:37 [Disinformation] Four Documentaries on Cannabis: the basics, the economics, the history, and the benefits

23:41 [CNN] 3 charged in deadly Indianapolis home explosion

23:45 [NPR] Kerry's Cabinet Nod Sets Off Massachusetts Senate Fight

23:45 [Financial Times] Tax and economy hit French joie de vivre

23:46 [Raw Story] “More Guns” Theory Disproved During Presser

23:47 [CNET News] Step into NASA's next-generation spacesuit

23:52 [Voice of America] Analysts Note Serious Problems in Egyptian Constitution

23:53 [Pravda] Russia's Saint Petersburg: city of wonders

23:55 [CNN] Best movies about the end of the world

23:58 [Sydney Morning Herald] NRA calls for armed guards in schools

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