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00:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] William Bradley: Jerry Brown's Thankful Holiday Season

00:01 [BBC: Also in the news] Anglicans to face Vatican batsmen

00:02 [Electronic Intifada] Storm exacerbates sewage crisis in Gaza

00:03 [CNET News] Twitter gives SPDY a leg up on Apple hardware

00:03 [CNET News] 32 down: How Google celebrates 100 years of crosswords

00:04 [CNN] Opinion: 'Tis merry being Jewish at Christmas

00:04 [CNN] Network quiet as 'Duck Dynasty' boycott continues

00:05 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky Arrives in Germany Following Release from Russian Prison

00:05 [straight] Ugandan parliament passes antigay law /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_142351714.jpg

00:05 [Mother Jones] We Wouldn't Discuss American Deaths With Headlines Like "Bride and Boom!"

00:09 [Telegraph] I'll veto new EU states unless we deal with mass migration, pledges David Cameron

00:10 [zero hedge] Jim Grant Slams "Central Planning" Fed - "We Are Living In A Hall Of Mirrors"

00:10 [Raw Story] Tourists expected to spend $10 billion during Brazilian World Cup

00:10 [Raw Story] Mexican law undoing oil nationalization goes into effect

00:10 [Raw Story] Chinese billionaire reported missing after buying French vinyard

00:10 [CNET News] Facebook to raise $1.5B in secondary offering

00:10 [CNET News] Target data stolen in hack begins showing up on black market

00:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson's Gay Remarks Defended By Bryan Fischer

00:15 [Reuters] Obama says 'we screwed it up' on health law debut

00:15 [Reuters] Video raises worries of Britons fighting with Syria militants

00:15 [Fox News] Obama facing Hill rebellion on Iran /i/redes/icon-video.gif

00:16 [Guardian] Barack Obama rejects claims 2013 has been worst year of his presidency

00:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Utah Same-Sex Couples Getting Marriage Licenses

00:17 [Fox News: politics] Indian-born prosecutor in case against diplomat faces backlash from home country

00:20 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

00:21 [] Behind the scenes of Israel's governing coalition, a theater of the absurd

00:23 [Reuters: politics] Obama says 'we screwed it up' on health law debut

00:24 [CNET News] 10 must-see videos of 2013

00:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jared Bernstein: A Few Final Thoughts on the Budget Deal

00:28 [CNN] Would-be assassin John Hinckley gets longer visits at mother's home

00:28 [CNN] Latest NSA leaks point finger at high-tech eavesdropping hub in UK

00:32 [CNN: Health] What you missed in Health this year

00:34 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Nancy Dell'Olio's sympathy for Nigella

00:35 [zero hedge] Obamacare Confusion Sends Hospital Admissions To Lowest On Record

00:36 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Duck' boycott carries on

00:37 [Reuters] U.S. nuclear weapon plans to cost $355 billion over a decade: CBO report

00:40 [Raw Story] New Yorkers demand justice for Indian diplomat’s housekeeper

00:40 [Reuters: politics] U.S. nuclear weapon plans to cost $355 billion over a decade: CBO report

00:40 [Reuters: politics] New York Mayor Bloomberg touts own record in farewell tour

00:40 [Slate Magazine] The Music Club, 2013

00:44 [CNN] Widow of American teacher forgives attackers in Libya

00:44 [CNN] Mike Tyson: From ring to redemption

00:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Sheppard: Fox News Accidentally Endorses Environmental Regulations In Frenzy Of Attacking Obama

00:47 [Voice of America] Uganda's Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill

00:50 [Slashdot] Neglect Causes Massive Loss of 'Irreplaceable' Research Data

00:50 [Slashdot] Data Broker Medbase200 Sold Lists of Rape & Domestic Violence Victims

00:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: Carnegie Mellon University Failed To Stop Ex-Girlfriend's Harassment, Complaint Says

00:55 [Raw Story] Protesters tear-gassed by Durham cops while questioning teen’s suspicious death

00:55 [Telegraph] Indians attack Domino's as diplomatic dispute with US simmers

00:55 [Telegraph] Nigella has to fight to save career after drug admissions

00:58 [CNET News] LED there be light: We pick the best bulb upgrades for your buck

00:59 [Reuters] Obama looking for "sleep and sun" after challenging year

01:01 [Reuters: politics] Obama looking for "sleep and sun" after challenging year

01:01 [Reuters: politics] Senate leader Reid released from hospital

01:01 [The Independent] The worst owner in football? Vincent Tan faces fan backlash as Malky Mackay clings to Cardiff job

01:01 [The Independent] Theatre lover Vincent Tan produces a dark Welsh farce at Cardiff

01:03 [straight] How and why airports de-ice an airplane /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/TRA_Notes_2401.jpg

01:04 [Slashdot] Researchers Crack Major HIV Mystery

01:06 [Sydney Morning Herald] Men survive by clinging to esky after boat capsizes

01:06 [Sydney Morning Herald] For mums in prison, it's the worst day of the year

01:07 [NPR] Man Who Shot Reagan Allowed Longer Stays Out Of Mental Hospital

01:10 [Slate Magazine] You Can Do It, Darrell!

01:11 [Reuters: politics] 93-year-old Florida mayor prepares run for 20th term in office

01:11 [Telegraph] A daily aspirin might do more harm than good

01:11 [Telegraph] Barack Obama denies 2013 was the worst year of his presidency

01:11 [Telegraph] Jobless benefits to be £3bn more than expected

01:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: 2 Parties, 2 Nations, Parallel Transformations

01:13 [straight] Qmunity's Dara Parker tackles homophobia against gay tenant in Vancouver /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Dara_0.jpg

01:13 [Unicef] Christmas in Tacloban: Ruins and hope

01:15 [zero hedge] Guest Post: 8 Ways The Taper Is Going To Affect You And Your Family

01:15 [Raw Story] Navy expects more revelations in bribery scandal

01:17 [The Independent] Grace Dent on TV: Lucan, ITV

01:17 [The Independent] A most wanted actor: Daniel Brühl on his rush to stardom

01:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Moye: Buford Rogers, Alleged Bomb-maker, Told FBI He Wasn't Violent

01:22 [CNN] Family wins reprieve for brain-dead daughter

01:22 [Reuters] Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

01:25 [Good] How I'm Empowering Orphans in Vietnam Through My Business

01:26 [Truthdig] Xmas Present

01:26 [Truthdig] NSA Paid Security Firm $10 Million to Distribute Bad Encryption

01:27 [Telegraph] BBC criticised for giving extremist preacher Anjem Choudary airtime

01:27 [Telegraph] One in three Britons to hit the shops on 'Panic Saturday'

01:30 [CNET News] 11 percent of people shop online naked, survey says

01:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: Pentagon Goes Full Kafka In Hollywood Leak Probe

01:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eric E. Sterling: Is Obama Channeling Mandela?

01:45 [zero hedge] Canada Supports Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of... Prostitution

01:46 [straight] Vancouver Rape Relief “troubled” by Supreme Court prostitution ruling /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_133237889.jpg

01:46 [straight] Jesus Christ, look at that Big Ass Spider! /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/spider.JPG

01:50 [CNET News] What are they drinking? Text message sent

01:50 [CNET News] Protesters break window of Google bus, report says

01:52 [NPR] Obama Zings Friends And Foes Alike In Year-End News Conference

01:52 [Guardian] Cameron calls for overhaul of EU citizens' right to freedom of movement

01:54 [Guardian] Libyan told he cannot pursue rendition claim in case it harms UK interests

01:55 [Good] Does Your Community Have a Crowdfunding Platform Yet?

01:55 [CNN: Politics] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid out of hospital

01:58 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer

02:06 [Slashdot] Reuters: RSA Weakened Encryption For $10M From NSA

02:06 [Slashdot] Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

02:09 [CNET News] Appliances and the smart home at CES 2014: A deluge, a glut

02:12 [Truthdig] Happy New Year, Mr. President

02:12 [Truthdig] Making the Right Call on NSA

02:13 [straight] Burnside's punk-ass Christmas bummer /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/burnside.jpg

02:13 [Voice of America] US - OBAMA ADD 2

02:15 [Raw Story] Friday music thing

02:15 [BBC: Entertainment] First theatre safety checks complete

02:18 [CNET News] Security firm RSA took millions from NSA: report

02:22 [NPR] Police Recover Heroin Packets Stamped 'Obamacare'

02:25 [CNN] Controversial boxer Mike Tyson faces "biggest fight" of his life

02:27 [CNN: Politics] Obama says 2013 wasn't his worst year

02:30 [Raw Story] Independent paper’s founders awarded $3.75 million over trumped-up arrests by Joe Arpaio

02:30 [Raw Story] Nations scrambling to get residents away from violence in southern Sudan

02:32 [Truthdig] Who Is Really Waging War on Christmas? Look in the Mirror, Scrooges

02:33 [CNN] In Utah, judge's ruling ignites same-sex marriage frenzy

02:33 [Voice of America] Astronauts Embark on Spacewalk

02:35 [zero hedge] The Ultimate Chartbook Of The Most Important FOMC Meeting Ever

02:36 [Mother Jones] California Is Giving Tesla Another Huge Tax Break. Good Move.

02:36 [CNET News] Best high-tech ski gear

02:41 [BBC: Entertainment] Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Snooping hounds Obama into 2014

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Photos: What's more popular than Congress?

02:42 [CNN: Politics] Can President Obama bounce back?

02:46 [Deutsche Welle] Britain and US 'targeted German government, top EU official'

02:47 [Topix Activism News] US drops objection to publishing secret opinion

02:47 [Fox News] Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban, overrides voters

02:51 [] Legume and grain soups for cold winter days

02:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Derek Penwell: Why I Think Arguing About Gay Marriage as a Slippery Slope to Polygamy Is a Bad Idea

02:57 [Voice of America] EU Vows Tough Summit with Russia on Ukraine

03:02 [Truthdig] ‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama Takes Stock at Year-End

03:05 [zero hedge] 1% Spike In Yields = $200 Billion In Losses For US Firms

03:11 [CNN: Politics] What's more popular than Congress?

03:11 [CNN: Politics] 6 reasons 2013 was bad for Obama

03:11 [CNN: Politics] Can Obama bounce back?

03:11 [CNN: Politics] Obama reflects on 2013

03:13 [Voice of America] VOA News: UN Says Camp in Bor Surrounded by Thousands of Militants

03:16 [Fox News: politics] Hayes: Obama attempting to “will himself through this problem” on health law progress

03:23 [Fox News] Newark carries NJ to record number of thefts

03:25 [Raw Story] Protesters smash Google bus window amid more eviction protests

03:27 [CNN] Transcript of President Obama's news conference

03:31 [CNN] Kerry sends envoy to South Sudan as violence grows

03:36 [The Independent] 'Knitted' Google Doodle celebrates Winter Solstice

03:41 [] The last gatekeeper: A farewell to Moshe Lador

03:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

03:45 [Raw Story] Convicted Colorado rapist accused of trying to have his victim killed

03:45 [Voice of America] VOA News: UN Says Base in Bor Surrounded by Thousands of Militants

03:50 [Raw Story] Tom Cruise settles libel suit over claims he ‘abandoned’ his daughter

03:50 [Fox News] NOT LOVIN' IT? McDonald's tries to offload 10M pounds of wings, fast

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Obama names Max Baucus as new envoy to China

03:55 [Anarchist news] Google Bus disrupted, window smashed in West Oakland

03:55 [The Hindu - Opinion] Puns intended

03:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. nuclear weapon plans to cost $355 billion over a decade: CBO report

03:55 [Raw Story] U.S. spacewalkers get ready for repairs at ISS

03:55 [BBC: Health] The Michelangelo of 3D nipple tattoos

03:55 [BBC: Health] 'Epilepsy surgery cured seizures'

03:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Abseiler falls to death in Blue Mountains

03:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Yasmine Hafiz: Senate Resolution 75 Condemns Baha'i Persecution In Iran: Senators Kirk And Durbin Pass Bill

04:09 [The Hindu - News] Images of the week

04:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: Harry Reid Diagnosed As 'Exhausted' By Doctors

04:10 [Disinformation] Problems With Comment System

04:14 [Slashdot] Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheel Damage 'Accelerated'

04:25 [Raw Story] Syrian minister: Saudi Arabia is our top enemy

04:26 [zero hedge] What's Next For The US Prison System?

04:29 [The Hindu - News] Soon, crackdown on plastic sales in Chennai

04:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Staks Rosch: The True Meaning of Christmas

04:32 [Telegraph] African mediators hold 'productive' talks in South Sudan

04:33 [The Hindu - News] From temple to sabha: a musician’s journey

04:33 [The Hindu - News] Encroachments eat into Chennai cycle track

04:39 [Voice of America] Carolyn Presutti: Obama Considers Proposals to Change Surveillance

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Groundwater level in Chennai takes a dip

04:42 [The Hindu - News] IIT-M lab to study traffic, aid navigation

04:42 [The Hindu - News] When Santa came calling early

04:42 [The Hindu - News] Encourage innovation: Pranab Mukherjee

04:45 [Fox News] DeGeneres to host Oscars

04:47 [Global Voices] South Korean Lawyers Sue Key Players of the Election Manipulation Scandal

04:47 [Fox News: politics] Will A&E's suspension of Phil Robertson mobilize evangelical Christians?

04:53 [Reuters] South Korea unlikely to finalize Lockheed F-35 order until summer '14

04:53 [Reuters] African mediators try to avert civil war in South Sudan

04:53 [Reuters] U.S. nuclear weapon plans to cost $355 billion over a decade: CBO report

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Magunta likely to join Telugu Desam

04:55 [Reuters: politics] Obama looking for "sleep and sun" after challenging year

04:57 [] Hamas is alive and kicking in the West Bank - but in remote control

04:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joanna Zelman: Drone Strike On Wedding Procession Tests Claims Of New Policy

04:59 [Reuters] Obama looking for "sleep and sun" after challenging year

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Auto union distributes tariff cards

05:03 [straight] The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors 2013 Blues for Christmas Marathon /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Dalannah%203.png

05:04 [The Hindu - News] AAP goes back to people

05:05 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Where did I park my damn bike and trailer? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/snowed-in-trailer.jpg

05:12 [msnbc: politics] Reid hospitalized as 'precaution' after feeling ill, released later Friday

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Farmers’ leaders meet Mahadayi tribunal team

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Armed rebels take control of South Sudan’s oil fields

05:15 [Raw Story] Florida teacher re-hired despite punishing autistic boy with hot sauce

05:16 [The Hindu - News] India, Japan Coast Guards to exercise off Kochi

05:22 [The Hindu - News] A museum to showcase the rich traditions of Ayurveda

05:25 [Raw Story] Surprises and snubs in Oscars foreign film shortlist

05:26 [Reuters] Government sees Pacific trade pact talks taking time

05:27 [Global Voices] Tour Builder, another Google service not allowed to Cuba

05:28 [Voice of America] US Judge Strikes Down Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

05:35 [The Hindu - News] Onchiyam case verdict on January 22

05:43 [The Hindu - News] Drinking water needs take precedence over irrigation

05:45 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man accused of rape in backyard tattoo parlour

05:48 [AntiWar] Iraqi Market Bombed; 42 Killed, 41 Wounded

05:49 [The Hindu - News] Christmas is in the air

05:54 [Reuters] Analysis: Lost Brazil order raises threat to Boeing fighter jets

05:55 [Raw Story] Australia approves $5.7 billion coal project despite criticism

05:56 [Deutsche Welle] Lockerbie mystery still unsolved after 25 years

05:57 [The Hindu - News] Severe frost hits tea gardens in The Nilgiris

05:57 [The Hindu - News] No need for new Iran sanctions: Obama

06:01 [AntiWar] And Now This Filthy Flood

06:01 [Deutsche Welle] Kerry urges end to South Sudan violence as US sends envoy

06:05 [The Hindu - News] Alappuzha canals to get a purifying seawater bath

06:09 [straight] Road salt remains in rivers all year /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_68438350.jpg

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Industries teetering on the edge of exhaustion

06:12 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky in Germany Following Release From Russian Prison

06:22 [Fox News: politics] Federal judge deals another blow to ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

06:23 [The Hindu - News] US Ambassador gives award function a miss

06:25 [Raw Story] ‘This one feels different’: Rachel Maddow on the fall of Utah’s marriage equality ban

06:30 [Big Think] Reading the Seven Universal Expressions

06:30 [AntiWar] Washington’s Wedding Album From Hell

06:34 [The Hindu - News] Jung wasn’t recommended by Home Ministry for L-G post

06:36 [The Hindu - News] Worried over ranking, IIT-Delhi to hold first-ever alumni meet

06:38 [The Hindu - News] Application process for food security card resumes

06:44 [Slashdot] Oppo's CyanogenMod Phone Gets Blessed To Run Google Apps

06:48 [The Hindu - News] Our hopes were dashed, say Pakistani Hindus

06:52 [Topix Activism News] SeaWorld takes out ads to defend itself

06:56 [The Hindu - News] Tourists, boats sidestep safety

06:56 [The Hindu - News] ‘No transparency in conduct of shopping fest’

07:02 [CNN] Report: Woman gives 19 students poison yogurt

07:04 [Voice of America] US Sends Envoy to South Sudan

07:04 [The Hindu - News] Tourist arrivals plummet in State

07:12 [Reuters] Analysis: How the White House is rebranding Obamacare for 'young invincibles'

07:12 [The Hindu - News] Project using shredded plastic for surfacing road inaugurated

07:14 [The Hindu - News] Rival gangs scuffle on court premises

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Stepping up defence ties with Sri Lanka outrageous: Jayalalithaa

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Tech agency to scale up presence in Kochi

07:20 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: How the White House is rebranding Obamacare for 'young invincibles'

07:22 [Truthdig] Federal Judge Legalizes Gay Marriage in Utah

07:22 [Fox News] Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukushima

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Trade fair gets under way

07:24 [Telegraph] Esther McVey tells councils: Spend the cash we gave you to help people hit by benefits cuts

07:24 [Telegraph] Councils accused by ministers of sitting on £180m hardship fund intended for people hit by benefit cuts

07:24 [Telegraph] 10 per cent fall in new developments in towns and cities raising fears about countryside

07:24 [Telegraph] Judge strikes down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage

07:25 [The Hindu - News] A red-letter day for Nalanda institutions

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Winged guests arrive at Atapaka Bird Sanctuary

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Sort out acquisition issues for road expansion, says VGTMUDA chief

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Pranab should return Telangana Bill: Devineni Uma

07:31 [The Hindu - News] Tax payers in three districts pay advance tax of Rs. 331 cr.

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Plastic-bitumen mixture for S.S. Kovil Road

07:35 [The Hindu - News] CPI alleges graft in civil works in Vijayawada

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Audit pulls up Corporation

07:35 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man falls to his death in abseiling accident

07:45 [The Hindu - News] No scope for long hours of power cut, says Tangedco official

07:45 [The Hindu - News] Housing: CPI(M) levels charges against MLAs

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Shopping festival from December 27

07:53 [The Hindu - News] IFGTB’s afforestation initiatives in mine spoils lauded

07:53 [The Hindu - News] IGNOU entrance on February 23

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Man goes on attacking spree, kills two, injures five

07:55 [CNN] Ugandan parliament passes anti-gay bill that includes life in prison

07:55 [CNN] 5-year-old missing for months before police alerted. Why?

07:59 [The Hindu - News] Owners of sealed buildings appeal to Government

08:02 [Anarchist news] Durham, NC: The Strangest Prayer Vigil We've Ever Seen

08:03 [CNN] Report: Woman gives 19 students poisoned yogurt

08:05 [The Hindu - News] Non-communicable diseases awareness campaign stepped up

08:10 [The Hindu - News] Hartal creates tension in rural Kozhikode

08:16 [The Hindu - News] Popular and personal

08:16 [The Hindu - News] ‘It is like reversing the motion of the earth’

08:22 [The Hindu - News] Special squads to fight FMD

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Jayanthi Natarajan resigns

08:26 [The Hindu - News] League hails order on Kasturirangan report

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Andhra University approves changes in courses

08:26 [Telegraph] Poetry on the pitch: an ode to football

08:26 [Telegraph] Record number of parents convicted over truant children

08:26 [Telegraph] Del Boy to return to British TV screens

08:26 [Telegraph] Rebecca Adlington: I will always wish I was a pretty girl,

08:30 [The Hindu - News] Visakha Rail Mela gets under way

08:30 [The Hindu - News] ‘Abhayam’ project begins today

08:35 [Reuters] Wife of U.S. teacher killed in Libya says she forgives gunmen

08:40 [Telegraph] Dermot Desmond's son to marry Made in Chelsea pal

08:42 [The Hindu - News] Police promote techniques to prevent burglaries

08:52 [Sydney Morning Herald] Pop-ups signal start of retail renaissance

08:52 [The Hindu - News] Over 5,000 vote in secret ballot

08:52 [The Hindu - News] Import terminal at Visakhapatnam port ready ahead of schedule

08:54 [Fox News: politics] Group sues California over new transgender bathroom law

08:54 [The Hindu - News] Andhra Bank launches e-banking zone

08:57 [Telegraph] Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are keen to join the board

09:00 [The Hindu - News] ‘Attack’ Pandi declared proclaimed offender

09:02 [Topix Activism News] Uganda passes anti-homosexuality bill

09:07 [The Hindu - News] More facilities for foreign students of Andhra University

09:19 [The Hindu - News] BJP protests Gandhi Commission’s clean chit to Kichloo

09:24 [Voice of America] Astronauts to Embark on Spacewalk

09:27 [Telegraph] Father Christmas granted a walk-on part in the Bible

09:27 [The Hindu - News] Devyani case not to impact India-US commercial ties: Sharma

09:33 [Slashdot] Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11

09:33 [The Hindu - News] Banking on thrillers

09:35 [The Hindu - News] Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

09:37 [Deutsche Welle] Snowden ally Appelbaum claims his Berlin apartment was invaded

09:43 [Telegraph] Services in UK and US mark 25th anniversary of Lockerbie bombing

09:45 [The Hindu - News] Sanjay Dutt out on parole

09:52 [Reuters] Ministers' sons, state bank chief charged in Turkish graft investigation

09:58 [The Hindu - News] India, U.S. don’t want ties to be spoilt by one incident: Khurshid

10:02 [The Hindu - News] Vasundhara Raje retains 46 portfolios

10:04 [The Hindu - News] Heart of darkness

10:10 [CNN] Power struggle racks Erdogan government in Turkey

10:10 [The Hindu - News] ‘Composite agriculture models, the way forward for farmers’

10:12 [Deutsche Welle] Prosecutors continue to lay charges in Turkey graft probe

10:15 [Telegraph] 'Hundreds' of Jang's relatives sent to gulags by North Korean regime

10:15 [Telegraph] Chinese billionaire feared dead after helicopter crash

10:18 [The Hindu - News] Warring sexes battle it out on Gee gee pada

10:20 [The Independent] Spanish government backs tough abortion laws

10:22 [The Hindu - News] Man held on charge of raping minor

10:22 [The Hindu - News] EC wants paid news to be made electoral offence: CEC

10:24 [The Hindu - News] Margazhi dancers in pictures

10:29 [Telegraph] Britain has lost its sense of community, says Call the Midwife actress

10:32 [The Hindu - News] ‘Cyanide’ Mohan sentencing deferred to Saturday

10:39 [CNN] Polio worker shot dead in Pakistan, militants warn of more targets

10:40 [Voice of America] Gunmen Kill Pakistani Polio Worker

10:42 [The Hindu - News] Pramod Melligatti, senior journalist, dead

10:42 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi division railway employees cast vote on proposed indefinite strike

10:48 [Voice of America] Gunmen Kill Pakistani Polio Worker

10:51 [CNN] Pope Francis to give Christmas message to Vatican staff, priests

10:57 [CNN] Egypt's Mohamed Morsy faces trial for 2011 prison break

11:01 [The Hindu - News] Dog menace: CMC to abide by SC direction

11:01 [The Hindu - News] ‘India needs a better business environment’

11:02 [Guardian] Brighton search operation under way after reports of woman swept out to sea

11:06 [The Independent] Lockerbie bombing: Memorial services mark 25th anniversary

11:09 [The Hindu - News] ‘Name chief, members of 7th pay commission’

11:11 [Reuters] Egypt sends Mursi to trial in third case

11:11 [Reuters] Thai opposition meets to decide on election boycott

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Agriculture societies asked to install CCTV and alarm

11:12 [CNN] 4 arrests made in fatal New Jersey mall carjacking

11:15 [Fox News: politics] Feds begin killing barred owls to help save spotted owl

11:17 [Deutsche Welle] Central African Republic conflict about power, religion

11:17 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi industries teetering on the edge of exhaustion

11:22 [The Independent] Obama signals review of NSA spying programmes

11:26 [New Statesman] The London clinic fighting back against female genital mutilation

11:30 [Big Think] Rebecca West on Feminism

11:39 [The Hindu - News] China’s new leader rewrites political rules with corruption crackdown

11:43 [] Making the desert bloom with new Jewish settlements

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Tamil Nadu this week

11:47 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky reunited with son in Berlin

11:52 [Guardian] Apollo theatre had suffered years of benign neglect, owner said last year

11:53 [The Independent] Chessington World of Adventures theme park closed after blaze at cafe

11:54 [The Hindu - News] BJP takes dig at Cong on RJD tie-up; Cong point to BSY

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Small scale industries in Tiruchi urged to follow proper energy audit practices

11:54 [Global Voices] Popularizing the Hmong Qeej Musical Instrument through YouTube

11:56 [Reuters] At least 18 Iraqi army officers killed in ambush: sources

11:57 [Deutsche Welle] UN's Ban tells Philippine typhoon victims 'don't despair'

11:58 [] U.S. blocking Iranian role in Syrian peace talks next month

11:58 [The Hindu - News] Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

12:03 [Telegraph] Turkey arrests dozen more in graft probe including ministers' sons

12:04 [CNN] Pope Francis gives Christmas message to Vatican staff, priests

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Govt failed to defend its own policies: Praful Patel

12:07 [Mother Jones] When Having Condoms Gets You Arrested

12:07 [Mother Jones] Should We Fight Climate Change By Taxing Meat?

12:09 [The Independent] China denounces Japan plans top increase military defence spending

12:12 [The Hindu - News] Egypt refers ousted Morsy to third trial

12:13 [] Palestinian wounded as violent incidents continue on Gaza border

12:19 [Voice of America] UN Chief Visits Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

12:22 [Deutsche Welle] China slams Japan's new defense plan

12:23 [Guardian] Firefighters tackle blaze at Chessington World of Adventures

12:25 [CNN] EU citizenship for sale -- for $880,000

12:30 [Big Think] Big Idea for 2014: Open Data (the Legacy of Aaron Swartz)

12:31 [Voice of America] Military Officers Killed in Iraq

12:31 [Voice of America] India Transfers Diplomat To UN

12:33 [Guardian] Search for Brighton woman swept out to sea called off

12:35 [The Hindu - News] Develop more courses on WTO, FTA: Manmohan to IIFT

12:35 [The Hindu - News] Thai opposition party announces poll boycott

12:36 [Reuters] African mediators to meet South Sudan president's rivals

12:40 [The Independent] Ten best places to live in the UK: Hart in Hampshire takes top spot

12:43 [Voice of America] Obama: Praise and Protest for Congress

12:44 [Global Voices] My Tribe is South Sudan Therefore I Choose Peace

12:49 [The Hindu - News] Chouhan inducts 23 ministers

12:49 [The Hindu - News] Other states should not say how Ganga should be cleaned: Akhilesh

12:53 [Voice of America] Thai Opposition to Boycott Election

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Karaikkal Ammaiyar (1943)

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Gunmen kill polio vaccination worker in Pakistan

12:55 [The Independent] Two Colorado teenagers arrested over alleged shooting plot at Trinidad High School in Denver

12:59 [The Hindu - News] Audio Beat: Yennamo Nadakkudhu - What’s happening?

13:03 [Slashdot] How Asimov's Three Laws Ran Out of Steam

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Corruption unacceptable: Rahul Gandhi

13:03 [The Hindu - News] US military aircraft hit in South Sudan

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Thalaimuraigal: For generations to come

13:09 [CNN: Health] Dr. Gupta: When faith, medicine meet

13:09 [CNN: Health] Family fights to keep girl on life support

13:09 [The Hindu - News] Endrendrum Punnagai: Needed more smiles, less drama

13:11 [CNET News] For tablets and cellular, it's go time

13:11 [CNET News] In defense of 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'

13:12 [Deutsche Welle] HRW: Easing restrictions in Guantanamo 'a promising sign'

13:13 [The Hindu - News] Biriyani: Tasty fare

13:13 [The Hindu - News] Dhoom 3: Magic, no logic

13:13 [The Hindu - News] India badly needs a law that guarantees Right To Health: Chandy

13:15 [Fox News] GOP renews push to undo military cuts /i/redes/icon-video.gif

13:15 [Fox News] 'A DEATH BLOW'Gov't plan to save bird will hurt economy, critics say

13:15 [Fox News] WORRISOME WEATHER Winter storm could spell trouble for holiday travel

13:15 [Fox News] SUSPECTS NABBED4 arrested in deadly New Jersey mall carjacking /i/redes/icon-video.gif

13:15 [Fox News] LOYAL COMPANION Service dog stays with girl, 7, through entire surgery

13:15 [Reuters] From crime to cigarettes, Bloomberg leaves his mark on New York

13:16 [Topix Activism News] Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo

13:17 [Reuters: politics] From crime to cigarettes, Bloomberg leaves his mark on New York

13:22 [CNN] Lockerbie bombing: Britain, United States mark 25th anniversary

13:23 [Voice of America] Astronauts to Embark on Spacewalk

13:24 [The Hindu - News] The best from the West

13:26 [Disinformation] The UK Surveillance State’s Finest Export: Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) //

13:26 [The Independent] Chinese billionaire Lam Kok feared dead along with 12-year-old son after helicopter crash in France

13:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Gerken: Disney And Oil Industry Team Up For 'Rocking In Ohio' Event

13:30 [Big Think] Why I Write Speculative Fiction

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Two suspected LeT operatives sent to police custody till Jan 3

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Kishenganga issue: India gets relief, Pak objections rejected

13:31 [Guardian] No carving, no stuffing: families opt for a ready-made Christmas dinner

13:34 [Reuters: politics] Obamas hit Hawaii for year-end vacation

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Singer set to scorch the screen

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Hits and misses

13:36 [Telegraph] Thai opposition announces it will boycott election

13:38 [The Hindu - News] India, US in ‘conversations’ to resolve diplomat issue

13:44 [Reuters] Thai opposition party to boycott election

13:44 [The Hindu - News] Cinema Quiz

13:48 [The Hindu - News] Outtakes: Edgar Wright

13:48 [The Hindu - News] India allowed to go ahead with Kishanganga project

13:49 [Voice of America] Bernard Shusman: Wall Street Rolls into 2014 with Strong Market Year

13:50 [The Hindu - News] Etcetera

13:52 [Deutsche Welle] Freed Khodorkovsky reunited with family in Germany

13:52 [Telegraph] Cafe blaze closes Chessington theme park

13:52 [Telegraph] US evacuation flight fired on by South Sudan rebels

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Comfort zone

13:54 [The Hindu - News] The smile’s back

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Etcetera: Debuting with a crime thriller

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Arbitary powers a problem: Rahul Gandhi

13:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] The electron is spherical. That's bad news.

13:58 [The Independent] Top PR exec under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Stand up and be counted

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa case: court extends time for transit, production of valuables

14:06 [Telegraph] Patient receives world's first artificial heart

14:12 [Reuters] Germany should ban U.S. contracting companies passing data to NSA: report

14:12 [Reuters] China voices 'strong concerns' over Japan's military spending

14:12 [Reuters] U.S. military aircraft hit, soldiers wounded in South Sudan: Ugandan official

14:12 [Reuters] Snub of Boeing-made fighter rattles Missouri manufacturers

14:12 [Deutsche Welle] 'Power struggle with Gulen movement weakens Erdogan'

14:12 [zero hedge] FX Outlook: Thin Conditions Dominate

14:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Geoffrey R. Stone: Inside the President's Review Group: Protecting Security AND Liberty

14:15 [Guardian] Lockerbie memorials to be held in Scotland, England and US

14:18 [NPR] Utah Seeks Emergency Stay Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

14:19 [Fox News] Military pension cuts can be avoided by fixing tax loophole, lawmakers say /i/redes/icon-video.gif

14:21 [The Hindu - News] Betrayed by the Government, Pension Parishad calls off strike

14:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: Everyone Knows Obama's 2013 Was Bad, The Tough Question Is Why

14:30 [Big Think] What Global Warming of the Past Tells Us About the Future

14:34 [Reuters] U.S. confirms service members wounded in South Sudan

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Land allotted for huge fertilizer plant in Tripura

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Rise in fuel price jacking up price of food items: Karat

14:36 [Disinformation] Disqus Still Down

14:37 [CNN] Iraq police: At least 15 Iraqi army soldiers killed in ambush

14:37 [CNN] 3 U.S. troops hurt in South Sudan gunfire

14:44 [The Independent] Egypt sends ousted Morsi to third trial

14:50 [Guardian] South Sudan rebels fire on US military planes, say government officials

14:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rick Horowitz: It's a Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

14:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: U.S. Military Aircraft Hit In South Sudan

14:51 [Voice of America] Reuters: German Politician Urges Restrictions on US Contractors Passing Data to NSA

14:53 [CBC: politics] Supreme Court ruling forces prostitution policy onto Harper's agenda

14:55 [CNN] 4 U.S. troops hurt in South Sudan gunfire

15:05 [The Hindu - News] Lata opposes heritage tag for studio on her plot, moves HC

15:08 [Guardian] Thailand opposition party to boycott February elections

15:08 [Reuters] New housing regulator to delay Fannie, Freddie mortgage fee hikes

15:10 [Raw Story] Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky meets family as free man after 10 years in Russian jail

15:16 [The Hindu - News] Russia begins oil production in the Arctic

15:19 [Voice of America] US Plane Hit in South Sudan, Americans Wounded

15:26 [Good] A Look Back at our Public Interest Design Predictions for 2013

15:30 [Big Think] G x E = You (Nature Interacting with Nurture)

15:30 [Raw Story] China’s Jade Rabbit rover makes crucial tracks in space and on Earth

15:30 [Raw Story] Dramatic decline in industrial agriculture could herald ‘peak food’

15:31 [The Independent] Broadcaster David Coleman dies age 87

15:36 [Guardian] David Coleman dies aged 87

15:40 [Raw Story] U.S. military aircraft shot at in South Sudan, leaving three Americans wounded

15:40 [Raw Story] Target offers 10 percent weekend discount after credit card security breach

15:41 [Reuters] U.S. aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan

15:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael Roth: Boycott of Israeli Universities: A Repugnant Attack on Academic Freedom

15:44 [] 'We Should be Thanking Snowden': Obama Forced to Consider NSA Reforms /sites/

15:44 [Slashdot] 90 Percent of Businesses Say IP Is "Not Important"

15:44 [Slashdot] Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

15:47 [The Hindu - Opinion] Why not Aam Aurat Party?

15:47 [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan says 'dark alliances' behind graft inquiry

15:50 [The Hindu - News] India cannot afford a non-politician as PM again: Jaitley

15:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Utah Gay Weddings Begin Right After Judge Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban

15:53 [NPR] Four U.S. Service Members Injured In South Sudan

15:55 [Telegraph] David Coleman dies after a lifetime as the voice of sport

15:55 [Voice of America] VOA News: US Plane Hit in South Sudan, Americans Wounded

15:58 [Guardian] Ousted Egypt president Mohamed Morsi to face third trial

15:59 [Truthout] Eyewitness to America's Betrayal of Mandela's South Africa: The Gore - Mbeki Commission, Part II

15:59 [Voice of America] Egypt's Morsi to Stand Trial for Prison Breaks, Murder

16:00 [Big Think] The Difference Between Business Smarts and Book Smarts

16:02 [The Independent] Utah gay couples wed after same-sex marriage ban struck down by judge

16:04 [CNN] Opinion: The best week for privacy in a long time

16:04 [Truthout] Temporary Work, Lasting Harm

16:06 [Disinformation] Google Buys Military Robotics Contractor

16:08 [] Arab League sides with Abbas, expected to reject Kerry's security plan

16:09 [CBC: politics] Judge slams spy agency for end-running law to snoop on Canadians abroad

16:09 [CNN: Money] Top-performing stocks of 2013

16:10 [Raw Story] Rotting corpse found at U.S. military base in Okinawa

16:10 [Raw Story] NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief

16:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: 10 Ruminative Pieces From D.C. Journalists That I Hope Politico Magazine Publishes In 2014

16:17 [The Hindu - News] First batch of ministers in Madhya Pradesh sworn in

16:17 [CNN] Snowmen and suffering: A bleak winter for young Syrian refugees

16:17 [CNN] Chinese buyer of French vineyard feared dead in helicopter crash

16:17 [CNN] Opinion: The worst stadium in sports?

16:17 [CNN] Opinion: Don't be fooled by Putin's release of Khodorkovsky

16:17 [CNN] PR exec's AIDS in Africa tweet upsets Internet

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Braden Goyette: How America's Harshest Immigration Law Failed

16:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Naiman: War with Iran? Sherrod Brown Is the Firewall

16:20 [Fox News] Winter storm could spell trouble for holiday travel-FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

16:21 [Reuters] Syrian photographer killed in Aleppo

16:22 [zero hedge] The Hidden Motives Behind The Federal Reserve Taper

16:27 [The Hindu - News] Complaint on Sikh detainees reaches UN working group on arbitrary detentions

16:27 [Telegraph] David Coleman dies: Top 21 'Colemanballs'

16:31 [Global Voices] Photos of South Koreans’ Candlelight Rallies in New York, Paris, London

16:33 [NPR] WATCH LIVE: An Epic Spacewalk To Replace Cooling Equipment On ISS

16:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Few Latinos Signing Up For California Health Insurance Exchanges

16:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Oklahoma Birth Control Lawsuit Injunction Granted By Federal Judge

16:40 [Truthout] The Airfare Mystery

16:45 [Slashdot] Putting a Panic Button In Smartphone Users' Hands

16:46 [Global Voices] “Beyond Brazil”: European Journalists Wanted for Reporting Trips

16:49 [The Independent] Hart can't possibly be the best place to live in Britain – there's not even a decent restaurant

16:49 [The Independent] Nasa astronauts begin spacewalk to repair ISS

16:49 [The Independent] UK weather: Bookies slash odds of white Christmas

16:49 [The Independent] Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 match report: Sublime Luis Suarez celebrates new contract with two goals which could spell the end for Malky Mackay

16:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Police Use Tear Gas To Quell Vigil For Latino Teen

16:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: The Obama Family Begins Its Annual Hawaii Vacation

16:55 [Fox News: politics] ObamaCare may make finding treatment harder for mentally ill

16:55 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: Three Days After Christmas, 1.3 Million Americans Will Lose Their Unemployment Benefits, and More

17:00 [Voice of America] Dan Robinson: Foreign Policy Challenges Will Continue in 2014

17:00 [CNN] 4 U.S. troops hurt in South Sudan gunfire, thwarting evacuation

17:00 [Reuters] Iraqi militants kill at least 18 soldiers, including commander

17:02 [CNET News] Don't back down: Klipsch Heresy III speakers

17:04 [] US Military Aircraft Comes Under Fire in South Sudan /sites/

17:04 [CNN] Luis Suarez sends Liverpool to top of Premier League

17:05 [Big Think] Paul Allen: Go Where They're Not

17:12 [CNN] Chris Brown Fast Facts

17:13 [zero hedge] Mel Watt on Fannie and Freddie - "I want to go back to 2008"

17:14 [Fox News] New blow to birth-control mandate /i/redes/icon-video.gif

17:14 [Fox News] MILITARY PENSION FIGHTFix tax loophole exploited by illegals, lawmakers say /i/redes/icon-video.gif

17:14 [Fox News] KILLED FOR SUV?NJ cops say carjackers targeted Range Rover /i/redes/icon-video.gif

17:14 [Fox News] COOKIE CRUMBLESSchool orders mom to stop dishing out treats

17:17 [Slate Magazine] Nordic Quack

17:19 [CNN] NFL Concussions Fast Facts

17:20 [The Independent] Thailand opposition party will boycott February elections

17:22 [Deutsche Welle] US military aircraft hit by rebel fire in South Sudan

17:23 [] U.S. aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan

17:25 [Topix Activism News] Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill

17:25 [Raw Story] Westboro Baptist Church to picket A&E in support of ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

17:25 [Raw Story] Earth’s best line of defense against asteroids sends back first images

17:31 [CNN] John Hinckley Jr Fast Facts

17:33 [Slashdot] DoD Public Domain Archive To Be Privatized, Locked Up For 10 Years

17:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Swanson: Americans Have Little Faith In Scientists, Science Journalists: Poll

17:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: 'Obamacare' Heroin Is Apparently A Thing Now (PHOTO)

17:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

17:41 [CNN] 2013 In Review Fast Facts

17:43 [zero hedge] US Aircraft, UN Helicopter Attacked In South Sudan

17:46 [Reuters] Arab report slams U.S. security ideas for Palestine

17:47 [Deutsche Welle] Greens agree landmark coalition with Merkel's CDU in German state of Hesse

17:48 [NPR] Closure: 94-Year-Old Widow Receives Remains Of Fallen Husband

17:49 [CNN] UK Phone Hacking Scandal Fast Facts

17:52 [Fox News] Police say they thwarted shooting plot at Colo. school

17:52 [Fox News] Neighbors say Nev. gunman had botched vasectomy

17:52 [Fox News] Mass. cops find bags of heroin with 'ObamaCare' label

17:52 [Fox News] Group sues Calif. over new transgender bathroom law

17:52 [Fox News] US caught between allies amid pressure to limit NSA

17:52 [Fox News] US military plane takes on fire in South Sudan

17:52 [Fox News] Catholic expert says angels don't have wings

17:52 [Fox News] Judge softens confinement rules against Reagan shooter

17:52 [Fox News] Wichita bomb plot suspect to stay in jail pending trial

17:52 [Fox News] Jesus statue planned for Muslim-heavy Nazareth

17:52 [Fox News] 'Duck Dynasty' debate explodes from TV to dinner tables, water coolers- OPINION: Top 5 reasons why A&E should not suspend 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson

17:54 [CNET News] France turns nose up at sexting (the word, that is)

17:55 [Raw Story] Pope Francis berates ‘Vatican-centric courtiers’ who lack ‘consientious objection to gossip’

17:55 [Raw Story] Scientists discover how to send detailed text messages via vodka or perfume

18:01 [Disinformation] Why Is Jon Stewart Helping Blackwater Whitewash War Crimes?

18:03 [The Hindu - News] Chouhan opts for continuity as 23 ministers are sworn in

18:05 [] Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power

18:07 [Truthdig] Worst Congress Ever

18:07 [Truthdig] New England Natural Gas

18:07 [Truthdig] The Three Suspects

18:07 [The Independent] Winter Solstice marks shortest day of the year

18:07 [The Independent] Owen Paterson has met Rupert Murdoch, Alan Titchmarsh and E.On – but no food charities since becoming Environment Secretary

18:09 [The Hindu - News] Complaint on Sikh detainees reaches U.N. working group

18:09 [The Hindu - News] Pension Parishad calls off strike

18:13 [The Hindu - News] 800 acres allotted for fertilizer plant in Tripura

18:13 [The Hindu - News] BJP calls for 48-hour Jammu bandh to protest Kichloo’s induction

18:13 [Reuters: politics] India transfers diplomat to U.N. in bid to defuse row with U.S.

18:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama's Baucus Nomination Reflects China's Importance To Washington

18:21 [CNET News] Churches resort to using GPS, in case baby Jesus is stolen

18:23 [The Hindu - News] Kudankulam plant producing 400 MWe

18:23 [The Hindu - News] Union Minister’s wife cremated

18:24 [Voice of America] Reuters: African Union Calls for Christmas Truce in South Sudan

18:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Howard Schweber: The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Well-Intentioned Bad Idea

18:28 [BBC: Also in the news] Cool box saves Australian fishermen

18:28 [Voice of America] Reuters: Arab Report Slams US Security Ideas for Palestine

18:29 [] In Utah, it's 'Marriage Equality for the Holidays' /sites/

18:29 [The Hindu - News] A victim’s wail moves his soul

18:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Navy Seeks More Sexual Assault Survey Responses

18:35 [Infoshop] Bill Brown breaks off relations with Gianfranco Sanguinetti

18:35 [Infoshop] Forconi: the new pitchfork protest in Italy

18:37 [Deutsche Welle] Hertha down Dortmund during day of surprises

18:37 [Guardian] British doctors leave for Syria despite Abbas Khan death

18:44 [Slashdot] Goodbye, California? Tim Draper Proposes a 6-Way Split

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Venki’s Nobel pot-shot

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Xi rewrites unwritten political rules with corruption crackdown

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Obama backs surveillance reform

18:54 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky is greeted by German hospitality and gingerbread

18:58 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade case shouldn’t affect ties, says U.S.

18:58 [The Hindu - News] Citing Devyani case, Bhopal gas victims question ‘double standards’

19:02 [Telegraph] Why Dennis Rodman should not be friends with Kim Jong Un - by a survivor of the North Korean gulag

19:04 [The Hindu - News] ‘India can go ahead with Kishenganga project’

19:04 [The Hindu - Opinion] Can our Vice-Chancellors afford to be ordinary?

19:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Congress Did Little Of Consequence In 2013, Except Argue

19:09 [The Independent] Two brothers get photo taken with Santa every Christmas for 30 years

19:09 [Fox News: politics] More last-minute fixes to ObamaCare to avoid net loss of uninsured Americans by Jan. 1

19:10 [The Hindu - Opinion] Our elders are a lot more precious

19:10 [The Hindu - Opinion] There is a way to wean away addicts

19:10 [Raw Story] China to require all journalists to pass exam on ‘Marxist view of journalism’

19:11 [CNN] Lindsey Vonn, watched by Tiger Woods, can't complete downhill

19:15 [Reuters] Israel plays down importance of alleged spying by U.S. and UK

19:15 [CNN: Politics] Real 'do nothing' Congress

19:15 [CNN: Politics] 'Do-nothing' Congress? More like 'wasted-time'

19:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] Lessons

19:16 [The Hindu - Opinion] It is ‘nurture against nature’

19:20 [CNN] 'Do-nothing' Congress? More like 'wasted-time'

19:27 [New Statesman] Re: Quin: An overdue study of the "experimental" novelist, Ann Quin

19:28 [zero hedge] 3 "Hangovers" From The FOMC's 'Taper'

19:28 [Truthout] Secret Trade Deal Spawns 'We Will Not Obey' Movement

19:28 [Truthout] Today's Forecast Is for Climate-Proof Farming

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Guidelines for conduct of school trips

19:32 [New Statesman] Re: Quin: An overdue study of the "experimental" novelist Ann Quin

19:32 [Deutsche Welle] Khodorkovsky - from a Russian prison camp to Berlin

19:33 [straight] Hedley delivers a cranked-up christening of Hard Rock Casino Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/hedley-press-shot.jpg

19:34 [The Hindu - News] Will try to allot exclusive space for flower show: Minister

19:37 [Truthdig] ‘Bride and Boom!’

19:39 [The Progressive] Here's How Corporations Are Killing Wisconsin's Public Schools

19:40 [The Hindu - News] GSLV-D5 to lift off on January 5

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Adarsh scam a difficult and unhappy episode, says Chavan

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Gadkari aides figure in benami transactions

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Indicted civil servants “disown” relatives

19:40 [The Hindu - News] SC to hear plea against ministers’ criticism of gay verdict

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Kichloo back as J&K Minister within hours of clean chit

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Diabetic-friendly rice variety identified

19:40 [The Hindu - News] Jayanthi quits Ministry, to take up party work ahead of LS poll

19:43 [CBC: politics] Medical marijuna users concerned over prices as Canada's market expands

19:43 [Reuters] Fragile Greek coalition's majority shrinks

19:44 [The Hindu - News] A Jaffna thavil maestro’s Thanjavur connection

19:48 [Telegraph] American Way: Obama must not duck the snooping issue

19:48 [Telegraph] Chinese billionaire killed in helicopter crash as he tours newly-acquired French vineyard

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Vultures back from the brink

19:49 [Truthout] Bills in Congress Crackdown on Whistleblowers

19:54 [Truthout] Under Amazon's CIA Cloud: The Washington Post

19:55 [The Hindu - News] Jayanthi was a valued colleague, says PM

19:55 [The Hindu - News] Devyani incident should not hurt India-U.S. ties: Khurshid

19:55 [Reuters: politics] Wyoming to fight U.S. over Indian reservation land grant

19:57 [Slashdot] French Team Implants First Long-Term Artificial Heart

19:57 [Slashdot] Belgian Telecom Becomes First To Accept Bitcoin

20:01 [The Hindu - News] DMK to spell out Lok Sabha poll strategy at Tiruchi meet

20:01 [The Hindu - News] Sanjay Dutt goes home on parole

20:01 [Disinformation] The Church of Subgenius: Slack Your Way to Salvation

20:02 [Telegraph] Colorado prepares to become 'Amsterdam of America' as state legalises cannabis

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Now, cheap cooking gas for villagers

20:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: 'I May Die Broke. I May Get More Poor. I May Turn Around And Get Money Again. I Just Don't Know.'

20:10 [Reuters] Czech Christian Democrats accept posts in center-left coalition

20:11 [The Hindu - News] SC rules out anticipatory bail for absconders

20:11 [The Hindu - News] States must work together to check insurgency: Raman Singh

20:14 [Truthout] A Seminar on the Labor Movement — With an Opinionated Professor

20:15 [The Hindu - News] Naval exercise with Sri Lanka has hurt Tamil sentiments: Jayalalithaa

20:15 [Raw Story] Judge trolls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Utah ruling on gay marriage

20:20 [CNN] Severe and strange weather sweeps nation, threatens holiday travelers

20:21 [The Hindu - News] U.P. to run job-oriented training for 24 lakh unemployed youths

20:21 [The Hindu - News] Kichloo re-inducted as Minister in Omar Abdullah Cabinet

20:21 [The Hindu - News] ICA gives go ahead to Kishenganga project

20:21 [The Hindu - News] Don’t need advice on how to clean Ganga: Akhilesh

20:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: More NSA Surveillance Origins Documents Are Released

20:24 [Guardian] Mahmoud Abbas accused of being traitor over rejection of Israel boycott

20:25 [The Hindu - News] KPSC scam: Lok Satta calls for action

20:25 [The Hindu - News] Corruption bleeding our people dry: Rahul

20:25 [The Hindu - News] After phase-I, we resorted to ‘cluster bombing,’ says Raman Singh

20:25 [The Hindu - News] Rowdy hacked to death by rival gang

20:29 [Truthout] Cyber Activism Scores Victories Behind the Great Firewall

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Chinese envoy puts trade ties over border row

20:31 [The Hindu - News] City can party late on New Year’s Eve: police order

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Swamy backs A.K. Ganguly

20:31 [The Hindu - News] 50 lakh vehicles on Bangalore roads. Really?

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Congress, TDP to work with Samaikyandhra groups

20:31 [The Hindu - News] Country can't afford to have a non-political person as PM: Jaitley

20:32 [Global Voices] Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Would Jail Gays and Lesbians for Life

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Power arrears: CPDCL arm-twists farmers

20:35 [The Hindu - News] ‘Quotas for education helped SCs, but boys alone reaped the benefit’

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Police launch probe into ‘sale’ of girl child

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Researchers claim development of diabetic-friendly rice varieties

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Odisha guideline for picnics, school trips

20:37 [Truthdig] Political Supplements

20:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Kenneth Schechter Dead: Korean War Pilot Who Landed Plane Blind Dies At 83

20:39 [The Hindu - News] Discharged from hospital, ATM attack victim recalls ordeal

20:41 [The Hindu - News] ‘Talking ATM’ helps them feel empowered

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Why sandalwood smells sweet for thieves

20:41 [The Hindu - News] H.K. Patil: Utilise MNREGA to make villages drought-proof

20:41 [The Hindu - News] ‘Recovery a success story’

20:42 [Guardian] Charities condemn Iain Duncan Smith for food bank snub

20:43 [The Hindu - News] Efforts on to shape third front

20:43 [The Hindu - News] Nativity scene comes alive

20:43 [The Hindu - News] Corruption bleeding our people dry: Rahul

20:43 [The Hindu - News] After debacle, Congress gets ready to put its house in order

20:45 [Voice of America] US Troops Wounded in South Sudan

20:45 [Voice of America] Khodorkovsky Meets With Family Members in Berlin

20:45 [Slashdot] Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Has Been Found

20:46 [The Hindu - News] Vidya Siri for all students of nomadic tribes

20:46 [The Hindu - News] ‘Abhaya’ to help senior citizens living alone

20:49 [Telegraph] Spain accused of blocking GIbraltar aid to Philippines

20:52 [Guardian] Lockerbie memorials held in Scotland, England and US

20:53 [CNN] Blood, tears and a Warhol: Ryan O'Neal's real life love story

20:56 [The Hindu - News] TV signals of Arasu cable in Chennai cannot be disconnected, says HC

20:56 [The Hindu - News] Assets case proceedings against Jayalalithaa adjourned

20:56 [The Hindu - News] Chandy calls for law to ensure right to health

20:56 [zero hedge] The Annotated (223 Year) History Of The US Bond 'Bubble'

21:00 [The Hindu - News] Suspected Maoists attack man

21:00 [The Hindu - News] Order to provide water, toilets on Swami Ayyappan Road

21:00 [The Hindu - News] Nagapattinam fishermen go on indefinite fast

21:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: Husband In Afghanistan, Wife In U.S., Create Amazing Christmas Card 7,000 Miles Apart

21:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Health Care Law's Rocky Rollout Is Even Plaguing Some Willing States

21:03 [Voice of America] VOA News: Khodorkovsky Meets With Family Members in Berlin

21:03 [straight] Magpie Vintage's accessories punch up New Year's Eve style /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FAS_StyleWatch_2400.jpg

21:03 [straight] City inspectors converged on Ming Sun building in a snowstorm without warning owners /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Ming%20Sun%20snow%203.jpg

21:08 [Deutsche Welle] Britain, the US and Libya vow to find facts of Pan Am Lockerbie bombing after 25 years

21:10 [The Hindu - News] Kiran invites PepsiCo to invest more

21:10 [The Hindu - News] Prohibition crusader in dire straits

21:10 [Raw Story] Bristol Palin explains how you should feel about freedom of speech and having not-vagina sex

21:13 [The Independent] Artisan Italy: Florence and the machines

21:15 [Raw Story] Fired 2-star general in charge of nuclear arsenal spent week drunk with ‘two hot women’

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Embolisation procedure saves uterus of 21-year-old mother

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Civic body pays health centre sweepers low wages

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Ancient sounds of temple music fade

21:16 [The Hindu - News] Infant from Iraq gets spine corrected in city

21:20 [The Hindu - News] ‘Who gets the mike?’

21:21 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky reunion: son Pavel speaks after decade of separation

21:27 [CNN] Sikh farmer on hunger strike in India for prisoners' release

21:30 [The Hindu - News] Puthiya Tamizhagam MLA meets Jayalalithaa

21:30 [The Hindu - News] Faith key to success in life, says Jayalalithaa

21:31 [Voice of America] Astronauts Finish First Spacewalk to Fix Pump on ISS

21:33 [Guardian] Fifty new nuclear plants could be goal in official energy plans

21:40 [Topix Activism News] Semi-Nude Tucson PETA Activist Bares for the Naked Truth

21:43 [CNN] 2 U.S. astronauts take spacewalk to fix ammonia pump

21:45 [Slashdot] Smooth, 6.5 Hour Spacewalk To Fix ISS Ammonia Pump

21:46 [CNET News] Microsoft-Intel 2-in-1 tablets have legs but still wobbly

21:48 [NPR] New NSA Documents Make Case For Keeping Surveillance Programs Secret

21:50 [Fox News] Healing Haven Animal Fund

21:50 [Fox News] Guess who shops at Walmart

21:50 [Fox News] When to ask for a new room

21:50 [Fox News] Hi, Santa, it's me

21:50 [Fox News] Island sprouts off Japan

21:50 [Fox News] Bill Gates: My secret Santa

21:56 [CNN: Money] Protests target Google, Apple buses

21:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Family Of Innocent U.S. Drone Victims Compensated With 101 Kalashnikovs

22:01 [Disinformation] Why MP George Galloway is Killing Tony Blair

22:01 [Guardian] Nigel Farage embroiled in row over lack of leadership

22:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] Girlfriend dies from 'king-hit'

22:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] Body found after Tumut house fire

22:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] Two killed in separate crashes days before Christmas

22:12 [zero hedge] 2013 Year In Review

22:15 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013: Person of the Year

22:17 [Truthdig] Duck Dynasty

22:17 [Truthdig] Airline Cells

22:19 [CNN] Company parts ways with PR exec after AIDS in Africa tweet

22:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] Bondi bashing victim out of coma

22:23 [Telegraph] Labour: We must 'do God' to fight anti-Christian persecution

22:23 [Telegraph] Lockerbie victims remembered 25 years on

22:23 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson's anger over campaign against her waged by Charles Saatchi

22:23 [NPR] JPMorgan Chase Places Limits On Cards Used At Target Stores

22:26 [CNN] Atletico Madrid, not Barcelona or Real Madrid, leads La Liga

22:27 [Voice of America] US Troops Wounded in South Sudan

22:28 [Deutsche Welle] US astronauts complete first stage of emergency repair at International Space Station

22:32 [Electronic Intifada] The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism

22:35 [Voice of America] Indian FM Seeks to Downplay Diplomatic Spat With US

22:37 [Truthdig] Dave Eggers on Writers’ Fears of the NSA

22:38 [CNN] Lockerbie bombing 25 years on: Victims honored in U.S. and Britain

22:45 [Slashdot] Big Buck Bunny In 4K, 60 Fps and 3D-stereo

22:45 [Guardian] NHS chief admits to anger at Jeremy Hunt's 'meddling'

22:47 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Wendy Davis Gets Fundraising Boost From Elizabeth Warren

22:47 [Guardian] Bulgaria issues fierce rebuke to David Cameron over migrants

22:47 [Fox News: politics] US releases more documents on surveillance origins

22:51 [Guardian] Fleeing workers tell of brutal killings as South Sudan edges towards civil war

22:53 [Telegraph] David Coleman, a towering figure in an era of sporting giants

22:58 [Deutsche Welle] Bayern Munich cruise to Club World Cup title

23:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Log Cabin Republicans Suggest Holding 'Moonshine Summit' With Duck Dynasty Family

23:07 [Guardian] Secrets of the grotto revealed as study uncovers art of being a successful Santa

23:08 [Reuters] Cuba president notes tone of recent relations with U.S.

23:08 [CNN] Evacuation aborted as U.S. planes come under fire in South Sudan

23:09 [Anarchist news] 3 Police Cars Smashed Outside of Olympia Justice Center

23:20 [Fox News] Admin fears increase of uninsured /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:20 [Fox News] BYE-BYE LEAD BULLET? Regulations, bans force switch to 'green' ammo

23:20 [Fox News] HAD THEIR 'PHIL'?Cracker Barrel pulls 'Duck Dynasty' merchandise

23:20 [Fox News] SUSPECTS NABBEDCops: 4 arrested in deadly NJ carjacking for SUV /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:20 [Fox News] JESUS IN NAZARETHIsraeli official blesses plan to erect statue over city

23:22 [CNN] More silverware for Bayern Munich after Club World Cup triumph

23:23 [Telegraph] Rail fares for commuters to rise by up to 5%

23:23 [Telegraph] Help to Buy cap could be halved to prevent housing bubble

23:23 [Telegraph] Iain Duncan Smith: Migrants can't expect 'something for nothing'

23:23 [Telegraph] Nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have a foreign parent

23:23 [Telegraph] TV licence should be abolished, major inquiry into future of BBC to hear

23:23 [Telegraph] Scottish independence risks medical funding, charities warn

23:23 [Telegraph] Muslim staff at Marks & Spencer can refuse to sell alcohol and pork

23:23 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson facing Scotland Yard drugs investigation

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Byron Williams: Free Speech: Do We Know it When We See it?

23:27 [Slashdot] Ford Engineers Test 'Predictive Logic' To Improve Cruise Control

23:36 [Reuters] U.S. aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan as conflict worsens

23:39 [Telegraph] European Union funding £90m green lobbying con

23:42 [Truthdig] Right Wingers Spend Big to Deny Climate Science

23:44 [NPR] U.S. Troops Wounded In South Sudan Rescue Mission

23:44 [NPR] NSA Under More Scrutiny As Year Ends

23:44 [NPR] 1979 Supreme Court Ruling Becomes Focus Of NSA Tactics

23:44 [NPR] Astronauts On Spacewalk Begin Space Station Repair

23:44 [NPR] 55 Years Later: Commemorating First Space Broadcast

23:55 [Telegraph] Fracking chief breaks bread with church leaders in Lancashire

23:58 [Global Voices] The State Of Freedom Of Religion in Maldives

23:59 [NPR] Camels Trek In The Texas Desert, Just Like Old Times

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