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00:03 [Voice of America] Egypt's Morsi to Stand Trial for Prison Breaks, Espionage

00:04 [straight] Alleged Photo of the Day: Vancouverites don't know how to deal with snow /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Battle_of_Hoth.jpg

00:09 [NPR] Reporter's Notebook: 'What Part Of Sacred Don't You Understand?'

00:11 [Telegraph] Nick Clegg: Proposals for cap on EU migrants are 'pointless'

00:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rebel Wilson escapes arrest at LA airport

00:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Thai tourist drowns at Maroubra

00:15 [CNN] Guatemala's anti-impunity commissioner thinks big

00:15 [Raw Story] New York State Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing three former staffers

00:18 [Fox News] ObamaCare could make finding treatment much harder for mentally ill /i/redes/icon-video.gif

00:20 [Guardian] Typhoon Haiyan: an aid worker's diary of a disaster

00:24 [Fox News: politics] Obama keeps eye on tense situation in South Sudan

00:25 [Telegraph] Fracking protests head north as activists mass on proposed Manchester shale gas exploration sites

00:31 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Can Commercial Hardware Routers Be Trusted?

00:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Meredith Bennett-Smith: Geraldo Rivera Defends Alec Baldwin, Claims 'C*cksucking Faggot' Isn't Always Gay Slur (VIDEO)

00:40 [zero hedge] The Last 3 Times This Happened, Markets Turmoiled

00:42 [CNN] Tom Cruise settles lawsuit against tabloid publisher

00:49 [CNN] Bags of heroin labeled 'Obama Care' seized

00:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: US, Britain, Libya Vow to Pursue Lockerbie Case

00:52 [BBC: Science & Environment] Astronauts start urgent pump repair

00:57 [Telegraph] Abbas Khan: The surgeon born to help others who paid with his life in Syria

00:58 [CNN: Money] AIDS tweet costs PR exec her job

00:59 [Sydney Morning Herald] NASA ahead of schedule on repairs

01:05 [Raw Story] Hundreds turned away at courthouse in Salt Lake City, day after Utah same-sex marriage ruling

01:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Cuba: Raul Castro Issues Stern Warning To Entrepreneurs

01:11 [zero hedge] How To Steal Bitcoins In Three Easy Steps

01:16 [Guardian] IRA sniper Bernard McGinn found dead in Ireland

01:18 [Deutsche Welle] Iraqi militants strike back at army in raid on booby-trapped base

01:21 [The Independent] The frontline: in the home and abroad: best books for teens

01:21 [The Independent] The Stranger on the Stair: A Christmas story in six parts

01:21 [The Independent] Credo: Actress Alice Eve on being sprayed by elephants, bad habits and her ideal Christmas lunch

01:21 [The Independent] The arts moments of the year

01:21 [The Independent] How we met: Terry O’Neill & Tamara Beckwith

01:21 [The Independent] Police cost-cutting tactics put vulnerable children at risk

01:21 [The Independent] Stars in court: Some stellar reputations are shatterproof

01:21 [The Independent] Drunken assaults, drug abuse, spiked drinks – and a young couple in a pine tree: Not a very merry Christmas for the paramedics

01:21 [The Independent] The Duke of Westminster, the property tycoon and the missing millions: Britain's richest man may be called as witness in a multimillion-pound fraud claim

01:21 [The Independent] New EU directives put independent midwives under threat

01:21 [The Independent] Boning up on grammar: Researchers teach border collie to understand sentences using more than 1,000 words

01:33 [Slashdot] Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

01:39 [Topix Activism News] Ugandan LGBT Activists: 'We Have to Stay and Fight'

01:40 [Raw Story] Snowden: NSA paid major computer security firm RSA $10 M to install flawed encryption

01:45 [CNN] Another profiling claim against department store

01:45 [CNN] Arapahoe High School shooting victim dies

01:49 [Reuters] Freed from jail, Khodorkovsky reunited with family in Berlin

01:49 [Reuters] U.S. aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan as conflict worsens

01:52 [CNN] Charges likely to be reduced in NY bikers clash

01:52 [Fox News] What women want for Christmas

01:53 [Fox News] Illinois duty fatally shot outside holiday party

01:54 [Fox News] 4 wounded as US military plane takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan- Obama keeps eye on tense situation in South Sudan

01:54 [Fox News] Save military pensions by fixing loophole, pols say

01:54 [Fox News] Gay couples wed in Utah after judge overturns ban

01:54 [Fox News] Emotions high in debate over Pinelands gas pipeline plan

01:55 [Guardian] National intelligence chief declassifies Bush-era documents on NSA programs

01:57 [Guardian] Muslims criticise BBC interview with preacher linked to soldier's killer

01:57 [Guardian] Conditions for Abu Dhabi's migrant workers 'shame the west'

02:00 [Reuters] Colorado student, 17, wounded in school shooting dies

02:01 [Disinformation] Singularity Goes Mainstream With Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

02:02 [Slashdot] Verizon and AT&T Join the 'Transparency Report' Club

02:03 [Deutsche Welle] Schockenhoff: 'A pardon does not replace a fair trial'

02:08 [Mother Jones] Halftime Report: Chrome Out, Firefox In

02:13 [zero hedge] After the Taper: The Fed’s Non-Plan Is Unchanged

02:21 [Disinformation] Commenting System is Back On Line

02:22 [Reuters] Colorado student, 17, wounded in school shooting, dies

02:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: John Eisenhower Dead: Historian And President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Son Dies At 91

02:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Truck blitz: big retailers warned

02:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Graeme Swann in shock retirement

02:39 [CNN] Newly declassified documents released on post-9/11 surveillance

02:39 [AlterNet] Gun Activists Have a New Craze — And It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

02:39 [AlterNet] 10 Ways Right Wingers Went Cuckoo This Week -- 'Duck Dynasty' Meltdown Edition

02:45 [Fox News] HAD THEIR 'PHIL'? Cracker Barrel pulls 'Duck Dynasty' merchandise

02:45 [Raw Story] Phildelphia Eagles honor former cheerleader after two Army tours in Afghanistan

02:51 [CNN] NYT, Bloomberg China journalist visas: Wait shows reporting challenges

03:05 [Raw Story] Teen caught in Littleton school shooting dies

03:06 [zero hedge] What Do Americans Believe In? (Spoiler Alert: "Evolution" And "Ghosts" Are Neck And Neck)

03:08 [Mother Jones] Here's the Worst Part of the Target Data Breach /files/images/blog_credit_card_swipe.jpg

03:16 [Telegraph] Mozambique airline captain 'intentionally' crashed plane

03:16 [Telegraph] Victim of Colorado school shooting dies

03:16 [Telegraph] Libya: suicide bombing at army base near Benghazi kills 7

03:18 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Space Station repairs under way

03:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Retiring Swann wants England to rebuild

03:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nigella in new Yard drug inquiry

03:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Kim Jong-un rounds up the relations

03:20 [CNET News] Celebration planned for 30th anniversary of the Macintosh

03:24 [NPR] 17-Year-Old Colorado School Shooting Victim Claire Davis Dies

03:35 [Voice of America] Reuters: Car Bomb Kills Six, Wounds 15 Near Benghazi

03:48 [Deutsche Welle] NATO officials enter talks on post-2014 role in Afghanistan

04:00 [BBC: Health] Five mysteries of the brain

04:05 [Raw Story] ‘I beat women’: victim gives assailant a choice; humiliation or jail

04:09 [Mother Jones] NSA Paid Security Company to Adopt Weakened Encryption Standards /files/blog_random_numbers.jpg

04:12 [zero hedge] US Sailors, Assisting With Fukushima Clean Up, Crippled By Cancer

04:28 [Deutsche Welle] German Defense Minister von der Leyen arrives in Afghanistan

04:34 [Voice of America] US Troops Wounded in South Sudan

04:36 [Reuters] Insight: For Chinese farmers, a rare welcome in Russia's Far East

04:53 [Fox News] Obama, top Dems set sights on new comprehensive immigration law push

04:53 [Fox News] OBAMACARE ROLLOUT Law may make help harder to access for mentally ill /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:53 [Fox News] PIGS TO THE RESCUE Egypt's 'Garbage People,' pigs tackle trash problems

04:53 [Fox News] BATHROOM BATTLE Group sues Calif. over transgender restroom law

04:53 [Fox News] 'TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE' Student shot in Colo. high school shooting dies

04:53 [Fox News] Winter storm frustrates holiday travel rush- Ark. tornadoes injure at least 5, damage homes-FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

05:03 [Slashdot] Obamacare and Middle-Wheel-Wheelbarrows

05:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man shot in attack at Greenacre

05:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] Kim Jong-un rounds up relations

05:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] Bail refused for man accused over bashing

05:25 [Raw Story] Overstock plans to accept bitcoin payments in 2014

05:34 [CNN] Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union announce engagement

05:36 [Telegraph] UN chief calls for end to violence in South Sudan

05:45 [AntiWar] 52 Killed, 66 Wounded in Iraq Attacks, Botched Military Operation

05:49 [Topix Activism News] Body of U.K. doctor who British official says was 'murdered' by Syrian gov't released

05:55 [Financial Times] Thailand opposition party to boycott election

06:01 [AntiWar] Iran Sanctions Bill a Big Test of Israel Lobby Power

06:03 [Deutsche Welle] Injuries as activists and police clash over Hamburg's Rote Flora center

06:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

06:05 [Big Think] What the Genomic Revolution Means to You

06:08 [CNN] 2 dead as odd weather mix sweeps nation, threatens holiday travelers

06:16 [Fox News] Winter storm frustrates holiday travel rush- 2 dead after Miss. storms, 5 injured in Ark. tornadoes-FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

06:27 [Sydney Morning Herald] Aircraft to monitor Japan whaling hunt

06:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Covert Action In Colombia | The Washington Post

06:50 [Reuters] Yemeni al Qaeda says attack on hospital was mistake

06:52 [The Hindu - News] Rahul fit to be PM: Moily

06:57 [Sydney Morning Herald] Boy, 5, feared drowned off beach

07:01 [Disinformation] Myths of the Holidays: Who Makes Krampus Look Jovial By Comparison?

07:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tyler Kingkade: 'For-Profit Online University' Isn't A Scam Like Real College (VIDEO)

07:11 [Reuters] Syrian photographer killed in Aleppo

07:12 [The Hindu - News] State taking headcount of staff for division?

07:21 [The Hindu - News] Private school closure indicates grim future caused by tough norms : Associations

07:22 [Reuters] A sweet Asian fruit tempts the troubled soft drink industry

07:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man shot in daylight attack

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Four charred to death in Odisha

07:33 [The Hindu - News] Chorus for AAP forming govt gets louder

07:39 [The Hindu - News] 2013: A year in controversies - International

07:41 [Telegraph] Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

07:41 [Telegraph] Splitting school PE lessons by gender 'damages girls'

07:41 [] Exposed: The CIA's Covert War in Colombia /sites/

07:45 [Slashdot] Plans To Accept Bitcoin

07:47 [Fox News] Colo. school shooting victim dies

07:47 [Fox News] 'GET THAT DONE' Obama, top Dems ready immigration reform push

07:48 [CNN] Ned Vizzini, author of 'It's Kind of a Funny Story,' commits suicide

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Fall in temperature a blessing for tourism industry in Munnar

07:49 [The Hindu - News] Still in good humour after a long wait

07:59 [The Hindu - News] Bund Road may be opened to public by next year end

08:03 [The Hindu - News] KSMDFC to get 3 regional offices: Minister

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Chennai Corporation pays health centre sweepers low wages

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Infant from Iraq gets spine corrected in Chennai

08:08 [Deutsche Welle] World leaders call for peace as South Sudan violence continues

08:12 [Guardian] Domestic abuse: half a million victims 'too terrified to come forward'

08:13 [The Hindu - News] Lawyers’ JAC to intensify protest against AP division

08:13 [The Hindu - News] HC notice on “irregularities” in Meghamalai hills

08:13 [The Hindu - News] ‘Who gets the mike?’

08:17 [The Hindu - News] 3,777 autos impounded in Chennai

08:19 [The Hindu - News] Three held for attack on couple in Chennai

08:25 [The Hindu - News] Ramanujan bio released in Tamil

08:28 [Guardian] Al-Qaida blames renegade fighter for Yemen hospital attack

08:29 [Reuters] Insight: African immigrants use films and books to fight Italian racism

08:30 [The Hindu - News] Develop ways to preserve food grains: M.S. Swaminathan

08:30 [The Hindu - News] Artistes honoured

08:30 [The Hindu - News] Politics reaching its nadir: senior politicians

08:34 [Fin24 News] Numsa decisions underwhelming: Nehawu

08:35 [CNN] Train derails, crashes into homes in Nairobi slum

08:36 [The Hindu - News] Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan

08:40 [The Hindu - News] No case of FMD among animals in the wild

08:41 [Telegraph] Marquess of Worcester staggers into hotel after split from sister of Thorn Birds actress

08:41 [Telegraph] Elton John called 'common' for failing to sign Christmas cards personally

08:41 [Telegraph] Kirstie Allsopp criticises 'stomach-churning' Channel 4 programme Gogglebox

08:46 [The Hindu - News] Aadhaar: timing ticking away for LPG users

08:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] Boy, 5, feared drowned off Sydney beach

08:56 [The Hindu - News] LIC agents seek PF, pension

08:56 [Reuters] Protesters swarm in Thai capital to demand PM resigns

08:57 [zero hedge] Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

08:58 [The Hindu - News] Rs. 1,936-cr. budget for GVMC

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Govt formation: AAP to announce decision on Monday

09:00 [The Hindu - News] The race to recognition

09:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Family mourns 'Big Daz'

09:02 [Reuters] Seagram chairman, WJC head Edgar Bronfman dead at 84: NYT

09:04 [Fox News: politics] Oregon health exchange tells applicants to go elsewhere if not covered Jan. 1

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Fight to the finish

09:10 [CNN] CNN exclusive: Russian dissident Khodorkovsky speaks out

09:11 [Financial Times] US aircraft come under fire in South Sudan

09:12 [Financial Times] Turkey blames outside forces for scandal

09:13 [Telegraph] Why we should cherish journeys on busy buses

09:13 [Telegraph] University chiefs' five-figure pay rises described as 'inappropriate' and 'unfair'

09:13 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi: the remarkably messed-up life of two remarkable people

09:13 [Telegraph] 'Clampdown on Khodorkovsky was absolute. There was to be no mercy'

09:13 [Telegraph] Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas to be apart this Christmas

09:16 [The Hindu - News] Return home, Rahul tells U.P. riots victims

09:18 [Reuters] Khordorkovsky says will not go into politics or seek oil assets

09:18 [Guardian] The 2013 news quiz of the year

09:24 [Guardian] Thai protesters renew efforts to oust PM after renouncing democracy

09:26 [The Hindu - News] Does persistence always pay?

09:29 [Telegraph] Hollywood comes back from the dead

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Worlds 2014 in Chennai

09:34 [The Hindu - News] Man arrested on assault charge

09:34 [The Hindu - News] Bon APPetit

09:36 [The Hindu - News] Fuel the zeal

09:37 [Fin24 News] Invoice or not, e-tolls must be paid - Sanral

09:39 [CNN] Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky speaks out to CNN

09:40 [Reuters] Africans face uncertain Israeli future after perilous migration

09:41 [The Hindu - News] Corporation surveys reserve sites

09:41 [The Hindu - News] Unemployed or unemployable?

09:47 [The Hindu - News] Aston Martin vrooms into Coimbatore

09:51 [The Hindu - News] Glitches apart, street food festival a big draw

09:51 [The Hindu - News] Racing ahead

09:51 [The Hindu - News] AIF begins vocational training for differently abled

09:53 [The Hindu - News] Thai protesters besiege PM’s residence

09:53 [Topix Activism News] Obama Ignores Morocco's Illegal Occupation and Human Rights Abuses

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Business is not bad

10:01 [The Hindu - News] Charmed by Cologne

10:03 [The Hindu - News] XAT unplugged

10:07 [The Hindu - News] I am… M. Chellama - Vegetable Vendor

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Reciprocity key to progress in Indo-US ties: Omar

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Nature writing in Tamil

10:11 [The Hindu - News] Reciprocity key to progress in Indo-US ties: Omar Abdullah

10:12 [Financial Times] Abe agrees increased budget spending

10:13 [The Hindu - News] Go nuts!

10:13 [Deutsche Welle] Transport Minister Dobrindt again advocates foreigners' tolls on autobahns

10:17 [Fox News] Oregon issues ObamaCare warning /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:17 [Fox News] SPACE STATION REPAIRS Space suit issue causes delay of second spacewalk /i/redes/icon-video.gif

10:17 [The Hindu - News] Snooze and you lose!

10:17 [The Hindu - News] 5 killed in bombing near primary school in Syria

10:19 [The Hindu - News] Ask Shahnaz

10:19 [The Hindu - News] Modi’s wax statue unveiled ahead of rally in Mumbai

10:21 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he won't go back into politics

10:21 [The Hindu - News] It pays to listen!

10:24 [Slashdot] Canadian Spy Agencies Deliberately Misled Courts

10:27 [The Hindu - News] The power of one

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Be sensitive to women-related cases, HC tells trial courts

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Khodorkovsky expected to outline plans at Berlin appearance

10:29 [CNN] Blast kills at least 5 near elementary school in Syria

10:30 [Telegraph] White Christmas on the cards

10:32 [Voice of America] Protesters Gather in Bangkok for Mass Demonstration

10:35 [The Hindu - News] Governor order refusing action against Chavan questioned

10:36 [Fox News: politics] Report claims CIA program has helped kill two dozen Colombian rebel leaders

10:36 [Voice of America] 6 Killed in Benghazi

10:46 [Telegraph] Barack Obama and family begin Christmas holiday in Hawaii

10:49 [Deutsche Welle] Joining forces to destroy Syria's chemical stockpile

10:53 [Reuters] Seagram chairman, WJC head Edgar Bronfman dead at 84

10:57 [Voice of America] Astronauts Finish First Spacewalk to Fix Pump on ISS

10:59 [Reuters] Turkey removes another 25 police chiefs over graft inquiry -media

10:59 [Fin24 News] Reason for e-tolls 'hilarious' - expert

11:01 [CNN] Up to 40,000 seek shelter at U.N. from spiraling South Sudan violence

11:03 [Voice of America] 5 Killed In Syrian Blast

11:04 [The Hindu - News] Parents demands common forms for nursery admissions

11:08 [The Hindu - News] Capital in the grip of cold wave

11:09 [Deutsche Welle] Al-Qaeda says attack on Yemen military hospital was a 'mistake'

11:09 [CNN] Report: Suicide bomber attacks military post near Benghazi, killing 8

11:09 [The Independent] David Cameron sends Christmas message praising work of British troops in Afghanistan

11:10 [Big Think] George Eliot on Friendship

11:13 [Voice of America] Protesters Gather in Bangkok for Mass Demonstration

11:14 [Deutsche Welle] Al Qaeda says attack on Yemen military hospital was a 'mistake'

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Who is responsible for corruption, Venkaiah asks Rahul

11:15 [NPR] Grasslands Get Squeezed As Another 1.6 Million Acres Go Into Crops

11:15 [NPR] Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

11:16 [BBC: Also in the news] Christmas comes early for Navy ship

11:16 [BBC: Also in the news] Rio women shun topless ban protest

11:16 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky pledges: 'I will return to Russia'

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Auto-drivers remain a defiant lot

11:20 [Fox News] 'MALLARD-BRAINED' Sheen rips 'Dynasty' patriarch over remarks

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Cong, BJP won’t be able to form govt. post-2014 polls: CPI

11:24 [The Hindu - News] Court order a relief for Law College students

11:26 [The Hindu - News] Al-Qaeda apologises for Yemen hospital attack

11:32 [Telegraph] Torrential rain on the way but still chance of a white Christmas

11:34 [New Statesman] Cable warns that cuts are having a "severe" affect on public services

11:34 [The Hindu - News] Bombs thrown at residential complex

11:38 [The Hindu - News] Rock-bottom prices mark Christmas shopping as retailers feel the pinch

11:39 [CNN] 3 dead as odd weather mix sweeps nation, threatens holiday travelers

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Cherai beach tourism mela from today

11:44 [The Hindu - News] You can be strict but don’t misbehave: Omar to security forces

11:49 [The Hindu - News] Steps afoot to decrease import of coal: Seelam

11:49 [The Hindu - News] Taking Metro to Kakkanad through access-controlled road

11:49 [Reuters] Turkey removes another 25 police chiefs over graft inquiry: media

11:53 [The Hindu - News] Modi targets Rahul over “sermons” on corruption

11:56 [The Independent] Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev issues warning to David Cameron on immigration and ‘nationalism’

11:56 [The Independent] Body of British doctor who died in custody in Syria is flown back to UK

12:07 [Fox News: politics] Obama, top Dems now appear to be pushing for comprehensive immigration reform

12:09 [The Hindu - News] World powers should avoid troublemaking: Iran

12:10 [Big Think] A Day in the Life of a Neuroscientist

12:13 [The Hindu - News] Youth detained for marrying minor girl

12:13 [The Hindu - News] BJP top brass gives green signal for Yeddyurappa’s return

12:13 [The Hindu - News] Cane farmers to go on tour to Cuddalore

12:13 [The Hindu - News] 6 killed in bombing near primary school in Syria

12:14 [CNN] Spain to get bigger cut of 'El Gordo' lottery winnings

12:14 [CBC: politics] 5 secrets of Parliament Hill

12:18 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson court treatment 'appalling', says minister

12:18 [Telegraph] Vince Cable compares Tory immigration 'panic' to Enoch Powell 'rivers of blood' speech

12:19 [Deutsche Welle] Khodorkovsky says no more politics for him

12:19 [Deutsche Welle] ISS astronauts remove faulty cooling pump, next spacewalk postponed

12:20 [NPR] For Two Young Doctors, Working On Christmas Was A Privilege

12:20 [Guardian] Elf lobby blocks Iceland road project

12:21 [The Hindu - News] New energy saving rules mooted

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Private sectors to contribute more power

12:25 [The Hindu - News] Illegal sand miners leave buried bodies on the ground

12:27 [Voice of America] VOA News: Protesters Gather in Bangkok for Mass Demonstration

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Illegal sand miners leave buried bodies on the ground

12:28 [Fin24 News] German interest in SA's renewable energy

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Man sentenced to 10 years for raping minor

12:33 [Voice of America] Khordorkovsky Says He Will Not Enter Politics

12:34 [Telegraph] Leslie Phillips marries third wife at 89

12:34 [Telegraph] Fiancee called Lee Rigby moments before murder

12:35 [The Hindu - News] BJP to take out ‘padayatra’ on Jan. 2

12:36 [CNN] Bangladeshi police charge 13 in deadly factory fire last year

12:37 [The Hindu - News] Vendor stabbed to death

12:37 [The Hindu - News] ‘Betrayal Day,’ 2 years after plant’s closure

12:41 [The Hindu - News] Revenue loss from outdated fee

12:42 [Guardian] Vince Cable: interest rates may have to rise to combat housing boom

12:43 [The Independent] Merry Christmas! Weather warnings spark fears of festive getaway travel chaos

12:45 [Reuters] Egypt court jails activists over protest

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Medical camp organised for sanitary workers

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Education society takes up renovation of Srirangam school

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Winds of change have begun, Modi on tea vendors

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh factory owners charged for deadly fire

12:49 [The Hindu - News] IOC holds mock drill

12:51 [The Hindu - News] Monsoon failure, blast attack explode prospects of samba

12:56 [Slashdot] Enlightenment DR 0.18: Improved Compositing, Wayland Support

12:58 [The Hindu - News] US stand on Devyani triggers protests

12:58 [The Hindu - News] Penalty: ACCI upset with Discoms

12:59 [The Independent] Nigella Lawson facing drugs investigation by Scotland Yard after court admission that she took cocaine

13:08 [Fin24 News] Numsa funds withdrawal will not affect SACP

13:10 [The Hindu - News] YSRC celebrates Jagan’s birthday

13:10 [Big Think] Is Our Planet Going the Way fo the Dinosaurs?

13:14 [The Independent] Nigel Farage 'expects' apology from Tory MP Anna Soubry after she says he ‘looks like somebody put their finger up his bottom’

13:16 [The Hindu - News] Vijayawada book fest from Jan. 1

13:18 [The Hindu - News] Star cricket draws huge crowd

13:19 [Fox News] Obama, top Dems prepare new immigration reform push

13:19 [Fox News] OBAMACARE WARNING Ore. tells some applicants to look elsewhere Jan. 1 /i/redes/icon-video.gif

13:19 [Fox News] COVERT OPS Report says CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders

13:20 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best Business Stories of 2013

13:21 [Telegraph] Fight the unions or lose the election, Mandelson tells Miliband

13:21 [Telegraph] A real-life Jurassic Park? Birds could be theoretically 'de-evolved' back to dinosaurs

13:22 [The Hindu - News] All localities in Tripura to get drinking water

13:23 [Financial Times] Bangladesh insists election will go ahead

13:24 [The Hindu - News] India hopeful of early resolution of diplomatic row

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Awareness campaign on Alzheimer's disease in Vizag

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Israel calls alleged U.S. wiretapping ‘unacceptable’

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Weekly express trains to Gandhidham and Jodhpur

13:30 [CNN] Nigella Lawson faces police drugs investigation

13:30 [Reuters] Egypt jails symbols of 2011 uprising

13:30 [Reuters] Protesters gather across Thai capital, demand PM resigns

13:32 [The Hindu - News] Tiger assessment in Periyar Reserve to conclude on Monday

13:34 [Reuters] Big Oil sits out lobbying on Iran as Congress stands firm

13:38 [Reuters: politics] Big Oil sits out lobbying on Iran as Congress stands firm

13:40 [The Hindu - News] I am... Sathyan - Jewellery shop owner

13:44 [The Hindu - News] Jayanthi insists she wasn’t removed

13:45 [The Independent] More than 12m watch as Abbey Clancy is crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion

13:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: Egypt Jails Symbols of 2011 Uprising

13:51 [Reuters] Khodorkovsky says will not go into politics or seek oil assets

13:54 [Guardian] Wintry weather threatens Christmas travel chaos across Britain

13:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: This Photo Of A 94-Year-Old Widow Receiving Her Husband’s Remains Will Break Your Heart |

13:58 [Financial Times] Insider fights against Libya corruption

14:00 [Guardian] Mikhail Khodorkovsky: I will not challenge Putin

14:01 [The Hindu - News] Bone relic in Goa church might be from Georgian Queen: DNA study

14:01 [The Hindu - News] A good year for art spaces

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Trip along to trance

14:03 [Topix Activism News] Egypt court jails activists over protests

14:10 [Big Think] Free Will is a Cognitive Illusion

14:11 [Guardian] Israel condemns US spying revelations

14:11 [The Hindu - News] 29 Bandstand: Trip along to trance

14:13 [Guardian] Vince Cable warns Tory leaders against stoking anti-immigration panic

14:17 [Voice of America] 5 Killed In Syrian Blast

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Umpire strikes back

14:21 [Fox News] Billionaire feared dead after helicopter crashes over newly-bought vineyard

14:21 [Fox News] Gov't plan to save bird will hurt economy, critics say

14:21 [Fox News] Calif. woman wants daughter to be kept on life support

14:22 [Financial Times] Eight killed in Libya suicide blast

14:23 [Guardian] Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur – live! | Jacob Steinberg

14:23 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky will not return to Russia

14:25 [The Hindu - News] Ready to act on suggestions on rehabilitation of victims: Akhilesh

14:25 [NPR] Freed Russian Oil Tycoon Says He'll Work For Release Of Prisoners

14:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mimi Schippers, Ph.D.: We're Right to Criticize Phil Robertson, But Why Are We So Quick to Let A&E Off the Hook?

14:33 [CNN] Anti-government protesters march in Bangkok, Thailand

14:34 [Deutsche Welle] Khordokovsky expresses thanks to Germany, the media

14:37 [Reuters] Explosion on Israeli bus, no one hurt: police

14:39 [Fin24 News] What JSE is up to while CEOs play and ski

14:39 [Telegraph] Minister apologises for 'crude' Nigel Farage comment

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Making a statement

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Swann quits in midst of Ashes

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] The cost of Wilson's six-figure salary

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] The mean streets of Sydney

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Coping when a motorway moves in

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Gay-marriage lobby's MP hit list

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Funds need to work for customers'

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] $100m sum for a $133,000 payout

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Despair as boy is swept away

14:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Abseiler 'big man with big heart'

14:44 [Slashdot] Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

14:45 [The Hindu - News] Time ripe for floating third alternative: Gowda

14:49 [The Hindu - News] An all-in-one experience

14:49 [CNN] Bomb explodes while being removed from Israeli bus

14:53 [The Hindu - News] Carols, jingles and good cheer

14:55 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky pledges: 'I'll return to Russia but won't fight Putin'

14:55 [Telegraph] Train passengers urged to travel early because of oncoming storms

14:55 [Voice of America] Official: Mozambique Plane Crash Intentional

14:59 [Voice of America] Khordorkovsky Says He is Not Last Russian Political Prisoner

15:01 [Voice of America] Syrian Blast Kills Students

15:03 [The Independent] PR executive Justine Sacco loses job after #HasJustineLandedYet Twitter storm over racist Aids ‘joke’

15:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Clarence B. Jones: The Duck Dynasty Controversy and Loving Our Neighbors

15:07 [Financial Times] US senator’s China move raises trade doubts

15:08 [CNET News] New Nokia ad: Don't buy the iPad, you can't use it outdoors

15:09 [Telegraph] World news pictures of the year 2013: part 1

15:10 [Big Think] Teaching How To Learn

15:11 [Reuters] Target payment card data theft highlights lagging U.S. security

15:16 [CNN] The peculiar history of the Pledge of Allegiance

15:16 [The Hindu - News] Jayanthi says reports of delay of projects "absurd''

15:16 [The Hindu - News] Clear indications of AAP forming govt in Delhi

15:22 [The Hindu - News] Celebrations across time

15:25 [CNN] Ex-PR exec Justine Sacco apologizes for AIDS in Africa tweet

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Justine Sacco Apologizes For AIDS Tweet

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Hilary McQuie: What a Year for Harm Reduction!

15:29 [Deutsche Welle] Will Khodorkovsky's release break German ice?

15:31 [Guardian] Nigella Lawson drug-taking evidence to be reviewed by police

15:31 [Guardian] French soldier wears Nazi slogan on uniform in Central African Republic

15:33 [Slashdot] Throwable 36-Camera Ball Nearly Ready To Toss

15:33 [Reuters] Freed Khodorkovsky challenges Putin over 'political prisoners'

15:34 [The Independent] Pilot ‘deliberately’ caused Mozambique plane crash that killed all 33 on board

15:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Saki Knafo: Why Are We Locking Up People Like Oscar Campos?

15:40 [Slate Magazine] Christmas Carols

15:41 [Voice of America] Bangladesh Police Charge Factory Owners in Deadly Fire

15:41 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters Bring Bangkok to a Halt

15:42 [Global Voices] 38 Million Chinese Abandon Pension Insurance

15:43 [Fin24 News] Telkom sells internet business in Mauritius

15:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Joe Manchin On NSA: 'Big Brother Is Truly Watching You'

15:48 [CNN] Dying girl's Christmas wish granted by 10,000 carolers

15:50 [The Hindu - News] Setting the Nativity scene

15:55 [NPR] Huge Storm May Mean Snow And Ice For Holiday Travelers

15:55 [Financial Times] Chinese hotelier Kok missing after crash

15:56 [Telegraph] America's giant Afghan yard sale

16:00 [The Hindu - News] Memories of Christmas

16:01 [Reuters] Bomb explodes on Israeli bus, no one hurt: police

16:01 [Disinformation] New Mexico Woman Billed $5,000 After Horrific 6-Hour Cavity Search At U.S. Border

16:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jason Linkins: TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

16:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review

16:02 [The Hindu - News] I Am… Ajayan - Greeting cards vendor

16:05 [CNN] Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky speaks out

16:05 [Truthout] Why Are the Franklin Center's "Wisconsin Reporter" and "" Attacking the John Doe?

16:06 [CNN] Passengers evacuated just before Israeli bus bomb

16:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Democrats Working To Raise Number Of Female Governors

16:07 [Reuters] Egypt jails key figures of 2011 uprising

16:08 [CNN: Money] The 2013 Nasdaq is nothing like 2000

16:08 [The Hindu - News] A brick in the wall

16:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] New shellfish nursery laws in force

16:10 [NPR] CAR Atrocities Must Be Answered, Says UN Ambassador Samantha Power

16:12 [Reuters] IMF says will raise U.S. economic growth forecast

16:13 [CNN] Helicopters evacuate aid workers, civilians from South Sudan town

16:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Obama Pushes More Oil Production To Clean Up Coal

16:13 [Topix Activism News] Israeli lawyer is effective voice for Palestinians

16:16 [Raw Story] Israel’s ‘working assumption’ is that the U.S. eavesdrops on their communications

16:16 [Raw Story] Al-Qaeda apologizes for deadly Yemen hospital attack

16:17 [CNN: Money] Countdown to Obamacare deadlines

16:17 [CNN: Money] Top-performing stocks

16:17 [Global Voices] Despite Passage of India's Anti-Corruption Lokpal Bill, Public Mistrust Remains

16:18 [CNN] Passengers evacuated just before Israel bus bomb

16:18 [Fox News] SADDAM EXHIBITIraqi dictator's uniform, guns on display in US

16:19 [The Hindu - News] Prominent Egyptian protesters given jail terms

16:19 [Fox News: politics] Huckabee says interested in 2016 White House bid, will decide after midterms

16:20 [Truthout] Why the Right to a Fair Trial Doesn't Really Exist for Drug Defendants

16:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Evan Wolfson: The Top 10 Freedom to Marry Moments in 2013

16:26 [Raw Story] Finnish company seeks to corner Chinese market on ‘Santa’

16:27 [The Hindu - News] Native and natural

16:27 [Global Voices] The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

16:28 [Telegraph] Mozambique Airlines captain 'intentionally' crashed plane

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Thai protesters return to streets of Bangkok

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Bangladesh police charge 13 over garment factory fire

16:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kathy Ko Chin: The President Was Right: It's More Than Just a Website

16:31 [Raw Story] Fired public relations executive Justine Sacco apologizes for racist AIDS tweet

16:34 [Guardian] Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

16:34 [Voice of America] Truck Bomb Near Benghazi Kills 13

16:35 [Slashdot] Japanese SCHAFT Takes the Gold at DARPA Robot Challenge

16:35 [Reuters] Ukraine opposition urges more protests, forms political bloc

16:37 [The Hindu - News] Perfect prawns

16:38 [The Atlantic: National] The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored in the Duck Dynasty Debate

16:40 [Big Think] Before you hit the bottle this holiday season, lend Prof. Nutt your ears for 9 minutes

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Craggs: World Leaders' Instagram Accounts Offer Digital Glimpse Into Lives Of Heads Of State

16:42 [Telegraph] Rebels advance on South Sudan's oil fields as Britain sends final evacuation flight

16:44 [Guardian] Italian army reservist to be prosecuted for saving cat's life in Kosovo

16:44 [zero hedge] JPMorgan Imposes Spending Caps On 10% Of Its Debit Cards Due To Target Security Breach

16:47 [Fox News] Obama, top Democrats preparenew immigration reform push

16:52 [Global Voices] Bangladesh Breaks Human Flag, National Anthem World Records on Victory Day

16:56 [Guardian] Anna Soubry apologises to UKip leader for 'finger up bottom' remark

17:02 [Voice of America] Attack in Libya

17:02 [Guardian] Egyptian court jails three secular leaders of 2011 uprising

17:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Nearly Half Of Immigration Judges Eligible For Retirement Next Year

17:06 [Fin24 News] Selling of bank statements uncovered

17:08 [Guardian] Swansea City v Everton – live! | Daniel Harris

17:08 [Guardian] Anna Soubry apologises to Ukip leader for 'finger up bottom' remark

17:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christina Wilkie: President Huckabee? Former Governor Is '50-50' On 2016 Bid

17:17 [Topix Activism News] Activists: Strikes kill at least 25 in Syria

17:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: What Jesus Says About Homosexuality

17:19 [CNN: Money] Politico's New York 'experiment'

17:19 [CNET News] Ex-IBM engineer builds innovative phono cartridges

17:20 [NPR] Edgar M. Bronfman, Long Time Leader Of World Jewish Congress, Dies

17:23 [CNN] Tina Weirather, Marcel Hirscher maintain good skiing form

17:26 [CNN] Helicopters evacuate aid workers, civilians from South Sudan

17:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Clinton Tests Whether Arkansas Is Still Friendly Territory

17:30 [Telegraph] Castro calls on US to establish civilized relations

17:32 [Truthout] Iran Sanctions Bill Big Test of Israel Lobby Power

17:39 [The Independent] Slum Britain: UK cities given ‘make-unders’ to show what life would be like if Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament were in shanty towns

17:39 [The Independent] Let’s get quizzical: What really makes a quiz fizz?

17:39 [CNN: Entertainment] Author Vizzini commits suicide

17:39 [CNN: Entertainment] Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union announce their engagement

17:39 [CNN: Entertainment] Tom Cruise settles defamation lawsuit against tabloid publisher

17:41 [Financial Times] Burgundy and Italy uncork their potential

17:42 [Truthout] Obama Signals Changes Likely to NSA Spying

17:42 [Truthdig] Trojan Santa Claus

17:42 [Truthdig] Duck Tolerance

17:42 [Truthdig] Duck Call

17:44 [Slashdot] Privacy Advocate Jacob Appelbaum Reports Break-In Of Berlin Apartment

17:44 [Telegraph] Egypt activists get three years in prison for protest during revolution

17:44 [Telegraph] US man detained in Dubai over spoof youth culture video to learn his fate

17:53 [CNN] 20 of the world's most beautiful World Heritage Sites

17:53 [CNN] Israel slams reports of U.S. spying on prime minister

17:53 [CNET News] Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

17:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Neal Wooten: Freedom of (Hate?) Speech

17:55 [NPR] Pension Cut Angers Senate's Staunchest Military Supporters

17:56 [Raw Story] Mike Huckabee: Phil Robertson holds same position on same-sex marriage as Obama

17:58 [Reuters] Fighting spreads in South Sudan as fears grow of civil war

17:58 [Voice of America] Envoys Head to South Sudan as Fighting Continues

17:59 [Deutsche Welle] Wolfsburg draw takes Gladbach to third

18:00 [Fox News: politics] Hill lawmakers battle over future of NSA spying, in wake of White House report

18:00 [Telegraph] Tributes to 13-year-old footballer who collapsed and died during match

18:00 [Telegraph] Lights will be dimmed but not go out, says electricity chief

18:00 [Telegraph] Police search for Chinese billionaire and French winemaker killed in helicopter crash

18:01 [Disinformation] Peak Oil Can Wait: Peak Food Beckons //

18:04 [Reuters] Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 42 in Aleppo: monitors

18:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Catherine Taibi: Greta Van Susteren Slams Media's 'Bad Questions' For Obama (VIDEO)

18:06 [CNN] Opinion: Justine Sacco case shows how Twitter can kill your career

18:06 [CNN] 25 of mankind's greatest engineering feats

18:07 [Anarchist news] Atlanta, GA: Parking Meters Disabled for Ian Stark, Jesus Huerta

18:07 [Anarchist news] Action and Illegal Protest in Solidarity with Imprisoned Comrades in Barcelona

18:07 [Anarchist news] Anarchy in World Systems

18:14 [CNN] Tottenham wins in Tim Sherwood's first league game in charge

18:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: How California Latinos Benefit From Deep Roots

18:16 [Telegraph] Barack Obama takes to sunny Hawaii as rest of America struggles through ice and floods

18:17 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: In the city, night time is winter's time /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/saw-horse-alder.jpg

18:25 [The Hindu - News] In Pakistan, one school of thought dominating entire curriculum

18:26 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Broadway rush—to be or not to be towed /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/old-tow-02.jpg

18:30 [Voice of America] Astronauts Finish First Spacewalk to Fix Pump on ISS

18:32 [Reuters] Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

18:32 [Truthdig] The CIA and NSA Helped Colombia Target and Kill FARC Leaders

18:32 [Truthdig] Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un

18:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christina Wilkie: Sen. Mark Udall: 'Status Quo' Argument For NSA Spying 'Fell Apart This Week'

18:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Tom Coburn Criticizes Bipartisan Efforts For Enabling 'Status Quo'

18:35 [Reuters: politics] Democratic senator says Obamacare could have 'meltdown,' hurt party

18:39 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

18:41 [The Independent] Truly, madly, Dali: How fashion got surreal

18:41 [Raw Story] Small Alabama town accidentally hires black drag queens to dance in Christmas parade

18:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lydia O'Connor: Tech Investor Wants To Create Six Californias, Turn Silicon Valley Into Its Own State

18:42 [Financial Times] South Sudan crisis exposes political wounds

18:42 [Financial Times] Ukraine denies entry to businessmen

18:43 [zero hedge] Fights Break Out Across America Over Latest Air Jordans Release

18:43 [Global Voices] Innovation: A Spell Checker for Bambara Language

18:45 [Financial Times] Three Egyptian activists get jail term

18:47 [Telegraph] Train passengers urged to travel early as 80mph gales predicted

18:47 [The Hindu - News] Teenager gang-raped in Muzaffarnagar

18:48 [Financial Times] Political wounds exposed in South Sudan

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Rains bring cheer in Garhwal region

18:49 [CNN] 2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer and Congress did nothing

18:52 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eric Zuesse: Elizabeth Warren Comes Down Hard Against Global Warming, Separates Herself From Hillary Clinton On Climate Change

18:54 [CNN] Source: Americans may have been airlifted out of South Sudan violence

18:56 [The Independent] M&S says Muslim staff may refuse to serve customers pork and alcohol

18:58 [Truthout] Letter From Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

18:58 [Truthout] The Growth of Catholic Hospitals, by the Numbers

19:04 [Guardian] Swansea City v Everton – as it happened | Daniel Harris

19:08 [Truthout] Trade Advantage Replaced by Rent Extraction

19:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Visser: Extreme Weather Photos Of The Week

19:09 [CNN] Surveillance program is now Obama's to own

19:14 [Truthout] Taking Direct Action Against Israel's Racist Marriage Law

19:14 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt court jails three prominent anti-Mubarak activists

19:14 [Deutsche Welle] Syria airstrikes kill dozens in Aleppo in eighth day of bombardment

19:14 [Fox News] Lawmakers battle over NSA's future /i/redes/icon-video.gif

19:14 [Fox News] VET, COPS IN STANDOFFPolice in talks with man barricaded in Ky. home

19:14 [Fox News] DUCKING FROM A&E?Other networks eager to take popular 'Dynasty' /i/redes/icon-video.gif

19:15 [Fox News] Winter storm frustrates holiday travel rush- Storms responsible for 2 deaths in Miss., 3 in Okla.-FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

19:15 [Fox News] Pa. town makes dying girl's Christmas wish come true

19:15 [Fox News] Obama, top Dems now appear to be pushing for comprehensive immigration reform

19:15 [Fox News] Chase puts limits on cards affected by Target breach

19:15 [Fox News] Huckabee interested in 2016 White House bid

19:15 [Fox News] Family of Kim Jong-un's late uncle reportedly taken to prison camps

19:15 [Fox News] Al Qaeda in Yemen apologizes for hospital attack

19:15 [Fox News] Space suit issues lead to delay of second spacewalk

19:15 [Fox News] 17-year-old Colo. school shooting victim dies- Police say they thwarted new school shooting plot

19:15 [Fox News] Report says CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders

19:15 [Fox News] 4 wounded as US military plane takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan

19:19 [Telegraph] France's Hollande in diplomatic row after saying Algeria is unsafe

19:19 [Telegraph] M&S faces furious backlash from customers over Muslim policy

19:19 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson 'treated appallingly' by the courts, Government minister says

19:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Democrats Seek To Puncture Christie Over Bridge Controversy

19:21 [BBC: Entertainment] Vin Diesel will voice Marvel's Groot

19:22 [straight] Nymphomiac by Lars Von Trier will open in Denmark; see the trailer here /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/V5YekQnGSIs.jpg

19:23 [] Egypt's Revolutionary Youth Icons Thrown in Jail By Military Junta /sites/

19:27 [BBC: Science & Environment] Melt water reservoir lurks under ice

19:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kim Bellware: Black LGBT Activists Discuss Steps After Marriage

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Asaram’s wife and daughter held, released on bail

19:34 [Truthout] "Let the Crime Spree Begin": How Fraud Flourishes in Medicare's Drug Plan

19:37 [CNN] Philadelphia Eagles honor Rachel Washburn, cheerleader turned soldier

19:38 [The Hindu - News] Coming polls holding up marines’ trial, says Italian President

19:38 [The Hindu - News] Police advisories issued in Singapore

19:38 [The Hindu - News] AAP will take Congress’ help: Prashant Bhushan

19:38 [The Hindu - News] India, Pakistan fishermen demand end to arrests

19:38 [The Hindu - News] India, Nepal to check illegal border trade

19:38 [The Hindu - News] Consumer redressal body remains headless

19:38 [The Hindu - News] MPs paid well, but show less productivity: citizens’ report

19:38 [The Hindu - News] Season’s first snowfall brings cheer in Himachal Pradesh

19:39 [Guardian] Benghazi suicide car bombing kills soldiers at military base

19:39 [CNN] Chuck Norris does the splits between two planes

19:42 [The Hindu - News] File consumer complaints within 2 years

19:43 [The Independent] Two inmates arrested after death of prisoner in Lindholme prison

19:43 [The Independent] Vince Cable likens Conservative 'panic' over immigration to Enoch Powell's notorious 'rivers of blood' speech

19:43 [zero hedge] BofAML Warns Bond Bears "Don't Lose Sight Of The Bigger Picture"

19:44 [CNN] Mohamed Morsy Fast Facts

19:45 [Slashdot] Evad3rs Announce iOS 7 Jailbreak For Latest Apple Devices

19:45 [Mother Jones] Secular Ethics Are Doing Just Fine, Thank You Very Much /files/blog_ethics_0.jpg

19:45 [NPR] Raúl Castro: U.S. And Cuba Can Have 'Civilized Relationship'

19:46 [Raw Story] Father of fired public relations director: ‘I’m so ashamed of her. She’s a f*cking idiot’

19:48 [AlterNet] Study Finds Shift to 'Dark Money' in Climate Change Denial Effort

19:48 [The Hindu - News] Another ‘tainted’ Minister in Rajasthan Cabinet

19:48 [Voice of America] Istanbul Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

19:49 [Telegraph] Woman breaks the record for running without sleep

19:51 [Guardian] South Sudan rebels seize key town as violence grows

19:51 [Guardian] Family of murdered British aid worker in Sri Lanka still awaiting justice

19:51 [CNN] Sudan Fast Facts

19:51 [CNN] South Sudan Fast Facts

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Watch showroom gutted

19:52 [The Hindu - News] ‘60 per cent of cancer cases curable’

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Statue of Unity project has no environmental clearance, say activists

19:52 [The Hindu - News] Exercise, healthy diet can beat diabetes, say experts

19:52 [Truthdig] NSA Rudolph

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Illegal buildings put SCB in a spot

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Veteran journalist Pran Chopra is dead

19:54 [The Hindu - News] School cab safety panels yet to become a reality

19:54 [The Hindu - News] Octogenarian horologist retains passion for time

19:56 [CNN] 'Chuck Norris' does the splits between two planes

19:56 [The Hindu - Opinion] An abuse of immunity?

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Doctor on a mission in Philippines

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal will be produced before Magistrate today

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Kalotsava, tribute to A.S. Murthy, a big hit

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Set up waste processing units in all Assembly segments: judge

19:58 [AlterNet] The New York Times Is Dead Wrong About Drug Addiction

19:58 [The Independent] British woman in ‘suicide bid’ jumped 130ft from P&O ferry at Calais as ski trip schoolchildren with her looked on

19:58 [The Hindu - Opinion] The beginning of taper

20:01 [Disinformation] Craziest News Stories Of 2013 with Abby Martin and Lee Camp

20:02 [The Hindu - News] Carolling groups spread cheer in the city

20:02 [The Hindu - News] Occupancy certificate to be mandatory for registrations

20:02 [Truthdig] Truthdigger of the Week: Judge Jed Rakoff

20:03 [CNN] Egypt Fast Facts

20:03 [Guardian] Heathrow climate report scuppers Tory plans to delay expansion debate

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Man held for death of 19-year-old girl

20:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] Correction

20:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] Political arrogance on display

20:05 [Guardian] NSA review panel members to appear before Senate committee in January

20:05 [Reuters] Fears grow of civil war in South Sudan; rebels seize town

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Solution in sight for release of former Sikh militants

20:08 [The Hindu - News] Ancient bone relic in Goa church might be of Queen Ketevan of Georgia

20:08 [The Hindu - News] Cipher sensitive information, Venki tells scientists

20:09 [The Hindu - Opinion] Adarsh scam

20:09 [The Hindu - Opinion] Parole too often?

20:09 [The Hindu - Opinion] New ways, old rules

20:10 [Big Think] Talking About AIDS in Africa: From Denial to Fear

20:10 [The Hindu - News] Youth murdered, shrine damaged at Ayodhya

20:11 [CNET News] Why more people are training their cell phones on police

20:14 [The Independent] France is drowning in champagne as Britain loses taste for bubbly

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Wakf Board should foot Imam salaries, says AP Minorities Commission

20:15 [The Hindu - Opinion] RBI springs a surprise

20:15 [The Hindu - Opinion] Rahul on corruption

20:16 [The Hindu - News] CII hails Rahul’s vision of economic growth

20:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: First Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Held At Fort Bragg Chapel

20:17 [CNN] Turkey bans journalists from police stations

20:18 [] U.S. spied on Israel? Free Pollard, demand Israeli parliamentarians

20:18 [] Israel summoning migrants in city centers to detention

20:18 [] Atlanta Jewish community leader killed in plane crash

20:18 [] Bomb explodes on bus near Tel Aviv, none hurt thanks to alert passenger

20:18 [] U.S. bought nearby apartment to spy on Ehud Barak, Israel suspects

20:18 [] Neanderthals had sex with other species - and family, DNA study shows

20:18 [] Suez Canal infecting Mediterranean with invasive species, study finds

20:18 [] Tourism tip #399 / The Kathisma: The most important ancient church you never heard of

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] When coordination fails

20:19 [Guardian] Late Christmas shopping helps John Lewis to record weekly sales

20:19 [Fox News] Neighbor saves twins from fire

20:23 [straight] There's no gravity in spectacular Dhoom 3 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/aamir%20dhoom.jpg

20:23 [straight] Australia's new government under fire for not doing enough to protect whales /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Seashepherd4.jpg

20:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christina Wilkie: Archconservative Jim Inhofe Has Change Of Heart About Democrats

20:25 [Fox News: politics] John Eisenhower, historian and Ike's son, dies

20:27 [CNN] Americans airlifted from South Sudan city racked by violence

20:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] Dangerous disengagement

20:30 [The Independent] David Baddiel and Twitter: a situation comedy for the social media era

20:30 [The Independent] David Coleman: Sports commentator and presenter

20:32 [Truthdig] Israel Fumes Over U.S. Spying

20:32 [Truthdig] Egypt Jails Secular Leaders of 2011 Revolt

20:33 [Slashdot] Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

20:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: 'I'm Always Filling Out Applications, But I Don't Ever Get Called Back'

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] A tale of two citizens

20:35 [Truthout] How Can We Reclaim the Holiday Season From Corporations?

20:35 [Telegraph] Mikhail Khodorkovsky urges West to help him free other Russian dissidents

20:36 [Financial Times] Khodorkovsky vows not to seek power

20:37 [Guardian] Doctor's body repatriated as PM says Syrian regime 'must answer' for death

20:39 [The Hindu - News] CBI must probe Saradha scam: Buddhadeb

20:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Open letter to Anna Hazare

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Sri Lanka to probe mass grave in former war zone

20:41 [Guardian] BBC Trust chief accused of 'obstruction and secrecy'

20:42 [zero hedge] MuTaNT CHRiSTMaS 2 U!!!

20:44 [straight] Gurpreet Singh: 1984 victim seeks help from Canada /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Bibi%20Jagdish%20kaur%20in%20Surrey-2.jpg

20:45 [The Independent] Science trumps sentiment as France claims breakthrough with first artificial heart transplant

20:45 [The Independent] Mikhail Khodorkovsky: ‘I am not the last political prisoner’

20:50 [NPR] Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

20:51 [Truthout] Michelle Alexander on Bill Moyers: Locked Out of the American Dream

20:51 [Slate Magazine] Why People Listen to Cranks Like Suzanne Somers

20:53 [Guardian] Khodorkovsky happy and hopeful after 10 years as Putin's top prisoner

20:58 [CNN] Pedro hat-trick rescues weakened Barcelona

20:58 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man survives fall down waterfall

21:01 [CNN] 7 dead as odd weather mix sweeps nation, threatens holiday travelers

21:05 [The Hindu - News] Congress ruining country through divisive vote-bank politics, says Modi

21:08 [Telegraph] Mumsnet addicts ask to be blocked from site, founder reveals

21:08 [The Atlantic: National] From the Tree to the Table: The Journey of a Brave Little Orange

21:09 [Voice of America] Americans Evacuate South Sudan Town as Fighting Continues

21:11 [NPR] Museums Give Video Games Bonus Life, But The Next Level Awaits

21:11 [NPR] 'Jihad Tourism': From Germany To The Syrian Battlefield

21:11 [CNN: Money] Stocks are up, but it's no tech bubble

21:11 [CNN: Money] Politico 'experiments' in New York

21:11 [CNN: Money] Stocks that won 2013

21:12 [zero hedge] CNN Claims "Americans Want Security Over Freedom"

21:12 [CNET News] White House tries to prevent ruling on NSA surveillance

21:13 [Reuters] Suicide bomber kills seven outside Libya's Benghazi

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Nitish promises to restore Bihar’s glory

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Police to probe alleged role of JD(U) leader in kidnapping

21:13 [straight] Brishen's Quinn Bachand has youthful vigour /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/quinnbachand.jpg

21:16 [The Independent] Crossing a line: the deaths America chooses to ignore

21:16 [The Independent] Spain's El Gordo lottery: Fat chance or a ticket out of economic turmoil?

21:21 [CNN: Money] Target hack: What you need to know

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Congress may contest all Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

21:23 [] One Week After Nazi Attack, Thousands Rally to 'End Racism' in Sweden /sites/

21:23 [Topix Activism News] Egypt's Revolutionary Icons Thrown in Jail By Military Junta

21:25 [The Hindu - News] Kiran’s meeting with Pranab raises eyebrows

21:26 [Raw Story] Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne offers state aid to keep ‘Duck Dynasty’ on the air

21:26 [Raw Story] Are Colorado and Washington ready for legalized pot?

21:27 [The Hindu - News] Amarinder writes to PM on Central quota for Jats, wants it in Punjab too

21:28 [Financial Times] South Sudan crisis sparks global oil worry

21:29 [The Hindu - News] Jat leaders thank Sonia for backing reservation demand

21:29 [The Hindu - News] KCR flays Seemandhra leaders for trying to obstruct split

21:31 [CNN] At least 13 dead in suicide attack on military post near Benghazi

21:32 [The Independent] At least 44 killed as Assad helicopters bomb Aleppo

21:32 [Slashdot] FBI's Secret Interrogation Manual: Now At the Library of Congress

21:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Louisiana Lt. Governor Defends 'Duck Dynasty' As 'Important' To State Tourism

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Captain TV news editor held

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Three pseudo-naxals held, Rs. 2.70 lakh, car seized

21:34 [Financial Times] Erdogan backs officials against bribery ‘stain’

21:34 [Deutsche Welle] Anti-government protesters clash with police in Turkey over corruption scandal

21:36 [Financial Times] South Sudan crisis sparks global oil fear

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Despite ‘Modi’ effect, no wave across country, says N. Ram

21:39 [Voice of America] Michael Bowman: US Lawmakers to Debate Proposed Intelligence Reforms

21:40 [Reuters] Fears grow of civil war in South Sudan as rebels seize town

21:41 [CNN] Wife's dying wish for husband's new family touches hometown

21:44 [Fox News] QUACKER BARRELEatery says removing 'Duck' items was wrong /i/redes/icon-video.gif

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Programme on Jesus Christ cancelled after ‘threat calls’

21:46 [The Hindu - News] 'BJP requires Yeddyurappa to do well in LS polls'

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Sugarcane farmers bitter over SAP

21:50 [The Hindu - News] Minority assertion keeps DMK and AIADMK away from BJP

21:50 [The Hindu - News] 'Streamline and simplify admissions under RTE quota'

21:50 [The Hindu - News] DMK factionalism to the fore at Kanimozhi’s meeting

21:52 [The Hindu - News] Police chief reviews security at Sabarimala

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Centre favours cabotage exemption for Vizhinjam

21:54 [Telegraph] Christmas 2013: 'Manic Monday' to be the biggest shopping day of the year, experts say

21:56 [zero hedge] How The Budget Deal Really Works (In One Cartoon)

21:56 [zero hedge] Year-End Investment Climate: Not at Peak Accommodation

21:59 [Global Voices] World Forum for Democracy 2013: Connecting Citizens and Institutions

22:00 [The Hindu - News] Shuffle in AIADMK posts

22:01 [Disinformation] Download This Drone Survival Guide

22:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Terri Barnes: The Battle of Bedford Falls

22:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Ernesto: 20 Ways Obama and Democrats Have Betrayed the World

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Sleeping employees, a French official: the saga of a Tamil opera

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Saving the Cheruvally cattle breed

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Time limit for registering marriages challenged

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Chandy game for changes in procedures

22:06 [The Hindu - News] Poor facilities at Nilackal base camp

22:10 [Telegraph] A time to open our hearts

22:11 [NPR] Americans Are Safely Airlifted Out Of South Sudan

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Rescued dolphin dies at Central marine facility

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Nemmeli desal plant generates at full capacity

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Water lorry rams motorcycle, rider dies

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Modi’s new mantra: ‘Vote for India’

22:14 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013: Best Looks

22:19 [The Independent] Iain Duncan Smith accuses food bank charity the Trussell Trust of scaremongering

22:24 [Telegraph] Add the EU to the list of myths we're brainwashed to believe

22:27 [Truthdig] Xmas

22:29 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan army loses control of Unity State capital as refugees flee fighting

22:32 [Slashdot] UK Govt's Censorware Blocks Tech, Civil Liberties Websites

22:33 [Voice of America] Reuters: Fears Grow of Civil War in South Sudan

22:39 [Global Voices] Will Pussy Riot Fight Putin's Amnesty and Remain in Prison?

22:40 [Telegraph] At last, everyone gets it on public spending

22:41 [NPR] With 51 Touchdowns, Peyton Manning Breaks Season Record

22:47 [Voice of America] Syrian Blast Kills Students

22:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] Gay-marriage lobby's MP hit list

22:49 [The Hindu - News] I quit on my own: Jayanthi Natarajan

22:49 [The Hindu - News] It’s for U.S. to resolve controversy, says Khurshid

22:57 [Truthdig] Happy Holidays From Truthdig

23:03 [CNET News] Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs

23:03 [CNET News] Creepy boys love the Galaxy Gear, says new Samsung ad

23:03 [] Egypt court sentences protest movement icons, in warning to secular supporters of Morsi ouster

23:03 [] No Christmas tree in Israeli parliament, speaker decides

23:03 [] British police raid Lord Janner's home in sex abuse investigation

23:03 [] Pollard's release date has been known for years, but his fate lies in limbo

23:05 [The Independent] Archbishop pleads for progress on peace deal

23:05 [The Independent] Witnesses sought after man is wounded in central London shooting

23:05 [The Independent] Georgia Williams murder case: Vicar calls for ban on violent online pornography

23:06 [Fox News: politics] Monday deadline for ObamaCare is a milestone and marker of uncertainty

23:08 [Guardian] Vince Cable attack on Tories over migrant 'panic' widens coalition rifts

23:08 [Guardian] Campaigners criticise UAE for failing to tackle exploitation of migrant workers

23:10 [CNN: Money] Store's Duck Dynasty decision reversed

23:10 [Telegraph] The Yuletide battleground of our Civil War

23:13 [straight] Veteran Roberto Luongo will lace up the pads against the Winnipeg Jets /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/files/images/wide/CanucksPractice20101207_0672_0.jpg

23:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] AP: Obama: In South Sudan, U.S. May Take More Steps To Aid Americans

23:17 [Fox News] Deadline for ObamaCare signups marks milestone, uncertainty

23:17 [Fox News] 'QUITE EMBARRASSING' Israeli officials hit US over NSA spying revelations /i/redes/icon-video.gif

23:17 [Fox News] GUN RIGHTS FIGHTSoldier to appeal conviction involving assault rifle

23:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Miniature horses slaughtered

23:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Human rights narcissism must go

23:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Inquiry into pink batt deaths starts

23:24 [zero hedge] California Careless

23:24 [zero hedge] What Do Heroin And Obamacare Have In Common?

23:25 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Fairview lions in winter /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/flag-lions-02.jpg

23:27 [Telegraph] Neighbour who helped free Ariel Castro's captives to write a memoir

23:27 [Telegraph] European Commission pursuing Britain in scores of law suits

23:35 [Slashdot] Asm.js Gets Faster

23:37 [The Independent] John Lewis sells one iPad every 10 seconds

23:37 [CNN: Money] Apple inks China Mobile deal

23:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: Health Care Sticker Shock Worries Experts

23:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Karen Paperno: Hiding in Plain Sight

23:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: How The GOP Became The "White Man's Party"

23:52 [The Independent] Charles Ramsey, man who helped free three Cleveland women, to write memoir

23:53 [Voice of America] Americans Evacuate South Sudan Town as Fighting Continues

23:59 [Telegraph] A new low in the immigration debate

23:59 [Telegraph] Strictly triumphant

23:59 [Telegraph] Poverty of ambition

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