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00:01 [Disinformation] Iceland’s Elves Must Be Accounted For In Environmental Impact Survey

00:09 [Deutsche Welle] Australia on track to become world superpower in energy exports

00:13 [Telegraph] Scottish Rifles - the soldiers who refused to play ball at Christmas during First World War

00:13 [Telegraph] Vince Cable compares David Cameron to Enoch Powell

00:14 [zero hedge] How Americans Are Celebrating The "Recovery"

00:15 [BBC: Technology] Apple in major Chinese iPhone deal

00:21 [Sydney Morning Herald] Epic run chase falls short

00:23 [CNN: Entertainment] Chuck Norris does the splits between two planes

00:23 [The Independent] Surplice to requirement? Church of England may cast off vicars’ robes

00:23 [The Independent] More students want to study away from home – despite tuition fees

00:23 [The Independent] 'The Hobbit' holds off 'Anchorman 2' at US box office

00:25 [CNN: Money] iPhone heading to China Mobile

00:29 [Telegraph] British Airways plane collides with building at Johannesburg airport

00:31 [Raw Story] Waitress finds $1000 and gives it back … to the wrong man

00:35 [Financial Times] Historic Gdansk shipyard in survival fight

00:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jared Bernstein: The ACA Will Help, Not 'Frustrate,' the Middle Class

00:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Despair as five-year-old boy is swept away

00:41 [Raw Story] Cracker Barrel pulls — and then un-pulls — ‘Duck Dynasty’ items from the shelves

00:45 [CNN] Winter weather wreaks havoc for the holidays

00:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: California City Helps Soldier Replace Stolen Gifts

00:45 [Slashdot] Run Netflix On OpenSUSE

00:45 [CNET News] Apple confirms iPhone to land at China Mobile in January

00:45 [Telegraph] US warns it might take further military action in South Sudan

00:51 [New Internationalist] 'We cannot have democracy without freedom from fossil fuels'

00:52 [AlterNet] The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability

00:52 [AlterNet] 5 Ways Corporate Executives Showed Their Disdain for Struggling Americans

00:53 [] Did you know that reindeer get differently colored eyes for Christmas?

00:54 [CNN] Al Qaeda: We're sorry about Yemen hospital attack

01:08 [] State Archive publishes Mandela-Mossad document, after Haaretz report

01:09 [BBC: Technology] Digital rights 'risk inconsistency'

01:10 [Reuters] Dominican gold rush hits a bureaucratic slowdown

01:10 [The Independent] Shoppers to get more rights with crackdown on faulty goods

01:10 [The Independent] Councils make £600m from parking tickets

01:10 [The Independent] Exclusive: No way back for Britons who join the Syrian fight - Theresa May strips jihadists of citizenship to prevent them returning

01:10 [The Independent] Postcard from... New York

01:11 [Voice of America] Michael Bowman: Washington Week: US Lawmakers Preview 2014 Agendas

01:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: Michelle Nunn, Jason Carter Hope To Rechart The Course Of Georgia Politics

01:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Clark Power: The Ghost of Christmas Present: Who Will Care for Our Children This Christmas?

01:17 [zero hedge] China Successfully Hunts Where There is Gold

01:17 [zero hedge] Sunday Humor: Alan Greenspan's "Efficient Markets" Edition

01:23 [Sydney Morning Herald] Teen dies after being denied EpiPen

01:36 [Raw Story] Utah officials emergency appeal to delay same-sex marriages fails

01:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] James O'Connor set for France move

01:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rolf Harris faces fresh sex charges

01:37 [Sydney Morning Herald] Fears over dividends as rules change for 'too big to fail' banks

01:38 [Reuters] Bomb explodes on Israeli bus, no one hurt - police

01:39 [] NBC denies plans to shoot television show in east Jerusalem national park

01:41 [The Independent] Staff distrust of their managers ‘risks damaging businesses’

01:41 [The Independent] Samantha Cameron firm Smythson in the red after expansion

01:41 [The Independent] Troubled Serco left in limbo by delays in defence contracts

01:41 [The Independent] Hampshire police investigate financial fraud in Mencap-run care home

01:42 [Topix Activism News] Human Rights Office Concerned at Treatment of Saudi Activist

01:43 [Reuters] U.S. will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran: Rice

01:45 [Deutsche Welle] Apple seals iPhone deal with China Mobile

01:45 [Deutsche Welle] Klitschko vows to keep up fight, despite diminished numbers in Kyiv

01:47 [Telegraph] Man and toddler dead after falling from Manhattan apartment building

01:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: Bomb Explodes on Israeli Bus, No One Hurt

01:53 [Fox News] Debunking holiday myths

01:53 [Fox News] Stars turned politicians

01:53 [Fox News] Year-end portfolio moves

01:55 [BBC: Entertainment] Andras Schiff: Why I don't set foot in Hungary

01:57 [The Independent] ‘Gruelling’ interrogation led to nuclear boss’s gaffe

01:57 [The Independent] What the Sunday papers say

02:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Appeals Court Denies Request For Emergency Ban On Gay Marriage In Utah

02:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Lowery: 10 Reasons Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Is NOT Entitled to His Opinion

02:01 [NPR] A Pinball Monopoly, Camel Trekking In Texas, Charles Dickens' Mistress

02:01 [Disinformation] UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman: I Was Extremely Bullied, Was Hospitalized As Child.

02:06 [NPR] In The World Of Pinball, An Underdog Takes On The Giant

02:07 [Guardian] Rolf Harris faces three new sexual assault charges

02:09 [] U.S. will seek triggers to reimpose sanctions on Iran, official says

02:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard (RJ: "Green Shoots": The Year in Wall Street Reform

02:12 [The Independent] Ian Burrell: The last post has been sounded in Liverpool, but elsewhere print media is finding its voice again

02:14 [Slashdot] Huge Pool of Ice-Free Water Discovered Under Greenland Ice

02:17 [BBC: Health] Small changes 'lower diabetes risk'

02:17 [Telegraph] Rolf Harris facing fresh sex assault charges including girl aged 'seven or eight.'

02:20 [CNN] Timeline: Foreign journalists under pressure in China

02:20 [CNN] Syria: Barrel bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo

02:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rolf Harris faces fresh sex assault charges

02:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carolina De Robertis: Uruguay, Little Trailblazer That Could

02:44 [] Bus bombing marks slow but sure rise in Palestinian terrorism

02:48 [CNN: Money] Apple in China: Why now?

02:50 [BBC: Entertainment] Why Robert Redford lost his voice

02:53 [Fox News] 'QUITE EMBARRASSING' Israeli officials rip US over NSA spying revelations /i/redes/icon-video.gif

02:53 [Fox News] ObamaCare burden? Fire departments may foot volunteers' insurance bills

02:53 [Fox News] WILD MIX OF WEATHER First day of Winter brings deadly storms, warmth /i/redes/icon-video.gif

02:53 [Fox News] TARGET INFO ON SALE?Credit, debit card accounts reportedly hit black market

02:53 [Fox News] EAT, DRINK, DONATEBars turning profits into help for those in need

02:53 [CNN] Joe Queenan: Homesickness ain't what it used to be

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] A Sydney family's tragedy

02:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Players 'up their own backsides'

02:57 [straight] Ice storm clobbers Toronto, leaving 300,000 households without power /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ice%20storm%202.png

02:58 [zero hedge] Winter Cross-Currents Chartporn

03:14 [Guardian] Parking operations reap record sum for councils

03:15 [Voice of America] Reuters: Apple, China Mobile Sign Long-awaited iPhone Deal

03:20 [BBC: Entertainment] Somali pop idol offers escape to Somali youth

03:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Obama Family Draws Cheers At Oregon State-Akron Game In Hawaii

03:26 [Raw Story] Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson stands by controversial comments in Sunday sermon: ‘[W]e are not worried about all the repercussions’

03:27 [CNN] Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., ex-Seagram CEO, Jewish philanthropist, dies

03:28 [straight] Hundreds of Sikhs protest for human rights at Vancouver Art Gallery /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/demo%203.jpg

03:28 [zero hedge] China "Fixes" Liquidity Crisis... By Banning Media Use Of Words "Cash Crunch"

03:30 [CNN: Money] Stocks that won in 2013

03:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Overplaying President Obama's Supposed Second Term Hex

03:42 [zero hedge] Chicken Sales Plummet in China, Hong Kong After Bird Flu Returns

03:45 [Big Think] The Civil War Roots of Santa Claus

03:57 [The Hindu - News] U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama

03:57 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

04:09 [Fox News: politics] Obama says US may take further military action to protect Americans in South Sudan

04:10 [The Hindu - News] iPhone 5s, 5c to hit stores in China next month

04:14 [] Children’s doctors question benefits of therapeutic horseback riding

04:14 [] High Court asks Palestinians to drop land case against settlers

04:21 [Raw Story] Egyptian court jails three secular leaders of 2011 uprising

04:23 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Kuttner: More About a New Freedom Summer

04:29 [zero hedge] The Construction Of Robert Capa

04:32 [The Independent] Why drivers’ road rage is misplaced

04:36 [Disinformation] American Navy Sailors Suffering From Fukushima Radiation Sickness //

04:41 [CNN] 'Fast & Furious 7' to be released in April 2015

04:47 [Fox News] Israeli officials rip US over NSA spying revelations- Lawmakers battle over NSA's future

04:50 [The Hindu - News] ‘Inculcate health-seeking behaviour in community’

05:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: State Lawmaker Calls Arizona A 'Desert Racist Wasteland' After Football Loss

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Balineni slams Kiran, Naidu on bifurcation

05:15 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

05:15 [The Hindu - News] Sabhas take steps towards ensuring a barrier-free season

05:15 [Slashdot] Spacesuit Problems Delay ISS Repair Spacewalk

05:17 [The Hindu - News] Chennai's great Sunday seconds bazaar

05:18 [Fox News: politics] Utah will ask judge to stay own ruling on same-sex marriage Monday

05:19 [The Hindu - News] Project to convert waste into resource launched

05:28 [CNN] Modern day adventurers put cart before the camel in crazy desert crossing

05:29 [zero hedge] Clean Energy Presents "Perfect Storm" For Utilities

05:29 [zero hedge] China "Fixes" Liquidity Crisis By Banning Media Use Of Words "Cash Crunch"

05:29 [AntiWar] Iraq PM Threatens Protesters As Attacks Leave 13 Dead, 34 Wounded

05:35 [Guardian] New York man and three-year-old child killed in apartment building plunge

05:37 [Slate Magazine] Anno Dominant

05:46 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters Block Election Registration

05:47 [Slate Magazine] The Miracle of “Anchoring”

05:47 [Slate Magazine] Slate’s Honest Plot Summary Challenge

05:52 [Slate Magazine] Your Penis Is Huge

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Discuss bus fare hike, says Kozhikode consumer forum

05:52 [The Hindu - News] SASTRA award for German mathematician

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Government Rajaji Hospital gets more facilities

05:56 [The Hindu - News] “FMD under control, reopen shandies’’

05:56 [Topix Activism News] Activists demand answers, changes to current border drug search policies

05:59 [straight] Chris Tanev named first star after Vancouver Canucks win 2-1 squeeker over Winnipeg Jets /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Tanev%27s%20bag%202.png

06:01 [AntiWar] Look What’s Under My Christmas Tree!

06:01 [AntiWar] Progress Toward Peace in 2013, But Dark Clouds Remain

06:02 [The Hindu - News] 15-day drive to protect sacred groves launched in Kozhikode

06:02 [The Hindu - News] “FMD under control, reopen shandies’’

06:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'I never thought something like this would happen to me'

06:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Laszlo, Bitcoins and the pizzas

06:06 [The Hindu - News] Gunadala, a place steeped in history

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Patients in Kozhikode hospital hassled by repair

06:14 [CNET News] The most anticipated games of 2014

06:15 [Big Think] We're Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty and Nice. Don't Be on the Wrong Side of History.

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Teacher charged with molesting students in Kozhikode

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Online petition to drop charges against Devyani launched

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Non-stop joking, with aplomb

06:17 [Slate Magazine] To 2014 and Beyond

06:18 [Voice of America] Turkey PM Promises to Punish Rivals

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Media led by markets, not people’s causes: Editors

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Laptop thief arrested

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Fishermen issue: Hartal total in Nagapattinam

06:27 [The Hindu - News] Mercury slides to zero in Blue Mountains

06:27 [The Hindu - News] Swords recovered at Thooneri

06:33 [Anarchist news] Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Rally taken out to protect Western Ghats

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Government apathy flayed

06:33 [The Hindu - News] ‘With a little enterprise, agriculture can be profitable’

06:39 [The Hindu - News] University College closes door on activist guest lecturer

06:42 [CNET News] Birds could turned back into dinosaurs, says biochemist

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Youth held for harassing minor girl

06:44 [CNN] Best alternative NYE parties

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Transport department promoting online tax remittances

06:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] Brother's desperate attempt to save Ayman

06:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] Dividend fears as bank rules change

06:51 [Guardian] UK rail travellers brace for season-ticket rises, though pain is modified

06:53 [Reuters] Russian punk band member Alyokhina released from jail in Russia

06:55 [Deutsche Welle] Thai protesters seek to block election registrations

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Japanese funding sought for projects

06:57 [The Hindu - News] TRS, Seemandhra TDP petition Pranab

06:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: House Republicans Opposed To Extending Unemployment Benefits Could Pay The Price In 2014: Poll

06:58 [Voice of America] James Butty: Nigerian President Jonathan Takes Aim at Predecessor’s Criticisms

06:59 [Reuters] Thai protesters seek to block election, baht slumps

07:05 [CNN] Maria Alyokhina, Pussy Riot band member, released from prison

07:06 [Sydney Morning Herald] What you read in 2013

07:07 [Guardian] Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina released from Russian jail

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Priest accused of rape placed under suspension

07:07 [The Hindu - News] CITU seeks better facilities for women

07:10 [Reuters: politics] In wake of budget deal, Congress slices up trillion-dollar pie

07:10 [Reuters] In wake of budget deal, Congress slices up trillion-dollar pie

07:17 [Reuters] Obamacare's signup deadline on Monday has its exceptions

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Farmers block road, demand water

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Police gather vital clues in bomb-throwing case in Kaloor

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet sub-committee studying Kasturirangan report : Sorake

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Small industries make it big in Madurai

07:20 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare's signup deadline on Monday has its exceptions

07:21 [Fox News] ObamaCare's costs? Fire departments may foot bills for volunteers

07:21 [Fox News] ANOTHER TRY Utah will ask judge to stay own gay marriage ruling

07:21 [Fox News] MORE MILITARY ACTION?Obama weighs plans to aid Americans in South Sudan

07:21 [Fox News] TRAGIC DROP Search for motive after dad, 3-year-old fall to death

07:23 [Reuters] Pussy Riot member Alyokhina released from jail in Russia

07:23 [Pravda] Kaliningrad region: Marooned on the island

07:24 [The Hindu - News] Remove ‘Seema Karuvelam’ trees, says High Court

07:28 [The Hindu - News] Kochi yet to rev up efforts to clinch solar city project

07:28 [The Hindu - News] ‘Agni Theertham’ dips to unhygienic condition, says advocates’ commission

07:28 [Telegraph] Member of Pussy Riot released from prison

07:28 [Telegraph] Karren Brady rebuffs SIX offers of safe Tory seats for 2015 election

07:28 [Telegraph] Simon Cowell calls Michael Gove 'stupid' in war of words over learning

07:28 [Telegraph] Councils make almost £600m from parking

07:28 [Telegraph] Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Susanna Reid lacked charm, says rival Fiona Fullerton

07:32 [The Hindu - News] AAP set to form government

07:32 [Mother Jones] Self-Promotion Watch: Lead and Crime in Postwar America /files/blog_criminal_element.jpg

07:33 [Reuters] Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 42 in Aleppo: monitors

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Delay in LPG refill supply causing concern in Karnataka

07:34 [The Hindu - News] AAP to stake claim

07:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Norman Solomon: Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Politicians pitch for cancer institute in Kochi

07:38 [The Hindu - News] Division of State will hamper development, says Yanamala

07:40 [Voice of America] VOA News: Train Derails into Nairobi Slum

07:43 [Fox News: politics] Obama says US may take further military action to protect Americans in South Sudan

07:44 [The Hindu - News] Central gazetted officers finalise demands

07:45 [straight] Homeless in Vancouver: Who moved the mountains? /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/low-flying-clouds-02.jpg

07:46 [Voice of America] Pussy Riot Member Released Early From Russian Prison

07:47 [Truthdig] Food Behind Bars Isn’t Fit for Your Dog

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Few boats from Kochi to cater to festive rush

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Educated Muslims in Karnataka asked to come out with welfare plan

07:51 [NPR] Pussy Riot Member Released From Prison

07:54 [The Hindu - News] Uyyakondan cleaning drive finds favour with residents

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Has Trichy got talent? Yes say chefs

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Woman’s suicide: husband arrested

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Rs. 990-cr. revival package for FACT

07:58 [Telegraph] Rudolph the reindeer could really have a red nose, say scientists

08:05 [Deutsche Welle] Lawyer: Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina freed from Russian prison

08:06 [Voice of America] Rodman Returns from North Korea Visit

08:08 [The Hindu - News] State urged to release sub-plan funds

08:08 [The Hindu - News] Call to popularise Sanskrit in the country

08:12 [Fin24 News] Bargain-hungry shoppers in driving seat

08:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘Bhavani deeksha viramana’ begins today

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Pussy Riot member released from prison

08:15 [Slashdot] RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

08:15 [Big Think] Why Justine Sacco wasn't the biggest problem during her Twitter storm

08:16 [Fox News] Obama weighs more S. Sudan action

08:16 [Fox News] OBAMACARE COSTS Fire departments may foot volunteers' health bills

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Majority rail staff favour strike

08:18 [The Hindu - News] London school teaches students Vedic maths

08:24 [The Independent] Rail fares for commuters set to rise by up to 5%

08:25 [] Turkey relaxing stance on Israeli compensation for victims of Gaza-bound flotilla

08:25 [The Hindu - News] Around the world in ‘151’ days, a tome

08:29 [The Hindu - News] All-party meeting sought to discuss Karnataka farmers’ problems

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Shoppers head for Christmas fairs in Kochi

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Gujarat trader abduction: one more held

08:29 [The Hindu - News] ‘Hungama’ marks school function

08:30 [Telegraph] Cancer bucket list: 101 things to do after twice surviving cancer

08:30 [Telegraph] Don't be too stoic over Christmas, top doctor warns

08:30 [Telegraph] Babies born addicted to drugs: more than 20 newborn addicts every week in England

08:34 [Voice of America] VOA News: Rodman Returns from North Korea Visit

08:35 [The Hindu - News] AAP betrayed the people of Delhi, says BJP

08:37 [NPR] After Target's Data Breach, Customer Incentive Disappoints

08:39 [The Hindu - News] KPCC to send list of LS poll candidates by January first week

08:39 [The Hindu - News] ‘Samaikya’, ‘Andhra’ greet visitors to zoo

08:39 [The Hindu - News] Arvind Kejriwal to lead goverment in Delhi

08:39 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:40 [] Cabinet backs bill giving more parity in child custody

08:43 [Pravda] China deceives Iran in Russia's favor

08:43 [Pravda] New Year, African style: Just dance and no alcohol

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Students interact with Nobel laureate

08:46 [Telegraph] Pussy Riot released from prison

08:48 [BBC: Entertainment] Rolf Harris facing more sex charges

08:48 [BBC: Entertainment] Pussy Riot member freed in Russia

08:50 [The Hindu - News] Tiger census from Jan. 18

08:50 [The Hindu - News] In memory of a historic gathering at Vattiyurkavu

08:51 [CNN] Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea, but no meeting with Kim Jong Un

08:52 [The Hindu - News] ‘Sneha Sangamam’ spreads Xmas message

08:53 [Fox News: politics] Court documents claim Indian diplomat's housekeeper kept in 'slavery-like' conditions

08:55 [The Independent] Rolf Harris to be prosecuted over three further allegations of indecent assault

08:57 [Reuters] Pakistani army launches offensive near Afghan border

08:58 [The Hindu - News] IGNOU B.Ed. counselling on December 27

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Welfare schemes in jeopardy in Thiurvananthapuram

09:00 [The Hindu - News] Japanese royals’ visit puts focus back on Chennai

09:02 [The Hindu - News] NDRF to get two more battalions

09:02 [Telegraph] Katherine Jenkins prepares for a Christmas karaoke night

09:06 [The Hindu - News] Thiruvananthapuram to host children’s educational film fete

09:12 [CNET News] The 10 techies to watch in 2014

09:12 [CNET News] Top 10 predictions for the mobile market in 2014

09:12 [Fin24 News] Rand edges up in quiet trade

09:14 [The Hindu - News] Thiruvananthapuram zoo finds a way to manage waste

09:15 [Deutsche Welle] Bayern notwithstanding, this is a season of surprises

09:19 [CNN] Obamacare: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here

09:23 [The Hindu - News] A raga that stands apart

09:25 [The Hindu - News] Vizhinjam lighthouse to be made tourist destination

09:26 [Guardian] Severe weather threatens Christmas getaway - live updates

09:28 [Voice of America] Reuters: Pakistani Army Launches Offensive Near Afghan Border

09:30 [Voice of America] Japan Emperor Celebrates 80th Birthday

09:30 [CNN] Kim Jong Un's uncle executed over business dispute, South Korea says

09:31 [The Hindu - News] Accommodation a major challenge for sahitya sammelan organisers

09:31 [The Hindu - News] Rashtrakavi G.S. Shivarudrappa no more

09:32 [CNN: Politics] Millennials push Congress

09:32 [CNN: Politics] The 'wasted-time' Congress

09:32 [CNN: Politics] 2013 in review

09:32 [CNN: Politics] 10 things more popular than Congress

09:32 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer and Congress did nothing

09:32 [Fox News: politics] Veterans groups vow to fight cuts in military pensions

09:33 [Telegraph] Why does Rudolph have a red nose?

09:34 [CNN] Opinion: UK doctor's death in Syria no suicide, says former official

09:37 [NPR] Could Big Batteries Be Big Business In California?

09:37 [NPR] So Long Candlestick Park, And Thanks For All The Fog

09:37 [NPR] Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries

09:37 [The Hindu - News] Milestones of 2013

09:37 [The Hindu - News] In memorium: Indian legends who passed away in 2013

09:40 [] Israeli military: Rocket from Gaza hits Israel; no injuries

09:40 [Deutsche Welle] A quest for the best mulled wine in Germany

09:41 [The Independent] Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina released from prison following Russian government amnesty

09:42 [Voice of America] VOA News: Japan Emperor Celebrates 80th Birthday

09:44 [Voice of America] VOA News: Japanese Emperor Celebrates 80th Birthday

09:45 [Deutsche Welle] Crisis-struck Parisians get creative with Christmas gifts

09:46 [The Hindu - News] ‘Streamline and simplify admissions under RTE quota’

09:49 [Telegraph] Marks and Spencer claim shoppers won't be refused alcohol

09:49 [Telegraph] Freed Pussy Riot singer: 'This is not an amnesty. It's a PR stunt'

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal’s judicial custody extended by 12 days

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Kolar-based co-op. bank on the path of revival

09:52 [NPR] A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

09:54 [Voice of America] South Sudan: 'Matter of Time' Until Army Recaptures Control

09:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners

09:56 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney dad drowns in Murray River

09:57 [NPR] Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo

09:58 [Voice of America] Pussy Riot Member: Release Is PR Stunt

09:58 [Fin24 News] 6-point check for your business plan

09:59 [Pravda] Clueless or Evil U.S. Media Attacking Russia?

10:05 [New Statesman] Cable did not compare Cameron to Enoch Powell

10:06 [Topix Activism News] CIA alleged to be involved in helping Colombia kill FARC rebels

10:09 [The Hindu - News] Most parents in Delhi are happy with new nursery admission guidelines: Survey

10:09 [The Hindu - News] Colin Thubron

10:11 [The Hindu - News] PMK wants Jayalalithaa to lead all-party team on fishermen issue

10:11 [The Hindu - News] Alleged rape victim questioned by Delhi police for 11 hours

10:12 [The Independent] Paris bar shooting: Man and woman shot dead at point-blank range in 14th arrondissement

10:12 [The Independent] Kate Winslet reveals most unusual baby name of the year

10:12 [The Independent] British Airways plane "crashes" into building at Johannesburg airport

10:16 [Guardian] Growth hopes push stock markets higher despite China cash squeeze - business live

10:17 [The Hindu - News] 60-year-old man held for economic offence

10:19 [The Hindu - News] NCB Superintendent arrested for graft

10:21 [The Hindu - News] Gopalkrishna Gandhi

10:23 [The Hindu - News] An American film-maker’s satyagraha

10:23 [The Hindu - News] BJP attacks AAP for taking Cong support to form govt.

10:25 [Deutsche Welle] The Fed: A centenarian with the license to print

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Magical change

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Jim Crace

10:30 [Deutsche Welle] Lisbon doll hospital mends limbs, fosters tradition

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Babe in arms

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Christmas, next door

10:33 [New Internationalist] Refugees from Syria face another Christmas away from home

10:34 [New Statesman] In 2013, Cameron and Miliband struggled to escape the shadows of Thatcher and Blair

10:35 [Telegraph] Evangelical Christian speaker of Papua New Guinea's parliament destroys 'evil' pagan carvings

10:35 [Telegraph] Labour government practised 'state censorship', says minister

10:37 [Fin24 News] Sanral under fire over invoice statement

10:39 [The Hindu - News] Young World quiz

10:41 [The Hindu - News] Spirit of Christmas

10:41 [The Hindu - News] Khobragade gets exemption from personal appearance in US court

10:43 [The Hindu - News] Sailing the midnight sky

10:45 [] Israeli Arabs face red tape when leasing JNF land

10:46 [CNN] Dubai fines, sends U.S. man to jail over video

10:47 [The Hindu - News] In memoriam: Indian legends who passed away in 2013

10:47 [Truthdig] U.S. Team Makes Oil from Algae—Fast

10:47 [Reuters] Thai baht slumps as protesters seek to block election

10:51 [Deutsche Welle] India anti-corruption party to form government in Delhi state

10:51 [Telegraph] Dennis Rodman returns from visiting 'awesome' Kim Jong-un

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

10:59 [Reuters] Freed Russian punk band member dismisses Putin's amnesty as 'PR stunt'

10:59 [The Independent] Dennis Rodman attempts to explain his friendship with Kim Jong Un. And what the hell he’s doing playing B ball in North Korea.

10:59 [The Independent] Road project in Iceland delayed to protect "hidden" elves

11:00 [Voice of America] Reuters: Rice: US Will Seek Triggers to Reimpose Sanctions on Iran

11:01 [CNN] American gets 1-year prison sentence for parody video

11:01 [CNN: Money] China's $50 billion move to avert cash crunch

11:02 [Truthdig] The Arc of Justice and the Long Run

11:05 [International Crisis Group] حدود تونس بين جهاد وتهريب

11:05 [Reuters] Fears grow of civil war in South Sudan as rebels seize town

11:05 [Guardian] South Sudan: US citizens evacuated from Bor

11:05 [Fox News: politics] ObamaCare deadline is a milestone and marker of uncertainty

11:05 [CBC: politics] 4 more secrets of Parliament Hill

11:06 [CNN] Wild weather, plummeting temps on tap for much of U.S.

11:06 [Deutsche Welle] German blue-chip index DAX hits new record high

11:07 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 23 December 2013

11:07 [Telegraph] Rail season tickets rise to £5,000

11:10 [CNN: Money] China moves to avert cash crunch

11:11 [Reuters] Apple, China Mobile sign long-awaited deal to sell iPhones

11:11 [Reuters] China says carrier tests in South China Sea going well

11:11 [Reuters] Russia sends armored trucks to Syria to transport chemical arms

11:12 [CNN] Did business disputes play a role in Kim Jong Un's uncle's execution?

11:12 [The Hindu - News] Kishwar Desai

11:12 [The Hindu - News] Jindal plans to run for US presidency in 2016: Senator

11:14 [The Hindu - News] AP should be united: Sailajanath

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Bobby Jindal plans to run for US presidency in 2016: Senator

11:14 [The Independent] Video: Dog meets Pluto on board Disney cruise ship

11:18 [BBC: Entertainment] Hobbit holds firm at US box office

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Not sure about longevity of AAP govt.: Bhushan

11:18 [The Hindu - News] T. M. Krishna

11:20 [The Hindu - News] Arvind Kejriwal to lead government in Delhi

11:20 [Big Think] Bob Kahn on Innovation

11:22 [Slashdot] Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

11:23 [Telegraph] Christmas getaway in chaos after flood warnings and gale force winds

11:24 [Voice of America] Ayaz Gul: Continuing Standoff on Afghan Security Deal Brings Scrutiny of Karzai's Motives

11:30 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal stakes claim to form govt.

11:37 [Fin24 News] Big Brother maker buys 33% stake in Reshet

11:38 [The Hindu - News] High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

11:39 [CNN] Rebels seize key town in South Sudan

11:43 [CNN: Money] No bubble in tech stocks, yet

11:43 [CNN: Money] Stocks: No holding back the Santa rally

11:43 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. futures

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts: Double dhamaka in Purampokku

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Court freezes flat of City Group Chief in ponzi scam

11:45 [] Two dead, 14 injured in morning traffic accidents

11:45 [The Independent] Former Labour minister Denis MacShane jailed for six months over bogus expenses claims

11:45 [The Independent] Italian army medical officer faces jail for saving life of pregnant cat

11:46 [BBC: Entertainment] Second Pussy Riot member freed

11:46 [The Hindu - News] Ganguly writes to CJI, says due process of law denied to him

11:49 [New Statesman] The furore over M&S's Muslim staff policy shows that Islamophobia is a problem

11:50 [Fox News] SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS Obama tells Congress he may order 'further action'

11:50 [Fox News] 'RIFE WITH TRAFFICKING' 20 Kentucky child cases probed over just 4 months /i/redes/icon-video.gif

11:50 [Fox News] 'I WILL NOT GIVE' Phil Robertson defends controversial comments /i/redes/icon-video.gif

11:52 [CNN] Imprisoned Pussy Riot band members released

11:52 [CNN] Can Roger Federer find his old form in 2014?

11:55 [Guardian] Details of 700 paedophiles disclosed since Sarah's Law launched

11:57 [The Hindu - News] Beni flays UP for conditions at riot-relief camps

11:58 [Voice of America] Carter: Elections, Backed by World, Solution to Syrian Crisis

12:00 [CNN] Wing of British Airways plane apparently clips brick building

12:01 [BBC: Entertainment] Digital rights 'risk inconsistency'

12:02 [Mother Jones] Why Are More and More Children Walking Across the Border?

12:02 [Mother Jones] Charts: The Worst Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Since the Depression /files/rate3-01.png

12:02 [Mother Jones] From Eggs to Explosives: The Pentagon's Long Shopping List /files/Defense_Ribbonx3_630.jpg

12:02 [Mother Jones] Meet Pentatonix's "Little Drummer Boy"

12:02 [Mother Jones] Why the Next Major Hurricane Could Devastate Miami

12:02 [Mother Jones] Oh Good, There's Lead In Your Christmas Lights /files/baby-christmas-lights.jpg

12:03 [The Hindu - News] Raga still calling

12:03 [The Hindu - News] An epic understanding

12:03 [The Hindu - News] The Gothic landmark

12:03 [Foreign Policy in Focus] U.S. Determined to Re-freeze Thaw in Relations With Iran

12:05 [The Hindu - News] Kerala Government relaxes Land Assignment Rules

12:05 [The Hindu - News] Happy fusion

12:07 [Guardian] Vince Cable should resign over immigration remarks, says Tory MP

12:09 [Telegraph] Russian airline grounded after crash

12:10 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters Fail to Obstruct Election Registration

12:11 [Deutsche Welle] Sportswear giant Adidas eyes growth and expansion in China

12:11 [Deutsche Welle] Bethlehem strives for a normal Christmas

12:15 [BBC: Education] 'Free school meals for infants' call

12:15 [] Is Israeli drone dominance waning?

12:17 [Guardian] Denis MacShane jailed for six months over bogus expenses claims

12:17 [The Independent] Why Beyonce went shopping in Walmart to buy her own album

12:17 [The Independent] Fast and Furious 7 given new 2015 release date after Paul Walker's death

12:18 [Fox News] ObamaCare signup deadline arrives

12:19 [Fox News] 2 members of jailed Russian punk band freed

12:19 [Fox News] Start of winter brings wild mix of weather- FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

12:20 [BBC: Technology] RSA denies 'secret deal' with NSA

12:23 [The Hindu - News] A musical Christmas treat

12:23 [The Hindu - News] Ilayaraja complains of chest pain, hospitalised

12:23 [Telegraph] New warning over laser attacks on planes

12:23 [Telegraph] Justine Sacco fired after 'Hope I don't get Aids' tweet

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Stones that whisper stories

12:31 [Guardian] Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova freed from Russian prison

12:32 [Voice of America] Second Pussy Riot Member Freed From Russian Prison

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Is your home ready for the party?

12:35 [Guardian] SFO launches corruption investigation into Rolls-Royce – business live

12:39 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Jenna on a 'very different Doctor Who'

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Naomi Wolf

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Seismic activity felt on Spanish volcanic island

12:40 [CNN: Politics] Watch Manchin on CNN's 'State of the Union'

12:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Russia frees jailed Pussy Riot pair

12:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Cruise settles 'abandonment' claim

12:43 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer

12:52 [CNN: Politics] The best week for privacy in a long time

12:58 [The Hindu - News] India shuts down South Sudan oilfields, evacuates employees

13:00 [The Hindu - News] Concerted move to tarnish my image: Ganguly

13:03 [The Independent] Christmas 2013: Google brings festive cheers to its page

13:03 [The Independent] Facebook gives mother of US Air Force thrill-seeker CJ Twomey one final adventure in ashes scattering

13:04 [The Hindu - News] Nitish attacks Centre on issue of special status to Bihar

13:05 [Guardian] SFO launches bribery investigation into Rolls-Royce – business live

13:05 [Guardian] M&S apologises after Muslim assistant refused to sell customer alcohol

13:08 [The Hindu - News] Beni rules out Congress-BSP alliance

13:09 [Voice of America] VOA News: Second Pussy Riot Member Freed From Russian Prison

13:11 [Topix Activism News] Activists raise death toll from Syrian airstrikes on market in northern city to 65

13:11 [Guardian] Denis MacShane jailed for six months for bogus expenses claims

13:11 [Guardian] Rail fares for commuters to rise sharply in January

13:12 [NPR] Their Release Is Just A 'PR Stunt,' Pussy Riot Member Says

13:14 [zero hedge] Overnight Market Summary

13:18 [The Hindu - News] No proposal for revision of train fares for now: Kharge

13:18 [The Hindu - News] Greed and treachery

13:19 [The Independent] Video: Nick Clegg's Christmas YouTube message thanking volunteers

13:19 [CNN] Plummeting temps on tap for much of U.S.

13:19 [Guardian] Rain and gales disrupt Christmas travel

13:20 [Big Think] Automatic Learning: How the Brain Predicts Danger

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Six Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

13:26 [Telegraph] Cheaper to pay fines than spend on term-time holidays

13:26 [Telegraph] Barack Obama cheers for brother-in-law at basketball game

13:27 [CNN: Money] Allan Sloan's year in review

13:30 [CNN: Money] Top 10 moments for powerful women

13:30 [CNN: Money] Strongest CEO stands of 2013

13:31 [The Hindu - News] India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile

13:31 [The Hindu - News] Recap 2013: A canvas in progress

13:34 [BBC: Technology] German 'streamed porn' case reviewed

13:35 [The Independent] Man throws 3-year-old son, then himself to their deaths from New York apartment

13:37 [The Hindu - News] FB disapproves opposition to land boundary agreement

13:38 [Slate Magazine] The Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013

13:38 [] Tbilisi's Mayor Removed from Office

13:39 [The Hindu - News] Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

13:39 [Reuters] Amnestied Russian punk band pair criticize Putin after release

13:41 [The Hindu - News] Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

13:42 [Telegraph] Civil war looming in South Sudan as president says army ready to take on rebels

13:44 [zero hedge] Fat Finger Sends Long Bond Futures Soaring In Overnight Trade

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Sweet notes on a Saturday

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Musharraf plea rejected

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Russia releases two Pussy Riot members

13:46 [Deutsche Welle] Berlin switching on to energy savings

13:46 [CNN] Opinion: Six questions for 2014

13:49 [The Hindu - News] Mulayam criticises Rahul’s visit to riot-hit areas

13:49 [The Hindu - News] For a good cause

13:50 [CNN: Politics] 2013: Rich got richer, poor got poorer, Congress did nothing

13:50 [] Fifteen youths arrested in alleged rape of 12-year-old girl

13:51 [Raw Story] Whips, cloaks and parchment: the festive presents of ancient Rome

13:51 [Raw Story] Ghosts of Christmas past: Why were the Victorians so ghastly good at ghost stories?

13:52 [NPR] 'I Am A Lover ... Not A Hater,' Says 'Duck Dynasty' Star

13:55 [The Hindu - News] Why should girls have all the fun?

13:58 [Guardian] Rolls-Royce: SFO launches formal bribery and corruption investigation

13:58 [Telegraph] Spoof video makers jailed in Dubai despite international outcry

13:58 [New Statesman] Editor's picks: Jason Cowley on the best pieces from 2013

13:58 [BBC: Also in the news] Ukraine: Lenin out, Lennon in?

13:59 [CNN] Nuts! Squirrel halts play in English football match

13:59 [CNN] Opinion: What tent cities say about America

14:01 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Beyonce stuns shoppers with Christmas gift

14:01 [The Hindu - News] Merry Christmas!

14:01 [The Hindu - News] Agni-III missile test-fired successfully

14:01 [CNN: Money] Imagine the Fed tweeting the taper

14:01 [CNN: Money] 2013's top 10 moments for powerful women

14:02 [Disinformation] Blueberry Trees: GMO or Hybrid? //

14:02 [Mother Jones] 10 Reasons That Long-Term Unemployment Is a National Catastrophe /files/blog_jobless_problems.jpg

14:03 [BBC: Technology] Cash limits follow Target data theft

14:03 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 23

14:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] IT and the Indian

14:06 [The Independent] Ryanair steward in four-letter rant at passenger

14:06 [The Independent] ANSWERS: The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 6 - Film

14:06 [The Independent] The most amazing photos of 2013

14:07 [CNN: Politics] Poll: Drop in support for Obamacare

14:07 [The Hindu - News] A leaf out of this book

14:08 [CNET News] Winamp look lives on in Spotify's Spotiamp tribute app

14:09 [Fox News: politics] Not-so-secret Santa: Federal officerholders take in array of gifts throughout the year

14:09 [Fox News: politics] Labor unions have some wild ideas about ‘work’

14:11 [Topix Activism News] Syrian activists raise Aleppo death toll to 65

14:11 [Deutsche Welle] Ducks heat up the Christmas market

14:11 [Raw Story] Raw Story’s top 10 most-read stories of 2013

14:11 [Raw Story] Former BP geologist: Peak oil is here and it will ‘break economies’

14:11 [Raw Story] Alaska cop accused of asking 12-year-old girl for sex while drunk on duty

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Fight factor

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal refuses to take ‘Z’ security cover

14:12 [Telegraph] Kim Jong-un "very drunk" when ordered execution of uncle's two aides

14:12 [Telegraph] 2013: the year in world news

14:12 [CNN] How do you design a building when your client is God?

14:13 [Voice of America] Rodman Returns from North Korea Visit

14:13 [AlterNet] Why Are Some Democrats Refusing to Back Efforts to Rein In For-Profit Colleges?

14:15 [Slashdot] Apple Forges Agreement With China Mobile

14:15 [The Hindu - News] Oh come, all ye faithful

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Digging for gold was done not merely on individual request: ASI

14:17 [The Hindu - News] Ride in peace

14:19 [CNN: Politics] Photos: 10 things more popular than Congress

14:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Visser: Many Amish Selling Land To Flee Encroaching Oil Boom In Ohio, Cashing In On Royalties

14:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Democrats Work To Raise Number Of Female Governors

14:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Nail Biting Goes On As Clock Ticks Toward Start Of Coverage Under Health Care Law

14:19 [Reuters] Chadian peacekeepers clash with protesters in Central African Republic

14:20 [Big Think] Who You Are is an Interactive Process

14:21 [The Independent] Peter O’Toole’s funeral: Sian Phillips, Sting among mourners at private London service

14:22 [NPR] Top Stories: Pussy Riot Releases; Deadline Day For Health Care

14:23 [CNN] They lost weight -- so can you!

14:24 [Guardian] Ex-minister Denis MacShane jailed for bogus expenses claims

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Too whit whoo

14:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Utah's Gay Marriage Ban Back In Court

14:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Military Pension Cuts Now Unsure; Changes Likely

14:26 [Raw Story] Book bannings on the rise in U.S. schools, says anti-censorship group

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Rudd, Garrett may front insulation inquiry

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Coalition's hidden agenda

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Christmas cheer for retailers

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] The Star in hunt for new boss

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] Health insurance pre-Christmas hit

14:28 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'A hard-working, family man'

14:28 [Telegraph] Foster's beer 'bland and inoffensive,' admits former head of brewery

14:28 [Telegraph] Toilet roll tubes turned into art by artist Anastassia Elias

14:28 [CNN] Why do more people die during the holidays?

14:30 [BBC: Technology] Google robot wins Pentagon contest

14:31 [CNN: Health] They lost weight -- so can you!

14:31 [CNN: Health] Death doesn't take a holiday

14:31 [CNN: Health] Gupta: When faith, medicine meet

14:31 [Raw Story] 300 dead in 8 days of air raids on Syria’s Aleppo

14:31 [Raw Story] Ugandan LGBT activist vows to fight ‘ignorant’ bill

14:31 [Raw Story] Russia is a penal colony says freed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

14:32 [The Hindu - News] BJP takes dig at Nitish for Cong preferring Lalu to him

14:33 [CNN: Money] Healthy food chain helps kids get off the streets

14:33 [zero hedge] Map Of The Day: Tokyo vs London - Size Matters

14:33 [] Armenia: Smoked Crocodile for New Year's Sparks Sharp-Toothed Debate

14:34 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Beyonce stuns shoppers with Christmas gift

14:35 [Voice of America] Jailed Pussy Riot Members Freed

14:35 [The Atlantic: Politics] Can Democrats Keep It Together as Obama Fades?

14:36 [The Hindu - News] Attacks across Iraq kill at least 20 people

14:36 [The Independent] Tom Cruise settles $50million defamation case over claims he abandoned daughter Suri

14:37 [BBC: Education] Fewer stay at home for university

14:40 [The Hindu - News] My principal

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Friendship

14:40 [The Hindu - News] My hard earned rupee

14:40 [Guardian] French firms warned of fines for not complying with gender equality laws

14:41 [Deutsche Welle] Schalke sticking with Keller, Slomka on shaky Hannover ground

14:41 [Deutsche Welle] Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt turns 95

14:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: 2014 Senate Races Tightened By Rough Health Law Fallout

14:41 [CNN: Living] Raw and intimate personal essays

14:41 [CNN: Living] Raw, intimate personal essays of 2013

14:41 [Raw Story] British retailer under fire for allowing Muslim employees to refuse to sell pork and alcohol

14:41 [CNET News] Apple's Tim Cook promises 'big plans' in 2014

14:41 [CNN] Dear Santa: How many letters do you get every year?

14:41 [CNN] 13 stories unforgettable personal essays in parenting, relationships

14:42 [CNN: Money] Healthy food chain keeps kids off the streets

14:43 [Voice of America] South Sudan Vows to Retake Towns from Rebels

14:44 [Telegraph] Killer hid murder of antiques dealer for five weeks so he could plunder his home

14:46 [Deutsche Welle] A good Christmas on 'Bad Christmas' Island

14:46 [The Hindu - News] The poet who quits

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Kaleidoscope: North Kannada

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Early cervical cancer detection equipment launched

14:47 [Fox News] Cops: Man threw 3-year-old son, himself off NYC roof

14:47 [Fox News] Lawsuit: Real estate agents used home for sex trysts

14:47 [Fox News] Who shot Tonto? Police hunt for answers in death of beloved rodeo horse

14:48 [The Hindu - News] You

14:49 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Fast & Furious 7' to be released April 2015

14:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Congress Does Little Of Consequence, Except Argue

14:49 [CNN] Meet 'Shrewbot': How rodents, coffee could shape future space robots

14:50 [The Hindu - News] Kaleidoscope: Karnataka

14:50 [The Hindu - News] Best father

14:50 [CNN: Entertainment] Blood, tears and a Warhol

14:50 [CNN: Entertainment] Dwayne Wade. Gabrielle Union: We're engaged!

14:50 [CNN: Entertainment] Cruise settles defamation lawsuit against tabloid publisher

14:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charles Clymer: An Open Letter to "Duck Dynasty" and Supporters

14:56 [The Hindu - News] Stones that whisper stories

15:00 [Telegraph] Turkey to introduce mandatory e-visas

15:00 [Telegraph] The only way is Swiss: how we can regain control of our borders

15:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Creamer: On December 28th Unemployment Benefits End for 1.3 Million Families - Merry Christmas from the GOP

15:02 [The Hindu - News] An epic understanding

15:03 [CNET News] Samsung aims to make its 2014 smart TVs even smarter

15:03 [Slashdot] Researchers Use Electroconvulsive Therapy To Disrupt Recall of Nasty Events

15:03 [zero hedge] US Savings Rate Slides As Personal Incomes Below Expectations; Real Disposable Income Growth Tumbles

15:05 [Voice of America] Pussy Riot Members Released from Prison

15:05 [] Amnesty in Putin's Russia is 'a Hoax' says Pussy Riot Upon Release

15:05 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Fast' 7 gets release date

15:05 [CNN: Entertainment] 'SNL': See the surprise cameos

15:06 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: The heroes who outlive their authors

15:06 [Raw Story] David Attenborough supports building of Jurassic coast theme park

15:06 [Fin24 News] Consumers warned of debt trap

15:08 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Bluster and Blowback in Beirut

15:12 [CNET News] Batkid, Bill Nye, and more: 10 geeky highlights of 2013

15:12 [Guardian] Growth hopes push shares higher; bribery investigation at Rolls-Royce – business live

15:14 [zero hedge] Is Las Vegas The Next Detroit?

15:14 [CNN] Dr. Gupta: When religion and medicine meet

15:15 [] 'Run, Bernie, Run': Survey Shows Huge Support for Sen. Sanders as Progressive Presidential Candidate

15:16 [Raw Story] Italian reservist faces military trial for saving pregnant cat in Kosovo

15:18 [New Statesman] Cameron's internet filter goes far beyond porn - and that was always the plan /sites/default/files/images/3_Screen%20Shot%202013-12-20%20at%2019_09_57.png

15:20 [Big Think] Hearing Through Your Skin, and Other Adventures in Sensory Substitution

15:21 [Raw Story] Washington state lawmaker calls Arizona ‘a desert racist wasteland’ after Seahawks loss

15:22 [CNN: Health] You may rethink your dietary supplements

15:22 [The Independent] Three men killed in fireball crash with lorry as high-speed ‘race’ ends in tragedy

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ana Benedetti: Meet Pancho Claus, The Tex-Mex Santa

15:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brian Czech: Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

15:29 [Voice of America] Protests in Thailand

15:29 [AlterNet] Modern Day Slave Labor: Conditions for Abu Dhabi's Migrant Workers Shame the West

15:30 [Telegraph] Millions of patients may be on statins needlessly

15:30 [Pravda] Political scientist says Khodorkovsky was released from concentration camp

15:31 [Truthout] 100 Years Is Enough: Time to Make the Fed a Public Utility

15:32 [NPR] Ice Storm Leaves Tens Of Thousands In The Dark

15:33 [Electronic Intifada] Will Palestine see real solidarity in 2014?

15:35 [Voice of America] Voice of America's Top Photos for 2013

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Atheist Threatens To Sue Town For Putting Up Nativity Scene, But Not Festivus Pole

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Ridgeway and Jean Casella: Santa Was in Prison and Jesus Got the Death Penalty

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill George: Is Obama Backing Away From Obamacare?

15:37 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters Fail to Block Election Registration

15:38 [Guardian] Contest winner Mandla Maseko set to become first black African in space

15:39 [The Independent] Is Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smart watch advert the worst commercial of 2013?

15:39 [CNET News] Cheap last-minute gifts for your favorite tech nerd

15:39 [CNET News] CyanogenMod version of Android exceeds 10 million installations

15:41 [] American universities: Boycott of Israel violates academic freedom

15:42 [Amnesty International] Ukraine: Investigate police violations despite demonstrator pardon

15:44 [zero hedge] How Goldman Quickly Found The Volcker Rule Loopholes

15:45 [Slashdot] Why Snapchat and Its Ilk Face a Revenue Conundrum

15:46 [Pravda] Greenpeace activists given green light to leave Russia

15:46 [Pravda] Americans outraged with Obama's Hawaii game of golf

15:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] 5 Intriguing Things: Monday, 12/22

15:47 [Reuters] South Sudan says it will attack rebel-held towns as peace efforts stall

15:48 [The Hindu - News] Power top priority for Vasundhara government: Minister

15:48 [The Hindu - News] Radia tapes: CBI to examine more journalists, business honchos

15:48 [CNET News] Japan's Schaft has all the right stuff at DARPA trials

15:49 [Fox News] Insurance deadline hits amid confusion /i/redes/icon-video.gif

15:49 [Fox News] 'SLAVERY-LIKE' JOB?Maid's family lodges new claims against Indian envoy

15:49 [Fox News] LABOR 'GONE WILD'Generous drug, alcohol clauses in union contracts

15:49 [Fox News] 'I WILL NOT...BACK OFF' Phil Robertson defends controversial comments /i/redes/icon-video.gif

15:51 [Raw Story] Florida town erects last-minute Nativity scene after ban to keep out Festivus pole

15:52 [CNN] San Francisco puppy saved from trash in nick of time

15:52 [NPR] Peyton Or Tom? Which QB Do You Want When Game's On The Line?

15:52 [Truthout] Christmas Present

15:53 [Reuters] Netanyahu says any U.S. spying on Israel unacceptable

15:54 [The Hindu - News] Former U.K. minister gets 6 months jail

15:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steve Nelson: Ceasefire Declared In War On Christmas!

15:56 [CNET News] iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 won't go all curvy, say analysts

15:57 [Truthout] Budget

15:58 [AlterNet] On the Fed's 100th Anniversary, Wall Street is Psyched. Main Street Notsomuch.

15:58 [The Hindu - News] We knew Adarsh report will be rejected: Justice Patil

16:01 [Pravda] Pussy Riot story ends with happily ever after

16:01 [Voice of America] Armenia Ratifies Russian Gas Deal Despite Protests

16:02 [Disinformation] Data Companies Sell Lists Of Rape Victims, HIV Sufferers, People On Various Medications For 8¢ Per Name

16:02 [CNN: Entertainment] CNN readers' favorite TV of 2013

16:02 [CNN: Entertainment] CNN readers' favorite musicians of 2013

16:06 [CNN: Money] Stocks: No holding back the Santa rally

16:06 [straight] Inside Llewyn Davis's Oscar Isaac thrived under pressure /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_InsideLlewynDavis2_2401.jpg

16:07 [CNET News] CES 2014 showcasing the near future of driving

16:08 [World Policy Institute] Why Korean Women Opt Out

16:08 [The Hindu - News] Pussy Riot members set free

16:10 [The Independent] The last photographs of a war photographer killed in Syria

16:10 [The Independent] Video: Boy with rare medical condition writes poem about eating sausages

16:10 [Reuters] Consumer spending brightens economic outlook

16:12 [BBC: Technology] Apple shares rise on Chinese deal

16:12 [Fox News: politics] Rand Paul celebrates ‘Festivus’ with ‘airing of grievances’ against DC

16:13 [BBC: Entertainment] Colombian singer Diomedes Diaz dies

16:14 [CNET News] Cheers to the all-knowing robotic bartender

16:14 [zero hedge] Bloomberg: How to Keep Banks From Rigging Gold Prices

16:14 [zero hedge] NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins Council On Foreign Relations

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Nichols: 22 Biggest Queer Political Stories Of 2013

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tara Lai Quinlan: Relying on Untested Execution Drugs Raises Important Health, Safety and Human Rights Concerns

16:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: One Year In, Warren Not Shying From Populist Aims

16:16 [The Hindu - News] J&K Court asks spice companies to deposit Rs 10 cr each

16:17 [Telegraph] Millions of Brits to start shopping online on Christmas Day

16:20 [Big Think] Global Health 2014 – Making Progress in a Fragile World

16:20 [Big Think] Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

16:21 [BBC: Health] Brain cancer vaccine trial begins

16:21 [Voice of America] Armenia Ratifies Russian Gas Deal Despite Protests

16:22 [BBC: Also in the news] India: Houses for former sex workers

16:23 [Fin24 News] Train pain for Cape commuters

16:26 [Deutsche Welle] Greeks line up to unregister their cars to save money

16:26 [Deutsche Welle] Not much to celebrate this Christmas

16:26 [Raw Story] ‘My heart feels like it’s about to ‘splode’: Designer creates video game marriage proposal

16:30 [CNN: Travel] World's magnificent Christmas trees

16:30 [CNN: Travel] Most outrageous 2013 travel stories

16:30 [CNN: Travel] Making the most of the winter solstice

16:30 [CNN] Militants in Iraq storm TV station; anchor among dead

16:31 [CNN: Money] S&P 500 in 2013: Set to music

16:31 [CNN: Money] How many iPhones will China Mobile sell?

16:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Paul Ryan Defends Military Benefits Cuts

16:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mohini Kundu: Dominic The Pit Bull Puppy Cuddles And Comforts Animal Patients At Colorado Veterinary Clinic (PHOTOS)

16:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Frank Mugisha, Ugandan Gay Activist, Vows To Fight Nation's 'Ignorant' Bill

16:33 [Mother Jones] Miami and Los Angeles Sue Banking Giants Over the Sub-Prime Mortgage Debacle

16:33 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 23, 2013 /files/1223-630.jpg

16:33 [Slashdot] Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

16:33 [Voice of America] Reuters: Tunisia's Islamists, Opponents Set Handover Date

16:35 [AlterNet] AlterNet Comics: Keith Knight on KKK Schools

16:35 [AlterNet] Book Censorship on the Rise in American Schools

16:35 [The Atlantic: Politics] Secret Ops and Self-Government Don't Mix

16:39 [Reuters] Bargain-hungry shoppers buy less on weekend before Christmas

16:41 [Deutsche Welle] Joint Christmas celebrations for Muslims and Christians in strife-torn Nigerian state

16:41 [The Independent] Batman has a meltdown in New York's Time Square, needs two Spidermen to calm him down

16:41 [The Independent] The nightmare before Christmas: the terrifying 'Turkey Bear'

16:44 [The Atlantic: International] Ancient Bethlehem’s Modern Challenges

16:44 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 23, 2013

16:44 [] Democracy Now!: Time for Compassion? Aging Political Prisoners Suffer From Illness, Decades in Solitary Confinement

16:44 [] Democracy Now!: “If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go”: Elderly Prison Population Skyrockets Despite Low Risk to Society

16:44 [zero hedge] Consumer Confidence Surges Most In Over 4 Years With Conditions At 6-Year Highs

16:44 [zero hedge] The Taper, The Inflation, And The American People's Matrix Of Lies

16:46 [Pravda] Man buys gasoline and sets himself on fire

16:46 [Pravda] Santa Claus brutally killed during corporate party in Siberia

16:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] The New Psychogeography of Temepelhof Airport, Once a Nazi Landmark

16:48 [AlterNet] WSJ Op-Ed Bemoans the End of White Rule in America

16:48 [Slate Magazine] Animals of the Year

16:48 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best Crime Stories of 2013

16:49 [Telegraph] Teenage photographer killed in Syria

16:53 [Truthout] The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability

16:53 [Truthout] Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron's Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

16:55 [Voice of America] Steve Baragona: Leaving Day Jobs, Novices Dig Into Farming

16:56 [Raw Story] Keep the Saturn in Saturnalia

16:56 [Raw Story] eBay removes anti-Zimmerman artwork the same day Zimmerman’s painting sells for $100k

16:57 [Voice of America] Reuters: Netanyahu: Any US spying on Israel Unacceptable

17:00 [CNET News] T-Mobile offers Facebook access even if you have no data plan

17:01 [] Netanyahu on U.S. spying: There are things friends mustn't do

17:01 [Reuters] Confident consumers brighten U.S. economic outlook

17:02 [Disinformation] Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

17:02 [Amnesty International] Russia: Harassment will continue despite Putin’s amnesty

17:03 [Mother Jones] The Real Reason Why Mike Huckabee Is Toying With a 2016 Run

17:03 [Mother Jones] Today Is Your Last Chance to Sign Up For Obamacare*

17:03 [Telegraph] Vince Cable is like a 'rude old uncle', Tories say

17:03 [Telegraph] Pakistan politician pays 6p in taxes

17:03 [Telegraph] Man battered girlfriend to death with hockey stick after Christmas present row

17:03 [Telegraph] In pictures: Molhem Barakat, the teenage photographer killed In Syria

17:03 [Truthout] Inequality: Government Is a Perp, Not a Bystander

17:04 [New Statesman] We are re-living a traditional Victorian Christmas – of excess for the few and struggle for the many

17:05 [The Atlantic: Politics] NSA Review Panel Member: Expand Snooping, Don't Curtail It

17:06 [The Progressive] Ugandan LGBT Activists Vow to Fight 'Kill the Gays' Bill

17:07 [CNN] Jose Mourinho hints at building Chelsea dynasty

17:08 [straight] Toyota debuts its latest hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_GettingThere_2401.jpg

17:11 [Deutsche Welle] Von der Leyen stresses soldier safety in first visit to Bundeswehr troops in Afghanistan

17:12 [NPR] Utah Scrambles To Stop Gay Marriages, As Couples Line Up

17:12 [The Independent] Barack Obama says that 'Kanye West’s music is outstanding', but he’d rather hang out with the reality TV cast of Duck Dynasty

17:14 [Truthout] Scientists Link Spike in Thyroid Disease to Fukushima Disaster

17:16 [CNN: Living] Raw, intimate stories of 2013

17:16 [Raw Story] Texas student reports rape and gets suspended for ‘public lewdness’

17:16 [Raw Story] Nebraska model gets jail time for impious nude photo stunt at Catholic high school

17:17 [The Atlantic: Technology] Recreating 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Out of Real Tweets

17:18 [Slate Magazine] I Love Being a Christmas Baby

17:20 [Big Think] Ah, That's A Beautiful Shot: Apollo 8 'Earthrise' Photo Animated

17:21 [Fox News] SITTING DUCKS?Family contractually bound to A&E, source says /i/redes/icon-video.gif

17:21 [CNET News] Google and Facebook write your end-of-year cards for you

17:22 [CNN] US School Violence Fast Facts

17:22 [Financial Times] Anti-corruption party to govern Delhi

17:22 [Financial Times] EU-US trade tussle brews in beer industry

17:23 [Slashdot] MIT Study: Only 3.1% of USA Used Electronics "e-Waste" Were Exported

17:24 [Truthout] In San Francisco and Oakland, Residents Fight Back Against Tech Giants

17:24 [Financial Times] South Sudan crisis sparks global oil fears

17:24 [Financial Times] Pussy Riot members walk free from prison

17:28 [The Independent] Beatles guitarist George Harrison 'turned down' OBE before his death

17:28 [The Independent] ‘Happy Holidays’ Google Doodle sees search giant wish the world a merry nondenominational festive period (NOT Christmas)

17:28 [zero hedge] Russia Sends Over 75 Armored Trucks To Syria

17:31 [Raw Story] Greece offers free electricity after firewood-induced smog causes health concerns

17:31 [Voice of America] VOA News: Massive Lake Found Under Greenland Ice

17:33 [Fox News: politics] Feds see surge in children crossing US border amid concerns over immigration policy

17:33 [Voice of America] Edward Yeranian: Al-Qaida in Yemen Apologizes for Attack on Hospital

17:35 [Guardian] Israeli PM condemns US and UK spying on predecessor as 'unacceptable'

17:35 [Telegraph] World news pictures of the year 2013: part 2

17:35 [Telegraph] Complaints silence church bells for first time in 117 years

17:37 [Voice of America] Joe DeCapua: Food Aid Distribution Difficult in CAR

17:40 [CNN: Money] Get an elite MBA for free: It's possible

17:40 [CNN: Money] P2P lending: What's to worry? - opinion

17:40 [CNN: Money] The real reason Millennials love Snapchat

17:41 [Guardian] Toys R Us's Stockholm superstore goes gender neutral

17:42 [CNN: Politics] Rebels seize key town in South Sudan

17:42 [NPR] Two Takeaways From An Offensive Tweet Heard 'Round The World

17:43 [The Independent] Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94: AK-47 inventor had been in hospital for a month

17:44 [Truthout] Private Federal Contractors Cost Taxpayers Twice as Much as Civil Servants

17:46 [] Suspected mafia car bombing seriously injures father, son in Rehovot

17:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] Christmas Is the Biggest App Downloading Day of the Year

17:47 [Guardian] Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47, dies aged 94

17:48 [CNN] 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' scorches 'Anchorman 2' opening

17:48 [Slate Magazine] The Best Christmas Carols You’ve Never Heard

17:49 [Telegraph] Kalashnikov inventor dies aged 94

17:49 [AlterNet] My Bizarre Experience Becoming Naturalized US Citizen

17:50 [CNN] Father drops 3-year-old son from roof, then jumps to his death

17:52 [CNN: Entertainment] Box office: 'Smaug' scorches 'Anchorman'

17:52 [CNN: Entertainment] Blood, tears and a Warhol: Ryan O'Neal's real life love story

17:56 [BBC: Entertainment] Pussy Riot in Olympics boycott call

17:58 [CNN: Money] Apple still has a China problem

17:58 [CNN: Money] P2P lending: Sheila Bair has reason to worry

17:59 [Slate Magazine] The Man Who Told A Christmas Story

17:59 [zero hedge] Stocks "Euphoric" For 6th Straight Week

17:59 [The Independent] Video: Plague of locusts cause chaos in Yemen

17:59 [The Independent] North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'was very drunk' when ordering executions

17:59 [The Independent] Far-right BNP wish members a 'White Christmas' in racist looking greetings card

17:59 [Fin24 News] Non-payment of e-tolls is criminal - Sanral

18:00 [The Hindu - News] AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies

18:01 [The Progressive] Pussy Riot Member: Russia Built Like a 'Penal Colony'

18:01 [Raw Story] American jailed over YouTube video mocking Dubai teens

18:01 [Raw Story] Transgender man: Georgia county could have prevented rape by corrections officer but didn’t

18:02 [Disinformation] Satanists Fight For Display In Florida State Capitol Alongside Nativity Scene And Festivus Pole

18:02 [Pravda] Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of world's best automatic rifle, dies at 94

18:03 [Mother Jones] Presidential Schmoozing Isn't Just For Republicans /files/images/Blog_Obama_Beer.jpg

18:05 [The Atlantic: Politics] Our God-Given Constitutional Right to a Television Show

18:05 [Telegraph] An energy price freeze would damage Britain, the former head of BP has said

18:06 [The Atlantic: In Focus] A Christmas Ice Storm

18:07 [Slashdot] Interview: Bruce Sterling Answers Your Questions

18:08 [CBC: politics] Canada's deficit ticks higher to $13.2B

18:09 [The Atlantic: National] George Zimmerman: Portrait of an Artist as a Killer

18:09 [CNN: Money] Doc McStufffins and a father's quest for this holiday's hottest toy

18:09 [Guardian] Growth hopes push shares higher; bribery investigation at Rolls-Royce – as it happened

18:11 [Deutsche Welle] The designer of the AK-47 assault rifle dies, aged 94

18:13 [CNN] Writers Guild of America Fast Facts

18:15 [Voice of America] Japanese Emperor Celebrates 80th Birthday

18:16 [] US Fed Spends Over $1bn a Year on Sweatshop Buying Spree /sites/

18:16 [Fox News] Christmas a day of terror for Christians in Iraq, human rights groups say /i/redes/icon-video.gif

18:20 [Big Think] Watching, Wandering, and Seeking

18:20 [Topix Activism News] Draconian Nigerian Bill Criminalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Activism Passes Final Senate Hurdle

18:21 [] US Government Spends Over $1 Billion a Year on Sweatshop Buying Spree /sites/

18:21 [BBC: Entertainment] Why do we love a festive ghost tale?

18:21 [Guardian] Delhi's new chief rejects security on mission to clean up Indian politics

18:22 [Truthdig] McKibben on Obama, Environment: The Cynics ‘Were Right’

18:23 [Anarchist news] Euromaidan: An Ukrainian Anarchosyndicalist perspective on these protests

18:23 [Anarchist news] Another Day, Another Riot

18:25 [Slashdot] Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Accused of Faking Trade Data

18:26 [AlterNet] Energy Game Changer? Scientists Turn Algae into Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

18:27 [NPR] Reports: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor Of AK-47, Dies

18:27 [NPR] Tech Team Podcast Episode 5: Inequality In The SF Bay Area

18:29 [zero hedge] Chinese Investments In US Commercial Property Soar By 500%

18:29 [zero hedge] The New Paradigm of Financial Media

18:29 [Reuters] Amnestied Pussy Riot pair criticize Putin after release

18:31 [The Progressive] This Christmas, It's War!

18:31 [The Hindu - News] Pussy Riot members set free

18:32 [Disinformation] Mormon Church Changes Stance on Race

18:32 [Financial Times] South Sudan fighting spreads to Upper Nile

18:33 [Financial Times] Christmas spirit fails to lift Spain

18:33 [Mother Jones] Chart of the Day: When Southwest Comes Calling, On-Time Performance Goes South /files/blog_southwest_late.jpg

18:34 [Voice of America] South Sudan President, Rival Call for Dialogue

18:34 [Slate Magazine] Explosive Volcanic Lightning Created in a Lab

18:34 [Slate Magazine] The Brave New World of Academic Censorship

18:34 [CNET News] Fake Nerd Guys: We're on to you, geek wannabes!

18:35 [Reuters] Confident consumers brighten economic outlook

18:35 [The Hindu - News] Kaash, Ummeed bag awards at short film fest

18:35 [The Hindu - News] China defends nuclear ties with Pakistan

18:35 [The Hindu - News] Jail for British ex-MP in expenses scandal

18:37 [Telegraph] Christmas travel in UK disrupted by storms and flooding

18:37 [Telegraph] Police force pledges more 'bobbies on the beat' by scrapping senior rank

18:37 [Truthdig] Refugees Storm Tel Aviv, Demand Fair Treatment

18:39 [The Hindu - News] ‘Climate change not influenced by variations in heat from sun’

18:39 [The Hindu - News] No sign of let-up in miseries of motorists

18:41 [The Hindu - News] A shopping row at M&S

18:42 [straight] Local musicians share their sounds of Christmas /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Xmas_2401.jpg

18:42 [straight] Is Canada prepared for climate refugees? /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FEA_ClimateRefugees_2401.jpg

18:43 [zero hedge] Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator Of World's Most Popular Assault Rifle, Has Died At 94

18:44 [Fin24 News] CEO jumps off bungee bridge after losing bet

18:45 [CNN: Crime] No more same-sex marriage ban in Utah

18:45 [CNN: Crime] Student's rapist a 'monster'

18:45 [CNN: Crime] Charges likely to be reduced in recorded NY bikers clash

18:45 [CNN: Crime] Unforgettable crimes and trials from 2013

18:45 [CNN: Crime] Opinion: India overreacts to diplomat's arrest

18:45 [The Hindu - News] Three-tier security for ‘numaish’

18:45 [The Hindu - News] Ganguly sees "concerted move" to tarnish his image

18:46 [AlterNet] 8 Most Absurd Attacks on Clean Tech in 2013

18:46 [The Independent] Utah scrambles to halt same-sex marriages after surprise ruling

18:46 [The Independent] Arsenal v Chelsea: Either side could be this year's Christmas No 1...but does it mean they will go on to win the Premier League?

18:47 [The Atlantic: Technology] What Was Once the World's Largest Building Has Now Been Completely Demolished

18:47 [CNN] U.S. Marines poised to enter South Sudan

18:47 [CNN] Police investigate deaths of father and toddler who plunged from roof

18:47 [CNN] No stunt: Beyonce's sneak attack on music industry resets the rules

18:47 [The Hindu - News] It is for CJI to reply, says Indira Jaising

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Hiring of consultants irks GHMC council

18:49 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal declines high security

18:49 [Guardian] Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China

18:50 [CNN: Money] Santa Claus stock rally fuels new records

18:53 [The Onion] [video] The Onion Looks Back At 'It's A Wonderful Life'

18:53 [The Hindu - News] Trader jumps before train at Secunderabad station

18:53 [The Hindu - News] In Rahul’s camp visit, SP sees bid to make it poll issue

18:53 [The Hindu - News] AAP hungry for power: BJP

18:55 [Guardian] IPCC to oversee police inquiry into Taser use on boys at Plymouth school

18:56 [Raw Story] Mikhail Kalashnikov — designer of the AK-47 rifle — dies at 94

18:56 [Raw Story] Peacekeepers open fire on Central African Republic protesters

18:57 [CNN] The top tech stories of 2013

18:57 [The Hindu - News] Agni-III test-fired by SFC personnel

19:00 [Fox News: politics] US moving troops in prep for more action in Sudan

19:02 [The Hindu - News] Overwhelming number of railmen said to back strike call

19:02 [The Independent] Mikhail Kalashnikov dies: Five quick-fire facts about the AK-47 inventor

19:03 [Slashdot] Can a Computer Identify Your Urban Tribe?

19:03 [Mother Jones] "Unruly Passengers" Increased 12x in Four Years. I Wonder Why?

19:04 [The Hindu - News] Acting runs right in her veins

19:04 [The Hindu - News] No higher foreign allowances for diplomats

19:04 [straight] Good places to eat near Metrotown, Richmond Centre, and other malls /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_BestEatsThierry2_2401.jpg

19:04 [straight] Pop the cork on Val de France sparkling juices this New Year's Eve /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOW_2401.png

19:04 [straight] Thief steals rare gemstone that looks like fossilized alien brain /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Ammolite%20Fossil.jpg

19:06 [The Hindu - News] SCR info to be made available on Android phones soon

19:06 [] Kalashnikov assault rifle designer dead at 94

19:08 [Guardian] The G2 celebrity-selfie quiz 2013

19:08 [Guardian] Royal Mail's FTSE 100 debut sparks profit-taking by shares investors

19:10 [The Hindu - News] MMTS-Phase-II airport connectivity cleared

19:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura Bassett: The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013

19:13 [straight] Chuck Norris out-epic splits Van Damme for Christmas /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Norris.jpg

19:13 [Truthdig] Money Medals

19:13 [Truthdig] Worst Congress

19:13 [zero hedge] E PLuRiBuS SCReW EM!

19:13 [zero hedge] Obamacare Deadline Extended One More Day

19:13 [CNN: Technology] The top tech stories of 2013

19:13 [CNN: Technology] Rodents, coffee and the future of space robots

19:13 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Fall of the machines at 'robot Olympics'

19:13 [CNET News] Companies are buying Internet ads more than ever

19:14 [Voice of America] VOA News: South Sudan President, Rival Call for Dialogue

19:16 [straight] Harsha Walia probes how boundaries oppress us in Undoing Border Imperialism /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/BOO_HarshaWalia_2401_opt.jpeg

19:16 [The Hindu - News] New secretary for HCA

19:16 [The Hindu - News] Jan Lokpal in 2 weeks, says AAP

19:17 [Fox News: politics] Administration pushes back ObamaCare sign-up deadline by a day

19:17 [The Atlantic: Technology] Happy Holidays! Here's an E-Book About a 3D-Printed Sad Keanu

19:17 [The Atlantic: Technology] When Beyoncé Samples Your TED Talk, This Is What Happens to Your Book

19:18 [The Independent] Video: Walking with the Wounded adventurers return from South Pole expedition

19:18 [The Independent] Marikana mine strikes: No peace and reconciliation 18 months after South African police shot and killed 34 protesters

19:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: 13 States Are Giving Their Workers A New Year's Raise

19:20 [The Hindu - News] India extends deadline for U.S. diplomats on identity cards

19:20 [Fox News] The year in justice

19:20 [Fox News] Best getaways for 2014

19:20 [Fox News] Manning sets NFL TD record

19:20 [Fox News] More credit cards at risk

19:20 [Fox News] Underground railroad a train?

19:20 [Fox News] 5 most American classics

19:20 [Fox News] 'Revolution' gal in Maxim

19:20 [Fox News] Totally crazy celebrity diets

19:20 [Fox News] Mega-tip group says pony up

19:20 [Fox News] His drummer found homeless

19:20 [Fox News] 7 machines for winter mayhem

19:21 [] Militarism Vs. Diplomacy: Whose Voice on Iran Will Win?

19:22 [Disinformation] Heads Up: “Aunty” and “Uncle” Spam Are Unwelcome Guests

19:24 [Telegraph] US executive sacked for tweeting she wouldn't get AIDS in Africa because she is white

19:26 [] Militarism Vs. Diplomacy: Whose Voice on Iran Will Win?

19:26 [] 'Sticker Shock' over Obamacare Bolsters Single-Payer Argument

19:26 [The Hindu - News] Finance firm staffers held for siphoning off Rs. 1.75 crore

19:27 [straight] Chambar chef Nico Schuermans celebrates with a special foie gras terrine /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Cooking_2401.jpg

19:27 [straight] Could Northern Gateway oil pipeline give us Saudi Albertia? /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/Matt%2520%28Rubin%29%2520010.jpg

19:27 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australians trapped in besieged Sudan city

19:27 [Sydney Morning Herald] BA 747's wing hits terminal

19:27 [NPR] Customers Sue Target Over Credit Card Breach

19:30 [The Hindu - Opinion] No let up in England’s troubles

19:30 [straight] Uncle Vanya brings laughter from the shadows /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_Vanya2_2401.jpg

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Mobile app helps police nab elusive convict

19:30 [The Hindu - News] No unconditional support: Sheila

19:30 [AlterNet] Genius! British Teen Collects Hundreds of Coupons, Spends Them on Food for the Poor

19:30 [CNN] Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

19:31 [Reuters] Turkish PM, cleric in war of words over graft scandal

19:31 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan on edge as rebels and government forces face off

19:31 [Deutsche Welle] Merkel's conservatives and the Greens seal coalition deal in Germany's Hesse state

19:32 [Disinformation] We Are All Jellyfish

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Selling Christmas cakes through social networking sites

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Christmas cheer at Russell Market

19:32 [The Hindu - News] Capacity expansion at City railway station

19:32 [The Hindu - News] CCB nabs two drug peddlers

19:32 [The Hindu - News] ITI students oppose semester system

19:32 [The Hindu - News] BIFFes to see over 3,000 delegates

19:33 [The Independent] Britain's highest paid bankers in line for a £100m income tax cut after top rate drops to 45p

19:34 [Fox News: politics] Judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages in Utah

19:36 [The Hindu - News] Kashmir gets a dream ropeway

19:36 [The Hindu - News] At consultation, Rahul wants security instilled in all sections

19:36 [The Hindu - News] ‘No order issued to stop work at Flamanville nuclear reactor’

19:36 [The Hindu - News] ONGC set to drill two exploratory wells in Gummidipoondi block

19:36 [] Netanyahu joins Western leaders in boycotting Sochi

19:36 [CNN] Britney Spears thinks about retiring

19:37 [straight] Province pursues claim against landlord for health-care costs /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_140867215.jpg

19:37 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: Anti-gay laws still strong /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/associated/COL_Commentary_2110.jpg

19:37 [NPR] Quantified Men: Tinder, Lulu And Fallacy Of Hot Dating Apps

19:38 [Telegraph] High Court judge says warring parents cause 'untold damage' to children

19:38 [Telegraph] Christmas getaway hit by storms and flooding: live updates

19:39 [straight] Reason for Rob Ford's absence during Toronto ice storm revealed /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Ford_1.jpg

19:41 [Raw Story] Lawsuit demands Memphis start testing decade-old backlog of 12,000 rape kits

19:41 [Raw Story] Angry Florida man breaks baby’s leg after diaper change interrupts Xbox game

19:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Utah Gay Marriage Can Continue, Federal Judge Rules

19:42 [zero hedge] Art Cashin Poetically Laments Bitcoins, Binge-Viewing, Boston, Baltimore, And Bargaining Brokers

19:42 [Guardian] Addison Cresswell, top agent in British comedy, dies aged 53

19:42 [CNN: Crime] 5-year-old missing for months before police alerted. Why?

19:42 [CNN: Crime] Vigil for teen who died in police custody turns violent

19:42 [Reuters] Italy PM Letta pledges reform pact in January

19:42 [CNN: Money] Obamacare deadline extended by one day

19:42 [CNN: Money] Is it okay for a company to have co-CEOs?

19:44 [The Hindu - News] Railways move pays off

19:45 [Slashdot] Percentage of Self-Employed IT Workers Increasing

19:45 [Fox News: politics] President enrolls in ObamaCare, picks least expensive plan

19:48 [The Independent] Mikhail Kalashnikov obituary: Man behind world’s most famous assault rifle dies aged 94

19:49 [CNN] Barcelona star Andres Iniesta signs up until 2018

19:49 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ruth Rosen: The Republican War on Hungry Women: The Newly Invisibile and Undeserving Poor

19:50 [Fox News] Pa. woman tried to frame husband with child porn

19:50 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal’s judicial custody extended by 12 more days

19:51 [straight] 2013: A year of photos from around Vancouver /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Year2013-SH-MAIN_0.jpg

19:51 [straight] Pipeline chief Albert Gerow won’t answer Burns Lake Band questions /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_News_Gerow_2399_fmt.png

19:51 [straight] Sommeliers advise on which Champagne, sparkling wines to buy for New Year’s Eve /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Uncorked_2401__opt.jpeg

19:51 [straight] The Wolf of Wall Street faced a tough market /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_WolfofWallStreet_2401.jpg

19:52 [NPR] How Tiny Qatar 'Punches Above Its Weight'

19:54 [Telegraph] Turkey's leader accused of jeopardising EU bid after meddling in corruption

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Obama Enrolls In Health Care Under Affordable Care Act

19:56 [AlterNet] My Big Polyamorous Wedding

19:57 [CNN: Politics] Dem pushes for one-year delay of Obamacare

19:57 [CNN: Politics] Government extends insurance deadline

20:00 [Voice of America] Brazil Floods Cause Death and Evacuations

20:02 [The Hindu - Opinion] Editor’s Note

20:02 [The Hindu - Opinion] The legislative court

20:02 [straight] The Ballantynes know you love soul music /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_TheBallantynes5_2401.jpg

20:02 [straight] Pole dancing provides a full-body workout /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_Health_2401.jpg

20:03 [Slashdot] Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94

20:03 [CNET News] Apple reportedly acquires maps company, note-taking app

20:03 [CNN] Group offers rain boots, smiles to Syrian refugee children

20:04 [The Independent] Plane rage: Indonesian district chief blocks runway to prevent landing after being refused seat on fully booked flight

20:04 [The Independent] O’ empty town of Bethlehem: a trickle of visits to the site of Christ’s birth thanks to intifadas and ongoing tensions

20:04 [Guardian] Freed Pussy Riot members say prison was time of 'endless humiliations'

20:04 [CNN: Politics] U.S. Marines poised to enter South Sudan

20:05 [The Hindu - News] Poorna Shakti Kendras to empower rural women

20:06 [] Palestinian stabs Israeli policeman near Ramallah

20:06 [] Netanyahu joins Western leaders in rejecting Sochi invite

20:06 [] Guest of honor for Christmas Mass in Bethlehem: Catherine Ashton

20:07 [The Hindu - News] New Environment Minister has a lot to do but very little time

20:07 [The Hindu - News] Application challenges Governor’s refusal to allow Chavan’s prosecution

20:07 [NPR] White House Grants Extra Day For Obamacare Sign Up

20:08 [The Hindu - Opinion] Flawed preference

20:09 [Fox News: politics] States lag far behind on ObamaCare enrollment

20:09 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Obamacare Deadline Extended For Last-Minute Shoppers

20:10 [The Hindu - Opinion] Transformational politics

20:10 [CNN: Entertainment] Kate Winslet joins unique baby name club

20:10 [CNN: Entertainment] Britney thinks about retiring

20:10 [CNN: Entertainment] Author Ned Vizzini commits suicide

20:11 [The Hindu - News] Bank employees to strike work on January 20, 21

20:11 [Raw Story] Obamacare enrollment deadline for Jan. 1 coverage gets surprise extension

20:11 [straight] Harry Potter takes to the stage /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/HarryPotter_131223.jpg

20:12 [zero hedge] Fund Of Funds Implosion Forces Conversion Of Ever More Hedge Funds Into "Long-Onlies"

20:12 [The Hindu - Opinion] A letter to Hazare

20:12 [Reuters: politics] Obama in 'symbolic' signup for health insurance plan

20:12 [NPR] VIDEO: Carlos Santana Reunites With Homeless Ex-bandmate

20:13 [The Hindu - News] Indigenous device detecting early cervical cancer launched

20:13 [CNN] Utah judge denies stay on same-sex marriages

20:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] Nurture vs nature

20:14 [The Hindu - Opinion] AAP’s green signal

20:15 [The Hindu - News] Avoid word ‘rape’ in reports, doctors told

20:16 [Deutsche Welle] IceCube detector locates cosmic neutrinos

20:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill Moyers: Watch: Incarceration Nation

20:19 [The Independent] Teenage girl who survived Seattle drive-by shooting: ‘My glasses saved my life’

20:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stanton Peele: 5 Questions for Barack Obama About NSA Spying

20:20 [Fox News: politics] Washington state lawmaker calls Arizona 'racist wasteland'

20:22 [CNN] Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of AK-47, dies at 94

20:23 [CNET News] Parents, and baby, remake 'Star Wars,' 'Alien' in cardboard

20:24 [Slate Magazine] It’s the 10th Anniversary of Battlestar Galactica

20:25 [Reuters: politics] Obamacare signup deadline pushed back to Tuesday

20:26 [Voice of America] VOA News: Brazil Floods Cause Death and Evacuations

20:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: How Sotomayor Undermined Obama's NSA | MSNBC

20:29 [Slate Magazine] Birth of a Medium

20:31 [CNN: Crime] Stay on same-sex marriages denied

20:32 [The Hindu - Opinion] Tapping the transformative energy

20:32 [Reuters] Chadian peacekeepers fire on protesters in Central African Republic

20:33 [Slashdot] Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

20:33 [CNET News] Sony drops music streaming service Gracenote

20:34 [The Hindu - Opinion] Collective parroting and political culture

20:35 [CNN] Storms move on, leave cold behind

20:35 [The Independent] Chadian peacekeepers fire on demonstrators in Central African republic

20:35 [The Independent] Bitcoin millionaire: US entrepreneur in drug website case wants his $30m in virtual currency back from police

20:35 [The Independent] Bahrain acquits police officers accused of torturing doctors who treated protesters

20:36 [The Hindu - Opinion] Fretting over large-scale immigration

20:36 [Raw Story] Edward Snowden says he is unwilling to swap NSA information for asylum

20:37 [The Hindu - News] Raj, Amitabh bury differences

20:37 [The Hindu - News] Fresh trial in Salman’s hit-and-run case

20:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christopher Mathias: Bloomberg Administration Remains Mum On Plans To Preserve Its Emails

20:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Neale Godfrey: Don't Be a Scrooge: Spread the Joy of Paying Taxes!

20:40 [Telegraph] Dennis Rodman dealt blow as Paddy Power withdraws from Big Bang in Pyongyang

20:41 [CNN] French Open finalist David Ferrer calls time on longtime coach

20:42 [zero hedge] Ackman Issues Status Update On The One Year Annivesary Of His Herbalife Ideological Obsession

20:43 [Truthdig] Boeing Wish List

20:43 [Truthdig] Putin Tears Ukraine

20:43 [straight] Mountain biking site shares the ride with poor children in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/shutterstock_122408812.jpg

20:44 [Guardian] Arsenal v Chelsea – live! | Tom Bryant

20:44 [The Atlantic: International] Mikhail Kalashnikov's Runaway Invention

20:46 [CNN] Utah judge: Ruling allowing same-sex marriages still stands

20:48 [NPR] WATCH: A 'Mistletoe Drone' Descends On San Francisco

20:48 [Voice of America] Reuters: Hundreds Protest Egypt's Jailing of Activists

20:51 [The Independent] Thai protesters anti-government surround Bangkok sports stadium to try to block election sign-up

20:52 [The Hindu - News] AAP sets its sights on Maharashtra

20:54 [Fox News] Wash. state lawmaker calls Ariz. 'racist wasteland'

20:54 [Fox News] Storms bring snow, ice, outages to some in US- FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

20:54 [Fox News] Finding Jesus: GPS trackers help churches find dolls stolen from creche scenes

20:54 [Fox News] US moving troops in prep for more action in Sudan- Thousands of foreigners in South Sudan evacuated

20:54 [Fox News] Utah judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages

20:54 [Fox News] Second opinion planned for teen declared brain dead

20:54 [Fox News] Russian AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dies

20:54 [Fox News] Rand Paul celebrates �Festivus� with �airing of grievances� against DC

20:54 [Fox News] Police hunt for Illinois man in fatal carjacking

20:54 [Fox News] Feds see surge in children crossing US-Mexico border amid concerns over immigration policy

20:54 [Fox News] Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea without saying if he met Kim Jong Un

20:56 [The Hindu - News] AAP expected to deliver what it promised

20:56 [zero hedge] Bill Gross Muses On Bitcoin, And Prosperity In A Time Of Central Planning Cholera

20:56 [Telegraph] 'Mafia-free' Christmas hampers prove a hit for Italian shoppers

20:58 [The Hindu - News] Proposed green road to B’lore gathers pace

20:58 [The Hindu - News] Govt. hospitals to enforce visiting hours

20:58 [The Hindu - News] 35-year-old continues year-long quest for a Braille question paper

20:58 [The Hindu - News] When twin passions for music and coding combine

20:58 [The Hindu - News] Kalai Arangam work begins

21:00 [Reuters] Exclusive: Assad's secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt

21:01 [Raw Story] Cory Booker challenges Rand Paul to traditional Festivus ‘feats of strength’ on Senate floor

21:02 [Disinformation] Memento Mori In Your Stocking

21:03 [CNN] Opinion: Is al Qaeda outdoing the U.S. on truth telling?

21:04 [Pravda] Americans, do not give up your God

21:06 [The Hindu - News] We are extending deadline on identity cards, says Khurshid

21:06 [The Hindu - News] Uncertainty ends, AAP to form govt.

21:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ralph Nader: White House Arrests Santa Claus for Standing Up for a Higher Minimum Wage

21:07 [AlterNet] Justine Sacco's Offensive Tweet and the Cost of Twitter Outrage

21:09 [The Atlantic: National] Our New Issue Is Out

21:10 [The Hindu - News] Indigenous device detecting early cervical cancer launched

21:10 [msnbc: politics] Paul's plan for Motown faces serious potholes

21:12 [Reuters] South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

21:13 [CNET News] The 404 Yuletide Mini-sode 2013: A tour of the new studio (podcast)

21:13 [straight] Best movies of 2013: The top of the cinematic crop /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Cover_2401.jpg

21:13 [straight] Top 10 movies of 2013 critics' picks: John Lekich /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/BlueJasmine-CateBlanchette.jpg

21:13 [straight] Top 10 movies of 2013 critics' picks: Patty Jones /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_AmericanHustle4_2401.jpg

21:13 [straight] Top 10 movies of 2013 critics' picks: Janet Smith /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Gravity-SandraBullock2.jpg

21:13 [straight] Top 10 movies of 2013 critics' picks: Ken Eisner /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/12YearsaSlave-ChiwetelEjiofo4.jpg

21:13 [straight] TransLink offers free transit for New Year’s Eve /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/FuckSkyTrain-SH.jpg

21:13 [straight] Dramatic Yule log trailer released /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_104497967.jpg

21:14 [Slate Magazine] Wedding Crasher

21:14 [The Hindu - News] Floodwater draining into sea will be tapped for Chennai

21:14 [Slashdot] Book Review: Digital Archaeology: the Art and Science of Digital Forensics

21:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House And Threatening War With Iran

21:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Former State Department Adviser Jake Sullivan Reemerges As Iran Policy Player

21:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Van Buren: The Christmas Ghost of Presidential Legacies Past

21:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australians trapped in South Sudan

21:18 [The Hindu - News] At consultation, Rahul swears by security for all sections

21:20 [Topix Activism News] Russian Gay Activist Convicted Under 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law

21:20 [Voice of America] Designer of Russia's Kalashnikov Rifle Dies

21:20 [Voice of America] Reuters: American Jailed in UAE for YouTube Parody Video

21:21 [CNN: Politics] Obama signs up for healthcare...sort of

21:22 [] Market report / Tel Aviv shares extend gains on U.S. economic data

21:22 [Financial Times] Froman upbeat on US role in trade talks

21:22 [Financial Times] Scandal fallout hits Turkish business

21:22 [The Independent] Exclusive: Coalition split again as Danny Alexander slams senior Tories for flirting with ‘disastrous’ EU exit

21:22 [The Independent] Britain and the EU: We need a recovery that is built to last

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jillian Berman: U.S. Airport Security Is 'Just A Show,' Expert Says

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kevin W. Concannon: A Helping Hand for Those Who Serve

21:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Former GOP Staffer Asks Fellow Republicans To Stop Bashing The Affordable Care Act

21:25 [Fox News: politics] Ohio gay marriage ban rejected in narrow ruling

21:26 [The Progressive] The Top 5 Moments in 2013's War on Women

21:26 [zero hedge] On The 100th Anniversary Of The Federal Reserve Here Are 100 Reasons To Shut It Down Forever

21:26 [] Australia's Year in Review: Hottest, Hottest, Hottest... /sites/

21:29 [Telegraph] Pussy Riot singer: 'We are all prisoners in Russia'

21:29 [Telegraph] 'Man flu': the truth that women don't want to hear

21:31 [Raw Story] Bloomberg anchor gets Bitcoin on live TV and is promptly robbed by a viewer

21:32 [The Hindu - News] Samaikya echo at Pranab’s meet

21:33 [Fin24 News] Gordhan is not retiring - Treasury

21:33 [Mother Jones] Why Don't Germans Tweet? /files/blog_brat_burger.jpg

21:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Mitch McConnell Launches Christmas-Themed Attack On Alison Lundergan Grimes

21:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Neal Wooten: V Is for Victim

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Engineer from Andhra Pradesh kidnapped in Assam

21:37 [The Independent] Never forget a face? Scientists unlock genetics that cause autism sufferers’ memory struggles

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Return Padma Shri first and then contest petition, court tells Telugu actors

21:39 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Nelson Mandela’s Closest Allies

21:39 [] On the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border, A Year of Conflict

21:39 [] CSTO Takes Aim At Ukraine, Color Revolutions

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Mulayam Singh takes exception to Rahul’s Muzaffarnagar visit

21:41 [Raw Story] Obama symbolically signs up for Obamacare during Hawaii vacation

21:43 [Truthdig] ‘PBS NewsHour’: ‘Money on the Mind’

21:43 [Telegraph] British Airways plane "made a wrong turn' before crashing into airport building

21:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arturo Lopez Levy: Barack Obama and Raul Castro: More Than a Handshake?

21:45 [The Hindu - News] AP busy screening Telangana Bill for loopholes

21:45 [The Hindu - News] People bid farewell to Sudan hero

21:48 [CNET News] Twitter's Jack Dorsey joins Disney's board

21:48 [CNET News] No BlackBerry Live in 2014

21:49 [The Hindu - News] Delay in implementation of National Litigation Policy deplored

21:49 [The Hindu - News] One more hospital to join Punjab’s war on cancer

21:49 [The Hindu - News] 3 Kuki militants held

21:49 [The Hindu - News] TRS poser to Congress on Telangana decision

21:49 [The Hindu - News] HC advises actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam to return Padma Shri

21:49 [The Hindu - News] ‘Gold digging not merely because of seer’s dream’

21:49 [The Hindu - News] Rashtrakavi G.S. Shivarudrappa no more

21:52 [The Independent] Two die in swollen rivers as gales batter Britain

21:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John McAuliff: Change With Cuba in President Obama's Hands

21:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Rosa DeLauro's Response To One Woman's Unemployment Horror Story: 'Oh God'

21:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

21:53 [The Hindu - News] 10 die in Davangere road accident

21:53 [The Hindu - News] Four major acquisitions for the Navy and the Army approved

21:54 [Slate Magazine] Watch the Latest Round of Robots Drive, Reel, and Drill for DARPA Cash

21:56 [The Progressive] Yemen Drone Attack Shows Failure of U.S. Policy

21:56 [zero hedge] Spot When The Fed Tapered

21:56 [Raw Story] Israeli prime minister lashes out at ‘unacceptable’ U.S. spying

21:56 [Raw Story] Francis meets Benedict XVI on first Christmas as pope

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Mahadayi water dispute: wider consultations planned

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Rajnath meets Yeddyurappa

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Second phase of tiger census to have camera-trapping

22:02 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Allen Schmertzler: "Putting Majority Back Into Democracy"

22:02 [Slashdot] Researchers Connect 91% of Numbers With Names In Metadata Probe

22:03 [The Hindu - News] CM opens Vanchinathan memorial in Shencottah

22:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australian journalist faces Thai jail

22:04 [] Turkey: Contest Tries to Strengthen Pan-Turkic Ties

22:06 [CNN] Study: Eating nuts during pregnancy may reduce baby's allergy risk

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Life remains frozen in Kodaikanal

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa commissions drinking water supply projects

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Kerala government relaxes Land Assignment Rules

22:08 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs order for 1 percent federal pay raises in 2014

22:08 [The Independent] Giant Christmas snow globe to 'protect' statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus shatters in high winds

22:08 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: African Union Demands Dialogue to End South Sudan Violence

22:08 [Voice of America] Reuters: Astronauts Ready for Second Spacewalk to Repair Station

22:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ariel Edwards-Levy: Polls Show Just How Bad 2013 Was For Obamacare Approval

22:11 [CNN: Health] Study: Eating nuts during pregnancy may reduce baby's allergy risk

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Chandy leads in corruption too: Pinarayi

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Will consider appeal to avoid BJP: Vijayakant

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Kerala govt mulling waiver of stamp duty for farm loans

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Collector directs officials to demolish two floors of building

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Pilgrim suffering unabated at Sabarimala

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Sugarcane farmers’ demand ignored, says Karunanidhi

22:11 [The Hindu - News] HC orders probe into suspended officer’s plea

22:14 [CNN] Opinion: Did Lincoln start the 'war of Christmas'?

22:14 [CNN] Husband of pregnant wife wants her off life support

22:14 [CNN: Money] Dow and S&P hit new records

22:14 [CNN: Money] U.S. postpones 2014 hike in mortgage fees

22:14 [straight] Photos: Idle No More marks first anniversary with Metrotown flash mob /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11508273014_5b1dfdaff1_b_0.jpg

22:15 [Telegraph] Christmas getaway hit by storms and flooding: as it happened

22:15 [Telegraph] Nigella Lawson: Scotland Yard faces new pressure over drug allegations

22:17 [The Hindu - News] G.S. Shivarudrappa, Kannada poet, passes away

22:19 [CNET News] Internet cat Lil BUB about to make your holiday purrfect

22:19 [CNET News] XCAR Awards 2013: Best Drive, Alex

22:20 [Topix Activism News] American warns World Cup fans about Brazil police

22:21 [Deutsche Welle] Frankfurt's DAX heads into Christmas on a record high

22:21 [Raw Story] Utah judge who declared same-sex marriage legal refuses to stay his ruling

22:23 [NPR] Alabama Blue Cross Shares Obamacare Tax Woes With Customers

22:23 [The Independent] Northampton left reeling by exposé of binge drinking - courtesy of the New York Times

22:24 [CNN] Husband of pregnant woman wants her off life support

22:26 [zero hedge] Former Goldman Banker To Head CMHC: "Canada's Mortgage Monster"

22:29 [Slate Magazine] Wait, Are You Sure You Want to Plead Guilty?

22:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Dumbest Commentary About Latinos In 2013

22:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rose Ann DeMoro: Lives in the Balance: The Hidden Erosion of Safe Hospital Care

22:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joseph Peterson: Utah's First, Legal Same-Sex Wedding Starts Marriage Snowball

22:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rob Kall: Looking at a Bigger Picture: Criminals and Rogue Organizations Within

22:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Grim: Wall Street Bankers Urged To Donate Bonuses To The Homeless

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa opens Vanchinathan memorial in Shencottah

22:32 [Disinformation] Retired BP Geologist: Peak Oil Is Already Here

22:36 [Voice of America] US Intesifies Diplomacy to End South Sudan Violence

22:36 [Raw Story] NC defends governor’s ban on NAACP protests by warning about ‘womanless’ marriages

22:36 [straight] Photo: Sailor Santa goes boating /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/11502255254_8a64a35e26_c.jpg

22:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eline Gordts: A Secret Mission, A One-Eyed Pilot, A Fiery Crash In Colombia

22:38 [CNN: Health] Husband of pregnant woman wants her off life support

22:39 [CNN] Christmas by the Numbers

22:39 [CNN] Family wins reprieve for brain-dead daughter

22:39 [CNN] Dennis Rodman leaves North Korea without meeting Kim Jong Un

22:40 [The Independent] Tottenham Hotspur appoint Tim Sherwood as head coach until end of season

22:41 [The Progressive] Running Scared: Protesters Never Endangered Walker

22:41 [CNN: Travel] Most magnificent Christmas trees

22:41 [CNN: Travel] 20 year Christmas travel tradition

22:41 [] Snowden Slams NSA Review as 'Cosmetic' /sites/

22:41 [] Snowden Slams NSA Review as 'Cosmetic' /sites/

22:43 [NPR] On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made

22:43 [Fox News] FALLING BEHINDStates lag on ObamaCare enrollment

22:44 [CNN] NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to join Council on Foreign Relations

22:45 [straight] Dermod Travis: Five New Year’s resolutions for B.C. politicians /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ChristyGregor-SH.jpg

22:46 [CNN] Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts

22:47 [CNN: Travel] Friends' 20-year Christmas travel tradition

22:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Bill Quigley: Live from Bethlehem: The Goldman Sachs 2013 Christmas Story

22:48 [NPR] How To Build An Indestructible Gingerbread House

22:50 [Fox News: politics] NYC mayor-elect's spokeswoman dating Eliot Spitzer, reports say

22:53 [NPR] Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent Raise

22:54 [CNN] Israelis release Palestinian prisoner who once fasted for 266 days

22:55 [The Independent] Teenage photographer Molhem Barakat killed covering Syrian civil war for Reuters

22:56 [zero hedge] Low Volume Melt-Up Continues - Dow & S&P Close At New Record Highs

22:56 [zero hedge] How Central Banking Really Works - Fed Anniversary Redux

22:56 [Deutsche Welle] Ban Ki-moon calls for Iran involvement in Syria peace talks

22:56 [Raw Story] Federal livestock waiver gives Santa Claus green light to enter U.S.

22:59 [Guardian] Arsenal v Chelsea – as it happened! | Tom Bryant

23:00 [Good] What I Learned in 2013: Scaling

23:02 [CNN: Money] U.S. postpones 2014 mortgage fee hike

23:02 [CNN: Money] Lawsuits piling up on Target over hack

23:03 [Slashdot] Alek Komarnitsky's Huge Christmas Light Display Still Going Strong (Video)

23:03 [CNN] Arsenal and Chelsea share scrappy draw to keep Liverpool top of table

23:03 [CNN] Paul Walker's scenes will be part of 'Fast and Furious 7'

23:03 [CNN] Gift cards probed in Apple purchases in New York

23:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Gretchen Whitmer: The Most Misogynistic Law I've Ever Seen

23:11 [The Progressive] Cuts Leave Campaign Finance Rules to Drown in Bathtub

23:11 [The Independent] Alan Turing gets his royal pardon for 'gross indecency' – 61 years after he poisoned himself

23:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: The GOP's Sad Scrooge Agenda

23:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Australians trapped in South Sudan city

23:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Petrova out of Open after crash

23:21 [CNN] Jahi McMath's mother: 'I won't stop fighting' for girl on life support

23:21 [Raw Story] Tribune buys music data service from Sony for $170 million

23:21 [Raw Story] Palestinian prisoner released from Israel under terms of hunger strike deal

23:21 [Raw Story] Twitter chair Jack Dorsey joins Disney’s board of directors

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Santa To Brave America's 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Trevor Timm: If Snowden Returned to US for Trial, All Whistleblower Evidence Would Likely Be Inadmissible

23:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] The Center for Public Integrity: White House stays mum on troubles with election regulator

23:25 [The Atlantic: Politics] The War on Terror's Jedi Mind Trick

23:26 [zero hedge] BofAML: Euro Bears Should Be Salivating

23:29 [Slate Magazine] Lost Viral Hits of the Pre-YouTube Era

23:29 [Slate Magazine] The Wolf of Wall Street

23:29 [Slate Magazine] Hang Up and Listen: The Receiver’s Redeemer Edition

23:30 [Good] What I Learned in 2013: "Design With AND For"

23:31 [Telegraph] China's city of lost children brings in shelters for abandoned babies

23:31 [Telegraph] Britons among 3,000 foreigners trapped in South Sudan city

23:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Sledge: Jailed Anarchist Makes Freedom Bid

23:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan Grim: Promotes Petition Defending 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Your favorite TV of 2013

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Paul Walker's scenes to be part of 'Fast' 7

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Dot-Marie Jones marries

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Your fave TV of 2013

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Kate Winslet's baby name has teeth

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] The Buzz: Jeremy Renner's hibernation

23:35 [CNN: Entertainment] A&E stays quiet amid boycott

23:38 [Truthdig] Tourism Pollution

23:38 [Truthdig] Designer of the World’s Most Popular Gun Dies After a Lifetime of Sleeping Well

23:38 [Truthdig] Not Santa

23:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Samantha Lachman: Tom Coburn And Mike Lee Block Al Franken's Mental Health Bill

23:44 [Slate Magazine] But What Color Are Rudolph's Eyes?

23:45 [Slashdot] Alan Turing Pardoned

23:46 [CNN] Confident Putin frees foes ahead of Sochi Olympics

23:47 [Telegraph] Apollo Theatre could face £1m legal action over ceiling collapse

23:47 [Telegraph] Painting by George Zimmerman sells for $100,000

23:52 [Sydney Morning Herald] Swann's nan blames 'nasty' Australians for retirement

23:56 [CNN: Health] Mother: 'I won't stop fighting' for daughter on life support

23:56 [CNN: Health] He wants to let his pregnant wife die

23:56 [zero hedge] 135% Techno Boom: Still Undervalued?

23:57 [The Independent] Bus loses roof after crashing into railway bridge in south London

23:57 [The Independent] Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 match report: Dean’s mistakes deny top spot to Arsenal

23:57 [] Defense Ministry budget to grow in 2014, despite government attempts to cut it

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