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00:01 [CNN: Technology] Digital wallets and vein scanners: The future of payments

00:02 [straight] Stephen Hui: Vancouverites perform “social experiment” on homeless man to make a point /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/95QlgMls1Lo.jpg

00:02 [Raw Story] Reuters: North Korea ‘totally offline’ after reportedly suffering Internet outage

00:03 [CNN: Politics] Politics Year in Review 2014

00:03 [NPR] Aarti Shahani: What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

00:03 [NPR] Ian Chillag: Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

00:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alain Elkann: The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

00:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Dreier: Ella Baker, Ferguson, and 'Black Mothers' Sons'

00:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Police Unions 'Standing Down' After Controversial Comments In Wake Of NYPD Shooting

00:05 [Fox News: politics] Bergdahl investigation report goes to senior Army commander //

00:07 [The Independent] Bad policy, good politics: Ed Balls’s determination to impose his mansion tax as soon as he can puts the Conservatives in a bind

00:12 [Guardian] Jamie Jackson: Sir Alex Ferguson heaps praise on Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United reign

00:13 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Doom Boom: US Families Increasingly Prepared For "Modern Day Apocalypse"

00:14 [Telegraph] AFP: US envoy says North Koreans face 'living nightmare'

00:14 [Telegraph] Tom Brooks-Pollock: Penny Mordaunt: public reaction to my prank speech reminded me of Carry On films

00:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'PUT ASIDE' POLITICS De Blasio seeks peace with unions after cop murders

00:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Bergdahl probe report goes to senior Army commander

00:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Wine lover uncorks legal battle with Keystone State

00:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Records detail allegations against ex-49er McDonald

00:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Janine Francolini: Solstice Solace

00:22 [Slashdot] samzenpus: Meet the Doctor Trying To Use the Blood of Ebola Survivors To Create a Cure

00:25 [] jkucera: Uzbekistan Claims Drone Incursion From Kyrgyzstan

00:27 [straight] Miranda Nelson: Feminists pelt Belgian prime minister with fries and mayo /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/B5dT9amIMAEyaRl.jpg

00:30 [Voice of America] VOA News: Security Council Puts N. Korean Human Rights on Agenda

00:31 [CNN] 10 of the best safaris for 2015

00:31 [CNN] Muhammad Ali to be discharged after bout of pneumonia

00:31 [The Independent] New York shooting: mother of gunman Ismaaiyl Brinsley 'deeply sorry'

00:31 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: NASA Envisions Floating Settlements Above Venus //

00:33 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: Argentinian Town Bans Beauty Pageants Because They’re Sexist As Hell

00:33 [Reuters] Internet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute

00:34 [Guardian] Press Association: Stansted airport hit by power failure

00:35 [Disinformation] Anni Irish: Sexts on Film

00:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kim Bellware: The Obama Library Might Look Like Something Out Of A Sci-Fi Fever Dream

00:43 [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

00:44 [Truthdig] This Public Alabama Hospital Sues the Poorest of the Poor

00:44 [straight] Miranda Nelson: MLA Mable Elmore enters federal NDP nomination race in Vancouver East /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MableElmore-SH.jpg

00:44 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Monday Humor: Now Available With A 30 Year Fixed-Rate FHA Loan

00:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alexandra Svokos: California College Students Call For K-12 Consent Education

00:52 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Okla. teacher fired for cramming students in trunk during unauthorized food run

00:53 [AL JAZEERA] Pope makes scathing attack on Vatican 'ills'

00:56 [The Independent] BBC apologises for not including Green Party on polling report despite overtaking Lib Dems

01:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sean McElwee: How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

01:01 [Slate Magazine] Suki Kim: Played for a Fool

01:02 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

01:02 [Reuters: politics] Lockheed meets 2014 target for 36 F-35 deliveries-Pentagon

01:02 [Reuters: politics] White House hires former Keystone lobbyist as Senate liaison

01:04 [CBC: politics] Kathleen Harris: Ambassador Alexander Darchiev: 'Crimea is Russia - once and forever'

01:06 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Treasury seeks to guard against illegal sports wagers

01:08 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Uber Pushing For Patent On Surge Pricing

01:09 [straight] Jennie Ramstad: Top five things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, December 23 /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/KarenLeeBatten1_141219.png

01:09 [Reuters] U.S. to review move not to charge ex-officer in Milwaukee fatal shooting

01:09 [Reuters] At U.N. council, U.S. calls life in North Korea 'living nightmare'

01:10 [Amnesty International] Amnesty International: Iraq: Yezidi women and girls face harrowing sexual violence

01:13 [AL JAZEERA] Dozens killed in Nigeria bomb blasts

01:14 [BBC: Technology] How GPS delivery is changing shopping

01:14 [Electronic Intifada] Sarah Irving: Rebel songs to rap: the history of Palestine's music

01:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ICONIC WHEELS 'Miami Vice' Ferrari listed on eBay for $1.75M

01:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Joe Cocker dead at 70 - Celebrities react to death of singer Joe Cocker - SLIDESHOW: Stars we lost in 2014

01:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS mines compound hidden killer that's plagued Iraq for decades

01:17 [Guardian] Louise Taylor: FA charges Leeds defender Bellusci with making racist remark to Jerome

01:17 [Guardian] Sarah Butler: 135 retail firms in critical condition, say analysts

01:17 [Guardian] Hilary Osborne: Quarter of private tenants cutting back on food to pay rent – survey

01:17 [Guardian] John Plunkett: Alternative Christmas message to be given by Ebola survivor Will Pooley

01:17 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Google says prototype self-driving car is ready for road testing

01:19 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Judge Rules Oklahoma's Lethal Injection Protocols Are Constitutional

01:19 [Reuters] Exclusive: Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

01:22 [The Independent] World's oldest gorilla turns 58 but not everyone is celebrating

01:22 [The Independent] Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

01:22 [The Independent] Customers complain to banks every 10 seconds

01:22 [The Independent] Postcard from... Cologne

01:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Rolling Stone asks Columbia Journalism School to examine UVA rape story

01:22 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

01:24 [CBC: politics] CBC News: Preston Manning apologizes for role in Wildrose defections

01:26 [CNN] No charges for Milwaukee officer in fatal shooting

01:26 [Big Think] Orion Jones: Coal-Powered Electric Cars Out-Pollute Fossil Fuels //

01:26 [Telegraph] Steven Swinford: Councils which cause potholes will be named and shamed

01:26 [Telegraph] Christopher Hope: Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet

01:26 [Telegraph] Telegraph reporter: Experimental Ebola vaccines are ruled safe

01:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Congress Can't Prevent Michael Grimm From Taking Seat In House

01:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jennifer Bendery: Congressman Invites Sony To Show 'The Interview' At The Capitol

01:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Arizona To Change Lethal Injection Drugs After Botched Execution

01:30 [Financial Times] North Korea cut from the internet

01:31 [Slate Magazine] Betsy Woodruff: Forget Santa. You Should Celebrate La Befana.

01:31 [Slate Magazine] Mike Pesca: Grin and Bear It

01:31 [Slate Magazine] Mike Pesca: Hang Up and Listen: The Inside the NBA Insider Edition

01:32 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: How Japan Bankrupted Itself - Lessons For Europe

01:32 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Turkish President Erdogan calls birth control ‘treason,’ says opponents want to ‘dry up’ country

01:33 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: Bus Drivers The Latest Targets of Anti-Sitting Extremism

01:35 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: The reaction to the “Instagram Rapture” shows how narcissistic the service really is

01:37 [AL JAZEERA] Argentina court grants orangutan basic rights

01:41 [CNN] The real story behind Santa Claus

01:41 [Fox News: politics] Michael Grimm to plead guilty to federal tax evasion, AP sources say //

01:42 [Raw Story] Reuters: White House hires former Keystone XL lobbyist as Senate liaison

01:46 [The Independent] More than one million British families now live in fuel poverty

01:46 [Reuters] Joe Cocker, raspy-voiced British singer, dies at 70

01:51 [Telegraph] Tom Brooks-Pollock: Ed Balls: Labour would impose mansion tax from 'day one'

01:51 [Telegraph] Telegraph Reporter: 'Investigate deaths linked to child sex ring'

01:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HACKING REVENGE? North Korea hit with massive Internet outage

01:53 [CNN: Money] A peek into North Korea's Internet //

01:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Akbar Shahid Ahmed: Tunisia Has A Democracy, If They Can Keep It

01:56 [Slashdot] Soulskill: An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM

01:56 [Reuters] Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

01:59 [Guardian] Press Association: Potholes targeted in £6bn funding injection to English local councils

01:59 [straight] Stephen Hui: The only thing better than a double bogey is one on Christmas /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/shutterstock_159780746.jpg

01:59 [straight] Carolyn Ali: Turkey dinner in a tart raises funds for Union Gospel Mission /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/tart.jpg

02:01 [Voice of America] Henry Ridgwell: France Rocked by Attacks as Fear of ISIS-Inspired Terror Grows

02:01 [Deutsche Welle] UN Security Council discusses referring North Korea to ICC

02:02 [Reuters: politics] Senate Republican leader McConnell opposes Obama on Cuba

02:02 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Former Airline CEO Claims US Military Shot Down MH370 Near Diego Garcia

02:04 [Reuters: politics] U.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics

02:06 [Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis lambasts greedy, 'hypocritical' Catholic Church bureaucracy

02:09 [CNN] Mardi Gras Fast Facts

02:12 [Raw Story] Reuters: Justice Dept. will open civil rights investigation into Dontre Hamilton fatal shooting case

02:16 [Big Think] Orion Jones: World Religions Are Fading, But Forever? Probably Not. //

02:21 [Amnesty International] Amnesty International: Iraq: Yezidi women and girls face harrowing sexual violence

02:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Republicans Block Reappointment Of CBO Chief

02:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Weigant: Cyberwar Or Cybervandalism?

02:27 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

02:31 [Slate Magazine] Josh Voorhees: Déjà Blue

02:33 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: Buffalo’s New Homeless Housing Complex Offers Padded Park Benches

02:35 [straight] Jon Cranny: Where to take the family for cheap eats over the holidays in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Ludica3_2453.jpg

02:35 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: This Is the Stupidest Anti-Science Bullshit of 2014

02:38 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Name The Exponential Chart

02:39 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Edward Flattau: Endangered Cuba

02:41 [Deutsche Welle] Essebsi: Tunisia's father figure

02:42 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Delta Air Lines employee accused of helping smuggle 18 guns aboard flight to New York

02:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe' takes on Obama's immigration order in court

02:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: IRS TARGETING REPORT Official failed to admit scheme before '12 election

02:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Michael Grimm to plead guilty to federal tax evasion, AP sources say

02:48 [straight] Jon Cranny: Buy your friends a drink or a meal with Guusto /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/guusto.jpg

02:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Equal Justice Works: 5 Essential Provisions for the Higher Education Act to Alleviate Student Debt Today

02:53 [AL JAZEERA] Gambia arrests three men for homosexuality

02:55 [Voice of America] Henry Ridgwell: France Rocked by Attacks as Fear of IS-Inspired Terror Grows

02:57 [The Hindu - News] AP: North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

03:04 [Reuters] New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

03:08 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Meet The Future Of Trading: A 25-Year-Old... Math PhD

03:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: New York Attorney General Goes After Jimmy John's Over Noncompete Agreements

03:11 [Deutsche Welle] North Korea in Internet blackout amid Sony cyber attack row

03:12 [Raw Story] Reuters: Arizona will change lethal injection drugs after botched execution takes nearly 2 hours

03:17 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Next round’s on him: TV host’s ‘Drinking Jacket’ project raises more than $500K online

03:18 [The Hindu - News] Verdict day

03:19 [Voice of America] Reuters: Spaniards Celebrate 'El Gordo' Victories in World's Biggest Lottery

03:19 [Truthdig] Who to Blame for North Korea’s Internet Collapse?

03:21 [AntiWar] Margaret Griffis: Iran-backed Cleric Among 53 Killed in Iraq

03:24 [The Atlantic: Technology] Adrienne LaFrance: The Web Is the Real World

03:28 [The Hindu - News] Live: J&K, Jharkhand poll results

03:28 [The Hindu - News] AP: Thousands stage anti-Islam protest in Germany

03:30 [Disinformation] Joy Camp: Spare Change

03:30 [CNN] Report: Two-hour execution followed correct protocol

03:34 [The Hindu - News] Live: Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand poll results

03:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: New Yorkers Express Quiet Grief Over NYPD Murders

03:35 [CNN] North Korea's Internet back up after disruption

03:36 [Financial Times] China’s GM crops fail to bear fruit

03:38 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Austrian Case Against Economic Intervention

03:38 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: Ensure railway engines don’t pollute, says NGT

03:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Vidya Venkat: 'Arab Spring has now turned into a winter'

03:43 [AL JAZEERA] Sex slavery 'pushes ISIL victims to suicide'

03:44 [The Hindu - News] Vijetha S. N.: DU’s Antardhvani to be held in February

03:45 [Voice of America] Jeff Seldin: US Officials Warn Against Complacency in Fight Against Ebola

03:45 [Voice of America] Reuters: Brazil's Rousseff Stands by Petrobras CEO

03:47 [Slate Magazine] Marlon James: The Museum of Second Novels

03:48 [The Hindu - News] Shubhomoy Sikdar: Gardener held for molesting child in school

03:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Janata Parivar rally puts Delhi under gridlock

03:50 [The Hindu - News] Kritika Sharma Sebastian: DPS begins admission

03:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election

03:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: IMMIGRATION SHOWDOWN 'Sheriff Joe' takes on Obama's immigration order

03:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MOTHERLODE OF METAL 1.6B-ton copper mega-mine approved by Fed land swap

03:51 [Reuters] North Korea's internet links restored: U.S. monitoring company

03:51 [CNN: Entertainment] What to binge-watch this holiday

03:52 [Deutsche Welle] North Korea faces Internet disruptions amid Sony cyber attack row

03:54 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Policemen attacked for allegedly conniving with sex racketeers

03:56 [CNN] Christie says Jeb Bush's 2016 ambitions not a factor

03:58 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: 10 community halls become night shelters for homeless

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Sowmiya Ashok: Barapullah corridor to be extended from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar

04:03 [Fin24 News] | Oil prices and Saudi diplomacy

04:05 [CNN: Politics] Christie says Jeb Bush's 2016 ambitions are not a factor

04:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rev. Karyn Carlo PhD: A Message From a Protestor and Former Cop: We Are Not Anti-Cop. We Are Pro-Life.

04:07 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Argentinian court rules that orangutan has right as a ‘non-human being’ to leave zoo

04:08 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Welcome To The Recovery: US Box Office Spend Plunges To Lowest Since 2000

04:08 [Financial Times] North Korea hit by internet shutdown

04:09 [CNN] Controversial VA projects waste billions

04:17 [Voice of America] Reuters: New York Mayor Calls for Pause in Protests After Police Killings

04:17 [Telegraph] Josie Ensor: North Korea internet back up after nation-wide outage

04:21 [Voice of America] VOA News: Rights Groups Want Special Prosecutor to Investigate CIA Torture

04:24 [Guardian] Associated Press in Washington: North Korea suffers internet blackout – reports

04:25 [Voice of America] Reuters: Sting Buoys 'The Last Ship' With Broadway Role

04:29 [Slashdot] Soulskill: ESA Carries Out Asteroid Impact Drill

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04:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Explaining "Real" Money To Your Children

04:59 [Voice of America] New York Mayor Urges Protest Halt in Wake of Police Deaths

05:00 [The Hindu - News] IANS: BJP ahead of everyone in Jharkhand

05:00 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Jammu and Kashmir polls: Counting begins

05:02 [Fin24 News] | US existing home sales hit six-month low

05:05 [CNN] Hong Kong tycoon, ex-official sentenced 5 years

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: BJP ahead of everyone in Jharkhand

05:07 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Bill O’Reilly demands that NYC Mayor de Blasio resign for being an ‘anti-police individual’

05:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Kuttner: Schumer's Delicate Dance with Wall Street

05:09 [Reuters] North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: Big gains for BJP in Jharkhand

05:19 [NPR] The Associated Press: Mexican Police Helped Cartel Massacre 193 Migrants, Documents Show

05:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HACKING REVENGE? North Korean websites hit by hours-long outage

05:20 [Slashdot] Soulskill: NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

05:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Mamata, the biggest beneficiary of Saradha companies: Kunal Ghosh

05:27 [Deutsche Welle] Amnesty International report: IS sexual violence against Yazidi women and girls

05:31 [The Hindu - News] Staff reporter: Jadavpur V-C claims he has support of majority of students

05:32 [Slate Magazine] Andrew Mack: The World Is Not Falling Apart

05:32 [Guardian] Antony Loewenstein: After New Era, it's harder than ever to mock Russell Brand as a hypocrite

05:33 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Billionaire Hong Kong property tycoon jailed for bribery

05:34 [CNN] How Joe Cocker conquered the Beatles (Opinion)

05:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kelly Chen: North Korea Internet Links Restored Amid U.S. Hacking Dispute

05:37 [Voice of America] Jim Randle: Trade Talks Could Heat Up in 2015

05:41 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Woman cheated by stranger in Anakaputhur

05:41 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Woman attacked, robbed at home in Villivakkam

05:41 [The Hindu - News] Kavita Kishore: Encouraging student reporting in Margazhi season

05:45 [The Hindu - News] V. Venkatasubramanian: ‘TN on fast track to tourism hotspot’

05:45 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: On tackling dementia

05:45 [The Hindu - News] IANS: PDP ahead in Kashmir, BJP gives chase

05:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Cuban official hints extradition of cop killer sought by Christie unlikely - Cuba ponders next move after US policy shift

05:47 [Raw Story] Newsweek: U.S. moves to block distribution of graphic photos of military’s brutal detainee abuse. Again.

05:48 [CNN] Hong Kong tycoon, ex-official sentenced over corruption

05:52 [The Hindu - News] IANS: PDP ahead in Kashmir, BJP gives chase

05:52 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Meet the scientists behind the egg-free egg

05:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kelly Chen: Cuba Says It Has A Right To Grant Asylum To US Fugitives

05:56 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Krishna Iyer gets ‘wax’ eloquence

05:56 [The Hindu - News] John L. Paul: Boat, bus, metro... one card fits all

06:00 [AntiWar] Ivan Eland: Defending Torture Is Indefensible

06:02 [Slate Magazine] Daniel Gross: Seven Wonders of the Modern World

06:02 [Raw Story] Newsweek: America is the world’s largest jailer — and its prison population is growing again: report

06:02 [Fin24 News] | Sun International adapts partnership deal

06:06 [Reuters] Memorials for Sydney siege victims as flowers removed

06:07 [Financial Times] Nicaragua breaks ground on $50bn canal

06:08 [The Hindu - News] M. P. Praveen: Tussle over closed bars continues

06:08 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Biennale is a challenge Kochi offers India: Enwezor

06:08 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: FACT to obtain LNG at ‘affordable rate’

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Kochi naval aircraft yard reaches a milestone

06:12 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: No more talks with Seematti, says Metro Rail MD

06:12 [Raw Story] wilbur: The 12 Days of Duggarville: Absurd things the insane right-wing Christian cult have given us

06:12 [Raw Story] Janet Allon, AlterNet: Paul Krugman drops a truth bomb on America’s warmongering neocons: ‘Conquest is for losers!’

06:13 [Guardian] Associated Press in Los Angeles: Justin Lin to direct Star Trek threequel

06:14 [Truthdig] Driving While Brown ... And Furry

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Shyama Rajagopal: Teachers launch academic boycott at medical college

06:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: FEAR IN FRANCE Second car attack in as many days injures 11

06:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'Sheriff Joe' aims to stop Obama's immigration order

06:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Philip D. Harvey: Helping the Non-Needy

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Radhakrishnan Kuttoor: Now catch jumbos bathing at Konni camp

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Free ride for communal force now: Sudheeran

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: BJP ahead in Jharkhand

06:25 [AL JAZEERA] N Korea 'back online' after internet outage

06:29 [CNN] Cambodia orders probe into suspected HIV outbreak

06:29 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Xmas enters Kollam district jail

06:31 [AntiWar] Christine Ahn: Okinawa: The Small Island Trying To Block the US Military’s ‘Pivot to Asia’

06:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Leopold: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Decision to Join Texas Immigration Lawsuit Hurts Ohio

06:32 [The Hindu - News] R. Sujatha: Appointments in Madras University deferred

06:33 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

06:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Taliban Push Into Afghan Districts That U.S. Had Secured

06:42 [Reuters] Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Mac users

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Nahla Nainar: Ten years of tsunami: Waves of painful memories

06:44 [Truthdig] The Case Against Torture

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Rs.25 crore for medical college hospital

06:45 [The Hindu - News] S. Ganesan and L. Renganathan: Ten years of tsunami: Tidal loss within minutes

06:47 [Fox News: politics] Malia Zimmerman: Fed land swap gives go-ahead to Arizona's 1.6B-ton copper mega-mine //

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Auto drivers seek action against illegal services

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: More aid sought for IMHANS

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Vigilance panels to ensure fair rationing

06:52 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Young actor gets Robin Williams’ help asking a girl to prom: ‘The most awesome 3 minutes of my life’

06:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

06:57 [Voice of America] Russia's Financial Crisis Hits Ordinary Citizens

06:58 [The Hindu - News] PTI: BJP will form govt. in Jharkhand, J&K: Rajnath

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Santosh Patnaik: Protesters clash with police at Gangavaram Port

06:58 [Reuters] U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

06:58 [CNN] North Korea cyber conflict is 'unchartered territory'

06:59 [Fin24 News] | Google unveils first self-driving car

07:02 [Telegraph] Agency: New hope for arthritis sufferers with high-tech implant

07:03 [CNN] North Korea cyber conflict is 'uncharted territory'

07:03 [The Hindu - News] Girish Menon: MLAs support Chandy over liquor policy

07:03 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Two SIDCO officialsbooked in graft case

07:03 [Fin24 News] | Sasol gets $4bn credit facility

07:05 [Voice of America] Reuters: Memorials Take Place for Sydney Siege Victims

07:07 [Fin24 News] | Zuma’s Operation Shut Up almost solemnised

07:11 [Guardian] Staff and agencies: North Korea suffers internet blackout – reports

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Walter Scott: 66 TN fishermen repatriated

07:16 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Learn surfing and bid adieu to 2014 in style

07:17 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan says fighters killed in Karachi raid

07:17 [Voice of America] VOA News: North Korea Websites Restored Following Outage

07:17 [Raw Story] GlobalPost: Watch anti-austerity protesters hit the Belgium Prime Minister with mayonaise and fries

07:19 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Putin Ally Says Putin Needs to Make Peace With West

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Federal land swap puts 1.6 billion-ton Arizona copper mine within reach

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'THE LUCKIEST MAN' Dad with cancer raises $1M to treat stepdaughter

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election, GOP report says

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Supreme Court sets March hearing for new ObamaCare case

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Colorado dad hunts for daughter abducted by mom after custody fight

07:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Mini hi-tech gifts

07:28 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls For Pause In Protests After Police Killings

07:28 [Telegraph] Philip Johnston: Only one thing is certain in 2015: no one knows who's going to win

07:28 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: UK Picture Editor's Guild awards: the shortlisted press photographers

07:28 [Telegraph] Hannah Furness: Michael Morpurgo: Invite grandparents into schools to teach their own history

07:28 [Telegraph] Christopher Hope: Australian winner of BBC's Apprentice must renew his visa by 2017 - or leave the UK

07:29 [Reuters] Exclusive - U.S. airlines confront cheap oil's flip side: costly hedges

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Petlee Peter : Student alleges rape, case registered

07:35 [Voice of America] VOA News: Hong Kong Tycoon, Ex-Official Jailed for Corruption

07:35 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Devuan Progress Report Published

07:38 [The Hindu - News] IANS: PDP, BJP in close fight in Jammu & Kashmir

07:42 [Deutsche Welle] Governments and religious institutions in the Middle East consider atheism a threat

07:42 [Deutsche Welle] Extremist killings made 2014 deadly for international journos

07:43 [Guardian] Associated Press in Milan: Italy fines TripAdvisor €500,000

07:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sydney siege victims honored at memorial services

07:56 [Telegraph] Telegraph View: A drone of one's own

07:58 [BBC: Entertainment] African Dream: Video director's tips

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Two panels to probe allegations against KSOU, VTU

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘Can a govt. TV channel cover legislature proceedings?’

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Ganesh Prabhu: Good response for Udyog Mela in Udupi

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Parkala High School golden jubilee celebrations from December 25

07:58 [The Hindu - News] Mohit M. Rao: State not in favour of more tiger reserves

07:59 [Fin24 News] | US fines Alstom record $772m for bribery

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Ganesh Prabhu: Explanation sought from Kambala organiser, buffalo owners

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Bengaluru resident drowns at Surathkal

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Anil Kumar Sastry: ‘Thickness of plastic bag makes no difference’

08:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: A visual treat this Christmas

08:09 [The Hindu - News] S. Prasad: Evictees' suicide unfortunate, says Sri Aurobindo Ashram

08:09 [The Hindu - News] G. Mahadevan, Dennis Marcus Mathew: Parking woes at main road

08:09 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Remove encroachments on water bodies: petition

08:09 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Keralotsavam: capital leads in sports events

08:10 [The Independent] North Korea websites back online following internet shutdown after US promises action for Sony hack

08:13 [Fin24 News] | Brent crude climbs amid stronger Asian markets

08:13 [Fin24 News] | Gold inches up after losses

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Laiqh A. Khan: Laying synthetic turf pays rich dividends

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Mohit M. Rao: Process of rehabilitation picks up in Kudremukh

08:14 [The Hindu - News] K. C. Deepika: Oh! To be free to walk where she wills

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Docu on music director Arjunan screened

08:14 [The Hindu - News] N. Rahul: Satyam case verdict on March 9

08:17 [Reuters] Australia PM warns of 'chatter' as memorials held for siege victims

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Sathish G. T.: Government urged to follow model of Rajendra Singh of Rajasthan

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Woman found dead

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Sathish G. T.: Patil seeks public cooperation for executing Yettinahole project

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: Bureaucracy pulls out all stops to ensure greater investment flow

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Afshan Yasmeen: Minister allays fears on maths’ issue

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Next session in Bengaluru, says Speaker

08:18 [The Hindu - News] D. Radhakrishnan: Trade hit at farmers’ market in Ooty

08:18 [The Hindu - News] Karthik Madhavan: Urban poor in Ward 10 demand basic amenities

08:18 [The Hindu - News] M. K. Ananth: One more charge sheet filed in Fine Futures case

08:18 [Telegraph] Tom Chivers: Genomics: the revolution that's transforming medicine

08:18 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Memorial services held for two Sydney siege victims

08:19 [AL JAZEERA] Hit and run in Nantes puts France on edge

08:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: No charges for ex-Milwaukee cop in shooting of mentally ill black man, Justice Dept. investigating

08:22 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Comcast's Lobbyists Hand Out VIP Cards To Skip the Customer Service Wait

08:25 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Easy to ally with Cong. than BJP: PDP leader

08:25 [AL JAZEERA] Doctor charged in Cambodia HIV outbreak

08:25 [Voice of America] Brian Padden: UN Vote on Rights Abuses Keeps Pressure on North Korea

08:26 [CNN] Holiday travel may be messy in the East

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Hassan youth drowns in Chennai

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Veerendra P. M.: Separate policy sought for dryland farming

08:33 [Voice of America] Lisa Schlein: Syrian Cultural Heritage Sites Endangered

08:33 [The Hindu - News] Annie Philip: Visual odes set in spiritually aesthetic modes

08:33 [The Hindu - News] S. Prasad: Yuletide joy and zeal at high tide

08:33 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: J&K heading for a hung verdict

08:38 [The Hindu - News] R. Sairam and M. K. Ananth: Security tightened on T.N-Kerala border

08:38 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: 12 Sri Lankan fishermen released

08:38 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Madras High Court refuses to stay DBTL scheme

08:40 [BBC: Health] Syria 'approves medicine deliveries'

08:47 [BBC: Also in the news] VIDEO: Belgian PM in mayonnaise attack

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Crocodile spotted in Kudamurutti

08:48 [The Hindu - News] C. Jaisankar: Konakarai crematorium to be ready by January

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Railway Police rescued 500 runaway children in last three years

08:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HO-HO-NO Monster storm threatens Christmas Eve travel

08:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: At 60 journalists killed worldwide due to their work this year, report finds

08:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: N. Korea sites back online after lengthy outage - FOX BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE: Sony-Dish talks on 'The Interview' release fall apart - VIDEO: Pyongyang demands role in hack probe

08:51 [Voice of America] VOA News: Deadly Blasts Hit Yemeni Capital

08:52 [Guardian] Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little: How we made The Royle Family

08:52 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Naughty, naughty, very naughty: adults-only parties at Butlins – in pictures

08:52 [Guardian] Julia Raeside: The Wrong Mans review – audacious and ambitious, it got everything right

08:55 [The Hindu - News] S Poorvaja: Ward Watch: Naganakulam, a picture of neglect

08:59 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Kovilangulam residents demand action against police

09:02 [Fin24 News] | Rand eases ahead of US data

09:03 [Good] Isis Madrid: Rent a Dog to Stave Off Holiday Loneliness

09:08 [Telegraph] Julian Ryall: Scrap merchants held for plundering Royal Navy warships

09:08 [Telegraph] Telegraph reporter: Nick Clegg's Sheffield Hallam seat 'targeted' by Labour to halt deal

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Raghava M: Ravi Poojary’s relatives detained

09:10 [The Hindu - News] PTI: TN seeks withdrawal of Electricity Bill

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: ‘Thalikku Thangam’ beneficiaries return empty-handed

09:10 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Sellur hospital to become operational in four months

09:13 [Reuters] Exclusive: Arab OPEC sources see oil back above $70 by end-2015

09:13 [Reuters] Exclusive: Thai police see little hope of putting names to about 370 tsunami victims

09:15 [BBC: Technology] North Korea partially back online

09:15 [BBC: Technology] The agents fighting online jihadists

09:16 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

09:22 [Guardian] Monkey: BBC correspondent goes to pot while filming drug report

09:23 [Voice of America] VOA News: CPJ: Number of Journalists Killed Rises in 2014

09:26 [The Independent] US sent Cuban spy prisoner’s sperm back to his wife in Cuba

09:26 [The Independent] Glasgow bin lorry crash: Witnesses recall horrific moment out of control vehicle mounted pavement and smashed into hotel

09:27 [NPR] Nathan Rott: California DMV Prepares For Undocumented Residents Applying For Licenses

09:31 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Rajya Sabha disrupted again

09:32 [NPR] Frank Langfitt: Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets of Shanghai'

09:32 [Deutsche Welle] Sydney cafe siege victims remembered

09:33 [Telegraph] Telegraph Reporter: Your guide for the 'busiest high street shopping day' ahead of Christmas

09:33 [Telegraph] Agency: Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to a 'city with a broken heart' as Glasgow police investigate fatal bin lorry crash

09:33 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pictures of the day: 23 December 2014

09:33 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Islamic State: Yazidi girls kill themselves to escape rape

09:35 [AL JAZEERA] Five explosions rock Yemeni capital

09:37 [NPR] Rob Stein: Baby Thrives Once 3D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

09:38 [CNN: Money] More cars earn top marks for safety //

09:40 [CNN] Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns

09:42 [NPR] NPR Staff: A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

09:46 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: BJP inching closer to form government in Jharkhand

09:48 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: Markets await UK and US growth figures and Greek presidential vote – business live

09:48 [CNN] Chinese doctors slammed for so-called 'surgery selfies'

09:50 [Fin24 News] | Top tech stories in 2014

09:51 [The Independent] Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack leaks

09:52 [Deutsche Welle] Fifty Shades of Grey to debut in Berlin

09:53 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Quadcopter Drone Packs First All-Linux Autopilot

09:54 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. futures //

09:54 [CNN: Money] Married to an expat? The IRS wants you //

09:54 [CNN: Money] Rich Russians rush buy U.K. visas //

10:03 [Good] Isis Madrid: Letters for LGBT Youth Bring Solace From Strangers

10:06 [msnbc: politics] 'Real Deal': State Department's Gitmo Envoy Quits

10:07 [Deutsche Welle] US Justice Department to review police conduct after another officer cleared of wrongdoing

10:07 [Deutsche Welle] Russia test-launches new Angara rocket

10:07 [Voice of America] VOA News: Amnesty: Islamic State Fighters Using Rape as Weapon

10:10 [CNN] Unlicensed doctor charged for HIV outbreak in Cambodia

10:12 [BBC: Entertainment] Tributes paid to singer Joe Cocker

10:15 [The Independent] Federal investigation into white police officer who shot black man dead in Milwaukee

10:15 [The Independent] Twitter adds analytics to mobile app

10:15 [The Independent] Today show cancels Amy Adams interview after she refuses to talk about Sony hacking

10:17 [Deutsche Welle] Abandoning Christianity: The young adults who are moving on

10:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HO-HO-NO: Monster storm threatens Christmas Eve travel for millions

10:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MOTHERLODE OF METAL 1.6B-ton copper mine approved by fed land swap

10:22 [Deutsche Welle] Amnesty International report: Yazidi women and girls face 'Islamic State' sexual violence

10:23 [Telegraph] Reuters: TripAdvisor fined over 'misleading' reviews

10:23 [Telegraph] Lyndsey Telford: Mutiny as Christmas cruise ship circles the Channel

10:23 [Telegraph] Agency: Three members of the same family feared to be among six dead after Glasgow bin lorry crash

10:26 [Guardian] Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent: Northern Ireland talks to ‘go down to the wire’ in runup to Christmas

10:30 [Fin24 News] | Blow for Transnet in pensioner case - lawyer

10:40 [The Independent] India woman who tried to drown herself with family was allegedly raped by fisherman after washing ashore

10:41 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

10:41 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Pakistan, Russia sign $1.7 billion energy deal

10:42 [Guardian] Andrew Sparrow, political correspondent: Mansion tax to come in during first year of Labour government, says Ed Balls

10:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: U.S. Helped Imprisoned Cuban Spy Artificially Inseminate Wife

10:46 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: UK growth rate revised down – business live

10:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: DE BLASIO'S DILEMMA NYC protesters defy mayor, plan more demonstrations

10:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: French authorities call for calm after second car attack in as many days injures 11 - Six dead after garbage truck crashes into crowd of shoppers in Glasgow

10:49 [The Hindu - News] Jatin Gandhi: Jharkhand shows Congress is the clear loser

10:49 [The Hindu - News] Live: Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand poll results

10:52 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly

10:52 [Deutsche Welle] Get to know Constantin

10:52 [Deutsche Welle] Could legalizing rhino horn save the species?

10:52 [Russia Today] RT: Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17

10:54 [Reuters] Five bombs explode in Yemeni capital, killing one

10:55 [CNN] Geek chic: Wearable technology for 2015 travel

10:56 [The Hindu - News] PTI: CAT-2014 results on December 27

10:56 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly

10:57 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Will Pooley delivers Channel 4's alternative Christmas message - video

11:03 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: Double blow to UK as growth revised down and current account deficit soars – business live

11:06 [CBC: politics] Éric Grenier: What should be on the federal leaders' polling wish list?

11:07 [CNN: Money] Why North Korea can't live without China //

11:07 [The Independent] Clarke Carlisle: Wife Gemma 'overwhelmed' with support as Joey Barton among those to send goodwill messages to injured ex-footballer

11:07 [The Independent] Russell Brand suggests New Era estate's 'victory' is the start of revolution: 'There's a little of this spirit in all of us and it's beginning to awaken'

11:07 [The Independent] Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'

11:07 [The Hindu - News] Live: PDP emerging as largest party in JK; BJP, allies ahead in Jharkhand

11:09 [The Hindu - News] Reuters: North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

11:10 [Pravda] Anorexic Russian figure skater recovers

11:11 [Fox News: politics] Howard Kurtz: Media blame game: Two police deaths tied to liberal politicians //

11:12 [Deutsche Welle] China calls reports that it cut off Pyongyang's Internet 'irresponsible'

11:12 [Russia Today] RT: ​Ruble maintains recovery following central bank action

11:12 [Slashdot] Soulskill: How a Wildfire Helped Spread the Hashtag

11:13 [BBC: Technology] Sony warns Twitter over leaked emails

11:13 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Australia PM warns of heightened 'terrorist chatter' after Sydney siege

11:13 [Telegraph] Barney Henderson: Sony hack: North Korea says US is 'toothless wolf'

11:13 [Telegraph] Lyndsey Telford: Former PETA campaigner Naomi Campbell sparks fury over fur Christmas gift

11:16 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Modi to chair meet to finalise ‘Make in India’ action plan

11:16 [The Hindu - News] Live: PDP emerging as largest party in J&K, BJP, allies ahead in Jharkhand

11:17 [Deutsche Welle] Neureuther breaks German World Cup record

11:19 [AL JAZEERA] Bangladesh politician sentenced to death

11:19 [Voice of America] Reuters: Chinese President Xi Meets Thai PM Prayuth

11:19 [Fin24 News] | Opec won't cut production - Saudi Arabia

11:20 [Reuters] South Korea steps up cyber security at nuclear plants

11:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: DANGEROUS STEPS ISIS landmines compound age-old threat to Iraqi lives

11:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Federal land swap gives go-ahead to Arizona's 1.6 billion-ton copper mine

11:22 [New Internationalist] The Luddites and the Swing Riots, 1811-1832

11:23 [Guardian] David Conn: Coventry City watch from gloom while Wasps make a buzz at Ricoh Arena

11:23 [Guardian] Julia Kollewe: John Lewis sales slide as Black Friday weighs on Christmas trade

11:25 [Pravda] Secret witness claims Ukrainian Su-25 downed Malaysian Boeing MH17

11:26 [Reuters] Satellite images show 290 heritage sites in Syria damaged by war: U.N.

11:27 [Russia Today] RT: Cuba won’t extradite ‘US most-wanted woman’ in return for lifted sanctions

11:31 [AL JAZEERA] Nicaragua breaks ground for canal project

11:32 [The Hindu - News] S. Bhuvaneshwari: Govt should not interfere in maths, religious institutions affairs: Shankarmurthy

11:32 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: Rowdies rounded up

11:32 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Russia successfully test-launches new rocket

11:32 [The Hindu - News] S. Bhuvaneshwari: World Environment Day celebrated in Tumkuru

11:32 [The Hindu - News] Live: PDP emerging as largest party in J&K, BJP ahead in Jharkhand

11:33 [The Independent] Video: Watch two cars crash head-on on icy forest rally course

11:33 [The Independent] US public service announcement calls on kids to steal their parents' guns and hand them over at school

11:33 [The Independent] Labour plans to oust Clegg with decapitation strategy in Sheffield Hallam

11:33 [The Independent] France 'terrorism': Three 'lone wolf' attacks in three days – so should the country be worried?

11:33 [The Independent] UK weather: A bright Christmas but not a white Christmas, that's the forecast unless you're in the Scottish Highlands

11:33 [The Independent] North Korea internet is back up — but who can actually see Kim Jong-Un's catfish farm posts when it's working?

11:35 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: UK growth revised down and current account deficit soars – business live

11:38 [BBC: Entertainment] Ebola nurse to deliver C4 message

11:38 [CNN: Money] The new 'Obamaphone' is broadband //

11:38 [CNN: Money] Stocks: 5 things to know before the open //

11:38 [Financial Times] Cubans declared winners in US ‘war’

11:38 [Financial Times] Xi graft purge snares predecessor’s aide

11:39 [Telegraph] Rosa Prince: Tim Bell: my 'sort of horrible' Christmases at Chequers with Margaret Thatcher

11:39 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Robin redbreast makes himself at home among the Christmas supermarket shelves

11:39 [Telegraph] Patrick Sawer: Glasgow bin lorry crash: five women and one man died, police confirm

11:39 [Telegraph] Jonathan Pearlman: Boxing Day tsunami: 'I survived nine days alone in the Indian Ocean'

11:39 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Christmas in London past and present: In pictures

11:39 [Telegraph] Roland Oliphant: Bomb posters for decorations: the bleak Christmas facing eastern Ukraine

11:44 [CNN] North Korea's Internet still spotty

11:47 [Deutsche Welle] Joe Cocker takes his final bow

11:48 [Financial Times] France calls for calm after attacks

11:48 [CNN] Can graphene harvest energy from thin air?

11:49 [BBC: Entertainment] Lin to direct next Star Trek outing

11:51 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Sony threatens to sue Twitter over tweets

11:51 [The Hindu - News] PTI: 4 armed forces personnel nabbed for spying for Pakistan

11:58 [The Independent] Do animals have morals and show empathy?

11:58 [The Independent] Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warns of increased 'terror chatter' since Sydney siege

11:58 [The Independent] Muhammad Ali's condition improving after pneumonia diagnosis

11:58 [The Independent] Robin Williams helped Night at the Museum teenage co-star ask a girl to his prom

11:59 [CNN: Technology] 'Foodini' machine lets you print your dinner

12:02 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Russ Wellen: Nuclear Weapons Conference Turns Nuclear Dialogue on Its Head

12:02 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Martha Burk: How the TPP Sells Out America’s Women

12:02 [Slate Magazine] Emily Yoffe: Crime at the Ballet

12:03 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Concentrate on development, good governance: PM tells MPs

12:03 [Voice of America] Reuters: Algerian Soldiers Kill Militant Leader Behind Frenchman's Murder

12:03 [Telegraph] Tom Phillips: British teacher joins Chinese president's propaganda push

12:03 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: The celebs who have graced the West End

12:03 [Telegraph] Jonathan Pearlman: Australian MP resigns over letter of support for Sydney siege gunman

12:07 [Mother Jones] Sam Brodey: The Worst Segments That Appeared on Cable News in 2014

12:07 [Mother Jones] Samantha Michaels: Is Male Birth Control Around the Corner?

12:07 [Mother Jones] Greg Grandin: How Our 1989 Invasion of Panama Explains the Current US Foreign Policy Mess

12:08 [CNN] Poll: Americans believe Sony overreacted to hack

12:11 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Rajapaksa promises to reform presidency if re-elected

12:11 [The Hindu - News] IANS: Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui sentenced for graft

12:12 [Deutsche Welle] Former Bangladeshi minister sentenced to death for war crimes

12:14 [CNN] How to make music with your eyes

12:14 [CNN] John McCain's next comeback

12:17 [AL JAZEERA] Nicaragua breaks ground on canal project

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: New York protesters defy de Blasio, say demonstrations will go on

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HO-HO-NO Monster storm threatens holiday travel for millions

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Atlanta airport baggage handler arrested, suspected of helping smuggle guns onto passenger jets

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Joe Cocker dead at 70

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Kelly's Christmas 'Miracle'

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 20 best tourist cities

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Sneak in holiday exercise

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Fun, edible Nativity scenes

12:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Amy reacts to Wonder Woman

12:17 [Russia Today] RT: Ebola survivor Pooley to broadcast ‘Alternative Christmas Message’

12:18 [CNN] Can Serbia become Hollywood's new hotspot?

12:18 [Guardian] Libby Brooks: Glasgow bin lorry crash: five females and one male killed

12:18 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: UK growth revised down and current account deficit soars – live

12:22 [Deutsche Welle] Syria war has damaged nearly 300 heritage sites, UN says

12:22 [New Internationalist] TV's transgender trendsetter

12:22 [Russia Today] RT: $20 oil wouldn’t force production cut – Saudi oil minister

12:23 [The Independent] Dolly Parton sued after Dollywood visitor claims she was left with 'brain damage'

12:23 [The Independent] Google’s self-driving car unveiled: first working prototype of the driverless vehicle to hit the road

12:23 [The Independent] 'Police involved in mass kidnap and massacre of 193 people in Mexico travelling towards US'

12:27 [CNN] North Korea's Internet still spotty

12:27 [Mother Jones] Erika Eichelberger: The Cost of US Wars Since 9/11: $1.6 Trillion

12:28 [Guardian] Mark Brown, arts correspondent: Tate ordered to reveal BP sponsorship details in case by environment activists

12:29 [Telegraph] Emily Gosden: BBC's Quentin Sommerville laughs uncontrollably as he attempts to report on burning drugs

12:29 [Telegraph] Agency: Glasgow bin lorry crash: police quiz suspected Twitter troll over offensive messages

12:29 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Boxing Day Tsunami: Possessions of victims revealed, in pictures

12:29 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Nicaragua announces start of China-backed canal to rival Panama

12:29 [Telegraph] Matthew Sparkes: Internet in North Korea: everything you need to know

12:29 [Telegraph] Agency: Paddington Bear statue left with a very sore head after vandals decapitate it

12:32 [The Atlantic: Politics] Conor Friedersdorf: A Brief History of the CIA's Unpunished Spying on the Senate

12:37 [BBC: Technology] Apple automates bug update for Macs

12:37 [Mother Jones] Mark Murrmann: The 19 Best Photobooks of 2014 /files/schles.jpg

12:38 [Russia Today] RT: ‘French govt is trying to make a big deal over recent attacks’

12:38 [Russia Today] RT: Google’s self-drive cars to hit streets in 2015

12:40 [The Hindu - News] N. Ravi Kumar: Indian Immunologicals forays into bovine serum manufacture; Sets up a subsidiary in New Zealand

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Ayyappa Nagubandi: The brains behind drones

12:40 [The Hindu - News] G. Swaminathan: What verve!

12:40 [The Hindu - News] T T Narendran: The duo made an impact

12:40 [The Hindu - News] TT Narendran: Aesthetic, yet…

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Lakshmi Venkatraman: A tad too long

12:40 [The Hindu - News] Lakshmi Venkatraman: Pleasant excursion

12:40 [The Hindu - News] V. BALASUBRAMANIAN: Played with combinations

12:41 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ukraine's Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

12:41 [CNN: Money] The best CEOs of 2014 //

12:42 [CNN] Radio star Casey Kasem buried in Norway

12:42 [The Hindu - News] Y. Sunita Chowdhary: Waiting for the verdict

12:42 [The Hindu - News] Ayyappa Nagubandi: Get nostalgic with Timehop

12:43 [AL JAZEERA] India's ruling party makes Kashmir poll gains

12:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Illegal immigrant mother seeks refuge in Philadelphia church

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: City traffic cops celebrate ‘Traffic police day’ with school children

12:47 [The Hindu - News] PTI: LeJ chief, Malik Ishaq, released from Pak jail

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Ranjani Rajendra: ‘Tis the season to gift happiness

12:47 [BBC: Technology] North Korea websites back online

12:48 [Russia Today] RT: Communists demand govt dismissal, praise Stalin’s staff policy

12:48 [The Independent] Glasgow bin lorry crash: Grandparents Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and granddaughter Erin McQuade named as victims

12:48 [The Independent] TripAdvisor fined half a million euros for fake reviews

12:48 [The Independent] Saddening photographs as Glasgow mourns victims of lorry accident

12:48 [The Independent] Paedophile police officer kept his job years after being caught taking 'up-skirt' photos of children

12:48 [The Independent] Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 theories: 17 possible explanations that could reveal fate of plane

12:54 [Telegraph] Agency: Ambulance trust turns to Poland to recruit 200 paramedics

12:54 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 2

12:54 [Telegraph] Nicole Blackmore: House price predictions 2015: what next for property?

12:54 [Telegraph] AFP: Ukraine takes historic step toward Nato membership

12:54 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Muslim candidate wins on BJP ticket in J&K

12:55 [CNN: Politics] CNN/ORC poll: Americans believe Sony overreacted to hack

12:55 [CNN: Politics] John McCain's next comeback

12:56 [Fin24 News] | Bulls and bears give it a go on JSE

12:57 [AL JAZEERA] Hong Kong tycoon sentenced in corruption case

13:00 [Guardian] Reuters in Kiev: Ukraine angers Russia with landmark step towards Nato

13:02 [Deutsche Welle] Chittagong - the graveyard of ships

13:02 [Deutsche Welle] French PM calls for vigilance after series of attacks

13:02 [Mother Jones] Indre Viskontas: How You Can Fake Solving a Rubik's Cube

13:03 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day: Best of 2014

13:04 [CNN: Money] 89 straight days of lower gas prices //

13:05 [The Hindu - News] RANJANI GOVIND: All the right answers

13:05 [The Hindu - News] PTI: All options open, Amit Shah on alliance with NC, PDP

13:07 [Financial Times] Greek parliament fails to elect president

13:08 [The Hindu - News] SRAVASTI DATTA: The thrill in politics

13:08 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: Youth killed by speeding APSRTC bus

13:11 [Voice of America] Steve Herman: Indonesia Declares War on Illegal Foreign Fishing Vessels

13:12 [Fin24 News] | Public can comment on tax report

13:12 [The Atlantic: Politics] Connie Schultz: Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Joanna Lillis: Uzbekistan Gears Up to Vote for Rubberstamp Parliament

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Marianela Jarroud: The Soil, Silent Ally Against Hunger in Latin America

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Anantha Duraiappah: GDP and the Unaccounted for 82 Percent of National Wealth

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Miriam Pemberton: What the U.S. Should Learn from Russia’s Collapse

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Stella Paul: ‘Cyclone College’ Raises Hopes, Dreams of India’s Vulnerable Fisherfolk

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Catherine Wilson: Seeking Closure, Bougainville Confronts Ghosts of Civil War

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Ashfaq Yusufzai: Reinstatement of Pakistan’s Death Penalty a Cynical Reaction, Says Amnesty

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] guillermo-medina: OPINION: Reflections on Corruption and Political Regeneration in Spain

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Ashfaq Yusufzai: School Dropout Rate Soars for Afghan Refugees

13:12 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] CTBTO: Searching for Evidence of a Nuclear Test

13:13 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Mehbooba: Won't form govt by hook or crook

13:13 [Russia Today] RT: ‘My little one in Syria’: Mom claims her 3yo son taken by ISIS dad

13:13 [The Independent] Christmas Day Truce 1914: Volunteers re-enact football game on Belgium fields

13:13 [The Independent] Glasgow crash: Watch police form guard of honour as victims are taken away

13:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Bratskeir: Drinking (A Little) At Work Could Actually Make You Better At Your Job

13:16 [Guardian] Marina Hyde: The Lost in showbiz celebrity quiz of 2014

13:16 [Guardian] Steven Bloor: Memory Lane: Football does Christmas

13:16 [Guardian] Press Association: French coach Loïc Courteau holds talks about joining Andy Murray’s team

13:16 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Orangutan freed from zoo after Argentinian court grants her basic rights - video

13:17 [CNN] How to help your hangover

13:17 [CNN] WWI Christmas Truce football match: Fact or fiction?

13:17 [NPR] Eric Deggans: Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

13:18 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Christmas trees used by migrants to try and enter UK

13:18 [Telegraph] Agency: Pc Neil Doyle murder: Not a targeted attack say accused

13:18 [Telegraph] Agency: Christmas busker, 7, makes £500 to buy himself an Xbox

13:20 [CNN] Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

13:20 [Guardian] Jamie Jackson: Chelsea could claim unprecedented quadruple, says Nemanja Matic

13:20 [Guardian] Jonathan Watts in Havana: Cuba's 'offline internet': no access, no power, no problem

13:20 [Guardian] Nigel Slater: Nigel Slater’s winter roots with warm spiced butter recipe

13:21 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Economic Data Bonanza Set To Send Algos Spasming To Recorder Highs

13:21 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Greece On The Edge After Second Failed Presidential Vote

13:23 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Yellow River waterfall turns to ice

13:26 [Guardian] AFP: Elephant ivory smuggling 'kingpin' arrested in Tanzania

13:26 [Guardian] Press Association: Judge slashes single-punch killer’s jail term

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: It’s official! DK achieves target under PMJDY

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Raghava M: 12-year-old girl dies after falling into a well

13:28 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Assam infant dies, twin brother critical after polio dose

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: Woman dies of electrocution

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Vishwa Kundapura: Cheques distributed without a list of beneficiaries

13:28 [The Hindu - News] BHUMIKA K.: A Mithi-cal land of saris

13:28 [The Hindu - News] NEETI SARKAR: Art from the heart

13:30 [CNN: Technology] 2014's top hashtag is ...

13:30 [CNN: Technology] 2014's top trending hashtag is ...

13:31 [The Hindu - News] PTI: 2 bike-born youth throw acid on woman doctor in Delhi

13:31 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Rajya Sabha MPs unite for Delhi slum dwellers

13:31 [CNN] $611,000 fine as TripAdvisor gets bad review in Italy

13:32 [Disinformation] Abby Martin: John Perkins on Embracing Cuba, TPP Kiss of Death & Restoring the Life Economy

13:32 [Fin24 News] | MTN awards its CEO R18.6m in shares

13:32 [Deutsche Welle] No words allowed - how was the Baltic coast, Ruth?

13:32 [Deutsche Welle] Greek parliament fails to elect president in second round

13:32 [Guardian] Press Association: Two men in court over PC Neil Doyle murder

13:32 [Guardian] Peter Walker: Christmas weather: dry and bright for most of UK and wintry flurries in north

13:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Congrats, Congress, You Figured Out A Way Not To Ruin Christmas This Year!

13:37 [BBC: Entertainment] Hobbit retains UK box office command

13:37 [Deutsche Welle] No words allowed - how was the Baltic coast, Ruth?

13:37 [Deutsche Welle] No words allowed - how was Chittagong, Gönna?önna/a-18137809?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

13:38 [The Hindu - News] N. Ravi Kumar: Indian Immunologicals forays into bovine serum manufacture

13:39 [The Independent] Gold bars 'swapped for painted lead bricks' at Ukrainian bank in Odessa

13:39 [The Independent] Call The Publicist: The most awkward tweets of 2014, starring Courtney Love, Donald Trump and Ian Botham

13:39 [The Independent] Nasa’s NuSTAR probe takes first spectacular, Christmassy picture of the sun

13:39 [The Independent] easyJet apologises after calling customers’ lawyer a 'motherf****r'

13:39 [The Independent] 'You guys killed a little piece of me,' says protester in badly-edited Fox 'kill a cop' report

13:39 [The Independent] Hervé Gourdel: Militant behind beheading of French hiker 'killed in anti-terrorism operation'

13:39 [The Independent] Jane Fonda builds a shrine in honour of herself

13:39 [The Independent] Life in North Korea branded 'a living nightmare' as UN Security Council discusses state's human rights record for first time

13:42 [Deutsche Welle] No words allowed - how was Chittagong, Gönna?önna/a-18141773?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

13:42 [Guardian] Press Association: Glasgow bin lorry crash: three victims from same family are named

13:42 [Guardian] Jonathan Jones: Sweet in the middle: map reveals Americans’ art tastes, state by state

13:43 [Russia Today] RT: 25% of private tenants ration food & heating to pay rent

13:43 [Voice of America] Reuters: Greek PM Still Short in Second Round Presidential Vote

13:44 [Telegraph] Christopher Hope: Revealed: where pensioners are getting just 15 minutes of daily home care

13:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Christmas Isn't Complete Without A George W. Bush Bedtime Story

13:46 [Fox News: politics] Elizabeth Harrington: Feds spend $33G to find out if same-sex couples live close to tobacco shops //

13:48 [Slate Magazine] Willa Paskin: The TV Club, 2014

13:49 [Guardian] Press Association: Sheffield shooting victim named as Jordan Thomas

13:49 [The Hindu - News] PDP largest party in J&K, BJP set to form govt. in Jharkhand

13:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'Sheriff Joe' aims to stop Obama's immigration order - Illegal immigrant mother seeks refuge in Pa. church

13:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Cuban official hints extradition of cop killer sought by Christie unlikely

13:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Maine entrepreneur hopes military will buy his ship

13:50 [Fin24 News] | Glitch hits FNB website

13:51 [CNN: Health] How to help your hangover

13:51 [CNN: Health] Ebola fighter coming to U.S.

13:51 [CNN: Health] Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

13:53 [Russia Today] RT: E-book insomnia: Kindles, iPads disrupt sleep patterns

13:54 [CNN: Money] Norwegians love Tesla more than Americans //

13:55 [Guardian] Agence France-Presse in Berlin: Record 17,000 join 'Pinstripe Nazi' anti-Islam march in Germany

13:55 [Fox News: politics] Malia Zimmerman: Troubled ObamaCare vendor awarded new Hawaii contract //

13:55 [Voice of America] Reuters: Greek PM Hopes to Avoid Snap Election

13:57 [Deutsche Welle] Ukraine parliament votes in favor of NATO

13:59 [CNN] Christie faults Obama on Cuba and Sony

14:00 [Fin24 News] | Informal capital controls arrest rouble's slide

14:01 [CNN] Where Christmas really came from (Opinion)

14:02 [Deutsche Welle] German business leader Grillo slams PEGIDA protests

14:03 [CNN: Travel] 25 top travel photos from 2014

14:03 [CNN: Travel] The only Cuba I've ever known

14:03 [CNN: Travel] 10 of the best safaris for 2015

14:03 [CNN: Travel] 5 Airbus jets in stunning formations

14:03 [CNN: Travel] $611,000 fine as TripAdvisor gets bad review in Italy

14:05 [The Hindu - News] PTI: ICA urges TN govt. to reduce VAT on mobile handsets

14:05 [BBC: Science & Environment] Sun's sizzling X-rays photographed

14:07 [The Hindu - News] NEETI SARKAR: Bengalureans and their BFFs

14:07 [The Hindu - News] NIKHIL VARMA: A monk’s take

14:07 [Raw Story] Reuters: Rolling Stone magazine requests audit of University of Virginia gang rape story

14:07 [Deutsche Welle] What's in store for the global economy in 2015?

14:07 [CNN: Politics] Christie would have called Sony to White House

14:07 [CNN: Politics] Obama pardons drug offenders

14:08 [CNN] What parents can learn about the Web from Kim K

14:09 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Frontrunning: December 23

14:10 [Telegraph] Agency: Up to 300 extra soldiers deployed in France after attacks

14:10 [Telegraph] Agency: Judge accuses 'well-heeled' parents of using children as 'weapons' in bitter divorce battle

14:12 [Raw Story] Reuters: South Korea steps up cyber security at nuclear plants

14:12 [Raw Story] Reuters: Three men face attempted murder charges in Oregon school shooting

14:12 [Raw Story] Reuters: Animal cruelty case against US senator’s son dropped in Arizona dog deaths

14:13 [Russia Today] RT: Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack tweets

14:14 [The Hindu - News] Atul Aneja: North Korea’s internet collapse exposes China-U.S. rift

14:14 [The Hindu - News] PTI: 2 bike-borne youth throw acid on woman doctor in Delhi

14:15 [Guardian] Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter: Glasgow bin lorry crash: three victims from same family are named

14:15 [CNN: Living] Replace the 'sex talk' with the 'tech talk'?

14:15 [CNN: Living] A toffee tutorial

14:15 [CNN: Living] Taking Christmas to a whole new level

14:15 [CNN: Living] What parents can learn about the Internet from Kim Kardashian

14:15 [CNN: Living] Neighbors get naked for a cause

14:15 [AL JAZEERA] Ukraine scraps non-alignment status

14:16 [CNN: Entertainment] Casey Kasem buried in Norway

14:16 [CNN: Entertainment] 50 who turned 50 in 2014

14:16 [CNN: Entertainment] Joe Cocker dies at 70

14:16 [CNN: Entertainment] 2014's best and worst in pop culture

14:17 [Truthdig] Is the NSA Responsible for North Korea’s Hack of Sony Pictures?

14:17 [Raw Story] Reuters: Confusion over start of same-sex marriages next month in Florida

14:17 [Raw Story] Reuters: FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

14:17 [The Atlantic: International] Olga Khazan: Run Run, Rudolph

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MR. GADGET Wealthy inventor creates warship to sell to Navy

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: At least 60 journalists killed worldwide due to their work this year, report finds

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Dad with cancer raises $1M to treat stepdaughter

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: German police hunting for stolen pigeon worth $184G

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Feds spend $33G to find out if same-sex couples live close to tobacco shops

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: The New York Times really wants Bush, Cheney held accountable for 'torture'

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Troubled ObamaCare vendor awarded new Hawaii contract

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: What’s up with Chris and Gwyn?

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jane: Building myself a shrine

14:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Ana: I puked on a fan

14:17 [Voice of America] Reuters: Hundreds of Civilians Killed in Months of Fighting in Libya

14:18 [Slate Magazine] Carrie Miller: Pinot Noir Is Wine’s Polar Bear

14:19 [Slashdot] Soulskill: 'Citizenfour' Producers Sued Over Edward Snowden Leaks

14:19 [The Hindu - News] GEETA PADMANABHAN: Through the grand portals of the ace of clubs

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Bengaluru Today - December 24

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Firoz Rozindar: Activists welcome decision on Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebration

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Rally raises awareness on crime prevention

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Various artistes to perform at ‘Hampi Utsav 2015’

14:19 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: AIAWU activists protest against irregularities in job scheme

14:19 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Conversion row continues to haunt Govt

14:21 [CNN] NASA's plan for our next world: a cloud city over Venus

14:22 [The Atlantic: Technology] Dan Massoglia: The Webcam Hacking Epidemic

14:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Sex slavery pushes Islamic State victims in Iraq to suicide: Amnesty

14:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: US official tasked with emptying Guantanamo resigns

14:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Tibetan woman burns herself to death in China: reports

14:24 [CNN: Money] Gas prices take record-setting plunge //

14:24 [CNN: Money] Groundswell of support for 'The Interview' //

14:24 [CNN: Money] Apple's first-ever automatic upgrade //

14:28 [Russia Today] RT: Ex-foreign sec Miliband ‘lied’ to Guantanamo detainee’s family – documents

14:28 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Counterproductive’: Ukraine seeking NATO membership ‘a false solution’, says Russia

14:28 [The Independent] IPCC orders investigation into Staffordshire taser death

14:28 [The Independent] Glasgow lorry crash tragedy comes a year after fatal helicopter crash

14:28 [The Independent] Soho fire: Ronnie Scott's jazz club evacuated after fire starts in nearby London restaurant

14:28 [The Independent] Man arrested as police investigate claims of offensive Twitter message about Glasgow bin lorry crash

14:31 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Modi: Thank voters from bottom of my heart

14:31 [The Hindu - News] PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY: The Couture cousins

14:31 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Govt. sets up committee to form SIT to reinvestigate 1984 riot cases

14:31 [The Hindu - News] Vinaya Deshpande: Five constables get bail in Prajapati fake encounter case

14:32 [Disinformation] majestic: Will Religion Ever Disappear? //

14:34 [Reuters] Ukrainian parliament angers Moscow by scrapping 'non-aligned' status

14:34 [Telegraph] Harriet Alexander: Broadway crosses to Cuba - after 50 year absence

14:37 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Cuba’s private sector braces for US tourism boom

14:37 [AL JAZEERA] Children killed in Syria air strikes

14:37 [NPR] Bill Chappell: Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

14:39 [Reuters] U.S. third-quarter growth revised up to 5.0 percent

14:40 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: How Walgreen EPS Just Beat Consensus Even As Its Revenues Missed

14:41 [Guardian] Peter Walker: North Korea internet service resumes after shutdown

14:42 [CNN: Technology] See why Navy paid $3 billion for this

14:42 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Ukraine takes historic step toward joining NATO

14:42 [Raw Story] The Conversation: ‘Let us adore and drink!’ A brief history of wine and religion

14:42 [Raw Story] David Edwards: Racist song at ex-cop’s charity event compares Michael Brown to a ‘roadkill dog’

14:42 [Raw Story] The Conversation: Yes, Barbie is unrealistic — but don’t blame the doll for women’s body dissatisfaction

14:43 [Fin24 News] | Rand headwinds little reflection of local issues

14:44 [Topix Activism News] Iraqi Yazidi girls abducted by IS endured horror

14:44 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Omar says slogans like ‘Mission 44’ only punctured BJP’s happiness

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Wackiest animal antics of 2014

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Game show dream come true

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Doc: Cannibals ate Rockefeller

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Medvedev says Russia faces risk of 'deep recession'

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: French authorities call for calm after second car attack in as many days injures 10

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 9 shot at Miami basketball court, suspect on loose

14:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: North Korea sites back online after lengthy outage - FOX BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE: Sony-Dish talks on 'The Interview' release fall apart - VIDEO: Pyongyang demands role in hack probe

14:47 [Guardian] Graeme Wearden: US economy grows at fastest pace in a decade – live

14:49 [AL JAZEERA] Ukraine votes to scrap non-aligned status

14:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] AP: U.S. Economy Grows At Fastest Rate Since 2003

14:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mark Blumenthal: HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Approve Of Reestablishing Relations With Cuba

14:51 [CNN] Bus station bombing kills 20 in Nigerian city

14:51 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Omar says slogans like ‘Mission 44’ punctured BJP’s happiness

14:52 [The Atlantic: National] Mattie Quinn: The Holiday Spike in Domestic Abuse

14:53 [CNN: Entertainment] After Sony hack, a protest screening

14:53 [CNN: Travel] Holiday travel may be messy in the East

14:53 [CNN: Travel] Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights

14:53 [Russia Today] RT: BBC director fears rising UK anti-Semitism

14:53 [Russia Today] RT: Russian warning: No gas for Ukraine if it fails to pay $1.65bn debt in a week

14:53 [The Independent] Lord Bell: Christmas with Margaret Thatcher was 'horrible' and 'trying': Presents, games and children were banned

14:53 [The Independent] Russian anger as Ukraine moves towards joining Nato with historic vote

14:53 [The Independent] Video: Watch time-lapse of 'The world's most decorated Christmas tree'

14:53 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: BJP-AJSU alliance wins absolute majority in Jharkhand

14:57 [Deutsche Welle] Algerian army 'kills jihadist chief behind Herve Gourdel beheading'

14:58 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Durables Goods Data Ugly Across The Board, Worst Since Polar Vortex

14:58 [zero hedge] Pivotfarm: Start Preparing for 2015...GLOOM or DOOM, get your hedge on

14:58 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Fed Tightening On Deck After Q3 GDP Soars To 5% On Revisions, Highest Since 2003

14:59 [AL JAZEERA] Leader of Algerian 'beheading group' killed

14:59 [msnbc: politics] Mark Murray: The Five Political Stories to Watch in 2015

15:00 [Pravda] Ukrainian pilot shot down Malaysian Boeing MH17, secret witness says

15:00 [The Hindu - News] PZ: On a collaborative note

15:02 [Truthdig] What Do Llamas Have to Do with AIDS?

15:02 [The Hindu - News] PDP largest party in J&K, BJP to form govt. in Jharkhand

15:03 [Slate Magazine] Jim Festante: The Only Snail That Matters

15:03 [Russia Today] RT: Terror alert in Germany ‘highest in 40 years’ – security authorities

15:04 [CNN] The 10 best business apps you need right now

15:05 [Slashdot] timothy: JP Morgan Breach Tied To Two-Factor Authentication Slip

15:05 [Reuters] U.S. economy accelerates sharply in third quarter

15:05 [Reuters] Ten more strikes hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military

15:06 [Voice of America] Reuters: Lower Oil Price ‘Double-Edged Sword’ for Egypt

15:07 [CNN: Money] US economy grows at fastest pace in a decade //

15:07 [CNN: Money] Sony threatens Twitter with lawsuit //

15:07 [CNN: Money] Is this 'wealth care' or the next big thing in medicine? //

15:11 [CNN: Crime] Report: 2-hour execution followed protocol //

15:11 [CNN: Crime] FBI: 18 loaded guns smuggled on flights //

15:12 [Fox News: politics] GOP report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election -- but didn’t //

15:12 [CNN] Parents of Nigeria schoolgirl: 'Pain is indescribable'

15:12 [Big Think] Natalie Shoemaker: What Influences Dog Owners to Pick Up After Their Pets? //

15:15 [The Hindu - News] P. Sunderarajan: Saina open to idea of biopic, wants SRK, Deepika as lead

15:15 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Filmmaker K. Balachander passes away

15:15 [The Hindu - News] SRINIVASA RAMANUJAM: Hiphop Tamizha on an overdrive

15:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ashley Alman: Nancy Pelosi Calls On Michael Grimm To Resign

15:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Deborah Kory: Bad Therapy: Something Is Rotten in the Psychology Profession

15:17 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Peter Dreier: My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

15:18 [Voice of America] Reuters: Informal Capital Controls Bolster Russian Ruble

15:18 [CNN: Crime] FBI: 18 loaded guns smuggled on flight //

15:18 [The Independent] Town in Argentina bans 'sexist' beauty pageants for reinforcing idea women 'must be valued on physical appearance'

15:21 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Dr. Evil' hijacks 'SNL,' slams North Korea

15:21 [AL JAZEERA] France beefs up security following attacks

15:21 [Reuters] Keurig recalls more than 7 million brewing machines in North America

15:22 [The Atlantic: National] Emma Green: Hanukkah With the Jews for Jesus

15:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Cuban official hints extradition of cop killer sought by Christie unlikely - US brokered deal to help wife of Cuban spy become pregnant through artificial insemination

15:23 [Truthout] The Price of Private Prison

15:24 [CNN: Money] 'Wealth care' or next big thing in medicine? //

15:24 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Italian PM and president on neo-fascist terrorist 'hit list'

15:25 [Guardian] until 2.30pm GMT: US economy grows at fastest pace in a decade – live

15:28 [Reuters] Sixty journalists killed in 2014, Mideast deadliest area: watchdog

15:28 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: T. Boone Pickens Rages On CNBC: "I Am The Expert, Not You", Says Oil Down Due To "Weak Demand"

15:28 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Here Is The Reason For The "Surge" In Q3 GDP

15:28 [CNN] Algeria: Jund al Khilafa leader killed

15:31 [msnbc: politics] Pelosi : Boehner Should Force Michael Grimm Resignation

15:32 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: Kangaroo punches drone out of sky

15:33 [NPR] Bill Chappell: U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

15:33 [CNN] NYC police killer's mother 'deeply sorry'

15:33 [CNN] IOC to tackle threat of Olympic super-bug

15:33 [Slate Magazine] Lisa Gornick: Bach’s Prayer

15:33 [CNN: Living] A parenting lesson from Kim Kardashian

15:33 [CNN: Living] The only Cuba I've ever known

15:35 [Fin24 News] | Oil above $70 by end of 2015 - sources

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John A. Tures: Remembering Another Wave Of Anti-Law Enforcement Killings

15:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Nichols: Relive 17 Of The Biggest LGBT Political Stories Of 2014

15:36 [CNN] NYPD shooting: Clues sought to gunman's whereabouts

15:36 [CNN] The father of the Internet predicts its next phase

15:38 [] lauren: With Parliament Vote, Ukraine Moves Towards NATO Alliance

15:39 [CNN: Money] Keurig recalls 6.6 million brewing machines //

15:39 [CNN: Money] Russian iPhone prices soar 35% //

15:40 [Voice of America] Doug Bernard: US Wants Open Internet Highway in Cuba

15:42 [The Onion] Seasonal Depression Kicks In Just In Time To Numb Woman Before Holiday With Family

15:43 [OpEdNews] How Big Pharma Made Antipsychotics Everyday Drugs

15:43 [Truthout] Marjorie Cohn on Drone Warfare: Illegal, Immoral and Ineffective

15:44 [The Independent] Bourbon virus: researchers discover mystery tick-borne deadly virus

15:44 [The Independent] US economy is growing at fastest rate in a decade — records 5% annual growth rate in Q3

15:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Solnit: Everything's Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart

15:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mike Weisser: Doctors Should Tell the Truth About Guns

15:45 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: Getting SMART About Education

15:45 [Guardian] Paul Rosolie for Mongabay, part of the Guardian Environment Network: Why I let myself be 'Eaten Alive' by an anaconda

15:46 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Dow Tops 18,000 Following 1000-Point 5-Day Rip

15:46 [msnbc: politics] Pelosi: Boehner Should Force Michael Grimm Resignation

15:47 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Steampunk in space? NASA proposes floating, two-person dirigible mission to explore Venus

15:47 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: Sean Hannity has ALL-CAPS Twitter meltdown after being named ‘worst’ Fox News host

15:48 [Slate Magazine] Donald Fagen: The Man Who Told A Christmas Story

15:48 [Russia Today] RT: 30-meter flame engulfs ‘cursed’ Christmas market in Berlin

15:50 [Slashdot] timothy: Samsung Announces Production of 20nm Mobile LPDDR4, Faster Than Desktop DDR4

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: IRS' 'GREAT DISSERVICE'? Official mulled exposing targeting pre-2012 election

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Monster storm threatens holiday travel for millions - VIDEO: Holiday storm causes travel delays - FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Oklahoma teacher fired after stuffing 11 teen students into Honda Accord

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 5 geeky holiday decorations

15:51 [Telegraph] Agency: Charles Napier jailed for 13 years after admitting hundreds of sexual assaults on young boys

15:51 [Telegraph] Dan Hyde: London fire: Smoke fills Soho street during busiest hour of Christmas shopping

15:51 [Telegraph] Ben Riley-Smith: Northern Ireland stalemate ends with last-minute agreement

15:51 [Telegraph] Agency: Pensioner Betty Williams hosts Christmas lunch for lonely strangers

15:51 [Guardian] Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter: Glasgow bin lorry crash: four victims named

15:53 [Reuters] Under pressure over CIA jail, Poland sends out mixed messages

15:56 [CNN] The father of the web predicts its next phase

15:58 [zero hedge] Marc To Market: Russia, Oil, China and the Dollar

15:59 [Truthout] Jimmy John's Foreshadows a Union-Free Future - and Unions May Be to Blame

15:59 [Reuters: politics] Under pressure over CIA jail, Poland sends out mixed messages

15:59 [Fin24 News] | R2bn govt ARV tender goes to Cipla

15:59 [Fin24 News] | US third quater growth hits 11-year high

16:03 [NPR] Bill Chappell: Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

16:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Leah Stern: Farce or Fever? US Elex vs. Israel Elex

16:03 [Russia Today] RT: Oil price fall: ‘Nobody will be a winner’

16:06 [CNN: Money] Dow hits 18,000 for the first time ever //

16:06 [CNN: Money] US economy grows incredible 5% //

16:06 [CNN: Money] Could this mean the end of tipping? //

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Obituary: K. Balachander

16:07 [Guardian] Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter: Glasgow bin lorry crash: all six victims named

16:07 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: China's second largest waterfall partially freezes - video

16:09 [Truthout] The New Face of US Health Care: $1,000 per Pill

16:09 [Fox News: politics] US economy grew at fast 5 percent annual rate in third quarter //

16:09 [The Independent] Jeremy Lloyd dead: Allo Allo creator dies aged 84

16:09 [The Independent] Video: Rogue Ostrich causes commotion by racing cars on busy Chinese highway

16:09 [The Independent] Northern Ireland leaders reach 'workable agreement' on key issues after cross-party talks

16:09 [The Independent] Waterfall freezes over on the Yellow River

16:11 [Fin24 News] | Dow tops 18 000 for the first time

16:12 [Big Think] Neurobonkers: Learning How to Learn //

16:14 [Voice of America] Reuters: France Steps Up Patrols After Spate of Lone-Wolf Attacks

16:15 [Telegraph] Agency: Festive game designed to trigger happy memories in dementia sufferers

16:15 [Telegraph] Agency: 'Allo 'Allo! writer Jeremy Lloyd dies, aged 84

16:15 [Telegraph] Agency: Driver in defiant stand-off with traffic wardens locks himself inside car as it is towed away

16:15 [Telegraph] Peter Stanford: Pope Francis is not letting the Curia stand in his way

16:15 [Fin24 News] | US third quarter growth hits 11-year high

16:16 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: UMich Consumer Confidence Near 8-Year High, Inflation Expectations Hit 4-Year Lows

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top celeb chef holiday dishes

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Seizure dog saves girl

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: New car co. from where?

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Resigning Dem tries to run for own seat after scandal

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: North Korea sites back online after lengthy outage - VIDEO: North Korea's internet back up - FOX BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE: Sony-Dish talks on 'The Interview' release fall apart - VIDEO: Pyongyang demands role in hack probe

16:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: TARGETING SCANDAL Ex-chief mulled exposing IRS antics prior to '12 elex

16:17 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: Tunisia is a model for what the Arab Spring can achieve

16:18 [BBC: Entertainment] Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies

16:18 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

16:18 [World Policy Institute] admin: Putin and Stalin: Mirror Reflections

16:18 [Slate Magazine] Benyamin Cohen: Holy Night

16:22 [Raw Story] Eric W. Dolan: Bishop to use Christmas homily to attack John Lennon’s ‘heart-chilling vision’ of a world without hell

16:22 [Raw Story] The Conversation: Robert Reich explains why a four-year degree is still worth the cost — if you can find a job

16:23 [Reuters: politics] Top congressional Democrat asks Sony for hack details

16:23 [Guardian] Julia Kollewe and Jennifer Rankin: Boxing Day sales start early: where are the best deals?

16:23 [Guardian] Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent: Northern Ireland first minister hails financial aid deal as ‘monumental’

16:23 [Guardian] Jamie Jackson: Manuel Pellegrini expects decision on Frank Lampard’s future ‘in days’

16:24 [BBC: Also in the news] Turkey's high-speed trains go dry

16:27 [The Hindu - News] AP: Police hunt pigeon worth $184,000

16:28 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Housing Recovery Remains Cancelled Due To 6 Months Of Downward Revisions

16:30 [Guardian] Kim Willsher in Paris: Soldiers to be deployed around France after string of attacks on public

16:30 [Fin24 News] | Rand pulls back against the dollar

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Strong: How to Depose a Dictator

16:31 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tom Engelhardt: New Year's Wishes for the Waning American Century

16:31 [The Hindu - News] PREETI ZACHARIAH: On a collaborative note

16:32 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: 12 Ways People are Being Screwed by the System at Christmas Time

16:35 [Reuters] Informal capital controls arrest Russian ruble's slide

16:36 [The Independent] Introducing The Frews (Future News)

16:36 [The Independent] Little Yellow Duck Project sends knitted ducks filled with money around the world

16:36 [The Independent] Tory MP's half-brother Charles Napier jailed over 'prolific' child sex abuse

16:36 [The Independent] Dmitry Medvedev fears a 'deep recession' for Russia following oil price crash

16:37 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Group lashes out at ‘animal’ protesters as they vow to ‘turn Facebook blue’ to support cops

16:38 [Deutsche Welle] Bird hunters beware: handsome reward offered for stolen carrier pigeon

16:39 [Russia Today] RT: Xmas Alert: France to deploy 300 extra soldiers amid recent attacks

16:40 [Guardian] Andrew Brown: Pope Francis’s Curia attack marks a hardening of his heart against them

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Wendell Potter: Good News on Health Care in 2014, But We're Still Spending Way Too Much

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Rand Paul Airs His Grievances On Festivus

16:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeffrey Young: Obamacare Sign-Ups Reach 6.4 Million

16:40 [CNN] How will North Korea respond to still spotty Internet?

16:40 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

16:43 [NPR] Michelle Andrews: Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

16:43 [CNN] Just got your drone? Here are 5 things you need to know

16:44 [Truthout] Spanish Government Strips Away Protesting Rights

16:45 [AL JAZEERA] Deaths reported in northeast India attack

16:46 [Guardian] David Smith, Africa correspondent: China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

16:46 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Mega music festival from Friday

16:46 [BBC: Education] US childhood 'safer' than in 1970s'

16:47 [Fox News: politics] Will freed Guantanamo detainees resurface on battlefield? //

16:47 [Truthdig] Do You Know What Banks Are Actually Doing With Your Money?

16:47 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: Eric Garner’s daughter visits memorial to slain New York City officers: ‘We’re not anti-police’

16:48 [NPR] Marc Silver: In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

16:48 [Slate Magazine] James Poniewozik: The TV Club, 2014

16:48 [msnbc: politics] Rand Paul Airs 'Festivus' Grievances on Twitter

16:50 [Guardian] Guardian fashion: Zoolander sequel: how the original film uncannily predicted 2014 fashion

16:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jeff Danziger: Israel's Future

16:50 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Happy Holidays! Economic Growth Finally Starting to Look Robust. /files/blog_gdp_2014_q3_revised.jpg

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Miranda, Blake shock fans

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Osmonds get big news

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Do we buy these anymore?

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Bon Jovi shows NYPD support

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS landmines compound age-old threat to Iraqi lives - Algeria army kills man behind French beheading

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Medvedev says Russia faces risk of 'deep recession' - Russia instructs 5 major state-controlled companies to help ruble out

16:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: STUDENTS FIZZLE Harvard president bottles up SodaStream ban

16:52 [Raw Story] Reuters: FBI warns local authorities of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

16:52 [Raw Story] Reuters: ‘Put wings on pigs’: Massachusetts police seek charges over copycat cop killer Facebook threat

16:53 [Slashdot] timothy: BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

16:53 [NPR] Deborah Amos: Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

16:53 [AL JAZEERA] 'Dozens killed' in northeast India attack

16:54 [Russia Today] RT: Holy roast! Religious Brits more likely to be overweight than atheists

16:54 [Russia Today] RT: Imperial growing pains: Obama’s popularity among troops sinks

16:56 [Guardian] Alison Flood: ‘Amazon-free’ Christmas campaign diverts reported £5m worth of sales from online retailer

16:56 [Voice of America] Anjana Pasricha: India’s Hindu Nationalist BJP Makes Electoral Gains in Kashmir

16:56 [Fin24 News] | JSE ticks up on healthy US growth

16:57 [Reuters] U.S. economy accelerates sharply in third quarter; consumer spending rises

16:57 [AL JAZEERA] Armed Indian tribal group kills villagers

16:58 [Deutsche Welle] UN warns of potential war crimes in Libya

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lynn Yeakel: Remember "Binders of Women"?

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dale Hansen: The Christmas spirit is an affront to conservative values

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Henryk A. Kowalczyk: Conservatives Versus Liberals

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Aili Mari Tripp: Can We Wait 100 More Years to Reach Gender Parity in Congress?

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: New York City Sends $30 Million A Year To School With History Of Giving Kids Electric Shocks

16:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kerry Flynn: The 10 Best Vines Of 2014

17:00 [Financial Times] North Korea knows the power of film

17:01 [The Independent] Ukip disowns latest fake twitter account, and denies MEP posted Islamaphobic tweet

17:01 [The Independent] Police officers under criminal investigation over death of man with epilepsy but still on the streets

17:03 [Deutsche Welle] Why China won't support US on Sony hack

17:03 [NPR] Anders Kelto: Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

17:03 [CNN: Money] Just got your drone? What you need to know //

17:03 [CNN: Money] 7 up-and-coming foodie destinations //

17:04 [Truthout] The New Robber Barons

17:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Will The Fed Intervene In The Oil Market?

17:04 [CNN] Issa's final IRS report slams 'culture of bias'

17:04 [CNN] Legends we lost in 2014, by Christiane Amanpour

17:06 [Guardian] Miles Brignall: Royal Bank of Scotland freezes bonuses of 18 traders amid forex rigging review

17:07 [Telegraph] Lyndsey Telford: Radio horseracing tipster 'outperforms the stock market'

17:07 [Telegraph] Emily Gosden: How to see Santa (aka the ISS) flying by on Christmas Eve

17:07 [Telegraph] Steven Swinford: Ukip boss cleared of sexual harassment forced out of role

17:07 [Telegraph] Henry Samuel: Police arrest 'heavily armed man' on French Riviera

17:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Reese Schonfeld: Garth the Great

17:07 [Truthdig] House of Mirrors

17:08 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.: At Christmas, I Am Grateful for Good Leadership

17:08 [CNN: Crime] NYC police killer's mom: My son was 'spiraling out of control' //

17:08 [CNN: Crime] NYPD: Help us figure out where shooter was before killing cops //

17:08 [CNN: Crime] Will crime spike after murder of cops? //

17:09 [Truthout] "The Interview" Belittles North Korea, but Is Film's Backstory and US Policy the Real Farce?

17:10 [Reuters: politics] HHS secretary says 6.4 million sign up for 2015 plans

17:11 [The Hindu - News] PTI: BJP will form govt. in Jharkhand, J&K: Rajnath

17:12 [Guardian] Press Association: Tory MP’s half-brother jailed for sex assaults on boys

17:12 [The Atlantic: Politics] Peter Beinart: Marco Rubio's Old-School Cuba Policy

17:13 [NPR] Alison Bruzek: Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

17:14 [Truthout] Calls for Calm After NYPD Union Says Mayor, Protesters Have Blood on Their Hands for Cops' Murder

17:16 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Exposing The Deception: How The US Economy "Grew" By $140 Billion In Q3 Due To Data Revisions

17:16 [BBC: Health] The west Africa you don't see

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jay Leno slams Trista Sutter

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Holiday cruise brings healing

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jolie: My marriage is hard

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Troubled ObamaCare vendor awarded new contract

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NYC protesters say they won't stop demonstrations despite de Blasio's wishes - VIDEO: Giuliani on officers' killing - KURTZ: Media blame game as police deaths tied to liberal pols

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Report: Casey Kasem finally buried in Norway

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Zombie Nativity spurs fight in Ohio town

17:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GIT OUT: Will freed Guantanamo detainees resurface on battlefield?

17:18 [Guardian] Helen Pidd, northern editor: Ed Miliband must cease ‘Hampstead Heath’ politics to win election – MP

17:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: How One Senator Will Work To Tame The GOP Congress

17:19 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 23, 2014

17:19 [] Democracy Now!: Weaponizing Health Workers: How Medical Professionals Were a Top Instrument in U.S. Torture Program

17:19 [] Democracy Now!: Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War

17:19 [] Democracy Now!: Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell

17:19 [] Democracy Now!: "The War to Start All Wars": Did U.S. Invasion of Panama 25 Years Ago Set Stage for Future Wars?

17:22 [Voice of America] Reuters: Kenya's Opposition Moves to Block New Security Law in Court

17:22 [Big Think] Orion Jones: E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit Their Habit //

17:22 [Raw Story] David Edwards: CNN expert indicts ‘social justice’ for cop killings: Advocates feel ‘entitlement to violence’

17:24 [OpEdNews] Rebecca Solnit: Challenging the Divine Right of Big Energy

17:24 [BBC: Health] VIDEO: Healthcare workers' Ebola battle

17:26 [CNN: Money] Got your drone? What you need to know //

17:26 [The Independent] Tate galleries forced to disclose the extent of controversial BP sponsorship deal

17:26 [The Independent] American man dies after letting someone punch him in the face

17:26 [The Independent] 'Russian ring of death' ruled out in inquest into 'grisly' death of property tycoon Scot Young

17:28 [Guardian] Press Association: Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies aged 84

17:28 [The Hindu - News] 11 killed in militant attacks in Assam

17:31 [Pravda] Russia successfully launches eco-friendly Angara-A5 rocket

17:32 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: ‘Gray Creature’ Spotted in Ohio by Former Marine

17:33 [Reuters] Canadian found guilty of murder in dismemberment of Chinese student

17:34 [Guardian] Martin Chulov in Aleppo: Syrian rebels prepare to defend ruined Aleppo as troops and militias close in

17:34 [Truthout] On the News With Thom Hartmann: Most Americans Don't Realize How Climate Change Can Impact Their Personal Health, and More

17:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ian Reifowitz: Happy Days Are Here Again

17:34 [The Hindu - News] PTI: 11 killed in militant attacks in Assam

17:36 [Le Monde diplomatique] Rebecca Solnit: Everything's coming together while everything falls apart

17:38 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: Irish Court Weighs Ending Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

17:38 [Slashdot] timothy: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

17:39 [Reuters] Canadian found guilty of murder in dismemberment of Chinese student

17:39 [CNN] The 'Serial' podcast: By the numbers

17:39 [The Hindu - News] Ganesh Prabhu: Three physically weak women rescued in Udupi

17:39 [Russia Today] RT: Staring at the Sun: NASA takes incredible solar portrait

17:39 [Russia Today] RT: S. Korean nuclear plants hacker leaks new data right after president orders security boost

17:39 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Vladimir Putin is my cousin’ drink-driver tells UK police

17:42 [Financial Times] Eurasian unity strained as bloc expands

17:43 [Deutsche Welle] India's religious conversions: 'Modi can stop them if he wants'

17:44 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Reopen investigation into Westminster pedophile whistleblower deaths’ – MP

17:44 [Voice of America] Victoria Macchi, Ayaz Gul: US, Afghan Generals in Islamabad for Border Security Talks

17:44 [Guardian] Michael Carlson: Ernie Terrell obituary

17:44 [Guardian] Grady Smith: Justin Timberlake becomes the latest pop star to 'go country'

17:44 [Guardian] Associated Press in Kabul: Afghan police chief claims 151 Taliban fighters killed in 12-day battle

17:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] S. Azmat Hassan: Some Current Events in Egypt

17:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dave Jamieson: The Factory Workers Behind Your iPhone Are Too Tired To Eat, Report Alleges

17:46 [Pravda] A fuller Christmas story

17:47 [CNN: Politics] Issa's final IRS report spreads blame, slams 'culture of bias'

17:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Illinois woman wants to trademark: 'I can't breathe'

17:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Illegal immigrant mother seeks refuge in Pa. church

17:48 [Slate Magazine] Troy Patterson: Bachelor of Design

17:48 [Slate Magazine] David Roth: Cards Without Cardboard

17:49 [Russia Today] RT: ​‘Full force of the law’ for City traders who rig commodities – Chancellor

17:50 [Reuters] Keurig recalls 7.2 million single-serve brewers, stock falls

17:50 [Reuters] Canadian found guilty of murder, dismemberment of Chinese student

17:51 [The Independent] Cabin-fever cruise passengers protest on ship circling Channel for four days before returning

17:53 [NPR] Bill Chappell: New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Expected To Plead Guilty To Tax Charge

17:53 [NPR] Barbara Santich: For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

17:54 [Russia Today] RT: A tale of two Popes

17:54 [Voice of America] Steve Sandford: 10 Years After Tsunami, Fishermen Still Feel Slighted

17:54 [Voice of America] Mohammed Yusuf: Khat Import Bans Cause Economic Hardship for African Farmers

17:55 [CNN: Crime] Report: 2-hour execution followed rules //

17:55 [Telegraph] Agency: 7/7 London bombing victim's widow squandered £50k compensation left to her son

17:55 [Telegraph] Inna Lazareva: German author warns of Isil ambition after rare visit

17:55 [Telegraph] Henry Samuel: French doctors strike in protest at 'NHS-style' reforms

17:55 [Telegraph] Agency: The baby from Teletubbies reveals herself

17:57 [CNN: Money] Congress wants info on Sony hack //

17:58 [CNN] Holiday travelers to get soaked, possibly slowed in East

17:59 [Russia Today] RT: Losing ground? The Guardian & the facts behind the BBC cash call

17:59 [Russia Today] RT: Putin gives nod to Armenia joining Eurasian Economic Union

18:00 [Guardian] Press Association: Gabriel Agbonlahor’s red card against Manchester United overturned

18:01 [CBC: politics] CBC News: Neil Bantleman, Canadian teacher, in Indonesia court for start of sex assault trial

18:01 [Pravda] Will Obama come to Moscow for V-Day 2015 to roll Putin?

18:01 [Pravda] Cuba blasts a hole in the blockade

18:03 [The Nation] Climate Change: The Race Is On. Will We Let the Planet Burn?

18:03 [] deirdre: After Just 18 Months, Gitmo Envoy Resigns

18:03 [Slate Magazine] Miles Fletcher: "Mom, This Box Is Meowing"

18:04 [Russia Today] RT: ​BBC reporter gets high on camera, can’t finish report

18:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Greater Abomination: Washington's Lies About TARP's "Success" Are Worse Than The Original Bailouts, Part I

18:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Exposing The Deception: How The US Economy "Grew" By $140 Billion As Americans Became Poorer

18:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Marketing Campaign Is Now Complete: Sony "May" Show The Interview On December 25 After All

18:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jackson Connor: Bill O'Reilly Blasts 'Incompetent' Bill De Blasio, Calls For NYC Mayor's Resignation

18:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Marc Gopin: A Fixable Problem for Our Society

18:05 [msnbc: politics] Reporters Press State Department on North Korea Internet Outage

18:06 [BBC: Health] Smartphones 'changing our brains'

18:06 [BBC: Technology] North Korean internet down again

18:06 [Guardian] Sam Jordison: Reading group: Why The Maltese Falcon is built to last

18:08 [CNN: Money] Why this country adores Tesla //

18:11 [Reuters] Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

18:12 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sebastian Murdock: Shaneka Thompson, First Victim Of Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Initially Talked Cop Killer Out Of Suicide

18:12 [Fin24 News] | J Arthur Brown's bail application postponed

18:13 [Fox News: politics] US government offering $5M reward for Al Qaeda leader freed from Gitmo //

18:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Heather McGhee: A Movement of Love and for Non-Violence

18:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eleanor Goldberg: 15 Times We Broke Down Stereotypes To Build Progress This Year

18:14 [Russia Today] RT: ​Anonymous hold protest at BBC London HQ

18:14 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Ukraine joining NATO unwise step that would bring all-out war closer’

18:16 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: "Off The Grid" Economic Indicators – Q4 2014

18:16 [The Independent] 11 weirdest hoaxes of 2014, including huge crabs, a triple-breasted woman and black-eyed kids

18:16 [The Independent] North Korean prison guards 'cooked female prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more accounts from UN report reveal

18:16 [The Independent] How Yellowstone's Thermal Springs looked before they were contaminated by humans

18:16 [The Independent] Ukip general secretary Roger Bird steps down over sexual harassment allegations – but a party investigation says he did nothing wrong

18:17 [straight] Jon Cranny: Blackbird Theatre revives the radio play with Samuel Beckett's All That Fall /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/All-That-Fall%2C-William-Samples%2C-Lee-Van-Paassen%2C-Adam-Henderson-cred-Tim-Matheson.jpg

18:18 [Financial Times] Palestinian pipers promote harmony

18:18 [Slate Magazine] Vesla M. Weaver: Protest Is Democracy at Work

18:20 [Reuters: politics] U.S. says 6.4 million signed up for 2015 plans

18:20 [Guardian] Matthew Taylor and Guy Grandjean: At least 15 migrants trying to enter UK die in ‘shameful’ Calais conditions

18:20 [Guardian] Natalie Nougayrède: Has North Korea found a friend in President Putin?

18:21 [Telegraph] Agency: 'Senior moments' could becoming to an end

18:21 [Telegraph] Agency: Smartphone users brain similar to violinists

18:21 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Italian mother claims boy in Islamic State photograph is her son

18:21 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Guilty thieves return ancient Roman objects to Pompeii

18:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Reuters: Florida Surpasses New York As Third Most Populous U.S. State

18:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lilly Workneh: Eric Garner's Daughter Visits Memorial Site Of Slain NYPD Officers

18:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Tess Katz: Darnell Moore, #BlackLivesMatter Activist, Speaks Out Against de Blasio's Call To Pause Protests

18:22 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John W. Whitehead: The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

18:22 [Raw Story] Climate Central: Dreaming of a white Christmas? Check this map

18:22 [Raw Story] Amanda Marcotte: Are women inherently less trustworthy than men? (Answer: No, but people believe it.)

18:22 [Raw Story] Reuters: Florida surpasses New York as third most populous US state

18:22 [Raw Story] Reuters: Off duty, black cops in New York feel threatened by fellow police officers

18:22 [The Atlantic: National] Adam Chandler: Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

18:24 [CNN: Money] The CEOs who ruled 2014 //

18:24 [CNN: Money] Google now displays song lyrics in search results //

18:25 [CNN] France boosts security after string of attacks

18:25 [Slashdot] timothy: Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi

18:26 [Reuters] Canadian found guilty of murdering, dismembering Chinese student

18:26 [Guardian] Rebecca Solnit for TomDispatch: Let's leave behind the age of fossil fuel. Welcome to Year One of the climate revolution

18:26 [Guardian] Andrew Sparrow: 5 things we've learnt from the Cochrane/Macwhirter/Torrance books about the Scottish independence referendum

18:28 [] centralasia: Kyrgyzstan Signs Up for Eurasian Union, With Another Delay

18:32 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

18:33 [BBC: Health] VIDEO: Doctor's gloom in Syrian siege city

18:33 [Reuters: politics] Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

18:35 [straight] Jon Cranny: Pollster cites Raymond Louie as a federal Liberal for Vancouver East /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/files/images/wide/IgnatieffLouie.jpg

18:38 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: WATCH: Monkey Revives Dying Friend At Indian Train Station

18:38 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Top Maoist Bandi Ramesh surrenders

18:38 [The Hindu - News] Meera Srinivasan: Ahead of polls, Rajapaksa promises inquiry into war crime allegations

18:38 [Moral Low Ground] Brett Wilkins: UNICEF: 1.7 Million Ukrainian Children Suffering from Conflict, Cold

18:39 [Truthout] Raising Rates Too Early Could Be Disastrous

18:39 [CNN: Money] Sony planning limited release of 'The Interview' //

18:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Dustin DeMoss: An Oklahoma Veteran's Open Letter to Senator Coburn

18:40 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mike Lux: A Progressive Populism That Works

18:40 [The Independent] The Interview will be released on Christmas Day in the US, despite initial cancellation and hacker threats

18:42 [BBC: Entertainment] US cinemas to screen The Interview

18:42 [Good] Erin Joyce: Ala draft

18:42 [Fin24 News] | North Korea's Internet down again

18:44 [CNN] Can Cuba become the bread basket of North America?

18:44 [The Hindu - News] Shoumojit Banerjee: Contempt plea against Parrikar dismissed

18:44 [The Hindu - News] Sushanta Talukdar: NDFB(S) militants gun down 34 in Assam

18:45 [Telegraph] Tom Parfitt: Russia condemns Ukrainian law that paves way to Nato

18:45 [Telegraph] Andrew Marszal: Sony 'authorises Christmas Day release' for The Interview

18:46 [Guardian] Caroline Davies: Single, educated, wealthy men cut back least on alcohol in later life, study finds

18:46 [Guardian] George Monbiot: A winter’s tale of the things I did for Queen and country

18:47 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: US stocks soar to new record as economic growth accelerates to ‘mind-blowing’ level

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: A Krispie Kim's booty

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: From living wake to wedding?

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: What's a Big McRib?!

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'Today' cut Amy's interview

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Dr. Laura said kill pit bulls?

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jesus' birthplace considers building tunnel under Manger Square to tackle traffic challenges

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GOP report: Top IRS official considered admitting targeting before 2012 election

18:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ZOMBIE NATIVITY Creepy manger spurs fight in Ohio town

18:48 [] lauren: Skirting 'Halliburton Loophole,' EPA Slams Exxon with Fracking Fine

18:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: IPS officials transferred

18:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Modi to visit Varanasi on Thursday

18:48 [The Hindu - News] R. Avadhani: IITH working hard to make 5G dream come true

18:48 [Slate Magazine] Jane C. Hu: The Battle for Space

18:48 [CNN: Money] Sony plans limited release of 'The Interview' //

18:50 [Voice of America] Rosanne Skirble: World Wakes Up to Climate Change, Takes Action in 2014

18:51 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Let Us Now Praise Obama's Economic Policies /files/blog_obama_economic_record_2009_2014.jpg

18:51 [Mother Jones] Ben Dreyfuss: You May Get To See "The Interview" On Christmas After All

18:51 [Topix Activism News] U.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics

18:52 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Bonds Triple Dow Gains For The Year

18:52 [The Hindu - News] Pavan Dahat: Maratha reservation Bill passed in Assembly

18:52 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Host of leaders pay homage to PV

18:52 [The Hindu - News] Rashmi Rajput: Drones fly in Mumbai despite DGCA ban

18:54 [BBC: Entertainment] US cinemas 'to screen' The Interview

18:54 [Russia Today] RT: Outsourced state care: Vulnerable UK pensioners choose between eating or using the toilet

18:57 [Truthdig] The Income Gap Between Races Is Wider Than It’s Been for Decades

18:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roque Planas: Parents of 43 Missing Students Ask Not To Be Forgotten Over The Holidays

18:58 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christos Terzides: Mr. Jim Morrison. The Social And Political Visionary

18:58 [Guardian] Haroon Siddique: GPs warn pre-dawn queues at practice reflect widespread pressure on doctors

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘Kaka’ laid to rest with State honours

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Indrani Dutta,Shiv Sahay Singh: Another Trinamool man gets ED summons

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Pavan Dahat : Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly

18:59 [Russia Today] RT: Texas lab faces fines, closure after 13 monkeys die from overheating

19:00 [Voice of America] VOA News: Chikungunya Virus Has Infected More Than 1 Million in Americas

19:02 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Fox station apologizes to Black Lives Matter protester for editing chant to say ‘Kill a cop’

19:03 [Deutsche Welle] Canadian man found guilty of murdering Chinese student

19:03 [Financial Times] Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid

19:03 [Slate Magazine] J. Bryan Lowder: How Did Roasting Vegetables Become a Thing?

19:04 [Russia Today] RT: Christmas beard: Facial hair fashion taken to extreme by US artist (PHOTOS)

19:04 [zero hedge] williambanzai7: THe BuLL$HiTe...

19:05 [The Hindu - News] Pheroze L. Vincent: New circular on Xmas day contest

19:05 [The Independent] 'Bliss molecule' similar to THC in cannabis found in expensive black truffles dug out by pigs

19:05 [The Independent] Bitcoin voted one of 2014's worst investments as value plummets

19:05 [The Independent] Coca Cola to cut up to 2,000 jobs after Christmas

19:05 [The Independent] Landmine sanctuary: rare leopard finds haven in the lethal legacy of Iran-Iraq war

19:05 [The Independent] Stormont leaders agree on bailout, but not on flags or marches

19:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] David Oualaalou: It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

19:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: These Are The States Where Poor Students Are Most Likely To Have Inexperienced Teachers

19:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Timothy J. Barnett: CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

19:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul Alexander: The Doctors Shortage, a Crisis Within a Crisis

19:08 [Deutsche Welle] More than 1,000 troops deployed in France following lone wolf attacks

19:08 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: Some Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

19:08 [CNN: Money] 6.4 million enroll in Obamacare //

19:08 [Reuters] Activists reject NY mayor's plea to pause protests over police

19:09 [Guardian] Rafael Behr: Why a year of little change felt like one of sustained crisis

19:09 [Guardian] Ian Sample, science editor: Science A level practicals face axe despite barage of criticism, says MP

19:09 [Guardian] Jamie Jackson: Louis van Gaal: praise from Sir Alex Ferguson adds to pressure

19:09 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Govt. firm on insurance ordinance

19:09 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Bill seeks to widen overseas citizenship

19:09 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Cyberabad police open Crime Against Women cell

19:09 [OpEdNews] Secret Torture versus Open Source Intelligence

19:09 [Telegraph] Tom Brooks-Pollock: Google unveils first 'fully functional' driverless car

19:09 [Telegraph] Henry Samuel: 'This toy is sexist': French feminists plant warnings in children's Christmas presents

19:09 [Telegraph] Christopher Hope: Boris Johnson: Christmas revellers with minor injuries should get a taxi to hospital

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: Vietnamese salad rolls say "Christmas" for West chef Quang Dang /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_Cooking_2453_0.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: Candela Farm's DADF#AD is a hard-hitting explosion of punk-infused rock /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/candelafarm.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: Not Yer Buddy’s Compilation Volume 4 shows off the best of Vancouver's punk scene /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/NYB.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: Animal Bodies gets sultry and sinister with The Killing Scene /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/animalbodies.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: EMBASSYLIGHTS' eponymous debut sounds effortless /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/EMBASSYLIGHTS.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: High Ends’ Jeffrey Innes shifts into synth-pop mode on Super Class /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/highends.jpg

19:10 [straight] Jon Cranny: Lachlan Patterson is still standing strong /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/_ART_LachlanPatterson_2453.jpg

19:10 [CNN] Poll: De Blasio popular in NYC before police shooting

19:11 [Slashdot] timothy: "Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

19:11 [The Hindu - News] Smita Gupta: Cong. leadership does not take kindly to breaking party line

19:15 [straight] Jon Cranny: The Gambler offers decent rewards /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_TheGambler2_2453.jpg

19:15 [The Hindu - News] B. Kolappan: He took Tamil cinema beyond hero-centric creations

19:16 [AL JAZEERA] Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits

19:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kate Abbey-Lambertz: Transgender Student's Family Sues Michigan School Districts For Discrimination

19:18 [Amnesty International] Amnesty International: Guilty verdicts in landmark Nalchik trial expose horrors of Russian criminal justice system

19:18 [CNN] Congressman's conviction could test House rules

19:18 [CNN] Arms trade: U.S. must step up (Opinion)

19:18 [CNN] This brain hat helps the paralyzed make music

19:18 [Slate Magazine] Colleen Flaherty: Trigger Warnings in the Classroom

19:18 [Slate Magazine] June Thomas: The TV Club, 2014

19:19 [Guardian] Press Association: Seal rescued from Merseyside field is moved to specialist facility in Norfolk

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Lecturers thank KCR

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: TS to get a major power boost

19:20 [straight] Jon Cranny: Love on the Cloud has zero chemistry /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_LoveOnTheCloud3_2453.jpg

19:20 [straight] Jon Cranny: Unbroken a tortuous tale of endurance /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_Unbroken2_2453.jpg

19:21 [CNN: Politics] Poll: De Blasio popular in NYC before police shooting

19:21 [CNN] Meet your new Luke Cage

19:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Shelby Voodoo V8 sneak peek

19:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MORE INTERNET WOES North Korea hit with outages for second day

19:22 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Nuclear Power Plant In South Korea Hacked

19:22 [The Atlantic: National] Richard Rubin: Christmas Behind Bars

19:23 [The Hindu - News] N. Rahul: Verdict in Satyam cases put off to March 9

19:24 [msnbc: politics] Frank Thorp V: Could Rep. Michael Grimm Stay in Congress?

19:25 [The Hindu - News] Sruthisagar Yamunan: A powerful portrayer of middle-class predicament in plays

19:25 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Head constable caught in brothel

19:26 [straight] Jon Cranny: National Gallery offers a lengthy tour of the London institution /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_NationalGallery_2453.jpg

19:26 [straight] Jon Cranny: Mr. Turner a career-high performance for Timothy Spall /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_MrTurner_2453.jpg

19:27 [Big Think] Teodora Zareva: The Future of Furniture is Paper and Tape //

19:29 [The Hindu - News] M. Sai Gopal: Jeevandan: patients want organ allocation priority list made public

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Sandhyavandanam learning camp from Dec. 26

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: SCR plans airport specials

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Hackathon a crowd-puller

19:30 [AL JAZEERA] Sony to release N Korea film on Christmas

19:31 [Guardian] Dominic Rushe in New York: Sony approves limited US release of The Interview on Christmas Day

19:31 [The Independent] US FDA recommends ending ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

19:31 [The Independent] Arbitrary terror comes to France prompting armed patrols to take to the streets

19:31 [The Independent] Homeless Veterans appeal: Visiting Afghanistan, I learned that our troops need support in times of peace as well as war

19:31 [The Independent] Last-minute Christmas shopping spree will see retail sales top £340bn

19:32 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: Baby Bible Bashers: Child Prophets

19:32 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: WATCH: Controversial video encourages kids to steal parent’s guns, turn them in at school

19:32 [Raw Story] David Edwards: Firearms tracker: NYC cop-killer likely used gun law loophole to purchase murder weapon

19:33 [Slate Magazine] Rosa Jurjevics: Santa Math

19:35 [straight] Jon Cranny: Big Eyes can't master its own tone /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_BigEyes2_2453.jpg

19:35 [The Hindu - News] T. Karnakar Reddy: 7,500 MW thermal power plant to come up in Nalgonda district

19:35 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: City to play host to yoga national championships

19:36 [Telegraph] Philip Sherwell: Rosetta images show soaring 1km comet cliff

19:36 [Telegraph] Agency: Shop worker allegedly hosed down homeless with freezing water

19:36 [Telegraph] Andrew Marszal: Sony reverses decision to pull The Interview from cinemas

19:36 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Representative Grimm will plead guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: NOM President Brian Brown Evokes Infant Jesus In An Anti-Gay Marriage Plea

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: Republicans Warm To Loretta Lynch - Seung Min Kim - POLITICO

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sebastian Murdock: Off Duty Black Officers In New York Say They Fear Fellow Cops

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jordan Jarvis: Put Patients Over Profits: An Open Letter to the Council on Foreign Relations

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ariel Edwards-Levy: Americans Are More Positive About The Economy Than They've Been In Seven Years, Poll Finds

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: FDA Recommends Ending Lifetime Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

19:36 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Richard Feldman: Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

19:37 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: ‘Canadian psycho’ convicted of first degree murder in brutal butchering of Chinese student

19:38 [Fox News: politics] Faith Mangan: Merry Christmas: FEMA demands flood victims return checks //

19:39 [The Hindu - News] 19 Bangladeshis get 5-month jail

19:39 [The Hindu - News] S. Harpal Singh: Cold wave augurs well for traders

19:39 [The Hindu - News] K. M. Dayashankar: Bus shelters a distant dream for Karimnagar residents

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Tributes paid to P.V. Narasimha Rao

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: SCCL celebrates foundation day

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao: Veteran ball badminton player left to fend for himself

19:41 [Guardian] Hannah Ellis-Petersen: Photograph from 1926 shows selfie stick older than meets the eye

19:41 [Reuters: politics] House probe faults IRS officials for targeting conservatives

19:43 [CNN: Money] Sony: Limited Christmas release of 'Interview' //

19:43 [CNN: Money] The end of $100 a barrel oil //

19:43 [] jkucera: Armenia Claims To Have Retaliated Against Azerbaijan For Helicopter Shootdown

19:44 [OpEdNews] Obama Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal For "Direct Confrontation With Russia"

19:45 [straight] Jon Cranny: Service providers warn despite provincial efforts, mental-health care stuck in crisis mode /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/lake1_141223.JPG

19:45 [straight] Jon Cranny: Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Year in Review at the Improv Centre /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ARTSPIX_VTSL_2453.jpg

19:45 [straight] Jon Cranny: Relax, It’s Not Another Christmas Party, Party at the Imperial /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUSICPIX_BendSinister_2453.jpg

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Y. Mallikarjun: Pensioners to get SMS from Chief Minister?

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Haroon Habib: Bangladeshi politician sentenced to death

19:46 [The Hindu - News] U.S. economy grew at fast 5 per cent annual rate in Q3

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: KEK unhappy for not allowed to speak on CRDA Bill?

19:46 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Assembly adjourned sine die

19:47 [Guardian] John Hooper in Rome: Chow down: Italian circus in trouble for disguising dogs as show pandas

19:47 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: North Korea’s Internet down again, say US experts

19:48 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: FDA To Lift Ban On Gay Blood Donors Celibate For At Least A Year

19:49 [Slate Magazine] Ben Blatt: Is Chinese Takeout Really More Popular on Christmas?

19:51 [CNN] Social media celebrates The Interview's release

19:53 [Deutsche Welle] Lisbon is home to world's oldest bookstore

19:53 [NPR] Nsikan Akpan: Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

19:53 [CNN] Rand Paul celebrates Festivus on Twitter

19:54 [straight] Jon Cranny: New Year's Eve at the Hotel Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Hotel_vanc_2007.jpg

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ariel Edwards-Levy: The Bad Kind of Unionism

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Essraa nawar: ISIS Versus The Belly Dancer Show

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sen. Patrick Leahy: Is 53 Yrs Long Enough To Conclude Our Cuba Policy Has Failed?

19:54 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Stephanie Marcus: Seth Rogen & James Franco Rejoice After Sony Decides To Release 'The Interview'

19:55 [straight] Maya Beckersmith: The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the VanDusen Festival of Lights /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/FestivalofLights.jpg

19:55 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Rep. Grimm will plead guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

19:56 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Everyone Wants the Cuba Embargo to End /files/blog_poll_cuba_embargo_december_2014.jpg

19:56 [Voice of America] Myanmar Protesters Hurt in Clashes

19:56 [The Independent] Diabetics told to check glucose before driving

19:56 [The Independent] Has the failed Spanish car bomber won the lottery?

19:56 [The Independent] The mogul who wants YouTube to face the music - to the tune of $1bn

19:56 [The Independent] Bear-faced cheek of circus's pretend panda

19:56 [The Independent] O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie (due to traffic)

19:56 [The Independent] 'No home and no hope': Palestinians struggling to rebuild their lives amid the Gaza rubble

19:57 [Big Think] Natalie Shoemaker: Bus Drivers Have a Higher Rate of Depression Out of Every Industry //

19:58 [Deutsche Welle] German Ebola treatment center officially opened in Liberia

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: YSR Congress members stage walkout

19:58 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

19:59 [OpEdNews] Those Who Protect Bad Cops; Have Blood On Their Hands, Perpetuate Criminal Cop Culture

20:00 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Central assistance sought to relocate police HQ: DGP

20:00 [The Hindu - News] G. Nagaraja: Magistrate he is, victim of red tape too

20:02 [straight] Jon Cranny: Ai Weiwei plants F Grass as part of the Vancouver Biennale /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/ART_FGrass_2453.jpg

20:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Natural Gas Suggests $33 Oil

20:04 [zero hedge] testosteronepit: First Oil, now US Natural Gas Plunges off the Chart, “Negative Igniter” for New Debt Crisis

20:04 [zero hedge] Cognitive Dissonance: The Subtle Slavery of Obamacare

20:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: "Greatest Fools" Or "Smartest Men In The Room"?

20:05 [Reuters] Third-quarter U.S. economic growth strongest in 11 years

20:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christina Wilkie: Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Felony Tax Fraud

20:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Satanic Display At Florida State Capitol Damaged, Woman In Custody

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Meeting today to firm up plans for She Taxi scheme

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Smita Gupta, Smriti Kak Ramachandran : Flights of fancy

20:06 [The Hindu - News] ‘All sand mines for DWACRA groups’

20:06 [The Hindu - News] S. Murali: Cops to crack down on cyber crime

20:06 [The Hindu - News] G. Ravikiran: United Simhapuri organises pre-Christmas Mahotsav

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: KORM, KLM College help Hudhud-affected

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Sports will help relieve stress: official

20:06 [The Hindu - News] B. Venkat Sandeep: Colourful models enthral students

20:07 [Guardian] John Crace: The politics quiz of 2014

20:07 [Guardian] Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent: Labour highlights rise in number of families ‘illegally housed’ in UK

20:07 [Raw Story] Katie Halper: Pistol Healing Emporium: ‘We’re gun-licensed therapists and our customers are insane’

20:07 [Raw Story] Climate Central: Watch this stunningly beautiful ultra HD time-lapse video from the International Space Station

20:08 [Deutsche Welle] Thuringian lead crystal for the sheikhs

20:08 [CNN: Technology] Thieves steal rare drone, forget charger

20:09 [msnbc: politics] Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

20:10 [The Hindu - News] T. Lalith Singh: Over 17 lakh people live in slums

20:10 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar: No-trust motion falls through after BJP backs Akalis

20:10 [Voice of America] VOA News: Some US Theaters to Show 'The Interview,' Despite Hacker Threats

20:11 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Representative Grimm plead guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

20:13 [] Uzbekistan: Ruble’s Rout Breeds Uncertainty for Central Asian Migrants

20:13 [] andrea: Obama Hires Former Keystone XL Lobbyist as Senate Liaison Because It's 'In the Public Interest'

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Eliot Nelson: HUFFPOST HILL - Season's Greetings

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Wing: Local News Inaccurately Reports On 'Kill A Cop' Chant, Calls It 'Honest Misunderstanding'

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sara Bondioli: Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carl Deal: The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers' War on Unions

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Roy Speckhardt: Why Thanking God is Hurtful

20:15 [CNN: Politics] A felon serve in Congress? Grimm could test House rules

20:16 [straight] Miles Keir: Dan Savage Podcast Episode 426: Christmas. Isn't. Sexy. /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/746px-Dan_Savage_Provided_0.jpg

20:16 [straight] Jon Cranny: Critics look back at the best movies of 2014 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/Boyhood_2453.jpg

20:16 [straight] Jon Cranny: Available and affordable red wines for the season /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/FOO_TheBottle_2453.jpg

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Fire at three dumping yards

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: BJP keeping all options open in J&K

20:18 [Deutsche Welle] Sony to release 'The Interview' in the US

20:19 [CNN: Politics] A felon in Congress? Grimm could test House rules

20:20 [CNN] Happy Festivus! Now air your grievances

20:20 [The Independent] Italian police arrest 14 people to foil far-right terror plot

20:20 [The Independent] Glasgow lorry crash: Tributes are paid to those who died in nightmare before Christmas

20:20 [The Hindu - News] Santosh Patnaik: Police force change of ‘maha dharna’ venue

20:20 [The Hindu - News] Anita Joshua: Congress holds out the olive branch to PDP

20:21 [Reuters] U.S. Representative Grimm plead guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

20:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: REWIND: Sony decides to release 'The Interview' on Christmas

20:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GIT OUT Will freed Gitmo detainees resurface on battlefield?

20:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

20:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: FEMA demands flood victims return checks - VIDEO: FEMA claims it overpaid flood victims

20:23 [Guardian] Press Association: ‘Sincere’ mitigation saved Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli from longer ban

20:23 [Guardian] Andrew Brown: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian

20:24 [straight] Jon Cranny: Timothy Spall paints his own Mr. Turner /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_MrTurner2_2453.jpg

20:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nick Licata: From the Cities a Progressive Movement Will Rise

20:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ted Piccone: On Cuba, Obama Goes Long and Castro Holds On

20:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] James Witte: Ho, Ho, Ho, Who Delivers Those Holiday Gifts?

20:25 [CNN: Money] Russia debt closer to junk status //

20:26 [The Hindu - News] B. Madhu Gopal: Direct flight for Kuala Lumpur from Feb. 15

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Nivedita Ganguly: High on Christmas fervour

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: CREDAI in celebration mode

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘Role of IPR immense in knowledge economy’

20:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: CII launches centre to facilitate finance for SMEs

20:27 [straight] Stephen Hui: Happy holidays from Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May, Christy Clark, and the B.C. Liberals /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/20141216_mdp_e2_01_1040x585.jpg

20:28 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Police seeking suspension of auto drivers’ licences

20:29 [CNN] Congressman Grimm pleads guilty

20:29 [CNN] Plane clips another aircraft at LaGuardia

20:29 [OpEdNews] Resolved: To Stop Imagining that Anything's Been Resolved

20:30 [CNN] Rep. Grimm pleads guilty but won't resign from Congress

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Rani Devalla: Equipping students with entrepreneurial skills

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Rani Devalla: Prayer, meditation open their day

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: List of illegal schools: private school managements cry foul

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Tanu Kulkarni: Student slapped by cab driver

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Children thank traffic police

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: ‘Congress opposed to anti-conversion Bill’

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Afshan Yasmeen: At CM's function, children kept waiting for 2 hours

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Kidwai to be upgraded

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Dies while ‘fleeing’ from police

20:31 [Mother Jones] Ben Adler: Obama Just Blew A Chance to Crack Down on Coal

20:32 [CNN: Money] Little theaters save 'The Interview' //

20:32 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: Greetings From Krampus

20:33 [Fox News: politics] Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion //

20:34 [Reuters: politics] Obama applauds Sony decision to show 'The Interview': White House

20:37 [The Hindu - News] G. V. R. Subba Rao: Spiralling cement prices worry builders

20:37 [Reuters] U.S. Representative Grimm pleads guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

20:37 [CNN: Politics] A felon in Congress? Grimm will test House rules

20:38 [NPR] Ari Shapiro: Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

20:38 [NPR] Anya Kamenetz: An Update From New Orleans

20:39 [Guardian] Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent: Northern Ireland parties agree £2bn deal to secure power-sharing

20:40 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: If Shell Backs Out, Arctic Oil Off The Table For Years

20:41 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Representative Grimm pleads guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

20:41 [The Hindu - News] G. Venkataramana Rao: ‘Non-invasive Ventilation is effective for COPD’

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Sankranti goodies for BPL families

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Assembly to urge Centre to reduce Kolleru contour level

20:42 [Reuters] Sony Pictures backtracks, allows limited release of 'The Interview'

20:42 [Raw Story] Moyers & Company: Ayn Rand helped the FBI investigate whether ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was commie propaganda

20:42 [Raw Story] Reuters: GOP congressman Michael Grimm pleads guilty to tax fraud: defense lawyer

20:42 [Good] Erin Joyce: Ala Ebtekar’s Cosmic Love for San Francisco

20:42 [Good] Adam Albright-Hanna: Dad Tapes Kids Coming Downstairs for Christmas 25 Straight Years

20:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ronald A. Lindsay: Islam, Religious Dogmatism and Terrorism

20:46 [The Independent] Grieving mother Jane Robinson donates toys to Christmas appeal after young twin son dies

20:46 [The Independent] Joe Cocker: Formidable vocalist who triumphed at Woodstock and won a Grammy with 'Up Where We Belong'

20:46 [The Independent] Alan Williams: Politician who did sterling service for Labour but was kept out of high office when Neil Kinnock was elected leader

20:46 [The Independent] Jeremy Lloyd the sitcom stalwart dies aged 84

20:46 [Voice of America] Islamic State Emergence Transforms Syria and Iraq in 2014

20:47 [The Hindu - News] M. Srinivas: Devotees to get smaller ‘laddus’ from New Year

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Software that helps visually challenged read and write

20:47 [The Hindu - News] S. Sandeep Kumar: ‘Foreign universities give priority to SOP’

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: Parties grapple with difficult choices

20:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: ‘Farmers need marketing facilities’

20:49 [Slate Magazine] Helaine Olen: You Can Always Get What You Want

20:49 [straight] Jon Cranny: New addiction medication Vivitrol studied in Vancouver /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_Health_2453_opt.jpeg

20:49 [straight] Jon Cranny: Reignwolf is taking an unconventional path /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_Reignwolf_2453.jpg

20:49 [straight] Jon Cranny: Five big Lower Mainland real-estate stories of 2014 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/oakridgeplan4_140219_1_0.jpg

20:50 [AL JAZEERA] Will UN medical aid to Syrians be enough?

20:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Social media hails release of 'The Interview'

20:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Meet your new Luke Cage

20:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Social hails release of 'The Interview'

20:52 [Telegraph] Telegraph staff: More than 80 iPads among goods stolen from BBC

20:52 [Telegraph] Inna Lazareva: Israel's 'other Bethlehem': have Christians celebrated Jesus's birth in the wrong place all these years?

20:52 [Telegraph] Emily Gosden: Christmas getaway blighted by travel chaos

20:53 [Reuters] U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

20:54 [Reuters: politics] U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

20:56 [straight] Jon Cranny: Vancouver musicians share fond memories of holidays past /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MUS_ChristmasFeature_2453.jpg

20:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael McAuliff: Michael Grimm Felony Plea Poses Challenge For John Boehner

20:57 [CNN: Travel] Boeing 737s clip each other on the ground at LaGuardia

20:57 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Unplug Yourself This Holiday Season //

20:57 [Raw Story] Reuters: Obama applauds Sony’s decision to show ‘The Interview’

20:58 [Reuters] FDA eases ban on blood donations from gay men

20:59 [Russia Today] RT: Coca Cola’s first Gaza Strip plant gets machinery

20:59 [Russia Today] RT: No cure for brokenhearted: Research finds time doesn’t heal heartbreak

21:01 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Pradeesh Chandran: Industry bodies welcome suggestion to split BBMP

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Chitra V. Ramani: Civic body elections to be postponed ?

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: Panel reiterates need to recast BBMP

21:01 [The Hindu - News] Chitra V. Ramani: COUNCILLORS DIVIDED OVER BBMP DIVISION

21:02 [Raw Story] Dominic Rushe, The Guardian: rejoins controversial lobbying group ALEC

21:02 [Raw Story] David Edwards: Ohio town threatens legal action against ‘zombie’ baby Jesus Nativity scene on man’s lawn

21:04 [Voice of America] VOA News: Falling Oil Prices Pinch Vietnam's Economy, Tourism

21:04 [OpEdNews] Holiday Bright Spots For Progressives

21:05 [Guardian] Helena Smith in Athens: Greek MPs’ second failure to elect head of state brings snap election closer

21:05 [Guardian] Larry Elliott, economics editor: Blows for Osborne as growth revised down and current account deficit soars

21:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Obama Welcomes Sony's Decision To Release 'The Interview'

21:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Farahnaz Ispahani: Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

21:06 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: How President Obama Unwinds

21:06 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Smile! You're on Cop Cam!

21:09 [Moral Low Ground] Brett Wilkins: NYPD Union Has History of Turning its Back on Mayors

21:09 [Guardian] Paul Rees: Northampton’s Dylan Hartley banned for three weeks for elbow offence

21:09 [Russia Today] RT: Sony will let 'The Interview' play at select theaters despite threats

21:11 [Fox News: politics] Obama applauds Sony move to release 'The Interview' //

21:11 [Fox News: politics] Court rules against environmentalists seeking EPA regs for lead bullets //

21:11 [The Hindu - News] Smita Gupta: Challenge to BJP came from regional parties

21:11 [The Hindu - News] Rukmini S.: Just the fourth Muslim MLA for BJP

21:13 [NPR] Bill Chappell: Woman Who Lied To Facebook About Her Age Dies At 114

21:16 [CNN] Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Fast Facts

21:16 [CNN] Daylight Saving Time Fast Facts

21:16 [CNN] 2014 In Review Fast Facts

21:17 [Raw Story] Ed Pilkington, The Guardian: Kansas academic petitions judge to keep Koch brothers correspondence sealed

21:19 [Slate Magazine] Maureen Ryan: The TV Club, 2014

21:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Keurig recalls coffee maker

21:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Cosby can't find support

21:20 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Universe's coldest spot?

21:21 [Guardian] John Hooper in Turin: In space, no one can hear complaints about the Italian food

21:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: FDA to lift lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men

21:22 [The Atlantic: Technology] Rose Eveleth: Internet Ugly and the Aesthetic of Failing on Purpose

21:23 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: How Every American Can Fight Terrorism With Just One Finger

21:23 [CNN] Red flags raised quickly, but too late to save 2 cops

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Ramya Kannan: Of pranks and the safety of children online

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Aloysius Xavier Lopez: Chennai roads to be rated for periodic upkeep

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: A dim outlook for the lamps of olden days

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: Hung Assembly in J&K

21:27 [msnbc: politics] Politics in 2014: The Wild Year That Was

21:32 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘Vanoli Anna’, voice that made waves on AIR, fades

21:32 [CNN] Architects and torture: What color is your waterboard?

21:32 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Occultist father of rocketry ‘written out’ of Nasa’s history

21:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Todd Larson: Obama Administration Brings Global LGBTI Community Together to Advance Human Rights and Development

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Amarnath Tewary: Jharkhand gives clear verdict

21:36 [The Hindu - News] Nitya Menon: Where man's best friends live it up

21:42 [Guardian] Maev Kennedy: London’s Guildhall reveals hidden gems among collection of 4,000 paintings

21:42 [The Hindu - News] Kavita Kishore: It's a dog's life

21:42 [Telegraph] Tom Brooks-Pollock: Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton split after 13 years

21:43 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: NASA’s New Images Map Out Carbon Emissions

21:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sen. Angus S. King, Jr.: Torture and the Arc of History

21:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] John W. Boyd Jr.: US Warming Toward Cuba: Right Time, Right Place, Right Man

21:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sebastian Murdock: Officer Juventino Castro Will Walk Free After Killing Unarmed Man Jordan Baker

21:45 [Slashdot] Soulskill: The Slow Death of Voice Mail

21:47 [Raw Story] The Conversation: Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem?

21:47 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Arturo Lopez-Levy: Obama Corrects a Historic Mistake on Cuba

21:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NASA space skills gap?

21:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Stolen car back after 28 years

21:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Court rules against environmentalists seeking EPA regs for lead bullets

21:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasion

21:52 [The Atlantic: Technology] Nicholas St. Fleur: The iPhone Is a Musical Instrument to the Human Brain

21:52 [The Atlantic: Technology] Megan Garber: The Case for Squared Pie

21:55 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jackson Connor: FOIA Lawsuits Spike In 2014, With Reporters For NYT, Vice, Mother Jones Taking Legal Action

21:55 [Reuters] NY protesters reject plea for hiatus despite police slayings

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Obituary: K. Balachander

21:56 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: Hung Assembly in J&K

21:57 [Raw Story] David Ferguson: Indiana school says students can’t form gay-straight alliance — now they’re fighting the ACLU

21:59 [] deirdre: Endless Wars Have Cost Americans $1.6 Trillion, Report Finds

21:59 [CNN] DA: Guns on planes 'egregious' breach at Atlanta airport

21:59 [CNN] Kim Jong Un Fast Facts

21:59 [CNN] Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts

22:02 [Guardian] Press Association: Southampton confirm signing of Holland winger Eljero Elia on loan

22:02 [Guardian] Owen Gibson: Sepp Blatter and the Qatar 2022 World Cup: too little, too late

22:03 [The Hindu - News] Varghese K George, Zahid Rafiq: No easy options for PDP, BJP

22:03 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Death of newborn sparks tension

22:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steve Early: Governor Shumlin's Surrender: Vermont Democrats Abandon Quest for Single Payer Plan

22:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jessica Goodman: Where To See 'The Interview'

22:04 [CNN] CNN Poll: Americans side with Obama on Cuba

22:06 [Doctors Without Borders] Phil Zabriskie: Helping Mothers in DRC Avoid the Three Deadly Delays //

22:06 [Doctors Without Borders] Melissa Pracht: Helping Mothers in DRC Avoid The Three Deadly Delays

22:06 [Doctors Without Borders] Phil Zabriskie: A Vital Lifeline In Eastern Ukraine //

22:06 [Doctors Without Borders] Phil Zabriskie: A Vital Lifeline in Eastern Ukraine

22:06 [CNN] CNN/ORC Poll: Americans side with Obama on Cuba

22:06 [Voice of America] Aru Pande: Obama Looks to Burnish Legacy in Final Two Years

22:08 [Telegraph] Agencies: Charles Napier's victim tells of 'relief' as former teacher is jailed for 13 years

22:09 [CNN] Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts

22:10 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Saxo Bank CIO:"Writing Off Russia Would Be Unwise"

22:10 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: 20 Stunning Facts About Energy Jobs In The US

22:10 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Stocks Surge To Record-est Highs, Bond Bloodbath Ensues

22:10 [OpEdNews] Political Rumbas Start in Cuba

22:11 [CNN: Politics] Poll: Americans side with Obama on Cuba

22:13 [The Hindu - News] S. Annamalai: Ten years of tsunami: Disaster management still a pipe dream?

22:13 [The Hindu - News] A. V. Ragunathan: Ten years of tsunami: A sea wall with yawning gaps

22:14 [] nadia: Grand Jury Clears Houston Officer in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

22:17 [CNN] Lame duck label doesn't fit Obama (Opinion)

22:17 [CNN] DA: Guns on planes 'egregious' breach at Ga. airport

22:17 [CNN] Cuba Fast Facts

22:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: OPINION: Why I walked into the Sultan of Brunei’s Beverly Hills Hotel

22:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton split

22:19 [Moral Low Ground] Brett Wilkins: Sleeper 13 Productions PSA Urges Kids to Steal Parents’ Guns, because #gunviolence

22:19 [The Hindu - News] Pheroze L. Vincent: CBSE takes fun out of Xmas holiday for students

22:19 [Slate Magazine] Reihan Salam: The Obama Boom

22:26 [CNN] De Blasio consoles NYC in wake of police shooting

22:26 [Reuters] Sony Pictures moves to release 'The Interview' in about-face

22:27 [The Independent] FBI warns of possible IS threat to bridge over Mississippi

22:27 [The Independent] Revealed: Guildford Four member’s plea to Obama over last Guantanamo Briton Shaker Aamer

22:27 [The Independent] Actress Helena Bonham Carter and Hollywood film director Tim Burton separate

22:27 [CNN] Orangutan granted controlled freedom by Argentine court

22:27 [Big Think] Natalie Shoemaker: Traditional Gender Roles Won't End with Millennials //

22:27 [Truthdig] NYPD and Protesters

22:28 [NPR] Sam Sanders: Sony Will Show 'The Interview' In Some Theaters

22:28 [NPR] Carrie Kahn: Cubans Celebrate The Return Of Three Last Spies

22:28 [NPR] John Burnett: In Miami, Mixed Emotions Over Release Of Cuban Spies

22:28 [NPR] Joe Palca: Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

22:28 [NPR] Yuki Noguchi: GDP Growth At Highest Level Since 2003

22:28 [NPR] Joel Rose: Despite De Blasio's Appeal, Protesters March In New York

22:28 [NPR] Pam Fessler: Near Police Killings, A Community With A Cycle Of Crime

22:28 [NPR] Rob Stein: FDA Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

22:28 [NPR] Hashtag Activism In 2014: Tweeting 'Why I Stayed'

22:28 [NPR] Bill Chappell: Number Of Cars Earning Top Safety Awards Nearly Doubles

22:29 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Jayalalithaa, actors condole K. Balachander’s death

22:30 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: RBS bank squat: 'No one should freeze at Christmas', say activists - video

22:30 [CNN: Politics] Reports: Controversial VA projects waste billions

22:32 [Disinformation] Kelly Dessaint: Gouge Away: Uber’s Surge Pricing from a Driver’s Perspective

22:34 [Fox News: politics] William La Jeunesse: Parting Shot: Outgoing Arizona Gov. Brewer calls Obama a ‘failed president’ //

22:35 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Serious Economic Crisis Looms Russia, China May Help

22:42 [Truthdig] Activists Are Not to Blame for Murder of Police

22:43 [Good] Lara Rabinovitch: Anti-Austerity Protesters Pelt Potatoes at Prime Minister

22:43 [Electronic Intifada] Patrick O. Strickland: Pregnant woman under rubble survived deadly Israeli attack on Gaza

22:45 [CNN: Money] 2014: Helluva good year for stocks //

22:45 [CNN: Money] Where you can watch 'The Interview' //

22:45 [Russia Today] RT: State Dept envoy to Gitmo announces resignation

22:46 [Guardian] Diane Taylor: Love Activists turn former RBS office in London into housing protest squat

22:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Two held in Palakkad behind Nitta Gelatin attack: police

22:47 [The Hindu - News] Dennis Marcus Mathew: Maoist threat puts police on alert

22:48 [Voice of America] VOA News: FDA to Ease Ban on Gay Male Blood Donors

22:49 [] andrea: New Jersey Poised to Pass Legislation That Would Speed Water Privatization

22:50 [Russia Today] RT: FDA ready to relax ban on gay blood donors

22:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: The Official Biggest Losers Of 2014

22:52 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Sudheeran swears by his conviction

22:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GOVERNMENT GRINCH FEMA demands flood victims return checks

22:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Entrepreneur builds sleek ship, but will military buy it?

22:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Hottest spots for 2015

22:52 [The Atlantic: Technology] Robinson Meyer: A Christmas Tree That Puts Out Its Own Fires

22:53 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Broken Energy Markets And The Downside Of Hubbert’s Peak

22:53 [zero hedge] Tim Knight from Slope of Hope: Khristmas Krap

22:54 [straight] Jon Cranny: Former inmate shares his story of B.C. prisons’ revolving doors /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/COL_NEWS_Recidivism_2453.jpg

22:58 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: The Hindu continues on the path of growth: N. Ram

23:00 [Russia Today] RT: Iran’s new radar ‘detects drugs, explosives & people’

23:01 [msnbc: politics] Biden to Attend Funeral for Slain NYPD Officer

23:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Exclusive: Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Under Investigation For Leaking Secrets - The Daily Beast

23:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Andere: Holiday Pay Falls Short

23:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Obama's Recent Bold Actions Shape The Contest For 2016 -

23:04 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Cold wave claims many lives in U.P.

23:04 [The Hindu - News] Atiq Khan: Charan Singh’s birth anniversary sees focus on farmers

23:04 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Independent MLA joins Congress in Uttarakhand

23:05 [CNN] Play is verbatim D.C. sex scandals

23:05 [CNN] Tornadoes hit various areas of Mississippi

23:05 [CNN] Poll: Obama ends year on an upswing

23:07 [Topix Activism News] Suicide pact to escape IS sex trade

23:08 [Voice of America] Adam Bailes: Only Hospital in Sudan's S. Kordofan Struggles to Treat Patients

23:08 [NPR] Pope To Vatican Leaders: In-Fighting Must Stop

23:08 [NPR] North Korea's Internet Outage Could Just Be Bad Timing

23:08 [NPR] Despite Russia's Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine

23:09 [CNN: Money] Community pays off family's $200K debt //

23:10 [The Hindu - News] Anita JoshuaAarti Dhar: AICC condemns Rajasthan ordinance

23:10 [straight] Miranda Nelson: Photo of the Day: #VanKiss /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/16059585996_f7df829468_o.jpg

23:12 [Fox News: politics] Biden to attend funeral for slain NY police officer //

23:14 [Reuters] FDA eases 31-year ban on blood donations from gay men

23:14 [] lauren: Hundreds of Thousands Call on FCC to Halt 'Disastrous Merger'

23:14 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: Re. 1 revenue stamp to stage a comeback

23:14 [The Hindu - News] Muralidhara Khajane: K. Balachander left a mark on Kannada cinema

23:15 [Russia Today] RT: ​US stock market hits milestone following surge in economic growth

23:17 [CNN] FDA plan: Gay men who abstain 1 year could give blood

23:17 [CNN] Best of Sri Lanka in three minutes

23:18 [The Independent] Danny Alexander interview: Chief Treasury Secretary blasts George Osborne

23:19 [Telegraph] Agencies: Ex-porn actor in Canada found guilty of dismembering lover

23:19 [Slashdot] Soulskill: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

23:20 [The Hindu - News] Mohit M. Rao: Online booking of KSRTC tickets hit

23:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Parting Shot: Outgoing Arizona Gov. Brewer calls Obama a ‘failed president’

23:22 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Rush Limbaugh fumes: Idris Elba can’t play ’007′ because ‘James Bond is white and Scottish, period’

23:22 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Turkish soap operas finding new life as Latin American ‘telenovela’ imports

23:22 [Voice of America] US Monetary Policy Impact May Ripple Through Global Economy in 2015

23:23 [The Atlantic: National] Adam Chandler: The Politics of Blood Donation

23:23 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: "Peak" American Dream?

23:24 [The Hindu - News] Prakash Kamat: Goa Archbishop expresses concern over condition of minorities

23:25 [CNN: Money] Community pays grieving family's $200K debt //

23:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Alana Horowitz: Elizabeth Warren’s Real Beef With Antonio Weiss: What Her Fight Against Him Is Actually About -

23:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Mollie Reilly: Joe Biden To Attend Funeral For NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

23:26 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tony Newman: E-Cig Users And Vapers Need To Join Anti-Drug War Movement

23:27 [Big Think] Big Think Editors: Eleanor Roosevelt: Curiosity is the Greatest Gift //

23:30 [OpEdNews] That's Rich! Why So Many Wealthy Americans Think They're Middle Class

23:32 [Guardian] Guardian sport: Sami Khedira wants new Real Madrid contract amid Premier League interest

23:32 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: Sprinkler Forest

23:33 [Voice of America] 2014 Medical Breakthroughs Promise Better Treatments

23:36 [Guardian] Jacob Steinberg: Andy Carroll believes West Ham have assorted ways of worrying Chelsea

23:36 [Guardian] David Hytner: Arsène Wenger: Calum Chambers is too young to play so often for Arsenal

23:44 [The Independent] Canadian porn actor Luka Magnotta guilty of murdering and dismembering Chinese student

23:45 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Anti-terror police arrest two in Australia

23:46 [Guardian] Martin Rowson: Martin Rowson on immigration – cartoon

23:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: HITTING REWIND Sony to release 'The Interview' on Christmas

23:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: RELEASE AND CATCH: $5M reward for Al Qaeda leader freed from Gitmo

23:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Kangaroo downs drone

23:47 [Raw Story] Reuters: Houston police officer will not be indicted for shooting and killing unarmed Black man

23:49 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: Satanic Temple's Holiday Display Vandalized In Florida Capitol

23:51 [CNN] Sony's privacy beats free speech?(Opinion)

23:51 [AlterNet] Simon Bowers, The Guardian: World Unites to Decry Prosecution of Source Behind LuxLeaks Tax Scandal

23:58 [CNN] Richard Reid Fast Facts

23:59 [straight] Stephen Hui: 10 signs it’s almost Christmas in Vancouver (photos) /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/15902656809_ffec1686eb_b.jpg

23:59 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Destruction Of The Middle Class Is Nearing The Final Stages

23:59 [Moral Low Ground] Brett Wilkins: Tibetan Woman Tsepe Kyi Dies in Self-Immolation Protest Against Chinese Rule

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