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00:03 [Raw Story] Reuters: Former President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

00:03 [Disinformation] Chaos_Dynamics: Joe Cocker, impassioned voice of ’60s rock and blues, dead at 70

00:07 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan to use army courts for terror cases

00:08 [Big Think] Big Think Editors: Louis Pasteur's Hope for the Future of Mankind //

00:08 [Financial Times] Jordanian warplane downed in Syria

00:17 [Slashdot] samzenpus: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

00:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: EBOLA EXPOSURE? CDC technician being monitored after lab mishap

00:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Obama’s nominee for Pentagon post implicated in alleged theft of CIA documents

00:20 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Keynesian Desperation Regarding 1920-21 Is Now Embarrassing

00:23 [The Atlantic: Technology] Conor Friedersdorf: Visiting 1985 With the Ghost of Christmas Past

00:25 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Christmas lights around the world – in pictures

00:27 [Russia Today] RT: Body cameras reduce police use-of-force, citizen complaints - study

00:45 [Topix Activism News] Thandie Newton at the "Half Of A Yellow Sun" - UK Premiere.

00:45 [CNN] Amanpour: Real-life journalism is no comedy

00:53 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: Utah man nearly ‘dry-drowns’ himself to win eggnog-chugging contest

00:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Chinese Gold Diggers Drop Their Shovels As Gold Miner Bankruptcies Begin

00:58 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Pope Francis calls for ‘tenderness’ as annual Christmas mass makes 3D debut

01:01 [Voice of America] Robert Berger: Pilgrims, Palestinians Celebrate Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

01:02 [Guardian] Press Association: Man charged with murder of nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln

01:05 [Slashdot] samzenpus: Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones

01:06 [OpEdNews] Rudolph The Red-Nosed Dreamslayer

01:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Terry Newell: Tribal America: How Do We Bridge the Gap Between 'Us' and 'Them'?

01:08 [CNN] Tunisia Fast Facts

01:08 [CNN] Bill Cosby Fast Facts

01:09 [AL JAZEERA] Protesters clash with police in Missouri

01:12 [straight] Jennie Ramstad: Top six things to do in Metro Vancouver on Thursday, December 25 /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Annie_141219.jpg

01:20 [CNN] Ayad Allawi Fast Facts

01:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: FINAL VOYAGE: Navy pays one penny to scrap legendary aircraft carrier

01:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: TALIBAN TIME BOMB? Attacks stir Afghan fears as US mission ends

01:22 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Gunman in custody after shooting at Louisiana mall, police say

01:28 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: CDC monitors lab worker for possible exposure to Ebola virus

01:28 [Raw Story] Reuters: U.S. Postal Service eyes e-commerce to offset slump in regular mail

01:33 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: Officials order Ohio man to take down zombie Nativity scene

01:33 [Reuters] Sony puts 'The Interview' on YouTube, other digital platforms

01:47 [Russia Today] RT: Walmart forced to increase minimum wage at 33% of US stores

01:48 [CNN] Ismail Haniya Fast Facts

01:48 [Slashdot] samzenpus: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review

01:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: A Cable Guy Christmas

01:49 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 1 dead, gunman in custody after shooting at Louisiana mall

01:49 [Voice of America] Jeff Seldin: Estimates Rising of Foreign Fighters in Iraq, Syria

01:53 [Truthdig] Rabbi Leonard Beerman Fought for Peace and Justice Until the Very End

01:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Dangerous Economics of Shale Oil

01:57 [AL JAZEERA] Missouri tense after black man shot by police

02:03 [CNN] Police: Teen whom officer killed near Ferguson aimed gun

02:08 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Sizing up Burton's Big Eyes

02:08 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Tip List

02:13 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Anna Almendrala: Blood Donation Ban Is Only The First Barrier To Medical Equality For Gay Men

02:17 [msnbc: politics] George H.W. Bush In Hospital, Prognosis 'Positive'

02:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kelly Chen: Berkeley Mayor: Antonio Martin Is Not Michael Brown

02:36 [OpEdNews] Christmas Column

02:37 [Russia Today] RT: Security firm says Sony hack might have been an inside job

02:40 [Deutsche Welle] Clashes in Nicaragua over canal construction

02:41 [OpEdNews] Enchantment at Dusk: Bruce Munro's Poetry of Light

02:41 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Sierra Leone Trains New Ebola Burial Team

02:43 [Raw Story] Arturo Garcia: St. Louis police release footage of Antonio Martin fatal shooting

02:44 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Make No Mistake, The Oil Slump Is Going To Hurt The US Too

02:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 2 dead in Northern California small plane crash

02:50 [Slashdot] samzenpus: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

02:51 [The Hindu - News] Smriti Kak Ramachandran: Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee, Madan Mohan Malaviya

03:00 [BBC: Entertainment] Jack O'Connell's Hollywood breakthrough

03:07 [AL JAZEERA] Protest against Nicaragua canal turns violent

03:08 [Slate Magazine] A Slate Guide to Christmas

03:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] The science news highlights of 2014

03:09 [BBC: Health] Christmas menus: turtles to turkeys

03:10 [The Independent] 'Bedlam' in US shopping mall on Christmas eve as man shot dead

03:11 [The Hindu - News] AP: Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans

03:12 [Russia Today] RT: ISIS ‘launches new chlorine gas attack’ in Iraq’s Anbar – report

03:13 [Fox News: politics] Krauthammer: Obama’s promise to close Guantanamo Bay ‘completely illogical’ //

03:14 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Fukushima Children Thyroid Cancer Rate Continues To Rise

03:24 [BBC: Health] Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

03:26 [The Hindu - News] Aloysius Xavier Lopez: Fence with artwork to prevent pollution of Cooum

03:26 [The Hindu - News] K. Manikandan: Theft of electronic device halts escalator in Chennai

03:26 [OpEdNews] The Government Problem

03:27 [Voice of America] VOA News: Pope Francis Holds Christmas Eve Mass

03:28 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: 2 arrested for murder of AIADMK cadre

03:30 [Deutsche Welle] Spanish King Felipe slams corruption in Christmas speech

03:32 [Fox News: politics] Ex-President George H.W. Bush to stay hospitalized overnight //

03:32 [The Hindu - News] Karthik Madhavan: Added area residents to get better health care from Coimbatore Corporation

03:32 [The Hindu - News] Pankaja Srinivasan: AFAC hosts Golden Jubilee celebrations of 32 GDOC

03:34 [The Hindu - News] Karthik Madhavan: Hawkers may get a better deal in Coimbatore

03:38 [Telegraph] Josie Ensor: Sony film The Interview gets mixed reviews after hype

03:38 [Telegraph] Edward Malnick: Queen's Christmas message: only reaction to ceramic poppies was silence

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Rana Siddiqui Zaman: Christmas begins with a full platter

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Construction of link roads proposed in Udhagamandalam

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Vijetha S. N: Dilli ke pakwaan served with a touch of tradition and more

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: CCTVs monitoring on track

03:42 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: NGT orders Railways to install dustbins

03:43 [Guardian] Agence France Press: MH17: Russia claims to have airfield witness who blames Ukrainian pilot

03:43 [Reuters] Former President Bush, 90, remains in Houston hospital: spokesman

03:44 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: AAP legislator’s car slips into swamp

03:44 [The Hindu - News] Jatin Anand: New guidelines to tackle acid attacks

03:44 [The Hindu - News] S. P. Saravanan: Little masters clash with chess champion

03:44 [The Hindu - News] D. Radhakrishnan: Tea growers oppose conduct of tea, tourism festival

03:45 [Reuters: politics] Former President Bush, 90, remains in Houston hospital: spokesman

03:48 [The Hindu - News] Damini Nath: 27 vehicle pile-up at Yamuna expressway kills 2

03:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: CDC Worker Monitored for Possible Ebola Exposure

03:51 [AL JAZEERA] Pope phones displaced Iraqis for Christmas

03:52 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: OTA cadets impressed with MRC

03:52 [The Hindu - News] D. Radhakrishnan: Another opportunity to sing the glory of an institution with a heritage

03:52 [The Hindu - News] AP: US ex-President George H.W. Bush to stay hospitalised

03:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NIH'S BLOATED SPENDING $400G to find what kids think of fat film characters

03:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Island retreat: Florida homeowners try to stop developer's condo plan

03:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Krauthammer: Obama’s promise to close Guantanamo Bay ‘completely illogical’

03:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Ex-President George H.W. Bush to stay hospitalized overnight - VIDEO: George H.W. Bush hospitalized

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Damini Nath: Water supply may resume by Thursday evening: Delhi Jal Board

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: DUSIB gets Rs.5 crore grant for night shelters

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Junior schools asked to shut from December 26

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Vijetha S. N.,: Events against good governance talks held

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Co-optex begins festival sale in Madurai

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Family of three found dead in Madurai

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Mohammed Iqbal: Court notice on plea against unrecognised playschools

03:56 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent,: Aadhaar card centres to be closed for 2 days

03:56 [The Hindu - News] AP: 10 years after tsunami, Indonesian family reborn

03:56 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

03:58 [The Hindu - News] Sowmiya Ashok: How effective were BJP’s nukkad sabhas?

03:58 [The Hindu - News] Akanksha Jain: “Increase DDA work force to check encroachment”

03:58 [The Hindu - News] Sowmiya Ashok: Delhi Metro's Jahangirpuri–Samaypur Badli corridor to be extended soon

03:59 [Guardian] Associated Press, Houston: George HW Bush to remain in hospital after 'good day', says spokesman

04:03 [AL JAZEERA] Missouri tense after police killed black man

04:05 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Eviction bid triggers protest from encroachers in Puducherry

04:05 [The Hindu - News] S. Prasad: Criminal charges to be filed against policemen in Puducherry

04:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Political parties’ stage demonstration in Puducherry

04:05 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Bread milk workers demand regularisation of services in Puducherry

04:05 [AL JAZEERA] Missouri tense after police killed black teen

04:09 [The Hindu - News] R. Sivaraman: Sisters evicted from Ashram as per court orders: police

04:09 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: German ambassador calls on Rangasamy

04:14 [AlterNet] Sophia A. McClennen, Salon: I Got Slimed by Rush Limbaugh

04:17 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Science camp begins in Tiruchi

04:17 [The Hindu - News] C. Jaisankar: Builders reeling under cement price increase impact in Tiruchi

04:17 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Kailasapuram hosts Poompuhar crafts mela in Tiruchi

04:17 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Lorry owners seek security for employing load men in Tiruchi

04:17 [The Hindu - News] S. Ganesan: Back to cash transfer from Jan. 1 in Tiruchi

04:25 [Deutsche Welle] Hardliners prevail in the Middle East

04:28 [Russia Today] RT: Christmas Eve ‘miracle’: Money rain in Hong Kong prompts sprint for ‘free’ cash

04:32 [OpEdNews] 5 Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine

04:35 [AL JAZEERA] Putin calls for vodka price cap

04:48 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kelly Chen: Army Data Shows Rarity Of Desertion Prosecutions

04:54 [Topix Activism News] IS shoots down warplane in Syria, captures Jordanian pilot

05:00 [The Hindu - News] M.P. Praveen: On the move: From darkness to light, Maradu shows the way

05:00 [The Hindu - News] PTI : ‘Govt. to increase focus on development of waterways’

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Kochi in grip of Christmas spirit

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Biennale deserves govt. support: Adoor

05:06 [The Hindu - News] M. P. Praveen: A wake up call to Kerala govt.

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Early warning system a big relief

05:06 [The Hindu - News] M. P. Praveen: Homestays face a bleak tourism season

05:06 [The Hindu - News] Hiran Unnikrishnan: 10 years on, tsunami rehabilitation still incomplete

05:08 [Russia Today] RT: ​‘Dead Michael Brown’ song at former cop’s party sparks LAPD investigation

05:10 [Slashdot] timothy: Russian Hackers Stole Millions From Banks, ATMs

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Odisha announces Rs. 100 crore for improving piped water supply

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Syed Sajjad Ali: Exchange of power greetings in N-E states

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: No clues yet in girl’s gang-rape, murder case in Ganjam district

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Furore over MLA’s remarks in Assembly

05:10 [The Hindu - News] Intense cold, dense fog prevail

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Gogoi criticises Chief Secretary over leisure trip

05:20 [Deutsche Welle] Ukraine peace talks end in Minsk but no word if negotiations will resume

05:23 [Russia Today] RT: Use of smartphones alters brain – study

05:27 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Kelly Chen: DHS Is Using GPS-Enabled Ankle Bracelets To Track Immigrant Families Crossing The Border

05:30 [The Hindu - News] AP: Pope celebrates Christmas night mass with call to Iraqi refugees

05:30 [The Hindu - News] X-mas special menus by Madurai chefs

05:33 [Russia Today] RT: Over a dozen CDC workers possibly exposed to Ebola

05:40 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Funds to be raised from markets for infrastructure

05:40 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Job fraud: Lok Ayukta opens police inquiry

05:40 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Joseph: remarks not against KCBC

05:40 [The Hindu - News] A Correspondent: From Kerala shores to mayoral robes in England

05:43 [AL JAZEERA] Missouri tense after police kill black teen

05:44 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Christmas binds Trivandrum in prayers

05:44 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Job offer brings more light into their lives

05:47 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: 1,500 people nabbed in combing drive

05:47 [Guardian] Associated Press: Christmas message: Pope Francis makes phone call to refugees fleeing Isis

05:48 [Truthdig] Mark Udall Can Make History by Releasing the Torture Report

05:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ISIS not responsible for downing of Jordanian fighter jet, US says

05:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: FINAL VOYAGE Navy pays one penny to scrap aircraft carrier

05:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CDC lab technician possibly exposed to Ebola, agency says

05:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

05:57 [The Hindu - News] Raghava M.: Beach Festival wave hits Panambur

05:57 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Virasat award to Amjad Ali Khan

06:00 [AntiWar] Lucy Steigerwald: Playing the Christmas Truce

06:01 [The Hindu - News] Raghava M.: Shops raided after concerns over toffees sold to children

06:01 [The Hindu - News] Anil Kumar Sastry: Yakshagana puppet yatre begins today

06:03 [The Hindu - News] Govind D. Belgaumkar : ‘To correct traders, I order refund, compensation, costs’

06:05 [World Policy Institute] admin: Logbook: Expedition to the North Pole

06:11 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Pune court to hear suit against Godse film

06:13 [Russia Today] RT: Obama administration accelerates transfers of Guantanamo detainees

06:18 [Voice of America] Reuters: Christmas Banned by Chinese University, Says it is ‘Kitsch’

06:18 [Russia Today] RT: Gunfire reported at St. Louis protest in wake of police shooting

06:19 [BBC: Entertainment] Sony comedy The Interview opens

06:19 [BBC: Technology] Sony comedy The Interview opens

06:21 [The Hindu - News] NSS Camp

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Additional funds sanctioned for projects

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Biju Govind: Police Patrol: Vigil to be stepped up against child sexual abuse

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: VACB registers 2 more cases against Mayor

06:23 [The Atlantic: Technology] Robinson Meyer: A Website for Ebenezer Scrooge

06:26 [Fox News: politics] Elizabeth Harrington: NIH spending $400G to find out what kids think of fat characters in movies //

06:27 [The Hindu - News] APOORVA SRIPATHI and SUSANNA MYRTLE LAZARUS: The season of self-gifting

06:29 [Telegraph] Edward Malnick: Christmas in danger of becoming 'naive', warns Archbishop of Canterbury

06:29 [Telegraph] Agencies: Hong Kong police arrest democracy protesters after clashes

06:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carly Schwartz: Antonio Martin Protesters Shut Down Missouri Highway On Christmas Eve

06:38 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Good Governance Day: Modi vows to deliver open, accountable administration

06:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NIH'S BLOATED SPENDING $400G to find what kids think of fat film characters

06:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: JetBlue offering free flights for officers wishing to attend NYPD funerals - NYC protesters hit streets despite mayor's plea - KURTZ: Desperate for a scapegoat, Bill de Blasio whacks the media

07:08 [Voice of America] Reuters: Thai Leader Cites China as Positive Example in Year-end Message

07:09 [Good] Tasbeeh Herwees: “Yes, I’m a Muslim, But Goddamn it, I Love Christmas”

07:09 [Good] Mark Hay: How To Turn E. Coli Bacteria Into Fuel Factories //

07:13 [AL JAZEERA] Sony releases N Korea comedy despite threats

07:16 [Voice of America] Reuters: Thai Leader Cites China as Positive Example in Year-end Message

07:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GOOGLE ALERT Internet giant warns FBI to Colo. threat against police

07:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Calif. governor issues 105 pardons, retracts 1

07:17 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NIH spending $400G to find out what kids think of fat characters in movies

07:47 [The Hindu - News] Christmas all the way!

07:52 [NPR] The Associated Press: Obama Hits The Links With Malaysia's Prime Minister

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Two detained in Delhi acid attack case

07:57 [NPR] The Associated Press: Pope Celebrates Christmas Eve Mass, Calls Iraqi Refugees

07:57 [The Hindu - News] K.M.Dayashankar: UBI bank manager abducted and released in Karimnagar

07:57 [The Hindu - News] Christmas all the way!

08:02 [Guardian] Jeffrey Deskovic: Christmas in jail is worse than you can imagine. Now imagine if you've been wrongfully convicted

08:02 [Guardian] Emma Brockes: Christmas Day is supposed to be dull. Enjoy the novelty of utter boredom

08:03 [The Hindu - News] Prakash Kamat: PM urged to probe ‘misuse of naval helicopter’

08:06 [Guardian] Kevin Rawlinson: Revealed: Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters

08:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Modi greets Vajpayee on 90th birthday, visits his residence

08:12 [Voice of America] VOA News: Dash for Cash: $2 Million Spills onto Hong Kong Road

08:14 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GOOGLE ALERT Internet giant warns FBI of Colo. threat against police

08:14 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'IT FEELS WONDERFUL' Bethlehem welcomes worshippers for holiday

08:14 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Seattle bus passenger stabbed during ride, suspect at-large

08:15 [Slashdot] samzenpus: 300 Million Year Old Fossil Fish Likely Had Color Vision

08:22 [Voice of America] VOA News: Death Toll in Northeast India Attacks Rises to 72

08:24 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lilly Workneh: Keanna Brown, Antonio Martin's Girlfriend, Grieves: 'He Didn't Deserve To Die'

08:28 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Assam toll rises to 78, violence spreads to Kokrajhar

08:29 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Tsunami-ravaged Aceh in Indonesia now faces rising Islamic fundamentalism

08:32 [Voice of America] VOA News: US, Malaysian Leaders Enjoy Round of Golf

08:46 [CNN] Cash grab in Hong Kong as millions spill from van

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: 3 to 5 per cent cut in bus fares from Jan. 1

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: V.R. Sudarshan set to become KPSC Chairman

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Rents fixed for harvesting machines

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: ‘Even Jesus Christ will be happy about it’

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: National children’s science meet in Bengaluru

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Ganesh Prabhu: ‘Ghar vapsi’ likely to begin in Udupi in mid-January

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Govt. will withdraw math Bill: CM

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Some say a chance at transparency has been wasted

08:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Death toll in violence in India's northeast rises to 72

08:52 [Guardian] Associated Press: Hong Kong police announce arrest of 12 protesters

08:54 [Russia Today] RT: ​Ireland: US must act through us to take data from Irish servers

08:54 [Russia Today] RT: ‘God stronger than darkness & corruption’: Pope delivers Christmas message

08:54 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: New postings to six IAS officers

08:54 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: 30 companies to take part in mini-job fair in Chickballapur

09:02 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: J&K govt formation: Omar Abdullah meets BJP leaders in Delhi

09:08 [Topix Activism News] Personal finance adviser funding an organizer of Boulder protests

09:15 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Around the world in 40 pirouettes: backstage at English National Ballet's Nutcracker – in pictures

09:19 [Guardian] Guardian readers: Unusual drinking experiences: readers' travel tips

09:21 [The Hindu - News] Vishwa Kundapura: The Joy of trekking: In the lap of mother nature

09:22 [Voice of America] Photos of the Nuba Mountain Area in Sudan

09:31 [The Hindu - News] Nagesh Prabhu: Social Welfare Minister to celebrate new year with Kollegal tribals

09:32 [NPR] Sandip Roy: A Punch Line In The U.S., Christmas Fruitcake Is Big In Calcutta

09:32 [NPR] Ari Shapiro: A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

09:32 [NPR] Irina Zhorov: Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

09:32 [NPR] Sylvia Poggioli: Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political

09:40 [Deutsche Welle] Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy protesters after Christmas Eve clash

09:41 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Bus facility for women working in garment factories

09:42 [Telegraph] Malcolm Moore: 2004 Tsunami: How the £6m donated by Telegraph readers was spent

09:42 [NPR] Dan Charles: Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

09:42 [NPR] Eleanor Beardsley: The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

09:42 [NPR] Eleanor Klibanoff: Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit

09:42 [NPR] Christopher Joyce: Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

09:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'WORLD NEEDS TENDERNESS': Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass

09:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: OFF THE HOOK? ISIS did not shoot down fighter jet, US says

09:49 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ATVMs for Mysuru station

09:50 [Voice of America] VOA News: Hong Kong Police Arrest 12 Pro-Democracy Protesters

09:51 [Guardian] Press Association: Queen’s Christmas message to pay tribute to medics fighting Ebola

09:56 [Reuters] India's military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in remote state

09:59 [Russia Today] RT: ​Russia puts new military comsat into orbit (VIDEO)

10:01 [Guardian] Samuel Gibbs: Seven things to do with your new tablet this Christmas

10:02 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Rajnath talks tough on tackling NDFB

10:05 [The Independent] Queen's Christmas speech 2014 to praise 'selfless' Ebola medics

10:10 [Deutsche Welle] Assam violence displaces thousands

10:13 [Guardian] Stuart Dredge: The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

10:15 [Deutsche Welle] Wall Street - A tale of two economies

10:15 [Deutsche Welle] How to make the perfect Christmas roast

10:17 [Guardian] Jonathan Jones: This Christmas, follow the original art stars of the east

10:18 [BBC: Health] Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

10:20 [AL JAZEERA] Hong Kong protesters held after clashes

10:30 [Telegraph] Agency: A grandfather has been charged with the murder of his nine-year-old grandson

10:36 [The Hindu - News] SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT: Chinese Foreign Minister in Nepal

10:36 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Modi visits Varanasi on Good Governance Day

10:40 [Voice of America] Reuters: Protests Flare After Missouri Police Killing of Armed Black Man

10:40 [Deutsche Welle] Laos: controversial dams on the Mekong

10:43 [The Hindu - News] Sushanta Talukdar: Rajnath talks tough on tackling NDFB

10:43 [Reuters] Protests flare after Missouri police killing of armed black man

10:44 [Russia Today] RT: 25 years since Ceausescu downfall: Communist leader gone in blood

10:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 1 dead, gunman in custody after shooting at Louisiana mall - 2 shot after fight at Chicago train station

10:51 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case passes away

10:54 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pictures of the day: 25 December 2014

10:54 [Russia Today] RT: Pakistan agrees on new antiterrorism plan, pledges to 'eradicate Taliban'

10:59 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Stop blaming everything on Russia’: White Guard descendants appeal to European leaders

10:59 [Russia Today] RT: Russia to build first nuclear power plant in Jordan

11:03 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Karunanidhi seeks Bharat Ratna for Periyar, Anna

11:03 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Amit Shah to decide on govt formation in J&K: Jaitley

11:10 [Pravda] The myth of currency wars and Russia

11:11 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: CCB arrests man selling kerosene meant for public distribution

11:13 [The Hindu - News] Ganesh Prabhu: Christmas celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Udupi

11:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Armored car driver arrested in Colorado - Hong Kong residents snatch millions in cash dash after van mishap

11:19 [The Hindu - News] ANI: Christians in Pakistan celebrate Christmas amid tight security

11:24 [Russia Today] RT: Opportunity for Russia? India cancels $1bn minesweeper deal with S. Korea

11:25 [Guardian] Reuters in Berkeley: St Louis protests after police shooting of black teenager Antonio Martin

11:29 [The Hindu - News] M. T. Shiva Kumar: Actor Ananth Nag escapes unhurt from accident

11:31 [The Hindu - News] M.V. Subramanyam: Furniture godown gutted in Kadapa

11:35 [Slashdot] timothy: DARPA Wants Help Building a Drone That Flies Like a Hawk

11:38 [Voice of America] Reuters: Saudi Arabia to Raise Spending, Cover Deficit with Reserves

11:40 [The Hindu - News] PTI: BJP to play crucial role in JK govt formation: Jaitley

11:41 [The Independent] Archbishop of Canterbury cancels Christmas Day sermon over 'severe cold'

11:41 [The Independent] The Interview is finally screened after weeks of controversy – but reviews are mixed

11:41 [The Independent] What time is the Queen's speech? Follow her annual address and Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Address live

11:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: WISH COME TRUE Child's letter to Santa gives grandpa Christmas Day off

11:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: AIRLINE SUPPORT JetBlue gives free flights to cops for NYPD funerals

11:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Final voyage: Navy pays one cent to scrap aircraft carrier

11:45 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Yemen senior intelligence official kidnapped

11:46 [Reuters] CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab error

11:52 [The Hindu - News] AP: Yemen senior intelligence official kidnapped

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Pavan Dahat: Sukma ambush was answer to Operation Green Hunt: Maoists

11:59 [Russia Today] RT: Iran stages massive military display to ‘send message of peace’ to neighbors

12:02 [Guardian] Press Association: Archbishop of Canterbury pulls out of Christmas Day sermon

12:02 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Now, SMS alerts on cyclone, tsunami

12:02 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Hindu Mahasabha conducts ‘Bhumi pujan’ for Godse’s temple in Meerut

12:02 [The Hindu - News] T. V. Sivanandan: Indifferent attitude of KHDC leaves 3,000 handloom weaver families in throes

12:02 [Voice of America] VOA News: Pope Francis to Give Christmas Blessing

12:03 [straight] Jon Cranny: Your horoscope from December 25 to 31, 2014 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/astrology.jpg

12:05 [The Independent] RBS building squatters allowed in 'to serve Christmas dinner to the homeless'

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Firoz Rozindar: Sangli’s only FM channel is a big hit

12:08 [Voice of America] VOA News: Pope Francis Delivers Christmas Blessing

12:09 [Russia Today] RT: Israeli serviceman shoots 5 yo Palestinian in the face (GRAPHIC)

12:10 [The Hindu - News] ANI: Sharif wishes Vajpayee on birthday, sends bouquet

12:11 [Pravda] Christmas Column

12:11 [Mother Jones] Adam Hochschild: Today Is the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Christmas Truce

12:11 [Mother Jones] The Top 14 MoJo Longreads of 2014 /files/racist-fade200%28thumbnail%29_0.gif

12:12 [Guardian] Presented by Claire Armitstead and produced by Eva Krysiak: Karl Ove Knausgaard: Proust or poseur? - books podcast

12:14 [The Hindu - News] PTI: At least 58 persons embrace Hinduism in Kerala

12:18 [Guardian] Libby Brooks: Glasgow bin lorry crash victims remembered in Christmas services

12:20 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Christmas celebrated with joy in Bidar

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Amazing gingerbread houses

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Healthiest US airports

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top pop-up ice rinks

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Miranda’s boozy Christmas

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Swift: Cat lady in 2014

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top animated Christmas movies

12:21 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Father gives 13-year-old daughter to Boko Haram

12:26 [Pravda] USA strangles Europe under the cover of Ukrainian crisis

12:27 [CNN: Crime] Does Texas need a 'Merry Christmas' law? //

12:28 [AL JAZEERA] Dozens arrested in Israel corruption probe

12:29 [The Independent] Christmas on the International Space Station: Astronauts tweet festive cheer

12:29 [The Independent] George Bush Snr will spend Christmas Day in hospital after 'shortness of breath'

12:30 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 4

12:30 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Hong Kong motorists cash in as 'millions' spill out onto busy road

12:30 [Telegraph] Telegraph reporter: Father Christmas (aka the ISS) spotted flying over Britain

12:31 [The Hindu - News] Govind D. Belgaumkar: Two hours musical treat with Hindustani classical

12:35 [The Hindu - News] AP: Monkey brings electrocuted ‘friend’ back to life

12:35 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Dabbawalas join Swachh Bharat drive

12:44 [Guardian] Guardian readers and Tom Stevens: Christmas food around the world: your pictures

12:45 [The Hindu - News] ANI: UN chief calls on Sri Lanka to cooperate in human rights abuse probe

12:48 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Massive snowstorm slams Moscow - Storms could snarl Christmas travel plans for millions - VIDEO: Travelers brace for delays - FOX NEWS WEATHER CENTER

12:48 [AL JAZEERA] Jordan vows to free captured pilot from ISIL

12:48 [AL JAZEERA] Reports: Al-Shabab strikes AU base in Somalia

12:50 [Voice of America] Shannon Van Sant: China Reduces Number of Crimes Punishable by Death

12:53 [The Independent] Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt praised for supporting child’s 'exploration of gender identity'

12:55 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar: Haryana CM launches Web Portal, CM Window

12:55 [The Hindu - News] AP: Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

12:56 [Pravda] US tells Jews to declare their dislike of Russia

13:00 [Guardian] Press Association: Duchess of Cornwall misses royals’ Christmas Day service

13:00 [Deutsche Welle] Pope condemns 'Islamic State' in Christmas Day message

13:04 [Slate Magazine] June Thomas: DoubleX Gabfest: The Righteous Feminist Outrage Edition

13:05 [The Hindu - News] Vijaykumar Patil: ‘Shoot-at-sight’ order for tiger after attack on woman

13:06 [BBC: Science & Environment] In pictures: Science news highlights of 2014

13:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Modi rules out privatisation of Railways

13:08 [AL JAZEERA] India army hunts rebels after Assam massacre

13:10 [Topix Activism News] Eastern Ukraine: Humanitarian disaster looms as food aid blocked

13:12 [NPR] Didrik Schanche: Ebola Survivor: "You Feel Like ... Maybe ... A Ghost"

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'World needs tenderness': Pope calls for patience, closeness at Christmas

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: WHO SHOT JET? US: ISIS captured pilot but didn't down plane in Syria

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 2 shot after fight at Chicago train station

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CDC lab technician possibly exposed to Ebola

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Massive snowstorm slams Moscow

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Violent protests after St. Louis County police officer kills man who pulled gun, authorities say

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Armored car driver arrested in Colorado

13:16 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Former President George H.W. Bush to stay hospitalized overnight - VIDEO: George H.W. Bush hospitalized

13:19 [Telegraph] Telegraph video and agencies: The Queen and Royal Family arrive at Sandringham

13:22 [AL JAZEERA] Al-Shabab 'strikes AU base' in Somalia

13:23 [Fox News: politics] How much does your governor earn? //

13:24 [The Atlantic: Technology] Robinson Meyer: Who Patented 'My Favorite Things'?

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar: Family of Punjab SWAT firing victim awaits justice

13:24 [Reuters] Russia says currency crisis over, but inflation set to soar

13:26 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Govt asks ministries, departments to shun use of private email services

13:26 [The Hindu - News] PTI: No bigger sin that female foeticide, says Modi

13:26 [CNN: Crime] Does Texas need a Merry Christmas law? //

13:29 [Russia Today] RT: 'Enhanced interrogation' program was flawed, US Senate & CIA agree

13:30 [The Hindu - News] MANJARI SINHA: Fresh as ever

13:30 [The Hindu - News] Imran Gowhar: Seven or more chain-snatching cases reported

13:35 [Voice of America] VOA News: Activists: Kurdish Fighters Reclaim Syrian Town from IS

13:36 [Mother Jones] Kevin Drum: Merry Christmas! /files/blog_hopper_christmas_ornament.jpg

13:38 [The Hindu - News] B. S. Satish Kumar: Venkaiah Naidu asks Congress to clarify if Math take-over bill is part of its national policy

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Bengaluru Today: December 26

13:40 [The Independent] Duchess of Cornwall misses Christmas Day church service at Sandringham after 'putting her back out'

13:40 [The Independent] Indian Ocean Tsnuami: How this natural disaster sparked a huge fertility boom

13:40 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin keeps vodka cheap as Russian economic crisis deepens

13:40 [The Independent] Pope Francis condemns appalling violence by Isis and Taliban in annual message: ‘Truly, there are so many tears this Christmas’

13:40 [The Independent] Landlords plan to raise rent by 3% in 2015

13:43 [Telegraph] Harriet Alexander: Top Gear Christmas Special: What really happened in Patagonia?

13:45 [Russia Today] RT: Russian FM Lavrov urges major constitutional reform in Ukraine

13:45 [Deutsche Welle] Saudi women drivers sent to terrorism tribunal

13:46 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Yeddyurappa, Eshwarappa criticise bill on math, religious institutions

13:46 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: BJP in talks with NC for government formation in JK;

13:47 [NPR] Krishnadev Calamur: 'The Interview' Gets Nationwide Theatrical Release

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BATTLE READY US stockpiling equipment for possible ISIS fight

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: EBOLA EXPOSURE? CDC technician being monitored after lab mishap

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Navy pays one penny to scrap aircraft carrier

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: How much does your governor earn?

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: George H.W. Bush hospitalized overnight - VIDEO: George H.W. Bush hospitalized

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top political gaffes of 2014

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top animated Christmas films

13:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Top gingerbread houses

13:55 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Racial discrimination is deeply embedded in fabric of the US society’

13:55 [Deutsche Welle] A subdued Christmas in Peshawar: A call for unity

13:56 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: BJP in talks with NC on J&K govt. formation

13:58 [AL JAZEERA] Turkey arrests student for insulting Erdogan

14:01 [CNN] George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized as 'a precaution'

14:06 [The Independent] Risks of loom bands: Four cases at one hospital in a week

14:06 [] Democracy Now!: Saul Landau on the Cuban Revolution and How the U.S. Directly Aided Anti-Castro Militants

14:06 [] Democracy Now!: René González, First Freed Member of Cuban 5, Speaks Out from Havana

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Mohammad Ali: Hindu Mahasabha performs ‘Bhumi pujan’ for Godse temple in Meerut

14:12 [AlterNet] Blake Boles, The Huffington Post: Should High School Students Be Given the Same Freedom as College Students?

14:13 [Truthdig] The Best of Larry’s List 2014

14:13 [Truthdig] Stephen Colbert on the 2014 Holidays

14:14 [OpEdNews] Dangerous and Defective Decisions at Delta!

14:16 [Guardian] Emma Howard: Readers' Christmas cheer raises almost £300,000 for mental health

14:16 [Guardian] Charlie English in Timbuktu: Women of Timbuktu find their voice again after nightmare of jihadi rule

14:16 [Guardian] Press Association: Britain set for cold weather with snow expected on Boxing Day

14:16 [Guardian] Seumas Milne: Heroes of 2014: Pope Francis

14:17 [CNN] Al-Shabaab raids Somalia's largest African Union base

14:21 [Fox News: politics] Chad Pergram: Never mind that indictment: Rep’s tenure defined by vulgar balcony threat //

14:22 [CNN] WWE star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery, released

14:22 [Guardian] Hannah Marriott: Could 2015 be the year wearable tech becomes sexy?

14:23 [NPR] Doreen McCallister: NYPD Sorts Out Threats, Plans Funerals For Liu And Ramos

14:25 [Russia Today] RT: Russia’s biggest blacklisted banks appeal EU sanctions

14:26 [CNN: Entertainment] Rowling reveals Potter secrets

14:27 [Guardian] Open thread: What’s the best (or worst) Christmas present you’ve had this year?

14:27 [Guardian] Guardian sport: Chelsea’s Fernando Torres set to rejoin Atlético Madrid, say reports

14:27 [Reuters] After Sony's about-face, 'The Interview' sells out in many U.S. cinemas

14:27 [The Hindu - News] T. SARAVANAN: Plays that pack a punch

14:27 [The Hindu - News] PTI: NIA to probe NDFB(S) mass killing in Assam: Rajnath

14:29 [The Hindu - News] AP: Father of pilot Jordanian captured by IS pleads for release

14:30 [The Independent] Father of pilot captured by Isis pleads for militants to show son mercy

14:31 [Voice of America] Reuters: Ebola Leads to Somber Christmas Gatherings in Sierra Leone

14:31 [CNN: Technology] See 2014's top YouTube videos in :90

14:32 [Reuters] Pope condemns Islamic State, decries suffering of children

14:33 [Voice of America] Steve Herman: Analysis: Controversial Comedy Contains Dead-serious Dialogue

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Y. Sunita Chowdhary: Gets his due, finally

14:36 [Deutsche Welle] WHO: 'China faces growing public health crisis from tobacco use'

14:39 [The Hindu - News] Santha John: Santha says: Wake up call!

14:40 [Slashdot] timothy: North Korean Defector Spills Details On the Country's Elite Hacking Force

14:41 [CNN: Crime] Former WWE star 'Diesel' and son arrested //

14:43 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Woman who filed rape case against Asaram Bapu goes “missing”

14:43 [The Hindu - News] Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury: Snapshots from the green room

14:45 [Russia Today] RT: ​Ruble’s ‘perfect storm’ over – finance minister

14:46 [CNN: Travel] Love Downton Abbey? Now you can stay there

14:46 [CNN: Travel] 15 of the world's most colorful landscapes

14:52 [CNN: Crime] Are these the dumbest thieves ever? //

14:52 [CNN: Crime] Cops bring Christmas cheer to 3-year-old //

14:53 [Guardian] Reuters: Laura Trott announces engagement to Jason Kenny

14:54 [The Hindu - News] Y. Sunita Chowdhary: Mukunda: One for the discerning viewer

14:54 [The Atlantic: National] Tanya Basu: A Very Tamale Non-Christmas

14:54 [The Independent] Glasgow bin lorry crash: Thousands turn off Christmas lights in memory of victims

14:54 [The Independent] 1,000 stolen cats are rescued in China

14:54 [The Independent] Al-Shabaab militants attack African Union base near Mogadishu Airport in Somalia

14:55 [CNN] ISIS 'more dangerous than people realize'

14:56 [CNN: Money] Google fights Marriott's Wi-Fi blocking //

14:56 [CNN: Money] Why American Apparel CEO was fired twice //

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Pope Francis wishes hope, peace for Mideast in Christmas Day message

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CAPITOL ATTITUDE: Never mind that indictment — rep's tenure defined by vulgar balcony threat

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Gunmen attack base in Somalia, official says

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers because of economic crisis in Russia

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Passenger stabbed on Seattle bus, suspect at-large

14:57 [Fox News] Fox News Online: California governor issues 105 pardons, retracts 1

14:57 [Reuters] Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe

14:58 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Pope Francis: 'Many Tears This Christmas'

14:59 [Guardian] Associated Press in Berkeley, Missouri: St Louis protests after police shooting of black teenager Antonio Martin

15:00 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Charlotte Alfred: 8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

15:04 [The Hindu - News] Sandeep Joshi: Modi rules out privatisation of Railways

15:04 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: CDC Admits Its Researchers Were Exposed To Ebola Several Days Ago

15:06 [The Hindu - News] ANI: Modi greets Sharif on his birthday

15:08 [The Hindu - News] PRABALIKA M BORAH: Short, funny and loaded

15:08 [CNN: Money] The worst stock market in the world is... //

15:08 [CNN: Money] Russia made Google remove ' chocolate' blog //

15:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Steven Hoffer: A Glance At Key Police Shootings In The St. Louis Area

15:13 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Queen Elizabeth praises Ebola health workers in Christmas message

15:13 [Raw Story] Reuters: Protests flare up in St. Louis over latest police shooting of African-American man by police

15:13 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Pope Francis issues call to safeguard children who are victims of violence and trafficking

15:13 [Reuters] Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest'

15:14 [CNN] Should Santa Claus still be fat?

15:14 [CNN: Health] Should Santa Claus still be fat?

15:14 [CNN: Health] Simple steps to beat holiday blues

15:14 [CNN: Health] Fatally ill bride improves after wedding

15:14 [CNN: Health] CDC: Lab tech may have been exposed to Ebola

15:18 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: A Good Closer?

15:18 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Saudi women drivers sent to ‘terrorism’ court: activists

15:18 [The Hindu - News] Shanthini Rajkumar: A season to be jolly

15:19 [The Independent] Russian police want reindeer to help them fight crime

15:19 [CNN: Health] Why happiness is healthy

15:19 [Guardian] Peter Walker: More Madonna songs from new album Rebel Heart leaked on the internet

15:19 [Guardian] Maev Kennedy: Eltham’s Tudor-deco party palace reveals bunker bar and long-lost paintings

15:21 [CNN] Why happiness is healthy

15:21 [Telegraph] Mark Molloy: Twitter #joinin campaign helps support anyone alone this Christmas

15:21 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pope Francis says 'there are so many tears this Christmas'

15:21 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Pope Francis prays for refugees all over the world in Christmas Day message

15:24 [The Hindu - News] PARSHATHY J. NATH: A window into the North East

15:27 [Pravda] Photographer acquitted of killing his wife, a photo model

15:28 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Mauritania issues first death sentence for apostasy since 1960

15:28 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Director Roman Polanski denied chance to close 1977 rape case

15:29 [Reuters] Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbs

15:30 [The Hindu - News] PARSHATHY J. NATH: A leg up for fashionable footwear

15:30 [The Hindu - News] Vinaya Deshpande: Dabbawalas feel honoured to join Swachh Bharat drive

15:33 [Voice of America] Reuters: Rocket Hits Tank at Libya's Biggest Oil Port

15:33 [Disinformation] majestic: The Dark Side of the Moon

15:34 [Slate Magazine] James Martin: The Hidden Man of Christmas

15:36 [AL JAZEERA] Pope decries violence in God's name

15:36 [The Hindu - News] Anubhuti Krishna: Tales of a Christmas cake

15:36 [The Hindu - News] SUBHA J RAO: ‘Mike’ Mohan still in demand

15:36 [The Onion] First Holiday Season Without Grandma Incredible

15:37 [Voice of America] George Putic: Space Technology Had Great Achievements, Some Setbacks in 2014

15:38 [The Hindu - News] Devesh K. Pandey: CBI starts probe into alleged toll plaza fraud

15:38 [The Hindu - News] Jayshankar Ramu: Firing up a new taste

15:40 [AL JAZEERA] Yemen intelligence official abducted

15:40 [CNN] The real story behind Santa Claus

15:41 [Slashdot] timothy: Startups: the Crazy Ones, the Misfits, the Rebels ... the Dumb Ones

15:42 [The Independent] Boy with a bullet in his head takes great strides towards an amazing recovery

15:42 [The Independent] A real Christmas miracle: A lost engagement ring and the kindness of strangers

15:43 [The Hindu - News] Vatsala. M: My Gradmom's recipe: How to make... Sattu Roti

15:43 [Voice of America] VOA News: Militants Attack Somalia Peacekeepers' Base

15:43 [Raw Story] Valerie Tarico, AlterNet: ‘Many of these gods come from stars’: The fascinating true story of angels, virgin birth and Jesus

15:43 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Christmas banned by Chinese university because its 'kitsch'

15:43 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Christmas Day swimmers around the UK, in pictures

15:46 [CNN] Pope's Christmas message: Iraq and Syria suffering

15:49 [The Hindu - News] SUJAThA SHANKAR KUMAR: Chennai Canvas: Altering perspectives

15:49 [The Hindu - News] North Goa on a plate

15:49 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: BJP in talks with Omar, but keeps options open

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: MISSOURI UNREST Protests for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CAPITOL ATTITUDE: Never mind that indictment — rep's tenure defined by vulgar balcony threat - PHOTOS: The year in political scandals

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Swimmers brave cold for Berlin Christmas swim

15:50 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Boston teacher donates $150G prize to charter school

15:51 [Guardian] Press Association: Two bailed over murder of off-duty police officer

15:51 [Guardian] Associated Press in Columbia, Mississippi: Mississippi towns regroup after deadly tornadoes

15:51 [Guardian] Alex Hern: Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

15:51 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Christmas swims - in pictures

15:52 [CNN: Living] The real story behind Santa Claus

15:52 [CNN: Living] Christmas facts and figures

15:52 [CNN: Living] A holiday toffee tutorial

15:52 [CNN: Living] Did you know this about Christmas?

15:52 [CNN: Living] 500 carolers sing for teen with cancer

15:52 [CNN: Living] Your wildest Christmas collections

15:52 [CNN: Living] 'Tech talk' the new 'sex talk'?

15:52 [CNN: Living] Court gives orangutan historic legal rights

15:53 [The Onion] Uncle Put More Thought Than Usual Into This Year’s Gift Cards

15:53 [The Hindu - News] Gargi Parsai: BJP in talks with Omar; keeps options open

15:53 [Raw Story] Reuters: After Sony’s about-face, ‘The Interview’ sells out in many U.S. cinemas

15:53 [Raw Story] Reuters: Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis

15:53 [Raw Story] Toronto Star: Orangutans are deemed to be ‘persons’ in first-ever court ruling

15:55 [The Hindu - News] Akila Kannadasan: When the sea swallowed homes

15:55 [Guardian] John Hooper in Vatican City: Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamic State in Christmas address

15:58 [Raw Story] Newsweek: Baghdad’s Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

15:58 [Raw Story] Medical Daily: E-books vs. traditional paper books: How electronic readers damage your health

15:59 [The Hindu - News] P. Sridhar: ‘Telangana Tirupati’ needs a makeover

16:00 [Russia Today] RT: Stupid, hilarious, revolutionary? World reacts to ‘The Interview’ release

16:05 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Sushma for consensus on anti-conversion law

16:05 [The Independent] Antonio Martin shooting: teenager may have tried to ambush patrolman, says officer's lawyer

16:05 [The Independent] Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message 2014: Ebola survivor William Pooley urges British public to join fight against deadly virus

16:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Kalashnikov to register world trademark of AK-47

16:10 [Russia Today] RT: UK police misuse pre-charge bail to ban activists from protesting – report

16:11 [Guardian] Peter Bradshaw: Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) review – a delirious, hallucinatory showbiz comedy

16:13 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Peaceful Protests In Missouri After Latest Police Shooting

16:13 [The Hindu - News] Sushanta Talukdar: Rajnath rules out talks with NDFB (S)

16:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

16:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 5 attackers dead at Somalia base, official says

16:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CAPITOL ATTITUDE: Never mind that indictment — rep's tenure defined by vulgar balcony threat - The year in political scandals

16:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'BRING THEM HOPE' Pope prays for peace in Mideast on Christmas

16:15 [Fox News] Fox News Online: BATTLE READY: US stockpiling equipment for possible ISIS fight

16:17 [Guardian] Caroline Davies: Queen’s Christmas message focuses on reconciliation with first world war truce

16:18 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: Plaintiffs in suit striking down state’s same-sex marriage ban named ‘Utahns of the Year’

16:18 [Raw Story] Medical Daily: This cool GIF shows the inside of the human body from head to toe

16:18 [Raw Story] Medical Daily: WATCH: Men drawing vaginas goes about as well as expected

16:20 [Slate Magazine] Melonyce McAfee: Bring Out the Kwanzaa Kinara

16:20 [] sarah lazare: US to Spike Private Mercenaries in Iraq Amid Expanding War, Says Senior Official

16:21 [Guardian] Ed Pilkington in New York: Zombie nativity scene ordered taken down by Ohio town bureaucrats

16:27 [Guardian] Reuters in Beijing: Chinese university bans Christmas

16:31 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: Tanzania Lawmaker Urges Leader to Adhere to Parliament Resolution

16:32 [Slashdot] timothy: Inside China's 'Christmas Factory' Town, Yiwu

16:33 [CNN] How The Rock and other celebs are celebrating

16:34 [The Hindu - News] Power Shutdown

16:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] AP: Republicans Plot To Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016

16:35 [Fox News: politics] Republicans prepare for battle with unions in 2015, after midterm gains //

16:36 [Telegraph] Luke Heighton: Queen uses Christmas Day speech to promote reconciliation and forgiveness

16:36 [Deutsche Welle] Al-Shabab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

16:37 [CNN: Entertainment] How celebs are celebrating Christmas

16:37 [Guardian] Peter Bradshaw: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death review – inferior but effective sequel

16:40 [Russia Today] RT: Attention, drone users: Fly responsibly, or face fine

16:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Emily Cohn: Google's Christmas Doodle Contains A Plug For 'The Interview'

16:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sanjay Sanghoee: Why 2014 was a Good Year

16:46 [Deutsche Welle] Father of kidnapped Jordanian pilot pleads for son's release

16:48 [Raw Story] Ed Pilkington, The Guardian: Ohio town bureaucrats issue order to remove Zombie nativity scene

16:50 [Russia Today] RT: ‘IS has capability to shoot down planes’

16:50 [Russia Today] RT: ​Turkish teenager arrested 'for insulting Erdogan' – media

16:52 [The Independent] Alan Gross release: US to pay $3.2m to US citizen released from a Cuban jail

16:53 [Truthout] Engineering Chestnut Trees? Biotechnology Takes a Walk in the Woods

16:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Igor Bobic: California Governor Jerry Brown Issues 105 Pardons

16:53 [Guardian] Haroon Siddique: Mental health treatment failings adding to strain on A&E, says minister

16:53 [Guardian] Guardian Staff: Antonio Martin shooting: protesters take to streets for second night – in pictures

16:55 [Russia Today] RT: ​'Offended' Israel not to support publicly the US-Cuba breakthrough - report

16:55 [Russia Today] RT: ​Germans hoard €6.6 billion worth of obsolete Deutschmarks

16:56 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: The Queen and Royal Family attend church service in Sandringham, in pictures

17:05 [Slate Magazine] Laura Smith: Building the New Sandy Hook Elementary

17:09 [Guardian] Sarah Boseley, health editor: Peter Piot: the veteran scientist who helped to raise the alarm over Ebola

17:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Catherine Taibi: Print Magazine Covers Tell The Most Powerful Stories Of 2014

17:12 [Topix Activism News] Assam militant attack: Protesters stage rallies against killings in NDFB assault

17:13 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

17:13 [Reuters] After Sony reversal, 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

17:13 [Raw Story] Roxanne Cooper: To seek common ground on life’s big questions, we need science literacy

17:13 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: From disabled ‘goblin topplers’ to ‘Frozen is my life’: The 10 most ridiculous lawsuits of 2014

17:16 [CNN] 5 militants killed in attack AU base in Somalia

17:18 [The Independent] Queen's speech 2014: Christmas message in full

17:18 [The Independent] Queen's speech: Her Majesty uses Christmas Message to promote 'reconciliation' between opposing sides

17:18 [The Independent] UK weather warnings as up to 10cm of snow forecast for Boxing Day

17:19 [CBC: politics] The Associated Press: Queen Elizabeth calls for harmony in Christmas message

17:19 [The Atlantic: International] Allen McDuffee: Putin Cancels New Year's Holiday for Government Workers

17:23 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: A Happy, If Unhedged, Christmas

17:23 [The Hindu - News] PTI: No bigger sin than female foeticide, says Modi

17:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: The year in entertainment

17:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: New kind of movie release

17:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CDC lab technician possibly exposed to Ebola - VIDEO: Mix-up may have exposed technician

17:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: System designed to aid vaccine victims adds to their suffering, report finds

17:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: UNION BATTLE GOP plots right-to-work push after midterm gains

17:23 [Big Think] Jag Bhalla: The Meaning of Christmas? //

17:23 [Voice of America] Reuters: Israel Approves 243 New Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

17:24 [Guardian] Press Association: Man arrested after woman found dead on Christmas Day

17:30 [OpEdNews] My Christmas Wish - 2014

17:30 [OpEdNews] Yanukovych Proposes Solution to Ukraine's Civil War; It Fits Obama's Plan.

17:30 [OpEdNews] Sony Pictures in Hollywood has been Hacked

17:33 [Slashdot] timothy: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

17:33 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: The Christmas Truce

17:40 [OpEdNews] Compassionate Legislators

17:40 [OpEdNews] Part 3 of The Marriage of Science & Spirit: Negotiating the Great Pre-Nup--Zooming Out on Talking Back to Sam Harris

17:41 [Deutsche Welle] High school student arrested for 'insulting' Turkey's Erdogan

17:43 [The Independent] Amalfi Coast beats Whitley Bay for top television backdrop

17:43 [The Independent] Archbishop of Westminster appeals for compassion for those depending on hand-outs

17:43 [The Independent] The Queen’s speech 2014: Recap and Twitter reaction to Game of Thrones reference

17:43 [The Independent] Iraq abuse whistleblower Nick Mercer: 'Schools must teach speaking truth to power'

17:44 [Telegraph] David Barrett: A third of thefts take place at work, survey shows

17:44 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Igor Bobic: Obama Caves To Girl Scout Lobby, Wears Tiara In Photo

17:45 [OpEdNews] minimum wage job on duval street

17:48 [Pravda] Russian FM Lavrov: USA's 'exceptionalism' is a global threat

17:48 [Raw Story] Newsweek: RAND Corporation report says the Iraq War was George Bush’s biggest blunder

17:51 [The Hindu - News] Pomp, gaiety and devotion marks Christmas

17:51 [The Hindu - News] J. S. Ifthekhar: JVV exposes ‘fake Babas’

17:53 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: China's Christmas Present To The World: Beijing Eases Again, Sets Non-Bank Deposit Reserve To Zero

17:53 [Voice of America] Mohammed Yusuf: Mombasa in Holiday Tourism Slump Due to Security Fears

17:55 [OpEdNews] Making Your Health Insurance Company Pay Up

17:57 [Voice of America] Daniel Schearf: Russians Head Into Holiday Facing Economic Malaise

17:58 [CNN] Police: Teen killed near Ferguson was armed

18:00 [CNN] Amanpour: The 3 big stories of 2014 (Opinion)

18:00 [Guardian] Mark Tran: Kids Company’s Christmas party feeds thousands at The Oval

18:00 [Guardian] Ian Sample: Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

18:00 [Guardian] Associated Press in Moscow: Putin scraps New Year holidays for Russian cabinet ministers

18:00 [Guardian] Peter Beaumont in Gaza: Corruption hampers effort to rebuild Gaza after summer conflict

18:00 [Russia Today] RT: Anti-driving-ban activists in Saudi Arabia to face 'terrorism' tribunal

18:02 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: HIV patients find tough to file for pensions

18:02 [The Hindu - News] B. Chandrashekhar: Area under paddy cultivation set to dip in TS

18:03 [Pravda] Russia to pass into service new super-powerful ballistic missile in 2016

18:03 [Truthout] Bankers Brought Rating Agencies "To Their Knees" on Tobacco Bonds

18:05 [Slate Magazine] Daniel Hubbard: They Have Risen

18:09 [The Independent] Christmas Day swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity

18:09 [The Independent] Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'

18:09 [The Independent] Baroness Warsi says UK must recognise Palestine now

18:09 [The Independent] New drone owners warned to fly by the rules - or face prosecution

18:09 [The Independent] Homeless Veterans appeal: Veterans’ hostel ‘overwhelmed by kindness’ for festive dinner

18:09 [The Independent] Tsunami 10 years on: The city at its epicentre has been rebuilt, but other scars remain

18:09 [The Independent] Skin cells can help IVF couples have children of their own

18:09 [The Independent] Sky Atlantic series finds it has to take ice to Iceland

18:09 [The Independent] The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public can visit police’s grisly crime museum

18:10 [Telegraph] Peter Dominiczak: Rates will double by end of 2015, Treasury survey says

18:10 [Telegraph] Gordon Rayner: Buckingham Palace exhibition showcases the ultimate 17th century status symbol - the pineapple

18:10 [Telegraph] Tom Whitehead: Weapon smuggling at courts trebles in a year

18:12 [Guardian] Jess Cartner-Morley: Boxing Day sales: best fashion buys

18:13 [Fox News: politics] Unions launch recruiting push for immigrants protected by Obama actions //

18:13 [Voice of America] Daniel Schearf: Russians Head Into Holiday Facing Economic Malaise

18:14 [AL JAZEERA] Girl says father gave her to Boko Haram

18:18 [CNN: Money] 'Patriotic duty' to see 'The Interview' //

18:20 [The Hindu - News] P. Sunderarajan: Sushma pushes for anti-conversion law

18:22 [Guardian] Nicky Woolf in North Bergen, New Jersey: The Interview screens in New Jersey: 'We don't take orders from Kim Jong-un'

18:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'VACCINE COURT' System to aid injured victims adds to suffering

18:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Arizona prosecutors bungle case against sheriff's officers accused of helping cartel smuggle heroin

18:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Woman run over by car after Christmas Eve Mass

18:23 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Protesters rally for 2nd night after Missouri shooting - VIDEO: Protests for second night

18:23 [zero hedge] Gold Standard Institute: The Twelve Days of the Federal Reserve

18:23 [NPR] Lauren Frayer: After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews

18:26 [The Hindu - News] Suresh Krishnamoorthy and Rahul Devulapalli: Scripting his way to feature films

18:26 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ISB institutes fellowship to support faculty research

18:28 [Truthout] Even With Ban, New York Can't Escape Effects of Fracking

18:33 [Truthout] Immigration Enforcement: A Tool To Silence Workers?

18:34 [AL JAZEERA] Injuries in suspected arson on Swedish mosque

18:35 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Children are victims of violence, trade and trafficking,’ Pope says in Xmas message

18:36 [Telegraph] Philip Sherwell: US black community leaders urge calm after latest fatal shooting by St Louis police

18:36 [The Hindu - News] V. V. Subrahmanyam: Stickler for fitness back at SMTA

18:38 [Raw Story] Agence France-Presse: Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square

18:38 [Raw Story] Ian Sample, The Guardian: Rescued scientists bring back a terrifying warning from the Antarctic:

18:38 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: WATCH: Woman claiming to be sheriff arrested after California road rage incident

18:41 [Voice of America] VOA News: World Leaders Give Christmas Day Blessings, Speak Out Against Injustices

18:42 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Kuchipudi convention from today

18:42 [The Hindu - News] Marri Ramu: Fraudsters pull out new tricks to con credit card holders

18:42 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Keen on joint EAMCET, says Ganta

18:45 [Reuters] Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

18:47 [Slashdot] timothy: Federal Judge: Facebook Must Face Suit For Scanning Messages

18:48 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: ‘First-of-its-kind’ feat by NSTL

18:51 [Deutsche Welle] Opinion: The mystery of Germany's popularity

18:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: JOINING THE RANKS? Unions aim to recruit immigrants shielded by Obama

18:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: PLEA TO ISIS Father of captured pilot begs for son's release

18:53 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Gachibowli-like sports arena to come up in city

18:53 [Truthout] From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages

18:55 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Hudhud relief yet to reachboat owners

18:59 [The Hindu - News] G. V. Prasada Sarma: They vow to green a street

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Interest subvention for housing on the cards

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: City student ends life at Guwahati IIT

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Santosh Patnaik: RINL IPO put off again

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Declining pollinator population poses a threat to biodiversity

18:59 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: On way to Lambasingi, student dies in accident

19:01 [Deutsche Welle] The Interview opens in US theaters and online platforms

19:03 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: WB approves $ 75 m credit to A.P.for rural inclusive growth project

19:03 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Excitement touches a crescendo

19:03 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sebastian Murdock: 6 New Yorkers Now Arrested For Threatening Cops After Officers Killed

19:03 [Truthout] Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

19:04 [CNN] Ebola Fast Facts

19:06 [CNN] Oregon woman caught up in East Timor drug case released

19:07 [The Hindu - News] P. Sujatha Varma: City aglow with Christmas spirit; devout throng churches

19:07 [The Hindu - News] Narayan Lakshman: Missouri protesters arrested

19:11 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Ruble Rallies 34% After Biggest Russian Intervention In 5 Years

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Polavaram: panel to be formed to expedite work

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Rajulapudi Srinivas: Toddler’s body found in river, uncle’s role suspected

19:13 [The Hindu - News] Rajulapudi Srinivas: Police find minor girl’s death hard nut to crack

19:13 [The Hindu - News] T. S. Subramanian: DRDO conducts maiden test-flight of Panchi

19:17 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Cricket match for mothers and grandmothers

19:17 [The Hindu - News] G. Ravikiran: Nellore to have ‘Necklace road’ soon

19:17 [The Hindu - News] Shiv Sahay Singh: Adivasis flee to West Bengal

19:17 [The Hindu - News] S. Sandeep Kumar: Inter-disciplinary skills need of the hour

19:17 [The Hindu - News] J. R. Shridharan: LED lighting to replace tubes at indoor stadium

19:18 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: The Most Valuable Habits For Debt-Free Living //

19:18 [Guardian] Constanze Letsch in Istanbul, Reyhanli and Kilis: Foreign jihadis change face of Syrian civil war

19:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized - VIDEO: George H.W. Bush hospitalized

19:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Boston teacher donates $150G prize to school

19:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: NYPD find arsenal after busting man who 'talked about killing cops'

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Smriti Kak Ramachandran: Encephalitis cases continue to rise, admits Centre

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Krishnaprasad: BMIC project: land losers can cheer

19:19 [The Hindu - News] Vishwa Kundapura: Gold is old news, Kolar is a trekker’s paradise

19:20 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Lauren Windsor: Wall Street's Bad Santas

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Hunt on for three men for attacking woman’s house

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Rohit P. S.: SCB focuses on green spaces

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Tollywood reaches out to struggling newcomers

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Chiranjeevi visits ailing 11-year-old

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Vysya Bank employees want merger with Kotak Mahindra

19:23 [The Hindu - News] R. Avadhani: Suspense over guidelines dampens sentiment

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Christmas celebrated with religious fervour

19:23 [The Hindu - News] K. M. Dayashankar: Officials on a tree felling spree in Karimnagar

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: TTD gears up for Vaikunta Ekadasi

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: TN chit fund firm dupes 15,000 people

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: 2 held for Dalit boy’s killing

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Vinay Kumar: Expert group set up to check cyber crime

19:26 [Telegraph] Gregory Walton: Bruce Forsyth adds a touch of class to Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special

19:27 [The Hindu - News] V. Geetanath: No metro stations at Charminar, Shalibanda and Shamsheergunj

19:27 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Slew of Good Governance programmes in Delhi

19:29 [The Hindu - News] V. Raghavendra: Auto component makers want cost-effective options

19:29 [The Hindu - News] P. Sujatha Varma: Dissent over land-pooling gaining momentum

19:29 [The Hindu - News] S: Indigo chief calls on CM

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Meera Srinivasan: BJP’s social media expert logs in for Rajapaksa

19:31 [Deutsche Welle] Five injured in suspected arson attack on a mosque in Sweden

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Spirit of Christmas pervades twin cities

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Invoking the blessing of ‘mother cow’

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Curbs on gold imports drive smuggling: Centre

19:33 [Reuters] Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against Islamic State

19:33 [Disinformation] Marcie Gainer: How Kentucky Fried Chicken became Japan’s favorite Christmas tradition

19:34 [Slashdot] timothy: Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features

19:34 [New Internationalist] The company they keep

19:34 [Guardian] Diane Taylor: ‘Love Activists’ succeed in offering Christmas lunch to London homeless

19:34 [Guardian] Press Association: Parcel delivery company City Link enters administration over Christmas

19:35 [Voice of America] Reuters: Queen's Christmas Message Speaks to Reconciliation

19:35 [Voice of America] December 25, 2014

19:36 [Fox News: politics] Jeb Bush stepping down from health care company board //

19:36 [CNN] Israeli child burned in Molotov cocktail attack

19:37 [The Hindu - News] K. C. Deepika: Making ‘waiting time’ interesting

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Madhumathi D. S.: ‘Make in India’ the buzzword for February Aero India

19:48 [Raw Story] Tom Boggioni: A Christmas Miracle: Watch as Utah police surprise motorists with cash instead of tickets

19:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Jeb Bush stepping down from health care company board

19:51 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 3-week-old puppies pilfered on Christmas morning

19:52 [The Independent] Nicaragua faces questions over new canal after protest deaths, links to China and fears over environmental impact

19:52 [Telegraph] Ruth Sherlock: Jordanian pilot's father pleads for Islamic State to show mercy

19:53 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Black Teen Shot Dead Over A Pair Of Air Jordans

19:54 [Guardian] Press Association: Louis Smith triumphs in Strictly Come Dancing special

19:55 [straight] Charlie Smith: Jas Johal's career transition from reporter to LNG industry publicist isn't that unusual /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Jas%20Johal.jpg

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Mahim Pratap Singh: NHAI burdened users with heavy tolls: CAG

19:58 [The Hindu - News] Sandeep Joshi: Dearth of good teachers in country: Modi

19:58 [Canadian Dimension] Mersiha Gadzo: Canada must own up to its complicity in torture

20:04 [The Hindu - News] Sandeep Joshi: Ganguly, Ramoji Rao new ‘Clean India’ ambassadors

20:10 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Man who plotted acid attack on doctor was her good friend

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Rukmini S: NOTA votes high in reserved seats

20:16 [Russia Today] RT: 5 injured in Christmas Day arson attack on Swedish mosque (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

20:17 [The Independent] British tourist shot dead in church in Ethiopia in 'gun accident'

20:17 [The Independent] Antonio Martin shooting: Protesters back on the streets of St Louis after second police shooting

20:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: TODD STARNES A Christmas Special from 'a hero of our faith'

20:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: John McCain meeting with Afghan president

20:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Priests also becoming targets of violence in Mexican state where students disappeared

20:18 [Fox News] Fox News Online: Mexico proposes $37 million plan to protect world's smallest marine porpoise

20:18 [The Hindu - News] Staff Correspondent: Have not lost control of bureaucracy , says Virbhadra

20:18 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq: NC legislators oppose tie-up with BJP

20:18 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Briton killed in Ethiopian shooting 'accident'

20:18 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

20:18 [Telegraph] Telegraph Staff: The Interview opens in US to patriotic fervour and mixed reviews

20:18 [Telegraph] Barney Henderson: Russia: Ukraine's pursuit of Nato membership 'poses danger to European security'

20:21 [Guardian] Dan Martin: Doctor Who recap: Last Christmas

20:23 [Big Think] Robert Montenegro: Redeem Your Gift Cards as Soon as Possible For Maximum Value //

20:24 [The Hindu - News] Aarti Dhar: Action plan soon to prevent deaths from diarrhoea, pneumonia

20:26 [Russia Today] RT: Judge allows evicted RBS 'love activists' in London to serve homeless Xmas dinner

20:26 [Russia Today] RT: Russian 'ABM killer' intercontinental missile to enter service in 2016

20:34 [Reuters] Firebomb attack wounds Israeli father and daughter in West Bank

20:35 [straight] Charlie Smith: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg appear at early-morning screening of The Interview /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/intraview.jpg

20:35 [OpEdNews] Adopt-a-Judge

20:36 [Slashdot] timothy: Nokia's Back In the Tablet Business, With the Android Lollipop-Based N1

20:37 [Guardian] Patrick Kingsley in Cairo: Egyptian activist’s ‘Made in Prison’ handbags catch on outside

20:39 [Voice of America] Gabe Joselow: For Somalis, 2014 Marked by Political Instability Within Government

20:41 [The Hindu - News] Zahid Rafiq : BJP must be part of govt in J&K: Jaitley

20:43 [The Independent] Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman to stay on as Peter Capaldi’s assistant in next series

20:43 [The Independent] Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review: There are no ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

20:44 [AL JAZEERA] Sudan expels two UN officials

20:45 [Telegraph] Hannah Furness: Jenna Coleman sticking with BBC's Doctor Who

20:49 [CNN] Putin cancels holiday vacation for Kremlin

20:49 [The Hindu - News] National Bureau: Modi leads good governance carol

20:50 [OpEdNews] Fighting 'Islamic State' is not the Israeli priority

20:51 [Russia Today] RT: ‘Pure coincidence’: Anti-homeless cages installed around benches in French city on Christmas Eve

20:52 [Fox News] Fox News Online: CDC lab technician possibly exposed to Ebola - VIDEO: CDC lab tech under observation

20:53 [Fox News: politics] ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state //

20:58 [Raw Story] Reuters: Two more arrested for using phone, Facebook to threaten New York City police officers

20:58 [Raw Story] Reuters: Texas armored car driver who took off with $200,000 arrested in Colorado

20:58 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Why Holiday Gifts Receive More Ughs Than Oohs

21:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rep. Alan Grayson: Your Grayson Christmas Gifts Are on Their Way

21:01 [Deutsche Welle] Turkey, Iraq, pledge greater cooperation in fight against 'Islamic State'

21:03 [The Hindu - News] Atul Aneja: China readies sea-based nuclear deterrent against U.S.

21:08 [Truthdig] Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor

21:09 [The Independent] City Link goes into administration, with 'substantial redundancies' expected among 2,727 staff members

21:09 [The Independent] Christmas is cancelled for Chinese university students in effort to 'resist the expansion of Western culture'

21:13 [Guardian] Kate Lamb in Nusa: Boxing Day tsunami: 10 years on, the scars are not hard to find in Aceh

21:13 [Guardian] Jennifer Kho: Don't throw everything into the blue bin: seven tips for smart Christmas recycling

21:13 [straight] Charlie Smith: Gurpreet Singh: Hindu right wingers organize boycott of Bollywood film PK starring Aamir Khan /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/MOV_PK_2453.jpg

21:14 [AL JAZEERA] Deaths in al-Shabab attack on AU Somali base

21:17 [Voice of America] Gabe Joselow: For Somalis, 2014 Marked by Political Instability Within Government

21:19 [Guardian] Associated Press in Amman: Jordanian pilot’s father appeals to Islamic State

21:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: 'MAY CHRISTMAS BRING THEM HOPE' Pope prays for peace in Middle East

21:19 [Fox News] Fox News Online: JOINING THE RANKS? Unions seek immigrants shielded by Obama

21:20 [The Hindu - News] Jatin Gandhi: No let-up by Hindu groups on ghar vapsi

21:20 [The Hindu - News] Jatin Gandhi: Former Imam leads call for ghar vapsi at Delhi rally

21:21 [Reuters] Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

21:23 [Truthdig] Why Kim Jong-Un Was Really Afraid of ‘The Interview’

21:26 [Russia Today] RT: 500 accidents an hour: Snowbound Moscow stuck in worst ever Christmas traffic (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

21:28 [CNN] ISIS governor of Mosul killed in airstrikes

21:28 [CNN] WWI Christmas Truce football match: Fact or fiction?

21:28 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: "We Are Taking A Stand For Freedom" - New Yorkers Explain Why They Are Waiting In Line To See "The Interview"

21:29 [Topix Activism News] Court date for two Saudi women's rights activists

21:32 [The Independent] Exclusive: Tory benefits freeze means tax cuts won't help low-income families

21:36 [Slashdot] timothy: US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

21:38 [AL JAZEERA] Libya soldiers killed in attack on oil ports

21:38 [AL JAZEERA] Ongoing plight of Palestinian Christians

21:38 [Truthdig] Rapid Increase In Arctic Temperature Is Spreading South

21:41 [Deutsche Welle] Pro-Russian rebels agree to exchange prisoners with Ukraine

21:47 [Fox News] Fox News Online: ObamaCare woes: Struggling Iowa health insurer taken over by state

21:50 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: ‘Find suspect instead of harassing victim’

21:50 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: Mylapore residents up in arms over bad road

21:50 [The Hindu - News] Deepa H. Ramakrishnan: Owning our streets

21:53 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Father Of Jordanian Pilot Held By ISIS Issues Plea For His Release

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: 10 boys flee govt. home

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Udhav Naig: Kuttram Kadithal bags honours at film festival

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Narayanan: When the long arm of the law saves

21:57 [Telegraph] Steven Swinford: Boxing Day rail chaos for hundreds of thousands

21:58 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Japanese 10Y Yield Drops To Record Low; 2s Sell Subzero After BOJ Indirectly Buys Record Foreign Stocks

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Sandeep Joshi: Ganguly, Kiran Bedi new ‘Clean India’ ambassadors

22:03 [Reuters] Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital

22:05 [Guardian] Denis Campbell, health correspondent: Ban alcohol firms from sponsoring sports clubs and events, doctors urge

22:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Benjamin Hart: Some Lawmakers Want To Bring More People Under The Medicaid Umbrella

22:07 [Reuters: politics] Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: Rajapaksa’s double face exposed: DMK chief

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Sruthisagar Yamunan: “Declare Vijayakant NDA’s CM candidate”

22:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: Kerala invites tenders for Gender Park

22:07 [The Hindu - News] PTI: 58 convert in Kerala

22:09 [The Hindu - News] K. T. Sangameswaran: Just say ‘acquitted’ in case of no evidence: HC

22:09 [The Hindu - News] P. Oppili: Hand-written passports to be phased out by November

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Staff Reporter: Waves of fervour mark Christmas in Kanyakumari

22:14 [AL JAZEERA] Injuries in suspected arson of Swedish mosque

22:15 [Guardian] Ed Pilkington in New York: PlayStation and Xbox facing issues after Christmas Day hack

22:16 [Russia Today] RT: Topless FEMEN activist ‘kidnaps’ Baby Jesus from Vatican nativity scene

22:17 [The Hindu - News] Special Correspondent: PUCL condemns Assam violence

22:18 [NPR] Hal Klein: Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

22:18 [NPR] Lynnsay Maynard: What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

22:18 [NPR] Richard Gonzales: Employers Help Legal Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

22:18 [NPR] Joanna Kakissis: Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

22:18 [NPR] Ofeibea Quist-Arcton: Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

22:18 [NPR] Jeff Brady: Low Gas Prices Predicted For 2015 And Beyond

22:18 [NPR] John Otis: For Venezuela, Drop In Global Oil Prices Could Be Catastrophic

22:18 [NPR] Ina Jaffe: How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

22:18 [NPR] Ari Shapiro: In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

22:18 [The Independent] Christmas in Gaza: A season without hope as fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite

22:18 [The Independent] Call the Midwife Christmas Special, TV review: Jenny Lee may have left, but Miranda Hart and the rest of the midwives deliver the goods

22:23 [Truthdig] Sit and Listen to Handel’s ‘Messiah’

22:24 [Slashdot] timothy: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

22:24 [Reuters] Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with prayers, memorial services

22:26 [Deutsche Welle] Mauritania journalist sentenced to death for apostasy

22:31 [The Hindu - News] R. Krishna Kumar: Automatic ticket vending machines at Mysuru railway station soon

22:31 [The Hindu - News] K. Jeevan Chinnappa: Rouble crisis has affected coffee exports

22:31 [The Hindu - News] Shankar Bennur: An unforgettable month for tourists in Mysore

22:33 [Truthdig] What on Earth Is Boxing Day?

22:37 [The Hindu - News] M. Ahiraj: Bus facility for women garment workers

22:39 [The Independent] Exclusive: UK must act to guard against pandemics, says scientist who discovered Ebola virus

22:41 [Telegraph] Press Association: Paramedic dies after collision in ambulance station car park

22:42 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: 'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds After Sony Flips On Release Cancellation

22:46 [Russia Today] RT: Public won’t let Washington sweep CIA torture under the rug – Russian diplomat to RT

22:46 [Fox News] Fox News Online: US traveler released from East Timor jail

22:49 [The Atlantic: International] Allen McDuffee: Saudi Women Drivers Sent to Terrorism Court

22:50 [Voice of America] VOA News: Scientists Research Flexible, Spray-On Solar Cells

23:03 [Truthdig] Long Live the Christmas Truce

23:10 [msnbc: politics] Andrew Rafferty: Top 10 Biggest Political Stories of 2014

23:10 [CNN] 5 militants, 3 troops die in attack on base in Somalia

23:25 [msnbc: politics] Andrew Rafferty: Looking Back: The Year's 10 Biggest Political Stories

23:25 [Slashdot] timothy: The World of YouTube Bubble Sort Algorithm Dancing

23:33 [The Independent] Manchester man charged over hit-and-run crash that killed two pedestrians

23:33 [The Independent] EastEnders Christmas Day special, TV review: It's all about the Carters this Christmas - and Danny Dyer is brilliant

23:33 [The Independent] Peter Piot interview: 'I never imagined the Ebola virus would get out of control'

23:33 [Telegraph] Laura Donnelly: NHS plan to fight Britain's poor record on flab

23:39 [Canadian Dimension] James Petras: China’s Second ‘Cultural Revolution’

23:46 [Deutsche Welle] Mexico protesters say German weapons falling into wrong hands

23:46 [OpEdNews] NYPD vs the People vs Neocolonialism

23:47 [zero hedge] George Washington: The REAL Santa Claus

23:47 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: SF Fed Warns US Equity Valuations Will Be Cut In Half In Next Decade

23:48 [Guardian] Press Association: Dapper Laughs act is resurrected despite sexism accusations

23:48 [Guardian] David Hytner: Arsène Wenger: Arsenal have not gone backwards but injuries have cost us

23:48 [Guardian] Andy Hunter: Adam Lallana believes Liverpool have found system to turn things around

23:48 [Guardian] Louise Taylor: Alan Pardew: Newcastle need better possession against Manchester United

23:48 [Guardian] Louise Taylor: Sunderland’s Gus Poyet wants season to start earlier to allow winter break

23:48 [Guardian] Andy Hunter: Mario Balotelli will have to get used to Liverpool bench, says Brendan Rodgers

23:48 [NPR] Scott Neuman: Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

23:53 [Fox News] Fox News Online: GAMING HACK ATTACK? Xbox Live, PlayStation Network outages reported

23:54 [CNN] Aaron Hernandez Fast Facts

23:55 [CNN] NYPD: Arrests made for threats to officers

23:56 [The Independent] Planner acclaimed for his devotion to the preservation of the environment and national parks of Scotland

23:56 [The Independent] Virna Lisi: Actress who established her name in Italy then worked with Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis

23:56 [The Independent] Jeremy Lloyd: Actor and writer who teamed up with David Croft for two comedy classics, 'Are You Being Served?' and ''Allo 'Allo!'

23:56 [The Independent] US business review of 2014: Thriving markets receive biggest boost from China

23:56 [The Independent] Business review of 2014: Tescopoly no more - Britain’s year of corporate turmoil

23:59 [zero hedge] Tyler Durden: Caught On Tape: China's 'Not-So-Shadow' QE

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