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00:04 [The Independent] Downton Abbey Christmas Special TV Review: Christmas at Downton was a bit of a post-turkey snooze

00:05 [Slashdot] Developing Games On and For Linux/SteamOS

00:06 [zero hedge] 3 Things To Ponder Over Christmas

00:08 [Telegraph] Could Sir Alec Douglas-Home be the Queen's friend in a plaster cast?

00:09 [Voice of America] Turkey's Cabinet Reshuffled Over Corruption Probe.

00:12 [Guardian] Ashes 2013-14: Australia v England – live! | Geoff Lemon, Richard Cooke and Daniel Harris

00:18 [Raw Story] Turkish PM reshuffles cabinet amid protests over graft scandal

00:22 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police search for boy, 4, missing in Ninja Turtle pyjamas

00:23 [Truthdig] Welcome to Polygamy Falls

00:23 [Truthdig] Christmas Selfie

00:24 [Fox News] Approaching snow could slow power restoration efforts

00:24 [Fox News] 911 recordings from Reno hospital shooting released

00:24 [Fox News] Analysts differ on immigration prospects for 2014

00:24 [Fox News] Study finds making teens relive sexual assaults limits psychological distress

00:24 [Fox News] California judge orders that teen declared brain dead be removed from life support; family can appeal

00:24 [Fox News] 'Surfing Santas' take to the waves off Florida coast- Slow down, scratch off: Fla. cops issue lottery tickets instead of fines on Christmas

00:24 [Fox News] Patchwork of ObamaCare insurance deadlines adds to confusion- ObamaCare botch fuels Dem feud in Maryland- OPINION: Experimenting with health care

00:24 [Fox News] UN official says 'absolutely no doubt' thousands dead in South Sudan

00:24 [Fox News] 3 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at NJ bar

00:25 [Voice of America] 18 Haitian Migrants Drown in Caribbean When Overcrowded Boat Capsizes

00:38 [Sydney Morning Herald] Myer website crashes during Boxing Day sale

00:38 [Telegraph] David Cameron's proposed immigration laws criticised by UN

00:41 [CNN] Iran lawmakers draft uranium-enrichment bill

00:43 [Raw Story] 18 dead as immigrant boat capsizes while being ‘towed into dock’ near British territory

00:44 [CNN: Money] UPS backlog means missing gifts

00:53 [Disinformation] Will The Real Dr. Eben Alexander Please Stand Up? //

00:55 [Deutsche Welle] Envoys to travel to South Sudan for negotiations

01:03 [Raw Story] Israeli PM Netanyahu lashes out at Abbas over attacks

01:06 [The Independent] Fast food is the 'unhealthy choice', McDonald's tells its own staff

01:08 [Raw Story] 8-year-old girl who inspired community Christmas event dies of leukemia

01:08 [Raw Story] War-weary Syrian artists turn to black humor to mark Christmas

01:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] '#BoxingDayFails': Myer website crashes

01:10 [AlterNet] The Real Secret to Happiness

01:10 [Guardian] Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year

01:10 [Guardian] UK immigration bill could create 'climate of ethnic profiling' – UNHCR

01:11 [CNET News] Taiwan fines Apple $666K over iPhone pricing

01:13 [Slashdot] U.S. Mobile Internet Traffic Nearly Doubled This Year

01:18 [Fox News] Patchwork of ObamaCare insurance deadlines adds to confusion /i/redes/icon-video.gif

01:18 [Fox News] GIFT OF A BETTER LIFE Va. woman enlists 'angels' to help women at risk /i/redes/icon-slideshow.gif

01:18 [Fox News] CHRISTMAS TREE 'TAX'Farmers want fees to fund industry promotion

01:18 [Fox News] LETTERS FROM THE PAST60 years later, Christmas cards finally arrive home

01:18 [Fox News] BELIEB IT — OR NOTBieber claims he's retiring in Christmas Eve tweet /i/redes/icon-video.gif

01:18 [Fox News] Brutal Iraq bombings target Christians- Egypt labels ousted leader's group a terror organization- US Embassy in Kabul hit on Christmas Day- VIDEO: Christians attacked on Christmas in Mideast

01:22 [The Independent] British Space-weather centre will give advance protection from solar super-storms

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

01:22 [The Independent] Seventeen dead after Haitian migrant boat capsizes off Turks and Caicos Islands

01:22 [The Independent] 'Faulty' DNA discovery could point to cure for arthritis

01:22 [The Independent] Interest rate rise would make more people better off, poll finds - and could help David Cameron to stay in Downing Street

01:31 [CNN] A Christmas wish comes true

01:37 [zero hedge] Why are so many laws and rules being thrown out?

01:38 [The Independent] Treasury unveils ‘smart’ way to cash a cheque: Take a photo on your phone and mail to the bank

01:54 [The Independent] Elderly woman dies in Glasgow house fire

01:55 [Fox News: politics] Bipartisan bill seeks to increase foreign adoptions

01:58 [Raw Story] Bangladesh will use military peacekeepers during disputed elections

02:05 [Deutsche Welle] Homeless man takes Silicon Valley lesson to the top

02:08 [Raw Story] Bodies litter liberated South Sudanese town

02:08 [Slashdot] Apollo 8 Astronaut Re-Creates 1968 Christmas Broadcast To Earth

02:09 [The Independent] Review of the Year: View from the UK in 2013 took in 'Crystal Methodist' Rev Paul Flowers, but also saw stock markets spring back to life

02:09 [The Independent] The FCA racks up a record total of £472m in fines in its first year

02:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Two dead as crash closes M1 lanes

02:13 [Raw Story] Holiday Viewing: ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’

02:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Christine Pelosi: All I Want for Christmas Are My Voting Rights

02:25 [The Independent] Review of the Year: View from the US saw a female hand on the Fed tiller, and two fine messes

02:25 [Financial Times] Turkey’s Erdogan replaces 10 ministers

02:40 [The Independent] UN attacks Government's Immigration Bill for risking culture of 'ethnic profiling'

02:43 [Sydney Morning Herald] Frantic search for missing Connor

02:44 [AlterNet] 10 Most Appalling Failures of the American Justice System This Year

02:46 [CNN] Wife: Saudi blogger sentenced to death for apostasy

02:58 [Sydney Morning Herald] Big swell warning for Bass Strait

02:58 [Raw Story] Researchers: High diabetes risk in Latin America could be traced back centuries

03:09 [AlterNet] 10 Best Movies of 2013

03:12 [CNN] Dream destinations for 2014

03:14 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'The family came bolting up the road'

03:14 [Topix Activism News] Gay men say Texas bar kicked them out for dancing

03:17 [CNN] 17 migrants die when their boat capsizes at Turks and Caicos

03:18 [Raw Story] Federal judge rejects British Petroleum’s challenge to $7.8 billion settlement

03:26 [zero hedge] Christmas: What It Means To America By The Numbers

03:38 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe to Visit Controversial War Shrine

03:38 [Raw Story] Russian Orthodox church wins three-year fight for right to build near Eiffel Tower

03:38 [Raw Story] Jesse Jackson: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star is worse than Rosa Parks’ bus driver

03:38 [Financial Times] Internet cafés lose out as China goes mobile

03:40 [CNN] Japanese prime minster to visit controversial war shrine

03:45 [The Hindu - News] Bhavanis throng Indrakeeladri for ‘deeksha viramana’

03:52 [Voice of America] VOA News: Japan's Abe to Visit Controversial War Shrine

03:53 [BBC: Science & Environment] In pictures: Science news highlights of 2013

04:00 [The Hindu - News] 17 Haitian migrants killed in Caribbean boat capsize

04:08 [Raw Story] Libya hopes last-ditch mediation can end oil crisis

04:08 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

04:09 [Reuters] Thai police fire teargas at anti-government protesters

04:14 [The Hindu - News] Trees face the axe at Chennai colleges

04:14 [CNN] Japanese prime minister to visit controversial war shrine

04:16 [The Hindu - News] Mridangam maestro’s son honours maker of instrument

04:18 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine

04:18 [The Hindu - News] Clubs help Chennai schools get green energy

04:22 [The Hindu - News] Where migrant workers feel at home in Chennai

04:23 [Fox News] WISHES FROM THE PAST60 years later, Christmas cards finally arrive home

04:23 [Fox News] Local courts reviving 'debtors' prisons'

04:23 [Fox News] A 'BASIC HUMAN RIGHT'Bipartisan bill aims to increase foreign adoptions

04:23 [Fox News] OBAMACARE CONFUSIONDifferent state deadlines add to rollout difficulties /i/redes/icon-video.gif

04:23 [Fox News] SANTA SLEIGH DELAYProblems at UPS, FedEx hold up gift deliveries

04:23 [Fox News] Va. woman enlists 'angels' to help women at risk- Joplin, Mo. and church devastated by 2011 tornado celebrate Christmas Eve of hope- Pope Francis hopes for a better world in Christmas Day message- PHOTOS: Christmas around the world

04:28 [zero hedge] McDonalds No Longer Advising Its Workers To Avoid McDonalds Food

04:29 [CNN] Japanese prime minister visits controversial war shrine

04:30 [The Hindu - News] Assaulted pregnant woman loses baby

04:31 [Sydney Morning Herald] Wild Oats first out of the heads

04:32 [NPR] Japanese Prime Minister Visits Contentious War Shrine

04:33 [Truthdig] Queen Finally Pardons the ‘Father of Computer Science’ Convicted For Homosexuality

04:36 [CNN] "A Christmas Story" cast: Where are they now?

04:36 [CNN] Wife: Saudi blogger recommended for apostasy trial

04:36 [The Hindu - News] Three held for kidnapping of engineering student

04:40 [The Hindu - News] The sun, a school and a farewell to power cuts

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Company tax to soon be collected in added areas of Chennai Corporation

04:53 [Raw Story] McDonald’s shuts down heavily-criticized employee resources site

04:55 [Financial Times] Japan prime minister Abe visits Yasukuni

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Wild Oats first out of the heads

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Holidaymakers stuck in hour-long traffic jams

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Family 'came bolting up the road'

05:03 [Sydney Morning Herald] Island resort evacuated after fire

05:04 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine

05:07 [Slate Magazine] Scientists Share a Message in a Vodka Mist

05:09 [The Hindu - News] Erdogan reshuffles Cabinet after resignations

05:13 [Slashdot] Could an Erasable Internet Kill Google?

05:15 [The Hindu - News] LSP to highlight water problems of Ongole

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

05:20 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters, Police Clash in Bangkok

05:21 [The Hindu - News] Top LeT militant killed in J&K encounter

05:25 [The Hindu - News] Corporation kick-starts process for Pilloor III water scheme

05:28 [zero hedge] China Blast's Abe's "Absolutely Unacceptable" Visit To Shrine

05:33 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police search river for 4-year-old missing from his bed

05:35 [The Hindu - News] Preparations on for ‘jallikattu’

05:35 [Deutsche Welle] Japan PM Abe visits controversial war shrine, upsets China

05:36 [Voice of America] VOA News: Thai Protesters, Police Clash in Bangkok

05:38 [Raw Story] China ‘seriously condemns’ Japanese PM’s war shrine visit

05:46 [AntiWar] We’re The Good Guys

05:48 [Truthdig] Christmas Wish List

05:48 [Truthdig] Duck Dynasty

05:51 [] Israel says Palestinian price tag victims to blame for attacks

05:51 [] Doctors at Israeli hospitals are top earners in public sector

05:51 [] Vegetable prices in Israel still sky-high long after storm

05:51 [] State refers to African migrants by prison numbers in court

05:51 [] Arab MK calls for release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard

05:51 [] Turkey's Erdogan replaces half his cabinet over graft inquiry

05:51 [] Large majority of Jewish public believe Israel, Palestinians must teach peace

05:51 [] Christmas shopping taking off among Israeli Jews

05:52 [The Hindu - News] Bid to lay siege to temple entrance foiled; 200 held

05:54 [Reuters] Thai police fire teargas, rubber bullets at protesters

06:02 [Voice of America] JAPAN SHRINE

06:06 [] Netanyahu, Lieberman agree to raise electoral threshold; opposition calls move anti-Arab

06:10 [Voice of America] VOA News: Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine; China Outraged

06:15 [AntiWar] Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt – The Wars Continue

06:16 [Voice of America] VOA News: Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine, China Outraged

06:16 [The Hindu - News] Farmers block road seeking reopening of cattle shandy

06:16 [Guardian] Thailand police battle protesters trying to disrupt elections

06:16 [Big Think] How Can We Spot the Next Economic Miracle?

06:16 [The Atlantic: International] Our New Champion in Self-Defeating Soft Power: Japan

06:19 [BBC: Science & Environment] Met Office to forecast space weather

06:20 [The Hindu - News] Now take a walk under the heart of the Capital

06:22 [The Hindu - News] Proposal on Vizag ITIR to Centre in Jan.: Ponnala

06:22 [The Hindu - News] U.S. drone attack kills 4 militants in Pakistan

06:28 [Raw Story] Florida man shot and killed by stray bullet from neighbor’s backyard gun range

06:33 [Truthdig] The Best of Jon Stewart’s Battle Against Fox’s Imaginary ‘War on Christmas’

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests flare

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

06:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Obama, First Lady Pay Tribute To U.S. Troops And Their Families During Christmas Visit To Hawaii Base

06:38 [Voice of America] JAPAN SHRINE, 1st UPD - V

06:39 [The Hindu - News] Memory of Naidu’s promise lingers on in Adilabad

06:39 [The Hindu - News] Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests escalate

06:40 [Reuters] China celebrates Mao's birthday, but events scaled back

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Missing children traced

06:47 [The Hindu - News] The best of Indian and Egyptian crafts to come to Delhi

06:47 [The Hindu - News] Boy assaulted for sexual abuse of girl

06:47 [Fox News: politics] Obamas pay visit to troops in Hawaii Christmas Day

06:53 [Sydney Morning Herald] Off-duty firefighter saves two children

06:55 [The Hindu - News] Christmas celebrated with great fervour in the Capital

06:55 [The Hindu - News] TWAD Board to improve water supply in added areas

06:59 [The Hindu - News] Senior citizen found murdered in her house

06:59 [The Hindu - News] A joyful outing for elephants at the camp

07:01 [Deutsche Welle] The year in music: pop goes 2013!

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Young man arrested for visa fraud

07:05 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal holds Janta Durbar

07:06 [] Palestinians fire rocket from Gaza at Israel; none injured

07:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Body found in river during search for boy

07:07 [Sydney Morning Herald] Holidaymakers face hour-long traffic jams on roads to coast

07:10 [Guardian] Ashes 2013-14: Australia v England – live! | Geoff Lemon and Richard Cooke

07:13 [The Hindu - News] Generations unite once a year to felicitate nonagenarian matron

07:14 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine, China Outraged

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Coach guidance facility at Coimbatore Junction soon

07:20 [Voice of America] James Blears: Africa-bound Passengers Stranded at Brussels Airport

07:21 [The Hindu - News] Complaint against couple for fraud

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Karunanidhi open to DMDK

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Indrakeeladri turns red with Bhavanis

07:23 [The Hindu - News] NPDCL stand against power defaulters yielding results

07:25 [Topix Activism News] Russia drops charges against 29 Greenpeace crew

07:27 [The Hindu - News] Family pension for army man’s second wife

07:30 [CNN] Japanese prime minister Abe visits controversial war shrine

07:32 [The Hindu - News] JVV to organise science talent test on December 29

07:35 [Reuters: politics] If U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, much civilian aid may go too

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Hike in milk procurement price to hit Aavin’s profit margin

07:41 [Reuters] If U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, much civilian aid may go too

07:44 [The Hindu - News] An eye-opener for students

07:47 [Fox News] Va. woman enlists 'angels' to help women at risk- Joplin, Mo. and church devastated by 2011 tornado celebrate Christmas Eve of hope

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Christmas brings cheers to Madurai airport

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Private operators make fresh dent in RTC coffers in Vijayawada

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Police moot rule to curb pilferage of explosives

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Fake certificate issue: CBI enquiry sought

08:02 [The Hindu - News] Kiran Kumar Reddy's New Year gift to employees?

08:02 [The Hindu - News] UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

08:05 [CNN] 'Tranquil weather' and power outages through the end of the week

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Decks cleared for PVP to join YSR Congress

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Ex-servicemen trained in fire fighting

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Six eateries to come up at Green Park

08:14 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe Visits Controversial War Shrine

08:16 [The Hindu - News] Women constables to man traffic at strategic points

08:23 [Slashdot] Year In Communications: NSA Revelations Overshadow Communications Breakthroughs

08:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Drivers face hour-long jams

08:24 [Sydney Morning Herald] Christmas trip turns to tragedy for five friends

08:25 [The Hindu - News] Farmers forum demands waiver of farm loans

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Karaivetti bird sanctuary to get a facelift

08:27 [The Hindu - News] Hazare not sure of attending Kejriwal swearing-in

08:30 [Voice of America] Thai Protesters, Police Clash in Bangkok

08:37 [The Hindu - News] A hub of wholesale business

08:37 [Reuters] Clashes break out as Thai protesters try to derail poll

08:39 [The Hindu - News] Include HZL closure in CBI preliminary enquiry: CPI (M)

08:39 [The Hindu - News] Water-logging is a nagging issue here

08:39 [The Hindu - News] CPI to celebrate 89th anniversary today

08:41 [Deutsche Welle] Italy's failed immigration policy

08:41 [Deutsche Welle] Violence flares in new anti-government protests in Thailand

08:41 [The Hindu - News] Jagan must give an affidavit to people, says TDP leader

08:41 [] How prepared is Israel to deal with oil and gas spills as offshore drilling takes off?

08:43 [The Hindu - News] Challenging task ahead for new CMD of RINL

08:43 [The Hindu - News] Kiran attends engagement of Nehru’s son

08:47 [CNN] China marks muted 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong

08:52 [The Independent] Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen rides his luck as England's ray of hope on first day of fourth Test

09:01 [The Hindu - News] Kachenahalli Lift Irrigation Project dogged by delay

09:03 [Guardian] Thailand: election commission urges poll delay after violent clashes

09:03 [The Hindu - News] Veterinary graduates from two colleges cry foul over exclusion from recruitment

09:07 [Fox News: politics] Dems try changing subject with jobless benefits, wage bills – but are they needed?

09:10 [Voice of America] Amid Clashes, Thailand's Election Commission Calls for Delay in Vote

09:11 [The Hindu - News] ‘Good potential for litchi cultivation in Kodagu’

09:11 [The Hindu - News] Minor girl raped in Chhattisgarh, one held

09:12 [CNET News] Computers at CES 2014: Chromebooks and hybrids, plus the birth of Steambox

09:12 [CNET News] Next step for connected devices? Connect the devices

09:12 [CNET News] Amazon: 5 bold predictions for 2014

09:15 [Reuters] Blast hits bus in Cairo, some injured - Egypt state TV

09:18 [The Hindu - News] Two new faces likely in Mamata Cabinet reshuffle

09:18 [CNN] Explosion rocks Cairo University, injures 4

09:20 [The Hindu - News] Congress government may not last full term: Eshwarappa

09:23 [NPR] Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

09:23 [NPR] More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News

09:24 [Telegraph] The hilarious hidden art of fireplace cinema

09:24 [Telegraph] Why do we celebrate Boxing Day?

09:24 [Telegraph] Test your memory of 2013 with The Telegraph's Boxing Day quiz

09:26 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan on the brink of civil war

09:27 [CNN: Money] Our favorite cars of 2013

09:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jade Walker: Warren Weinstein Video: Kidnapped Government Contractor Asks U.S. To Negotiate With Al Qaeda For His Release

09:39 [The Independent] Man arrested after man dies in West End nightclub shooting

09:43 [Truthdig] China’s Pollution Problems Threaten Oz Coal Exports

09:47 [Fox News] Dems shift focus to benefits, wages /i/redes/icon-video.gif

09:47 [Fox News] SCHOOL DAZE Wis. taxpayers foot bill for empty school buildings

09:47 [Fox News] ASIAN TENSION Japan PM's war shrine visit sparks anger from old foes

09:47 [Fox News] 'MIRACLE' DOG Pint-sized Colo. puppy survives long odds at birth

09:48 [The Hindu - News] Phailin-hit mushroom growers look to government for aid

09:48 [Voice of America] Robert Carmichael: Cambodian Garment Workers Strike Following Low Increase to Minimum Wage

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Christmas celebrations pass off peacefully in Kandhamal

09:52 [The Hindu - News] Kalinga Nagar units face closure threat

09:54 [] Tajikistan Gags Ex-Minister with Long Prison Term

09:56 [Pravda] Putin Rejects Socialism

09:56 [CNN] Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

10:02 [The Hindu - News] State, Nspot sign agreement fore-auction in APMC markets

10:06 [Guardian] Egypt bus explosion injures five, reports say

10:06 [Reuters] Bomb blast hits bus in Cairo, four injured

10:07 [The Hindu - News] Mills association sees fall in sugar production this year

10:07 [The Hindu - News] New record sale of ‘panchamritham’ at Palani

10:12 [Voice of America] Ethiopian, Kenyan Leaders in South Sudan for Peace Talks

10:13 [The Hindu - News] Talks can help resolve every issue,naxals told

10:13 [Truthdig] Bitcoin and the Dangerous Fantasy of ‘Apolitical’ Money

10:15 [The Hindu - News] India takes up molestation case with Bahraini authorities

10:18 [Guardian] Man dies in London nightclub shooting

10:19 [The Hindu - News] Oil tanker leaves a trail of destruction in Gurupura

10:19 [CNN] American Warren Weinstein feels 'totally abandoned and forgotten'

10:20 [Voice of America] VOA News: Ethiopian, Kenyan Leaders in South Sudan for Peace Talks

10:21 [The Hindu - News] Ramachandra Hegde to play Krishna for first time

10:21 [The Hindu - News] Centre sets up commission of inquiry into snoopgate

10:22 [straight] Climate change: Iceland without ice is just "land" /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/DC-2013-Iceland%20glacier.jpg

10:25 [The Hindu - News] NUJS has already dissociated itself from Ganguly: VC

10:26 [Deutsche Welle] Turkey rocked by corruption scandal

10:26 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood over bus bomb blast

10:26 [Pravda] 2013: Assessing сonflicts in Syria and Egypt: The war continues

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Youth assaulted for talking to women

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Sewer project deadline extended again

10:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Drivers face jams leaving city

10:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] '#BoxingDayFails': Myer says sorry

10:29 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police search for missing Down Syndrome man

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Neighbour allegedly rapes minor girl

10:46 [] Pink wool to ponchos: What people in ancient Israel really wore

10:51 [Fox News: politics] Local courts reviving 'debtors' prison' for overdue fines, fees

10:56 [Reuters] Opposition warns of "deep state" in new Turkish cabinet

10:57 [The Hindu - News] National Cancer Institute to come up at Jhajjar

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Manipur border issue: Survey of India officials to assess situation

10:57 [The Hindu - News] India may make fresh efforts to end Syrian crisis

11:00 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal turns down Ghaziabad SSP’s request for security cover

11:00 [CNN] World record cricket crowd at MCG sees Australia on top

11:02 [The Hindu - News] Air India asked to check gold smuggling by its staff

11:04 [Voice of America] Amid Clashes, Thailand's Election Commission Calls for Delay in Vote

11:06 [Voice of America] Four Injured in Cairo Bus Blast

11:08 [Reuters] Thai Election Commission asks for poll delay after clashes

11:09 [Financial Times] Turkish lira at record low against dollar

11:10 [The Hindu - News] YSRCP submits affidavit to President opposing AP bifurcation

11:13 [Slashdot] Earth's Orbit Reshapes Sea Floor

11:14 [The Hindu - News] Bimal Gurung takes oath as GTA chief

11:14 [Guardian] Trapped in Antarctic ice, scientists use unexpected pause for extra research

11:16 [The Hindu - News] African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

11:16 [The Hindu - News] Five injured in Egypt bus bomb blast

11:16 [Big Think] Henry Miller on How to Live

11:16 [] Russian experts back French findings: Arafat was not poisoned to death

11:20 [CNN] Why do Japanese politicians keep visiting Yasukuni?

11:24 [Fox News: politics] Patchwork of ObamaCare insurance deadlines adds to confusion

11:26 [Guardian] Banks to accept smartphone photos of cheques

11:26 [Voice of America] VOA News: Four Injured in Cairo Bus Blast

11:28 [The Hindu - News] Constitutional status for proposed judicial appointments panel

11:28 [Telegraph] Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, Russia says

11:28 [Telegraph] Five injured after bus explosion in Cairo

11:28 [Telegraph] Boxing Day sales: thousands of shoppers queue in the dark to snap up bargains

11:29 [The Independent] Boxing Day sales frenzy as shoppers queue from 6am to grab a bargain

11:31 [] Israel: Palestinian farmers to blame for settler attacks on their land

11:34 [Topix Activism News] Mikhail Khodorkovsky applies for Swiss visa

11:35 [CNN: Money] China debt grows to $4.6 trillion

11:38 [The Hindu - News] Kejriwal turns down security cover

11:38 [The Hindu - News] Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

11:42 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal seeks in-camera hearing of bail plea

11:44 [Financial Times] Japanese PM visits Yasukuni war shrine

11:44 [The Hindu - News] Major reshuffle in Mamata's cabinet

11:44 [Telegraph] Japan's PM sparks controversy with visit to war shrine

11:44 [Telegraph] American held by al-Qaeda makes video appeal to Barack Obama

11:46 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

11:48 [Sydney Morning Herald] How UPS failed Christmas

11:49 [Voice of America] Reuters: Surge of Holiday Packages Delays UPS Shipments

11:52 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh deploys army to handle polls

11:56 [Deutsche Welle] Help sought for mangroves, nature's dams

11:59 [Reuters] Bangladesh troops sent out to try to stem election violence

12:00 [CNN] Thailand: 1 dead, 100 injured in political protest against Thaksin

12:00 [The Independent] Egypt: Five injured in Cairo bomb blast amid new wave of violence

12:02 [straight] Your horoscope for December 26, 2013, to January 1, 2014 /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/astrology-bg_22.jpg

12:02 [CNN] Fears of civil war drive leaders to South Sudan to talk peace

12:05 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Foreign Policy Thin-Sliced (12/26)

12:11 [Voice of America] Bangladeshi Troops To Assist With Elections Security

12:11 [The Hindu - News] NSG, CISF get new chiefs

12:11 [The Hindu - News] Aircel's network crashes in Chennai

12:11 [The Hindu - News] Kovai Corporation pulls down fire-damaged building

12:11 [Mother Jones] Hooked on Speed: How Jazmine Fenlator Feeds Her "Bobsled Habit"

12:11 [Mother Jones] 2013 In Review: Obama Talks Climate Change–But Pushes Fracking /files/keystone-xl-dmonstrators.jpg

12:11 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 26, 2013 /files/WSAW1226-630.jpg

12:12 [The Hindu - Opinion] The long commute to a better life

12:13 [CNN] Explosion rocks university in Cairo, injures 5

12:14 [Telegraph] Leaders in crisis talks to broker end of South Sudan civil war

12:16 [Big Think] How Memory Can be a False Witness

12:17 [The Hindu - News] Cold wave continues in UP

12:21 [The Hindu - News] CCEA okays norms for sugar mills to get interest-free loans

12:22 [] Erdogan defends himself: Corruption probe aimed at toppling my government

12:22 [Fox News] ASIA TENSION Japan PM's war shrine visit sparks anger from old foes

12:22 [Fox News] 'OUR LITTLE ANGEL' 8-year-old who inspired carol concert dies

12:27 [The Hindu - News] Thailand election body urges delay in polls amid clash

12:27 [The Hindu - News] It’s vindictiveness: BJP

12:31 [The Independent] Japan PM infuriates China and South Korea after visiting Yasukuni shrine to honour war dead

12:31 [The Independent] UK on course to become Europe's largest economy

12:37 [BBC: Science & Environment] Christmas in Antarctica's pack ice

12:37 [The Hindu - News] Burglars bid to loot ATM in Attur failed

12:38 [NPR] Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

12:43 [Reuters] Truce in besieged Damascus suburb may bring food to starving residents

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Better ties with India top priority: Pak

12:46 [The Independent] Tories attacked over shortage of train services on Boxing Day

12:46 [The Independent] EastEnders loses festive ratings battle to Mrs Brown's Boys as Doctor Who's regeneration most-watched Christmas Day TV moment

12:49 [Reuters] Russia says Arafat died of natural causes

12:50 [The Hindu - News] Four workers burnt alive in Hyderabad rubber factory

12:54 [The Hindu - News] Bitcoin operators shut shops in India amid RBI warning

12:55 [Reuters] Opposition warns of 'deep state' in new Turkish cabinet

12:57 [CNN: Money] 2013's biggest moments in tech

12:57 [CNN: Politics] Iran reaches out on Twitter

12:57 [CNN: Politics] Opinion: Why I signed up

12:57 [CNN: Politics] Healthcare deadline extended

12:57 [CNN: Politics] Marines poised to enter Sudan

12:57 [CNN: Politics] Guru on King tweet: Reindeer frast 'totally normal' in Norway

12:57 [CNN: Politics] The real 'do-nothing' Congress

12:58 [The Hindu - News] EAMCET-2014 on May 17; test may go online from 2015

13:01 [Telegraph] Yasukuni war shrine: what is its importance?

13:02 [The Hindu - News] The Tyagaraja tradition

13:03 [Voice of America] VOA News: China Marks Mao’s 120th Birthday With Muted Celebrations

13:03 [NPR] Japan's Abe May Have Hoped To Anger Others With Shrine Visit

13:03 [CNN: Money] 10 biggest surprises from China in 2013

13:07 [] Shin Bet arrests Gazan suspected of planning sniper attack on IDF

13:09 [Voice of America] Japan's Abe Criticized for Visit to Controversial War Shrine

13:10 [The Hindu - News] The imagination curve

13:10 [The Hindu - News] Of great lineage

13:11 [CNN: Money] Check U.S. stock futures

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Music is everything

13:12 [The Hindu - News] The changing Margam

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Folk talk

13:12 [The Hindu - News] Greenpeace activists get visa to leave Russia

13:14 [The Hindu - News] Need for a proper planning

13:16 [Fox News] Patchwork of ObamaCare payment deadlines cause confusion /i/redes/icon-video.gif

13:16 [Fox News] CHECKBOOK JUSTICECritics call 'debtors' prison' a waste of taxpayer $$$

13:16 [Big Think] We Need Scientists to Create Video Games

13:17 [Voice of America] China Observes Mao's Birthday With Mixed Feelings

13:18 [Raw Story] Palestinians say investigation of Arafat’s death will continue

13:19 [BBC: Also in the news] Russia: Santa to "drop in" on Space Station

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Feel-good concert

13:22 [] Is Bugs Bunny a Jew?

13:24 [The Hindu - News] Speed thrills but…

13:25 [New Statesman] The UK won't become Europe's biggest economy if we slash immigration

13:27 [Voice of America] Reuters: Russia says Arafat Died of Natural Causes

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Court rejects Zakia’s petition against clean chit to Modi

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Technically perfect

13:28 [The Hindu - News] Bangladesh police lay siege to Khaleda's residence

13:30 [zero hedge] Summary Of Latest Overnight Market Meltup

13:30 [The Hindu - News] This Avatar was arresting

13:33 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Terry Newell: Tyranny of the Minority

13:33 [Telegraph] In pictures: Storms and floods leave thousands in UK without power

13:34 [The Hindu - News] What was the hurry?

13:34 [The Hindu - News] Showcase of musical excellence

13:35 [CNN: Money] Santa's still on Wall Street

13:37 [] Palestinian to continue probe of Arafat's death, despite tests ruling out poison

13:37 [Guardian] Hull City v Manchester United – live! | Jacob Steinberg

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Words matter

13:38 [The Hindu - News] Home Ministry to inspect accounts of AAP on foreign funding

13:39 [Fox News: politics] 25 wacky Joe Biden moments from 2013

13:39 [Topix Activism News] Activists: Syria will let food into rebel town

13:40 [Reuters] Opposition sees 'deep state' in Turkish crisis cabinet

13:42 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 26

13:43 [The Hindu - News] Culinary detour

13:43 [The Hindu - News] Zakia’s plea against clean chit to Modi rejected

13:43 [Disinformation] Scientists Close To Understanding What Happens When Body Dies //

13:43 [Financial Times] Thai poll body wants elections postponed

13:43 [Raw Story] South African right-wingers still harbor lurid fantasies of post-Mandela racial apocolypse

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Imprints in time

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Instant messages

13:47 [Telegraph] Belgium's fury over unpaid fines by diplomats in Brussels, capital of the EU

13:47 [Telegraph] Greenpeace activists issued visas to leave Russia

13:51 [The Hindu - News] Reality bites

13:52 [Reuters] Attack on reporter restores passion to Ukraine demonstrations

13:53 [The Hindu - News] 41-day Mandalam pilgrim season ends at Sabarimala

13:53 [The Hindu - News] Memory keeper

13:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Adam Goldberg: U.S. Sends Arms To Aid Iraq Fight With Extremists -

13:53 [NPR] Apologies, Promises From UPS And FedEx About Delivery Delays

13:55 [The Hindu - News] A question of answers

13:56 [Deutsche Welle] China celebrate 120th of Mao Zedong's birthday

13:59 [The Hindu - News] Natural course of action

13:59 [The Hindu - News] ‘Easy to make comments’

14:00 [CNN: Money] Apple's 2nd generation Mac Pro: The first hands-on reviews

14:02 [CNN: Politics] Health care deadline extended

14:02 [CNN: Politics] Worst. Congress. Ever

14:03 [The Hindu - News] For a fair fight

14:03 [Telegraph] More flooding expected as rain on the way

14:05 [Voice of America] Protests in Bangkok

14:06 [AlterNet] Portland Students Stage Walkout In Support of Teachers

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Cong fighting Modi through probe agencies: BJP

14:11 [Voice of America] Five Injured in Cairo Blast

14:12 [zero hedge] The Selling Panic Begins: A Summary Of Retailers' "After-Christmas" Deals

14:13 [Raw Story] First Greenpeace activist gets visa to leave Russia

14:13 [Raw Story] China’s President Xi Jinping notes Mao Zedong’s ‘mistakes’ on 120th anniversary

14:15 [Reuters] Six Chadian peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic

14:16 [Big Think] Reinvent Your Job to Fit Your Passion

14:17 [CBC: politics] Russia drops case against Greenpeace group, including Canadians

14:18 [Pravda] Russian beekeepers strive to ban GM honey

14:18 [Pravda] Chinese migrate to bow to Mao Zedong statue

14:18 [Pravda] Launch of Soyuz booster rocket pushed back, reason not named

14:18 [Pravda] Over 60 suffer in unusual piranha attack in Argentina

14:20 [CNN] Surprising causes of winter depression

14:21 [The Hindu - News] The Monarch musician

14:22 [CNN: Health] Winter blues: surprising causes

14:22 [CNN: Health] Surprising causes of winter depression

14:23 [The Hindu - News] Arafat’s death not caused by radiation

14:24 [Slashdot] India Cautions Users On Risks Associated With Virtual Currencies

14:25 [The Hindu - News] In search of harmony

14:26 [CNN] LAX shooting suspect set to be arraigned

14:26 [CNN] 2013 stories that got women talking, from Miley to 'Camp Gyno'

14:27 [Financial Times] Five injured in Cairo bus explosion

14:29 [The Hindu - News] Mellow classicism

14:30 [CNN] UPS, FedEx moving Christmas packages late

14:31 [Voice of America] Thailand's Government Rejects Call for Election Postponement

14:31 [The Hindu - News] Socio-economic and caste census delayed

14:32 [CNN: Technology] Top science and space stories of 2013

14:32 [CNN: Technology] Top science, space stories of 2013

14:32 [CNN: Technology] Tips for new tablets, phones

14:32 [CNN: Technology] How to set up new tablets and phones

14:33 [CNN: Money] 9 tech startup CEOs on the best and worst of 2013

14:33 [The Hindu - News] Nigerian youth dies at Juvenile Home in Tripura

14:33 [The Hindu - News] IGL hikes CNG price by Rs. 4.50 in Delhi, NCR towns

14:33 [The Hindu - News] The Brothers take a bow

14:34 [CNN: Travel] Our top dream destinations for 2014

14:34 [CNN: Travel] 10 ways to cut loose in the winter

14:35 [The Independent] 'Tis the season!': Google Doodle marks Boxing Day

14:35 [The Independent] Tom Daley's family show their support with rainbow themed Christmas gifts

14:37 [Reuters] Egyptian police arrest Brotherhood supporters under anti-terror laws

14:37 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Hundreds Relive The George Washington Ride That Turned The Tide Of The Revolutionary War

14:37 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere

14:38 [The Hindu - News] Kovai Corporation, LPA pulls down Fire-damaged building

14:40 [The Hindu - News] Decoding a mystic

14:41 [Guardian] Internet privacy as important as human rights, says UN's Navi Pillay

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Officials resume demolition of second and third floors of fire-ravaged building

14:46 [CNN: Living] Surprising causes of winter depression

14:46 [CNN: Living] Light up your home this winter

14:46 [CNN: Living] Women talk top 2013 stories

14:46 [CNN: Living] Coping with loss during holidays

14:48 [The Hindu - News] LJP to take a call on ties with RJD on Dec 28

14:49 [Reuters] Jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market

14:54 [The Hindu - News] Uttarakhand to bring in new Lokayukta Act

14:56 [The Hindu - News] Nawaz Sharif richest elected member in Pakistan

14:58 [Raw Story] Chamber of Commerce sets GOP goal for 2014: ‘No fools on our ticket’

15:02 [Fox News: politics] The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid

15:03 [Disinformation] The Magical Thinking Of Bitcoin

15:03 [Raw Story] Two-thirds of Americans say Boehner’s 2013 Congress is the worst ever

15:03 [Slashdot] Hawaii Desktop Stable Released, Powered By Qt 5.2 & Wayland

15:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and Clarifications - December 27, 2013

15:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Americans Are Hopeful 2014 Will Be A Better Year, Poll Shows

15:05 [Telegraph] Tens of thousands of shoppers seek Boxing Day bargains

15:10 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

15:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] Corrections and Clarifications - December 27, 2013

15:11 [Slashdot] Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander

15:12 [Mother Jones] Public Service Announcement

15:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Todd Van Luling: 11 Stories You Missed In 2013 That Should Totally Be Made Into Movies

15:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Americans Think This Is A 'Do-Nothing' Congress, Poll Shows

15:15 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ellie Krupnick: President Obama Improves His Vacation Wardrobe, Thank Goodness (PHOTOS)

15:16 [Reuters] Japan's Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered

15:17 [Voice of America] Reuters: Six Chadian Peacekeepers Killed in CAR

15:18 [Raw Story] Multimillionaire philanthropist leaps from his NYC high-rise after suffering stroke

15:18 [Pravda] Chelyabinsk meteorite changes color and size

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Making herself heard, mellifluously

15:20 [The Hindu - News] Art of celestial romance

15:21 [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan mediation talks begin without Machar rebels

15:22 [CNN] Las Vegas cabbie finds $300K in backseat, returns it to poker player

15:23 [Raw Story] Ohio teacher tells African-American student: ‘We do not need another black president’

15:23 [Financial Times] African leaders in South Sudan for talks

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Firm-footed in his art

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Govt. develops strategy to create social capital

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Arjuna humbled

15:24 [The Hindu - News] Flow of chaste music

15:26 [zero hedge] Initial Claims Tumble Even As 1.3 Million Americans Are Set To Stop Collecting Benefits

15:26 [zero hedge] Italian Families' Spent 11% Less On Christmas Gifts In 2013

15:30 [The Hindu - News] Packed with melody

15:30 [The Hindu - News] Three’s company

15:33 [NPR] Greenpeace Activists Start Getting Visas To Leave Russia

15:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: The GOP's History of Sexist Hillary-Bashing

15:34 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: A Dude Trying To Ban Abortions Is Asked A Question He Never Considered. It's So Obvious It Hurts.

15:35 [The Hindu - News] Know your child

15:36 [] Egypt Designates Muslim Brotherhood as “Terrorist Organization” in Attempt to Crush Dissent /sites/

15:36 [Telegraph] Traditional Danish pasties threatened by EU cinnamon ban

15:36 [Telegraph] Ash dieback spreads to 115 sites in Scotland

15:37 [CNN: Politics] The 'war on Christmas': Did Lincoln start it?

15:37 [CNN: Politics] 'Duck Dynasty' network's hypocrisy

15:37 [CNN: Politics] More like the 'wasted-time' Congress

15:37 [The Independent] Shoppers hit the Boxing Day sales

15:37 [The Independent] Anti-government protests in Thailand

15:42 [] Israel claims nuclear whistle-blower Vanunu still a security threat

15:43 [Voice of America] Reuters: Pope Denounces Discrimination, Violence Against Christians

15:43 [Slashdot] Apple Fined In Taiwan For iPhone Price Fixing

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Your favorite celebs of 2013

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] 'A Christmas Story' turns 30

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Kanye sued over 'Bound 2'

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] You voted: Favorite celebs of 2013

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] "A Christmas Story" turns 30

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] What to binge-watch this week

15:45 [CNN: Entertainment] Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

15:45 [The Hindu - News] 2014 election schedule likely by February-end

15:47 [The Hindu - News] To fit beginnings

15:48 [Truthout] Explosive Reaction to Iran’s Nuclear Deal’s-nuclear-deal

15:48 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for December 26, 2013

15:48 [] Democracy Now!: Bread and Puppet Theater Founder Peter Schumann on 50 Years of Art and Resistance

15:48 [zero hedge] Japanese Automakers Prepare For Abe 'Shrine Visit' Blowback

15:50 [Reuters] Thai government rejects call to delay election after clashes erupt

15:51 [The Hindu - News] Eat, play, shop

15:51 [The Hindu - News] A hit formula

15:51 [The Hindu - News] Stock-taking for 2014

15:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Joel K. Goldstein: Government Continuity: Accidents Waiting to Happen

15:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Evaggelos Vallianatos: Self-Reliance for Greek Independence

15:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Robert Naiman: Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?

15:51 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: George Patton's Letters To High School Graduate Reveal Softer Side Of General

15:51 [CNN: Money] Santa's still on Wall Street

15:51 [CNN: Money] The problem with paid content: You

15:53 [Truthout] All I Want...

15:55 [The Hindu - News] A time to pray

15:55 [The Hindu - News] Interest-free Japanese loan for widening of Gaya-Biharsharif NH

15:55 [The Hindu - News] Body of work!

15:56 [Deutsche Welle] Did Jinnah want Islamic or secular Pakistan?

15:56 [CNN] 9 things I wish I hadn't learned in 2013

15:57 [The Progressive] S.Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse

15:58 [Slate Magazine] The TV Club, 2013

15:59 [The Hindu - News] Army officer gunned down in eastern Libya

16:00 [CNN: Money] Who had the worst year in Asia? Obama

16:00 [CNN: Money] Helping immigrants get ahead

16:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Project To Study Trash Talk In 2014

16:01 [The Hindu - News] Beachside story

16:03 [Voice of America] Thai Government Rejects Early Elections Amid Strife

16:03 [Voice of America] Moki Edwin Kindzeka: Looming Digital Switchover Creates Headaches for Cameroon

16:06 [Guardian] Comic Relief to sell investments in arms, tobacco and alcohol companies

16:07 [The Hindu - News] NHRC notice to Karnataka DG Prisons on non-release of prisoners

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Engaging family entertainers

16:07 [The Hindu - News] Cairo bomb blast signals Egypt’s slide into violence

16:08 [Telegraph] Israel to announce settlement building despite pleas

16:08 [The Independent] Cara Delevingne's alternative Christmas speech

16:08 [CNN: Money] What's your career wish for 2014?

16:08 [NPR] Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

16:09 [The Hindu - News] Italy in the heart

16:09 [The Hindu - News] Connecting concepts and cuisines

16:11 [Deutsche Welle] Attack on reporter Chornovil rallies anti-government feeling in Ukraine

16:11 [AlterNet] Judge Who Said Rape Victim Was 'In Control' Sentences Abusive Boyfriend to Write 'Boys Don't Hit Girls'

16:12 [] Court orders new mayoral elections in divided Israeli city of Beit Shemesh

16:13 [Voice of America] Egypt Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Under Terror Law

16:14 [zero hedge] Turkish Lira Plunges To New Record Low As Government Obstructs "Graft" Probe

16:14 [zero hedge] What Chinese Consumers Are Rushing To Buy This Christmas

16:17 [Fox News] 2013's weirdest, wackiest vids

16:17 [Fox News] World's most remote escapes

16:17 [Fox News] LiLo: From gritty to pretty

16:17 [Fox News] Stars' slips on purpose?

16:17 [Fox News] Michael & Cat back on?

16:17 [Fox News] Stars who went wild in 2013

16:17 [Fox News] Man has 10,000 video games

16:17 [Fox News] Can you OD on protein?

16:17 [Fox News] Toys banned by gov't

16:17 [Fox News] Revolutionary new wheels

16:17 [Fox News] A Dog-to-English translator

16:17 [CNN: Money] How to bust through barriers to business growth

16:18 [Guardian] Santa gang rob Albanian jewellery store

16:18 [Raw Story] U.S. sending missiles and surveillance drones to Iraq to help combat Al-Qaeda-backed violence: NYT

16:19 [Pravda] Foreign online shops can be taken away from Russian customers

16:19 [The Atlantic: Technology] 2013: A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year for the Tech Industry

16:19 [The Hindu - News] We talk about maids!

16:19 [The Hindu - News] Old crafts and new media

16:19 [The Hindu - News] With a camera in tow

16:19 [The Hindu - News] The classic backpackers

16:19 [The Hindu - News] BJP celebrates clean-chit to Modi

16:19 [Reuters] U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard

16:21 [] Obama's Quiet Gift to Iraq... Hellfire Missiles and Surveillance Drones /sites/

16:23 [Raw Story] Astronaut Jim Lovell recreates Christmas broadcast on 45th anniversary of lunar orbit

16:23 [The Independent] Brother in moving tribute to British prisoner Dr Abbas Khan found dead in Syria

16:23 [The Independent] Elderly woman dies after Christmas Day house fire

16:23 [The Independent] Police launch investigation after man's body found in Kidderminster pond

16:25 [The Hindu - News] Made in Hyderabad

16:25 [The Hindu - News] Maharashtra allows party till 5 a.m. on New Year’s eve

16:25 [The Hindu - News] Kerala family stuck in Karachi

16:27 [CNN: Health] Paralyzed athlete inspires others

16:29 [Voice of America] South Sudan Talks Called Productive But Violence Persists

16:30 [CNN] Wayne Rooney sparks Manchester United comeback at Hull

16:30 [CNN] Five emotional moments from 'Doctor Who' farewell

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Unanswered questions

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Not so far from the madding crowd

16:30 [The Hindu - News] Making a visible impact

16:30 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Reuben F. Bradford Retiring From Connecticut State Police Commissioner Post

16:31 [AlterNet] UN Human Rights Chief Compare Internet Privacy to Apartheid

16:32 [Guardian] Christmas TV viewing battle won by Mrs Brown's Boys

16:33 [Raw Story] No charges after family member’s gun fatally shoots 2-month-old on Christmas Eve

16:33 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Best Culture Writing of 2013

16:34 [CNN: Entertainment] 'A Christmas Story' cast turns 30

16:36 [Guardian] Abbas Khan funeral: family pay tribute to British doctor who died in Syria

16:36 [Deutsche Welle] Phuket lights up for Asian tsunami victims

16:36 [Reuters] Inside Germany's campaign to free Khodorkovsky

16:38 [The Hindu - News] Death of 40 Children in relief camps; NHRC notices to U.P. officials

16:40 [CNN: Entertainment] Great moments from 'Doctor Who' farewell

16:40 [Slashdot] US Internet Service In 2014: Net Neutrality Challenges and High-Speed Build-Outs

16:43 [zero hedge] Who Drinks The Most Alcohol?

16:47 [CNN] Captive American Warren Weinstein feels abandoned and forgotten

16:49 [Financial Times] China rates stable but concerns remain

16:52 [Guardian] UK braced for more storms and floods

16:53 [Raw Story] 19-year-old Justin Bieber tweets that he’s retiring

16:54 [Guardian] US states await key drones decision – and the billions that could follow

16:54 [AlterNet] WATCH: Snowden's Holiday Message—'A Child Born Today Will Grow Up With No Conception of Privacy'

16:55 [Voice of America] China Observes Mao's Birthday

16:57 [CNN: Crime] LAX shooting suspect heads to court

16:57 [CNN: Crime] Couple sues website over $3,500 fine

16:57 [CNN: Crime] Blogger might face trial for denouncing Islam

17:03 [Disinformation] Drone Wars Go Underwater With New U.S. Navy ‘Glider’ //

17:04 [NPR] American Kidnapped By Al-Qaida In Pakistan Seen In Video

17:06 [zero hedge] Amazon Reveals Its Online Shopping Best Sellers

17:09 [Truthout] Person of the Year

17:11 [The Independent] Sixty injured in Piranha attack on Christmas Day

17:11 [] Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus to Homeless /sites/

17:14 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: How To Build a Morse Code Audio Library For Machine Learning?

17:17 [] Christmas trees offensive to Jews, Knesset speaker says

17:23 [CNN] Warren Buffett Fast Facts

17:23 [Raw Story] Sixty people attacked by ferocious piranhas on a Christmas Day feeding frenzy

17:23 [] More on Yerevan's Tale of the Smoked Crocodile

17:24 [Truthout] "Ties That Bind": Tales of Love and Gratitude From the Past Decade With StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

17:24 [Truthout] Bread and Puppet Theater Founder Peter Schumann on 50 Years of Art and Resistance

17:25 [BBC: Entertainment] Theatre director rams Elysee Palace

17:26 [Telegraph] Turkish PM Erdogan struggles to hold on to job as corruption scandal widens

17:26 [Telegraph] Egypt rounds up Brotherhood members as bomb hits Cairo bus

17:26 [Telegraph] Anna Wintour throws out family Christmas tree because 'too messy'

17:28 [Guardian] Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

17:31 [CNN] In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

17:35 [Voice of America] Images from Egypt

17:36 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt rounds up Muslim Brothers after bombings

17:40 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 26 December 2013

17:42 [The Progressive] Measuring Congress by the numbers

17:42 [The Independent] Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell joins Labour in condemning UK for turning its back on Syria's refugees

17:45 [Reuters] Protesting Turkish prosecutor piles pressure on PM

17:45 [Reuters] Dozens of bodies recovered after violence in Central African Republic

17:45 [Reuters] U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors

17:49 [The Atlantic: Technology] Alan Turing's Body

17:50 [AlterNet] For Right Wingers, Jesus Was a Commie, Too

17:51 [Reuters] Egypt arrests dozens under new anti-terror law

17:51 [Deutsche Welle] Syrian-Armenian refugees face prospect of not returning home

17:52 [The Progressive] Russian Scientists: Arafat Died of Natural Causes

17:54 [Topix Activism News] Beit El Man Placed Under House Arrest, with No Charges

17:55 [Truthout] Joo-Hyun Kang: Ending the Stop-and-Frisk Regime

17:56 [CNN] New Jersey airport's intrusion system fails to detect runway intruder

17:58 [Raw Story] Scientists create new robotic Terminator-style muscle 1,000 times stronger than humans

17:58 [Raw Story] Wolves of Wall Street: How a network of frat boys tilts the field against women

17:58 [Raw Story] The first to fly: The true story of two eccentric 18th century inventors

17:58 [Raw Story] Texas bar bans gay men over ‘safety risk’ for dancing to country music instead of hip-hop

17:59 [The Independent] Radio 4 Today programme: And now it’s time for ‘Thought for the Day’... there is no such thing as God

17:59 [Truthdig] If Wolves Were as Cute as Pandas, Would We Be Killing Them for Fun?

17:59 [Truthdig] Free Homes for Writers in Detroit? (Video)

17:59 [zero hedge] Gold and Silver Sentiments Violently Diverged in 2013

17:59 [zero hedge] This Is Not The European Recovery You Were Looking For

18:01 [CNN] Feds charge man in Texas over alleged "knockout" assault

18:01 [The Nation] The Year in Sex (or Pop Goes the Weasel)

18:01 [straight] Video: Separation Wall built in central London as part of Bethlehem Unwrapped festival /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/ke7QVF0paqc.jpg

18:02 [] Word of the day: Lo aleinu / May the czar be well, and nowhere near

18:04 [NPR] It Was 50 Years Ago Today: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' Hits U.S.

18:07 [The Hindu - News] Bitcoin exchanges shut shop in India

18:12 [Telegraph] Brain damage fear hits junior American football

18:12 [Telegraph] Fresh hopes Jewish families could have looted Nazi art returned

18:14 [The Hindu - News] Making a visible impact

18:14 [CNN] Miley Cyrus releases racy 'Adore You' video

18:14 [The Independent] UK weather: Britain braces for another winter storm with thousands already hit by power cuts

18:18 [Slate Magazine] The TV Club, 2013

18:19 [Truthdig] More Hunger and Pain When Congress Comes Back

18:21 [Guardian] Manchester City v Liverpool – live! | Jacob Steinberg

18:22 [The Progressive] Snowden's Christmas Message: Asking is Better Than Spying

18:23 [CBC: politics] Canadian Greenpeace member in Russia awaits exit visa after charges dropped

18:25 [straight] No one injured as gunfire goes off in Langley following police chase /files/styles/small_image_teaser/public/langley%20google%202.png

18:26 [Deutsche Welle] Regional leaders hold mediation talks with South Sudan's president Salva Kiir

18:27 [Slashdot] Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

18:28 [zero hedge] French Hope Dashed As Joblessness Surges Back Towards Record High

18:28 [zero hedge] Albert Einstein: “A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth”

18:28 [zero hedge] Itemizing The Obamacare Fees

18:28 [CNN: Crime] Texas man charged with hate crime over alleged 'knockout'

18:28 [CNN: Crime] Authorities: Runway intruder evades $100M detection system

18:29 [Telegraph] Chairman Mao's old home to reopen inside luxury mall

18:30 [The Independent] West Ham 1 Arsenal 3 match report: Gunners thanks Theo Walcott for great escape after Carlton Cole threatened to derail title challenge

18:30 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet nod for Cancer Institute at Jhajjar

18:32 [Voice of America] South Sudan Talks Called Productive But Violence Persists

18:32 [Voice of America] South Sudan Violence Hits Oil Industry

18:32 [CNN: Money] Treasury yields hit 3%

18:33 [Disinformation] Man who changed name to Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop faces 5 years in prison on drug charges

18:40 [zero hedge] GM: Momentum Stock Candidate 2014

18:40 [AlterNet] Homeland Isn't Just Bad TV, It Peddles The Worst Lies About US Foreign Policy

18:41 [] Christmas Day Drone Strike Pounds Pakistan /sites/

18:43 [Telegraph] Sixty hurt in Argentina piranha attack

18:43 [Telegraph] Eight-year-old girl whose dying wish attracted 10,000 carol singers dies

18:43 [Telegraph] We should not worship Mao as a god, says China's president

18:43 [Slate Magazine] DoubleX Gabfest: The Stay Seated, Bro, Edition

18:45 [The Independent] Chinese 'smugglers' build tunnel to Hong Kong

18:46 [] Obama's Quiet Gift to Iraq: Hellfire Missiles and Surveillance Drones /sites/

18:46 [] Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus to Homeless /sites/

18:46 [] Christmas Day Drone Strike Pounds Pakistan /sites/

18:46 [] UN Human Rights Chief: Surveillance Backlash Akin to Anti-Aparthied Movement /sites/

18:46 [Truthout] Economic Update: There Are Alternatives

18:50 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet clears constitutional status for Judicial Appointments Commission

18:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Miley releases racy video

18:52 [AlterNet] Catholic Youth Leader Rapes Teen, Promises Not to Rape Again, Then Rapes Her Friend

18:52 [AlterNet] 2013: The Year In Sexism

18:52 [The Hindu - News] ‘Khobragade case just beginning of India-US tensions’

18:54 [Reuters] U.N. hopes for South Sudan reinforcements within 48 hours

18:54 [Good] What I Learned in 2013: Create Luck

18:56 [Truthout] How Do You End Homelessness? If You're This State, You Offer People Homes

18:57 [Financial Times] Cairo bomb blast deepens crisis in Egypt

18:58 [CNN: Money] Best year ever for stock funds

19:00 [Reuters] U.N. experts urge U.S., Yemen to explain erroneous drone strikes

19:01 [The Hindu - News] Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

19:01 [straight] Femen protester goes topless in a cathedral in Cologne /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/Femen%20Xmas%202.png

19:03 [Slate Magazine] The Year in Gentlemanly Advice 2013

19:04 [CNN] Feds charge Texas man in alleged 'knockout' assault

19:04 [CNN] Andy Murray loses in return from back injury

19:05 [Reuters] U.S. jobless claims fall, holiday retail sales rise

19:07 [CNN] Opinion: 10 women who shaped 2013

19:08 [Voice of America] Turkish Prosecutor is Dismissed, Charges Official Interference

19:08 [Voice of America] VOA News: McDonald's Takes Down Controversial Employee Website

19:09 [The Hindu - News] Xi Jinping hits out at Mao critics on anniversary

19:09 [The Hindu - News] BJP celebrates clean chit to Modi

19:09 [The Hindu - News] Zakia loses plea against Modi

19:11 [Truthout] Realizations From Killing and Eating an Animal We Raised Ourselves

19:13 [Disinformation] Company Offers Outer Space Burials

19:13 [Raw Story] This delicate flower could be stepping stone to energy independence

19:13 [Raw Story] Top 10 tech trends for 2014

19:15 [zero hedge] What Could Go Wrong Here?

19:16 [Deutsche Welle] Angry theater manager rams French presidential palace

19:16 [Deutsche Welle] First 'Arctic 30' Greenpeace activists to leave Russia, charges dropped against last member

19:17 [The Hindu - News] YSR Congress to stall debate on draft Bill

19:19 [Slashdot] The Archaeology of Beer

19:21 [CNN] Newark airport's intrusion system fails to detect runway intruder

19:21 [CNN] Jenni 'JWoww' Farley expecting first child

19:22 [Truthout] California's Top 10 Environmental Disasters Featuring Erin Brockovich

19:23 [] Former UN ambassador Dore Gold to serve as Netanyahu's political adviser

19:23 [The Hindu - News] Family from Kerala stuck in Karachi

19:24 [CNN: Entertainment] JWoww is pregnant

19:24 [CNN: Entertainment] Moments from 'Doctor Who' farewell

19:24 [CNN: Entertainment] JLaw's Christmas chores

19:24 [CNN: Entertainment] Jenni 'JWoww' Farley expecting first child

19:24 [NPR] Cowboys' Emergency QB Kitna Will Give Away His Pay

19:28 [Voice of America] Relief Workers Say Dozens Dead in CAR's Capital

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Beat constable kicks bystander

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Unlike U.S., India followed norms in Bahraini diplomat case

19:29 [The Hindu - News] Top LeT militant killed in J&K encounter

19:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Reversal On Affordable Care Act Insurance Cancellations Gets Mixed Response

19:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Utah Counties Reverse Course On Gay Marriage Ruling, Now Letting Couples Wed

19:32 [CNN: Entertainment] Is Justin Bieber really retiring?

19:32 [Truthout] Why Charter Schools Are Foolish Investments for States Facing Economic Challenges

19:33 [The Hindu - News] Enthusiastic response to BDA’s new initiative

19:33 [The Hindu - News] The year that was: crime, accidents hog the headlines

19:33 [The Hindu - News] Bangalore or ‘seeti city’?

19:33 [The Hindu - News] Mariam Kouser still critical

19:35 [Canadian Dimension] Our shame: Canada supported apartheid South Africa

19:37 [AlterNet] 10 Good Things about the Year 2013

19:37 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Christmas 2013 Around the World

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Microsoft launches new safety application

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Make Bangalore a film capital: Kamal

19:39 [The Hindu - News] Water Board’s shocking act

19:39 [Reuters] South Sudan rebels seize oil wells as mediators seek talks

19:43 [Raw Story] Security professionals withdraw from tech conference after NSA revelations

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Leopard visits Rishikesh nursing home

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Kanwaljit charged with assaulting Shivlal’s brother

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Jammu Festival revived after six years

19:45 [Telegraph] International league of nations boost British sales on Boxing Day

19:46 [Anarchist news] Black International editions

19:47 [The Independent] Super-yacht not big enough? 'Seasteads' offer libertarians the vision of floating cities for the future

19:47 [The Hindu - News] Official suspended for ‘delaying’ funds for pool in Akhilesh’s village

19:47 [The Hindu - News] GST rollout will signal that India is open to business: Montek

19:48 [Voice of America] Andrew Green: South Sudan Rebels Say Ready for Talks to End Unrest

19:49 [CNN: Politics] The top political scandal of 2013 is...

19:49 [CNN: Politics] Top political scandals of 2013

19:49 [Financial Times] Energy deal tightens Russia ties to Assad

19:51 [Big Think] 10 Tips: How to Stay Focused through the Coming Year

19:51 [Big Think] 5 Key Insights from Paleontology to Guide Our Future

19:53 [] High Court rejects petition against Palestinian prisoner release

19:53 [Raw Story] Pastor John Hagee to atheists: Gladly accept my Christmas tidings or ‘leave the country’

19:53 [Financial Times] Tea Party shifts electoral strategy

19:54 [The Hindu - News] SIT stand vindicated: Raghavan

19:54 [The Hindu - News] 35 crew of U.S. ship freed on bail

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Farmers body seeks more procurement of paddy by Assam govt.

19:56 [zero hedge] The World's Industry Leaders: Which Companies Dominate Their Sectors

19:56 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Jessica Prois: Volunteers Help Newtown Archive Every Item Received Following Shooting

19:59 [NPR] Common Knee Surgery May Help No More Than A Fake Operation

20:00 [The Hindu - News] Five killed in Jalpaiguri blast

20:00 [CNN] Opinion: Amid year of progress for women, some missteps to learn from

20:00 [CNN] Whitey Bulger Fast Facts

20:01 [Telegraph] Government must stop using premium rate phone lines, new guidance says

20:01 [Telegraph] Hundreds of thousands turn out for Boxing Day hunts

20:02 [The Independent] Russia’s bitter relationship with Chechnya will be in the spotlight during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February

20:03 [Disinformation] Swiss Banks Urge U.S. Tax Dodgers To Come Clean To Beat Deadline

20:04 [Slate Magazine] Saltwater Crocodiles Are Born Bad

20:04 [The Hindu - News] NCP blames Congress for junking Adarsh probe report

20:04 [NPR] In 2013, Federal Workers Found New Reason To Be Unhappy

20:06 [Slashdot] Tesla Updates Model S Software As a Precaution Against Unsafe Charging

20:10 [The Hindu - News] ‘End fast’ edict served to Gurbaksh Singh

20:14 [zero hedge] S&P 500 Should Hit Goldman's June 2014 Target Some Time Tomorrow

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shadee Ashtari: 2013 Was A Lousy Year, But There Were Some Real Heroes. Here Are 14 Of Them.

20:14 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Karin Agness: Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

20:16 [The Hindu - News] UPA govt. gives Shah report ‘secret’ status

20:16 [The Hindu - News] Efforts on to ensure safety of Indian expatriates in south Sudan

20:16 [Fox News] Thailand election delay urged after protests, clashes

20:16 [Fox News] UPS, FedEx race to ship packages after missing

20:16 [Fox News] Fla. teen accused of killing mom on Christmas Eve in juvenile custody

20:16 [Fox News] Dems try changing subject with jobless benefits, minimum wage bills — but are they needed?

20:16 [Fox News] Minnesota student found unconscious in subzero cold doing better, may still need amputations

20:16 [Fox News] American held captive in Pakistan appeals for help

20:18 [The Independent] Labour cannot just coast victory in 2015 election, not when it's running against the current Government – and the previous one too

20:18 [The Independent] Blair ally Patrick Diamond tells Ed Miliband: cost of living will not win Labour the 2015 election

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] Politics of privacy

20:19 [The Hindu - Opinion] Cloud intelligence in Nepal

20:20 [Fox News: politics] Security concerns raised amid surge in US arms deals abroad

20:22 [Big Think] The Biggest Scientific Breakthrough of 2013?

20:23 [Raw Story] Pope’s ‘liberal’ views on capitalism freaking out conservative Catholics in Congress

20:25 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Tammy Kahn Fennell: Massachusetts Startups Challenge The Status Quo, So Why Shouldn't Their Governor?

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Undemocratic values

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Her right, her victory

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Last game in whites

20:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] The lesson from Machhil encounter

20:28 [Truthout] Corporate Religious Liberty

20:31 [The Hindu - Opinion] All set to govern

20:31 [Guardian] Manchester City v Liverpool – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

20:32 [] Kyrgyzstan and Largest Mine Take Another Stab at New Deal

20:32 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: House GOP Leaders, Business Groups Fight Back Against Tea Party: Report

20:33 [The Independent] Decline and fall of Rome’s cinematic empire: The end for Italy’s famed Cinecitta studios?

20:33 [The Independent] François Hollande heading for crisis as he fails to deliver his promise to reduce unemployment

20:33 [The Independent] The Taste: Nigella Lawson bites (but does she want seconds?)

20:34 [AlterNet] Climate Change Deniers Backed by Secret Network of Billionaires

20:34 [straight] Friends of Canadian Broadcasting's Ian Morrison recalls the fight against Bill C-60 to defend CBC /files/styles/section_thumbnail/public/media-youtube/58nMl2v-llo.jpg

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Creating a robust accountability system

20:35 [CNET News] Prime was prime, as Amazon reports another record holiday

20:36 [CNN] Top science and space stories of 2013

20:38 [CNN: Technology] Will 'air' display replace screens?

20:38 [Disinformation] Creator of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ Creating Musical Based on Music of The Pogues

20:38 [] Play goes ahead in West Bank theater, but without three actors

20:39 [The Hindu - News] Aircel network crash blacks out voice, data services

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] Maps in motion

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] For a new avatar of the AICTE

20:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Piranha attack injures 70 as kids lose fingers

20:45 [The Hindu - News] Unsafe practices putting lives of workers in danger

20:45 [The Hindu - News] New twist: Devyani had full diplomatic status at time of arrest

20:45 [The Hindu - News] Hapless family from Kerala stuck in Karachi

20:49 [The Hindu - News] Game’s up for smart snatcher

20:49 [The Hindu - News] ‘Devyani case just the beginning of tensions’

20:49 [NPR] Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of TSA Agent In LA

20:49 [The Independent] Leaders push for South Sudan talks as fighting continues in oil-producing region

20:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Mississippi Children Learn With Blues Curriculum

20:50 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Katherine Fung: Glenn Greenwald: I Defend Edward Snowden 'Like People On MSNBC Defend President Obama'

20:51 [zero hedge] How Debtors' Prisons Are Making A Comeback In America

20:55 [The Hindu - News] On Day One in new ministry, Moily relaxes environmental norms

20:55 [The Hindu - News] Eamcet on May 17, test may go online in 2015

20:59 [Slate Magazine] Bill Gates’ Latest Cause: Urine-Powered Batteries

20:59 [Financial Times] Turkish PM loses aura of invincibility

20:59 [The Hindu - News] Biking junkies flirt with danger

21:00 [Guardian] African leaders 'hopeful' of South Sudan peace deal

21:00 [Voice of America] Peter Clottey: DRC to Send Peacekeeping Troops to CAR

21:01 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Shadee Ashtari: Alabama Lawmaker Plans Resolution Calling 'Duck Dynasty' Star A Hero For His Anti-Gay Remarks

21:01 [CNN: Money] Holiday's hottest gifts: Bling and baubles

21:02 [The Progressive] McDonald's French Fries Much-Ridiculed 'McResources' Site

21:02 [CNN] Arsenal go top as Manchester City up to second with win over Liverpool

21:02 [CNN] Feds: 'Knockout' attack was a hate crime

21:03 [Slashdot] How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

21:03 [Raw Story] ‘We’re heartsick’: Only church official jailed in sex abuse scandal freed on appeal

21:03 [Raw Story] Grad student proves NSA can link metadata to your identity with ‘marginal effort’

21:04 [Telegraph] Elderly want home care but don't discuss needs

21:05 [The Independent] Exclusive: NHS ‘covered up’ scandal at Whitechapel Haven for rape victims

21:05 [The Independent] David Cameron warns press to sign up to Royal Charter passed by Parliament

21:05 [The Independent] Exclusive: Alex Salmond 'hid legal reality of an independent Scotland’s EU status'

21:08 [CNN] Thailand protesters gather peacefully; earlier rally turned violent

21:08 [CNN] LAX shooting suspect pleads not guilty

21:10 [The Hindu - News] AAP prepares for Lok Sabha elections

21:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sabrina Siddiqui: Americans For Prosperity Ads Attack Democrats Over Obamacare

21:12 [Guardian] Bathers injured in piranha attack in Argentina

21:12 [CNET News] Google fights back against Rockstar patent group

21:12 [CNET News] The XCAR review of 2013: January

21:12 [CNET News] Photography 101: Learning the ropes with your new camera

21:12 [AlterNet] Detroit Is Giving Writers Free Houses in an Effort to Rebuild

21:14 [The Hindu - News] PM to address press conference in January

21:14 [The Hindu - News] Challenging task ahead for Amit Mitra

21:14 [The Hindu - News] Mamata to lay foundation for St. Xavier’s second campus today

21:14 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal seeks in-camera hearing; order on Fri day

21:19 [Slate Magazine] The TV Club, 2013

21:19 [The Atlantic: Technology] Study: Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

21:20 [The Hindu - News] Centre on a strong wicket on snoopgate issue

21:20 [The Hindu - News] No merit in BJP’s contention: Karat

21:20 [Voice of America] Reuters: Tribesmen Seize Oil Ministry Building in East Yemen

21:20 [The Independent] Exclusive: Labour would strip controversial firms G4S and Serco of lucrative contracts

21:20 [The Independent] Ni hao ma? Children as young as five set the pace with a love for Mandarin

21:20 [The Independent] Teachers threaten more strikes as talks with Michael Gove stumble

21:21 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Laura Schocker: Hand, Face Transplants Regulated Like Other Organs

21:21 [zero hedge] U.N. Asks U.S. To Justify Latest "Cruel, Inhuman" Drone Attack That Killed 15 Yemen Civilians In A Wedding

21:22 [Deutsche Welle] Turkish prosecutor piles pressure on Erdogan

21:26 [The Hindu - News] Snoopgate: Panel to submit report in 3 months

21:27 [Sydney Morning Herald] For $65.60 bullying can stop

21:28 [Guardian] Fury with MPs is main reason for not voting – poll

21:28 [] When two salaries aren't enough

21:29 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Curtis M. Wong: Maria Maksakova, Russian MP And Opera Star, Speaks Out Against Country's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

21:29 [Truthdig] Jailed Roman Catholic Priest Catches a Break from Pa. Court

21:29 [Truthdig] Amazon and Santa

21:29 [Truthdig] Income Equality

21:32 [The Hindu - News] 34 children died in the wake of Muzaffarnagar clashes, finds U.P. govt. panel

21:34 [CNN] Jeffrey Ian Pollack, 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' producer, dead at 54

21:35 [CNN: Entertainment] Jeffrey Ian Pollack, 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' producer, dies

21:36 [The Hindu - News] KCR: Bill against Telangana’s interests

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Carl Pope: Beyond Incoherent

21:38 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: KKK Fliers Found In Chicago Suburb

21:38 [Disinformation] Violent Criminals: Terrible Twos Who Stay Terrible?

21:38 [The Hindu - News] Polls to cast cloud over Eamcet?

21:40 [Guardian] Romania and Bulgaria: 'If people go to Britain, of course it's to contribute'

21:40 [The Hindu - News] Suspense over action against Diwakar Reddy continues

21:42 [The Hindu - News] 2006 Act may be amended, says Sharan Patil

21:42 [Voice of America] VOA News: Protesting Theater Director Rams French Palace Gate

21:44 [Fox News: politics] Senator urges UPS to refund customers whose Christmas packages were late

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka plans to develop 3,745 km of State highways

21:46 [The Hindu - News] Tejpal seeks in-camera hearing; order on Friday

21:48 [CNN: Money] Why Treasury yields are spiking

21:48 [Raw Story] Vasari’s Last Supper reassembled 47 years after 1966 Florence flood

21:49 [NPR] Thai Government Says It Won't Postpone Parliamentary Elections

21:51 [zero hedge] The Straight And Narrow

21:52 [] UN Officials: We Demand Answers for US Wedding Massacres in Yemen /sites/

21:52 [] Majority of Israeli Public Wants to Teach Peace: Poll /sites/

21:53 [CNN: Crime] Hate crime alleged in 'knockout' case

21:53 [CNN: Crime] LAX shooting suspect pleads not guilty

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Southern States must join hands to help bus passengers: Chandy

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Health Ministry disquiet over rejection of tableau on polio

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Juvenile accused in G.S. Road molestation case pronounced guilty

21:54 [The Hindu - News] Shivarudrappa cremated with full State honours

21:56 [CNN] Power outages may last through end of week

21:57 [CNN: Money] Fast and flashy: our favorite cars of 2013

21:57 [CNN: Money] iOS 7 and the year's other tech highlights

21:57 [AlterNet] President Obama's New Normal: The Drone Strikes Continue

21:58 [] Second rocket strikes southern Israel; air force attacks Gaza targets

21:59 [Reuters] Discounts, promotions spur sales in U.S. holiday season

21:59 [Reuters] South Sudan rebels seize oil wells, mediators urge talks

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Pension of MTNL staff cleared

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Sex scandal: verdict in two cases next week

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Man held for raping 10-year-old

22:01 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet announces hike in relief for fishermen

22:03 [Slashdot] Antarctic Climate Research Expedition Trapped In Sea Ice

22:03 [Topix Activism News] Struggle for resources at root of C. Africa religious violence

22:03 [Fox News: politics] Obama signs 2-year budget deal

22:04 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs defense authorization act for fiscal 2014

22:05 [The Hindu - News] T.N. Krishnan honoured

22:05 [The Hindu - News] Use antibiotics rationally: Nobel laureate

22:05 [The Hindu - News] Chennaiites rejoice over power cut-free days

22:06 [CNN] Carol Burnett Fast Facts

22:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Amanda Terkel: Chris Christie Officials Messed With Bridge Traffic Despite Being Warned About Congestion Problems

22:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Obama Signs Defense Bill Cracking Down On Military Sexual Assault

22:07 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Sam Stein: The Quiet Death Of Long-Term Unemployment Insurance In 2013

22:07 [AlterNet] AlterNet Comics: Matt Davies on Big Pharma

22:08 [Mother Jones] WATCH: On the Day After Christmas, a Visit From Saint Ayn Rand [Fiore Cartoon]

22:11 [The Hindu - News] Echoes of a mobile network outage

22:13 [CNN: Money] Stocks: The gifts keep coming

22:15 [The Hindu - News] Nightmarish memories flood back to villages

22:15 [The Hindu - News] Rise in direct sighting of tigers

22:15 [The Hindu - News] Land grab: Achuthanandan alleges CM’s complicity

22:15 [The Hindu - News] Calicut varsity team spots new wild banana species

22:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Arthur Delaney: HUFFPOST HILL - The War On Boxing Day: Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends

22:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Byron Kittle: Here Are Three Rising Political Stars To Watch In 2014

22:16 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Chris Gentilviso: Obama Signs Bipartisan Budget Deal, Easing Spending Cuts Over The Next 2 Years

22:16 [Reuters] Small jet makers see big chance as China prepares to open skies

22:16 [Fox News: politics] Obama signs comprehensive defense bill

22:16 [Fox News] Surge in US arms deals abroad

22:16 [Fox News] RACE TO THE ICEVessels rush to Antarctica to rescue stranded ship

22:16 [Fox News] NOT SO FASTMcDonald's closes worker site that bashed fast food /i/redes/icon-video.gif

22:16 [Fox News] AARON'S LAST WISHBrother leaves $500 tips in cross-country mission

22:16 [Fox News] SANTA KITNAReplacement QB to donate salary to high school

22:16 [Fox News] Japan PM visit to WWII shrine slammed by old foes

22:16 [Fox News] Wis. taxpayers foot bill for school buildings that district won't sell to charter, private schools

22:16 [Fox News] Courts revive 'debtors' prison' for overdue fees

22:16 [Fox News] African leaders arrive in South Sudan for peace talks

22:16 [Fox News] Citizens launch armed patrols after sheriff cuts

22:16 [Fox News] Piranha attack in Argentina leaves at least 60 injured, officials say

22:17 [Deutsche Welle] German industry to start 2014 on a high

22:18 [Raw Story] Drunk Florida man hurls bricks, racial slurs at kids — and then flees cops on bicycle

22:19 [Truthdig] Political Negotiations

22:19 [Truthdig] Putin at the EU Door

22:19 [The Hindu - News] Western Ghats forum seeks quashing of Environment Ministry notification

22:21 [zero hedge] Stocks Surge For Sixth Straight Session

22:22 [Reuters] U.S. expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq amid violence

22:23 [The Independent] Manolo Escobar: Singer hailed as ‘the Elvis Presley of the rumba’ who became best known for the worldwide hit ‘Y Viva España’

22:23 [The Independent] Al Goldstein: Founder of ‘Screw’ who dedicated his career to raging against religion and the establishment

22:23 [The Independent] John Hopkins: Conductor who worked with the BBC in the 1950s then forged a new career in Australia and New Zealand

22:23 [The Independent] TV review: Still Open All Hours - it was a w-w-worthy effort – but there’s only one Arkwright

22:23 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs bipartisan budget deal that eases spending cuts

22:24 [NPR] Venezualan Flights Are Dirt Cheap ... If You Can Get A Ticket

22:24 [NPR] Syria's War Creates A Market For Artificial Legs

22:27 [CNN] Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

22:29 [NPR] Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms

22:31 [CNN: Money] Fast and flashy: Favorite cars of 2013

22:32 [CNET News] Online holiday spending up, but not as much as expected

22:34 [Truthdig] Bread and Puppet Theater: 50 Years of Art and Resistance

22:34 [Truthdig] The Tea Party Is Here to Stay

22:34 [CNN] U.S. sending missiles, drones to help Iraq government fight al Qaeda

22:34 [NPR] Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain

22:36 [Telegraph] Hundreds of teachers suspended over criminal allegations

22:40 [CNN] How one activist survived a Russian jail: Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and chess

22:40 [Slashdot] Houston Expands Downtown Surveillance, Unsure If It Helps

22:42 [] Greenwald Responds to 'Ludicrous' Accusations Over Snowden /sites/

22:43 [Raw Story] 300,000 Cambodian garment workers join anti-government protests

22:46 [Sydney Morning Herald] Favourite trails in Sydney to Hobart

22:49 [Voice of America] Obama Sign Bipartisan Budget Deal

22:49 [Reuters] Turks and Caicos police end search for survivors of capsized boat

22:49 [NPR] How 2013 Became The 'Gayest Year Ever'

22:51 [CNN] Justin Bieber threatens to retire: Don't you Belieb it

22:51 [zero hedge] The Job Market Is Officially Fixed

22:51 [zero hedge] THe LaW MiLL...

22:51 [Fox News] Alarm over surge in US arms deals

22:51 [CNN: Entertainment] Justin Bieber to retire? Don't you Belieb it

22:51 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Booty Call' director dies

22:51 [CNN: Entertainment] The Buzz Today

22:52 [Telegraph] Britons of the year: the top 10

22:52 [Telegraph] 'Illegal' migrants stay despite raids

22:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Erika Andiola: Why I'm Fighting to Stop Deportations Outside of Congress

22:53 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paige Lavender: Bob Menendez Calls For Accountability In Target Breach

22:54 [The Independent] First Greenpeace activist leaves Russia - with rest of 'Arctic 30' to leave by Friday

22:55 [Voice of America] Thai Government Rejects Request to Delay Elections

22:58 [] Bill proposed to limit interviews with sexually abused minors

23:01 [CNN: Money] Bling and baubles were the hottest gifts

23:03 [Disinformation] Texas Farm Family Puts Up Fight Against Keystone XL Ranch Grabbers

23:03 [Raw Story] Nine people dead after Russian cargo plane hits military warehouse

23:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Martha Burk: (Un)happy New Year for Jobless Americans

23:04 [NPR] President Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills

23:05 [CNN] You may not be better off after knee surgery

23:09 [Telegraph] Travel chaos is meat and drink to my family at Christmas

23:09 [Telegraph] Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry go head-to-head on football field

23:09 [Telegraph] Team Miliband spent thousands on limousines while in government

23:09 [Telegraph] The state should be exposing the cyber-snoops, not joining them

23:09 [Telegraph] Hunting's supporters rally with a warning for Cameron: Don't count on us next time

23:11 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Matt Baume: AFER Recaps the Top Marriage Equality Moments of 2013 (VIDEO)

23:17 [AlterNet] Convicted Domestic Abuser Amassing an Arsenal? Let's Wait Until Something Happens Say Police

23:18 [CNN] Native Americans sue 'Out of the Furnace' filmmakers

23:18 [Raw Story] French unemployment rises despite President Hollande’s promises

23:19 [CNN: Money] $27 flights thanks to Delta glitch

23:19 [Reuters: politics] Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, annual defense bill

23:25 [Voice of America] UN Presses for Urgent Peacekeeping Reinforcements in S. Sudan

23:25 [Telegraph] Strictly Come Dancing: just give us the fun without the fame

23:25 [Telegraph] UN accused of interfering over immigration

23:25 [Telegraph] Can Britain really overhaul the Germans?

23:25 [Telegraph] Taliban could retake key territory, says Army head

23:25 [Telegraph] Peter Wall on Afghanistan: 'Mission accomplished? More mission successful now'

23:25 [Telegraph] Disabled drivers face prospect of losing their blue badges due to delays in disability assessments, it is claimed

23:25 [Telegraph] Bumper Boxing Day sales as shoppers embark on £2.7bn spending spree

23:25 [The Independent] Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers fumes over ‘horror’ refereeing

23:26 [zero hedge] 100 Years Of Success? - Fed 'Inflation' Style

23:26 [CNN: Health] You may not be better off after knee surgery

23:27 [Reuters: politics] Obama calls on Congress to do more on Guantanamo Bay

23:28 [Raw Story] Utah couple sues online retailer behind bogus $3,500 negative review fine

23:32 [The Progressive] Farewell to a Radical Jewish Pacifist

23:33 [Slashdot] Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

23:35 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Ryan J. Reilly: White Guy Accused Of Filmking 'Knockout Game' Attack On Black Man Gets Charged With Hate Crime

23:39 [Truthdig] States Rebel Against Obamacare Website Contractor

23:39 [Truthdig] Boehner the Poodle

23:45 [Reuters] Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, bomb hits Cairo

23:46 [Fox News: politics] Fox News Poll: Clinton, Christie on top in 2016 preference test

23:49 [Guardian] Arctic 30 protester: 'Russia owes me a medal'

23:50 [NPR] Conviction Overturned For Priest Jailed In Abuse Scandal

23:56 [The Independent] Three quarters of British voters are either 'angry' or bored' with politicians

23:56 [zero hedge] Peak Trash

23:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] B. Dan Berger: Are Retailers Doing Enough to Protect Consumers From Data Breaches?

23:57 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Rebecca Klein: Student Newspaper May Go To Court Over Ban On Word 'Redskins'

23:57 [Telegraph] Our security is built on a strong and stable Army

23:57 [Telegraph] Asian aggravation

23:57 [Telegraph] US authorities to release police documents on Newtown school shooting investigation

23:58 [Raw Story] Amazon will cover shipping costs for customers hit by UPS and FedEx delays

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