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00:00 [Telegraph] Indian gang rape victim to be flown to Singapore for treatment

00:03 [NPR] Toyota Moves To Settle 'Sudden Acceleration' Lawsuits For More Than $1 Billion

00:03 [Raw Story] Oil prices jump ahead of renewed ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

00:07 [Deutsche Welle] Deadly holiday storm hits much of the midwestern US

00:08 [Financial Times] Monti-led poll alliance takes shape

00:10 [Global Voices] From Gangnam Style to Jailed Tweeter: Korea in 2012

00:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] Christmas row turns violent: man dead

00:15 [The Independent] Mandela leaves hospital for 'home-based high care'

00:17 [zero hedge] US Treasury "Rises Above" The Debt Ceiling - Now What?

00:22 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: What Was Your Favorite Web Comic of 2012?

00:22 [Fox News: politics] Toyota reaches settlement in acceleration recall cases

00:23 [OpEdNews] The Price of Revolutionary Illusions

00:27 [CNN: Money] TOYOTA TO PAY $1.1 BILLION

00:28 [Raw Story] Unusually harsh winter hits Morocco’s mountain region

00:31 [The Independent] Toyota to pay $1bn in car-defect case

00:34 [Pravda] Santos recognizes advancements in peace talks with FARC

00:35 [Global Voices] India Debates for Capital Punishment for Rape

00:39 [Pravda] Syria: What are the true intentions of the United States?

00:40 [Reuters] Toyota to settle acceleration cases for up to $1.4 billion

00:41 [Guardian] US Treasury warns of 'extraordinary measures' amid fiscal cliff deadlock

00:43 [CNN] FBI considered Occupy movement potential threat, documents say

00:46 [Telegraph] US newspaper publishes names and addresses of gun owners

00:46 [CNN] Arizona plan would arm principals

00:48 [zero hedge] Where The Heck Was The “Festive Spirit?"

00:49 [Truthdig] Sandy Hook Shooting

00:51 [Voice of America] Doctors: Health of Ex-President George H.W. Bush Worsens

00:54 [Mother Jones] The Great Republican Recession of 2013 is Now Five Days Away

00:56 [Disinformation] Fox News: Westboro Baptist Church a ‘Left-Wing Cult’

01:01 [The Independent] i Editor's Letter: 2013 - the year of the customer

01:02 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: US Treasury to take extraordinary measures to avoid reaching borrowing limit

01:04 [Truthdig] Pollution Time-Bomb

01:05 [Reuters: politics] Washington stirs to prevent "fiscal cliff" as Obama heads home

01:07 [Slashdot] Krugman: Is the Computer Revolution Coming To a Close?

01:10 [Global Voices] Central African Republic President Isolated as Rebels Close in on Capital City

01:13 [Sydney Morning Herald] US gun owners named

01:18 [Raw Story] Pakistan prepares to mark five years since PM Bhutto’s murder

01:19 [Fox News: politics] Hawaii governor taps Lt. Gov. Schatz over Rep. Hanabusa to fill Senate seat

01:28 [Raw Story] Boston U. students face bleak job market in ‘Les Mis’ parody

01:33 [NPR] Hawaii's Lieutenant Governor To Succeed Inouye

01:34 [Utne] Facing Down Year Zero on Climate Action

01:34 [Reuters: politics] Washington stirs for "fiscal cliff" talks as Obama heads home

01:35 [CNN] Rebels advance in Central African Republic

01:40 [Topix Activism News] Ice jams could cause flooding problems in North Platte river

01:42 [CNN] Storms batter Northeast with wind, ice and snow

01:44 [Guardian] Children who often visit A&E to be logged on national database

01:50 [CBC: politics] Obama cuts short Christmas holiday to deal with 'fiscal cliff'

01:53 [Raw Story] Toyota reaches $1.1 billion deal with US owners over recalls

01:56 [Disinformation] Cymatic Music: Can We See What We Hear?

01:56 [msnbc] Faced with gun-toting drug smugglers, Arizona ranchers demand security at the border

01:56 [Russia Today] Thousands of Iraqi Sunnis rally against Shia-led government

01:59 [Voice of America] Ex-US President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Hospital

02:03 [CNET News] Google extends free calling through Gmail

02:05 [Reuters] Toyota seeks to settle acceleration cases for $1.1 billion

02:06 [Global Voices] Balochistan Gets a Military Operation On Christmas Eve

02:08 [Slashdot] Popular Wordpress Plugin Leaves Sensitive Data In the Open

02:11 [Fox News] Fiscal Deal Failure Would Dent Monthly Budgets for Millions

02:12 [Guardian] George Bush senior in intensive care unit

02:13 [BBC: Technology] Samsung seeks US ban on Ericsson

02:16 [Global Voices] Bhutan: Steering Away From Democracy?

02:23 [Raw Story] Hawaii Lt. Gov. Schatz picked to replace Inouye in Senate

02:24 [OpEdNews] Hagel Defenders Battle Neocon Opposition

02:24 [Truthdig] Protecting Your Ride From the New Ethanol Blend

02:28 [NPR] Former President George H.W. Bush Moved To Intensive Care Unit

02:36 [Global Voices] Come to China During Christmas to Enjoy Religious Freedom!

02:41 [zero hedge] The Octagon Of Oligarchy: Meet China's "Eight Immortals" - An Infographic

02:44 [Truthdig] GOP Pollster Says NRA Out of Touch, David Gregory Under Investigation, and More

02:45 [Voice of America] Are Violent Games Linked to Violent Crimes?

02:51 [Global Voices] WCIT and Its Relationship to the Internet

02:53 [Raw Story] U.N. pulls staff out of Central African Republic as rebels attack

02:56 [Disinformation] Paper Publishes Addresses of Gun Permit Holders: Public Safety or Publicity Stunt?

02:57 [Deutsche Welle] Israel eases some restrictions on Gaza Strip border

02:57 [CNET News] Tap Twitter, control a cockroach

02:58 [Moral Low Ground] Christmas Tragedy: 2-Year-Old Sincere Smith Fatally Shoots Himself with Dad’s Gun

02:59 [Truthdig] A War on Christmas in Israel

03:02 [Sydney Morning Herald] MI6 mystery cracked

03:04 [Telegraph] Hundreds evacuated as Nicaragua volcano spews ash

03:09 [OpEdNews] Last Call for Salvation!

03:12 [CBC: politics] U.S. politicians makes final push to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

03:12 [CNN] Storms snarl traffic, batter Midwest and Northeast

03:22 [BBC: Education] Graphene research gets £21.5m fund

03:24 [Raw Story] Massive finback whale beached in New York City

03:24 [CBC: politics] U.S. politicians make final push to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

03:25 [BBC: Science & Environment] Graphene research gets £21.5m fund

03:28 [CNN] King Juan Carlos I - Fast Facts

03:31 [AntiWar] Two Killed as Protests Continue in Iraq

03:37 [Fox News: politics] Don't release the hounds: Raft of unusual state laws to take effect 2013

03:38 [zero hedge] The Annotated Kyle Bass 'Short-Japan' Thesis

03:42 [Fox News] Thousands Stranded, Without Power As Storm Lashes US, Heads East

03:48 [CNN] Justice won't block Obamacare's required emergency contraception coverage

03:54 [Raw Story] Salon’s Walsh on Tea Party group’s feud: ‘A pox on all their houses’

03:56 [Disinformation] DARPA Takes Robot Through the Paces

03:57 [CNN] Airlines cancel hundreds of flights due to winter weather

04:02 [The Hindu - News] Rape victim admitted to Singapore hospital

04:04 [Raw Story] Ohio firearms group offers free gun training for teachers

04:04 [OpEdNews] Awake, Hungry and Idle No More

04:16 [BBC: Education] Money woes 'causing family strain'

04:26 [The Hindu - News] Bush Sr. admitted to hospital

04:27 [CNN] Chipmaker ordered to pay $1.17B in patents infringement case

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Bush Sr. moved to ICU

04:41 [Fox News] Winter Storm Threatens Northeast

04:42 [The Hindu - News] After days of violent protests, Delhi is returning to normal

04:54 [Raw Story] Nicaraguan farmers stay put as volcano continues to rumble

04:56 [Disinformation] Fly Into the Danger Zone With Japan’s Orb Drone

04:59 [CNN] Experts say 'nothing that can be done' for 60-foot whale found on New York beach

05:02 [Slashdot] Google Docs Vs. Microsoft Word: an Even Matchup?

05:08 [CNN] Rape victim arrives in Singapore for medical treatment

05:24 [OpEdNews] Four More Years: The Asia Pivot

05:25 [The Hindu - News] Civic body identifies 25 spots for modern fish markets

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Tragedy strikes NCC camp as five Delhi cadets drown in Kerala

05:29 [Raw Story] Study: Coral reefs decimated by Chinese economic boom

05:29 [The Hindu - News] Mother, daughter found dead in Varanasi

05:31 [The Hindu - News] Two cops injured

05:33 [The Hindu - News] 14-year-old commits suicide, couple held

05:41 [The Hindu - News] Woman alleges gang-rape in Delhi

05:43 [Fox News] 'YET ANOTHER RUSE': Rep Rips State Over Benghazi 'Resignation'

05:43 [The Hindu - News] DTC night service to be stepped up

05:49 [Truthdig] Veterans Denounce Neoconservative ‘Swiftboating’ of Chuck Hagel

05:49 [The Hindu - News] Eyewitnesses asked to join probe in constable death case

05:55 [Topix Activism News] Groups appealing order in Va. to remove online reviews

05:56 [Disinformation] Walter Freeman: The Lobotomist

06:04 [The Hindu - News] South Delhi Municipal Corporation schools start self-defence classes

06:06 [Guardian] India gang-rape victim flown to Singapore hospital

06:12 [Infoshop] What makes a revolutionary union revolutionary?

06:14 [Raw Story] Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Obamacare contraception requirement

06:19 [Big Think] Big Idea: Affirmative Action for Conservatives

06:19 [Truthdig] ‘Miserables’? More Like ‘Les Middling’

06:27 [CNET News] What Mac to be 'Made in USA'? Maybe Mini, perhaps Pro?

06:40 [The Hindu - News] Grief makes way for anger over death of five Delhi NCC cadets

06:42 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Worries on US fiscal cliff return

06:42 [The Hindu - News] Balanagar Inspector faces trouble for burking books

06:43 [Fin24 News] US to reach debt limit on New Years Eve

06:44 [OpEdNews] Obama's Gift to al-Qaida, Support for Tyranny, and FBI Monitoring of Dissent

06:50 [The Hindu - News] Greeting cards receding into the background

06:52 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt's Islamists still have the upper hand

06:54 [Reuters] Toyota seeks to settle acceleration case for $1.1 billion

06:56 [AntiWar] A Flat Earth New Year

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Safety of women is highest priority: PM

07:01 [Disinformation] D&D Doings TV Spot

07:04 [OpEdNews] Gaza's Only Fisherwoman Continues to Sail

07:10 [Voice of America] Former South African President Mandela Released from Hospital

07:11 [The Hindu - News] They dive headlong into troubled waters

07:15 [Fox News] Deadline Looms for Fiscal Crisis Deal

07:21 [The Hindu - News] Tourists making a beeline for Fort Kochi

07:26 [Sydney Morning Herald] Everest from your armchair

07:27 [Telegraph] Private births now 'beyond reach of middle classes'

07:34 [Guardian] Best slapdowns of 2012

07:37 [The Hindu - News] Physically challenged minor girl raped in Mumbai

07:38 [zero hedge] Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima

07:39 [The Hindu - News] Lissy to file appeal against ex parte order

07:42 [Global Voices] South Korea: Mass-Scale X-Mas Speed-Dating Failure

07:49 [Fox News: politics] Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: US to hit debt limit Dec. 31

07:53 [The Hindu - News] Jayalalithaa walks out of NDC meet

07:56 [Disinformation] Preacher Gives Orgasmic Sermon on ‘The Polished Shaft’

07:59 [Fin24 News] Zim banks face huge financial losses

07:59 [The Hindu - News] Helen now at Vidhana Soudha

08:06 [Slashdot] Give Us Your Personal Data Or Pay Full Fare

08:07 [Global Voices] The Personal Lives of China’s New Leaders

08:12 [Fox News] WINTER WALLOP:Storm System Pounds Northeast, Snarls Travel

08:13 [Telegraph] Children visiting A&E to go on database to spot signs of abuse

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Govardhana Murthy acquitted in actor Vinod murder case

08:22 [The Hindu - News] Foods of Margazhi: 'Mountbatten' Mani Catering

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Woman allegedly molested in BMTC bus

08:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] The literature of metaphysics (or, 'Losing your marbles')

08:27 [CNET News] Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

08:36 [The Hindu - News] Techie found dead under mysterious circumstances

08:38 [The Hindu - News] 2012: Those who bid adieu

08:48 [BBC: Education] 2012 most read education stories

08:48 [The Hindu - News] Centre rejects Jayalalithaa’s charge

08:51 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Kinshasa Graveyard Home to Hundreds

09:04 [Raw Story] Higgs boson theorist criticizes Richard Dawkins over anti-religious ‘fundamentalism’

09:06 [CNET News] Mobile: 10 predictions for 2013

09:09 [CNN] Snowstorms ground air travel in Northeast

09:11 [The Hindu - News] Multi-modal hub may become a reality

09:12 [] International Law and the Iran Impasse

09:19 [The Independent] Ex-US president George H W Bush in intensive care

09:21 [The Hindu - News] Symbiosis of art and design

09:26 [Disinformation] Hungry? Have a Mosquito Burger

09:27 [The Hindu - News] Academy plans online film magazine

09:33 [CNN] Snow, high winds to pummel areas as winter weather marches on

09:39 [NPR] In Rapid-Fire 2012, Memes' Half-Life Fell To A Quarter

09:41 [The Hindu - News] A shopping corridor for the eco-conscious

09:45 [OpEdNews] Fiscal Cliff My Ass The "Shock" is Worth The Drop!

09:46 [Telegraph] Kate Winslet 'marries Ned RocknRoll in romantic secret ceremony'

09:49 [The Hindu - News] Six killed as winter storm pounds American heartland

09:49 [The Independent] Newspaper's map of gun permit owners sparks backlash

09:50 [OpEdNews] Americans Kill But Don't Want To Be Killed - #Idlenomore

09:51 [The Hindu - News] Thiruvananthapuram district tops all parameters to make MGNREGS work

09:55 [The Hindu - News] Obama, Congress in last push to avert ‘cliff’

09:58 [Deutsche Welle] Chinese satellite navigation system to compete with GPS

10:00 [The Hindu - News] China launches global navigation system in Asia-Pacific

10:04 [Topix Activism News] Obama's Gift to al-Qaida, Support for Tyranny, and FBI Monitoring of Dissent

10:05 [The Independent] Six die as US winter storm spawns tornadoes

10:06 [The Hindu - News] A dark film need not be sleazy: Ajay Bahl

10:10 [Fox News] NEW YEAR, NEW RULES: Raft of Unusual State Laws To Take Effect in 2013

10:12 [The Hindu - News] Plan panel cautions against policy logjam

10:12 [Pravda] Man dies from eating 28 raw eggs in a bet

10:12 [Russia Today] Ronaldo to leave Real as free agent in 2015

10:18 [Pravda] Deputy Mufti of North Ossetia killed

10:21 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

10:22 [Russia Today] MPs seek limits to foreign education for children of officials

10:23 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Monti and Berlusconi set for election battle

10:26 [Disinformation] How to Make a Toothbeef Sandwich

10:27 [Russia Today] Digital ads create fortunes for an empty building in Times Square

10:34 [Pravda] Evgeni Plushenko becomes Russia’s Champion for the 10th time

10:35 [CNN] India gang-rape victim in Singapore for treatment; protesters plan new rallies

10:35 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan marks five years since Bhutto murder

10:36 [The Hindu - News] Courts must ensure speedy trial in rape cases: Supreme Court

10:50 [Voice of America] Syrian Delegation in Russia for Peace Talks

10:51 [Pravda] Russian fishing boat sends SOS signal in Sea of Japan

10:52 [The Independent] Rail travellers face miserable return to work as engineering work and floods hit services

10:53 [The Onion] Bill Clinton Finally Just Shows America His Penis

10:54 [The Hindu - News] Oil Ministry mulls hike in prices of diesel, kerosene

10:56 [Slashdot] Bangladesh Slaughters 150,000 Birds After Worst H5N1 Virus Outbreak In 5 Years

10:57 [Russia Today] Peers in prayer: Israel may review gender inequality at holy site

11:03 [The Hindu - News] Oil prices up on hopes for positive 'fiscal cliff' talks

11:03 [Deutsche Welle] Japan likely to reverse phase-out of nuclear energy


11:07 [The Hindu - News] NDC: Karunanidhi questions Jayalalithaa’s action

11:08 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Iceland Tackles ‘Invisible’ Trafficking

11:11 [BBC: Science & Environment] Antarctic lake project called off

11:13 [New Internationalist] PODCAST: Banks too big to prosecute?

11:13 [Fox News] US to Hit $16.4T Debt Limit Next Week

11:16 [Fox News: politics] Tough choices, dimming chances for lawmakers seeking fiscal crisis solution

11:17 [The Hindu - News] Abhijit calls protesting women ‘dented and painted’

11:20 [Telegraph] George Osborne: Britain's 'unwelcoming image' may be discouraging scientists from settling

11:21 [msnbc] The Top 10 political events of 2012

11:22 [Pravda] Russians want winter time back

11:24 [Raw Story] Japan’s new pro-business government set to dismantle ‘zero nuclear power by 2040′ goal

11:25 [The Hindu - News] Power generation at Dabhol plunges on dwindling gas supplies

11:26 [Disinformation] Showbeast: Baby Eisenstein

11:27 [The Hindu - News] Striking Snaps - 2012

11:27 [Slate Magazine] The Best Worst Brews

11:32 [New Statesman] 2012 in review: The New Statesman on... the media

11:37 [The Hindu - News] Tea estate owner, wife killed by workers

11:37 [Russia Today] Syria chemical attack claims aim to justify foreign interference – Moscow

11:39 [The Hindu - News] High marks for Michelle; mixed reviews for Obama’s cabinet

11:41 [The Hindu - News] Hope and faith

11:45 [Voice of America] Tropical Storm Wukong Kills 4 in Philippines

11:49 [The Hindu - News] By design

11:51 [Pravda] On the mass murder of children in societies

11:51 [The Hindu - News] By design: Shashidhar Adapa

11:53 [Voice of America] India Gang-Rape Victim Flown to Singapore

11:54 [The Independent] Shellfish reef off UK's west coast could be biggest in world

11:56 [CNN] Better than Bolt? The fastest men on ice

11:57 [The Hindu - News] Tiger population in India increases significantly: WCS

12:01 [OpEdNews] Netanyahu/Lieberman Coalition

12:03 [Foreign Policy in Focus] In Mexico, No Matter Which Party Holds the Reins, the People Lose

12:06 [The Hindu - News] The year that buzzed by

12:06 [Telegraph] Archbishop tells Coalition 'find moral courage to tackle care scandal'

12:08 [New Internationalist] Foodbanks being used to plug state gap

12:09 [CNN] Nigerian activist keeps family legacy alive

12:09 [Raw Story] Italians backed by the Catholic Church aim to stop Sunday shopping

12:11 [Mother Jones] Congress Says Netflix Can Share What You're Watching

12:12 [The Hindu - News] A stranger no more

12:14 [Raw Story] Ford to invest $773 million in the U.S. to create 2,350 new jobs and save 3,240 existing jobs

12:16 [The Hindu - News] Designing soundscapes

12:17 [Good] Organic Addictions Help Us Justify Our Vices

12:18 [Spiegel] Lagarde Warning: IMF Concerned about Possible German Austerity

12:18 [Deutsche Welle] Boko Haram threat harms Cameroon-Nigeria border trade

12:22 [The Hindu - News] Parliament panel questions Delhi Police chief

12:24 [The Hindu - News] It’s a techie life: In review

12:24 [Raw Story] Alarm company to rent out world’s first ‘autonomous’ private security drone

12:24 [Big Think] New on AlterNet: Courting the Votes of the Non-Religious

12:25 [The Independent] Russia planning to revive Syria peace plan

12:26 [Disinformation] Michael Jordan: Illuminati

12:27 [Slate Magazine] A Night Not To Remember

12:29 [Global Voices] Brazilian Memes and Internet Culture in 2012

12:32 [The Hindu - News] Dumbbell side bends

12:32 [Russia Today] Archaeologist claims Jesus was born in another Bethlehem, real site of Nativity mistaken

12:33 [CNN] U.N. envoy: Transitional government plan could end Syrian war in a 'few months'

12:35 [CBC: politics] Mom-mentum hits House of Commons with pregnant MPs

12:36 [The Hindu - News] How to make… Athikai sambar

12:36 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 27 December 2012

12:43 [Deutsche Welle] AfricaLink’s most inspiring stories of 2012

12:46 [The Hindu - News] The splendour of silence

12:48 [Fin24 News] Petrol price relief for motorists

12:52 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Increasing Uganda’s Cotton and Coffee Production

12:52 [The Hindu - News] Celebrate life

12:52 [Telegraph] Zuckerberg 'private' family photo exposed by Facebook sharing

12:56 [The Independent] Complaints of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter increased 780% in just four years

12:57 [CNN] Bhutto's son steps up to political plate in Pakistan on assassination anniversary

12:57 [Russia Today] Messi turns down €30 million salary from Russian club

12:58 [Deutsche Welle] Hollande rules out military intervention in CAR

12:58 [The Hindu - News] Penne, peppers and pizza

12:59 [Raw Story] Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss Syria: reports

12:59 [Big Think] John Cage: Guiding Spirit of American Modern Art?

13:00 [The Hindu - News] Portraits of Nature

13:04 [Raw Story] Massachusetts senate race poised to be big –even without Ben Affleck

13:04 [Global Voices] Witchcraft and Dispute Resolution in East Timor

13:05 [BBC: Technology] EA forced to remove gun shop links

13:08 [zero hedge] Abenomics and other Drivers of Holiday Markets

13:12 [The Independent] Indian PM pledges action to protect women after Delhi gang-rape

13:12 [New Statesman] Inequality is falling, and for once, Cameron would be right to blame Brown.

13:17 [Russia Today] Putin: No reason not to sign US adoption ban bill

13:18 [straight] 2012 Year in Review: Winners, losers, and quitters

13:21 [Pravda] US State Department ignores beam in its own eye

13:23 [Telegraph] Consumers 'lose £3bn' due to refund delays

13:24 [Raw Story] Russia puts dead lawyer Magnitsky on trial

13:26 [Disinformation] Celebrities Call to Ban Guns From Government

13:27 [The Independent] Kate Winslet marries for third time in a private New York ceremony

13:27 [Slate Magazine] The One-Eyed Man Is King

13:27 [Russia Today] Toyota to pay $1.1bn to settle safety lawsuit, as it seeks to regain goodwill

13:28 [Deutsche Welle] German court allows patients to grow own pot

13:29 [Big Think] Using Gestures To Flip Through Web Media

13:31 [AL JAZEERA] UN envoy calls for 'real change' in Syria

13:32 [Russia Today] Exporting lethal surveillance tech: UK asked to investigate spyware firm

13:37 [The Hindu - News] The year that was - world news

13:38 [zero hedge] Barack Is Back: The 2012 Season Of The Fiscal Cliff Soap Opera Is Finally Concluding

13:39 [Telegraph] Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5 and Captain Scarlet

13:39 [The Hindu - News] Geetha and her best friends

13:40 [msnbc] Winter storm: Snow, rain, winds hit Northeast

13:40 [CNN: Politics] Obama is CNN's Most Intriguing Person of 2012

13:43 [The Independent] Shoppers set Boxing Day sales records online and in store

13:44 [Fox News] Lawmakers Stall Over Fiscal Fix

13:45 [The Hindu - News] Govt to prepare database of rape convicts, make it public

13:46 [Spiegel] Mortgage Nightmares: Forced Evictions Become Focus of Spanish Crisis

13:47 [The Atlantic: International] The Year in Vladimir Putin

13:47 [Slate Magazine] Drill Baby Drill

13:48 [Deutsche Welle] Adidas eyes record revenues in the next few years

13:49 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Tunisia sends humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey

13:49 [CNN] 2013: A year for big issues in the courts

13:49 [NPR] Wintry Weather Blasting Northeast On Its Way Out

13:51 [The Hindu - News] East is east

13:54 [Raw Story] Potential dockworker strike may close East Coast ports

13:55 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 27

13:55 [The Hindu - News] China tightening controls on Internet

13:59 [The Independent] Danny Rogers on PR: Want a PR challenge? Try Barclays

13:59 [The Hindu - News] Pranab inaugurates 4th World Telugu conference

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Telangana writers, cultural groups boycott World Telugu Conference

14:05 [Voice of America] New India-Pakistan Cricket Series Marks Thaw in Relations

14:05 [The Hindu - News] A space for nurturing talent

14:07 [Voice of America] Obama Returning to Washington to Seek Fiscal Cliff Deal

14:07 [Slashdot] What Debris From North Korea's Rocket Launch Shows

14:08 [zero hedge] Lede Of The Day: "Spanish Lender Bankia Will Wipe Out 350,000 Shareholders"

14:08 [Deutsche Welle] Albanians saved Jews from deportation in WWII

14:09 [The Hindu - News] Penchant for variety

14:09 [Sydney Morning Herald] And the winner is ...

14:11 [Voice of America] Burmese President Says Poor Governance Slowing Reforms

14:11 [The Hindu - News] Fun factory

14:13 [Reuters] Peace envoy Brahimi, Syria diplomats in Moscow talks

14:14 [The Independent] US braces for snowstorm in north-east

14:14 [Middle East Monitor] Ramona Wadi: Political discrimination in "democratic Israel"

14:15 [The Hindu - News] Benazir Bhutto’s son launches political career

14:18 [Russia Today] Man-made tornadoes may produce green energy (PHOTOS)

14:18 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

14:18 [CNET News] Amazon again top online retailer for customer satisfaction

14:18 [CNN] Clarke breaks Ponting's Australian record

14:19 [Topix Activism News] Outcry as Cambodia jails pair over union...

14:21 [CNN] 2013: America on the cusp of social change

14:24 [Raw Story] Oil prices fall on ‘fiscal cliff’ concerns

14:26 [The Hindu - News] Elaborate security in place for Kumbh mela

14:26 [Disinformation] Detroit: Cubes of Human Flesh Found in Sewer Trigger Serial Killer Fears

14:29 [Canadian Dimension] Free and Accessible Transit Now

14:29 [The Independent] Two killed after car hits tree

14:29 [CNN] India gang-rape victim in Singapore for treatment; new protests hit New Delhi

14:29 [NPR] Elder President Bush In Intensive Care

14:30 [CNN] Freedom Group, a gunmaker ripe for an ethical takeover

14:32 [The Hindu - News] Anticipatory bail pleas posted for orders on Dec. 31

14:32 [Fin24 News] Toyota to step up safety features

14:36 [The Hindu - News] His strokes speak

14:36 [Pravda] Egyptians OK with new Constitution, sick of war

14:38 [zero hedge] Surge In Marginal Lending Facility Usage To One Year Highs Confirms Year End EUR Repatriation

14:43 [Russia Today] Rupert Murdoch on Zero Dark Thirty drama: ‘Could inflame the Arab world’

14:44 [The Hindu - News] Joy of being: The final goal

14:46 [The Hindu - News] EGoM on telecom likely to meet next week

14:48 [Slate Magazine] DoubleX Gabfest: The Home for the Holidays Edition

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Fishing out fairy tales

14:51 [Slashdot] Jury Hits Marvell With $1 Billion+ Fine Over CMU Patents

14:52 [CNN] Ailing Mubarak moved to military hospital

14:54 [Raw Story] Iran president sacks cabinet’s sole woman

14:54 [zero hedge] Initial Claims Drop To 350K, Beat Expectations From Upward Revised Baseline

14:55 [Fin24 News] US labour market gains ground

14:55 [] Support Pours In As 'Idle No More' Movement Steams Ahead

14:55 [Fox News: politics] U.S. jobless claims fall to a 5-year low

14:55 [Telegraph] Flemish fury as Belgium's king links separatism to fascism

14:57 [Voice of America] Mubarak to be Moved to Egyptian Army Hospital

14:58 [AL JAZEERA] UN envoy calls for interim Syria government

14:58 [Deutsche Welle] There will be fracking - at least in the arts

15:01 [The Independent] China in a new move to increase internet regulation after criticism of government

15:06 [CNET News] Samsung's Galaxy Note to get Android 4.1 Premium Suite

15:06 [OpEdNews] Capitalism and Mental Illness: Back to the Future?

15:08 [zero hedge] The World's Most Profitable Hedge Fund Is About To Make The US Treasury's Life Much Easier


15:14 [NPR] Top Stories: Wintry Blast, 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

15:16 [Disinformation] Attorney Releases Addresses and Phone Numbers of Journalists Who Outed Gun Owners

15:19 [Big Think] Television Commercials Chosen Just For You

15:20 [CNN] J.J. Abrams turned down 'Star Wars'

15:23 [The Hindu - News] Serene and beautiful

15:24 [Raw Story] Newtown residents: Thanks but please stop sending so many gifts

15:25 [Telegraph] Britain braces itself for more flooding as major rivers set to peak

15:26 [Guardian] Waitrose enjoys record Christmas as shoppers stock up on affordable luxury

15:27 [CNN: Technology] The 10 best video games of 2012

15:32 [The Independent] Man held as two men die in crash

15:33 [Deutsche Welle] Petzold's 'Barbara' challenges US cinema-goers

15:34 [Reuters: politics] Obama heads back to Washington as "cliff" deadline nears

15:35 [The Hindu - News] Spirited musical rallies

15:35 [Voice of America] Malawian Analysts Look for Improved Politics, Economy in 2013

15:37 [Slashdot] SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

15:40 [CNN] Obamacare to flesh-eating bacteria: Top 2012 health stories

15:41 [The Hindu - News] Matter of choice

15:41 [Telegraph] US hit by Christmas storms

15:43 [The Hindu - News] Of heroic tales

15:44 [Raw Story] Two-thirds of Britons support same sex marriage

15:47 [Voice of America] Bhutto's Son Launches Political Career in Pakistan

15:48 [Russia Today] Prominent Muslim cleric brutally murdered in North Caucasus

15:48 [New Statesman] Most-read Wikipedia articles: French holly, Vietnamese sex positions and Japanese pornstars

15:50 [BBC: Also in the news] Kate Winslet marries in New York

15:52 [The Atlantic: Politics] Khalilzad: Hagel Deserves Serious Consideration to be Next SecDef

15:52 [The Atlantic: National] Federal Court Won't Rescue the Senate From Its Own Incapacity

15:53 [CNN] Our dad didn't let evil get the last word

15:53 [zero hedge] Where The "Rise Above" Farce Ends, Planet Starbucks Begins

15:56 [CNN] Benazir Bhutto's son steps into Pakistan's political spotlight

15:57 [Telegraph] François Hollande says days of propping up African regimes 'are over'

15:59 [Financial Times] War looters threaten Syria’s heritage

16:01 [CNN] 5 ways to perform under pressure

16:01 [The Hindu - News] On expected lines

16:03 [Fox News: politics] EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson resigns

16:03 [Deutsche Welle] 'Hard fight' lies ahead for Russian opposition

16:05 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Netanyahu says Livni will not have role in next government

16:05 [] TEPCO Can't Keep Up with Costs of Its Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima

16:07 [Spiegel] Extremism in Bonn: Student's Tongue Cut in Possible Islamist Attack

16:08 [Reuters] Syria envoy calls for political change to end conflict

16:08 [zero hedge] Best Trading Strategy Of The Week - Buying US Treasuries On Dips

16:10 [The Onion] Sasha Obama Asks Father Why He Was Acting Like Such A Pussy During Debate

16:10 [Electronic Intifada] How Israel's supporters are attempting to shut down boycott debate in UK unions

16:11 [CNET News] Apple's Tim Cook compensated just $4.2 million this year

16:11 [The Hindu - News] Feast with your ears: Mountbatten Mani Catering

16:13 [Russia Today] New Japanese government to reconsider zero-nuclear policy

16:13 [Telegraph] Argentine showgirl burgled after posting holiday plans online

16:14 [CNN] 1 killed, 2 hurt in blast at Ukraine university

16:14 [Raw Story] Unemployment claims fall by 12,000

16:15 [CNN] Obama, Senate head back to Washington as fiscal cliff deadline looms

16:18 [Russia Today] ‘Goodbye, Columbus’: Philip Roth’s ‘official Tweeter page’ a hoax by Italian journalist

16:18 [Deutsche Welle] Magazine helps children escape brothel life

16:20 [AL JAZEERA] Rebels advance in Central African Republic

16:23 [Russia Today] Russia’s manufacturing finishes 2012 on a weak footing

16:24 [Raw Story] Egypt’s former dictator Mubarak goes to hospital as health worsens

16:25 [Fin24 News] Apple slashes pay for CEO

16:26 [CNN] 2012: The highs and lows of women in Hollywood

16:26 [Slashdot] Raspberry Pi vs. Cheap Android Dongle: Embarrassment of (Cheap) Riches

16:26 [Disinformation] Yes, The TSA is Laughing at Your Naked Body

16:28 [Guardian] Antarctic lake research abandoned

16:30 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: National dialogue covers elections and controversial articles in new Egyptian constitution

16:31 [Fin24 News] Apple slashes pay of CEO

16:33 [Deutsche Welle] Central African Republic calls for US and French help


16:37 [] Democracy Now!: Tea Party Turmoil: FreedomWorks' Dick Armey Takes $8 Million Exit Buyout After Failed Coup

16:37 [zero hedge] "That Escalated Quickly" - Market Sends Friendly Message To Congress, Chairman, To "Get To Work"

16:38 [Slate Magazine] Slate Is Looking for a Tech Blogger

16:39 [CNN] Wild Oats on course to break Sydney-Hobart record

16:39 [Raw Story] Study: Black voters may have turned out at higher rate than whites for first time in 2012

16:42 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 27, 2012

16:44 [Telegraph] Indian tea workers burn boss and his wife to death in Assam

16:44 [CNN: Entertainment] Highs and lows of women in Hollywood

16:44 [CNET News] Why are audiophiles afraid to admit they're audiophiles?

16:47 [CNN] 8 travel resolutions for 2013

16:47 [The Atlantic: International] Ending Extinction or Playing God?

16:47 [Fox News] Putin to OK Adoption Cold War on US

16:48 [Fin24 News] US poised to go off fiscal cliff

16:48 [CNN] Newtown official: We're overwhelmed, so please stop mailing us packages

16:52 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Indigenous Chileans Still Fighting Pinochet-Era Highway Project

16:55 [zero hedge] Guest Post: A Politician's Promise

16:56 [The Atlantic: Technology] This Is What Life Sounds Like If You Live in Space

16:57 [CNET News] Internet on the TV? Meh, say consumers

16:58 [Russia Today] RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

16:59 [Raw Story] Physics professor: Past decade ‘hottest ten years ever recorded’

17:00 [Telegraph] David Cameron gets wet in the Great Brook Run

17:00 [CNN] Sharapova and Serena fit for Brisbane

17:02 [CNN] EPA administrator announces resignation

17:05 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

17:05 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: More international delegations arrive in Gaza

17:06 [AL JAZEERA] Central African rebels advance on capital

17:08 [Guardian] Hamas bans Palestinian journalists from Israeli media co-operation

17:09 [CNET News] Microsoft Windows Phone store adds 75,000 apps this year

17:10 [CNN] Winter storm strands travelers

17:12 [Voice of America] New Survey Rates American Celebrities

17:12 [Mother Jones] Republicans Now 100 Percent AWOL From Fiscal Cliff Talks

17:12 [The Onion] Kim Jong-Un Named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive For 2012 [UPDATE]

17:12 [Slashdot] Mars-Like Conditions Sufficient to Sustain Earth-Bound Microbes

17:14 [Telegraph] Silvio Berlusconi's fiancé Francesca Pascale 'being groomed as first lady'

17:21 [The Atlantic: Technology] Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

17:24 [Raw Story] Consumer confidence falls sharply in December

17:27 [Spiegel] Shopping Paradise: Rich Chinese and Russians Flock to Germany to Spend

17:28 [Russia Today] Senate set to approve FISA spying bill today

17:30 [Voice of America] Mandela Released from Hospital

17:31 [CNET News] Galaxy S4: Imagine it impossibly thin, with laser keyboard

17:32 [Disinformation] David Sirota: Time to Profile White Men?

17:36 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Fourth anniversary of massive Israeli assault on Gaza

17:37 [msnbc: politics] Reid: Fiscal cliff failure looks likely due to Boehner's House 'dictatorship'

17:37 [CNN] Sharapova and Serena fight injuries ahead of Brisbane

17:37 [The Independent] US heading over fiscal cliff, says Senate leader Harry Reid

17:38 [] Kazakhstan Wikipedia Controversy Raises Questions About the Crowd

17:41 [Reuters: politics] Senate Democratic leader warns U.S. going over 'fiscal cliff'

17:42 [Mother Jones] A Question From the Staff of the Mother Jones Irvine Bowl

17:44 [Big Think] Uncle Sam Wants You...To Design Super-Black Materials

17:46 [Telegraph] Wettest year on record for England and still more rain, and wind, to come

17:48 [The Onion] Nation Suddenly Realizes This Just Going To Be A Thing That Happens From Now On

17:49 [Raw Story] Sen. Crapo downed vodka shots before taking the wheel

17:50 [CNN] Whale on Queens beach presumed dead, scientists say

17:50 [Reuters: politics] Senate Democratic leader warns U.S. going over "fiscal cliff"

17:52 [The Atlantic: Politics] How Big Data Can Solve America's Gun Problem

17:52 [The Independent] Antarctic lake project called off

17:53 [Guardian] George Bush Sr still in intensive care but doctors 'cautiously optimistic'

17:54 [Voice of America] Iranian Health Minister Dismissed for Critical Remarks

17:54 [BBC: Technology] Porn producer to widen piracy blitz

17:54 [Fin24 News] Worst of euro crisis is over - Germany

17:55 [zero hedge] Eight US Sailors Sue Japan's TEPCO For Lying About Fukushima Radiation

17:57 [The Hindu - News] TTP peace offer: train guns on India

17:58 [zero hedge] The Only 3 Charts You Need To Understand The Fiscal Cliff Resolution Process

17:59 [Slate Magazine] How many times can you recycle a piece of paper?

17:59 [The Progressive] Obama should grant amnesty to immigrants

18:00 [Telegraph] More rain and floods as England and Wales experience wettest year on record

18:01 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Palestinian Authority security agencies "undermine" human rights

18:02 [The Atlantic: Politics] Who Is Brian Schatz, the New U.S. Senator From Hawaii?

18:02 [CNN: Money] BEST VALUE CARS

18:03 [CNET News] Apple rumored to be developing a smart watch

18:04 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Torture: An All-American Nightmare

18:05 [] Thousands of Angelenos Exchange Guns-for-Groceries

18:07 [msnbc] Reid: Fiscal cliff failure looks likely due to Boehner

18:10 [CNN] Whale on Queens beach is dead, NOAA says

18:11 [Slashdot] Samsung Retaliates Against Ericsson With Patent Complaint

18:12 [Mother Jones] Fiscal Cliff Deal "Virtually Impossible" by New Year's Deadline

18:14 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

18:16 [Mostly Water] Occupy Protests Targeted by FBI Counterterror Units

18:17 [Fox News] DIRE TALK: Reid Likens Boehner to 'Dictatorship,' Predicts Fiscal Failure

18:19 [Raw Story] Pew study: Readers increasingly turning to digital books

18:19 [CNET News] Christmas 2012 sees record iOS and Android activations, app downloads

18:20 [BBC: Also in the news] South Africa's Zuma in dog row

18:23 [Russia Today] Snowstorm leaves fifteen dead in the US

18:26 [CNN] Russia's lower house approves bill to ban U.S. adoption

18:27 [Disinformation] WND Asks if Satan Made Adam Lanza Kill

18:28 [Topix Activism News] Occupy and UK Uncut: the evolution of activism | Jodi Dean

18:29 [Slate Magazine] Should You Go To Grad School?

18:29 [CNN] Obama, Senate back in Washington as fiscal cliff deadline looms

18:32 [The Atlantic: Technology] Who Was First in the Race to the Moon? The Tortoise.

18:32 [Telegraph] Iran sacks its only female minister

18:33 [CNN] What's at stake for Afghan women

18:35 [Financial Times] Brahimi calls for interim regime for Syria

18:35 [CNN] As Syria suffering spirals, envoy hopes for political transition

18:36 [AL JAZEERA] Obama seeks deal as US nears 'fiscal cliff'

18:37 [The Atlantic: National] 'It Happened Right In Front of Me': A Photographer Captures Grief at Newtown and Columbine

18:39 [Deutsche Welle] Iran's only female cabinet minister dismissed

18:39 [zero hedge] Retirement-Off, Dow Breaks 13,000 (The Wrong Way)

18:39 [Raw Story] Putin promises to sign ban on American adoptions of Russian children

18:41 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Brian Levin: The Cancer of Gun Violence Requires the Policy Equivalent of Chemotherapy

18:42 [Mother Jones] Quote of the Day: The Problem With Economics

18:42 [AL JAZEERA] Obama seeks deal as US 'fiscal cliff' looms

18:44 [Slate Magazine] The Top Stocks of 2012

18:45 [Fox News: politics] White House urges dockworkers, shippers deal

18:46 [Global Voices] Iran's Most Memorable Internet Moments in 2012

18:48 [Telegraph] Indian gang rape: victim of Delhi sex attack in 'extremely critical condition'

18:49 [Mostly Water] Chavez Struggles to Recover

18:49 [Guardian] US likely to head over fiscal cliff, Senate majority leader Harry Reid concedes

18:49 [Truthdig] Secret Docs: The FBI vs. Occupy

18:51 [Mostly Water] Netanyahu/Lieberman Coalition

18:52 [OpEdNews] Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know

18:52 [The Atlantic: National] On Living Armed

18:53 [CNN] Geneticists studying Connecticut shooter's DNA

18:54 [Big Think] Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 2)

18:59 [Deutsche Welle] Hopes for end to Central African Republic crisis

18:59 [Raw Story] Watch live: Reid discusses fiscal cliff

19:00 [] Egyptian Opposition Blasts Newly Signed Consitution: 'Autocratic Tyranny in the Name of Religion'

19:02 [Slashdot] New KScreen Supplies Some Magic For Multi-Monitor Linux Set-Ups

19:02 [OpEdNews] I Feel Theresa Spence's Hunger -- for Justice

19:02 [Telegraph] Peter Parker, the alter ego of Spider-Man, killed off


19:06 [CNET News] How to change slideshow duration times in OS X

19:08 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Presenting The Decline Of The West In Two Easy Infographics

19:09 [Deutsche Welle] Education falls victim to Greek debt crisis

19:10 [The Independent] 2012 set to be the wettest year on record

19:12 [Mother Jones] The Whole Six Yards

19:13 [Reuters] Consumer sentiment weakens as fiscal crisis looms

19:13 [Russia Today] Alabama Muslim arrested for attempting to flee to Morocco

19:15 [] EPA Chief Jackson to Step Down: Obama's Ambiguous Environmental Policy Hangs in the Balance

19:18 [Telegraph] George H W Bush remains in intensive care

19:19 [The Onion] [video] How To Avoid Unbearable Facebook Bullshit On Election Day

19:21 [Guardian] Central African Republic rebels advance towards capital

19:21 [Pravda] More than 20 thousand laws support gun ownership in the U.S.

19:22 [Reuters] Senate Democratic leader warns U.S. going over "fiscal cliff"

19:22 [OpEdNews] America, a Nation Whose Directional Compass is Badly Damaged

19:22 [CNET News] Tablets more popular than e-readers among e-book crowd

19:24 [Deutsche Welle] Bhutto son makes political debut

19:24 [Truthdig] What’s to Learn From ‘Lincoln’

19:25 [Pravda] Brazil: Women's participation strengthens and multiplies Agroforestry

19:26 [The Independent] Natalie Portman named most lucrative star in Hollywood

19:27 [Disinformation] Oliver Stone Tears Apart Obama’s Empire

19:31 [The Hindu - News] Chasing the Indian-American dream

19:33 [The Hindu - News] The fragile beauty of the ineffable

19:33 [Russia Today] Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

19:34 [Telegraph] Connecticut school shooting: newspaper publishes gun owner information

19:35 [CNN] Obama to send a fiscal cliff proposal to Congress

19:35 [The Hindu - News] More fans for the promising young heroine

19:37 [CNN] Storm leaves a snowy South, heads to the Northeast

19:37 [zero hedge] So Much For That Santa Claus Rally?

19:38 [CNN] UEFA appeals Serbia sanctions

19:39 [Truthdig] What’s to Learn From ‘Lincoln’?

19:40 [Voice of America] Militants Capture 22 Paramilitary Troops in Pakistan

19:41 [Global Voices] Africa's Tainted Global Media Coverage

19:41 [The Hindu - News] The Cosmic Dance

19:41 [The Independent] Scientists halt quest for 'lost world' under Antarctic ice

19:42 [CNN] All is well after Zuckerberg photo flap

19:42 [OpEdNews] For Wall Street It's "Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Remington"

19:57 [The Independent] Gerry Anderson: Thunderbirds creator whose puppet adventures thrilled millions of children across the world

20:02 [Slashdot] Israel To Get Massive Countrywide Optical Upgrade

20:04 [Raw Story] 6 die in Poland from drinking tainted alcohol

20:04 [Telegraph] Amazon and Google popularity drops in 2012

20:07 [OpEdNews] Newtown and Neuroscience

20:07 [Spiegel] Behind the Scenes in Brussels: EU Summit Reveals a Paralyzed Continent

20:07 [msnbc: politics] What happens if we go over the cliff?

20:08 [zero hedge] No GuTS No GLoRY!

20:09 [Fox News: politics] Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts

20:11 [CNET News] Google names best Android apps of 2012

20:12 [The Hindu - News] Diplomacy gathers steam on Syria; Russia key player

20:12 [The Onion] Slideshow: The Onion's Finest Photojournalism Of 2012

20:12 [CNN] Man who shot firefighters died of self-inflicted wound, coroner says

20:14 [Fox News] ABANDONED OR NOT?Missing Millionaire's Wife Stuck in Financial Limbo

20:14 [CNN] Security forces killed, abducted in Pakistani Taliban raids

20:14 [Truthdig] Wee The People

20:15 [zero hedge] The Fed is Playing a Very Dangerous Game

20:17 [Guardian] 2012 poised to become wettest year on record in UK

20:17 [OpEdNews] There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior

20:18 [Russia Today] Feds do not consider San Onofre nuclear powerplant safe

20:20 [Slate Magazine] The Departed

20:21 [straight] Christoph Waltz pulls the trigger in Django Unchained

20:22 [Voice of America] Labor Disputes Threaten to Close Many US Ports

20:22 [OpEdNews] Cliff Notes-- On Being Able to Recognize "Game"

20:24 [Raw Story] Pro-gun blogger retaliates against database by publishing newspaper staff’s personal info

20:27 [Disinformation] Huge Shark Tank Collapses at Chinese Mall

20:28 [Good] Intermission: What If Money Didn't Matter?

20:30 [The Hindu - News] EAMCET (medical) to be held irrespective of NEET outcome

20:30 [The Hindu - Opinion] Gaming the system

20:32 [Slashdot] Want a Job At Google? Better Know Microsoft Office!

20:33 [Topix Activism News] Obama's top environmental watchdog, EPA chief Lisa Jackson, resigns after nearly 4 years

20:34 [The Hindu - News] Tejaram placed bomb that did not explode, says NIA

20:34 [Raw Story] Police: Homeless woman in Los Angeles set on fire

20:36 [The Hindu - News] Ph.D admissions transparent: Osmania University

20:36 [Telegraph] An apprenticeship will soon match all a degree has to offer

20:38 [The Hindu - Opinion] Modi and friends

20:41 [Fox News] EPA Chief Quit Over Email Aliases?

20:42 [The Onion] Slideshow: The Onion's Finest Sports Photojournalism Of 2012

20:42 [The Hindu - News] TB's new low needs balm

20:43 [The Independent] Taliban seize 22 men from tribal force units

20:44 [The Hindu - News] Hapless woman seeks security, justice

20:44 [Truthdig] Anti-Westboro Baptist Church Petition Reaches White House Milestone

20:45 [zero hedge] Cashin Commemorates Rasputin

20:46 [Voice of America] Iraq Militia Issues Threat Against Turkish Interests

20:48 [CNN] Chipmaker ordered to pay $1.17 billion in patents judgment denies wrongdoing

20:48 [The Hindu - News] British ‘high’ for Bobjee

20:51 [Guardian] David Cameron's moves could make EU fall apart, says Herman Van Rompuy

20:52 [The Hindu - News] President’s daughter apologises for brother’s remarks

20:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] U.N.’s Last Stand on Arms Trade Treaty

20:53 [Russia Today] NYPD sued in record numbers

20:54 [CNN] Central African Republic president wants help against rebels

20:54 [Raw Story] Sen. Wyden: FISA’s ‘general warrants’ are like the ‘Writs of Assistance’ the founding fathers despised

20:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] Still comrades after all these years

20:55 [zero hedge] AAPL, Market Go Vertical On House Conference Call News...Sigh

20:59 [The Independent] Six arrests after alcohol-fuelled fight on Uluru

20:59 [Truthdig] Corporate Punishment

21:00 [Mostly Water] A Personal Glimpse Into America's Woefully Inadequate Mental Health System

21:02 [The Atlantic: Technology] Bruce Sterling on Why It Stopped Making Sense to Talk About 'The Internet' in 2012

21:05 [NPR] Gerard Depardieu's Tax Flight Stirs Fierce Debate In France

21:09 [The Progressive] Top Stories of 2012

21:10 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

21:11 [Fox News] Did EPA Chief Quit Over Emails?

21:11 [Fox News: politics] US Rep. Markey to run for Senate seat if Kerry confirmed in Obama Cabinet

21:12 [Voice of America] Fiscal Cliff Posturing in US is Old Political Game

21:14 [CNET News] Meet the year's most-Instagrammed locations

21:14 [Raw Story] Former ATF agent: Law ‘really does not provide the mechanism to regulate gun commerce’

21:15 [The Independent] Hunt saboteur 'beaten by gang'

21:19 [Deutsche Welle] Obama back to deal with fiscal cliff

21:21 [The Hindu - Opinion] Deplorable

21:22 [msnbc: politics] Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday

21:22 [CNN] Powerful storm still causing miserable conditions

21:22 [Slashdot] Nvidia Display Driver Service Attack Escalates Privileges On Windows Machines

21:23 [The Hindu - Opinion] Danger to women

21:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] Apples & oranges

21:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Opposing dissent

21:27 [Disinformation] Purported Bigfoot DNA Sample Just Black Bear

21:28 [Amnesty International] Convictions of activists in Cambodia demonstrates dire state of justice

21:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] Man of books

21:30 [The Independent] Odd job UK: booming black market economy is propping up jobs figures

21:30 [Voice of America] Researchers Say Acts of Kindness Key to Students’ Happiness

21:31 [The Hindu - Opinion] Enhance the amount

21:31 [] Killer Drones May Save Nearly Extinct White Rhinos

21:35 [The Hindu - News] Rape survivor airlift was govt., not medical, decision

21:36 [] 25 Twisters, 15 Fatalities, Two Feet of Snow and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

21:37 [Telegraph] Visa scheme to attract 1,000 top scientists and artists gets just 50 to settle in Britain


21:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Lessons in policing, from a university

21:39 [CNN] White House: No Obama proposal to Congress

21:40 [Slate Magazine] Modern-Day Typhoid Marys

21:43 [Mother Jones] The Big Debate: Should We Raise Taxes on the Rich or the Poor?

21:44 [Raw Story] Woman arrested for scamming donations by posing as relative of Newtown victim

21:45 [Mostly Water] Idle No More Map: Events Spreading Across Canada and the World

21:46 [The Independent] Iranian President sacks only woman cabinet minister

21:46 [CNET News] The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

21:49 [The Hindu - Opinion] No Santas at this police station

21:53 [The Hindu - Opinion] An Arthashastra for our times

21:53 [The Hindu - News] CPR could have caused constable’s injuries

21:54 [CNET News] Toshiba has a Lytro-like camera for smartphones -- report

21:55 [CNN] NRA clarifies its stance on arming schools

21:57 [Global Voices] A Comic Book Superhero With a Kyrgyz Flavour

21:57 [The Atlantic: Technology] More Than Half of American Homes Don't Use a Landline

21:57 [The Hindu - News] No consensus on CBMs, India to urge Pakistan to join FMCT talks

22:00 [NPR] An Abundance Of Extreme Weather Has Many On Edge

22:01 [The Independent] Hundreds of thousands turn out to see Pakistan's rising son

22:01 [The Hindu - News] No arrest yet in the Assam couple’s killing

22:02 [CNN] 'Grey's Anatomy' star Dempsey wants to buy coffee-shop chain

22:02 [The Onion] Opinion: Would A Man Who Doesn't Support Women Let His Wife Pick Out Any Oven She Wants For Her Birthday? (by Mitt Romney)

22:03 [The Hindu - News] This is a battle for equality, not just a fight against rape

22:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michael D'Antonio: Bending Toward Justice, New Year's Day And The Moral Universe

22:04 [Voice of America] West Wary Over Syria's Chemical Stockpiles

22:05 [The Hindu - News] Arson as Naga blockade begins in Manipur

22:08 [Russia Today] Utah gun advocates start shooting class for teachers

22:09 [Slashdot] GNU C Library 2.17 Announced, Includes Support For 64-bit ARM

22:09 [Telegraph] US music student wins stalking order against her own parents

22:10 [The Hindu - News] ‘Be your employer’ is new mantra


22:13 [Russia Today] Almost a quarter of female troops become victims of sex assaults in combat zones

22:14 [CNN] 'Boy Meets World' star Rider Strong engaged

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Nitish faults Ministerial group for denying Bihar special status

22:17 [The Independent] Vladimir Putin to sign bill banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans

22:18 [The Hindu - News] Parks to remain open till 9 p.m.

22:18 [CNN: Entertainment] Dempsey wants to buy coffee chain

22:20 [NPR] Shootings Leave Sandy Hook Survivors Rethinking The Odds

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Indian student’s tongue slashed in Bonn

22:22 [CNN] Wild Oats wins Sydney-Hobart in record time

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Court to the aid of truck driver’s family

22:26 [The Hindu - News] Soon, road along Buckingham canal to ease traffic woes

22:27 [CNET News] Make the resolution: try a new lens for your camera

22:27 [Disinformation] JFK Conspiracy Theorists Want Mainstream Acceptance For 50th Anniversary

22:28 [Voice of America] Turkish Kurds Want Accountability for Mistaken Air Strike

22:30 [CNN] Archery takes aim at pop culture in 2012

22:32 [The Hindu - News] In 12th Plan, private sector will have big role in agriculture

22:32 [The Independent] Festive cheer for Waitrose

22:34 [The Hindu - News] Three more held in Pune blasts case

22:36 [The Hindu - News] Dalit girl’s death at Chidambaram causes unrest

22:38 [zero hedge] Reid-Off; Boehner-On; McConnell-Off; Reality-Gone

22:38 [The Hindu - News] Rights panel visits Natham Colony

22:40 [CNN: Technology] The top 12 tech stories of 2012

22:40 [CNN] The top 12 tech stories of 2012

22:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] You Know What I Want to Do in 2013? Talk to My Television

22:43 [Russia Today] Government dependents outnumber private sector workers in 11 US states

22:44 [The Hindu - News] HC upholds life term to five in 2003 Gujarat gang rape case

22:44 [Raw Story] Dark money helped Montana Democrats hold key Senate seat

22:46 [The Hindu - News] Kashmir judge asks police to keep an eye on vehicles carrying women commuters

22:47 [Reuters] Republican lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

22:48 [The Hindu - News] Eve-teasing: five months to register an FIR in Bihar

22:49 [Financial Times] Crisis takes toll on Greeks’ mental health

22:50 [NPR] Ski Resort Makes Snow With Treated Wastewater, After A Long Dispute

22:51 [Reuters: politics] Republican lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

22:52 [The Hindu - News] High Court directs payment of assistance under marriage scheme

22:53 [OpEdNews] David Koch fights Sandy relief

22:54 [The Hindu - News] Gang-rape victim ends life due to police apathy in Punjab

22:55 [Telegraph] Third husband at 37? That's very RocknRoll, Kate

22:56 [The Hindu - News] ‘66 per cent children face sexual exploitation in Rajasthan’

22:58 [The Hindu - News] “Spell out stand on Telangana”

22:58 [CNN: Entertainment] Archery in the movies

22:59 [Raw Story] What is the fiscal cliff? Facts on the looming U.S. budget changes

23:00 [Slate Magazine] An NFL Penalty Box

23:00 [The Hindu - News] Triumphant Modi visits BJP headquarters

23:02 [The Hindu - News] Minor Dalit girl gang-raped in Bihar

23:03 [zero hedge] Guest Post: No More Industrial Revolutions, No More Growth?

23:04 [The Independent] Tories warn PM that he's splitting his party, as leadership speculation mounts

23:04 [Raw Story] Travel chaos as deadly winter storm hits northeast U.S.

23:05 [The Hindu - News] Indians hold rally in Melbourne

23:05 [NPR] After Apparent Abduction, Miniature Pony Returns To Circus

23:08 [CNET News] Apple ordered to pay Chinese writers in copyright dispute

23:08 [msnbc: politics] Nearly out of time, lawmakers brace for blame on fiscal cliff

23:09 [The Hindu - News] Gang-rape charge sheet to be filed next week

23:09 [Truthdig] Modify Your Criticism, Please

23:11 [The Hindu - News] Protesters demand fast-tracking of trial in rape cases

23:13 [Voice of America] Zambia Opposition Leader Denies Party in Crisis

23:13 [The Hindu - News] Sasthamcotta Lake faces yet another threat

23:14 [Raw Story] Putin vows to sign contentious U.S. adoption ban

23:14 [Big Think] Unlocking Your Car With Your Smartphone

23:15 [The Hindu - News] A similar walkout, 28 years ago

23:15 [Slate Magazine] Pokey

23:16 [Guardian] Obama calls leaders for Friday talks in effort to reach fiscal cliff breakthrough

23:17 [The Hindu - News] 25 fast track courts for crimes against women in Maharashtra

23:18 [msnbc] Nearly out of time, lawmakers brace for blame on fiscal cliff

23:19 [CNN] 200 Utah educators take class on handling, having concealed gun in class

23:19 [The Hindu - News] Shake-up at Kerala Sahitya Akademi

23:19 [The Independent] Charles Durning: Actor who played nearly 200 film roles

23:23 [Good] Four Weird Things You Don't Need to Know About the 'Fiscal Cliff'

23:23 [straight] B.C. Hydro gets one more year to install smart meters

23:27 [Disinformation] Was Adam Lanza On Psychopharmaceutical Medication?

23:27 [The Hindu - News] ‘Come what may, Shettar will present budget’

23:29 [Voice of America] Famed US Soul Singer Fontella Bass Dies

23:30 [CNET News] BlueStacks for Mac quietly moves to beta

23:31 [Pravda] Looking for an ethical media policy

23:31 [The Hindu - News] Police cane protesters in Udupi

23:33 [CNN] House to return Sunday, but fiscal cliff debate mired in process

23:33 [OpEdNews] Gary Gutting on the Skidelskys' Views of Capitalism

23:39 [The Hindu - News] Raising the bar to prevent electrocution

23:43 [The Onion] The Onion Endorses John Edwards For President

23:44 [Deutsche Welle] Rules, oversight 'key' to eurozone survival

23:44 [Raw Story] Indian teen kills self after police pressure her to marry rapist

23:46 [CNN] Mario Monti - Fast Facts

23:55 [Slashdot] Adafruit To Teach Electronics Through Puppets In New Kids Show

23:56 [CNN] Whale on Queens beach to be buried in sand dunes, NOAA says

23:56 [CBC: politics] Travel and time away from kids tough on MP moms

23:57 [Voice of America] Massive Storm Disrupts Travel in Northeastern US

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