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00:01 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney's A-list(s)

00:03 [CNET News] Ho ho ho! How a 5-year-old got a porn-filled Nintendo for Xmas

00:06 [zero hedge] Savings Deposits Soar By Most Since Lehman And First Debt Ceiling Crisis

00:06 [The Independent] How referees have their cards marked for them

00:11 [Fox News] 1-STAR TREATMENT: Yelp Users Rip Dentist Who Fired Worker for Her Looks

00:13 [Voice of America] Schatz Sworn In As Hawaii's New Senator

00:14 [Raw Story] Italian priest’s Christmas flyer: Women incite domestic violence with cold dinners

00:14 [Big Think] Solar Cells You Can Stick On Objects

00:15 [Truthdig] Dedicated Public Servant

00:25 [NPR] Italians Outraged By Priest's Claim That Women Bring Violence On Themselves

00:26 [Reuters] Lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

00:26 [Reuters: politics] Lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

00:27 [Disinformation] “What Makes You Do What You Do?”

00:27 [Telegraph] Egypt: Hosni Mubarak back in hospital

00:30 [Truthdig] The Best Hope

00:34 [Raw Story] World’s smelliest and largest flower blooms in Brazil

00:38 [Global Voices] Macedonia: Beer Belly Blog Anniversary

00:38 [Topix Activism News] Brian May is PETA's Brit of the Year

00:41 [zero hedge] Fiscal Thursday – Last Ditch Efforts

00:43 [CNET News] Hewlett-Packard confirms feds investigating Autonomy deal

00:45 [Fox News] Lawmakers Ramp Up Rhetoric, With No Plan in Sight to Avert Fiscal Crisis

00:45 [CNN] Jack Welch - Fast Facts

00:51 [CNET News] Microsoft to Google: You're not 'serious' about business apps

00:53 [The Independent] Aid workers stay behind to protect rescued child soldiers

00:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Banned Kazakh Opposition Press Vows to Continue Online

00:54 [Raw Story] U.S. drone strikes intensify in Yemen

00:59 [Slashdot] New Android Malware Uses Google Play Icon To Trick Users

01:02 [CNN] Barge companies fear Mississippi River shutdown because of water levels

01:03 [Voice of America] Mice Study Indicates Cholesterol Drug Might Help Treat Serious Malaria Cases

01:04 [] Georgia: Detangling the Business Web

01:08 [The Independent] Margaret Thatcher warned François Mitterrand off selling Exocets to Argentina

01:21 [CNN] New York woman accused in alleged Newtown charity scam

01:21 [Reuters] Lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

01:22 [CNET News] Leaked images suggest BBM video chat coming to BlackBerry 10

01:22 [Reuters: politics] Lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

01:24 [straight] Prediction for 2013: the B.C. Liberals will not be destroyed

01:24 [Guardian] Girls aged 7 and 10 killed in Norfolk car crash

01:24 [Raw Story] Obama calls leaders for Friday talks in effort to reach fiscal cliff breakthrough

01:28 [Fox News: politics] Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War, dies

01:29 [Raw Story] Rep. Hoyer: Debt ceiling fight ‘like taking your child hostage’

01:30 [Telegraph] Government considered pulling England out of World Cup after Falklands

01:31 [NPR] Election Study: Black Turnout May Have Surpassed Whites

01:32 [BBC: Education] Girls 'still seen as homemakers'

01:44 [Telegraph] Indian teenager commits suicide after gang rape

01:46 [Slashdot] Empty Times Square Building Generates $23 Million a Year From Digital Ads

01:48 [OpEdNews] Battle over the facts concerning Chuck Hagel

01:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] Meet Mr RocknRoll

01:57 [Disinformation] NEXT NATURE

01:57 [Voice of America] Gulf War Commander Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

01:58 [CNN] Hillary Clinton returning to work next week

02:02 [CNN] Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

02:03 [Global Voices] Slovak Blogger Promotes Fairness in State Support for Businesses

02:05 [Truthdig] Bush in Intensive Care, Starbucks Gets Governmental, and More

02:07 [Fox News: politics] Norman Schwarzkopf: 1934 - 2012

02:08 [Russia Today] Palestinians may take Israel to ICC over child detentions

02:11 [NPR] White House To Host Congressional Leaders Friday For Fiscal Deadline Talks

02:12 [CNN] Obama, Congressional leaders to discuss fiscal cliff impasse

02:15 [Fox News] Gulf War Leader Schwarzkopf Dies

02:17 [Disinformation] Germany Exporting Its Sick And Elderly To Foreign Old Age Homes

02:18 [CNN: Politics] Justice won't block law on emergency contraception coverage

02:18 [OpEdNews] Transition NYC Bioregion - Preparing Our Island City and its Bioregion for a Bright Green Future

02:20 [Guardian] General Norman Schwarzkopf dies, aged 78

02:36 [Reuters: politics] Lawmakers, Obama in last chance talks on "fiscal cliff"

02:36 [Slate Magazine] Les Misérables

02:37 [Reuters] Lawmakers, Obama in last chance talks on "fiscal cliff"

02:39 [OpEdNews] Throwing Social Security Beneficiaries Under the Bus

02:43 [Topix Activism News] Brasstown 'Possum Drop Is A Go, With Changes

02:46 [Telegraph] 'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies aged 78

02:48 [zero hedge] The Farce Is Complete: In The Case Of Countrywide, Congress Finds Itself Innocent Of Being "Friends Of Angelo"

02:49 [OpEdNews] There Is no American Left

02:49 [Slashdot] The Most Unique Viruses of 2012

02:49 [Raw Story] Indiana teen faces felony for bringing pot-laced brownies to school

02:51 [NPR] Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Who Led Desert Storm, Dies At 78

02:55 [Voice of America] US Closes Embassy in Central African Republic; Evacuates Staff

03:09 [Raw Story] U.S. General ‘Stormin Norman’ Schwarzkopf dead at 78

03:09 [Unicef] The classroom offers a 13-year-old Somali refugee sanctuary from the rigours of life in Kenya's Dadaab camp

03:13 [Unicef] In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, UNICEF and the European Union join forces with the government in the fight against malnutrition

03:14 [CNET News] Could PBS Silicon Valley doc spawn 'Mad Men' for geek set?

03:16 [Telegraph] US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic

03:19 [Deutsche Welle] US evacuates Central African Republic embassy

03:29 [OpEdNews] FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers: US Intelligence Machine Instead Plotted with Bankers to Attack Protest Movement

03:30 [CNET News] Retail sites see 27 percent traffic jump on Christmas Day

03:35 [zero hedge] Facebook Censors Prominent Political Critics

03:39 [Raw Story] Dinosaur ‘thief’ pleads guilty to smuggling

03:45 [CNN] After newspaper's gun-permit map, blogger posts journalists' addresses

03:47 [Fox News: politics] US closes embassy in Central African Republic

03:47 [The Atlantic: Politics] Can Obama Avert the Fiscal Cliff without Mitch McConnell?

03:47 [CNN] Gulf War commander Schwarzkopf dies

03:53 [CNN] Central African Republic president seeks help against rebels

03:54 [The Hindu - News] Bangalore road accident death toll highest in December: police

03:54 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Jobless Claims Not Translating Into Full-Time Jobs

03:54 [Deutsche Welle] Famed US military commander Norman Schwarzkopf dead

03:57 [Disinformation] BBC on America’s Secret Drone War in Pakistan

04:00 [CNET News] Wikipedia's most-viewed articles in 2012 were...

04:10 [AntiWar] Why the War Party Fears Hagel

04:11 [CNET News] Autonomy founder fires back at HP after news of DOJ inquiry

04:14 [Mother Jones] How Technical Sounding Nonsense Can Boost Your Career Prospects

04:15 [CNN] Prosecutor: Pediatric dentist facing child porn possession charges

04:18 [Telegraph] Duchess hoax call: Australian radio hosts 'unlikely to face charges'

04:24 [Raw Story] Earth’s twin will be discovered in 2013, astronomers predict

04:26 [The Hindu - News] Sheila highlights steps taken for women’s safety in Delhi

04:29 [Russia Today] Indian gang-rape victim commits suicide

04:34 [The Hindu - News] All about automobiles under one roof

04:39 [zero hedge] The Real Crisis: "People Have Lost Trust In The Government And The Market"

04:43 [The Hindu - News] Sailing championship sets sail in Kochi

04:43 [Fox News] READY TO BAN?States Mull Gun Laws Amid Doubt Over Federal Action

04:51 [Slashdot] Ramanujan's Deathbed Conjecture Finally Proven

04:53 [The Hindu - News] Now, ISRO fills space left unexplored by Madurai city fairs

04:53 [The Hindu - Opinion] Man or mouse?

04:55 [The Hindu - News] Schwarzkopf, US commander during first Gulf war, dies

04:57 [The Hindu - News] A proud achievement for Mangalore

04:57 [Disinformation] Rabbi Laibl Wolf Lectures on the Kabbalah and the Banishment of Adam and Eve

05:00 [] John Kerry's Record On Central Asia And The Caucasus

05:05 [The Hindu - News] Court of inquiry begins probe

05:05 [AntiWar] Iraq Violence Leaves 2 Killed, Including an Egyptian

05:11 [The Hindu - News] Thiruvananthapuram youth too join protests

05:12 [Sydney Morning Herald] Shark takes man's finger

05:17 [The Hindu - News] ‘Invoke Article 365 if Karnataka fails to comply with directions from Union’

05:24 [OpEdNews] Fact-Checking Wayne LaPierre

05:24 [Raw Story] Harry Reid: Boehner ‘dictatorship’ preventing fiscal cliff deal

05:27 [The Hindu - News] Nehru development model still relevant, says MP

05:29 [The Hindu - News] 8-year-old dies as school gate falls on him

05:31 [The Hindu - News] Visually-impaired woman falls from staircase, dies

05:33 [The Hindu - News] PH road to get skywalk soon

05:35 [The Hindu - News] Police stop much-awaited fashion show

05:37 [Slashdot] Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas

05:39 [Global Voices] Tocqueville French Revolution Classic on China's Bestsellers List

05:42 [Sydney Morning Herald] Fifty shades of great

05:50 [The Hindu - News] Doctor among three held for selling newborn

05:54 [Raw Story] Rebirth of the Viking warship that may have helped conquer the seas

05:57 [Disinformation] TED Blog: 11 Talks That Freaked Us Out in 2012

06:00 [Big Think] The New Digital Literacy

06:09 [Raw Story] Matt Damon laments U.S. politics: ‘We’re genuinely f*cked’ on long-term issues

06:10 [The Hindu - News] Day in pictures

06:14 [The Hindu - News] IT staff protest against gender violence

06:15 [Moral Low Ground] ‘Douche du Jour’: Italian Priest Piero Corsi Blames Rape and Domestic Violence on ‘Provocative’ Women

06:18 [The Hindu - News] High Court comes to the rescue of South City residents

06:20 [The Hindu - News] Deadline to get metered water connections is January 15

06:26 [Voice of America] Petition Drive against Boko Haram Faces Saturday Deadline

06:26 [The Hindu - News] Private schools told to strictly adhere to RTE Act provisions

06:32 [The Hindu - News] 7 killed in Kollam van-bus collision

06:34 [The Hindu - News] Rs. 4 lakh each for kin of NCC cadets

06:43 [The Hindu - News] Focus on fodder bank, water sources to reduce human-animal conflicts

06:45 [The Hindu - News] Sonia: No time should be lost in punishing gang rape culprits

06:45 [Sydney Morning Herald] Remarkable remarks

06:45 [Fox News] ARMED EDUCATORS:Firearms Training Class for Teachers Draws Hundreds

06:47 [Fin24 News] US fiscal cliff battle heats up

06:47 [Topix Activism News] SPNI: Save Palmahim beach

06:49 [The Hindu - News] Kicking off soccer dreams

06:49 [OpEdNews] Avigdor Lieberman Faces New Charges

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Connect and disconnect

06:54 [Russia Today] Market Buzz: Final countdown for fiscal cliff decision

06:54 [OpEdNews] Moscow Talks on Syria

06:56 [AL JAZEERA] Obama set to launch last-chance budget talks

06:56 [AntiWar] Naftali Bennett: The David Duke of Israel

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Three-day livestock expo of TANUVAS

06:57 [Disinformation] The Care and Maintenance of ‘Satan’

07:03 [The Hindu - News] The day Mangalore stood still

07:04 [OpEdNews] The terror lurking in a Christmas tree

07:09 [The Hindu - News] Committee of health, industry officials formed to tackle silicosis

07:10 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Michele Swenson: Tyranny of Plutocracy: Holding People Hostage Over a Fiscal & Climate Cliff

07:11 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers ramp up the rhetoric, with no plan in sight to avert fiscal crisis

07:13 [The Hindu - News] Panel formed to tackle silicosis in Coimbatore district

07:19 [Guardian] UK-wide witness protection programme to be launched in 2013

07:19 [The Hindu - News] Vedike demands a bridge at Mahakalipadpu level-crossing

07:23 [Telegraph] Improve witness protection to tackle serious crime, ministers say

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Commuters still waiting for good services

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Varsity appointments made ‘in haste’ irks teachers awaiting CAS promotion

07:32 [CNN] Ailing Mubarak returned to military hospital after fall

07:36 [The Hindu - News] Drive to prevent ID liquor sale in Krishna district

07:39 [Telegraph] Thatcher deployed army of spies in Gibraltar after Falklands

07:40 [The Hindu - News] Students from Paderu visit science centre

07:44 [The Hindu - News] ADGP holds discussions with Tiruchi Central Prison officials

07:45 [OpEdNews] Legislation Constipation

07:48 [The Hindu - News] Vijayawada cops concerned over rise in crime rate

07:50 [The Hindu - News] ‘Learning arts is a necessity’

07:54 [The Hindu - News] SBH agrees to release Rs. 3.77 cr. for housing

07:55 [Telegraph] Nearly 1,000 doctors 'have criminal records'

07:56 [The Hindu - News] Tiruchi college awarded for training 1,000 students

07:57 [Disinformation] Going to the Store

08:02 [The Hindu - News] PM: Centre won't encroach States’ rights on water

08:08 [Fox News] Lawmakers Frozen on Fiscal Talks

08:12 [Slashdot] Britain Suspends Exploratory Drilling of Antarctic Lake

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Blend cooking oils to stay away from heart diseases

08:14 [The Hindu - News] Decision on Telangana in a month, Shinde says

08:20 [The Hindu - News] 'Recovery rate in property offences highest this year'

08:24 [The Hindu - News] King George Hospital workers organise protest

08:25 [Telegraph] Two girls aged seven and 10 killed in Norfolk car crash

08:26 [The Hindu - News] Delhi gang rape victim has brain injury

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Consultant selected for VMR master plan

08:41 [Pravda] USA takes the lead in killings of children

08:41 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

08:41 [Telegraph] More than 175 foreign criminals deported in crackdown

08:46 [CNN] More snow, more frustrations as powerful storm pushes on

08:49 [The Hindu - News] TDP names its representatives

08:51 [The Hindu - Opinion] The Indian Pirate

08:52 [Pravda] Migrants strangle France alive

08:52 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Q&A: Depending on Democracy to Deliver Sustainable Development

08:54 [Russia Today] Former Defense Minister Serdyukov questioned in major graft case

08:55 [Guardian] Celebrities taken to task in annual round-up of scientific nonsense

08:57 [Disinformation] Sputniko! ‘Menstruation Machine, Takashi’s Take’

08:58 [Fin24 News] Lonmin CEO steps down

09:01 [CNN] Indian girl commits suicide over alleged gang rape

09:04 [Russia Today] Yule be sorry: Saudi police foil attempt to celebrate Christmas

09:08 [Fox News] HERO REMEMBERED: Gulf War Leader Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

09:09 [Russia Today] Jesus not born 'yesterday': Majority of Christians do not believe December 25 Christ's birth date

09:11 [Pravda] Americans never give up your guns

09:11 [Telegraph] Downpours and gales batter Britain as 2012 is declared wettest year ever

09:12 [CNET News] Twitter: The five biggest stories of 2012

09:14 [BBC: Entertainment] Rescue Me singer Bass dies at 72

09:15 [Truthdig] Bush Health Update, Starbucks Gets Bipartisan, and More

09:17 [The Hindu - News] Government Hospital in Madurai gets pain relief drug

09:24 [BBC: Science & Environment] BBC to be clearer on wildlife shots

09:26 [The Independent] Delays for road and rail travellers due to flooding and late-running engineering work

09:26 [NPR] Let's Double Down On A Superstorm Of Malarkey: Picking 2012's Word Of The Year

09:27 [Telegraph] Summer-born children being wrongly classed as having special needs

09:28 [The Hindu - News] Science motivation meet to be held in Madurai in January

09:30 [Truthdig] Cliffhanger: Why Republicans Don’t Care What the Nation Thinks

09:30 [Global Voices] What Lies Ahead for China in 2013?

09:33 [Fox News: politics] Reaction to death of General Norman Schwarzkopf

09:35 [Guardian] Indian gang rape victim 'fighting for her life'

09:37 [CNN] 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf, lauded Gulf War commander, dies

09:38 [The Hindu - News] Pension through ECS to be extended

09:41 [The Independent] More Americans favour strong gun laws after Newtown

09:41 [NPR] Assessing Hillary Clinton's Legacy

09:43 [CNN] Obama, congressional leaders to discuss impending fiscal cliff

09:50 [Deutsche Welle] Japanese industrial output takes a tumble

09:50 [The Hindu - News] Abhijit remarks: Cong suggests ‘forgive, forget’ approach

09:51 [Pravda] Pakistan Navy Is the Key

09:52 [The Hindu - News] The long wait is finally over

09:57 [The Independent] 100-year-old globe from Spain may have been an early example of interactive education

09:57 [Disinformation] ‘Jesus Christ!’ DLSU TREDTRI MTV

09:58 [The Hindu - News] Consult States on NCTC, Jayalalithaa to PM

09:59 [Russia Today] Prokhorov sacks Nets coach

10:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Craig Crawford: Our Judy Time

10:09 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

10:12 [The Hindu - News] Proposal for pool of divers remains in limbo

10:13 [The Independent] 175 foreign criminals deported under new UKBA crackdown

10:15 [Guardian] Flooding and rail problems continue to delay travellers

10:16 [The Hindu - News] Storm blows through East; 135,000 in dark in Arkansas

10:20 [Truthdig] Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

10:21 [The Hindu - News] Heavy trekking gear could have hastened death of NCC cadets

10:27 [The Hindu - News] Nowhere to use Japan’s growing plutonium stockpile

10:28 [The Independent] Labour offers UK hope, says Ed Miliband

10:30 [Telegraph] Rare £10,000 bible discovered in Devon

10:32 [Guardian] Workers face 'hard year of slog' in 2013

10:33 [The Hindu - News] Myanmar to allow daily private newspapers

10:35 [The Hindu - News] Pak seeks help to rescue 23 missing police

10:37 [The Hindu - News] Fort Kochi Sub-Collector to conduct emergency inquiry

10:40 [Fox News] EPA CHIEF STEPS DOWN:Lisa Jackson Resigns After Business, GOP Battles

10:40 [OpEdNews] Spring time in Nirvana

10:42 [Slate Magazine] Corrections

10:43 [The Hindu - News] Two LeT militants killed in encounter

10:44 [Russia Today] Putin approves bill banning US adoptions of Russian kids

10:49 [Voice of America] Russia Urges Syria to Dialogue with Opposition

10:49 [The Hindu - News] Referral status for four Thiruvananthapuram MCH wings

10:50 [Deutsche Welle] Russian court clears jail doctor in Magnitsky case


10:53 [The Hindu - News] A twiddle in the dark

10:54 [Guardian] India to name and shame sex offenders as rape protests grow

10:54 [Russia Today] Russia hopes ‘reasonable’ Syrian opposition will seek dialogue

10:55 [OpEdNews] Sandy a Wake up Call

10:56 [Topix Activism News] Syrian warplanes raid Damascus province: activists

10:57 [The Hindu - News] Anti-plastic drive in Thiruvananthapuram from tomorrow

10:57 [Disinformation] UFO Guy: ‘I’m Hallucinating All of the Time Anyway’

11:02 [Telegraph] Only women are called 'bossy', claims Clare Balding

11:07 [The Hindu - News] Karnataka demands permanent water dispute tribunal

11:09 [Voice of America] Obama to Hold "Fiscal Cliff" Talks with Top Congressional Leaders

11:09 [The Hindu - News] She reached for the stars, discovered one

11:10 [AL JAZEERA] Anti-Maliki protests continue in Iraq

11:12 [CNN] Police: Mumbling woman pushes man to his death in front of subway train

11:16 [Guardian] 2012 in review: an interactive guide to the year that was

11:17 [Voice of America] Indian Rape Victim "Struggling Against the Odds"

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Cultural festival at Thonnakal

11:19 [Russia Today] Not guilty: court acquits official charged with Magnitsky’s death

11:19 [Slashdot] John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize

11:21 [msnbc] What happens to you if we go over the fiscal cliff

11:22 [New Internationalist] Country Profile: Peru

11:22 [CNN] Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill

11:24 [Russia Today] Sweater made by Burmese dissident 'Amay Suu' sold for $49k

11:27 [NPR] Russia's Putin Signs Controversial Adoption Bill

11:28 [Guardian] Pig's head left outside centre used by Muslims

11:30 [The Hindu - News] Striking Snaps - 2012

11:30 [The Independent] Postcard from... New York

11:34 [Guardian] China rejects claims of producing fake medicine for Africa

11:34 [The Hindu - News] Rape victim seeks shelter in Hassan child care home

11:35 [Voice of America] China to Require Real-Name Internet Registration

11:36 [CNN] Cook's total Apple pay package falls


11:44 [Fox News] READY TO BAN? States Mull Gun Laws Amid Doubt Over Federal Action

11:44 [Russia Today] Dima Yakovlev Law

11:46 [The Independent] Police launch investigation after pig's head left outside Muslim community centre

11:46 [The Hindu - News] 3 non-Congress States oppose Centre’s water policy

11:47 [Spiegel] Presidential Election: Czech Voters Yearn for Substance over Scandal

11:47 [Slate Magazine] Play the Slate News Quiz—Special Year in Review Edition!

11:48 [The Hindu - News] Excise scam: Revenue Department opposes ACB recommendation

11:48 [Telegraph] Margaret Thatcher would have resigned over Falklands failure

11:49 [Russia Today] Reading salary too small for Arshavin

11:56 [BBC: Also in the news] US man admits dinosaur smuggling

11:57 [Disinformation] Richard Wiseman: ‘Assumptions’

11:58 [BBC: Technology] Bug reveals 'erased' Snapchat videos

12:00 [Big Think] Questions for Pro-Lifers: The Results, Continued

12:01 [The Independent] Florida man pleads guilty to smuggling dinosaur bones

12:02 [Guardian] Israel criticised by Britain over West Bank university plan

12:02 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 28 December 2012

12:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] This Week's Senate Scandal: Its Scorn for the 4th Amendment

12:04 [Russia Today] China forces real-name telecoms registration

12:06 [The Hindu - News] Sheela Balakrishnan appointed as Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu

12:10 [Fox News] Obama, Congressional Lawmakers to Meet as Deadline Nears for Fiscal Deal

12:15 [New Statesman] Miliband uses new year message to counter the Tories' welfare myths

12:15 [Deutsche Welle] Bahrain's opposition split over violence

12:15 [Mother Jones] What "Happy Feet Two" Star Matt Damon Taught Me About Fracking

12:18 [Telegraph] Forbidden fruit: Bill Gates' kids banned from Apple gadgets

12:22 [Financial Times] China tightens internet controls

12:24 [Good] 12 Days of Architecture: Four Newly-Formed Chapters

12:26 [The Hindu - News] Lunching in leisure

12:27 [Spiegel] Pessimistic Schäuble Changes Tune: Finance Minister Says Euro-Crisis Worst Is Over

12:29 [CNN] Official: Russia invites head of Syrian opposition for talks

12:33 [The Hindu - News] The amour for art cinema

12:33 [CBC: politics] Powering up the Speaker of the House

12:34 [Telegraph] Contraception helped me control my brood, says David Cameron

12:36 [Pravda] Putin signs ‘anti-Magnitsky’ law

12:39 [Voice of America] Iraqi Sunnis Hold Protest Against Shi'ite-Led Government

12:43 [The Hindu - News] Spaces and pioneering spirit

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Atomic forest

12:47 [The Hindu - News] Art in the ordinary

12:47 [Spiegel] Zaha Hadid vs. the Pirates: Copycat Architects in China Take Aim at the Stars

12:49 [The Hindu - News] With a generous helping of love

12:52 [Fin24 News] SA miners' silicosis lawsuit stepped up

12:52 [Guardian] Abducted Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson to be reunited with mother in UK

12:55 [New Statesman] In the Frame: Journey to Mars

12:57 [zero hedge] Euro Winds Down

12:57 [Spiegel] Ineffective and Unsustainable: Failure Threatens Afghan Police Training Mission

12:58 [Disinformation] Best WeAreChange Confrontations of 2012

12:58 [Guardian] Man charged with Christmas murder of girlfriend

12:59 [The Hindu - News] Up above the world so high

12:59 [Russia Today] Russian figure skaters revolt against national team’s coaching council

13:03 [The Hindu - News] Songs to keep you singing

13:05 [The Hindu - News] TDP supports Telangana demand

13:05 [Voice of America] India’s Economy Looks to Rebound in 2013

13:05 [CNN] King Abdullah - Fast Facts

13:06 [CNET News] Social media: The biggest stories of 2012

13:07 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts: Sweet surprise

13:08 [zero hedge] Same Cliff Different Day

13:10 [Raw Story] Belgium claims ownership of French fries

13:15 [Raw Story] Egypt’s Mubarak has cracked ribs, fluid in lungs

13:15 [Truthdig] Gun Nut

13:20 [Telegraph] Caterpillars' self-defence mimicry and camouflage

13:21 [The Hindu - News] Fear grip residents of Munnar, Devikulam over Tiger attacks

13:21 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Kosher products aimed at Israeli market on sale in Jordan

13:26 [Pravda] Italian man dies during family party in Russia's St. Petersburg

13:27 [Fin24 News] Lonmin seeks CEO to revive fortunes

13:28 [Truthdig] Last Year Review

13:28 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: More Fatah prisoners released by Hamas in Gaza

13:29 [The Hindu - News] How to make…Wheat ragi appam

13:30 [United Nations Foundation] NEW Global Debates website

13:30 [CNET News] Twitter: Five predictions for 2013

13:31 [The Hindu - News] Cold claims 15 more lives in U.P.

13:32 [CNN] Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill

13:33 [CNN] Central African Republic president seeks help against rebels

13:33 [Raw Story] China launches rival GPS satellite system

13:33 [Slate Magazine] 2012: The Year in TV Moments

13:34 [The Independent] Man pushed to death on New York subway

13:35 [CNN] The eurozone's reluctant leader

13:35 [The Hindu - News] Light, space and shape

13:36 [United Nations Foundation] Fearing God at the End of the World

13:38 [NPR] Americans Support Physician-Assisted Suicide For Terminally Ill

13:39 [The Hindu - News] For a bite of bliss

13:41 [The Hindu - News] Revelry ahoy!

13:44 [CNN] Central African Republic president seeks help against rebels

13:45 [CNN] The eurozone's reluctant leader

13:47 [The Hindu - News] A forgotten history

13:48 [This Magazine] Friday FTW: 13-year-old girl calls for gender-neutral Easy Bake Ovens

13:49 [Fin24 News] Lonmin seeks CEO to revive fortunes

13:50 [United Nations Foundation] Fearing God at the End of the World

13:51 [The Hindu - News] States to take steps to curb rising crimes against women

13:53 [Fox News: politics] Obama, congressional leaders give talks to avert fiscal crisis one last try

13:53 [Deutsche Welle] 2013 - a new chapter in East Timor's independence

13:53 [Guardian] Ed Miliband warned to stop talking about north-south divide

13:55 [zero hedge] China Passes Law Legalizing Deletion Of Internet Posts Or Pages Containing "Illegal" Information

13:56 [Pravda] Professional race car driver kills two women at pedestrian crossing

13:57 [CNN] U.S. officials: Syria using more accurate, Iranian-made missiles

13:57 [The Hindu - News] Pon Radhakrishnan elected as President of BJP TN unit

13:58 [Russia Today] Breaking the ice: Kingdom of Snow to open in Moscow

13:58 [Disinformation] Amazing Video: Riding the Shuttle’s Booster

13:58 [] West rebellion justified:UN pro-exploitation

13:58 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Russian forces carry out manoeuvres near Syrian coast

13:59 [Guardian] Pig's head left outside centre used by Muslims

14:01 [CNN] The 10 prettiest dresses of 2012

14:01 [The Hindu - News] 12th Plan based on ‘unrealistic assumptions’: BJP

14:03 [Raw Story] Clinton, still recovering, to be back at desk Monday

14:03 [The Hindu - News] Kadak chai

14:05 [CNN] Entertainment 2012: The year of 'meh'

14:05 [The Independent] Dustin Hoffman finds a new calling

14:08 [NPR] Secretary Clinton Due Back At Work Next Week, 'Foreign Policy' Reports

14:09 [Fin24 News] November trade gap narrows

14:10 [Reuters] Expectations low for White House "fiscal cliff" meeting

14:11 [The Hindu - News] ...Word for word

14:11 [CNET News] DotCom promises splashy launch for Mega

14:12 [Fox News] Obama, Congressional Lawmakers to Meet as Deadline Nears for Fiscal Deal

14:12 [Slashdot] Russia Says Next-Gen Spacecraft Design Ready

14:13 [Deutsche Welle] Recycling food for Brazil's high rollers

14:15 [Sydney Morning Herald] Plan to mine gas under homes

14:17 [The Hindu - News] The Margazhi Gallery - Part 10

14:18 [This Magazine] Listen to This #020: Ottawa Citizen Parliament Hill reporter Glen McGregor

14:18 [Reuters: politics] Expectations low for White House "fiscal cliff" meeting

14:21 [Guardian] Israel criticised by Britain over West Bank university plan

14:21 [The Independent] Silvio Berlusconi must pay second wife '£2.5m a month in divorce settlement'

14:23 [Russia Today] Wahhabis launch anti-New Year propaganda in Russia

14:23 [Slate Magazine] The Father of the Chicken Nugget

14:25 [CNN: Entertainment] 10 prettiest dresses of 2012

14:34 [CNN] Middle East will muddle through 2013

14:35 [The Hindu - News] Cell phones go silent in Karachi

14:35 [CNET News] LG wants Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 banned in Korea

14:36 [CNN] 2013: Energy issues on front burner

14:36 [The Independent] Iranian navy flexes its muscles in Strait of Hormuz

14:38 [CNN] 2013: How health care will affect you

14:38 [zero hedge] ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Distracts As ‘Fiscal Abyss’ In Japan, UK and U.S. Cometh

14:41 [CNN] If I offended demanding DREAMers, I'm not sorry

14:41 [The Hindu - News] Karunanidhi slams Jayalalithaa for NDC walkout

14:43 [NPR] Remembering Gen. Schwarzkopf, 'Military Hero Of His Generation'

14:44 [CNET News] RIM's patent payment to Nokia starts at $65M

14:47 [Spiegel] The Miracle of Wenchi: Ethiopian Kids Using Tablets to Teach Themselves

14:48 [] Oversight Amendments to FISA Crumble in US Senate: Obama, Democrats Push to Make Bush Spying Laws Permanent

14:50 [The Hindu - News] APSRTC inaugurates solar plant at HCU bus depot

14:52 [The Hindu - News] An old messenger

14:52 [The Independent] India rape victim 'fights for her life'

14:55 [zero hedge] Run-Time Error -2147418113: Catastrophic Failure

14:57 [Slashdot] NASA's Ion Thruster Sets Continuous Operation Record

14:58 [Raw Story] South Korean woman slaps TSA agent over pat down: report

14:58 [Disinformation] Newtown: It Was Obama. No, it was Iran! Israel! Batman!

14:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Rabbis issue warning to hotels about New Year celebrations

15:00 [United Nations Foundation] NEW Global Debates website

15:01 [BBC: Health] Graphic anti-smoking ad launched

15:01 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Spanish PM predicts tough 2013

15:01 [CNN] New York woman accused in alleged Newtown charity scam

15:03 [OpEdNews] Guavas, coconuts and corruption, oh my!

15:04 [The Hindu - News] Works to working out


15:06 [CNN] Mandela playing with grandkids, wants rumors about death to stop

15:07 [The Independent] New York subway murder: Man dies after being pushed in front of NYC subway train by 'mumbling' woman - the second such incident in a month

15:07 [Spiegel] The Miracle of Wenchi: Ethiopian Kids Using Tablets to Teach Themselves

15:08 [Slate Magazine] How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

15:09 [Telegraph] Schoolboy finds WWII bomb on first trip out with metal detector Christmas present

15:11 [Topix Activism News] Southern Co. faces risks on Miss. power plant

15:12 [The Hindu - News] Come out and play

15:12 [Fox News] READY TO BAN? States Mull Gun Laws Amid Doubt Over Federal Action

15:13 [Russia Today] Russians to drink 1.5bn liters of alcohol over New Year holidays

15:13 [The Atlantic: National] Living Like a Hasid, Thinking Like a Heretic

15:13 [NPR] Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Resume; Russia Bans U.S. Adoptions

15:13 [Voice of America] Russia Acquits Prison Official in Magnitsky Death

15:18 [The Hindu - News] The addict and his passion

15:18 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 28, 2012

15:18 [OpEdNews] John Boehner's Failure

15:21 [Financial Times] China tightens internet controls

15:22 [The Hindu - News] Temptations galore

15:22 [The Independent] West London's Egerton Crescent revealed as UK's most expensive street - with terraced houses sharing a communal garden costing over £8 million

15:23 [Raw Story] China says it isn’t producing fake anti-malaria drugs for Africa

15:23 [Russia Today] Apple fined by Chinese court over pirated books in Apps Store

15:23 [Telegraph] Revellers throw flour and eggs during the Els Enfarinats festival in Ibi, Spain

15:26 [The Hindu - News] Carefree but not careless

15:28 [The Hindu - News] ‘Govt. taking all possible steps for release of Indian hostages held in Somalia’

15:29 [CNN] Djokovic wants Nadal return

15:32 [The Onion] 8th-Grade Health Class Squirms Throughout Entire Screening Of 'Miracle Of Abortion'

15:33 [Raw Story] Berlusconi ordered to pay nearly $4 million in divorce settlement

15:33 [Good] Best of 2012: The Five Most Extraordinary Things to Happen in Education

15:34 [Fox News: politics] Critics question aim of $25-per-gun tax in Chicago

15:35 [Guardian] Royal hoax call: 'no decision taken' on whether to charge Australian DJs

15:36 [The Hindu - News] ...write attaché

15:37 [CNN] U.S. diplomats leave Central African Republic amid unrest

15:38 [zero hedge] Instragram Loses 25% Of All Users In Aftermath Of Rule Change Fiasco

15:38 [The Atlantic: Politics] The 8 Elections to Watch in 2013

15:40 [The Hindu - News] Weaving their way into your heart

15:42 [CNN] Under-fire Ferguson brings President Obama into referee debate

15:43 [Deutsche Welle] Hope for victims of nodding disease in Uganda

15:43 [Voice of America] : Looking Ahead to AIDS-Free Generation

15:44 [New Statesman] 2012 in review: The New Statesman on... identity

15:46 [CNET News] Snapchat, Poke videos don't quite disappear as promised

15:48 [The Atlantic: National] The Human Casualties of the War on Drugs

15:48 [] UN's Last Stand on Arms Trade Treaty

15:49 [Voice of America] Looking Ahead to AIDS-Free Generation

15:50 [CNN] 10 global New Year's eats

15:55 [CNN: Entertainment] Readers pick best TV shows

15:55 [Telegraph] Jacques Delors: Britain could leave the European Union

15:58 [Disinformation] Psychotronic Soundscapes: Top Twenty Mind-Bending Albums for 2012

16:01 [Slashdot] China Tightens Internet Restrictions

16:03 [Raw Story] Kentucky man calls racist Obama display ‘freedom of speech’

16:06 [The Hindu - News] Thick fog engulfs Patna as cold wave intensifies in Bihar

16:08 [zero hedge] Chicago PMI Rises Even As Employment Index Slides To Three Year Low; Respondents Warn On Obamacare

16:08 [Russia Today] No small potatoes: Belgium and France argue over origins of French fries

16:09 [Voice of America] Higgs Bosun Named Top Science Find of 2012

16:11 [Voice of America] Higgs Boson Named Top Science Find of 2012

16:13 [Raw Story] Scientists say ‘robot boy’ can be built within nine months

16:13 [Deutsche Welle] A year of protests, corruption and anger

16:16 [Pravda] Russia's Golden Age to start in 2013, Russian Nostradamus said

16:18 [Russia Today] RT recalls 2012: Syria’s conflict ‘infiltrated’

16:18 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Lost Apple 'MacPhone'

16:18 [NPR] An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

16:23 [This Magazine] 2nd place poetry: Opening the Door

16:24 [] Democracy Now!: The Wilmington 10: North Carolina Urged to Pardon Civil Rights Activists Falsely Jailed 40 Years Ago

16:24 [Global Voices] Chinese Scholars Test the New Leadership's Will to Political Reform

16:24 [The Independent] Video: Children on sledge collide with woman

16:25 [Telegraph] Ronald Reagan ignored Queen's Windsor Castle invitation

16:28 [CNN] Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill

16:30 [msnbc: politics] Cliff Notes: Five things to watch at today's White House meeting

16:31 [Pravda] Kyrgyzstan knocks on Russia's door

16:33 [Russia Today] Senate approves FISA spying bill

16:33 [Deutsche Welle] Dexia bailout plan approved by EU executive

16:34 [msnbc] Cliff Notes: Five things to watch at today's White House meeting

16:35 [CNET News] China tightens the screws on Internet users

16:35 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Former Greek finance minister denies 'Lagarde List' allegations

16:36 [CNN: Money] 90% FACE TAK HIKE

16:39 [zero hedge] The Senate Can At Least Agree On One Thing

16:40 [Fox News: politics] Congress extends foreign surveillance law

16:40 [The Independent] 'She felt like she had no life': Mother drowns autistic four-year-old son in bathtub because she was 'sick' of caring for him

16:41 [Fox News] HERO REMEMBERED: Gulf War Leader Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

16:43 [CNN] Nadal out of Australian Open

16:43 [The Atlantic: Politics] Professor Romney? Predicting the 2012 Republican Nominee's Future

16:45 [Guardian] Prince Charles held private meetings with eight ministers in 12 months

16:46 [Fin24 News] 'Determine your future', says Zim PM

16:47 [Slashdot] Ouya Dev Consoles Ship, SDK Released

16:48 [Deutsche Welle] Germany compiles first nationwide gun register

16:49 [CNN] Fish or cut bait? Obama, Congress to meet on fiscal cliff

16:50 [CNN] Condition of India rape victim worsens, doctor says

16:51 [CNET News] Google's new VP9 video technology reaches public view

16:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] International Aid Helps Cuba Adapt to Climate Change

16:55 [The Independent] Man guns down three officers with their own weapons inside New Jersey police station, before being shot and killed himself

16:55 [Telegraph] Forestry Commission planted imported ash trees despite warnings

16:57 [CNN: Money] 90% FACE TAX HIKE

16:57 [Guardian] £1.8bn 'snooper's charter' fails to get Treasury backing

16:58 [CNET News] DirecTV to hike subscription rates in February 2013

16:58 [Raw Story] Light-powered magnetic levitation could create ‘new class’ of solar energy

16:58 [Disinformation] Whatever, Still Most Annoying Word, You Know. Like, Seriously? Just Sayin’

16:58 [Slate Magazine] “On Top of Spaghetti”

17:03 [Deutsche Welle] A steady torrent of innovation in 2012

17:06 [CNET News] Apple's Christmas gift - 87 percent leap in app downloads

17:08 [Disinformation] British Man Wakes Up From Coma Speaking New Language

17:08 [zero hedge] Perfectly Broken Market Ramps On Yesterday's News

17:11 [The Independent] The Ten Best Games of 2012

17:12 [Fox News] Last Shot: Obama, Lawmakers Meet

17:13 [Slate Magazine] 25 Years of Prozac, 100 Years of Crosswords

17:13 [Guardian] Church organist dies after 'brutal attack' on Christmas Eve

17:14 [Global Voices] Russian Politicians Doom Orphans as Orthodox Christmas Approaches

17:18 [CNN] Hope for hearing: Cochlear implants

17:18 [Big Think] How Redefining Trauma Could Help Cure PTSD

17:18 [Russia Today] Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

17:18 [Mother Jones] Republicans Continue to Stare Into the Abyss, But Nothing Stares Back

17:21 [Voice of America] Zuma Calls Dog Ownership 'Un-African'

17:23 [CNN] Flawless Fenninger takes top spot

17:24 [Moral Low Ground] Danny Hafley, Kentucky Man, Defends Racist Watermelon-Eating Obama Mannequin as “Free Speech”

17:25 [Voice of America] Zimbabwe's Economy on Recovery Path

17:27 [The Independent] 'These guys are truly, truly animals': Three teenagers arrested for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and raping woman in five-hour Christmas day attack

17:27 [Fox News: politics] US officials decry Putin for signing 'shameful' adoption ban

17:28 [Deutsche Welle] India rape victim's condition deteriorates

17:28 [NPR] As Water Level Falls, Concerns About Mississippi River's Barge Traffic Rise

17:29 [The Nation] Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

17:32 [Slashdot] McAfee Labs Predicts Decline of Anonymous

17:33 [Raw Story] Driver cited for DUI after Christmas Eve crash on AA co-founder’s lawn

17:33 [Good] Looking Under the Hood: Where Stories Meet Code

17:37 [CNN] Apparently This Matters: Lobster iPhone case

17:38 [zero hedge] Presenting Abe's 'Super-Secret' Devaluation Plan - Double-Down

17:42 [Telegraph] FBI feared Marilyn Monroe 'drifted into Communist orbit'

17:43 [CNN] Author: Find my dog, and I'll put you in my book

17:43 [Russia Today] Russian hockey juniors top US at World Championships

17:44 [Fox News] KILLINGS OVERLOOKED:Children Who Die in Violent Acts Often Go Unreported

17:47 [Spiegel] Picture This: Take That!

17:47 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] Kenya: Possible Influx Of New Refugees WIll Worsen Already Dire Conditions In Camps

17:48 [Russia Today] Iran starts naval drill, prepares to confront Western threats

17:49 [Mother Jones] The New Bipartisan Plan to Drag Dark Money Into the Daylight

17:49 [CNN] 5 trends to help start the year right

17:49 [Global Voices] The Best 12 of 2012

17:51 [AL JAZEERA] Iraq mass protests mount pressure on Maliki

17:55 [zero hedge] Europe Ends Quiet Week With VIXplosion To Six-Week Highs

17:55 [Fox News: politics] Contract extension averts massive port strike -- for now

17:57 [The Independent] India gang-rape victim fights for life as condition worsens

17:57 [Spiegel] Fear of Global Recession: Germany Urges US to Resolve Budget Dispute

17:58 [Telegraph] Silvio Berlusconi agrees £29m divorce deal

17:58 [] Sunni Protests Escalate in Iraq Echoing Chants of the Arab Spring

17:59 [Global Voices] Debating Journalism and Censorship

18:03 [Good] Here's a Cool App to Reintroduce You to Classical Music

18:03 [Slate Magazine] A Size 2 Is a Size 2 Is a Size 8

18:04 [Guardian] Education expert cautions Michael Gove over heavy reliance on exams

18:06 [CNN] Snow covers 65% of lower 48; more coming

18:08 [Voice of America] 'The Impossible' Revisits Devastating 1994 Tsunami

18:08 [Raw Story] Gunman shoots three cops inside New Jersey police station

18:09 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Will Trigger The Next American Revolution

18:11 [CNET News] Nook Media draws $89.5M Pearson investment

18:11 [Fox News] ADOPTION COLD WAR:Utah Family Last to Adopt Before Russian Ban?

18:13 [The Atlantic: Politics] Why Not Privatize New York City's Gun Buy-Back Program?

18:14 [Telegraph] Russia invites Syrian Opposition to talks

18:17 [CNET News] Ouya game consoles now on their way to developers

18:17 [CNN] Rejuvenated Johnson destroys Sri Lanka

18:17 [The Onion] Intern Just Happens To Be Beautiful 22-Year-Old Woman

18:18 [Truthdig] Dennis Kucinich on the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

18:18 [The Hindu - News] For TTP, olive branch and violence go together

18:18 [Deutsche Welle] Sudan opens new oil field

18:18 [Reuters: politics] Expectations low for White House 'fiscal cliff' meeting

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

18:19 [Mother Jones] Why Has the Crime Decline in Los Angeles Slowed Down?

18:19 [Reuters] Expectations low for White House 'fiscal cliff' meeting

18:20 [CNN] Photos: Ted Danson turns 65

18:22 [Guardian] India gang-rape victim shows signs of organ failure

18:22 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?

18:22 [CNN: Technology] The top 12 tech stories of 2012

18:23 [Deutsche Welle] US evacuates Central African Republic embassy

18:23 [The Atlantic: National] DREAMers, MOOCs, and Charter Schools: The Coming Year in Education

18:24 [Global Voices] Online Petition for Oscar López

18:27 [CNET News] A juice groove with somewhere to go

18:28 [Raw Story] U.S. condemns Russian ban on American adoptions

18:28 [Russia Today] Thousands of Americans to go without power until after the New Year

18:29 [The Independent] Cases of winter vomiting bug Norovirus passes one million

18:33 [NPR] Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners

18:38 [Truthdig] Dutch Catholics Seek to Ditch a Homophobic Church

18:39 [zero hedge] FleeceBook: Meet Benoit Gilson, Head of Foreign Exchange & Gold At The BIS

18:43 [CNET News] Instagram said to lose millions of daily users -- but did they?

18:43 [CNN: Crime] Woman accused in charity scam

18:44 [The Independent] Bishop of Liverpool: 'People in nightclubs were kissing the Hillsborough report as if it were a sacred text’

18:44 [Telegraph] Africa preview 2013

18:48 [Voice of America] Report: US Ports Strike Averted in Labor Deal

18:48 [The Hindu - News] Down the corridor from gang-rape victim’s ward, an acid-attack victim contemplates bleak future

18:49 [Slate Magazine] Pandemics Porn

18:49 [OpEdNews] The Heart Flow That Will Recreate the World

18:49 [CNN] 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf, lauded Gulf War commander, dies


18:54 [Moral Low Ground] US Escalating Drone War in Yemen

18:58 [Disinformation] NASA’s 100 Year Starship Project

18:58 [Canadian Dimension] Lincoln, the Movie

18:59 [The Independent] How do you solve a problem like BBC World Service Korea?

19:00 [The Hindu - News] Time to rethink populist food subsidies, says Pawar

19:01 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Almost 4,000 Palestinians were detained by Israel in 2012

19:04 [OpEdNews] Bahraini State Terror

19:04 [CNN] Mandela is at home and alert, wants rumors about death to stop, relative says

19:05 [CNN] George H.W. Bush - Fast Facts


19:07 [Financial Times] Beijing continues struggle to tame internet

19:08 [zero hedge] What Are Credit Traders Worrying About?

19:08 [Good] New Consumer Advocates: Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian

19:08 [CNN] 'Brother, hang tight,' wounded New York firefighter told as two colleagues lay dead

19:11 [CNN] Police: Mumbling woman pushes man to his death in front of subway train

19:13 [The Hindu - News] In Chhattisgarh, punishment for rape is jobs in police force

19:14 [OpEdNews] The case of the hollow threat

19:15 [The Independent] Ahia! Divorce will cost Silvio Berlusconi £30m a year

19:17 [Fox News] KILLINGS OVERLOOKED:Advocates Decry Lack of Attention to Child Violence

19:17 [CNN] The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2012

19:18 [Raw Story] Hobby Lobby plans to face $1.3 million in daily fines for defying contraception mandate

19:18 [Russia Today] NRA goes up against UN over Arms Trade Treaty

19:18 [CNN] Official: Russia invites head of Syrian opposition for talks

19:19 [Slate Magazine] Slate’s Most Read Stories

19:19 [Mother Jones] Warrantless Wiretapping Approved Yet Again, This Time With Barely a Fight

19:21 [Topix Activism News] Rutland Town restricts panhandlers

19:21 [The Hindu - News] Court directs police to file report on suicide of Patiala rape victim

19:23 [CNET News] Stick these solar cells on your phone or whatever else

19:23 [Raw Story] Air pollution surges in Athens as residents choose cheaper wood-burning heat

19:25 [The Hindu - News] We have the courage to admit mistakes, says Mishra

19:30 [zero hedge] Senator Baucus Sums Up The Winning Trade Of 2012

19:30 [] Bahraini State Terror

19:31 [The Independent] Rail ticket 'revolution' could cut journey prices by up to a third

19:33 [The Progressive] Why the “Fiscal Cliff” Bores the Snot Out of Me

19:33 [Deutsche Welle] Mass anti-government protests in Iraq

19:34 [CBC: politics] Health minister urges First Nations chief to end hunger strike

19:36 [Voice of America] Polarized Politics at Heart of US Budget Impasse

19:37 [Slashdot] Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics

19:37 [The Hindu - News] Praful lauds Modi’s win

19:38 [Raw Story] Senate votes to extend warrantless wiretapping powers

19:41 [zero hedge] Bob Shiller On The 'Housing Recovery': "Highly Uncertain, It's Risky"

19:43 [The Hindu - News] Panther scare has farmers ruffled up

19:43 [Big Think] What Do Brain Scans Really Tell Us About Ourselves?

19:43 [The Atlantic: Technology] How to Teach Your Parents to Break Their Computers

19:44 [OpEdNews] Agenda Prevails Over Truth

19:46 [Telegraph] Prince Charles held private meetings with ministers

19:47 [CNET News] 'Twas a very mobile Christmas (week in review)

19:47 [The Hindu - News] Now, helpdesks to make women feel safe

19:49 [Mother Jones] Starbucks CEO Should Leave His Baristas Alone

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Tabs on drug-peddling on Dec. 31

19:50 [Guardian] Murdered organist described as 'gentle soul'

19:52 [Slashdot] Senate Renews Warrantless Eavesdropping Act

19:53 [Russia Today] Longshoremen strike threatens to shut down East Coast

19:55 [The Hindu - News] Cash crunch hits HMDA projects

19:57 [The Hindu - News] 28hyssk01-RTC to offer customised bus pass

19:58 [Raw Story] West Bank settlers throw rocks at police sent to remove them

19:58 [Disinformation] Thirty-Five Times Westboro Baptist Church Lost Badly

20:02 [Telegraph] Dozens of Britons sign up for blood test that predicts longevity

20:03 [CNET News] iPad Mini triggers hot demand in China

20:03 [The Hindu - News] GHMC pitches for night sheltersunder flyovers

20:03 [The Atlantic: Technology] Remember When Japanese Electronics Firms Were Dominant? Now They're Apple Suppliers

20:06 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Mario Monti to lead centrist coalition into Italian elections

20:07 [The Hindu - News] Second stealth frigate from Russia arrives

20:08 [NPR] Tracking Gun-Related Deaths, One Tweet At A Time

20:09 [CNN] Mohamed Morsy - Fast Facts

20:09 [The Hindu - News] On the Gathering vs. the Recording

20:13 [Big Think] Pearson's Strategic Investment in NOOK Media

20:13 [The Hindu - News] Rasikas of rasam payasam

20:14 [OpEdNews] The Left is Moving Right. What to do?

20:15 [CNET News] NY mayor blames theft of Apple devices for uptick in crime

20:18 [Guardian] Norovirus outbreak may have exceeded 1 million, says health agency

20:19 [The Hindu - News] A solid vocalist in the making

20:20 [Moral Low Ground] Japanese Porn Star Uta Kohaku Collects Fans’ Semen for New Video

20:20 [Global Voices] 30 Brilliant African Tech Startups

20:24 [CNN] 5 trends to help start the year right

20:27 [The Hindu - News] 29TH_SNIPPETS

20:28 [Raw Story] Facebook shares fall as Instagram loses millions of users

20:29 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Mario Monti to lead centrist coalition into Italian elections

20:33 [Telegraph] Venezuela murder rate soars

20:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] Endgame in Telangana

20:33 [Russia Today] Anonymous threatens to take down California police department

20:33 [msnbc: politics] As fiscal cliff looms, leaders meet for last-ditch White House talks

20:33 [The Independent] Jessica Chastain: The slow road to overnight success

20:33 [The Independent] General Norman: Schwarzkopf Soldier who led the coalition force to victory in the first Gulf War

20:33 [The Independent] Fontella Bass: Singer famed for her powerful interpretation of the million-seller 'Rescue Me'

20:33 [The Independent] Popular? You nose it: Duchess of Cambridge’s nose is the most requested plastic surgery procedure

20:33 [Telegraph] Britain's Kabul embassy installs bottom scanners

20:33 [straight] Portrait of an Artist: Bruce Pashak

20:33 [Telegraph] New York murder rate at lowest rate in 50 years

20:33 [Telegraph] Nelson Mandela 'doing great'

20:33 [Mostly Water] UK Police Frame Up Conservative MP

20:33 [CBC: politics] First Nations chief rejects minister's call to end hunger strike

20:33 [OpEdNews] The Larger Question of Chuck Hagel

20:33 [Raw Story] New FBI files: Marilyn Monroe ‘associated closely’ with suspected Communists

20:33 [The Hindu - News] Defence Secretary to visit China next month

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Words that wound

20:35 [Mostly Water] Bahraini State Terror

20:35 [The Hindu - News] Artists begin sit-in

20:40 [Fox News] 'Obviously Running Out of Time Here'

20:40 [Fox News] ADOPTION COLD WAR:Utah Family Last to Adopt Before Russian Ban?

20:40 [Fox News] BLOOD FOUND:Vegas Dealer Suspected Of Murdering Girl, 10

20:40 [Fox News] GUN TAX BACKLASH:Critics Question Aim of $25-a-Gun Tax in Chicago

20:42 [Fox News: politics] Time for a yard sale? Selling excess property could net billions for cash-strapped DC

20:42 [The Hindu - News] Patna shivers as temperatures plummet

20:43 [The Atlantic: Politics] Leave Thelma & Louise Alone

20:45 [CNET News] Acer: Touch-screen laptops will be everywhere soon

20:46 [Mostly Water] The Ultimate Logic of a Society Built on Mass Murder

20:47 [zero hedge] Iran Launches "Massive" 6 Day Naval Wargame - Video Coverage

20:47 [zero hedge] Friday Humor: Top Ten Reasons Why Fiat Currency Is Superior To Gold

20:48 [NPR] Suicide Hotline Fights To Keep Vets And Troops Alive

20:48 [Mother Jones] The Year in Wonkitude

20:49 [Mostly Water] Avigdor Lieberman Faces New Charges

20:49 [Reuters] Expectations low for White House "fiscal cliff" meeting

20:50 [Reuters: politics] Expectations low for White House "fiscal cliff" meeting

20:51 [The Hindu - News] Foggy weather makes express trains crawl

20:53 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Prisons in Mexico on Verge of Collapse

20:53 [The Progressive] This Weekend, Don't Drink and Drive

20:53 [This Magazine] Friday FTW: 13-year-old girl calls for gender-neutral Easy Bake Ovens

20:55 [Slashdot] What Turned VR Pioneer Jaron Lanier Against the Web

20:58 [Raw Story] Snow falls inside Ukrainian subway cars

20:58 [Disinformation] Watch Modern Day Samurai Cut Speeding Pellet in Two With Sword

20:58 [Moral Low Ground] Former Alabama Teacher Stephanie Suggs Millard Charged for Alleged Sex with Underage Student

20:59 [Global Voices] Looking Back at 2012 in South Asia - Part I

21:01 [The Hindu - Opinion] Charge of the unenlightened brigade

21:03 [Mostly Water] Idle No More Actions Taking Place Across Canada

21:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] Reading Tea Leaves of Political Appointments Not Yet Made

21:04 [The Independent] Mother’s joy as abducted Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson, 6, returns home three years after abduction

21:04 [The Independent] Close call for surfer as sharks force Australians out of the water

21:04 [The Independent] No heir to run the company? Why adult ‘adoption’ is big business in Japan

21:04 [The Independent] India plans to name and shame sex offenders after brutal gang-rape

21:04 [Telegraph] Adolf Hitler praying statue causes controversy in Warsaw

21:07 [Mostly Water] Moscow Talks on Syria

21:08 [Raw Story] Immigration reform likely to be at the top of Congress’ agenda in 2013

21:08 [Guardian] Eurozone crisis live: Mario Monti to lead centrist coalition into Italian elections

21:08 [Guardian] Abducted Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson returns to UK from Pakistan

21:08 [Guardian] Secretive George Zimmerman escape plot revealed in court documents

21:11 [The Onion] Robert Pattinson Looking Forward To Taking On More Serious Vampire Roles After Conclusion Of 'Twilight' Films

21:11 [CNN] Laura Bush - Fast Facts

21:15 [The Hindu - News] For Dalit students, Carnatic music is livelihood

21:15 [CNN] Danger meets discovery: Top 10 science stories of 2012

21:16 [AL JAZEERA] Obama holds last-chance budget talks

21:17 [Financial Times] Deal averts strike at US’s troubled ports

21:18 [Raw Story] Arpaio plans to use armed volunteer ‘posse’ to patrol local schools

21:18 [Russia Today] Meth labs move from rural areas to US cities

21:18 [Telegraph] Hollywood makes 2013 the year of the sequel

21:18 [Telegraph] David Cameron plan to opt out of EU policing 'will allow criminals to run free'

21:18 [Telegraph] George Bush 'singing' in hospital

21:18 [Mother Jones] Friday Cat Blogging - 28 December 2012

21:20 [Mostly Water] Coast-to-Coast Coverage of Idle No More Movement

21:23 [Financial Times] Monti to lead centrist group into poll

21:26 [CNN] The 10 worst movies of 2012

21:27 [The Hindu - News] TRAI advice could spell Arasu Cable TV’s end

21:28 [The Atlantic: National] A Writer Looks Back at the Editor Who Shaped His Books

21:31 [CNET News] Darth Vader turns to the art side

21:32 [straight] It's those selfish, white single people who elected Barack Obama

21:33 [msnbc] As fiscal cliff looms, leaders meet for last-ditch White House talks

21:35 [Telegraph] Mario Monti to lead centrist coalition in Italian elections

21:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] How is India Doing (2012)?

21:38 [zero hedge] How Algos Orchestrate "Momentum Ignition" Chaos

21:38 [zero hedge] End-Of-Week Algo-gasm Insanity Imminent?

21:38 [CNET News] Apple drops patent claim against Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

21:39 [OpEdNews] Why are we debating cuts to Social Security?

21:40 [CNN] Fish or cut bait? Obama, Congress meet on fiscal cliff

21:41 [Fox News] The Year in Health

21:41 [Fox News] Jen Beach Bod Best at 43

21:41 [Fox News] Relieve Winter Congestion

21:41 [Fox News] Hulk's 'Hooters Times 10'

21:41 [The Onion] Defeated Man Victorious

21:41 [The Hindu - News] Owaisi-Kiran spat at all-party meet in Delhi


21:42 [Slashdot] A Peek Into the Business Side of Online Publishing (Video)

21:43 [Big Think] Three Poets, One Epitaph: Hardy, Yeats, Frost (Pt. 3)

21:43 [Good] Seven Trends in Social Change in 2012

21:44 [CNN] Mandela is at home and alert, wants rumors about death to stop, relative says

21:45 [CBC: politics] First Nations chief rejects minister's call to end hunger strike

21:45 [The Hindu - News] AAI executive falls from terminal roof, dies

21:47 [The Hindu - Opinion] Not Special Anymore?

21:47 [CNET News] Westinghouse to show 110-inch 4K TV at CES

21:47 [CNET News] Study: Earth microbes could survive Martian conditions

21:47 [CNET News] AppData offers new explanation for Instagram decline

21:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] Indian gang-rape victim deteriorates

21:47 [CNN: Technology] The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2012

21:53 [Deutsche Welle] Italy's outgoing prime minister confirms election bid

21:58 [Disinformation] Senate Reauthorizes Warrantless Wiretaps

21:59 [Fox News: politics] Kerry, Kennedy widow back Markey Senate run

22:00 [CNN] Source: Obama to seek counter-proposal or vote on his plan

22:03 [Raw Story] Utah gun trainer defends free lessons for teachers

22:04 [Sydney Morning Herald] Man charged with attempted murder

22:04 [] Fukushima Evacuees Claim Government 'Trivializing the Disaster,' Draft Declaration of Human Rights

22:04 [CNN] NY woman arrested in connection with firefighter ambush

22:04 [Moral Low Ground] Is Facebook Censoring Pro-Gun Posts?

22:05 [The Hindu - News] "National legal framework will compromise our rights"

22:06 [Reuters: politics] Obama not making new "fiscal cliff" offer to Congress: source

22:08 [zero hedge] Obama: "My Offer Is Nothing" - Stocks Plunge

22:09 [The Hindu - News] Experts to examine Tomar’s medical records

22:11 [Pravda] December in Libya: Political epitaph of Obama, Cameron...

22:14 [The Hindu - News] Bid to bring Central African Republic rebels to talks

22:16 [The Hindu - News] Trinamool calls for social boycott of CPI(M) leader

22:16 [CNN: Entertainment] Photos: Ted Danson turns 65

22:18 [The Hindu - News] Thatcher did not anticipate Falklands crisis

22:18 [Sydney Morning Herald] Police hone in on nicked iPad

22:18 [Raw Story] Pharma firms tested drugs on East Germans: report

22:21 [Mother Jones] The NRA Myth of Arming the Good Guys

22:21 [Telegraph] Europe in 2013: economic strangulation and political tension

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Sweater knit by Suu Kyi sells for $50,000

22:23 [Raw Story] China court orders Apple to pay for copyright violation

22:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] NDC meeting

22:26 [The Hindu - News] It’s women power in Lakshadweep households

22:27 [Slashdot] Instagram User Drop Claims Overblown

22:27 [The Hindu - Opinion] Political indeed

22:28 [CNET News] FCC adopts new licensing rules for in-flight Internet service

22:29 [OpEdNews] GOP and Feinstein Join to Fulfill Obama's Demand for Renewed Warrantless Eavesdropping

22:31 [Voice of America] Pakistani Minister Welcomes Taliban Negotiation Offer

22:33 [The Hindu - Opinion] Sexist remark

22:33 [Raw Story] Pakistan Taliban chief with $5 million US bounty on head ‘open to talks’

22:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] ‘No’ to revelry

22:36 [The Hindu - News] Kolkata rape victim questions character assassination

22:38 [zero hedge] VIX Snaps To Six-Month Highs On Longest Stocks Slump Since May

22:38 [zero hedge] Bloodbath

22:39 [Russia Today] Chicago murder rate sets new record

22:39 [The Onion] [video] After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016

22:42 [The Hindu - News] House pulled down after rape in Thoubal

22:43 [Big Think] Why You Don't Have to Go to Grad School

22:44 [CNN] New York woman accused in alleged Newtown charity scam

22:48 [CNET News] LG bringing several sizes of high res displays to CES

22:49 [CNN] How to make New Year's resolutions stick

22:50 [The Hindu - News] Corporation scrambles to de-seal stands in stadium

22:51 [United Nations Foundation] Fearing God at the End of the World

22:51 [Mother Jones] US Mass Shootings, 1982-2012: Data From Mother Jones' Investigation

22:51 [This Magazine] Friday FTW: 13-year-old girl calls for gender-neutral Easy Bake Ovens

22:52 [CNN: Technology] Oops! The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2012

22:53 [The Hindu - News] Six years after gang-rape, Sukma women give up on justice

22:53 [CBC: politics] First Nations chief rejects minister's call to end hunger strike

22:55 [Fox News: politics] Pentagon, defense industry brace for looming spending cuts

22:57 [The Hindu - News] Report sought on MLA’s remarks against Mamata

22:58 [Reuters] Obama meets congressional leaders on "fiscal cliff"

22:59 [The Hindu - News] With channel blackout, DAS rollout rife with questions

23:01 [Slate Magazine] Slate’s 2012 Longreads

23:02 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff: Obama holds summit with congressional leaders - live

23:02 [AL JAZEERA] India rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

23:03 [The Hindu - News] Family alleges hospital swapped their baby

23:04 [Fox News: politics] Senate moves toward completion of Sandy aid bill

23:06 [Pravda] Venezuela's Collective Socialist Leadership waiting for President Chávez

23:06 [The Independent] India plans to name and shame sex offenders after brutal gang-rape victim dies

23:06 [The Independent] Surrogacy laws: How Britain compares with India

23:06 [The Independent] Wombs for hire: Number of wealthy British couples seeking foreign surrogates trebles in five years

23:06 [The Independent] Market Report: Morgan Stanley puts power into Punch

23:06 [Telegraph] Mother's tears as daughter returns home three years after being abducted by father and taken to Pakistan

23:06 [AL JAZEERA] India gang-rape victim dies in Singapore

23:07 [Global Voices] Egypt: The People Demand Free and Open Source Software

23:07 [The Hindu - News] Minor tiff leads to woman’s death

23:09 [CNN] Andrew Dice Clay is back with 'no apologies'

23:09 [The Hindu - News] Delhi gang-rape victim succumbs to injuries

23:11 [Fox News] BACK TO THE FUTURE:Dying Mathematician's 1920 Dreams Prove True

23:11 [Fox News] BLOOD FOUND:Vegas Dealer Suspected Of Murdering Girl, 10

23:11 [Fox News] 'Obviously Running Out of Time Here'

23:11 [Fox News] TIME FOR A YARD SALE?Selling Excess Property Could Net Gov't Billions

23:11 [Raw Story] Woman linked to firefighter shooter arrested

23:11 [Russia Today] Delhi gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

23:13 [CNN] Doctor: Young woman gang-raped in India dies

23:15 [The Hindu - News] State firm against Permanent Water Disputes Tribunal

23:16 [CNN] Animal rights group pays settlement in circus elephant case

23:17 [Global Voices] Yemen's Second Life March Attacked

23:17 [Slashdot] Facebook Paid 0.3% Taxes On $1.34 Billion Profits

23:18 [zero hedge] CME Lowers Gold Margin By 9%

23:21 [Fox News: politics] Bipartisan senators propose curbing filibusters

23:21 [Sydney Morning Herald] Indian rape victim dies

23:21 [Sydney Morning Herald] Prison escapee captured after six months

23:22 [Infoshop] Depression and Suicide Amongst Radicals and Anarchists

23:22 [Global Voices] 2015 is the Year of Oil and Gas in Lebanon

23:22 [The Independent] Rise in number of couples seeking 'wombs for hire' abroad

23:22 [CNET News] Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

23:22 [CNET News] Android rumor roundup

23:22 [CNET News] Fujitsu to miss sales target due to 'weak' Windows 8 demand

23:22 [Telegraph] Delhi gang rape victim dies

23:22 [Telegraph] US politics and election: 2012 review

23:25 [The Hindu - News] Naidu’s yatra boosts cadre morale

23:26 [Raw Story] Rape victim dies after inspiring wave of protests in India

23:32 [Fox News: politics] Senator Crapo, R-Idaho, won't fight DUI charge

23:33 [straight] Indian gang rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

23:33 [The Hindu - News] Don’t wash dirty linen in public, Congress leaders told

23:35 [Topix Activism News] `West of Memphis' seizes reins of justice

23:36 [CNN] Senate leaders will try to work out a fiscal cliff deal

23:37 [Global Voices] Conversations: Life in Homs, Struggling Schools

23:37 [The Hindu - News] Attur resigns from BJP, Assembly

23:38 [zero hedge] Obama To Assign Fault; Propose Plan D, Different From Last Friday's Plan C - Live Webcast

23:41 [The Hindu - News] Minor gang-raped in Hassan

23:41 [Raw Story] LIVE: Obama discusses fiscal cliff

23:42 [Fox News] Out of Ideas? White House Meeting Ends With No Sign of Breakthrough

23:45 [The Hindu - News] ‘Lifeline’ of Malabar turns 125

23:46 [Big Think] How Big Data Can Stop Gun Violence

23:47 [The Hindu - News] Separate functions mark Congress anniversary

23:49 [The Onion] BP CEO: 'We Deeply Regret The Tragic Loss Of $4.5 Billion'

23:51 [The Hindu - News] Time to wake up to water shortage: Premachandran

23:51 [Sydney Morning Herald] Nadal out of Australian Open

23:51 [Deutsche Welle] Indian rape victim dies in hospital

23:52 [Mother Jones] Van Hollen: Boehner "Has Turned the Keys...Over to the Tea Party Caucus"

23:53 [The Independent] 'Vocal' chicken saves couple from house fire

23:56 [Disinformation] Don’t Feed the Hungry

23:58 [Financial Times] Indian gang rape woman dies

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