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00:00 [Sydney Morning Herald] Why Sydney will dodge the big heat

00:00 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Not in a great place': economy warning

00:01 [Topix Activism News] Indian rape debate: Why death penalty is no solution

00:04 [AlterNet] Bought, Sold and Abused: The Plight of Female African Migrants in Yemen

00:04 [AlterNet] An International Law Hating Iraq War Supporter: The Case Against Secretary of State John Kerry

00:06 [CNN] Death-row inmate's release denied by appeals court

00:07 [Raw Story] Tammy Baldwin sworn in as first openly gay U.S. Senator

00:11 [Pravda] How to stop racism: Walk off the pitch!!

00:11 [Pravda] Coronavirus: What happened to the new killer?

00:12 [CNET News] Fake Turkish site certs create threat of bogus Google sites

00:13 [New Statesman] Labour unveils jobs guarantee for the long-term unemployed

00:14 [] Bedouin stabbed to death in Israel's south, police suspect 17-year-old wife

00:15 [CNN: Crime] Plea deal in Family Research Council shooting may be close

00:16 [The Independent] Star quality: Helen Mirren honoured on Hollywood Walk Of Fame

00:16 [The Independent] West Ham star shows he has the right attitude by appearing on gay magazine

00:20 [Moral Low Ground] United Nations: Syria Civil War Death Toll Tops 60,000; Both Sides Guilty of War Crimes

00:20 [CNET News] Sony files patent for tech to block used games

00:20 [CNET News] Danny DeVito, actor, gadget fan to talk tech at CES 2013

00:24 [NPR] You Can't See It, But You'll Be A Different Person In 10 Years

00:24 [NPR] Kansas Presses Sperm Donor To Pay Child Support

00:24 [OpEdNews] Congress Will Be Diminished by the Departure of Dennis Kucinch

00:32 [Slashdot] Are Programmers Responsible For the Actions of Their Clients?

00:32 [Sydney Morning Herald] Lightning 'fluke' kills climber

00:33 [Fox News: politics] Senate committee approves same-sex marriage bill in Illinois

00:34 [] Qatar's Al-Jazeera enters U.S. market with purchase of Al Gore’s Current TV

00:38 [zero hedge] Retail Sales Confirm "You Can't Spend What You Don't Have"

00:38 [Reuters] U.S. ends long Google probe with only mild reprimand

00:39 [Mother Jones] The Future According to the US Intelligence Community

00:39 [Mother Jones] Corn on MSNBC: It's Still Chaos in the Republican Caucus

00:39 [The Onion] [Video] Scientists Debut Robot That Can Run A Half-Marathon, Smugly Brag About It

00:42 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Day William Shatner Tweeted at an Astronaut (and the Astronaut Replied)

00:43 [msnbc: politics] Obama administration okays more health insurance marketplaces

00:44 [CNET News] Could Mars voyage cause Alzheimer's in astronauts?

00:46 [Slashdot] Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deploy Small Office Wi-Fi SSIDs?

00:47 [Sydney Morning Herald] Plumber bashed and car set on fire

00:47 [Deutsche Welle] US Federal Trade Commission closes Google antitrust probe

00:47 [Fox News] 'PYTHON CHALLENGE':Snake-Wrangling Contest Entices Public to 'Glades

00:47 [Fox News] A BLUE MARS? Rendering Shows What Planet May Have Been Like

00:48 [Reuters] Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

00:52 [BBC: Science & Environment] Transocean agrees oil spill fine

00:52 [Russia Today] Long, hard road to justice: US inmate waiting to be freed 30 years after overturned conviction

00:53 [Reuters] House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent

00:54 [straight] Idle No More makes a stop at Waterfront Station

00:54 [straight] First Weekend Club: A new venue for a promising new year

00:57 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

00:57 [Reuters: politics] House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent

01:01 [CNN] Chavez allies blame opposition for health rumors

01:02 [Big Think] Mine Detector Looks And Works Like A Dandelion Puff

01:02 [Raw Story] CNN contributor explains pagan origins of Christian holidays to Wisconsin lawmaker

01:03 [The Independent] Transplant first for Britain as man, 51, is given new hand

01:03 [The Independent] Wildlife crime unit faces extinction over funding crisis

01:03 [The Independent] Brainwashed by Tory welfare myths

01:03 [The Independent] More over-65s still in workforce

01:05 [CNET News] Gary Reback: FTC blew it with Google decision

01:08 [Reuters] U.S. ends long Google probe with only mild reprimand

01:09 [] Gone are the days when America was a role model for dysfunctional Israeli politics

01:10 [Guardian] First UK hand transplant goes ahead after donor found on Boxing Day

01:10 [Guardian] Ed Balls proposes 'tough but fair' work and welfare scheme

01:10 [CNET News] 'Fiscal cliff' fears blamed for flat online holiday spending growth

01:11 [AL JAZEERA] Swiss rig owner admits role in Gulf oil spill

01:11 [Fox News: politics] EXCLUSIVE: Al-Awlaki may have booked pre-9/11 flights for hijackers, FBI documents show

01:12 [The Onion] Pet Dog Almost Like Disgusting Family Member

01:12 [The Onion] Everyone At Office Planning Shooting Spree For Same Day

01:12 [Russia Today] Unique meteorite hints at Mars’ oxygen-saturated past

01:14 [BBC: Technology] China's freemium gaming revolution

01:15 [Fox News] ICE arrests hundreds in child pornography probe

01:15 [CNN] Mississippi man pleads guilty to hate crimes charge

01:16 [AlterNet] Connecticut Town to Burn Violent Video Games as Sandy Hook Returns to School

01:18 [The Atlantic: National] So Many Myths About Guns and Gun Control

01:18 [The Independent] Speaker of the House of Representatives re-elected

01:18 [The Independent] i Editor's Letter: It's the differences between places that make Britain great

01:20 [Reuters: politics] Congressional critics of bin Laden film step up pressure on CIA

01:21 [Slashdot] Supercomputer Repossessed By State, May Be Sold In Pieces

01:27 [Truthdig] Bashar Dogs

01:27 [Raw Story] Appeals court: Motorist cannot be stopped for giving police the middle finger

01:29 [zero hedge] Spain Plunders 90% Of Social Security Fund To Buy Its Own Debt

01:32 [Voice of America] US House Speaker Boehner Reelected Despite Dissent

01:32 [Telegraph] Government must 'shine a light' on profiteering by rail companies, MPs say

01:35 [CNN] Obama judicial nominees likely to reignite controversy

01:36 [CNN: Entertainment] The 10 worst movies of 2012

01:36 [CNN: Entertainment] The 10 best movies of 2012

01:36 [CNN: Entertainment] 2012's celeb transformations

01:36 [CNN: Entertainment] Kim and Kanye's cutest PDA moments

01:37 [CNET News] How to customize modifier keys in OS X

01:37 [CNN: Entertainment] The recent loves of Hugh Hefner

01:37 [CNN: Entertainment] Buzz cut beauties

01:38 [Reuters] Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

01:39 [Reuters: politics] Analysis: Geithner's planned departure puts Obama in tough spot

01:40 [Fox News: politics] Virginia judge rules EPA overstepped authority trying to regulate water as pollutant

01:42 [Truthdig] Putin’s Assad

01:42 [Truthdig] Journey Into The Unknown

01:44 [CNN] Medical helicopter crashes kill 3, hurt 4 and prompt more scrutiny

01:44 [OpEdNews] Why They Lose

01:46 [zero hedge] Spot The Oddest After Hours Market (So Far)

01:48 [Guardian] Belfast flag riots: eight police officers injured

01:52 [Slashdot] Oregon Lawmakers Propose Mileage Tax On Fuel Efficient Vehicles

01:53 [Reuters] Eleven dead in Damascus gas station blast

01:57 [Disinformation] Popular “Crash” Blogger Ran Prieur Throws in the Towel?

01:58 [CNN] Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act

01:59 [] 1,000-year-old Jewish documents from Afghanistan bought by National Library

02:02 [CNN: Money] Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012

02:02 [Truthdig] New Year Resolution

02:02 [Truthdig] New Year Resolution

02:03 [CNET News] Software update reportedly fixes Samsung's Exynos security hole

02:03 [Reuters] New Sandy Hook school opens after attack

02:04 [NPR] Leader Of U.S. Movie-Pirating Group Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

02:07 [Raw Story] ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite could yield Martian secrets

02:07 [Raw Story] Study says El Nino, climate change link fuzzy

02:08 [Russia Today] Portland couple suing police over late-night humiliation, rights violations

02:11 [Topix Activism News] Rebel area shows limits of rebel push for Damascus

02:11 [CNET News] Indulge your OCD with the Influsaber germ slayer

02:13 [Reuters] Flood program to run dry without congressional action: FEMA

02:17 [Reuters] House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent

02:18 [Deutsche Welle] Car bomb explodes at a Damascus petrol station

02:18 [Reuters: politics] Flood program to run dry without congressional action: FEMA

02:18 [Reuters: politics] House chooses Boehner as speaker again despite dissent

02:20 [Sydney Morning Herald] Bribes, vendettas and a visa

02:21 [Slashdot] Intel To Debut Limited-Run Ivy Bridge Processor

02:24 [OpEdNews] Court: Evidence Doesn't Matter

02:30 [msnbc] Obama administration okays more health insurance marketplaces

02:32 [Raw Story] Connecticut town to burn violent video games in wake of Newtown shooting

02:32 [BBC: Entertainment] CIA pressed over Bin Laden film

02:34 [] Lieberman to seek foreign or finance portfolios, leaked document reveals

02:35 [Telegraph] Newspaper apologises for gun ad next to Sandy Hook story

02:35 [Moral Low Ground] Time-Warner Cable Pulls Plug on Current TV Following Al Jazeera Acquisition

02:36 [Sydney Morning Herald] Dated diva falls flat

02:37 [Slashdot] Turkish Registrar Enabled Phishing Attacks Against Google

02:38 [zero hedge] From Myth To Reality With David Rosenberg

02:38 [zero hedge] As Cars Burn In France, The Industry Of Hope Is Booming

02:39 [CNET News] Is ZTE ready for the high-end big leagues?

02:39 [CNN: Politics] Can Congress ever 'go big'?

02:39 [CNN: Politics] Fiscal cliff was bound to collapse

02:44 [CNET News] Windows 8 gains market share in December

02:44 [Mother Jones] Who Gerrymanders More, Democrats or Republicans?

02:47 [CNN] Crisis of faith over Vatican cash machines

02:48 [Fox News] MIRACLE PHOTO:Baby in Womb Shown Grabbing Doctor's Finger

02:49 [] Study: Chemical commonly found in plastics could harm fertility

02:52 [Raw Story] U.S. auto sales jump 13 percent in 2012

02:52 [Reuters] New Sandy Hook school opens after Newtown attack

02:55 [straight] CN Rail train derailment shuts down Sea to Sky Highway near Pemberton

02:55 [straight] Vancouver International Wine Festival tickets go on sale January 8

02:56 [zero hedge] Busy January For Europe - Complete Monthly Event Calendar

03:00 [Middle East Monitor] Ramona Wadi: Human rights report highlights Israel’s ongoing disregard for international law

03:00 [CNN] 'Abe trade': Will Japan's bull-run last?

03:00 [Global Voices] Myanmar: 2012 was Year of Protests

03:06 [CNET News] Sony said to be developing online TV service

03:15 [Fox News] Radical American Cleric May Have Booked Pre-9/11 Flights for Hijackers

03:15 [Fox News] A SPEAKER'S VOW: No One-on-One Talks With Obama in New Term

03:15 [Fox News] UP IN ARMS:Firearms Groups Battling Push to Ban Modern Guns

03:17 [AL JAZEERA] US House speaker re-elected with new Congress

03:19 [] Labor's act of 'political stupidity' paves the way for extremist Israeli government

03:23 [Fox News: politics] Obama administration delivers delayed regulatory agenda, could cost billions

03:27 [Raw Story] Texas atheists upset by ‘Merry Christmas bill’

03:29 [] Russia Getting Involved In Manas?

03:43 [The Hindu - News] Corporation school set for a ‘smart’ move

03:47 [CNET News] Toyota, Audi to show off self-driving cars at CES

03:47 [Anarchist news] Portland Bank Smashed in Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters

03:47 [Anarchist news] Cover your forehead! (and other lessons from Pax)

03:47 [The Hindu - News] Now, cultural events to create HIV/AIDS awareness

03:51 [The Hindu - News] Mirror images for posterity

03:53 [Russia Today] CIA being sued over domestic spying collaboration with NYPD

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Civic body gears up to face water scarcity

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Amendment facilitated parallel approval panels in hospitals

03:54 [BBC: Health] UK's first hand transplant operation

03:54 [CNN] Chavez battling 'severe' lung infection, respiratory failure

03:55 [The Hindu - News] Nature lovers show interest in Kangayam cattle

03:59 [AL JAZEERA] Argentina reasserts claim over Falklands

04:01 [The Hindu - News] Expendable cogs in a well-oiled racket

04:03 [CNET News] eBay launches selling helpers as way to lure new customers

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Chavez fighting lung infection: Venezuela govt.

04:03 [The Hindu - News] Promised big money, they end up getting a pittance

04:04 [] Political parties are translating English 'likes' into Israeli ballots

04:08 [Slashdot] Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered

04:09 [zero hedge] U.S. 2s10s / 10s30s Breaking Out

04:10 [CNN] Winter storm shuts down interstate in west Texas

04:22 [CNN: Crime] Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act

04:25 [Guardian] Hugo Chávez has 'severe' respiratory infection

04:26 [Moral Low Ground] Flint, Michigan Teen Shukur Brown Turns Himself In for New Year’s Shooting Death of Best Friend Gianni Herron

04:27 [Anarchist news] The Black Bloc is Our Friend

04:28 [Russia Today] RT correspondent injured in Damascus crossfire

04:32 [Raw Story] Senators want details on CIA help for Bin Laden film

04:34 [msnbc] Ex-FEMA official to plead guilty in Gallup case

04:35 [CNET News] Android Jelly Bean gains, Gingerbread seeing a slow fade

04:35 [msnbc] Economy poised to grow, once DC gets out of the way

04:36 [The Hindu - News] These Kannadigas clean bowled their fate

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Russian airgun creates a flutter in airport

04:38 [The Hindu - News] Chavez fighting severe lung infection

04:39 [zero hedge] Visualizing The American Taxpayer Relief Act

04:40 [] Three Brits with Israeli ties on Queen's Honours list

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Italian Marines return to Kochi

04:40 [The Hindu - News] Bangaloreans did badly on city roads last year

04:40 [OpEdNews] Haneen Zoabi: Another Persecuted Truth-Teller -- An Analysis

04:41 [Fox News: politics] Releasing names of gun permit holders endangers public, New York county clerk says

04:44 [The Hindu - News] Collection of details for Aadhar cards in wards 29, 32

04:46 [The Hindu - News] HC seeks suggestions on Bangalore garbage tender norms

04:48 [The Hindu - News] Survey of crop failure over

04:50 [The Hindu - News] Auto driver rewarded

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Hot days are back again

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Rotten meat seized

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Engineer falls from crane, dies

04:54 [The Hindu - News] Kattabomman birth anniversary

04:54 [The Hindu - News] 26-year-old held for rape of minor girl

04:56 [The Hindu - News] Cabinet nod for Bangalore civic body’s land acquisition proposal

04:56 [Slashdot] Teens Drug Parents To Get Web Access

05:00 [CNN] Syrian children struggle in refugee camps as winter tightens its grip

05:02 [Raw Story] Saudis aiding U.S. drone attacks in Yemen: report

05:02 [Raw Story] Political detentions surged in Cuba in 2012

05:03 [CNET News] Illegal file-sharer gets hit with 5-year prison sentence

05:04 [The Hindu - News] More than oranges at Lalbagh mela

05:08 [The Atlantic: National] 'Framing' a Story: Journalism 101

05:11 [Moral Low Ground] Former Cosby High Teacher Michelle Catherine Walters Sentenced to 1 Year Jail for Sex with Underage Student

05:13 [BBC: Education] Does confidence really breed success?

05:14 [The Hindu - News] ‘It is development without jobs’

05:18 [The Hindu - News] Delhiites shiver as minimum temperature dips

05:20 [The Hindu - News] Mettur blocks all attention leaving 17-channel areas in ‘rain shadow’

05:22 [The Hindu - News] Unpaid pourakarmikas threaten strike

05:24 [The Hindu - News] School heads to play key role in implementation of RMSA

05:24 [The Hindu - News] Unpaid, Bangalore’s garbage cleaners threaten strike

05:28 [The Hindu - News] Authorities urged to check over exploitation of ground water by bottling plant at Suriyur

05:28 [The Hindu - News] Delhi shivers as minimum temperature touches 2.7°C

05:30 [The Hindu - News] Sober and steady wins the road

05:33 [AntiWar] Arba’een Bloodshed: 36 Killed, 81 Wounded across Iraq

05:34 [The Hindu - News] Amend the rape laws, AIDWA urges Centre

05:37 [Truthdig] Half and Half

05:38 [Deutsche Welle] Venezuela's President Chavez battling "severe" lung infection

05:38 [The Hindu - News] Delhi schools closed till January 12

05:38 [The Hindu - News] Delhi shivers as temperature dips to 2.7°C

05:42 [Raw Story] Rep. Grayson: Republicans using debt ceiling as ‘legislative terrorism’

05:46 [CNN: Money] Beware the bond bubble in 2013

05:46 [The Hindu - News] Delhi govt. warns schools flouting admission guidelines

05:46 [The Hindu - News] Gang-rape: schools, colleges observe bandh

05:47 [Reuters] As Newtown students return to school, more worry for parents

05:47 [Reuters] Same-sex marriage bill heads to Illinois state Senate floor

05:48 [Fox News] Why Is Hawaii So Liberal?

05:48 [Fox News] Bull Testicle Beer Coming

05:48 [Fox News] How to Save the Black Hawk

05:48 [Fox News] Wendy's Ups Value Meal

05:49 [Fox News] Newspaper runs gun show ad next to Newtown article- Worker reportedly let husband see gunman's body

05:49 [Fox News] Patriotic group told to stop praying in Jesus' name

05:50 [The Hindu - News] A book fest that the nation can be proud of

05:55 [The Hindu - News] NDRF to educate schoolchildren on disaster preparedness

05:55 [Telegraph] Saudi Arabian jets 'aiding US strikes on Yemen'

05:55 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez suffering 'severe' respiratory infection

05:56 [AntiWar] The Imagined, ‘Sinister’ Iranian Threat in Latin America

05:56 [AntiWar] Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

05:56 [AntiWar] It’s Not All About Israel

05:59 [The Hindu - News] For safer cycling in the national capital

06:02 [Reuters] Hiring seen edging up, recovery grinds on

06:03 [The Hindu - News] A daily knock on the public conscience

06:06 [Moral Low Ground] Aaliyah Boyer, 10-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Struck by Stray Bullet, Dies

06:07 [Big Think] Jack Myers: The Cult of the Celebutante is Over

06:07 [Truthdig] Controversial 2013 NDAA Now Law, Biden’s Awkward Swearing-In Jokes, and More

06:07 [Truthdig] Our Clown-Around Congress

06:09 [msnbc] No. 5 Oregon 35, No. 7 Kansas St. 17

06:09 [msnbc] Chavez still has 'severe' respiratory problem

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Capital still braving the chill

06:14 [CNET News] Former Windows chief Sinofsky pens new blog

06:15 [The Hindu - News] Visakhapatnam will bemade a hub port: Deora

06:15 [The Hindu - News] Delhi architecture student alleges ragging by seniors

06:15 [AL JAZEERA] Deadly car bomb strikes northern Damascus

06:17 [The Hindu - News] Visakhapatnam will be made a hub port: Deora

06:20 [Topix Activism News] Defense bill's Guantanamo Bay provisions have human rights groups upset with Obama

06:21 [The Hindu - News] Safe driving should be the watchword

06:21 [Global Voices] RuNet Money, It's a Gas

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Day in Pictures

06:25 [The Hindu - News] Shinde orders women SIs, cops at all Delhi police stations

06:25 [The Hindu - News] Rail users let down again

06:27 [The Hindu - News] Vivek Jyothi reaches City of Destiny

06:33 [The Hindu - News] Maken asks L-G to stop demolitions in slums

06:36 [CNET News] 7 reasons to get excited about CNET at CES 2013

06:37 [The Hindu - News] Saket court complex lawyers demand fair and speedy trial

06:37 [Raw Story] Maddow wonders if endless war on terror is morally forgivable

06:38 [The Atlantic: National] Did Gasoline Cause a Crime Wave? Journalism 101 Cont.

06:41 [The Hindu - News] FIR against ‘Delhi-6’ director quashed

06:43 [CNET News] Teen boasts of drunken driving on Facebook, arrested

06:46 [Fin24 News] US closes Google monopoly probe

06:47 [Slashdot] Researchers Create Vomiting Robot To Analyze Contagions

06:52 [Raw Story] Secret NSA cybersecurity program to protect power grid confirmed

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Malala Yousafzai to have cranial surgery

06:53 [The Hindu - News] Neglect throws Hyderabad’s Miniature Residency in ruins

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Italian Marines return

06:57 [The Hindu - News] Tributes to a virtuoso

06:58 [Disinformation] LSD Dream Emulator: The Japanese Mind-Simulation Video Game

06:59 [AL JAZEERA] Chavez fights lung infection 'complications'

07:01 [The Hindu - News] Why the phases of violence?

07:02 [Global Voices] Chinese Leaders' Apparent Thriftiness Fails to Resonate

07:05 [The Hindu - News] Why this phase of elephant violence?

07:07 [Raw Story] Elvis Presley musical banned in Utah for being ‘sexually explicit’

07:07 [The Hindu - News] Vendor development programme to start tomorrow

07:11 [The Hindu - News] Health Department worried over radiation from cell phone towers

07:12 [Reuters] Insight: "Fiscal cliff" fracas: From smiles to distrust to rancor

07:14 [CNN] Ban on 'straddling motorbikes' draws Indonesia outcry

07:14 [Reuters: politics] Insight: "Fiscal cliff" fracas: From smiles to distrust to rancor

07:17 [Guardian] GPs in crossfire as separated parents seek access to children's records

07:20 [The Hindu - News] NDRF to educate school children on disaster preparedness

07:26 [The Hindu - News] Love for handloom yet to pick up in government offices

07:28 [CNN] Heavy snow hampers efforts to reopen portions of West Texas interstate

07:28 [Deutsche Welle] Salafists remain strong in Egypt, despite disunity

07:32 [The Hindu - News] Girl jumps out of auto to foil molestation bid

07:32 [CNN] Leaders of 2 Sudans meet again to address unresolved issues

07:34 [The Hindu - News] Sub-standard coaches make train travel an ordeal in Kerala

07:35 [OpEdNews] The Hagel Narrative the Neocons Want

07:42 [Moral Low Ground] LAPD Officers Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols Allegedly Forced Women Into Sex

07:44 [Telegraph] Surgeons carry out Britain's first hand transplant

07:44 [The Hindu - News] Vacant wall greets visitors at Kochi’s Durbar Hall

07:53 [BBC: Technology] VIDEO: Google's Schmidt visiting North Korea

08:00 [Telegraph] Cancer survivors losing chance to be fathers, warn doctors

08:00 [Telegraph] Longest-serving British PoW dies aged 98

08:00 [Mother Jones] No, a $1 Trillion Platinum Coin is Not Legal

08:01 [Infoshop] America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

08:01 [CNN] U.S. troops arrive in Turkey; rebels battle for airport in Syria

08:02 [The Independent] British woman crushed in horrific Bruges drink drive crash loses legs

08:02 [The Hindu - News] Kochi-Bangalore gas pipeline work lags

08:04 [CNN] Heavy snow hampers efforts to reopen portions of west Texas interstate

08:06 [AL JAZEERA] Shia pilgrims killed by car bomb in Iraq

08:06 [The Hindu - News] Quiet corner of delight

08:09 [The Hindu - News] LNG terminal likely to roll out by March-end

08:11 [Infoshop] Losing Consciousness

08:13 [Russia Today] Putin second to 'Nobody' on world's most powerful list - thinktank

08:15 [The Hindu - News] In Kerala, contract carriages ride roughshod over a law

08:20 [BBC: Entertainment] Haim top BBC Sound of 2013 list

08:23 [New Statesman] Morning Call: pick of the papers

08:25 [Financial Times] Chávez has ‘severe’ lung infection

08:26 [OpEdNews] Hardening Israeli Fascism

08:26 [OpEdNews] Institutionalized Inequality in America

08:26 [Financial Times] Backlash pushes Republicans to seek cuts

08:28 [Deutsche Welle] Berlin's soundtrack

08:29 [The Hindu - News] Priority sector lending comes with riders suited for manipulation

08:30 [Telegraph] Woman dies and 30 fall ill after Christmas lunch at same pub

08:30 [Telegraph] Parking charges top £1bn as council plug budgets

08:30 [Telegraph] Two men rushed to hospital after falling into river following bridge collapse

08:30 [Telegraph] Paedophile caretaker lived secretly in primary school store cupboard

08:32 [CNET News] About that Microsoft Surface Pro release date

08:36 [Guardian] Google cleared of search results bias after FTC investigation

08:36 [Guardian] Venezuelan government announces Chávez has 'severe' respiratory infection

08:36 [Guardian] UK's first hand transplant goes ahead after donor found on Boxing Day

08:39 [CNN: Crime] 6-year-old suspended over gun gesture

08:39 [CNN: Crime] Bieber talks about paparazzi death

08:39 [CNN: Crime] Bloody photos from Jodi Arias trial

08:39 [CNN: Crime] Confiscate guns if threat to self?

08:42 [Guardian] Labour proposes 'tough but fair' jobs and welfare scheme

08:45 [The Hindu - News] Can’t disqualify MPs, MLAs facing rape cases: SC

08:45 [BBC: Science & Environment] The rise and fall of foxes

08:46 [Telegraph] Kirstie Allsopp attacks the National Childbirth Trust's 'scary' and 'dogmatic' childbirth classes

08:46 [Telegraph] Lessons in caring for NHS staff

08:49 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Augmented reality' on way

08:58 [Russia Today] Bumbling Australian robbers tunnel into wrong store

09:02 [CNET News] How Microsoft became a control freak with tablet makers

09:02 [CNET News] Crave giveaway: 'Retroreflective Scarf' by geek designer Diana Eng

09:02 [CNET News] Android or Chrome? Will Google ever decide on one OS?

09:03 [BBC: Entertainment] Australia ghost gum trees burnt

09:07 [The Hindu - News] Police issues notice to Owaisi to appear for questioning

09:17 [] The Imagined, ‘Sinister’ Iranian Threat in Latin America

09:18 [msnbc] Women's history pioneer Gerda Lerner dies at 92

09:19 [The Hindu - News] T.N. Associations resolve not to distribute films if released on DTH

09:21 [Slashdot] Apple Loses Claim For False Advertising Regarding Amazon "App Store"

09:23 [CNET News] The 10 biggest tech innovations (that we personally use) of our lifetimes

09:24 [AL JAZEERA] Chavez fights 'severe' lung infection

09:25 [New Statesman] Transocean to pay $1.4bn in fines for BP’s Macondo well oil spill

09:26 [Guardian] Euro crisis live: Federal Reserve divided on timing of QE3 halt

09:28 [CNN] Gunman kills at least three people in Philippine town

09:30 [The Hindu - News] Stretch of Parvathy Puthanar canal to be made navigable

09:32 [The Hindu - News] Crimes against women need to be dealt with severely: Shinde

09:32 [BBC: Science & Environment] Polar medal for retail store heir

09:32 [Telegraph] War footing Commons veto 'dangerous' as doubt cast over plans

09:33 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'Black Beauty' new meteorite type

09:35 [The Independent] Hugo Chavez fighting lung infection

09:36 [] Israel's National Library buys 1,000-year-old Jewish documents from Afghanistan

09:36 [BBC: Entertainment] Mirren receives Hollywood star

09:41 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Asia Leaps Forward in Regional Economic Integration

09:41 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

09:41 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Mystical Islam Deters Fundamentalism

09:41 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] Paediatricians for a Healthy Environment

09:42 [The Hindu - News] Centre rebuffs RSS chief’s remark on rape

09:42 [] How to Talk to Iran

09:43 [Deutsche Welle] German retailers bemoan sluggish 2012 sales

09:44 [Fox News] Judge: EPA Overstepped Authority

09:44 [Fox News] A 'MAP' FOR CRIMINALS? Official Says Releasing Gun Records Endangers Public

09:44 [Fox News] EXCLUSIVE: Radical Cleric May Have Booked Pre-9/11 Flights

09:44 [Fox News] CHILD CUSTODY DRAMA: To Make Sperm Donor Pay, Agency Says Mom Lied

09:44 [Fin24 News] Harmony delays reopening of Kusasalethu

09:45 [Fox News] Giffords reportedly to meet with Sandy Hook victims- Worker reportedly let husband see gunman's body

09:45 [NPR] From Canada To Latin America, The Christmas Bird Count Is On

09:45 [NPR] Outspoken Alan Grayson Gets Another Chance In Congress

09:45 [NPR] Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care

09:45 [NPR] Old Greek Blasphemy Laws Stir Up Modern Drama

09:47 [msnbc] NYC subway bomb plot suspect extradited to US

09:48 [The Hindu - News] School arts festival disrupted after scuffle

09:50 [The Independent] The Sun hits back at Argentina PM Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with adverts saying Falklands want to be British

09:54 [The Hindu - News] Alagiri furious over Karunanidhi’s succession plan

09:55 [CNN] Gunman kills at least six people in house-to-house rampage in Philippine town

09:55 [New Statesman] Cameron defends "intense" conversation with Rebekah Brooks

09:56 [Guardian] GPs should be subject to patient satisfaction tests, says David Cameron

09:56 [The Hindu - News] Revised port plan approved

10:01 [] Lobbyists may face new curbs after Israeli elections

10:02 [The Hindu - News] Tributes to a virtuoso

10:02 [The Hindu - News] A lifelong pursuer of perfection in a complex art

10:03 [Russia Today] Collection of ancient Jewish manuscripts found in Afghanistan fox cave

10:05 [msnbc] Body zipped in sleeping bag found in parking lot

10:06 [The Hindu - News] Contemporary Art Fair gives art its due

10:08 [Russia Today] End to evictions in Spain? Locksmiths refuse to help oust owners amid austerity drive

10:08 [Fin24 News] Lonmin nominated for worst company

10:14 [Fin24 News] Laws to protect taxpayers

10:16 [The Hindu - News] Drugs seized from Thiruvananthapuram hotel

10:20 [Pravda] Five countries that deceived Russian investors

10:22 [The Independent] Rioting charges after new violence flares in Belfast

10:24 [Guardian] Syria conflict: Hezbollah calls for political settlement - live updates

10:24 [Topix Activism News] Activists: At least 9 killed by Damascus car bomb

10:26 [] Iran: Nuclear talks with six world powers to be held in January

10:26 [Slashdot] Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This?

10:26 [AL JAZEERA] DR Congo rebels threaten to ditch peace talks

10:28 [Russia Today] IDF soldiers abandon post over refusal to do cleaning, guard duty

10:31 [Pravda] What type of murder deserves indulgence?

10:33 [Telegraph] The Sun tells Argentina to keep 'hands off' the Falklands

10:40 [Guardian] Euro crisis live: Shock fall in UK services activity raises recession fears

10:40 [Guardian] Sun newspaper takes out Falklands advert in Argentina

10:43 [BBC: Science & Environment] 'Progress' after UK hand transplant

10:43 [BBC: Health] 'Progress' after UK hand transplant

10:46 [AL JAZEERA] US nabs hundreds in global child-porn probe

10:46 [Pravda] Global warming, the tool of the West

10:48 [msnbc: politics] Fiscal cliff deal also included plenty of perks

10:49 [Anarchist news] Oakland NYE Noise Demo

10:49 [Voice of America] South Korea, Japan Hold Diplomatic Talks


10:51 [CNN: Money] Stocks wait for jobs report

10:51 [] Ex-Shin Bet head: Netanyahu is an unreliable leader 'possessed' by Iran

10:51 [OpEdNews] Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Should Just Stop, Out of Respect for the Troops

10:51 [msnbc] Fiscal cliff deal also included plenty of perks

10:53 [Russia Today] Arshavin wanted in both Italy and Holland – reports

10:55 [CNN] French star Depardieu ditches France for Putin's Russia

10:56 [CNN] Top South African mountain biker killed in road accident

10:57 [BBC: Entertainment] Adele tops US chart again in 2012

10:59 [Voice of America] Venezuela's President Fighting Severe Lung Infection

11:01 [CNN] Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala discharged from UK hospital

11:01 [CBC: politics] Greg Weston: Harper's challenge in the year ahead

11:02 [Truthdig] The 113th Congress Can’t Be Worse Than the 112th Congress

11:03 [The Hindu - News] Iran safest option for energy supplies: Official

11:06 [OpEdNews] The most dangerous "cliff": A fuel pool hanging 100 feet above the ground in Fukushima!

11:06 [CNN] Congress to vote on Sandy aid as FEMA warns funds low

11:10 [Sydney Morning Herald] Fire chaos in Tasmania

11:10 [BBC: Science & Environment] UK's first hand transplant operation

11:13 [Global Voices] An Alawite Outcast: How One Syrian Girl Lost Her Mother

11:13 [Russia Today] ‘Nightlife prevented Russian hockey juniors from making World finals’

11:14 [AL JAZEERA] Deadly car bomb strikes Damascus fuel station

11:17 [Truthdig] Wag the Dogma

11:17 [Truthdig] Dynamite

11:17 [Truthdig] Boehner in Charge

11:17 [Truthdig] The Truth Behind the Fiscal Cliff’s Reality TV Show

11:18 [The Hindu - News] Woman waits for justice after been publicly stripped

11:18 [Global Voices] Q&A with Michel Kilo: Some Hope for a Solution in Syria

11:21 [BBC: Also in the news] Kenya 'fake police chief' charged

11:21 [OpEdNews] A Tragic Day is History as America Bids Farewell to Honest Government

11:22 [New Statesman] The child benefit reforms are a disaster waiting to happen

11:23 [The Independent] Shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai leaves hospital

11:24 [The Hindu - News] 2013 Animal calendars on sale

11:24 [The Hindu - News] First stripped, then ostracised: Nagpur woman's long wait for justice

11:24 [Financial Times] Abe moves to ease South Korea tensions

11:25 [Slashdot] Quantum Gas Goes Below Absolute Zero

11:26 [Financial Times] Chávez battles ‘severe’ lung infection

11:27 [Reuters] Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves British hospital

11:27 [Truthdig] Seven Movies I Liked in 2012 (And One I Didn’t)

11:30 [CNN: Money] Hedge funds win big with subprime mortgages

11:32 [AL JAZEERA] Leaders of rival Sudans to hold peace talks

11:32 [New Statesman] 30 of UK's top tax criminals published on Flickr

11:34 [The Hindu - News] What is your BIGGEST inspiration?

11:34 [The Hindu - News] Spaces

11:36 [Voice of America] New Congress to Vote on Storm Aid

11:37 [Telegraph] David Cameron says his intense chat with Rebekah Brooks at pre-Christmas Astor party was 'no big deal'

11:37 [Telegraph] SAS Sniper Sgt Danny Nightingale optimistic at bid to quash conviction

11:38 [New Statesman] Switzerland's getting into a currency war with us? Brilliant!

11:38 [Guardian] Kim Jong-un's wife said to have given birth

11:38 [Deutsche Welle] Philippine gunman kills seven in shooting spree

11:38 [Deutsche Welle] Iran prepares to re-open nuclear talks with major powers

11:39 [The Independent] Postcard from... Paris

11:39 [The Independent] Labour defends plans to deprive the long-term unemployed of benefits if they refuse to take job offer

11:39 [The Independent] 'Black Beauty' rock is a 2 billion year old unique 'meteorite' from Mars, say scientists

11:41 [] Abbas's Fatah holds first mass Gaza rally in years

11:43 [New Statesman] Five questions answered on the closure of Switzerland’s oldest bank

11:43 [Global Voices] Row over 3rd Generation Contraceptive Pills in France

11:43 [BBC: Entertainment] Landmark Australia trees 'torched'

11:43 [CNN: Money] 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed

11:45 [CNN: Crime] 245 arrested in international child sex abuse operation

11:46 [AL JAZEERA] Pakistan's Malala leaves UK hospital

11:48 [BBC: Entertainment] The xx lead vinyl album revival

11:49 [BBC: Technology] Cyber thieves impersonate Google+

11:50 [The Hindu - News] Sangma to launch his own party tomorrow

11:50 [The Hindu - News] News in pictures

11:51 [Reuters] Abbas's Fatah holds first mass Gaza rally in years

11:53 [New Statesman] Does the death penalty afford meaningful redress in rape cases?

11:53 [Telegraph] Unseen photo of teenage Princess Diana goes on sale

11:53 [Telegraph] David Cameron tells Nick Clegg Coalition can succeed if Tories and LibDems work together

11:54 [CNN: Money] Debt ceiling: Welcome to Fight Club

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Making the right design choices

11:54 [The Hindu - News] Life along the ECR

11:55 [msnbc] Taliban shooting victim Malala leaves hospital

11:56 [Reuters] South Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses

11:58 [Good] In Search of Ed Tech Ideas that Reimagine Learning

11:58 [Good] 'Print Your House' Coming Soon? Architecture and Fabrication

11:59 [CNN] Wegelin to close after US guilty plea

12:00 [Voice of America] Pakistani Girl Discharged from British Hospital

12:01 [] Israel's National Labor Court tells employers: Don't interfere with unions

12:03 [The Atlantic: Politics] Inside the Conservative Debate About Why Mitt Romney Lost

12:07 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Mali: After the Intervention Is Over

12:09 [Caritas Internationalis] Life is hard for in the Lebanese winter

12:09 [Telegraph] South Australia sets heatwave record as temperatures soar

12:10 [The Hindu - News] Govt launches CCTNS pilot project

12:11 [CNN] Many ask 'Why?' after rape case rattles small Ohio city

12:11 [Caritas Internationalis] Life is hard for Syrian refugees in the Lebanese winter

12:11 [Fin24 News] Call to exclude brokers from new tenders

12:12 [CNN] Gunman kills 9 in house-to-house rampage in Philippine town

12:12 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Polar bear 'hunts' photographer

12:12 [CNN: Crime] Rape case divides Ohio town

12:14 [New Statesman] Child benefit withdrawal will make it better to work less for families with over seven children

12:14 [CNN] Egyptian movie star: 'Arabs are not terrorists'

12:14 [Deutsche Welle] Researchers bring the dump to the pump

12:16 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Polar bear 'hunts' film-maker

12:16 [AL JAZEERA] Storied Swiss bank to shut after US tax trial

12:18 [Russia Today] Autographed Stephen King novel up for charity auction to heat US homes

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Miandad cancels trip to India in wake of controversy

12:19 [The Hindu - News] Govt launches crime tracking pilot project

12:20 [CNN: Money] Young adults fear budget cuts will hit loans

12:25 [The Hindu - News] Rapes prevalent in India, not in Bharat: RSS Chief

12:25 [Telegraph] 'Government failing to support budding female entrepreneurs'

12:26 [CNN] India files murder charges against suspects in brutal gang rape

12:26 [CNN] Indian court to hear charges against gang-rape suspects

12:26 [msnbc] 2 cops shot during deadly NY subway gunbattle

12:27 [CNN] New Delhi police fire water cannon at India rape protest

12:27 [CNN: Money] Becoming the health care nation

12:27 [CNN: Money] Emergency funds: Risk versus returns

12:28 [Disinformation] How Words Can Change The World

12:29 [The Hindu - News] Miandad cancels trip to India

12:31 [BBC: Technology] Gadgets ahoy: Looking forward to Las Vegas

12:31 [Mother Jones] Dark Money Group Promised the IRS it Would Stay Out of Politics, Then Didn't

12:31 [Mother Jones] WATCH: The NRA's New Line of Bumper Stickers [Fiore Cartoon]

12:31 [Mother Jones] We Don't Have a Spending Problem. We Have an Aging Problem.

12:31 [Mother Jones] Fiscal Cliff Drama Produces an Awful Farm Bill Extension

12:33 [CNN] UK newspaper hits back over Argentinian claim to Falklands

12:33 [The Hindu - News] Miandad cancels trip to India

12:39 [Deutsche Welle] Oldest Swiss bank to close after guilty plea

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Hope and horror

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Girl jumps out of auto to foil molestation bid

12:41 [CNN: Money] 10 things you'll pay more for in 2013

12:41 [CNN: Money] More can convert to Roth 401(k)s under fiscal deal

12:41 [The Independent] Recession fears as services sector dip hits economy

12:41 [The Hindu - News] Sonu comes to town

12:42 [BBC: Entertainment] Sales of printed books slump in 2012

12:45 [The Hindu - News] Redefining the movie watching experience

12:48 [BBC: Entertainment] Chariots of Fire to close early

12:49 [Spiegel] Between Syria's Fronts: A Two-Year Travelogue from Hell

12:49 [The Hindu - News] Shot Cuts

12:49 [BBC: Technology] China levies LCD price fixing fines

12:50 [zero hedge] US Dollar Driven Higher

12:53 [The Hindu - News] Cold claims 13 more lives in UP, toll reaches 129

12:53 [Russia Today] Oligarchy Island: Behind the Hong Kong protests (Op-Ed)

12:54 [Deutsche Welle] Teenage Taliban victim Malala leaves hospital

12:56 [The Independent] Co-operative Bank fined over PPI delay

12:56 [The Independent] Rape conviction of man alleged to have pretended to be a sleeping woman's boyfriend is overturned because victim was not married

12:57 [Reuters] EU says no date for Iran talks, hopes for next round soon

12:58 [Telegraph] Two liberal Chinese media outlets targetted by government

12:58 [Telegraph] Brazilian teenager shot by gun hidden in room

12:58 [Telegraph] Pictures of the day: 4 January 2013

12:58 [Telegraph] Rebel bomb attack on petrol station kills 11 Syrians in loyalist area

12:58 [BBC: Science & Environment] What do UK's military scientists do on the frontline?

12:59 [The Hindu - News] Totting up 12 months

13:01 [Financial Times] Fatah stages huge Gaza rally

13:02 [Voice of America] Sudan, S. Sudan Discuss Security Agreements

13:02 [Raw Story] Steve Jobs bio film set for April release

13:05 [The Hindu - News] About the beard

13:06 [NPR] We Didn't Start the Fire, Honest

13:06 [NPR] Title: This, That, or the Other

13:06 [NPR] Johnson and Johnson

13:06 [NPR] Our Greatest Author

13:06 [CNET News] In search of the perfect, diaper-free gadget trade-in box

13:07 [AL JAZEERA] Fatah holds first mass rally in Gaza in years

13:07 [The Hindu - News] Notes of peace

13:07 [BBC: Also in the news] China wedding boom on 'lucky day'

13:08 [Russia Today] US Patriot missile battery crews arrive in Turkey

13:12 [The Independent] Adele's 21 best-selling record in America for second year running

13:12 [The Independent] Model Paul Hamilton escapes Celebrity Big Brother basement after falling ill

13:12 [Raw Story] Venezuela slams ‘psychological war’ over Chavez health

13:12 [Raw Story] U.S. capital cops urge gun control as murder rate wanes

13:12 [Fox News] DARING RESCUE: Arizona Teens Stranded in Tree for Hours on Icy Lake

13:13 [The Hindu - News] Indelible memory

13:13 [BBC: Entertainment] Bestival crash charity gig launch

13:14 [CNN: Money] Glimmer of hope in Europe economy surveys

13:14 [CNN] Deepak Chopra: Secrets to a better brain

13:14 [CNN] Wegelin to close after U.S. guilty plea

13:14 [Voice of America] Fatah Holds Rally in Gaza

13:16 [Financial Times] Shot Pakistani girl leaves UK hospital

13:17 [Spiegel] An Evolving Legacy: How Well Do We Know Anne Frank?

13:18 [CNN] Malala's journey from near death to recovery

13:21 [Guardian] GPs' patient satisfaction tests 'can act as flashing light', says Cameron

13:21 [CNN: Money] Glimmer of hope for Europe's economy

13:23 [The Hindu - News] Tapping rap

13:23 [The Atlantic: Politics] A Short Video Summary of the Government Spying Debate

13:24 [CNN: Health] Making your resolutions stick

13:24 [CNN: Health] More pounds may help us live longer

13:27 [Guardian] Falklands row: Sun takes out advert in Argentinian newspaper

13:27 [BBC: Science & Environment] More Hoard items 'are treasure'

13:27 [Raw Story] In ‘rape capital’ Delhi, women turn to self-defense

13:28 [Voice of America] Explosions Rock Damascus Neighborhoods

13:29 [msnbc] The comeback brands of 2013

13:29 [Deutsche Welle] Eurozone recession keeps inflation steady for now

13:29 [Fox News: politics] Exclusive: Cleric may have booked pre-9/11 flights for hijackers, FBI documents show

13:30 [Fin24 News] Signs of hope for eurozone

13:31 [New Internationalist] testdel

13:31 [CNET News] Qualcomm to demo first StreamBoost Wi-Fi routers at CES 2013

13:32 [The Hindu - News] Chennai through the lens

13:33 [The Atlantic: International] Russia's Ban Against U.S. Adoptions: The Human Cost

13:35 [AL JAZEERA] Sunni Iraqis continue anti-government rallies

13:37 [msnbc: politics] Cliff deal includes at least $67.9B for special interests

13:37 [Raw Story] Iraq looks to put squeeze on pudgy police

13:37 [Raw Story] HBO television sued for allegedly abusing horses

13:38 [Fox News: politics] Pipe bomb explodes in Treasury official's mailbox

13:38 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers accuse CIA of misleading 'Zero Dark Thirty' filmmakers

13:39 [AL JAZEERA] Anti-government protests rage across Iraq

13:41 [Fox News] Giffords reportedly to meet with Sandy Hook students- Worker reportedly let husband see gunman's body

13:41 [Fox News] Woman denies killing motivational speaker ex-boyfriend

13:41 [Fox News] Authorities link inmate to 1976 Colorado murder

13:44 [Telegraph] 800 diplomatic protection officers must give statements over Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' affair

13:44 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez respiratory infection causing 'severe' problems

13:44 [Telegraph] HMRC publishes pictures of Britain's top tax cheats

13:44 [Telegraph] Up to 15 cats are feared dead after cattery fire

13:45 [msnbc] Cliff deal includes at least $67.9B for special interests

13:45 [BBC: Technology] Virgin France declares insolvency

13:46 [The Hindu - News] MP minister asks women not to cross ‘Lakshman rekha’

13:47 [Guardian] Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

13:49 [The Atlantic: International] China's Growing Appetite for a Different Luxury Good: Illegal Drugs

13:49 [Global Voices] Ivorian Bloggers Under Arrest for Allegedly Interfering with Disaster Recovery While Trying to Help

13:49 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: January 4

13:50 [] Chávez's Illness 'Severe', But Venezuela's Socialist Ideals Healthy

13:52 [Raw Story] Hong Kong seizes huge haul of smuggled ivory

13:52 [Raw Story] Majority of Israelis support Palestinian state

13:52 [Raw Story] Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala leaves U.K. hospital

13:52 [BBC: Education] School claims 45-hour week works

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Celebrating the everyday


13:55 [CBC: politics] Kennedy's non-profit work built skills for leadership bid

13:55 [BBC: Education] Child porn caretaker 'was vetted'

13:57 [CNN] GOP's obstructionism is suicide strategy

13:58 [The Hindu - News] Cold claims 22 lives in North

13:59 [The Independent] Copy of sex manual banned for 200 years goes on sale...but there's little to make modern readers blush

14:01 [New Statesman] "The bank wilfully and aggressively jumped in to fill a void that was left when other Swiss banks abandoned the practice"

14:04 [AlterNet] The Users of the University

14:06 [The Hindu - News] Champion of the masses

14:06 [BBC: Technology] Toyota previews self-driving car

14:08 [zero hedge] On Payrolls, Do Investors Fear A 1994 Redux?

14:08 [Russia Today] Leader of Web piracy group sentenced to 5 years in prison for criminal copyright conspiracy

14:09 [Deutsche Welle] Pyongyang's New Year speech fails to impress

14:11 [CNET News] The worst app Apple ever made

14:11 [Middle East Monitor] Nabil Sahli: Internationalising the issue of Palestinian prisoners

14:12 [The Hindu - News] Falling in love

14:14 [Global Voices] Website of a Liberal Political Journal Shut Down in China

14:14 [Fin24 News] Deadline today for Eskom hike objections

14:15 [The Independent] Woman denies murder bid on baby dumped at bottom of rubbish chute

14:15 [Guardian] UK service sector contracts for first time in two years

14:15 [] Georgia Photo: Smoke on the Water

14:16 [The Hindu - News] A beautiful mind

14:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] Meriton's war of World Tower

14:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] Are we safe in the water?

14:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] And the nominations are ...

14:16 [Sydney Morning Herald] What a way to go

14:16 [New Statesman] Fixing the debt ceiling with a trillion dollar platinum coin

14:16 [Slashdot] New Sony Patent Blocks Second-hand Games

14:17 [BBC: Education] Poorest pupils lack home internet

14:19 [Deutsche Welle] Seven die in children's home fire in China’s Henan

14:20 [The Hindu - News] Know an eco warrior?

14:21 [CNN] 2013 TV: Past favorities, new shows make list of 10 to watch

14:21 [New Statesman] The poll that shows Labour can win the argument over benefits

14:24 [The Hindu - News] Where are you going in 2013?

14:24 [The Hindu - News] Making it HIS WAY

14:24 [The Hindu - News] Haryana puts rapists profiles on web

14:25 [Topix Activism News] In Fight Against Privatized Water, Bottles Banned in Concord, Mass

14:26 [CNN: Entertainment] 2013 TV: Top 10 shows to watch

14:27 [CNET News] Get a Canon Pixma MX512 multifunction printer for $79.98 shipped

14:28 [Disinformation] The Navy’s Plan To Turn Underground Wisconsin Into A Global Radio Transmitter

14:30 [The Independent] Hamas rival Fatah party stages first Gaza rally since 2007

14:30 [BBC: Technology] Poorest pupils lack home internet

14:31 [Reuters] Abbas sees Palestinian unity as Fatah rallies in Gaza

14:32 [Telegraph] New hand likely to be 'huge inconvenience', warns Lord Winston

14:33 [Fox News: politics] Economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, unemployment rate stays at 7.8 percent

14:33 [Russia Today] ‘US government is not protecting its citizens' civil liberties'

14:34 [The Hindu - News] Govt set to notify rules for clinical trials

14:35 [CNET News] EU: FTC decision on Google won't affect our case

14:36 [Fox News: politics] Defiant county official refuses to hand over list of gun owners to newspaper

14:36 [Reuters] Job growth cools slightly, recovery grinds on

14:36 [The Hindu - News] Royalty under the dust

14:37 [] Meet Labor's Shelly Yacimovich and her vision for Israel

14:38 [The Hindu - News] A dream debut

14:40 [CBC: politics] Public barred from Gateway pipeline hearings in Victoria, Vancouver

14:42 [] Umbilical cord blood bank storing thousands of samples in Rishon Letzion furniture warehouse

14:42 [The Hindu - News] Sentenced to death, Pak national acquitted on re-trial

14:44 [BBC: Entertainment] Fans rally round post-punk star

14:45 [The Independent] 'They sent her home and she lay in my arms dying': heartbroken husband slams hospital and pub after wife dies from suspected Christmas Day food poisoning

14:45 [The Independent] Bestival benefit gig to be held in Liverpool for victims of A3 bus crash

14:46 [The Hindu - News] Chances of breakthrough in upcoming Iran nuclear talks far from certain

14:47 [msnbc] Two-time Olympian dies after being struck by taxi

14:48 [CNN: Politics] Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act

14:48 [CNN: Politics] Congress to vote on delayed Sandy aid

14:48 [CNN: Politics] Hard lines drawn for Obama's second term

14:48 [CNN: Politics] By the numbers: 113th Congress

14:48 [CBC: politics] Premier Christy Clark's New Year's resolutions on YouTube

14:48 [CBC: politics] Public barred from upcoming Gateway pipeline hearings

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Chances of breakthrough in upcoming Iran nuclear talks low

14:48 [The Hindu - News] Cold claims 22 lives in north India

14:50 [] Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

14:51 [Reuters] Lebanon asks for $180 million to aid Syrian refugees

14:52 [The Hindu - News] The song remains the same

14:53 [zero hedge] 155,000 Jobs Added in December, Unemployment Rate 7.8%

14:53 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: U.S. senators call for probe into coal export sales

14:54 [CNN: Politics] Fiscal cliff fight shows hard lines drawn for Obama's second term

14:56 [BBC: Entertainment] Voice of Listen With Mother dies

14:56 [CNN: Politics] Obama judicial nominees likely to reignite controversy

14:57 [The Hindu - News] Drumbeats in the head

14:57 [CNN] 2013 TV: Past favorites, new shows make list of 10 to watch

14:58 [CNN] Europe's 10 hottest destinations for 2013

14:59 [The Hindu - News] The raga rockers

14:59 [The Hindu - News] M.M. Mani released on bail

15:01 [Fin24 News] US jobs ease on angst of fiscal cliff

15:01 [The Independent] Cats killed in Cannock cattery fire

15:02 [CNET News] HTC: Blame our troubles on not enough marketing

15:02 [Telegraph] Criminals 'should pay for a night in police cells'

15:03 [Financial Times] US adds 155,000 jobs in December

15:03 [msnbc] Economy created modest amount of jobs in Dec.

15:03 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

15:04 [CNN] Defense battles social media blizzard in Ohio rape case


15:05 [CNN: Money] Stocks to rise after jobs report

15:05 [CNN: Travel] Europe's 10 hottest destinations for 2013

15:05 [CNN: Travel] Top spots for 2013

15:05 [CNN: Travel] Europe's hottest destinations for 2013

15:05 [CNN: Travel] Today's photo: Snowy owl

15:07 [Slashdot] The Android SDK Is No Longer Free Software

15:07 [The Hindu - News] Tapping rap

15:07 [Spiegel] What Makes an Anti-Semite?: Wiesenthal List�Induces Hand-Wringing in Germany

15:09 [The Hindu - News] Interpreting the mighty beast

15:09 [The Hindu - News] Call to provide basic facilities to pilgrims

15:11 [The Hindu - News] Light and savoury

15:11 [Fox News] 'NOT AUTHORIZED': Judge: EPA Overstepped Authority in Virginia

15:11 [Fox News] EXCLUSIVE:Al-Awlaki Booked Earlier Flights for 9/11 Hijackers?


15:15 [Financial Times] China censors clash with media on reform

15:15 [The Hindu - News] Very much on track

15:17 [The Independent] Cat cafés. Big in Japan. Coming to Britain

15:17 [The Independent] No word on US journalist kidnapped in Syria James Foley , says family

15:17 [msnbc: politics] Key roles unclear as new showdown looms

15:17 [Fin24 News] Winelands brace for farmworker strike

15:17 [CNN: Health] House GOP failed women on Violence Against Women Act

15:17 [CNN: Health] Behind senator's comeback

15:18 [msnbc] Key roles unclear as new showdown looms

15:18 [msnbc] 2 cops shot during deadly NY subway gunbattle

15:18 [msnbc] Rape conviction voided because woman not married

15:18 [Telegraph] Australia's Twin Ghost aboriginal trees destroyed by arson

15:20 [CNN] Carrie Brownstein on the character of 'Portlandia'

15:21 [The Hindu - News] No consensus on death penalty for rape

15:21 [The Hindu - News] Building many a bridge

15:22 [Raw Story] O’Reilly: Asians not liberal ‘by nature’ because they’re ‘industrious and hard-working’

15:23 [The Hindu - News] Fit and fine

15:27 [The Hindu - News] Folk tales from Chandigarh

15:28 [Truthout] Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services

15:28 [Truthout] Dynamite

15:28 [Truthout] Dynamite

15:30 [CNET News] Apple could launch 'iPhone Mini' next year, analyst says

15:30 [BBC: Entertainment] Lucas 'vetoed' TV comedy sequel

15:30 [CNN] Six gadget trends to look for at CES

15:31 [CNN] Balotelli tussles with manager Mancini in Man City training ground bust up

15:33 [The Hindu - News] Ode to Kaka

15:33 [The Hindu - News] The play’s the thing

15:33 [Truthout] Satellite Image

15:34 [Telegraph] David Cameron: Tories and Liberal Democrats must pull together to make success of Coalition

15:34 [Telegraph] Indian rape victim row draws pledge to hire more female police

15:34 [Telegraph] Chinese family planning official caught trafficking in children

15:35 [The Hindu - News] Eyes say it all

15:36 [Slashdot] Previously Unseen Stage of Planet Formation Observed

15:37 [Big Think] Yes, Your Beliefs Will Change Someday

15:38 [AlterNet] What Getting Carded for Sudafed Says About the Drug War

15:38 [CNN: Technology] Make Create Innovate

15:38 [New Statesman] Space man: the genius of Roman Polanski

15:43 [CNN: Crime] Sen. Patty Murray: GOP failed by letting legislation run out

15:43 [New Statesman] What the Lib Dems need to do to get back on track

15:45 [CNN: Crime] Rape case rattles small Ohio city

15:45 [The Hindu - News] A green, educational hub at Periye

15:45 [Fin24 News] US jobs ease on fiscal cliff angst

15:47 [CNN: Money] Stocks: Investors unimpressed by jobs report

15:47 [OpEdNews] Through a Narrative, Brightly

15:47 [OpEdNews] Taxpayer Subsidized Downsizing

15:48 [The Progressive] Obama should have stood firmer in negotiations

15:48 [The Independent] Government of Belarus using 'new tools' to silence dissent on internet, says Index on Censorship report

15:48 [Voice of America] US Economy Gains 155,000 Jobs

15:49 [The Hindu - News] Fit and fine

15:50 [zero hedge] Market Response To Jobs Report: USD (And AAPL) Offered; Bonds, Stocks, Gold Bid

15:50 [zero hedge] Art Cashin On The Trillion Dollar Coin Alchemy

15:53 [The Hindu - News] A deli-cious fare

15:56 [Reuters] Damascus blames "terrorists" for petrol station blast

15:57 [Spiegel] The Polish Gadfly: A Lawyer's Quest for Clarity on the Smolensk Plane Crash

15:57 [The Hindu - News] Malala discharged from British hospital

15:59 [Russia Today] Datsyuk leads CSKA to Army Derby win (VIDEO)

16:00 [The Onion] Exhausted Sweatshop Worker Just Has To Laugh After Sewing Fingers Together

16:00 [The Onion] Hurricane Sandy Victims Receive Roethlisberger’s Sexually Disturbing Thoughts And Prayers

16:02 [CNN: Money] Can a $1 trillion coin end debt ceiling crisis?

16:02 [Mother Jones] Everything is Hunky Dory at Google

16:02 [Mother Jones] Chart of the Day: Net New Jobs in December

16:03 [Raw Story] Rep. Ellison: ‘If Republicans want to do cuts,’ then cut corporate welfare

16:03 [Guardian] Elephants at Berlin zoo given belated taste of Christmas

16:03 [The Hindu - News] The man who doesn’t sleep

16:03 [The Hindu - News] Falling in love

16:03 [CNN: Money] Stocks: Waiting on jobs report

16:04 [The Independent] Ex-NHS policy chief Alasdair Liddell dies aged 63

16:04 [Telegraph] Egypt seizes anti-aircraft rockets in Sinai

16:08 [Raw Story] Barney Frank: I would accept temporary appointment to John Kerry’s Senate seat

16:08 [Raw Story] Fox News guest links Gore to terrorists for selling to Al Jazeera instead of Beck

16:08 [zero hedge] Where The Jobs Are: "55 And Older"

16:09 [Russia Today] Film legend Bardot threatens to move to Russia if French authorities kill pair of elephants

16:09 [Truthout] Dear Longshoreman- Striking as a Verb, Hostess in Hindsight

16:11 [CNN] France's Brigitte Bardot cites plan to kill elephants, may seek Russian passport

16:11 [CNET News] 'Dance Moms,' other A&E content waltz to Amazon Prime

16:11 [msnbc: politics] Barney Frank interested in becoming senator

16:11 [The Hindu - News] Fatah party stages first rally in Gaza since 2007

16:13 [Fox News] EPA DEFEAT:Judge Says Stormwater Runoff Not a Pollutant

16:13 [Fox News] DONOR DOUBT:Contract Forcing Sperm Donor to Pay for Kid Bogus

16:14 [Fox News] Al-Awlaki booked earlier flights for 9/11 hijackers?

16:17 [CNN: Technology] Website tracks big beasts

16:17 [CNN: Technology] Make Create Innovate

16:17 [Spiegel] 'The Men Seem Paralzyed': Hanna Rosin on America's Male�Identity Crisis

16:19 [Reuters: politics] White House says Congress must raise debt limit

16:19 [The Independent] 'The Tutankhamun dig of aviation': Brits to begin digging up missing Spitfires buried in Burmese jungle

16:20 [Telegraph] Dry and mild weekend to kick off 2013

16:20 [Telegraph] Falklands: Britain condemns luxury cruise 'intimidation' amid fresh protests

16:20 [Telegraph] Robots will be farming within 40 years

16:20 [Telegraph] Fatah rally breaks up in fights in Gaza

16:21 [Reuters] White House says Congress must raise debt limit

16:21 [CNET News] Spotify kills new download purchases, won't rule out comeback

16:21 [msnbc] Barney Frank interested in becoming senator

16:21 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

16:22 [Slashdot] Brewing Saké in Texas for Fun and Profit (Video)

16:22 [Voice of America] Mali Islamist Group 'Suspends' Ceasefire

16:23 [CNN] 'She could have been me': Action urged after Delhi gang rape case

16:23 [CNN: Entertainment] Brownstein on the character of 'Portlandia'

16:23 [CNN: Entertainment] Movie star: Arabs not terrorists

16:23 [The Hindu - News] China rejects reports on NYT visa denial

16:24 [Russia Today] West Bank’s Fatah party stages first mass rally in Gaza in 5 years

16:24 [Voice of America] Saving Lives, Saving Money

16:25 [Truthout] Our Deficit Debate's "Sick Secret" Is Killing Us … Literally

16:27 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: U.S. senators seek probe into royalties on coal exports

16:27 [Reuters: politics] Former Representative Frank willing to replace Senator Kerry for short time

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Daimler posts sales record in 2012

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Thailand no longer world's top rice exporter

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Fatah party supporters mark anniversary in Gaza

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Israel gets bad rap in German textbooks

16:30 [New Statesman] Balls's job guarantee is a left-wing idea wrapped in right-wing rhetoric

16:30 [Campaign For Liberty] Audit the Fed in the 113th Congress!

16:30 [BBC: Health] VIDEO: 'World's fattest man' sheds 46 stone

16:34 [The Hindu - Opinion] Chennai autorickshaws and the passenger's dilemma

16:35 [] Democracy Now!: Headlines for January 4, 2013

16:35 [] Democracy Now!: Newly Sworn-In 113th Congress Is the Most Diverse In History, But Not the Most Progressive

16:35 [] Democracy Now!: Is Fracking Safe? Debate on Controversial Natural Gas Drilling Technique As NY Moratorium May Expire

16:35 [CNN] 'Hippie apes' battle for survival in the Congo

16:35 [Truthout] Our Clown-Around Congress

16:36 [CNN] Both Obama, GOP have laid out hard lines for tough talks ahead

16:38 [zero hedge] US Services Add Jobs On Fiscal Cliff Worries

16:38 [zero hedge] No 2013 Rotation From Bonds Into AAPL

16:39 [CNET News] AT&T unveils Unite, it second touchscreen LTE hotspot

16:40 [New Statesman] Wind farms and abuse of statistics: bird edition

16:41 [BBC: Entertainment] China journalists battle censors


16:41 [CNN: Money] Year-end hiring holds steady

16:41 [World Policy Institute] Masked Faces, Censored Hopes: An Interview with Artist Shurooq Amin

16:43 [Raw Story] U.S. adds 155,000 jobs, unemployment rate stays the same

16:47 [BBC: Entertainment] Virgin France declares insolvency

16:50 [The Independent] Brigitte Bardot threatens France exile over elephant slaughter

16:51 [] Georgia: Where Feasting Traditions Are Movable

16:51 [CNET News] Samsung, LG fined $35 million over alleged price fixing

16:53 [Telegraph] Teachers 'preparing for fresh strikes in spring term'

16:53 [Telegraph] Australian heist goes wrong as robbers tunnel into KFC not jewellers

16:54 [Deutsche Welle] 'Nothing new in Kim Jong Un's speech'

16:56 [CBC: politics] Harper to renew $250M auto innovation fund

16:56 [CBC: politics] Spence says she can't sustain hunger strike till Jan. 24

16:58 [CNN: Money] Stocks stuck in holding pattern

16:58 [CNN: Money] Businesses slammed by Sandy in limbo

16:58 [Raw Story] Watch live: House debates Sandy relief funding

16:58 [Raw Story] GOP Rep.: Hurricane Sandy relief ‘reminds me of the stimulus package’

16:58 [Middle East Monitor] Raha Mirabdal: Syria: A Modern Humanitarian Failure

16:59 [Deutsche Welle] Minister Altmaier rejects atomic waste export report

17:02 [Mother Jones] Conservative Blather Should Not Be Taken Too Seriously

17:03 [OpEdNews] Pain of Fiscal Cliff Averted, but Bigger Pain Ahead For Needy Wasn't

17:03 [The Onion] Handlers Constantly Reminding Gingrich To Stay On Uninspiring, Belittling Message

17:03 [CNN] Italy presses charges after AC Milan soccer racism

17:05 [Spiegel] Forensics Revolution: Virtual Autopsies Provide New Insights into Death

17:05 [Guardian] MoD: Trident submarines cannot be moved from Scotland to Plymouth

17:05 [Guardian] Brigitte Bardot threatens to follow Gérard Depardieu's Russian move

17:05 [Truthout] Unemployment Unchanged at 7.8 Percent, Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs

17:05 [Truthout] Indigenous Peoples in Canada Launch Blockades and Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike

17:07 [CNN] Apparently This Matters: Ruzzle

17:07 [Slashdot] Fedora 18 Release Slips Another Week

17:09 [zero hedge] The Other "Mint" Campaign Starts Off With A Bang: US Mint Sells 50,000 Ounces Of Gold On First Day Of Year

17:09 [Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia’s PM marks 100 days in office

17:09 [Financial Times] Iran activist uses art in quest for change

17:09 [Guardian] German state fights Facebook over alleged privacy violations

17:10 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] OP-ED: Climate Inaction Is a Clear Failure of Democracy

17:10 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] New Feminism Tears Down Walls in Brazil

17:10 [Fin24 News] Cosatu threatens to boycott farmers

17:11 [Truthout] Indian Gang-Rape Victim's Attackers Charged With Murder, Protesters Push for Broader Women's Rights

17:11 [New Statesman] Our welfare system is broken, but Labour and the Tories just trade myths

17:14 [Amnesty International] Canada: Indigenous protest movement highlights deep-rooted injustices

17:15 [CNN] India moving toward more female police officers

17:18 [CBC: politics] Harper to meet with First Nations chiefs Jan. 11

17:19 [CNN: Politics] First Hindu Rep. discusses new role

17:19 [The Atlantic: National] 'Women Who Own Assault Weapons Have Tiny Penises'

17:20 [Reuters: politics] Exclusive: Senators seek probe into royalties on coal exports

17:21 [zero hedge] A Challenge to Business Insider and Huff Post

17:21 [Truthout] American Dynasties Perpetuated by "Cliff" Estate Tax Deal

17:23 [CNET News] Schmidt's N. Korea junket 'not a Google trip," Richardson says

17:24 [Russia Today] Obama to pay US debt with trillion-dollar coins?

17:25 [Telegraph] Colour of crockery can influence taste

17:25 [Telegraph] The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2013 competition

17:26 [Le Monde diplomatique] Aleppo's cold winter

17:27 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Celebrity Big Brother and other news

17:28 [CNN] Malala's recovery crosses key threshold

17:29 [Disinformation] Creepy Medical Cannibalism In Europe’s Past

17:29 [Russia Today] Connecticut town to burn violent video games in wake of Sandy Hook tragedy

17:31 [CNN: Money] Visiting the Vatican? Take cash

17:31 [CNN: Money] Price of everything from meat to milk set to jump

17:31 [CNN: Politics] House sends Sandy aid bill to Senate

17:31 [CNN: Politics] Violence Against Women Act revived?

17:31 [CNN: Politics] Congress voting on delayed Sandy aid

17:31 [CNN: Politics] Lines drawn for Obama's second term

17:32 [Mother Jones] Does Lead Paint Produce More Crime Too?

17:32 [msnbc: politics] House votes to expand borrowing authority for Sandy flood claims

17:33 [Raw Story] California judge rules assault wasn’t rape because woman wasn’t married

17:33 [The Onion] Pistons Lose To Elementary School Girls Team After Big Night From 4'9" Center

17:33 [Good] Work or College? We Need to Think About a Third Path

17:33 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli media focuses on Egyptian economy

17:37 [CNN] A split in boy rape-prone sex culture

17:38 [Big Think] Why Disproportionately High Self-Esteem Still Isn't A Good Thing

17:38 [CNET News] Apple to buck the trend in sour computer market, says analyst

17:41 [Reuters] House passes Sandy insurance bill amid anger over delay

17:42 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Kerry's Cuba Sanity

17:43 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Paul N. Van de Water: Don't Play Politics with the Debt Ceiling

17:45 [Reuters: politics] House passes Sandy insurance bill amid anger over delay

17:45 [BBC: Entertainment] Barrowman injured in panto 'fall'

17:45 [BBC: Education] Child benefit changes questioned

17:46 [Guardian] Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit'

17:48 [Slashdot] Why Girls Do Better At School

17:48 [CNN] Dilma Rousseff - Fast Facts

17:51 [Reuters] EU says Iran not responded to nuclear talks proposal

17:52 [CNN] Asif Ali Zardari - Fast Facts

17:52 [The Independent] Church of England drops opposition to gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops

17:53 [Raw Story] Coulter calls to name abortion patients because they ‘might be willing to murder a child’

17:53 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The United States Of Delusion

17:53 [zero hedge] European Stocks End Best Week In 5 Months On Sour Credit Note

17:53 [BBC: Entertainment] BBC 'missed' Yes, Prime Minister

17:54 [CNN] Boateng makes racism walkout vow

17:55 [CNN: Money] Jobs: Year-end hiring remains moderate

17:55 [msnbc] Early flu season accelerates; no peak yet

17:55 [msnbc] House votes to expand borrowing authority for Sandy flood claims

17:55 [msnbc] Farewell to Aspies: Some reluctant to let go of diagnosis

17:56 [Guardian] Church of England rules gay men in civil partnerships can become bishops

17:56 [Guardian] Oldest Swiss bank Wegelin to close after admitting aiding US tax evasion

18:00 [Moral Low Ground] California Court Overturns Julio Morales Rape Conviction Because Victim Was Unmarried

18:03 [straight] Stephen Harper announces he'll meet with aboriginal leaders on January 11

18:03 [Mother Jones] We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for January 4, 2013

18:03 [The Onion] [Video] Modern-Day Robin Hood Just Sleeping In Woods, Shooting Rich People With Arrows

18:03 [The Onion] Human Civilization Brings Out Worst In Area Man

18:03 [Good] Is the Crowd a Feasible Design Partner?

18:03 [Good] American Dreamers: 56 Dreams for a Brighter Future

18:05 [AlterNet] Right Wing Gun Nuts Manipulate Data, Falsely Claim Hammers and Clubs More Deadly

18:05 [AlterNet] Maddow Discusses How Shell's Arctic Drilling Sh*tshow Keeps Getting More Ridiculous

18:07 [Financial Times] Dutch minister leads eurogroup race

18:07 [Spiegel] 3-D Printing: Technology May Bring�New Industrial Revolution

18:08 [zero hedge] Spain - Out Damned Spot

18:08 [CBC: politics] Olivia Chow can't smile due to nerve disorder

18:09 [The Atlantic: Politics] Picture of the Day: The Moment Obama Heard About the Newtown Shooting

18:11 [Financial Times] Fall in Egyptian pound may bring growth

18:11 [Telegraph] Delhi gang-rape victim's friend recalls savage attack

18:11 [Telegraph] BBC criticised by radio presenter after she is sacked by text

18:12 [Slashdot] Three-Mile-High Supercomputer Poses Unique Challenges

18:12 [Fox News] FISCAL CRISIS WINNERS:Hollywood, Rum Makers Get Tax Breaks in Final Bill

18:13 [BBC: Science & Environment] Predicting the next big flood

18:13 [The Hindu - News] Bahwal Khan succeeds Mullah Nazir

18:14 [Middle East Monitor] Samira Shackle: What does an Irish EU presidency mean for Israel?

18:15 [Spiegel] Picture This: Oil Slick

18:15 [Spiegel] Media Report: North Korea Enlists German Help to Prepare Economic Opening

18:17 [CNET News] Look into tech companies' tax safe havens draws to close

18:17 [BBC: Science & Environment] Landmark Australia trees 'torched'

18:18 [OpEdNews] Iran's Best Response To Israeli or U.S. Attack Would Be Non-Violent

18:19 [CNN: Money] Stocks hold steady after jobs report

18:19 [CNN: Money] Congress leaves Sandy victims in limbo

18:19 [Deutsche Welle] Gaming industry changes dramatically

18:19 [CNN: Health] Medical helicopter crashes kill 3, hurt 4

18:19 [CNN: Health] Sperm donor liable for child support

18:22 [CNN: Money] American corporate boards are awkward around women

18:22 [CNN] Why don't some boys see it as rape?

18:22 [New Statesman] Pinboard acquires and shutters Punchfork

18:23 [Raw Story] Crapo gets suspended license and $250 fine for DUI

18:23 [Raw Story] Congress counts electoral college votes

18:23 [Raw Story] Church of England allows abstinent gay men in civil partnerships to be bishops

18:23 [Raw Story] Gagged priest ‘playing’ with handcuffs at church gets stuck, calls 911 for help

18:23 [The Independent] ‘Shoot Swabians’: Berlin berates its bourgeois invaders

18:23 [The Independent] Working late is no excuse: law firm’s email goes viral

18:25 [BBC: Education] Q&A: Child benefit changes

18:25 [msnbc] It's OK to flip the bird at cops, court rules

18:26 [NPR] Olympic Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Taxi In South Africa

18:27 [Slashdot] USPTO Asks For Input On Software Patents

18:27 [Telegraph] Food inflation to increase, Waitrose boss warns

18:27 [Telegraph] Joe Biden says Hispanic are 'centre of this nation's future'

18:27 [Telegraph] Reward scheme for schoolchildren 'encouraged gambling'

18:28 [CNET News] Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday won't fix IE zero-day flaw

18:30 [Global Voices] Uganda in 2012: 50 Years of Independence and Africa's Youngest MP

18:31 [BBC: Also in the news] A bizarre view of Americans

18:32 [CBC: politics] Harper to meet First Nations chiefs Jan. 11

18:33 [Voice of America] Cambodia Bars Opposition Leader From Running in Election

18:33 [OpEdNews] Al Gore's "Current TV" Debacle

18:33 [The Onion] North Korea Returns To Normalcy With Synchronized Disco Jump-Rope Gala

18:34 [Disinformation] Pharmakia: Traditional Medicine and Black Magick

18:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All-Male Panels at Tech Conferences

18:34 [Topix Activism News] Happy New Year 2013

18:36 [Guardian] Syria rebels' arms supplies and finances drying up despite western pledges

18:38 [Electronic Intifada] The Month in Pictures: December 2012

18:38 [Guardian] Child benefit reforms will push 320,000 families over 50% tax rate

18:38 [Mother Jones] Crime in the Windy City

18:39 [The Independent] Errors and Omissions: Coffin, or casket? It’s time we got the matter off our chest

18:39 [The Independent] Indian woman jumps off moving train to flee rape

18:39 [Russia Today] Sandy victims mad as hell at Congress

18:41 [CNN: Money] Megadeth's Mustaine rips Men's Warehouse

18:42 [CNET News] Google dodges FTC's antitrust bullet (week in review)

18:42 [CNET News] Asus to release Google TV device

18:43 [Fin24 News] Aid for Sandy victims fall short

18:43 [OpEdNews] Another NNC Lendman Interview

18:43 [Reuters: politics] Idaho Senator Mike Crapo admits to drunken driving in Virginia

18:43 [Reuters: politics] Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue

18:45 [Global Voices] Vladimir Pozner & Russia's Own Political Correctness

18:46 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Adele's best-seller and other news


18:49 [Russia Today] Saudi fighter jets help US in anti-al-Qaeda drone war in Yemen – report

18:49 [Deutsche Welle] Hungarian top court shoots down voter registration

18:50 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Anti-Gun Newspaper Hires Armed Guards – Reveals Its Own Hypocrisy

18:52 [BBC: Entertainment] John Barrowman hurt in panto fall

18:52 [CNN] Gaza rally called step toward unity for Fatah and Hamas

18:53 [Fin24 News] Aid for Sandy victims falls short

18:54 [The Independent] Son of retired BBC presenter Winton Cooper's given hospital order over father's hammer killing

18:54 [The Independent] Deaf children ‘are forced to move house due to budget cuts’

18:57 [AlterNet] Holding the Debt Limit Hostage is Unconstitutional, So Why Not Get Around it by Minting a Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coin?

18:57 [CNN: Health] CDC: Flu hitting hard, early

18:57 [Telegraph] Doctor accidentally overpaid £126,000

18:58 [Guardian] Rape protests spread beyond India

18:59 [Russia Today] Pentagon bans gay sites

18:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Fatah and Hamas talk unity on Fatah's 48th anniversary

19:03 [Good] This Massive Land Art Portrait Fights for Human Rights in Central America

19:03 [straight] News for Youse: Jobless rate falls, Harper will meet Native leaders, and Naomi Campbell mugged

19:03 [straight] Canada's Top Ten: Canadian cinematic cornucopia coming to the Cinematheque

19:03 [straight] Idle No More pulls into Commercial-Broadway Station

19:04 [Disinformation] Eunuchs of the Universe: Tom Wolfe on Wall Street Today

19:04 [CNET News] Acer brings its Windows 8 launch lineup to CES

19:05 [CBC: politics] EI protest in Moncton attracts 300

19:08 [Raw Story] 67 Republicans vote against partial funding for Hurricane Sandy relief

19:08 [Guardian] US House approves $9bn in hurricane Sandy aid as bill heads to Senate

19:08 [BBC: Science & Environment] Rover finally looks set to drill

19:08 [Mother Jones] More Pot, Less Booze?

19:08 [zero hedge] Hilda Solis: Paying People Not To Work Saved Millions Of Jobs

19:09 [CNN] Women's power: A story with sharp divide

19:09 [Deutsche Welle] Europe's elderly face poverty

19:09 [Deutsche Welle] Sudans resume jittery peace talks

19:09 [The Independent] ‘Imposter’ wins rape appeal as victim was unmarried

19:09 [The Independent] Forensic scientists need skeletons to train – but they’re down to bare bones

19:09 [The Independent] Pakistani girl shot by Taliban is discharged from hospital

19:10 [Moral Low Ground] Scathing Letter from Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston Blasts Sen. Dianne Feinstein over Proposed Assault Weapons Ban

19:12 [Slashdot] Legislators: 'Spaceport America Could Become a Ghost Town'

19:12 [msnbc] Report: State worker let husband see Lanza's body

19:12 [CNET News] Friday Poll: Which prediction will most likely come true?

19:13 [Big Think] At Some Companies, Fridays Mean Business Suits

19:13 [OpEdNews] Senate Filibuster Reform Vote Delayed Until January 22

19:13 [Telegraph] American troops and missile batteries arrive on Syrian border

19:16 [] Hundreds of Thousands of Fatah Rally in Gaza

19:16 [] Keystone Protesters Arrested for 'Standing Up to the Death Machine of Industrial Extraction'

19:17 [Voice of America] Displaced Victims Of Philippines Typhoon Get Critical Aid

19:21 [Reuters] Mediocre job growth points to slow grind for U.S. economy

19:21 [Campaign For Liberty] Welcome aboard, Norm and Megan!

19:22 [The Hindu - News] An end to that long wait to fly

19:23 [Raw Story] Ex-NRA leader compares assault weapons ban to racial discrimination

19:23 [Raw Story] Indian women strip and beat politician accused of rape

19:24 [Russia Today] Rebellious teens spiked parents’ milkshakes with sleeping pills so they could use internet

19:25 [The Independent] How Gerard Depardieu ate French cinema

19:25 [The Independent] US Treasury Secretary to leave post by the end of the month

19:26 [The Hindu - News] Hussainsagar clean-up finally takes off

19:28 [Raw Story] Argentina plans to give out 82 million condoms in 2013

19:28 [Raw Story] Finally, A Listicle That Truly Gets My Pain

19:30 [CNN] Hugo Chavez - Fast Facts

19:30 [CNN] Why has Al Jazeera set its sights on U.S.?

19:30 [CNN] Scaled-back Sandy aid bill nears final approval

19:30 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Gaza photographers hold 'Pillar of Cloud' photo exhibition

19:30 [The Hindu - News] Fogging operations from today

19:31 [CNET News] Game on: Sony won't block used games -- analyst

19:31 [NPR] As Norovirus Rages, A Robot Named 'Vomiting Larry' Gets A Closeup

19:33 [AlterNet] Three Economic Facts from December That Prove "Uncertainty" Isn't the Problem

19:33 [Financial Times] US shrugs off fiscal concerns

19:34 [The Hindu - News] More benefits for the disabled

19:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law? Yes

19:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Letter Stanley Kubrick Wrote About IBM and HAL

19:34 [The Atlantic: Technology] Captured in (Actual) Pictures: The Swirling Birth of Planets

19:38 [Electronic Intifada] Can we find compassion for Israelis in 2013?

19:38 [Raw Story] New Delhi gang rape victim’s boyfriend speaks out

19:38 [The Hindu - News] 04hymsr02-Akbaruddin

19:38 [Mother Jones] A Hidden Climate Win in the Fiscal Deal

19:38 [zero hedge] THe ONe TRiLLioN DoLLAR PLaTiNuM...

19:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Heads Or Tails - The 2013 Coin Toss

19:41 [The Independent] A ballooning problem: the great helium shortage

19:41 [The Independent] Cannabis tester to catch drug-drivers

19:41 [The Independent] Met’s Mitchell inquiry was ‘a waste of time’

19:43 [Fox News] Bradley Back on the Market?

19:43 [Fox News] Top Luxury Caribbean Hotels

19:43 [Fox News] Stars With Nude Body Doubles

19:43 [Fox News] Louisiana's $6,800 'Car'

19:43 [Raw Story] Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp sees record number of visitors in 2012

19:43 [Raw Story] Google settlement in U.S. unlikely to affect EU probe

19:43 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Afghanistan: December 2012

19:44 [AL JAZEERA] Syrian troops pound rebels near Damascus

19:44 [CNN] Why Depardieu's 'pathetic' desertion has caused French storm

19:44 [Russia Today] California court overturns rape conviction because woman was unmarried

19:44 [Deutsche Welle] Spurs confirm summer signing of Schalke's Holtby

19:45 [Telegraph] British artists lose thousands in chef's hotel venture

19:45 [Telegraph] Radical al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'purchased plane tickets for 9/11 hijackers'

19:45 [Telegraph] Brigitte Bardot threatens to quit France over plight of circus elephants

19:47 [Utne] Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: The Making of David Foster Wallace

19:47 [Utne] Idling While Canada Burns: lessons we can learn from First Nations

19:48 [Truthdig] Official Employment Rate Distorts Perception of Jobs Crisis

19:48 [The Hindu - News] Police to question Akbar

19:48 [The Hindu - News] DMK is not a mutt, says Alagiri

19:48 [Guardian] HMRC publishes Flickr gallery of 2012's 'top tax criminals'

19:48 [Guardian] Campaigners refer MP over 'failure to declare gambling industry benefits'

19:49 [Russia Today] Russian real estate tycoon arrested in Cambodia for taking boatmen hostage

19:49 [Russia Today] Supermodel Naomi Campbell injured during mugging in Paris

19:51 [Reuters: politics] U.S. senators seek probe into royalties on coal exports

19:51 [NPR] It's Official: Electoral Votes Are Counted; Obama & Biden Won

19:55 [CBC: politics] Harper renews $250M auto innovation fund

19:55 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Ousted Mubarak knew in advance about 2008 Israeli war on Gaza

19:55 [CNET News] What will you buy next: Tablet, phablet, laptop, or convertible?

19:55 [CNET News] Here's why 2012 music sales don't tell full story

19:56 [The Hindu - News] Tulsi Gabbard takes oath on Gita

19:56 [The Independent] Pret workers want more for their smile: enough pay and hours to live on

19:56 [The Independent] Curse of the Krankies: Barrowman hurt in panto

19:56 [The Independent] Shell’s race to beat Alaskan tax man ends as rig runs aground

19:56 [The Independent] Crisis looms in Caracas while Venezuela begins to think the unthinkable as Hugo Chavez fights for his life

19:57 [CNN] Pilot arrested after witness smells alcohol

19:58 [The Progressive] An Appreciation: Gerda Lerner, Founder of Women’s History

20:00 [The Hindu - News] Last ditch effort to scuttle Viswaroopam on DTH

20:02 [Anarchist news] Naomi Ullian outed as snitch in Asheville 11 case

20:02 [Anarchist news] Southern Ontario NYE Prison Demos

20:02 [Anarchist news] New Years Eve Jail Solidarity Noise Demo - Vancouver

20:02 [Slashdot] Dutch Gov't Offers Guidance For Responsible Disclosure Practices

20:03 [Raw Story] Digital music commerce hits new high in 2013 at 1.66 billion sales

20:03 [Raw Story] Italian cat brings gifts to his late master’s tomb

20:03 [Truthdig] Fiscal Deal Wipes Out Obamacare Funding for Health Co-Ops

20:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] Non-state actors who bring nations closer

20:03 [CNET News] Disney secures patent for gaming console

20:03 [Good] Sitegeist: A Data-Rich Mobile App To Help You Learn About Any Neighborhood

20:04 [Reuters: politics] Congress verifies: Obama, Biden win Electoral College vote

20:04 [straight] The #IdleNoMore movement isn't another Occupy Wall Street

20:04 [straight] Downton Abbey gets reimagined as a graphic novel

20:04 [straight] Republicans fear for their lives as New Hampshire bans guns from floor of House of Representatives

20:04 [Guardian] Google concedes defeat in China censorship battle

20:04 [The Onion] Walgreens Manager Certain Dead Father Would Have Been Proud Of Crest Toothpaste Display

20:06 [The Hindu - News] Miandad plays it safe, cancels Delhi trip

20:07 [The Hindu - Opinion] Excess killed the radio stars

20:08 [Guardian] Police website raises hope of identifying 1,000 mystery bodies

20:09 [zero hedge] Liesman: "The Fed Gets To Print Dollars"; Bullard: "Indeed We Do"

20:09 [CBC: politics] Spence to join Harper meeting with chiefs Jan. 11

20:09 [Slate Magazine] Gone Daddy Gone

20:09 [CNET News] Westinghouse to show Roku Ready TV at CES

20:11 [The Hindu - Opinion] Making campuses safer

20:12 [The Independent] David Cameron urges global action on tax avoidance by Starbucks and Amazon

20:14 [The Atlantic: Technology] What the First CES Looked Like

20:14 [The Hindu - News] Amend Juvenile Act to bring down age limit to 16, say many States

20:14 [msnbc: politics] Congress votes to expand borrowing authority for Sandy flood claims

20:15 [msnbc] Congress votes to expand borrowing authority for Sandy flood claims

20:16 [Global Voices] Chinese Journalists Demand Resignation of Propaganda Chief

20:17 [Slashdot] Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

20:18 [CNN] No. 1 Azarenka ruled out by foot problem

20:18 [Financial Times] Election campaigns kick off in Germany

20:20 [Financial Times] Jobs figures point to dull US outlook

20:20 [The Hindu - News] "Rapes prevalent in India, not in Bharat"

20:21 [zero hedge] Gold In Manipulative Sell Off? Nice New Years Gift

20:21 [zero hedge] Putting A Trillion Dollars Of Platinum In Perspective

20:21 [zero hedge] Dow Gold and Gold Silver Ratio Charts Remain Bullish

20:21 [Global Voices] Chinese Journalists Demand Resignation of Provincial Propaganda Chief

20:21 [NPR] Now You Don't See Them, Now You Do: Pelosi Defends Doctored Photo

20:24 [CNN: Politics] Living under George W. Bush's shadow

20:24 [CNN: Politics] The best of Biden being Biden

20:24 [The Atlantic: International] Greetings of 'the Festive Season'

20:24 [The Hindu - News] ‘Women equally responsible for crimes against them’

20:25 [Slate Magazine] The After the Fiscal Cliff, the Debt Ceiling Chasm Gabfest

20:25 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Former public prosecutor hampered trials of Mubarak officials

20:28 [The Independent] Argentinian protesters disrupt cruise ship as tensions over Falklands rise

20:28 [The Independent] Syrian regime captures al-Qa'ida chief's brother on 'aid mission'

20:28 [The Independent] Gay bishops allowed – but they can’t have sex

20:29 [Disinformation] Federal Court Affirms Constitutional Right To Give Cops The Middle Finger

20:29 [Disinformation] Joy Camp: 2012 End of the World (Cocaine Remix)

20:29 [The Hindu - Opinion] From Oxford to Hyderabad

20:31 [Pravda] Brigitte Bardot to move to Russia to save French elephants

20:31 [Pravda] Drunken British women cause emergency landing

20:31 [Reuters] Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda

20:31 [] Outrage in Yemen Grows as Deadly US Drone Attacks Expand

20:31 [] Gerda Lerner, Women's Studies Pioneer, Dies at 92

20:31 [Slashdot] Slashdot Asks: What would you like to see at CES?

20:32 [Telegraph] Malala Yousafzai: Girl shot in head by Taliban takes big step on road to recovery

20:33 [Raw Story] Rush on Al Jazeera: Will Joy Behar and Jennifer Granholm have to wear burkas?

20:33 [Reuters: politics] Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda

20:36 [NPR] Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

20:37 [Pravda] Georgians want Saakashvili to step down

20:37 [Voice of America] Ankara Continues Efforts To Join EU

20:38 [BBC: Education] AUDIO: 'I earn £100,000 and want benefit'

20:38 [Mother Jones] How Does Obama Plan to Not Negotiate Over the Debt Ceiling?


20:38 [CNN: Money] Milk, meat, even TV will cost more

20:39 [Russia Today] Fox suffers cognitive dissonance over Obama’s new immigration rule

20:40 [Slate Magazine] Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!

20:40 [The Hindu - News] Tirath favours death sentence for rapists

20:41 [Financial Times] Biden faces key role in second term

20:41 [Pravda] Eccentric Russian businessman arrested in Cambodia

20:41 [Voice of America] Washington, D.C.: Milky Way Could Contain 100 Billion Planets

20:41 [NPR] FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

20:41 [The Hindu - Opinion] To the woman warrior I did not know

20:42 [The Hindu - News] Court reduces Telgi’s sentence

20:43 [The Independent] Balls’s plan to cut tax relief criticised by pensions experts

20:43 [The Independent] Middle classes face 65% tax rate after child benefit squeeze

20:43 [The Independent] Hundreds of pubs face closure, warns Labour

20:43 [The Independent] Don’t consign Mary Seacole to history, Gove is urged

20:45 [CNN] Congress approves scaled-back Sandy aid bill

20:45 [CNN] Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Tulsa shooting spree

20:46 [Reuters] Congress approves Storm Sandy relief amid anger over delay

20:47 [CNN: Crime] Political battle brews over judge picks

20:51 [Reuters: politics] Congress approves Storm Sandy relief amid anger over delay

20:51 [CNN: Travel] Pilot held after witness smells alcohol

20:51 [CNN: Travel] 'Cash only' at the Vatican

20:51 [CNN: Travel] Today's photo: Xinjiang, China

20:51 [CNN: Travel] Pilot arrested after witness smells alcohol

20:52 [The Hindu - Opinion] Fear of darkness

20:52 [The Hindu - Opinion] On masculinity

20:53 [Raw Story] Indiana lawmaker pushing for schools to require daily prayer

20:53 [Truthdig] Why Jobs Must Be Our Goal Now, Not Deficit Reduction

20:53 [Truthdig] Mass Shootings Do Little to Change State Gun Laws

20:54 [The Hindu - Opinion] Hate speech

20:54 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Future of Cybersecurity Could Be Sitting in an Office in New Jersey

20:54 [Deutsche Welle] Bardot threatens to follow Depardieu to Russia

20:55 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Greeks Have Already Dumped the Euro

20:56 [Middle East Monitor] Amelia Smith: Israel continues to breach the ceasefire agreement

21:00 [CNN: Technology] Jim McKelvey : 21st century Renaissance man

21:00 [CNN: Technology] 21st Century Renaissance man

21:00 [CNN: Technology] Have you heard of Snapchat?

21:01 [Reuters] "Nobody helped us for an hour:" Indian rape witness

21:03 [The Progressive] Gerda Lerner: Trailblazer of Women's History

21:03 [Good] Phorce: A 'Smart Bag' To Charge Your Gadgets On the Go

21:04 [straight] Mark Fornataro: Canadian bus regulation is an accident waiting to happen

21:04 [straight] Ballet B.C. tagged amid top "25 to watch" by Dance Magazine

21:04 [straight] Photo of the Day: Power sunset

21:04 [straight] Oak Ridge Boys perform slavery anthem for ailing Bush

21:05 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Marian Wright Edelman: New Year Resolutions

21:05 [CNN] Gabrielle Giffords to visit Newtown

21:05 [CNET News] Microsoft may be stepping up the delivery pace

21:06 [CNN: Money] Adele tops U.S. album charts two years in a row

21:07 [] Central Asia's 'Drug Capital' Fights To Stem Tide Of Narcotics

21:08 [Raw Story] Brian Kilmeade’s attempt to play with his ‘Pocket Hose’ on air goes terribly wrong

21:08 [Raw Story] France issues first-ever regulations for nano-particles

21:08 [Mother Jones] Friday Cat Blogging - 4 January 2013

21:09 [Russia Today] Second trooper suspended for roadside cavity search in Texas

21:11 [NPR] As 2013 Begins, A 'Pretty Positive' Job Outlook

21:11 [NPR] Obama (Officially) Wins! Electoral College Votes Tallied Before Congress

21:12 [Guardian] High-stakes gambling machines 'suck money from poorest communities'

21:13 [Truthdig] Tax Evasion Lesson No. 1: Become a Russian Citizen

21:13 [The Hindu - News] Police to question Owaisi

21:14 [The Independent] Adele leads the way as British acts invade US charts

21:16 [CBC: politics] Olivia Chow says facial paralysis won't impede work

21:17 [Slashdot] Worldwide IPv6 Adoption: Where Do We Stand Today?

21:17 [msnbc: politics] Hagel likely to be nominated for Defense Secretary next week

21:18 [AL JAZEERA] Friend of rape victim blasts Indian police

21:18 [AL JAZEERA] NATO deploys Patriot missiles in Turkey

21:18 [msnbc] Lawyers slam posting of video in Ohio rape case

21:19 [The Hindu - News] Speaker to refer Akbar’s utterances to ethics panel

21:20 [CNN] High court to tackle Native American adoption dispute

21:21 [The Hindu - News] ‘The move will lead to video piracy’

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Konda Murali’s disqualification upheld

21:23 [The Hindu - News] Will Kiran’s Indiramma Baata promises materialise?

21:23 [CNN] Pharmacy says cleaners should share blame for meningitis outbreak

21:23 [CNN] Jalal Talabani - Tast Facts

21:26 [CNN] Jalal Talabani - Fast Facts

21:29 [The Hindu - News] Get in sync with reality, Congress tells RSS

21:29 [CNN] Small plane crashes into Florida house

21:29 [Deutsche Welle] US troops arrive in Turkey

21:30 [The Independent] Jameela Jamil: The surprising rise of Radio 1's next big thing

21:30 [The Independent] One of our dinosaurs is missing: The global hunt for prized Tarbosaurus fossil

21:30 [The Independent] Whitehall puts Ranulph Fiennes' latest trek at risk – with a couple of tractors

21:30 [CNET News] Computerized fishing rod won't put worms on hooks

21:31 [The Hindu - News] Lokayukta conducts searches on Congress MLA’s properties

21:31 [] Landmark Wisconsin Mining Moratorium Under Seige

21:33 [The Hindu - News] ‘Shettar’s fate will be decided on January 15’

21:33 [The Hindu - News] Don’t cross ‘Lakshman rekha,’ Minister tells women

21:33 [Good] Intermission: Those Crafty Dutch To Unveil Ultra Green Route 66 of the Future

21:34 [msnbc] Pharmacy blames cleaners in fungal meningitis outbreak

21:34 [msnbc] Sponsored By:

21:35 [The Hindu - News] New Chinese envoy to arrive in Delhi today

21:35 [The Hindu - News] 'Nomads prime targets of kidney racketeers'

21:36 [CBC: politics] B.C. judge rules federal firearms law unconstitutional

21:36 [Global Voices] UK Police Arrests A Nepali Citizen over Civil War Allegations

21:37 [The Hindu - News] In note to panel, CPI(M) wants life term for rape

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Jawan, friend held for molesting woman on train in Bihar

21:38 [zero hedge] Vol Curve Mangling Continues As March Debt Ceiling "Drop Dead" Day Looms

21:38 [zero hedge] FleeceBook: Meet Michael Cross, Head Of FX And "Market Intelligence" At The Bank Of England

21:39 [Mother Jones] Fiscal Deal Could Make Health Insurance More Expensive

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Notice to Centre on plea to disqualify MPs, MLAs charged with rape

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Disqualify UDF legislators: Achuthanandan

21:41 [Fox News] Fiscal Crisis Package Loaded Up With Special-Interest Tax Breaks

21:41 [Fox News] 'PURE GOLD':Gun Map Makes Crime Easier, Ex-Burglars Say

21:41 [Fox News] NO BIG FOOTPRINT: 10,000-Troop Maximum Eyed for Afghanistan

21:41 [CNN: Health] Pharmacy: Cleaners should share blame for meningitis outbreak

21:41 [CNN] Brigitte Bardot threatens to reject France, embrace Russia if 2 elephants killed

21:43 [The Hindu - News] DMRC, KMRL role by January 8

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Chances of a breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks look bleak

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Tehran posits itself as provider of energy security

21:44 [OpEdNews] Why Jobs Must Be Our Goal Now, Not Deficit Reduction

21:45 [CNN] Brigitte Bardot threatens to spurn France, embrace Russia if 2 elephants killed

21:45 [The Independent] Gang-rape victim’s companion breaks silence over murder

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Stationmasters on the warpath, plan strike

21:47 [The Hindu - News] International bills, not U.S. treasury bonds: I-T officials

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Accused in bomb-blast, Pakistani acquitted

21:47 [The Hindu - News] Marines return, report before court

21:49 [msnbc] Hagel likely to be nominated for Defense Secretary next week

21:49 [Russia Today] School board member resigns after driving into teenage girl

21:49 [The Hindu - News] Miandad was given visa in May 2012 too

21:49 [The Hindu - News] Charges soon against marketing firms

21:51 [CBC: politics] Mandatory minimum sentencing struck down by B.C. judge

21:51 [The Hindu - News] Provide treatment to Rajeesh: court

21:51 [Voice of America] Iraq's Sunnis Protest by the Thousands

21:52 [CNN] Obamacare: A few changes coming in 2013

21:53 [Raw Story] Central Africans party at nightclubs during the day thanks to curfews

21:53 [Raw Story] Oregon man arrested after posting ‘drivin’ drunk’ on Facebook

21:53 [Raw Story] Los Angeles cops allegedly threatened women with jail to force sex acts

21:53 [The Hindu - News] SC to appoint panel to probe Manipur fake encounter killings

21:54 [CNN] 'Grey's Anatomy' star Dempsey wins bid to buy coffee-shop chain

21:57 [CNET News] Medical-alert bracelet begs for browser cleansing

21:57 [The Hindu - News] What is the difficulty in notifying Cauvery tribunal award, Supreme Court asks Centre

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Darshan time extended at Sabarimala temple

21:57 [The Hindu - News] Woman, daughter driven out of train

21:58 [Truthdig] Fiscal Cliff

21:58 [Truthdig] 2013 Omen

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Strengthening works on Periyar dam resumed

21:59 [The Hindu - News] India evaluating Pakistan Army’s revised military doctrine

22:01 [CNN: Health] Obamacare: What to expect in 2013

22:01 [CNN: Health] Doctors: Clinton to recover fully

22:01 [Moral Low Ground] 2 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Many Rockaway Residents Still Without Homes, Heat or Elecricity

22:01 [Global Voices] Iran: Police Looks For ‘Smart Control' over Social Networking Sites

22:02 [CBC: politics] Police patrol Northern Gateway hearings

22:02 [CNN] Ban Ki-moon - Fast Facts

22:03 [CNET News] The 404 1,187: Where we bully the bullies (podcast)

22:04 [CNN: Money] Treasuries singe investors

22:04 [CNN: Money] What will your raise be in 2013?

22:05 [straight] New Nick Cave track sounds like Phil Collins

22:05 [straight] Gurpreet Singh: Ujjal Dosanjh uses Twitter to shame traditionalists who blame women for rape

22:05 [straight] TJ Dawe's Medicine is an honest, cleansing experience

22:05 [straight] Deepak Chopra has no time for Internet trolls

22:05 [Voice of America] Effectiveness of India's 'Fast-Track' Courts Are Questioned

22:05 [Voice of America] NATO Deploys Missiles to Turkey-Syria Border

22:05 [Voice of America] Religious Nationalist Grabs Spotlight in Israeli Knesset Race

22:06 [CNN] Florida mother kills infant son in murder-suicide attempt, police say

22:07 [Slashdot] Anti-GMO Activist Recants

22:07 [The Hindu - News] Case to be filed against Zee News for airing interview of rape victim’s friend

22:09 [Mother Jones] 600 Teachers Apply to Learn How to Shoot a Gun at School

22:11 [The Onion] [video] Romney's Terrifying Google Search History Leaked

22:13 [Reuters: politics] Congress approves some Sandy storm relief amid anger over delay

22:15 [Reuters] Congress approves some Sandy storm relief amid anger over delay

22:15 [The Hindu - News] Assembly arch to come up farther from Fort

22:17 [CNN: Entertainment] The Buzz Today

22:17 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Grey's Anatomy' star to buy coffee chain

22:17 [CNN: Crime] High court to tackle Native American adoption dispute

22:17 [CNN: Crime] Florida mother kills infant son in murder-suicide attempt, police say

22:17 [The Hindu - News] BPOs lag in action on sexual harassment

22:18 [AL JAZEERA] UK charges Nepalese officer with 'torture'

22:19 [CNN: Money] Jobs with the lowest (and highest) unemployment

22:20 [The Hindu - News] Ten years on, incomplete sewerage project leaves residents fuming

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Differences over violations continue

22:22 [The Hindu - News] Gold prices dip by Rs. 31 per gram

22:23 [CNN] Arrest in child porn case after request for public's help

22:24 [The Hindu - News] Chennai finds sister in San Antonio, Texas

22:24 [OpEdNews] Iranians in Latin America Spook US

22:24 [Disinformation] Connecticut Town To Hold Mass Burning Of Violent Video Games, Films, And Music

22:24 [Disinformation] 2012: The Year We Did Our Best to Abandon the Natural World

22:24 [Disinformation] Raelian Schoolboy Swastika Controversy: Are Some Symbols Irredeemable?

22:24 [CBC: politics] Hebron oil project gets OK as costs balloon by billions

22:26 [The Hindu - News] High Court orders transfer of rape case investigation to CB-CID

22:29 [CNN: Crime] Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Tulsa shooting spree

22:29 [Reuters: politics] Idaho Senator Mike Crapo admits to drunken driving

22:30 [CNET News] GameStick portable gaming console cruises on Kickstarter

22:30 [CNET News] Hulu CEO Jason Kilar says he will resign (breaking)

22:32 [The Hindu - News] Few takers for death penalty, many States want 16 as juvenile age bar

22:32 [CNN] Anything but fond farewell so far for Clinton as top U.S. diplomat

22:32 [CNN] Pilot arrested after security agent smells alcohol

22:33 [Big Think] The Dangers of Placing Too Much Faith in Yourself

22:33 [Good] London Meowing: Kitty Cuddling While Getting Your Coffee Fix

22:36 [AlterNet] The Deficit Debate Secret That is Killing Us

22:36 [] Record Low Water Levels in Lakes Huron, Michigan

22:37 [Slashdot] Adrian Lamo Explains His Decision To Expose Bradley Manning

22:39 [zero hedge] Vol Dumped; Stocks Pumped; Treasuries... Jumped?

22:42 [The Onion] Jets Worry Tim Tebow Will Be Distracted By Wild New York Churchlife

22:42 [CNN: Money] S&P 500 ends week at 5-year high

22:42 [Slate Magazine] Can Colin Powell Really Be Speaker of the House?

22:43 [Topix Activism News] Latest detention underlines Algeria's ongoing harassment of activists

22:46 [CNET News] SuperTooth readies two budget portable Bluetooth speakers for CES

22:47 [NPR] Amid Instability In Egypt, Coptic Christians Flee To U.S.

22:47 [NPR] Liberals In A Dither Over Whether Obama Blew It, Or Nailed It

22:47 [INTER PRESS SERVICE] OP-ED: The Arab Spring at Two: What Lessons Should We Learn?

22:48 [BBC: Science & Environment] VIDEO: Inquiry call after rig runs aground

22:48 [Truthdig] Indefinite War by Design

22:48 [Truthdig] The Natural Gas Bubble

22:51 [CNN] The era of the Superstorm

22:54 [CNN] India to hire more women police officers

22:55 [The Nation] Comments of the Week: The "Fiscal Cliff" and a Shout Out from Kerry Washington

22:55 [CNN: Money] Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to step down

23:00 [CNN] Beyond 'Buckwild' in West Virginia

23:02 [NPR] Online Grades For Doctors Get An Incomplete

23:03 [Raw Story] Second man arrested in connection to cop’s cannibalism case

23:03 [Truthdig] Court Rules Woman Technically Not Raped Because of Marital Status

23:03 [Big Think] Some Thoughts on the National Intelligence Council’s New Report

23:03 [Big Think] New Location System Can Find You Indoors And Outdoors

23:04 [Telegraph] Goosebumps, the lie detector for emotions

23:04 [Telegraph] Streets of Gaza turn to gold as thousands rally to Fatah cause

23:04 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez: Venezuela facing prospect of political turmoil

23:04 [Telegraph] 'Illegal migrants' ordered to leave Britain had returned home years ago

23:05 [straight] B.C. has four of top 10 ski destinations in Canada

23:05 [straight] Nazi robots invade Motorhead

23:05 [straight] Canada's Entertainment One receives green light to acquire Alliance Films

23:05 [straight] Lose the sticky notes: tools for organizing and prioritizing in 2013

23:05 [Sydney Morning Herald] Bushfire damage grows

23:07 [Slashdot] Scientists Breed Big-Brained Guppies To Demonstrate Evolution's Trade-Offs

23:07 [msnbc] 4 congresswomen Photoshopped into official group photo

23:08 [Electronic Intifada] Four years on, young girl still stunted by Cast Lead

23:08 [zero hedge] Why December's Front-Loaded Gain Will Be January's Pain: Biderman Explains

23:10 [Fox News] Egypt says it seized US-made missiles near Gaza

23:10 [Fox News] Syrian warplanes bomb suburbs of the capital

23:10 [Fox News] Incarcerated veterans train dogs for other disabled vets

23:10 [Fox News] UN back to its free-spending ways, despite claims

23:12 [The Onion] Opinion: Sometimes I Feel Like I'm The Only One Who Gives A Shit About Rich, Lustrous Hair (by Marcus Russo )

23:13 [CNN: Travel] Beyond 'Buckwild' in West Virginia

23:13 [CNN: Money] S&P AT 5-YEAR HIGH

23:14 [AlterNet] Indian Politician Accused of Rape Is Stripped and Publicly Beaten

23:15 [BBC: Entertainment] VIDEO: Gold field finds declared 'treasure'

23:16 [CNN] Once called 'terror network,' Al Jazeera America dares to enter U.S. cable market

23:18 [CNN] Tech trends for 2013: Five things to watch

23:18 [Telegraph] Old and unworkable: David Cameron's verdict on Labour tax plan tax

23:18 [Telegraph] Ofcom probes Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz after mobile phone user's number appears on screen

23:18 [Telegraph] Britain's homes 'twice as lethal as its roads'

23:18 [Telegraph] Don't let hardened criminals out early, says Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

23:19 [CNN] The top 12 tech stories of 2012

23:19 [CNN] Our top tech wishes for 2013

23:22 [CNN] Great gadgets for holiday giving

23:22 [CNN] The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2012

23:23 [CNN] Why everybody wants a slice of Raspberry Pi

23:25 [Slashdot] US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

23:28 [CNN: Entertainment] 'Cougar Town' promises nudity

23:28 [Raw Story] 85-year-old man arrested for hitting volunteer officer with cane

23:28 [Raw Story] Oldest Swiss bank faces penalties after aiding Americans in tax evasion

23:29 [The Atlantic: Technology] For Sale: NASA Launchpad, Gently Used

23:32 [Moral Low Ground] Married South Carolina Teacher Kinsley Wentzky Accused of Having Sex with Underage Student

23:33 [Slate Magazine] The President Has the Power To Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own

23:36 [CNN: Technology] Time Has Come' for '60s singer

23:37 [NPR] A Girl Fights To Be Called By Her Name In Iceland, Suing Government

23:38 [Truthdig] NRA School

23:38 [Truthdig] Teachers and Guns

23:38 [Big Think] The Role of Origins, Essence and Specialness in Art


23:42 [The Onion] Romney Throws Quinceañera For Ann In Last-Minute Attempt To Get Hispanic Vote

23:45 [Red Pepper] Tokyo, behind the bright lights

23:45 [Red Pepper] Why the Walmart campaign matters

23:48 [Raw Story] Wikipedia losing English-language editors: study

23:48 [CNET News] Taste test: Does hot cocoa taste better from an orange cup?

23:48 [Slate Magazine] A Season of Miracles in Washington

23:49 [Russia Today] Oldest Swiss bank closes after US tax evasion guilty plea

23:49 [Fox News] FBI refutes claims it suspected al-Awlaki role in purchasing 9/11 hijackers' tickets

23:50 [Telegraph] Grandfather dies after getting infection from dirty needle in French hospital

23:50 [Fox News] Obama calls conscience clause for military chaplains 'ill-advised'

23:50 [Fox News] Report: India gang rape suspect disemboweled victim

23:50 [Fox News] Mom lied about knowing sperm donor, agency says in demanding donor pay child support

23:52 [] Transocean Gets Off Easy With 'Wholly Inadequate' Gulf Settlement

23:52 [Sydney Morning Herald] NSW bushfire suspicious: police

23:53 [CNN: Politics] Congress approves scaled-back Sandy aid bill

23:55 [Deutsche Welle] Church of England lifts ban on gay bishops

23:55 [Guardian] India gang-rape victim 'was left lying in street for an hour'

23:56 [Slashdot] NASA Considers Putting an Asteroid Into Orbit Around the Moon

23:56 [CBC: politics] Mandatory minimum sentence for banned firearm struck down

23:58 [Raw Story] Obama poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary

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