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i am including several sources from around the world, as tapping into these sources encourages a more rounded perspective on news items.
putting a site on this list indicates that i find it useful for information. It does not indicate that i regard the site as unbiased or reliable. Naturally, the comments given are entirely my own opinion.

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ABC News Major American independent broadcaster.
altavista I use this search engine as an alternative to Google, sometimes when I’m doing a particularly complex search, or when Google fails to return satisfactory targets. Alta vista also has useful date bracketing facilities.

amazon.com
amazon.co.uk

A useful site, not only for buying books but as a major, accessible book catalogue for seeking titles on subjects, or for books on which you only have partial information.
Associated Press What is called a wire service. The sort of feed from which other newspapers obtain their stories.
Brent crude Daily prices of crude oil from the North Sea.
BBC News Although the BBC provides highly biased and thin reporting, their standards have risen markedly in the last year or so.
China through a lens News out of the vast, censored area known as China. As the country gradually opens so, increasingly, small glimpses appear from behind the curtain.
Christian Science Monitor A good general source of news, despite its strange title.
CNN Major american independent broadcaster.
exchange rates This site gives exchange rates for major currencies. However, it does not include gold prices or pre-Euro European currencies.
Foreign Affairs A monthly with analytic articles on the subject of the publication’s title.
google news Best general news service available. Claims to track 4,000 publications.
google search The best general keyword search engine of which I am aware.
Advice on using search engines
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The Guardian main site Despite being highly biased, the Guardian is becoming a very useful archive.
Education Guardian A weekly source of items of interest to educators. A bit parochial, but specialised.

International Herald Tribune

Useful for well-written, short items on a wide range of topical and scientific subjects. The articles, generally, are short and usually reasonably precise.
magnacartaplus.org This site is dedicated to issues concerning freedom and liberty. It has many resources related to bills of rights, including a new translation of the Magna Carta of 1215. Particular attention is devoted to the current attacks on civil liberty in the UK, but issues extend far beyond those shores.
abelard.org also manages this site.
 National Geographic Idiosyncratic items on environment and sociology.
National Post (ca) Canadian source with a neat off-beat flavour.
National Review Right-wing political, American. Articles vary from intelligent and hard-headed articles to drivel, unworthy of a 14 year-old suffering a severe acne attack.
Nature Thin, but useful, science news.
New Scientist Thin, but useful, science news.
New in Science Thin, but useful, science news.
PlanetArk Most useful (that I know) daily environmental source. Generated by Reuters.

Reuters

What is called a wire service. The sort of feed from which other newspapers obtain their stories.
Salt Lake Tribune The State of Utah is, effectively, a theocracy. Therefore, it has an idiosyncratic take on political affairs. The Salt Lake Tribune is the major print media source in the state that is in dependant of Mormonism.
Saudi Arabia News items in English.
ScienceDaily Best available daily science update.
ScienceTech Daily Various background science links. more weekly than daily. Includes idiosyncratic items.
Slate Wide-ranging, unstuffy, gossipy.
Sydney Morning Herald Useful Australian resource. Sometimes gives an interesting view on international news.
Weekly Standard short, concise, informed and immediate news reports
UPI what is called a wire service. The sort of feed from which other newspapers obtain their stories.
Washington Post a politically powerful news source.
   
aoiko new, impressive blog [note that the author finds that term unaesthetic]
Belgravia dispatch  

Belmont club

 
best of the web (Wall Street Journal) Both informative and fun. Often very informative and very funny. Read it every day and cheer yourself up.

Bradenblog

 

 
Chrenkoff  
the dissident frogman  
Gideonlog  
James Hammerton  
Krauthammer  
limbic Limbic provides links to many sites of interest, as well as commentary. The most interesting blog I have yet seen. Good to see someone adventurous and creative working in this recent form.

Andrew Sullivan

 
   
Malcolm Gladwell  
Samuel Brittan  
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I want my default homepage like this

Depending on which interenet browser you use, you will have slightly different methods to achieve this wish.

  • First try this:
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    There, click on the tab labeled “General” and go to the “Home Page” section.
    Then you can either enter the slimline news resources web address (http://www.abelard.org/news/resources2.php) in the dialog box,
    or select the “Use Current” button. Click “OK.”
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navigation bar ( eight equal segments) on 'resources at abelard.org"s
  news and comment zone' page, linking to abstracts, the rise and fall of the
  Church of Rome,children and tv violence,metalogic A: the confusions of Gödel,"mediation"    or
  stones, orientation, multiple uses for this glittering entity, e-mail abelard