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Will 2015 be the year Russia backs down?[+]
Al Jazeera America | Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:00 UTC

Putin's adventure in Ukraine has put the Russian economy on the brink of recession, but he is holding the line

Russia situation 'extremely grave': Trichet[+]
CNBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:56 UTC

Russia's economic crisis is an

Nissan Gaining Russia Market Share, Less Hurt Than Peers By Ruble Fall: CEO[+]
Business Insider | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:56 UTC

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese automaker Nissan...

Will Cuba extradite high-profile fugitives to the U.S.?[+]
CBS News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:38 UTC

Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, fled to Cuba after being convicted of killing a NJ state trooper

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids[+]
Reuters Canada | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:33 UTC

SEOUL (Reuters) - The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations,

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids[+]
Reuters Africa | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:31 UTC

SEOUL (Reuters) - The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations,

Extradition of US exiles in Cuba unlikely despite restored ties[+]
Al Jazeera America | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:22 UTC

Exiles like Assata Shakur unlikely to face extradition given political nature of her alleged crimes, legal experts say

Cancelled: Albany County Amber Alert 19 mins ago[+]
WKBW | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:20 UTC

The Amber Alert issued in Albany County after a 5-year-old boy was abducted from a home by two men wearing black ski masks has been canceled.

Spanish Political Office Subject of Failed Attack[+]
Wall Street Journal | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:18 UTC

Obama Looking For Proportional Retaliation Over Hack Of Sony Corporation, White House Says[+]
International Business Times | Fri Dec 19, 2014 07:16 UTC

The White House is not sure how it will respond if it determines that the North Korean government sponsored the recent cyberattack against the Sony Corporations U.S. film division, as it looks for a way to respond that is forceful enough without stirring

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2016 Hopeful Ben Carson Pledges Support for Israel[+]
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:14 UTC

In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone ? and deeply disapp

North Korea may lift Ebola restrictions soon[+]
Foxnews | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:49 UTC

North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.

Pakistan: US Drone Strike Kills 5 Militants[+]
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:24 UTC

Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters. Two officials said the strike took place Saturday morning in the town of Datta Khel

Compensation over so-called gay conversion therapy[+]
ABC Australia | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:58 UTC

A Beijing court orders a psychiatric clinic to pay compensation to a homosexual man for administering electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual, in an unprecedented ruling on so-called conversion therapy.

Grandfather defends push to expel HIV-positive boy[+]
ABC Australia | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:58 UTC

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy defends his support for a petition to banish him from their village, reports say.

Foxy lady: 70yo Russian Old Believer's only fear is hungry Siberian predator[+]
RT.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:54 UTC

Agafia, who has been living in a Siberian forest her whole life, says she has no plans to move to civilization. When officials delivered supplies to the 70-year-old hermit, she said all she was afraid of was a fox stealing her food and killing her hens.

Pakistan officials: US drone strike in northwestern tribal area kills 5 militants[+]
Foxnews | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:30 UTC

Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters.

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Dozens Arrested at Milwaukee Protest Over Death of Dontre Hamilton[+]
NBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:08 UTC

Dozens of protesters were arrested Friday after causing a three-mile traffic jam by blocking a Wisconsin freeway over the fatal shooting of a black man by a ...

San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury[+]
Foxnews | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:56 UTC

A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him, authorities said.

St. Louis prosecutor says shooting witnesses lied under oath[+]
Foxnews | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:37 UTC

Some witnesses speaking under oath before a grand jury investigating the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer told lies, St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said Friday.

Tick-Tock: Tips for Last-Minute Shoppers[+]
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:30 UTC

Procrastination need not turn to desperation for last-minute shoppers

70 Arrested in Protest Over Man Killed by Cop in Wisconsin[+]
NBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:01 UTC

Dozens were arrested in Wisconsin Friday evening during protests against the death of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer at a park earlier th...

San Francisco Deputy Charged With Assault, Perjury[+]
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:39 UTC

San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury in assault of hospital patient

Anti-whaling protesters found in contempt of court[+]
Foxnews | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:24 UTC

Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

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US Politics

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5 things to know about year-end tax breaks[+]
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:08 UTC

In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season.

NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL CAUGHT PROSELYTIZING FOR ISLAM IN VOCABULARY LESSONS[+]
Liberty News Online | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:46 UTC

USA : 20.12.2014 07:14 : We discovered that the vocabulary lesson was taken directly from a state-adopted supplemental workbook published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. This kind of thing is happening all over the country partly because national textboo

US TROOPS REPEL ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) ATTACK ON IRAQI BASE[+]
Liberty News Online | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:46 UTC

Iraq : 20.12.2014 07:26 : A number of militants have been killed in Islamic States very first battle with U.S. ground troops after the extremists attempted to overrun an Iraqi military base. The militants attacked Ein al-Asad military base on Sunday

U.S. ARMY FINDS SILVER BULLET IN FIGHT AGAINST TALIBAN AND ISIS[+]
Liberty News Online | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:46 UTC

USA : 20.12.2014 06:59 : Watch out Taliban. The art of sniping is about to get a whole lot deadlier. U.S. Army snipers could soon have access to a new .50-caliber bullet that would make them the most precise shooters on

Report Finds Partial Peer Reviewers on the Endangered Species Declarations[+]
PJ Media | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:07 UTC

Not so independent after all, say Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee.

Putin Is Right[+]
LewRockwell.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:01 UTC

Global forecaster Gerald Celente said Russian President Vladimir Putin was right when he stated today that the West targeted Russia long before the current crisis with Ukraine. In fact, Celente reportedalmosta year ago thatthe U.S. hadwagedapropaganda and

Whats the Big Deal?[+]
LewRockwell.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:01 UTC

Recent polls show that, despite the Senate’s torture report, most Americans still support the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture on suspects. Obviously the mainstream media misinform the public, neglecting to tell them that such tort

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Entertainment

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Craig Ferguson Signs Off Late Late Show with Jay Leno, Homage to Classic TV Finales[+]
Variety | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:57 UTC

A wistful Craig Ferguson wrapped a 10-year run on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on Friday with a surprise closing segment that paid tribute to a handful of classic TV series finales. SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen Frid

Craig Ferguson Final 'Late Late Show' Ends With a Twist[+]
Entertainment Tonight | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:47 UTC

The late night host says goodbye in a star-studded finale.

Veteran Producer Arthur Gardner Dies at 104[+]
Hollywood Reporter | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:07 UTC

Veteran producer Arthur Gardner, who joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more than five decades ago, has died.

Film Review: Poker Night[+]
Variety | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:40 UTC

The cops bullish bravado, multiple narrators, incessant reversals of fortune, and endless flashbacks within flashbacks create a sense of overload thats meant to be giddily outr, but grows empty and fatiguing instead.

Watch George Clooney Turn Heads in His 'Downton Abbey' Debut![+]
Entertainment Tonight | Sat Dec 20, 2014 04:53 UTC

Jeremy Piven joins in for ITVs charity sketch that debutedFriday.

Stephen Collins -- I Was Exposed to Unwanted Nudity When I Was a Teenager[+]
TMZ | Sat Dec 20, 2014 04:35 UTC

Stephen Collins felt like it was okay to expose himself to 3 underage girls ... because the same thing happened to him when he was a teenager.Collins told

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Daughter No. 2![+]
Entertainment Tonight | Sat Dec 20, 2014 04:29 UTC

The couple announced the arrival of Delta Bell Shepard on Twitter.

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Canada

Into the Woods star James Cordon a scene-stealer with video Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:34 UTC

War of the unions: Scuffles, raids, mobsters and lawsuits — these 'arch-rivals' just can't get along National Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:01 UTC
A fight between two huge construction unions is being waged on billboards, the Internet and in court with one of Ontarios largest pension funds the focal point....

The mayor says she 'pushes the envelope,' but Toronto's chief planner says changing the city isn't easy National Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 06:00 UTC
Her candour has rubbed some people at city hall the wrong way, but from the start Jennifer Keesmaat wanted to be an advocate for progressive city building ideas....

Travis Vader has murder charges re-activated in deaths of Alberta seniors, months after release from jail National Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:58 UTC
Vader had been charged two years after the McCanns disappeared but both counts were stayed in March. Police had a year in which to re-activate the charges....

Stevenson retains WBC light-heavyweight title Montreal Gazette | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:30 UTC
When history writes the latest chapter on the Quebec professional boxing scene, it may well be remembered as the halcyon days in the light-heavyweight division.....

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Europe

India blame 'worn out' practice pitches for injuries in second Test The Guardian
A net-gate controversy erupted at the second Test after India sensationally blamed the Gabbas practice wickets for player injuries that created team unrest before t....

Kenny Dalglish at Hillsborough inquests: People died but not because of hooliganism Daily Record
The Kop legend who was manager on the day of the tragedy said he knew hooliganism was not to blame when officials told him fans were dying....

Stuart Armstrong could be a Parkhead star, insists Celtic captain Scott Brown Daily Record
ARMSTRONG has impressed Scott Brown when he's been away on international duty and the Celtic skipper sees no reason why the Celtic target couldn't be a mass....

Tragic student dies after being struck down with brain bug meningitis Daily Record
TRIBUTES have poured in for tragic nuclear sciences student Stephen Gillon, 20, who died after being struck down with meningococcal septicaemia.....

Kids are running the show The Sun
EXCLUSIVE: CARE home staff blew the whistle on the crisis in kids homes where children as young as 12 run amok....

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Oceania

Hurn named new Eagles captain The West Australian
West Coast's Shannon Hurn was today unveiled as the clubs new captain.....

Home practice for the Force The West Australian
Western Force will host two pre-season trials against the ACT Brumbies on Friday January 23 and the Asia Pacific Dragons eight days later on Saturday January 31 in ....

Key reiterates death penalty opposition Radio New Zealand
New Zealand will reiterate its opposition to the death penalty to Indonesia if a Kiwi caught allegedly smuggling drugs be sentenced to death, Prime Minister John Ke....

Bank shares surge despite Murray Inquiry's call for more capital ABC Australia
Investors appear to have shrugged off concerns about the impact of tougher capital requirements for Australia's biggest banks.....

Man dies after six-metre fall at King Island Airport ABC Australia
A 28-year-old Tasmanian man has died after falling six metres from a platform he was working on at the King Island Airport.....

NBA: LeBron ‘King’ James to play in front of Prince William and wife Kate at game against Brooklyn news.com.au
PRINCE William and his pregnant wife Kate will attend their first NBA game during a three-day US visit when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Brook....

Clearance rates were a mixed bag on the weekend news.com.au
CLEARANCE rates were a mixed bag on the weekend, with the nations two biggest auction markets, Sydney and Melbourne, returning results true to form but other capita....

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Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national s....

A look at large coal ash spills in the US AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:16 UTC
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, called coal ash, treating it more like hou....

EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:12 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last ....

Nigerian growth to slow, inflation to rise in 2015: IMF Reuters Africa | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:07 UTC
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's growth rate is expected to slow to about 5 percent in 2015 as falling oil prices cut revenues and spending, the International Moneta....

5 things to know about year-end tax breaks AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from ....

Top 25 Capsules AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:04 UTC
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Stanley Johnson scored 15 points to help No. 3 Arizona survive a scare in its first true road game of the season, pulling away late for a victo....

2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 08:03 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancien....

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U.K. Bonds Drop After Retail Sales, Wage Growth Beat Estimates Bloomberg | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:00 UTC
U.K. government bonds declined this week, with 10-year gilt yields rising from the lowest since May 2013, amid speculation the securities are too expensive given th....

Spains Bonds Rise Most in 3 Months as Oil Stokes QE Speculation Bloomberg | Sat Dec 20, 2014 07:00 UTC
Spanish government bonds advanced the most in three months this week, pushing the 10-year yield down to a record, as oil prices at a five-year low stoked speculatio....

GM Develops Contingency Plans In Case Takata Recalls Widen International Business Times | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:45 UTC
(Reuters) - General Motors Co. has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automake....

China Will Accelerate Liberalization of Interest Rates Bloomberg | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:42 UTC
China will accelerate liberalization of interest rates and encourage a multilayered capital market as the country seeks to adapt to a new normal of slower growth, a....

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign CNBC | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:15 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless ca....

Chinas Commitment to One Country, Two Systems Unshaken, Xi Says Bloomberg | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:11 UTC
Chinas commitment to the one country, two systems policy remains unshaken in the face of challenges and is in the interests of prosperity, stability and internation....

Xi Urges Macau to Diversify Economy, Counter Development Risks Bloomberg | Sat Dec 20, 2014 05:08 UTC
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Macau to diversify its economy to ensure sustainable development in a city that relies on casino gambling for more than 80 percen....

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US Newspapers: National

Fewer Florida kids smoking cigarettes Washington Times
Fewer kids in Florida are smoking cigarettes.....

Daughter of Sandy Hook victim living public life Washington Times
Comedian Jay Leno agreed to emcee a dinner next month in Las Vegas for the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation. He changed plans after Erica Lafferty ....

Allen West making final Florida appearance Washington Times
Tea party hero Allen West is making his final Florida appearance before moving to Texas.....

Connecticut first responders learn to use Narcan Washington Times
As the number of heroin overdoses increases, more first responders are being trained and equipped to use a life-saving drug.....

22 months' prison for convicted ex-Homestead mayor Washington Times
A former South Florida mayor convicted on corruption charges has been sentenced to 22 months in state prison.....

Hospital gives cancer patient date with his wife Washington Times
Hospital workers in Orlando transformed a hospital room into a bistro so that a Stage 4 cancer patient could have a romantic date with his wife.....

College discipline for serious crimes questioned Washington Times
Years ago, a student accused of cheating or plagiarism would likely appear before a student dean or disciplinary board for punishment.....

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Cuomo will be sworn in for 2nd term at WTC NY Post
Gov. Cuomo will ring in his second term with a powerful message: Let freedom ring for the next four years! In a poignant gesture, Cuomo will be sworn in at.......

Former Sampson aide gets 3 years in corruption case NY Post
A former top aide to indicted state Sen. John Sampson was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for tax fraud and for conspiring with his former boss to steal......

Hometown hero: Tampa policewoman helps level playing field for at-risk kids Tampa Tribune
TAMPA Officer Susan Bowers is not a babysitter.....

Wisconsin fans head to the Bay area for football, sunshine Tampa Tribune
TAMPA There are a couple of good football games on tap. Nice restaurants. Maybe a little fishing or boating. And, of course, the beaches.....

Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence Tampa Tribune
TAMPA Even though he admits he helped hire a hit man to kill his then-girlfriends husband, Jerry Bottorff says he was stunned and overwhelmed when he was sentenced....

Fired Parks Dept. worker was groped and sexually harassed': suit NY Post
A former Parks Department worker has sued the city for sex harassment because she was fired for complaining about raunchy unofficial holiday parties where her co-wo....

2 school aides arrested on assault for pushing student NY Post
Two teaching assistants were busted after they allegedly pushed a student to the ground in a Manhattan public school, authorities said. Gwendolyn Lucas, 55, and Cha....

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Europe: Hold my wine glass, I've got an internet govt to build The Register
Like ICANN's NetMundial but with an actual goal and without the boycotts The European Commission has signed a contract to create a system that will gather up the wo....

4K video recording comes to Microsoft Lumia devices with Denim update Mashable
Microsoft has started rolling out its 'Denim' software updates for Lumia devices, bringing camera improvements, a better Cortana and SMS improvements. ....

Woman assaults grandmother for denying Facebook friend request Digital Trends
Likely feeling spurned after her grandmother ignored her Facebook friend request, a 27-year-old Florida women decided that committing aggravated battery would be th....

BlackBerry is working on Boeing's long-awaited self-destructing phone The Verge
Boeing's mysterious, self-destructing Black phone is getting help in the security department from none other than BlackBerry. During a conference call on Friday....

Update On Ten-Year Campaign To Give Copyright Industry Another Monopoly: WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty Techdirt
Say what you will about the copyright industry, but it certainly doesn't give up. No matter how many times a bad idea is fought off, sooner or later, it comes back ....

Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more (free) 'Halo' Engadget
You know Halo: The Master Chief Collection's multiplayer has been, well, problematic since launch despite numerous patches. We know it and Microsoft does, too. And ....

Hyperloop Startup Wants to Connect the Entire USA PC Magazine
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies thinks Elon Musk's tube-based transport system can be built in a decade.....

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Science

For sale: "Your name here" in a prestigious science journal Nature
An investigation into some scientific papers finds worrying irregularities.....

Japanese scientist resigns as 'STAP' stem-cell method fails Nature
Haruko Obokata caused a sensation earlier this year with papers, now discredited, that claimed a simple method for creating stem cells.....

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission E! Science News
About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. Howev....

New technique reveals immune cell motion E! Science News
Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the immune system's all-terrain vehicles. The cells are recruited to fight infections or injury in any tissue or organ ....

Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly Too Scientific American
Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage upon landing. Larry Greenemeier reports. ....

Seal's 'Magentic Sense' Leads Them To Breathing Holes? | Video LiveScience.com

Study Hints that Ancient Earth Made Its Own WaterGeologically Astrobiology Magazine
A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet make its own water through geolog....

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Africa

Ex Blue Bulls player gets 5x life for axe murders News24
Former Blue Bulls player Phindile Ntshongwana has been sentenced to five life terms for hacking four people to death with an axe in 2011.....

SA couple in Ireland had custody issues News24
South African embassy officials in Ireland are investigating the deaths of an expat couple there. According to media reports the couple were due in court this week ....

FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack News24
North Korea was responsible for a ....

US 'concerned' by Security Bill Daily Nation
State Department says certain provisions appear to limit freedom of assembly and media.....

World: Dad who killed 12-week-old tot by violently shaking her is jailed for nine years Standard Digital
A dad has been jailed for nine years after he killed his baby daughter by violently shaking her when she was just 12 weeks old.....

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Middle East

Protesters Gather outside Saudi London Embassy FARS

Leader's Aide Underscores Iran's Constructive Role in Settling Regional Crises FARS

Man Utd, Chelsea to Battle for £70mln Paul Pogba Next Summer FARS

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians at Gaza Border, Injuring 6 FARS

Kerry: Vote on Palestinian UN bid would strengthen hardliners Ynetnews
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East Asia

One dies, 2 missing in shipwreck off Taiwan's northern coast Central News Agency
Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) A fishing boat captain has died and two other crew members remain unaccounted for after their vessel hit rocks in waters off Taiwan's nort....

Taiwan airport tax to increase to NT$500 next April: CAA Central News Agency
Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) The airport tax departing passengers must pay at Taiwan's airports will rise to NT$500 (US$16) from the current NT$300 starting next April....

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Onomichi's famous cats featured in table towel . Asahi Shimbum
Editors note: This series showcases omiyage (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce must-buy items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that promote ....

EDITORIAL: Putin needs to mend his ways to save Russia's sinking . Asahi Shimbum
Russias currency has tumbled, throwing the countrys economy into a tailspin.....

Power rates to reflect decommissioning costs even after. Asahi Shimbum
Regional utilities will be allowed to pass on costs to consumers for decommissioning nuclear power plants even after the retail sale of electricity to households is....

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South East Asia

Chinas Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub Macau Today Online
MACAU - Chinese President Xi Jinping today (Dec 20) urged the world's biggest gambling hub, Macau, to accelerate diversification away from its bread-and-butter casi....

Indonesias Migrant Authority seeks to bring displaced workers home Today Online
JAKARTA - The head of Indonesia's migrant worker authority says he is seeking to repatriate as many as 1.8 million Indonesians who are stuck abroad without work per....

DFA looks into China plan to build maritime observation network Inquirer.net
MANILA, Philippines -- China is planning to construct an observation network by 2020 to protect its maritime interests and promote disaster risk reduction, a foreig....

Simbang Gabi at the Gesu (Day 5) Inquirer.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiB38jy3hos MANILA, Philippines --- The countdown to Christmas has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This ....

Oil firms to slash pump prices ABS-CBN
MANILA Four oil companies have announced a rollback on fuel pump prices effective tomorrow, December 21. ....

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South Asia

Maoist kill villager in Odisha’s Malkangiri districtMaoist kill villager in Odisha’s Malkangiri district Odisha Sun Times
Odisha Sun Times Bureau Malkangiri, Dec 20: In yet another incident of Maoist violence, the red rebels killed a villager in Chitrali village under Kalimela police s....

New pathway to turn sunlight into electricityNew pathway to turn sunlight into electricity Odisha Sun Times
New York, Dec 20: An spectroscopy experiment at University of Oregon has opened a window on how sunlight can be converted into electricity. Using four pulses of las....

BJP against forcible conversions: Amit Shah The Hindu
BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said his party was against forcible conversions and asked other political parties in the country to support a bill in this regar....

Voting Picks Up in Final Phase of Polling in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand: 10 Developments NDTV
Both Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand are voting in the fifth and final phase of the Assembly election today. In Jammu and Kashmir, 20 of the 87 seats are voting in ....

Sarpanch gunned down in Sopore The Hindu
Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmirs Baramulla district.....

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