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No word yet from Fidel amid historic U.S.-Cuba shift
Tampa Tribune | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:47 UTC

HAVANA Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

Obama calls out Sony for abandoning film, vows US response to North Korea
Chicago Tribune | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:42 UTC

PresidentBarack Obamavowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack onSony Picturesthat he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.

Obama calls on women only at news conference
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:28 UTC

Something was missing from President Barack Obamas year-end news conference. Male questioners.

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
NorthJersey.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:21 UTC

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony

Obama criticizes Sonys decision to pull The Interview
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:09 UTC

They made a mistake, the president says. The company cites the theaters refusal to screen the satiric movie.

All Things Travel: Cuba Hot For Local Travel Companies
CBS Boston | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:08 UTC

New England will have a big stake in expanded travel to Cuba in the next few years.

Obama calls on women only at news conference
CNS News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:05 UTC

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Obama called on eight White House correspondents during the 52 minutes he spent answering quest

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill
CNS News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:05 UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in

Palmdale girl, 16, shot in the head in gang-related attack
Daily News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:00 UTC

PALMDALE -- A teenage girl was shot in the head today in a drive-by attack in Palmdale.The victim, who is about 16 years old, was shot just after noon in the 37800 block of Melton Avenue and was undergoing surgery this afternoon, said Lt. Adam Ellison of

President Obama relaxed, upbeat during traditional end-of-year news conference
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:58 UTC

He cracks jokes and says hes energized as he enters the fourth quarter of his presidency.

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Afghan civilian casualties, injuries to reach 10,000 in 2014 UN
RT.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:43 UTC

Combined civilian casualties in Afghanistan will top 10,000 deaths and injuries this year, the UN has estimated, noting the highest civilian death toll on record and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to previous year.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs
BBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:31 UTC

Unemployed over-50s will be offered

Antarctic science archive unlocked
BBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:19 UTC

Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

U.S. Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida
CBC | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:55 UTC

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

Israel Launches Gaza Airstrike On Hamas Site
Sky News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:53 UTC

The Israeli military has carried out its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's 50-day conflict.

Booking.com fraud network revealed
BBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:39 UTC

Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline does not benefit Americans
RT.com | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:36 UTC

Republican leadership in Congress has said authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline will be its first order of business next year, but President Barack Obama said the project would be of small benefit to Americans.

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Stephen Collins Denies He's a Pedophile
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:51 UTC

Stephen Collins says he is ???absolutely not??? a pedophile, claiming that the three underage girls he confessed to having sexual misconduct with were isolated incidents.

Lava Could Reach Hawaii Shopping Center in 8 Days
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:39 UTC

Lava continues to slow, estimated to reach shopping center in rural Hawaii town in 8 days

Lawyer: Child Molester Won't Testify in 1979 Case
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:34 UTC

Lawyer says convicted child molester won't testify if called in case of boy missing since '79

Supreme Court Denies Florida Gay Marriage Delay
NBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:29 UTC

The US Supreme Court on Friday declined a request from Florida officials to postpone the date when same-sex marriages can begin in the state.In August, a fed...

Attorneys for Jailed Ex-Billionaire Seek His Release
ABC News (US) | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:29 UTC

Attorneys for jailed ex-billionaire seek his release so he can provide missing info on money

Low oil prices threatening fracking industry
CBS News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:25 UTC

Shale oil producers could lose business if oil prices stay below $60

State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert After Australia Attack
NBC News | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:20 UTC

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday in the wake of the deadly lone-wolf attack in Sydney, Australia, earlier in the week. The at...

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:55 UTC

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

Obama gives federal workers a 2015 pay raise
Washington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:47 UTC

Obama ordered a 1 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees for the second year in a row. The increase is small relative to most years for past administrations.

One Pronoun at a Time: The Struggle for Transgender Health in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Huffington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:45 UTC

While I've never been anti-LGBT, I can honestly say that before I went to prison, it was a world I was utterly clueless about. If I'm completely honest, I didn't even know that transgender people actually existed. I don't say that to be disrespectful but

Forensic Science Is Not CSI, in Ferguson or Anywhere Else
The Huffington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:41 UTC

The other day, I wrote about how unreliable eyewitness testimony is, despite the fact that the criminal justice system treats it as solid evidence. However, this is not the only type of evidence that is far less reliable than we perceive it: There are als

Ukraine: What Is the Position of Ethnic Minorities? An Activist Speaks
The Huffington Post | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC

While the media has focused on political and even military friction between Ukrainians and Russians, few have paid much attention to the status of other ethnic minorities living within Ukraine. Recently, while I was conducting research in Kyiv, I intervie

Five Will Survive Hilariously Rips Jameis Winston [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:35 UTC

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Supreme Court denies gay marriage delay
MSNBC | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:28 UTC

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said they would have granted it.

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How to Dress Well explores emotions amid explosions for Connect Sessions
Entertainment Weekly | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:16 UTC

Music and visual art have always been deeply intertwined, and on Wednesday three pairings of artists and musicians explored what that relationship means in the electronic age.Music and visual art have always been deeply intertwined, and on Wednesday three

David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian in O.J. Simpson miniseries
Entertainment Weekly | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:07 UTC

David Schwimmer has joined Ryan Murphy's miniseries tackling the O.J. Simpson trial. The Friends and Band of Brothers actorhas signed on to playSimpsons confidant and attorneyRobert Kardashian in the first season of FX's new true-crime anthology s

Veronica Osorio Inks Talent Deal With Fox
Deadline Hollywood | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:02 UTC

In a competitive situation, Fox Broadcasting Co. and 20th Century Fox TV have signed a talent holding deal with Veronica Osorio of Upright Citizen's Brigade New York to be casta comedy pilot for the network and studio this development season. We met Veron

Sony Rejected Theaters Proposal to Debut The Interview in Limited Release
Variety | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:59 UTC

As threats of violence imperiled the Christmas debut of “The Interview,” Canadian exhibitor Cineplex and other U.S. chains urged Sony Pictures earlier this week to consider opening the comedy in roughly 20 theaters before releasing it more bro

Academys Music Branch Still Wrestles With Rules Change
Variety | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:56 UTC

Last years much-talked-about disqualification of a song nominee prompted rule changes for the 2014 Oscars, but they remain controversial for some of the Academys 240-member music branch. Alone Yet Not Alone, from a little-seen, faith-based film, was yanke

From Hazel Grace and Augustus to Katniss and Gale: The 7 Best Movie Couples of 2014
Entertainment Tonight | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:50 UTC

Kim Slams Mom Kris Style Her Pilgrim Addams Family Outfits In 13 Photos
Radar Online | Sat Dec 20, 2014 00:47 UTC

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Canada

Barack Obama says Sony decision to pull 'The Interview' was a mistake, vows revenge against North Korea Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC

Teenager dies after Surrey stabbing. Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC
Homicide investigators have been called in after an assault in the Vancouver area that ended with a 17-year-old boy dead.....

Josh Rumor's wish was to 'help other kids' Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC
Often wishes fulfilled by the Childrens Wish Foundation of Canada involve children travelling to places like Walt Disney World or Disneyland or getting some kind of....

#AreYouHappy? Twitter study suggests Ottawa has Canada's happiest tweeters .sorry, Edmonton Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC
Ottawa and Montreal have the happiest tweeters in Canada, according to recent research fromthe University of Ottawa. We listened to tweet messages in six main Canad....

Grocery stores can start stocking B.C. wine on the shelf on April 1 Vancouver Sun | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC
Grocery stores in B.C. will be able to stock 100 per cent local wine on their shelves beginning April 1, the government announced Friday.....

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Europe

Foxes Camb survive The Sun
NIGEL PEARSON believes Champions League and Serie A legend Esteban Cambiasso has the stomach for the fight....

French fail to keep tabs on migrants sneaking into Britain Express
ILLEGAL immigrants are able to keep trying to get into Britain because of lax checks by French authorities. ....

Humph an ice guy The Sun
DAVID HUMPHREYS has urged Gloucester to keep their cool in the red-hot West Country derby against Bath....

'Violent' restraint of boy by Northern Territory police condemned The Guardian
Childrens commissioner says police pinning prisoner, 13, on mattress and forcibly stripping was likely to be harmful....

Express sale: Desmond asks bankers for advice on newspaper disposal The Times
The media tycoon Richard Desmond is considering selling the Daily Express newspaper after 14 years as its owner....

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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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Rookie receivers making their mark in NFL AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 02:00 UTC

NY police officer suspended after videotaped punch AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:59 UTC

Cavaliers' Mike Miller returns from concussion AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:59 UTC

Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:59 UTC

US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 6 AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:57 UTC

Olympian faces mischief charge in car vandalism AP | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:55 UTC

Inspections prompt changes at mismanaged Yellowstone, Yosemite jails Reuters | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Park Service says it has revamped operations at jail facilities in two of its largest and most popular parks after a review by ....

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Junk Bonds Are Going To Tell Us Where The Stock Market Is Heading In 2015 Zero Hedge | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:59 UTC
Do you want to know if the stock market is going to crash next year? Just keep an eye on junk bonds. Prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, high yield de....

The Baltic Dry Index Has Never Crashed This Fast Post-Thanksgiving Zero Hedge | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:59 UTC
We are sure it's nothing - since stock markets in China and The US are soaring - but deep, deep down in the heart of the real economies, there is a problem. The....

I'm Not Buying It - Not The Wall Street Rip, Nor The Keynesian Rap Zero Hedge | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:58 UTC
The current illusion of recovery is a result mainly of windfalls to the financial asset owning upper strata, the explosion of transfer payments funded with borrowed....

Fiesta Bowl Tickets Are Up 57% Over Last Season Forbes | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:37 UTC
After a bit of a ticketing controversy for Boise State fans, the Fiesta Bowl will be the second most expensive on the secondary market over the past five seasons. T....

100 engineers are trying to bring Elon Musks hyperloop dream to life Fortune | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:23 UTC
A team is at work on building a sci-fi contraption that would let people travel at warp speed.....

Puzzling Social Commentary and Silky Elegance in Bronze Wall Street Journal | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:16 UTC

8 Customer Service, HR and Leadership Secrets From The Broadmoor Hotel Forbes | Sat Dec 20, 2014 01:15 UTC
Want to improve thecustomer service experience at your business? Who better to learn from than Colorado Springs iconic BroadmoorAnd Resort,a hotel with customer ser....

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot Washington Post
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared ....

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President NY Times
The cleric facing arrest, Fethullah Gulen, lives in Pennsylvania but still has a broad following in Turkey that has reached into elite law enforcement, judiciary an....

Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report Says NY Times
A congressional inquiry into the F.B.I.'s scientific work on the anthrax mailings of 2001 has identified major gaps in genetic evidence that purportedly links t....

Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF Washington Post
A federal jury ruled Friday that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher in one of its schools by firing her after church o....

NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case Washington Post
A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients relatives pleaded for a....

5 robbed at gunpoint on Delaware Christmas tree lot Washington Post
Delaware State Police are looking for two men who robbed five people at a Christmas tree lot.....

2-year sentence for man in Connecticut gun scare Washington Post
A Connecticut man who prompted a lockdown at the University of New Haven when he brought a semi-automatic rifle and other guns to campus was sentenced Friday to two....

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US Local Markets

Jets, Harvin brace for the return of Revis Island NY Post
Percy Harvin meant no disrespect when he mentioned he was licking my chops at the thought of going against Darrelle Revis Sunday night when the Jets meet the Patrio....

Jimmy Rollins thrilled by fresh start with Dodgers Newsday.com
Rollins said the finality of his departure from Philadelphia is still sinking in after watching ....

Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach Tampa Tribune
PORTLAND, Ore. Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.....

State Dept. warns U.S. travelers to be extra careful Tampa Tribune
WASHINGTON The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.....

3 Die in Rollover Crash En Route to Funeral NBC Connecticut
An SUV full of people on their way to a funeral Friday rolled over on Interstate 15 in the San Diego area, leaving three dead and another three injured. The 2001 Fo....

No word yet from Fidel amid historic U.S.-Cuba shift Tampa Tribune
HAVANA Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.....

Victim in serious condition after Willimantic stabbing WTNH
Willimantic police have one person in custody after a stabbing Friday afternoon.Connecticut's latest breaking news and video, bringing you the most up to date w....

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Attack code exploiting critical bugs in net time sync puts servers at risk Ars Technica
Updates available for remote code-execution vulnerabilities. Patch now....

Absurdist Children's ClassicPee-Wee's Playhouse Is Now on Netflix Gizmodo
All 45 episodes of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, including its Christmas special, are now available on Netflix. The cult show, starring Paul Reubens as a mischievous man....

Staples: Hack may have affected more than a million payment cards - CNET CNET
The office supply chain says a breach that took place earlier this year gave attackers access to cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and card verificat....

Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better TechCrunch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjDd0rkHAuA Foralmost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos youupload to Google+ and......

Tesla tentatively tests battery swap plan - CNET CNET
Today Tesla Motors announced a pilot program to test the battery swap scheme for its Model S sedans shown off last year.....

Reddit Notes: Don't call it a currency Engadget
Back when Reddit -- bastion of the internet's weirdest conversations -- raised another $50 million in venture funding, the investors involved agreed to give a combi....

Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work' The Register
Turns out Sony's stolen emails weren't all bad news Google is taking legal action against the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, claiming he exceeded his author....

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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....

Orion's 'Window Cam' Captures Fiery Re-Entry | Video Space.com

Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight Space.com
NASA's first Orion space capsule which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month is back in Florida after more than a week in transit.....

Jawbone UP Move Fitness Tracker Review LiveScience.com
The new UP Move fitness tracker will help fitness amateurs track their steps, calories and sleep all by wearing the device as a watch or a clip.....

Flying Machines? 5 Da Vinci Designs That Were Ahead of Their Time LiveScience.com
Leonardo da Vinci is best known for his artwork, but he also invented many contraptions that were way ahead of their time. ....

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Africa

Zuma signs law prohibiting public servants doing business with state SABC
Public servants doing business with the state will be prohibited by law. This, after President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Public Administration Management Act, ....

Matlosana municipality put under administration SABC
The struggling Matlosana Local Municipality in the North West province has been put under administration.....

"Suicide incidents increase during festive season" SABC
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says there usually is a surge in suicide incidents during the festive season. ....

KZN Police officer shoots dead four year old step-son SABC
Two people have been killed and two girls aged 12 and13 have sustained gunshot wounds during a shooting at Edubeni in Melmoth in northern Kwazulu Natal.....

Sassa re-opens pension pay-outs SABC
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has given in to pressure and will re-open its pension pay-outs.....

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Middle East

Sayed Kashua's kid wins Hanukkah quiz. And he's not even Jewish Haaretz Daily
Perhaps it's time to tell the child's homeroom teacher the truth?....

Iranian, Turkish calligraphers gather in Istanbul IRNA
Ankara, Dec 20, IRNA Iranian and Turkish calligraphers gathered at Iranian Consulate in Istanbul on Friday to survey the ways for fundamental cooperation, diversif....

50 killed as Pak steps up operation against rebels Gulf Times
Pakistani security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants yesterday as operations against insurgents intensify in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that....

Israel bombs Gaza for first time since summer assault The Daily Star
Israeli war jets bombed targets in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and the army said early Saturday, hours after a projectile from the besieged Palestinian encla....

UN urges Israel to pay Lebanon $850mn Press TV
The United Nations has adopted a resolution, urging Israel to pay Lebanon in excess of USD 850 million for causing an environmental disaster".....

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East Asia

Landmark ruling against 'gay cure' clinic China.org.cn
A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered yesterday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexua....

On the lighter side: What Taiwan was Googling in 2014 Dec. 13-19 Central News Agency
The year's not quite over, but Google has already compiled data on what Taiwan was searching for in 2014 -- and the top searches show that Web users were too la....

Beijing acts to smooth the waters for Macao China.org.cn
The central government has decided to demarcate the maritime zones of the Macao Special Administrative Region, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.....

LEAD Nexen Heroes informed of highest MLB bidder for shortstop Kang Jung-ho Yonhap News
The top domestic baseball league said Saturday it has informed the Nexen Heroes of the highest bid submitted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club for their posted....

On the lighter side: What Taiwan was Googling in 2014 (Dec. 13-19) Taiwan News
The year's not quite over, but Google has already compiled data on what Taiwan was searching for in 2014 --....

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South East Asia

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift Inquirer.net
HAVANA --- Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. So far, the large....

Peshawar massacre to cause mental problems among students, parents psychiatrist Inquirer.net
PAKISTAN -- The parents, who lost their sons in Tuesday's massacre at Army Public School, were most likely to develop psychological problems, said a known psychi....

Paradise Found Cambodia Daily
A cheery Slavic staccato drifted across the turquoise sea and was swallowed by the mangroves blanketing this remote Cambodian island. Then the dive boat gurgled up ....

Terengganu flood situation improving, more victims return home New Straits Times
KUALA TERENGGANU: Flood situation throughout the state has improved with only 123 relief centres operated in seven districts as of 8am this morning.....

Cuban parliament rubber-stamps normalization with US Manila Bulletin
HAVANA (AFP) – Cuba’s parliament on Friday unanimously ratified a deal reached between Havana and Washington normalizing relations after a half-century ....

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South Asia

From jail to AC cabin, in one hour The Telegraph - Calcutta
Madan Mitra is back in SSKM Hospital - and his camp is desperate to send a message loud and clear that he "did not sing" in the CBI's custody.....

Gloves off in Santhal Pargana The Telegraph - Calcutta
Scores of JMM and BJP party workers clashed before a BJP office around 11pm yesterday, the scuffle, allegations and the BJP's official complaint to the Election Com....

Jeans, cellphones to blame again The Telegraph - Calcutta
Another panchayat has rediscovered that young girls are eve-teased or sexually harassed because they wear tight jeans. And that they elope with their boyfriends bec....

Rs 105,000cr challenge The Telegraph - Calcutta
The Narendra Modi government appears to have come close to admitting the foolhardiness of accepting the "challenge" that had been hurled at them by UPA finance mini....

Noisy start to winter session The Telegraph - Calcutta
Unanimityeludesthe grand alliance in Bihar.....

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