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Why Cuba move will help America (Opinion)
CNN | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC

The decision to ease the Cuba embargo will be good for Cubans and Americans, argues Fareed Zakaria.

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack
Reuters Canada | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to

Red Hat CEO to Cramer: Sony attack a major problem
CNBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:44 UTC

Jim Cramer spoke with Red Hat CEO on how widespread the attack on Sony could be. Is this open sourced technology biz vulnerable to attack?

Report: Man Missing At Sea After Trying To Flee Cuba
WFOR | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:25 UTC

On the eve of the landmark announcement signaling a policy shift between the U.S. and Cuba, a group of Cubans tried to flee the communist island.

Obama's Cuba Switch Forces Exile Groups To Adapt
WFOR | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:23 UTC

Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba's communist government, the Cuban American National Foundation opened the doors to its inviting new headquarters, with a modern glass and concrete l

Cuba Travel Restrictions Wont Disappear Immediately
CBS Chicago | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:17 UTC

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Embargo law's co-author says Obama making 'big mistake'
USA Today | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:17 UTC

WASHINGTON -- The co-author of the law that toughened the U.S. embargo on Cuba blasted President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with the island nation as a

Wins Twitter today': Joe Flacco helps Obama after Franco flub
Twitchy | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:12 UTC

Obamas year-end message: North Korea, Cuba and Congress
Fox St. Louis | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:06 UTC

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its

Obama signs massive defense spending bill
US News & World Report | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:06 UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels.

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Peshawar survivors struggle to cope in aftermath of massacre
Euronews | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC

Those left behind after the Peshawar school attack are struggling to come to terms with life without loved ones, friends, or inspirational teachers. One survivor describes how most of the victims had no chance. The students that were hereand anywhere many

Assets worth 100 million euros seized in big anti-mafia case
Euronews | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC

There has been a dramatic development in an anti-mafia case in Italy. Financial police say they have seized assets worth more than 100 million euros from a businessman arrested over claims of mafia activity. Over the past few weeks a dozen people have bee

Israel Launches Airstrike On Hamas Site In Gaza
Sky News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:35 UTC

The Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip targeting a Hamas site.

Teen 'Claimed Boy Abducted After Killing Him'
Sky News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:33 UTC

Police say the 19-year-old's story that masked men entered a home, pinned her to the floor and snatched the boy was a lie.

Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested
BBC News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:32 UTC

A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.

Federal Court Finds Protesters in Contempt for Ignoring Order to Halt Anti-Whaling Campaign
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:09 UTC

Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign.

Israeli Army Says It Has Carried out an Airstrike in Gaza Targeting a Hamas Site
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:09 UTC

Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting a Hamas site.

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Judge Dismisses Suit on Oklahoma Execution Access
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:44 UTC

Federal judge dismisses media lawsuit seeking broader access to Oklahoma executions

UVA Board Chairman Calls Rolling Stone Article 'Drive-By' Journalism
NBC News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:40 UTC

The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, which has vowed changes in the way the university handles sexual assault, on Friday blasted Rol...

NY Police Officer Suspended After Videotaped Punch
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:26 UTC

New York police officer suspended after video surfaces showing punches thrown at teen suspect

California woman charged after car crashes into crowd, killing 4
CBS News | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:19 UTC

3 women and a 6-year-old boy killed Wednesday night when a car hit a dozen pedestrians leaving a church holiday performance in Redondo Beach

Protesters in Contempt of Court for Anti-Whaling Campaign
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:17 UTC

Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign

Bob Simpson, Co-Developer of Saffir-Simpson Scale, Dies
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:07 UTC

Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, dies in Washington; was 102

What's Delaying Trial of Colorado Shooter
ABC News (US) | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:04 UTC

Why is it taking so long for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to go to trial?

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Bobby Jindal Draws Criticism Over Prayer Event Participation
Newsmax | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:56 UTC

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has stirred up a hornet's nest, simply by making plans to kneel and pray.

Remainders
Politico | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:35 UTC

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Im not done
Politico | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:33 UTC

This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political wo

How bad would an IRS shutdown be
Politico | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:16 UTC

The IRS chiefs warning on Thursday that drastic budget cuts may force a shutdown for perhaps days is his latest bid to illustrate the impact of starving the tax agency. But how bad would it really be? It may be that the only way Congress will heed IRS com

11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life
The Huffington Post | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:13 UTC

Instagram has already blessed us with five new filters and other updates this holiday season. But if you've got friends who just can't get enough of the photo-sharing network (and we all do), you may need even more Instagram-themed gifts. And wow, there

Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson scale, dies
Washington Post | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:10 UTC

Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.

The NRLB Gave Unions a Huge Boost Today . . . But It's Not Likely to Last
National Review | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:09 UTC

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just charged several dozen McDonalds franchises with unfair labor practices. In an unusual move, the NLRB also charged McDonalds Corp. as a co-defendant with its franchisees. As I wrote in August, these charges ar

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No Respect! New Bachelor Chris Soules Slams Controversial Predecessor Juan Pablo Galavis
Radar Online | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:37 UTC

Chris Soules isnt showing Juan Pablo Galavis any love! Soules, the new star of the ABC hit The Bachelor, took a dig at his predecessor by insisting he would take a very different approach than Galavis, 33, did while looking for love on the reality program

David Schwimmer To Play Robert Kardashian In FXs American Crime Story: People Vs. O.J.
Deadline Hollywood | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:15 UTC

FX has cast another key playerin American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the first installment of Ryan Murphy's new anthology miniseries, an offshoot of his hit American Horror StoryFX franchise. David Schwimmer is set to starin the projectbase

Eccentric pop auteur Liam Hayes shares a non-algorithmic playlist
Entertainment Weekly | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:15 UTC

Chicago-based musician Liam Hayes has been making soulful baroque pop for a couple decades now. His orchestral leanings and respect for the classical age of American pop have earned him plenty of comparisons to Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach, and have ma

9 Celeb Stylists to Follow on Instagram During Awards Season
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:13 UTC

As much as were looking forward to once again seeing Amy Poehler and Tina Fey kill it at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes, its the gowns on the ...

Former IAC PR Exec Recalls AIDS Tweet Uproar: I "Really Suffered" Justine Sacco reflects on the misstep in a new book
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:13 UTC

5 Days of Shoes: Gwen Stefani's Badass Booties
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:10 UTC

Gwen StefaniWe don't know how this mother of three consistently looks so fresh and up-to-the-minute without sacrificing her own signature style, but ...

Ernie Hudson cast as Ursula's father Poseidon on 'Once Upon a Time'
Entertainment Weekly | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:10 UTC

Ernie Hudson is trading in his proton pack for a trident, as the actor has been cast as Poseidon inOnce Upon a Time,EW has confirmed. Hudson will play the Greek deity and legendary ruler of the sea Poseidon.Ernie Hudson is trading in his proton pack for a

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Canada

Massive B.C. gold mine near Alaska border gets environmental approval Vancouver Sun | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC
VANCOUVER - The federal government has approved the environmental assessment application for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia n....

Stephen Maher: We're overdoing the outrage over political floor crossing Vancouver Sun | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC
In 1924, when Winston Churchill crossed the floor of the British House of Commons to serve as Conservative finance minister, he joked: Anyone can rat, but it takes ....

Dead infants case: Remains could be 10 years old, lawyer says CBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:49 UTC
The defence lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht, the woman charged after infant remains were uncovered in a Winnipeg storage locker, says the remains could be up to 10 yea....

Ironic? Nope. Iconic? Definitely: A short history of the televised yule log National Post | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:38 UTC
Ill bet its a part of your holiday tradition. I bet its the backdrop for your Christmas dinner. I bet you watch it waiting for the Big Moment....

Judge urged Newfoundland not to name courthouse after ex-premier Danny Williams because he's still alive National Post | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:33 UTC
A top Newfoundland and Labrador judge raised concerns before a new courthouse was named after Danny Williams, saying the move was inappropriate....

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Europe

British mother lures girls to Syria for 'awesome life' The Times
A white British mother who joined Islamic State jihadists with her ten-year-old son has been grooming young women and girls online....

Obama vows revenge over North Korea hacking The Times
President Obama vowed that America would hit back against North Korea after the FBI revealed that the state was behind the Sony cyberattack....

Howard Webb on fighting to keep the game clean The Independent
Only three times since his last game at the summers World Cup finals has Howard Webb wrapped the cord of his whistle around his wrist and walked into the centre cir....

Rodgers feels the pain of failing to get Sanchez The Independent
Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he was bitterly disappointed to miss out on signing Alexis Sanchez, who will face his Liverpool side as an Arsenal player.....

Tim Sherwood: Boxing Day reminds me of the end to my playing career The Independent
On Boxing Day it will be 11 years since I broke my leg playing for Portsmouth against Tottenham, the injury that effectively signalled the end of my career as a pro....

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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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Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel Reuters | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:55 UTC
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response t....

U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month Reuters | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:54 UTC
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Gay marriages may proceed in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay requested by state official....

Australian mom arrested after eight children stabbed to death UPI | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC
Danielle HaynesMANOORA, Australia, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A female relative of eight children found stabbed to death in a suburb of Cairns, Australia, was arrested by pol....

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack Reuters Canada | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded ....

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel Reuters Canada | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:44 UTC
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response t....

Kentucky county passes ordinance that hits at power of unions Reuters | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:37 UTC
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Warren County, Kentucky passed a right-to-work ordinance on Friday, making the fifth most-populous county the first in the state to pass....

Former Chrysler Group expands Takata driver-side air bag recall globally Reuters | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:37 UTC
DETROIT (Reuters) - FCA US , the former Chrysler Group, on Friday expanded a U.S. regional recall of older cars with potentially defective driver-side Takata air ba....

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S&P 500 Index Soars To Within A Mere 5 Points Of All-Time Record International Business Times | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:55 UTC
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, completing three straight days of gains, as the S&P 500 Index jumped to its biggest weekly gain in nearly two years. The S&....

Boston Bomb Suspects Friend Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge Bloomberg | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:51 UTC
A close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty to owning the handgun Tsarnaev allegedly used to murder a police officer in the d....

Red Hat CEO to Cramer: Sony attack a major problem CNBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:44 UTC
Jim Cramer spoke with Red Hat CEO on how widespread the attack on Sony could be. Is this open sourced technology biz vulnerable to attack?....

Cramer: You're a beggar, not a chooser CNBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:30 UTC
Missed the market rally this week? Jim Cramer's got your back! He gives two key tips for investors, along with his secret on what to look for.....

Southern California Ports to Petition Government on Congestion Bloomberg | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:28 UTC
The Port of Los Angeles and its sister in Long Beach, which together make up the busiest harbor complex in the U.S., may seek federal authority to resolve congestio....

Congress should screen "The Interview": Sherman CNBC | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:28 UTC
Threats from North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing the movie ....

Former BIS Chief Economist: "The System Is Dangerously Unanchored; It Is Every Man For Himself" Zero Hedge | Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:25 UTC

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US Newspapers: National

Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access Washington Post
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the st....

Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M for billing allegation Washington Post
Authorities say a subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government.....

Early gift: Gas below $2 at some stations in 24 states USA Today
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Just in time for a holiday road trip, gas prices in many places in middle of the country have dipped below $2 a gallon.....

NY police officer suspended after videotaped punch Washington Post
A New York police officer seen on a smartphone video punching a teenage suspect during an arrest has been suspended.....

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign Washington Post
Radical environmentalists were found in contempt of court Friday for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off....

Embargo law's co-author says Obama making 'big mistake' USA Today
WASHINGTON -- The co-author of the law that toughened the U.S. embargo on Cuba blasted President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with the island ....

Whats delaying trial of Colorado shooter Washington Post
Defense lawyers acknowledge that James Holmes opened fire on an Aurora movie theater auditorium on July 20, 2012, killing 12 people and injuring 70. Yet jury select....

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Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis Fox St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - An off-duty police officer has been shot at 22nd street and Breman in North St. Louis. More details will be posted as this story develops. Re....

Why Cuba move will help America (Opinion) CNN
The decision to ease the Cuba embargo will be good for Cubans and Americans, argues Fareed Zakaria.....

Fourth 2014 rabies case diagnosed in Polk County Tampa Tribune
Polk County Sheriffs Office on Friday announced its fourth rabies case this year.....

Local Restaurants Prepare for Bowl Game KLFY
Many fans are already in New Orleans or on their way to cheer the Ragin Cajuns to victory in Saturday's bowl game. But some local restaurants are bringing the N....

Tommy Wells, John Falcicchio among latest Bowser administration appointments Washington Post
Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) could become first D.C. Council member to assume mayoral cabinet post.....

More Central American migrants caught than Mexicans CNN
For the first time since detailed records began being kept in 1992, undocumented immigrants from Mexico made up less than half of those apprehended.....

Florida Legislature issues strong defense of redistricting plan Tampa Tribune
TALLAHASSEE Lawyers for the Legislature told the Florida Supreme Court in a brief filed late today that part of a state ban on political gerrymandering violates th....

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Top Tech Headlines

Netflix drops in a surprise 'Bojack Horseman' Christmas special Engadget
Wondering how to get the weekend started? If you're a fan of Netflix's original series Bojack Horseman, there's a pretty easy choice, since the service just release....

Staples comes clean: Hackers swiped 1.16 MILLION bank cards The Register
Run for the tills! Run for the tills! Staples says malware that infected its registers in 115 stores swiped bank card numbers from 1.16 MILLION customers.…....

As Its Battle With Hollywood Returns, Google Takes Aim at Mississippi Attorney General Wired
On Friday, Google filed a lawsuit in federal court against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. The post As Its Battle With Hollywood Returns, Google Takes Aim at....

Heres the only place at CES where your vote really matters Digital Trends
CES is host to two of the most entertaining tech spectacles youll ever see. At Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown, the makers of the most cutting-edge ga....

Sonys CEO Michael Lynton: We Have Not Given In. TechCrunch
Sony CEO Michael Lynton blamed theaters for the studio's decision to pull out from the scheduled theatrical release of The Interview this Christmas. He told......

After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War TechCrunch
The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting......

Leaked Sony IT Evaluations: "There Is No Overall Strategy" Gizmodo
We already knew that, mere months before hackers attacked Sony, the company's execs were aware of extensive issues plaguing its IT department. Now, leaked 2012 ....

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Science

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. ....

Dj Vu All Over Again: This Man Relived Every New Moment LiveScience.com
A man's persistent dj vu episodes puzzles scientists who probed his brain to find an explanation.....

Obama Says Keystone Pipeline Will Have Little Impact on U.S. Gas Prices Scientific American
The President's comments come as Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said his party's first act in the new Senate would be to pass a bill fast-tracking approval o....

Eeek! A Writhing Robot Snake Popular Science
This slithering, contortionist robot is named the Series II - X125 system. The robot snake-arm is over 7 feet long, and can carry over 13 pounds. It has a flexible ....

SpaceX's Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year Space.com
The private spaceflight company SpaceX won't be flying a mission to the International Space Station until early 2015.SpaceX is now expected to launch its fifth offi....

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Africa

Steve Biko honoured through play SABC
The festive season is notorious for wild parties and reckless behaviour in the townships.....

Residents receive electricity after 30 years SABC
Pooke se Bos informal settlement in Cape Town was ablaze on Wednesday night, but it had nothing to do with frequent fires this community has had to endure. ....

UN chief, visiting Ebola region, urges respect for health rules SABC
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged local communities to strictly follow health regulations in the face of signs that traditional funerals are still spreading th....

Last of Waterkloof four released on parole SABC
Frikkie du Preez, the last of the so-called Waterkloof 4, has been released on parole.....

Land claims look to ensure long-term economic benefits SABC
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform says land restitution claims will now be geared to ensuring that residents reap long-term economic benefits from....

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Middle East

Iran delivers over 1Bln liters of jet fuel to airlines in 9 months IRNA
Tehran, Dec 19, IRNA Volume of jet fuel delivered to Iranian and foreign airlines during the past 9 months in Iran was more than one billion liters, head of Head O....

IAF strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire Ynetnews
News: Air force jets attack Hamas training facility in Khan Yunis in retaliation for rocket fired at Israel earlier Friday; attack marks first IAF strike in Gaza s....

British diplomat: Useful meetings held in Iran IRNA
London, Dec 19, IRNA British non-resident Chargé d'Affaires in Iran Ajay Sharma wrote in his twitter page on Friday that he had useful meetings in Tehran duri....

Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket fire Al Jazeera
No casualties reported as Israel hits Gaza for first time since this summer's war in response to rocket fire.....

Obama warns N Korea over cyberattack Press TV
US President Barack Obama has threatened to retaliate a cyber attack on Sony Pictures after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publically blamed it on the No....

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East Asia

Kindergarten guidelines to be reviewed Korea Joongang Daily
A week after Seoul's kindergartens finalized their enrollments for 2015, educational authorities on Friday said they will "take a second look" at newly proposed ref....

Online malls find ways to charm customers Korea Joongang Daily
When she got her delivery earlier this month from the online retailer Coupang, Park Jin-young, a 27-year-old high school teacher, also received something unexpected....

'The Interview' jeopardizes the future of overseas antagonists Korea Joongang Daily
Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years.....

Cruel crude truth: Falling oil prices not fully felt at the pump Korea Joongang Daily
Yoon Kyung-soo, 33, fills up his car once a week at a nearby gas station. Because he commutes from his home in Sangdo-dong, Dongjak District.....

Yuan expected to weaken in 2015 as dollar rises Korea Joongang Daily
Traders are betting that the yuan will fall the most in six years in 2015 as China's economic growth slows and the dollar surges amid expectations for higher U.S. i....

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South East Asia

Air France-KLM deferral of Boeing 777 raises concern New Straits Times
SEATTLE: Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boei....

FCA recalls 3.3m autos worldwide for Takata airbags Channel NewsAsia
FCA US, formerly Chrysler, announced it will recall 3.3 million older-model autos worldwide due to concerns about faulty Takata airbags.....

Mother arrested over deaths of eight children at Australian property Channel NewsAsia
The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said.....

Give Garin a chance: PH physicians chief ABS-CBN
MANILA -- Following the resignation of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, the chief of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said on Friday Department of Health (DO....

Aquino reminds youth: Life more than selfies . . . Inquirer.net
Less selfies and "Clash of Clans," and more idealism. This was the advice President Aquino gave his audience on Friday during the Jesus is Lord Worl....

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South Asia

Ball set rolling for date with GST The Telegragh - Calcutta
The government today introduced a constitutional amendment bill to bring in the goods and services tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha.....

IDBI ready to sell NSE stake The Telegragh - Calcutta
Mumbai, Dec. 19: PSU lender IDBI Bank today kicked off the process to sell its entire 5 per cent stake in the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in a transaction that ma....

Tata Chem bets on FMCG The Telegragh - Calcutta
Calcutta, Dec. 19: Tata Chemicals is betting on the fast moving consumer goods segment to drive its business in the coming years. The company expects the turnover o....

Monte Carlo flop act The Telegragh - Calcutta
Mumbai, Dec. 19: Monte Carlo Fashions today made a disappointing debut on the stock exchanges as the scrip ended with losses of over 12 per cent to the issue price.....

Sebi cracks down on 260 entities The Telegragh - Calcutta
Mumbai, Dec. 19: In its biggest action for suspected tax evasion and laundering of black money through stock trading platforms, Sebi today barred 260 entities, incl....

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