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The story of the World War I Christmas truce[+]
CBS News | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:36 UTC

The legend of a Yuletide football match between British and German troops on the frontlines of battle is so good, it's still being told, embellished and re-lived 100 years later. Mark Phillips reports.

Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings[+]
Washington Post | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:24 UTC

Theyre trying to figure out their public response amid criticism from some that they share blame for the attack.

Saudi Arabia Says Won't Cut Oil Output[+]
International Business Times | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:10 UTC

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in ye

They're alive! Cuba's Frankenstein classic cars[+]
CNBC | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:00 UTC

Car collectors hoping to go treasure hunting in Cuba can expect to find many U.S. classics in surprisingly good shape, an expert says.

WikiLeaks Releases Purported CIA Documents on Operatives Travel[+]
Bloomberg | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:58 UTC

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released what it said are two classified documents from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency detailing efforts to protect the identities of operatives during airport security screenings.

Paul Slams 'The Rubio-Obama Foreign Policy'[+]
National Review | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:58 UTC

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) doesn't plan to let Republican rivals get away with tying him to President Obama's foreign policy.Paul's team turned responded to Senator Marco Rubio's latest critique of his support for normalizing relations with Cuba by turni

Coming winter is a weapon of war in east Ukraine[+]
USA Today | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:55 UTC

Ukraine hopes worsening humanitarian crisis will turn civilians against rebels in the east

Rubio Lambastes Obamas Cuba Policy[+]
Washington Free Beacon | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:50 UTC

On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too

Not Over Yet: North Korea Threatens To Blow Up The White House In Wake Of Sony Scandal [+]
Radar Online | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:43 UTC

North Korea Threatens To Blow Up The White House

Obama's job approval numbers tick upward[+]
The Hill | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:40 UTC

The survey suggests Obama has been bolstered by actions on immigration and Cuba policy.

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The story of the World War I Christmas truce[+]
CBS News | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:36 UTC

The legend of a Yuletide football match between British and German troops on the frontlines of battle is so good, it's still being told, embellished and re-lived 100 years later. Mark Phillips reports.

Saudi Arabia confident oil prices will rise, wont cut output[+]
RT.com | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:56 UTC

The Saudi oil minister announced that he was sure that crude oil prices would rebound, blaming the recent price slump on speculators and a lack of cooperation by non-OPEC member oil producers.

Sir Elton John marries partner David Furnish[+]
ABC Australia | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:38 UTC

British singer Sir Elton John marries long-term partner David Furnish in a ceremony at their home in Windsor, following the introduction of gay marriage laws in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

Tunisia rivals in poll dispute[+]
BBC | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:29 UTC

Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia[+]
Euronews | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:20 UTC

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says. Bob Gunnell issued a statement saying the 72-year-old remains in in a stable condition and the prognosis is good. Because the pneumonia was caught e

Greek PM Antonis Samaras proposes coalition deal[+]
Euronews | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:20 UTC

Two days before a second round of presidential elections, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has opened the door to a potential coalition. He proposed bolstering the government with independent, pro-European MPs, offering to hold fresh elections in 2015

Egypt temporarily reopens Rafah border crossing[+]
Euronews | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:20 UTC

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days on Sunday (December 21). The Rafah entry point is the only main crossing point from Gaza that does not border Israel. Egypt closed the frontier in October 2014 after militants from the neighbou

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Oneida Indians Plan New 'Oz'-Themed NY Casino[+]
ABC News (US) | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:31 UTC

Oneida Indian Nation to build $20 million central New York casino with 'Wizard of Oz' theme

Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba Return Cop Killer[+]
ABC News (US) | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:23 UTC

Christie to Obama: Demand that Cuba return New Jersey trooper's escaped killer to US

US mulls returning N Korea to terror list, as Obama slams 'cybervandalism'[+]
Al Jazeera America | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:22 UTC

President says hacking of Sony Pictures was not 'act of war' but weighs response to alleged Pyongyang move

NYPD investigating new cop killer threat sent via Instagram[+]
Foxnews | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:17 UTC

The New York Police Department issued a warning to officers Sunday that the department is actively investigating reports that a man is driving to New York from Tennessee to kill two more police officers, Fox News has learned.

Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers[+]
Foxnews | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:16 UTC

Civil rights leaders are condemning the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressing fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has emerged around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Gov. Chris Christie in 'Profound Disagreement' With Obama's Cuba Plan[+]
NBC News | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:02 UTC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is considering a run for the White House, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama expressing

Entrepreneur Builds a Sleek Ship, but Will Anyone Buy It?[+]
ABC News (US) | Sun Dec 21, 2014 18:59 UTC

Entrepreneur thinks he's built a better warship, but will the Navy buy it?

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US Politics

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Obama's Moves On North Korea, Cuba Will Embolden Iran[+]
Crooks and Liars | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:15 UTC

Sen. Lindsey Graham used the recent Sony hacking incident and President Obama's change in Cuba policy as en excuse to beat the war drums with Iran once again. We're all shocked, right? Graham never misses an opportunity to attack President Obama's foreign

Ferguson Protester Taunts Cops With Pigs In A Blanket Chant After NYPD Shooting [VIDEO][+]
The Daily Caller | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:10 UTC

'Y'all mad about what happened in New York?'

Rudy Giuliani: Obama propaganda to blame for NYPD officer murders[+]
Washington Examiner | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:02 UTC

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani came to the defense of his successor Bill de Blasio on Sunday.The two sparred a few weeks prior over the Eric Garner grand jury decision, but Giuliani had nicer words for de Blasio after following the murder of two NYPD

Graham On Death Of NYC Police Officers: 'I Blame The Shooter'[+]
Talking Points Memo | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:58 UTC

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday avoided blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for the shooting of two police officers in Brooklyn.On CBS

Paul Slams 'The Rubio-Obama Foreign Policy'[+]
National Review | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:58 UTC

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) doesn't plan to let Republican rivals get away with tying him to President Obama's foreign policy.Paul's team turned responded to Senator Marco Rubio's latest critique of his support for normalizing relations with Cuba by turni

Dish drops Fox News, giving some rise to TheBlaze[+]
Washington Examiner | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:57 UTC

Dish, a satellite TV service provider, has dropped Fox News and Fox Business, according to the Wall Street Journal. That leaves Glenn Beck's TheBlaze as the satellite service's premier conservative news and opinion channel, at least for a while.Th

Rubio Lambastes Obamas Cuba Policy[+]
Washington Free Beacon | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:50 UTC

On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too

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Entertainment

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Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig Dance Party After 'SNL' Performances[+]
Entertainment Tonight | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:04 UTC

Harry Styles and Kristen Wiig are having "the time of their lives."

PopPolitics: John Lewis Says Selma Is Long Overdue[+]
Variety | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:52 UTC

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who helped lead the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Ala., that became known as “Bloody Sunday,” said Ava DuVernay’s new movie “Selma” is “long overdue.” “The movie is good timing

Not Over Yet: North Korea Threatens To Blow Up The White House In Wake Of Sony Scandal [+]
Radar Online | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:43 UTC

North Korea Threatens To Blow Up The White House

Fox Blasts Dish For Stalled Carriage Talks: Were Offering A Mansion; They Want To Pay For A Double Lot[+]
Deadline Hollywood | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:40 UTC

Fox says it did not try to force Dish to buy a car along with a house, as Dish suggested last last night when carriage talks failed to reach resolution before the midnight deadline. Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel were pulled from the operator s

Actor Booth Colman Dies at 91[+]
Variety | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:29 UTC

Stage, screen and TV actor Booth Colman, who appeared as ape scientist Dr. Zaius in the later films of the original “Planet of the Apes” series, died in his sleep on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles. He was 91. Colman (pictured above with Lois Laurel, t

Mr. Turner Paints A Solid Box-Office Bow; Inherent Vice, Imitation Game Take Top PTAs[+]
Deadline Hollywood | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:17 UTC

Sony Classics' Mr. Turnerhad a near masterpiece of a theatrical debutin limited release,creatingdirector Mike Leigh's highest per-theater average for any of his titles opening on multiple screens. But holdovers Inherent Vice from Warner Bros and TWC's The

Sony Attorney Dings Obama For Blame The Victim Comment On North Koreas Cyber Attack Video[+]
Deadline Hollywood | Sun Dec 21, 2014 18:42 UTC

On today's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd discussed North Korea's hack attack against Sony with Sony Pictures Entertainment lawyer David Boies, actor (and former White House staffer) Kal Penn, former director of The National Counterterrorism Center Michael Le

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Canada

Israeli archaeologists discover royal passageway to King Herod's hilltop palace National Post | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:34 UTC
King Herod is best remembered for ordering the murder of the baby boys of Bethlehem in the Bible's Nativity account....

Florida police officer gunned down, leaving behind five children National Post | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:33 UTC
The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office said in a statement after the shooting that a suspect has been taken into custody....

'Huff and puff' technology questioned after leak at Alberta oilsands site CBC | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:18 UTC
Greenpeace is raising concerns about the technology an Alberta oilsands operation uses to extract crude, following a second leak at a Canadian Natural Resources fac....

Teen killed by Toronto transit bus to be remembered at candlelight vigil CBC | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:13 UTC
A candlelight vigil is planned for Sunday evening to remember a 14-year-old girl who was hit and killed by a Toronto bus on Friday.....

Margaret Trudeau fondly remembers 1976 trip to Cuba and the 'charming' dictator who cuddled her baby National Post | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:04 UTC
Thirty-eight years later, she is celebrating the thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations, a move that was helped along through secret meetings held in Ottawa....

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Europe

Belarus to Earn $455 Mio on 30% Currency Trade Fee: Deputy Finance Minister Sputnik International
Belarus Deputy Finance Minister said that an additional $455 million may be added to the Belarus budget after the countrys National Bank recently introduced a 30 pe....

The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos The Guardian
We round up our favourite pictures from Saturdays and Sundays matches in the English top flight....

McCoist leaves Rangers manager post BBC
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.....

The Apprentice final LIVE The Independent
Tonight will see Bianca Miller and Mark Wright compete to win Lord Sugars 250,000 investment in the final of The Apprentice.....

Madonna: Im living in a state of terror The Guardian
In an exclusive interview, the singer defends her description of the leak of demos from her new album as artistic rape....

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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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Presidential candidates in Tunisia clash over poll results UPI | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:31 UTC
Brooks HaysTUNIS, Tunisia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not lon....

Quinnipiac holds off Oregon State 60-52 AP | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:28 UTC
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Zaid Hearst scored 24 points, 20 in the first half, to lead Quinnipiac to a 60-52 win over Oregon State on Sunday. Hearst did not score in the s....

Murray active, Hilton out as Cowboys face Colts AP | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:26 UTC
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray is active for Dallas despite a broken left hand, and Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton is out with a hamstr....

D-II Ferris State whips Bowling Green 82-68 AP | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:26 UTC
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Drew Lehman scored 29 points and Josh Fleming added 23 with 13 rebounds and Division II Ferris State ran away from Bowling Green on Sunday....

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls AP | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:24 UTC
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska's interim head coach. He wants to accomplish what ....

Pakistan resumes execution of terrorists in wake of school massacre UPI | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:23 UTC
Fred LambertPESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan has resumed the execution of terrorists in the wake of a bloody school massacre last week, despite warning....

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash AP | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:16 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed cou....

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Top Business News

Drilling Our Way Into Oblivion: Shale Was About Land Gambling With Cheap Debt, Not Technological Miracles Zero Hedge | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:16 UTC
The shale patch can exist in its present form only if it has access to nigh limitless credit, and only if prices are in the $100 or up range. Wells in the patch dep....

Two Months After Saying "Deflation Isn't Going To Happen" ECB Warns "Negative Inflation" Is Coming Zero Hedge | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:16 UTC
ECB's Vitor Constancio, October 26, 2014: ....

Police Reportedly Rage, De Blasio's "Hands Are Dripping With Blood" Zero Hedge | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:16 UTC
Leading news site for global finance, economics, market, and political analysis.....

Saudi Arabia Says Won't Cut Oil Output International Business Times | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:10 UTC
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet....

Abe Victory Means Gain for Big Companies, Pain for Smaller Ones Bloomberg | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:00 UTC
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes victory in elections this month, an endorsement of his economic policies, may help the nations biggest companies get richer whil....

They're alive! Cuba's Frankenstein classic cars CNBC | Sun Dec 21, 2014 20:00 UTC
Car collectors hoping to go treasure hunting in Cuba can expect to find many U.S. classics in surprisingly good shape, an expert says.....

WikiLeaks Releases Purported CIA Documents on Operatives Travel Bloomberg | Sun Dec 21, 2014 19:58 UTC
The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released what it said are two classified documents from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency detailing efforts to protect the ident....

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Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings Washington Post
Theyre trying to figure out their public response amid criticism from some that they share blame for the attack.....

Arrested Mall of America protesters to be charged USA Today
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. More than 20 arrests were made at the Black Lives Matter protest held at the Mall of America on Saturday night. Organizers of the protest believ....

Jordan Hangs 11 Men After Ending Moratorium on Executions NY Times
The kingdoms last execution took place in 2006, and the hangings of 11 convicted murderers on Sunday prompted criticism by human rights organizations.....

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash Washington Post
Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the p....

Sally Yates said to be Obamas nominee for Justice Departments second in command Washington Post
The U.S. attorney in Atlanta is expected to be Obamas nominees for deputy attorney general.....

'Hugh Grant' takes over Bloomberg News USA Today
John Micklethwait, editor of The Economist, is seen as easy-going, erudite journalist.....

Japan faces specter of a butter-less Christmas USA Today
Supermarkets in Japan have been rationing butter since spring because of a shortfall in raw milk production. Now, there's concern there won't be enough for ....

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US Local Markets

Authorities investigate Ruckersville fire that killed child Washington Post
A fire in Ruckersville that killed a 4-year-old child is under investigation by Greene County authorities.....

49ers set to get rid of Harbaugh immediately after season NY Post
FOX Sports 1 Insider Jay Glazer reports that the 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh are expected to cut ties within 24-48 hours after the regular season ends. Michig....

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission Boston Herald
Tom Brokaw shared some good news with his NBC colleagues on Sunday: his cancer is in remission.....

Yankees Will Pay for Education of Slain NYPD Officer's Children Time.com
NYPD officer Rafael Ramos is survived by two sons....

Johnny Manziel pummeled, leaves game ailing NY Post
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after Johnny Manziel left Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers in the se....

NYPD directive after fatal cop shootings: All officers must work in pairs Newsday.com
All NYPD officers will work in pairs ....

DC police chief: NY shootings shocking and reprehensible Washington Post
District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the fatal shooting of two police officers in New York is shocking and reprehensible.....

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Top Tech Headlines

This Slingshot Shoots Christmas Trees Gizmodo
Nothing embodies the holiday spirit quite like building a giant slingshot that can fire shaved Christmas trees equipped with a nine-inch nail.....

Samsung's super-wide curved monitor makes your PC extra trendy Engadget
If both ultra-widescreen and curved computer monitors are all the rage these days, then Samsung's new SE790C display is supremely fashionable. The 34-inch, 3,440 x ....

Google+ Can Now Fix Up Home Videos for You Gizmodo
In May 2013, Google announced new photo features for Google+ including ....

Finally, drinking in the shower has gotten easier with this glass holder Digital Trends
SipCaddy holds your beer or wine for you in the shower. It attaches to a bunch of surfaces, so it works in other places besides the bathroom, but it truly was desig....

Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online IT World
Sony Pictures says it hasnt bowed to threats to pull The Interview and audiences will get a chance to see itits just not sure how at present.In the face of threats ....

Meshfire hopes it can slay the social media beast with AI Gigaom.com
Marketings war with social media rages on. In one corner, you have the Twitterversea temperamental beast that never sleeps, is always hungry, and changes shape on a....

Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS The Register
Sony saga: Kim Jong Un threatens 'cyber warfare' US president Barak Obama has looked to an unlikely source of help to stop further alleged cyber attacks from North ....

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Science

Look Out Below! Rosetta Will Give Its Comet A Close Buzz In February Universe Today
Remember how breathless we felt when the Philae lander actually made it to the surface of its target comet a few weeks ago? Sure, the maneuvers didn’t go as p....

Star Trekking: We Humans Can Beam Tools Into Space Without A Transporter Universe Today
In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These days, turns out all it takes is an e-mail and a spec....

Adorable Animal Holiday Stories That Will Make You Jolly LiveScience.com
Some aquariums have been known to use the electricity from electric eels to power the lights on Christmas trees.....

North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened Astrobiology Magazine
The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals, 1,000 years in advance, that the last Ice Age was going to end.....

“There have been 10,000 Generations Before Us --Ours Could be the First to Discover Extraterrestrial Life” --NASA (2014 Most Viewed) The Daily Galaxy
In 1960, the astronomer Francis Drake pointed a radio telescope located in Green Bank, West Virginia, toward two Sun-like stars 11 light years away. His hope: to pi....

Seals May Have 'Natural GPS' LiveScience.com
When Weddell seals dive deep under the ice, far from the air hole whence they came, how do they find their way back? Evidence suggests they may be using an internal....

Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week LiveScience.com
A million mummies in one cemetery and the chemistry of Christmas cookies, just a few of the cool stories we've found in Science this week.....

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Africa

Rural horse riding lets young jockeys shine SABC
An unfamiliar rural horse riding sport is growing rapidly in KwaZulu-Natal. Rural horse riders say the competition is a big money making sport which has helped them....

Cape mom drowns trying to rescue children News24
A mother of four children has been swept down the Berg River at Paarl after she managed to rescue her children from the fast-flowing waters. ....

Liberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election News24
Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections appears to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home.....

SA, UK in talks over visas News24
South Africa and Britain have held talks about British visa requirements, the country's foreign secretary William Hague says.....

3 kids drown in swimming pool News24
Three children have drowned in a swimming pool in Mahikeng, police say, adding that an inquest has been opened. ....

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Middle East

Qatar gives 'full support' to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt i24 News
A hard hit for the Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian group Hamas - Egypt, Qatar, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, GCC, Doha....

630 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah reopens for two days i24 News
Those crossing were either seeking medical treatment or were holders of a permit to stay overseas - Gaza Strip, Rafah crossing....

Kuwait comes third in GCC Snooker, Billiard championship Kuwait News Agency

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' initiative to bring Egypt and Qatar together hailed 3 Doha Saudi Press Agency
For his part, the Secretary General of the Arab League Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi welcomed the initiative to achieve reconciliation between Egypt and Qatar and open a new c....

Pakistan hangs four more militants after school attack Gulf Times
Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year old moratorium on the death penality following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 peopl....

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East Asia

Hong Kong competition law unlikely to be as far-reaching as Mexico's, official says South China Morning Post
Stricter competition laws in Mexico have forced the world's richest man to break up his telecoms empire. But Hong Kong is not likely to see dramatic splitting of ty....

Hong Kong's financial surplus to be used to help meet multibillion-dollar construction target South China Morning Post
Financial Secretary John Tsang expects Hong Kong to have a financial surplus in each of the next three fiscal years, allowing the government to "save up" for public....

True cost of river diversion project to Beijing could take years to determine South China Morning Post
Water that has travelled almost 1,500km should be flowing through the taps of one in four Beijing residences by the end of the year as the central route of the mass....

Avoid more electricity imports from China, British expert recommends South China Morning Post
Importing more electricity from the mainland should be the "last option" Hong Kong considers as it might close the door on alternative options, a British expert bro....

Top adviser to China's government says Hong Kong lags behind Macau South China Morning Post
Chen Zuoer, a top adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong affairs, has put the controversial idea of a national security law for the city back on the agenda by condemning i....

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South East Asia

Romania's new president urges all out war on corruption Channel NewsAsia
The former mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu said he wanted a graft-free country when his term ends in five years.....

Fish, vegetables in short supply amid Malaysia wet season Today Online
SINGAPORE - The monsoon season in Malaysia has led to a shortage of fish and vegetables, and the repercussions are being felt in Singapore. Vendors in local markets....

AVA suspends poultry imports from Oregon Today Online
SINGAPORE - The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has suspended import of poultry and poultry products from Oregon in the United States due to an outbreak of....

Bukit Batok rats to be flushed out by Christmas: Pest controllers Today Online
SINGAPORE - More than 170 rats have been caught so far as the operation to clear out the infestation in Bukit Batok enters its fourth day today (Dec 21). The sloped....

Video shows Boko Haram killing captives Philippine Star
MAIDUGURI A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying the....

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South Asia

Life in Balochistan The Hindu
The delightful article by Parvathi Thampi, A dream childhood in Balochistan (Open Page, Dec.21), was like reading another version of The God of Small Things. It is ....

The fading bookstore The Hindu
The article, The murder of the bookstore (Open Page, Dec.21) sadly highlighted the gradual extinction of the bookstore, a process in which online bookstores and e-b....

Battling the Taliban The Hindu
The large-scale counterterror operations in Pakistan and the killing of militants by security forces show that Pakistan may have begun to realise the futility of fo....

Exit polls say ... The Hindu
If the exit poll predictions come true (Hung verdict in J&K, say exit polls, Dec.21) then the BJP will add one more State to its kitty and improve its tally in Jamm....

Free market model has failed: Kaushik Basu The Hindu
World Bank too has changed its goal to fighting no longer for just eradication of poverty but also for shared prosperity....

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