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Obama says people should 'go to the movies'
Boston Herald | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:01 UTC

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, President Obama called the cyber-attack on Sony

Putin Says Ukraine Must Remain a Single Political Entity
ABC News (US) | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC

Putin says Ukraine must remain a single political entity.

Striking Nigerian oil worker unions to meet government
Reuters Africa | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:53 UTC

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's two major oil workers' unions will meet government officials on Thursday afternoon to negotiate an end to their strike, which began on Monday, a spokesman for one of the unions

Putin Says Russia Has Sufficient Currency Reserves, the Ruble Will Recover
ABC News (US) | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:37 UTC

Putin says Russia has sufficient currency reserves, the ruble will recover.

Putin Says Central Bank Shouldnt Use Reserves to Protect Ruble
Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:32 UTC

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the central bank shouldnt waste reserves on the market to help protect the ruble as he vowed to see the country through the current economic downturn as he did after the 2008 global financial crisis.

AstraZeneca, oil shares contribute to FTSE 100's advance
Marketwatch.com | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:25 UTC

LONDON (MarketWatch) U.K. stocks rose Thursday, in broad-based gains that included a higher move for AstraZeneca following regulatory approval of a drug to treat cancer.

Kuwait says accepts Iraq request on Gulf war reparations
Reuters Africa | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:18 UTC

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait said it accepted an Iraqi request related to reparations imposed by the U.N. Security Council over its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, state news agency KUNA said on Thursday, ahead

German Business More Bullish as Euro Weakens, Oil Price Falls
Wall Street Journal | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:18 UTC

LA's "Pedro Pans" Feel Betrayed by Obama's Change in Cuban Policy
NBC Connecticut | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:15 UTC

Over 14,000 Cuban refugee children were smuggled off the island in the early 1960's with help from the Catholic Church and the U.S. State Department in a secret program called

Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Up Among Latinos
Time.com | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:03 UTC

Some 57% of Latinos now say they approve of the job that Obama is doing

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Nigeria soldiers face death penalty for mutiny
Euronews | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:13 UTC

A Nigerian court has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamists. The men were found guilty of mutiny, refusing to help recapture three towns which the militants had seized in August. Soldiers have been accused of running awa

Autopsy says Ebosse beaten to death
BBC | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:06 UTC

A new autopsy says Cameroonian Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.

Divided reaction in Miami to breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations
CBS News | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:01 UTC

Feelings mixed among Cubans and Cuban-Americans in Little Havana, ranging from anger and betrayal to cautious optimism

Putin Says Ukraine Must Remain a Single Political Entity
ABC News (US) | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC

Putin says Ukraine must remain a single political entity.

Dutch Lawmaker to Be Prosecuted for Hate Speech
ABC News (US) | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC

Dutch authorities say they will prosecute lawmaker Geert Wilders for hate speech over a chant in which he asked his supporters whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands and they shouted back

The Year in Immigration: The fight for reform continues
Al Jazeera America | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC

Activists fight to protect Obamas executive action on immigration reform and look ahead to 2016 elections

Closed for murder: NJ city tries to stem crime by imposing business curfew
Al Jazeera America | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC

Violence-ridden Paterson forces stores to close by midnight or pay a $2,000 fine and business owners aren't happy

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American Kennel Club admitting 4 new breeds
CBS News | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:34 UTC

But they'll have to wait until 2016 to take part in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show

Could Cuba breakthrough become gift to baseball?
CBS News | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:27 UTC

There's speculation renewed ties could lead to more Cubans playing in the majors

US executing fewer people but some deaths bungled, study finds
Al Jazeera America | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:15 UTC

Death Penalty Information Center study finds executions, new death sentences lowest in decades in 2014

The Year in Immigration: The fight for reform continues
Al Jazeera America | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:13 UTC

Activists fight to protect Obamas executive action on immigration reform and look ahead to 2016 elections

Closed for murder: NJ city tries to stem crime by imposing business curfew
Al Jazeera America | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:12 UTC

Violence-ridden Paterson forces stores to close by midnight or pay a $2,000 fine and business owners aren't happy

$75M settlement of head injury suit vs. NCAA rejected
CBS News | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:09 UTC

Federal judge says deal, which would toughen rules governing athletes' ability to return to play, needs more work

Police: 1 Dead, Several Hurt in California Crash
ABC News (US) | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:49 UTC

1 dead, several injured as car slams into pedestrians on California highway

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Let a Hundred Coburns Bloom
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

Here in Oklahoma, the news that Senator Tom Coburn will be retiring early from his second term has still not entirely settled in with most folks. For ten years we awoke each day knowing that our states voice in Washington would be one of principled reason

The World Economy Staggers Along
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

Almost the only G-20 government that is behaving sensibly is that of Saudi Arabia. As the sun sets with agonizing dilatoriness on the Obama administration, there is no sign of a resurrection of fiscal sanity, of any concern to reform Affordable Care, or e

Our Business Model Is You
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

Sometime near its founding it became clear, despite Bill Buckleys fondest hopes, that National Review would never become a money-making operation.How was the enterprise to survive? One of his colleagues suggested a new business plan: Publish the magazine,

Net Neutrality Is Already Obsolete
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

President Obama recently announced his full-throated support for net neutrality, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility. All Internet traffic would be treated equally, no matter the size

Railguns: The Next Big Pentagon Boondoggle?
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

For years now, Navy officials have been boosting a new technology, the railgun, as an ideal next-generation piece of artillery for Americas ships. But theres good reason to believe it wont live up to the hype and that it may be the U.S. militarys next bi

Obama Acts on Cuba
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

Here are four names, long forgotten, that should be noted today: Armando Alejandre, Carlos Costa, Pablo Morales, and Mario de la Pea. They were three U.S. citizens and one permanent resident. They were pilots with Brothers to the Rescue, the outfit that l

Hillary and the Immigration Bribe
National Review | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

This is the sort of story that ends -- or should end -- careers.According to Wednesdays New York Times, the Obama White House, at the behest of Hillary Clintons State Department and New Jersey senator Robert Menendez, waived an immigration ban against an

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'Serial' Finale Is Here, and We're Dream Casting If the Podcast Were a Movie!
Entertainment Tonight | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:15 UTC

Now that the wildly popular podcast has come to a close, we

Amy Pascal -- Hey Media, There's 2 Of Us ... You Got the Wrong Amy!
TMZ | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:00 UTC

Amy Pascal spent Wednesday afternoon tooling around L.A. on the TMZ Hollywood Tour, while Sony was in utter turmoil.Amy is NOT the same Amy Pascal who

'Real Housewife' Phaedra Parks -- Me and the Kids Are Going to the Big House for XMAS!
TMZ | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:50 UTC

Lily Rabe talks her return to 'American Horror Story' -- exclusive
Entertainment Weekly | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:45 UTC

[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW.] The most recent episode of FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show marked a homecoming of sorts for Lily Rabe.[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVENT SEEN THE LAT

Ashton Kutcher -- Real Deal Jiu-Jitsu Ass Kicker ... Says Legendary Trainer
TMZ | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:45 UTC

Ashton Kutcher's first move after wrapping

'The Voice' Winner Craig Wayne Boyd -- Snubs Fans Hard
TMZ | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:40 UTC

// Craig Wayne Boyd may have just won

Soap Star Crystal Hunt -- I Cut a Woman's Face, And it Only Cost Me $3,600!
TMZ | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:30 UTC

Soap star Crystal Hunt destroys faces and dreams according to the woman she attacked this year ... now she's paying out ... but it seems like a drop in

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Canada

Most memorable movie moments in 2014 with video Vancouver Sun | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:18 UTC

Fighting radicalization: Why mosques shouldn't close their doors to troubled Muslims CBC | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
Muslim groups in Canada have been under pressure to speak out against radicals, but taking a hard line against troubled Muslims may come with its own dangers, exper....

Anti-marijuana ad's dubious claim a scary hit with parents CBC | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
Health Canada's focus-group testing of anti-marijuana ads found parents reacted most strongly to claims that smoking too many joints can lower IQ in young peopl....

Putin backed by 80 per cent of Russians despite sinking ruble, economic woes: poll CTV News | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:56 UTC
From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in cris....

Best sound bites from this year's TV interviews with video Vancouver Sun | Thu Dec 18, 2014 08:04 UTC
Its often said that TV never stops talking. It trains the ear and, left on all day, teaches toddlers to talk like TV characters. Or so they say. People also hardly ....

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Europe

Hong Kong protester, 14, faces separation from parents The Guardian
Rather than charging young protester with criminal offence, court applied for protection order, alleging parental neglect....

I salute Theresa May for limiting the use of police bail The Guardian
Swift victory for the Justice Delayed Justice Denied campaign....

Public libraries should try to emulate coffee shops The Guardian
Independent report warns of library closures if features such as free Wi-Fi are not improved....

Best TV of 2014: No 4 The Good Wife The Guardian
Rebecca Nicholson: The political and legal drama hit extraordinary new heights in its fifth season, with a shock move that suggested anything was possible....

Rõivas hails China's talk of opening markets to Estonian products Estonian Public Broadcasting
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rivas said Estonia is waiting for a real opening of the Chinese market to Estonian goods, especially agricultural products. His statem....

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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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China's JD.com to sell Gap clothing, vying with Alibaba to woo Western brands Reuters Canada | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:02 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc has partnered Gap Inc to sell the U.S. clothing retailer's apparel online in China, as the Beijing-based e-commerce....

Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand Reuters | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witne....

Putin reassures Russians rouble will rise again Reuters | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's economy would rebound after the ruble's collapse against the dollar but warned that i....

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities AP | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Most North Koreans have never even seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Ent....

Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates AP | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:59 UTC
BERN, Switzerland (AP) Switzerland's central bank has imposed negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits, with the aim of preventing the Swiss franc f....

Putin says Ukraine must remain a single political entity AP | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:58 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) Putin says Ukraine must remain a single political entity.....

Striking Nigerian oil worker unions to meet government Reuters Africa | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:53 UTC
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's two major oil workers' unions will meet government officials on Thursday afternoon to negotiate an end to their strike, which be....

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'Fast Money' Recap: A Relief Rally but Where's the Market Headed? The Street | Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 UTC
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 posted its biggest rally of 2014, climbing 2.04% on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will remain "patient&qu....

China GMO Corn Approval Seen Spurring Recovery in U.S. Imports Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:56 UTC
Chinas decision to lift an import ban on some genetically modified crops triggered an immediate jump in purchases of U.S. corn-based feedstock and may spur a recove....

The Chinese cars that are changing Cuba CNBC | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:53 UTC
Havana is now home to a small, but growing, number of brand new Asian automobiles which are altering the landscape.....

Indonesia Plans Fixed Fuel Subsidy Next Month to Limit Risks Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:47 UTC
Indonesia plans to introduce a fixed fuel subsidy next month in a shake-up of its decades-old oil pricing system, to shore up its current-account deficit and reduce....

Workers Fired for Being Obese May Sue Bosses, Court Says Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:45 UTC
Obese workers may claim discrimination in the work place, the European Unions highest court said in a case that will pave the way for severely fat people to be prot....

U.K. Retail Sales Surge as Black Friday Stokes Spending Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:35 UTC
U.K. retail sales rose more than economists forecast in November as Black Friday boosted sales of electrical appliances and household goods.....

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Signal S&P 500 to Rally for Second Day Bloomberg | Thu Dec 18, 2014 09:34 UTC
U.S. stock-index futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poors 500 Index will hold its gains for a second day for the first time in two weeks.....

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US Newspapers: National

Trial date reset in Choctaw Reservation slaying Washington Times
The trial of three people in the death of 37-year-old man on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in east Mississippi has been rescheduled for Feb. 5.....

Muskegon County meat business completes renovation Washington Times
The Meat Block has been providing premium products to the Muskegon area for more than a century.....

Old military aircraft to be moved by helicopter Washington Times
Two historic Vermont Air National Guard aircraft are going to be airborne again with help from a U.S. Marine helicopter.....

Suburban Chicago man arrested in child pornography case Washington Times
Authorities in Cook County say they've arrested a suburban Chicago man who once worked as a tutor for middle school and high school students after finding he po....

Greenville city workers get extra holiday Washington Times
Greenville city workers will enjoy an extra holiday this year.....

University of Illinois at Chicago to name next chancellor Washington Times
The University of Illinois at Chicago is set to name its new chancellor.....

Calcasieu sheriff's deputy arrested, fired Washington Times
A 22-year veteran Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputy arrested on a domestic abuse charge last weekend has been fired.....

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BuzzFeed picks new Park Ave South spot for expansion NY Post
BuzzFeed has signed a lease for 194,000 square feet at 225 Park Ave. South, The Post has learned. Asking rent in the building is $85 a square foot and.......

D.C. area forecast: Savory sun, bothersome breeze today; small rain or snow chance late Saturday Washington Post
The next few days take pity on all those rushing to complete holiday preparations with relatively uneventful weather in abundance.....

From Stanford to Bristol: Former WWE superstar CM Punk on ESPN to discuss UFC, Brock Lesnar Miami Herald
Former WWE superstar CM Punk turned MMA fighter Phil Brooks appeared on MMA Live Extra online (MMA Extra.com) and SportsCenter on ESPN.....

British man spends $150,000 to keep up with Kim Kardashian NY Daily News

Charles Schumer: N.Y. needs terrorism risk insurance badly NY Daily News

Baltimore bakery to unveil fleet of clean cars Washington Post
A Baltimore bakery is cleaning up its act.....

Rescued dolphin dies at SeaWorld San Diego CBS 8
A wounded dolphin rescued by Los Angeles County lifeguards and taken to SeaWorld in San Diego has died.....

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UK carriers agree 5 billion coverage improvements to avoid 'national roaming' Engadget
Ever since the notion of national roaming first appeared back in June, the UK government and the four major mobile operators have fought over how best to rid Britai....

UK carriers agree to boost coverage, avoiding national roaming Gigaom.com
The British government has got the countrys four big mobile operators to agree to boost their coverage, to tackle so-called not-spots in rural areas. EE, O2, Three ....

New TISA Leak: US On Collision Course With EU Over Global Data Flows Techdirt
Although most attention has been given to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), also known as TTIP, it'....

V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones The Register
GUARANTEED no elves and hardly any violence. Or incest Stob  Laud Satya Nadella stood at the leaded casement of his garret, contemplating the ominous, brooding sky....

Derby the dog got 3D-printed paw prothethics, now watch him run Engadget
Derby was born with deformations in both of his front legs, making movement and any kind of speed difficult, if not impossible. Now, he can run. The husky mix was f....

The Edits We Made to Wikipedia in 2014 Gizmodo
The world made more than 100 million edits to Wikipedia in 2014. In this video, the online encyclopaedia uses just the text, images and videos uploaded to its pages....

Security researchers are using quantum physics for fraud-proof credit cards The Inquirer
Quantum-Secure Authentication means hackers cannot determine what the information is....

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Parents: How to Help a Shy Kid LiveScience.com
Kids who are shy are at higher risk of developing anxiety disorders later on, but only if they don't have a strong attachment to their caregivers.....

Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed) Space.com
Curiosity is leading, not "lacking."....

The Little Dipper: Host of the North Star Space.com
The Little Dipper is an asterism (star pattern) in the larger constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear. The most famous star in the constellation is Polaris.....

For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed) LiveScience.com
For too many doctors, hesitation is getting in the way of best practices when it comes to prescribing a shorter course of radiation therapy for some breast cancer p....

Why I'll Talk Politics With Climate Change Deniers But Not Science LiveScience.com
There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the skeptical scien....

Why Video Games Deserve a Place in History LiveScience.com
The UKs video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere softwar....

Contamination of Impacted Meteorites Can Happen Quickly Astrobiology Magazine
Examining meteors for prebiotic organics is complicated by earthly contamination.....

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Africa

Rand affected by rouble - economist Business Report (IOL)
Johannesburg - The rand was being affected by the Russian rouble's depreciation because they exported similar commodities, and could be seen in the same emergin....

UK: SA mom was overwhelmed News24
A senior UK judge says Tania Clarence, a depressed South African mother, was ....

Pretoria cop kills ex-girlfriend, lover News24
A policeman has shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, critically wounding his 2-year-old son, and then turned the gun on himself in Temba, north of P....

Court to decide on assault case against farm manager News24
The Worcester Magistrate's Court is expected to decide whether prosecutors have a strong enough case against a farm manager on trial for assaulting a farmworker....

A passion for changing lives Mail & Guardian
By investing in South Africa, Nedbank strives to involve staff members, clients, partners and all stakeholders in the country's future....

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Middle East

Islamists kill 32, kidnap scores in Nigeria: officials, witness The Daily Star
Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in the restive northeast, two local officials and a witn....

Hamas holds late-night training session in Gaza Ynetnews
News: Residents of communities near Strip's northern border report hearing loud explosions and bursts of gunfire; in southern Gaza, 1 killed and 5 hurt in expl....

UK minister urges end to Lebanon presidential void The Daily Star
U.K. Government Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Tobias Ellwood said he has urged Lebanese officials to end the presidential vacuum and elect a new h....

SP Phase 12 refining capacity at 60 mcm per day IRNA
Tehran, Dec 18, IRNA -- Gas refining from Phase 12 of the South Pars (SP) Gas Field in Bushehr province reached 60 mcm per day.....

American jailed for 15 years for helping Al-Qaeda The Daily Star
A naturalized American was jailed for 15 years in Miami on Wednesday for conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Syria and Soma....

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East Asia

China's Xi to keep playing 'constructive role' in denuclearizing N. Korea Yonhap News
Chinese President Xi Jinping told the visiting National Assembly speaker of South Korea that he will continue to play a ....

S. Korean Christians cancel plan for Christmas tree near N. Korea Yonhap News
A local Christian group said Thursday it has dropped a plan to set up a giant Christmas tree-shaped tower near the tense border with North Korea.....

New initiative launched to support Americans to study in China China Daily
China and the US launched a new fellowship initiative to support mid-career American professionals to study in China.....

Invaders Hong Kong street art returns with a HK$1m price tag at Sothebys South China Morning Post
Street art made of a mosaic of colourful tiles, which was trashed by the government earlier this year, is to be resurrected with an estimated price tag of more than....

Another wall falls: Europe hails US-Cuba breakthrough South China Morning Post
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a historic turning point in the Caribbean with the renewal of diploma....

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South East Asia

Acer gives away free smartphones Manila Bulletin
Its a very merry Christmas as Acer Philippines treats its loyal customers to free smartphones this holiday season with the Buy 1 Gift 1 promo. Starting November 15 ....

Prayut orders more opening of community markets The Nation
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thursday that he has instructed all ministries and departments to find ways to open more community markets in all areas nation....

Dutch populist Wilders to be tried for fewer Moroccans vow New Straits Times
THE HAGUE: Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were fewer Moroccans in th....

Wrestling: Ex-Olympic champ Guenot banned for doping violations Channel NewsAsia
Former Olympic champ Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year by French anti-doping agency (AFLD) for missing doping controls....

Putin seeks to allay fears over Russian economy Channel NewsAsia
The Russian economy would rebound in two years at most, said President Vladimir Putin, as he sought on Thursday (Dec 18) to allay fears over the worst financial cri....

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South Asia

GSLV Mark III, India's Largest Rocket, Launched Successfully NDTV
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, the latest accomplish....

Quiz Whizz The Hindu
1) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer is the most popular of the lot, but a herd of reindeer pull Santas sleigh. Including Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?....

Govt. notifies draft rules for e-auction of coal mines The Hindu
The Government on Thursday came out with draft rules for eauction of 92 cancelled coal mines in the first phase, fixing a floor price of Rs 150 per tonne for sector....

Mandya students mourn Peshawar victims The Hindu
Students of Good Shepherd Convent at Christian Colony held a candle light prayer on Thursday as a mark of respect for the 141 people killed by terrorists in a Pesha....

Hafiz Saeed blames India for Peshawar killing, India condemns The Hindu

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