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updated Mon. December 22, 2014

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:26:07 GMT
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:24:56 GMT
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:36:20 GMT
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:03:11 GMT
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:45:44 GMT
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:27:36 GMT
Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:34:46 GMT
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:09:48 GMT
A dense fog envelops the Indian capital, Delhi, and northern parts of the country, causing travel chaos.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:41:02 GMT
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:50:23 GMT
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:54:12 GMT
Oil-rich gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the OPEC group for falling prices.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:05:08 GMT
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:40:34 GMT
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:46:45 GMT
Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.


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