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Steps Pakistan is taking after school massacre

December 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A look at steps the Pakistani government is taking to address militancy following Tuesday's Taliban massacre of 148 people at a school:

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Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the... more »»

Teacher recalls being shot in 1989 Romania revolt

December 17, 2014

TIMISOARA, Romania (AP) — Adrian Kali remembers a two-year-old girl being shot dead in front of him twenty-five years ago to this day during Europe's last anti-communist revolution of 1989. more »»

Obama: Spy released by Cuba provided key info

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba. more »»

Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday — and 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of chicken meat for the poo. more »»

2nd victim added to pope's sex abuse commission

December 17, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has added a second survivor of priestly sex abuse to his commission of experts advising the Vatican on child protection policies, tapping a self-described "thorn... more »»

Monaco's Charlene: royal twins born by cesarean

December 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean section — two weeks before they were due, and she hopes to be out of the... more »»

UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal... more »»

Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

December 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list, but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear,... more »»

Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise

December 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks. more »»

House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

December 17, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and... more »»

Palestinians to submit draft for UN vote

December 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of lands captured in 1967 is to be submitted later Wednesday to the U.N. more »»

Russians rush to stores to pre-empt price rises

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of th... more »»

Yemen's Shiite rebels close port, storm newspaper

December 17, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels shut down a strategic Red Sea port on Wednesday, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper, officials sai. more »»

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

December 17, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Righ. more »»

Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10

December 17, 2014

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities... more »»

European Parliament wants Palestinian state

December 17, 2014

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright recognition of a Palestinian state, urging renewed peace talks instead. more »»

Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain

December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of... more »»

Church of England appoints first female bishop

December 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. more »»

Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

December 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy... more »»

 
 
 

 

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