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  • 8 Children Killed in Home in Northern Australia
    Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home, the police said.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:55:49 GMT.
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  • Retiring U.S. Congressman Negotiating Job With Pro-Azerbaijan Group
    A retiring U.S. congressman is in talks for a job with a group funded by the Azerbaijani government, which has beefed up its lobbying efforts in Washington in recent years.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:23:48 +0000.
  • U.S. Frees Last of the ‘Cuban Five,’ Part of a 1990s Spy Ring
    Three members of the Cuban Five — part of a spy ring that infiltrated exile groups in Florida in the 1990s — were released from prison as part of the sudden diplomatic thaw in relations.
    By Frances Robles and Julie Hirschfeld Davis.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:04:19 GMT.
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  • US, Kurds Make Gains Against Islamic State Group
    U.S. officials say airstrikes in Iraq have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State group, while Kurdish fighters also reported major gains against the Sunni extremists. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:06:47 -0500.
  • Cubans Imagine New, More Prosperous Life Without an Old Foe
    From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:56 -0500.
  • Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices
    Low oil prices don't have to mean a resurgence in the consumption of fossil fuels at the expense of clean alternatives, the leaders of the top U.S. and international energy agencies said today.
    By Jeff Mcmahon.  Forbes.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:29:00 GMT.
  • What's Obama going to do about the Sony cyberattack?
    The cyberattack against Sony Pictures is a matter of national security and U.S. President Barack Obama and his team are weighing various options to respond, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:37 EST.
  • USA announces 'historic' opening with Cuba
    The Unites States is about to re-establish diplomatic ties within months. The last three of the Cuban Five are to be released in a prisoner swap.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:53:00 +0200.
  • VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest
    Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
    BBC News.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:04:07 GMT.
  • VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California
    A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.
    BBC News.  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:43:19 GMT.
  • America's Reserved Air War: Fewer Missions, More Hits against IS
    The United States has conducted far fewer sorties in its battle against the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq than in previous wars. Military officials claim one reason is a much higher air-strike hit ratio.
    Spiegel Online.  Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0100.

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