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Gunman kills two New York policemen 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:33:42 GMT 
    A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.


Mother charged with Cairns murders 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:04:03 GMT 
    Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.


US insists North Korea behind hack 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:45:38 GMT 
    The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.


Tunisia holds landmark election 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:22:02 GMT 
    Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off whose winner will be the country's first freely elected leader.


Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed 
  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.


'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot in France 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:56:05 GMT 
    Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.


Muhammad Ali down with pneumonia 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:19:30 GMT 
    Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.


Cuba 'will stay on' communist path 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:23:11 GMT 
    Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT 
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:05:08 GMT 
    Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.


Pakistan forces 'kill five Taliban' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:26:56 GMT 
    Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.


VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:11:53 GMT 
    Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.


VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:41:31 GMT 
    Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.


VIDEO: Month-old cheetahs 'doing well' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:19:55 GMT 
    Four cheetah cubs born at Prague zoo in November are doing well, according to keepers.
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