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Militants: Attack to avenge strikes 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:07:50 EST 
    As Pakistan starts three days of mourning, horrifying details emerge about a massacre that left 145 people dead, most of them children.

Selma protesters invoke Ferguson 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:14:06 EST 
    The chants of protest heard across America in recent weeks echoed Wednesday in the small city where the civil rights movement reached a crescendo five decades ago.

'Heaven' actor: I did something terrible 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:52:18 EST 
    "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

25 random facts about 'The Simpsons' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:04:51 EST 
    When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.

FIFA: What's really going on? 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:02:22 EST 
    It's the story that keeps on giving -- but what happens next could shape the future of football for years to come.

What Cuba deal says to Latin America 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:23:55 EST 
    "I do not believe we can keep doing the same thing for over five decades and expect a different result," President Barack Obama pronounced Wednesday. "Moreover, it does not serve America's interests, or the Cuban people, to try to push Cuba toward collapse." And with these words, Obama introduced a long-absent element of lucidity into U.S. policy approaches to Cuba.

Putin's woes are about to get worse 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:43:03 EST 
    Frida Ghitis asks if Vladimir Putin will start a new military crisis to divert from Russia's economic troubles

What do Pakistan Taliban want? 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:45:47 EST 
    The Pakistan Taliban have long conducted an insurgency against the Pakistani government and have claimed a number of violent attacks.

Bodies of 8 children found at Cairns home 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:21:06 EST 
    Police in the Australian state of Queensland say they have discovered the bodies of 8 children, aged between 18 months and 15 years old, in a suburban Cairns house.

Dozens of Taliban killed in Pakistan 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:47 EST 
    Dozens of Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns across the country on Friday, the Pakistani military said.

Putin: 'We're not warmongers' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:02:58 EST 
    President Putin says his nation is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denies Russians killed there were military.

Kurds claims victory in mountains 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:51:48 EST 
    Kurdish Pershmerga forces say they've recaptured territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq from ISIS and "cleansed" the area of ISIS fighters.

U.S. air strikes 'kill 3 ISIS leaders' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:36 EST 
    U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.

Boko Haram kidnaps 185, kills 32 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:21:09 EST 
    Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

Army 'blimps' detect missiles 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:46:52 EST 
    The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.
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