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  • US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 8:06 am
    The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country.
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 8:00 am
    One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.
  • China's Xi cautions Macau against foreign forces
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 8:00 am
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.
  • Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:48 am
    President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister.
  • Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:42 am
    Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years -- repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps -- the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.
  • Kidnapped Mozambican businessman released
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:36 am
    A wealthy Mozambican businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released, authorities said on Saturday.
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:24 am
    A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:24 am
    President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.
  • N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 7:19 am
    North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.
  • Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 6:55 am
    With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").
  • Robbers strike at Berlin's famed KaDeWe store
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 6:42 am
    Jewelry robbers struck at Berlin's famous KaDeWe department store Saturday, smashing display cases and running off with their loot.
  • Kurds advance against IS group in Syria's Kobani
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 6:37 am
    Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.
  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 6:24 am
    To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.
  • Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 5:12 am
    Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate.
  • Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
    Associated Press | December 20, 2014 4:42 am
    An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
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