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Sony Attack Denounced at UN as China Fails to Shield North Korea

Businessweek

The U.S. used a United Nations forum in its campaign to blame North Korea for the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the Security Council held its first-ever meeting on human rights in the isolated nation. “Not content with denying freedom of ...

Six dead as bin lorry hits Christmas shoppers in Glasgow

Telegraph.co.uk

A baby is feared to be among the victims as six people died and eight were injured when a bin lorry careered out of control and into crowds of Christmas shoppers. The truck mounted the pavement at speed as it traveled 300 yards and ploughed into ...

Pakistani Premier Calls for Fast-Tracking Executions of Militants

New York Times

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed his top legal officer on Monday to fast-track the execution of militants on Pakistan's death row, amid a continuing public clamor for a tough response to last week's Taliban attack on a school in ...

Weekend attacks underline threat to France

CNN

(CNN) -- A 20-year-old French-Burundian posts the ISIS flag on his Facebook page Saturday, then enters a police station in the suburbs of Tours, shouts Allahu Akbar and slashes one officer across the face with a knife and wounds two others before a fourth ...

Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv

Voice of America

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have reached an agreement to hold a new round of peace talks on Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after speaking by phone with his French, Russian and German counterparts that the ...

Argentina court grants Sandra, an orangutan, human rights

New York Daily News

The rights that were denied to a chimpanzee in New York have been granted to an orangutan in Argentina. A court in Argentina ruled that Sandra, an orangutan who has lived in the Buenos Aires zoo for 20 years, will be granted human legal rights.

Wife of Cuban Agent Freed From US Expecting Baby

ABC News

Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now. Adriana Perez's pregnancy has been the talk of ...

China's anti-corruption watchdog turns attention to top aide of former president ...

ABC Online

China's ruling Communist Party announced the probe into Ling Jihua's actions as president Xi Jinping opened another front in his sweeping battle against corruption. Mr Ling was once tipped for a spot in the Politburo of China's Communist Party, but two ...

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