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Man rams car into Spain ruling party HQ

19 December 2014, 14:47

A bankrupt entrepreneur has rammed a car containing two gas cylinders into the Madrid headquarters of Spain's conservative ruling party, police say.

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Britain to allow women fight in frontline

19 December 2014, 13:12

Britain might allow women to fight in close combat roles for the first time from 2016, the defence secretary said.

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Pakistani military kills 32 militants in ambush

19 December 2014, 13:11

The Pakistani army killed 32 militants in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, the military said.

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Canadian duck helper gets 90 days in jail

19 December 2014, 11:34

A Canadian woman who caused the deaths of a motorcyclist and his teen daughter while trying to help ducklings cross a busy highway south of Montreal got 90 days in jail.

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New suit for Ebola workers promises more comfort, safety

19 December 2014, 11:34

For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way.

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8 children killed in home in northern Australia

19 December 2014, 09:00

Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds have been found inside a home in a northern Australian city, police say.

Iraq official: ISIS siege of Mount Sinjar broken

19 December 2014, 07:28

A broad peshmerga operation backed by US-led air strikes has broken the Islamic State group's weeks-old siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.

Obama acts boldly on Cuba with eye on legacy

18 December 2014, 17:25

While campaigning in 2008, Barack Obama said it was time to come up with a new US policy towards Cuba.

Obesity can be deemed a disability at work

18 December 2014, 14:11

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.

Israeli minister: Palestine has declared war

18 December 2014, 13:00

Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz says that the Palestinian-pushed draft resolution submitted overnight to the UN Security Council is a declaration of war.

Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy

18 December 2014, 11:13

The plight of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV, reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners, sparked intense online soul-searching in a country where discrimination against sufferers remains rife.

Taliban gunmen toyed with students - survivor

18 December 2014, 08:20

Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go, before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors.

US lawmakers furious over Obama's Cuba move

18 December 2014, 07:13

Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have expressed outrage over Washington's historic Cuba breakthrough, warning that Congress will block efforts to lift the trade embargo against that country.

Man finds a woman for free trip around world

17 December 2014, 15:00

Canadian man finds woman with ex-girlfriend's name for free trip around the world.

Pakistan: Devastation where 148 were slain

17 December 2014, 13:36

Taliban school massacre leaves scene of devastation as Pakistan mourns for 148 slain.

Man who lost five sons to AIDS in fight for justice

17 December 2014, 12:20

First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi.

Egyptian court overturns some Muslim Brotherhood asset seizures

17 December 2014, 10:35

An Egyptian court overturned decisions by a special committee to seize the assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, without saying which members or assets will be affected.

Afghan Taliban: Killing innocent children is against Islam

17 December 2014, 10:35

The Afghan Taliban have condemned a raid on a school in neighbouring Pakistan that left 141 dead in the country's bloodiest ever terror attack, saying killing innocent children is against Islam.

Sydney siege gunman dropped off watch list

17 December 2014, 09:33

Australian leader says siege gunman was dropped off nation's security watch list years ago.

I have never felt such relief - Sydney hostage

17 December 2014, 09:33

The first hostage to escape the Lindt Cafe has spoken of his terror and enormous relief of rushing into the arms of waiting police.

ISIS recruits broadly, not just fighters

17 December 2014, 08:30

ISIS is targeting its sophisticated propaganda beyond male fighters, seeking to entice not only wives but also professionals such as doctors, accountants and engineers.

Wife who used child porn to frame spouse gets jail

17 December 2014, 07:21

A woman convicted of downloading child pornography to frame her estranged husband must spend six months to two years in jail.

Malala 'Heartbroken' about attack in Pakistan

16 December 2014, 17:58

Nobel Laureate Malala 'heartbroken' about deadly attack on children in Pakistan school.

Jeb Bush 'actively' exploring US presidential bid

16 December 2014, 17:58

Jeb Bush, brother and son to two former US presidents, threw his hat into the ring for the 2016 race, announcing he had consulted his family and decided to explore a bid.

Germany condemns 'cruel cowardice' of Pakistan attack

16 December 2014, 15:19

Germany condemned the "cruel cowardice" of a Taliban attack that killed at least 130 people, most of them children, in an army-run school in Pakistan.

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