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Authorities say cop killer wanted... The gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn vowed to kill police in a number of social media posts that vowed retaliation for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, authorities ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:00 am
2 NYPD police officers... New York (CNN)-- Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:28 am
US asks China to help rein in... The Obama administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the "proportional response" President Obama vowed to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:32 am
New York City fires kill woman,... An 87-year-old woman died and a man was fighting for his life in two separate New York City fires early Sunday, officials said. Firefighters discovered the woman, who was not immediately identified, unconscious in her fourth floor apartment as a two-alarm ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:34 am
200 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah... Rafah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Around 200 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said. It was only the second ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 2:40 am
Tunisians vote in historic... By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new progressive constitution and a full parliament elected in October, Tunisia is hailed as an example of democratic change for a region still struggling with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolts. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:33 am
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in northern Iraq, which destroyed Islamic State buildings, tactical units and vehicles. Other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji, according to the Combined Joint Task Force. The strikes in Syria focused around the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border, it said in a statement. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu) Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:22 am
Four militants hanged in Pakistan... By Syed Raza Hassan and Nadia Saleem ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani commentators have said the executions are intended to divert attention from the failure to satisfy public demands to find the killers. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:09 am
Egypt allows in travelers from... By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the outside world that does not border Israel, which blockades the strip and allows passage mainly on humanitarian grounds. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:53 am
South Korea prosecutors... By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation into a leak of non-critical data at South Korea's nuclear power operator, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday, as worries mount about nuclear safety and potential cyberattacks from North Korea. An official with the prosecutors' office confirmed media reports that they had traced the location of an IP address linked to the leak and had dispatched investigators to the site. ... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:44 am
Ambulance wait times 'may increase' Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:45 am
US mulls putting NK on terror list The US is considering putting North Korea back on the list of terrorism sponsors, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:27 am
Elton John and David Furnish marry Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:38 am
May 'could disband child abuse... The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:54 am
More help for ex-forces inmates Ex-services personnel who are sent to prison in England and Wales will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the government says. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:48 am
Tunisians vote in landmark... Tunisia electing president in runoff that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its post-uprising era. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:45 am
Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's... Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:37 am
Obama condemns murder of New York... US president says there is "no justification" for killing officers amid tension over rising police brutality. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:26 am
S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops... African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:55 am
Egypt reopens Rafah crossing on... Crossing to remain open for two days to allow sick Gaza residents to seek treatment and foreign nationals to leave. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:45 am
Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45... Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a person familiar with the matter said
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Dish Drops Two Fox Channels Dish Network Corp. is no longer carrying Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network after the parties couldn???t agree on terms of a new distribution pact.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:44 am
Persian Gulf Stocks Rally Again Persian Gulf stocks rallied on Sunday, extending gains from late last week, as investors continued to find value after sharp recent losses on sliding oil prices.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:21 am
Staples: Data Breach Exposes... Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:12 am
Google Seeks Partners for... The head of Google???s autonomous-vehicle project said the company is looking for auto industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.
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Two N.Y. police officers slain in... ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:20 am
Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:49 am
Obama does not consider Sony hack... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:21 am
Greek PM offers 2015 election once... TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:02 am
Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi... GENK, Belgium (Reuters) - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:18 am
Israel acknowledges upside of... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:44 am
Hamas arrests global jihadis who... The Port Said court also convicted in absentia the man's two alleged Israeli handlers to life in prison. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:46 am
WATCH: Jerusalem Latin Patriarch... Office of controversial MK broken into; police treating break-in as standard burglary. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:16 am
Analysis: Neither Israel nor Hamas... On Sunday in Tel Aviv, 754 adults and children, including MK Tzipi Livni, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:36 am
Court orders Ministry of Defense... Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists to Israel in 2014. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:09 am
NYPD ???cop killer???s??? chilling... POLICE probe Instagram message posted hours before NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu “were simply, assassinated”. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:01 am
???Islamist??? killed after knife... A SUSPECTED Islamist fanatic is shot dead after stabbing three police officers in a knife rampage at a police station as he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 2:26 pm
The photo banned from school... BREKKIE WRAP: WHEN this teen submitted a portrait for the high school yearbook, she wasn’t prepared for the backlash. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:42 am
IS ???slaughters 100 foreign... THE Islamic State extremist group has reportedly executed scores of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in Syria. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:14 am
Saudi police kill four... SAUDI police have killed four ‘terrorists’ in a Shi’ite village in an operation to arrest the people who shot dead a soldier there last weekend. Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:24 am
Ken Clarke dismisses Theresa May... The Tory candidate selection process will go ahead in the safe seat of Aldridge-Brownhills, but Theresa May's special adviser Nick Timothy will stay off shortlist Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:26 am
NY Police turn backs on Mayor Bill... New York officers furious at Bill de Blasio's support for anti-police protests turned their backs on mayor as he pays last respects to two murdered officers Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:23 am
US slaps sanctions on Putin's... The Night Wolves are blacklisted along with Crimean prosecutor who became separatists' pin-up girl Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:18 am
Obama: 'I would have told cinema... President says he would have personally telephoned cinema chains scared of showing film at centre of North Korea hacking row Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:16 am
Five Westminster paedophile rings... Claims emerge of a complex web of child abuse at the heart of government, as leading MP in campaign for justice hands list of 22 names to police Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:14 am
NYPD shooting victims: 'Targeted... Liu was a two-year veteran of the force with a new wife. Ramos had just marked his 40th birthday.
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 4:29 am
S.D. county may screen defendants... Minnehaha County may ask accused to prove that can't afford legal counsel.
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 6:09 am
Massive holiday storm poised to... As a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.
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2 NYPD officers dead in... The suspect fled to a nearby subway station, where he apparently committed suicide.
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Male role models in schools help... The Watch D.O.G.S. program puts male volunteers in public schools
Posted on 20 December 2014 | 12:33 am
World???s Top Oil Producer Says It... Saudi Arabia, which normally acts as a swing supplier, says that it will not cut production, preferring to allow the market to stabilize on its own. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:35 am
Egypt???s President Replaces... President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Gen. Mohamed Farid el-Tohamy, an influential mentor, and named Khaled Fawzy, a top deputy in the intelligence service, as his successor. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:49 am
Motherlode Blog: This Holiday,... Rather than a one-way transfer of my beliefs to them, my kids, now 19 and 16, are teaching me to see the world???and my in-laws???with new eyes. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:10 am
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed... Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:47 am
Muhammad Ali Is Hospitalized With... Ali, 72, was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that should result in a short stay, a spokesman for Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion, said Saturday night. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 12:28 am
Two New York Cops 'Assassinated'... The officers are shot in the head at point blank range by a gunman who earlier wrote anti-police statements on social media. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:23 am
Police Officer Shot And Killed In... A police officer has been shot to death in Florida, authorities say, hours after two cops were killed in Brooklyn. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:12 am
Sony Hack Was 'Act Of... Barack Obama says the hack is not an act of war but warns North Korea it may be put back on the list of state sponsors of terror. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:50 am
Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An... The note, which calls the agency "the BEST in the world", comes after North Korea said it could prove it was not behind the hack. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:53 am
Dad And Sons Found In Outback... A farmer finds the "very hungry" trio who became stranded in their car in an isolated area of a national park. Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:04 am
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
Fox News Blames Obama, De Blasio...
Fox News wasted no time exploiting the terrible news that two New York City police officers had been shot to blame President Obama, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton for supposedly creating the climate that allowed such a crime to happen. This, from the network?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:18 am
POLL: New Newsvine Policy...
? In case you missed it, the moderators have decided there should be a new policy prohibiting what I am calling cross Nation cut and paste. ?Article here. ?I am formulating my response and i a few days will post an article in reply?as some others have. ??… Posted on 20 December 2014 | 8:21 pm
From sacred underwear to zombies...
We find it easy to dismiss the fantastical beliefs of people in other times and places, but those that we’ve been exposed to since childhood seem not so far out. Virgin birth? Water turning into wine? A fig tree shriveling on the spot? Dead people getting up out of their ?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:47 am
Shock Poll: The More Religious You...
Thou Shalt Not Torture? According to a new MSNBC poll the only group that seems to agree with that statement are the non-religious. White Christians, evangelical Protestant, non-evangelical Protestant, and Catholic all love the torture.
Richard Rowe via Alan Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:13 am
Walkergate Was About To Go...
The?first investigation?was regarding Walker using his office as Milwaukee County Executive as one of his campaign headquarters. The investigation revealed an extremely high level of collaboration between his county staff and his campaign staff. The investigation also?… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:31 am
Castro's communism pledge as... Hundreds of Cuban Americans took to the streets of Miami on Saturday to protest against US President Barack Obama's plans to restore relations with… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:58 am
Technology for all: Quadriplegic... Determined not to be excluded from the latest digital technology, a quadriplegic former navy commander has developed a hands-free smartphone.… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:19 am
Tunisia: Polls open in landmark... Polls opened on Sunday (December 21) in Tunisia for a second round of presidential elections nearly four years on from the Arab Spring… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:17 am
Cyclist's incredible escape after... no comment : Cyclist's incredible escape after being run over by a lorry Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:10 am
Boxing great Muhammad Ali... Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says. Bob Gunnell issued a statement saying the… Posted on 21 December 2014 | 3:11 am
Elton John, David Furnish get...
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McCain hits Obama on North Korea...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son...
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Famed boxer Muhammad Ali in...
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North Korea denies Sony hack but...
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Don’t use social media, Ukip... Ukip members have been warned not to use social media in an apparent attempt
to stem the flood of inappropriate... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:50 am
Live Premier League football:... *Live coverage of today???s Premier League matches
*Sunderland snatch dramatic late win against Newcastle
*Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield at... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:36 am
Justin Welby trying to ‘bridge... The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split within
the Anglican church over same-sex marriage.... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 6:50 am
Drugs inquiry as mother is charged... A mother has been charged with the murder of seven of her children and her
teenage niece after a mass stabbing... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:28 am
Two New York police shot dead in... A gunman has shot dead two New York police officers sitting in their patrol
car in a revenge attack for recent... Posted on 21 December 2014 | 5:04 am
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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