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Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' host

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Craig Ferguson says good night as 'Late Late Show' host
NEW YORK (AP) — Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson has enjoyed his last hoorah after a decade as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS.

In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

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In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of taking a job as a hired killer.

Massive protest shuts down parts of the Mall of America on a busy shopping day

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Massive protest shuts down parts of the Mall of America on a busy shopping day
Thor BensonBLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A demonstration against police brutality took over large sections of the Mall of America on Saturday afternoon.

Australian Scott wins aerial skiing silver

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Australian Danielle Scott has claimed a silver medal on the opening round of aerial skiing's World Cup series.

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years.


Deadly attack on NYPD officers in patrol car

Gunman approached car, shot both officers before running into nearby subway

Sony hackers appear to mock FBI in new message

Response that appears to be from hackers comes after FBI says North Korea was responsible for attack

Protesters: "Not the time" to change Cuba relations

Anti-Castro protesters demonstrate in opposition to Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba

Guns Intentionally Being Made Untraceable

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Untraceable "ghost guns" are being sold to dangerous drug dealers and presenting a problem for law enforcement.

China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion

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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 ... more
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Hidden gems 2014: the albums that got away

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From gloriously messy pop to avant-garde techno and a symphony for eight hands, the Observer’s critics pick some of the releases that didn’t get the ... more

Cairns stabbings: police piece together circumstances around children's murder

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Police expect to lay charges against 37-year-old woman over the killing of seven of her own children and a teenage niece Queensland police have said ... more

Strictly Come Dancing: Flack steps up to take the crown with perfect 40s

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The season final was another showstopper of sidesteps, smiles and spray-tans – with a visit from the ever-shrinking Take ThatThis year’s final of Strictly Come ... more

How designer fashion is going to the dogs this Christmas

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Floral neckerchiefs and sparkly jumpers as well as hi-tech waterproofs for pampered pets are flying off the shelvesIt’s tough on the high street as fashion ... more

How oil price fall will affect crude exporters – and the rest of us

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Lower oil prices will hit the Russian economy, the US fracking industry and Iran, but could be good for shoppers and firms in the UK, ... more
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Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions

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Russia Denounces New Round of Western Sanctions
Russia on Saturday derided the United States, Canada and Europe for another set of economic sanctions and new sanctions aimed at blocking foreign investment in ... more

For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To

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The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being ... more

U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia

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President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region ... more

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President

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Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President
The cleric facing arrest, Fethullah Gulen, lives in Pennsylvania but still has a broad following in Turkey that has reached into elite law enforcement, judiciary ... more

Russian Emissary to Meet With Cuba’s Leaders

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Dmitri O. Rogozin, an outspoken deputy prime minister, had already panned the United States’ supposed change of heart toward Havana as a calculated change in ... more

In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

published about 1 hour ago
In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of ... more

China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife

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China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife
China is turning the Xinjiang region into a national hub for oil, gas and coal as Uighurs struggle, resenting the reaping of their homeland’s resources.

U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

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U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers
As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea’s ability to ... more

Six Militants Killed in U.S. Drone Attacks in Pakistan

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The first strike since Taliban fighters killed 148 people, mostly schoolchildren, in a brutal attack on a military-run public school.

India Tires of Diplomatic Rift Over Arrest of Devyani Khobragade

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India Tires of Diplomatic Rift Over Arrest of Devyani Khobragade
Ms. Khobragade is no longer celebrated in India as a symbol of offended dignity after being arrested by United States marshals in connection with her ... more

Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change

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Cuba Braces for the Winds of Change
After more than five decades of hostility, Cubans are contending with a rush of both excitement and uncertainty about what could be the end of ... more

For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows

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For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows
The re-establishment of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba brought widely different reactions in Miami, where first-generation exiles who remember Mr. Castro’s brutality mix with millennials ... more

If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now

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If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now
As Cubans absorb the news that the United States will begin normalizing relations with their government after more than five decades of hostility, they are ... more

Four Afghans Released From Guantánamo Bay

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Four men held at the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

Castro Thanks U.S. but Affirms Cuba’s Communist Rule

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In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter,” while also reaffirming that restored relations did not mean the ... more

In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

published about 1 hour ago
In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of ... more

Few Liberians Turn Out for Vote Delayed by Ebola

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Few Liberians Turn Out for Vote Delayed by Ebola
Extra cardboard dividers and ballot boxes were added at polling places to minimize the risk of voters contracting Ebola, which is spread through physical contact.

World Briefing: Israel: Airstrike Hits Gaza Site

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Retaliating for a rocket fired into Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said it carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in southern Gaza ... more

End of Presidential Race Leaves Tunisia Divided

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End of Presidential Race Leaves Tunisia Divided
Four years after the Arab Spring, Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff that will complete their transition to democracy and end a campaign ... more

Open Source: Israeli Politician Stars in YouTube Satire Mocking Tel Aviv Liberals

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Open Source: Israeli Politician Stars in YouTube Satire Mocking Tel Aviv Liberals
In a satirical campaign video, Naftali Bennett, the hawkish leader of the Jewish Home party, plays a stereotypical Tel Aviv peacenik.

Protesters: "Not the time" to change Cuba relations

Anti-Castro protesters demonstrate in opposition to Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba

The View... from Birmingham | Josh Allen

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The View... from Birmingham | Josh Allen
It may be hip and happening, but budget cuts are having a terrible impact on the city’s poorIt has been a good week and a ... more

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed ... more

Poverty: Labour’s priority should be to ensure the poor have a voice | The big issue

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Poverty: Labour’s priority should be to ensure the poor have a voice | The big issue
With so many going hungry and so few young people going to the polls, the answer is surely to make voting compulsoryWith so much discussion ... more

US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: official

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US seeks to overthrow Venezuela government: official
Tighter new US sanctions against Venezuela are aimed to foment violent unrest to try to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, his defense minister said Saturday. "This ... more