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  • Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a pile of trash'

    The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street."

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  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking…

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  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:

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  • Malaysia's closing tin prices for Dec 29

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Kuala Lumpur tin market prices provided by a Malaysian trader. (Prices in $/tonne, and volumes in tonnes unless stated) Date KL Premium/ Spot Bid ...

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  • One killed as Bangladesh opposition calls strike

    Bangladesh opposition activists clashed with police during a nationwide strike Monday, leaving one woman dead and several people injured, as tensions grew ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections.

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  • 5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio

    CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) — Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said.

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    Carlsbad Fatal Crash

    A fatal accident Sunday morning in Carslbad after a car swerves and hits a jogger

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  • Elgar composes another big score on favourite stage

    By Nick Said PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Dean Elgar continued his fairytale form at his favourite venue on Friday, taking advantage of two moments of good fortune to plunder 121 for South Africa. Elgar's third test century led his side to 270 for two on the first day of the…

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  • A look at Mayor de Blasio's successes, challenges

    Bill de Blasio, New York City's first Democratic mayor in a generation, is in the final days of his first year in office. A look back at his successes and challenges from 2014:

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  • Woman plans guilty plea in triple Texas murders, prosecutor says

    By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A woman charged with helping her husband kill a Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney has reached a tentative agreement to plead guilty to murder, the special prosecutor in the case said on Sunday. Kim Williams is charged with three counts…

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  • Hippo jumps from moving truck in Taiwan, startling locals

    A hippo that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report spotting a dinosaur on the loose. Television footage showed the enormous animal lying on the road with a white fluid oozing from its eyes after it jumped…

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  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on the economy was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 4-8. It is based on online interviews of 1,010 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

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  • Five die in Kansas City after car hit by truck

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Sunday were investigating an accident that killed five people, including three toddlers, when their car stopped on a Kansas City freeway and was struck from behind by a semi-truck. Two women and three children under the age of 3 died in the Saturday wreck on…

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  • Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, the Guard said Sunday.

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  • Britain posts 41 million wills, including Princess Diana's

    London (AFP) - Some 41 million British wills dating back to 1858, including those of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, were made available in an online database Saturday.

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  • Five people stabbed in Washington restaurant

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital. All five…

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    Animal Rescuers Search for Person Who Left Dog at San Fernando Walgreens Parking Lot Christmas Eve

    Animal rescuers have asked for the public`s help in finding the people who dumped a dog at a San Fernando Walgreens parking lot on Christmas Eve, leaving him appearing dirty, matted and without food. Kirk Hawkins reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

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  • Tensions with New York City police go beyond racial issues: commissioner

    By Frank McGurty NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tensions between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police are rooted in issues that go beyond racial relations, the police commissioner said on Sunday, a day after the funeral of one of two officers slain a week ago as they sat in their patrol car. The…

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    Greece ferry fire (20 photos)

    A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the…

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