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  • Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off

    By 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…

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  • New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

    By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Short, snappy and focused on two priorities - reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towards Russia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past. Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who…

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  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul…

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  • Did North Korea just blink over Sony's 'The Interview' hack?

    President Obama has promised a “proportional” response to what the FBI says was North Korea’s massive, costly, and threatening computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the corporation’s yet-to-be-released satire “The Interview.”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sony hack becomes four-way war of words

    The massive computer breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the satire ‘The Interview’ – allegedly the work of North Korean hackers – has become a major war of words over freedom of expression as well as security issues involving the Internet and terrorist threats.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Sony hack got your worried? Here are some cyber safety tips

    You may be thinking, “If they can break into Sony’s corporate computers, can they do it to me?”

    Christian Science Monitor
  • College football TV schedule: Bowl season begins Saturday

    Over 30 college football bowl games will be played between now and the first week of January, culminating with the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

    Uzbekistan voters cast ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov's policies. The head of the central election commission, Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalamov, said halfway into the voting that turnout had…

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  • South Korea prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear power plants

    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…

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  • Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of…

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  • Russia's sole independent TV forced into meager studio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.

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  • Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm and a leader saying they are "infidels" or non-believers.

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  • Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

    SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, captured by the Sunni militants last summer.

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  • Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

    The authoritarian leader of Belarus visits Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting in order to calm Europe's volatile eastern edge. Two major rounds of negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk in September produced deals on a truce and disarmament…

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  • Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt Sinjar after siege broken

    Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani hailed victories over the Islamic State jihadist group during a visit on Sunday to Mount Sinjar, which had been besieged by the militants for months. Thousands of the autonomous Kurdish region's peshmerga fighters launched a major operation on Wednesday backed…

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  • Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania's new president

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country's new president in an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended.

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