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  • Afghan Taliban decry 'biased' U.N. report on civilian casualties

    By Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents. Denouncing a U.N. report as "biased and…

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  • Russia growls across the border as Lithuania readies for euro

    By Alistair Scrutton and Andrius Sytas KYBARTAI, Lithuania (Reuters) - Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining…

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  • Seoul prosecutors investigate data leak at nuclear plant operator

    By Sohee Kim and Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul prosecutors have launched an investigation of 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…

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 9:30 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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  • Israel police detain 8 anti-Arab extremists

    Israel police rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight, a spokeswoman said early Sunday, in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week. The suspects were rounded up in a series of raids across central and southern Israel and the occupied West…

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  • India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India's most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened the prime minister's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing…

    Reuters
  • US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

    The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang. Washington blames North Korea for a breach of cyber security at Sony which led to the release of embarrassing emails and…

    AFP
  • Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

    Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship. The second round vote pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party,…

    AFP
  • Tunisia troops kill gunman in polling station attack

    TUNIS (Reuters) - One gunman was killed by Tunisian troops and three others arrested after they attacked a voting station late on Saturday, hours before polls opened for a presidential run-off, a defense ministry official said on Sunday. The gunmen opened fire from a car on a polling station in the…

    Reuters
  • Phoenix beat Sydney FC in A-League match Sunday

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Wellington Phoenix moved ahead of Sydney FC and into the top four in Australia's A-League with a 2-0 win over the Sydney side in the only match Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries.

    Associated Press
  • Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was "terrible" while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia.

    Associated Press