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  • Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

    By Isabel Coles SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters. A Reuters…

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  • Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. Both the European Union and United States…

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  • French police shoot dead knife-wielding man in police station

    PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who rushed to the scene, said the man was killed after he attacked the…

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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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  • Two New York policemen 'assassinated'

    Two New York police officers were shot dead in broad daylight as they sat in a patrol car by an assailant who then killed himself, officials and reports said. "Today, two of New York's finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation," police commissioner Bill Bratton told a news…

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  • Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

    LANDOVER, Maryland (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins in the NFL on Saturday.

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  • Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. The proposal…

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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.

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  • Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.

    Associated Press
  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

    Associated Press
  • Egypt's powerful intelligence chief replaced

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's powerful intelligence chief, a longtime mentor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was removed and replaced by his deputy, security officials said Saturday

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  • US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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  • N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

    North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation. The US blames the isolated state for the hacking which prompted the cancellation of…

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  • French police kill 'Allahu Akbar' attacker

    Joué-lès-Tours (France) (AFP) - French police on Saturday shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great"). The man wounded one officer's face at the entrance to the police station in Joue-les-Tours near the central city…

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