• 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…

  • Australian mother charged with murder of eight children

    By Jane Wardell and Morag MacKinnon SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian mother has been charged with the murder of eight children, seven of them hers, two days after their bodies were found in a home in the city of Cairns. Police said the 37-year-old woman was charged in a bedside hearing at a Cairns…

  • Australian defense minister out in cabinet reshuffle

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Defense Minister David Johnston was thrown out of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cabinet on Sunday, a month after he embarrassed the government with comments critical of government-owned ship builder ASC. Abbott also promoted Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to the…

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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?”

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Aldridge leads Trail Blazers over Pelicans 114-88

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Portland to a 114-88 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Saturday night.

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  • Top Asian News at 6:30 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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  • Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India

    GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Police say an explosion in the parking lot of a bus station has killed three people and wounded five others in northeastern India.

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  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.

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  • Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

    The runoff pits 88-year-old favourite Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the anti-Islamist Nidaa Tounes party, against incumbent Moncef Marzouki, who held the post through an alliance with the moderate Islamist movement Ennahda. Ahead of the landmark second-round vote, which sets Tunisia apart from the…

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  • Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

    The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight…

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  • Numbers that tell story of 2004 tsunami disaster

    Facts and figures from the Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. Sources include the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition and UNESCO:

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  • 10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.

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  • Burns surprise inclusion in Australia Test squad

    Batsman Joe Burns was a surprise addition Sunday to Australia's 13-man squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The 25-year-old Queensland right-hander was named as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in the Australian team that defeated India by four…