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N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:16 GMT 
    North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:18:56 GMT 
    Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Antarctic science archive unlocked 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT 
    Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Cairns children's mother arrested 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:13 GMT 
    Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.


Obama orders ban on Crimea trade 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:22:49 GMT 
    President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.


Pakistan forces 'kill five Taliban' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:06:31 GMT 
    Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.


Israel launches Gaza air strike 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT 
    Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


Colombia Farc truce follows killings 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:01:43 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.


Michael Phelps admits drink-driving 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:54:40 GMT 
    US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.


Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:48:02 GMT 
    Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.


UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:10:15 GMT 
    The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.


VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:11:53 GMT 
    Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.


VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:41:31 GMT 
    Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.


VIDEO: 'Santas' join torch-lit hunt in woods 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:03:36 GMT 
    Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.
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