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  • Nigerian police: Car bomb kills 16 at bus station in Gombe

    Nigerian police say at least 16 people were killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb at a bus station in the northeastern city of Gombe.

  • 88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

    An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment won the country's presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.

  • Spain hands out $3b in planet's biggest lottery

    Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, getting 400,000-euro (US$490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders.

  • EU inspection critical of Frankfurt airport security

    The German government says a European Union inspection found security shortcomings at Frankfurt airport, the country's busiest, and that measures have been taken to address them.

  • US sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

  • Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

    A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family to face charges in court since the royalty was restored in 1975.

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on Hindu conversions

    Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with the upper house repeatedly adjourned after descending into shouting matches.

  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants.

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said.

  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004.

  • USS Fort Worth in Jakarta for first port visit in SE Asia

    A US combat ship, the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), arrived in Jakarta on Monday as part of a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.

  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.

  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.

  • 2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

  • Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

    As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than a decent used car back home.

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own particular styling.

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

  • N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

    President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

  • 7 hurt when lightning strikes near Tampa Bay game

    Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.

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