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  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Police believe the 34-year-old woman with chest wounds is the mother of seven of the children, and the eighth child is believed to be...

  • Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said. Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province shot...

  • Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Britain is moving closer to allowing female soldiers to take a role in close combat on the front lines. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Friday he hopes women will soon be allowed to serve in infantry and armored units. He said women can fight as effectively as men....

  • Polish school honors Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Catholic university in southern Poland says it has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel in recognition of his efforts to reveal the full evil of the Holocaust and defend human dignity. Monika Wiertek, spokeswoman...

  • Dutch coalition crisis fizzles out

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A dispute over a health care bill that nearly caused the collapse of the Dutch government has been resolved with a compromise, though doubts remain about whether it will prove workable. Conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte told parliament early Friday morning that...

  • Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say bombings have killed 11 people in the capital Baghdad. Police officials say the deadliest attack happened Friday morning when a bomb exploded near a market in Baghdad's northern district of Shaab, killing four people and wounding nine others....

  • Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September. The military says air raid sirens were sounded Friday in the Eshkol region bordering the Palestinian territory. Security forces are searching...

  • Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger. The Sony attack, which U.S. officials blamed on...

  • Victory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic has been ordered to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual. The case brought by Yang Teng is believed to be the first in China involving so-called conversion therapy....

  • German consumer confidence on the rise

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German consumer confidence is continuing to improve, supported by expectations of increasing economic strength and a greater willingness to make purchases. The GfK research group said Friday its forward-looking consumer climate index rose to 9 points for January from 8.7...

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