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Mother arrested for murder after children found dead in Australian home 19 Dec 2014

SYDNEY - The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested on Saturday for murder. | Video

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Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges

19 Dec 2014

HAVANA - Stepping out of his legendary brother's shadow, President Raul Castro has scored a diplomatic triumph and a surge in popular support with the deal that ends decades of open hostility with the United States. | Video

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Pakistan hangs two militants after Taliban school massacre

19 Dec 2014

LAHORE - Pakistan executed two prominent militants on Friday, sources said, in a clear response to this week's massacre of more than 130 children at a school.

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Exclusive - Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

19 Dec 2014

AMMAN - Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally.

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BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

19 Dec 2014

WATRERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

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Cook out, Morgan in as England ODI captain - reports

19 Dec 2014

LONDON - Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday.

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Vatican lights up for Christmas celebrations

Christmas celebrations at the Vatican kick off with the lighting of the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).