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China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony


BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. | Video

Tech, World 9:35am GMT

Sun, Dec 21 2014

Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar


MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq - Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it.

World, Iraq, Middle East 21 Dec 2014

Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor


NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States.

3:28am GMT

Australian house where eight children killed to be demolished


SYDNEY - The house where an Australian mother allegedly killed eight children, most of them her own, will likely be demolished in keeping with indigenous culture to make way for a memorial, a government official said on Monday. | Video

World, Australia 11:19am GMT

Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals


DUBAI - A big oil price slide will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften its stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities.

World, Syria, Middle East 11:15am GMT

South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, raising alarm

SEOUL - Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, the company said on Monday, sharply raising concerns about safeguards around nuclear facilities in a country that remains technically at war with North Korea.

World, Nuclear Power 9:36am GMT

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests


TUNIS - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. | Video

World, Middle East 7:22am GMT

Greek parliament vote in balance after Samaras election offer


ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' surprise offer to lawmakers to go to the polls late next year in exchange for a vote for his presidential nominee has injected fresh momentum into his fight against the anti-austerity left.

11:02am GMT

Dozens of suspected Kenyan separatists charged with police camp raid

MOMBASA - Fifty three suspected members of a Kenyan separatist group appeared in court in Mombasa on Monday, charged with raiding a police camp, hacking to death the officer in charge and stealing two rifles.

World, Africa 11:54am GMT

Spain's Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges


MADRID - Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, will stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the first Spanish royal to face prosecution in court.

World, Spain 10:12am GMT