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Sunday, December 14, 2014
U.S. senators were scheduled to hold a special session Saturday for a series of votes on a US$1.1 trillion spending bill that lawmakers need to approve to avert a government shutdown.
Ex-Guantanamo prisoners stroll Uruguay streets
Four of the men released this week after years of captivity at Guantanamo Bay have finally had their first long walk in freedom, stopping to buy a bit of cheese and bread on a stroll through Uruguay's capital.
Congress on Friday sent U.S. President Barack Obama a massive U.S. defense policy bill that endorses his stepped-up military campaign of airstrikes and training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels in the war against Islamic State militants.
Taliban insurgents killed at least 19 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as U.S.-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country.
Yemeni troops on Saturday shot dead five al-Qaida suspects disguised as women who fired at a soldier during a checkpoint inspection of their Saudi-bound bus, officials said.
Australia's government warned of further job losses Saturday as media reports said around 175 government agencies working in areas as diverse as Antarctic science and drought will be scrapped.
The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified “terrorists” on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.
The FBI is reviewing the investigation into the death of a black North Carolina teenager found hanging from a swing set after relatives raised doubts about the official finding that he committed suicide, a conclusion that the county coroner questions now.
A dispatcher didn't tell Cleveland officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy last month that the gun might not be real or that the person might be a child, a police union official said Friday.
Huge storm hits US West Coast, at least 2 dead
The US West Coast's most ferocious storm in years triggered rockslides, power outages and hurricane force winds on Friday in southern California, a day after claiming two lives in the Northwest.
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