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Monday, December 15, 2014
Thousands rally in US cities to protest over police killings
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in New York and Washington on Saturday, stepping up demonstrations across the United States demanding justice for black men killed by white police.
Turkey swoop on Erdogan opponents in media
Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of the country's biggest selling newspaper and at least two dozen other media figures in a new crackdown on supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's exiled rival, Fethullah Gulen.
The U.S. Congress passed a US$1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Saturday, capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama.
The U.S. Congress on Saturday unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Barack Obama and hardening American lawmakers' response to a Kremlin-backed insurgency in Ukraine.
Members at one of the last human rights groups active in Chechnya said Sunday that their office has been torched after they criticized the Kremlin-installed Chechen leader for calling for collective punishment against families of Islamist insurgents.
Members at one of the last human rights groups active in Chechnya said Sunday that their office has been torched after they criticized the Kremlin-installed Chechen leader for calling for collective punishment against families of Islamist insurgents.
At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.
Higher prices, shortages create pressure for IS
Saadi Abdul-Rahman was recently forced to pull his three children out of school in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State militants have ruled with an iron fist since June.
Jamaica commission explores deadly raid
Adina Derby raised her voice in anger and grief as she recalled the morning when masked soldiers and police raided her West Kingston neighborhood, using mortar rounds to blast through street barricades of junked cars and piles of wood.
Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped — another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt.
  
  
  
  
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