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Gunman made 'anti-police' posts

Gunman made 'anti-police' posts

New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police".

Mum charged with children's murder

Mum charged with children's murder

An Australian woman has been charged with murder over the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home.

Ali in hospital with pneumonia

Ali in hospital with pneumonia

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia.

N Korea urges joint Sony hack probe

N Korea urges joint Sony hack probe

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyber attack.

Policemen die in Afghanistan attack

Policemen die in Afghanistan attack

Seven policemen have been killed in a northern province in Afghanistan after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents.
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Cuba communist path 'won't change'

Cuba communist path 'won't change'

Three men who served long US prison terms for spying have received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament, as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington will not change the communist system he leads.
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Four Afghans return from Guantanamo

Four Afghans return from Guantanamo

The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country.
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French police shoot knife attacker

French police shoot knife attacker

A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.
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Batman massacre loomed over cinemas

Batman massacre loomed over cinemas

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence against cinemas showing The Interview earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.
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Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions

Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions

Russia has dismissed new US sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.
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