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N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:13:16 GMT 
    North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.


Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:40:17 GMT 
    Four Afghan detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.


Cuba 'will stay on' communist path 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:17:34 GMT 
    Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US, but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT 
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Four militants killed in Saudi raid 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:03:38 GMT 
    Saudi security forces kill four militants in a raid in Awamiya, in a province with a restive Shia population, the interior ministry says.


Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:22:35 GMT 
    Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirms his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing.


Antarctic science archive unlocked 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:19:32 GMT 
    Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.


Cairns children's mother arrested 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:13 GMT 
    Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.


Pakistan forces 'kill five Taliban' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:26:56 GMT 
    Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.


Israel launches Gaza air strike 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT 
    Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:08:49 GMT 
    Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah among the candidates.


VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:11:53 GMT 
    Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.


VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:41:31 GMT 
    Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.


VIDEO: Month-old cheetahs 'doing well' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:19:55 GMT 
    Four cheetah cubs born at Prague zoo in November are doing well, according to keepers.
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