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Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:38 GMT
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants. 
Eight children found dead in Cairns  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:53 GMT
Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stab wounds. 
Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:28 GMT
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming". 
Kenya approves tough security law  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:01 GMT
Kenyan president signs controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday. 
Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban'  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:42:30 GMT
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar. 
Profumo's Rice-Davies dies aged 70  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:17 GMT
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says. 
Sony hack is 'US security issue'  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:49:09 GMT
The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says. 
Man crashes car into Spain party HQ  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:48:13 GMT
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say. 
Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:59:52 GMT
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants. 
Pilot jailed over deadly China crash  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:05 GMT
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead. 
South Korea bans 'pro-North' party  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:53:59 GMT
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband. 
New record depth for deepest fish  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:01:55 GMT
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth. 
VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:59:51 GMT
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth. 
VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:24 GMT
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms? 
VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:02 GMT
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time. 
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