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world China not criticizing North Korea for Sony hack

And warns against suggesting Beijing played a role; Pyongyang threatens to strike "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism"

17 minutes ago // Fox News

world Australian father, 2 sons found alive after 10 days stranded in wilderness

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.

18 minutes ago // BBC

world Injuries after 'very serious' crash

A number of people are believed to have been injured after a bin lorry crashed in George Square in Glasgow.

28 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world 88-year-old ex-minister wins Tunisia election

TUNIS, Tunisia An 88-year-old veteran of Tunisia's political establishment won the country's presidency, according to official results issued Monday, capping a four-year-long democratic transition.Beji Caid Essebsi campaigned on restoring the "prestige of the state" and a return to stability from the years of turmoil that followed this North African country's 2011 overthrow of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali that kicked off the regional pro-democracy uprisings of the Arab Spring.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pro billiards player Max Eberle looks for big break as artist

These days, professional billiards player Max Eberle is spending more time at the easel than at the pool table.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world The best hotel deals? Not always at the hotel's website

Although many consumers book rooms directly on hotel websites out of loyalty to a brand or because they think they'll find the best prices that way such sites don't always have the best deals or make the search easier.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC football morning report: Javorius Allen leads Pac-12 Conference

Stat of the day:USCtailback Javorius Allen's 1,779 all-purpose yards leads the Pac-12 Conference.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lakers' Week 8 in review

The Lakers finished Week 7 celebrating the highs of a three-game winning streak and Kobe Bryant's passing Michael Jordan for third on the all-time career scoring list.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Injuries reported after lorry crash

A bin lorry has crashed on George Square near the Millennium Hotel with unconfirmed reports of injuries.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world China to Investigate Ex-President Hu's Top Aide

Top aide to Chinese ex-president under investigation, as Xi further consolidates his power

33 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Lost' grey seal rescued from field

A grey seal found in the middle of a field in St Helens, Merseyside has been rescued.

38 minutes ago // NPR

world NYC Police Deaths: Details On Suspect; Rift Between Mayor And Police

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Arrest over street disturbance death

A 42-year-old man is arrested following the death of another man in the Govanhill area of Glasgow at the weekend.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash

Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.

41 minutes ago // CBS

world North Korea snubbing milestone U.N. meeting

Security Council taking up Pyongyang's human rights record for first time; North calls those who aided probe "human scum"

43 minutes ago // Newsvine

world North Korea skipping U.N. Security Council meeting

North Korea sent a sharp warning last month, threatening further nuclear tests after the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee voted to move the issue toward the Security Council, which can take binding actions on matters of international peace and security. The counc …

43 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Volunteers re-enact the Christmas truce football match - in pictures

A hundred year anniversary of the so-called Christmas Truce was re-enacted in Warneton, Belgium. The Christmas Truce was a brief unofficial cease-fire in World War I that took place in no-man land around Christmas time 1914 between German and British troops Continue reading...

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Family of 3-year-old abandoned at mall says it was a misunderstanding

The family of a 3-year-old girl who was left at a Los Angeles shopping center Saturday, sparking a search by police for her relatives, says she was not abandoned -- rather, it was a misunderstanding.

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Russia Bails out Bank Following Ruble Slide

Russia's deputy economy minister talks up ruble as central bank bails out a bank

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. leads 22 more air strikes against Islamic State: task force

WASHINGTON Reuters - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain

A massive 2.2bn 1.7bn; $2.7bn of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" The Fat One lottery.

45 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

MOSCOW Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system.The Central Bank said Monday it will give Trust Bank 30 billion rubles that will allow it to continue operating as normal.It will also place Trust Bank under its own supervision until it finds an investor. Major Russian banks said they had no interest in acqu

47 minutes ago // UPI

world Report: Spending cuts led to West Africa Ebola spread

Amy R. ConnollyLONDON, Dec. 22 UPI -- Cambridge University researchers said spending cuts by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

47 minutes ago // BBC

world Internet problems hit food shoppers

Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.

49 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Princess Will Be First Spanish Royal to Face Prosecution

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, is to stand trial on tax fraud charges as soon as next year.

50 minutes ago // NPR

world Spain's Princess Cristina To Stand Trial On Tax Fraud Charges

The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world Veteran Essebsi wins Tunisian election, riots break out in south

TUNIS Reuters - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi has won Tunisia's first free presidential election, official results showed on Monday, the final step in a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

50 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: Firefighter Dressed as Santa Saves Man From Burning House

A group of firefighters in Australia, including one dressed as Santa, were handing out candy during an annual Christmas drive, when they responded to a house fire.

50 minutes ago // The Independent

world Sony hack: North Korea refuses to take part in UN meeting after cyber-attack allegations

North Korea, angry after being accused by the US of hacking Sony Pictures, is refusing to turn up to what would have been a groundbreaking discussion of its human rights situation at the UN.

50 minutes ago // VOA

world South Korea Divided on Response to Norths Cyber Attack

In South Korea, there are voices of support for the idea that U.S. President Barack Obama might put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism in response to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. But there are also voices urging restraint, saying Obama was correct in calling the hacking incident cyber vandalism. South Korea has its own history with alleged North Korean cyber attacks. In the last five years, South Korean officials have accused North Kore

51 minutes ago // VOA

world Sony 'Cyber Terrorism'

President Barack Obama asked for China and several other countries to help block future cyber attacks from North Korea.

53 minutes ago // UPI

world Boeing, Blackberry building self-destructing phone

Ed AdamczykWATERLOO , Ontario, Dec. 22 UPI -- Smartphone maker Blackberry Ltd. and aerospace manufacturer Boeing Co. are collaborating on a self-destructing phone, Blackberry's CEO revealed.

53 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Anti-Islamist Essebsi wins Tunisia presidential vote

Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia's presidential election with 55.68% of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki, the electoral commission said on Monday.

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Parties say progress made in talks

First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.

57 minutes ago // VOA

world Irans Budget Woes Unlikely to Derail Nuclear Goals

A big slide in oil prices will hurt Iran's attempts to rescue battered living standards, but economic pain is unlikely to soften the Islamic Republics stance in nuclear talks or end aid to allies such as Syria, matters seen by its ruling clerics as strategic priorities. Experts examining Irans budget plans for 2015 say economic misery brought by sanctions and mismanagement has been a reality for years, and while social strains are deep among its 76 million residents, the clerics will see