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world Judge Orders Spain's Princess Cristina to Stand Trial

A judge in Spain has ordered Princess Cristina to stand trial on two charges of tax fraud. The decision Monday follows a four-year investigation that has damaged the Spanish monarchy. The case involves allegations that Cristina's husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, embezzled millions of dollars in public money through his non-profit foundation. Judge Jose Castro said Monday that the couple and 15 others will stand trial. She has denied any wrongdoing. The case p

22 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Peshawar defiant in face of school massacre

Pakistan city mourns 149 deaths in Taliban attack as government announces arrests of suspects and intelligence raids.

29 minutes ago // Time

world Spanish Kings Sister to Stand Trial on Tax Fraud Charges

Charges against the princess were brought as part of an inquiry into her husband's business dealings

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Russian Minister Talks up the Ruble

Russia's deputy economy minister: ruble expected to rise, govt not planning currency controls

30 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Labour: 'Keep the street lights on'

Labour's Hilary Benn says councils should invest in low-energy lighting rather than switching off street lights.

31 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Peshawar defiant in face of school massacre

Local residents begin to rebuild school after Taliban attack on army-run school as government announces first arrests.

32 minutes ago // ABC

world US Navy Helicopter Makes Crash Landing in Kuwait

US Navy helicopter makes crash landing in Kuwait, some of the crew sustain minor injuries

39 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Obamacare by the Numbers: What a Difference a Year Makes

The 2010 Affordable Care Act is now almost fully rolled out. Here's a look at Obamacare by the numbers.

40 minutes ago // BBC

world North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.

40 minutes ago // ABC

world Fatal Shooting Reported at Myanmar Mine Protest

Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Sainsbury's suffers website glitch

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the latest victim of website difficulties amid the rush for Christmas orders.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Sainsbury's suffers website failure

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the latest victim of website difficulties amid the rush for Christmas orders.

47 minutes ago // ABC

world Opposition Lawmaker Says Protester Shot Dead at Chinese-Backed Copper Mine in Myanmar

Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

47 minutes ago // Reuters

world Greek parliament vote in balance after Samaras election offer

ATHENS Reuters - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' surprise offer to lawmakers to go to the polls late next year in exchange for a vote for his presidential nominee has injected fresh momentum into his flight against the anti-austerity left.

50 minutes ago // Reuters

world China to 'regulate' foreign NGOs with new law

BEIJING Reuters - China aims to "regulate" foreign non-governmental organizations NGOs under a law being discussed this week, state media said on Monday, which aims to step up supervision of the fast-growing sector.

53 minutes ago // ABC

world Indonesian Janitors Get up to 8 Years in Rape Case

5 janitors sentenced up to 8 years for raping a kindergartner at Jakarta International School

53 minutes ago // The Independent

world 'Use beetroot for lipstick, but men like the natural look,' senator advises Russian women

Women in Russia who cannot afford expensive imported cosmetics should use beetroot for lipstick, an unlikely beauty consultant in the form of a Siberian senat

56 minutes ago // ABC

world SKorea Holds N-Plant Drills Against Cyber Threats

South Korean nuclear firm launches cyberattack drills after threat to stop operation

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Global Markets Gain as Oil Rebounds

Global markets rise as oil rebounds, Fed pledges not to rush US interest rate hikes

59 minutes ago // ABC

world Spain: Princess Cristina to Be Tried for Fraud

Spain: Judge orders Princess Cristina to go on trial with husband in fraud, corruption case

59 minutes ago // BBC

world AUDIO: BBC editors take Mastermind challenge

BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?

59 minutes ago // ABC

world French Police Raise Security After Weekend Attacks

French police raise security, search for motive after 2 weekend attacks

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Spain's Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges

MADRID Reuters - Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, will stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the first Spanish royal to face prosecution in court.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry

The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Dozens rescued from flooded Asda

Firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Polls Close in Tunisian Election

Polling stations across Tunisia closed on Sunday, marking the end of a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. The polls closed at 6 p.m. local time and election workers began counting votes and collecting papers. In the first round of voting in November, the frontrunner Beji Caid Essebsi, a former Parliament Speaker under Ben Ali, won 39 percent of votes, while

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Not Again! Italian Protester Scales St. Peter's

It was the fifth time Marcello Di Finizio has staged such a protest at the Vatican in recent years

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Sony hack: North Korea residents comment on cyber attack

Pyongyang residents speak out for the first time about the Sony hacking case, as they support the North Korean government's reaction to the cyber attack

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Thomas Kwok to Be Sentenced Tuesday

A judge is set to announce sentences on Tuesday for billionaire real-estate developer Thomas Kwok, Hong Kongs former No. 2 official and two others convicted on corruption charges, in a trial that has riveted the city.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Jackie Chan's Son Charged Over Drug Offense

China's state prosecutor said it had charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu star Jackie Chan, with a drugs offense after his earlier marijuana arrest.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Family of murdered New York police officer appeals for peace - video

The family of a murdered New York City police officer appeals for peace. Speaking outside the home of Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn, a day after he was shot dead, his aunt, Lucy Ramos, thanked the community for their support. The family was joined by community leaders who criticised the mayor's handling of the incident Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami

The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004

1 hour ago // ABC

world AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From Asia

AP PHOTOS: A selection of our favorite images from Asia last week

1 hour ago // VOA

world After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help

Officials and politicians in Afghanistan believe the country's political and security transitions in 2014 have set the stage for a secure and prosperous future for the war-wounded nation. But critics are skeptical about the optimism and believe a lot will depend on how the new Afghan leaders tackle the challenges in the wake of dwindling foreign financial resources. An intensified Taliban insurgency coupled with daunting economic and political governance challenged Afghanistan in 2014. The

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Elderly man rescued from well after three-day ordeal

An elderly man in China has been freed after spending three days trapped down a dry well.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait

A Navy helicopter crashed during a training mission in Kuwait on Sunday, with three of the six personnel on board sustaining minor injuries.