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world Spanish Political Office Subject of Failed Attack

A car containing explosive materials crashed into the Madrid headquarters of Spains ruling Popular Party, though there were no casualties, police said.

11 minutes ago // CBS

world 8 children killed in northern Australian city

Victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years; woman with serious injuries said to be victims' mother

15 minutes ago // BBC

world Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

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.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world HK Court: Property Tycoon Guilty of Corruption

Hong Kong court finds property billionaire, former top official guilty of corruption

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Essebsi Narrow Favorite to Win Tunisian Presidency

Tunisia faces stark choice in presidential vote: old-regime vet versus Arab Spring champion

24 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaper

LONDON Reuters - U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Women could join British infantry

Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Cairns stabbing: Eight children found dead in home rolling report

Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been stabbed to death in north Queensland Police detective speaks to media of distressing scene audio 6.51pm AEST A traumatic day in Cairns to round off a rotten week.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Price agreed for emergency power

Power generation firms are to receive close to 1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Two arrests after park stabbing

Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

30 minutes ago // VOA

world US, Kurds Make Gains Against Islamic State Group

U.S. officials say airstrikes in Iraq have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State group, while Kurdish fighters also reported major gains against the Sunni extremists. Defense Department officials said Thursday the gains are hampering the militant group's ability to command and control areas it occupies in Iraq and Syria. Among those identified as killed were Haji Mutazz, a deputy to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Abd al-Basit, the Islamic State military emir in Iraq; and

33 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

36 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Cosby Doesn't Want Special Treatment From 'Black Media': Lawyer

Cosby's lawyers say a report that indicated the embattled comic expected the "black media" to be neutral was the result of "misconstrued" comments.

37 minutes ago // Time

world Syrian War Refugees Born Across the Middle East Risk Statelessness

In Lebanon, nearly 30,000 children risk a life deprived of basic rights

37 minutes ago // Time

world Syrian War Refugees Born Across the Middle East Risk Statelessness

In Lebanon nearly 30,000 children risk a life deprived of basic rights

38 minutes ago // VOA

world Pakistan to Appeal Bail for Mumbai Attacker

A Pakistani prosecutor said the government will try to revoke the bail granted to the main suspect in the terror attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai. The special public prosecutor Abu Zar Peerzada said he will appeal to the High Court to cancel the bail given to Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi Thursday by an anti-terrorism court. The prosecutor said at this point, Lakhvi has not yet been freed from jail. Lakhvi is accused of masterminding the 60-hour assault on India's commercial capital in 2008 th

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world South Korea court orders breakup of pro-North leftwing party

Dissolution of Unified Progressive party raises questions of Souths commitment to democracy Continue reading...

55 minutes ago // New York Times

world 8 Children Found Stabbed to Death in Australia

Their bodies were discovered in a house in Manoora, a suburb of Cairns, and a woman believed to be their mother was seriously injured.

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Disabled 'missing out' on scheme

Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.

59 minutes ago // ABC

world Pakistan: 67 Militants Killed After School Massacre

Pakistani military strikes targets in northwest following school massacre, 67 militants dead

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Slumping Kings rally for win over Blues in high-scoring game

Asked Thursday morning to explain why the Kings had lost five of their previous six games, defenseman Drew Doughty couldn't come up with an explanation. But he was sure of one thing: no matter their problems, they would soon correct what was wrong.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Cutler 'Shocked' and 'Disappointed' to Lose His Job

Jay Cutler made it clear he wasn't expecting being benched for Jimmy Clausen, but said he thought he did have a future in Chicago.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Weekly news quiz: Egyptian pharoah statue restored, protests in Ireland and an intelligent Dutch bicycle

Test your knowledge of the week's events with the Guardian's global news quiz Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Time

world U.N.: $8.4 Billion Needed for Syria and Neighbors Hosting Refugees

Nations hosting refugees to also benefit from improvements to infrastructure and services

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Weekly news quiz: Egyptian pharaoh statue restored, protests in Ireland and an intelligent Dutch bicycle

Test your knowledge of the week's events with the Guardian's global news quiz Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Advent calendar: Catch it like Beckham

Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Cairns stabbing: Eight children found dead in home rolling report

Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been stabbed to death in north Queensland Police detective speaks to media of distressing scene audio 6.21pm AEST Queensland police superintendent Russell Miller has sa

1 hour ago // BBC

world Llambias made Rangers chief executive

Rangers announce former Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Llambias named Ibrox chief executive

Rangers announce the appointment of former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Llambias named Ibrox chief executive

Rangers announce the appointment of existing board member Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Pakistan to appeal bail for 'Mumbai plotter'

Prosecutor says he will challenge the decision to release the man accused of masterminding deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

1 hour ago // ABC

world 2004 Tsunami: Horror of 'Colorful Mess' Revealed

Remembering 2004 tsunami: On Thai beach, 'colorful mess' seen from afar turns macabre up close

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Spanish Political Office Subject of Failed Attack

A man drove a car containing some explosive material into the Madrid headquarters of Spains ruling Popular Party, though there were no casualties, Spanish media reported.

1 hour ago // BBC

world 999 crews on alert for 'mad' Friday

Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers overindulge on the final Friday before Christmas.

1 hour ago // ABC

world 8 Children Killed, Mother Stabbed, in Australia

8 children found dead and mother wounded in a home in northern Australia