- 8 Children Killed in Home in Northern Australia
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home, the police said.
By The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:55:49 GMT.
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- Pentagon Says Four Afghan Guantanamo Detainees Repatriated
The Pentagon says four detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military detention facility have been repatriated to Afghanistan.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:15:16 +0000.
- Castro Thanks U.S. but Affirms Cuba’s Communist Rule
In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter,” while also reaffirming that restored relations did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.
By Damien Cave. International Herald Tribune. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:19:04 GMT.
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- U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
Four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:18:47 EST.
- U.S. Releases 4 Afghan Prisoners From Guantanamo
The U.S. Defense Department says four Afghans held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been returned to their home country. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:51:42 -0500.
- Anti-Whaling Group Found in Contempt of Court
Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers have been found in contempt of court for continuing their campaign to disrupt Japan's annual whale hunt in the waters off Antarctica. The U.S. ...
Voice of America. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:05:43 -0500.
- VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
BBC News. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:41:31 GMT.
- Gulfstream, For The Record
The National Aeronautics Association (NAA), which serves as the national authority for all aviation record-setting activity in the U.S., recently released its tally for 2014. ...
By Tony Velocci. Forbes. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:20:00 GMT.
- USA announces 'historic' opening with Cuba
The Unites States is about to re-establish diplomatic ties within months. The last three of the Cuban Five are to be released in a prisoner swap.
Mail & Guardian. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:53:00 +0200.
- VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest
Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
BBC News. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:04:07 GMT.
- America's Reserved Air War: Fewer Missions, More Hits against IS
The United States has conducted far fewer sorties in its battle against the terrorist group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq than in previous wars. Military officials claim one reason is a much higher air-strike hit ratio.
Spiegel Online. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0100.