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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

By Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:37AM UTC A banner for "The Interview"is posted outside Arclight Cinemas,  Los Angeles.  Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:04PM UTC Police block the road outside a house where eight children have been found dead the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Police said when they got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside the home. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)

SYDNEY (AP) — An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home.

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 7:42PM UTC

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, leaving at least one hiker missing, injuring nine others and forcing the closure of an airport. Spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says Friday that Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province spewed

Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:59PM UTC A protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus in October. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman has been brought back to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial.

Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:56PM UTC Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country’s rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were moving through the Tirah Valley of the Khyber region to the border with Afghanistan when they were targeted by Pakistani

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