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North Korea threatens US over Sony 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:02 GMT 
    North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.

China investigates ex-leader's aide 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:59:49 GMT 
    China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".

Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills' 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:54:01 GMT 
    The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.

Pedestrians killed in lorry crash 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:35:21 GMT 
    Several pedestrians have been killed after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:09:59 GMT 
    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.

NYC police chief backs mayor 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:09:09 GMT 
    New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.

Hollande urges French not to panic 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:11:54 GMT 
    President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.

Rouble rallies despite crisis warning 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:50:34 GMT 
    Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:55:08 GMT 
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:55:17 GMT 
    Alstom has agreed to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.

NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:22:04 GMT 
    A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:16:13 GMT 
    At least 20 people have been killed in a bombing at a bus station in Gombe city in north-eastern Nigeria, emergency workers say.

Spanish princess to face fraud trial 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:40:55 GMT 
    The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

S Korea holds cyber drill after hack 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:49:58 GMT 
    South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.

IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:09:33 GMT 
    Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
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