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WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.

PM accuses EU of 'dirty campaign' against Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a "dirty campaign" against Turkey by criticising the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Shock and anger in NY after two police murdered

New York was reeling Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man who said he was seeking revenge for the recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

Romania's new president urges all out war on corruption

New Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whose anti-graft platform propelled him to the top job, on Sunday urged politicians to stamp out entrenched corruption in one of Europe's poorest countries.

U.S.-Cuba thaw could spell end for island's iconic cars

Cuba's iconic stock of refurbished vintage American sedans from the 1950s may be facing their last trips to the garage soon, following the historic thawing of ties between Havana and Washington.

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe's volatile eastern edge.

U.S. to send 1,000 paratroopers to Iraq in January

The U.S. Defense Department has announced that approximately 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will be sent to Iraq in late January 2015.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Thousands of Pakistanis Sunday mourned the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban, as the government executed four more militants on death row despite an outcry by rights groups.

Pakistan hangs four more militants after school attack

Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year old moratorium on the death penality following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 people, officials said.

Obama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'

North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Greek PM offers elections in 2015 for presidency vote deal

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday offered to hold early elections in late 2015 to clinch a crucial presidential vote next week that could affect the country's economic future.

France probes possible lone wolf 'radical Islamic' attack

France on Sunday probed a suspected 'radical Islamic' attack on police that left two officers seriously injured and the assailant dead, prompting security to be stepped up at police and fire stations nationwide.

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov.

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus visits Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting in order to calm Europe's volatile eastern edge.

Pakistanis pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

Thousands of Pakistanis flocked to a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday to mourn the 149 people -- mainly children -- massacred by the Taliban and demand action against militants.

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, the latest civilian casualties which soared to a record high this year.

French police shoot dead 'Allahu Akbar' assailant

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed yesterday that those who “prey on the police” would face the face “the full severity of the state” following an attack at a French police station in a normally quiet suburb of Tours.

Xenophobia mushrooms in shadow of Berlin tower blocks

There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.

Tunisians vote for post-revolution president

Tunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition.

Mother charged with murder of eight children in Australia

The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Polls opened in Uzbekistan early Sunday for parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov's policies.

North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny

North Korea comes under scrutiny Monday at the UN Security Council in the first-ever meeting on its dismal rights record, amid calls for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

French police kill 'Allahu Akbar' attacker

French police shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great").

Two New York policemen 'assassinated'

A gunman shot dead two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.

Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Iraq Kurds deliver aid to Mt Sinjar, expand operation

Kurdish peshmerga forces delivered aid on Mount Sinjar and expanded a major offensive against jihadist-held areas in northwestern Iraq on Saturday after breaking a months-old siege.

Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system

Cuban President Raul Castro said he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect political change.

Ebola-ravaged Liberia holds long-delayed Senate vote

Liberians voted Saturday in long-delayed Senate elections in the Ebola-ravaged west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic.

Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated: Pentagon

Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer toward his goal of closing the controversial US military jail.

Putin says no one can 'intimidate or isolate' Russia

President Vladimir Putin said Saturday no country can "intimidate" or "isolate" Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis."Of course, no one will be able to intimidate us, or contain and isolate Russia.

Colombia rebels begin indefinite, unilateral ceasefire

Leftist rebels in Colombia began a unilateral ceasefire Saturday hailed as a key step in peace negotiations -- but uncertainty marred the truce, which the guerrillas threatened to break if attacked by the army.

South Sudan rebels killed 11 in Bentiu and raped women, UN says

South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report.

Turkey's Erdogan praises 'clean' crackdown on foes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday praised the "clean" legal process against his opponents that has been sharply criticised by the EU and included a warrant for arch-foe Fethullah Gulen as well as a wave of arrests.

FBI mishandles large portion of U.S. evidence: Report

The FBI has mishandled large amounts of evidence in its offices across the United States, The New York Times reported Friday after reviewing an internal report from the investigative force.

US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.

Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war.

Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

Seven dead as Pakistan hits militant hideouts

Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani security forces hit militant hideouts in the restive northwest Saturday morning, officials said.

IS executes Syrian for aiding regime air strikes: SITE

The Islamic State group has publicly executed a Syrian it accused of planting tracking devices for deadly regime air strikes, SITE Intelligence reported on Saturday.