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BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.Dozens of protesters held a vigil late Wednesday at the ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.Putin told a televised government session on Thursday that Cabinet ministers "cannot afford" to go ...more

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By Elena Fabrichnaya and Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said its currency crisis was over on Thursday but warned that inflation is set to climb above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing President Vladimir Putin's government ...more

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Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, ...more

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that NATO's expansion to the east would force Russia to take "adequate" measures in response, Interfax news agency reported. The spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, a ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month after violating the kingdom's female driving ban have been referred to a court established to try terrorism cases on charges related to comments they made on social media.</ ...more

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In this photo by Rick Rycroft, British traveler Dabriella Quayle rides the waves while celebrating Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Sunny weather and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) brought out locals and tourists to Austral ...more

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(Reuters) - Three people were injured, two of them critically, after a gunman opened fire in a Chicago train station on Wednesday night, police said. The suspect, who has not been apprehended, pulled a gun during an argument with a 41-year-ol ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in eastern China welded pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of a worship hall to replace one that was forcibly removed in October.Within an ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really?There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president.The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible. ...more