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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:03:58 GMT 
    The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.


Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:32:03 GMT 
    Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.


Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:17:26 GMT 
    The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.


Fifa investigator Garcia resigns 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:18:00 GMT 
    Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.


Russia plans new action over rouble 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:32:12 GMT 
    Russia says it is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble after its slump against the dollar.


EU court takes Hamas off terror list 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:19 GMT 
    A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.


UK army murder claims 'were lies' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:57:40 GMT 
    Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.


Taliban kill 10 in Afghan bank raid 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:41 GMT 
    Ten people are killed and many more wounded as Taliban militants attack a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.


Mexico vigilantes in deadly clash 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:18:00 GMT 
    At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.


S Leone houses searched for Ebola 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:01:00 GMT 
    Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.


Church appoints first female bishop 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:28:33 GMT 
    The first female bishop for the Church of England has been announced as vicar Reverend Libby Lane, just a month after the historic change to canon law.


VIDEO: Why was Alan Gross jailed in Cuba? 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:36:36 GMT 
    The US and Cuba have struck a prisoner swap deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, US officials have announced.


VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:18:22 GMT 
    The US military has been showing off its latest catch.


VIDEO: New footage shows Sydney cafe raid 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:54 GMT 
    As new footage emerges of the Sydney cafe siege Australia's prime minister announces a review into how and why the attack happened.


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  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:39:59 GMT 
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