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Cambodia doctor faces murder rap in HIV outbreak

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An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in Cambodia with the virus that causes Aids has been charged with murder.

Scaffold looms for Pakistani convicted as teen

2014-12-22 23:28

Condemned for murder when he was a teenager, Shafqat Hussain could be one of the next to go to the gallows in Pakistan's wave of executions that follows a Taliban school massacre.

New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

2014-12-22 21:41

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has sought to ease tensions with the police force, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funeral of two officers killed by a lone gunman.

Pope's scathing attack on Vatican plagued by ills

2014-12-22 21:06

Pope Francis has lambasted the Vatican's bureaucracy, saying some within the Church lusted for power and suffered from "spiritual Alzheimer's" in comments likely to outrage his adversaries.

Prosecutor: No terror link in France car rampage

2014-12-22 21:05

The prosecutor in the French city of Dijon says the driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in the city has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism.

10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

2014-12-22 19:34

A Myanmar mother has found out, ten years after the devastating 26 December 2004 tsunami, that her daughter's body was found and buried in an onymous grave

 
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10 hurt after driver ploughs into French Christmas market

2014-12-22 21:41

At least ten people have been injured, two seriously, after the driver of a van ploughed into a Christmas market in the western French city of Nantes before stabbing himself.

Turkey's Erdogan slams birth control as treason

2014-12-22 21:05

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described efforts to promote birth control as "treason", saying contraception risked causing a whole generation to dry up.

Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

2014-12-22 19:34

A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former Milwaukee police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.

Pope to meet religious leaders in Philippines

2014-12-22 19:34

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts.

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Lorry ploughs into Glasgow Christmas shoppers

2014-12-22 19:14

Several people have been killed and injured in Glasgow after a lorry ploughed into Christmas shoppers in the city centre in an apparent accident.

Spain hands out $3bn in planet's biggest lottery

2014-12-22 17:24

Spaniards who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighbourhood have hit the jackpot, getting €400 000 payoffs from a €2.5bn pot of cash.

Kurdish fighters face resistance from ISIS in Iraq

2014-12-22 15:43

Kurdish fighters in Iraq have pushed deeper into the town of Sinjar, held by ISIS, but are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August.

30 000 arrested in Chinese crackdown

2014-12-22 14:10

More than 30 000 people have been arrested in China's southern Guangdong province during a two-month crackdown on online gambling and porn, news reports say.

Pakistan to execute 500 militants in coming weeks

2014-12-22 12:33

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials say, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Migrants heading to UK hide between Xmas trees

2014-12-22 17:24

Sixteen Albanian migrants have been found hiding in a truckload of Christmas trees waiting to board a ferry to England from the French port of Dieppe, a police source says.

Families of missing Mexican students promise protests

2014-12-22 17:24

Family members of 43 missing Mexican students say they would continue pressing for answers over the fate of their sons throughout the holidays.

Child rapist latest to be executed in Saudi Arabia

2014-12-22 14:19

Saudi Arabia has beheaded a child rapist, adding to what activists say is one of the world's highest execution tolls.

Abandoned HIV+ boy will receive health care - China

2014-12-22 14:10

China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media report.

Indonesia jails cleaner over school sex abuse

2014-12-22 12:33

An Indonesian cleaner has been jailed for seven years over the sexual abuse of a young boy at one of the country’s most prestigious international schools.

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