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Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school

mournPESHAWAR, Pakistan--At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

More than eight hours after militants slipped into the heavily guarded compound through a back entrance, the army declared the operation to...

Hungarians rally against premier as discontent with government grows

hungaryBUDAPEST--Thousands of Hungarians protested on Tuesday against tax hikes and perceptions of corruption, signalling...

Kerry: Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps

LONDON--Russia has made constructive moves in recent days towards reducing tensions in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of...

China looks to up investment in central and eastern Europe

BELGRADE--China said on Tuesday it would create a new investment fund of $3 billion (2.4 billion euros) targeting...

Erdogan defends media raids as a response to "dirty" plot

turkeyIZMIT, Turkey--Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended weekend raids on media outlets close to a...

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead

hostageSYDNEY--Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages...

Abe coalition secures a big win with record low turnout

TOKYO--Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, brushing aside suggestions that a low turnout tarnished his coalition's...

French parliament readies new end-of-life legislation

euthanasia2PARIS--French parliament will debate from January a draft law that would move a step closer to euthanasia by allowing...

Cameron leaves Northern Ireland without agreement to end deadlock

irishBELFAST--British Prime Minister David Cameron left Northern Ireland on Friday without a deal he hoped would end...

Modi to Putin: Russia to stay India's top defence partner

putinNEW DELHI--Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain...

Thai minister meets Israeli envoy after Hitler gaffe in official film

BANGKOK--A senior Thai cabinet minister met Israel's ambassador to Thailand on Thursday after the diplomat said he...

Italy pursues alleged mobster for extortion

ROME--U.S. police, acting at the request of an Italian court, have arrested a New York City man authorities identify...

Palestinian minister dies after confrontation with Israeli police

mideastTURMUSIYA, West Bank--A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Israeli border policeman shoved and...

Former top planning official jailed for life in China over corruption

corruptionBEIJING--The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery...

Polish ex-leader acknowledges CIA site, denies knowing about torture

WARSAW--Poland's former President Aleksander Kwasniewski acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that he allowed...

Brazil dictatorship probe urges prosecuting military, companies

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO--A "truth commission" investigating abuses during Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship called for the...

Merkel wins overwhelming party backing to fend off German left

merkelCOLOGNE, Germany--Germany's conservatives confirmed Angela Merkel as party leader on Tuesday for the eighth time...

Ebola still spreading in western Sierra Leone, Guinea's forest

ebolaGENEVA--More foreign health workers are needed to help tackle the Ebola epidemic, which is spreading quickly in...

Ukraine accuses rebels of violating 'Day of Silence'

KIEV--Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day of Silence" in the country's embattled east...

UN says 2014 a devastating year for millions of children

syriakidUNITED NATIONS--The United Nations children's agency UNICEF declared 2014 a devastating year for children on Monday...

Families of the Disappeared suffer as Northern Ireland drags feet on past

missingGLENAVY, Northern Ireland--As Brendan Megraw's coffin was lowered into his family grave 36 years after he was...

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Statians to the polls in referendum vote today
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Preparations were still in full swing to turn Mike van Putten Youth Centre into a polling station... Read more...
‘Kingdom benefits from clarity, decent manners’
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
THE HAGUE--Relations in the Dutch Kingdom will benefit from clear agreements and a decent way of... Read more...
Poorer homes suffered greatest Gonzalo damage, report says
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
ST JOHN'S, Antigua--Private homeowners were the biggest losers in the aftermath of Tropical Storm... Read more...
Haiti takes more steps to end political issues
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--Haiti was in a state of political flux following the resignation over the... Read more...
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Suspect in family killings dead of self-inflicted cuts
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
EAGLEVILLE, Pennsylvania--An Iraq War veteran sought in the killing of six family members in... Read more...
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Jeb Bush explores 2016 US presidential run
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
WASHINGTON--Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former... Read more...
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Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
PESHAWAR, Pakistan--At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when... Read more...
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Hungarians rally against premier as discontent with government grows
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
BUDAPEST--Thousands of Hungarians protested on Tuesday against tax hikes and perceptions of... Read more...
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Britain warns of tougher bank stress tests ahead
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
LONDON--The Bank of England warned Britain's banks they should expect a more exacting test next... Read more...
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Russian traders see shades of 1998 as rate hike fails to rescue rouble
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
MOSCOW--The rouble plunged more than 11 percent against the dollar on Tuesday in its steepest... Read more...
Dreaming
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Dear Queenie, My boyfriend and I have been together for about 3 years and we're thinking of buying... Read more...
Mindful moments on the amygdala (emotional centre of the brain)
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Dear Editor, A formal mindfulness practice calms the brain by calming the amygdala, training it as... Read more...
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Henry forever linked with brilliance at Arsenal
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
PARIS--Winning the World Cup on home soil should be the pinnacle of any player's career but Thierry... Read more...
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Sangakkara sets record as Sri Lanka crush England
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
COLOMBO--Kumar Sangakkara, playing his final one-day international on home soil, set a record for... Read more...
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New "Annie" movie less about Tomorrow and all about today
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
NEW YORK--Forget the curly red hair and Depression-era orphans. The hit musical "Annie" moves... Read more...
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Polanski lawyers want sex crime case closed
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
LOS ANGELES--Lawyers for filmmaker Roman Polanski have launched a new bid to have the Oscar... Read more...
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Christmas Jokes
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
These Christmas jokes will help you "ho-ho-ho" like a certain jolly old elf. Q. What rains at the... Read more...
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Recipe
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
No-Bake S'More Nutella Crunch Bars! Try making this tasty chocolate dessert! Remember to ask your... Read more...
Editorial - Let wisdom prevail
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Citizens of St. Eustatius go to the polls today for the island's third referendum in two decades.... Read more...
Editorial - Not from the sky
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Although he couldn't finish his speech himself due to the effect of the intense heat on his health,... Read more...
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Notices December 16
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Only notices and events of non-profit or educational organisations will be placed in the... Read more...
Notices December 13
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Saturday, December 13 CHRISTMAS FAIR Organised by the PTA of the Sr. Regina School Time:... Read more...