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  • 18 December 2014

    KENYAN opposition lawmakers have disrupted a vote to authorise tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session.

  • 17 December 2014

    A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

  • 17 December 2014

    Russian consumers have flocked to stores, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the rouble over recent days.

  • 17 December 2014

    Veteran entertainer Bill Cosby will not be charged after a woman claimed the comedian molested her in the 1970s when she was 15, prosecutors in Los Angeles have said.

  • 17 December 2014

    The Sydney cafe gunman was once on the Australian national security agency's watchlist - but dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, prime minister Tony Abbott has said.