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Iraq TV Show Makes 'Terrorists' Confront Victims

Photo: APBAGHDAD — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

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South Korea Nuclear Plant Operator Says Hacked, But No Risk To Reactors

Illustration purpose. Photo:www.dnaindia.comComputer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety of nuclear installations including the country's 23 atomic reactors, the company and the government said on Monday.

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Saudi Arabia Says Won't Cut Oil Output

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna November 27, 2014. Photo: ReutersSaudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.

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China Condemns Cyberattacks, But Does Not Mention North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) looks on, before their meeting at the State Department in Washington October 1, 2014. Photo: ReutersChina has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to U.S. calls for action against North Korea, blamed by Washington for the assault.

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(With Vid) Cyclist Miraculously Survives Being Run Over By 14-Wheel Lorry In China

Pic: TheIndependentTerrifying footage from China has emerged showing a cyclist being dragged under the wheels of a 14-wheel lorry, only to emerge out the other side unscathed.

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Police Departments On Alert After Cop Killings

Mourners stand at a memorial Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, during a vigil near the spot where two New York Police Department officers, sitting inside a patrol car the previous day, were shot by an armed man, killing them both. The assailant then went into a nearby subway station and committed suicide, police said. Photo: APNEW YORK  — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.

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Australia PM Abbott: Cutting Household Bill Helped Women

Tony Abbott and his wife, Maggie Tony Abbott, seen here with his wife, Maggie, says he has helped women with household budgetsAustralian leader Tony Abbott has been criticised for saying that women had benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Rules Them All With $90.6 Million

MOVIEGOERS helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle-earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to $90.6 million over its first five days in theaters.

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Obama: North Korea's Hack Not War, But 'Cybervandalism'

Pic:www.cnsnews.comWASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says he doesn't consider North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures "an act of war."

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Lance Bass And Michael Turchin Officially Tie The Knot

Michael Turchin (left) and Lance Bass officially tied the knot Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. | David Livingston via Getty ImagesLance Bass and Michael Turchin are officially married!

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