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‘All Sickened’: The Trail Of Carnage Inside Pakistan School After Taliban Massacre

A picture hangs on a bullet ridden wall of Army Public School that was attacked by the Taliban militants in Peshawar, Pakistan, 17 December 2014. Pakistan began three days of mourning on 17 December for the 132 children and nine school staff killed in the deadliest ever attack by the Taliban. (Sohail Shahzad/European Pressphoto Agency)PESHAWAR, Pakistan — They appeared to be arguing when Amir Amin first saw them. He heard one of them yell, “Pick up the pace.”

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Abused Kids Die As Officials Fail To Protect

Photo: APBUTTE, Montana  — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

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Sir Ian Mckellen Joins The Cookie Monster On Sesame Street

Photo: www.eonline.comHaving trod the boards in Shakespeare and captivated viewers in The Lord of the Rings, Sir Ian McKellen has scored perhaps his most bizarre part yet – teaching the Cookie Monster about temptation in Sesame Street.

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Pakistan Court Bails Man Accused Of Masterminding Mumbai Attack

Photo: AFPA Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.

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New Domestic Abuse Law On Controlling Behaviour Unveiled

Photo: bernieslilwomencenter.orgA new domestic abuse offence for "coercive and controlling behaviour" within relationships has been announced by the home secretary.

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Man Jailed For 35 Years For Killing Ex-Partner And Child

Photo: BBC NewsA man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years for murder.

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China's Smartphone Users To Top 500 Million By end-2014

Photo: sandiway.blogspot.comBEIJING, Dec 18 -- China will have more than half a billion smartphone users by the end of the year, said web regulator State Internet Information Office (SIIO).

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Ancient Egyptian Burial Site May Contain One Million Bodies

Photo: The TelegraphAround 1,700 bodies have so far been uncovered at the Fag el-Gamous (Way of the Water Buffalo) site, around 60 miles south of Cairo. But experts believe that countless more are contained in the burial ground.

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Putin: Western Sanctions Partly Responsible For Crisis

Photo: www.whatdoesitmean.comMOSCOW  — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Western sanctions have been an important factor in the current economic crisis, but not the only one.

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Gay Men Earn Less Than Straight Men, But Lesbians Are Paid More

Photo: www.tarogold.comA person’s sexual orientation affects how much they earn, a new study shows, and that’s better news for gay women than for gay men.

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