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What Truce? Israeli Aircraft Hit Gaza

Pic: ReutersTEL AVIV — Israeli aircraft hit Gaza yesterday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said.

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Fraudster Use Funds To Freeze Wife

Pic: Daily MailNEW YORK: An accused financial fraudster used backers’ money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife’s body cryogenically frozen.

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Two New York Police Officers Killed, Gunman Dead

Photo: APNEW YORK: A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, the New York Times reported, in the first deaths of police officers by gunfire in the city in three years.

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N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe With Us Into Sony Cyber Attack

Pic: www.cnbc.comSEOUL: North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation.

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Tony Blair Loses Cool After Economist Grills Him On Rumours Alleging Wendi Deng Affair

Pic: IndependentTony Blair will never discuss speculation over his relationship with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, Wendi Deng.

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Japan's Honshu Island

Pic: ReutersTOKYO : A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning.

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Wrong-Way Drunk Driver Covers 50 km On French Highway

Pic: AFPPOITIERS, France - A drunk driver clocked 50 kilometres going the wrong way on a highway in western France, colliding with three cars along the way but injuring only one person, police said Saturday.

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In United States, Drones Take Off As Christmas Gifts

Pic: AFPLOS ANGELES - Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he's not alone. Thousands of drone fans - young and old - turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles.

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Two Men Burnt Alive

Pic: AFPTwo men were burnt alive Saturday by civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile east after they attacked a military office, a local official said.

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Sexologist's Revelation Spurs Discussion In China

Pic: APBEIJING : A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community.

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