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2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

2016 Republicans slam Cuba announcement

  President Barack Obama's historic move to loosen the U.S. embargo on Cuba opens a political minefield for Republicans with presidential aspirations.
What is this band doing with a samurai sword?

What is this band doing with a samurai sword?

What do you get when you combine Japanese culture, rock and musical theater? Chaos. Or more precisely KAO=S -- a band of spellbinding musicians presenting vivid visual performances unlike anything you may have ever seen.
1st woman bishop named for Church of England

1st woman bishop named for Church of England

The first woman bishop to serve in the Church of England was named Wednesday, in a historic step that follows years of sometimes contentious debate.
McDonald's forced to ration fries in Japan

McDonald's forced to ration fries in Japan

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Japanese fast food fans ain't lovin' it. McDonald's restaurants in the country are running out of fries.
Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

Apple closes online store in Russia as ruble tumbles

Apple's online store is down in Russia, yet another sign that the ruble's downward spiral has far-reaching effects.
Whistle-blower: Woe betide anyone reporting 'FIFA corruption'

Whistle-blower: Woe betide anyone reporting 'FIFA corruption'

A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.
How Sydney hostage tragedy changes Australia

How Sydney hostage tragedy changes Australia

On September 11, 2001, the city of Melbourne, Australia evacuated its World Trade Center.
New York cinema cancels "The Interview" premiere after hackers' threat

New York cinema cancels "The Interview" premiere after hackers' threat

A theater has canceled the New York premiere of "The Interview" after a group that claimed it hacked Sony Pictures posted a threat against people who go to watch the movie.
GM to make more cars in Mexico

GM to make more cars in Mexico

GM plans to spend $3.6 billion over the next four years to modernize and expand its production facilities in Mexico.
Turbulence injures passengers on American Airlines flight

Turbulence injures passengers on American Airlines flight

 An American Airlines plane en route from Seoul, Korea to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas diverted to Narita, Japan, Tuesday after 15 people were reportedly injured by turbulence during the flight.
Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A massive statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was toppled in an earthquake some 3,000 years ago. It has risen again.
Taliban militants dead after killing at least 130, mostly children, in Pakistan school

Taliban militants dead after killing at least 130, mostly children, in Pakistan school

 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A deadly, hours-long siege of a school in northwest Pakistan ended Tuesday evening with all the Taliban militants responsible killed, at least 130 people -- most of them children -- dead and a country once aga
China's factories losing steam

China's factories losing steam

China's factories are losing steam as the year draws to a close, adding to worries that the world's second-largest economy is slowing.
At least 126, most of them children, slaughtered as Taliban storm Pakistan school

At least 126, most of them children, slaughtered as Taliban storm Pakistan school

The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and gunned down at least 126 people, most of them children, in one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent weeks.
Sydney hostage-taker called himself a cleric -- and had a criminal record

Sydney hostage-taker called himself a cleric -- and had a criminal record

The gunman who held hostages for more than 16 hours in a Sydney cafe was no stranger to police -- and was on bail for violent criminal offenses at the time of the siege.