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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.
Amal Clooney is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014

Amal Clooney is Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2014

 Barbara Walters' pick for the most fascinating person of 2014 is interestingly a celebrity who shuns such a spotlight.
Amazon U.K.'s 1 penny firesale

Amazon U.K.'s 1 penny firesale

Winter coats. Video games. An incense holder. These, along with hundreds of items, were available for a penny on Amazon.com for about an hour or so on Friday morning in the United Kingdom.
New Silk Road: World's longest train journey completed

New Silk Road: World's longest train journey completed

China is known for chasing superlatives -- now it can add marathon train journeys to its growing list of unparalleled achievements.
Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Get ready for a Monday bounce. Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:
Source: Hostage-taker in Australia identified

Source: Hostage-taker in Australia identified

  The man who has held hostages in a Sydney, Australia, cafe for nearly 16 hours is Man Haron Monis, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday.
Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

The time for excuses is over: Having won a landslide victory in weekend elections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must now deliver the economic reforms he's been promising for two years.
Sydney gunman reportedly demands ISIS flag as some hostages escape

Sydney gunman reportedly demands ISIS flag as some hostages escape

A gunman holding hostages in a Sydney cafe is said to be demanding an ISIS flag and a phone call with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Possible hostage situation underway in Sydney, Australia

Possible hostage situation underway in Sydney, Australia

A major police operation was under way Monday morning in Sydney. CNN affiliate Seven Network reported that officers were responding to a hostage situation at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.
Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Moscow is going on a huge shopping spree for weapons and military equipment.
 Why you should reconsider that crane in your marriage proposal

Why you should reconsider that crane in your marriage proposal

It's the thought that counts, right? Tell that to the residents of 32 homes in the Dutch town of Ijsselstein, who were evacuated after a planned marriage proposal fell through.
Brazilian man says he killed 39 women in Rio de Janeiro region

Brazilian man says he killed 39 women in Rio de Janeiro region

 A Brazilian man has confessed to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro region, police said Thursday -- shocking claims that, if confirmed, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the country's history.