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article 17 December 2014 World, Pakistan
Taliban threatens more attacks as Peshawar funerals begin
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Pakistan lifts its moratorium on the death penalty for terrorists as the funerals of the 141 people killed in the Taliban's attack on a Peshawar school begin.

article 17 December 2014 World, Pakistan
'Does Islam allow this?' Peshawar massacre: a father's story
Grieving relatives beside a coffin of a victim of the Peshawar school massacre (Reuters)

We spent much of yesterday at Channel 4 News trying to get hold of our friend and former colleague Mushtaq Yusufzai in Peshawar. Late last night he finally posted the following on Facebook:

article 17 December 2014 World, Cuba
Is the US-Cuban cold war coming to an end?
They have been ideological enemies since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, but US President Barack Obama is set to announce he wants to normalise relations with Cuba (Getty)

They have been ideological enemies since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. Now US President Barack Obama announces he wants to normalise relations with Cuba.

article 17 December 2014 UK, Iraq
Claims UK troops murdered Iraqi prisoners were 'lies'
The al-Sweady inquiry finds that British troops mistreated nine Iraqi detainees while in custody, but dismisses claims of murder and torture as

The al-Sweady inquiry finds that British troops mistreated nine Iraqi detainees while in custody, but dismisses claims of murder and torture as "deliberate lies".

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Can e-cigarettes help you quit smoking? - video

A new study claims that using e-cigarettes can significantly help cigarette smokers quit, or at least cut down.

article 17 December 2014 World, Central African Republic
Children in arms of man
Jonathan Miller by Children: victims of war

The deliberate targeting of so many children has caused outrage across the world. And it's part of an increasing - and horrifying - trend.

post 17 December 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece: could election of far left herald wider change in Europe?

The Greek government is gambling that voters will reel back from putting the untested and inexperienced Syriza in power.

post 17 December 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology The hack, the film, its studio and North Korea - are they related?

As a cinema chain opts not to screen a movie about North Korea, over "terror threats", can a cyber attack on the studio that made it really be traced back to the secretive nation?

article 17 December 2014 UK
News
Plane returns to Heathrow after circling English Channel

A United Airlines plane - which circulated over the English Channel for several hours - returns to Heathrow Airport due to a "maintenance issue."

article 17 December 2014 UK, Syria
News
Police stop Syria-bound teen as plane nears take-off

A teenage girl is stopped from travelling to Syria by counter-terrorism police, who staged a last-minute intervention, removing her from a flight that had begun taxiing down the runway at Heathrow.

article 17 December 2014 World, United States
AGU conference
Climate scientists' biggest test: communication

Climate change scientists in San Francisco face their toughest test yet, as they try to find ways to convince the public of the need to act on their bleak findings.

article 17 December 2014 UK
Libby Lane, appointed bishop of Stockport (Reuters)
Meet the women taking up the top religious posts

The first female bishop in the Church of England is Reverend Libby Lane. The prime minister said it was an "important day for equality." So who are the other female firsts within their religions?

video 17 December 2014 World, Japan

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Snowstorm hits northern Japan - video

Heavy snow and damaging winds have battered Hokkaido in northern Japan. Up to 70cm of snow has fallen, with wind gusts around 80mph, cancelling 420 flights and leaving thousands without electricity.

article 16 December 2014 World, United States
jeb bush
Who is Jeb Bush?

His father was the 41st president. His brother was the 43rd president. So is John Ellis "Jeb" Bush in prime position to become the Republican candidate for 45th president of the United States?

video 16 December 2014 UK, Scotland

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'English votes for English laws' plans unveiled - video

The Commons leader, William Hague, spells out to MPs a series of options for meeting the prime minister's pledge of "English votes for English laws".

post 16 December 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Russia: a belligerent bear with its claws in Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin is still riding high in the polls as the president who has defied the interfering west and resurrected Russia's glory. But for how much longer?

post 16 December 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog The Putin doctrine - unplugged

Have the Saudis and the United States conspired to collapse the price of oil - and in the process the Russian rouble?

video 16 December 2014 UK

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Collapse of oil price 'net beneficial to UK' - video

Andrew Bailey, deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells Channel 4 News that a 45 per cent drop in oil prices is 'likely to strengthen growth in the UK economy.'

article 16 December 2014 UK, Kenya
News
Former teacher guilty of abusing boys in Kenya

Former public school house master Simon Harris is convicted of sexually abusing Kenyan boys as young as 10 while running a teaching charity in east Africa.

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"I’m the first, but I won’t be the only". The first female bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane, on her appointment as bishop of Stockport.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demands that the EU puts Hamas back on a list of terrorist organisations after an EU court ruled that it should be removed.

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The supreme court has overturned a ruling allowing two catholic midwives from Scotland to refuse, as a matter of conscience, to supervise staff involved in providing abortion services.

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The New York premiere of Sony Pictures’s comedy “The Interview”, which imagines the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, is cancelled amid reports that one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it after threats from a hacking group.

The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp’s computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the United States in 2001.

"We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time," the hackers wrote.

"(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)"

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"I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us."

Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai on the Taliban terror attack at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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