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Death warrants signed after Taliban school attack

Death warrants signed after Taliban school attack

The Pakistani military says its Chief of Army Staff has signed death warrants for six "hard core terrorists" following a deadly Taliban attack on a school that killed 132 children earlier this week.

Cuba-US deal - What each side gets

Cuba-US deal - What each side gets

President Barack Obama has inverted US policy on Cuba.

US weighing response to Sony hack

US weighing response to Sony hack

The United States is considering possible options in response to a major cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on North Korea, amid calls for tougher sanctions on Pyongyang to cut it off from the global banking system.

Four new dog breeds recognised

Four new dog breeds recognised

The American Kennel Club has recognised four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide.

Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria

More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the country's war said.

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death

Dalai Lama says his role should cease after his death

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a "stupid" successor replace him and disgrace himself.

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said.

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred

Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred

A shocked Pakistan began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

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