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at 17:31 on December 22, 2014, EST.

French authorities: No evidence of terrorist links behind 3 attacks that have injured dozens

PARIS - French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any terrorist motive.

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at 16:54 on December 22, 2014, EST.

UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights for 1st time; step to possible action

The U.N. Security Council placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity.

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at 16:46 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Milwaukee police officer who was fired for killing mentally ill black man is not charged

MILWAUKEE - A white police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the man's family to immediately demand a federal investigation.

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at 16:45 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Bombs blamed on extremists kill 26, wound 79 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said.

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at 16:22 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Cuba says asylum for fugitives legitimate right; clear sign extradition most-wanted off table

HAVANA - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.

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at 16:21 on December 22, 2014, EST.

Canadian teacher jailed in Indonesia devastated over outcome of related trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A Canadian teacher accused of sexually abusing three students at an international school in Indonesia found it "devastating" that five janitors also accused in the case were sentenced to up to eight years in prison, his family said Monday.

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