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CHINA Exports rebounded in December but imports shrank in a sign of weak domestic demand. Total trade in 2014 grew just 3.4 percent, well below the official 10 percent target. PAKISTAN

Terrorism Survivors of Nigeria attack describe killings

The accounts were given by villagers who fled the carnage in and around Baga, a town in Borno state that lies in the northeastern corner of Nigeria near the border

HACKING | Key US military command’s Twitter, YouTube sites infiltrated

  Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command Monday (yesterday in Macau), in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that

Egypt | Court ruling may free Mubarak from custody

Egyptian authorities have exhausted all legal grounds to keep deposed President Hosni Mubarak in detention after an appeals court yesterday ordered his retrial in a corruption case, a judicial official

FRANCE | Charlie Hebdo publishing prophet cartoon on new cover

  The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo plans an unprecedented run of 3 million copies of the next issue today, with the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, as France hunts for

This Day in History: 1994 Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church

The duchess was received into the Catholic church in a private service conducted by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Basil Hume. An act of parliament in 1701 banned heirs to the

Offbeat | US: Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week. The dog and her

The Buzz | Budvar beer exports reach record high in 2014

Czech state-owned brewery Budejovicky Budvar, which has been fighting a long legal battle with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the “Budweiser” brand, says its overall output and

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CHINA Police shoot and kill six would-be bombers in the latest violence to strike the restive far northwestern region of Xinjiang, a local government spokesman and official website say. SRI LANKA

Kinder, gentler Golden Globes kept lid on partying

For their third and (so they say) final year, co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey proved themselves yet again the Golden Girls of the Golden Globes awardscast, airing live on

Terrorism | Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

  The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling

Terrorism | Amid hunt for attack accomplices, France deploys 10K troops

  France yesterday ordered 10,000 troops into the streets to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed and terror, amid the hunt for accomplices to the attacks that left 17

Russia urges West to restore anti-terror cooperation

Russia's foreign minister says terror attacks in France have highlighted the need to restore anti-terror cooperation between Moscow and the West. Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that such cooperation, which the West

Vatican | Pope: Fundamentalist terrorism result of ‘deviant religion’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says he thinks the United States had too low a profile at a solidarity march yesterday in support of the French people after the terrorist attack

This Day in History: 2004 Serial killer Shipman found hanged

He was found hanging by a bed sheet strung around the bars of his cell at Wakefield Prison at 0620 GMT. Prison staff tried to revive him but he was

Offbeat | SpaceX supply ship arrives at space station with groceries

A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has finally arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX company’s supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting lab yesterday, two

THE BUZZ: Pope baptizes 33 babies in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has baptized 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel as part of an annual tradition, this year repeating an invitation to mothers to nurse their babies if crying out

World briefs

NIGERIA Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the “deadliest

US: Iowa State student’s death ruled a homicide

The death of an Iowa State University student who was found in the trunk of her car outside an Iowa City apartment building last year has been ruled a homicide. The

Terrorism | 3 attackers killed | Video: Paris grocery gunman claims allegiance to IS group

A video emerged Sunday purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and defending

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