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It's time to fight traditions that harm women's health: WHO

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the major health problems faced by women in developing countries are caused by "terrible" traditions that must be stopped, said the head of public health at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Traditions such as child marriage or female genital...(more) 



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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North...(more) 



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New Dominican law OKs abortion if life at risk

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has approved a law that for the first time decriminalizes abortions if the mother's life is at risk. 



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Obama Defends Cuban Opening but Faults Sony Over Movie in Year-End Press Conference

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The president rejected critics who say he should not have opened relations with Cuba because of its human rights record, and he criticized Sony for pulling the movie that provoked a data breach. 




Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, avoids jail time

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Olympian Michael Phelps dodged jail time Friday after pleading guilty to DUI in Baltimore court.  



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Turkish court issues arrest warrant for U.S.-based Erdogan rival, media reports

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By Ece Toksabay and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant on Friday for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen whose followers are accused by President Tayyip Erdogan of leading a terrorist plot to seize power, according to media. The warrant...(more) 



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Two convicted militants executed as Pakistan strikes back after school massacre

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Pakistan hung two convicted militants in the first executions in six years and security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as the country's leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead. The bloody rampage in...(more) 



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Sony Pictures CEO: 'We have every desire' to release The Interview

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If you ask President Obama, Sony made a "mistake" by canceling The Interview release — but it doesn't mean the movie won't see the light of day. CNN has just run a quick teaser of its interview with Sony Pictures CEO Lynton (emphasis ours): 



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Five best performances of 2014

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By Larry Fine (Reuters) - Five best sporting performances of 2014: 1. MADISON BUMGARNER (BASEBALL) San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner saved the day and the World Series for the Giants with a Game Seven effort that capped a record-breaking performance in the Fall Classic. The 25-year-old...(more) 




Obama: U.S. will respond to North Korea-linked hack on Sony

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States will respond to the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures now that U.S. authorities have linked the strike to the North Korean government. 



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ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement

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A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle. 



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Obama lets women do the asking at press event

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President called only on women in his final 2014 news conference.          



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