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South Africa: Man drowns as large wave hits Durban beachSouth Africa: 1 man drowns, 40 injured, when large wave hits popular Durban beach
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EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, Somali soldiers and civilian gather around dead bodies of Al-Shabab militants, who attacked AU base Headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia. Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said. Three militants were captured , (pictured left with faces covered) during the Christmas day lunch hour attack on the African Union Mission to Somalia's Halane base camp, the group said in a statement. AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Wanted extremist leader surrenders in SomaliaOfficial: Wanted extremist leader with $3 million bounty on his head surrenders in Somalia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and his Belarus' counterpart Alexander Lukashenko take part in the Eurasian Economic Union summit in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations on Tuesday completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sharply criticized Russia for restricting bilateral trade. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)
Belarus replaces prime minister, central bank headBelarus' president replaces premier, central bank head, others as economy falters
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Polish poet, translator Stanislaw Baranczak diesPolish poet, translator, former Harvard lecturer, Stanislaw Baranczak, dies in US, aged 68
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The sun rises over the Glendale section of Queens where New York Police Department officers stand guard on a street closure near Christ Tabernacle Church before funeral services for officer Rafael Ramos, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Officers, family arrive for NY policeman's funeralThousands of police officers, family of slain NYPD officer arrive at church for funeral
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Iran tests suicide drone in military drillIran tests 'mobile bomb' suicide drone in massive military exercise
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FILE - This Jan. 7, 1961 file photo shows unidentified U.S. embassy employees rolling up a U.S. flag as the embassy transfers American affairs to the Swiss government, in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Interests Section is poised to be transformed into a full embassy, which would include such symbolic measures such as raising the American flag on the Malecon, after the U.S. and Cuba announced on Dec. 17, 2014 they are re-establishing full diplomatic relations. (AP Photo, File)
US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thawUS mission in Cuba, focal point for tensions and quiet diplomacy, to become embassy amid thaw
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Mourners stand at a barricade near Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, as the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives for his wake, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Key developments in police-communities tensionKey developments in tension between police, communities following high-profile suspect deaths
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Syria 'ready to participate' in Moscow peace talksSyrian state media: Government 'ready to participate' in peace talks hosted by Moscow
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  • Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA

    Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A Virginia man is facing several charges after he was identified as driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop, Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1Bd8S67 WOODBRIDGE, Va. WUSA-TV Washington, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    A Virginia grant program started in 2012 to support the agriculture and forestry industries is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state, particularly in rural areas. Growing the state's two largest private economic drivers is part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe 's "New Virginia Economy" strategic plan to diversify the state economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs. Greenwich Citizen, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 11:22 AM
  • Kathleen Murphy Releases TV Ad in Special Election to Fill Virginia's 34th District

    Democratic candidate Kathleen Murphy released a TV ad Friday, titled "Opportunities," the only TV ad released by either candidate in the race to fill Virginia's 34th District House of Delegates seat, recently vacated by Barbara Comstock. Comstock was recently elected to Congress to fill the seat of longtime Congressman Frank Wolf, who is retiring from Capitol Hill. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Vienna Crime Report: Shared Trash Dumpster Leads to Scuffle

    Plus, a $50 counterfeit bill shows up at local restaurant, bicycles recovered from stolen car, phony 'utility' scammer making calls, more. The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from December 18, 2014 - December 24, 2014. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 02:27 PM
  • Wawa or Sheetz? A decision must be made

    By Ildar Sagdejev [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Sheetz has applied to build a store at Old Ox and Shaw roads in Sterling, 0.7 miles from an incoming Wawa. The popular convenience store/gas station chains - one headquartered in western Pennsylvania, the other in eastern Pennsylvania - tend to own their respective territories. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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