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CAIRNS -- Australian police are investigating the deaths of eight children after their bodies were found in a home in the tropical northern city of Cairns.
WASHINGTON -- Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama have opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations after a 52-year trade embargo.
LONDON -- Worsening conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola, loss of flights MH370 and MH17, and landing a spacecraft on a comet.
BALTIMORE -- A suit devised by a team from Johns Hopkins University could help increase the protection of healthcare workers battling Ebola.
LONDON -- Elections take place in Nigeria, Israel, Britain, Turkey, Argentina, Myanmar and Spain. Lithuania joins the euro, Germany hosts a G7 summit, and NASA sends the first spacecraft to Pluto.
MOSCOW -- Russia’s rouble has lost more than half its value against the dollar since January, stirring memories of the 1998 crisis when Russia defaulted on its debt.
LONDON -- From Saint Nicholas, a wealthy Greek bishop in fourth-century Asia Minor who helped the poor with secret gifts to the Dutch Sinterklaas and Santa Claus.
LONDON -- The new 500X crossover is Fiat’s first model designed with the U.S. market in mind. Small SUVs are currently the hottest-selling vehicles worldwide.
RAMALLAH -- Officials are planning to push for a UN Security Council vote on a resolution for ending Israeli occupation and a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.
LONDON -- In 2014 we say goodbye to Robin Williams, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Claudio Abbado, Alfredo Di Stefano, and many others.
LONDON -- Films to be released in 2015 include Star Wars, The Martian, Inferno, In the Heart of the Sea, Taken 3, Mad Max, Mission: Impossible 5, and Jurassic World.
LONDON -- Scientific breakthroughs in 2014 have affected all aspects of modern life, from medicine, to space exploration, to the future of renewable technologies.
LONDON -- State-of-the-art technology dominates many of this year’s hottest toys for kids, with internet-connected dolls, interactive robots, tablets and smartwatches.
PARIS -- At least 66 journalists have been killed this year, says Reporters Without Borders, adding that the murders are becoming increasingly barbaric.
NYON -- The tournament reaches the knockout stage, with key ties including PSG taking on Chelsea, and Manchester City clashing with Spanish giants Barcelona.
LONDON -- English Premier League Matchdays are on 2, 3, 6, 13, 14, 20, 26, 28. Sportlive Tournament Guide and Matchtracker show fixtures and results, with live statistics during matches.
ZURICH -- The final shortlist for this year's top footballer again includes La Liga stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, plus German "sweeper-keeper" Manuel Neuer.
MALABO -- The host nation kick off the tournament, which they co-hosted two years ago with neighbours Gabon, after Morocco refused because of the Ebola epidemic.