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Violence threatens Israel-Jordan gas dealViolence threatens Israel-Jordan gas deal

JERUSALEM -- A preliminary agreement to supply up to $15bn of natural gas to Jordan could be threatened because of escalating tensions over Jerusalem’s holy sites.

Outbreaks of H5N8 in Europe raises global concernsOutbreaks of H5N8 in Europe raises global concerns

LONDON -- Tests show that the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu found in Europe is similar to one that devastated poultry flocks in South Korea earlier this year.


Netflix video streaming extends global reachNetflix video streaming extends global reach

SYDNEY -- Just months after pushing further into Europe, Netflix says it will launch its video streaming service in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

Obama unveils U.S. immigration reformObama unveils U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama has used his executive powers to enact major changes to immigration policy which will protect millions of migrants from deportation.


West tracking mystery Russian satelliteWest tracking mystery Russian satellite

LONDON -- A mysterious object launched by Russia is being tracked by western space agencies, who suspect Kosmos 2499 could be a satellite-killing spacecraft.

China, Pakistan to sell JF-17 jet in Middle EastChina, Pakistan to sell JF-17 jet in Middle East

ISLAMABAD -- JF-17 warplanes developed jointly by China and Pakistan, and powered by the Russian-manufactured RD-93 engine, may be sold in the Middle East.


North Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threatNorth Korea responds to UN with nuclear test threat

SEOUL -- North Korea threatened Thursday to conduct a fourth nuclear test following a UN draft resolution referring the regime to the ICC for crimes against humanity.

Bigger battle coming next year over Keystone pipelineBigger battle coming next year over Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON -- Republican Party leaders are vowing to resurrect the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill when the new Congress convenes in January 2015.


Record cold and snow hits U.S. and CanadaRecord cold and snow hits U.S. and Canada

CHICAGO -- Arctic blasts have swept across North America, bringing record cold and heavy snow to millions of people. The freeze is forecast to continue for two more days.

Dec 10: World is missing gender equality targetsDec 10: World is missing gender equality targets

OSLO -- Gender equality will be in the spotlight as 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Dec 10.


Global terror attacks surge in 2013Global terror attacks surge in 2013

LONDON -- There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013 – 44 percent more than the year before – resulting in the deaths of almost 18,000 people.

Dec 3: PlayStation 20th anniversaryDec 3: PlayStation 20th anniversary

TOKYO -- Sony’s PlayStation video game console – born out of a failed technology partnership with Nintendo – was the first home console to ship 100 million units.


Nov 27: Key OPEC meeting as oil price fallsNov 27: Key OPEC meeting as oil price falls

VIENNA -- OPEC’s oil ministers meet in Vienna on November 27 following a 30% price plunge since June and an oil glut that threatens to push crude prices even lower.

Dec 4: First flight of Orion spacecraftDec 4: First flight of Orion spacecraft

CAPE CANAVERAL -- NASA's Orion spacecraft, designed to carry astronauts deeper into space than ever before, is to make an unmanned test flight on Dec 4.


Nov 22: Messi closes on La Liga recordNov 22: Messi closes on La Liga record

BARCELONA -- Barcelona host Sevilla, with Lionel Messi just two more strikes away from breaking Telmo Zarra’s 50-year-old La Liga scoring record with Athletic Bilbao.

Nov 21-23: F1 title decider in Abu DhabiNov 21-23: F1 title decider in Abu Dhabi

YAS MARINA -- Nico Rosberg is now just 17 points behind team mate Lewis Hamilton, with a controversial 50 points up for grabs in Abu Dhabi on November 23.


Nov 21-23: France-Switzerland Davis Cup Final Nov 21-23: France-Switzerland Davis Cup Final

LILLE -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga leads a French team looking to win their tenth title, while Switzerland, led by Roger Federer, are aiming for their first.

Nov 22: Malaysian ePrixNov 22: Malaysian ePrix

PUTRAJAYA -- All-electric Formula E began its inaugural season in Beijing, and was won by Audi Sport’s Lucas Di Grassi. Formula E now moves to Malaysia.


Nov 25-26: Champions League matchday 5Nov 25-26: Champions League matchday 5

LIMASSOL -- Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona travel to Cyprus, where the Argentinian needs just one goal to become the all-time top scorer in the Champions League.

Nov 27: Europa League matchday 5Nov 27: Europa League matchday 5

LONDON -- With two matches to go in the group stage, teams will be aiming to seal their places in the last 32 knockout round.


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