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8:34am Queensland paedophile Peter Truong, who bought a newborn boy for $US8000 ($8784) and then allowed men around the world to be abuse the child, has been sentenced in a US court to 30 years' jail.
2:58pm From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa.
3:37pm President Vladimir Putin has unexpectedly revamped Russian state-controlled print and radio news media, abolishing the RIA Novosti wire service and naming an outspoken television presenter to lead its successor.
7:02am Johannesburg: Nondumiso Ndzamela is 23. She was born the year Nelson Mandela left prison, and she was just four when he brought democracy to her homeland and freedom to her family.
3:35pm Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc
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NICK MILLER 6:38pm Johannesburg: Nondumiso Ndzamela is 23. She was born the year Nelson Mandela left prison, and she was just four when he brought democracy to her homeland and freedom to her family.
Isabel Kershner 4:54pm In a rare display of regional cooperation, representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sign an agreement on water resources.
Jane Perlez 4:43pm The demise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's right-hand man has China on edge about its relationship with the region's most volatile regime.
Jonathan Kaiman 1:14pm Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama, is one of the most hacked places in the world.
Jonathan Landay 3:37pm WASHINGTON - The outpouring of acclaim for Nelson Mandela from across the American ideological spectrum contrasts with the history of an earlier era, when many politicians and others derided the late South African anti-apartheid crusader as a communist and a terrorist.
Sarah Knapton 4:28pm THE modern obsession with photographing every detail of happy occasions such as birthdays or weddings could be damaging our ability to remember them, according to US research.
How Ronald Reagan won an unlikely battle against climate change. And why the world should follow his example now
Justin Gillis 11:50am Here is a remarkable fact about global warming: It might be twice as bad right now were it not for a treaty negotiated by a conservative US president, for an entirely different purpose, based on motives no one has ever quite understood.
MICHAEL BACHELARD A passenger train has crashed and exploded into flames killing an estimated 30 people, mostly women, after crashing into a gas truck in south Jakarta.
LINDSAY MURDOCH Tens of thousands of protesters have rejected fresh elections called by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and vowed to continue their campaign aimed at eradicating her family from politics and replacing the country’s system of democracy.
Robert Tait A 15-year-old Palestinian boy shot by Israeli soldiers was the victim of a "cold-blooded assassination", the Palestinian Authority leader says.
Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, but mass demonstrations continue.
About 400 South Asian migrant workers angered by a road accident battled police and set vehicles ablaze in Singapore's worst rioting in decades, leaving 18 people injured, officials say.
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections as anti-government protesters began converging on Government House in Bangkok to push for her ouster.
After a month in Saudi Arabia's rehabilitation center for would-be jihadis, Bader al-Anazi says he's still angry at the killing of Sunni Muslims in Syria. He just doesn't feel driven to join the war himself.