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In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

FILE - In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during a group D World Cup soccer match in Natal, Brazil. Perhaps odder things happened in sports in 2014, but for sheer audacity, and on a global stage no …

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In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching.

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Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

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HK police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighborhood overnight Wednesday as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for more than two months.

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Queen Elizabeth II praises workers who fight Ebola

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will use her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 10, 2014, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. There is cause for measured optimism - a new president has vowed to overhaul the government, root out corruption and mend ties…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, an Afghan soldier inspects a damaged bus at the site of a suicide attack by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. With U.S.-led forces shifting to a supporting role at the end of this month, Afghanistan will have to chart its own course a…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 21, 2014, Afghan friends and colleagues of Zubair Hatami, a 22-year-old video journalist for a local TV station who died late Saturday from injuries sustained in a Taliban attack, mourn over his coffin during his funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. an…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, new members of the Afghan National Army march during their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. With U.S.-led forces shifting to a supporting role at the end of December, Afghanistan will have to char…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 22, 2014, Afghan National Army soldiers make a mock attack on an enemy stronghold using colored flares for cover during a military exercise at Kabul Military Training Center, in Kabul, Afghanistan. With U.S.-led forces shifting to a supporting role at the…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 13, 2014, an Afghan boy polishes shoes in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. and NATO are set to withdraw most combat forces from Afghanistan on Dec. 31. From a peak in 2010 of 140,000 troops, they are leaving behind 13,500 for training and battlefield support.…

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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

Afghans hope for change after bloody year

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban's former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut travelling time from a bone-rattling 14 hours to just six.

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Metro trains, buses on Sunday schedule for Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro trains and buses are operating on a Sunday schedule for the Christmas holiday.

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station following a shooting Tuesday in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station following a shooting Tuesday in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Map locates Berkeley, Missouri shooting.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station following a shooting Tuesday in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Toni Martin, front center, cries out on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, as she talks to police at the scene where she says her son was fatally shot Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. Authorities did not immediately identify the man who was shot. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that…

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Police hold back a crowd at the perimeter of a scene on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a shooting Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

Police photograph a gun on the ground Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a shooting Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

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