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A Decade After Tsunami, Asia's Shattered Coasts Are On The Mend

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake in the ocean east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered waves that killed 230,000 people in 11 countries.

'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.
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Local Theaters Put 'The Interview' On The Marquee

A handful of theaters nationwide decided to show Sony's "The Interview," and there were several in the D.C. area.


Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

Eight gunmen fired on the African Union's main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.

Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.

For Venezuela, Drop In Global Oil Prices Could Be Catastrophic

The South American nation is home to the world's largest oil reserves and earns most of its foreign reserves from oil. It faced a deep economic crisis even before petroleum prices began their plunge.

In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.

Father Of Jordanian Pilot Held By ISIS Issues Plea For His Release

The father of 26-year-old Flight Lt. Moaz al-Kaseasbeh, urged his son's Islamic State captors to treat him well and set him free because "we are all Muslims."

After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews

Spain's monarchy decimated the Jewish population by expelling, killing or forcibly converting Jews in 1492. Now the country may offer their descendants Spanish citizenship.