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China village 'shuns' boy with HIV 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:35:19 GMT 
    About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.


EU leaders focus on investment boost 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:05:18 GMT 
    EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.


Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:27:20 GMT 
    World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.


Palestinian peace plan put before UN 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:35:02 GMT 
    A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.


Sony cancels The Interview release 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:37:23 GMT 
    Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.


Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:29 GMT 
    Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.


North Sea oil sector near 'collapse' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:40:38 GMT 
    The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".


Boris flight passenger admits assault 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:59:06 GMT 
    An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.


English council funds 'cut by 1.8%' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:24 GMT 
    English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.


Your pictures of the year 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT 
    A selection of the best readers' photos


In pictures: US-Cuban relations 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT 
    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US


Picture power: Under the dress 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT 
    Actress America Ferrera red-faced


In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT 
    Families have begun burying their dead


Picture power: A scar on the landscape 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT 
    Brazil's worst drought in 80 years


Day in pictures: 16 December 2014 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 16 December

LDL Staff Picks

Elvis and the Dearly Departed
3 of 5 stars true
If you are or ever were an Elvis fan you will appreciate these books by Peggy Webb. Elvis is a hound dog (of course) who thinks he is the real Elvis. ~LDL Staff
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3 of 5 stars true
Two friends set across the United States in their previously diesel-fueled car that was converted to run on cooking oil in order to examine alternatives for cleaner energy. The friends learn that Al Gore lives in an energy-hogging mansio...
Winter Garden
3 of 5 stars true
This book is beautifully written and I learned a great deal about what happened in Russia during the reign of Stalin. My favorite book, of late. ~LDL Staff
Poison Study
4 of 5 stars true
Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff

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