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Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacksIsraeli lawmakers press ahead with hard-line proposals after Palestinian attacks
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A paper mache is placed on the ground as part of an art exhibit to mark the 5th anniversary of the massacre of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, in Maguindanao southern Philippine province, the body count continues to rise. The Ampatuan clan is tagged as the prime suspects in the carnage. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows5 years after Philippine massacre, justice still elusive, witnesses are killed, trial drags on
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Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coastMigrants, apparently refugees from Syria, rescued off Cyprus' north coast from stranded ship
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier , left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,   meet  during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Iran and six world powers have “never been closer” to agreement on a nuclear deal since they started negotiating more than six years ago, but it is up to Tehran to close the gap, Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday. High-level comings and goings since Friday also have seen British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stop by for talks with Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  and other participants in the negotiations.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soonIranian delegate to nuclear talks says negotiations may turn to extension Sunday evening
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In this undated image posted online and made available on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, an anti-Islamic State group organization, children pose with Islamic State group flags in Raqqa, Syria. The image has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting. Across the vast region in Syria and Iraq that is part of the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate, children are being inculcated with the extremist group's radical and violent interpretation of Shariah law. (AP Photo/Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Islamic State group recruits, exploits childrenIslamic State group militants recruit, exploit children in Syria and Iraq as spies, fighters
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An Islamic State group fighter loads a mortar shell during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said. (AP Photo)
Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battleIraqi premier, US look to aid and arm those fighting Islamic State group amid Ramadi battle
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News photographers and cameramen take pictures of a Portuguese police car where former Prime Minister Jose Socrates is brought into a court, in Lisbon, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud rulingDetained Portuguese ex-premier awaits judge's ruling in fraud and corruption case
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Tunisians hold first fair presidential electionTunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution
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Rhodes scholars named for 2015Rhodes Trust names scholars for 2015; will receive scholarships to attend Oxford
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  • Police Make Arrest After Bank Robbery in Luzerne County

    According to police, the tip led them to match surveillance video of McDonough at the bank to surveillance video of him cashing a paycheck at a supermarket earlier in the day. WNEP-TV Moosic, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:09 PM
  • DA requests clarification on ruling in student sex case

    MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Suspended Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student 10 years ago. The Luzerne County District Attorney's Office is asking a judge to clarify a ruling he made in the student sex case of suspended Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 01:00 AM
  • Seven in Luzerne County charged in bath salts ring

    Seven Luzerne County residents were arrested this month after a federal grand jury indicted them on charges related to the unlawful distribution of bath salts. The seven suspects participated in a bath salts distribution and trafficking ring, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 04:09 AM
  • Controversial cop back on the beat

    A former Pittston Township police officer fired amid allegations that he had sex with a female detainee is now on the beat in Avoca. When Avoca council approved the hiring of part-time police officer Jonathan Alaimo in July, it marked nearly six years since a contentious firing from Pittston Township. The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:56 AM
  • Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

    In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
  • Safety problems on decline in Luzerne County Schools

    A school bus drops students off at Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center, which had the highest number of school saftey offenses in the latest annual state School Safety Reports. Overall, the number of incidents at the school and across the county has been declining. The Times Leader, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 04:08 PM
  • Beekeeping firm creates buzz in Pennsylvania

    The Brodheadsville resident is a beekeeping hobbyist who has about 70 hives around the Poconos, made about 3,000 pounds of honey last year and teaches classes about beekeeping. He is also the manager at the local Mann Lake, one of the largest beekeeping companies in the U.S. Mann Lake, which is based in Minnesota and has another location in California, opened in March in a 77,000-square-foot building in the Hanover Industrial Estates in Hanover Township, Luzerne County, that formerly housed Bertels Can Co. Pocono Record, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 09:36 AM
  • Three Luzerne County districts get school safety grants totaling $66,940

    Hazleton Area School District will be hiring it's 15th school police officer, while Wyoming Valley West School District will completely revamp the middle school security camera system, thanks to new state grants announced Friday. The state announced a total of $2.6 million going to 123 schools as part of the Safe Schools Targeted Grant initiative launched by Gov. Tom Corbett last year. The Times Leader, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 04:53 PM
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