A pro-Russian rebel displays a captured Ukrainian flag at the destroyed airport in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Kiev's NATO bid dangerous for Europe, says Russia

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Ukraine's pursuit of NATO membership posed a danger to European security. and that the West was using Kiev's bid to join the Atlantic alliance as a way to fuel confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.  Full Article 

Two U.S. drone strikes kill seven militants in Pakistan 12:45am EST

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at militant hideouts in northwest Pakistan on Friday killing at least seven fighters, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

An Acehnese woman cries as she attends a mass prayer for the 2004 tsunami victims at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Asia remembers 2004 tsunami with prayers

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster.  Full Article | Video 

Dennis Lavalle holds a ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he attends the Christmas Day screening of "The Interview" in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Independents' Day: 'The Interview' sells out

LOS ANGELES - Many midnight showings of "The Interview" sold out in independent movie theaters, as film buffs came out to show their support for freedom of speech.  Video | Full Article 

Attendees watch a scene from the game "Sunset Overdrive" during the Xbox E3 Media Briefing at USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles, California June 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

PlayStation, Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.  Full Article 

Toni Martin (C), mother of Antonio Martin, who was fatally shot, attends a prayer vigil in Berkeley, Missouri, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron P Bernstein

Cops confronted after latest Missouri shooting

BERKELEY, Mo. - Protests flared in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station earlier this week.  Video | Full Article 

A shopper stands in front of Halloween goods at a luxury department store in Tokyo September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan inflation slows, output slips

TOKYO - Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target.  Full Article 

An actor dressed as Father Christmas displays a Christmas bauble, worth $23,908, to mark the annual opening of Harrods Christmas-themed shop, at Harrods department store in London, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

How to win friends and family while regifting

NEW YORK - There are plenty of delicate subjects during the holiday season, but one of the touchiest could be regifting. Plenty of us do it, but avoid talking about it for fear of offending friends and family.  Full Article 

A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

The year in 60 seconds: 2014

A multimedia showcase of some of 2014's top stories; spanning the globe from conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and Pakistan to the Ebola outbreak and demonstrations across the United States.  Video 

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Indonesia remembers tsunami victims

Indonesia's vice-president leads a memorial for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami as the region marks the 10th anniversary of the disaster. Rough cut (no reporter narration).