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corruption

Sun Hung Kai co-chairman Thomas Kwok found guilty in corruption trial; Raymond Kwok found not guilty. http://t.co/4euSXR3Agm - @WSJbreakingnews

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Partner items

Injured woman believed to be mother of seven of the children: @QPSmedia #CairnsStabbing http://t.co/kOzHvGeKGR - @BBCBreaking

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basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant diagnosed with mild ankle sprain after leaving game against Golden State Warriors - @NBCSports

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China

Local media: 3 dead, 14 missing after boat, which was allegedly being used for human smuggling, capsized off east China coast - @XHNews

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Pakistan

More: Pakistan military says militants were moving through Khyber region near Afghanistan border when ambushed - @AP

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Japan

Up to 11 people now reported to have died in winter snow storm gripping much of Japan - @AFP

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

Authorities remove suspicious bag from Martin Place, Sydney, near memorial for victims of hostage situation - @SkyNewsAust

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

Police in New South Wales investigating suspicious bag near memorial site of Sydney siege in Martin Place - @SkyNewsAust

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Pakistan

Pakistan's military says its jet and ground forces have killed 27 militants in northwestern tribal region near Afghan border - @AP

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China

Chinese court sentences plane captain to 3 years in prison for 2010 crash that killed 44 people, saying he violated regulations by trying to land plane in low visibility - @AP

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Dalian, Liaoning, CN

Local media: At least 1 killed, 3 injured in reported gas explosion at Dalian, China, restaurant - @cctvnews

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Cairns, Australia, stabbing, Dec. 19, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on deaths of children in Cairns: 'This is an unspeakable crime. These are trying days for our country. Tonight, there will be tears and prayers across our country for these children' - statement

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Cairns, Australia, stabbing, Dec. 19, 2014

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman on children found dead in Cairns home: 'I am deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events in Cairns today. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those concerned. I am also aware of the impact this will have on the emergency service workers and police officers who are responding to the scene, and I have asked the Acting Ministers to make sure these individuals are receiving the support they need' - @theqldpremier

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China

Photo: President Xi Jinping arrives in Macao to attend celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to China - @cctvnews

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Cairns, Australia, stabbing, Dec. 19, 2014

Editor's note: Queensland, Australia, police have both released a press release and held a briefing about 8 children who were found dead in a Cairns home. At neither time did they mention the arrest of a suspect. They did, however, say they don't believe the public needs to be worried. - Jillian

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Richmond, CA, US

Photo: Flare at Richmond, Calif., Chevron plant seen from across city - @CrusoeComplex

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Cairns, Australia, stabbing, Dec. 19, 2014

Photo: Police cordon off the Cairns, Australia, home where 8 children found dead - @ABCNews

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Japan

Japan, US formally postpone update to defense cooperation guidelines - @AP

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Richmond, CA, US

Officials: Visible flaring at Richmond, Calif., Chevron plant is to allow equipment de-pressuring - @ChevronRichmond

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Cairns, Australia, stabbing, Dec. 19, 2014

Police: 34-year-woman in stable condition after being removed from Cairns, Queensland, home where bodies of 8 children found; woman not in police custody and is helping with investigation - live video

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