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This undated picture received from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 14, 2010 shows the E-Library at the Kim Il-Sung University in PyongyangWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible.


2014-12-22 15:54:58 -0700

Mourners hold signs and an American flag as they gather with dozens to show support for policemen in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a pause in protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers.


2014-12-22 14:53:30 -0700

Police stand on the site where the driver of a van ploughed into a Christmas market, injuring at least ten people, before stabbing himself, in Nantes on December 22, 2014A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city. At least four people were badly hurt in the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of possible copycat action. On Saturday, a man was shot dead by police after walking into a police station in the central town of Joue-les-Tours and attacking three officers with a knife while yelling "Allahu Akbar". Authorities in Nantes stressed there were no indications of a terrorist link in the Christmas market attack.


2014-12-22 15:05:07 -0700