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Justice on two wheels in the heart of London

London cyclist Lewis Dediare, poses with his equipment on December 15, 2014, just one of dozens of British cyclists who have found a new raison d'etre: to travel the land recording reckless drivers and passing the evidence on to policeLondon (AFP) – “Foul!” yells Lewis Dediare from his bicycle before brandishing a red card in the face of a dumbfounded delivery driver.

Bush resigns from remaining board memberships

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Washington. There’s a whole year of campaigning, positioning and politicking to go before the next campaign for president kicks off with the Iowa Caucus in early 2016. Here’s a look at 10 things to look out for next year that might tell us something about how that campaign to come (which is really already underway) may shake out. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaign.

Police: Man stabbed by intruder in Tacony

Police: Man stabbed by intruder in TaconyPolice say a man was stabbed by an intruder at his home in Philadelphia’s Tacony section.

Stampede Kills 3 Dozen At Shanghai New Year’s Celebration

At least 47 were hurt in the incident at the city’s historic waterfront district, despite efforts made by organizers to reduce crowd sizes from last year.

US aims to quickly train Iraq forces for anti-IS fight

A US soldier walks past graffiti painted on concrete blast walls at the Taji base complex which hosts Iraqi and US troops and is located thirty kilometres north of the capital Baghdad, on December 29, 2014Taji Base (Iraq) (AFP) – American and allied soldiers are aiming to rapidly train thousands of Iraqi security personnel in the “bare minimum basics” needed to join the fight against militants who swept Baghdad’s troops aside.

Ringing in the New Year across the region

People across the area rang in the New Year with fireworks bursting into the air, plenty of food and lots of fun.

Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

Indonesian soldiers carry coffins containing bodies of victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Indonesian Military Air Force base in Surabaya, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. A massive hunt for the victims of the jet resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, but wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved ones. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to “fight with full force” to find the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials also hustling to locate the plane’s fuselage after it crashed into the Java Sea four days ago.

2nd suspect in LA patrol car shooting arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday after a weekend shooting in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire.

Samsung unveils new TV platform to cut Google reliance

Seoul (AFP) – South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday it will release smart televisions equipped with its new platform built around the Tizen operating system this year, as it seeks to lower its reliance on Google.

Malaysia flood relief helicopter crashes, four crew injured

Houses and plantations are submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu on December 27, 2014A police helicopter carrying aid to displaced flood victims in northeastern Malaysia has crashed, injuring four crew members, a police official said Thursday as flood waters continued to recede. The accident happened late Wednesday in the badly hit Tanah Merah district in Kelantan state near the Thai border as the helicopter was trying to deliver food packages to victims of the deluge, Mazlan Lazim, Kelantan police chief told AFP. The injured helicopter crew were hospitalised following the accident, but one had already been discharged, he said. The region is regularly hit by flooding during the annual monsoon, between November and March, but this year’s storms have been unusually powerful and Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang states have been particularly hard-hit.

Maryland governor commutes sentences for remaining death row inmates

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley speaks at a campaign rally for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown in MarylandBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Wednesday commuted the death sentences of the last four inmates remaining on death row, effectively ending capital punishment in the state. Maryland lawmakers voted two years ago to abolish the death sentence for future offenders beginning 2013. O’Malley, a Democrat and possible White House contender, on Wednesday said that leaving the last four prisoners to await the death penalty “does not serve the public good. …

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