A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
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Quora users name the fast, furious and plain funny
The archipelago’s southernmost island was once home to a terrifyingly intricate - and nearly invisible - system of state-of-the-art military installations. Only a few survive.
In a year that saw urban males sporting 'lumbersexual' style, the Ducati Scrambler's rip-roaring testament to real ruggedness makes it the most fascinating motorbike of 2014.
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