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U.S. President Barack Obama chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at United Nations headquarters in this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, file photo. An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

North Korea skipping U.N. Security Council meeting

- Associated Press

An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country’s bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.

In this Dec 22, 2014, photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, left, with his sons Timothy, 5, second left, and Ethan, 7, third left, speaks to farmer Tom Wagner, center, and a park ranger in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. (AP Photo/Queenland Police)

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

- Associated Press

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, a man, center, expresses his anger at Haider Ali Motar, not seen, as they perform a scene from "In the Grip of the Law," a reality show produced by Iraqi state TV, in Baghdad, Iraq. The man is a relative of a victim who was killed in an attack for which Motar was convicted. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraq TV show makes ‘terrorists’ confront victims

- Associated Press

Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.

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