Violent Anti-Gov't Protests Erupt in Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_7540906643.jpgILYA VARLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Violent clashes erupted in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Sunday, as more than 100,000 protestors took to the streets. The demonstrators filled Independence Square, angry over President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a far reaching trade deal with the European Union, opposed by the Kremlin. He argues the deal would put trade with Russia at risk.

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China's New Airspace Demands Leading to Increased Tension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_00a5182e12.jpgKevork Djansezian/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- China's new demand to be notified about passing flights over a newly declared maritime zone over the East China Sea is leading to renewed tensions in the region. Former White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told ABC's This Week, "The Chinese have unilaterally undertaken a set of steps here which instead of lowering tensions, increased tensions."

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Police Helicopter Falls Onto Crowded Pub in Glasgow, Scotland

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_a5a89612bc.jpgMartin Grimes/Getty Images (GLASGOW, Scotland) -- A police helicopter with three on board came down on top of a pub filled with a Friday evening crowd in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland police say at least eight people are dead; three were killed in the helicopter and five were killed in the pub. Two police officers and a civilian pilot were on board the helicopter, a Eurocopter EC135 T2, when it "came down on the roof of a pub in Stockwell St at 10:25pm" local time.

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NATO Forces Regret Civilian Casualties in Afghan Drone Strike

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_e0f4280aea.jpgMustafa Bag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- As the United States presses Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-negotiated security pact, NATO forces say they are investigating civilian casualties from a drone strike in southern Afghanistan. The strike was "conducted on a known insurgent riding a motorbike" in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement released Friday.

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No 'Spacegiving' for Scrubbed SpaceX Rocket Launch

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_6b4bc6a662.jpgBRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages (TITUSVILLE, Fla.) -- SpaceX Thursday for the second time in a week had to abort a planned launch of a rocket into space because of technical glitch. A problem halted the company's original launch plans for the communications satellite earlier this year and then again on Nov. 25. "We called manual abort. Better to be paranoid and wrong. Bringing rocket down to borescope engines ..." SpaceX chief Elon Musk tweeted shortly after the Falcon 9 rocket was ready to lift off at 5:38 p.m. ET.

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