10 things you need to know today: December 15, 2014

Headlines for today … here they are!!

The Fifth Column

A hostage runs to safety.  A hostage runs to safety. | (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

The Week

A gunman seizes hostages in Sydney, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wins big in Japan, and more

1. Five hostages escape Sydney cafe as standoff continues
Five people escaped the popular Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, six hours after a gunman walked in during rush hour and took an undetermined number of people hostage. Two people inside the cafe reportedly were forced to hold up a black sign saying, “There is no God but Allah,” in Arabic. Police locked down the blocks surrounding Martin Place, a plaza in the heart of Australia’s largest city, as negotiators worked to get the rest of the hostages freed. [Reuters]


2. Abe’s coalition wins big in Japanese elections
The ruling coalition of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a solid majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday. The victory…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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