1. The force is strong in this one: ANA’s ‘Star Wars’ plane
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 03:00:36

The force is strong in this one: ANA's 'Star Wars' plane

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2. Cambodia seeks healing from genocide
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 00:43:53

Cambodia seeks healing from genocide

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3. It’s the vinyl countdown! Classic record stores thrive
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:23:50

It's the vinyl countdown! Classic record stores thrive

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4. Photo of hunter, giraffe causes storm
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 00:36:48

Five years ago, Rebecca Francis posed for a photo while lying next to a dead giraffe.

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5. Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian maid
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:34:19

Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian maid

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6. Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri ‘killed in security op’
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:50:09

Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri 'killed in security op'

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7. Heaven or hell? The place where it’s always Christmas
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:21:27

Heaven or hell? The place where it's always Christmas

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8. Police ‘foil Melbourne terror plot’
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-18 at 02:08:38

Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

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9. How to up your selfie game
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:26:08

There are selfies -- and then there are selfies that make people say "Jesus Christ!"

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10. Motorbike suicide bomber kills dozens in Afghanistan
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 01:45:19

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city early Saturday, a local government spokesman said.

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12. Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-18 at 01:53:01

At least 33 people are killed and 100 injured in an explosion in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials say.

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13. Kabul Journal: At Afghan Weddings, His Side, Her Side and 600 Strangers
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-18 at 03:00:24

Strangers seeking banquet fare arrive in droves as many seem to know this saying: “With a wedding every night, there is no need to go hungry.”

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15. Xenophobic violence spreads in South Africa
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-18 at 03:28:15

Attacks in Durban that have left at least six people dead see businesses owned by immigrants looted and set ablaze.

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17. Sofi Oksanen: ‘We know about British colonialism. Russian colonialism is not well known’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-18 at 03:00:02

On the eve of her latest novel’s publication in English, the Finnish publishing sensation talks about divided families, the double occupation of Estonia and ‘Putin’s poodles’ Continue reading...

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19. At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-18 at 02:43:30

Dar es Salaam (AFP) - At least 19 Tanzanian gold miners were killed when the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district, a local government official said Saturday.

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