1. World’s oldest person dies
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-02 at 04:00:11

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 117.

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2. Bodies found buried under college
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-02 at 01:37:10

Newly released photos show one of Britain's largest medieval hospital burial grounds, lying beneath a college at the University of Cambridge in southern England.

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3. Families of South Korea ferry victims shave heads in compensation protest
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-02 at 03:46:01

Relatives demonstrate over government plans to start compensation process instead of launching fresh investigation into tragedy Continue reading...

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4. Thai leader tightens grip with new security law
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-02 at 00:35:39

Thai leader tightens grip with new security law

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5. Salutin’ Putin: our lives inside a Russian troll house
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-02 at 02:59:49

Former workers tell how hundreds of bloggers are paid to flood forums and social networks at home and abroad with anti-western and pro-Kremlin comments Continue reading...

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6. Al-Shabaab claims university attack
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-02 at 03:52:21

Dozens of people are being treated for gunshot wounds, the Red Cross says, after gunmen launched an attack on Kenya's Garissa University College.

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7. Gunmen ‘seize hostages’ in Kenya
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-02 at 03:50:34

Gunmen from militant Islamist group al-Shabab take students hostage and kill at least 14 people after storming a university in Kenya, authorities say.

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8. From Britain to Beijing: how governments manipulate the internet
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-02 at 03:00:05

The Kremlin’s ‘cyber army’ is gaining increasing notoriety, but similar tactics are used to influence opinion around the world Continue reading...

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10. AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-02 at 00:45:45

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an ...

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11. At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia’a Far East
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-02 at 01:57:06

Rescuers were on Thursday searching freezing waters off Russia's Far East after a fishing boat sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, possibly after a collision, with the loss of at least 54 lives. Some 132 people were on board the trawler Dalny Vostok when it ...

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12. Britons arrested on Turkey’s border with Syria arrive at police station – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-02 at 03:22:35

Nine British nationals reportedly arrested on Turkey's border with Syria are brought into a police station in the Hatay province on Thursday. News camera footage shows brief glimpses of the detainees, who are largely obscured behind tinted windows. It fol...

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14. Pressure builds on key Yemen city
     Published by BBC on 2015-04-02 at 03:30:37

Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces loyal to the president.

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15. International Space Station captures images of super-typhoon Maysak – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-02 at 02:31:34

Video shot from the International Space Station shows super-typhoon Maysak as it heads through the western Pacific en route to the Philippines. The island nation is on high alert with the typhoon, initially rated category 5, expected to make landfall on t...

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18. Suicide blast kills at least 13 in east Afghanistan: officials
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-02 at 01:52:42

Khost (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an attack near a complex housing the governor of a restive eastern province bordering Pakistan, officia...

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19. Typhoon Maysak heads for Philippines
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-02 at 01:53:43

A large storm system dubbed Typhoon Maysak is churning over the Pacific Ocean, days away from a possible direct hit on the Philippines.

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