1. Pope: Rich shouldn’t rule world
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 01:24:55

Taking his eco-friendly message straight to the masses, Pope Francis called for a new system of global justice based on human rights and care for the environment rather than economic profits.


2. Cops: Dad jumps off bridge with son
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 00:17:48

Middletown, Connecticut, police believe a 22-year-old man jumped off a bridge holding his infant son. The man lived. On Tuesday, police are searching for the baby's body.


3. Get ready for Han Solo prequel
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 01:12:43

With his roguish charm, the gallant scoundrel Han Solo has long been one of the favorite characters in the "Star Wars" universe.

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4. ‘Final deadline’ for Greece debt plan
     Published by BBC on 2015-07-08 at 01:47:02

The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday.

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5. Legendary beauty turned ‘Frankenstein?’
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 03:49:09

Her name refers to her legendary beauty, so when someone erected a statue to Egypt's ancient Queen Nefertiti, it probably shouldn't have attracted comparisons to Frankenstein's monster.

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6. Tehran’s ‘Just do it’ generation
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 02:01:43

Tehran's 'Just do it' generation

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7. Feasts, factories and feather dusters: Life inside Iran
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 03:55:51

Will Iran give up its nuclear ambitions? As their leaders try to hammer out a deal with the United States and five other leading world powers, CNN got rare access to the Islamic state. See photos from Iran.


8. Now will you believe Cosby accusers?
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 01:55:12

Now will you believe Cosby accusers?


9. Chinese stock markets continue nosedive as regulator warns of panic
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 00:22:46

Main markets open sharply down as nearly 700 companies request their shares be suspended in unprecedented moveChinese stock markets tumbled again on Wednesday as investors shrugged off a series of support measures by Chinese regulators, including the cent...

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10. Cold War U.N. chief murdered?
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 03:42:00

The dry tedious world of the United Nations system might have a major mystery on its hands.


11. The millionaire who rescues migrants at sea | Giles Tremlett
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 00:15:03

Appalled by migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, Chris Catrambone bought a boat and launched his own rescue mission. But as he discovered, there are pitfalls to going it aloneIn late June 2013, Christopher Catrambone, a garrulous 31-year-old American entr...

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12. Three people shot dead near University of Maryland, Baltimore campus
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 01:28:10

Police say two gunmen, each in a van, pulled over near group of people and began firing, striking four individuals – three of whom diedBaltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Detective ...

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13. Afghanistan and Taliban peace talks end with promise to meet again
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 00:04:17

Pakistan said negotiators, including China and US, agreed to continue talks to create environment ‘conducive for peace and reconciliation’Afghan officials and Taliban representatives will resume talks in Pakistan after the end of the Muslim fasting mo...

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15. New development goals need to be ambitious, actionable and accountable
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 00:00:03

The post-2015 sustainable development goals are comprehensive and visionary – now they must be translated into a workable action plan at national levelThe great strength of the millennium development goals was their ability to focus the minds of the dev...

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16. Antony Jenkins to Step Down as Barclays Chief Executive
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-07-08 at 02:05:41

The British lender is the latest in Europe to replace its top executive this year, as banks adjust to tighter regulatory scrutiny and move beyond legacy issues.

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17. Could Greece emulate Argentina’s success after it defaulted in 2001?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 00:00:05

After Argentina ended the peso’s peg to the dollar, its economy collapsed. Yet five years on it was booming. Could that crisis provide a role model for Greece?An economy in freefall. A run on the banks. Curbs on the amount of money that could be withdra...

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18. Trapped in Bangladesh’s brick factories
     Published by CNN on 2015-07-08 at 01:14:27

Raffaele Petralla, a documentary photographer based in Rome, was struck by what he witnessed when he first arrived on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

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20. George Osborne to use budget to slow pace of welfare cuts
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-07-08 at 01:30:16

Chancellor expected to reduce £8bn from bill over two years and not to enforce living wage, but could enshrine tax-free minimum pay in lawGeorge Osborne will use the first Conservative budget in 18 years to slash billions from in-work tax credits and hou...

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