1. Floating train sets speed record
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 16:56:53

Floating train sets speed record

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2. Sold by her mother for sex aged just 12
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 08:52:31

Sold by her mother for sex aged just 12

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3. Ewan McGregor To Play Lumiere In ‘Beauty And The Beast’
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-04-21 at 16:55:51

The clock will not be without its candelabra. Disney’s upcoming live-action musical adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" has found its Lumiere in Ewan McGregor, who is nearing a deal to play the enchanted castle’s resident maître d’ in the March 20...

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5. Newly discovered frog looks like Kermit
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 08:04:13

Newly discovered frog looks like Kermit

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6. Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘seriously wounded in air strike’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-21 at 05:24:55

Exclusive: Baghdadi no longer in day-to-day control of terror group as he recovers from injuries sustained during attack in March, according to sourcesThe leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in wester...

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7. Alps’ glaciers are disappearing
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 16:19:47

The world's glaciers are disappearing.

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8. Opinion: Labeling turmoil ‘xenophobia’ misses the point
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 01:32:34

As we approach April 27 when South Africa marks the anniversary of the first post-apartheid elections held that day in 1994, we are faced with yet another wave of deadly attacks against African migrants. Outrage triggered by this violence is being heard l...

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9. Chimpanzees granted petition to hear ‘legal persons’ status in court
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-21 at 09:29:15

New York judge grants writ of habeas corpus to Hercules and Leo, chimpanzees used for medical experiments, to defend rights against imprisonment Continue reading...

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11. Hundreds of Chinese Cities Don’t Meet Air Standards, Report Finds
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-21 at 10:11:14

More than 90 percent of 360 Chinese cities failed to meet national air quality standards in the first three months of this year, according to a study released by Greenpeace East Asia.

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13. 11 of the most spectacular libraries
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 09:20:30

11 of the most spectacular libraries

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14. Is this super jumbo plane the future of flight?
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 13:51:42

Is this super jumbo plane the future of flight?

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15. Lens Blog: Scenes From the Ebola Crisis Earn Photography Pulitzer
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-21 at 07:08:46

Daniel Berehulak’s coverage of the Ebola crisis in West Africa for The New York Times earned him the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

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16. Ex-Nazi ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ asks for ‘forgiveness’
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-21 at 05:33:19

Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share ...

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17. Russian Workers Take Aim at Putin as Economy Exacts Its Toll
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-21 at 09:38:38

Subdued for a time by a surge in national pride after the annexation of Crimea, discontent over unpaid wages and forced vacations has generated a wave of labor actions.

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19. How much could ‘perfect’ 100-carat diamond fetch?
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-21 at 09:20:19

How much could 'perfect' 100-carat diamond fetch?

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20. Trader Charged With Manipulation That Contributed to 2010 ‘Flash Crash’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-21 at 12:39:02

Prosecutors said that Navinder Singh Sarao manipulated futures contracts in a way that helped prompt the Dow to plunge 600 points in May 2010.

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