1. Fenerbahce team bus attacked on journey home from Rizespor match
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-04-04 at 15:39:05

• Fenerbahce bus attacked by assailant with a gun• Driver wounded and taken to hospitalThe Fenerbahce team bus came under armed attack on its way to the airport following their 5-1 away win at the Black Sea side Caykur Rizespor in Turkey’s Super Lig...

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2. California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 12:29:37

A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.

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3. Children sold for sex in Cambodia
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 04:57:13

Children sold for sex in Cambodia

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4. Can 1,000-year-old potion kill superbug?
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 05:00:23

It might sound like a really old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.

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5. Findings Reignite Debate on Claim of Jesus’ Bones
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 14:26:18

Aryeh Shimron, a geologist based in Jerusalem, believes he has established a common bond between two Christian relics: the James burial box and the Talpiot Tomb.

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6. Kamchatka, Home to Russian Version of Alaska Iditarod, Frets Over Growth
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 04:09:46

The remote Russian peninsula is caught between ambitious plans to develop untapped resources like gold and oil, and efforts to preserve its natural splendor.

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7. A Nuclear Deal Built on Coffee, Compromise and No Sleep
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 01:59:27

In hashing out one of the hardest-to-negotiate arms control agreements in history, Iran and the United States took a simple approach: stay in the same hotel room until they figure out how to get along.

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8. Death row inmate released after 30 years
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 07:43:26

Death row inmate released after 30 years

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10. Inside world’s most envied subway system
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 08:44:23

Inside world's most envied subway system

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11. Police Interview Five Suspects
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 04:54:14

Kenya’s Interior Minister, Joseph Nkaissery, said police were interviewing five suspects after making three additional arrests on Friday.

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12. G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens as Political Contributions Shift
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 12:09:04

Republicans are more fervently pro-Israel than ever, partly a result of ideology, but also a product of a surge in campaign spending on their behalf by a small group of wealthy donors.

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13. Lens Blog: Hip-Hop? She Won’t Stop
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 01:00:52

When Janette Beckman came to 1980s New York from Britain, she soon found herself photographing key figures in hip-hop’s early years.

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14. Gun campaigner Sarah Brady dies
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 08:49:34

Sarah Brady, who with her husband, James Brady, pushed for stricter gun control laws, including the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, died Friday, her family said.


15. Did you spot the best pranks this week?
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 07:33:07

Welcome to the first of April. It's like Super Bowl Sunday for dad jokes, a day when we can all wake up, fire up the internet, and sigh a collective groan at the barrage of cringe-worthy pranks, tall tales and PR stunts conjured up by desperate media comp...

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16. Pope condemns indifference to jihadist atrocities against Christians
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-04-04 at 16:43:33

Pope Francis condemned indifference and "complicit silence" to jihadist attacks on Christians as he presided over Easter ceremonies in the wake of a massacre of nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university by Shebab Islamists. The leader of the worl...

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17. Kenya’s President Vows Harsh Action Against Somali Rebels
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 06:45:17

Kenya's president has vowed to take harsh measures against Ismalic militants after they attacked a school near the Somali border, killing 148 people.

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18. Stargazers enjoy shortest total lunar eclipse
     Published by CNN on 2015-04-04 at 07:16:29

Sky watchers in western North America are in for a treat: a nearly five-minute total lunar eclipse this morning.

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19. Islamic State Seizes Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 17:12:15

Reports of killings and even beheadings were beginning to circulate, worsening what is already a longstanding humanitarian nightmare for the 18,000 residents of the Yarmouk refugee camp.

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20. Fidel Castro Appears in Public for First Time in 14 Months
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-04-04 at 17:50:48

It was his first appearance since his brother, President Raúl Castro, and President Obama announced in December that the United States and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations.

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