1. U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 15:36:22

Failure to reduce emissions could threaten society with food shortages, refugee crises, major flooding and mass extinctions, the group of scientists and other experts found.

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2. Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-11-03 at 06:39:21

Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patient's rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29.

"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote...

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3. Fossil fuels must go by 2100 – IPCC
     Published by BBC on 2014-11-02 at 22:04:31

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on a UN-backed panel.

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4. Angela Merkel warns David Cameron over freedom of movement
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-03 at 00:10:06

German chancellor rejects UK prime ministers demands for a cap on unskilled migrants, according to Der Spiegel newspaper Continue reading...

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5. Dog Meat Trade in Thailand Is Under Pressure and May Be Banned
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 05:46:05

The police have arrested what they describe as the country’s dog meat kingpins, and the military government is considering banning the trade.

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6. The people who want their language to disappear
     Published by BBC on 2014-11-02 at 05:34:36

The people who want their language to die with them

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8. Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 19:13:10

As Americans live longer, fall-related injuries and deaths are rising, and homes for the elderly are tackling the problem in ways large and small.

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9. In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 02:06:36

Widespread abuses involving so-called grooming gangs put an uncomfortable spotlight on issues of race, religion and ethnicity — and the slow response of law-enforcement authorities.

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10. Human rights abusers in Franco-era Spain could be tried in Argentina
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-03 at 02:28:43

Buenos Aires judge Maria Servini de Cubria invokes universal jurisdiction to try serious rights abuses committed by regime Continue reading...

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11. Canada conducts first airstrikes on IS targets in Iraq
     Published by Yahoo on 2014-11-03 at 09:42:33

Canada conducted airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq for the first time on Sunday, while reports emerged that the jihadist group had executed more than 200 tribespeople in recent days. "Today's strike demonstrates our government's...

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12. Even Brutes Can Learn to Cry
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 09:27:21

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, an Icelandic strongman best known for lifting cars or tugging trucks or throwing barrels, has parlayed his imposing size into a role on “Game of Thrones.”

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13. In North Korea, fear takes hold over new foreign threat: Ebola
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-02 at 23:35:22

Worlds toughest measures against the disease have been imposed in a country far from west Africa, and with few tourists Continue reading...

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14. Refugees’ plight in Australia: from compassion to ‘vicious and vindictive’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-03 at 01:41:23

Guy Goodwin-Gill, who represented the UN in Australia in the Fraser years, says todays asylum policy is wrong, and also very dangerous Continue reading...

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15. US plan for proxy army to fight Isis in Syria suffers attack
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-03 at 03:00:21

Syrian opposition leader blames Washington for rout as air strikes on Isis seen as aiding Assad crackdown Continue reading...

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17. Russia backs Ukraine rebel vote despite West criticism
     Published by Yahoo on 2014-11-03 at 07:38:03

Russia endorsed a crushing victory for Ukraine's pro-Moscow rebel leadership after controversial polls that the EU slammed as a "new obstacle" for peace in the country's strife-torn east. The swift acceptance of the results by Russia l...

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18. In France, Dam Is the Catalyst for a Flood of Young People’s Anger
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 01:57:07

What had been a local protest has turned into a national drama, spawning vigils and front-page news coverage, while prompting criticism of the government of President François Hollande.

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19. Ukraine: Donetsk votes for new reality in country that does not exist
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-03 at 02:11:46

The election for the regions prime minister has given hope to older generations that they will never again be part of Ukraine Continue reading...

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20. Clashes on Syrian Border Split Lebanese Town
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-11-02 at 02:26:52

The village of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, is determined to stay out of the Syrian conflict, even as it is pushed toward deeper reliance on one of the combatants, Hezbollah.

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