1. Bibi: No Palestinian nation when I’m premier
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-17 at 03:00:00

The prospect of a Palestinian state is nil so long as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in office, Netanyahu said Monday.

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2. Polls open in Israel’s parliamentary elections
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-17 at 02:56:31

Millions cast their vote for Israel's next leader, with final polling showing the opposition holding a four-seat edge over Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.

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3. UK tied visa system ‘turning domestic workers into modern-day slaves’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 00:00:12

Kafala-style rule means foreign staff must leave if they change employerCharity says 400 employees have approached it for help after being abusedGovernment fighting peer’s attempt to overturn controversial measure Continue reading...

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4. Nauru: Iranian refugee couple pelted with rocks by local men, sources say
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 01:42:13

Man and wife were knocked off their motorbike by rocks and taken to hospital Continue reading...

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6. Myanmar court jails three for insulting Buddhism
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-03-17 at 03:17:58

Trio, including a New Zealand national, convicted over Facebook post showing a depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.

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7. Vanuatu disaster: the island hit by an earthquake, a volcano then cyclone Pam
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 02:06:31

The island of Ambrym has managed to escape the worst effects of the category five storm but its people will soon need helpFirst there was the earthquake. Then the volcano erupted. Finally came cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms to rip through th...

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8. Netanyahu battles for fourth term
     Published by BBC on 2015-03-17 at 02:26:30

Polls open in Israel in what is expected to be a close fight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a centre-left alliance.

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9. Rapper, commentator clash over use of ‘n-word’
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-17 at 00:34:02

Things got testy on "CNN Tonight" when conservative commentator Ben Ferguson charged that rappers like Trinidad James are profiting off the n-word.


10. Wanted: China’s next top guns
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-17 at 02:11:09

Wanted: China's next top guns

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11. UK police investigated for paedophile ring cover-up claims
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-03-17 at 01:31:43

Allegations that London's police force covered up the involvement of British politicians and police officers in a paedophile ring are to be investigated by an official watchdog. The 14 claims dating from 1970 to 2005 are related to "high-level c...

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12. Movie boss who made her tropical island dream a reality
     Published by edition.cnn.com on 2015-03-17 at 00:23:53

Movie boss who made her tropical island dream a reality


14. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: France, Germany and Italy said to join
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 00:09:06

Gap widens between US and allies on new China-led lending body, with Britain among other countries already taking part in AIIB and Australia considering it Continue reading...

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16. ‘Major gaps remain’ in Iranian nuclear talks
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-03-17 at 02:26:24

Talks aimed at narrowing gaps in positions between Iran and West yield no breakthrough, sources tell Al Jazeera.

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17. Burma jails New Zealand bar manager over ‘insulting’ Buddha images
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 02:15:46

Phil Blackwood and two Burmese colleagues get two-and-a-half year sentences over use of psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote bar A Burma court has jailed a New Zealand bar manager and two Burmese colleagues for two-and-a-half years fo...

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20. China sets goal of hosting World Cup with master plan for football
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-03-17 at 01:42:37

Beijing lays out sweeping blueprint, endorsed by football-loving president, to take game to the masses and become internationally competitive Continue reading...

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