1. Nine Killed in Shooting at Black Church in Charleston
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 00:12:02

The attack occurred at a historic church near downtown Charleston, S.C., and the police were seeking the gunman, whom they described as white.

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2. KFC: That’s no rat
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 01:46:38

Do you smell a rat in this chicken tender? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a fast food flap that has one diner fried.

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3. World’s displaced ‘hits record high’
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:20:12

The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says.

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4. Charleston police searching for white male suspect in early 20s
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 03:16:36

Motive is hate | Search for suspect | Scene of shooting

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5. Hong Kong Legislature Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 02:53:55

In the end, it was the pro-democracy camp that killed a proposal for direct election of the city’s top leader, citing Beijing’s limits on who could be a candidate.

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7. ‘If the U.S. were serious, they could crush ISIS’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 02:49:08

Al-Mazraa is a dusty village just south of Baiji, where a battle is raging between ISIS fighters and pro-government Iraqi forces trying to push them out.

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8. Polar bears freeze dolphins to eat later
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 01:38:20

Roaming an ever-shrinking habitat, polar bears have been observed using an extraordinary survival technique.

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9. Denmark votes in close election
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:29:48

Danes are going to the polls in a race so tight it could be decided by voters in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

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11. Serbian PM ‘shocked’ by migrant wall
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 00:42:56

Serbia's prime minister says he is "surprised and shocked" by a Hungarian plan to erect a border fence to keep out migrants.

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14. Chinese turn to ‘naked marriages’
     Published by CNN on 2015-06-18 at 04:02:55

Shiny rings, white gowns and luxury cars filled the mammoth national convention center, next to the Chinese capital's Olympic Bird's Nest stadium, one recent weekend.

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15. New $10 bill: some of the American women in the running
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-18 at 00:26:46

Goodbye Alexander Hamilton and hello mystery woman. The US treasury is going to put a woman a banknote – meet a selection of the candidates Continue reading...

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18. Latest Updates on Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-06-18 at 03:14:31

The encyclical from Pope Francis is expected to prompt a global debate about morality, poverty, faith and climate change.

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19. HK lawmakers shun Beijing poll plan
     Published by BBC on 2015-06-18 at 03:21:21

Legislators in Hong Kong reject a controversial Beijing-backed election reform proposal, after a day of impassioned debate.

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20. Pregnant women targeted by attackers, say police – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-06-18 at 01:36:00

Police confirm on Wednesday that an attack on a heavily pregnant woman in south London was targeted. The 21-year-old victim, identified locally as Malorie Bantala, was 32 weeks pregnant. She lost her unborn child and remains in a critical condition after ...

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