1. Obama: No grenade launchers for cops
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 02:11:32

The Obama administration plans to prohibit federal agencies from providing to local cops certain kinds of military equipment such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets, in the wake of controversy over a "militarized" police response to u...


2. Proud mother gives birth
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 03:18:17

Proud mother gives birth

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3. Police: Biker fight started in bathroom
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 00:32:48

Police say a fatal gunfight between rival biker gangs started in the bathroom of the Twin Peaks restaurant, before spilling into the car park where bikers were between with brass knuckles, clubs and chains.

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4. Thailand: Seafood from slavery
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 03:33:54

The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.

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5. At least 62 dead in Colombia landslide: officials
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-05-19 at 02:42:54

A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing at least 62 people and injuring 40, authorities said. Most residents were sleeping when the landslide hit the municipality of Salgar around 3:00 am, burying a larg...

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6. Jihadis who want to return to Australia will go to jail, says Tony Abbott
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 00:32:29

The prime minister says there will be no exceptions for disillusioned jihadi fighters who want to come home Continue reading...

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7. Syrian: How I was smuggled into Europe
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 03:38:47

I would have done anything to get to Europe. It was worth the risk, the bad treatment and the fear, hard as that may be to believe. Simply put, I have a better life now than I did before.

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8. Students sue over vaginal exams
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 01:56:46

Two college students say they were forced to submit to transvaginal probes as part of their classroom training to learn how to perform the medical procedure.


9. Karl Ove Knausgaard condemns Norway’s Arctic oil plans
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 03:16:01

Opening up the Arctic to oil companies is ‘shortsighted and stupid’, says leading Norwegian author as he leads campaign to sue the governmentNorway’s best-known author has lashed out at “the shortsightedness and stupidity” of plans to expand oil...

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10. Boston survivor: What I want more than verdict
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 03:45:24

My phone buzzed. My friend texted and said, "It's coming." We made a deal -- if one of us heard first we'd tell the other. I was at home. Alone.


11. Afghan backlash over security deal with Pakistan
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 01:39:28

Many Afghan intelligence officials are unhappy over president’s overtures to neighbour they blame for encouraging the Taliban insurgencyAn unprecedented attempt to improve cooperation between Afghan and Pakistani spies has caused uproar in Afghanistan, ...

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12. Cartoonists across the world face threats to their liberty… and their lives
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 00:24:02

Global CPJ report documents cases of satirists who are being intimidated  Continue reading...

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14. Italian coastguards: military action will not solve Mediterranean migrant crisis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 03:08:49

Guardia Costiera officers call for increased focus on saving migrants’ lives and more large-scale naval ships to be put under Italian commandThe Italian coastguards leading migrant rescue missions in the southern Mediterranean have voiced concern about ...

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16. Iraq forces eye swift Ramadi fightback before IS digs in
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-05-19 at 02:52:10

Iraq's army and allied paramilitary forces massed around Ramadi on Tuesday, looking for swift action to recapture the city from the Islamic State group before it builds up defences. With his security strategy in tatters and his authority facing its b...

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17. BASE jumping: Why people do it
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 00:29:05

BASE jumping: Why people do it

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19. Kim Jong Un: Where’s the lobster?
     Published by CNN on 2015-05-19 at 03:48:36

North Korea's leader has slammed the "incompetence and irresponsible work style" of managers of a terrapin farm for multiple failures, including their inability to breed lobsters, state media reports.

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20. Trident whistleblower William McNeilly in military custody
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-05-19 at 03:31:41

Brother says Royal Navy submariner who alleged UK’s nuclear deterrent was ‘disaster waiting to happen’ is safe and well after handing himself in Continue reading...

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