1. Rectal rehydration and broken limbs: the CIA torture report’s grisliest findings
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 16:27:02

Parts of the CIA interrogation programme were known, but the catalogue of abuse is nightmarish, especially knowing much more will never be revealedCIA’s brutal and ineffective use of torture revealed in landmark reportTrevor Timm: America tortured more ...

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2. Palestinian minister dies at protest
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 16:52:21

A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.

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4. Sudan: pyramids, souqs and Gaddafi’s hotel in the land tourism forgot
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 10:30:09

Western sanctions mean credit cards don’t work and iPhones crash on arrival, with few visitors witnessing the wealth of attractions on offer  Continue reading...

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5. Ebola diary: ‘There are reports of people disappearing into the forest to die’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 14:30:02

Sarah Boseley reports from Sierra Leone, where a call to the hotline can mean you are taken away to a treatment centre and may never see your family again Read day one of Sarah Boseley’s Ebola diary Continue reading...

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6. Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 15:59:14

As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.

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7. The difficulties of measuring elephant tusk and rhino horn exports
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 14:30:35

Although official estimates on the illegal wildlife trade suggest one thing, a lack of accurate records means the story is a more complex Continue reading...

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8. Peru to take legal action over Greenpeace stunt at ancient Nazca lines
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 13:30:05

Government plans to file charges of attacking archaeological monuments after activists set up banner near famed drawings Continue reading...

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10. Chinese official jailed for life for bribery
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 13:17:53

Conviction of Liu Tienan, former deputy of economic planning agency, is latest move in Communist party’s anti-corruption drive Continue reading...

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11. DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 04:27:59

Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.

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12. Obama’s shifting views on torture: how the candidate lost his way as president
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 22:21:25

Only the most cynical could have guessed in 2008 that it would be Obama’s own administration that stood in the way of the torture report’s publicationLive blog: get the latest on the Senate report on CIA tortureCIA’s brutal use of torture revealed i...

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14. Lost sheep in Christmas sweater found on streets of Omaha
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 04:16:54

Nebraska Humane Society speculates that mysterious errant animal in seasonal knitwear may be a refugee from a live nativity scene Continue reading...

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16. Calls for prosecution after ‘torture report’
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-10 at 14:01:49

US Senate report on CIA interrogation tactics justifies reopening criminal investigations, rights advocates say.

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17. Margaret and David’s favourite movies, directors, genres … and biggest bust-ups
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 06:49:08

The last word on their highest-rated genres, directors and films during their time at The Movie Show and At the Movies Continue reading...

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18. US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 18:37:40

The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.

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20. How much of London is owned by Qatar’s royal family?
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 22:41:21

Qatar’s royals are adding a massive £200m-plus Regent’s Park palace to their multiple investments in the capital. So apart from Harrods, what else have they acquired in their ongong spending spree? Continue reading...

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