1. VIDEO: Koalas given mittens after bushfires
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 16:16:41

Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.

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2. Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-09 at 22:06:21

The acclaimed graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco on the limits of satire – and what it means if Muslims don’t find it funny Continue reading...

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3. Ukraine rebels ‘intensify attacks’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 21:46:29

Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.

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4. Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’: 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-10 at 16:12:32

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodiesBoko Haram hit Nigeria’s Baga town in fresh assault Continue reading...

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6. Saudi Arabian blogger ‘flogged’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 18:58:23

A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.

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7. Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘I am here to help the sick, to cook and give them strength’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-09 at 12:30:11

From cooks to cleaners, staff at Panlap community care centre explain why they chose to work with Ebola patients and what it has cost them personally Continue reading...

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8. Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa in poll defeat
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 21:37:27

Mahinda Rajapaksa is defeated in Sri Lanka's presidential election by a challenger from his inner circle, ending almost a decade in power.

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9. French forces kill newspaper attack suspects, hostages die in second siege
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 05:14:12

PARIS/DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (Reuters) - Two brothers wanted for a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday when anti-terrorist police stormed their hideout, while a second siege ended with the dea...

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10. Indonesia says ‘pings’ detected in search for AirAsia flight recorders
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 04:00:14

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings they believed were from the plane's black box flight recorders on Friday, 12 days after it went missing with 1...

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13. Cuba dissidents say 36 activists freed as part of deal with U.S.
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 01:35:03

HAVANA (Reuters) - One of Cuba's most prominent dissident groups said on Friday that 36 opposition activists, including a popular hip-hop artist, have been freed in the last two days as part of a deal to improve relations between Cuba and the United State...

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14. VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 12:04:56

The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.

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16. Two Palestinian babies die in Gaza freeze
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-10 at 15:58:40

Two Palestinian babies have died due to cold weather in the Gaza Strip, an official said Saturday, as winter storms lashed the region. A two-month-old girl from the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis died on Friday of "a pulmonary obstruction caused by...

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17. Muslims in Europe fear anti-Islamic mood will intensify after Paris attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-10 at 01:15:24

Anti-immigrant politicians from Germany to Sweden citing Charlie Hebdo killings as support for their position Continue reading...

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18. F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said to Seek Charges for Petraeus
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-10 at 04:24:09

The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors suggested bringing felony charges against the retired general for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said.

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19. Actor Rod Taylor dies in LA aged 84
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 08:16:48

Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.

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20. News: Latest Updates From France
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-10 at 07:25:02

Times reporters and editors are providing live updates following two hostage standoffs in France on Friday.

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