1. Marriage proposal by jogging app
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 22:28:31

A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.

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2. Rectal rehydration and standing on broken limbs: the CIA torture report’s grisliest findings
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 18:34:18

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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3. </span>This Year’s Best Actors in 9 Kisses
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 13:33:52

We invited Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart and more to pucker up.

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4. 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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5. Al Jazeera correspondent dies in Syria
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-11 at 15:54:21

Mahran Al Deeri of the Al Jazeera Arabic website dies while covering battles in city of Al Sheikh Maskin in rural Daraa.

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6. Google to shut Spanish news service
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-11 at 12:44:39

Online search giant Google is shutting down its Google News service in Spain before a new intellectual property law is introduced.

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7. DealBook: Appeals Court Deals a Setback to U.S. Crackdown on Insider Trading
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 12:45:13

The ruling in the case against two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, is a blow to prosecutors’ campaign to crack down on insider trading.

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8. Police clear Hong Kong protest site
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-11 at 16:34:42

Authorities make arrests as protesters continue with sit-ins, defying police-issued deadlines to disperse.

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9. U.S. Tells Court That Documents From Torture Investigation Should Remain Secret
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 09:41:21

The New York Times has filed a request that the Justice Department disclose documents from an investigation into C.I.A. torture of detainees, including summaries of interviews with witnesses and documents explaining why no charges were filed.

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10. Americans Involved in Torture Can Be Prosecuted Abroad, Analysts Say
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 08:49:00

Calls for international prosecution, legal experts say, are likely to grow so long as the United States chooses not to prosecute its own.

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11. Palestinian minister dies after West Bank confrontation with Israeli soldiers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-11 at 00:10:00

Abbas announces three days of mourning after Ziad Abu Ain was reportedly shoved by Israeli troops while planting olive trees Continue reading...

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12. Women in Sudan: what the ‘ugly’ debate tells us about society
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 18:34:59

Sara Elhassan caused a social media storm after addressing sexist comments in a spoken word performance. She tells African Arguments what it was like  Continue reading...

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13. Do Australians still want Abbott as PM?
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-11 at 02:00:01

But Australia's PM could survive poor poll ratings

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14. Brazil president weeps as she unveils report on military dictatorship’s abuses
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-11 at 04:54:45

Dilma Rousseff was herself tortured; 191 people killed; 243 ‘disappeared’US and UK trained interrogators in torture during 1964-85 military rule Continue reading...

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15. Malala Yousafzai accepts Nobel peace prize with attack on arms spending
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 20:05:44

Pakistani education activist was jointly awarded prize with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi Continue reading...

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16. Unbuttoned: Prince William and Kate Try to Seem Normal
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 05:59:51

On their three-day visit to America, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made safe and unsurprising fashion choices.

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18. US agency infiltrated Cuban hip-hop scene to spark youth unrest
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-11 at 06:42:33

Investigation finds USAid recruited musicians ‘to break information blockade’ as part of covert social project Continue reading...

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20. Isis: the inside story
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-11 at 11:30:14

One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. Report by Martin Chulov Continue reading...

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