1. Prophet Muhammad on new Charlie Hebdo cover
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-13 at 16:46:54

French magazine releases front page of what it calls the "survivors" issue, featuring Prophet Muhammad on the cover.

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2. US police charged in homeless death
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-13 at 03:29:50

Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.

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3. Farage: ‘Defend Christian culture’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-13 at 01:16:16

UKIP leader Nigel Farage calls for the defence of "Judeo-Christian culture" in response to Islamist terrorism as MEPs debate the Paris attacks.

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4. Angela Merkel to join Muslim community rally in Berlin
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 14:12:57

German chancellor will attend vigil for tolerance, in response to marches by far-right group Pegida in parts of country Continue reading...

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6. Mark Zuckerberg says he believes in freedom of speech. Does Facebook?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 00:43:12

When Mark Zuckerberg praised Charlie Hebdo and free speech, Facebook users cried hypocrisy, pointing to a post by a Pakistani actor that had been censored Continue reading...

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8. Israel set to hold funerals for Jews slain in Paris attack
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-13 at 15:05:44

Crowds of mourners are set to attend the funeral in Jerusalem Tuesday of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a Paris kosher supermarket, after their bodies were flown to Israel. Top Israeli leaders are expected to join the ceremony, including Prime ...

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9. US military’s Twitter account hacked
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-13 at 04:40:21

US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts are suspended after being hacked by a group claiming to be supporters of Islamic State.

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10. France Deploys Troops to Guard ‘Sensitive Sites’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-13 at 07:26:36

The authorities said that they would bolster security to protect potential targets of terrorism, putting in place one of the country’s biggest peacetime security operations.

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11. Fidel Castro to Diego Maradona: reports of my death greatly exaggerated
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 02:24:12

Cuban TV broadcast images of the Argentine soccer star holding a letter in which Cuba’s revolutionary leader, last photographed in August, insists he’s still alive Continue reading...

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12. Politicians apply double standard in support of David Petraeus amid FBI leaks inquiry
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 01:45:36

Former CIA director is suspected of same crime as Edward Snowden yet enjoys the backing of Hillary Clinton, John McCain and other high-profile critics of leaks Continue reading...

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13. Ash plume from underwater volcano off Tonga cancels flights and turns sea red
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 09:14:44

Air New Zealand and Fiji Airlines both turn flights around after Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai sends huge ash cloud kilometres into air about 65km north of capital Nuku’alofa Continue reading...

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14. Ohio State 42, Oregon 20: Ohio State Upsets Oregon and Wins College Football National Championship
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-13 at 11:17:06

Cardale Jones, at one point Ohio State’s third-string quarterback, led the Buckeyes past the Oregon Ducks in the College Football Playoff title game.

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16. Indonesia targeting West Papuans with mass arrests and home burning – reports
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 11:49:44

Indonesian authorities have reacted harshly to the deaths of two police officers, a West Papuan independence leader in exile has claimed Continue reading...

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18. Wikileaks for Africa? Introducing Afrileaks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 10:30:10

A new service launching today hopes to safely connect whistleblowers with investigative journalists, encouraging a ‘new culture of accountability and justice’ across the continent Continue reading...

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19. Queensland Labor vows to end taxpayer support for Carmichael mine if elected
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-13 at 14:22:37

Environment spokeswoman Jackie Trad says Labor would halt ‘unprecedented’ support shown for Adani coal project by Campbell Newman’s government Continue reading...

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20. Crucial AirAsia cockpit black box recovered
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-13 at 10:28:30

Indonesian divers have retrieved voice recorder, key to determining why plane crashed, from bottom of Java Sea.

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