1. Hostage taking in Sydney cafe sparks fears of Islamist-linked attack
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-15 at 16:52:48

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police locked down the center of the country's biggest city on Monday after an armed man walked into a downtown Sydney cafe, took hostages and forced them to display an Islamic flag, igniting fears of a jihadist attack.

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2. The Sudans series: what you said
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-15 at 16:55:06

As part of our week-long focus on the Sudans we opened up conversation to our readers. Here are some of our highlights of what you told usSudan is hungry for change, but who will take on Omar al-Bashir?All week the Guardian has been looking a life in the ...

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6. VIDEO: Thousands of nesting penguins gather
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-15 at 00:38:39

Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.

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8. Turkish journalists detained in police raids
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-15 at 09:32:49

At least 23 people detained in nationwide operation targeting media outlets linked to Erdogan critic.

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9. News Analysis: A Climate Accord Based on Global Peer Pressure
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-15 at 07:33:34

The agreement reached in Lima, Peru, would be a breakthrough in 20 years of efforts to create a global warming accord, but it falls short of what scientists say is needed.

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11. Civil rights protest in US capital
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 03:16:28

Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.

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12. Pharaoh’s statue restored 3,200 years after collapse in earthquake
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-15 at 01:04:58

12.9-metre statue of Amenhotep III stands again at northern gate of king’s funerary temple in Luxor Continue reading...

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13. Crane crashes through roof as marriage proposal goes awry
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 14:33:27

Would-be fiance jumped to safety as crane lowering him into girlfriend’s garden for marriage proposal fell on house next door Continue reading...

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16. Cheney says CIA interrogators were heroes
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-15 at 07:02:02

Ex-US vice-president insists CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques worked and says 'I'll do it again.'

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18. US Congress approves $1.1tn budget
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-14 at 10:06:12

The US Senate completes congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama.

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19. Muna Hassan: ‘One of us mentioned vaginas and Michael Gove went really red!’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-14 at 14:30:14

The young anti-FGM campaigner who told David Cameron to ‘grow a pair’ has helped to get the issue on the political agenda this yearSee the Observer’s faces of 2014 in full hereDouglas Carswell: ‘There’s no longer any point talking about traditio...

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