1. El Capitan’s Dawn Wall Climbers Reach Top at Yosemite
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-15 at 07:07:56

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finished scaling the sheer face of the Dawn Wall rock formation at Yosemite on Wednesday. Some consider it the most difficult free climb ever achieved.

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2. Germany’s Muslims hold vigil for Paris terror victims – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 03:22:54

Germany is home to four million Muslims, many of whom were outspoken in their condemnation of the recent terror sprees in Paris by Islamic extremists that left 17 dead. Thousands attended a rally in Berlin, organised by the Central Committee of Muslims an...

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3. Swedish children’s TV dancing genitals cartoon sparks parental outcry
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 01:39:32

Parents complain about cartoon video for children’s channel Barnkanalen showing penises and vaginas smiling and dancing Continue reading...

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4. Pope begins trip to passionate Philippines
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-15 at 16:34:35

Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for a five-day trip in the Catholic Church's passionate and chaotic Asian heartland that is tipped to attract a world-record papal crowd. Church bells tolled across the nation as the charismatic pon...

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5. Half of Malawi declared disaster zone after flooding
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 18:04:49

Torrential rains leave scores dead and tens of thousands homeless as president appeals to international donors for humitarian aid Continue reading...

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7. Charlie Hebdo cartoonist explains prophet Muhammad cover – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 02:22:12

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier, aka Luz, explains the magazine's latest front page which features an image of the prophet Muhammad crying. Luzier, who drew the image, says it 'wasn't the front page that the terrorists wanted us to do', but was wha...

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8. Killing of Eritrean refugee in Dresden exposes racial tensions in Germany
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 12:30:17

Anti-immigration sentiment highlighted after 25,000 rally in support of far-right Pegida movement on night of murder Continue reading...

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9. Saudi blogger faces next 50 lashes as government ignores global protests
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 01:38:34

Wife of Raif Badawi says he may not be able to withstand more punishment as second installment of 1,000-lash sentence nearsA look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes Continue reading...

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11. Argentinian president accused of covering up details about the country’s worst terrorist attack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 02:31:29

Federal prosecutor accuses Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of attempting to cover up Iran’s involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 Continue reading...

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14. Hundreds of Iranian students shave their heads after teacher diagnosed with cancer
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 06:49:54

Students of Mohammad Reza Ghaderi, a former top cyclist and national champion, cut their hair in solidarity  Continue reading...

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15. Turkish PM compares Binyamin Netanyahu to Paris attackers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 15:56:00

Ahmet Davutoğlu accuses Israeli leader of crimes against humanity and criticises publication of prophet cartoons Continue reading...

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16. US judge throws out ‘genocide’ lawsuit against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 08:59:34

US government argued he was entitled to immunity from accusations surrounding anti-muslim riots in 2002 as he is a sitting head of government Continue reading...

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17. What will shape women’s rights over the next 15 years?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 19:25:25

What should be included in the sustainable development goals to promote women’s equality and empowerment, and will they work? Continue reading...

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19. Venezuelan states ban night queues outside shops as grocery shortages continue
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 08:26:11

Many people have been forced to queue overnight for basic foods such as milk but authorities claim this is dangerous Continue reading...

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20. Zimbabwe plans to sell baby elephants to global buyers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 15:34:09

Conservationists say dozens of elephant calves have been removed from Hwange National Park to be exported to undisclosed recipients in France, the United Arab Emirates and China. Daily Maverick reports  Continue reading...

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