1. Guantánamo Diary: ‘The torture squad was so well trained that they were performing almost perfect crimes’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 19:26:29

Interrogators subject Mohamedou Ould Slahi to the painstaking use of a new coercive technique: the cold room. Plus: Peter Serafinowicz reads an extract• Declassified diary published at last• Extract: The flight to Guantánamo• Extract: Torture at se...

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2. ‘Selma’ Stars Including Oprah March In Alabama, Honoring MLK
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-19 at 07:50:40

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The re...

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3. New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 15:01:18

Oxfam warns of widening inequality gap, days ahead of Davos economic summit in Switzerland Continue reading...

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4. Muslims burned to death in India attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 14:04:33

Three killed after assailants set fire to dozens of homes in eastern village in apparent response to Hindu man's death.

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5. 42% of French people say cartoons that upset Muslims shouldn’t be published
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 20:27:35

Survey, in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack, also finds 68% feel citizens should be forbidden from returning to France after fighting with Islamist groups abroad Continue reading...

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6. Dozens abducted by Boko Haram in Cameroon
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 12:14:40

Nigerian group captures 80 people in far north amid growing fears it is expanding operations in neighbouring countries.

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7. Shots fired outside Biden’s house
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-18 at 23:36:09

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's house on Saturday, but he was away at the time, the Secret Service says.

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8. BBC launches award to honour Komla Dumor
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-19 at 06:16:19

BBC launches award for reporters in honour of the late Komla Dumor

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9. Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s first openly gay minister
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 21:55:00

Health minister tipped as future party leader tells radio show: ‘I am a gay man. It’s not a secret’ Continue reading...

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10. Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 14:43:03

Lebanese group confirms deaths of slain leader Imad Mughniyeh's son and several others in air raid in Syria's Quneitra.

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13. Seahawks 28, Packers 22: Seahawks Rally Past Packers in Overtime to Return to Super Bowl
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-19 at 09:25:50

Green Bay scored the first 16 points of the game and tied the score after Seattle took a late lead, but the Seahawks quickly drove for a touchdown in overtime, on a 35-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse.

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14. Richest 1% to own more than the rest
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-19 at 13:42:14

Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will soon overtake the amount owned by everyone else in the world, says charity group Oxfam.

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15. Yemen clashes throw capital into chaos
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 16:43:20

Heavy fighting rages between security forces and Houthi rebels near presidential palace and in other strategic areas.

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16. N.S.A. Breached North Korean Networks Before Sony Attack, Officials Say
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-19 at 07:20:33

Evidence gathered by software hidden by the N.S.A. to monitor North Korean activities proved critical in persuading President Obama to accuse the government of ordering the cyberattack on Sony, officials said.

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18. Patriots Beat Colts 45-7 In 2015 AFC Championship Game
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-19 at 08:38:24

The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. 

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has g...

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19. Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-18 at 20:32:03

The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.

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