1. Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-30 at 13:30:10

When 28 civilians were killed in Athens, it wasn’t the Nazis who were to blame, it was the British. Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith reveal how Churchill’s shameful decision to turn on the partisans who had fought on our side in the war sowed the seeds fo...

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2. Clashes at Hong Kong government HQ
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 15:28:00

Hong Kong police clash with pro-democracy activists, briefly shutting down government offices, in some of the worst unrest in two months of protests.

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3. Baby found buried on Sydney beach
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 10:54:15

Australian police urge the mother of a dead baby found buried at a Sydney beach to come forward, a week after another baby was found in a drain.

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4. Boko Haram: A common enemy?
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-01 at 02:16:31

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan calls for unity after mosque attack but can civilians rise up against armed group?

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6. Iraq uncovers 50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-01 at 05:19:52

Prime minister reveals existence of 50,000 fictitious names crowding the payroll in major fraud for the country's army.

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7. Thanksgiving Weekend Sales, at Stores and Online, Slide 11 Percent
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-01 at 06:30:51

Discounts were fierce, but spending and traffic still fell. Experts were puzzled, but remained upbeat on prospects for the entire holiday season.

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8. Iraqi army ‘had 50,000 ghost troops’
     Published by BBC on 2014-11-30 at 23:38:15

An investigation into corruption in the Iraqi army revealed 50,000 false names, known as "ghost soldiers", on its payroll, the PM says.

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9. Japanese Unearth Remains, and Their Nation’s Past, on Guadalcanal
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-01 at 09:02:21

Expeditions to the South Pacific island where many thousands died reflect a surge in interest among young Japanese in World War II.

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10. Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-30 at 23:30:00

Special report: immigration increasingly dominates national debate in the UK. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan r...

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11. Ferguson shooting officer quits
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 05:36:04

The white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the US, triggering riots and nationwide protests, has resigned.

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12. Everywhere Tony Abbott turns, there’s a barrier he placed there himself
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-01 at 08:23:48

The prime minister used admissions on ABC cuts and a ragged recent performance to try to reset the debate, but there was little tangible change. There may be a good reason for that Continue reading...

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13. Tuğçe Albayrak: Germans pay tribute to student killed trying to help harassed girls
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-01 at 15:23:03

Calls to award national order of merit to Tuğçe Albayrak as vigil held after she was attacked by man in McDonald’s car park Continue reading...

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14. Inside the Islamic State’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists, hungry civilians, crucifixions and air strikes
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-30 at 17:39:52

Activists tell of the Isis elite living in relative luxury as civilians face poverty, hunger, inflation and power shortages Continue reading...

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15. Australia sweats over record heat
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 03:21:14

Record temperatures are changing daily lives in Australia

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17. China jails Tibetan singer for political tone
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-01 at 13:20:57

Rights groups criticise four-year prison term given to popular musician for writing songs calling on Tibetans to unite.

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18. Switzerland rejects immigration cap
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-30 at 20:55:42

Voters say no to Ecopop initiative that would have seen net immigration slashed from 80,000 to 16,000 a year Continue reading...

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19. Galápagos Islands wildlife threatened by battle between locals and scientists
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-11-30 at 05:35:02

Researchers’ souvenir outlet has to close after pressure from local traders and the Ecuador government, denying Darwin group a precious $8,000 a week in sales to tourists Continue reading...

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20. Egypt anger as Mubarak cleared
     Published by BBC on 2014-11-30 at 03:40:26

Egyptian police break up a demonstration in Cairo over the dropping of charges against ex-President Mubarak for the killing of protesters in 2011.

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