1. North Korean leader proposes talks
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-01 at 09:53:20

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea, "depending on the mood and circumstances".

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2. AirAsia’s Chief Responds Quickly and With Compassion
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-01 at 01:48:42

The actions of Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of the Malaysian company, have been compared favorably to the response of Malaysia Airlines earlier in 2014.

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3. World ushers in 2015 as China suffers New Year’s tragedy
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-01 at 16:08:39

New York (AFP) - Millions of revelers took to the streets from Sydney to New York to usher in 2015 on Thursday, but celebrations turned to tragedy in China, where 35 people were killed in a stampede in central Shanghai.

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4. More bodies from AirAsia crash found
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-01 at 16:51:34

Officials say two more bodies have been recovered as the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 continues to face bad weather in the Java Sea.

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6. Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

A court has handed Russia’s most prominent opposition figure a suspended sentence and jailed his brother on fraud charges they say are politically motivated. The case will only reflect badly on the Kremlin, writes Mark GaleottiA three-and-a-half year su...

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7. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

Continent’s ancient oral tradition gets new hearing on pioneering mobile site Badilisha Poetry X-Change“These days, the language of deathis a dialect of betrayals; the bodies broken, placid as saints, hobble along the tiled corridors, from room to roo...

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8. Jeb Bush quits board posts ahead of possible White House run – reports
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

Latest scion of political dynasty stands down from all corporate and non-profit positions, says the Washington PostJeb Bush ‘actively’ exploring a run in 2016Hadley Freeman: the US has more royal families than it knows what to do withPotential Republi...

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9. Egypt court orders retrial for Peter Greste and al-Jazeera colleagues
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

Al-Jazeera Three – Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed – are to be retried and bail has been deniedThree al-Jazeera English journalists jailed in Egypt have been sent for retrial after a New Year’s Day appeal hearing in Cairo, dashin...

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11. All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

The powers that be will fight back against attempts to change the status quo, economically or globallyA decade and a half into the 21st century, we’re still living through the aftermath of two epoch-making shocks. The first was the demonstration of the ...

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12. World rings in 2015 with spectacular fireworks – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

Cities across the globe have been ringing in the new year with firework displays ranging in magnitude from impressive to mind-blowing. The biggest displays could be seen in Sydney and Dubai, closely followed by London and Hong Kong Continue reading...

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14. FGM: doctors should question at-risk women during prenatal consultations
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

Obstetricians say more needs to be done to identify cases of female genital mutilation in early pregnancy to manage complications that can arise Doctors have endorsed a call for questions about female genital mutilation (FGM) to be a requirement when they...

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15. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 16:55:04

The funeral this week of a Revolutionary Guard commander killed inIraq showed Iran’s official commitment to its armed forces, whilethe murkier dimensions of Tehran’s growing role in the region’ssectarian conflict have been highlighted by the death o...

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16. At least 26 killed in Yemen suicide bombing: security official
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-01 at 04:36:36

SANAA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people in central Yemen on Wednesday when he blew himself up at a cultural center where students were celebrating the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, a security official said.

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17. Palestinians Set to Seek Redress in a World Court
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-01 at 04:05:38

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority signed papers to join the court and other organizations, a move that could bring harsh sanctions.

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19. Voice of Babe and Rugrats dies at 51
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-31 at 14:52:10

Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who brought to life characters including Babe and Chuckie on Rugrats, dies aged 51.

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20. Shanghai: dozens killed and injured in stampede at new year celebrations
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-01 at 15:58:22

At least 35 people have died, including 25 women and some childrenCrush was sparked by fake money thrown from a building, witnesses say Relatives angry at lack of information from hospitals President Xi Jinping orders cities across China to ensure it cann...

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