1. Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-21 at 11:17:23

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.

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2. Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-22 at 05:31:04

BBC reporter and Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on

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3. Orangutan in Argentina zoo recognised by court as ‘non-human person’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 03:26:08

Sandra, 29, can be freed in Buenos Aires and transferred to a sanctuaryAnimal rights campaigners win after filing habeas corpus petitionTommy the chimp is not a person, New York court decides Continue reading...

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4. Australian Super Hornets strikes helped turn back Isis fighters at Mount Sinjar
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 16:55:03

Department of Defence says coalition air support assisted Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga in regaining control of territory in northern Iraq that was site of intense fighting with Islamic StateAustralian F/A-18F Super Hornets were part of the US-led air offensive...

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5. South Korea cancels illuminated Christmas tree near border with North
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 16:55:03

Plans to reconstruct the Christmas tower two miles from North Korea have been abandoned due to ‘high military tensions’A South Korean Christian group has scrapped a plan to construct a new Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea, ...

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6. Peru’s drive to stamp out people trafficking undermined by high growth
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 16:55:03

Inequality in south American country blamed for trade that involves a disproportionate number of indigenous girls and womenEfforts to help thousands of trafficked children and adults in Peru are being undermined by a strong economy, enduring social and et...

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7. Senior cleric: Iran has knowledge to build a nuclear bomb
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 16:55:03

The Islamic republic has reached the expertise to enrich uranium not just to the 5% and 20% levels required for civilian uses but to higher levels required for a bomb, says Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami An official site belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Gu...

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8. Ebola kills Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 16:55:03

Victor Willoughby is the 11th of the country’s 120 doctors to die during the outbreak Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor has died of Ebola just hours after an experimental drug to treat him arrived at Freetown’s airport.Dr Victor Willoughby is the 11...

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9. Tony Abbott says repealing carbon tax his biggest achievement as minister for women
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 04:59:01

‘Women are particularly focused on the household budget and the repeal of the carbon tax means a $550 a year benefit for the average family,’ the PM said Continue reading...

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10. ‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plants
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 05:34:00

A new book offers a damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meat Continue reading...

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12. Why the Russian oil crash could threaten Putin with a palace coup
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 05:35:00

With a growing economic crisis and less money to share among the oligarchs, there is talk of splits in the Kremlin elite that could undermine the president’s power ■ How other oil exporting countries are being affected Continue reading...

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14. North Korea threatens US, claiming White House was involved in film plot
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 11:17:47

Pyongyang warns US ‘cesspool’ is a target as it alleges Obama administration was behind fictional Kim Jong-un assassination Continue reading...

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15. Eyewitness: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 21:12:02

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16. Obama condemns murder of New York police
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-21 at 21:22:09

US president says there is 'no justification' for killing officers amid tension over rising police brutality.

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17. Argentine court grants rights to ape
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-22 at 04:35:08

A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.

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19. Turkish TV show fined over ‘dance with a stranger’ stunt
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-22 at 01:14:48

Gameshow ‘I Don’t Know, My Spouse Knows’ fined 410,000 Turkish lira for showing husbands dancing with other women Continue reading...

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