1. Greece’s solidarity movement: ‘it’s a whole new model – and it’s working’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-23 at 19:09:35

Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government Continue reading...

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2. King Abdullah, a Shrewd Force Who Reshaped Saudi Arabia, Dies at 90
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-24 at 08:19:56

Abdullah was one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful men, but a cautious reformer amid great changes in the Middle East.

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3. T Magazine: The Peculiar Genius of Bjork
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-24 at 02:44:09

Solo musician or master collaborator? For her new album, Bjork merged the two sides of her artistry to create a new experience of music — again.

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4. Islamic State deadline on Japanese captives passes with no word on fate
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-24 at 03:45:43

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it was still trying to secure the release of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed and there was no immediate word on their fate.

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5. Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-24 at 04:58:00

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

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7. Argentina suspects rogue agents were behind death of prosecutor
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-24 at 04:47:01

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.

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8. Tutankhamun’s beard glued back on
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-23 at 03:20:02

Egyptian officials probe reports that Tutankhamun's beard was hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.

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9. Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia: govt
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-24 at 16:31:16

Liberia said on Saturday it had just five remaining cases of Ebola, confirming it was close to eradicating an epidemic which has left thousands dead. "We have five confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia as of today," assistant health minister Tolbert ...

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10. Nigeria suffers highest number of civilian deaths in African war zones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-23 at 19:45:02

Boko Haram violence underpins rising death rates among Nigerian citizens, while thousands also killed in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia Continue reading...

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11. Jorge Ramos, Voice of Latino Voters on Univision, Sends Shiver Through G.O.P.
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-24 at 02:12:54

Mr. Ramos, the influential Univision and Fusion anchor, has begun criticizing Republicans over their immigration stance, posing a challenge to their 2016 hopes.

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12. Brazil’s worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-23 at 13:30:09

Lights go out, internet is cut for days, and agriculture is suffering as crisis spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond Continue reading...

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13. Greek elections: young, broke and voting for change – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-23 at 16:22:00

When Greece heads to the polls on Sunday, voters may well elect one of the most leftwing governments in Eurozone history. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, says while he does not want to lead Greece out of Europe, he will not accept its austerit...

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14. Washington Post Reporter, Jailed in Tehran, Is Said to Be Out of Solitary Confinement
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-24 at 08:59:26

While Jason Rezaian’s prison conditions appeared to have eased, it was unclear if that signaled some movement in Iran’s mysterious prosecution.

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15. Bulgaria seizes two million eels
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-24 at 02:06:22

Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.

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18. SkyMall’s Parent Files for Bankruptcy Protection
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-24 at 08:03:34

The in-flight catalog’s parent, Xhibit, attributed some of its troubles to changes in in-flight entertainment and retail competition.

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19. Headed to Cuba? MasterCard removes block on US-issued cards
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-24 at 02:03:49

Starting 1 March, the credit card company will allow its cards issued in the United States to be used in the island nation Continue reading...

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20. Swedish school sheds light on dark days of winter
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-24 at 12:30:12

Dragonskolan school in Sweden’s far north attempts to raise children’s performance through use of intense electric lights Continue reading...

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