1. Al Jazeera staff held for one year in Egypt
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-29 at 07:47:55

December 29 marks one year since Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were imprisoned on false charges.

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2. Pope Francis’s edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-28 at 02:36:44

Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York Continue reading...

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3. Tango revolution sweeps Tbilisi off its feet
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Georgians embrace Argentinian dance with gusto as lessons become more affordable after decade of economic growthHands curl into each other and partners draw close. Glittering shoes scrape across the floor. Short skirts twirl.“It is becoming an addiction...

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4. Infinite Possibility: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Portugal’s Serralves Museum offers a retrospective on the work of an Iranian artist feted by New York’s glitterati but whose geometric designs are inspired by Islamic art When a 20-year old Iranian art student moved to New York in 1944 from her hometo...

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5. Women of Timbuktu find their voice again after nightmare of jihadi rule
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Persecuted when the city was occupied by Islamist militants, women are now keen to have a greater say in Malian societyIt was, says Khaira Arby with some pride, her music that swung the election in favour of Timbuktu’s first female MP. Arby had been ask...

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6. Julie Bishop ‘mildly optimistic’ that Peter Greste will be released soon
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Greste’s parents visit son in Egyptian jail for Christmas as al-Jazeera three mark one year behind barsJulie Bishop remains “mildly optimistic” that Peter Greste will be released from jail soon, as the Australian al-Jazeera journalist marks a year i...

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7. Western Australian man arrested for alleged attack on speed camera operator
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Police allege the man donned a gas mask and attacked a civilian speed camera operator with spray paint after trying to remove his rear number plateA West Australian man has been arrested for allegedly donning a gas mask and attacking a civilian speed came...

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8. Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro questioned after DR shooting
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Police in Dominican Republic investigate nightclub shootingSpokesman says people close to MLB star apparently involvedAuthorities in the Dominican Republic said on Saturday they had questioned the Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, after a nightclub s...

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9. Ferguson officials suspend officer for calling memorial a ‘pile of trash’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

City hasn’t identified spokesman, but paper attributes comment to Tim ZollHe has been placed on unpaid leave while ‘disciplinary proceedings’ beginMichael Brown memorial damaged after apparently being run overFerguson protester Joshua Williams charg...

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10. Greece heading for snap elections – live
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

Former European commissioner Stavros Dimas fails to secure 180 votes required to be elected president, triggering snap general election that could put Greece’s bailout at risk 11.26am GMT For those who enjoy electoral inquests, we now have the breakdown...

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11. North Korea – a year in threats
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 17:00:03

As Pyongyang vows retaliation against America over the Sony film The Interview, we look at who else has been in the line of fire in 2014 In the ongoing debacle about The Interview – a film in which Seth Rogen is sent to assassinate Kim Jong-un – North...

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12. AirAsia plane ‘at bottom of sea’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-29 at 16:03:24

The search continues for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, with a senior official saying initial data suggests the plane is at the bottom of the sea.

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13. Indonesian Agency Says Missing AirAsia Jet Probably Sank
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-29 at 07:21:22

The head of the agency searching for Flight 8501 said that he believed the aircraft was “at the bottom of the sea” and warned that the country lacked adequate equipment for an underwater search.

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15. AirAsia flight QZ8501: no distress call, no red flags and no sign of wreckage
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-28 at 23:03:19

Plane took off six minutes after sunrise and was meant to arrive two hours later; at sunset the search was suspended Continue reading...

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17. Aircraft accident rates at historic low despite high-profile plane crashes
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 12:57:04

Figures from the Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archives put the total number of fatalities for 2014 at 1,320 and assume no one on QZ8501 will be found alive • The search for QZ8501 – rolling report Continue reading...

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18. Iran supreme leader uses Twitter to blast US and says #BlackLivesMatter
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 02:34:08

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses hashtags to criticise US on race issuesSays: ‘#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants … #Ferguson’Police spokesman suspended for calling memorial ‘pile of trash’Ferguson protester Joshua Williams charged with arso...

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19. Malaysia pledges extra flood funds
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-28 at 11:51:47

Malaysian PM Najib Razak announces extra money to help victims of the country's worst floods in decades, which have left at least five dead.

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20. White House Memo: President’s Test: Family Vacation With Teenage Girls
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-29 at 06:17:07

As president, Barack Obama must contend with challenges of global importance. As a father, he potentially faces a home test: A two-week family vacation with teenage daughters.

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