1. St. Louis County Police Chief Claims Rams Official Apologized Over Players’ ‘Hands Up’ Gesture
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-02 at 09:34:24

WASHINGTON -- A top St. Louis Rams official has apologized to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar because some Rams players put their hands in the air before the game on Sunday in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, a St. Louis County Police spok...

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2. Shark ‘photobombs’ Australia surfers
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 10:47:18

A photographer captures the moment a shark jumps out of the sea behind contestants in a surfing competition in New South Wales.

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3. WFP suspends Syria refugee food aid
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 19:28:05

The UN's World Food Programme suspends a critical food aid scheme for more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis.

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5. Australian Open changes heat policy
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 11:54:24

Organisers of the Australian Open change their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament, two days after Australia had its hottest month on record.

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6. 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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7. No Gender December: Abbott criticises bid to end gender stereotypes in toys
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 05:47:51

Tony Abbott says: ‘I certainly don’t believe in that kind of political correctness. Let boys be boys, let girls be girls – that’s always been my philosophy’ Continue reading...

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8. Saudi woman ‘arrested’ for driving
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 01:46:28

Activists say Loujain Hathloul, who tried to defy ban and drive home from neighbouring UAE, was blocked at border.

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9. Gunmen kill dozens in attack on Kenya mine
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 15:27:27

Al-Shabab claim responsibility for the attack on a stone quarry that left at least 36 people dead.

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10. 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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11. HIV evolving ‘into milder form’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 03:11:38

HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.

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12. Hong Kong’s Occupy urges retreat
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 15:30:07

The co-founders of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong say they will turn themselves in and repeat calls for students to retreat.

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14. Lebanon detains ‘wife and son’ of Al-Baghdadi
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 15:25:33

Family members of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detained by army at Syria-Lebanon border crossing, officials say.

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17. Sweden – the OECD’s highest per capita recipient of asylum seekers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 14:19:06

The conflict in Syria has been one of the big factors in a 20% year-on-year rise in those seeking asylum from OECD countries Continue reading...

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18. Al-Shabab massacres 36 in Kenya
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 16:55:54

Al-Shabab gunmen kill 36 non-Muslim quarry workers near the north-eastern Kenyan town of Mandera close to the border with Somalia.

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