1. No, Argentina’s president did not adopt a Jewish child to stop him turning into a werewolf
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 01:00:43

The chance meeting of a Latin American president with a colourful myth too good to fact-check proved irresistible for many  Continue reading...

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2. London house prices widen gap with rest of UK – live
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:07

UK house-price inflation has slowed for four months in a row, but prices in London continue to rise faster than anywhere else 11.11am GMT The slowdown in the Italian economy has ended, according to the country’s economy minister Pier Carlo Padoan.The mi...

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3. Infinite Possibility: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:06

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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4. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:06

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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5. Protests outside Egyptian embassy in London against imprisonment of journalists
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:07

Sue Turton joins protest calling for release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy a year after their imprisonmentA British al-Jazeera journalist has urged the Egyptian government to release three journalists imprisoned on terror charges.Sue ...

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6. Military couple told to move wedding for Barack Obama to play golf
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:07

President phoned couple to apologise after they had to move ceremony away from 16th hole of Hawaiian golf courseA military couple getting married near Barack Obama’s vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as pl...

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7. Bushfire threatens homes near Toodyay, east of Perth
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:07

Emergency services issue alert for residents in five roads in Western Australian wheatbelt town, warning them it is too late to evacuateHomes were under threat from an out-of-control bushfire burning near the town of Toodyay, east of Perth, on Tuesday eve...

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8. Convicted killer Magnotta ‘worse than a beast’ says Jun Lin’s father in Montreal
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:07

Diran Lin quit his job in China to attend the ‘cannibal’ murder trial that shocked Canada. The ‘cruel’ crime has crippled the Lin family Escort who killed Chinese student in Montreal found guilty of murderThe Canadian man convicted of dismembering...

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9. Tango revolution sweeps Tbilisi off its feet
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:55:06

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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10. Google to blame for Gmail shutdown, say Chinese state media
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 14:35:17

World’s biggest email service largely inaccessible within China since 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown in June Continue reading...

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11. Scottish Ebola patient transferred to London hospital
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 12:27:11

Nurse was first person to be diagnosed with virus in UK after flying from Sierra Leone to Glasgow via Heathrow• Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow – latest updates Continue reading...

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12. Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-30 at 07:19:21

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will announce this week that he is resigning from Congress, the congressman announced Monday.

In a statement, Grimm said he would resign from office on Jan. 5.

"The events which led to this day did not break my spirit, nor th...

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13. Russian recession fears as economy shrinks for first time in five years
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 01:14:34

Falling oil prices, sanctions and collapsing rouble take toll, with GDP in November 0.5% lower than in same month year ago Continue reading...

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14. Obama suggests Putin ‘not so smart’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-30 at 07:14:05

US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".

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15. California School District Reverses Basketball Tournament Ban On ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirts
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-30 at 07:11:09

LISA LEFF, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district on Monday reversed a basketball tournament ban on T-shirts reading "I Can't Breathe" and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as...

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16. 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 • China and France join expanded search – rolling report Continue reading...

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17. Greek MPs’ vote triggers snap poll
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-29 at 20:53:42

Greek MPs reject a presidential candidate named by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, triggering a snap general election to be held in January.

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18. Missing AirAsia Flight: Indonesian Officials Spot Several Bodies Floating In Waters
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-30 at 09:32:55

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Six bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and was lost to searchers for more than t...

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19. Taliban declare victory in Afghanistan as Nato-led forces end combat mission
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 01:24:30

Violence increases as insurgents label shift in alliance’s tactics a defeat while international allies now focus on support of Afghan security forces Continue reading...

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20. The future has begun, says leftist Alexis Tsipras as he scents power in Greece
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 03:03:43

Syriza is leading in polls after gaining support among millions of Greeks who are unemployed or facing poverty Continue reading...

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