1. Hot chip vending machine created by company that believed it could fry
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 08:46:36

Ten years in development, Perth firm’s ‘mini fish and chip shop’ will start commercial production this year – and sights are set on the international marketA Western Australian company has made a hot chip vending machine that deep fries frozen chi...

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2. ‘Hope begins today’: the inside story of Syriza’s rise to power
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-29 at 02:35:00

Ten years ago, Syriza scraped just 4% of the vote in Greek elections. This week, the leftwing party took control under the charismatic leadership of Alexis Tsipras. How did it do it? For 22 days, Paul Mason followed the party’s campaign trail and saw an...

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3. ‘Room service over’ for rescued koala
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-30 at 10:40:32

A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.

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4. Inside ravaged Kobani: months of fighting have left a town in ruins – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 03:35:50

Kurdish fighters claimed to have pushed Islamic State militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobani after months of fighting, but much of Kobani has been reduced to rubble Kurdish forces take control of Kobani Continue reading...

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5. Chad ‘forces Boko Haram from town’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-29 at 21:43:21

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

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6. Everyone calm down: Michelle Obama’s Saudi outfit was plenty respectful
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-29 at 01:54:12

The first lady’s decision to forgo a headscarf makes her neither the first nor the last visiting female official to do so in Saudi Arabia – and does not flout protocol Continue reading...

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7. Texas poised to execute intellectually disabled prisoner within hours
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 00:40:41

Robert Ladd’s lethal injection to come days after Georgia’s execution of another intellectually disabled man; lawyer condemns policy based on fiction Continue reading...

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8. Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-30 at 00:07:15

Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.

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9. China says no room for ‘western values’ in university education
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 12:12:11

Education minister says books which ‘smear socialism’ will be banned  Continue reading...

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10. ‘We are so proud’ – the women who died defending Kobani against Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 14:56:00

This week Kurdish forces took full control of Kobani, a Syrian town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State. Mona Mahmood speaks to four Kurdish families about the female fighters who died helping to wrest control of the town...

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11. Balloonists surpass distance record
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-30 at 15:54:45

Two pilots have surpassed the world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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13. Climate change on Valentine’s Day: what might you lose that you love?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-29 at 14:30:28

Share what treasured things in your community could be affected by climate change or something you love about the planet that may be lost forever  Continue reading...

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14. Republicans push through Keystone bill to set up showdown with Obama
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 03:57:57

Bill in favour of pipeline’s construction glides to 62-36 passage in the Senate, but the president has repeatedly said he will veto the proposalFresh from their first big legislative win in the new Congress, Republicans on Thursday called on Barack Obam...

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15. Deflation Experiments Show Patriots May Have a Point After All
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-30 at 06:11:23

Thomas Healy, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon, has detailed data on how atmospheric conditions might have reduced the pressure in footballs in the A.F.C. title game.

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17. Deadly attacks hit Egypt’s Sinai
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-30 at 13:56:08

At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

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19. Sarah Palin speech inadvertently raises $50,000 for Hillary Clinton
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 03:58:49

The speech, which was also criticised by Republican partisans, prompted a defensive fundraising drive for Clinton that has already brought in thousandsSarah Palin’s eccentric speech to a Republican conference in Iowa last weekend, which has been critici...

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20. Greece delays EU agreement on Russia sanctions
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-30 at 00:35:23

Ambassador refuses to agree to key passage of statement, raising European concerns over new Greek governmentThe new Greek government has picked its first fight with the European Union, delaying agreement on further EU sanctions against Russian-backed sepa...

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