1. UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-31 at 09:29:14

Bid to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by 2017 garners eight votes, one short of total needed to pass.

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2. Idaho toddler shoots and kills his mother inside Walmart
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 03:30:35

County sheriff said the 29-year-old woman, named as Veronica Rutledge, had a concealed weapons permit Continue reading...

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3. 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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4. US woman killed by two-year-old son
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-31 at 07:18:36

A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.

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5. Searchers Pull AirAsia Plane Debris and Bodies From Java Sea
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-31 at 09:17:14

Rescue teams off the coast of Borneo found bodies and debris from the AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday, but it remained unknown why the plane went down.

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7. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 16:55:05

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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8. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 16:55:05

The funeral this week of a Revolutionary Guard commander killed inIraq showed Iran’s official commitment to its armed forces, whilethe murkier dimensions of Tehran’s growing role in the region’ssectarian conflict have been highlighted by the death o...

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9. Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 16:55:05

A court has handed Russia’s most prominent opposition figure a suspended sentence and jailed his brother on fraud charges they say are politically motivated. The case will only reflect badly on the Kremlin, writes Mark GaleottiA three-and-a-half year su...

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10. 2014: not such a bad year after all
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 16:55:04

The international news agenda tends to focus on things that go wrong. Here we present a selection of the year’s good news stories, as a counterbalance to the ravages of war, violence, disease, natural disasters, corruption et alFrom the Great Hall of th...

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11. 2,000 farmers and 8,000 new trees: a decade exporting olive oil from Palestine
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 16:55:04

Palestinian farmers face serious obstacles, but one company has been working for ten years to create a stable market for their cropsFour delicious recipes for palestinian olive oilIt’s far easier to eat olive oil, dates and almonds than it is to talk ab...

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13. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia hospitalised
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-31 at 15:55:29

Ninety-one-year-old King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz admitted to hospital for "medical checks," royal court says.

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14. First Ebola case linked to bat play
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-30 at 19:32:50

The Ebola victim who triggered the current outbreak, a two-year-old boy from a small village in Guinea, may have been infected by playing in a hollow tree housing a colony of bats, say scientists.

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16. Sierra Leone Journal: Ebola Ravages Economies in West Africa
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-31 at 06:25:53

In Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, Ebola is not just affecting immune systems but also the bottom lines of businesses and governments.

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19. Japanese family who tended Briton’s grave for 140 years finally learn his identity
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 13:44:39

The Murai family receive a letter of thanks from the British ambassador after mystery of ex-pat’s remains is solved Continue reading...

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20. Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers and making wine from their blood
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 09:27:21

A businessman from Guangxi and his accomplices oversaw the killing of three tigers in three separate deals, state media says Continue reading...

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