1. Germany mourns trainee teacher who dared to defy the bullies
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 02:39:19

Thousands are expected to attend funeral of student Tuğçe Albayrak who was attacked after defending teenagers Continue reading...

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2. Bollywood actor Deven Verma dead
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 12:58:22

Veteran Indian film and television actor Deven Verma, who became popular playing comic roles in Bollywood films, dies, aged 77.

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3. Ukrainian PM reports accident at nuclear power plant
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 16:29:23

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday an accident had occurred at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant (NPP) in south-east Ukraine and called on the energy minister to hold a news conference.

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4. French MPs recognise Palestine as state
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 00:09:32

France's lower house of parliament votes 339 to 151 in favour of symbolic motion to recognise statehood of Palestine.

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5. You can’t do anything about broken promises, Karl Stefanovic tells Tony Abbott – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 06:04:00

Tony Abbott receives an on-air grilling while appearing on Channel Nine's Today Show. The usually mild-mannered host Karl Stefanovic tells the prime minister that he is 'not going to be able to do anything about the broken promises' committed in governmen...

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6. ‘Hell is never far away’: the female medic risking her life for Aleppo
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 21:11:51

Umm Abdu has lost her husband and a son to the war in Syria, but the pistol-wearing woman refuses to abandon her embattled city Continue reading...

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7. Soap, sunscreen and steroids found in Antarctic waters and wildlife
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 04:36:02

Range of pharmaceuticals found in fish, clams and sea urchins in waters around two research stations, says New Zealand researchers Continue reading...

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8. Kenya interior minister fired after massacre
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 21:26:47

President Kenyatta announces security shake-up after another assault by armed Somali group al-Shabab that left 36 dead.

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9. 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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10. China has broken Hong Kong agreement, say British MPs
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 21:23:29

UK government is urged to condemn China after it refused to allow delegation of MPs into former British territory Continue reading...

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11. Iran denies bombing ISIL targets in Iraq
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 16:50:13

No air strikes launched against ISIL, official says, responding to "sighting" of Iranian warplane in Al Jazeera footage.

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12. Wife and child of Islamic State leader Baghdadi held in Lebanon
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 23:41:00

Arrest is described as ‘high-value catch’ and reportedly follows information provided by western intelligence agencies  Continue reading...

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14. North Korea launches tourist website – although border remains closed
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 19:04:25

A month after foreign visitors are barred because of Ebola fears, dprktoday.com tries to lure tourists with pictures of smiling children and short-range missiles Continue reading...

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15. Obama Is Said to Pick Ashton Carter, Physicist and Ex-Deputy, as Defense Secretary
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-03 at 07:33:10

President Obama has settled on Mr. Carter, the Pentagon’s former chief weapons buyer, but is waiting for him to be vetted before making a formal announcement, officials said.

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16. Israel’s PM seeks early election
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-03 at 03:38:19

Benjamin Netanyahu sacks two senior ministers and announces he plans to dissolve Israel's parliament, triggering an early general election.

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17. Corruption pervades fast-growing economies of China, Turkey and Angola
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 15:28:00

Transparency International’s measure of perceived public sector corruption says emerging countries increasingly seen as prone to fraud and bribery Continue reading...

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18. Iranian ambassador’s house targeted in Yemen
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 16:30:45

Three people killed but diplomat unharmed in suicide car bombing in Sanaa against backdrop of Shia Houthi-led offensive.

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19. Vigilantes take fight to Boko Haram
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-03 at 06:33:43

Attacks provoke men to take up arms against Boko Haram

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20. Hackers Pirate Sony Films and Leak Studio Salaries
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-03 at 06:35:44

The breach exposed two things the movie industry loathes — the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.

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