1. Cologne cathedral to switch off lights in protest at anti-Muslim march
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-02 at 17:54:35

March by Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West is latest in a series of anti-Muslim protests in Germany Continue reading...

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2. Israeli settlers stone two cars belonging to US consulate staff
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-02 at 21:40:41

US security staff reportedly unholster weapons during standoff in Jerusalem between US consular party and far-right settlers from illegal West Bank outpost  Continue reading...

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3. Palestinians deliver to U.N. documents to join war crimes court
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-03 at 02:23:46

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - In a move that heightened tensions with Israel and could lead to cuts in U.S. aid, the Palestinians on Friday delivered to U.N. headquarters documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and other int...

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4. Egypt warned Amal Clooney she risked arrest
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-02 at 20:49:20

Human rights barrister threatened by authorities after exposing same flaws in judicial system that later led to conviction of al-Jazeera journalists Continue reading...

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5. Bono guitar fears after bike crash
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 14:45:04

U2 frontman Bono says he fears that he may never play guitar again following a bike accident last year.

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6. Artistic touch humanises Australia’s androids
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 04:49:48

Using art to make Australia's androids more sociable

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7. Idaho governor appeals to supreme court to reinstate ban on gay marriage
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:06

Idaho ‘has right to define marriage as between men and women’Conflicting court decisions ‘could constitute unequal treatment’Same-sex couples marry across the US - in picturesIdaho’s Republican governor and attorney general petitioned the US sup...

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8. Victorian bushfires: Moyston firefighters get some relief as thunderstorms hit
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:06

Firefighters in Victoria’s west have been given some respite by storms that brought rain to the region – despite having to face new fires sparked by lightning strikes Continue reading...

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9. Why North Koreans will suffer for the Sony hack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:07

Only a select few are allowed internet access in North Korea. There had been small signs of change, but in the wake of the Sony hack, will that continue? asks Andray AbrahamianNorth Korea’s already limited access to the internet went black several times...

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10. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:07

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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11. Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:07

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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12. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:07

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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13. Price of olive oil soaring after worst harvest in over a decade
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 16:55:06

Wholesale costs double following ‘black year’ for farms in southern Europe and north AfricaForget scouring the January sales for clothes and electrical goods and cheap Christmas wrapping paper for next year – the thing to be stocking up on this mont...

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14. Three held in India for alleged kidnap and gang-rape of Japanese woman
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-03 at 01:50:31

Police hunt two more suspects after woman held for three weeks and raped by gang near Buddhist site at Bodh Gaya, Bihar state Continue reading...

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16. Syria war ‘killed 76,000’ in 2014
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 01:22:07

Deaths in Syria's conflict hit a record level in 2014 - more than 76,000 - activists say, as figures also reveal a deadly year in Iraq.

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19. Same-sex marriages to begin in Florida after new ruling from federal judge
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-02 at 18:47:45

Federal judge says US constitution compels county clerks to issue licenses to couples who request them in ruling that clarifies earlier decision Continue reading...

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20. Presley’s private jets up for sale
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-02 at 21:13:11

Two private planes owned by Elvis Presley - the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II - are going up for auction.

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