1. Senate gives Scott Morrison unchecked control over asylum seekers’ lives
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 03:19:33

The Senate crossbench has supported the passing of broad new migration and maritime powers – but what exactly do they mean for the minister, asylum seekers and Australia’s obligations under international law? Continue reading...

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2. New protests over Eric Garner death
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 16:39:53

Protesters take to the streets in New York and other US cities for a second night, over the choking death of a black man restrained by a policeman.

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3. Spectre to be title of next Bond film
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-04 at 17:41:20

Spectre will be the title of the 24th official James Bond film, with Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux set to join returning cast members.

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4. Japanese vagina kayak artist arrested again for obscenity
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 00:11:25

Megumi Igarashi ‘planned to build boat based on her genitals using 3D printer’Artist was arrested and released in July on similar grounds Continue reading...

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5. South Africa marks Mandela death anniversary
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-05 at 11:20:58

Events to mark Nelson Mandela's first death anniversary include interfaith prayer service and a cricket match.

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6. Sixteen reportedly charged in Greek football match-fixing investigation
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 21:42:11

Those charged are same individuals targeted in preliminary investigation including Olympiakos chairman, says police source Continue reading...

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7. Bahrain activist gets prison term
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 01:41:42

Prominent Bahraini pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja is sentenced to three years in prison for tearing up a picture of King Hamad.

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8. Powerful typhoon nears Philippines
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 15:23:25

Tens of thousands seek shelter as powerful Typhoon Hagupit heads towards parts of the Philippines devastated by a storm last year.

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10. Phoenix Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man, Igniting Outcry
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-05 at 09:06:48

PHOENIX (AP) — The deadly shooting of a black, unarmed drug suspect by a white Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a gun demonstrates the challenges law enforcement agencies face at a time of unrest over police tactics.

Phoenix police ...

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11. Mayor de Blasio Announces Retraining of New York Police
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-05 at 01:52:08

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the Eric Garner case had focused the public’s attention on the relationship between the police and the public, but did not immediately explain what the training would entail.

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12. Australia migrant law approved
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 10:50:16

Australia's parliament approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.

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13. Kenya arrests 77 Chinese nationals in cybercrime raids
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 13:53:57

Police find equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts and cash machines in raids on homes in upmarket area of Nairobi Continue reading...

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14. These Pictures Show The Response To Police Injustice Is Nationwide
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-05 at 09:11:54

Thousands gathered in New York Thursday for a second day of protests after a grand jury announced its decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

Massive crowds of protesters demonstrated in Foley Square, i...

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15. Argentine footballer dies after attack
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-04 at 21:03:33

Argentine footballer Franco Nieto dies days after being struck in the head with a stone by football hooligans following a match.

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16. ‘Violence breeds violence’: one woman’s story of 16 years inside a Russian jail
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 10:30:07

Tatyana Gavrilova was convicted of murder in 1999. On her release from prison she spoke to MediaZona, a partner in the Guardian’s New East network, about ongoing abuse inside the country’s notorious penal system – and her determination to fight for ...

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17. Mosul diaries: Shortages bite
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 06:40:09

People in Mosul, Iraq, describe life under Islamic State rule

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18. Thai king drops birthday appearance
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 12:14:51

Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej cancels a public appearance to mark his 87th birthday, on medical advice.

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19. Chimpanzee ‘has no human rights’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 03:20:01

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.

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20. Ex-British soldier fighting Isis in Syria ‘motivated by Alan Henning murder’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 13:53:07

Jamie Read reportedly felt compelled to act after jihadis killed aid volunteer from the UK Continue reading...

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