1. Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-04 at 01:34:27

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction What are sinkholes and what causes them? Continue reading...

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2. Australia races to control bushfires
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-05 at 15:05:34

Firefighters in South Australia say they are racing to get a major bushfire under control before weather conditions worsen later in the week.

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3. Euro hits 9-year low on Grexit rumours – business live
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 16:55:04

The German government has insisted it wants Greece to stay in the eurozone and will not be ‘blackmailed’ into changing the terms of the country’s bailout 11.14am GMT Warnings of an apocalyptic future and a row over government debt. It can only mean ...

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4. Poor people could be compensated if GST base broadened, says Liberal MP
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 16:55:04

Dan Tehan says education, health and fresh food should be subject to the 10% GST A Liberal MP calling for the goods and services tax (GST) base to be broadened has argued the impacts on poor people could be addressed through a targeted compensation packag...

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5. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 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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6. Verdict against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny galvanises opposition
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 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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7. Why North Koreans will suffer for the Sony hack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 16:55:05

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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8. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 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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9. Meth seizures at US-Mexico border soar in 2014 as cartels find drug cheaper
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 16:55:04

San Diego Union-Tribune reports meth seized during the period accounted for 63 percent of all meth seized at land, air and sea entry points nationwideSeizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014.The San Diego Union-Tr...

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10. Abbas to renew bid for Palestinian statehood
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-05 at 09:20:13

Palestinian president says he is working on re-submission of resolution to UN that failed to win enough votes last week.

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11. Another Silent Protest of Mayor de Blasio as Officer Liu Is Laid to Rest
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-05 at 07:36:27

The snub by many uniformed officers watching the funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn showed a willingness by the rank and file to disregard their leadership.

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12. Saudi border guards killed in attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-05 at 15:27:45

Interior Ministry says two guards killed and one injured on kingdom's border with Iraq in shooting and suicide assault.

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13. Arab spring prompts biggest migrant wave since second world war
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-04 at 02:12:15

Migrants fleeing the Middle East and north Africa are already risking everything as they try to escape war at home Continue reading...

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14. Dresden crowds tell a chilling tale of Europe’s fear of migrants
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-04 at 05:35:07

Tens of thousands are expected to mass on Monday in Dresden in a swell of anti-immigrant sentiment that has forced Angela Merkel to speak out• Commentary by Michael Bittner: ‘Why my home city sees itself as a victim of history’ Continue reading...

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15. Unknown queen’s tomb found in Egypt
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-05 at 15:31:03

The tomb of a previously unknown queen, Khentakawess III, is unearthed in a necropolis south-west of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.

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16. Ukraine Leader Was Defeated Even Before He Was Ousted
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-04 at 15:33:44

President Viktor F. Yanukovych was not so much overthrown as cast adrift by his own allies, and Western officials were just as surprised by the meltdown as anyone else.

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17. French mayor in racism row after dead Roma baby refused cemetery place
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-04 at 22:04:37

Christian Leclerc, mayor of Champlan, says quote given to journalist that graveyard was ‘for those who pay taxes’ was taken out of context Continue reading...

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18. Guns, drugs and bandidos: inside the favela too violent for Rio’s armed police
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-04 at 04:03:50

The teenage gangsters of Vila Aliança grow up in a world where death is ever present in battles with police and rival gangs Continue reading...

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20. Nine people choke to death eating mochi rice cakes in Japan
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 10:04:16

Traditional consumption of mochi rice cakes during New Year celebrations leaves 13 more people in serious condition Continue reading...

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