1. ‘Game of Thrones’ Takes a Trailer of Its New Season to Imax
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-06 at 10:31:14

The move, the first time a TV series has shown on Imax screens, continues the blurring of lines between platforms, from tiny mobile phones to movie theaters.

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2. Brain drain: Migrants are the lifeblood of the NHS, it’s time the UK paid for them
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 16:55:05

The NHS soaks up medical staff from countries like Sierra Leone and Ghana, an effective subsidy from the developing world of millions of poundsGlobally, universal health coverage – access to quality health services without the risk of financial hardship...

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3. Son arrested after hedge fund mogul father shot dead in New York
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 16:55:05

Thomas Gilbert Jr  accused of murder after his father was found dead following an argument over moneyA man is accused of shooting dead his father, a hedge fund founder, inside his Manhattan apartment after the two argued over the son’s allowance.Thomas ...

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4. Japanese whalers leave harpoons at home as they head for Antarctic
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 16:55:05

Two boats set out for ‘sighting surveys’ of minke whales after the UN’s top court last year ruled Japan’s annual hunt was illegalJapanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nati...

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5. South Australia bushfires: storms threaten more outbreaks as 38 homes are lost
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 16:55:05

Authorities ‘more confident’ of containing 12,000 hectare blazeThunderstorms on Wednesday could spark new fires480 firefighters joined by 100 trucks and 31 planesAreas in Victoria and Western Australia on alert 134 treated for injuries as blaze contin...

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6. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 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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7. Why North Koreans will suffer for the Sony hack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 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. 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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9. Cameron Diaz And Benji Madden Are Married
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-06 at 07:54:40

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have officially tied the knot after less than a year of dating. 

The couple married in an intimate ceremony at Diaz's Beverly Hills home on Monday, Us Weekly confirms. And the event was star-studded as the couple's famous fr...

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10. Ohio transgender teen’s suicide note: ‘Fix society. Please.’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 22:56:03

Death of Leelah Alcorn on 28 December sparks outcry about treatment of transgender people and a call for ban on ‘transgender conversion therapy’Jessica Valenti: Homophobic, transphobic parents make abusive homes Continue reading...

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11. Germans take to the streets to oppose rise of far-right ‘pinstripe Nazi’ party
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 05:17:57

Anti-Pegida rallies in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden target racism and xenophobia to instead promote a message of tolerance Simon Jenkins: Germany’s ‘pinstripe Nazis’ show the immigration debate is overheatedEstimated 15,000 people join ‘...

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12. Devon farmer forced to offload aggressive Nazi-bred ‘super cows’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 18:03:40

Derek Gow had to thin herd of Heck cattle – linked to extinct European wild ox – because they were too aggressive Continue reading...

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13. Putin critic Alexei Navalny defies house arrest and cuts off monitoring tag
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 00:28:33

Navalny received suspended sentence on 30 December for embezzling money but was not released from house arrest Continue reading...

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14. Mexico charges mayor’s wife over missing case
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-06 at 07:17:26

Maria de los Angeles Pineda is main suspect of being behind kidnappings of 43 students in Iguala that rocked country.

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15. Oil’s Fall Continues Into 2015, and Stock Markets Shudder
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-06 at 01:39:48

West Texas crude oil dipped below $50, and the Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 300 points on a day of volatility.

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16. Rival German rallies over Islam
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-06 at 15:29:14

Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida have been held in a number of German cities, with thousands taking part.

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17. Horrific scenes as bull stabbed and beaten to death at Colombian festival
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 08:17:26

Government officials and animal rights activists call for action after video appears showing crowds in Turbaco, Colombia, chasing a bull and killing it with machetes, rocks, knives and kicks.  Continue reading...

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18. Bolivian women bank on sweet success of quinoa bars
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 17:21:12

Women in a Bolivian cooperative hope to boost income by adding value to their quinoa crop through making chocolate-coated energy bars Continue reading...

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19. Saudi Arabia suicide bombing puts country on alert for jihadi attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-05 at 21:15:08

‘Terrorist’ killing of two soldiers rocks country amid uncertainty over health of King Abdullah, said to have pneumonia Continue reading...

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20. Islamic State ‘police’ official beheaded: Syria monitor
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-06 at 16:02:29

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top figure in Islamic State's self-declared police force, which has carried out beheadings, was himself found decapitated in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.

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