1. Why hasn’t Japan banned child-porn comics?
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-07 at 05:44:36

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics and cartoons?

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2. Tony Abbott praises RAAF missions against Isis in Iraq – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott visits Royal Australian Air Force personnel assigned to the first Australian air task group in the Middle East to thank them for their role in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq. Abbott was criticised for ...

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3. Yemeni reporter killed – the first journalistic fatality of 2015
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

TV correspondent Khalid Mohammed al Washali dies with three others in roadside bomb attackKhalid Mohammed al Washali, a correspondent with the Yemeni TV channel Al-Masirah, is believed to be the first journalist killed in 2015.The reporter died on Sunday ...

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4. Lawyers in Prince Andrew underage sex case file defamation suit against Alan Dershowitz
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

Lawyers acting for woman in sex allegations against attorney say he has mounted ‘a media assault on their reputation’Alan Dershowitz vows to fight allegations Two lawyers representing a woman who claims to have had sex while a minor with prominent US ...

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5. Why North Koreans will suffer for the Sony hack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

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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6. The 30-year rule documents they don’t want you to see
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

A sweeping escape clause to the release of UK government papers means files on nuclear tests, GCHQ and the Falklands remain hiddenThe National Archives at Kew has just released hundreds of government files, as it has done for decades under the “30-year ...

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7. Gay Ugandans face new threat from anti-homosexuality law
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

LGBT community prepares for round two in the battle for their rights, as new government legislation is expected to outlaw the ‘promotion’ of homosexual acts“Go away! We know who you are. We don’t want you in our country. If we see you, we’ll bur...

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8. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:55:10

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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9. Same-Sex Pairs in Florida Say Jubilant ‘I Dos’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-07 at 07:30:07

Only six years ago, Florida passed a constitutional amendment ban on gay marriage, garnering 62 percent of the vote.

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10. Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-07 at 16:46:42

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.

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11. Venezuelans not lovin’ it as McDonald’s runs out of french fries
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 04:57:03

Fast-food firm blames US dock dispute for potato shortageCustomers offered local alternatives such as yuca or arepa corn cakes Continue reading...

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12. Dog found abandoned at Scottish train station with suitcase of belongings
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 04:36:31

Scottish animal welfare charity trying to track down owner who abandoned Kai, the Shar Pei pup, leashed to a rail at Ayr station Continue reading...

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13. New Zealand sheep numbers fall to their lowest for 75 years
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 10:34:44

Farmers switch to dairy - but sheep still outnumber people sixfold Continue reading...

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14. Passenger planes to report position every 15 minutes under new UN tracking plan
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 06:24:46

United Nations’ aviation agency wants a worldwide system of tracking in place after disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Continue reading...

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15. Anti-Pegida rallies throughout Germany – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-06 at 23:34:46

Counter-demonstrations against the group Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident, or Pegida, have taken place in several cities in Germany Continue reading...

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16. Bob McDonnell, Ex-Governor of Virginia, Is Sentenced to 2 Years for Corruption
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-07 at 06:09:23

Bob McDonnell was convicted in September in one of the most spectacular falls of a statewide official in the history of the commonwealth.

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17. Syria used chlorine gas in attacks, say chemical weapons experts
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 07:07:15

OPCW says 26 people heard ‘whistling’ sound of falling bombs containing toxic chemicals during last year’s attacks Continue reading...

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18. Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo attacked by gunmen
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 16:47:07

Reports suggest gunmen walked into the building in Paris and opened fire Continue reading...

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19. So Many Earth-Like Planets, So Few Telescopes
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-07 at 07:04:05

Scientists have found more new planets orbiting their stars that look a lot like Earth. The next question: how to study them more closely.

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20. Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-07 at 15:42:08

The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, say Indonesian officials, raising hopes of recovering the "black boxes".

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