1. Halving of malaria deaths celebrated
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 05:33:19

Global efforts over the past decade have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, says the World Health Organization.

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2. Mass surveillance exposed by Snowden ‘not justified by fight against terrorism’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 19:33:00

Report by Nils Muižnieks, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, says ‘secret, massive and indiscriminate’ intelligence work is contrary to rule of law Continue reading...

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3. Korean Air executive could face legal action following nuts-rage incident
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 14:35:27

Cho Hyun-ah reportedly orders attendant, who served her snack in a bag rather than on a plate, to leave plane just before takeoff Continue reading...

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4. CIA braces for impact of torture report inquiry as release date nears
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 15:17:20

Public airing of post-9/11 practices, coming after months of negotiation, is likely to attract attention worldwide and could come as early as TuesdayYemeni man hopes for apology after report’s publication Continue reading...

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5. Tributes for Hughes at first Test
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 05:49:55

Australia are playing India in the delayed first Test in Adelaide - in an emotion-charged game following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

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6. Hague-based ICC accepts Palestine’s status
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-09 at 09:40:12

Decision clears way for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in the occupied territories.

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7. Viewpoint: Black victims unfairly blamed
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-08 at 22:32:18

Are black Americans unfairly implicated in their own deaths?

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9. With Duke Away in Washington, Duchess Charms Harlem Crowds
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-09 at 05:41:54

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on East 110th Street.

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10. Albury’s only abortion clinic: protests ‘push women to point of self-harm’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 10:54:56

Teenagers visiting NSW clinic being intimidated to point of self harm by pressure group Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, say health workers Continue reading...

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11. Shrien Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder of wife Anni Dewani
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 17:20:00

South Africa judge dismisses case against British businessman after condemning evidence of chief prosecution witness• The ruling as it happened  Continue reading...

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12. Pregnant and on death row in Sudan – send your questions for Meriam Ibrahim
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 12:30:07

Living in exile after being sentenced for refusing to denounce her Christian faith, Meriam Ibrahim has agreed to answer your questions about her experiences Continue reading...

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13. Delhi bans internet taxi services
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 11:32:25

Authorities in India's capital, Delhi, ban several internet-based taxi companies after a female passenger is allegedly raped by a driver contracted to the international taxi-booking service Uber.

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14. Op-Ed Contributor: Pardon Bush and Those Who Tortured
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-09 at 05:20:51

It’s the last hope of accountability for abuses in the war on terror.

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15. Ebola diary: ‘There are reports of people disappearing into the forest to die’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 14:30:02

Sarah Boseley reports from Sierra Leone, where a call to the hotline can mean you are taken away to a treatment centre and may never see your family again Read day one of Sarah Boseley’s Ebola diary Continue reading...

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16. Coalition launches advertising campaign promoting higher eduction changes already rejected by Senate – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 07:00:35

An advertising campaign has been launched promoting the federal government's proposed changes to higher education, which include the deregulation of university fees and cuts to course subsidies of 20%. The changes would also extend commonwealth funding to...

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17. Opera singer Anna Netrebko poses with Ukrainian separatist flag
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 21:32:07

Russian-Austrian soprano donates 1m roubles to opera theatre in rebel-held Donetsk and says she ‘just wants to support art’ Continue reading...

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18. Bolivia after the floods: ‘the climate is changing; we are living that change’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 17:29:51

Bolivia’s worst floods in 60 years submerged villages, ruined crops and destroyed homes. Some indigenous communities in the jungle are adapting to a more resilient way of living; others are forced out to the cities Continue reading...

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19. Anglo American coal firm undermining crucial climate policies, say NGOs
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 22:03:28

Coalmining firm damned in report on lobbying that denounces private-sector’s role in climate negotiations, published in Lima to coincide with Cop20  Continue reading...

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20. UN appeals for record $16bn in aid
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 00:50:57

The UN asks for $16.4bn for its aid operations in 2015, much of it for Syria, in its biggest-ever annual request.

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