1. VIDEO: Koalas given mittens after bushfires
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 16:16:41

Koalas caught up in wildfires currently burning across southern Australia are being given special mittens while they are treated for burns in a wildlife hospital in Adelaide.

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2. Ukraine rebels ‘intensify attacks’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 21:46:29

Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.

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3. Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-09 at 22:06:21

The acclaimed graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco on the limits of satire – and what it means if Muslims don’t find it funny Continue reading...

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4. Nigeria: 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-10 at 00:35:30

Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodiesBoko Haram hit Nigeria’s Baga town in fresh assault Continue reading...

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5. Saudi Arabian blogger ‘flogged’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 18:58:23

A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.

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7. Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘I am here to help the sick, to cook and give them strength’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-09 at 12:30:11

From cooks to cleaners, staff at Panlap community care centre explain why they chose to work with Ebola patients and what it has cost them personally Continue reading...

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8. Russia says transsexuals unfit to drive
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-10 at 04:52:31

New road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with "sexual disorders" from driving.

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9. French forces kill newspaper attack suspects, hostages die in second siege
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 05:14:12

PARIS/DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (Reuters) - Two brothers wanted for a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday when anti-terrorist police stormed their hideout, while a second siege ended with the dea...

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10. Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa in poll defeat
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 21:37:27

Mahinda Rajapaksa is defeated in Sri Lanka's presidential election by a challenger from his inner circle, ending almost a decade in power.

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11. Indonesia says ‘pings’ detected in search for AirAsia flight recorders
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 04:00:14

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings they believed were from the plane's black box flight recorders on Friday, 12 days after it went missing with 1...

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14. Cuba dissidents say 36 activists freed as part of deal with U.S.
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-10 at 01:35:03

HAVANA (Reuters) - One of Cuba's most prominent dissident groups said on Friday that 36 opposition activists, including a popular hip-hop artist, have been freed in the last two days as part of a deal to improve relations between Cuba and the United State...

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15. VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-09 at 12:04:56

The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.

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17. Muslims in Europe fear anti-Islamic mood will intensify after Paris attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-10 at 01:15:24

Anti-immigrant politicians from Germany to Sweden citing Charlie Hebdo killings as support for their position Continue reading...

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19. Gunman takes hostages at Paris kosher supermarket
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-09 at 20:04:31

Police identify hostage-taker as Amedy Coulibaly, wanted in connection with killing of policewoman in Montrouge on Thursday  Continue reading...

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