1. Marriage proposal by jogging app
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 22:28:31

A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.

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2. Detroit Is Out of Bankruptcy, but Not Out of the Woods
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 01:56:44

Detroit is emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. Yet it still faces a test of finding a sustainable course for a struggling city.

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3. Siberian Tiger, Released Into the Wild by Putin, Returns From His Sojourn in China
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 00:51:48

Russian and Chinese conservationists said Kuzya, one of three rescued cubs that President Vladimir V. Putin had released, had crossed a frozen river between the two countries.

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4. Rectal rehydration and standing on broken limbs: the CIA torture report’s grisliest findings
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 18:34:18

Parts of the CIA interrogation programme were known, but the catalogue of abuse is nightmarish, especially knowing much more will never be revealedCIA’s brutal and ineffective use of torture revealed in landmark reportTrevor Timm: America tortured more ...

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5. </span>This Year’s Best Actors in 9 Kisses
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 00:55:21

We invited Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart and more to pucker up.

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6. Malala receives joint Nobel award
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-10 at 20:47:57

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi receive the Nobel Peace Prize awards in Oslo.

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7. Brazil Releases Report on Past Rights Abuses
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 04:26:24

President Dilma Rousseff, once a victim of the military rulers, broke into tears during a speech about the publication of the rights violations.

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9. DealBook: Appeals Court Deals a Setback to U.S. Crackdown on Insider Trading
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 09:00:04

The ruling in the case against two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, is a blow to prosecutors’ campaign to crack down on insider trading.

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10. Peru to take legal action over Greenpeace stunt at ancient Nazca lines
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 13:30:05

Government plans to file charges of attacking archaeological monuments after activists set up banner near famed drawings Continue reading...

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11. U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-11 at 02:52:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday.

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12. Palestinian minister dies at protest
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-11 at 03:27:19

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest, amid conflicting reports about the cause.

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13. Study Gauges Plastic Levels in Oceans
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 00:30:16

New computer modeling suggests that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing nearly 269,000 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans.

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14. Americans Involved in Torture Can Be Prosecuted Abroad, Analysts Say
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 08:49:00

Calls for international prosecution, legal experts say, are likely to grow so long as the United States chooses not to prosecute its own.

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16. Do Australians still want Abbott as PM?
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-11 at 02:00:01

But Australia's PM could survive poor poll ratings

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17. Obama Catches Blame on Tactics of Torture That He Ended
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-11 at 07:39:45

The debate over interrogation techniques has left President Obama facing an uncomfortable rift between two allies, the C.I.A. director and Democrats on the committee that produced the report.

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19. Women in Sudan: what the ‘ugly’ debate tells us about society
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-10 at 18:34:59

Sara Elhassan caused a social media storm after addressing sexist comments in a spoken word performance. She tells African Arguments what it was like  Continue reading...

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