1. Boko Haram massacre: ‘I walked through five villages and each one was empty except for dead bodies’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 20:32:00

Victims tell harrowing tales of attacks, but clearest revelation may be the divisive politics underlying the five-year insurgencyWhy did the world ignore Baga attacks? Continue reading...

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2. Comic held as France begins crackdown
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-15 at 00:26:21

Controversial comedian Dieudonne is detained for appearing to back Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly, as France moves to tackle hate speech.

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3. El Capitan’s Dawn Wall Climbers Reach Top at Yosemite
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-15 at 07:07:56

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finished scaling the sheer face of the Dawn Wall rock formation at Yosemite on Wednesday. Some consider it the most difficult free climb ever achieved.

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4. Charlie Hebdo "survivors’ edition" sells out in minutes
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-15 at 02:05:59

PARIS (Reuters) - Charlie Hebdo's first edition since an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders praised as art but critics saw as a new provocation.

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5. Germany’s Muslims hold vigil for Paris terror victims – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 03:22:54

Germany is home to four million Muslims, many of whom were outspoken in their condemnation of the recent terror sprees in Paris by Islamic extremists that left 17 dead. Thousands attended a rally in Berlin, organised by the Central Committee of Muslims an...

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6. Half of Malawi declared disaster zone after flooding
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 18:04:49

Torrential rains leave scores dead and tens of thousands homeless as president appeals to international donors for humitarian aid Continue reading...

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7. Bits Blog: Google Translate App Gets an Upgrade
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-15 at 01:39:04

The company’s translation service is becoming a lot smarter — and a lot easier to use.

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8. ‘Better Call Saul’ Stars Bob Odenkirk of ‘Breaking Bad’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-15 at 03:53:21

Bob Odenkirk prepares for the new show “Better Call Saul,” which features the character he played on “Breaking Bad.”

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9. Newspaper in Israel Scrubs Women From a Photo of Paris Unity Rally
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-15 at 03:52:27

The publication generally avoids running pictures of women for reasons of modesty, and its intended audience has been known to scratch female faces out of bus advertisements.

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10. Israeli newspaper edits out Angela Merkel from front page on Paris march
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 23:14:24

Small Jewish ultra-orthodox newspaper Hamevaser digitally removed female world leaders present at Sunday’s unity march after Charlie Hebdo attacks Continue reading...

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11. Swedish children’s TV dancing genitals cartoon sparks parental outcry
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 01:39:32

Parents complain about cartoon video for children’s channel Barnkanalen showing penises and vaginas smiling and dancing Continue reading...

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13. Pope Francis changes schedule to visit Sri Lankan Buddhist temple
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-14 at 23:23:17

Francis becomes only second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple after accepting invitation to witness rare ritual at Agrashravaka temple Continue reading...

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15. Saudi blogger faces next 50 lashes as government ignores global protests
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 01:38:34

Wife of Raif Badawi says he may not be able to withstand more punishment as second installment of 1,000-lash sentence nearsA look at the writings of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi – sentenced to 1,000 lashes Continue reading...

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16. Venezuelan states ban night queues outside shops as grocery shortages continue
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 08:26:11

Many people have been forced to queue overnight for basic foods such as milk but authorities claim this is dangerous Continue reading...

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18. Argentinian president accused of covering up details about the country’s worst terrorist attack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-15 at 02:31:29

Federal prosecutor accuses Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of attempting to cover up Iran’s involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 Continue reading...

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