1. Supreme Court to Decide Marriage Rights for Gay Couples Nationwide
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-17 at 07:29:20

The court, after ducking the issue in October, is now likely to resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June.

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2. 2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-17 at 09:30:05

Extreme land temperatures were accompanied by an unusually warm ocean surface virtually everywhere except around Antarctica, scientists reported Friday.

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4. Paris police arrest 12 linked to shootings, Kerry visits sites
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-17 at 00:38:20

PARIS (Reuters) - French police arrested 12 people on Friday suspected of helping militant Islamist gunmen in last week's killings in Paris, where visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid wreaths at two main attack sites.

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5. Protesters clash with Pakistan police near French consulate
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-17 at 01:17:53

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan police fired tear gas and water cannon at about 200 protesters outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday when a demonstration against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turn...

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6. Islamists killed in Belgian terror raids ‘planned to massacre police in street’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 20:31:00

Counter-terror officers kill two and arrest 15 suspected jihadis in Belgium and France with Europe on high alert for further attacks Continue reading...

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7. Erdogan lashes out at Charlie Hebdo magazine
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-17 at 01:28:17

Turkish leader says magazine "wreaks terror by intervening in freedom of others", adding freedom "is not limitless".

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8. Saudis ‘to review’ blogger flogging
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-17 at 02:43:37

The case of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king's office, the BBC learns.

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9. As Pope Francis Visits Philippines, Tensions Between Church and Government Surface
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-17 at 09:26:41

After meeting with the pope, President Benigno S. Aquino III said that church leaders in the Philippines had been overly critical of him.

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10. ICC to probe possible war crimes in Palestine
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-17 at 00:55:59

Probe to determine if preliminary findings merit a full investigation of alleged war crimes in Palestinian territories.

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11. US-Cuba travel restrictions eased
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-16 at 22:59:46

New US trade and travel rules covering Cuba have come into effect, allowing the use of credit cards and ending a ban on Cuban cigars.

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14. Why is the world blind to the fresh threat of genocide in Darfur?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 21:43:16

While the west focuses on Islamic State and Boko Haram, forces loyal to Khartoum are mounting a renewed campaign of violence in Darfur, writes Ahmed H Adam Continue reading...

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15. Nigeria’s elections promise a genuine contest – but avoiding unrest is vital
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 12:30:09

When Nigeria goes to the polls in February, rival candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari must do all they can to limit the risk of violence Continue reading...

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16. Guantánamo Diary exposes brutality of US rendition and torture
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 23:45:09

Memoir serialised by Guardian tells how Mohamedou Ould Slahi endured savage beatings, death threats and sexual humiliation• How a classified manuscript became an extraordinary book• Profile: a chronicler of fear, not despair Continue reading...

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18. Rhinos escape from snoozing guard at Israeli zoo – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 01:57:00

Three female rhinos escape from Israel's safari zoo after a security guard falls asleep at his post. The three rhinos, Rihanna, Keren Peles and Karnabella, are caught on CCTV running away while being chased by the guard. The trio were eventually rounded u...

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19. Guantánamo Diary: ‘They made me drink salt water. The chains stopped the circulation to my hands and feet’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-16 at 23:44:11

The brutality and disorientation of a three-hour boat trip off the coast of Cuba leaves Mohamedou Ould Slahi terrorised. Plus: Stephen Fry reads an extractDeclassified diary published at lastExtract: Flight to GuantánamoExtract: False confession Continue...

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