1. Guantánamo Diary: ‘The torture squad was so well trained that they were performing almost perfect crimes’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 19:26:29

Interrogators subject Mohamedou Ould Slahi to the painstaking use of a new coercive technique: the cold room. Plus: Peter Serafinowicz reads an extract• Declassified diary published at last• Extract: The flight to Guantánamo• Extract: Torture at se...

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2. Six million attend Pope Manila Mass
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-18 at 19:16:57

Six million people are estimated to have attended Pope Francis' Mass in Manila or lined the Papal route, on his last full day in the Philippines.

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3. 42% of French people say cartoons that upset Muslims shouldn’t be published
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 20:27:35

Survey, in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack, also finds 68% feel citizens should be forbidden from returning to France after fighting with Islamist groups abroad Continue reading...

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4. Muslims burned to death in India attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 06:55:27

Three killed after assailants set fire to dozens of homes in eastern village in apparent response to Hindu boy's death.

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5. Hundreds of elderly Yazidis released by ISIL
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 02:11:52

About 200 mostly elderly members of the minority community freed after being held for months by armed group.

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6. Shots fired outside Biden’s house
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-18 at 23:36:09

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's house on Saturday, but he was away at the time, the Secret Service says.

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7. Half global wealth held by the 1%
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 05:31:03

Oxfam warns of widening inequality gap, days ahead of Davos economic summit in Switzerland Continue reading...

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8. Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland’s first openly gay minister
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-18 at 21:55:00

Health minister tipped as future party leader tells radio show: ‘I am a gay man. It’s not a secret’ Continue reading...

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9. Hezbollah fighters killed in ‘Israeli attack’
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-19 at 03:47:46

Lebanese group confirms deaths of slain leader Imad Mughniyeh's son and several others in air raid in Syria's Quneitra.

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11. ‘Selma’ Stars Including Oprah March In Alabama, Honoring MLK
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-19 at 07:50:40

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The re...

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12. Migration From Cuba Surges Amid Rumors Of End To ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-19 at 04:21:45

The number of Cubans attempting to cross the 90-mile stretch of water separating the island from the United States has risen sharply following the two governments' agreement to resume normal diplomatic relations, according to figures reported by the U.S. ...

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13. The Media Equation: Why the Oscars’ Omission of ‘Selma’ Matters
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-19 at 06:19:03

In general, the film academy and the industry it mirrors manage diversity the same way that corporate America does, by ticking off boxes.

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14. Mali government, UN declare country Ebola-free
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-19 at 05:42:20

The Malian government and the United Nations on Sunday declared the country free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus. Health Minister Ousmane Kone said no confirmed cases had been registered since December 6 when the last Ebol...

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15. German police ban anti-Islamic rally citing terror threat
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-19 at 04:38:38

German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat. There had been calls for would-be "assassins to mingle among the protester...

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20. Stephen Fry marries Elliot Spencer
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-18 at 00:03:32

Comedian and writer Stephen Fry announces on Twitter that he has married his partner Elliott Spencer by tweeting a picture of them signing the register.

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