1. Iranian newspaper shut down for showing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 22:14:33

Mardom-e-Emrooz also has licence suspended over front page depicting George Clooney and words ‘I am Charlie, too’ Continue reading...

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2. Argentina prosecutor who claimed cover-up over 1994 blast found dead
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 06:51:19

Alberto Nisman had accused President Fernández of offering to cover up suspected Iranian involvement in Jewish centre bombing that killed 85Analysis: Death will reopen wounds of AMIA atrocity Continue reading...

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3. Coronation Street’s Anne Kirkbride dies
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-20 at 09:12:48

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in ITV's Coronation Street, has died aged 60 after a short illness, her husband confirms.

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4. Boko Haram – the Guardian briefing
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 22:50:32

Fears are growing that increasingly ruthless Islamist group is expanding operations into neighbouring countries Continue reading...

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5. Alberto Nisman’s death highlights failures of Argentinian investigation
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 06:26:49

Fate of prosecutor who claimed cover-up of 1994 bombing came from on high described as fresh attack on Jewish community Continue reading...

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7. #ReclaimMLK: Activists Nationwide Follow In MLK’s Footsteps To Protest Racial Injustice
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-20 at 04:39:53

Martin Luther King Jr. Day held special significance for many this year, as people across the country came out to volunteer, march and celebrate the civil rights leader's legacy on the first MLK Day since the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri,...

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9. Martin Luther King weekend events from Selma to Ferguson – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 00:40:46

Americans across the country take part in events to commemorate the civil rights leader who was born 86 years ago. In New York and elsewhere, events were meant to commemorate King and to protest police brutality in the wake of several high-profile deaths ...

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10. Bahrain’s main opposition leader accused of plotting coup
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 01:16:39

Calls for immediate release of al-Wefaq movement head Sheikh Ali Salman as well as human rights activist Nabil Rajab Continue reading...

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11. Up to 800,000 Chechens protest over cartoons of prophet Muhammad
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 22:42:37

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he would die to protect prophet’s name in wake of Charlie Hebdo’s ‘vulgar’ images Continue reading...

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12. Top Iranian general and six Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli attack in Syria
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 21:29:51

Revolutionary Guards confirm Mohammad Ali Allahdadi died in Sunday’s attack along with members of Lebanese militant group Continue reading...

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14. Attacks spur Europe anti-terror push
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-20 at 00:13:43

EU states respond to the France terror attacks with plans to engage Muslim nations in counter-terror "projects", and boost Arabic-language skills.

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17. Pretty radical: a young woman’s journey into the heart of Poland’s far right – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 14:25:00

We follow 19-year-old Paulina, who joins Poland's far-right National Radical Camp. She is quickly selected as a candidate in local elections because she's 'a pretty young woman' who might improve the image of an organisation thought to be full of 'bald ho...

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18. Young, gifted and Greek: Generation G – the world’s biggest brain drain
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 21:37:38

More than 200,000 Greeks have left the country since the financial crisis hit. The Guardian meets some who will be watching this weekend’s elections with great interest Continue reading...

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19. ArtsBeat: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-20 at 05:30:58

Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.

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20. They were never there: Russia’s silence for families of troops killed in Ukraine
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-19 at 22:50:32

The Kremlin denies sending troops into the conflict in east Ukraine, but Russian relatives of those who have served and died across the border tell a different story Continue reading...

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