1. Two Police Officers Are Killed by Ambush in Brooklyn; Suspect Is Found Dead
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-21 at 07:15:51

The officers were shot while sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the suspect was later found dead with a gunshot wound, an official said.

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2. US delivers 10 helicopters to Egypt in sign of improving relations
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-20 at 23:48:12

Apache helicopters arrived this week to support counter-terrorismDelivery had been on hold since coup against elected president last year Continue reading...

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3. #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Shut Down Part Of Mall Of America
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-21 at 02:50:43

What appeared to be hundreds of demonstrators occupied part of the Mall of America on Saturday to protest police killings of unarmed black people.

"While you are on your shopping spree, black people cannot breathe," they chanted. 

"That's why we're angr...

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5. Asylum seeker children on Christmas Island transferred to detention in Darwin
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

Last children and their families brought to mainland as part of a deal between the government and Senate crossbenchers to reintroduce temporary protection visasThe last asylum seeker children being held on Christmas Island are now in detention on the Aust...

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6. Ebola kills Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

Victor Willoughby is the 11th of the country’s 120 doctors to die during the outbreak Sierra Leone’s most senior doctor has died of Ebola just hours after an experimental drug to treat him arrived at Freetown’s airport.Dr Victor Willoughby is the 11...

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7. Sony calls in celebrity spin doctor to limit fallout from The Interview
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

‘Crisis guru’ who inspired hit US show Scandal is hired by embattled film-maker as North Korea denies hackingA Washington fixer who inspired the lead character in television show Scandal has been hired to get a grip of Sony Pictures’ communications ...

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8. Ukraine forms ‘ministry of truth’ to regulate the media
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

Journalists fear freedom of speech will be curtailed as Kiev follows Moscow in stepping up the propaganda war Зачем Украине «министерство правды» Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the parliament voted to cr...

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9. South Korea cancels illuminated Christmas tree near border with North
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

Plans to reconstruct the Christmas tower two miles from North Korea have been abandoned due to ‘high military tensions’A South Korean Christian group has scrapped a plan to construct a new Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea, ...

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10. Senior cleric: Iran has knowledge to build a nuclear bomb
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-21 at 09:55:03

The Islamic republic has reached the expertise to enrich uranium not just to the 5% and 20% levels required for civilian uses but to higher levels required for a bomb, says Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami An official site belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Gu...

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11. LL Cool J Squashes Legendary Rap Feud With Canibus
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-21 at 01:59:03

LL Cool J and Canibus' rap feud is finally over  ...  and we got video evidence to prove their on stage bro-down was totally legit.

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12. Castro says US must respect communist system
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-21 at 06:19:48

Cuban leader says his country will not give up its socialist principles as Havana works to restore ties with US.

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14. Tests confirm Cambodia HIV mass infection
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-20 at 18:43:45

UNAIDS to join Health Ministry to conduct full epidemiological investigation in affected community in Battambang.

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15. Cairns children’s mother arrested
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-20 at 17:56:13

Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.

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17. U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-21 at 02:22:15

As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea’s ability to launch such attacks.

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19. N Korea seeks joint probe over Sony hacking
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-21 at 01:36:16

Pyongyang warns of "serious" consequences if US does not cooperate after FBI accused it of hacking into  Sony Pictures.

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20. Pakistan steps up campaign against Taliban
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-21 at 09:26:10

Aerial strikes in Khyber Agency reported as military intensifies attacks on suspected Pakistani Taliban stronghold.

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