1. India’s tiger population up 30%
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-20 at 16:46:19

India hails a "huge success" in tiger conservation as the latest census shows a population increase of 30% since 2011.

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2. AirAsia plane ‘climbed too fast’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-21 at 00:02:01

Indonesia's transport minister says AirAsia flight QZ8501 climbed too fast just before it stalled, crashing into the sea with the loss of 162 lives.

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3. Views of Cuba: from Che to chess – readers’ pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 18:00:09

Since Friday’s decision by the the US government to relax travel restrictions to Cuba, we’ve been asking readers to share their photos and insights. Here are some of themYou can see all the contributions – or submit your own - via GuardianWitness  C...

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4. Japan PM Abe in ‘IS hostages’ vow
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-20 at 18:56:21

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemns an apparent threat by the Islamic State group to kill two Japanese hostages unless a ransom is paid.

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5. Politicians want inquiry into Barcelona police clashes with party goers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 00:23:20

Catalan opposition’s demand follows airing of TV documentary about 2006 event that led to arrests and alleged police torture and cover-ups Continue reading...

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6. A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-21 at 06:27:44

A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.

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7. Queensland election: Newman government under scrutiny over coal donation
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 01:51:40

Exclusive: New details emerge of donation from New Hope Coal director to minister who oversaw air pollution clearance for coalmine expansion Continue reading...

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8. Paris mayor: I’m suing Fox News over false report on Muslim ‘no-go’ zones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 03:41:14

Anne Hidalgo tells CNN that ‘the honor of Paris has been prejudiced’Fox News reported there were areas where even police feared to tread Continue reading...

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9. This Is The Best Hug In The History Of Liberal America
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-21 at 09:12:03

President Barack Obama enjoyed a warm embrace with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday, as the commander in chief made his way into the House of Representatives to deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.


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10. 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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11. Clashes hit Yemen capital again as Houthis pursue political gains
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-21 at 05:21:29

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighters from the Houthi group battled guards at the Yemeni president's private home and entered the presidential palace on Tuesday, witnesses said, as a second day of violence in Sanaa raised fears the country was descending into chaos....

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12. Roman Polanski’s extradition to US requested by Polish court
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 21:19:01

Oscar-winning director of films including Chinatown and The Pianist pleaded guilty in 1977 to unlawful sex with 13-year-old Continue reading...

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13. Catholics don’t need to breed like rabbits, says Pope from the papal plane – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-20 at 16:02:48

Pope Francis says Roman Catholics don't need to breed like rabbits. Speaking to reporters on the papal plane on his way back from the Philippines, the Pope upholds Vatican teaching banning contraception, and says good Catholics do not need to be 'like rab...

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14. Passport for Mali-born Paris ‘hero’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-21 at 03:26:45

A Mali-born man lauded as a hero for helping people during the recent attacks in Paris is granted French citizenship at a ceremony.

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16. In State of the Union, Obama Focuses on the Middle Class
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-21 at 07:01:21

President Obama outlined areas of possible cooperation and challenged Republicans to support him on education, child care and middle-class tax breaks.

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17. Ukrainian drug addicts dying due to treatment ban, says UN
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 04:30:02

United Nations envoy says those on substitution therapy in annexed Crimea could face death after Russia made it illegal Continue reading...

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18. 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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19. Islamic State video threatens lives of two Japanese hostages
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 04:31:25

Militants demand $200m ransom for release of hostages named as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa Continue reading...

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20. Bahrain activist sentenced for tweet
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-20 at 23:22:16

One of Bahrain's most prominent human rights activists, Nabeel Rajab, is sentenced to six months in prison over a comment he tweeted last year.

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