1. U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-22 at 05:35:52

Authorities have found no evidence to support charges against Darren Wilson, a former police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in the shooting death of Michael Brown, officials said.

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2. Paris mayor: I’m suing Fox News over false report on Muslim ‘no-go’ zones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 23:04:37

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

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3. Yemen leader ready to accept demands of Houthis after his guards defeated
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-22 at 04:56:01

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi expressed readiness on Wednesday to accept demands for constitutional change and power sharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards in two days of b...

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4. Japanese reporter’s bid to save friend led to Islamic State abduction
     Published by Reuters on 2015-01-22 at 04:59:02

TOKYO (Reuters) - It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.

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5. Israel ignoring deaths of Thai workers on farms, Human Rights Watch says
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 19:01:16

Pressure group calls on Israel to enforce labour laws after Thai workers tell of 17-hour days and being treated ‘like slaves’ Continue reading...

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6. Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-21 at 18:23:52

Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.

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7. Italy seizes more than 5,000 looted antiquities in record haul
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-22 at 07:31:54

The Italian government said police had seized more than 5,000 ancient artefacts in a record 45-million-euro haul after dismantling a Swiss-Italian trafficking ring. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said it was the country's "largest discovery...

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8. Obama: ‘Shadow of crisis has passed’
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-21 at 18:16:11

US President Obama uses his State of the Union speech to declare an end to the financial crisis, and pledge policies to spread economic wealth.

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9. Chile reopens Pablo Neruda death investigation to test for poisoning
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 02:55:17

Nobel-winning poet’s body to be retested for evidence that might support claims his death in 1973 was a Pinochet-ordered murder Continue reading...

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10. Germany’s Pegida leader steps down over Adolf Hitler photo
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 00:06:43

Future of anti-Islamisation movement thrown into doubt by resignation of Lutz Bachmann after Facebook photo goes viral Continue reading...

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11. ‘Race against time’ to save IS hostages: Japan PM
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-22 at 06:53:56

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted Wednesday it was a "race against time" to free two hostages snatched by Islamist militants who are demanding $200 million for their lives. A defiant Abe said he would not bow to "terrorism" a...

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12. Russia and Ukraine in war of words as heavy fighting continues in east
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 02:08:43

Moscow denies having 9,000 troops on the ground as Ukrainian artillery attacks claim civilian lives Continue reading...

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13. Saudi blogger’s wife: I feel destroyed but I will not sit in a corner and cry
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 21:31:22

Ensaf Haidar, whose husband, Raif Badawi, was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for criticising leading clerics, says she has not given up hope Continue reading...

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14. Death in the city: what happens when all our cemeteries are full?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 17:10:33

The business of death has become highly lucrative as the cost of dying rises in cities across the world. So what place is there for tomorrow’s dead – and does new technology offer a better solution?The crowded cemeteries of Hong Kong – in pictures C...

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15. Queensland MP Ray Stevens ‘dances’ in bizarre response to journalist’s question
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 02:18:59

Stevens, the MP for the Gold Coast seat of Mermaid Beach, expressed his views without words when questioned about his involvement in a proposed cablecar project Continue reading...

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17. Brazilian surfer ‘shot by off-duty police officer who had been on drinking binge’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 00:45:36

Accusations by family of Ricardo dos Santos come as thousands attend funeral for 24-year-old in Guarda do Embaú Continue reading...

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18. Malawi floods cause devastation – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 16:14:02

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc across Malawi, which has reported 176 deaths and many more missing, with 200,000 displaced. The flooding is spreading across southern Africa: 84 people have died in Mozambique and 13 in Madagascar, which has been batter...

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19. Protest head quits amid ‘Hitler’ row
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-22 at 03:26:39

The head of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement quits after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerge.

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20. Sustainable development is only possible if women’s health is prioritised
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-21 at 12:30:02

Reproductive rights and healthcare are key to many of the proposed sustainable development goals. But will UN member states pay attention to the evidence?What will shape women’s rights over the next 15 years?  Continue reading...

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