1. St. Louis County Police Chief Claims Rams Official Apologized Over Players’ ‘Hands Up’ Gesture
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-02 at 09:34:24

WASHINGTON -- A top St. Louis Rams official has apologized to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar because some Rams players put their hands in the air before the game on Sunday in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, a St. Louis County Police spok...

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2. Russia announces war games; UK worried by ‘extremely aggressive’ probing of air space
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-02 at 01:43:16

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused NATO on Monday of destabilizing northern Europe and the Baltics by carrying out drills there and announced new military exercises of its own, increasing tension over the Ukraine crisis.

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3. Hong Kong warns protesters not to return after clashes close government HQ
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-01 at 23:56:25

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters on Monday after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of sustained protests in the Chinese-co...

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4. Protests hammer Mexican president’s popularity as elections loom
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-01 at 23:20:12

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The popularity of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has sunk amid concerns about his handling of security problems and corruption, polls showed on Monday, in a sign that his ruling party could lose ground in elections next year....

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5. UN runs out of money to feed Syrian refugees
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 05:43:57

World Food Programme suspends voucher scheme, saying $64m needed to secure rations for 1.7 million refugees in December.

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6. Everywhere Tony Abbott turns, there’s a barrier he placed there himself
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-01 at 08:23:48

The prime minister used admissions on ABC cuts and a ragged recent performance to try to reset the debate, but there was little tangible change. There may be a good reason for that Continue reading...

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7. Russia and Turkey sign major trade deals
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 04:58:42

President Putin says South Stream gas pipeline to EU scrapped and names Turkey as partner for alternative project.

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8. Tuğçe Albayrak: Germans pay tribute to student killed trying to help harassed girls
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-01 at 15:23:03

Calls to award national order of merit to Tuğçe Albayrak as vigil held after she was attacked by man in McDonald’s car park Continue reading...

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10. VIDEO: Africa’s first underwater hotel
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 16:50:54

BBC Africa's Salim Kikeke visits the first underwater hotel which has opened off the island of Pemba, part of the archipelago of Zanzibar, in Tanzania.

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11. Most-wanted Nazi war criminal ‘dead’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 18:18:27

The chief investigator pursuing top Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner tells the BBC that the he is "99% sure" that he died four years ago in Syria.

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12. ICC appeal judges uphold conviction of Congolese warlord Lubanga
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-01 at 23:01:21

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Appeal judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday upheld the conviction of Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga and confirmed his 14-year prison sentence, bringing to a close the permanent war crimes court's first case.

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13. Saudi woman ‘arrested’ for driving
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 01:46:28

Activists say Loujain Hathloul, who tried to defy ban and drive home from neighbouring UAE, was blocked at border.

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14. Climate talks open as world heats up
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-01 at 21:51:54

Delegates are set to meet in Peru to try and agree a negotiating text for a new global climate deal to be signed at the end of 2015.

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15. No Gender December: Abbott criticises bid to end gender stereotypes in toys
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 05:47:51

Tony Abbott says: ‘I certainly don’t believe in that kind of political correctness. Let boys be boys, let girls be girls – that’s always been my philosophy’ Continue reading...

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16. One dead in attack on Kenya night club
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 03:37:27

Gunmen hurl grenades and open fire at a club in the northeastern city of Wajir, killing one and injuring 12 others.

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17. Putin, in Defeat, Diverts Gas Pipeline
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-02 at 07:38:53

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said South Stream, a major project to deliver natural gas to Europe, would be redirected through Turkey after pressure from the European Union.

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18. Obama Offers New Standards on Police Gear
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-02 at 07:15:18

The White House tried to channel the rage over events in Ferguson, Mo., into a national debate about how to restore trust between the police and the public.

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20. MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation
     Published by Yahoo on 2014-12-01 at 17:27:50

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. The wreckage, collected by l...

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