1. Indonesia asks for US help finding missing plane
     Published by Yahoo on 2014-12-30 at 07:32:13

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Monday that Indonesia has asked the United States for help in locating a missing AirAsia jet, and the Pentagon said it could include detection equipment deployed by air, surface and sub-surface.

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3. No surge of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants after controls lifted
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:12

Figures show Romanian and Bulgarian populations in UK have grown at steady pace for seven years, now totalling 252,000A quarter of a million Romanians and Bulgarians are now living and working in Britain, more than 80% of whom arrived before labour market...

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4. Infinite Possibility: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:10

Portugal’s Serralves Museum offers a retrospective on the work of an Iranian artist feted by New York’s glitterati but whose geometric designs are inspired by Islamic art When a 20-year old Iranian art student moved to New York in 1944 from her hometo...

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5. North Korea – a year in threats
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:10

As Pyongyang vows retaliation against America over the Sony film The Interview, we look at who else has been in the line of fire in 2014 In the ongoing debacle about The Interview – a film in which Seth Rogen is sent to assassinate Kim Jong-un – North...

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6. Protests outside Egyptian embassy in London against imprisonment of journalists
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:12

Sue Turton joins protest calling for release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy a year after their imprisonmentA British al-Jazeera journalist has urged the Egyptian government to release three journalists imprisoned on terror charges.Sue ...

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7. Tango revolution sweeps Tbilisi off its feet
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:10

Georgians embrace Argentinian dance with gusto as lessons become more affordable after decade of economic growthHands curl into each other and partners draw close. Glittering shoes scrape across the floor. Short skirts twirl.“It is becoming an addiction...

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8. Welfare recipients should be forced to take contraceptives, says ex-Labor MP
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:12

Gary Johns’ suggestion that compulsory contraception ‘would help crack intergenerational reproduction of strife’ has been slammed by welfare groupsWelfare organisations have slammed suggestions from a former Labor MP that people should only receive ...

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9. Los Angeles police release autopsy report in shooting of Ezell Ford
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 09:55:12

Report on police shooting of unarmed black man finds three gunshot wounds suffered in confrontation with anti-gang officersAn unarmed black man was shot three times by Los Angeles police officers, once each in the back, side and arm, according to a corone...

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10. Arabs meet on Palestinian call for swift U.N. vote to end Israel occupation
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-29 at 23:34:16

UNITED NATIONS/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Arab U.N. delegations on Monday discussed a Palestinian plan to make peace with Israel within a year and end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017, despite Israeli and U.S. opposition.
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12. Ferry stricken by blaze fully evacuated, 10 dead
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-30 at 02:35:28

ROME/ATHENS (Reuters) - Rescue teams evacuated more than 400 people from a car ferry that caught fire off Greece's Adriatic coast in a 36-hour operation on roiling seas, but 10 people were killed in the disaster.

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13. Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 03:57:00

Healthcare worker flew from Sierra Leone to Glasgow via Heathrow on Sunday and has been isolated after falling ill• Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow – latest updates Continue reading...

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14. Iran supreme leader uses Twitter to blast US and says #BlackLivesMatter
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 02:34:08

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses hashtags to criticise US on race issuesSays: ‘#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants … #Ferguson’Police spokesman suspended for calling memorial ‘pile of trash’Ferguson protester Joshua Williams charged with arso...

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15. Greece faces early election after PM loses vote on president
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-29 at 23:06:04

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece heads to an early general election next month after parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's nominee for president on Monday, throwing the country into a new period of political turmoil just as it emerges from economi...

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16. No, Argentina’s president did not adopt a Jewish child to stop him turning into a werewolf
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 01:00:43

The chance meeting of a Latin American president with a colourful myth too good to fact-check proved irresistible for many  Continue reading...

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17. Michael Grimm To Resign From Congress: Reports
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-30 at 07:19:21

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will announce this week that he is resigning from Congress, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

According to the report, the Staten Island congressman is planning to resign on Tuesday or Wednesday. A Grimm spokesperson di...

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19. Swedish mosque set ablaze in second suspected arson attack in a week
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-29 at 22:03:35

Special security forces lead hunt for perpetrators of latest fire as mainstream politicians struggle to stem ascent of far right Continue reading...

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20. Iraqi security forces recapture large sections of Dhuluiya town
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-29 at 22:08:10

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias took control of large parts of the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad on Monday from Islamic State fighters, police and army sources said.

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