1. Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-31 at 02:51:13

SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives of those on board watching TV footage to break d...

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2. US woman killed by two-year-old son
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-31 at 07:18:36

A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.

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3. Luise Rainer Dies at 104; Won Best Actress Oscars For Two Years Running
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-30 at 22:08:23

Ms. Rainer, who was born in Germany, left the pressures of Hollywood after winning Oscars in consecutive years in the 1930s.

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4. 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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5. North Korea may have hired outside hackers for Sony attack, says US
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 10:00:03

Investigators consider possibility Pyongyang contracted out work in last month’s cyber-attack on Sony PicturesUS investigators believe that North Korea most likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month’s cyber-attack against S...

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6. Steve Scalise: the questions left unanswered
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 10:00:03

Scalise’s office has declined to answer a number of outstanding questions, as senior party figures back him to stay on as the third-highest ranked Republican Republican leaders attempted to draw a line under the first big test of their control of both c...

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7. Poetry in motion: mobile site brings new audience to African writers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 10:00:03

Continent’s ancient oral tradition gets new hearing on pioneering mobile site Badilisha Poetry X-Change“These days, the language of deathis a dialect of betrayals; the bodies broken, placid as saints, hobble along the tiled corridors, from room to roo...

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8. Guardian Australia 2014 quiz: the year that was in 30 questions
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 10:00:03

There have been punch-ups, crashes, food fights, 'bubbling' moments and Twitter rants in an action-packed year. This quiz will hopefully help you to remember them all Continue reading...

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9. Idaho toddler shoots and kills his mother inside Walmart
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-31 at 03:30:35

County sheriff said the 29-year-old woman, named as Veronica Rutledge, had a concealed weapons permit Continue reading...

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10. First Ebola case linked to bat play
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-30 at 19:32:50

The Ebola victim who triggered the current outbreak, a two-year-old boy from a small village in Guinea, may have been infected by playing in a hollow tree housing a colony of bats, say scientists.

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13. Palestinian UN resolution fails
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-31 at 07:00:29

The UN Security Council rejects a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years.

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17. The future has begun, says leftist Alexis Tsipras as he scents power in Greece
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 03:03:43

Syriza is leading in polls after gaining support among millions of Greeks who are unemployed or facing poverty Syriza can transform the EU from within – if Europe will let it  Continue reading...

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18. Women in Nicaragua combat country’s macho culture
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-30 at 16:30:10

Unpaid and undervalued, female farmers are fighting back as Nicaragua attempts to dig up the seeds of the country’s gender bias Continue reading...

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