1. Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 00:47:48

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief.
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2. Egyptian court sentences 185 to death for attack on police
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 01:58:15

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian judge sentenced 185 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death on Tuesday over an attack on a police station near Cairo last year in which 12 policemen were killed.

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3. Ukraine parliament votes in new government, fresh ceasefire hopes fade
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 02:03:05

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted in a new government on Tuesday, putting foreign technocrats in key financial roles and renewing terms for the foreign and defense ministers in a signal that no major change in policy is likely on the rebellious ...

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4. 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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5. Hong Kong Occupy founders tell students to retreat amid fears of violence
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 00:50:11

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central civil disobedience movement on Tuesday called on pro-democracy activists to retreat from the city center over fears of violence, just hours after a student leader had called on supporters to...

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6. Netanyahu seeks early election, fires top ministers
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 05:26:40

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his finance and justice ministers on Tuesday, signaling the break up of his bickering coalition and opening the way for early national elections in Israel.

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7. Movie Review: ‘Wild’ Stars Reese Witherspoon
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-03 at 01:19:52

“Wild” stars Reese Witherspoon as a woman who takes on an arduous solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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8. French MPs recognise Palestine as state
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 00:09:32

France's lower house of parliament votes 339 to 151 in favour of symbolic motion to recognise statehood of Palestine.

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10. UN vote urges Israel to renounce nuclear arms
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 05:01:25

General Assembly approves resolution calling on Israel to put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

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11. Feds Arrest Man For Facebook Posts Threatening To Kill Darren Wilson
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-03 at 07:09:10

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a man from Washington state for allegedly threatening to kill Darren Wilson, the former police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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12. Spanish politician who built ghost airport begins jail term for tax fraud
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 23:01:46

Carlos Fabra is best known for airport and statue that became symbols of reckless regional government spending Continue reading...

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13. You can’t do anything about broken promises, Karl Stefanovic tells Tony Abbott – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 06:04:00

Tony Abbott receives an on-air grilling while appearing on Channel Nine's Today Show. The usually mild-mannered host Karl Stefanovic tells the prime minister that he is 'not going to be able to do anything about the broken promises' committed in governmen...

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14. U.S. couple stuck in Qatar in child death case can leave
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-03 at 01:34:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Qatar will soon lift a travel ban that has kept a U.S. couple from leaving the Gulf Arab state even after their convictions in the death of their African-born adopted daughter were overturned, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sai...

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15. ‘Hell is never far away’: the female medic risking her life for Aleppo
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 21:11:51

Umm Abdu has lost her husband and a son to the war in Syria, but the pistol-wearing woman refuses to abandon her embattled city Continue reading...

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16. Kenya leader sacks minister after massacre
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-02 at 21:26:47

Uhuru Kenyatta announces security shake-up, firing interior minister after al-Shabab claims slaughter of 36 people.

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17. Sweden – the OECD’s highest per capita recipient of asylum seekers
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-02 at 14:19:06

The conflict in Syria has been one of the big factors in a 20% year-on-year rise in those seeking asylum from OECD countries Continue reading...

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18. EU court blocks gay asylum tests
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-02 at 17:21:45

The EU's top court says refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are homosexual should not have to undergo tests to prove it.

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