1. Protests After Grand Jury in Eric Garner Chokehold Case Doesn’t Indict Officer
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-04 at 09:20:17

The panel’s decision to end the criminal case in Mr. Garner’s death in New York provoked a wave of protests; the Justice Department said it would open a civil rights inquiry.

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2. Pakistan preacher denies blasphemy
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-03 at 22:12:03

Police in Pakistan investigate a former pop star for blasphemy after he was caught on camera allegedly insulting one of the Prophet Muhammad's wives.

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3. Obama says poor economic situation may change Putin ways
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-04 at 02:47:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he doubted Russian President Vladimir Putin will change course until politics catch up with the rough economic situation in Russia.

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4. Japanese vagina kayak artist arrested again for obscenity
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 00:11:25

Megumi Igarashi ‘planned to build boat based on her genitals using 3D printer’Artist was arrested and released in July on similar grounds Continue reading...

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10. Iranian air force bombs Isis targets in Iraq, says Pentagon
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 21:29:26

Washington and Tehran deny coordination as part of US-led coalition against Islamic StateAnalysis: Ingenuity keeps Iran’s Vietnam-era planes flying in fight against Isis Continue reading...

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11. US: Any Iran strikes on IS positive
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-04 at 00:13:33

The US secretary of state says Iranian military action against Islamic State in Iraq would be "positive", despite Iran denying co-operation on any strikes.

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12. North Korea Has Room for Only One Jong-un
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-04 at 00:15:19

South Korean officials say North Korea, under Kim Jong-un, has formally barred anyone from having the name Jong-un, forcing those already with the name to give it up.

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13. World on course for warmest year
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-03 at 20:32:34

This year is in the running to be the hottest globally since records began, early estimates show.

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14. Belgian expert: WHO messed up Ebola response
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 22:21:13

Co-discoverer of Ebola virus tells Al Jazeera World Health Organisation "took too long" to declare state of emergency.

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15. Corruption pervades fast-growing economies of China, Turkey and Angola
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 15:28:00

Transparency International’s measure of perceived public sector corruption says emerging countries increasingly seen as prone to fraud and bribery Continue reading...

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16. Kerry: attacks are slowing Isis advance but defeating jihadis could take years
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 03:45:51

John Kerry insists international coalition’s strategy is working as Iran joins air strikes against Islamic State fighters Continue reading...

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17. T Magazine: There’s Something About Quvenzhané Wallis
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-03 at 23:01:11

Roller skates, pizza, math class and an Oscar nomination: the life of an 11-year-old movie star.

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18. The US is still the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity leave
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 19:16:14

The US supreme court is hearing a pregnancy discrimination case that could have far-reaching effects for American women who work through their pregnanciesJessica Valenti: Why doesn’t the US do more to help pregnant women? Continue reading...

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19. Record-breaking tortilla attempt turns into big embarrassment for Spanish city
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-03 at 22:12:40

Guinness World Records rejects three-tonne Spanish omelette, saying it failed to beat record set by Japan Continue reading...

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20. Turkey ‘guilty of religious discrimination’
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-03 at 23:03:51

Rights court rules that Ankara discriminates against the Alevi minority by failing to recognise their places of worship.

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