1. Senate gives Scott Morrison unchecked control over asylum seekers’ lives
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 03:19:33

The Senate crossbench has supported the passing of broad new migration and maritime powers – but what exactly do they mean for the minister, asylum seekers and Australia’s obligations under international law? Continue reading...

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2. Spectre to be title of next Bond film
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-04 at 17:41:20

Spectre will be the title of the 24th official James Bond film, with Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux set to join returning cast members.

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3. 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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4. Sixteen reportedly charged in Greek football match-fixing investigation
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 21:42:11

Those charged are same individuals targeted in preliminary investigation including Olympiakos chairman, says police source Continue reading...

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5. Putin warns Russians of hard times
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-04 at 21:28:03

President Putin warns Russians to brace for hard times, days after the rouble suffers its biggest fall since the late 1990s.

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6. U.S. discloses failed attempt to rescue American in Yemen
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-05 at 01:24:36

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday for the first time publicly disclosed a failed attempt last month to rescue a U.S. citizen held hostage by al Qaeda's Yemen branch, and the group threatened to kill him in a new video posted on th...

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7. Super storm Hagupit off Philippines
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 07:06:43

Typhoon Hagupit strengthens into a super storm over the Pacific as it nears areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last year.

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8. Mayor de Blasio Announces Retraining of New York Police
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-05 at 01:52:08

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the Eric Garner case had focused the public’s attention on the relationship between the police and the public, but did not immediately explain what the training would entail.

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9. ‘I can’t breathe’: Eric Garner put in chokehold by NYPD officer – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 01:16:52

Footage filmed by a bystander shows Eric Garner being wrestled to the ground in a chokehold by an NYPD officer before turning limp. The father, 43, can be heard gasping 'I can't breathe'. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Protests have erupted i...

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10. Tony Abbott: ‘broken promises’ jibe unjustified
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 14:14:07

PM says his government has ‘kept faith with people’ over core promises and that Joe Hockey can bounce back Continue reading...

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11. Australian senate backs migrant bill
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 08:58:43

Australia's senate narrowly approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.

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12. US protesters decry chokehold death verdict
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-05 at 09:41:14

Thousands march against grand jury's decision not to charge white NY police officer for the death of Eric Garner.

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13. Bahrain activist gets prison term
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 01:41:42

Prominent Bahraini pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja is sentenced to three years in prison for tearing up a picture of King Hamad.

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14. Mosul diaries: Shortages bite
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 06:40:09

People in Mosul, Iraq, describe life under Islamic State rule

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15. ‘Violence breeds violence’: one woman’s story of 16 years inside a Russian jail
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-04 at 10:30:07

Tatyana Gavrilova was convicted of murder in 1999. On her release from prison she spoke to MediaZona, a partner in the Guardian’s New East network, about ongoing abuse inside the country’s notorious penal system – and her determination to fight for ...

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16. Chechnya policemen killed in Grozny attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-05 at 06:20:36

Ten police officers and 10 gunmen killed in attack on traffic post in Chechen capital, Russian officials say.

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19. Chimpanzee ‘has no human rights’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-05 at 03:20:01

A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.

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20. Journalist known for investigating mafia finds dogs hung from post
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-05 at 01:20:26

Two dogs belonging to Pino Maniaci, head of Sicilian TV station Telejato, are found hanging from a metal post in a yard Continue reading...

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