1. Typhoon sweeps across Philippines
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-07 at 09:35:06

Hundreds of thousands take shelter as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across the eastern Philippines, toppling trees and threatening coastal areas.

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2. UK to set up Mid East military base
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-06 at 20:15:49

The UK is establishing its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

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3. American, South African hostages die in rescue attempt in Yemen
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-07 at 03:39:10

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - U.S. special forces stormed a walled compound in a remote Yemeni village early on Saturday in an attempt to free Western hostages held by an al Qaeda unit, but an American journalist and a South African teacher were killed by their ...

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5. Courting Favor: A Hidden Coalition: Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-07 at 04:51:12

Republican attorneys general have formed an unprecedented, secretive alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

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6. Pakistani Military Kills a Qaeda Leader
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-07 at 04:13:24

The country’s military said that Adnan G. el-Shukrijumah, who was in charge of all external operations for Al Qaeda, was killed during an intelligence operation.

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7. Mary Landrieu Loses To Bill Cassidy In Louisiana Senate Runoff Election
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-07 at 07:53:20

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu lost to Republican congressman Bill Cassidy in the Louisiana Senate runoff election on Saturday, completing the GOP's dominance of the Deep South in the upper chamber. The Associated Press called the race not long after polls...

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9. Violence erupts at Haiti protests
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-07 at 09:13:37

Tear gas fired at protesters demanding President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe step down.

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10. Out100 2014: the year’s most compelling LGBT people – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-07 at 04:30:06

Actor Ellen Page heads a portfolio of stars for this year’s Out100• OUT editor Aaron Hicklin looks back on 20 years of change Continue reading...

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12. Al-Qaeda chief ‘killed in Pakistan’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-06 at 16:31:12

Adnan el Shukrijumah, al-Qaeda militant accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London, is killed in Pakistan, officials say.

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13. Syria accused of using chlorine gas on ISIL
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-07 at 07:23:10

Government accused of using chlorine gas to repel ISIL attack on a strategic air base in Deir Ezzor.

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17. Nigeria detains Russian cargo plane with military shipment to Chad
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-06 at 22:58:52

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria detained a Russian cargo plane and its French-speaking crew on Saturday after it made an unauthorised landing in the northern city of Kano with military hardware bound for neighbouring Chad, a security source said.

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19. Hong Kong Protester Ends Hunger Strike
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-06 at 16:18:35

The 18-year-old who has become the face of the city’s pro-democracy protests said Saturday that his doctor had advised him to end the strike.

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20. Remains of Student in Mexico Identified
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-07 at 08:59:02

A lab’s finding lends credence to a theory that the police abducted 43 students and turned them over to a drug gang, which killed them.

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