1. Ecuador indigenous leader found dead days before planned Lima protest
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-07 at 04:29:02

Shuar leader José Isidro Tendetza Antún missing since 28 NovemberActivists believe death linked to opposition to state-Chinese mine project Continue reading...

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2. N Korea denies ‘righteous’ Sony hack
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-07 at 13:23:06

North Korea denies hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures over a film depicting the country's leader - but praises the attack itself as "righteous".

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3. Caribbean nations urge US to end Cuba embargo
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-08 at 08:32:34

US pressed to end 54-year-old economic embargo, as 15 Caribbean nations meet in Havana for summit.

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4. 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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5. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Arrive, and New York City Checks Its Tie
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-08 at 06:10:26

After weeks of planning and jitters about protocol, the city welcomed Prince William and his wife, Catherine, for a three-day visit.

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6. US ‘repatriates Taliban chief’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-07 at 19:38:30

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.

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7. An Ebola Doctor’s Return From the Edge of Death
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-08 at 05:01:18

In his first interview, Dr. Ian Crozier, who was treated for Ebola at Emory University Hospital, speaks of what he saw treating the disease and his near-death experience after he was infected.

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8. More than 200 freed in Nigeria mass jailbreak
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-08 at 06:39:45

Armed men attack jail in Tunga, in the third mass prison escape to hit the country in two months.

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9. Pakistani Military Kills a Qaeda Leader
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-08 at 00:15:01

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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10. Syria Reports New Strikes From Israel Near Capital
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-08 at 05:04:11

Israeli warplanes struck two areas near Damascus, Syrian officials say, targeting weaponry believed to be destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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12. Moscow braces for economic winter as rouble becomes a standing joke
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-07 at 05:01:20

After a week of currency meltdown, traditional Russian fatalism is back in force. Are the good times over for Moscow’s big spending elite? Continue reading...

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13. Mexico protesters vow to keep fighting after body identified – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-07 at 16:38:00

Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City on Saturday calling for action over the 43 student teachers who have been missing since September. Protesters tell Adam Gabbatt that demonstrations have turned into something bigger than the search for the mi...

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14. Paris mayor announces plans to ban diesel cars from French capital by 2020
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-07 at 20:41:33

Anne Hidalgo’s anti-pollution drive could also see pedestrianised zones and only essential vehicles allowed at weekends Continue reading...

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16. Israeli jets ‘strike near Damascus’
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-07 at 23:48:40

The Syrian army accuses Israel of air strikes on areas near Damascus, but there is no confirmation from Israel.

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17. Typhoon Hagupit strikes Philippines
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-08 at 02:10:03

Storm weakens while claiming lives, destroying homes and flooding coastal communities in central and eastern provinces.

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18. US ‘unaware’ of second Yemen hostage
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-08 at 02:40:49

US forces who tried to free hostage Luke Somers from al-Qaeda in Yemen did not know the identity of his fellow detainee, a US official says.

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19. Wireless in Gaza: the young entrepreneurs beating the blockades
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 00:29:03

With few goods, or people, allowed to cross the border, the pool of customers and employees in Gaza is small. Web-based startups are giving those with bright ideas a chance to expand their horizons and their businesses Continue reading...

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20. Syrian gunmen capture Lebanese soldiers
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-08 at 08:57:51

Three Lebanese soldiers snatched by armed fighters in  Brital near the Syria border, sources tell Al Jazeera.

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