1. Charlie Hebdo magazine attack: vigils held as French hunt suspects – as it happened
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 05:34:36

This blog has ended – read our continuing coverage hereAttack on satirical magazine kills 12France declares day of national mourningAuthorities describe search for three attackersShare your tributes via GuardianWitness Continue reading...

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3. Phys Ed: How Exercise Keeps Us Young
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-08 at 02:06:52

Active older people resemble much younger people physiologically, according to a new study of the effects of exercise on aging.

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4. Eleven dead, 10 wounded in Paris shooting: police
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-01-07 at 17:26:14

PARIS (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and 10 injured in shooting at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, already the target of a firebombing in 2011 after publishing cartoons deriding Prophet Mohammad on its cover, police spokesm...

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5. Fight intimidation with controversy: Charlie Hebdo’s response to critics
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 23:47:00

French magazine has history of defying attempts to curtail freedom of expression; the latest a provocative tweet to Isis chiefLive blog: follow the latest on Paris shootings Continue reading...

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6. Deaths in Iraq show two sides of Iran’s role in sectarian conflict
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:18

The funeral this week of a Revolutionary Guard commander killed inIraq showed Iran’s official commitment to its armed forces, whilethe murkier dimensions of Tehran’s growing role in the region’ssectarian conflict have been highlighted by the death o...

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7. Egyptian president attends Coptic Christmas Eve mass in Cairo
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:17

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, a Sunni seen by many of Egypt’s Christian minority as a saviour, makes symbolic gesture of unityAbdel Fatah al-Sisi has become the first Egyptian leader to appear at a Cairo cathedral at Coptic Christmas Eve mass, according to Egypt...

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8. Why North Koreans will suffer for the Sony hack
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:18

Only a select few are allowed internet access in North Korea. There had been small signs of change, but in the wake of the Sony hack, will that continue? asks Andray AbrahamianNorth Korea’s already limited access to the internet went black several times...

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9. Putin and Poroshenko join Orthodox Christmas celebrations – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:18

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. We look at celebrations across the post-Soviet world, from political visits to family feastsMost Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas two weeks later than other churches in the western world. It is ...

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10. WA bushfires: two firefighters ‘shaken’ after being trapped in burning ute
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:17

Emergency services minister says the volunteers were forced to shelter in their LandCruiser east of Perth after being surrounded by flamesTwo volunteer firefighters were trapped in a burning ute while fighting a bushfire at a Department of Defence facilit...

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11. ‘The Gambia coup didn’t just fail, it backfired’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:18

US authorities have charged two men this week in connection with a plot to overthrow authoritarian president Yahya Jammeh. The episode will only help to tighten his grip on the country, says Simon AllisonGambia coup plotters: model US citizens but ‘ever...

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12. Federal judge strikes down California foie gras ban
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-08 at 09:55:17

Rules that state law infringes on superseding federal oneBan passed legislature in 2004 but didn’t take effect until 2012Eateries plan to celebrate by adding it to menus as early as Wednesday nightFoie gras, the divisive delicacy produced from fatty duc...

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13. Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-07 at 16:46:42

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.

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18. The Tense Mood in Paris
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-08 at 03:50:48

Parisians discussed what the terrorist attack in the heart of the city could mean for France and its large Muslim population.

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20. Much of world’s fossil fuel reserve must stay buried to prevent climate change, study says
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-07 at 23:30:00

New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands• George Monbiot: Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good ...

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