1. Halving of malaria deaths celebrated
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 05:33:19

Global efforts over the past decade have halved the number of people dying from malaria - a tremendous achievement, says the World Health Organization.

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2. ‘Nut rage’ delayed Korean Air plane
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-08 at 17:22:09

Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.

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3. Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-09 at 01:47:40

The case for an early Mars that was ripe and ready for living organisms has grown stronger.

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4. Mass surveillance exposed by Snowden ‘not justified by fight against terrorism’
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 19:33:00

Report by Nils Muižnieks, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, says ‘secret, massive and indiscriminate’ intelligence work is contrary to rule of law Continue reading...

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5. LeBron James Wears ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirt In Solidarity With Eric Garner Protesters
     Published by Huffington Post on 2014-12-09 at 06:29:36

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James took the court before Monday night's game in Brooklyn wearing a T-shirt with the words "I can't breathe," showing solidarity with protesters nationwide who are speaking out against the police killing of Eric Garner.

Brooklyn Ne...

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6. Uber banned from operating in Indian capital after rape accusation
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-09 at 02:49:15

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. online ride-hailing service Uber has been banned from operating in the Indian capital after a female passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, a case that has reignited a debate about the safety of women in the South Asian n...

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8. Power Up: E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-09 at 00:47:02

Video game competitions are taking off on campuses nationwide, with more than 10,000 students playing in the biggest college league, 4,400 more than last year.

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9. Tributes for Hughes at first Test
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 05:49:55

Australia are playing India in the delayed first Test in Adelaide - in an emotion-charged game following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

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10. US unveils new guidelines on racial profiling
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-09 at 06:30:48

Obama administration expands existing guidelines, amid controversy over role of race in policing after shooting deaths.

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11. Hague-based ICC accepts Palestine’s status
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-09 at 09:40:12

Decision clears way for the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in the Occupied Territories.

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12. Viewpoint: Black victims unfairly blamed
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-08 at 22:32:18

Are black Americans unfairly implicated in their own deaths?

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13. CIA torture report: spy agency braces for global impact of inquiry as release date nears
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-09 at 01:26:44

Public airing of post-9/11 practices, coming after months of negotiation, is likely to attract attention worldwide and could come as early as TuesdayYemeni man hopes for apology after report’s publication Continue reading...

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14. Prince William in first Obama talks
     Published by BBC on 2014-12-09 at 07:15:12

Prince William meets US President Barack Obama and makes a speech on the illegal wildlife trade, while his wife visits a Harlem children's organisation.

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15. ‘Day of Silence’ aims to rebuild Ukraine truce but talks in doubt
     Published by Reuters on 2014-12-09 at 01:16:47

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine plans a "Day of Silence" on Tuesday to try to rebuild a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists that has all but disintegrated, but accompanying peace talks -- the first in three months -- look likely to be delayed.

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16. Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2014-12-09 at 05:52:47

Authorities accuse Lebanese group Hezbollah of providing bomb for attack that kills on-duty policeman.

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17. Falcons to be welcomed on board Lufthansa flights
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 19:28:33

German airline to allow passengers to take birds of prey in cabin in move targeted at Middle East falconry enthusiasts Continue reading...

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18. Shrien Dewani cleared of honeymoon murder of wife Anni Dewani
     Published by The Guardian on 2014-12-08 at 17:20:00

South Africa judge dismisses case against British businessman after condemning evidence of chief prosecution witness• The ruling as it happened  Continue reading...

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19. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Joins New York City’s First Lady in Harlem
     Published by The New York Times on 2014-12-09 at 01:32:42

The duchess joined Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development on East 110th Street.

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