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dateline: 20 January 2015:
The Richest 1% Are Getting Richer

dateline: 13 January 2015:
Unity Marches Follow Media Massacre in France

dateline: 06 January 2015:
Heart Emoji is Top English “Word”

dateline: 30 December 2014:
‘The Interview’ Tops Charts on Christmas Day

dateline: 23 December 2014:
US and Cuba Restoring Relations

dateline: 16 December 2014:
Hostage Situation Ends at Australia Cafe

dateline: 09 December 2014:
Snowden Accepts Award via Video

dateline: 02 December 2014:
New Star Wars Trailer Released

dateline: 25 November 2014:
Venice Bans Wheeled Suitcases

dateline: 18 November 2014:
Napoleon’s Hat Auctioned Off

dateline: 11 November 2014:
Irish Teacher Denied Job Due to “Alcoholism”

dateline: 04 November 2014:
Jupiter Stares Back at NASA

dateline: 28 October 2014:
Terrorist Kills Soldier in Canada’s Capital

dateline: 21 October 2014:
Apple Pay Rolls Out In US

dateline: 14 October 2014:
Disease Detectives Investigate Ebola Breach

dateline: 07 October 2014:
Man Rescued From Floating Bubble

dateline: 30 September 2014:
NEWS QUIZ – SEPTEMBER 2014

dateline: 30 September 2014:
Scientists Design Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

dateline: 23 September 2014:
Scotland Votes Not To Separate

dateline: 16 September 2014:
Microsoft Acquires Minecraft

dateline: 09 September 2014:
Dog Ate 43.5 Socks

dateline: 02 September 2014:
Chibatman Becomes Internet Superhero

dateline: 26 August 2014:
Independent Film Festival Shut Down In China

dateline: 19 August 2014:
Robin Williams Had Parkinson’s Disease

dateline: 12 August 2014:
Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

dateline: 05 August 2014:
Robot Hitchhikes Across Canada

dateline: 29 July 2014:
Monaco Has The Most Millionaires

dateline: 22 July 2014:
Malaysia Airlines Plane Shot Down

dateline: 15 July 2014:
Germany Wins 2014 World Cup

dateline: 08 July 2014:
Electronic Devices Must Be Charged To Fly To US

dateline: 01 July 2014:
World Cup Athletes Consider Fasting During Ramadan

dateline: 24 June 2014:
Katy Perry Offers Service To Hillary Clinton

dateline: 17 June 2014:
Magic Spray Used At World Cup

dateline: 10 June 2014:
1,600 Pandas Arrive At Hong Kong Airport

dateline: 03 June 2014:
The Right To Be Forgotten By Google

dateline: 27 May 2014:
Pizza Delivered By Drone

dateline: 20 May 2014:
Heaviest Dinosaur Discovered

dateline: 13 May 2014:
NFL Drafts First Openly Gay Player

dateline: 06 May 2014:
Afghan Village Declared Mass Graveyard

dateline: 29 April 2014:
Love Lock Ritual May End in Paris

dateline: 22 April 2014:
Divers Search Sunken South Korea Ferry

dateline: 14 April 2014:
Heartbleed Bug Threatens Internet Security

dateline: 08 April 2014:
EU Satellite System Will Monitor Earth’s Health

dateline: 01 April 2014:
Tigers Slaughtered For Entertainment Purposes

dateline: 24 March 2014:
Twitter Blocked In Turkey

dateline: 18 March 2014:
Baby Hatch Closes In China

dateline: 11 March 2014:
No Trace Of Malaysian Airliner

dateline: 04 March 2014:
Man Wakes Up In Body Bag

dateline: 25 February 2014:
Political Crisis In Ukraine

dateline: 18 February 2014:
Winter Storms Hit Japan

dateline: 11 February 2014:
Olympic Dogs Saved By Billionaire

dateline: 04 February 2014:
New Internet Suffixes To Hit The Market

dateline: 28 January 2014:
Mother Gives Birth On Sled

dateline: 21 January 2014:
South Korea Faces Major Credit Card Hack

dateline: 14 January 2014:
Black Rhino Permit Auctioned Off

dateline: 07 January 2014:
Deep Freeze Spreads Across US

dateline: 31 December 2013:
China Eases Population Control

dateline: 24 December 2013:
Russian Punk Band Members Released

dateline: 17 December 2013:
Chinese Probe Makes Lunar Landing

dateline: 10 December 2013:
World Mourns Nelson Mandela

dateline: 03 December 2013:
Fast And Furious Star Dies In Car Crash

dateline: 26 November 2013:
Domestic Violence Policy Coming To England And Wales

dateline: 19 November 2013:
Batkid Captivates San Francisco

dateline: 12 November 2013:
Typhoon Devastates The Philippines

dateline: 05 November 2013:
YouTube Holds Inaugural Music Awards

dateline: 29 October 2013:
Mexico Considers Soda Pop Tax

dateline: 22 October 2013:
Polio Outbreak Feared In Syria

dateline: 15 October 2013:
Malala Visits The White House

dateline: 08 October 2013:
Death Toll Rises After Migrant Shipwreck

dateline: 01 October 2013:
Saudi Women Seek Right To Drive

dateline: 24 September 2013:
Costa Concordia Set Upright

dateline: 17 September 2013:
Long-Named Hawaiian Woman Wins ID Battle

dateline: 10 September 2013:
Tokyo To Host 2020 Olympic Games

dateline: 03 September 2013:
Woman Completes Cuba To Florida Swim

dateline: 27 August 2013:
US Says Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

dateline: 20 August 2013:
Volcanic Ash Covers Japanese City

dateline: 13 August 2013:
Subsidized Food Plan Proposed In India

dateline: 06 August 2013:
US Embassies Closed Due To Terror Threat

dateline: 30 July 2013:
American Golfer Chooses Family First

dateline: 23 July 2013:
Duchess Kate Gives Birth To Baby Boy

dateline: 16 July 2013:
Missing Canadians Presumed Dead In Runaway Train Accident

dateline: 09 July 2013:
Two English Learners Die In Airline Crash

dateline: 02 July 2013:
Chinese Law Says People Must Visit Elderly Parents

dateline: 25 June 2013:
80,000 Rescued From Floods In India

dateline: 18 June 2013:
Brazil Vows To Clean Up Rio’s Shanty Towns

dateline: 11 June 2013:
Naked Cyclists Rally In Mexico City

dateline: 04 June 2013:
Protests Continue In Turkey

dateline: 28 May 2013:
Brave Woman Confronts Terrorists

dateline: 21 May 2013:
Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy

dateline: 14 May 2013:
Kidnapped Women Free After 10 Years

dateline: 07 May 2013:
3D Printed Gun Tested In US

dateline: 30 April 2013:
Garment Factory Collapses in Bangladesh

dateline: 23 April 2013:
Boston Marathon Manhunt Concludes

dateline: 16 April 2013:
Wrist Scans Reveal Overage Football Players

dateline: 09 April 2013:
Former UK PM Margaret Thatcher Dies

dateline: 02 April 2013:
Private Daily Newspapers Return To Burma

dateline: 26 March 2013:
Demonstrators Protest Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption

dateline: 19 March 2013:
New Pontiff Calls Himself ‘Pope Francis’

dateline: 12 March 2013:
Sharks Force Spring Break Beach Closures

dateline: 05 March 2013:
Married Couple Wanted For Mars Flyby


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