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>>   Africa
UPDATE 1-Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
(Adds more detail, background) TUNIS Jan 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will boost the effectiveness of     Add Comment

Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid delivers a speech the Assembly of People's Representatives after Tuesday's attack which killed at least 13 people and forced the government to impose a state of national
Tunisia's prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle Business Insider
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Actress's partner 'travelled to Ghana' 
BBC - 1/6/2016
The man police are looking for over the disappearance of a former EastEnders actress left the UK for Ghana last month, the BBC understands. Detectives want to speak to Arthur Simpson-Kent, the partner     Add Comment

Pressure Mounts for Nigeria Naira Devaluation on Oil Plunge 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Nigerian authorities are facing growing pressure to devalue the naira as the price of oil, its biggest source of foreign exchange, fell to the lowest since 2004. The Central Bank of Nigeria may revise     Add Comment
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>>   Top World Stories
Rio planned Olympic-scale sewerage project. But citizens say no thanks. 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
By , RIO DE JANEIRO — Mayor Eduardo Paes says the 2016 Olympic Games will change Rio de Janeiro for the better, thanks to 27 “legacy projects,” including new highways, subway stations and sanitation     Add Comment

UN vows action on N Korea nuclear test 
BBC - 1/6/2016
The UN Security Council says it will begin work immediately on new measures against North Korea, after Pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb. The council condemned the test, saying "a clear threat     Add Comment

Here’s why the GOP voters won’t get more serious when they actually vote 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
We have a new political theory of the week, because every week needs a new theory. The theory a few weeks ago was that Trump would spontaneously combust . Now the theory is that voters like to flirt with     Add Comment

Mother pleads not guilty in 'Baby Doe' death 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
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>>   North Africa
UPDATE 1-Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
(Adds more detail, background) TUNIS Jan 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will boost the effectiveness of     Add Comment

Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid delivers a speech the Assembly of People's Representatives after Tuesday's attack which killed at least 13 people and forced the government to impose a state of national
Tunisia's prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle Business Insider
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Blair 'didn't block Libya compensation' 
BBC - 1/6/2016
Tony Blair denies blocking Libya compensation for IRA victims By Mark Devenport BBC News NI Political Editor 6 January 2016 From the section Northern Ireland Image caption Westminster's     Add Comment

Egypt to Try 6 Reporters for Allegedly Defaming Minister 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
An Egyptian prosecutor has referred six local journalists to trial for allegedly spreading "false news" that defamed the justice minister. Prosecutor Fathy Bayoumi said Wednesday that the six were     Add Comment
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>>   Cyberculture
Facebook posts to missing mum and baby 
BBC - 1/6/2016
Messages have been posted on Facebook by police trying to trace a woman and her 18-month old son who went missing on New Year's Eve. Ileana Tomoiaga, 29, and her son Daniel Sava left their home in Furnace     Add Comment

Funeral service for Lemmy of Motörhead to be broadcast live, interest soars 
Los Angeles Times - 1/6/2016
In Internet time, the death of Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister is old news. Since Lemmy's death on Dec. 28, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue got stuck inside of his drum kit during a farewell show at the Forum,
Petition: Put Motörhead's Lemmy On The Periodic Table Popular Science
Motörhead fans call for Lemmy's own periodic table element Yahoo!Xtra
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UPDATE 1-Facebook's Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
(Adds details) Jan 6 Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc, said the Rift, its much-awaited virtual reality headset, was priced at $599. The Rift will initially be shipped from
Facebook's Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 NewsRT.co.uk
Facebook's Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 (Reuters) Yahoo! News Australia
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Facebook's Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
Attendees wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets view a 3-dimensional video for the ''Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot'' video game during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California
Facebook’s Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 SRN News
UPDATE 1-Facebook's Oculus prices Rift virtual reality headset at $599 Reuters UK
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>>   Blogging
Bad Father Han Solo Is the Star Wars Parody Twitter You Never Knew You Needed 
Time - 1/6/2016
Star Wars fans have come to know and love Emo Kylo Ren , the Force Awakens parody twitter that puts a petulant spin on the villain’s evil behavior . But even social media isn’t safe from the watchful     Add Comment

Twitter Rumored to Increase Character Limit to 10,000 
Fortune - 1/6/2016
© Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Fortune 500 Auto Energy Finance Leadership Most Powerful Women Retail Tech Newsletters     Add Comment

Nigerian Sharia Court Sentences Preacher to Death for Blasphemy 
MSNBC Newsweek - 1/6/2016
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American Kennel Club Recognizes Two Dog Breeds: The American Hairless Terrier and  MSNBC Newsweek
Alexandre Lacazette to Newcastle United: Why the Transfer Could Happen MSNBC Newsweek
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Future blasts Ciara on Twitter over custody of toddler son 
SiliconValley.com - 1/6/2016
Another celebrity custody battle is playing out on social media as Future took to Twitter earlier this week to blast ex-fiance Ciara for denying him access to their toddler son over the holidays. In     Add Comment
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>>   Sudan
Sudan gives Iranian diplomats 2 weeks to leave 
Al Riyadh - 1/5/2016
Sudan has given Iranian diplomats two weeks to leave the country, following Khartoum's decision to cut diplomatic relations in solidarity with Saudi Arabia. The state-owned SUNA agency says Sudan's     Add Comment

Ambassador of Sudan: Sudan's declaration of severing diplomatic relations with Iran  
Al Riyadh - 1/5/2016
Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan to the Kingdom Abdel Hafez Ibrahim Mohammed stressed that Sudan's announcement of breaking diplomatic ties with Iran came in solidarity with the Kingdom, and a rejection
Saudi- Ambassador of Sudan: Sudan's declaration of severing diplomatic relations  MENAFN
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The Latest: Sudan Gives Iranian Diplomats 2 Weeks to Leave 
ABC News - 1/5/2016
The latest developments after Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Tehran amid a dispute over Riyadh's execution of an opposition Shiite cleric and attacks on Saudi diplomatic posts in Iran . (All     Add Comment

WRAPUP 5-'We are not natural-born enemies of Iran,' Saudi UN envoy says 
Reuters - 1/5/2016
Saudi Arabia rallied Sunni allies to its side in a growing diplomatic row with Iran on Monday, deepening a sectarian split across the Middle East following the kingdom's execution of a prominent Shi'ite
Saudis rally allies against Iran Calcutta Telegraph
Saudi Arabia enlists Sunni allies in row with Iran Reuters
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>>   Zimbabwe
Mugabe Grabs Attention in Zimbabwe, but This Time Not Robert 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
Pugnacious and proud, a politician named Mugabe is making waves in Zimbabwe . Not Robert, the president. These days, it's his wife Grace who is grabbing attention in this southern African country.     Add Comment

Zimbabwe's First Lady Makes Waves in Country's Politics 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
Pugnacious and proud, a politician named Mugabe is making waves in Zimbabwe . Not Robert, the president. These days, it's his wife Grace who is grabbing attention in this southern African country.     Add Comment

Children's rights: UN committee to review 14 countries Senegal, Iran, Latvia, Oman,  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
GENEVA, Switzerland -- The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 12 to 29 January to review the record of 14 countries: Senegal, Iran, Latvia, Oman, France, Ireland, Peru,     Add Comment

Zimbabwe plans to export more elephants to China, and no it won't say sorry 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
Listen Play Videos Play Videos Sleep advice you won't find in baby books Sleep advice you won't find in baby books 1:45 It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen     Add Comment
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>>   South Africa
Steyn's participation in third test still uncertain, Philander out 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
12:27am IST CAPE TOWN | By CAPE TOWN South African strike bowler Dale Steyn could miss next week’s third test against England as he has yet to recover from a shoulder problem while fellow paceman
Steyn doubtful for third Test Yahoo! News Australia
Steyn doubtful for third Test (AAP) Yahoo! News Australia
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Steyn's participation in third test still uncertain, Philander out 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates the wicket of England's Alex Hales during their first cricket test match in Durban, South Africa, December 26, 2015. Reuters/Rogan Ward CAPE TOWN South African     Add Comment

BET Announces Miniseries on Nelson Mandela 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
A roundup of news Wednesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ———— FISHBURNE TO PLAY     Add Comment

Brand South Africa welcomes new Chief Marketing Officer 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Brand South Africa's CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela today announced the appointment of Mrs Linda Sangaret as Chief Marketing Officer OHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa's ( BrandSouthAfrica.com     Add Comment
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>>   Journalism
Watch This Live Reporter’s Epic Snowboarding High-Five Fail 
Time - 1/6/2016
[embedded content] It’s “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month,” which for one brave reporter, means it was time to hit the slopes for the first time— on live TV . This may not sound like the least embarrassing     Add Comment

WGN reporter buys condo in Loop high-rise 
Chicago Tribune - 1/6/2016
WGN-Ch. 9 reporter and fill-in anchor Tom Negovan recently paid $630,000 for a two-bedroom, 1,879-square-foot condominium unit on the 45th floor of a Loop high-rise. Located in a building that was     Add Comment

Global Delight's New Mobile Movie Editor App "Vizmato" Builds on Acclaimed "Game  
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Vizmato introduces a suite of unparalleled new features for the iOS PR Newswire LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Jan. 6, 2016 LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA , Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  From ShowStoppers @
Global Delight's New Mobile Movie Editor App Vizmato Builds on Acclaimed Game Your  TMC Net
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Derek Cole Speaks to Chicago Business Columnist About How One Hour Heating and Air  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Derek Cole is the general manager of One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning and he recently spoke to Mark Imperial of Chicago's Remarkable Business Column about how to save on heating and cooling bills.     Add Comment
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