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'Trojan Horse' teacher misconduct ruling 
BBC - 1/6/2016
A maths teacher who taught at one of the schools caught up in the so-called Trojan Horse affair has been found guilty of professional misconduct. Wakass Haruf was accused of telling pupils at Birmingham's     Add Comment

Opinion: Squirrels are bigger threat than hackers to US power grid 
Christian Science Monitor - 1/6/2016
While fresh reports of digital assaults on critical infrastructure facilities have stirred the cyberwar saber rattlers, it's worth remembering that squirrels cause far more destruction to the grid than     Add Comment

$100M in escrow may be OK for state to spend [The Santa Fe New Mexican] 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 06--A long-simmering dispute over how much money the state of New Mexico owes for outstanding checks may finally be close to resolution. State Auditor Tim Keller, who recently released an audit     Add Comment

Ukraine blackout is a cyberattack milestone Hundreds of thousands of homes were  
CNET.co.uk - 1/6/2016
Malware is thought to be at fault for plunging hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian homes into darkness. Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto/Corbis Some cyberattacks are about stealing data, some about monkeying
Ukraine blackout is a cyberattack milestone CNET.com.au
Ukraine blackout was a cyberattack milestone - CNET CNET Reviews
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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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Vatican newspaper denounces ‘woeful’ Charlie Hebdo cover 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
(A man takes a copy of the latest edition of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo with the title “One year on, The assassin still on the run” displayed at a kiosk in Nice, France, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Eric
'About 2,500' IS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month GMA News Online
'Jake,' may picture kasama si Alden? GMA News Online
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Severe Silent Circle Blackphone vulnerability lets hackers take over 
ZDNet - 1/6/2016
The security-focused smartphone contained vulnerabilities which allow hackers to control the device's modem and call functions. ZDNet Researchers have revealed a severe vulnerability in Silent Circle's     Add Comment

Kaplan, Graham Holdings launches CyberVista cybersecurity education outfit 
ZDNet - 1/6/2016
The companies best known for SAT test prep are aiming to teach business execs about cybersecurity best practices. The companies behind Kaplan, which is best known for prepping students for SAT exams,     Add Comment
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>>   Emerging markets
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

Emerging Markets Revert to Lehman's End Days: Chart 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Investors are as skeptical on emerging-market stocks as any time since the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Whenever the price-to-book value for the MSCI Emerging Markets Index
Emerging Markets Revert to Lehman End Days as Values Sink: Chart Bloomberg
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UPDATE 2-Lagarde tells Nigerian lawmakers IMF does not back FX curbs 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
(Adds quotes, background) By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA Jan 6 (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde told Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday the IMF does not support foreign
Nigeria can curb revenue leakages with VAT increase, broadened tax base, compliance  Naija247News
UPDATED: IMF’s Chief tells Nigerian lawmakers she does not back FX curbs Naija247News
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Argentina’s Peso Starts New Year Leading Emerging Market Losses 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- Argentina’s peso fell for a third straight day in the new year, extending its status as the worst performing emerging-market currency following a devaluation last month. The 1.2 percent
Argentina's Peso Starts New Year Leading Emerging Market Losses Bloomberg
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IMF Chief Calls on Nigeria to Raise VAT as Budget Strained 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Nigerian authorities should consider raising value-added taxes and removing fuel subsidies to boost revenue and compensate for a plunge in oil prices, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine     Add Comment

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies weaken on China, N. Korea worries 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 6 Latin American currencies weakened on Wednesday as investors fretted over economic weakness in China and a nuclear test by North Korea. The People's Bank of     Add Comment

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Lagarde tells Nigerian lawmakers IMF does not back FX curbs 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
(Refiles to remove garble from headline) By Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA Jan 6 International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde told Nigerian lawmakers on Wednesday the Fund does not support foreign
UPDATE 2-Lagarde tells Nigerian lawmakers IMF does not back FX curbs Reuters
UPDATE 1-Lagarde tells Nigerian lawmakers IMF she does not back FX curbs Reuters Africa
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Stock Market's 2016 Volatility Gets New Twist with N. Korea Uncertainty 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
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>>   Top Australia stories
Murdered Melbourne gangland figure's home set alight 
ABC Online - 1/6/2016
The home of murdered Melbourne gangland figure Desmond "Tuppence" Moran has been set on fire. Fire crews were called to the vacant home on Langs Road in Ascot Vale just before midnight. The double-storey     Add Comment

Grandfather arrested after baby stabbed to death in Brisbane 
New Zealand Herald - 1/6/2016
A two-month-old baby girl has allegedly been stabbed to death by her grandfather in a horrifying knife attack in Brisbane which also left her mother and grandmother fighting for their lives. According     Add Comment

Building approvals to slow in November 
Melbourne Age - 1/6/2016
Building approvals figures out Thursday are expected to show a very mild downtrend in construction activity. Approvals for the construction of new homes are forecast to have fallen 3.0 per cent in November,
Building approvals to slow in November (AAP) Yahoo! News Australia
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Jamie xx Melbourne review: Casual xx fans might be disappointed, but this was magic 
Sydney Morning Herald - 1/6/2016
The Forum Wednesday January 6 ???? The Forum has never looked prettier. Flecks of coloured light reflect off the disco balls hanging from the ceiling, covering the room in glimmering rainbows. The venue     Add Comment

Land values surge across Sydney 
Sydney Morning Herald - 1/6/2016
The value of residential land has surged across Sydney in the past year but the strongest gains have been concentrated in the city's west. Figures released by the NSW Valuer-General on Thursday show     Add Comment

Sydney raceway to host Hollywood stuntman 
NEWS.com.au - 1/6/2016
ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail a friend HE’S starred in countless TV shows, commercials and movies including Transformers 4, Footloose and Big Mamma’s House     Add Comment

Tomic digs deep to reach quarter-finals in Brisbane 
NEWS.com.au - 1/6/2016
Tennis: Bernard Tomic will face Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International after clinching a hard-fought win over Radek Stepanek    Add Comment

Tomic digs deep to reach quarter-finals in Brisbane 
The Australian - 1/6/2016
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>>   International development
Ruble Worst-Hit in Developing World Selloff Sparked by China 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- The ruble dropped most among emerging-market currencies as tumbling oil prices exacerbated a selloff in riskier assets hit by China’s decision to let the yuan slip to a five-year low.     Add Comment

Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty 
CHINAdaily USA - 1/6/2016
GUIYANG -- Together with her fellow villagers, Deng Yingxiang used hammers and shovels to cut through a mountain, carving a path from her isolated village to the outside world. Mahuai Village, in Southwest
China Focus: Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty Xinhua News Agency
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South African Farmers May Seek International Aid as Drought Hits 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
South African farmers may seek international aid as the worst drought in decades threatens a regional food shortage, according to a farmers’ group. Farmers need as much as 20 billion rand ($1.27 billion),
Farmers may seek international aid as drought hits Moneyweb
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Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups' 
Business Insider UK - 1/5/2016
Paul Graham. See Also Richard Branson's Virgin Media is launching its own version of Y-Combinator in London The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works
Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups Latest Nigerian News.com
Paul Graham: 'Ending income inequality means ending startups' Business Insider UK
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Offer HK 'residents to be' benefits, says NGO 
CHINAdaily.com.cn - 1/5/2016
Around 100,000 families waiting for One-Way Permit 'in need of assistance' A major social welfare concern group has urged the government to review its policy and enhance support to the city's roughly
Offer HK 'residents to be' benefits: NGO China Daily Asia
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The lingering health effects of the Civil War 
Chicago Tribune - 1/4/2016
A map of deaths from heart disease reveals the American South ablaze in red; of the 10 states with the highest rate of death from heart disease among white people in 2010, all but two are below the Mason-Dixon
Could heart disease in the South be a lingering effect of the American Civil War? MyInforms
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Associa Designates $100K for Winter Storm Disaster Relief 
Reuters - 1/4/2016
DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa , the industry's largest community association management firm, has announced a $100,000 contribution on behalf of Associa Cares to go toward disaster
Associa Designates and#36;100K for Winter Storm Disaster Relief SPi World News
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Dental care in England 'Third World' 
BBC - 1/4/2016
From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock Standards of NHS dental care in England have been likened to a "Third World" service, by dentists. The care, already "unfit for purpose", is     Add Comment
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