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  1. Famed Economist Rejects Award, Shock Over Shanghai Stampede

    Thomas Piketty won’t accept France’s highest honor. (BBC)

    Shanghai stunned over New Year’s Eve stampede that killed 36. (The Guardian)

    Egyptian court cancels journalists’ jail sentences, orders retrial. (Al Jazeera)

    Poor weather slows salvage efforts in AirAsia crash. (BBC)

    Pope Francis calls for end of slavery. (The Globe and Mail)

    North Korean leader says he’s open to talks with South. (The Guardian)

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