1. Venice Carnival 2015 – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 14:22:24

This year’s Carnival of Venice, entitled ‘the world’s most delicious festival’, runs until Shrove Tuesday on 17 February. The Carnival is famed for participants in elaborate masks Continue reading...

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2. Germany v Greece is a fight to the death, a cultural and economic clash of wills
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 01:30:11

Berlin’s attitude to Syriza looks condescending, the Greek popular mood is verging on a national revolt – and there is little sign of either side backing down Continue reading...

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3. Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 00:02:16

They may have won Congress, but an instinct for obstinacy means the party is now fighting itselfRecently, in an effort to embarrass Republicans pandering to their scientifically challenged base, Senate Democrats proposed a series of votes on climate chang...

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4. We dream about drones, said 13-year-old Yemeni before his death in a CIA strike
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 12:31:04

Mohammed Tuaiman becomes the third member of his family to be killed by what he called ‘death machines’ in the sky months after Guardian interviewA 13-year-old boy killed in Yemen last month by a CIA drone strike had told the Guardian just months earl...

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5. Italian birthplace of amatriciana denounces chef’s ‘secret ingredient’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 21:40:45

Town of Amatrice, where pasta dish originates, accuses Carlo Cracco of lapse in judgment for adding sautéed garlic to recipeCarlo Cracco has cooked alongside Alain Ducasse and earned two Michelin stars for his restaurant in Milan, where the city’s elit...

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6. HSBC files: international outcry over activities at bank’s Swiss arm
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 03:12:23

Revelations of collusion with wealthy and criminal clients in tax malpractice triggers furious response around the worldHSBC is fighting an international firestorm over revelations that its Swiss private bank helped clients conceal undeclared accounts and...

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7. Netflix launches $7.99 service for Cuba despite average wage of $17 a month
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 01:37:20

Streaming company among first to offer TV and film content but internet infrastructure and low salaries could make it available only to ‘elite’ consumers Continue reading...

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8. Turkey’s anti-Twitter leader Erdoğan sends his first tweet
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 08:58:43

Previously president had attacked Twitter saying ‘I don’t like to tweet, schmeet’ and compared social media to a ‘knife in the hand of a murderer’ Continue reading...

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9. Chinese inflation falls to 0.8%, fuelling fears of deflationary spiral
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 10:17:55

Prices rose at their slowest rate for five years, official figures showWeak demand, property downturn and falling oil prices to blame Continue reading...

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10. Syria ‘informed on anti-IS strikes’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-10 at 11:32:14

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC he receives messages via third parties from the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

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11. Obama sidesteps Ukraine military option but backs German diplomatic effort
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 01:15:33

US president avoids issue of sending arms to Ukraine during joint news conference with Angela Merkel on how to counter Russian aggressionBarack Obama has thrown his support behind German diplomatic efforts to contain Russia in Ukraine, hinting that milita...

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12. Well: Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-10 at 08:53:07

Our memories can deceive us — and they often do, studies show.

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13. Egypt halts football after deaths
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 20:06:52

The Egyptian authorities suspend football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a Cairo stadium leave at least 22 people dead.

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14. Alabama same-sex marriages begin
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-10 at 03:14:20

Judges in some counties in Alabama have begun issuing marriage licences to gay couples, despite the state's top judge ordering them not to.

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15. Anwar Ibrahim guilty in sodomy case
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 16:08:33

Malaysian appeals court upholds conviction against prominent opposition figure who has been targeted with successive prosecutionsMalaysia’s highest court has upheld a five-year prison sentence for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on a sodomy charge in a ...

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16. At least 29 migrants die of hypothermia after Italian coastguard rescue
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 23:32:50

Italian patrols pick up 105 migrants from boat drifting in extreme sea conditions in Mediterranean near LibyaAt least 29 migrants have died of hypothermia on board Italian coastguard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya,...

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17. Blow for Modi as anti-corruption party sweeps Delhi elections
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 16:29:52

Aam Admi party looks set to win 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi assemblyA radical anti-corruption, anti-establishment party led by a self-confessed anarchist has taken power in the capital of the world’s biggest democracy with a huge landslide victory.Thoug...

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19. Angela Merkel assailed from all sides in drive to pacify Russia and US on Ukraine
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 18:43:33

The German chancellor has emerged as Europe’s lone champion, but she faces a daunting and potentially thankless task Continue reading...

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20. Towers of Secrecy: Amid Complaints in India, a Real Estate Deal in Manhattan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-10 at 06:33:29

As reports of unfinished homes mounted against Kabul Chawla, a New Delhi builder, an opaque corporate entity bought a $19 million condo at the Time Warner Center.

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