1. David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-13 at 12:05:52

Mr. Carr, a shrewd and well-informed skeptic, wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times.

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2. New Romantic icon Steve Strange dies
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-13 at 06:12:19

Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.

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3. U.S. Orders Alabama to License Gay Unions
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-13 at 07:37:44

The decision was expected to send a signal to judges statewide who are caught between a federal ruling and an order from Alabama’s chief justice.

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4. Migrant tragedy in Med ‘preventable’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-12 at 17:56:47

The drowning of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea this week could have been prevented with better EU lifesaving provision, experts say.

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5. Paris moves to sue Fox News for false reporting on Muslim ‘no-go zones’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 04:25:39

City council approves lawsuit against ‘bloopers factory’ Fox News for incorrectly reporting in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack that some city areas ban non-Muslims  Continue reading...

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6. Al-Jazeera journalists leave Egyptian prison on bail
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 13:07:36

Less than a fortnight after the release of their colleague Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are granted bail following more than 400 days in jailA court in Egypt has freed two imprisoned al-Jazeera English journalists on bail, nearly a fortni...

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7. Yemen facing ‘forgotten crisis’ as humanitarian disaster looms
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-12 at 12:30:14

Donors urged to step in with almost two-thirds of country’s population – including 840,000 acutely malnourished children – in need of assistance Continue reading...

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8. Rachel Corrie’s family loses wrongful death appeal in Israel’s supreme court
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 05:59:49

Family of US woman killed in Gaza 12 years ago had sought to hold Israel liable for her death, but judges uphold decision of lower court in Haifa  Continue reading...

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10. Aid money for development projects in Nepal linked to child labour
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-12 at 17:32:19

Bricks made by children and adults trapped in bonded labour have been used in construction projects funded by international donors including the UN, UK and the Asian Development Bank  Continue reading...

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11. Democrats Pick Philadelphia for 2016 Convention
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-13 at 02:22:47

The Democrats, anticipating the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall enfolding their presidential nominee in a patriotic glow, chose Philadelphia over New York and Columbus, Ohio.

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12. Freed Al Jazeera journalists reunited with family
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-13 at 14:47:58

Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, who were held in Egypt for 411 days, walk to freedom.

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13. HSBC files: Swiss bank hid money for suspected criminals
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-12 at 23:51:44

Documents detail customers who faced allegations including drug-running, corruption, doping and money launderingHSBC’s Swiss bank concealed large sums of money for people facing allegations of serious wrongdoing, including drug-running, corruption and m...

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14. Brian Williams Scandal Prompts Frantic Efforts at NBC to Curb Rising Damage
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-13 at 00:33:06

Interviews show a news division in crisis mode as it investigated Brian Williams and assessed whether its celebrity anchor could salvage his position.

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15. ‘We thought Dresden was invincible’: 70 years after the destruction of a city
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 12:30:07

A dentist’s son who was 12 years old on the night RAF bombers arrived tells of the second world war bombing – and the moment his father thought the unthinkable Continue reading...

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16. Italy is a ‘dying country’ says minister as birth rate plummets
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 06:09:45

New figures show the lowest total number of births since the formation of the modern Italian state Continue reading...

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17. Thousands attend funeral for Muslim students shot in Chapel Hill
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 06:12:43

Around 5,500 mourners pay tribute to Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, gunned down in their apartmentOn a soccer field lent for the occasion by North Carolina State University, thousands gathered for the funeral of three...

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18. Toxic orange cloud spreads over Catalonia after chemical blast
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-12 at 19:05:32

Residents told to close windows and seal air vents after dense cloud hovers over six municipalities in central Catalonia More than 60,000 residents in north-eastern Spain have been told to stay indoors after an explosion at a chemical warehouse sent a den...

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19. Turkey challenges Obama on murders
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-13 at 07:46:16

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.

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20. Don McLean sells American Pie manuscript, saying all will be revealed
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 12:02:57

Singer-songwriter promises original notes and deletions will ‘divulge everything there is to divulge’ about enigmatic ballad he has never fully explainedDon McLean is to auction the original manuscript of American Pie, his elegiac, enigmatic ballad th...

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