1. David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-14 at 04:07:34

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. Delhi chief ‘to end VIP culture’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-14 at 15:46:15

Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal vows to end Delhi's "VIP culture" as he is sworn in as Delhi's chief minister in front of thousands.

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3. Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-14 at 06:38:38

It will probably be several years before the fruit, which resists browning when sliced or bruised, shows up in grocery stores.

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4. Letter: Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 22:21:39

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5. Pakistani Taliban attack Shia mosque
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-13 at 21:18:45

Taliban militants attack a Shia mosque in northern Pakistan, killing 20 people and injuring dozens, the second major attack on Shias in recent weeks.

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6. Musharraf: Pakistan and India’s backing for ‘proxies’ in Afghanistan must stop
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 13:11:50

In interview with the Guardian, former Pakistan president voices his support for Ashraf Ghani and hints that he cultivated the Taliban Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani military ruler accused of sheltering and supporting the Taliban after 2001, has c...

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7. Thabo Mbeki slams Jacob Zuma over brawl in South Africa parliament
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 22:35:11

Former president says successor should have answered opposition questions about use of taxpayers’ money to upgrade private residenceThabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa, believes that his successor Jacob Zuma was wrong to duck a question in...

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8. Putin tried to delay Ukraine ceasefire deal, EU summit told
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 20:03:04

Russian president said to have wanted to delay truce by 10 days in order to force surrender of Ukrainian troops at key rail hub Continue reading...

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9. Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I weren’t scared, I’d be awfully dangerous’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 22:16:25

With the world’s gazed fixed on Athens, a former academic with a penchant for leather jackets has taken centre stage. With no plan B and nothing to lose, he’s ready for battle — and if it all goes wrong, he says, he’ll just get back to his bookYan...

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10. Argentina’s president may face charges over alleged terrorist attack cover-up
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 23:25:00

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may face formal charges weeks after mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had prepared criminal complaintArgentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, may face formal charges in connection wit...

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11. ‘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 unthinkable13 February 1945 began as an ordinary day for 12-year-old Eberhard Renner. He walked from hi...

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12. Turkish police use water cannon on protesters denouncing ‘Islamisation’ of schools
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 20:32:26

Demonstrators clash with police in Izmir as concerns grow over growing influence of religion in Turkish schools Continue reading...

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13. Canada confirms first case of mad cow disease since 2011
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 21:06:47

Authorities stress that no part of animal reached food chainCanada confident $1.6bn beef export industry will not be hit Continue reading...

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14. Governments too slow to scrap laws biased against women, report says
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-14 at 14:30:05

Advocacy group Equality Now says that despite progress many discriminatory laws remain 20 years after a call to repeal them – and more are being passed Continue reading...

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15. Condoms vs chocolates in the Philippines on Valentines Day
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-14 at 15:57:05

A condom maker in the Philippines capital Saturday found their Valentine's Day giveaway challenged by a church group who tried to persuade people to swap the contraceptives for chastity and chocolates. A colourful flower market in Manila became the u...

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16. Canada foils ‘mass shooting plot’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-14 at 09:43:27

Canadian police say they have foiled an imminent plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area and have made three arrests.

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18. Ayatollah ‘sent secret letter to Obama’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-14 at 10:47:48

Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, said to have responded to overture from US president about collaborating against Isis if nuclear deal is reached  Continue reading...

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19. Going for a song: American Pie manuscript to be auctioned
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-13 at 23:34:10

Don McLean promises original notes and deletions will ‘divulge everything there is to divulge’ about enigmatic ballad he has never fully explainedIt is the song found on every dusty jukebox, an eight-minute ballad that features one of the most evocati...

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20. Germany remembers Dresden firestorm
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-13 at 22:31:53

Events are taking place in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden which created a firestorm and left the city in ruins.

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