1. Bryan Stevenson: If it’s not right to rape a rapist, how can it be OK to kill a killer?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 09:18:59

On a visit to Australia, the acclaimed US lawyer says ‘there is no natural way to systematically engage in killing another human being’ – which is why state executions dehumanise all involved Continue reading...

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2. Copenhagen killings: bewildered Europe struggles to defend freedom of speech and religion
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-16 at 01:38:19

The internet helps provide a breeding ground for extremism of all types as the west tries to address the legacy of intervening in Iraq and the Arab Spring Continue reading...

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3. Lesley Gore, Teenage Voice of Heartbreak, Dies at 68
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-17 at 07:53:04

Ms. Gore’s hits included “It’s My Party,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me,” which became a feminist anthem.

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4. Thailand’s students defy military junta and call for return to democracy
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 06:46:21

Members of the Thai Student Centre for Democracy vow to be “last group standing” against martial lawThai student protesters billing themselves as the “last group standing” in seeking to end military rule say they will openly defy what one leader c...

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5. Rape and murder of young woman sparks mass Twitter protest in Turkey
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 07:34:05

Brutal death of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan leads to outpouring of rage from Turkish women in campaign hashtagged #sendeanlat (tell your story)The murder of a woman who tried to stop a man raping her has sparked mass protests in Turkey and prompted women to...

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6. Judge Temporarily Halts Obama’s Immigration Actions
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-17 at 11:10:17

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Monday that will temporarily prevent the Obama administration from moving forward with its executive actions on immigration while a lawsuit against the president works its way through the co...

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7. Greece bailout talks break down after Athens rejects ‘unacceptable’ eurozone demands
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 02:18:52

Creditors present ultimatum as finance minister insists other members must water down austerity conditions if country is to reach ‘honourable agreement’ Continue reading...

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8. Japanese coastal towns evacuated as earthquake hits Pacific
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 06:42:51

Tsunami warning issued by Japan Meteorological Agency as residents of Iwate prefecture are cleared from homes, though no damage or injuries reportedEvacuations were ordered for towns closest to the coast in Iwate prefecture in Japan early on Tuesday morni...

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9. Gigi star Louis Jourdan dies at 93
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-16 at 16:50:43

Louis Jourdan, the French film star known for roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 93.

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10. Egyptian air strikes in Libya kill dozens of Isis militants
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 14:12:37

Training bases and weapons stockpiles targeted day after Islamic State militants post beheadings video Continue reading...

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13. Indian millionaire accused of murdering guard over delay in opening gate
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 15:31:52

Muhammad Nisham allegedly pinned victim to wall with his Hummer and beat him with iron rodIndian police have charged a millionaire businessman with murder after he allegedly rammed an SUV into his security guard for being slow in opening a gate, an offici...

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14. Bali Nine: Indonesian official says Australians won’t be executed this month
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 13:55:22

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s transfer to Central Java is postponed while holding cells and execution field are enlarged, one official tells the Guardian Continue reading...

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15. São Paulo Water Crisis Linked to Growth, Pollution and Deforestation
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-17 at 02:32:01

A lack of political will, poor environmental management and a long dry spell have conspired to put São Paulo, a metropolitan area of 20 million, on the verge of a harsh rationing plan.

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16. Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 12:30:01

Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, with punishments of fines or beatings for those who do not comply Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictio...

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17. U.S. Embedded Spyware Overseas, Report Claims
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-17 at 03:20:31

A Russian firm says the United States has found a way to permanently embed surveillance and sabotage tools in computers in countries including Iran, Russia, Pakistan and China.

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19. Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-16 at 21:08:39

Moscow is influencing policy and shaping opinion all over the continent, with ties to both the far right and the hard left Continue reading...

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