1. Iran arms exports to Iraq tolerated in fight against Isis says report
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 10:40:11

An internal Iranian report says Tehran has gained credibility from supporting Iraq’s fight against Isis despite UN ban on Iranian weapons exports, but that Tehran faces growing western scrutiny as Isis weakens Continue reading...

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2. Tony Abbott: Indonesia should reciprocate for tsunami aid by sparing Bali Nine pair
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 12:33:25

Prime minister says clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran would be a fair response to Australia’s $1bn tsunami assistance Continue reading...

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3. North Korea’s Arirang mass games – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 20:04:06

Pyongyang has announced that it will not stage the Arirang games in 2015. Here’s a look back at earlier renditions of the world’s biggest choreographed extravaganza – part circus act, part rhythmic gymnastics – last held in 2013 Continue reading.....

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4. Reclaiming Puerto Rico’s Food Paradise
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-18 at 00:09:42

A movement of loosely affiliated cooks, farmers and activists is trying to reclaim the gastronomic paradise at their fingertips.

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5. How blogger Brown Moses used open-source information to analyse missile attacks on Ukraine – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 19:30:00

Blogger and citizen journalist Eliot Higgins – aka Brown Moses – explains how he used open-source information to determine cross-border artillery attacks that appear to be being fired from Russian territory into Ukraine. His team used satellite imager...

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6. Chinese new year 2015 – in numbers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 10:30:05

Out with the year of the horse, in with the sheep. A guide to Chinese new yearThe number of days most Chinese workers will get off work during the 40-day lunar new year period, giving them a rare chance to spend time with their families. At midnight on We...

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7. Great Barrier Reef polluters face tougher action under Queensland’s new government
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 02:58:01

Labor government appoints state’s first ever reef minister as it steps up plan to avoid the UN listing the ecosystem as ‘in danger’ The Queensland government may adopt tough new regulations to tackle the amount of pollution flowing onto the Great Ba...

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8. Swiss raid HSBC’s Geneva office
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-18 at 15:51:57

Swiss prosecutors are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.

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9. Ukraine pro-Russia forces seize strategic Debaltseve railway hub despite truce
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 01:07:37

Rebels close in on government soldiers, trapped in ruins and running out of food and supplies after more than a week under siege Continue reading...

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10. As Rivals Falter, India’s Economy Is Surging Ahead
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-18 at 06:59:55

Long considered a laggard, India is seeing a lift in its stock market as multinational companies look to expand operations there or start new ones.

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12. ‘Some people don’t understand my music’: meet Vladimir Putin’s ‘official DJ’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 10:30:11

Dance music is so popular in Russia that acts have been invited to appear at the Kremlin. DJ Fenix describes how his strobe-heavy rave sets go down with Moscow’s conservative elite Continue reading...

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13. India’s legendary Royal Enfield motorcycle to expand production to UK
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 07:25:27

Iconic Indian bike will open new factories in Chennai as well as in the United Kingdom Continue reading...

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14. Divers find ‘priceless’ trove of gold coins off Israel’s Mediterranean coast
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 07:45:29

Record haul of 2000 coins found in an ancient harbour and belong to era of Fatimid Caliphate which ruled much of the Middle East and North Africa from 909 to 1171.Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Medit...

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15. Who’s going to cough up the cash to meet global poverty targets?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 12:30:02

Politicians need to feel the heat ahead of the financing for development summit in Ethiopia. If Addis disappoints, the fallout could be extensive Continue reading...

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16. What will it take to stop Isis using rape as a weapon of war?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 14:30:03

When so many women have been raped by Isis fighters, the stigma surrounding survivors is gradually being eroded Continue reading...

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17. Binyamin Netanyahu faces damning expenses accusations ahead of elections
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 22:24:41

Report into spending by Israeli prime minister accuses him of improper use of public funds, including criticising spending on takeaway meals and cleaningA damning official report into spending by the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, at his offi...

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18. Egyptian president calls for United Nations military action in Libya
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 23:46:33

On the fourth anniversary of the start of Libya’s revolution, Abdel-Fattah Sisi says 2011 intervention is an ‘unfinished mission’ – but western leaders counsel caution Egypt has called for UN-backed international intervention in Libya after launch...

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19. Dissenting voices silenced in Pakistan’s war of the web
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 12:30:07

YouTube is banned and tweets are censored, while pornography thrives and foreign Islamist militants have their sayPakistan already goes further than most in digitally shielding its citizens from the outside world. There are only two countries where Facebo...

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20. Afghan civilian deaths hit record high
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-18 at 12:17:32

Insurgents, government forces and international troops all contribute to highest total in five years since records beganLast year was the deadliest on record for civilians in Afghanistan, the UN said in a report on Wednesday, with more civilians killed in...

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