1. Drug-resistant malaria ‘huge threat’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-20 at 05:45:36

Drug-resistant malaria has spread in Myanmar and has now reached the border with India, scientists report.

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2. Sim card database hack gave US and UK spies access to billions of cellphones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 04:58:40

International row likely after revelations of breach that could have given NSA and GCHQ the power to monitor a large portion of world’s cellular communicationsAmerican and British spies hacked into the world’s largest sim card manufacturer in a move t...

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3. Why are there still so many hungry people in the world?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 14:30:08

The world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people. Poverty and hunger prevail because of economics, not scarcity Continue reading...

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4. Venezuela agents arrest Caracas mayor
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 06:37:17

Antonio Ledezma, a critic of President Nicolas Maduro, hauled from office by intelligence service after being accused of involvement in alleged coup plotVenezuelan intelligence agents have arrested the opposition leader and Caracas metropolitan mayor Anto...

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5. Victim of racist Chelsea fans wants them ‘found, punished and locked up’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 20:57:23

Paris resident Souleymane S makes police complaint after being shown a video of incident by French newspaper Le ParisienThe black passenger prevented from getting on the Paris metro by Chelsea fans singing a racist chant has made a police complaint.The pa...

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6. Dominican drug trafficker says he donated $4.6m to country’s ex-president
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 03:08:45

Quirino Ernesto Paulino, who served 10 years in trafficking case, says money went to former Dominican Republic leader Leonel Fernandez Continue reading...

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7. First Draft: Giuliani: Obama Had a White Mother, So I’m Not a Racist
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-20 at 10:02:20

Rudolph W. Giuliani defended his remarks accusing President Obama of not loving his country.

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8. U.S. Muslims Take On ISIS’ Recruiting Machine
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-19 at 22:42:30

The rise of the Islamic State and its recruitment efforts have jolted Muslim communities in the United States into action.

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9. News Analysis: Obama Calls for Expansion of Human Rights to Combat Extremism
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-20 at 08:11:03

President Obama argued that human rights, tolerance and dialogue could combat terrorism, but his audience included representatives from some of the world’s least democratic countries.

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11. Tales from Virunga
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-20 at 15:04:37

Watch Orlando von Einsiedel's earthrise film, which inspired his Oscar-nominated documentary feature 'Virunga.'

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12. Turkey and US agree to train and arm Syrian rebels in fight against Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 02:30:57

Training could begin as early as next month at base in TurkeyTurkish officials suggest trained rebels could also target Syrian governmentTurkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State gr...

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15. Lunar new year in China – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 00:04:31

Celebrations get under way for the lunar new year in China, the year of the goat or sheep. Hundreds of millions of people travel home to celebrate with their families in what is considered the world’s biggest annual human migration Continue reading...

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16. Walmart Raising Wage to at Least $9
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-20 at 04:40:37

Facing a tighter job market, employee turnover and scrutiny of its labor practices, the retailer plans to increase pay for a half-million workers.

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17. For Kazuo Ishiguro, ‘The Buried Giant’ Is a Departure
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-19 at 23:53:40

Mr. Ishiguro explains why it took him so long to finish his new book, “The Buried Giant,” which wanders into George R.R. Martin and Tolkien territory.

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18. Cyclone Marcia causes widespread damage in mid-north Queensland – the day’s events
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 12:35:43

Severe tropical cyclone Marcia hits Queensland coast uprooting trees and tearing down powerlines around Yepoon and Rockhampton, as Lam moves into NTFull report: Cyclone Marcia wreaks damage along Queensland coastTimes shown on posts are AEDT: subtract one...

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19. Madrid metro memo tells staff to keep an eye on gay people
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 19:51:38

Internal memo flagged ‘musicians, beggars and gays’ as problem groups needing extra vigilance when checking ticketsAuthorities at Madrid’s metro have opened an investigation into an internal memo circulated to employees that flagged gay people as a ...

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20. What is the millennium development goal on poverty and hunger all about?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 10:30:03

The first MDG set out to halve 1990 poverty and hunger rates by the end of this year. As the deadline approaches, we look at what progress has been made Continue reading...

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