1. Christian comedy wins four Razzies
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-22 at 14:35:05

Saving Christmas, Kirk Cameron's comedy about the true meaning of the festival, is the big winner at the annual celebration of movie mediocrity, the Razzies.

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2. Syria-bound missing schoolgirl’s father urges her not to fall into clutches of Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 21:50:12

Hussen Abase, Amira’s father, urges her to come home as UK counter-terrorism officers face scrutiny over girls’ possible online radicalisation Continue reading...

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3. Japanese crown prince says country must not rewrite history of WW2
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 11:58:29

Naruhito makes rare statement on importance of ‘correctly’ remembering Japan’s role in war as right wing attempts to downplay issue of sex slaves Continue reading...

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4. Turkey enters Syria to remove tomb
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-22 at 21:24:25

Turkish forces enter war-torn northern Syria to evacuate troops guarding a historic tomb, demolishing it and moving the remains elsewhere.

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5. Former Maldives president detained under anti-terror law
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 02:02:48

Mohamed Nasheed recently called for the international community to consider sanctions against the island nation’s leadershipA week ago, the former president of the Maldives warned that the island nation was on a “dangerous and precarious slide” towa...

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6. Children in war zones being failed by Britain, say MPs in scathing report
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 02:21:31

All-party group says government lacks ‘tangible, or indeed any kind of, strategy’ relating to child protection in humanitarian missions Continue reading...

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7. Jewish magazine in Germany to be delivered in plain envelopes
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 21:30:09

Jüdisches Berlin makes decision following recent deadly antisemitic attacks across Europe, to reduce likelihood of hostility towards subscribersA monthly magazine serving Berlin’s Jewish community will be delivered to subscribers in blank envelopes fro...

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8. How Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 04:02:11

Unlike the slow and careful rise of al-Qaida, Isis is extending its global reach far and fast – sometimes to groups with very different beliefs Continue reading...

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9. Australia secured asylum deal by staying ‘silent’ on rights abuses: Sri Lanka PM
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 09:56:42

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says former president agreed to help stop boats carrying asylum seekers if Australian government kept quiet  Continue reading...

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10. 14-year-old Palestinian jailed for stone-throwing maintains innocence
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 21:42:04

Malak al-Khatib was jailed for 44 days for stone-throwing and carrying a knife but insists she only admitted the crimes due to intimidationAn account by a 14-year old Palestinian girl of her arrest, interrogation and 44-day detention after she was accused...

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11. ‘Seven-year-old girl’ kills herself and five others in Nigeria suicide bombing
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 23:32:06

Attack on market in north-eastern town of Potiskum is lastest in string of attacks in which children have been used, blamed on Boko Hara A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and five others in a suicide bombing in north-east Nigeria on Su...

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12. Clocking off: Japan calls time on long-hours work culture
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 19:04:50

As stress levels and karoshi – deaths through overwork – increase, the Japanese government is planning a law to force workers to take paid holidayThe regulation eight hours in the office is over. The most important work of the day is done; whatever is...

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14. The TV Watch: Oscars 2015: Passionate Speeches, but Few Surprises
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-23 at 11:19:24

Oscar nights almost always drag on too long, but this one was a slog almost from the very beginning.

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15. Terror threats issued against British, American and Canadian shopping malls
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 04:48:34

Security services assess credibility of al-Shabaab video threats made against retail targets in London, Minneapolis-St Paul and West Edmonton US and British security services are assessing the credibility of new threats against western shopping centres is...

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16. Kurdish Peshmerga call for heavy weaponry to take their fight to Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 00:45:11

Fighters deride western fears that sending them weapons could give real impetus to frequent talk of sovereignty at the expense of Iraq Continue reading...

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17. Academy Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Picture Oscar
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-23 at 12:03:33

The film about a washed-up actor’s comeback bid also gave Alejandro G. Iñárritu the award for best director. Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J. K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette won top acting prizes.

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18. Thai pair jailed for more than two years for royal slur in play
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-23 at 15:49:14

Two young Thais accused of defaming the monarchy in a university play were jailed for two and a half years on Monday, as the ruling junta intensifies a crackdown under a controversial lese majeste law. Student Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and activist Porntip M...

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19. Greece draws up €7.3bn tax hit list aimed at oligarchs and criminals – report
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 08:59:24

Crackdown on tycoons and the smuggling industry is part of fiscal reforms to be presented to creditors on Monday, German tabloid Bild saysAnalysis: why Greece has its work cut out Continue reading...

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20. Rolf Harris stripped of Australian honours
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 05:40:46

Disgraced entertainer has honours as Officer and Member of the Order of Australia removed after convictions for indecent assault Disgraced former children’s entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of honours in his native Australia. Harris was convict...

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