1. Harper Lee to publish new novel, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 01:27:13

Go Set a Watchman, completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than half a century, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird and features Scout as an adultWhen an author’s debut novel wins the Pulitzer prize and goes on to sell 40 million copies, perenni...

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4. Jordan Executes 2 Prisoners After ISIS Video of Pilot’s Death
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-04 at 07:31:36

After a video appeared to show the burning of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, Jordan executed Sajida al-Rishawi — who was convicted in a suicide bombing plot — and a top lieutenant of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

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6. Russian lesbians stage selfie kiss plane protest
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 18:22:28

Women kiss on a plane from Moscow to St Petersburg in front of sleeping politician to protest against anti-gay policiesTwo lesbian activists found themselves sitting in the row in front of Vitaly Milonov, the architect of Russian’s anti-gay laws, on a f...

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7. Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram defy militants by returning to school
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 19:24:03

Left to fend for themselves by the government, the traumatised schoolgirls a second chance at education thanks to one determined Nigerian womanThe jihadis had warned they would shoot anyone trying to escape. But as the truck full of frightened schoolgirls...

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8. French soldiers hurt in knife attack
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-03 at 22:51:48

Three French soldiers on an anti-terror patrol have been attacked by a man wielding a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice.

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9. Taiwan plane in deadly river crash
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-04 at 15:42:10

A Taiwanese passenger plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashes into a river shortly after take-off, with at least 16 people killed.

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10. Killing of Shaimaa el-Sabbagh in Cairo Angers Egyptians
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-04 at 10:39:01

Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, a 31-year-old woman killed at a memorial in Cairo, has become a symbol of the Egyptian authorities’ intolerance of protest.

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12. Obama Reportedly Wasn’t Pleased With Mitt Romney’s 2012 Concession Phone Call
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-04 at 08:55:28

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was displeased with Mitt Romney's 2012 Election Night concession call, and briefly considered appointing Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court, one of his closest former advisers reveals in a new book.

The adviser, Dav...

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13. Train Crash Kills 7 in Worst Accident in History of Metro-North
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-04 at 10:31:29

A crowded train in Westchester County in New York slammed into a sport-utility vehicle at a crossing, creating a fiery crash and explosion that killed seven people and injured a dozen.

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14. Afghan women protest at absence of female ministers in new cabinet
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 20:58:33

Women take to the streets of Kabul after pre-election promises of fair gender representation fail to materialise in ministerial appointments Continue reading...

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15. The daily planet: satellite images from Google Earth – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 18:21:51

Artist Benjamin Grant was inspired by astronauts’ views of the impact of human development on Earth to create the Daily Overview, a blog of stunning satellite images culled from Google Earth  Continue reading...

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18. Widow of Robin Williams in fight with his children over estate
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 08:54:30

Susan Schneider launches court proceedings to ‘stop them stripping her home’, says lawyer, amid dispute over some of comedian’s personal effects Robin Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider, and his children have gone to court in a fight over the late...

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