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     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 17:17:35

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2. Owl attacks joggers and steals their hats
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 07:25:14

Barred owl attacks passers-by and whips off their hats in Salem, Oregon, prompting warning to anyone who might cross its pathOregon officials are warning early morning joggers and park visitors in the state capital, Salem, to watch out for an owl that ste...

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3. Female jihadis publish guide to life under Islamic State
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 15:38:33

English translation of Isis women’s manifesto is published by all-female al-Khanssaa BrigadeGirls can marry at the age of nine, should ideally have husbands by 16 or 17 and should not be corrupted by going to work, according to a treatise published by f...

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4. VIDEO: Musical tribute to Peshawar victims
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 05:41:38

Pakistan's most popular singer-actor, Ali Zafar, is releasing a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Peshawar school massacre.

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5. With an Apology, Brian Williams Digs Himself Deeper in Copter Tale
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 07:37:35

Veterans challenged Mr. Williams’s assertion that he made a mistake when he spoke about having been in a military helicopter forced down by enemy fire in 2003.

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6. Marine Le Pen’s Oxford university speech delayed by protesters
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 02:06:32

Appearance by leader of France’s far-right Front National party sparks protests by students chanting anti-fascist slogans Continue reading...

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7. Merkel, Hollande take Ukraine peace plan to Putin
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-06 at 15:12:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande head to Moscow on Friday to secure President Vladimir Putin's support for a peace plan to end surging separatist violence in the east. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said ta...

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8. Another GOP Lawmaker Wades Into Rape Debate
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-06 at 08:10:03

A Republican state lawmaker said Thursday that women who become pregnant from sexual assault should not be exempt from an anti-abortion measure, because childbirth resulting from rape is "beautiful." 

"Obviously rape is awful," West Virginia Del. Brian K...

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9. Pentagon thinktank claims Putin has Asperger’s – has Putinology gone too far?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 00:48:36

‘Movement patterns analysis’ expert lead studies in 2008 and 2011 which suggested Russian president has ‘autistic disorder’ as gleaned from video footageIf Kremlinology made for a viable career track at the Pentagon during the cold war, Putinology...

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10. Amy Pascal Lands in Sony’s Outbox
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 07:36:07

Ms. Pascal, who was embroiled in a hacking scandal in which her email was leaked, will leave in May.

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11. Australian prime minister Tony Abbott may be deposed after party revolt
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 11:24:02

Liberal MP who wants change in leadership says knighthood for Prince Philip was ‘final proof’ of prime minister’s disconnection with the peopleThe Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, could be removed from office as early as next week after facin...

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12. Jordan expands ISIL air strikes to Iraq targets
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-06 at 12:41:14

Jordanian foreign minister says his country's fighter jets are bombing ISIL targets in Syria and in Iraq.

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13. Mexico’s street art tells stories of grief, anger and resistance
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 16:24:16

Murals produced by the street artist collective Lapiztola are highlighting Mexico’s social and political issues, from disappeared students to drug lords and migrants• All images courtesy of Lapiztola Continue reading...

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14. South Sudan fighters carried out a ‘month of rape’
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-06 at 15:49:19

South Sudanese fighters carried out a "month of rape" campaign, a top United Nations rights chief has said, warning that atrocities continue with a seventh ceasefire broken. "Violations continue to take place," said UN Secretary-Genera...

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15. Two Israeli diplomats recalled after tweets criticising Netanyahu
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 21:03:36

Ambassador to Switzerland and official in Delhi face a hearing over posts targeting prime minister’s policies as he prepares for US visitThe Israeli ambassador to Switzerland and a diplomat in India have been called home over comments critical of Prime ...

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16. Robert Mugabe falls down steps after speech in Zimbabwe – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 14:55:00

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe falls down a set of steps after speaking to supporters in Harare. The 90-year-old takes a tumble after appearing to miss a step outside the airport. His aides quickly assist him to his feet. Some press photographers who ...

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17. Pope Francis says it is OK to smack children if their ‘dignity is maintained’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 06:52:41

Vatican defends comments about ‘disciplining with justice’ after facing previous criticism from UN over attitude to corporal punishmentPope Francis told parents it is OK to spank their children to discipline them – as long as their dignity is mainta...

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19. Chinese farmer finds 7.85kg gold nugget worth $250,000 on the ground
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 09:20:05

Berek Sawut found the 7.85kg nugget in the far western region of XinjiangA herdsman in China’s remote far west has struck gold after stumbling upon a huge nugget of the precious metal estimated to be worth at least $250,000, state media reported Thursda...

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20. AFP should intervene in Bali Nine death sentences, says man who reported plot
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 07:13:36

Barrister who tipped off Australian federal police about drug plot says AFP has to take responsibility for fate of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran Continue reading...

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