1. In Egypt, social pressure means FGM is still the norm
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 17:31:11

Efforts by UN and others to educate parents and doctors could take a generation in country where practice is endemicAwataf Mohamed Ali’s son lies fast asleep on her lap, but her 10-year-old daughter, Shahd, is very much awake. In fact, she looks horrifi...

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2. Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 15:29:00

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agree to work on a plan to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which they will later present to Ukraine's president.

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3. Why Argentines mourned the death of a hateful fictional character
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 07:06:22

The fictional Twitter 'fascist' Argentines loved to hate

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4. Rare Photos Of What The Circus Looked Like Nearly A Century Ago
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-07 at 07:09:31

The circus has always been a space rife with visual splendor. Long before a certain FX anthology series brought "freak shows" into the pop culture conversation, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey made clowns and acrobats essential elements of enter...

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5. Back for Thor: how Iceland is reconnecting with its pagan past
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 19:34:00

From neo-pagan marriage ceremonies to edda study groups and plans for a new temple, Iceland is seeing a revival of interest in Norse mythsOn Thursday, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who lives near Reykjavík, flew to the tiny fishing town of Höfn ...

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6. Susan Rice: US has achievable agenda
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 01:17:33

Top White House adviser Susan Rice says the US has an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas, as the government outlines its security strategy.

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7. ISIS Declares Airstrike Killed a U.S. Hostage
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 10:53:56

The Islamic State said Friday that Jordanian bombings in Syria intended to avenge the immolation of a captured pilot had killed an American hostage, Kayla Mueller, who was held by the group.

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9. Fear of Vladimir Putin grows in EU capitals amid spectre of ‘total war’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 21:42:37

Analysis: That Angela Merkel has gone to Moscow speaks to the sudden gravity of the situation in east Ukraine Continue reading...

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10. My mother’s refusal to undergo FGM has given me licence to dream
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 10:30:03

To mark international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, Miriam Jerotich tells how her mother gave her the freedom to define her own identity Continue reading...

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11. Australian PM ‘will fight challenge’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 16:17:02

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he and his Liberal party deputy leader Julie Bishop will "stand together" against a leadership challenge from MPs.

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12. Harvard officially bans sex between undergraduate students and teachers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 02:02:17

University follows in the footsteps of colleges like Yale, but other institutions say just to hold off until after graduationHarvard University has officially moved to ban sex and romantic relationships between students and their teachers.Relationships be...

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13. China seizes 8,000 rolls of toilet paper printed with image of Hong Kong chief
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 13:09:02

Hong Kong Democratic party official says Chinese authorities took away rolls featuring image of Leung Chun-ying Continue reading...

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14. Sunken city: Brazil’s drought reveals lost town – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 20:02:42

A sunken city emerges after Brazil is struck by its worst drought in 80 years. Igarata, near São Paulo, in the Jaguari reservoir, has been underwater since 1969 when the area was flooded to build a dam. Falling water levels have revealed previously subme...

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15. Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 23:03:23

Canada's Supreme Court rules that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.

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16. Barack Obama attacked by Chinese media for ‘chumming with’ Dalai Lama
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 10:09:58

US president had called the Tibetan spiritual leader ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington Chinese state media has admonished US president Barack Obama for hosting the Dalai Lama and calling him ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in W...

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19. Harper Lee book news leaves home town surprised, bemused and sceptical
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 16:30:02

The author is unavailable, her lawyer elusive and for some in the small southern town of Monroeville a second novel is just the latest out-of-character occurrenceFor a writer who made her name evoking the brittle frailties of the southern small town of he...

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20. Brian Williams’ reports on Katrina called into question by New Orleans residents
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 04:00:17

Longtime residents of French Quarter say the NBC News anchor’s vivid claims about Katrina since the August 2005 hurricane have been overblown Continue reading...

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