1. Abbott survives leadership test
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 09:26:38

Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia survives a party confidence vote as MPs vote down a motion to remove him by 61 to 39.

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2. HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 02:30:13

Data in massive cache of leaked secret bank account files lift lid on questionable practices at subsidiary of one of world’s biggest financial institutionsHSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of...

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3. Isis is cruel but so are bombs and drones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 00:33:30

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4. Malala Yousafzai criticises ‘weak’ effort to free girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 17:06:26

Joint Nobel peace prize-winner urges incoming Nigerian government to prioritise  release of schoolgirls  seized 300 days agoFMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doin...

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5. South Korean woman’s hair ‘eaten’ by robot vacuum cleaner as she slept
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 10:23:54

The woman was sleeping on the floor of her home when the robotic cleaner ingested her hair leaving her in agonyWhen a South Korean woman invested in a robot vacuum cleaner, the idea was to leave her trustworthy gadget to do its work while she took a break...

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6. Eyewitness: North Shields, UK
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 19:43:59

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7. Crouching Tiger star wooed by drone
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 04:10:46

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, is getting married after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her.

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8. Jordan strikes ‘destroy IS sites’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 20:32:25

Jordanian air strikes have destroyed Islamic State sites and hideouts, Jordan says, as it steps up its response to the killing of a captured pilot.

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9. Revolution brewing as Sweden’s first beer made by women goes on sale
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 23:07:31

Female drinkers come up with bottled pale ale named We Can Do It after getting frustrated with prejudice at festivals and barsAfter being told for the umpteenth time that the beer she wanted would be “too dark and too strong for you, love – have somet...

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10. Grammy glory for singer Sam Smith
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 11:34:50

British soul singer Sam Smith wins four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.

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11. Volcano evacuations in Guatemala
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 11:52:59

Scores of residents are evacuated from their homes in southern Guatemala after the Fuego volcano erupts.

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12. Egyptian football suspended after deadly Cairo stampede
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-09 at 14:17:07

Egypt's public prosecutor orders inquiry after 40 killed and dozens hurt in chaos at football stadium in capital.

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13. US news anchor Williams steps down
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 07:53:53

US news anchor Brian Williams temporarily takes himself off air while he is investigated over false claims he was in a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.

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14. British Muslims gather in London to protest against Muhammad cartoons
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 23:22:43

Crowd of thousands assmbles to issue ‘stark reminder’ freedom of speech is ‘regularly utilised to insult personalities other consider sacred’ Continue reading...

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15. US government faces pressure after biggest leak in banking history
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 04:00:09

Questions for Department of Justice and IRS after disclosure of leak revealing HSBC’s private Swiss bank helped clients to conceal undeclared ‘black’ accounts The US government will come under intense pressure this week to explain what action it too...

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16. Germany v Greece is a fight to the death, a cultural and economic clash of wills
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 01:30:11

Berlin’s attitude to Syriza looks condescending, the Greek popular mood is verging on a national revolt – and there is little sign of either side backing down Continue reading...

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17. Tsipras favours Greek jobless over creditors in defiant policy speech
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 01:00:00

Prime minister says government’s first priority is to tackle humanitarian crisis caused by years of austerityThe Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced his anti-austerity government programme in a defiant address that prioritised the jobles...

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19. Kanye West Blasts The Grammys After Beck Win
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-09 at 11:23:36

During the Grammys broadcast on Sunday night, Kanye West nearly interrupted Beck after the rock star won Album of the Year over Beyoncé. Many outlets, including HuffPost Entertainment, assumed West's improv was a joking reference to when he cut off Taylo...

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