1. Same-Sex Marriages Proceed in Parts of Alabama, Amid Judicial Chaos
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-10 at 01:49:10

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, and many probate judges issued licenses in defiance of an order from the state’s chief justice.

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2. Venice Carnival 2015 – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 14:22:24

This year’s Carnival of Venice, entitled ‘the world’s most delicious festival’, runs until Shrove Tuesday on 17 February. The Carnival is famed for participants in elaborate masks Continue reading...

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. Obama says still weighing decision on arming Ukraine forces
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-10 at 03:29:02

WASHINGTON/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signaled on Monday he will wait for the results of high-stakes talks on Ukraine before deciding whether to arm the Kiev government, saying diplomacy and sanctions remain his preferred too...

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7. Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 00:02:16

They may have won Congress, but an instinct for obstinacy means the party is now fighting itselfRecently, in an effort to embarrass Republicans pandering to their scientifically challenged base, Senate Democrats proposed a series of votes on climate chang...

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8. Nigeria to ‘take out’ all Boko Haram camps by March 28
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-10 at 08:46:25

National security adviser says group's camps will be destroyed within six weeks and poll date will not be moved again.

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9. Netanyahu considering changes to Congress speech after criticism
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-10 at 01:03:56

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli officials are considering amending the format of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to the U.S. Congress next month to try to calm some of the partisan furore the Iran-focused speech has provoked.

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10. Netflix launches $7.99 service for Cuba despite average wage of $17 a month
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-10 at 01:37:20

Streaming company among first to offer TV and film content but internet infrastructure and low salaries could make it available only to ‘elite’ consumers Continue reading...

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11. Justice Thomas’s Dissent Hints of Supreme Court’s Intentions on Same-Sex Marriage
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-10 at 02:55:19

A strong signal that gay rights advocates are likely to prevail in their quest to establish a nationwide constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

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12. Malaysia’s Anwar awaits court ruling on sodomy charges
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-10 at 07:16:23

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim could be jailed for five years for allegedly sodomising a male aide in 2008.

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13. New Jeb Bush Hire Called Women ‘Sluts’ On Twitter
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-10 at 06:22:33

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's political action committee has drawn the ire of Democrats over a new staffer's history of offensive remarks on Twitter.

Between 2009 and 2011, Ethan Czahor, co-founder of Hipster.com and now chief technology officer of Righ...

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15. Egypt halts football after deaths
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 20:06:52

The Egyptian authorities suspend football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a Cairo stadium leave at least 22 people dead.

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16. British hostage John Cantlie appears in new Isis video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 23:12:29

Cantlie reports on topics including education, drone strikes and sharia law in documentary-style film From Inside Halab Continue reading...

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17. Cash pilgrims and bricks of money: HSBC Swiss bank operated like cash machine for rich clients
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 19:30:00

Cache of leaked data show how throughout 2005, scores of account holders arrived in Geneva, often emerging with currency foreign to SwitzerlandNot far from the Jet d’Eau, the famous Lake Geneva fountain, a huge rooftop sign proudly declared: “HSBC Pri...

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19. Well: Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-10 at 04:06:36

Our memories can deceive us — and they often do, studies show.

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20. At least 29 migrants die of hypothermia after Italian coastguard rescue
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 23:32:50

Italian patrols pick up 105 migrants from boat drifting in extreme sea conditions in Mediterranean near LibyaAt least 29 migrants have died of hypothermia on board Italian coastguard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya,...

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