1. Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show after surprise announcement
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-11 at 11:28:05

US satirist makes tearful announcement on-air after news leaked out that his 16-year run is coming to an endJon Stewart is to step down later this year as host of The Daily Show after nearly two decades spent satirising – and influencing – US politics...

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2. Leaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surges
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-12 at 05:15:22

MINSK (Reuters) - The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held peace talks in Belarus on Wednesday, while in Ukraine pro-Moscow separatists tightened the pressure on Kiev by launching some of the war's worst fighting.

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3. Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for 2012 shipwreck
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-12 at 04:18:36

GROSSETO, Italy (Reuters) - The former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2012 shipwreck, which killed 32 people off the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio.

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4. Chapel Hill Shooting Leaves 3 Muslim Students Dead; Neighbor Is Charged
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 07:36:28

The suspect, Craig Stephen Hicks, was a neighbor of the victims near the U.N.C. campus. A woman who called 911 said she heard five to 10 gunshots and screams.

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5. News Analysis: Obama’s Dual View of War Power Seeks Limits and Leeway
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 07:33:19

In seeking authorization for a campaign against ISIS, the president took the unusual step of asking Congress to restrict the ability of the commander in chief to wage war, but he left room for flexibility.

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7. State of the Art: Google, Mighty Now, but Not Forever
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 00:23:26

The tech giant is trying to evolve beyond a search behemoth, but it faces the same problems as the once-mighty tech companies that came before it.

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8. Thousands protest against Houthi rule in Yemen after embassies close
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-12 at 03:28:15

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemenis in the capital Sanaa and the central city of Taiz held the largest protests yet against a takeover by a Shi'ite Muslim militia group on Wednesday after the United States, Britain and France shut their embassies over security fear...

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9. Bob Simon, CBS Correspondent, Is Killed in Manhattan Car Crash
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 08:30:38

Mr. Simon, who was 73, covered most major news events over the past five decades and was held prisoner by Iraqi forces during the Gulf War in 1991.

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11. US authorities investigate motive in students’ killings
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-12 at 07:50:28

Early investigation appears to point to parking dispute as motive, but Muslim victims' family want "hate crime" probe.

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13. Muslim population in England and Wales nearly doubles in 10 years
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-11 at 23:31:33

More children and fewer elderly people help Muslim population grow faster than population overall, analysis of latest census data shows  Continue reading...

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14. Smoking’s Toll on Health Is Even Worse Than Previously Thought, a Study Finds
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 03:30:22

A new analysis suggests that an additional 60,000 deaths a year in the United States are linked to smoking.

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16. House Passes Keystone Bill Despite Obama’s Opposition
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-12 at 05:20:03

While most congressional Republicans and some Democrats supported the Keystone pipeline, the measure is not expected to draw the two-thirds majority necessary to override a veto.

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19. Hundreds feared dead after boats sink off Italy
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-12 at 06:10:53

UN refugee agency says an estimated 300 migrants missing, citing accounts of survivors rescued by Italy's coastguard.

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20. Migrant tragedy in Med ‘kills 300’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-11 at 23:58:25

More than 300 migrants are feared dead after trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa just days after a similar tragedy.

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