1. Lady Gaga Is Engaged To Taylor Kinney, Shares Photo Of Massive Heart-Shaped Diamond Ring
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-17 at 03:06:34

Lady Gaga is officially engaged to long-time boyfriend Taylor Kinney. 

The pop star revealed the exciting news on Monday when she shared a photo of her huge, heart-shaped diamond engagement ring with her followers on Instagram: 

    He gave me his heart...

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2. Egypt strikes Libya jihadists after beheadings video
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-17 at 07:26:36

Cairo has carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya after the jihadists posted a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. Egypt said a "tough intervention" was needed and with France called on the UN Sec...

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5. Copenhagen killings: bewildered Europe struggles to defend freedom of speech and religion
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-16 at 01:38:19

The internet helps provide a breeding ground for extremism of all types as the west tries to address the legacy of intervening in Iraq and the Arab Spring Continue reading...

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6. Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-16 at 21:30:29

Scientists struggle to explain a vast haze that was spotted high above the Martian surface in 2012 by amateur astronomers.

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7. Australia minister’s emoji interview
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-16 at 14:16:17

Relations with the US are :-) but with Indonesia :-| as Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conducts a Buzzfeed interview in emoji.

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8. Hackers steal $1bn in series of online bank thefts says report
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-16 at 08:49:45

Security firm says hackers infiltrated more than 100 banks and ‘watched’ employees to gain knowledge of systems A hacking ring has stolen up to $1bn from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurit...

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9. Rape and murder of young woman sparks mass Twitter protest in Turkey
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 07:34:05

Brutal death of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan leads to outpouring of rage from Turkish women in campaign hashtagged #sendeanlat (tell your story) Continue reading...

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10. Hezbollah chief urges Middle East to unite against ISIL
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-17 at 03:52:02

Hassan Nasrallah says ISIL will not stop until it takes over Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

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11. ‘It’s My Party’ Singer Lesley Gore Dead At 68
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-17 at 02:22:37

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. ...

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12. FBI investigates claim suspects in 1946 Georgia mass lynching may be alive
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 00:27:05

Federal authorities look into notorious Moore’s Ford Bridge deaths of four African Americans which have long been linked to the Ku Klux Klan US authorities are investigating whether some of those responsible for one of the American south’s most notori...

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14. Turkey president: violence against women is the country’s bleeding wound
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 00:26:58

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks out after a Turkish woman was beaten to death while trying to fight off a man trying to rape herRecep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president, has described violence against women as the “bleeding wound” of the country after...

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15. American gored by bull in Spain out of intensive care
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-17 at 04:41:41

MADRID (AP) — A 20-year-old American man who was badly gored during a bull-running festival is out of intensive care and improving, a spokesman for the Clinic Hospital in western Salamanca said Monday.

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16. Thailand’s students defy military junta and call for return to democracy
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 06:46:21

Members of the Thai Student Centre for Democracy vow to be “last group standing” against martial lawThai student protesters billing themselves as the “last group standing” in seeking to end military rule say they will openly defy what one leader c...

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17. Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes Found in Menopause Study
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-17 at 02:21:43

The median length of time women endured symptoms was 7.4 years, according to researchers in the largest examination to date of the menopausal symptom.

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18. Wienermobile Crash: 27-Foot Hot Dog-Shaped Vehicle Slams Into Pole
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-17 at 02:13:53

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania.

Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg.

No injuries were reported. The...

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19. Japanese coastal towns evacuated as earthquake hits Pacific
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 06:42:51

Tsunami warning issued by Japan Meteorological Agency as residents of Iwate prefecture are cleared from homes, though no damage or injuries reportedEvacuations were ordered for towns closest to the coast in Iwate prefecture in Japan early on Tuesday morni...

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20. Leaders reject Netanyahu calls for Jewish mass migration to Israel
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-17 at 00:16:29

Israeli prime minister’s offers in wake of recent attacks blasted as politically motivated and disappointing by politicians and Jewish leadersEuropean leaders have rejected calls by the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, for Jews to migrate en ...

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