1. Venezuela arrests Caracas opposition mayor over ‘coup’
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-20 at 07:45:10

The United States immediately dismissed the claims as "baseless and false" and said it was an attempt to blame Washington or other countries for the problems of Venezuela, which is facing economic collapse -- culminating in critical shortages of...

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2. Resistant-malaria ‘enormous threat’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-20 at 05:45:36

Drug-resistant malaria has spread in Myanmar and has now reached the border with India, scientists report.

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4. Punish them, says Paris Metro victim
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-19 at 18:30:30

A man prevented from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea football fans chanting racist slogans calls for their punishment in an interview.

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5. Sim card database hack gave US and UK spies access to billions of cellphones
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 04:58:40

International row likely after revelations of breach that could have given NSA and GCHQ the power to monitor a large portion of world’s cellular communicationsAmerican and British spies hacked into the world’s largest sim card manufacturer in a move t...

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6. US panel backs ‘green’ low-meat diet
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-20 at 03:28:32

Americans should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact a US panel has said.

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7. Why are there still so many hungry people in the world?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 14:30:08

The world produces enough food to feed 10 billion people. Poverty and hunger prevail because of economics, not scarcity Continue reading...

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8. Lunar new year 2015 – in numbers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 17:23:27

Out with the year of the horse, in with the sheep. A guide to Chinese new year Continue reading...

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11. Dominican drug trafficker says he donated $4.6m to country’s ex-president
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 03:08:45

Quirino Ernesto Paulino, who served 10 years in trafficking case, says money went to former Dominican Republic leader Leonel Fernandez Continue reading...

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12. Bill O’Reilly Also Lied About His War Experience, Mother Jones Claims
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-20 at 07:11:26

Perhaps Fox News host Bill O'Reilly feels some sympathy for NBC's Brian Williams now that O'Reilly, too, has been accused of overplaying his battleground experience.

On Thursday, Mother Jones posted an article questioning the accuracy of O’Reilly’s p...

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13. U.S. Muslims Take On ISIS’ Recruiting Machine
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-19 at 22:42:30

The rise of the Islamic State and its recruitment efforts have jolted Muslim communities in the United States into action.

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15. Turkey and US agree to train and arm Syrian rebels in fight against Isis
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 02:30:57

Training could begin as early as next month at base in TurkeyTurkish officials suggest trained rebels could also target Syrian governmentTurkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State gr...

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16. ‘Stop this nonsense’: Boston mayor tells residents not to jump from windows into snow
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-19 at 14:20:54

The Massachusetts city has received seven and a half feet of snow since late January, and with little else to do, snowbound residents are taking advantage“This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston.”That was the message from Boston mayor M...

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18. Destruction as massive cyclones hit Australia
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-20 at 09:12:41

Two powerful cyclones roared ashore in Australia Friday leaving a trail of destruction with buildings severely damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed, cutting electricity to thousands of people. Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a category five tempest, sl...

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19. Three Chelsea fans in Paris Métro video suspended from entering ground
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-20 at 01:06:20

Club says fans could face lifetime ban from Stamford Bridge after being filmed making racist remarks Three Chelsea fans who were filmed as part of a crowd caught chanting that they liked being racist, moments after a black Parisian commuter was repeatedly...

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20. Obama Calls for Expansion of Human Rights to Combat Extremism
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-20 at 08:11:03

President Obama, at a summit meeting on extremism, called on nations around the world to expand freedom, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue as they struggle to combat a spate of terrorism.

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