1. Norway’s Muslims form protective human ring around synagogue
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-22 at 02:13:07

OSLO (Reuters) - More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

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2. Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-21 at 13:27:49

A fire fanned by strong winds sweeps through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

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3. Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-22 at 01:35:53

Newly released documents show the extent of the links between corporate interests and the published work of Wei-Hock Soon, a Smithsonian-affiliated scientist who has tried to debunk the consensus about global warming.

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5. Niagara Falls freezes over as polar vortex drops temperatures – pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-21 at 02:56:44

It is so cold across North America that the normally rushing falls of the Niagara river have partially frozen. The river is still flowing underneath the ice, which isn’t expected to melt any time soon as temperatures continue to stay below freezing Cont...

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6. Copenhagen shootings: hundreds attend funeral of gunman
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-21 at 04:50:49

An estimated 500 people attend burial of Omar el-Hussein, the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Denmark Continue reading...

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7. Turkish Military Enters Syria to Evacuate Soldiers Guarding Tomb, Reports Say
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-22 at 09:05:42

The Turkish Army launched a military operation into Syria late Saturday to evacuate the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, which has been besieged by Islamic State militants.

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8. How much do red pandas like snow? A lot – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-21 at 20:04:00

How much do red pandas like snow? Quite a lot, it seems. A zookeeper at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shot footage of two red pandas having the time of their life in the fresh snow. Rover, a 9-year-old male and Lin, a 2-year-old female, leap around,...

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9. Aceh residents use #KoinUntukAustralia campaign to offer to repay Australian aid
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-21 at 12:07:57

Province reacts in outrage to Tony Abbott linking the gift of $1bn in aid after 2005 tsunami to a clemency bid for Australians on death row Continue reading...

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10. Bill O’Reilly’s CBS Colleague Says Buenos Aires Was Not A ‘Combat Situation’ After Falklands War
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-22 at 04:37:50

Buenos Aires was neither a “war zone” nor a “combat situation” after Argentina surrendered to Britain in the Falklands War, says one of Bill O’Reilly’s former colleagues at CBS who was with him in the capital at the time. 

“It was an ‘exp...

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11. Majority of electorate would vote for UK to leave EU in latest poll
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 01:48:37

Latest Opinium/Observer poll shows 51% would opt to leave EU compared with 49% who would vote to stay in Continue reading...

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12. Inside the Islamic State ‘capital’: no end in sight to its grim rule
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-22 at 04:01:39

US air strikes have damaged morale in Raqqa, Syria, but a local anti-Isis activist says no one is expecting the group to be driven outWhen Isis took over Raqqa, a wave of black swept over the city. The group’s dark flags were raised where its members li...

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13. Willacy County Prison Taken Over By Thousands Of Inmates
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-22 at 03:53:32

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official said Saturday.

Ed Ross...

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14. Nigerian army claims recapture of Baga from Boko Haram
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-22 at 07:29:03

Town is the scene of what is feared to have been the armed group's worst atrocity of the six-year conflict.

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15. Pro-Russia rebel build-up near port city alarms Ukraine military
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-21 at 21:47:07

KIEV/SAKHANKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists are building up forces and weapons in Ukraine's south east and the Ukrainian military said on Saturday it was braced for the possibility of a rebel attack on the port city of Mariupol.

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16. Scott Walker Says He Doesn’t Know If Obama Is A Christian
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-22 at 05:31:27

Not only does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) not know whether President Barack Obama loves America, he also appears to be unaware that the president is a Christian.

“I don’t know,” the potential 2016 candidate told The Washington Post at the winte...

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19. Three UK girls ‘heading to Syria’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-21 at 03:47:14

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.

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20. ‘Dear White People’ Writer-Director Justin Simien Calls For More Diversity In Storytelling At Spirit Awards
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-22 at 04:44:13

"Dear White People" writer-director Justin Simien won Best First Screenplay at Saturday's 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards, and used his acceptance speech to call out the importance of having more diverse voices in Hollywood.

"I started writing this...

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