1. Protesters back on Hong Kong streets
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-01 at 19:32:11

Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.

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2. Egypt releases jailed Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-02 at 08:41:50

Journalist arrives in Cyprus after being freed, as Al Jazeera demands release of his two colleagues who remain in jail.

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4. Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-01 at 00:12:27

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.

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5. Obama To Parents: ‘Get Your Kids Vaccinated’
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-02 at 07:48:15

President Barack Obama urged American parents to get their children fully vaccinated on Sunday, amid growing concerns over an outbreak of measles, a highly contagious airborne disease, in the western United States.

"I understand that there are families t...

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7. Departing From Country’s Pacifism, Japanese Premier Vows Revenge for Killings
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-02 at 07:27:31

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged “to make the terrorists pay the price” after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a second Japanese hostage.

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8. Kobani: destroyed and riddled with unexploded bombs, but its residents dare to dream of a new start
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-01 at 01:39:10

Kurdish forces triumphed over Isis in Kobani but the Syrian town is devastated. Emma Graham-Harrison was one of the first reporters on the sceneThe concrete eagle in what used to be Freedom Square still surveys Kobani imperiously. But around it almost not...

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9. Images of child abuse found in Vatican City
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-02 at 01:56:54

Holy See’s prosecutor general says two cases involving indecent material came to light last year, along with other crimesTwo cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the walls of the Vatican last year, along with numerous other crimes...

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10. It’s Not An Exaggeration To Say This Is One Of The Craziest Catches In Super Bowl History
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-02 at 09:01:54

For a moment on Sunday, it looked like the Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse would be the the hero of Super Bowl XLIX, when he made this catch in the fourth quarter with basically every part of his body and kept his team's hopes alive.

Of course, his q...

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13. VIDEO: Into Kobane: ‘Destruction is everywhere’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-02 at 04:18:07

A BBC team including correspondent Quentin Sommerville and cameraman Tim Facey have become the first western TV crew to return to Kobane - and they sent this report.

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14. Mosques open their doors for the day to reach out and reassure
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-02 at 01:44:23

Finsbury Park mosque, with recent history of extremist members, among those that opened doors to media and public Continue reading...

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16. Nigerian army repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-02 at 08:19:37

Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections. The hours-long attack on the strategic capital of Borno state was ...

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17. Saudi Arabia frees associate of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-01 at 23:28:48

Souad al-Shammari, who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network internet discussion group, released after three monthsA woman who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network internet discussion group with blogging activist Raif Badawi, has been freed after three mon...

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18. Pegida: Germany’s useful idiots
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-01 at 23:30:08

With its populist anti-Muslim, anti-immigration agenda, the Pegida protests have convulsed Germany. When novelist Ingo Schulze attended one of their weekly demonstrations, he found a movement that barely knows what it’s protesting about, and, convenient...

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19. Hostage’s Apparent Beheading by ISIS Stirs Outrage in Japan
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-01 at 18:26:43

After the Islamic State posted a video claiming to show the killing of the journalist Kenji Goto, the public has remained supportive of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stand against Mr. Goto’s kidnappers.

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20. Live Coverage: Seahawks vs. Patriots
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-02 at 08:19:01

Tom Brady connected with Julian Edelman to give the Patriots the lead with just over two minutes left in the game, after Seattle had led for much of the second half.

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