1. Dead Argentine prosecutor had drafted request for president’s arrest
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-04 at 04:47:56

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine prosecutor found dead in mysterious circumstances last month had drafted a request that President Cristina Fernandez be arrested for conspiring to derail his probe into the deadly bombing of a Jewish center, the inves...

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2. Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows ‘earth-shaking’ response
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-04 at 05:21:07

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage, a killing that shocked the world and prompted Jordan to promise an "earth-shaking" response.

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3. Harper Lee to publish new novel, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 01:27:13

Go Set a Watchman, completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than half a century, was written before To Kill A Mockingbird and features Scout as an adultWhen an author’s debut novel wins the Pulitzer prize and goes on to sell 40 million copies, perenni...

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6. Russian lesbians stage selfie kiss plane protest
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 18:22:28

Women kiss on a plane from Moscow to St Petersburg in front of sleeping politician to protest against anti-gay policiesTwo lesbian activists found themselves sitting in the row in front of Vitaly Milonov, the architect of Russian’s anti-gay laws, on a f...

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8. Jordan Executes Prisoners After ISIS Video of Pilot’s Death
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-04 at 07:31:36

A video appeared to show the burning of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, 26. Jordan responded rapidly, executing two who had been sentenced to death for terrorism offenses.

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10. Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram defy militants by returning to school
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 19:24:03

Left to fend for themselves by the government, the traumatised schoolgirls a second chance at education thanks to one determined Nigerian womanThe jihadis had warned they would shoot anyone trying to escape. But as the truck full of frightened schoolgirls...

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11. French soldiers hurt in knife attack
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-03 at 22:51:48

Three French soldiers on an anti-terror patrol have been attacked by a man wielding a knife outside a Jewish community centre in Nice.

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12. The daily planet: satellite images from Google Earth – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 18:21:51

Artist Benjamin Grant was inspired by astronauts’ views of the impact of human development on Earth to create the Daily Overview, a blog of stunning satellite images culled from Google Earth  Continue reading...

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13. Pope Approves Martyrdom Declaration for Oscar Romero, Slain Salvadoran Archbishop
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-03 at 23:45:57

Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a martyrdom declaration for Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was gunned down in 1980, setting the stage for his beatification.

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15. Widow of Robin Williams in fight with his children over estate
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 08:54:30

Susan Schneider launches court proceedings to ‘stop them stripping her home’, says lawyer, amid dispute over some of comedian’s personal effects Robin Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider, and his children have gone to court in a fight over the late...

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16. VIDEO: Vatican priests who are also astrophysicists
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-03 at 09:11:27

In the desert of Arizona the Vatican has an observatory where Jesuit priests, who are also astrophysicists, study the Cosmos

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18. Fiji to remove ‘outdated’ union jack from flag
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-03 at 17:04:16

New flag should reflect Fiji’s current position as modern, independent nation state and not its colonial past, says prime ministerFiji will remove the union jack from its flag and replace it with a design that symbolises the Pacific country, not former ...

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19. Killing of Shaimaa el-Sabbagh in Cairo Angers Egyptians
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-04 at 04:41:27

Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, a 31-year-old woman killed at a memorial in Cairo, has become a symbol of the Egyptian authorities’ intolerance of protest.

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