1. Phys Ed: Slow Runners Come Out Ahead
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-05 at 01:16:17

Joggers consistently tended to live longer than people who did not exercise, a new study found. And the slowest runners lived longest of all.

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2. Taiwanese plane with 53 passengers crashes in Taipei river
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-05 at 08:51:34

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei on Wednesday morning.

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3. Rotherham council faces takeover
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-05 at 01:26:02

Government commissioners are lined up to intervene at Rotherham Council after a report exposes its "culture of denial" over the town's child abuse scandal.

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4. Fox News site embeds unedited Isis video showing brutal murder of Jordanian pilot
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 00:32:53

Only US network to feature graphic video showing Muadh al-Kasasbeh burning to death. Twitter accounts associated with Isis supporters are sharing video via links to Fox NewsFox News has chosen to embed on its website the video of Islamic State burning a h...

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5. Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-05 at 00:40:02

Zacarias Moussaoui, a former Al Qaeda operative, said that members of the royal family were donors in the 1990s, and that he discussed plans to shoot down Air Force One with a staff member at the Saudi Embassy.

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7. African Union must release South Sudan report, rights groups say
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 17:10:42

Publication of atrocities committed during civil war appears to have been shelved because officials believe it could upset ongoing peace talks Continue reading...

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8. Picasso’s Granddaughter Plans to Sell Art, Worrying the Market
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-05 at 06:33:11

A decision by a granddaughter of Picasso to sell many of his works privately has led to speculation that she could flood the market and depress prices.

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11. It’s not just Greece and Spain that need their debt restructuring
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 12:30:10

The situations now faced by European countries are comparable to those in far poorer countries going back decades, and continuing today Continue reading...

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12. Obama’s surveillance struggle: selling ‘weak reforms’ to Congress (and Merkel)
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-04 at 16:30:04

President must convince even administration loyalists in light of Tuesday’s proposals that he is still serious about protecting Americans’ privacy Continue reading...

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13. Mexico’s president mocked following complaint that reporters didn’t applaud
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 03:06:25

Hashtag #YaSeQueNoAplauden spawned in response to Enrique Peña Nieto’s jokey complaint that reporters greeted an announcement with silence Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto has become the butt of a wave of social media ridicule following a...

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14. Charlie Sifford, Who Shattered a Barrier of Race in Golf, Dies at 92
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-05 at 04:13:10

By the time Mr. Sifford was allowed to compete against the world’s best golfers, he was almost 40. But he won the PGA Tour’s Greater Hartford Open in 1967 and its Los Angeles Open in 1969.

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15. Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner attacked for ‘racist’ Chinese joke
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 03:42:12

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner comes under further fire following row over state prosecutor’s murder as she visits China on trade trip Continue reading...

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16. Boko Haram kill more than 100 in Cameroon: local leader
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-05 at 04:10:49

By Madjiasra Nako and Matthew Mpoke Bigg YAOUNDE/ACCRA (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters have killed more than 100 people in the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and a mosque, a local civic leader said on Wednesday. The...

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18. Al Jazeera’s Greste arrives back home in Australia
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-05 at 09:07:52

Journalist who spent 400 days in Egyptian prison pledges to continue to campaign for release of his two colleagues.

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19. Taiwan air crash pilot hailed a hero for steering doomed flight away from skyscrapers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 09:24:45

Some passengers saved their lives after switching seats in Transasia flight before take off Continue reading...

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