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2. Taiwanese plane with 53 passengers crashes in Taipei river
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-06 at 09:20:44

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. Jordan launches new air strikes against ISIL
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-06 at 07:43:08

Fresh attacks in Syria come amid reports of troop movement near Iraq border after Jordanian pilot burnt alive by ISIL.

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4. Female jihadis publish guide to life under Islamic State
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 15:38:33

English translation of Isis women’s manifesto is published by all-female al-Khanssaa BrigadeGirls can marry at the age of nine, should ideally have husbands by 16 or 17 and should not be corrupted by going to work, according to a treatise published by f...

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5. Twitter CEO: We suck at dealing with trolls and abuse
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 14:56:41

Leaked memo reveals Dick Costolo is ‘frankly ashamed’ of how Twitter’s failures and promises to take personal responsibility for fixing it Twitter’s chief executive has acknowledged that the company “sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls on the...

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6. My Dad, the Pornographer
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 02:08:18

What Andrew Offutt, the king of 20th-century smut novels, left his son.

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7. Well: For A.L.S. Patients, a Hopeful Drug That Is Out of Reach
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 01:33:21

When I first noticed I couldn’t type with my left hand, the doctors narrowed down it down to two options: a treatable autoimmune disease or A.L.S. It turned out to be A.L.S., but I’ve recently found a new reason to hope.

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8. Pentagon thinktank claims Putin has Asperger’s – has Putinology gone too far?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 00:48:36

‘Movement patterns analysis’ expert lead studies in 2008 and 2011 which suggested Russian president has ‘autistic disorder’ as gleaned from video footageIf Kremlinology made for a viable career track at the Pentagon during the cold war, Putinology...

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9. With Apology, Brian Williams Digs Himself Deeper
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 07:37:35

Veterans challenged Mr. Williams’s assertion that he made an innocent mistake when he spoke about having been in a military helicopter forced down by enemy fire in 2003.

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10. Gauguin Painting Is Said to Fetch $300 Million
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 01:07:25

The sale of an 1892 Gauguin oil painting, “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?),” was confirmed by the seller, Rudolf Staechelin.

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12. Pope decries ‘inhuman’ conditions for migrants on US-Mexico border
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 01:17:30

Pope Francis makes appeal in a letter to a Jesuit priest who helps support initiative in Arizona that advocates a more humane solution to migrationPope Francis has decried the “inhuman” conditions facing migrants crossing the US-Mexico border and has ...

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13. Boko Haram kills 90 civilians and wounds 500 in Cameroon attacks
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 20:43:00

Insurgents cross Nigerian border as African Union seeks UN backing for multinational force to tackle Islamist extremist uprisingBoko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death about 90 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a border town near N...

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14. Amy Pascal Lands in Sony’s Outbox
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-06 at 07:36:07

Ms. Pascal, who was embroiled in a hacking scandal in which her email was leaked, will leave in May.

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15. Marine Le Pen’s Oxford university speech delayed by protesters
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 02:06:32

Appearance by leader of France’s far-right Front National party sparks protests by students chanting anti-fascist slogans Continue reading...

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16. Mexico’s street art tells stories of grief, anger and resistance
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 16:24:16

Murals produced by the street artist collective Lapiztola are highlighting Mexico’s social and political issues, from disappeared students to drug lords and migrants• All images courtesy of Lapiztola Continue reading...

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17. Harper Lee’s ‘lost’ novel was intended to complete a trilogy, says agent
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 20:44:38

Agent reveals plan for abandoned third novel and dismisses manipulation claims as ‘nonsense’Harper Lee’s agent revealed on Thursday that To Kill a Mockingbird was originally intended to be the first of a three-book series, and described as “total ...

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18. Thai crown prince’s poodle, Air Chief Marshal Foo Foo, has been cremated
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 19:52:00

Death has prompted surge in coded social media comments on the subject, in a country where it is illegal to openly discuss royal successionAir Chief Marshal Foo Foo, the pet poodle of Thailand’s crown prince, has been cremated after four days of Buddhis...

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19. Pope Francis says it is OK to smack children if their ‘dignity is maintained’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 06:52:41

Vatican defends comments about ‘disciplining with justice’ after facing previous criticism from UN over attitude to corporal punishmentPope Francis told parents it is OK to spank their children to discipline them – as long as their dignity is mainta...

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20. Two Israeli diplomats recalled after tweets criticising Netanyahu
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-05 at 21:03:36

Ambassador to Switzerland and official in Delhi face a hearing over posts targeting prime minister’s policies as he prepares for US visitThe Israeli ambassador to Switzerland and a diplomat in India have been called home over comments critical of Prime ...

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