1. Kremlin talks on Ukraine yield little but agreement to keep talking
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-07 at 04:37:50

DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany flew out of Moscow in the dead of night after five hours of talks with Vladimir Putin on Friday, with little to announce to end fighting in Ukraine beyond a promise to keep talking.

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2. Islamic State says U.S. hostage killed in air strike in Syria
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-07 at 05:26:15

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Friday that an American woman hostage it was holding in Syria was killed when Jordanian fighter jets bombed a building where she was being held, but Jordan expressed doubt about the Islamist militant group's accoun...

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3. VIDEO: Musical tribute to Peshawar victims
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 05:41:38

Pakistan's most popular singer-actor, Ali Zafar, is releasing a new song to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Peshawar school massacre.

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4. Back for Thor: how Iceland is reconnecting with its pagan past
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 19:34:00

From neo-pagan marriage ceremonies to edda study groups and plans for a new temple, Iceland is seeing a revival of interest in Norse mythsOn Thursday, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who lives near Reykjavík, flew to the tiny fishing town of Höfn ...

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5. Why Argentines mourned the death of a hateful fictional character
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 07:06:22

The fictional Twitter 'fascist' Argentines loved to hate

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6. Susan Rice: US has achievable agenda
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 01:17:33

Top White House adviser Susan Rice says the US has an "ambitious yet achievable agenda" overseas, as the government outlines its security strategy.

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7. Rare Photos Of What The Circus Looked Like Nearly A Century Ago
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-07 at 07:09:31

The circus has always been a space rife with visual splendor. Long before a certain FX anthology series brought "freak shows" into the pop culture conversation, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey made clowns and acrobats essential elements of enter...

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10. My mother’s refusal to undergo FGM has given me licence to dream
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 10:30:03

To mark international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, Miriam Jerotich tells how her mother gave her the freedom to define her own identity Continue reading...

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11. Australian PM ‘will fight challenge’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 16:17:02

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he and his Liberal party deputy leader Julie Bishop will "stand together" against a leadership challenge from MPs.

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13. Harvard officially bans sex between undergraduate students and teachers
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 02:02:17

University follows in the footsteps of colleges like Yale, but other institutions say just to hold off until after graduationHarvard University has officially moved to ban sex and romantic relationships between students and their teachers.Relationships be...

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14. Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 23:03:23

Canada's Supreme Court rules that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.

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15. Fear of Vladimir Putin grows in EU capitals amid spectre of ‘total war’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 21:42:37

Analysis: That Angela Merkel has gone to Moscow speaks to the sudden gravity of the situation in east Ukraine Continue reading...

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16. Pakistani star’s song for unity after school attack
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-06 at 13:12:29

A star-studded video takes a stand against the Taliban

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17. Barack Obama attacked by Chinese media for ‘chumming with’ Dalai Lama
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 10:09:58

US president had called the Tibetan spiritual leader ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in Washington Chinese state media has admonished US president Barack Obama for hosting the Dalai Lama and calling him ‘a good friend’ at a prayer meeting in W...

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20. Sunken city: Brazil’s drought reveals lost town – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-06 at 20:02:42

A sunken city emerges after Brazil is struck by its worst drought in 80 years. Igarata, near São Paulo, in the Jaguari reservoir, has been underwater since 1969 when the area was flooded to build a dam. Falling water levels have revealed previously subme...

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