1. Towers of Secrecy: Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to Elite New York Real Estate
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 22:40:41

Shell companies are used to shield the identities of buyers in the competition to secure condos at the Time Warner Center and other high-end buildings. This is the first installment in a five-part series.

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2. ISIS Declares Airstrike Killed a U.S. Hostage
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-08 at 03:51:15

The Islamic State said Friday that Jordanian bombings in Syria intended to avenge the immolation of a captured pilot had killed an American hostage, Kayla Mueller, who was held by the group.

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4. Taiwan pilots train after crash
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 21:25:49

Taiwan's TransAsia cancels 90 flights as pilots are sent for training, while officials look into why an engine was switched off before Wednesday's crash.

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5. Brian Williams, Under Scrutiny, Will Take Leave From ‘NBC Nightly News’
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-08 at 06:33:07

In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in.

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6. Tunisia arrests 32 militant Islamists planning ‘spectacular’ attacks
     Published by Reuters on 2015-02-08 at 06:21:32

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia arrested 32 militant Islamists, some of them returning from fighting in Syria, who planned "spectacular" attacks, officials said on Saturday.

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7. Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security fears
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-08 at 09:08:10

Electoral commission announces six-week delay to polls, citing concerns over security as Boko Haram attacks intensify.

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8. Measles vaccination rates in parts of Africa surpass those in North America
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 22:26:59

Good Governance Africa survey shows that 16 African countries have near 100% vaccination rates, part of a broader success story in combatting the diseaseWhile parts of North America are experiencing the worst measles outbreak in 15 years, a new report sho...

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9. André Brink, South African Literary Lion, Dies at 79
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 20:39:49

Mr. Brink’s work was often cited alongside that of Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee as an exemplar of South Africa’s ability to transform the experience of harsh racial politics into literature with a global reach.

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10. China seizes 8,000 rolls of toilet paper printed with image of Hong Kong chief
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 13:09:02

Hong Kong Democratic party official says Chinese authorities took away rolls featuring image of Leung Chun-ying Continue reading...

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13. Western Nations Split on Arming Kiev Forces
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 20:32:05

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said she opposed providing lethal military support to Kiev during a security conference in Munich on Saturday.

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14. Paul Gauguin’s When Will You Marry? becomes most expensive artwork ever
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 18:14:52

Painting of two Tahitian women by an artist whose work won little or no acclaim in his lifetime is sold for nearly $300m Everyone has their price, so the saying goes, and it appears that almost $300m (£200m) was the right price for one Swiss art col...

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15. Painting sale sets $300m record
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-07 at 18:45:54

A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

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17. Kenyan MP shot dead in centre of Nairobi
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-07 at 13:39:05

George Muchai, a prominent member of governing Jubilee coalition, shot dead along with two bodyguards and driver Continue reading...

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19. Bruce Jenner Okay Following Deadly Car Crash [UPDATE]
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-08 at 02:58:22

UPDATE:  Jenner's publicist, Alan Nierob, confirmed Jenner wasn't hurt as a result of the car crash, but he did not have additional details, according to the AP. Additionally, AP reports Sheriff's Sgt. Philip Brooks said Jenner cooperated with authorities...

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20. Iraq Officials: Multiple Baghdad Bombings Kill 37, Wound 86
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-07 at 15:34:40

A series of bombings in the Iraqi capital Saturday killed more than three dozen people hours before the city's longtime curfew was set to come to an end.

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