1. Abbott survives leadership test
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 09:26:38

Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia survives a party confidence vote as MPs vote down a motion to remove him by 61 to 39.

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2. Malala Yousafzai criticises ‘weak’ effort to free girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 17:06:26

Joint Nobel peace prize-winner urges incoming Nigerian government to prioritise  release of schoolgirls  seized 300 days agoFMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doin...

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3. Eyewitness: North Shields, UK
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 19:43:59

Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading...

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4. HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-09 at 02:30:13

Data in massive cache of leaked secret bank account files lift lid on questionable practices at subsidiary of one of world’s biggest financial institutionsHSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of...

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5. Crouching Tiger star wooed by drone
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 04:10:46

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, is getting married after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her.

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6. Dean Smith, Legendary Coach Who Made North Carolina a National Power, Dies at 83
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-08 at 20:31:03

Smith built the Tar Heels into a perennial national power in his 36 years at Chapel Hill and became one of the game’s most respected figures.

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7. Jordan strikes ‘destroy IS sites’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 20:32:25

Jordanian air strikes have destroyed Islamic State sites and hideouts, Jordan says, as it steps up its response to the killing of a captured pilot.

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8. Dozens killed in violence at Cairo football game
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-09 at 08:29:45

Medics say stampede and clashes between police and fans of Zamalek football club leave 40 dead in Egypt's capital.

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9. ArtsBeat: At Grammys Event, Bob Dylan Speech Steals the Show
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-09 at 04:14:19

In an extremely rare and revealing speech, Mr. Dylan, 73, touched on the roots of his songwriting, the musicians who inspired him, and the naysaying of critics and others along the way.

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10. Revolution brewing as Sweden’s first beer made by women goes on sale
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 23:07:31

Female drinkers come up with bottled pale ale named We Can Do It after getting frustrated with prejudice at festivals and barsAfter being told for the umpteenth time that the beer she wanted would be “too dark and too strong for you, love – have somet...

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11. Isis has reached new depths of depravity. But there is a brutal logic behind it
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 05:35:00

The video showing the burning alive of the captive Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh prompted revulsion around the world. Here, the author of an acclaimed new book on the rise of Isis examines the ideology that is driving the jihadi movement to ever more ...

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12. After Harper Lee Novel Surfaces, Plots Arise
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-08 at 22:44:27

The plan to publish “Go Set a Watchman” has ignited fierce debate, but Ms. Lee’s lawyer, Tonja B. Carter, and other friends say the author is capable of making up her own mind.

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13. Volcano evacuations in Guatemala
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 11:52:59

Scores of residents are evacuated from their homes in southern Guatemala after the Fuego volcano erupts.

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14. Vian Dakhil: Iraq’s only female Yazidi MP on the battle to save her people
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 17:17:20

Vian Dakhil spends every waking moment working to rescue survivors of the carnage Isis has wreaked on the Yazidi people of northwest Iraq. Abigail Haworth joins her in Iraqi Kurdistan Continue reading...

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15. Four-way Ukraine summit planned
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-09 at 05:00:32

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they aim to meet in Minsk on Wednesday to discuss a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.

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16. US news anchor Williams steps down
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-08 at 07:53:53

US news anchor Brian Williams temporarily takes himself off air while he is investigated over false claims he was in a helicopter that came under fire in Iraq.

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17. British Muslims gather in London to protest against Muhammad cartoons
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 23:22:43

Crowd of thousands assmbles to issue ‘stark reminder’ freedom of speech is ‘regularly utilised to insult personalities other consider sacred’ Continue reading...

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18. Brutal killing of a samba ‘queen’ exposes dark world behind the glitter of carnival
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-08 at 05:34:00

Tourists love Brazil’s glamour, but the murder of a transvestite has revealed the drug gang violence and transphobia below the surfaceIn the flurry of blue and white that lit up Rio de Janeiro’s vast Sambadrome last week, black bands could be spotted ...

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19. Battered but never broken Baghdad ends night curfew
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-02-09 at 00:23:50

Celebrations erupt in Iraqi capital as curfew, first imposed by US in 2003 and aimed at curbing violence at night, ends.

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20. Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell all win early Grammys
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-09 at 07:52:06

Sam Smith, the British soul singer whose ballad "Stay With Me" has propelled him to fame in a matter of months, picked up two Grammy Awards on Sunday including Best New Artist. The veterans are vying with Smith to take the biggest haul of trophi...

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