1. Schoolboy finds koala ‘trying to drive’ family car – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 07:51:11

A schoolboy from rural Victoria returned home to find a koala behind the wheel of his family’s Land Rover. Sam Box, 15, told Nine News that he had just stepped off the school bus when he noticed the koala ‘trying to drive’  Continue reading...

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2. Putin: War with Ukraine ‘unlikely’
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-24 at 13:42:27

Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine is 'unlikely', and that the recent Minsk ceasefire deal is the best way to stabilise the country's east.

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3. Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 23:36:04

Gulf between Israeli secret service and PM revealed in documents shared with the Guardian along with other secrets including CIA bids to contact Hamas• Read the leaked document hereBinyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 tha...

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4. Well: Feeding Infants Peanut Products Could Prevent Allergies, Study Suggests
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-24 at 04:31:07

The finding, in The New England Journal of Medicine, addresses a condition that afflicts 2 percent of American children.

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6. Palestinian Groups Are Found Liable at Manhattan Terror Trial
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-24 at 07:16:47

The verdict ended a long legal fight to hold the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization responsible for six terrorist acts in which Americans were killed or injured.

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8. Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El Fattah sentenced to five years in jail
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-23 at 22:57:01

Charges against blogger stem from law that prohibits protests in Egypt without government permissionAn Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent pro-democracy activist to five years in prison for violating a law banning unauthorised protests in what rights...

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9. Drones spotted flying over Paris landmarks
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-24 at 16:33:16

At least five drones were spotted flying over central Paris landmarks during the night and police were unable to catch the operators, sources close to the probe said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by a series of mysterious drone overflights at nucle...

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11. Oscars Show Growing Gap Between Moviegoers and Academy
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-24 at 04:14:50

The Oscar telecast on Sunday night drew about 36.6 million viewers, a decrease in viewership of almost 15 percent from last year.

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12. NSA director defends plan to maintain ‘backdoors’ into technology companies
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 01:42:39

Mike Rogers mounts elaborate defense of Obama’s cybersecurity strategy and seeks to calm doubts about built-in access to companies’ dataThe National Security Agency director, Mike Rogers, on Monday sought to calm a chorus of doubts about the governmen...

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13. Apple adds racially diverse emoji, and they come in five skin shades
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 07:56:44

Apple releases beta updates to OS X operating system, including a redesigned emoji keyboard with long-awaited skin tone modifiersApple’s racially diverse emoji have landed, and they come in five shades of skin. Continue reading...

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14. Bill O’Reilly tapes fail to back up claims of ‘combat zone’ reporting
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 12:53:39

CBS footage from 1982 contains nothing to support Fox presenter’s description of protesters in Buenos Aires being shot and killed Bill O’Reilly has declared himself vindicated by newly unearthed footage of a 1982 riot in Argentina, despite the archive...

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15. Christine Lagarde says ‘conspiracy’ against women makes the world poorer
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 10:47:38

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund says too many countries still restrict the right of women to contribute to their economiesNations should remove laws that prevent women from working in order to increase the female labour supply and boo...

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16. PLO faces $218m Israel attacks fine
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-24 at 01:05:17

A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago.

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17. Isis kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria, say activists
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-24 at 15:19:59

Militants retreating from Kurdish attack seized 90 Assyrian Christians near Tal Tamr, according to Syrian Observatory for Human RightsIslamic State militants have kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdis...

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20. Birdman, Redmayne, Moore lead Oscars
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-23 at 11:50:28

British actor Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at this year's Oscars, while Julianne Moore is named best actress and Birdman best picture.

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