1. South Korea decriminalises adultery
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-26 at 12:58:53

South Korea's top court revokes a 60-year-old adultery law under which cheating spouses could be jailed, saying it is unconstitutional.

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2. First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-26 at 00:20:51

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be readyA surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to...

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3. Austria passes Islam law reforms
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-25 at 21:49:00

Parliament in Austria passes a controversial new bill that reforms a century-old law on Islam, despite claims it will treat Muslims unequally.

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4. The girl who gets gifts from birds
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-26 at 03:39:24

The girl who gets gifts from crows in return for nuts and affection

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5. Blind man sees wife for first time in 10 years – video
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-25 at 01:19:00

A blind man from Minnesota is able to see his wife for the first time in 10 years, after receiving a bionic eye. Allen Zderad, 68, was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease around 20 years ago, which eventually left him blind. Minnesota's Mayo Clinic ...

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6. Police officers fired 17 times at unarmed Mexican man shot dead in Washington
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-26 at 05:54:53

Antonio Zambrano-Montes hit by ‘five to six’ bullets, investigators say37-year-old was shot dead after running away from three officers Three officers unloaded a volley of 17 bullets at Antonio Zambrano-Montes, of which “five to six” struck the un...

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7. Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-25 at 23:06:41

Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

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8. At Their Meets, the Audience Flips, Too
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-26 at 05:52:27

Utah gymnastics has the highest average attendance in women’s college sports nearly every year, beating out the likes of Tennessee and Connecticut basketball.

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9. Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-26 at 08:15:29

Long before “Jaws,” Dr. Clark rode a 40-foot whale shark, met great whites while scuba diving, studied “sleeping” sharks in undersea caves and witnessed a shark’s birth.

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10. Madonna falls off stage at Brits
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-26 at 15:59:35

US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.

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11. Australia’s Qantas returns to profit
     Published by BBC on 2015-02-26 at 06:53:00

Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years as turnaround plans come to fruition.

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12. 3 Brooklyn Men Accused of Plot to Aid ISIS’ Fight
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-02-26 at 08:57:42

One of the men was arrested early Wednesday at Kennedy International Airport, bound for Syria, the authorities said; at least two men threatened to carry out attacks in the United States.

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16. Found: a black hole 12bn times the size of the sun
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-26 at 06:05:01

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is...

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17. Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-02-26 at 10:35:33

After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday --  at least according to the city government.

Adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, possess up to two ounces and grow up to si...

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18. Google develops computer program capable of learning tasks independently
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-26 at 00:06:30

‘Agent’ hailed as first step towards true AI as it gets adept at playing 49 retro computer games and comes up with its own winning strategies Google scientists have developed the first computer program capable of learning a wide variety of tasks indep...

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19. Islamic State snatches 220 from Christian villages: Syria monitoring group
     Published by Yahoo on 2015-02-26 at 16:44:47

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria during a three-day offensive, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Thursday. The Briti...

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20. Former Greek finance minister pleads innocence in court
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-02-26 at 01:03:01

George Papaconstantinou accused of removing relatives’ from list of suspected tax evaders and could face life sentence if convicted of crime against the stateA new front in Greece’s unfolding economic drama has opened in Athens as the former finance m...

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