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· February, 2015

Stories about Breaking News from February, 2015

Egypt in Mourning Over Brutal Execution of 21 Coptic Christians by ‘ISIS in Libya’

Egyptians mourn the loss of 21 Coptic Christians after Libyan branch of ISIS posts gruesome video of their beheading.

Australia and New Zealand Score Big Wins in ‘St Valentine’s Day Massacre’ at Cricket World Cup

Host countries for the Cricket World Cup 2015 New Zealand and Australia have had easy victories over Sri Lanka and England. Twitter hashtag #AUSvENG was hot during the game.

Teddy Bears Face Off with Police as Bahrain Marks its Fourth Anniversary of Anti-Regime Protests

Copycat teddy bears soon popped up across villages in Bahrain, and were placed at barricades put up by the protesters to protect themselves from police attacks.

Argentinian President Goes to China, Mocks Chinese Accents on Twitter

"Ignorant, stupid and racist, a jewel, come on. And she is the representative of a country, poor Argentinians."

Russia Says You Can't Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They're Bad

One permitted way to mention such organizations it to do so "in a negative light, ascribing them characteristics like 'radical,' 'extremist,' or 'nationalist.'"

#Douma_Exterminated as the World Turns Its Back on Horrific Attacks on Ghouta in Syria

Over five days, Assad forces killed about 143 civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta province in Douma as the world watched in silence.

Palestine Remembers ISIS Captive Kayla Mueller Killed in Raqqa

Mueller was in Palestine from August to September 2010, where she “worked with Palestinians nonviolently resisting the confiscation and demolitions of their homes and lands.”

Bahrain Shuts Down Al Arab TV, Saying it Does Not Have “Necessary Permits” to Operate

Bahrain today officially announced the suspension of Al Arab satellite channel, which went off air hours it was launched, nine days ago. Netizens lament free speech in the country.

Netflix is Coming to Cuba — But Will They Have Any Customers?

Netflix seems unaware that even those Cubans who have Internet access do not have a strong enough connection to watch videos online.

Twitter's New Transparency Report Shows Massive Spike in Demands from Russia

"We went from having never received a request to receiving more than 100 requests for account information. We did not provide information in response to any," Twitter's report says.

Niger Youth Defiant Following Boko Haram Attack in Bosso and Bombing in Diffa

Yemen's Political Limbo Continues with Al Houthi's ‘Unconstitutional’ Declaration

While there were celebratory fireworks after the declaration there were opposing demonstrations elsewhere. Yemen braces itself for yet another period of uncertainty.

Macedonians Plan to Use Freedom of Information Act to Fight New Freelance Law

Some part-time and freelance workers were blocked from getting paid in January under the new tax and fee regulations. Protesters want to expose the government's bureaucratic inefficiency.

Last-Minute Pleas Pour In to Stop Indonesia's Execution of Two Australian Drug Smugglers

"Nobody deserves the death penalty, no matter what crime has been committed. #IStandForMercy."

Mumbai Newspaper Editor Fired, Arrested for Republishing Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

Shirin Dalvi is accused of hurting religious sentiments. She says printing the cartoon was an honest mistake, but that no one is listening to her side of the story.

How Australia Made History in the Asian Football Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup was won by Australia in an exciting final game against South Korea. It was Australia's first time as a champion in the regional football competition.

Australia Beats Determined South Korea 2-1 to Win 2015 Asian Cup

Australia's Socceroos have won the 2015 Asian Cup in a tough, close contest against South Korea. A goal in extra time gave the home team a 2-1 victory in Sydney.

Witness Tampering Allegations Against Trinidad & Tobago’s Attorney General Silence the Nation

There has been almost nothing on Twitter and Facebook about the situation. It's almost as if people are thinking twice about exchanging views publicly.

Argentine Investigator’s Mysterious Death Revives Questions About 1994 Bombing

According to police, Nisman committed suicide just a few hours before he was supposed to present his case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whom Nisman accused conspiring with Iran.

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