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  1. Chinese Police Give Female Students Tips On Dealing With Rapists Such As Avoiding Eye Contact, Using Condoms
    SHANGHAI -- Police in a southern Chinese city have given female university students advice on how to avoid being raped and how to respond if they do become victims of such crimes. The Southern Metropolis News reported on its website that police in the city of Shunde in Guangdong province held an advice session last week for 200 female students at the city’s Professional Technical College. 
  2. Ukraine Euromaidan Investigation 'Lacked Independence': Council Of Europe
    An advisory panel of the Council of Europe has alleged that Ukrainian officials’ investigation into the deadly violence that took place during the Euromaidan protests in 2013 was flawed and lacked independence. A report by the panel, published Tuesday, found that the government’s probes into the violent suppression of protests that killed scores of people "failed to satisfy the requirements of the European Convention of Human Rights.” 
  3. Tikrit Still Not Liberated, ISIS Remains Inside
    TIKRIT, Iraq — Despite major advances made by Iraqi forces here Thursday and hopeful statements from leaders on the battlefield, the Islamic State group is still active in the center of the city and there are perhaps hundreds of fighters still inside. The city has not been completely liberated.
  4. China Clueless About Rejecting North Korea's AIIB Application: Official
    China said Tuesday it was not aware of rejecting North Korea’s offer to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). A report last week had alleged that China let down Pyongyang’s intention to join the bank, citing the country’s fragile economy. "I am not aware of that," China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said, responding to the report published Friday in the British financial news website Emerging Markets, according to Yonhap.
  5. US To Get Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, Signs $529M Deal With Raytheon
    The U.S. Air Force has signed a $529 million deal with Raytheon, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based defense contractor, for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), the company announced Tuesday.
  6. Syria Humanitarian Aid: Donors Pledge $3.8B At UN Meeting In Kuwait
    International donors at a United Nations conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion as humanitarian aid to Syria on Tuesday, falling way short of the aid sought by the U.N. in December. The conflict, which entered its fifth year in March, has so far led to the deaths of over 220,000 Syrians and forced nearly 4 million people to flee across the border to the neighboring nations of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
  7. Mexico's Missing Students: Parents Seek Help From Drug Gang
    Some of the parents of the 43 Mexican students missing since Sept. 26 last year are now seeking assistance from the leader of a drug gang to find out what happened to their sons, the Associated Press (AP) reported. 
  8. Yemen Crisis: Saudi Arabia Forces, Houthi Rebels Clash On Border As Yemen Calls For Ground Troops
    Saudi Arabian forces and Yemeni Houthi rebels engaged in a heavy cross-border fire on Tuesday, while Yemen’s foreign minister pleaded for an immediate Arab intervention on the ground. This marks further escalation of the crisis, which has intensified since the launch of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen last week.
  9. Obama Lifts 2013 Arms Export Ban On Egypt, Resumes $1.3B Military Funding
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended an almost two-year ban on the supply of weapons to Egypt, citing the need to ensure that Egypt is “better positioned to address the shared challenges to U.S. and Egyptian interests in an unstable region.”
  10. Singer Joni Mitchell, Eight-Time Grammy Award Winner, Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious
    Update as of 1:26 a.m. EDT: Singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell, who was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles house, is "awake and and in good spirits," her agent said in a Twitter post, according to BBC. The report added that the 71-year-old singer, who has been a lifelong smoker, was admitted in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.   Original story: 

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