2014.02.20

News Headlines - 20 February 2014

Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

Obama to meet with the Dalai Lama at White House - latimes.com

President Obama is scheduled to meet with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday as the Tibetan religious leader stops by on a U.S. tour.
The meeting will be the third between the celebrated Buddhist monk and Obama, who has praised the Dalai Lama’s commitment to nonviolence and his advocacy for a “middle way” in Tibet's long-running sovereignty dispute with China.

China aims for Nanjing's history to speak loudly on Japan | Reuters

China pressed a propaganda campaign against Japan this week with a guided visit to the site of the 1937 Nanjing massacre, holding up proof to refute doubts by some in Japan about the extent of the atrocity or even that it happened at all.

Wikipedia 1,000-volume print edition planned | theguardian.com

It would run to over a million pages, featuring more than four million articles by 20 million volunteers: an "record-breaking" new project to turn Wikipedia into 1,000 books has just launched on Indiegogo.

Daredevil photographer climbs world's most famous buildings | Mail Online

Adventure photographer Lucinda Grange surveys the Manhattan skyline - perched hundreds of feet up on the edge of the Chrysler Building.
In a picture that looks more Hollywood CGI than real life, the 25-year-old from Hartlepool, UK, sits one of the iconic eagle heads 61 floors above street level. For the past six years the daredevil snapper has travelled the world scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top.


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