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Eurovision Contestants 2015: Georgia

Nina Sublatti, Georgia’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, wrote the song she will perform, “Warrior”, in just three hours in the middle of the night. This seems incredible when you know the lyrics are made up of such beautiful prose as “I'm a warrior/Isolated/World gonna listen to me/Violence/Set the free/Wings are gonna spread up/I'm a warrior.”

“Warrior”, Nina says, is about and for Georgian women. In the video, several women can be seen dressed as warriors from around the world, along with various animals such as birds, dogs and snakes.

Georgia has only participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times. It could have ran for the 2009 edition, but it decided to boycott it when the European Broadcasting Union asked the country to re-write some of its lyrics that made reference to the then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Our vote:

Does it make you want to visit that country? 2.75/10

Was there enough glitter? 2/10

Ok to quit your day job? 1.25/10

OVERALL AVERAGE: 2/10

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Major Russian Advance, Pakistan Mosque Toll Rising, Bear On Mars

Rescue teams are scrambling to extract people trapped in the rubble after a suicide bombing struck a mosque in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan. The death toll of the attack, one of Pakistan's bloodiest in years, has risen to 92

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👋 Konta!*

Welcome to Tuesday, where Russian forces reportedly advance in southeastern Ukraine, the death toll in yesterday's mosque attack in Pakistan rises to 92 and NASA snaps a beary odd photo on the red planet. Meanwhile, Aytug Özçolak in independent online Turkish news site Diken looks at the economic evidence of the chumminess between Russia’s Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan.

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