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VIDEO: The woman dubbed Thailand's Solar Queen

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The BBC's Pinpaka Ngmsom meets the wealthy Thai businesswoman being described as the driving force behind Asia's solar energy revolution.
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U2 pay tribute to Paris in new song

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:16
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rock band U2 write a song in tribute to Paris as they return to the city to play gigs that were postponed in the wake of last month's attacks.
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VIDEO: Bono's onstage Paris tribute

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:18
related countries: France France
related places: Bono, Paris

U2 singer Bono pays tribute to the people of Paris during the band's concert in the city on Sunday night.
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Has the Indian parliament lost its relevance?

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:28
related countries: India India

Has the Indian parliament lost relevance?
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Why thousands of people are leaving Nepal

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:37
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Why more than 1,000 men leave Nepal every day
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COP21: Final push for Paris deal

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:45
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Environment and foreign ministers from all over the world gather in Paris on Monday in a final push for a new global climate compact.
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Long-waited US supplies sent to ISS

Monday 7th of December 2015, 0:47
related countries: United States United States

A spacecraft carrying much-needed US supplies blasts off toward the International Space Station for the first time in months.
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Bomb shakes Tunisia's fragile democracy

Monday 7th of December 2015, 1:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Suicide attack tests Tunisia's resolve
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VIDEO: Obama: 'We can't turn against each other'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 1:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Bernardino

President Obama tells the American people not to turn against one another in the aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino.
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VIDEO: Exploring Hong Kong's derelict and abandoned history

Monday 7th of December 2015, 2:00
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Urban explorers uncover Hong Kong's forgotten sites
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High-level India-Pakistan talks held

Monday 7th of December 2015, 3:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

India and Pakistan describe their high-level talks in Bangkok as 'candid, cordial and constructive'.
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Flights resume in flood-hit Chennai

Monday 7th of December 2015, 6:39
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

The airport in the southern Indian city of Chennai resumes flights a week after floods forced it to shut down operations.
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VIDEO: Daily life in Syria 'worse than death'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 6:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports from Kisweh in Syria about what daily life is like there, on the day the UN is expected to request a record sum to help Syrians as part of its annual appeal
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VIDEO: Apprenticeships for refugees in Germany

Monday 7th of December 2015, 6:47
related countries: Germany Germany

One of Germany's largest companies is offering apprenticeships to young people who arrive in the country as refugees.
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Anti-IS fighter back in Australia

Monday 7th of December 2015, 7:43
related countries: Syria Syria, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An Australian who was fighting against IS militants in Syria returns home, with his family saying he should be given an amnesty under foreign fighter laws.
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VIDEO: Supply ship blasts off for space station

Monday 7th of December 2015, 7:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

A spacecraft carrying much-needed US supplies blasted off toward the International Space Station for the first time in months on Sunday.
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China attack due to 'border dispute'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 7:56
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities say an attack on a remote checkpoint in Inner Mongolia was because of a 'provincial border dispute', state media reports.
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VIDEO: How internet reacted to Obama's speech

Monday 7th of December 2015, 8:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Bernardino

US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address after the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.
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Obama vows to overcome terror threat

Monday 7th of December 2015, 8:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Bernardino

President Barack Obama tells the US that "freedom is more powerful than fear" as he makes a rare speech from the Oval Office on the San Bernardino killings.
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Venezuela's Socialists trounced in vote

Monday 7th of December 2015, 9:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The opposition in Venezuela wins a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the governing Socialists.
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Le Pen says French elite 'crumbling'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 10:54
related countries: France France

The leader of France's far-right National Front says voters rejected the "old political class" in regional elections that put her party top.
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Thousands of euros fished from Danube

Monday 7th of December 2015, 11:10
related countries: Austria Austria

Police in Austria investigate how tens of thousands of euros' worth of banknotes ended up in the River Danube.
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Burkina general 'helped kill ex-leader'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 11:23
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

The leader of September's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso is charged with complicity in the 1987 murder of ex-President Thomas Sankara, known as "Africa's Che Guevara".
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Beijing issues first smog red alert

Monday 7th of December 2015, 11:36
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first "red alert" over smog levels.
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VIDEO: Colourful anti-pollution protest in China

Monday 7th of December 2015, 13:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first "red alert" over smog levels.
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Germany on course for 1m asylum-seekers

Monday 7th of December 2015, 14:20
related countries: Germany Germany

New figures show Germany has registered 964,574 new asylum-seekers in the first 11 months of the year, putting it on course for more than a million in 2015.
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UN seeks $20bn for humanitarian aid

Monday 7th of December 2015, 14:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN is appealing for $20.1bn (£13.3bn) to fund aid operations in 2016, with two-fifths needed to help those affected by the conflict in Syria.
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Mystery graves discovered in Kenya

Monday 7th of December 2015, 15:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya

At least 20 bodies have been found in shallow graves in north-east Kenya, residents say, but their identities are unclear.
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US al-Shabab militant held in Somalia

Monday 7th of December 2015, 17:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

A long-time US member of al-Shabab is arrested while trying to escape the group in Somalia, a local official tells the BBC.
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Coalition denies strike on Syrian army

Monday 7th of December 2015, 18:37
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US-led coalition against Islamic State denies carrying out an air strike on an army camp in Syria that the government says killed three soldiers.
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Venezuela opposition 'has key majority'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 18:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition claims it has won a two-thirds majority in parliamentary polls, allowing it to reverse key policies of the Socialist government.
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Turkey protest at 'Russia rocket stunt'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 18:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia
related places: Istanbul

Turkey summons the Russian ambassador after pictures are published of a serviceman brandishing a rocket launcher on a warship while passing through Istanbul.
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Russians told to shun foreign beaches

Monday 7th of December 2015, 19:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Seychelles Seychelles

Russia's tourism chief criticises fellow Russians for flocking to foreign beach resorts - but admits that he sold two Seychelles holiday homes this year.
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Nigeria crowns new Yoruba king

Monday 7th of December 2015, 19:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Ife

A 40-year-old accountant, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, is crowned the new Ooni of Ife in Nigeria - one of the most revered Yoruba kings.
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Estonia leader to marry Latvia official

Monday 7th of December 2015, 20:06
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Latvia Latvia
related places: Tallinn

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is engaged to Latvian cyber security chief Ieva Kupce, the presidential office in Tallinn confirms.
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Iran swine flu outbreak kills 33

Monday 7th of December 2015, 20:21
related countries: Iran Iran

At least 33 people have died in south-east Iran in the last three weeks after contracting swine flu, state media report.
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'No evidence' Taliban leader dead

Monday 7th of December 2015, 21:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says there is "no evidence" Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead, after reports of an internal gunfight.
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Syria air strikes 'kill 26 civilians'

Monday 7th of December 2015, 21:48
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syrian activists say at least 26 civilians, including children, have been killed in the north-east of the country by air strikes possibly carried out by the US-led coalition.
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Chicago police faces US investigation

Monday 7th of December 2015, 22:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

The US Department of Justice will investigate the Chicago Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced.
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VIDEO: Russia donates puppy to France

Monday 7th of December 2015, 22:42
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Russia has donated a German Shepherd puppy to France after a police dog was killed in an anti-terror raid following November's attacks in Paris.
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Eagles of Death Metal perform in Paris

Monday 7th of December 2015, 22:46
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal appear on stage with U2 in Paris - less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance there.
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Trump urges US ban on Muslim arrivals

Monday 7th of December 2015, 22:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Republican Donald Trump demands a "total and complete" halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings.
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France PM calls for united anti-FN vote

Monday 7th of December 2015, 23:09
related countries: France France

France's prime minister urges voters to back the main opposition to prevent the far-right National Front (FN) from winning regional elections.
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