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Spain's voters call for shake-up in classroom

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 0:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish voters look for shake-up in education
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A rifle's journey from Belgium to Gaza

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 0:13
related countries: Belgium Belgium

How did this modern Belgian rifle end up in militant hands?
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VIDEO: What happens if climate summit fails?

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 0:18
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath assesses the consequences if the UN Climate Change Convention in Paris fails.
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VIDEO: Youth in India's Manipur get boxing

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 0:32
related countries: India India

Budding boxers in India's Manipur state are using the sport to fight issues caused by rampant insurgency.
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VIDEO: Trump: Total halt to Muslims entering US

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls for a temporary but total ban on Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the fatal California shootings.
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Spain asserts rights to sunken ship

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 2:27
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Colombia Colombia, Spain Spain
related places: San Jose

The Spanish government says it has rights to the 18th Century Spanish galleon, the San Jose, discovered in Colombian waters.
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Trump urges US ban on Muslim arrivals

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 2:53
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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VIDEO: Eagles of Death Metal rock Paris

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 2:55
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have appeared on stage in Paris, less than a month after deadly attacks during their performance in the French capital.
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Smog 'red alert' in effect in Beijing

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 5:26
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect over smog levels.
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Hidden portrait 'found under Mona Lisa'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 6:00
related countries: France France

An earlier portrait of the Mona Lisa has been found under the existing painting using reflective light technology, according to a French scientist.
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VIDEO: Does Mona Lisa have a hidden personality?

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 6:14
related countries: France France

A French scientist who has spent more than 10 years analysing the Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - claims he has found another portrait of a different woman underneath.
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Saudi maid adultery case 'to reopen'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 7:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia agrees to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan maid sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, Sri Lanka officials say.
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VIDEO: Nigeria's floating classroom on a lagoon

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 8:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos, Makoko

A floating school is giving the children of a fishing community in Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, the chance of a better life.
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Air France estimates Paris attack costs

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 9:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Air France-KLM says the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m drop in revenue but that business was gradually returning to normal.
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VIDEO: Judge grants Oscar Pistorius bail

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 9:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius will appeal against his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court, his lawyer says at his bail hearing.
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US spy plane deployed to Singapore

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 10:35
related countries: United States United States, China China, Singapore Singapore

The US deploys a US P-8 Poseidon spy plane to Singapore for the first time, amid China's increasingly assertive claims over South China Sea territory.
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VIDEO: Militia wants £36m for return of Dutch art

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 11:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Netherlands Netherlands

A museum in The Netherlands says an ultra-nationalist militia group in Ukraine has asked to be paid 50m euros (£36m) for the return of a collection of paintings stolen a decade ago.
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Pope opens Holy Door to start jubilee

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Francis pushes open the huge bronze Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica in Rome to launch the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy".
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Syrian opposition seeks unified front

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 11:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Riyadh

Syria's disparate political and armed opposition factions meet in Riyadh in an attempt to come up with a unified front ahead of possible peace talks.
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Search for Colombia murder victims

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 11:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

Colombian police are searching for the remains of the victims of a serial killer who has confessed to strangling more than a dozen women in the capital, Bogota.
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Russians read Tolstoy epic live on web

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian film stars and a cosmonaut are among 1,300 people giving a marathon reading of Tolstoy's epic War and Peace on the internet.
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Children die in Turkey migrant sinking

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 13:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey

Six children, including a baby, died when a dinghy carrying Afghan migrants capsized off the Turkish coast, reports say.
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VIDEO: Bataclan band visit scene of massacre

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 13:59
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

US rock band Eagles of Death Metal have visited the Paris concert venue where many of the 130 people who died in the 13 November terror attacks were killed.
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Albania protesters scuffle with police

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 14:08
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: Tirana

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters scuffle with police during an anti-government protest in the capital Tirana.
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Pistorius bailed over murder conviction

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 15:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail while he awaits sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
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VIDEO: Trump stands by Muslim ban remarks

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump appeared on US breakfast television and compared his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US to policies implemented during World War Two.
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Eagles of Death Metal visit Bataclan

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 16:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal make an emotional return to the Bataclan theatre following the Paris terror attacks last month.
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Airport seeks owner of 'abandoned' jets

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 16:42
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Officials at Malaysia's main airport take out a newspaper advert seeking the owner of three Boeing 747 jets they say have been left unclaimed.
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Taliban 'attack Kandahar airport'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 16:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Heavy fighting is reported at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, with the Taliban saying they have launched an attack on the site.
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Indian minister in Pakistan for talks

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Islamabad

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Islamabad for a security conference on Afghanistan and talks with Pakistani officials.
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Penis transplant plan for US veterans

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Surgeons are set to carry out a penis transplant trial, the first of its kind in the United States, to help wounded war veterans.
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Iraq 'retakes Ramadi district from IS'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 17:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi government forces retake a key area of the city of Ramadi, which is controlled by the jihadist group Islamic State, officials say.
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Paris 'ringleader' evaded Athens police

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 18:00
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Paris, Athens

Greek police tried to capture the suspected ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in January but the operation failed, the BBC learns.
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Two charged with poisoning famous lions

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 19:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Narok

Two men are charged after allegedly poisoning lions from a famous pride featured on a BBC wildlife programme in Narok, south-west Kenya.
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Outcry over Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 19:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Critics from the Republican Party and beyond reject presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete" halt to Muslims entering the US.
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'Foreign recruitment doubles' in Syria

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 20:45
related countries: Syria Syria

The number of foreign fighters in Syria has gone up from 12,000 to more than 27,000 in the past 18 months, according to research from a security consultancy.
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Russia rejects Turkey's 'missile' blame

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 21:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Russia Russia
related places: Istanbul

Russia rejects Turkey's criticism after a sailor on a Russian naval ship allegedly brandished a missile launcher as the vessel passed through Istanbul.
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Russia fires on Syria from submarine

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 21:53
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

Russia says it has for the first time hit Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
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The Chinese man fighting Islamic State

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 22:00
related countries: China China

The Chinese man fighting Islamic State
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Trump remarks 'endanger US security'

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon warns that Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the US endangers national security and emboldens Islamic State (IS) militants.
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VIDEO: The US town with a majority Muslim council

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 22:58
related countries: Poland Poland, United States United States
related places: Hamtramck, Detroit

Once heavily Polish Catholic, the Detroit-area town of Hamtramck now features a majority-Muslim city council.
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VIDEO: Russia releases missile footage

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 23:12
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

The Russian Defence Ministry has released footage claiming to show one of its submarines firing missiles at targets in Syria.
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US House votes to curb visa-free entry

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 23:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

After the Paris attacks, the US House of Representatives votes to restrict visa-free entry for people who have been to Iraq and Syria.
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VIDEO: Dark by day in smog-filled Beijing

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 23:46
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" comes into effect.
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Venezuela opposition wins key majority

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 23:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan electoral authorities confirm that the opposition has won a key two-thirds majority in parliament giving it the power to make significant changes.
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VIDEO: Paris attacker's escape from Athens

Tuesday 8th of December 2015, 23:58
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Paris, Athens

The BBC has learnt that the ringleader of the Paris attacks was being tracked by police 10 months earlier, but got away.
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