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Stars set for charity monologue show

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 1:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A host of stars are to take part in a special show this weekend, performing monologues dramatising the true stories of children growing up in South Africa.
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'Urgent' call for US drone register

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

A national register of drones and their owners is urgently needed, the US transport secretary has said.
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Canada votes in pivotal election

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 2:22
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadians have voted in a general election with early counts indicating a strong showing for the Liberals as they challenge PM Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
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Myanmar to curb use of US dollar

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 3:45
related countries: United States United States

Myanmar announces it will curb the widespread use of US dollars within the country to stabilise the tumbling domestic currency, the kyat.
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Philippines warns of further flood risk

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 5:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine authorities warned of the risk of further flooding, as slow-moving tropical storm Koppu continues to bring heavy rain across the north.
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Nigel and Steve among new storm names

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 6:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigel, Rhonda, Wendy and Steve are among the names chosen by the public to help identify future UK storms, the Met Office announces.
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Rugby star charged with assaulting wife

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 6:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Retired Australian Rugby League (NRL) star Hazem El-Masri, a former anti-domestic violence ambassador, is charged with assaulting his wife.
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VIDEO: 'Storm surge risk' in Philippines

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:06
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Typhoon Koppu causes a large amount of destruction in the Philippines, with 20,000 people having to leave their homes.
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Credit Agricole agrees $800m US penalty

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:09
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, United States United States

French bank Credit Agricole is understood to have agreed to pay $800m (£516m) to settle charges it broke US sanctions in Iran and other countries.
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VIDEO: The moment Canadian politics changed

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:15
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

The BBC's Franz Strasser watched election night events unfold in a bar in Montreal where customers were both excited and uncertain about the new political era.
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India Uber driver guilty of rape

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:39
related countries: India India

A court in India finds an Uber taxi driver guilty of raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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Pistorius released under house arrest

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend.
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Singapore to return 'stolen' sculpture

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 8:59
related countries: India India, Singapore Singapore

A Singapore museum which bought an 11th Century Indian sculpture for $650,000 (£420,000) is to return it, after an art dealer said it was stolen.
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French boy of 7 dies after knife attack

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 9:29
related countries: France France

A child who was repeatedly stabbed as he walked home from school - by a man with psychiatric problems - dies in hospital in eastern France.
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Russian air strikes 'kill 45 in Syria'

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 9:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia
related places: Latakia

At least 45 people have been killed in Russian air strikes on a rebel-held area of Syria's north-western Latakia province, a monitoring group says.
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VIDEO: Timelapse shows stars over Comoros

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 10:21
related countries: Comoros Comoros

This timelapse shows the skies above Anjouan, one of the three Comoros islands, over an 11-hour period.
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Saudi prince avoids sex charges in LA

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 10:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Prosecutors in Los Angeles say they will not pursue charges against a Saudi prince accused of sexual assault against a worker at his Beverly Hills mansion.
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Sehwag retires from internationals

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 10:47
related countries: India India

India opener Virender Sehwag announces his retirement from all forms of international cricket and the IPL.
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Joubert treatment unfair - Cheika

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 10:51
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

World Rugby was "unfair" to referee Craig Joubert in the wake of Scotland's World Cup exit, says Australia coach Michael Cheika.
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Slovenia to deploy army over migrants

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 10:55
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia is set to deploy its army to manage the flow of migrants across its border.
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Iran's growing role in Syria's war

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Iran quietly deepens involvement in Syria's war
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Worker to get Fukushima cancer payout

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Japan acknowledges that a worker involved in clean-up work at Fukushima may have developed cancer as a result.
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SA students arrested in fee protests

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

More than 20 students are arrested at a top South African university as protests over tuition fees spread, the public broadcaster reports.
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Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art announces the purchase of an "exceptionally rare" work by Pablo Picasso.
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Irish data watchdog to probe Facebook

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner is to investigate Facebook's data transfers from the EU to the US.
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Small music venues 'under threat'

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Small music venues around the UK are under threat thanks to rising rents, noise complaints and licensing restrictions, research suggests.
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Calls for Bogota plane crash probe

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 11:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

Colombia's ex-president Andres Pastrana calls for an investigation into whether a plane crash in Bogota may have been an attack on his life.
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15,000 gay marriages since law change

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 15,000 couples tie the knot in England and Wales since legalisation allowing same-sex marriage, the first official statistics reveal.
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Russia shrugs off US satellite anxiety

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 13:25
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Questions surround a Russian military satellite that manoeuvred close to two US ones but experts say the risk of collision is tiny.
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Tour de France 2016 route revealed

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 13:56
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome welcomes a "great course" for the 2016 race.
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'Forced shopping' death in Hong Kong

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 14:23
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese tourist dies in Hong Kong after being beaten up at a jewellery shop during a so-called "forced shopping" tour.
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Gunfire and tear gas amid Congo protests

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 14:53
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Police fire shots and tear gas in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, in a clamp down on protests against the president's bid for a third term.
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Divided families reunite in North Korea

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 14:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Hundreds of South Koreans begin meeting relatives in the North, in a rare reunion event for families separated by the Korean War.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows Sutton at Istanbul airport

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 14:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish authorities have released CCTV footage of Briton Jacky Sutton, who was found dead at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday.
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Migrant arrivals to Greece top 500,000

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 15:16
related countries: Greece Greece

The number of migrants who have arrived in Greece this year tops half a million, with 8,000 arriving each day, according to UN figures.
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Row over tourist's Hindu tattoo

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 15:23
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba
related places: Bangalore

An Australian man who said locals from the Indian city of Bangalore harassed him over his tattoo of a Hindu goddess has now left the city, police say.
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Hammond rejects China security fears

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond defends Chinese investment in the UK - saying it is being done for financial, not political, reasons.
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IRA 'army council' still exists

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 16:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The IRA's ruling body, the 'army council' still exists, but has a "wholly political focus", Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers tells MPs.
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Canada reopens market to EU beef

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 16:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada resumes beef imports from the EU, which were blocked in 1996 because of the "mad cow disease" crisis.
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VIDEO: How is Slovenia coping with migrants?

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 16:09
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

As Slovenia prepares to deploy its army to deal with number of migrants, Guy Delauney and Nick Thorpe report from border towns to the north and south of Slovenia.
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Britain's steel industry: What's going wrong?

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

Why is Britain's steel industry in such trouble with so many jobs being lost - and is it really all the fault of cheap Chinese imports for the collapse in steel prices?
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Canada's Liberals sweep to power

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 16:37
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's Liberal Party mounts a stunning comeback in the country's general elections and ends nearly a decade of Conservative rule.
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Le Pen goes on trial for Muslim remarks

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 17:32
related countries: France France
related places: Lyon

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen appears in court in Lyon, accused of inciting racial hatred for comments on Muslims praying in the street.
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VIDEO: Uber driver guilty of India rape

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 17:32
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian court has found an Uber taxi driver guilty of raping a female passenger last year in Delhi.
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US agent jailed for Bitcoin theft

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 19:34
related countries: United States United States

A former policeman investigating the crime website Silk Road is sentenced is jailed for stealing $700,000 of the virtual currency Bitcoin.
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US-Russia deal to avoid Syria incidents

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 19:44
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, United States United States

The US and Russia sign an agreement to minimise the risks of air incidents over Syria, officials from both countries say.
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UN chief appeals for calm in Jerusalem

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 19:52
related countries: Israel Israel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for fast action to halt the "dangerous escalation in violence" between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Canada 'back on world stage' - Trudeau

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 19:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

Canada's PM-elect Justin Trudeau says the country has reclaimed its Liberal identity, after an election win that ended nine years of Conservative rule.
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Japan's stylish young protesters

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 20:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese students rediscover protest - and are doing it in style
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US group calls for fewer mammograms

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 20:39
related countries: United States United States

The American Cancer Society revises its guidelines for when and how often women should receive screenings for breast cancer on Tuesday.
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UK-China ties 'lifted to new height'

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

China's President Xi Jinping says the UK and China are becoming a "community of shared interests", on the first full day of his state visit to Britain.
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VIDEO: US 'clock boy' meets President Obama

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim schoolboy from Texas whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has met US President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Mass exodus as Syria fighting intensifies

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 21:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Aid agencies say around 35,000 people have fled from around the Syrian city of Aleppo after an upsurge in fighting there.
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Cuban graffiti artist released

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 21:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, is released after spending 10 months in prison for mocking the leaders of the revolution.
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Give blood to avoid jail, US judge says

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 22:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alabama

An Alabama judge encouraged defendants who could not pay court fines to donate blood rather than spend time in jail, a US civil rights group says.
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US 'clock boy' to move to Qatar

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 22:16
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States
related places: Texas

Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager from Texas whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, will move with his family to Qatar.
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VIDEO: Hospitals struggling in eastern Ukraine

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Much of the infrastructure in eastern Ukraine has been left in ruins after the fighting there, as Tom Burridge reports.
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China to sign record Hinkley Point deal

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The Chinese premier is expected to agree a long-awaited deal on the new power stations at Hinkley Point in Somerset in what would be a record investment in the UK.
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CBI warning of EU exit 'downsides'

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Business lobby group the CBI accepts there are disadvantages to being in the European Union but that there would be worse ones if Britain left the EU.
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Freddy Rincon arrest no longer sought

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Panama Panama

A Panamanian judge lifts an arrest warrant against former Colombian footballer Freddy Rincon, who was wanted on money laundering and drugs charges.
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Sri Lanka war crimes claims 'credible'

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A government-appointed Sri Lankan judge says allegations troops committed war crimes during the conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels are credible.
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Pakistan opens up over nuclear plans

Tuesday 20th of October 2015, 23:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why has Pakistan disclosed it has atomic weapons?
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