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Argentina Plaza de Mayo group holds 2,000th rally

Friday 12th of August 2016, 1:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Mayo

Argentina's Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, a group fighting for justice for victims of the junta years, holds its 2,000th weekly rally.
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Pacific 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu

Friday 12th of August 2016, 2:42
related countries: Vanuatu Vanuatu

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, briefly triggering a local tsunami warning.
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'Simoji's' secret

Friday 12th of August 2016, 2:45
related countries: United States United States

Teenage American gymnast Simone Biles could win five gold medals at her debut Olympics - but what makes her so good?
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Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border

Friday 12th of August 2016, 4:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Colombia and Venezuela agree to partially re-open their border from Saturday, almost a year after it was closed on security grounds.
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Canada extremist Aaron Driver 'was planning attack'

Friday 12th of August 2016, 6:57
related countries: Canada Canada

The man killed by police in the Canadian province of Ontario was planning an immediate attack with a homemade bomb, police say.
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Ukraine troops on high alert as tension with Russia grows

Friday 12th of August 2016, 8:13
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Ukrainian troops along the de facto border with Crimea and facing rebels in the east are placed on high alert amid a spike in tensions with Moscow.
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India hit-and-run: Driver arrested amid compassion debate

Friday 12th of August 2016, 8:28
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police arrest the driver of a van who hit a pedestrian and left him bleeding to death in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Olympic medallist Ed Ling back from Brazil for Somerset harvest

Friday 12th of August 2016, 8:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Bronze medallist and farmer Ed Ling is already back in Somerset for the annual harvest.
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Minsk rail bosses agree to Belarusian-language playlist

Friday 12th of August 2016, 9:29
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia

Musical change afoot after passenger complains of too many Russian tunes in the waiting room.
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Burundi torture victims reveal what happened to them

Friday 12th of August 2016, 9:52
related countries: Burundi Burundi

A victims of torture in Burundi tells the BBC what happened to him, as the UN releases a report on the treatment of political detainees there.
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Italian economy stagnates as German growth slows

Friday 12th of August 2016, 10:24
related countries: Germany Germany

Italy's economy failed to grow between April and June as it struggles with its banking sector, while German growth slows.
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Fiji celebrates its first ever Olympic medal

Friday 12th of August 2016, 11:45
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji has erupted in celebration of its first ever Olympic medal - in rugby sevens.
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Hundreds of tiny Montserrat tarantulas hatch in zoo

Friday 12th of August 2016, 11:46
related countries: Montserrat Montserrat

About 200 baby Montserrat tarantulas have hatched at Chester Zoo - the first time the rare Caribbean spider has been bred in captivity.
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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stopped at US airport

Friday 12th of August 2016, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan takes to Twitter to express his disappointment at being "detained" by US authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Friday 12th of August 2016, 12:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Five million Nigerian children are due to be vaccinated against polio after the first new cases for two years, the government says.
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Turkey football legend sought over coup

Friday 12th of August 2016, 12:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Prosecutors issue an arrest warrant for one of Turkey's best known sportsmen, ex-football international Hakan Sukur, state media say.
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Friday 12th of August 2016, 12:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo orders police to investigate allegations that security officials were involved in drug-trafficking.
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Russia's Putin sacks chief of staff Sergei Ivanov

Friday 12th of August 2016, 13:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dismisses his chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, part of his inner circle for many years.
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Thailand bomb blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

Friday 12th of August 2016, 13:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Bomb blasts across Thailand target popular tourist towns, leaving four people dead and dozens injured.
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Friday 12th of August 2016, 14:08
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

The mayor of Cannes in southern France bans full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" from the beach, citing public order concerns.
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Rio 2016: Daily Beast 'sorry for outing gay athletes'

Friday 12th of August 2016, 14:40
related countries: United States United States

US news website The Daily Beast apologises for an article that may have "outed" a number of gay Olympic athletes from countries with harsh anti-gay policies.
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Zika found to remain in sperm for record six months

Friday 12th of August 2016, 14:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Zika virus is found in the sperm of an Italian man six months after his first symptoms, twice as long as in previously reported cases.
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Germany 'was warned about Ansbach suicide bomber'

Friday 12th of August 2016, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Germany Germany
related places: Ansbach

Germany was warned that a Syrian who blew himself up might carry out a "spectacular" suicide attempt if it tried to deport him, the BBC learns.
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Thailand tourism: Arrests made over bomb attacks in Hua Hin resort

Friday 12th of August 2016, 16:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Hua Hin

Police in the Thai resort of Hua Hin make two arrests after bomb attacks there and across the country leave four people dead and dozens injured.
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Ukraine Crimea: Russia sends new air defence missiles

Friday 12th of August 2016, 16:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia

The Russian military announces the delivery of new air defence missiles to Crimea, in a move scheduled before the latest tension with Ukraine.
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Palestinian authorities investigate mosque music mix-up

Friday 12th of August 2016, 16:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Authorities in the Palestinian territories investigate why music from a popular Egyptian singer was played at several mosques instead of the call to prayer.
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Sarajevo taxi drivers in De Niro tribute as film festival begins

Friday 12th of August 2016, 16:54
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Taxi drivers in Sarajevo put up posters of Robert De Niro on their vehicles in tribute to the actor ahead of his visit for the city's film festival.
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Stunning images of Perseid meteor shower

Friday 12th of August 2016, 17:04
related countries: Spain Spain

Photographs and footage capture the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is more active than usual this year.
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Pakistan: 'Dead-baby-swap gang' arrested in Peshawar

Friday 12th of August 2016, 17:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police arrest several hospital workers over a scheme to abduct and sell newborn babies by swapping them with dead infants, police say.
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Rio Olympics 2016: "That's not what the Olympics are about" - Judo player refuses to shake hands

Friday 12th of August 2016, 17:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Egyptian Judo player Islam el-Shahabi loses to Israeli's Or Sasson and refuses to shake his hand.
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Conjoined twins born in Syria war zone

Friday 12th of August 2016, 17:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Conjoined twin boys born in Douma have been transferred to a hospital in Damascus.
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US election: Hillary Clinton releases her tax returns

Friday 12th of August 2016, 17:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton releases her tax returns, adding to the pressure on her Republican rival Donald Trump to do the same.
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Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij

Friday 12th of August 2016, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Manbij

Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe.
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Brazil's new football hero: Marta not Neymar

Friday 12th of August 2016, 19:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Rio 2016 Olympics have seen Neymar replaced by his female counterpart Marta in Brazilian football fans' affections.
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Brazil's black African heritage kept alive through music

Friday 12th of August 2016, 19:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's African heritage is being kept alive through music, as Peter Okwoche reports.
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US TV star sacked after hitting producer

Friday 12th of August 2016, 20:08
related countries: United States United States

Actor Thomas Gibson is sacked as the star of the TV programme Criminal Minds after he struck a producer.
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Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned

Friday 12th of August 2016, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

A US federal judge overturns the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was examined in Netflix's popular Making a Murderer documentary.
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Keeper: US lost to 'bunch of cowards'

Friday 12th of August 2016, 21:03
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

Goalkeeper Hope Solo says four-time women's Olympic football champions the USA were knocked out by "cowards" after losing to Sweden.
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British tourist describes moment Thai bomb went off

Friday 12th of August 2016, 21:08
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hua Hin

British tourist Laura Feltham describes the moment she heard a bomb go off in the Thai resort of Hua Hin.
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Lionel Messi: Argentina striker reverses decision to retire from national team

Friday 12th of August 2016, 21:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lionel Messi is named in Argentina's squad, less than two months after retiring from international football.
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IS leader in Afghanistan killed, US believes

Friday 12th of August 2016, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in a US drone strike last month, the US now believes.
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Meet Evan McMullin, the newest US presidential candidate

Friday 12th of August 2016, 22:13
related countries: United States United States

Evan McMullin, a former CIA agent and Congressional staff member, has entered the presidential race as an independent candidate.
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Pope Francis makes surprise visit to former prostitutes

Friday 12th of August 2016, 22:15
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Pope Francis surprises 20 former prostitutes by popping in for a visit and chat at their safe house in the Italian capital, Rome.
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Full honours

Friday 12th of August 2016, 23:04
related countries: Romania Romania

A royal funeral takes place in central Romania on Saturday for a queen who was never crowned and never served - yet still gets full state honours.
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Fidel Castro at 90

Friday 12th of August 2016, 23:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The BBC's Cuba correspondent Will Grant takes a closer look at Fidel Castro as the Cuban revolutionary leader turns 90.
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Moral crossroads

Friday 12th of August 2016, 23:29
related countries: Germany Germany

German leaders are facing the dilemma of how to keep the country's citizens safe while safeguarding the values they cherish, as Jenny Hill reports.
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Drone images of S Africa's divide

Friday 12th of August 2016, 23:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Photographer Johnny Miller has been documenting the disparity between South Africa's rich and poor using a drone.
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Drone images show South Africa divide

Friday 12th of August 2016, 23:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Photographer Johnny Miller has been documenting the disparity between South Africa's rich and poor using a drone.
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