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‘Syria will implode if Assad goes', says Peter Ford

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 0:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK ambassador to Syria says Syria would "implode" if President Assad were to go
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Egypt mourns Coptic church attack victims

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 0:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Many mourners express outrage at the state's failure to protect Egypt's Coptic Christian minority.
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Is piracy returning to Somalia?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 0:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Following the hijacking of three ships in less than a month, there is now renewed fear that piracy will return to the Horn of Africa.
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Somalia piracy: Indian ship freed but hijackers take crew

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 0:42
related countries: India India

The hijackers say they want to use the Indian crew to secure the release of pirates jailed in India.
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North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 2:15
related countries: United States United States

The foreign ministry says it will respond by "force of arms" to "reckless moves".
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French migrant camp destroyed by blaze

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 6:20
related countries: France France
related places: Grande-Synthe

The blaze reduced the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk to a "heap of ashes", officials said.
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Free New Zealand house comes with a catch

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 7:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Developer plans to give away a house to a needy family, but they will have to take it away.
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Huge fire destroys camp housing 1,500 migrants in France

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 7:58
related countries: France France

The blaze at Grand Synthe camp started after a fight between migrants, say officials.
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Aboriginal players call for end to abuse

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 8:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Aboriginal Australian rules players write an open letter to the sport's fans calling for an end to racial abuse.
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Fierce backlash

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 8:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A newsreader's awkward moment prompts Australian journalists to share their own embarrassing tales.
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Syria war: Russian officers 'could face sanctions'

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 8:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

Western leaders say it is no longer in Russia's interest to back Syria after alleged chemical attacks.
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Mosul battle: Abandoned lion and bear rescued from zoo

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 9:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Simba and Lula were found abandoned in their cages in the war-torn Iraqi city in February.
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Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 10:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Peace, New York

Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace at a ceremony in New York, USA.
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Stockholm suspect 'admits truck attack'

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 10:55
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov said he had carried out a "terrorist crime", his lawyer says.
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Venezuela police clash with anti-government protesters

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 10:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Caracas was just one of the cities where anti-government protests turned violent on Monday.
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Blast rocks mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 11:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Diyarbakir

A blast causes casualties at a police station in Diyarbakir, which has seen Kurdish-Turkish clashes.
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Trump administration 'to sell Nigeria planes' for Boko Haram fight

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 11:23
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Obama

The Obama administration halted the deal after a Nigerian air strike killed 90 civilians in January.
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Toshiba files unaudited results and says future is in doubt

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 14:18
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese electronics giant says its future is in doubt as it files twice-delayed financial results.
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AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 15:28
related countries: China China

The artificial intelligence program beat a team of six human players.
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Should we mine on the ocean floor?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack'

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 17:05
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK proposal fails to win support, with the US secretary of state now in Moscow for talks.
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African migrants sold in Libya 'slave markets', IOM says

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 17:11
related countries: Libya Libya

Those with skills would fetch higher prices, the International Organization of Migration says.
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Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 17:38
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala are captured by drones for the first time.
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Chechen police 'kidnap and torture gay men' - LGBT activists

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 17:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Kidnappings and beatings of gay men are systematic in Chechnya, a Russian activist tells the BBC.
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Taiwan bans slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 20:55
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Those caught violating the law on the island face a large fine or up to two years in prison.
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US accuses Russia of covering up Syria chemical attack

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 21:12
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia has tried to deflect blame for a deadly chemical attack away from the Syrian government, the US has said.
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Is West ready for new deal with Russia?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 23:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Steve Rosenberg explains what Russia would want in a new "grand bargain" with the West.
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Out of the ashes

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 23:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Old media meets new as a blogger in Iraq seeks to restore collections of literature destroyed by IS.
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Price of sinning

Tuesday 11th of April 2017, 23:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
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