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Smart nation

Friday 21st of April 2017, 0:21
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Smart bus stops and virtual hospitals are all part of Singapore's smart plans but what do citizens think?
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US 'debates charging Julian Assange'

Friday 21st of April 2017, 1:31
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

The Wikileaks founder has been granted asylum by Ecuador in London so is beyond the reach of the US.
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LA airport failed to spot gun in hand luggage

Friday 21st of April 2017, 2:21
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

An off-duty policewoman inadvertently flew to Taiwan carrying a gun, undetected by airport security.
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Thai police arrest man smuggling semen into Laos

Friday 21st of April 2017, 6:09
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Laos Laos
related places: Bangkok

He was delivering semen from Bangkok to a fertility clinic in Laos, say Thai authorities.
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Trump launches investigation into steel dumping

Friday 21st of April 2017, 7:41
related countries: United States United States

Investigation is designed to stop countries from exporting artificially cheap steel to the US.
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Venezuela crisis: Police fire tear gas as protests continue

Friday 21st of April 2017, 8:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Further clashes have erupted between Venezuelan riot police and opponents of President Maduro.
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South Korean man dies after eating toads

Friday 21st of April 2017, 8:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A group of men cooked and ate the toads thinking they were edible bullfrogs, police say.
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Who are the candidates?

Friday 21st of April 2017, 9:29
related countries: France France

Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in two rounds of voting on 23 April and 7 May.
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French election 2017: The main candidates

Friday 21st of April 2017, 11:32
related countries: France France

The election takes place on 23 April. Here's a look at the five main candidates.
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Syria chemical weapons: 'No doubt' Damascus retains stocks

Friday 21st of April 2017, 12:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

US Defence Secretary James Mattis says Damascus would be ill-advised to use chemical weapons again.
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Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Friday 21st of April 2017, 13:48
related countries: United States United States

A US Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the first in the state's planned spate of executions.
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Paris Champs Elysees shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Friday 21st of April 2017, 14:53
related countries: France France

The gunman who killed a policeman had earlier been seen as a potential Islamist radical, media say.
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Has the latest shooting affected French voters' plans?

Friday 21st of April 2017, 14:54
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Marseille

Marseille voters tell us if their voting intentions have changed after a gunman killed a policeman in Paris.
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French election: Accusations of Paris attack 'exploitation'

Friday 21st of April 2017, 15:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The accusations against the politicians come on the last day of campaigning in France's election race.
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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Friday 21st of April 2017, 15:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

At least seven people died after an electric cable fell on fans in Nigeria, police say.
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Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House

Friday 21st of April 2017, 16:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The Obama administration had failed to secure 30-year-old Aya Hijazi's release in Cairo.
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Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Friday 21st of April 2017, 16:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.
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Afghanistan: Troops killed in Balkh army base attack

Friday 21st of April 2017, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Balkh, Mazar

The Taliban says that it has inflicted casualties on the Afghan army at its base in Mazar-e-Sharif.
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Russia's Aeroflot airline defeats discrimination claims

Friday 21st of April 2017, 17:06
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow courts reject flight attendants' claims that Aeroflot favours slim, attractive women.
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Two more arrested in Michigan in first FGM prosecution in US

Friday 21st of April 2017, 17:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Michigan

The Michigan couple allegedly performed the procedure on girls between the ages of six to eight.
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Too scared to use refugee camp toilet

Friday 21st of April 2017, 17:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Damascus

Rouaa lives in Lebanon after a chemical attack forced her from her home in Damascus, Syria.
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The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life

Friday 21st of April 2017, 18:03
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him.
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Purple prose

Friday 21st of April 2017, 18:40
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court has sent back an incomprehensible judgement to a High Court judge.
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Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

Friday 21st of April 2017, 18:41
related countries: France France

The Paris prosecutor says a note defending so-called Islamic State was found near his body.
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South Africa bus crash 'kills at least 19 children'

Friday 21st of April 2017, 18:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Pretoria

The minibus driver also died in the crash near the capital Pretoria, authorities say.
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Venezuela: Ten people killed in Caracas looting incident

Friday 21st of April 2017, 18:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

The incident comes after two days of often violent protests against President Maduro's government.
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What this woman's freedom teaches us

Friday 21st of April 2017, 20:13
related countries: United States United States

The freeing of the US-Egypt prisoner tells us a lot about President Trump's deal-making behind the scenes.
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Russian MP Seleznev incensed after son jailed in US

Friday 21st of April 2017, 20:38
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Valery Seleznev said the sentence was "passed by man-eaters" and that his son was "abducted".
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Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work

Friday 21st of April 2017, 20:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Donald Trump says US oil firms, including Exxon Mobil, cannot resume drilling in Russia.
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Kidnapped Qatari hunting party of 26 freed in Iraq after 16 months

Friday 21st of April 2017, 20:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Qatar Qatar

Their release is said to be part of a complex deal to evacuate four besieged Syrian towns.
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German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

Friday 21st of April 2017, 20:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Baden

Employees working extra hours get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing.
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Serena Williams: Ilie Nastase heard making derogatory comment

Friday 21st of April 2017, 21:31
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase is heard making a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child.
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Syria war: US ground troops kill 'leading IS member'

Friday 21st of April 2017, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

The US says Abdurakhmon Uzbeki is a close associate of the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Friday 21st of April 2017, 22:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Unverified footage appears to show soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai.
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Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

Friday 21st of April 2017, 23:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Cooper sparked a major hunt after a mix-up at an airport in Canada but has been reunited with his owner.
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