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Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala removed in death penalty row

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 1:59
related countries: United States United States

Florida Governor Rick Scott removes Aramis Ayala from cases after she rules out capital punishment.
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Roman Polanski jail plea rejected by US judge

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

The director had sought assurances he would not face jail over a 1977 case involving sex with a minor.
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Ancient Chinese tomb-sweeping festival goes hi-tech

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 5:04
related countries: China China

Online memorials and QR codes now feature in the festival where Chinese people pay respects to the dead.
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'Electronic skin' to monitor your health

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 8:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed electronic skin with an organic circuit that can be worn on the human body.
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'Surprise' discovery of Europe's first cave-dwelling fish

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 8:44
related countries: Germany Germany

The pink, scaleless cave loach was found by divers in an underground cavern in southern Germany.
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Colombian town mourns victims of mudslide

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 9:09
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's president has declared an "economic, social and ecological emergency" following the disaster.
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Honeymoon murder widower's new appeal for information

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 9:37
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

John McAreavey returns to Mauritius where his wife Michaela was strangled on their honeymoon.
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Warren Buffett appears on Cherry Coke cans in China

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 10:15
related countries: China China

The billionaire fan's face is promoting the soft drink in China where it launched last month.
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US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 10:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The agency says the move is based on an "erroneous claim" that it backs a China abortion programme.
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Saving Mosul's mothers

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

As the US cuts funding for the UN Family Planning Agency, the BBC profiles a life-saving clinic for those fleeing IS in Iraq.
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Spanish raids seize Assad uncle's assets in corruption inquiry

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 12:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Properties are confiscated and bank accounts frozen as part of a money laundering investigation.
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Pink Star diamond sets new world record in Hong Kong

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 12:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The oval-shaped gem sold in minutes at auction in Hong Kong - for a staggering $71m (£57m).
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Irish women's team threaten strike

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 12:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland women's football team threaten to go on strike in a row over their treatment by the FAI.
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Leicester football visit for cancer teen

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

Travis Hackett, 13, said Leicester City's success helped him to beat leukaemia.
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Lethal weapon

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 14:15
related countries: Syria Syria

If confirmed, the latest use of nerve agents by Syria's Assad marks a worrying turn, says Dan Kaszeta
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Allies abandon South Africa President Jacob Zuma

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 14:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

South Africa's powerful trades union federation and ANC stalwarts call for President Zuma to step down.
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Motorcyclist hit by flying object in Australia

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 15:02
related countries: Australia Australia

And deals with it remarkably well.
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Saudi campaigners protest over the right to drive

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 15:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Women campaigners in Saudi Arabia are filming themselves walking silently in the street in an attempt to claim the right to drive.
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Republic of Ireland women's football team threaten strike over FAI treatment

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 15:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland women's footballer Stephanie Roche says the squad is considering going on strike because of unhappiness over treatment by the Football Association of Ireland.
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Children killed in Syria 'chemical attack'

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 16:17
related countries: Syria Syria

A suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in Syria is reported to have killed dozens of people, including many children.
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Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills 58

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 16:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Opposition activists say jets later fired rockets at clinics where the injured were being treated.
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Trumplomacy

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 16:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

President Trump's comfort with President Sisi took US embrace of Arab autocrats to a new level.
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Corruption claims 'nonsense' - Russia PM

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 17:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Putin loyalist Dmitry Medvedev hits back at opposition campaigner Alexei Navalny after mass protests.
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Tesla closes in on General Motors as most valuable US carmaker

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 18:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Electric

Electric car maker closes in on General Motors to be the most valuable auto firm in the US.
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St Petersburg metro bombing a possible suicide attack

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 18:39
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

The St Petersburg metro explosion may have been caused by a man whose body was found at the scene.
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Syria 'chemical attack' down to Assad, US says

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 20:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House said the apparent chemical attack that killed 58 in Syria was 'reprehensible'.
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Colombia landslide rescuers 'tearing at mud with hands'

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 20:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Rescuers in the mud-covered town of Mocoa are becoming increasingly desperate, says the BBC's Laura Bicker.
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US cut to United Nations Population Fund 'devastating' for vulnerable

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 21:46
related countries: United States United States

The US withdrawal of support for the UN Population Fund is a disaster for women, the UN head says.
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France election: Le Pen and Macron clash over Europe in TV debate

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 22:51
related countries: France France

The French far-right leader is accused of "lying" and leading France towards "economic warfare".
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Degrees of fear

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

Will a tougher line on immigration in the US mean deportation for many undocumented university students?
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Showdown looms

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 23:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

What's the problem with the US-China trade relationship - and what can Trump do about it?
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Enter the 'fachosphère'

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 23:49
related countries: France France

Henri Astier assesses the risks from the rise and rise of France's online far right.
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Patriot power

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 23:50
related countries: France France

France's burgeoning alt-right movement aims to weigh on the presidential election, says Henri Astier.
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North Korean ballistic missile fired into the Sea of Japan

Tuesday 4th of April 2017, 23:57
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, China China
related places: North

The launch comes as the Chinese and US leaders prepare to discuss the North's missile programme.
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