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Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for 'escalation' to stop

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 1:13
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Mariano Rajoy appeals to Catalan separatists in a televised speech after a day of unrest in Barcelona.
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Sri Lankan baby trade: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 5:36
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

An investigation by Dutch journalists uncovers thousands of illicit baby sales in the 1980s.
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Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 6:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.
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Where is 'Nambia'? President Trump 'invents' African country

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 8:20
related countries: United States United States

Speaking at a UN conference, US President Donald Trump appears to invent a whole new African nation.
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Iran nuclear deal: US 'sunset clause' concern remains - Tillerson

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 8:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The secretary of state had "matter-of-fact" talks with his Iranian counterpart despite disagreements.
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Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 8:50
related countries: China China

Cargo jets are being put up for online auction in China after failing to find buyers.
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India girl 'raped by teachers' critical after abortion

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 8:50
related countries: India India

The Indian girl suffered brain damage after teachers accused of raping her forced her into an abortion.
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North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark'

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 8:54
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Trump

North Korea's top diplomat was responding to the US president's vow to "totally destroy" the country.
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Melania Trump mocked online after anti-bullying speech

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 11:26
related countries: United States United States

The US First Lady's seven-minute speech was a chance to outline her agenda for the next few years.
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French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 11:59
related countries: France France
related places: Le Suquet

Celebrated chef Sebastien Bras says his restaurant Le Suquet's Michelin stars create huge pressure.
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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without power

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 12:16
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria has knocked out electricity for the entire island, home to more than 3.5m people.
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'We are at war'

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 13:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian media attack the actor for appearing in a video accusing Moscow of waging "war" on the US.
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Mexico earthquake: Why are rescuers clenching their fists?

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 13:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Why people in Mexico are raising their hands in the air as they search through the rubble.
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Ethiopian artists create art from animal bones and bags

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 14:30
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Two artists in Ethiopia hope to protect the environment by turning rubbish into art.
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US police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

Magdiel Sanchez, who is deaf, was shot despite witnesses telling police that he could not hear.
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Children rescued from rubble of Mexico school

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 16:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

At least 21 children and five adults died as the building collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake.
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Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 16:20
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Organisers of the 1 October referendum face daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300).
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Iraqi forces launch offensive to retake Hawija from IS

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 16:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kirkuk

The area, west of Kirkuk, is one of so-called Islamic State's last two strongholds in Iraq.
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Mass protest in Philippines over Duterte 'dictatorship'

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 16:59
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Thousands protest against the Philippine leader's anti-drug campaign, amid allegations against his son.
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Spain's Gran Canaria battles forest fires

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 18:13
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish firefighters battle a huge forest fire on the island of Gran Canaria.
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Mexico earthquake: Race to save survivors under collapsed school

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 20:13
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Rescuers step up efforts to find people trapped under rubble, including at a school in Mexico City.
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Bright sparks

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.
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Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 21:25
related countries: Canada Canada

The prime minister laments Canada's "humiliation, neglect and abuse" of First Nations peoples.
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Hurricane Maria 'leaves 15 dead in Dominica'

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 21:50
related countries: Dominica Dominica

At least 15 people are dead and 20 are missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria, the PM says.
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Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.
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German election: How young voters are shaking up the election

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 22:35
related countries: Germany Germany

"Ignored" by parties, here's how young German voters are mobilising ahead of the federal election.
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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 23:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.
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Political stink?

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 23:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.
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Election shift

Thursday 21st of September 2017, 23:44
related countries: Germany Germany

Sunday's election could see the first far-right party represented in Germany's parliament since WW2.
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