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Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 0:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says investigators will be allowed to visit the alleged chemical attack site on Wednesday.
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China's first quarter growth beats expectations at 6.8%

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 6:14
related countries: United States United States

The world's second largest economy has continued to grow as the prospect of a US trade war looms.
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Singapore uncovers 'high-tech' exam cheating plot

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 6:46
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

The students snuck in mobile phones and wore skin-coloured earphones during their exams.
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Rugby Australia 'accepts' Folau's explanation in anti-gay row

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 7:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel Folau did not mean to cause hurt by saying gay people would go to hell, Rugby Australia accepts.
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The story of the Windrush generation

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Windrush

Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth moved to the UK in the mid-20th century.
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Japan detention centre immigrants start hunger strike

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 9:50
related countries: India India

More than 40 detainees are reported to be refusing food after the apparent suicide of an Indian man.
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Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 9:52
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Bialowieza

Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.
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Book lifts lid on Finland's £475,000 armoured car

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 10:00
related countries: Finland Finland

A book by a Finnish official claims that civil servants spent nearly half a million pounds on an armoured limousine that proved impractical to use.
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Big Tom McBride, Irish country music star, dies at 81

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 11:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The County Monaghan singer's career spanned more than five decades on the Irish country music scene.
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Theresa May 'deeply regrets' UK's colonial anti-gay laws

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Theresa May says the laws, still used in 37 Commonwealth nations, "were wrong then and are wrong now".
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Singer Jessie J wins Chinese equivalent of X-Factor

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The British musician was announced as the winner of Chinese programme Singer 2018.
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US tax cuts: Are they the biggest in American history?

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 13:35
related countries: United States United States

On Tax Day, Reality Check examines Donald Trump's claim that the most recently passed US tax bill represents the "biggest tax cut" in American history.
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Russia's Telegram block hits web users

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 13:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.
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France's Macron urges EU to shun nationalism

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 14:20
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

France's leader warns of a "civil war" of ideas after recent electoral gains for populists.
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Choi Eun-hee: South Korean actress who was kidnapped by North dies

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 14:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea

She was kidnapped under the orders of then leader Kim Jong-il before escaping years later.
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Cryptocurrency billionaire dies at 54

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 16:08
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Matthew Mellon, the scion of two US banking dynasties, passed away in a rehab centre in Mexico.
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Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 16:16
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Bialowieza

Large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest violated EU law, the European Court of Justice rules.
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Diamond Platnumz is in trouble for a kiss

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 17:51
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

One of Africa's top musicians is being questioned by Tanzanian police for a video of him kissing a woman.
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Philadelphia jet makes emergency landing

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 18:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: All

"All the sudden, it felt like we dropped 100 feet," one rattled passenger told US media.
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Starbucks to shut more than 8,000 cafes for race training

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 18:49
related countries: United States United States

The coffee store chain will close all its branches in the US for "racial bias" education.
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Panic as jet engine rips apart midair

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 19:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia one of its engines disintegrated.
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Watch US tornado rip roof from house

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 20:34
related countries: United States United States

Tornadoes in the southern US have killed one and wreaked havoc across several states.
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Fresh kidnapping by dissident rebel group rocks Ecuador

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 21:28
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

News of a fresh kidnapping days after three journalists were confirmed killed has shocked Ecuador.
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How Dutch stations help blind travellers

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 23:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Subtle details help to stop visually impaired people from getting lost while travelling.
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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Tuesday 17th of April 2018, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died aged 92.
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