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Barbara Bush, matriarch of US political dynasty, dies at 92

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 0:22
related countries: United States United States

She was the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as US president.
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Commonwealth Games: A turning point for Indian sport?

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 0:33
related countries: India India

India placed third on the scoreboard, but the medals are an uplifting sign for future success.
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Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 0:53
related countries: China China

China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.
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In pictures: Israel at 70 - seven major moments

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 1:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Seven major moments from Israel's history, as the country turns 70.
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Turkey's anti-war protesters detained: 'Everything is a crime'

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 1:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Families of students detained in Turkey for protesting against military action in Afrin say they are being wrongly targeted.
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Australian surf event cancelled after shark attacks

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's Margaret River Pro will not continue after two men were bitten nearby, officials say.
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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

Mrs Bush, literacy campaigner and wife of George HW Bush, was 92.
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Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 4:56
related countries: Canada Canada

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.
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Southwest Airlines pilot: 'There's a hole and someone went out'

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 5:41
related countries: United States United States

A US passenger jet pilot radioed air traffic control for help after an apparent explosion midair.
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China imposes anti-dumping deposits on US sorghum

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 5:50
related countries: United States United States, China China

US sorghum producers are looking at "all legal options" available to them in response to China's move.
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Sweden's deadly problem with hand grenades

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 5:53
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Grenades have come to symbolise Sweden's debate about violent crime ahead of September's election.
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Southwest Airlines jet engine 'explosion' leaves woman dead

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 6:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: All

A bank executive was reportedly "partially sucked out" of a window after engine debris smashed it.
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Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 6:51
related countries: India India

Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.
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Canadian Melina Roberge jailed over cruise ship drug scheme

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 7:25
related countries: Canada Canada

Melina Roberge was motivated by money and a chance to post "glamorous" photos, a judge says.
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Starbucks to shut over 8,000 US cafes for race training

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 8:41
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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India journalist threatened over anti-rape cartoon

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 9:00
related countries: India India

The cartoon has been shared by thousands but her use of Hindu gods has sparked anger in India.
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Mike Pompeo: CIA chief made secret trip to North Korea

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 11:04
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Florida, Trump

Donald Trump confirms Mike Pompeo met Kim Jong-un last week and formed a "good relationship".
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Woman dies after being partially sucked out of plane window

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

A US airliner experienced a mid-air engine failure, causing a broken window that led to pressure dropping dramatically in the cabin.
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Czech rum gets stay of execution after EU ruling

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 11:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

European Union gives manufacturers five years to replace ingredient of popular drink which has been linked to cancer.
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Justin Trudeau wants 'seamless' UK trade deal after Brexit

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 11:53
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants a deal that will "flip over the day after Brexit".
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Barbara Bush: Tributes after former US first lady dies

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 12:04
related countries: United States United States

Tributes are paid to a woman whose husband and son were both US presidents.
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Taiwan accuses China of 'sabre rattling' as naval drill begins

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 12:38
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China's one-day exercise follows warnings against independence moves by the self-governing island.
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A neighbourhood in Victorville, California, is besieged by tumbleweed

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 12:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Strong, California, Victorville

Strong desert winds have brought unwelcome spikey visitors to Victorville, California, US
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Douma 'attack': How do you test for chemical weapons?

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 13:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Experts describe the challenges facing those investigating an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
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London mayor: Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern are leading feminists

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London mayor Sadiq Khan praises Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern for their influence on gender issues.
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German mass raids target forced prostitution gang

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 14:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Police aim to break up a network that smuggled Thais into Germany and forced them into sex work.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Shooting delays OPCW visit to site

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 14:59
related countries: Russia Russia

It is unclear when chemical weapons experts will be able to start work after Tuesday's incident.
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Southwest crash: Passengers praise pilot for safe landing

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

Tammie Jo Shults, a 10-year veteran of the US Navy, is lauded for her "nerves of steel".
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Belgium firms prosecuted over exporting Sarin precursor to Syria

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 15:34
related countries: Syria Syria

The three firms say they did not know their exports of a Sarin-linked chemical to Syria might be illegal.
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'Confused' UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 15:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Comments by a Trump aide that Nikki Haley is "confused" over Russia sanctions draw a sharp response.
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Turkey's President Erdogan calls snap election in June

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 16:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish leader changes his mind and says elections will take place almost 18 months early.
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Autistic teen's Lego Titanic replica on display in US

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

The autistic boy says the project, which took over 700 hours, helped him to overcome his condition.
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Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo's secret trip to N Korea

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 16:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

CIA chief Mike Pompeo formed a "good relationship" with North Korea's leader, the US leader tweets.
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Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 16:20
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Sweden Sweden

The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.
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Barbara Bush: A life in pictures

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 18:51
related countries: United States United States

The former US first lady, mother of a president and literacy campaigner has died at the age of 92.
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German police investigate anti-Semitic attack in Berlin

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 20:11
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A video of the incident shows a man hitting the pair with his belt and shouting anti-Semitic abuse.
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Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at age 82

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 20:42
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The Italian-American wrestler held the WWE championship for 11 years, longer than anyone else.
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Puerto Rico hit by first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 22:02
related countries: United States United States

It is the first island-wide power outage since Hurricane Maria hit the US territory seven months ago.
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100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 22:55
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.
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The holiday village run by spies

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 23:25
related countries: Israel Israel

An idyllic holiday resort on the banks of the Red Sea was a base for Israeli spies with a secret mission.
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Trump 'will walk out' if North Korea talks not fruitful

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 23:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

The US president and Japanese PM agree maximum pressure will be kept on North Korea.
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The battle over Colombia's coca fields

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 23:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Despite the 2016 peace deal, the country's cocaine trade is still flourishing.
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Syria war: The online activists pushing conspiracy theories

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 23:52
related countries: Syria Syria

As the investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Syria continues, one group is spreading its unsubstantiated take.
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Why some Nigerians give 10% of their income to the church

Wednesday 18th of April 2018, 23:54
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Many Nigerian Christians believe it is compulsory to give 10% of their income to the church. But some say this means poor people are funding the extravagant lifestyles of charismatic preachers.
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