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Syria returns Légion d'honneur award to France

Friday 20th of April 2018, 9:00
related countries: Syria Syria, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Legion

The Légion d'honneur is handed back after France joined the US and Britain in air strikes on Syria.
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Why Ardern's Maori cloak, worn to meet the Queen, delighted New Zealand

Friday 20th of April 2018, 9:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister dons a Maori korowai, steeped in tradition and cultural significance.
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Tammy Duckworth's newborn makes history at US Senate vote

Friday 20th of April 2018, 10:08
related countries: United States United States

Tammy Duckworth's daughter was allowed into the US Congress' upper chamber after a rule change.
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Walter Moody: Alabama executes 83-year-old

Friday 20th of April 2018, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

Walter Moody was the oldest prisoner to be executed since the US reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Friday 20th of April 2018, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Cyril Ramaphosa leaves the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent clashes at home.
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North and South Korea set up hotline ahead of summit

Friday 20th of April 2018, 10:53
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The leaders of the North and South are about to hold their first summit in over a decade.
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India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker

Friday 20th of April 2018, 12:22
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner.
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Comey memos detailing conversations of Trump meetings published

Friday 20th of April 2018, 12:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Detailed notes by the former FBI director document sensitive conversations with the US president.
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Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

Friday 20th of April 2018, 12:26
related countries: Iceland Iceland

The man fled custody in Iceland and got on a plane that was carrying the country's PM.
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Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

Friday 20th of April 2018, 12:28
related countries: France France, Algeria Algeria

An Algerian woman is denied citizenship for refusing to shake the hand of an official.
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North Korea undergoes an image change ahead of summits

Friday 20th of April 2018, 13:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang softens its rhetoric toward its neighbours and gives Kim Jong-un a minor makeover as high level meetings loom.
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Kyrgyz mayor dons fake beard to tour city in disguise

Friday 20th of April 2018, 14:01
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Bishkek

Bishkek's first citizen says he wears a fake beard so that he can see the city's problems first-hand.
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Basque group Eta apology criticised by victims

Friday 20th of April 2018, 14:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish victims reject an apology by the armed separatist group ahead of its expected dissolution.
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Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe over diamond theft claim

Friday 20th of April 2018, 15:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A parliamentary committee aims to establish the extent of diamond plundering in Zimbabwe.
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Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Friday 20th of April 2018, 15:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The main train station reopens after the evacuation of about 10,000 people.
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Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US

Friday 20th of April 2018, 16:24
related countries: United States United States

One witness told the US court how he had ordered the heart of a captive to be cooked for his fighters.
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How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family'

Friday 20th of April 2018, 16:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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Swedish DJ Avicii dies at 28

Friday 20th of April 2018, 17:42
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Oman Oman

Swedish DJ Avicii, who has collaborated with the likes of Madonna and Coldplay, has died in Oman at the age of 28
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Russian crackdown on Telegram app 'failing'

Friday 20th of April 2018, 18:38
related countries: Russia Russia

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.
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National School Walkout: US students mark Columbine anniversary

Friday 20th of April 2018, 20:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Columbine

Students plan the nationwide demonstration to protest gun violence on the Columbine massacre anniversary.
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Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Friday 20th of April 2018, 20:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Documents filed in a lawsuit allege that Mr Trump's 2016 campaign "gleefully accepted" Russian help.
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Over 2,000 US schools walk out over gun violence

Friday 20th of April 2018, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Columbine

Students were demanding gun legislation that promotes school safety, 19 years since the Columbine massacre.
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Avicii: The songs that made him a superstar

Friday 20th of April 2018, 21:23
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Oman Oman

Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest electronic dance music stars, has died in Oman aged 28.
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Frida Kahlo Barbie doll banned from shop shelves in Mexico

Friday 20th of April 2018, 21:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A court rules the artist's family, who said the doll was too light-coloured, own her image rights.
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North Korea: No need for more missile tests

Friday 20th of April 2018, 22:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says there is no more need for nuclear or missile tests, state media says.
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Tourist takes crowdfunded trip to British islands

Friday 20th of April 2018, 23:05
related countries: Jersey Jersey, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American Joe Hill thought a Facebook group for Jersey, the Channel Island, was for New Jersey.
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Is hate speech law killing German comedy?

Friday 20th of April 2018, 23:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Comedians in Germany have been caught up in the county’s strict online hate speech laws.
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Nicaragua protestors over pensions called "vampires"

Friday 20th of April 2018, 23:56
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua
related places: Managua

Two protestors and a policeman are killed in the capital, Managua, during protests over pension reform.
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