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Kim Jong-nam murder: Vietnamese woman pleads guilty to lesser charge

Monday 1st of April 2019, 6:00
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Doan Thi Huong pleads guilty to a lesser charge of causing injury, and could be freed as soon as May.
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Ghanaian teacher: 'Dancing makes students relate to me'

Monday 1st of April 2019, 8:55
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Teacher Sackey Percy found fame after a video of him dancing with his students went viral.
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Tania Mallet: Goldfinger actress dies aged 77

Monday 1st of April 2019, 9:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The actress and model starred alongside Sean Connery's Bond in the 1964 British spy film.
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Reiwa: Naming a new era in Japan

Monday 1st of April 2019, 9:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan will start a new era on 1 May when crown prince Naruhito becomes emperor.
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Nepal storm: At least 30 killed as winds flatten homes

Monday 1st of April 2019, 9:56
related countries: Nepal Nepal

At least 30 people were killed and hundreds more injured as powerful winds swept southern Nepal.
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Jakarta launches metro to battle notorious traffic problems

Monday 1st of April 2019, 10:03
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The city's first rapid transit system hopes to tackle the notorious traffic problems of the Indonesian capital.
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PewDiePie loses YouTube crown to T-Series

Monday 1st of April 2019, 10:54
related countries: Sweden Sweden, India India

The Swedish gamer battled the Indian channel to remain the YouTuber with the most subscribers.
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British IS fighters speak after defeat

Monday 1st of April 2019, 11:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville hears from fighters who fled the reported fall of the so-called 'caliphate'.
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Japan reveals name of new imperial era will be 'Reiwa'

Monday 1st of April 2019, 11:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Once Emperor Akihito makes way for his son later this month, Japan will enter the new 'Reiwa' era.
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Harry Potter books burned by Polish priests alarmed by magic

Monday 1st of April 2019, 13:10
related countries: Poland Poland

A Catholic group burns books and artefacts it judges to be symbols of evil sorcery.
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Who is Sibeth Ndiaye, new spokeswoman for France?

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:01
related countries: Senegal Senegal, France France

Born in Senegal and only a French citizen since 2016, Sibeth Ndiaye is the country's new voice.
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EU accused of funding project in Eritrea using 'forced labour'

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:04
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

A rights group says Eritrean army conscripts are used on an EU-funded road-building project.
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China to curb all types of fentanyl, following US demands

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:14
related countries: United States United States

The powerful painkiller will be added to a list of controlled substances amid US demands.
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China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:19
related countries: China China

The firefighters die after being trapped in a "fireball" in the mountains of Sichuan, reports say.
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Louvre's giant paper artwork shredded in hours by visitors' footsteps

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:21
related countries: France France

French artist JR's illusion originally made the pyramid appear to extend into a quarry of white rock.
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Cyclone Idai: First cholera death in Mozambique as cases double

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:38
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

The number of cases of the disease has almost doubled in the past 24 hours, officials say.
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China bouncy castle: Dust devil kills two children and injures 20 people

Monday 1st of April 2019, 14:56
related countries: China China

The inflatable is torn from the ground and blown high into the sky in central China.
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Naked policeman arrests criminal in Swedish sauna

Monday 1st of April 2019, 17:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Things got very hot and sweaty for a criminal spotted by a policeman in a Swedish sauna.
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Election blow for Erdogan in big cities

Monday 1st of April 2019, 18:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The opposition makes local election gains in Ankara and Istanbul but the president's party disputes results.
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US Supreme Court rules inmate has 'no right to painless death'

Monday 1st of April 2019, 20:06
related countries: United States United States

A condemned inmate said the state's chosen method of death, lethal injection, would cause extreme pain.
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What happens if Trump closes the border?

Monday 1st of April 2019, 22:29
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Avocados could run out in weeks, but what else would happen if the US closed itself off from Mexico?
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Boy's funny faces make him a China star

Monday 1st of April 2019, 22:31
related countries: China China

How does an eight-year-old from Minneapolis become so famous in China that he gets mobbed on arrival?
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Pete Buttigieg: US mayor marries couple just before C-section

Monday 1st of April 2019, 22:37
related countries: United States United States

A US mayor and presidential candidate says he wed the couple shortly before their baby was delivered.
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Tourists flee huge wave caused by glacier collapse

Monday 1st of April 2019, 23:30
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Visitors to a glacier in Iceland scrambled to safety as a section broke, off creating a large wave.
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