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China economy: First quarter growth beats expectations at 6.4%

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 3:47
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Data indicates Beijing's efforts to arrest a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy may be working.
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Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 4:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Trump

The president has vetoed a bill that would have ended the US support for the Saudi-led coalition.
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Alberta election: UCP wins majority victory over NDP

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 4:50
related countries: Canada Canada

The UCP win could lead to a collision with Justin Trudeau's Liberals over Canadian climate policy.
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South Korean arsonist kills neighbours fleeing fire - police

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 7:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

The suspect set his own flat on fire and then stabbed residents as they fled the building in Jinju, South Korea.
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Spanish far-right Vox banned from TV debate

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 8:12
related countries: Spain Spain

The country's electoral commission ruled that Vox's involvement would violate electoral law.
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Australia deer attack kills man and injures woman

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 8:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

The stag gored the man and seriously injured a woman on a property in Victoria, police say.
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Taiwan's Foxconn boss Terry Gou says sea goddess inspired presidential bid

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 8:53
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Foxconn's Terry Gou says goddess Mazu encouraged him to promote peace between Taiwan and China.
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'Shrouded in secrecy': Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 9:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The women have long campaigned for equal rights and an end to the male guardianship system.
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Italian students' BBQ results in €13m fine for forest fire

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 10:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Two 22-year old men are fined the sum after a meal at a mountain forest home goes badly wrong.
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Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 12:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kakapos were one of New Zealand's most common birds, but they are now on the brink of extinction.
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Fuel shortages across Portugal amid hauliers' strike

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 13:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Two days of action by tanker drivers leads to fears of nationwide disruption ahead of the Easter break.
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Jet Airways to operate last flight today

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 14:05
related countries: India India

The Indian airline temporarily suspends all domestic and international flights.
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Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 14:54
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Sadaf Khadem believes she could be held for breaking Iran's dress code during a bout in France.
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US ruling to expand indefinite detention for some asylum seekers

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

Migrants who have a credible fear of returning home will be indefinitely jailed under the new ruling.
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Bill Shorten: Who is the challenger to be Australia's PM?

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 16:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Bill Shorten could become the nation's sixth leader since 2013 if he wins an election next month.
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Michelle Obama on Notre-Dame fire: 'You have been through worse'

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 17:15
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris, Notre-Dame

Former US first lady Michelle Obama talks about the Notre-Dame fire during her Paris book tour.
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Windrush scandal: Trauma continues one year on

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 17:34
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paulette was threatened with deportation to Jamaica despite living in the UK for 50 years.
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Notre-Dame fire: International call for architects to design new spire

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 17:41
related countries: France France

France is to invite architects from around the world to submit ideas for the fire-ravaged cathedral.
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Five numbers that explain US border crisis

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

As the US moves to expand indefinite detention for asylum seekers, here's what you need to know.
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At least 28 dead in Madeira bus crash

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 19:27
related countries: Germany Germany

German media report that at least nine Germans are among those killed near the town of Santa Cruz
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Hoax: Pink pony lost on Montreal island attracts animal rescuers

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 20:35
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Montreal

A pink-maned pony "spotted" around an island in Montreal, Canada became an internet sensation. But it was just a hoax.
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Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Wednesday 17th of April 2019, 20:54
related countries: Peru Peru

Two-time president Alan García shot himself as police came to arrest him over corruption claims.
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