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The Gurkhas: We felt like second-class citizens

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 0:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

In 2009 all retired Gurkhas were finally allowed to settle in the UK.
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Hong Kong protests cripple airport for second day

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 1:30
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Police and protesters square up to each other on another day of disruption for passengers.
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Australia drug bust: Four UK men arrested over huge MDMA haul

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 2:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The four men and two Australians are linked to a UK-based organised crime syndicate, police say.
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Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 2:21
related countries: Russia Russia

The radiation spike, caused by a rocket blast in the Arctic, lasted for several hours, Russia says.
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Trump official revises Statue of Liberty poem to defend migrant rule change

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 5:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Liberty

The move comes as the US administration is introducing a regulation to deny aid to migrants.
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'Human-sized penguin' lived in New Zealand

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 6:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.
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Nora Quoirin: Rescuers describe how they found teenager's body in Malaysian jungle

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 8:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Volunteer rescuers who found the body of Nora Quoirin have described how they discovered the missing teenager in the Malaysian jungle.
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Mexico police suspend six officers over rape case investigations

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 9:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The decision comes a day after protests in Mexico City over the alleged rape of two teenage girls.
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Kameel Ahmady: British-Iranian academic 'arrested in Iran'

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 11:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The social anthropologist's alleged detention comes amid high tensions between Iran and the UK.
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Hong Kong protests: How could China intervene?

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 11:29
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

As protests in Hong Kong show no signs of stopping, many wonder if China will lose its patience.
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Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 11:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Hundreds of villagers are evacuated as flames ravage a dense forest on the Greek island of Evia.
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Greek island suffers 'terrible' wildfires

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 11:52
related countries: Greece Greece

Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated as firefighters battle the flames in Evia.
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Portugal strike: Tanker drivers defy threat of arrest

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 11:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Three days into a strike, Portuguese fuel tanker drivers reject a decree to provide a minimum service.
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Hong Kong protests: Flights resume amid new security measures

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 12:10
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's airport, one of the world's busiest, has been the main site of protests for days.
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ASAP Rocky: A complete timeline of rapper's assault case

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 12:23
related countries: Sweden Sweden

ASAP Rocky and his co-accused are found guilty of assault in Sweden, a month after his arrest.
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ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 13:04
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Stockholm

The US rapper is found guilty of assault during a Stockholm brawl and given a suspended sentence.
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Brexit: No chance of US trade deal if Irish accord hit - Pelosi

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 13:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Congress will block a UK trade deal if Brexit harms the Good Friday Agreement, key US Democrat says.
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Tencent sorry for Typhoon Lekima deaths blunder

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 15:05
related countries: China China

China's largest video-streaming platform wrongly said everyone in Shandong province had been killed.
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Argentina's Macri unveils economic 'relief' measures after poll shock

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 15:34
related countries: Argentina Argentina

More than a third of the population is living in poverty amid recession and inflation.
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Danish PM vows to tighten Swedish border controls after bomb blasts

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 15:59
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Sweden Sweden
related places: Copenhagen

The announcement comes after two Swedish men are charged over bomb attacks in Copenhagen.
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Boracay Beach: Section closed after tourist filmed burying nappy

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 16:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippines authorities are searching for a nappy spotted on camera being buried by a tourist.
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Grace 1: Inside the seized supertanker

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 16:21
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

The BBC has obtained pictures from inside the ship, which was seized by officials in Gibraltar in July.
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Kenya officials 'exhume man's body to retrieve uniform'

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 16:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan officials are accused of violating local laws and cultural practices by exhuming the body.
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China describes Hong Kong protests as 'near terrorism'

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 17:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

It comes after protesters clashed with police officers, and detained two men, at Hong Kong's airport.
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Genoa falls silent for Morandi bridge victims

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 17:31
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian city remembers those killed in the collapse of the Morandi motorway viaduct last year.
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'Shoot every federal agent' - US teen arrested for threats

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 17:48
related countries: United States United States

An FBI raid found more than a dozen rifles and about 10,000 rounds of ammunition at the teen's home.
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The lengths Americans go to for cheap medicine

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 23:14
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

With drug prices soaring in the US, people are travelling to Canada to buy life-saving medication.
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The farmers who worry about our phone batteries

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 23:36
related countries: Chile Chile

Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?
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‘Why I don't want to own the land my business is built on’

Wednesday 14th of August 2019, 23:57
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda in 2017. It left a trail of destruction and kick-started old tensions - especially over land.
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