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What happend on August 5th 2019

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Iran 'seizes Iraqi tanker in Gulf for smuggling fuel'

Monday 5th of August 2019, 1:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iranian state TV reports that the ship, said to be Iraqi, was seized last week for "smuggling fuel".
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Indonesia blackout: Huge outage hits Jakarta and surrounding area

Monday 5th of August 2019, 2:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Electricity is slowly being restored to millions of people affected in Jakarta and beyond.
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Japan car sales slump in South Korea as trade row escalates

Monday 5th of August 2019, 5:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

South Koreans have been boycotting Japanese goods as a bitter trade row between the countries builds.
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Assisted dying: Australian cancer patient first to use new law

Monday 5th of August 2019, 6:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Kerry Robertson had sought an "empowered death" after enduring terminal cancer, her family says.
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Saudi Arabia reforms: Are they good news for women?

Monday 5th of August 2019, 10:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A recent announcement gave more freedoms to women, but there are concerns they don't go far enough.
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Brazilian drug dealer fails to escape jail dressed as teenage daughter

Monday 5th of August 2019, 10:39
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva tried to walk out of the prison where he was serving a 73-year-sentence by disguising himself as his teenage daughter.
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Brazil drug dealer dresses up as daughter in bungled jail escape

Monday 5th of August 2019, 10:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian inmate donned a silicone mask, a wig and a bra to impersonate his teenage daughter.
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Abortion rights: New Zealand moves to decriminalise

Monday 5th of August 2019, 10:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern's government wants to make abortion a health rather than a criminal issue.
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US mass shootings: Trump condemns deadly attacks amid criticism

Monday 5th of August 2019, 13:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The president's rhetoric on immigrants and gun control comes under scrutiny after two shootings.
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'Snow White' gravestone on show in German museum

Monday 5th of August 2019, 14:22
related countries: Germany Germany

The gravestone honours a lady whose life is believed to have inspired the Snow White fairy tale.
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Deadly blast outside Cairo hospital 'terrorist incident'

Monday 5th of August 2019, 16:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least 20 people are killed and 47 injured when a car crashes into traffic, causing an explosion.
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IMN's Ibraheem Zakzaky: Detained Nigeria Shia leader to seek treatment in India

Monday 5th of August 2019, 16:44
related countries: India India

Supporters of Ibraheem Zakzaky have staged weeks of protests to demand his release.
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Article 370: India strips disputed Kashmir of special status

Monday 5th of August 2019, 17:01
related countries: India India

It is the most significant move on the disputed region in decades and is likely to spark major unrest.
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Islamic Movement in Nigeria: The Iranian-inspired Shia group

Monday 5th of August 2019, 17:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Iran Iran

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is challenging the ban, arguing that it is a peaceful movement which has borne the brunt of state-orchestrated violence.
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Hong Kong clashes: BBC reporter hit in the face

Monday 5th of August 2019, 18:07
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Stephen McDonell's gas mask face visor was smashed as clashes in Hong Kong escalate.
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Belgian cyclist dies after race crash

Monday 5th of August 2019, 20:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Tour

Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht dies aged 22 following a crash during stage three of the Tour de Pologne.
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Huge blasts as Russian arms depot in Siberia explodes

Monday 5th of August 2019, 20:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Thousands of people are evacuated from nearby villages after explosions at a Siberian military base.
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US mass shootings: Trump condemns racism and white supremacy

Monday 5th of August 2019, 21:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Texas

Mr Trump called for action on mental health while stopping short of expressing support for gun reform.
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Red flag laws: Should US police be able to seize guns?

Monday 5th of August 2019, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

President Trump wants the power to take firearms from people who "pose a grave risk to public safety".
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El Paso shooting: Has US neglected fight against white extremism?

Monday 5th of August 2019, 22:58
related countries: United States United States

The US has neglected the fight against domestic terrorism over the years, say analysts.
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How a proud mum's Facebook post got her kids into the Olympics

Monday 5th of August 2019, 23:01
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde

Latroya, Troy and Jayla Pina have never been to Cape Verde, but the siblings have all been picked for its 2020 Olympics swimming team.
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Bobi Wine: On the road with Uganda's 'ghetto president'

Monday 5th of August 2019, 23:02
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Musician Bobi Wine explains why he wants to be the next president of Uganda.
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Article 370: What happened with Kashmir and why it matters

Monday 5th of August 2019, 23:13
related countries: India India

India is re-defining its relationship with Kashmir after seven decades. Here's what you need to know.
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Child Holocaust witness reveals lucky escape aboard The Lost Train

Monday 5th of August 2019, 23:23
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany

Mirjam survived the German Nazi concentration camps after being taken from the Netherlands in WW2.
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The Madagascar farmers trying to save sea cucumbers

Monday 5th of August 2019, 23:25
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in parts of Asia, but overfishing means stocks are declining.
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