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Puerto Rico swears in Wanda Vázquez as new governor

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 0:11
related countries: United States United States

Wanda Vázquez is the US territory's new governor after her predecessor is forced to stand down.
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Far-right violence: Berlin district targeted

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 0:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Since the refugee crisis in 2016, politicians and local residents in Berlin have reported an increase in threats.
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US mass shootings: Trump visits El Paso

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 4:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump, El Paso, Texas

US President Donald Trump has visited emergency workers and survivors of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
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China exports rise despite simmering US trade row

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 5:21
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

The surprise rise in exports in July comes as Beijing braces for a fresh round of US tariffs.
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Earthquake caught on 'cat cam'

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 5:39
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

The moment a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan has been caught on night camera. Footage shows sleeping cats in an apartment being woken up.
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China condemns Australian MP's Nazi Germany parallel

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 6:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, China China

The MP is stoking a "Cold War mentality" by arguing Australia must pre-empt threats, China says.
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Kashmir dispute: UN 'deeply concerned' over restrictions

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 6:49
related countries: India India

It says India's telecommunications ban and other moves will "will exacerbate the human rights situation".
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US mass shootings: Trump visits Dayton and El Paso

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 6:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Texas

The US president visits Ohio and Texas amid protests at his stance on gun control and migrants.
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Campaign #FillTheBottle aims to tidy up cigarette butts

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 8:55
related countries: France France

French social media campaign #FillTheBottle is highlighting the environmental impact of cigarettes.
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Holocaust trial: Former Stutthof guard to go on trial in Germany

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 9:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Bruno Dey, 92, will go on trial for complicity in mass murder at a Nazi death camp.
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Turkey ramps up drilling off Cyprus on eve of peace talks

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 10:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ankara

Ankara sends a third ship to the eastern Mediterranean region, defying warnings from the EU.
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Israel hunts killer of off-duty soldier in West Bank

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 10:29
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The 19-year-old is believed to have been killed in a failed kidnap attempt, media say.
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DR Congo medics arrested over death of Ebola doctor

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 11:08
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was shot dead in one of DR Congo's worst-hit cities in April.
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US immigration: ICE arrests nearly 700 people in Mississippi raids

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 13:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ice

Children came home to find their parents gone after the co-ordinated immigration raids.
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Maryam Nawaz Sharif: Opposition politician arrested in Pakistan

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 14:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ms Sharif, detained by an anti-corruption watchdog, has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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Climate change: German MPs want higher meat tax

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 14:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Raising VAT on meat by more than 100% would help curb global warming, politicians argue.
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'Brief radiation spike' after rocket engine blast in northern Russia

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 15:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The explosion on a naval test range in Arkhangelsk region kills two people and injures six.
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Kashmir dispute: India PM Modi defends lifting special status

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 16:53
related countries: India India

The Indian prime minister addresses the nation amid increasing concern over the situation in Kashmir.
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Kyrgyzstan's ex-president arrested after raids on home

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 17:20
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

After an earlier botched raid, former President Almazbek Atambayev is reportedly in custody.
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ICE raids leave some children separated from parents

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 18:36
related countries: United States United States

Almost 700 people were detained in a series of US immigration raids, with some children separated from their parents.
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Detroit man who lived his life in the US dies after deportation to Iraq

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 19:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Man who came to the US as a child was deported over criminal convictions amid a crackdown.
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Pocket knife saves Canadian man during grizzly bear attack

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 20:02
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colin Dowler ended up in a life-or-death struggle with a grizzly bear in British Columbia.
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In pictures: Foreign marines descend on Russia

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 20:53
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Russia Russia, China China

Elite soldiers from China, Iran and Venezuela take part in Russia's International Army Games.
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Kashmir dispute: 'We've been pushed back into medieval times'

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 21:27
related countries: India India

Young people in Kashmir say they feel betrayed by India's decision to remove the area's special status.
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Hero's welcome for deceased Vietnam War veteran

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 21:51
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States
related places: Texas

A fallen US pilot is flown home to Texas by his son 52 years after he died.
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Kenya's new breast milk bank in bid to reduce infant mortality

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 23:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Mums can donate their breast milk to a new milk bank in Kenya in a bid to reduce infant deaths.
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Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 23:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One sweet manufacturer is seeing sales of fudge, chocolate eclairs and toffees soaring in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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'Why I translate all of Trump's tweets into Chinese'

Thursday 8th of August 2019, 23:57
related countries: China China

The dissident in Los Angeles who thinks Trump's tweets will bring down China's communist government.
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