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South Korea sex abuse scandal: 'My skating coach kissed and touched me'

Friday 1st of February 2019, 0:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean athlete who says she was physically and sexually abused by her coach tells her story.
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Esha Gupta: Has Instagram exposed everyday racism in India?

Friday 1st of February 2019, 0:07
related countries: India India

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta found herself at the centre of a storm over racism after posting a Whatsapp chat.
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'My country is more dysfunctional than yours'

Friday 1st of February 2019, 0:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

As the UK and US governments remain in gridlock, two BBC correspondents discuss the state of their nations.
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The plane journey that set Iran's revolution in motion

Friday 1st of February 2019, 0:30
related countries: Iran Iran

The ferocity that Ayatollah Khomeini brought back with him from exile on 1 February 1979 has eased a lot. But it is still there.
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Australian air strike may have killed Iraqi civilians, officials say

Friday 1st of February 2019, 1:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Aruba Aruba

Officials say they cannot determine whether the nation's forces killed up to 18 civilians in 2017.
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China hails 'important progress' in US trade talks

Friday 1st of February 2019, 5:08
related countries: United States United States

Both sides are pushing to strike a deal before a 1 March deadline to avert an escalation in tariffs.
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Polar vortex claims eight lives as US cold snap continues

Friday 1st of February 2019, 6:31
related countries: United States United States

At least eight people have died in the deep freeze, which has paralysed US cities and transportation.
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Jussie Smollett: Police want to question two people over US actor attack

Friday 1st of February 2019, 7:49
related countries: United States United States

Police investigating the attack on Jussie Smollett want to speak to two "people of interest".
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Trump to NYT: Wall talks a 'waste of time'

Friday 1st of February 2019, 8:13
related countries: United States United States

The US president also says he has been told he is not a target in the Mueller investigation.
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Amazon forced to pull products in India as new rules bite

Friday 1st of February 2019, 8:21
related countries: India India

The e-commerce giant has had to remove products from its India site to comply with new rules.
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Australian horse trainer charged

Friday 1st of February 2019, 9:16
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Leading trainer Darren Weir and two other men are charged by stewards in the Australian horse racing corruption and welfare scandal.
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US envoy Stephen Biegun 'reveals' North Korea nuclear pledge

Friday 1st of February 2019, 9:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea has pledged to destroy all its nuclear enrichment facilities, Stephen Biegun says.
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Why events in Iran 40 years ago matter

Friday 1st of February 2019, 9:54
related countries: Iran Iran

In 1979, a revolution brought massive change to Iran.
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Women in film: 'We're living in the dark ages when it comes to representation'

Friday 1st of February 2019, 10:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rising British talent are backing calls from Hollywood to give more high profile film jobs to women.
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Lebanon forms new government after long delay

Friday 1st of February 2019, 10:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The move ends months of political wrangling in Lebanon's complex power-sharing political system.
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Pangolins: Hong Kong finds 'record' haul of scales in shipping container

Friday 1st of February 2019, 11:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Some eight tonnes of anteater scales are discovered in a shipping container in Hong Kong.
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France puts up food and drink prices under new law

Friday 1st of February 2019, 13:06
related countries: France France
related places: Camembert

A law aimed at helping French farmers makes Camembert, Nutella and other brands more expensive.
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US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportee row

Friday 1st of February 2019, 14:06
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United States United States

Ghana is accused of refusing to accept the return of 7,000 nationals living illegally in the US.
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Swedish outcry as pregnant woman dragged off train

Friday 1st of February 2019, 14:18
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Two guards are suspended in Sweden after a woman is manhandled and rushed to hospital.
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Xinjiang: Ex-Blackwater chief's security firm linked to China training centre

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:08
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

A security firm founded by Erik Prince signs a preliminary deal to build a training centre in Xinjiang.
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Turkey warned over Venezuela gold trade

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Venezuela Venezuela, Iran Iran

Turkey is under Western pressure to stop buying Venezuelan gold, amid suspicions of an Iran link.
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Cory Booker: New Jersey Democrat joins presidential race

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:11
related countries: United States United States

The New Jersey senator's campaign video focuses on the emotions of the US civil rights movement.
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Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:18
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

As the US begins withdrawal from a Cold War-era arms treaty, can it - or should it - be saved?
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Qatar shock Japan to win Asian Cup

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:26
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Japan Japan

World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar win their first ever Asian Cup with a 3-1 victory over four-time winners Japan.
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Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

Some 90 million people see temperatures of -17C or below, as cities and transport systems are hit.
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Deadly school bridge collapse in South Africa

Friday 1st of February 2019, 16:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An investigation is under way after at least three pupils are killed by a collapsing walkway.
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Wild leopard attacks Indian village

Friday 1st of February 2019, 17:24
related countries: India India
related places: Lamba

The big cat was caused panic in the Indian village of Lamba in Jalanhar, Punjab.
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US stops all aid to Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza

Friday 1st of February 2019, 18:17
related countries: United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Gaza

The decision to withhold millions of dollars in annual aid is linked to US anti-terrorism legislation.
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Belgian ex-king Albert II refuses DNA test in love-child case

Friday 1st of February 2019, 18:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Albert II has refused to provide a DNA sample to disprove claims he fathered a love child.
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Woman accused of buying winning lotto ticket with stolen credit card

Friday 1st of February 2019, 19:01
related countries: Canada Canada

The C$50,000 ticket will not be paid out and will be used for future prizes, Canadian officials say.
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Venezuela crisis: Why Russia has so much to lose

Friday 1st of February 2019, 22:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Russia Russia
related places: Caracas

Russia's appetite for protecting relations with Caracas may be more limited than its rhetoric suggests.
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Chanda Kochhar: The rise and fall of India's celebrated CEO

Friday 1st of February 2019, 22:28
related countries: India India

The fall of Chanda Kochhar holds lessons for corporate India, writes the BBC's Sameer Hashmi.
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