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Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:06
related countries: Japan Japan

Some women in Japan are moving away from the custom of giving 'obligation chocolates' to male colleagues.
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What happens inside Sudan’s secret detention centres?

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:07
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Dramatic footage filmed by protesters in Sudan shows masked security agents chasing down protesters, beating them, and dragging them away to secret detention centres.
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Mothers' fury: The cost of challenging Putin

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Anger is growing in Russia over the house arrest of activist Anastasia Shevchenko.
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'We saved our town from your plastic rubbish'

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to fight back.
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Debt misery hits students as dream turns sour in northern Cyprus

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:32
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Foreign students fall prey to loan sharks, lured by offers of a university education in northern Cyprus.
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Noor Tagouri on Vogue misidentification: 'It was so upsetting'

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 0:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress in Vogue magazine's February issue.
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21 Savage: Rapper wins release on bond ahead of US deportation hearing

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 5:39
related countries: United States United States

The musician was arrested last week and held by US immigration officials over an expired visa.
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Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 5:45
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

The controversial Christmas Island centre is needed, PM Scott Morrison says, in a row over migrants.
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Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammals

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 9:08
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Conservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda.
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New 'mysterious' frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 10:24
related countries: India India

The new species were found after three years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats.
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Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 11:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya

It's thought to be the first time the rare animal has been photographed in Africa in a century.
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India citizenship move shelved amid protest

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 14:55
related countries: India India

India's government let the bill lapse before parliament could ratify it, following months of protests.
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Maria Ressa: Head of Philippines news site Rappler arrested

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 15:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Maria Ressa is the CEO of Rappler, which is critical of Rodrigo Duterte's government.
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Cricketer banned after 'gay' admonishment

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 15:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel is banned for the first four one-day internationals against England.
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Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 16:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Two men said to be former intelligence officers are suspected of torturing thousands of people.
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Inside the illegal world of organised dogfighting

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A BBC investigation into dogfighting discovered an illegal trade stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales.
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Apple to investigate Saudi app

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 18:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple.
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Ex-US Air Force officer Monica Witt charged with spying for Iran

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 18:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Former counter-intelligence officer Monica Witt allegedly sought to hack her colleagues' computers.
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French cash delivery man arrested after a van with €3m vanishes

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 21:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The other two members of the team returned to see their van had disappeared near Paris.
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Brock Long: US emergency management chief resigns

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 21:51
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, United States United States

Brock Long was heavily criticised for the agency's response in Puerto Rico after a deadly hurricane.
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British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 22:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of three teenagers who left the UK in 2015 to join the Islamic State group is living in a camp in Syria.
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Christophe Dettinger: French 'yellow vest' boxer convicted

Wednesday 13th of February 2019, 22:45
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The ex-boxing champion is sentenced for assaulting police officers at a Paris protest in January.
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