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How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorial

Friday 15th of February 2019, 0:43
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

A teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their grief and curiosity.
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LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

Friday 15th of February 2019, 0:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Black

The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.
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Australian floods send dirty water across Great Barrier Reef

Friday 15th of February 2019, 2:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Floodwaters in northern Australia have spread to the World Heritage site, raising concerns for coral.
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Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern India

Friday 15th of February 2019, 3:10
related countries: India India

One woman lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event.
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Cheryl Grimmer: Murder charge in toddler's 1970 disappearance dropped

Friday 15th of February 2019, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

The disappearance of UK-born Cheryl Grimmer is one of Australia's longest-running mysteries.
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China closes its Everest base camp to tourists

Friday 15th of February 2019, 6:50
related countries: China China

China says the base camp on its side of the mountain needs to be cleared of rubbish left by visitors.
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S American nations bid for 2030 World Cup

Friday 15th of February 2019, 7:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
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US border agency sued for detaining two Spanish speakers

Friday 15th of February 2019, 9:35
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: May, Montana

US citizens Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez were detained in Montana last May for speaking Spanish.
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Ryan Adams: FBI investigates sexually-explicit texts

Friday 15th of February 2019, 10:15
related countries: United States United States

The star's new album is also put on hold, after allegations of sexual misconduct surface in the US.
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How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?

Friday 15th of February 2019, 11:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

India's government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate?
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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Egyptian president may rule until 2034

Friday 15th of February 2019, 11:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Rights groups condemn parliamentary moves to extend the president's term in office by 12 years.
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Caster Semenya: South African government calls on world to fight against IAAF rule

Friday 15th of February 2019, 12:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Caster Semenya has been "targeted" by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, according to her country's sports minister
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Chinese actor quits doctorate over plagiarism admission

Friday 15th of February 2019, 14:04
related countries: China China

A Chinese actor has apologised after it was revealed he plagiarised two pieces of academic work
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Vatican envoy Luigi Ventura faces sexual assault claim

Friday 15th of February 2019, 14:13
related countries: France France

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.
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Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

Friday 15th of February 2019, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Politicians from main parties sharply criticise plans for emergency powers to fund a wall with Mexico.
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Trump declares emergency over border wall

Friday 15th of February 2019, 14:44
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The US president takes questions from reporters after his announcement at the White House.
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Pulwama attack: India will 'completely isolate' Pakistan

Friday 15th of February 2019, 14:47
related countries: India India

A minister vows to cut Pakistan off from the world as India mourns 46 troops killed in Kashmir.
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Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

Friday 15th of February 2019, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.
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Family acquitted over Italian woman's killing

Friday 15th of February 2019, 15:39
related countries: Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan

Sana Cheema, 26, died in April 2018 while visiting her family in Pakistan.
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Russian leaflets denigrate 'novichok' scientist Vladimir Uglev

Friday 15th of February 2019, 15:55
related countries: Russia Russia

A scientist who gave details of the Salisbury nerve agent is branded a "paedophile" in Russia.
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'Walls work': Trump confirms emergency move

Friday 15th of February 2019, 16:05
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

The US president confirms he will use emergency powers to build a wall on Mexico's border.
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Fijians fume at India land swap

Friday 15th of February 2019, 16:48
related countries: India India

Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.
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Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist

Friday 15th of February 2019, 17:32
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police are investigating who took 30,000 of litres of iceberg water from the distiller.
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General Joseph Votel breaks rank with Trump over Syria

Friday 15th of February 2019, 17:33
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Trump

The US general leading the fight against the Islamic State group has warned against withdrawing troops.
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Hong Kong seizes $1m worth of rhino horn at airport

Friday 15th of February 2019, 18:55
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport's customs.
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Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil's Vale

Friday 15th of February 2019, 19:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Employees at mining giant Vale are arrested amid a criminal probe into the dam break that killed 166.
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Spanish PM sets snap election for April

Friday 15th of February 2019, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

The minority Socialist-led government lost the support of Catalan MPs over the budget.
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Dozens of bodies found in north-west Nigeria

Friday 15th of February 2019, 21:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Police find the bodes of 66 people, including 22 children and 12 women, killed in villages.
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Canadian girl found dead as police alert sparks complaints

Friday 15th of February 2019, 22:04
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada police rebuke people who complained of intrusive alerts which led to the girl's father's arrest.
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Jussie Smollett: Brothers held over 'attack' on Empire actor

Friday 15th of February 2019, 22:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States
related places: Empire

US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett's TV show Empire.
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