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The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 0:58
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States

How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war
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The bakeries of Bamako in Mali

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 0:59
related countries: France France, Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali.
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‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 1:00
related countries: Malawi Malawi

On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but the hangman always stopped work before it was his turn.
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Will Senegal be bowled over by big projects?

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 1:03
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Can a big new bridge, train and museum convince Senegal to vote for Macky Sall as president again?
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Jussie Smollett charged with filing a false report - police

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 2:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Empire

US police intend to arrest Empire star Jussie Smollett, who had said he suffered a homophobic attack.
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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 4:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Dozens have been killed by a blaze which spread through an ancient district of the capital.
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Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 4:40
related countries: France France

France's president says that attacks seem to be at their worst level since World War Two.
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Hoda Muthana: Trump says IS woman barred from US return

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 5:24
related countries: United States United States

Hoda Muthana, who was born in the US, regrets her actions and wants to return, her lawyer says.
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Julie Bishop: Ex-contender for Australian PM to leave politics

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 6:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Julie Bishop has been the highest-ranking woman to serve in the two-term government.
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Trump-Kim summit: How might Kim Jong-un travel to Vietnam?

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 8:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

It's not the most conventional journey, but Kim Jong-un could be making his way to Vietnam by rail.
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Camp Fire: Dog missing from Paradise wildfire found after 101 days

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 9:01
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Paradise, Kingston

Kingston jumped out of his family's truck as they were fleeing a deadly wildfire in town of Paradise.
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Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 11:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The fire spread quickly in the tightly-packed, centuries-old area of the Bangladeshi capital.
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Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 11:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Two of Israel's strongest candidates announce an alliance in a bid to beat the PM in April polls.
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Heckler & Koch fined for illegal gun sales to Mexico

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 12:20
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

A German court fines Heckler & Koch and convicts two ex-staff for illegal arms exports to Mexico.
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Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 12:24
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

A former Swiss army officer is on trial for his part in fighting against Islamic State in Syria.
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World's biggest bee found alive

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 14:07
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.
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Mexican environmental activist murdered in Morelos

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 14:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Morelos

Campaigners believe Samir Flores Soberanes was killed because of his opposition to a gas pipeline.
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Russia charges US investor with fraud in high-profile case

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 16:08
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Investor Michael Calvey is accused of embezzling $38m from a Russian bank - a charge he denies.
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J-Hope: BTS fans 'save' squirrels for K-pop star's birthday

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish wildlife has been adopted in K-pop star J-Hope's name after he asked for birthday donations.
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Venezuela crisis: Maduro to close border with Brazil

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 17:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

President Maduro says he is shutting the frontier as the opposition pushes to bring in foreign aid.
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Jan Kuciak: Murdered Slovakia journalist remembered

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 19:08
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Rallies are held in memory of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, murdered a year ago.
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Canada seeks to bring in family of Syrian refugee after children die in fire

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 19:26
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

The Barho family came to Canada as refugees in 2017. All seven children died in a recent house fire.
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US Coast Guard officer hoped to 'kill every person on the earth'

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

A US Coast Guard officer plotted to kill Democrats to create a "white homeland", prosecutors say.
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Jussie Smollett: US actor 'staged attack over salary'

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 21:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Empire

Police accuse Empire star Jussie Smollett of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.
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Fabien Clain, French jihadist and 'voice of Paris attacks', reported killed

Thursday 21st of February 2019, 22:14
related countries: Syria Syria, France France
related places: Paris

The French jihadist who claimed the 2015 attacks for IS is thought to have died in an air strike in Syria.
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