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Iranian women - before and after the Islamic Revolution

Friday 8th of February 2019, 0:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Images show Iranian women pictured before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
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Parle-G: Reinventing a biscuit empire

Friday 8th of February 2019, 0:11
related countries: India India

India's Parle-G ranks among the world's biggest selling biscuits but competition is heating up. Can they stay ahead?
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Venezuela crisis: Aid lorries stuck in Colombia border city

Friday 8th of February 2019, 0:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Aid

Vehicles with US food and medicine are unable to cross a border bridge, blocked by Venezuela.
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Nigerian elections: Has Boko Haram been defeated?

Friday 8th of February 2019, 0:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The government claims Boko Haram militants have been "decimated" since it came to power in 2015.
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Gas wars: The problem with Nord Stream 2

Friday 8th of February 2019, 0:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Nord Stream 2 is the name of the undersea pipeline that should soon pump more Russian gas into Europe.
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Friday 8th of February 2019, 3:53
related countries: China China

Yanxi Palace was streamed 15 billion times, but then China said it was bad for audiences.
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Longest-serving US congressman John Dingell dies aged 92

Friday 8th of February 2019, 4:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat, who served 59 years in the House of Representatives, was a force behind key liberal laws.
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India capital Delhi enjoys unusual hail storm

Friday 8th of February 2019, 6:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The rare sight left streets covered in white and saw people compare the city to London and Chicago.
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Princess Ubolratana: The royal upending Thai politics

Friday 8th of February 2019, 8:33
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The princess has previously starred in films, sung with a pop group and is flamboyantly fashionable.
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Tokyo 2020: Medals to be made from recycled waste

Friday 8th of February 2019, 9:13
related countries: Japan Japan

All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers.
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Tasman Glacier: Huge ice chunks break off New Zealand glacier

Friday 8th of February 2019, 11:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

One guide says the icebergs floating in the glacier's meltwater lake are skyscraper-size.
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Australia and US make record crystal meth bust

Friday 8th of February 2019, 11:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Six

Six people have been arrested after an investigation uncovered a haul worth A$1.29bn ($910m; £705m).
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US-India Farmington university row: 'I fled after fake college raid'

Friday 8th of February 2019, 12:21
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Farmington

The University of Farmington was a scam so why did 129 Indian students risk their future to enrol there?
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Princess Ubolratana: Thai royal to stand as PM candidate

Friday 8th of February 2019, 12:23
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Her decision breaks with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.
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Four held as Indian monument pushed over

Friday 8th of February 2019, 15:24
related countries: India India

A video showing men shoving a pillar and causing it to break apart went viral and prompted outrage.
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Acting Attorney General 'has not' spoken to Trump about Russia probe

Friday 8th of February 2019, 16:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Matthew Whitaker told a congressional panel he has not interfered with the Russia inquiry "in any way".
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Islamic Republic at 40: How Iranian TV reported the revolution

Friday 8th of February 2019, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran

The first TV news bulletin after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 featured a female presenter without a hijab.
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New Zealand left off Ikea map

Friday 8th of February 2019, 17:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the omission in a shop in Washington DC
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Nord Stream 2: EU agrees tighter rules for Russian pipeline

Friday 8th of February 2019, 18:15
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany

A compromise is reached on Nord Stream 2, which will double Russian gas flowing into Germany.
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Jeff Bezos: AMI defends position on Amazon founder

Friday 8th of February 2019, 18:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Amazon

AMI, owner of a US magazine accused of blackmail by Amazon's founder, says it acted in good faith.
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Blackface scandal: How should politicians apologise?

Friday 8th of February 2019, 19:15
related countries: United States United States

Two senior politicians in the US are engulfed in a "blacking up" scandal, and their reactions tell us much about the modern age.
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Thailand's king condemns bid by sister to become PM

Friday 8th of February 2019, 19:21
related countries: Thailand Thailand

King Vajiralongkorn says her unprecedented move runs counter to the nation's customs.
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Flamengo football club: Victims named in Rio fire

Friday 8th of February 2019, 21:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro

The 10 were all young footballers who were staying at Flamengo's training centre.
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Why Flamengo tragedy will resonate

Friday 8th of February 2019, 21:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States
related places: Flamengo

The heartbreaking tragedy of the fire that engulfed a dormitory at Flamengo's youth team training centre will be felt across the whole of Brazil, writes South American football writer Tim Vickery.
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Virginia's painful 'blackface' past and present

Friday 8th of February 2019, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

A scandal has engulfed the political leadership of the US state. What do the voters make of it?
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