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Which country has the most languages?

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 0:02
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has about eight million people, but more than 800 languages.
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Nigerian contortionist Murphy has Guinness Record dreams

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 0:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian performer Murphy taught himself to be a contortionist with the help of online lessons.
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Pioneering medics who drove across the world

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 1:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

In 1968, 11 young British doctors and nurses drove to Nepal and helped set up services running to this day.
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The Cape Town schools learning from transgender students

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 1:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South African schools are learning about the challenges faced by transgender students, writes Mohammed Allie.
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UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 4:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The holder of the lucky ticket becomes Britain's fourth biggest lottery winner, organisers say.
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Castro denounces US 'confrontation' as Cuba marks revolution

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 4:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Former President Raul Castro's speech marks the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution.
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The Indian men who make money selling trash

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 4:57
related countries: India India

What happens when cities don't collect rubbish door-to-door? Enter the enterprising scrap dealers.
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Australian police Google Maps blunder 'missed location of body'

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 5:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian authorities should have used better tools when looking for a missing man, a coroner says.
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Magnitogorsk blast: Boy found alive in rubble flown to Moscow

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 8:15
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Magnitogorsk

The 11-month-old was pulled from the rubble after a block of flats collapsed in Magnitogorsk, killing 14.
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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt says UK 'can learn lessons' from Singapore

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Singapore Singapore

The foreign secretary says the city-state is an economic example but the UK has its own "social model".
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Australian police respond to spider death threats

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 12:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

"Why don't you die?" a man with a "serious fear of spiders" was heard to shout by a passerby.
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Sabarimala: Indian women make history by entering temple

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 12:45
related countries: India India

The Hindu temple in Kerala had previously been closed to women between the ages of 10 and 50.
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Starlings swirl through Israeli skies

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 13:00
related countries: Israel Israel

Migratory starlings wintering in Israel put on spectacular aerial displays.
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Train accident on Danish bridge kills six

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 13:05
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Six people have died in a train accident on a bridge spanning two Danish islands, authorities say.
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Netflix removes Hasan Minhaj comedy episode after Saudi demand

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 14:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was critical of Saudi Arabia's rulers.
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US fires tear gas at migrants at Mexico border crossing

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 14:24
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

US border guards fire tear gas into Mexico as migrants try to cross the border near Tijuana.
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Netflix removes Hasan Minhaj comedy episode after Saudi demand

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 16:00
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The streaming service has removed in Saudi Arabia an episode of a comedy show critical of the kingdom.
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Xi Jinping says Taiwan 'must and will be' reunited with China

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 16:13
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

China's leader calls for peaceful unification, but says China reserved the right to use force.
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Greek citizenship for migrants who saved lives in wildfire

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 17:48
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Three migrant fishermen saved Greeks fleeing the wildfire that killed dozens near Athens last July.
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German funeral urns wash up on Dutch beaches

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 18:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany

The urns fell off a ship before a planned funeral at sea.
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Jacob Zuma: Ex South Africa president in row over music album

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 19:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Jacob Zuma is recording an album of protest songs, to be paid for with public money.
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Donald Trump shrugs off Mitt Romney's attack on his record

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 20:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

The US president reminds his fellow Republican that he lost when he stood for president.
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Paul Whelan: US ambassador visits spy suspect held in Russia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 20:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Marine

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested on Friday on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.
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Sabarimala: Women defy historic temple ban

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 20:54
related countries: India India

Two Indian women made history by walking into a temple that for centuries had banned women of menstruating age.
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Trump on Romney: 'I wish Mitt could be more of a team player'

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

US President Donald Trump reacts to senior fellow Republican Mitt Romney's stinging personal attack.
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Two held over English Channel 'migrant smuggling'

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian and a Briton are arrested on suspicion of arranging "movement of migrants" across the Channel.
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Apple blames China as it cuts forecast

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019, 22:39
related countries: China China

Apple boss Tim Cook says the firm 'did not foresee the magnitude of economic deceleration' in China.
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