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Egypt opens Middle East's biggest cathedral near Cairo

Monday 7th of January 2019, 0:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

President Sisi inaugurated the massive Coptic cathedral, a day after a bomb blast near a church.
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The concrete blocks that once protected Britain

Monday 7th of January 2019, 0:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Photographer Joe Pettet-Smith's pictures of the remaining sound mirrors that were once used to detect approaching enemy aircraft.
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Behind India's construction boom: 'We risk our lives to build your homes'

Monday 7th of January 2019, 0:23
related countries: India India

India's construction boom is fuelled by workers who risk injury and death for a meagre wage.
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War-weary Syrians in Kurdish-held Manbij wait to learn fate

Monday 7th of January 2019, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

Residents of the Kurdish-held northern town brace for upheaval as US forces prepare to withdraw.
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US attacks on Somalia's al-Shabab increase under Trump

Monday 7th of January 2019, 1:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: Trump

Since President Trump took power aerial attacks on al-Shabab have increased, writes the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.
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Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa flees to US

Monday 7th of January 2019, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa says he fled to protest against President Nicolás Maduro's rule.
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Golden Globes 2019: Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw and Richard Madden win

Monday 7th of January 2019, 4:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Richard Madden win at the prestigious Los Angeles ceremony.
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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet

Monday 7th of January 2019, 5:23
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa knocks a US teen seeking chicken nuggets off the most-tweeted spot.
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The toughest job in world football?

Monday 7th of January 2019, 6:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

It is written into manager Jan Kocian's contract that he won't enter war-torn Yemen, so how is he preparing the country's football team for their first major tournament?
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Flamenco star Rosalía kicks off BBC Sound of 2019 countdown

Monday 7th of January 2019, 6:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Rosal

Spanish singer Rosalía, who's bringing flamenco to the masses, comes fifth in the BBC Sound of 2019.
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Elon Musk breaks ground on first Tesla factory outside US

Monday 7th of January 2019, 9:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shanghai, Tesla

The carmaker wants to use the Shanghai plant to grow its presence in the world's biggest auto market.
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Andres Iniesta: Former Barcelona midfielder criticised for posing with two people in blackface

Monday 7th of January 2019, 9:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is criticised after posting a photograph of himself with two people in blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations in Spain.
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US-China officials begin trade war talks in Beijing

Monday 7th of January 2019, 11:00
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

It is the first formal meeting since the US and China agreed to a 90-day truce in their trade battle.
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Gabon coup attempt: Government says situation under control

Monday 7th of January 2019, 12:22
related countries: Gabon Gabon

All five rebels who claimed to have seized power have been arrested, the government says.
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Palestinian Authority removes staff from Gaza-Egypt crossing

Monday 7th of January 2019, 12:38
related countries: West Bank West Bank

The West Bank-based authority says the Hamas group has obstructed its work on the Gaza-Egypt border.
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Trieste residents help homeless man in row with city hall

Monday 7th of January 2019, 12:58
related countries: Italy Italy

The deputy mayor of Trieste triggers fury by binning a rough sleeper's blankets.
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Escape room fire: Poland closes 13 venues after five teenagers die

Monday 7th of January 2019, 13:19
related countries: Poland Poland

A venue owner is charged after five teenage girls celebrating a birthday died during an escape game.
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Two 'American IS fighters' captured by Syrian militia

Monday 7th of January 2019, 14:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: English

Two men, including a Texan who asked to teach English to IS militants, were caught by US-backed fighters.
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Anti-doping team to access Moscow lab

Monday 7th of January 2019, 17:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A World Anti-Doping Agency team will access the Russian Anti-Doping Agency laboratory nine days after an initial deadline.
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Christophe Dettinger: Boxer surrenders after clash with riot police in Paris

Monday 7th of January 2019, 17:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A former French boxer is filmed punching a policeman during an anti-government protest in Paris.
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Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy

Monday 7th of January 2019, 18:23
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Heavy snow proves deadly in Austria, Germany and Italy, as skiers are warned of avalanches.
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Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Monday 7th of January 2019, 18:34
related countries: Canada Canada, Italy Italy, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto have not been heard from since 15 December, according to family.
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Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests

Monday 7th of January 2019, 21:57
related countries: France France

People who hold unauthorised protests face prosecution under plans being drawn up by the government.
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Women over 50 'too old' to love, French author Yann Moix says

Monday 7th of January 2019, 22:40
related countries: France France

French author Yann Moix, who is 50 himself, has sparked criticism and outrage with his comments.
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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

Monday 7th of January 2019, 23:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, leaves a Thai hotel where she took refuge, in the care of the UN refugee agency.
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