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South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 0:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.
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Ethiopia-Eritrea border boom as peace takes hold

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 0:13
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

The reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has transformed the towns near the frontier.
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The digital activist taking politicians out of Madrid politics

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 0:15
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

One file-sharing developer turned politician wants to hand decisions over to the people of Madrid.
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Egypt recovers smuggled artefact from UK auction

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 0:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The ancient relic was spotted on display at an auction hall in London, Egyptian officials say.
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Climate change: 'Right to repair' gathers force

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

EU and US states are to introduce laws helping people to mend appliances that break down.
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Trump: Mexico 'to pay for wall indirectly via trade deal'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 2:42
related countries: United States United States

President Trump demands funding for a US-Mexico border wall in his first TV address from the Oval Office.
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Democrats to Trump: 'We don't govern by temper tantrum'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 3:19
related countries: United States United States

Democratic leaders accuse Mr Trump of holding the American people hostage over his border wall plans.
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Black Nazarene: Thousands join annual statue parade in Manila

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 4:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

The annual procession sees huge crowds try to get close to the historic statue of Jesus Christ.
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Jeanne Augier: Flamboyant owner of Negresco hotel dies

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 4:08
related countries: France France

Jeanne Augier's death brings to a close an era of glitz and glamour on the French Riviera.
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US-Mexico border wall row: Trump v Democrats

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US president wants money to tackle illegal migration, but Democrats say he is 'manufacturing a crisis'.
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Scott Morrison: Australian PM in shoe Photoshop fail

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 9:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Scott Morrison laughs off the discovery of a poorly doctored portrait on his website.
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New Zealand birds: Christmas decorations tied around sparrows

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 10:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Authorities say the birds are being deliberately tied with tinsel around their necks and wings.
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Norway businessman's wife kidnapped for ransom

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 10:59
related countries: Norway Norway

Anne Hagen, wife of a multi-millionaire Norwegian businessman, has been missing for months.
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'Suspicious packages' found at foreign missions in Australia

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 11:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne, Canberra

Authorities investigate discoveries at foreign missions in Melbourne and Canberra.
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Gilets Jaunes: Head of French national debate Jouanno resigns

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 11:53
related countries: France France

Chantal Jouanno steps down ahead of a national debate in response to the yellow-vest protests.
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Gonen Segev: Israel ex-minister admits spying for Iran

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 11:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Gonen Segev faces 11 years in jail after pleading guilty to passing information to Israel's enemy.
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China car sales see first drop in 20 years

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 12:26
related countries: United States United States, China China

The annual sales slump comes amid a slowing economy and an ongoing trade war between China and the US.
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Rahaf al-Qunun: UN 'considers Saudi woman a refugee'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 13:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Thailand Thailand, Australia Australia
related places: Bangkok

Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, refused to board a flight from Bangkok and barricaded herself in her hotel room.
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EU nations reach deal on stranded migrants, Malta announces

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 15:05
related countries: Malta Malta

Malta reaches a deal with eight other EU countries over 49 migrants stranded at sea.
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Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 15:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: Congress

In his first TV address from the Oval Office, he calls the situation on the Mexico border a "crisis".
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Guatemala court blocks government's bid to expel UN team

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 15:39
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The country's top court moved to defend an anti-corruption commission investigating the president.
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Saudi woman's refugee campaign sparks online debate

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 16:39
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

After Rafah al-Qunun fled Saudi Arabia she turned to social media to campaign for asylum
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Arrest video of jailed mother in Iran

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is serving a prison sentence in Iran for alleged spying offences.
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How Venezuela's crisis developed and drove out millions of people

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 16:46
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A closer look at why Venezuela's economy is falling apart and forcing millions of its people out.
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Ex-Russia inquiry chief Rod Rosenstein 'plans to resign'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 18:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The deputy attorney general had oversight of the Trump-Russian probe, and was criticised by Mr Trump.
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Ahmed Douma: Egyptian activist jailed for 15 years at retrial

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 20:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Ahmed Douma was also fined $335,000 over his alleged role in a protest in Cairo in December 2011.
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Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 20:44
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Trump

Michael R White is the first American to be detained by Iran during the Trump presidency.
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CES 2019: LG's see-through and vibrating OLED TVs

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 20:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The South Korean firm is demoing its latest TV display technologies at the CES tech expo.
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The brutal secret of school sport initiations

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 21:53
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Hazing rituals have been marked by sexual violence in a number of incidents that have shocked the US and Canada.
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Search for crew after Mirage fighter jet crashes in eastern France

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 22:43
related countries: France France

The wreckage of the Mirage 2000-D fighter is found in a mountainous region of eastern France.
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Trump walks out of shutdown talks with a 'bye-bye'

Wednesday 9th of January 2019, 22:57
related countries: United States United States

The US president walks out of a meeting aimed at ending a nearly three-week government shutdown.
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