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German far-right AfD accused of handing out 'racist' colouring book

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:01
Members of the far-right group gave out books that appear to caricature Turkish men brandishing guns.
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Coronavirus: How did Cambodia's cruise ship welcome go wrong?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:09
The Westerdam was declared virus-free after docking but then a released passenger tested positive.
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Mayors in western France issue sickness ban in protest over healthcare access

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:44
The symbolic move by nine rural mayors is aimed raising awareness of "intolerable" healthcare.
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V Unbeatable: The India dance troupe that won America's Got Talent

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:45
The Mumbai-based dance group performed with Blink 182 to win a popular American reality TV show.
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Rare snow leopard spotted in India

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:36
Officials have released footage of a rare sighting of a snow leopard in the Himalayas.
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Sydney storm: Thunder and lightning thrash Australian city

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:32
One dead and thousands are left without power after thunderstorms hammer Sydney.
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737 Max: Debris found in new planes' fuel tanks

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:13
The discovery raises fresh concerns about potential safety issues for the US plane-making giant.
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Boy Scouts of America: Why is it filing for bankruptcy?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:26
How the childhood organisation became 'the largest paedophile ring on Earth' according to a lawyer.
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Coronavirus: How a misleading map went global

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:21
A British university says "an incorrect story... spiralled" from its research into the virus's spread.
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Jeff Bezos Earth Fund: How can $10bn fight climate change?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:16
Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to fight climate change - but how should the money be spent?
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China economy: Why it matters to you

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:14
As China struggles to cope with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we look at the scale and importance of it's financial might.
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The Ugandan village devastated by elephantiasis

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:09
There is no cure for a type of elephantiasis caused by minerals in western Uganda's volcanic soil.
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'I clean the Sistine Chapel frescoes'

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 01:09
The BBC has rare access to the annual check-up and cleaning of the Sistine Chapel's masterpieces.
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US Election 2020: Meet the voters behind Bloomberg's surge

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 23:23
The New York billionaire has apologised for controversial past remarks. What do his supporters think?
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Boy Scouts: A wholesome US institution poisoned by predators

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 22:59
Behind the camp fire singalongs, lurked "the largest paedophile ring on earth", says a lawyer.
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Coronavirus: What could it mean for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:36
BBC Sport assesses what steps are being taken to guard against coronavirus affecting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:21
Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.
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Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:20
The deadliness of the virus advances progressively with the age of the patient, research suggests.
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Ukraine conflict: Deadly flare-up on eastern front line

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:52
The opposing sides in eastern Ukraine say heavy fighting has erupted on the frontline.
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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:31
The organisation says the move will allow it to build a compensation fund for sex abuse victims.
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