Sydney storm: Thunder and lightning thrash Australian city

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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?

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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?

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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'

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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

BBC News - World - 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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Italy is using Malaysia as a dumping ground for plastic waste

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:44
Anger mounts as Italian companies found illegally delivering waste to Southeast Asia in move that risks locals' health.
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Iran frees jailed German citizen in prisoner swap

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:39
German national sentenced to three years for taking photos in sensitive areas released in exchange for freed Iranian.
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In Pictures: Desert locusts swarm parts of East Africa

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:33
Locusts have invaded parts of eastern Africa, ravaging crops, decimating pasture and deepening a hunger crisis.
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Brazil's gangs: Militias expanding control in Rio de Janeiro

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:31
City faces new threat by militia groups which are accused of racketeering and threatening civilian safety.
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How choosing a school made me realise my daughter is not white

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:29
A mother reflects on privilege and the assumptions of worth that accompany skin colour in the US education system.
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Gunman kills one person at Bangkok mall days after mass shooting

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:23
The shooting at the Century The Movie Plaza was a personal issue and the gunman had fled the scene, Thai police said.
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Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

BBC News - World - 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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Lesotho leader's wife's murder trial to start next month

Al Jazeera - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:17
Police claim Maesaiah Thabane hired assassins to kill her husband's estranged wife who was shot dead near her home.
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