Rugby World Cup Japan: Eight things to know as event comes to Asia

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:13
Eight things to know as the Rugby World Cup comes to Asia - with some unexpected twists.
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Franco victim's daughter buried next to him after long battle

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:06
Ascensión Mendieta's tireless campaign after her father was shot by firing squad in Franco's Spain.
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Inside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'

BBC News - World - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:02
The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk.
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Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East?

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:45
The offensive use of drones has grown significantly in recent years, nowhere more so than in the Middle East.
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Sarah Thomas: Woman first to swim Channel four times non-stop

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:23
Sarah Thomas began the challenge on Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.
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Israel election: Netanyahu in tough fight in this year's second vote

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:58
A former military chief is seeking to unseat Israel's prime minister in a race too close to call.
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EU court hears appeal over Irish Apple court case

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:46
The court is hearing appeals against a decision to order Ireland to recover taxes from technology giant Apple.
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Bomb blast hits Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:40
Campaign spokesman says president was present at time of explosion in Parwan province, but is safe and unharmed.
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Shane Gillis: Saturday Night Live's new hire fired for slurs

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:18
Gillis apologised for the remarks saying he was a comedian "who pushes boundaries".
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Massive blackout hits four countries in Central America

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:07
Honduras and Nicaragua experienced significant power cuts, while El Salvador and Guatemala experienced partial outages.
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Philippines: Worst dengue outbreak in years kills over a thousand

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:03
Some 271,480 dengue cases reported since January, 1,107 confirmed fatalities as of end of August.
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Sarah Thomas on swimming English Channel four times non-stop

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:01
American woman Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim the English Channel four times non-stop.
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Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:54
A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.
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Does fat shaming help people lose weight?

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:49
Fat chance - the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.
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Trump says he would 'certainly like to avoid' war with Iran

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:49
Trump says it 'certainly' looks like Iran was behind Saudi Arabia oil plants attacks, but US wants 'definitive' proof.
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Egypt still at odds with Ethiopia over giant Nile dam

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:39
Cairo says Addis Ababa refuses to discuss proposals in talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
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Israel election: Voting under way in second poll in five months

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:24
Analysts say Benjamin Netanyahu unlikely to be able to secure majority, raising prospect of unity government.
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Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:14
Creation of committee to write Syria's constitution democratises and legitimises Syrian president, analysts say.
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Cardinal Pell makes final attempt to quash sexual abuse convictions

BBC News - World - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:10
Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell asks Australia's top court to review his sexual abuse convictions.
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UK Supreme Court to start hearing on Parliament suspension

Al Jazeera - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:01
Court to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether PM Boris Johnson 'acted unlawfully' when he prorogued Parliament.
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