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 2018-01-16 09:04 

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Palestinian leaders call for recognition of Israel to be suspended...

A high-ranking arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization has called for Israel's recognition to be revoked. Should it be accepted, the move could upend decades of formal relations between the two governments....

 2018-01-16 08:55 

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School bus crashes into a store in Germany, many injured...

Rescue helicopters were deployed near Mannheim, southwest Germany, after a school bus crashed into an electronic store. Scores were reportedly injured in the crash, including several children....

 2018-01-16 08:26 

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British government under pressure over Carillion collapse...

The British government has held an emergency COBRA meeting after construction and services group Carillion went bust. Opposition parties have called for a probe into the government's deals with the corporation....

 2018-01-16 07:57 

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High Five: 5 materials you probably didn't know are used to make clothes...

From glasses made of vinyl to hats formed with chocolate — the fashion industry doesn't always settle for glass and cotton. Some designers prefer to work with material that isn't usually associated with the catwalk....

 2018-01-16 04:28 

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Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms in court...

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are in court in a last-ditch effort to have their prison sentences overturned. They were jailed last year for leading Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement."...

 2018-01-16 04:00 

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber wins, Federer, Djokovic start campaigns...

Aiming for her second Australian Open title, Angelique Kerber eased her way into the second round. Also playing their first matches were Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer and six-time champion Novak Djokovic....

 2018-01-16 02:41 

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Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing...

The collapse occured in the mountainous region of Chirajara in central Colombia. The 446-meter-long bridge was set to be opened in March as part of a major highway linked to the capital Bogota....

 2018-01-16 02:07 

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Olympic champ Simone Biles: I too was abused by team doctor...

US Olympic gymnastics star Simone Biles has revealed that she was sexually abused by now-jailed former team doctor Larry Nassar. The physician is accused of molesting dozens of young girls....

 2018-01-16 01:49 

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California police charge parents with torture of 13 children in family home...

US police said the 13 siblings range in age from 2 to 29 and that some were found shackled to beds. One of the children notified police after she was able to escape the house in a town east of Los Angeles.....

 2018-01-16 00:06 

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Pope Francis arrives in Chile amid fury over priest abuse...

Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse....

 2018-01-16 00:02 

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Rogue Australian wallaby sparks downtown police chase in Sydney...

The kangaroo-like critter failed to indicate upon taking a highway exit during the rush hour. Police said they were having a tough time finding out where the marsupial came from....

 2018-01-15 22:20 

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Brexit Diaries 24: An elephant in the room...

On Nigel Farage seeing the elephant in the room, Philip Hammond's problems dancing the tango, and Brexit as a huge waste of time....

 2018-01-15 22:20 

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Martin Luther King's children condemn Trump for 's***hole' remarks...

Martin Luther King Day has been marked by ongoing criticisms of Donald Trump alleged comments about African countries. Protests broke out between Haitians and Trump supporters close to the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat....

 2018-01-15 21:57 

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North Korea to send its national orchestra to South for Winter Olympics...

South and North Korea have agreed that Pyongyang will send a 140-strong orchestra to perform at next month's Winter Olympics. The agreement has come as the two sides continue to hold rare working-level talks....

 2018-01-15 21:26 

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Germany: KMK proposal for west-east pupil exchanges meets with skepticism...

The new head of the KMK German educational body says pupils from the east and the west of the country can still learn from each other. But his proposal for pupil exchanges has received a cool reception....

 2018-01-15 21:20 

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Turkey-US relations 'entering a risky period'...

Turkey is outraged at US support for Kurdish fighters in Syria with Ankara claiming that the US is forming a "terror army." Foreign policy expert Ian Lesser warns that tensions could be inflamed further still....

 2018-01-15 20:06 

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Berlin bloggers fear the long arm of Hanoi...

In 2017, Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh was allegedly abducted in Berlin. Now on trial in Hanoi, his kidnapping has unsettled bloggers and journalists who fled Vietnam for Berlin....

 2018-01-15 19:53 

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Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns...

Prime Minister Tudose is forced out by his Social Democratic Party, as he loses power struggle with party boss....

 2018-01-15 19:29 

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Venezuela's rogue helicopter pilot in shootout with authorities outside the capital...

Police officer Oscar Perez has been on the run since the summer. He made headlines last year after stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings....

 2018-01-15 19:03 

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Greek parliament approves bailout reforms as thousands protest...

Greece's parliament has voted to approve a package of reforms demanded by the country's international lenders in return for fresh bailout funds. But many Greeks turned out to protest against the measures....

 2018-01-15 18:57 

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Opinion: Goodbye to an unrealistic climate goal...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seems to think restricting global warming to below 1.5 degrees is not realistic anymore. What sounds like defeat could be an opportunity, writes Jens Thurau....

 2018-01-15 18:12 

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UKIP leader Henry Bolton clings to job but not girlfriend after her racist Meghan Markle comments...

Henry Bolton has ended the "romantic element" of his ties to a young model after her headline-inducing comments about Meghan Markle. But the scandal surrounding the leader has opened the lid on deeper UKIP struggles....

 2018-01-15 17:59 

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C&A in Chinese hands? What are the odds?...

A 177-year-old German tradition could soon come to a close, if fashion retailer C&A is sold to Chinese investors. But could new owners really help the fashion house beat off stiff global competition?...

 2018-01-15 17:35 

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Turkey unveils route for Istanbul canal megaproject...

Turkey has revealed the planned route for a 45-kilometer (28-mile) canal through Istanbul aimed at taking the pressure off the busy Bosporus Strait. The ambitious project would include three underwater tunnels for cars....

 2018-01-15 17:30 

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies, aged 46...

Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted Irish band the Cranberries, has died suddenly of unknown causes in London. The band rose to international fame in the 1990s for hits including "Zombie" and "Linger."...

 2018-01-15 17:16 

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Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist...

German social media platforms are censoring legitimate context, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex Facebook" law encourages "overblocking."...

 2018-01-15 17:01 

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Philippines government under fire over decision to shutter news site...

The Rappler online news site is one of several news organizations that have been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte's 'war on drugs' that has killed nearly 4,000 people, and generated critical news coverage....

 2018-01-15 16:50 

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Sunken oil tanker: How to protect the high seas environment?...

An Iranian oil tanker that sunk in the East China Sea is prompting fears of damage to marine life. Why do oil spills keep happening and who is responsible when it's in international waters?...

 2018-01-15 16:46 

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Almost half of rejected asylum seekers in Germany winning on appeal...

Refugees in Germany who appeal against the rejection of their asylum applications are having growing success, a report says. Critics say the high rate of wins puts German migration authorities in a bad light....

 2018-01-15 16:44 

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Turkish military officers in Greece: "I don't think extradition is on the table"...

Greece has suspended the asylum granted to a Turkish helicopter pilot who fled his country after the failed coup. But his case is far from over, says Nikos Alivizatos, a law professor at the University of Athens....

 2018-01-15 16:38 

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Rights group: Al Shabab forcibly recruits children...

"We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence....

 2018-01-15 16:35 

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German diocese of Trier to pay 450,000 to church abuse victims...

The Trier diocese has agreed to pay out almost half-a-million euro to abuse victims. The gesture comes eight years after the Catholic Church in Germany was rocked by reports of sexual abuse going back decades....

 2018-01-15 16:35 

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Debate in Kenya: What to tell kids about sex...

At what age should we talk to kids about sex? And what should we tell them? As opinions diverge, Kenyans are trying to find appropriate answers....

 2018-01-15 16:30 

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Baltics offer 'budget' route into the European Union...

Far removed from pay-for-passport schemes for wealthy migrants in Cyprus and Malta, foreigners find a "budget" route into the European Union via Lithuania's depopulated countryside, reports Benas Gerdziunas....

 2018-01-15 16:22 

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1.5C degree goal 'extremely unlikely' IPCC...

A draft report from the IPCC says only huge and rapid change in the way we live can keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the lower limit set out by the Paris Agreement. Reactions to the leaked paper vary....

 2018-01-15 16:04 

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Sri Lanka lifts alcohol ban for women - and then quickly restores it...

Women in Sri Lanka have long been banned from buying alcohol and working in bars and liquor stores. The government lifted the ban, only to be reverse its decision less than a week later....

 2018-01-15 16:02 

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Berlin's early Nazi concentration camp revisited by archaeologists...

Archaeology can also focus on 20th century events. Professor Reinhard Bernbeck tells DW what can be learned from digs at the Columbia concentration camp, one of the first such institutions established by the Nazis....

 2018-01-15 15:55 

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Surprise package Augsburg primed for European push...

Backed by many to face a turbulent tussle for their Bundesliga lives, Augsburg now find themselves in a position to make a push for European qualification. But they'll need to continue exceeding expectations....

 2018-01-15 15:46 

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Brussels assembles experts to tackle fake news...

A 29-member expert group to tackle fake news has been launched in Brussels. Bulgarian EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel said Europe needed a joint approach that must be "carefully thought through."...

 2018-01-15 15:38 

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Airbus may stop A380 production as orders dry up...

The European aircraft maker says it must strike a new deal with Emirates Airline to secure the superjumbo's future. Launched a decade ago, the A380 program has cost billions, but only 220 have been built....

 2018-01-15 15:23 

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German know-how gives Ireland a wind-powered push...

Ireland's wind power potential is vast, and although wind now supplies more than a fifth of the country's electricity, the potential remains mostly untapped. Siemens Gamesa is striving to change that....

 2018-01-15 15:14 

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Denmark: Over 1,000 youths charged for sharing underage sex video...

Danish police have charged hundreds of children and young men for sharing a video of two 15-year-olds having sex. Although 15 is the age of consent, the charges may constitute distribution of child pornography....

 2018-01-15 15:14 

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Ford plans huge investment in e-mobility...

Ford Motor has announced it will significantly increase its investment in the development of fully electric and hybrid vehicles. The carmaker's strategy shift has been in the making for over six months....

 2018-01-15 13:11 

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'Babycaust' most popular nominee for 2017 German 'non-word of the year'...

The "non-word of the year" aims to raise critical awareness and combat abuse of human dignity. The words making it onto the final list are offensive terms that were recently popularized....

 2018-01-15 12:59 

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Japan's love affair with vending machines...

Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita in the world. They play a key role in Japanese culture and society, and not just in keeping people in the big cities well hydrated....

 2018-01-15 12:51 

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Is Chinese investment taking over the Mekong?...

China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors....

 2018-01-15 12:33 

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Russia's Sergei Lavrov slams US for ignoring 'multipolar' world...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has sharply criticized the US for trying to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal. Washington is still using ultimatums and failing to recognize the emerging "multipolar world," he said....

 2018-01-15 12:32 

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Philippines: Thousands flee Mayon Volcano amid possibile 'hazardous eruption'...

More than 12,000 people in the Philippines have evacuated areas near Mayon Volcano, as experts warn of a possible "hazardous eruption." The lava flow has reached some areas around three kilometres away from the volcano....

 2018-01-15 11:24 

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UK government contractor Carillion collapses, thousands of jobs at risk...

British construction and outsourced services group Carillion has gone bust, putting at risk several government contracts. The firm has recently struggled to refinance 1.7 billion in debt and liabilities....

 2018-01-15 11:20 

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Giant 910 carat diamond found in Lesotho...

One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million....

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