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Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:41:47 GMT

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President Erdogan reopens Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to Muslim worship, after a court ruling.

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Coronavirus: No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:18:28 GMT

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Face coverings are already compulsory on transport in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:05:52 GMT

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The justices decide an eastern swathe of the state should be recognised as part of a reservation.

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Venice test brings up floodgates for first time


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:43:50 GMT

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The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

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Hushpuppi's lawyer says FBI 'kidnapped' Nigerian Instagrammer from Dubai


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:44:32 GMT

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"Hushpuppi", who posts about his extravagant lifestyle, is accused of multimillion-dollar fraud.

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Battle of Britain: The schoolgirl who helped design the Spitfire


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:11:57 GMT

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Meet the young mathematician who helped design the Spitfire, the iconic aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain, which started 80 years ago today.

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France: Bus driver dies after 'attack over face masks' in Bayonne


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:57:59 GMT

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The driver in south-western France was set upon by people who reportedly refused to wear face masks.

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Biden challenges Trump with ‘Buy American’ economic plan


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:22:37 GMT

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The Democrat promises a jobs boom, savaging President Trump's record on the economy and Covid-19.

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Naya Rivera: Glee star likely drowned in tragic accident, police say


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:42:22 GMT

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Naya Rivera was reported missing after going on a boating trip with her four-year-old son.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of 'violent' marital rows


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:06:09 GMT

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A libel case hears the Hollywood actor threw a magnum of champagne at his ex-wife - a claim he denies.

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MH17 disaster: Dutch take Russia to European rights court


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:02:25 GMT

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The Dutch government says it wants justice for all 298 victims aboard the plane shot down in 2014.

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Iran explosions: Officials deny reports of fresh blast


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:35:46 GMT

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The official denials come after several mysterious blasts hit the country in recent weeks.

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Coronavirus: UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:39:04 GMT

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The UK's ambassador to the EU confirms the move, saying the UK would not have a say on decisions.

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LGBTQ rights: Arab Israelis call for tahini-maker boycott


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:34:05 GMT

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An Arab manufacturer of the popular dip sparks a backlash for supporting an Israeli LGBTQ group.

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TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:33:38 GMT

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Popular short video app TikTok has blocked access in Hong Kong as it comes under increasing scrutiny.

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Coronavirus: Kazakhstan denies 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:49:33 GMT

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The country faces accusations Covid-19 is being diagnosed as pneumonia to lower rates.

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Dame Vera Lynn: Spitfire flypast marks funeral


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:58:01 GMT

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A private funeral is held as friends and fans also pay respects to the Forces' Sweetheart.

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Black Lives Matter: From social media post to global movement


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:43:35 GMT

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Black Lives Matter has sparked a hashtag, grass-roots organisations, and a collective of activists.

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Teachers express concern about US schools reopening


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:46:16 GMT

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President Trump's press secretary said it was safe to reopen and that "the child will always come first".

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Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:46:39 GMT

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A new documentary looks at how Danny Trejo left his criminal past to become a film star.

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Naya Rivera: CCTV of star boarding boat


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:21:26 GMT

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The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.

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What are the questions for Ghislaine Maxwell?


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:38:09 GMT

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The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend has reignited interest in her and her alleged role in Epstein's abuse of minors.

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Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 July 2020


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:38:21 GMT

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A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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European hamster added to 'critically endangered' list


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:39:02 GMT

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Lemurs, North Atlantic whales and a rare fungus are also new additions to the IUCN's Red List.

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Black Lives Matter painted outside Trump Tower in New York


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:20:42 GMT

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The mural was painted on Fifth Avenue and others are planned for each of New York's five boroughs.

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Quiz of the week: What annoyed Tom Hanks?


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:34:45 GMT

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How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

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Gorillas in Nigeria: World's rarest great ape pictured with babies


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:30:17 GMT

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The sighting of young Cross River gorillas in Nigeria eases fears they will soon die out.

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Coronavirus: The doctors on Yemen's front line


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:42:01 GMT

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Five years of civil war have left the country's medical system devastated and Covid-19 is spreading largely unchecked.

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Lemur species 'on the brink of extinction'


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:37:57 GMT

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A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

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Coronavirus: How Mexican cartels are taking advantage of pandemic


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:04:37 GMT

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The BBC has secured exclusive access to a cartel trying to win over the poor during the pandemic.

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Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:48:53 GMT

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From his laptop in Essex, Dr Tahir Akhtar is advising Pakistani doctors on treating coronavirus patients.

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US student visas: 'A lot of people I know are scared for the future'


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:58:37 GMT

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The US said some visas could be revoked because of coronavirus, leaving students confused and uncertain.

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Coronavirus: How New Zealand went 'hard and early' to beat Covid-19


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:41:12 GMT

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What has been the strategy behind New Zealand's Covid-19 success?

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Why Hollywood needs computer games tech more than ever


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:07:19 GMT

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The same technology that runs computer games is increasingly popular for making films and television.

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Nile Dam row: Egypt and Ethiopia generate heat but no power


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:45:30 GMT

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Egypt sees the dam as an existential threat, while Ethiopia sees it as an existential necessity.

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'I can recover at home': Cosmetic surgeons see rise in patients amid pandemic


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:42:43 GMT

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More people are having surgery as they can work from home while they recover and hide behind masks.

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George Floyd: Pew survey on US attitudes to police reveals changes


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:10:04 GMT

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Support for officers has declined slightly, but most oppose cuts to police funding, a survey finds.

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Dowrich and Brathwaite punish England as West Indies take command in first Test


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:05:49 GMT

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England are under huge pressure in the first Test after West Indies take a first-innings lead of 114 on day three in Southampton.

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Man City to learn European appeal fate on Monday


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:26:19 GMT

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Manchester City will learn on Monday whether their appeal against a two-year ban from European club competitions has been successful.

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Verstappen fastest in Styrian GP practice as Ricciardo crashes


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:44:09 GMT

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen heads Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas in second practice at the Styrian Grand Prix.

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Man City face Juventus or Lyon if they get past Real Madrid


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:32:34 GMT

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Manchester City will face Juventus or Lyon in the Champions League quarter-final if they overcome Real Madrid.

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Man Utd, Wolves & Rangers learn potential Europa League opponents


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:16:33 GMT

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Manchester United are drawn against Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen in the last eight of the Europa League, while Wolves may meet Sevilla or Roma.

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Coronavirus: Disease detectives track an invisible culprit


Created: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 22:58:50 GMT

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They're working frantically to stop the pandemic spreading. And sometimes that means some awkward conversations.

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