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Iran says key Natanz nuclear facility hit by 'sabotage' (Mo, 12 Apr 2021)
The country's top nuclear official says a power outage at its Natanz site was "nuclear terrorism".
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St Vincent volcano: Power cuts after another 'explosive event' (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Monitors report another "explosive event" at a volcano on the now ash-covered Caribbean island of St Vincent.
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Markus Söder joins German chancellor race (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Bavaria's premier finally says he may be the conservatives' candidate to replace Angela Merkel.
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Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
The BBC speaks to the woman who, as a child, witnessed Yuri Gagarin's return to Earth 60 years ago.
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US army officer sues police over violent traffic stop (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
A black army lieutenant files a lawsuit against two policemen in Virginia after being pepper-sprayed.
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Cambodia criticises edited photos of Khmer Rouge victims (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Some of the images colourised by an Irish artist appear to have been edited to show them smiling.
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Cyclone Seroja: Storm makes landfall in Western Australia (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
Strong winds tore across the state on Sunday, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power.
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New Christ statue in Brazil's Encantado to be taller than Rio's (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
A head and outstretched arms have been added to Christ the Protector in the southern city of Encantado.
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Jordan royal family pictured together following 'royal rift' (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
They appear in public a week after Prince Hamzah was accused of plotting to destabilise the kingdom.
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Chad presidential election: Idriss Déby seeks sixth term amid boycott (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Turnout is unclear in the vote boycotted by opposition candidates over brutality against protesters.
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Elephant calf rescued from bottom of well in India (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
An elephant calf has been rescued from the bottom of a dug well in India's Odisha state.
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China mine rescue: Crews work to free trapped workers in Xinjiang (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Twenty-one people are trapped underground after a coal mine flooded in the Xinjiang region.
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Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
But despite the huge inoculation drive, India has just registered another record increase in cases.
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Ecuador picks president under the shadow of Covid (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
The young left-wing candidate Andrés Arauz faces pro-market former banker Guillermo Lasso.
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Camille Pissarro: Transatlantic struggle for painting stolen by Nazis (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
A Pissarro painting is the focus of a custody battle involving a Holocaust survivor and a US museum.
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Why India's forest fires are worrying scientists (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
Activists say authorities in India and Nepal seem underprepared to fight forest fires.
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Moscow's palatial Yeliseyevsky food hall closes after 120 years (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
The iconic supermarket on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow first opened its doors 120 years ago.
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Ghana's farmers eye sweet success from chocolate (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa producer but sees little of the profits from chocolate - for now.
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Saving green turtles... by cooling their eggs (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Warmer sand temperatures from climate change are leading to way more females being hatched than males.
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Benin elections: The fight for a democratic future (Sun, 11 Apr 2021)
Several opposition leaders are barred from Sunday's poll in a country once seen as a model for Africa.
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