102745908 qatarlusailgetty - World Cup 2022: Fifa need to conduct "independent investigation" into Qatar bid claims
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World Cup 2022: Fifa need to conduct "independent investigation" into Qatar bid claims

The Qatar World Cup will take place from 21 Nov to 18 Dec 2022 Football’s world governing body Fifa has been urged to conduct an “independent investigation” into claims the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team ran a secret campaign in 2010 to sabotage competing host bids. The chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and […]

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Polar bear shot dead after attacking cruise ship guard

Image caption An estimated 3,000 polar bears enjoy Svalbard’s icy climes A polar bear has been shot dead after it attacked a cruise ship guard on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, within the Arctic Circle. The guard suffered non-life-threatening head injuries and is said to be in a stable condition. He was assigned to protect tourists who […]

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Ahed Tamimi: Israel frees Palestinian viral slap video teen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs a slap terrorism? Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has been freed by Israel after eight months in prison for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank. Video of the incident outside her home in Nabi Saleh last year went viral. For Palestinians, she […]

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Indonesia earthquake: 10 dead on tourist island Lombok

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officials say the earthquake has damaged many buildings A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 10 people. The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central Indonesian island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday. The island attracts tourists from around […]

102743737 hi048395266 - Slobodan Milosevic: Ex-Serbia leader's war crimes lawyer shot dead
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Slobodan Milosevic: Ex-Serbia leader's war crimes lawyer shot dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dragoslav Ognjanovic served on the legal team for Mr Milosevic during his trial at The Hague A prominent lawyer who helped defend the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic at his war crimes trial has been shot dead. Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 57, was killed on Saturday evening outside his apartment building in […]

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Nicaragua protests: Thousands show support for Catholic Church

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Demonstrators urged the Church to continue speaking out against police repression Thousands of anti-government protesters in Nicaragua have taken part in a march to show support for the Roman Catholic Church. The government accuses Catholic bishops of siding with the opposition and encouraging protests. Followers of other religious denominations and […]

102723566 e4fe6c20 f21b 42e4 bf81 0c17aa6d9c4a - Why Ethiopia is grieving 'hero' dam engineer Simegnew Bekele
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Why Ethiopia is grieving 'hero' dam engineer Simegnew Bekele

Image copyright Getty Images The death of Simegnew Bekele, the project manager of the multi-billion-dollar Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has been met by an outpouring of grief in Ethiopia. Condolences flooded social media from journalists, businessmen academics, ambassadors and even flag-carrying Ethiopian Airlines after it was reported that Mr Simegnew’s body was found in a […]

102720614 gettyimages 149565765 - Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them
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Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Does this sight look familiar to you? Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading? If this sounds like you, you might be unwittingly engaging in tsundoku – a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot […]

102708741 gettyimages 929085520 - Slavery memorial highlights Portugal's racism taboo
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Slavery memorial highlights Portugal's racism taboo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This statue of emancipation was built on an island off Senegal that was used by slave ships from Portugal, France, England and the Netherlands Portugal’s first attempt to commemorate its long history of slavery with a monument has inflamed passions over how the country should confront its colonial past […]

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Migration to Europe in charts

Image copyright Getty Images Migration has once again become one of the most important issues in Europe. Italy’s decision in June not to accept the rescue vessel Aquarius with more than 600 migrants on board attracted widespread criticism, and the issue of border controls for migrants threatened to break up the German coalition government. So, […]