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Russian MPs cry foul in row over electronic voting

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:17pm
Two MPs complain about abuses of their own electronic system, as parliament backs remote public voting.

The history of plastic in the sea

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:12pm
A metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago.

Egypt's parliament backs constitutional changes to extend Sisi's term

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:05pm
Parliament approves constitutional changes that could let the president stay in power until 2030.

Chinese school's car project prompts class bias debate

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:54am
A Chinese school's family cars exhibition has triggered a fierce debate online about class discrimination in the education system.

Early ocean plastic litter traced to 1960s

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:48am
Scientists "accidentally" record the history of ocean plastic, including what may have been the first plastic bag to be fished out of the ocean.

The story of the fire in graphics

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:09am
How the Notre-Dame fire spread and the damage it caused, shown in graphics and images.

Black church fires: Louisiana suspect charged with hate crimes

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:32am
Hate crime charges have been filed against a white man accused of burning down African-American churches.

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people after mass trial

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 9:17am
The defendants were convicted after a mass trial of being members of an Iran-linked "terrorist cell".

Microplastics found in 'pristine' Pyrenees mountains

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:26am
Scientists from Scotland and France spent five months monitoring the secluded site in the Pyrenees.

EU law fixes minimum rights for 'gig economy' workers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:20am
Casual and "on-demand" workers will now have better protections under EU law.

Notre-Dame cathedral: First look inside fire-damaged building

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 7:04am
Search teams are assessing the damage to the 850-year-old Parisian landmark.

Museum cancels event honouring Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 6:42am
New York's American Museum of Natural History will not now host an event honouring Jair Bolsonaro.

Russia jails Norwegian Frode Berg for spying on submarines

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 6:02am
A retired Norwegian border guard gets a long term in a Russian labour camp, but denies spying.

Notre-Dame: Hunt for ‘dad and daughter’ in photo goes viral

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:52am
A search to find two people, pictured moments before fire engulfed the cathedral, is under way.

Barry Humphries: Top comedy prize renamed after transgender row

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:39am
Melbourne's comedy festival distances its top award from controversy-hit comedian Barry Humphries.

EU votes on 'high-level' protection for whistleblowers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:35am
The proposed law protects whistleblowers from dismissal, demotion and other forms of punishment.

Notre-Dame cathedral: Macron pledges reconstruction after fire

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:16am
The French president pledges a global effort for Paris' iconic cathedral after it was ravaged by fire.

Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:29pm
Staff at a Maryland newspaper quietly hug in memory of five colleagues slain by a gunman last year.

Ilhan Omar: Rival rallies for Trump and congresswoman

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 8:15pm
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's supporters come out after Trump's tweet about her discussing the 9/11 attacks.

Notre-Dame structure 'saved' after huge fire

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 7:59pm
The main structure of the cathedral has been saved, according to a Paris fire official.

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