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Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright Romanov Empire website Image caption The artificial islands are meant to be linked to The Gambia’s Tanji village by a causeway The Gambia has become the latest country to deny that it …

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The best Christmas markets in Europe of 2018

For the third year in a row, Zagreb, Croatia has been voted the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe. Of the more than 200,516 votes cast from 131 countries around the world, the Croatian capital took the largest share of votes in European Best Destinations’ Best Christmas Markets 2018, particularly among American, Canadian, Australian, …

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Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge fire ensued – it is not clear what caused the blast A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast at the Baumgarten site, …

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Australian town plans 150th anniversary for incorrect year

Image copyright Murweh Shire Council Image caption Local authorities will make plans for an alternative celebration Plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of an Australian town have hit a hurdle, after local authorities found they were three years too late. The town of Charleville, in Queensland, had begun planning festivities …

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Bitcoin: Does it really use more electricity than Ireland?

Image copyright Getty Images Can something which has no physical presence consume as much electricity as an entire country? The internet has recently been awash with claims that the digital currency Bitcoin could be using more electricity than a number of developed nations. So Reality Check wants to know: how …

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Rohingya methodically raped by Myanmar’s armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — The soldiers arrived, as they often did, long after sunset. It was June, and the newlyweds were asleep in their home, surrounded by the fields of wheat they farmed in western Myanmar. Without warning, seven soldiers burst into the house and charged into their bedroom. The …

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