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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A Middle Of The Road Viewpoint

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Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea
Interpol elects a South Korean as president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner.
American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'
The isolated Sentinelese tribe of the Andaman islands has always resisted outside contact.
Italy budget 'sleepwalking into instability' - Commission
The European Commission says formal sanctions on Italy are warranted over its high-spending budget.
Briton Matthew Hedges jailed for life on UAE spy charge
Matthew Hedges is found guilty of spying but his family say the verdict is based on a false confession.
Cindy McCain: I'll never get over Trump's war hero slur on husband
The president said her husband was not a war hero - Cindy McCain tells the BBC she may never get over it.
German teenager loses driving licence after 49 minutes
A German teenager had a quick celebration after his driving test - before he was banned for it.
Cyclone Gaja: India girl segregated during period dies
The 14-year-old girl was trapped alone in a hut during the storm in India's Tamil Nadu state.
Brexit: May heading to Brussels amid scramble to finalise deal
The PM will meet Jean-Claude Juncker - as a cabinet minister says MPs won't allow a no-deal Brexit.
Venus Williams settles car crash lawsuit
Tennis star Venus Williams reaches an agreement over a collision that resulted in a man's death.
The tech that could make water use sustainable
Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises groundwater levels in real time.
Moroccan woman in UAE 'killed lover and cooked him'
The Moroccan confessed to feeding his remains to Pakistani workers in the UAE in a traditional dish.
Indian groom gets shot on wedding day and still marries
Shot on the way to his wedding, the man made his vows with a bullet still lodged in his shoulder.
Blac Chyna called out for skin-lightening cream
The reality star and model is launching a skin-lightening cream in Nigeria.
Renae Lawrence: 'Bali Nine' drug smuggler released from jail
The Australian woman may end up being the trafficking ring's only member ever freed by Indonesia.
K-pop and Latin: Why the time is now for foreign language hits
Latin music and K-pop are riding high in the UK charts - so why are Brits finally embracing songs in other languages?
NY Stock Exchange President: 'A man wouldn't get that question'
Stacey Cunningham is the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange.
'Asking about suicide doesn’t cause suicide'
Suicide rates in America are rising, particularly among white, middle-aged men. This summer camp helps families deal with their grief.
Gaza Strip's only concert grand piano makes music again
The only concert grand piano in Gaza has been restored and played in a rare concert.
Drones called in to save the Great Wall of China
A very 21st Century piece of tech is being called in to save the crumbling Great Wall of China.
The unsung life of the composer Fanny Mendelssohn
Fanny Mendelssohn was a prolific composer, but her music is less well-known than her brother Felix's.
Student photographers confront societal issues
Student photojournalists at the London College of Communication explore issues from around the world.
Trump jokes about vote recounts at turkey pardon
The president managed to squeeze the mid-terms and Democratic subpoenas into a light-hearted speech.
Yemen: Where children rummage through rubbish for food
After nearly four years of war in Yemen, Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led military coalition appeared to agree to pause fighting. But it wasn’t to last.
What it's like to be in a 'throuple' relationship
Cathy and Thomas are married. They're also in a relationship with Nicole. They are in a three-way relationship, often referred to as a ‘throuple’.
Big dog Bopper the Whopper is 'too fat for a kennel'
An animal shelter which rescued "Britain's fattest dog" has an even bigger problem on its hands.
Police officer rescues baby bear in California
The bear was rummaging for food in a dumpster in Truckee when it became trapped.
'I hire a man to pretend to be my daughter’s dad - and she doesn't know'
When Asako saw her daughter was bullied for not having a dad she hired a man to act out the role. Ten years on, her daughter doesn't know the truth.
Four reasons that Apple shares have been falling
Shares in the tech giant have dropped 25% since their October peak - so what's the problem?
Sisto Malaspina: The cafe owner who has stirred Melbourne's grief
Murdered in a terror attack, Sisto Malaspina has been remembered for his remarkable "Australian story".
Letter from Africa: Cremations 'threaten' Zimbabwe's ancestral spirits
Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore.
Iraqi university rebuilds after IS 'dark age'
Mosul University is trying to recover from the trauma of war and occupation by the so-called Islamic State.
Are French riots a curse or a blessing for Macron?
As France finds itself in the grip of fuel protests, how will President Macron respond?
O'Neill and Keane leave Republic of Ireland roles
Manager Martin O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane part company with the Republic of Ireland.
'I’ve been assaulted, kicked, punched and spat at' - your stories of life as an amateur referee
When a referee suffered a broken jaw during an attack by a group of players, we asked for you to share your experiences of being amateur football referees.
Broad & Bairstow to return for England's third Test in Sri Lanka
Fast bowler James Anderson is rested for England's third Test against Sri Lanka and replaced by Stuart Broad.
Nobbs 'heartbroken' as knee injury leaves her a doubt for World Cup
England and Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs says she is "heartbroken" as an ACL injury makes her a doubt for the 2019 World Cup.
Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal's ex-coach says the Swiss won't win a Grand Slam in 2019
Roger Federer will not win a Grand Slam next year, according to the uncle and former coach of long-time rival Rafael Nadal.
MPs told off for playing football in House of Commons
A group of MPs are told off by the Speaker for "displaying football skills" in the House of Commons.
'Vibrant Scotland are worth getting excited about'
Former Scotland winger Pat Nevin is enthused by the "youthful energy" and "vibrancy" of the team that beat Albania and Israel.
The crunch of an apple makes me want to run away
Margot Noel has misophonia, which means "hatred of sound". Noises that may be annoying to some people cause her real distress.
When Paradise burned down
The full story of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history.
Jonestown: Rebuilding my life after surviving the massacre
Laura Johnston Kohl reflects on surviving the events of November 1978, when more than 900 died.
Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea
More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives.

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