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The art of buildings – BBC News

[ad_1] After thousands of public votes, the winners of the Art of Building Photographer of the Year 2019 have been announced.The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), celebrates the creativity of the construction industry and the built world around us. The Public Choice Award went to Alexandr Bormotin for his striking image of a metro station in Moscow. Image copyright Alexandr Bormotin / CIOB19 Image caption "The
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Salvini faces setback in Italian regional election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Matteo Salvini has focused on the Emilia-Romagna region Italy's far-right firebrand Matteo Salvini is facing a setback after his League Party looks set to be beaten by the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in a closely watched election in the country's north. The left has governed Emilia-Romagna since the end of World War Two.Mr Salvini focused on the area ahead of Sunday's local election.But an
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Holocaust: Dutch PM apologises over failure to protect Jews

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mark Rutte, left, lay a wreath at the Holocaust remembrance event in Amsterdam Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised on behalf of his country's government for its failure to protect Jews during World War Two.Mr Rutte said that while some Dutch officials resisted during the Nazi occupation, too many simply did as they were told. It was the first such apology to be
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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – US media

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash in California, US media report. Bryant was travelling in a private helicopter when it burst into flames above the city of Calabasas, according to the reports. The LA County Sheriff's department said that five people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, with no survivors. It did not immediately publish any names.
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In pictures: India marks Republic Day with military parade

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The event included dances from schoolchildren India has celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a parade showing off its military might and cultural diversity.The holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution.Thousands of people gathered on a ceremonial boulevard in Delhi to watch the colourful parade amid tight security.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the event offered "glimpses of India's military and security
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s aunt reappears after six years

[ad_1] Image copyright KCNA Image caption Kim Kyong Hui is seen here on the right, two seats away from Kim Jong-un The aunt of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been seen in public for the first time since the execution of her husband years ago.Kim Kyong-hui is the daughter of North Korea's founder, Kim Il-sung, and sister to former leader Kim Jong-il.She had not been seen since her husband,
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Turkey earthquake: Rescue efforts near end as death toll rises

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rescue teams carried out final searches for survivors on Sunday Efforts to find survivors from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey have begun winding down as the death toll climbed to at least 35.The magnitude-6.8 quake shook Turkey's Elazig province late on Friday, causing buildings to collapse.Some 45 people have been pulled alive from the rubble so far.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the
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Mali: Militants on motorbikes kill 15 troops, officials say

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Fifteen members of the security forces have been killed in Mali by suspected Islamist militants, officials say.The attack came on Sunday at the Sokolo military camp in the central Segou region.An official speaking to AFP news agency said the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and that all those killed were gendarmes or paramilitary police. Militants linked to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda often carry out attacks
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Brazil floods: Dozens dead in severe Minas Gerais rainstorms

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption There are fears that the death toll will rise further At least 30 people have died during severe rainstorms in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, the country's emergency services have said. Many of the victims were buried in landslides or washed away in floods after intense rain on Friday and Saturday.More than 2,500 people were evacuated from their homes, and local TV showed images