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Het radionieuws van 17 mei

Elke dag voorzien de reporters van 21bis je van het laatste nieuws. Beluister hieronder het nieuws van woensdag 17 mei. Hoofdpunten: Brussel Airport is op weg naar een recordjaar, VN-veiligheidsraad buigt zich over Venezuela en het filmfestival van Cannes gaat van
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Whistle blower Chelsea Manning leaves prison

US soldier Chelsea Manning will be released today after serving seven years in prison. She was responsible for leaking classified military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks. Manning, who underwent a sex change while in prison, was initially sentenced for 35
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North Korea launches new type of missile

North Korean state television gladly announced a successful test of a new kind of intermediate-range ballistic missiles. This will certainly raise tensions again, ending the relative cooldown of the last couple of weeks. Multiple countries already expressed their concern. They
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Douaneplein ondergaat metamorfose tot jongerenzone

Het Douaneplein in Mechelen ondergaat binnenkort een heuse metamorfose. Er was grote vraag naar meer activiteiten voor jongeren in de stad en hier maakten de Mechelse jeugddienst en de schepen van Jeugd, Greet Geypen, meteen werk van. In september dit
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International Comic Fair ridiculed in Spain

Social media fiercely reacted against Spanish TV shows ridiculing cosplayers and their culture. The journalist Miguel Martín ridiculise some cosplayers of the comic fair in Barcelona during the comedy program Dani & Flo on Cuatro, one of the most important
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Erdogan: ‘I will stand firm’

Turkey’s political power is tested in Europe. Erdogan promises to stand his ground despite Germans, Dutch, Austrians, Swiss, Belgians, Danes and the rest of Europe ahead of a constitutional referendum next month on whether to expand his powers. The unusually
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Burkina Faso: End of dictatorship

Ismael Compaore (29), a young journalist from Burkina Faso (West Africa), risked his life to finally show the world the struggle his country went through to end 27 years of dictatorship. He made a film (Une Revolution Africaine) on a revolution
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‘Trans women’ are ‘trans women’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian author and feminist made headlines with infuriating words about trans women.  In an interview, the author would not agree that Trans women are ‘real women.’ ‘We need to simply strike the phrase “real women” from
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