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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 4:27 pm

First female Aboriginal MP promises 'fighting spirit'

Australia's first female Aboriginal MP has promised to bring the "fighting spirit" of her clan to federal politics.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 4:20 pm

World's best-paid models 'overwhelmingly white and slim'

Most of the world's highest-paid models are overwhelmingly white and slim, reflecting a lack of inclusion on catwalks, Forbes magazine says.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 4:18 pm

Elephants numbers plummet - slaughtered for ivory

There has been a big reduction in Africa's elephant population, according to the first continent-wide aerial census.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:53 pm

IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:33 pm

Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

A US commercial flight has landed in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:09 pm

Sharp decline in Africa's elephants

Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 2:01 pm

Accident makes Russian village's taps run with oil

An accident results in oil on tap for villagers in Russia's far east.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:41 pm

Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:40 pm

Will Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death weaken IS?

Frank Gardner considers what difference the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani will make to so-called Islamic State.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:13 pm

Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies

Joe Sutter, the man who led development of Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, the plane that ushered in the long-haul travel era, has died aged 95.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:04 pm

Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

Icelandic postal service becomes viral hit after correctly delivering letter using map scrawled on envelope.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:32 pm

Burning issue

When American football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, he unleashed a storm of controversy that shows no sign of dying down.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:19 pm

Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

Two scholars reveal the text of a parchment hidden in 1932 beneath a Rome obelisk eulogising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:10 pm

Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant

Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros is discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in southern France.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:05 pm

Beijing and Shanghai ban electric scooters and segways on roads

China's two biggest cities ban the use of electric scooters and segways on public roads because of growing safety concerns.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 11:32 am

Most public face of ISIS killed

ISIS spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani has been killed, according to a statement from the terror group and its Amaq news agency.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 11:25 am

Australia launches tactile banknote to aid blind people

New note has two raised dots allowing blind and visually impaired people to identify its value.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 11:18 am

Rescued migrants arrive at Sicily port

Many of the 6,500 people rescued in the Mediterranean earlier this week have started arriving at ports in Sicily, as Ed Thomas reports.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 10:12 am

Naming the dead

Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 9:56 am

Rape, drugs and one big wall: Trump on Mexicans

A look back at some of the things US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said about Mexico during his election campaign.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 9:55 am

German station resorts to window access after mix-up

Planning mix-up means station doors have been blocked by a new, higher platform.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 9:11 am

Singer Chris Brown arrested for 'pointing gun at woman'

US singer Chris Brown is arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman tells police he threatened her with a gun.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 9:09 am

Newborn among 6,500 migrants saved at sea in 30 hours

A five-day-old newborn peers out from a pink blanket. His dark, almond-shaped eyes stare directly at the camera, his tiny hand tucked underneath his chin.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 8:39 am

Stuntman rides unicycle on massive chimney in Romania.

A unicyclist has been performing stunts on top of a chimney in Romania that is 250m high - one of the tallest structures in the city of Targu Jiu.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:20 am

Dilma Rousseff impeachment: what you need to know – the Guardian briefing - The Guardian


The Guardian

Dilma Rousseff impeachment: what you need to know – the Guardian briefing
The Guardian
Why are Brazil's politicians ousting Rousseff from the presidency, what is Operation Car Wash, and who is implicated in the corruption investigation? Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment trial · Jonathan Watts. Wednesday 31 August 2016 02 ...
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces final impeachment voteWashington Post
Vote on whether to remove president nears in Brazil's SenateMetroNews Canada
Brazil Senate set to dismiss President RousseffRTE.ie
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 6:58 am

North Korea executed top minister, South Korea says

South Korean officials say Pyongyang executed one of its highest ranking ministers, Kim Yong-jin, last month, without giving further details.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 6:15 am

US election 2016: Donald Trump to visit Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto

Donald Trump announces he will visit Mexico on Wednesday, after repeatedly disparaging it during his campaign for the US presidency.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 5:54 am

Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech - CBC.ca


CBC.ca

Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech
CBC.ca
In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico today to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration. Trump's immigration talk runs into reality at the Mexican ...
Trump to meet with Mexican President Peña Nieto ahead of immigration speechThe Globe and Mail
Trump announces surprise meeting with Mexican PresidentCNN
Trump may visit Mexico before immigration speech: AP sourceToronto Star
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 4:41 am

US commercial flights take off for Cuba

When Jet Blue flight 387 touches down in Cuba on Wednesday, it will be the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:37 am

Police at singer Chris Brown's LA home

Police in Los Angeles have arrested the US singer, Chris Brown, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:29 am

Taliban appears to release video of captive Canadian-American couple in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Captives

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.

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Posted: August 31, 2016, 3:09 am

Death of senior leader al-Adnani caps bad month for ISIS - CNN


CNN

Death of senior leader al-Adnani caps bad month for ISIS
CNN
(CNN) The death of one of ISIS' most prominent figures, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, is one more example of the pressure the group is under in both Iraq and Syria. Al-Adnani was the most visible figure in ISIS' core leadership, and instrumental as the group ...
Senior ISIS Strategist and Spokesman Is Reported Killed in SyriaNew York Times
Isil founder member killed in coalition airstrike on AleppoTelegraph.co.uk
Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent US strike in SyriaJerusalem Post Israel News
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Posted: August 31, 2016, 1:29 am

Ebola virus lasts in semen for up to 565 days: study

Liberia Ebola

Ebola virus particles found present in semen as long as 565 days after recovery from an infection.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:53 pm

Skirting the issue

The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi collects some tips for politicians after a minister says women tourists should avoid wearing skirts.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:39 pm

New start?

BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy asks Colombians in the capital Bogota whether they think the peace agreement with the Farc rebels signals a new start for the country.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:36 pm

Against the odds

At the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Kenyan distance runner Henry Wanyoike won his first gold medal
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:26 pm

Smack in the suburbs

Avon Lake is an upmarket suburb of a US city - but opiate addiction is tearing apart the fabric of the neighbourhood.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 11:10 pm

Apple isn't the only giant US company being scrutinized for its overseas taxes" - Yahoo News


Channel 4 News

Apple isn't the only giant US company being scrutinized for its overseas taxes"
Yahoo News
Apple (AAPL) made waves Tuesday when the European Commission said it must pay back $14.5 billion plus interest in back taxes to Ireland. But Apple isn't the only US corporation to face scrutiny from European authorities, which are scrutinizing deals ...
Apple could face major Irish tax bill after EU rulingIrish Times
The European Commission's Recent State Aid Investigations of Transfer Pricing Rulings - US Department of the TreasuryUS Department of the Treasury
Apple's Irish Tax Bill May Run Into Billions of EurosBloomberg

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:53 pm

Lifting the burka off the burkini - Toronto Sun


Toronto Sun

Lifting the burka off the burkini
Toronto Sun
In their hysterical reaction to the “burkini ban” in France, bleeding-heart liberals in the West demonstrated again how gullible they are and how easy it is for the worldwide Islamist movement to manipulate them. In carefully staged theatre, the ...
Cannes burkini ban overturned after top French court rulingCTV News
Muslim cafe exchange in French restaurant stirs inquirySBS
When humiliating Muslim women is the lawSocialist Worker Online
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:49 pm

Iceland workers appease elves

ROAD construction workers in Iceland have been forced to unearth a magical rock to appease “angry elves” blamed for a series of mishaps.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:12 pm

EU hits Apple with $14.6 billion tax bill

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 10:05 pm

Apparently tourism is booming in Syria

TOURISM bosses in war-ravaged Syria have released a bizarre new promo video which brags the country is as beautiful as ever for holiday makers.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:47 pm

Apple hit with 13bn-euro tax slap

A TAX deal between Apple and Ireland has been ruled illegal by European Union antitrust regulators. Now the international tech giant must cough-up 13-billion euros ($A19 billion).
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:24 pm

ISIS says group's spokesman and chief strategist killed in Syria

Mideast Islamic State

ISIS spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group says.

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 9:22 pm

Canadian and his wife, hostages in Afghanistan, plead for lives in video - Times Colonist


Canadian and his wife, hostages in Afghanistan, plead for lives in video
Times Colonist
OTTAWA - A newly released video shows a Canadian man and his American wife, held captive in Afghanistan for almost four years, pleading for government help to save their lives. In the video, Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman sombrely warn they will be ...

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:50 pm

‘China’s rise no longer peaceful’

CONCERNED about China’s rise to power? According to this key figure, the superpower’s demand for dominance is anything but friendly.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:36 pm

Space blankets save lives

They appear after shark attacks, marathons, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks like the one in Paris last year. And they have appeared en masse most recently in images of migrants and refugees attempting deadly crossings of the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:36 pm

Dark threat brewing on island paradise

IT’S painted as a picture-perfect haven for tourists. But in an increasingly dangerous world, the Maldives’ credibility is being brutally shredded.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:23 pm

Truck bomb explodes, killing at least 15

At least seven people were killed and more than 15 injured Tuesday when a truck with explosives blew up outside the Somali presidential palace and the popular Somali Youth League Hotel, police told CNN.
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Posted: August 30, 2016, 8:08 pm

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