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Tiny brain part found to control ageing

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:54:02 GMT

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New findings published in Nature this week say it is possible to replenish stem cells and possibly even reverse ageing effects throughout the body.



US deal paves way for Russia sanctions, curbing Donald Trump's power

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:38:04 GMT

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The US Senate is one step closer to passing a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia and bar President Donald Trump from easing such sanctions. But support for the bill has the EU concerned for its energy policy.



'Terrible tragedy': US amusement park ride malfunctions at Ohio State Fair

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:38:04 GMT

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A swinging and spinning amusement park ride has broken apart at the Ohio State Fair, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.



Jeff Sessions to unveil probe into intelligence leaks, despite mounting pressure from Donald Trump: reports

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:48:03 GMT

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The US attorney general is expected to announce several investigations into leaks, as he faces mounting pressure from the president. But officials say Trump won't fire him - for now.



Cassie Sainsbury: the one answer that put her plea bargain at risk

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:30:04 GMT

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Australian could potentially lose her plea deal due to an apparent communication error.



Donald Trump's transgender argument echoes one used against gays, women, blacks

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:57:11 GMT

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Seemingly out of the blue, US President Donald Trump announced a ban based on an argument history has proved wrong.



Chinese cops detain 67 in rare Beijing street protest

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:56:08 GMT

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Police in the Chinese capital have detained 67 people for disturbing social order after demonstrators gathered to stage a rare protest in Beijing, complaining that the government was unfairly targeting a charity.



Swedish government in turmoil over massive data breach

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:25:06 GMT

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The scandal over an IT outsourcing deal between the Swedish Transport Authority and IBM has blown out as the extent of the confidential data leak has become known.



Cassie Sainsbury's plea bargain case gets new hearing date

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:48:06 GMT

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Adelaide woman Cassie Sainsbury's agreement to serve six years in jail after striking a plea deal with Colombian prosecutors on drug smuggling charges has hit a snag.



Man suspected of running $US4B bitcoin laundering ring arrested

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:07:03 GMT

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A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges has been arrested.



Nick Philippoussis to spend another night in California jail

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:28:02 GMT

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The father of former Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis looks set to spend at least another night inside San Diego's tough Central Jail.



Lawmakers in Russia call for retaliation against new US sanctions

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:18:05 GMT

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Russian legislators called on Wednesday for "painful" measures against the United States in response to plans for new US sanctions.



French Riviera fires force 12,000 to evacuate

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:50:05 GMT

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more than 1000 firefighters battled wildfires that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast.



Alleged drug courier Cassie Sainsbury arrives at court in Bogota

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:20:04 GMT

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Alleged Australian drug courier Cassandra Sainsbury appeared before the media briefly ahead of the hearing in Bogota.



Minneapolis police to change body cameras rules after Justine Damond shooting

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:51:08 GMT

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Police in Minneapolis must now activate their body cameras during every call for service.



Russian pranksters trick Rick Perry into a conversation about pig manure

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:22:09 GMT

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Perry in charge of the government agency that maintains the nation's stockpile of nuclear warheads.



Charlie Gard 'cannot go home to die', court rules

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:52:06 GMT

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Charlie Gard's parents wanted their baby at home with them on a ventilator before palliative care began.



UK announces plan to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:40:03 GMT

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Britain's plans match a similar pledge made this month by France.



Trump declares ban on transgender people from serving 'in any capacity' in US military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:37:05 GMT

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Citing the need to focus on victory, the president said the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and "disruption" that transgender troops would require.



UK judge to decide if baby Charlie Gard dies at home

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:57:31 GMT

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If his parents don't find a team of specialists to care for him at home, the judge will make a ruling on Wednesday on where Charlie's life should end.



'Fire everybody': Donald Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci talks tough on leaks

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:11:04 GMT

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Donald Trump has been plagued with a leaky White House. His new communications director plans to fix that, though there's little evidence it's possible. Meanwhile, assistant press secretary Michael Short quits.



'Inexplicable decision': Justice Dept. nominee admits to helping Russian bank with probe into Trump ties

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:42:07 GMT

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Brian Benczkowski admits to representing Alfa Bank amid Trump-Russia suspicions despite knowing he'd be a Justice Department nominee.



Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's first female PM, faces financial ruin and jail

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:46:05 GMT

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Six years after being swept into power on a landslide victory Thailand's first woman prime minister is facing financial ruin and jail.



Sadly familiar, building collapses in India burying residents

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:56:04 GMT

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At least 12 people died when a five-storey apartment block collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday.



Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury reaches plea bargain: report

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:44:03 GMT

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Accused drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury has reached a plea bargain deal to avoid a long jail sentence in Colombia, according to media reports.



Australian 'Solo Man' ad star Mark Robert Coutelas arrested in Cambodia

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:11:02 GMT

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He was once the Solo Man, an Australian soft-drink advertising star from the 1980s famous for man-of-action feats like canoeing off cliff faces.



In emotional return to Senate, John McCain urges bipartisanship

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:12:12 GMT

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Senator John McCain was greeted by applause from both sides of the aisle, but at the end of the day, the healthcare bill suffered another loss.



Trump faces veto dilemma as Russian sanctions bill passes House, upsets Moscow

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:24:06 GMT

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The approval of the sweeping package of sanctions clears a key hurdle in Congress' effort long opposed by the Trump administration.



Children may be 'iconic targets' for terrorists, medical experts warn

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:49:10 GMT

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Children and hospitals have become targets for terrorists, French medical experts have warned, and countries need to prepare for mass casualties.



Justine Damond's ashes to be brought home to Australia

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:38:02 GMT

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The agreement was struck between her fiance Don Damond and her father John Ruszczyk.



Mark Philippoussis' father Nikolaos arrested in relation to child sex offences in the US

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:08:04 GMT

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The father of retired Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis has been arrested in the US on child sex charges.



North Korea could cross ICBM threshold next year, US officials warn

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:08:05 GMT

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North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, US officials say.



Swiss chainsaw attacker Franz Wrousis arrested after international manhunt

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:49:03 GMT

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Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw.



US Senate panel compels former Trump aide Paul Manafort to attend Russia hearing

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:31:02 GMT

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The subpoena came as Jared Kushner appeared for a second day of questions on Capitol Hill.



US senators caught on hot mic: Donald Trump is 'crazy,' 'I'm worried'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:12:06 GMT

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A Republican senator was caught discussing Trump's lack of familiarity with the details of governing.



Media vs trolls: the showdown over Trump's CNN tweet and internet anonymity

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:18:02 GMT

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CNN's response to images of the network being "smacked down" by the US President forces us to revisit whether online trolls have a right to privacy.



UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon talks up local build in aggressive bid to build Australia's next warships

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:45:00 GMT

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In an exclusive interview, the UK Defence Secretary has also linked the contract to a major expansion of arms trade with Australia.



Donald Trump renews Twitter attacks on US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:53:05 GMT

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US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in a Twitter tirade.



England's unique mental health experiment: Free talk therapy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:37:09 GMT

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Behind the world's most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses.



Chinese fighter jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:54:01 GMT

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Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 91 metres of the American aircraft, US officials said on Monday.



Australia to accept first Central American refugees under US deal: sources

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:22:05 GMT

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A group of approximately 30 refugees from El Salvador currently being held in Costa Rica will move to Australia in the next couple of months, two sources said.



Justine Damond shooting: search warrant says 'female' slapped squad car

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:47:05 GMT

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Police officer Mohamed Noor is maintaining his silence amid a suggestion that an Australian woman may have "slapped" the car before she was fatally shot.



'I hope so': Top Conservative minister cautious on Theresa May's future

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:43:03 GMT

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One of the British government's most senior ministers has declared that the Conservative government will last but is less optimistic about the future of Theresa May.



Vietnam halts South China Sea drilling 'after Chinese threats'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:33:03 GMT

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China has threatened to attack Vietnamese bases over gas drilling in the disputed South China Sea region, according to diplomatic sources.



Donald Trump finds a loyal crowd at Boy Scout Jamboree

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:34:08 GMT

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"Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?" Donald Trump asked. It turned out he did, at least a little.



More than 100 scholars back journalist in Adani 'crony capitalism' row

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:34:09 GMT

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Gautam Adani is the focus of an uproar over the resignation of a top journalist who alleged that Indian PM Narendra Modi helped the Adani Group.



Poland PM vows court overhaul, after president unexpectedly vetoes reforms

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:52:04 GMT

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Poland's president has dealt a blow to the ruling party that backed him, vetoing two bills that sparked days of protests and EU threats of sanctions.



Fighting on all fronts: Duterte to beef up forces against Islamists and Maoists

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:52:09 GMT

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The Philippine president has ordered his country's military to buy drones and planes and recruit between 35,000 and 40,000 new recruits over the next two years.



Israel to remove metal detectors from Jerusalem flashpoint site

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:10:06 GMT

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Israel will remove metal detectors that it placed at a holy site after two police officers were killed, triggering bloody clashes.



US A-G Jeff Sessions now 'beleaguered' according to Donald Trump

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:49:04 GMT

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US President Donald Trump has turned up the pressure on his own attorney-general.



Somali-born police 'afraid' after Australian Justine Damond's death

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:34:05 GMT

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The state of Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in the US.



Texas truck driver charged in human trafficking case as death toll rises

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:42:06 GMT

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James Bradley jnr was charged under a federal law against knowingly transporting people who are in the country illegally and faces unlimited prison term or death.



Kushner's damning account: At the very least, he's in over his head

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:22:03 GMT

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You get the impression that Russians were trying to pressure and influence this political neophyte.



In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:06:02 GMT

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The stunt evokes the film Point Break, in which a gang don masks of ex-presidents while robbing banks.



More than 60 killed in bloody day of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:29:04 GMT

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Suicide attackers from two separate branches of the Taliban killed at least 26 people in the Pakistani city of Lahore and more than 35 in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Monday.



Extreme El Nino events to double in number even with 1.5-degree warming: study

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:54:05 GMT

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More frequent severe droughts, coral bleaching are on the agenda with more extreme El Nino events predicted even with ambitious climate goals.



'I will tax you to death': Duterte mining crackdown could hit Australian companies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:29:05 GMT

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The Philippine president wants all minerals extracted in his country to be processed domestically.



'Time has run out' to save baby Charlie Gard, parents say as they end legal fight

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:37:05 GMT

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Mother said her little boy could have had a chance of getting better, but the hospital disagreed.



French farmer compensated after sheep fall off cliff chased by bear

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:18:04 GMT

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More than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the French Pyrenees.



Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner says 'I did not collude' with foreign government

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:58:05 GMT

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US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner claims he "did not collude" with a foreign government.



Taliban bomb kills dozens in Kabul

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:25:04 GMT

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The Taliban have launched a wave of attacks around the country in recent days, sparking fighting in more than half a dozen provinces.



The $13bn shakedown: Turkey wages war on 'enemies' in business

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:22:06 GMT

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Akin Ipek, one of Turkey's richest men, was staying in London when police raided his television network in Istanbul. So he opened his laptop and watched in real time.



Doing a Scaramucci: Will this creepy salesman last as Trump's whipping boy?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:55:03 GMT

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Anthony Scaramucci's appointment is the American equivalent of Malcolm Turnbull suddenly putting Peta Credlin in charge of sharpening his public message.



Japanese PM Shinzo Abe denies favouritism as his popularity dives

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:01:03 GMT

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Abe and his aides have repeatedly denied intervening to help a friend win approval for veterinary school in a special economic zone.



Premeditated sexual violence has surged in South Sudan's conflict: Amnesty

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:32:06 GMT

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South Sudan's brutal civil conflict has prompted a surge of "premeditated sexual violence on a massive scale", according to Amnesty International.



Don Damond prepares to see Justine's wedding dress after fatal US shooting

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:32:05 GMT

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Justine Damond's fiance is preparing to pick up her wedding dress following her fatal shooting in Minneapolis.



UK joins calls for end to Qatar boycott

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:21:03 GMT

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Britain has joined the US and France in calling for an end to the boycott of Qatar after the country pledged to fight terrorism.



'Giant' huntsman spider terrifies removalists after hitching a ride to Britain

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:31:08 GMT

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The BBC reports the arachnid was the "size of a guinea pig", causing one of the men to flee in fright.



In Bogota, Australian Cassie Sainsbury under pressure to inform

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:57:07 GMT

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Accused Australian drug smuggler is reportedly under pressure to inform in return for a reduced jail sentence in Colombia.



'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: reports

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:11:05 GMT

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A German teenager who is being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group.



John McCain's rival accused of 'dancing on his grave', urges him to step aside

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:27:04 GMT

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A day after news came out about US Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged him to think about his political future sooner rather than later.



Deadly shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan: security source

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:12:02 GMT

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At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, a Jordanian security source said.



White House signals support of Russia sanctions legislation

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:17:04 GMT

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine.



Israel says Jerusalem shrine metal detectors to stay despite protests

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:16:04 GMT

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Israel says it will not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem shrine.



Iran-Iraq agreement to boost military cooperation may alarm Washington

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:41:02 GMT

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Iran and Iraq have signed an accord to step up military cooperation and the fight against terrorism.



Police call off search for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley missing in Canada

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:26:14 GMT

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Canadian police have called off the search for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley, who went missing in the Canadian wilderness 15 days ago.



Human trafficking blamed after people found dead in truck in Texas

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:16:19 GMT

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Eight people have been found dead and a nine has since died in a truck trailer in Texas in a suspected human trafficking case.



Military veterans are a problem for the Trump administration's war on marijuana

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:03:07 GMT

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The Trump administration's attack on legal marijuana is clashing with military veterans.



As Congress acts to punish Russia, Trump caught in a bind

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:52:05 GMT

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Congressional leaders reach agreement on sweeping sanctions to punish Russia, putting them on a collision course with the White House. But will Trump veto their bill?



Search continues for Melbourne woman Sophie Dowsley missing in Canada

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:57:04 GMT

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Canadian police brought in sniffer dogs and search and rescue teams from four districts over the weekend as the search for Sophie Dowsley continues.



Read Anthony Scaramucci's old tweets. You'll understand why he deleted them.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:55:01 GMT

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New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hasn't always shared the political views of the administration he now serves.



How Islamic State nearly stumbled on ingredients for a 'dirty bomb' in Mosul

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:06:05 GMT

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The most fearsome weapon in Mosul was never used by the terrorists who captured the city. Only now is it becoming clear what happened to it.



Marlboro for every man: how one tobacco giant is luring youth to smoke in India

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:05:06 GMT

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The world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company is vigorously working to expand its market share in India, using tactics the government says are illegal.



East Timor: Election results pave the way for coalition government

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:00:05 GMT

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Growing concern over the country's economic future does not seem to have translated into a shift away from the country's governing coalition.



Witness in Justine Damond shooting comes forward, source says part of encounter was filmed

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:24:02 GMT

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A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, according to state investigators.



Trump says he has 'complete power to pardon' as Russian investigation intensifies

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:24:03 GMT

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Donald Trump asserted the "complete power to pardon" relatives and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia's meddling in last year's election.



The forgotten Indonesian island that was swapped for Manhattan

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:33:07 GMT

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Run – a coconut-fringed island about three-kilometres long and one-kilometre wide, was swapped for the swampy island of Manhattan in 1667.



President Joko Widodo orders Indonesian police to shoot drug traffickers

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:50:02 GMT

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers.



Protests over Jerusalem shrine leave six dead and escalate into diplomatic row

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:34:05 GMT

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Jerusalem shrine protests have escalated with all Palestinian Authority-Israel contact cut.



Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak 'discussed US campaign' with Jeff Sessions

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:16:02 GMT

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Russian ambassador caught by US spy agencies saying he'd discussed US campaign with Jeff Sessions.



Justine Damond's 'inexplicable' death helps black and white find their voice

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:37:04 GMT

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African Americans have been the habitual victims of police brutality, now their well-oiled protest machine is at the disposal of the white Minneapolis community.



Lipstick Under My Burkha challenges oppressive rules of Indian society

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:50:05 GMT

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The oppressive rules of Indian society that dictate what a woman does with her life and sexual desires are being challenged on the big screen.



White House newcomer professes love for President with 'good karma'

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:45:04 GMT

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The uneasy alliance between Scaramucci and Sanders will help determine the fate of Trump's efforts to reboot his message.



Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile attack

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:03:04 GMT

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The state of Hawaii is formulating a preparedness plan for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of the state's tourism boosters.



'Aggressive': Chinese spy ship monitors Australia-US war games

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:54:04 GMT

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A Chinese ship has been spying on major war games taking place between Australia and the United States off the coast of Queensland.



Severe storms trigger emergency declaration, evacuations in New Zealand

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:07:04 GMT

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Troops mobilised after heavy rains prompt floods on the South Island.



How Justine Damond's killing could change police culture in the US

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:54:22 GMT

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Nearly every aspect of Justine Damond's death rewrites a script that too often shunts victims of police violence to the fringes of the day's news agenda.



East Timor election: mass turnout amid reported threats

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:29:07 GMT

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After 24 years of brutal Indonesian occupation, Timorese have come to take their elections seriously, and turned out en-masse across the country.



Moustache intact, Salvador Dali's remains exhumed for paternity test

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:12:05 GMT

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Forensic scientists exhuming the remains of Surrealist painter Salvador Dali made a startling discovery.



Dreaming of the Tour de France in the Land of a Thousand Hills

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:11:11 GMT

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Ten years ago, most Rwandans had never even seen a road bike. Today, they dream of an international career with one ultimate goal.