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Avalanche and volcano hit Japan ski resort

A Japanese soldier has been killed in an avalanche in central Japan that may have been triggered by a volcanic ...

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staffJanuary 21, 2018

Turkish ground troops enter Syria enclave

Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

Syria threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkish warplanes

Syria threatened on Thursday to “destroy” any Turkish warplanes that fly into its territory as Ankara prepares to launch a ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army

A Palestinian man has been killed during a 10-hour military operation by the Israeli army near the occupied West Bank ...

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Hungary blasted over ‘Stop Soros’ bill targeting NGOs

Human rights groups and critics have decried the right-wing Hungarian government’s introduction of legislation targeting NGOs that work with refugees ...

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staff January 23, 2018

Puerto Rico to privatize state owned power company

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Monday the island will privatize the assets of its state owned power company. Rossello ...

staff January 23, 2018

Peru passes law to build roads through Amazon’s remotest regions

Peruvian lawmakers approved a bill that will allow the government to build roads in remote regions of the Amazon rainforest ...

staff January 23, 2018

Montana governor signs executive order to restore net neutrality in state

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday issued an executive order to protect net neutrality in his state. The order requires ...

staff January 23, 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may open with North Korean performance

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics could open with a performance of North Korean artists, a Seoul official suggested on Tuesday. The ...

staff January 23, 2018

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and “the father of South African ...

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staffJanuary 18, 2018

Parts of Australia passing 40C today as others brace for a hot weekend

Very hot and dry conditions have been forecast across the country today and over the weekend, fuelling warnings of extreme ...

New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke ...

staffJanuary 18, 2018

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use ...

staffJanuary 18, 2018

ASIA

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics may open with North Korean performance

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics could open with a performance of North Korean artists, a Seoul official suggested on Tuesday. The ...

Afghan hotel attack killed 14 foreigners

An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The ...

staffJanuary 21, 2018

Burning oil tanker sinks off China

An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say. ...

staffJanuary 14, 2018

AFRICA

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Tunisia announces reforms after protests

The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, reacting to days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke ...

Deadly protests grip Sudan over rising bread prices

One student has been killed and six people injured during widespread protests over rising bread prices in Sudan. The student died ...

staffJanuary 8, 2018

Saudi warplane crashes in Yemen; pilots escape

A warplane from the Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen has crashed after suffering a “technical failure”, a coalition statement said. However, ...

staffJanuary 8, 2018

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Technology

Leak in world’s biggest database worries Indians

Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens’ ...

staffJanuary 5, 2018

Apple – Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It ...

staffJanuary 5, 2018
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Business

Visa to eliminate customer signatures for cards with security chips

Visa Inc. announced Friday it would no longer require businesses to get customers’ signatures on purchases made with chip-card security. ...

staffJanuary 12, 2018

Celgene buys cancer therapy maker Impact Biomedicines for $1.1B

Celgene Corp. has announced the acquisition of Impact Biomedicines, a company developing medication to combat bone marrow cancer. Celgene, headquartered ...

staffJanuary 8, 2018

More than 100 Sears, Kmart stores to close

Sears Holdings said Thursday it is closing 39 Sears locations and 64 Kmart stores in addition to the dozens of ...

staffJanuary 5, 2018
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SCIENCE

Sharks, humans shared common ancestor 440 million years ago

A basking shark-like fish — only the size of a sardine — is helping paleontologists better understand the earliest branches ...

staffJanuary 12, 2018

Here’s what happens to the human body in Space

Space is a dangerous and unforgiving place, and spending time away from gravity takes its toll on the human body, ...

staffJanuary 11, 2018
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HEALTH

Cancer blood test enormously exciting

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. ...

staffJanuary 18, 2018

Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain – Study

A new study reveals evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain. Researchers at the University of ...

staffJanuary 12, 2018
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Sport

Kyle Edmund beats Dimitrov to reach semis

Britain’s Kyle Edmund stunned third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. Edmund ...

staffJanuary 23, 2018

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Olympics over doping

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday banned the entire Russian Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, ...

staffDecember 6, 2017

Australia beat England to win Rugby League World Cup

Australia edged out England in a tight and nervy Rugby League World Cup final to retain the trophy at Suncorp ...

staffDecember 2, 2017
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Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!