Middle East

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Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said ...

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Gunmen in deadly attack on Kenya hotel

Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing a number of people. Gunfire and blasts were heard ...

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Saudi Arabia opens Khashoggi murder trial

The trial of 11 individuals over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has begun in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, ...

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Europe

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Statue’s face too friendly for Satan

A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticized for being too jolly. The bronze ...

May’s Brexit deal rejected by MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting ...

Stabbed Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz dies in hospital

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity ...

Russia’s only space telescope breaks down

Russia’s only space radio telescope is no longer responding to commands from Earth, officials say. Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai ...

AUSTRALIA & NZ

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Girl’s abandoned round-world yacht found

Almost nine years after being abandoned in the Indian Ocean, a yacht belonging to a teenage round-the-world sailor has turned ...

Man killed at Scientology complex in Sydney

A 16-year-old has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death and another injured at a Church of Scientology ...

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Australian police respond to spider death threats

A man with a “serious fear” of spiders prompted an emergency call by Western Australia police on New Years’ Day. ...

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ASIA

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Afghan Justin Trudeau finds fame on TV talent show

One is the leader of a G7 nation and the other is a wedding singer, but their striking likeness could ...

China sentences Canadian man to death

A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a ...

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N Korea ambassador to Italy ‘disappeared’

South Korea’s spy agency has told officials that North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has disappeared. The announcement follows unconfirmed reports ...

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AFRICA

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Police deploy near DRC candidate’s home

An opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal against the result of last month’s ...

Yemen cholera epidemic strain ‘came from eastern Africa’

Scientists have found the most likely source of Yemen’s cholera epidemic, which is the worst in recorded history. Using genomic ...

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13 killed in inter-communal violence in Burkina Faso

Thirteen civilians have been killed in ethnic violence in central Burkina Faso, the government said on Wednesday, echoing a rise ...

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Entertainment

Weird News

Technology

SpaceX launches military satellite

SpaceX has launched a rocket carrying a military navigation satellite for the first time. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off ...

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Twitter bug esposes China and Saudi role

Twitter has warned of “unusual activity” from China and Saudi Arabia related to a bug in a help form. The ...

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Business

Netflix raises prices for US customers

Streaming service Netflix has announced it is raising its prices in the US. The company is increasing the cost of ...

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Japan sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura pays record tuna price

A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record $3.1m for a giant tuna at the first new year’s auction in ...

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Cathay Pacific to honor fares slashed in error

Cathay Pacific has said it will honor first-class and business-class tickets that it sold to some lucky passengers for a ...

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SCIENCE

World’s loneliest frog gets a date

A frog believed to be the last of his kind in the world has been granted a reprieve from solitude. ...

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Russia’s only space telescope breaks down

Russia’s only space radio telescope is no longer responding to commands from Earth, officials say. Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai ...

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Food

Japan sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura pays record tuna price

A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record $3.1m for a giant tuna at the first new year’s auction in ...

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Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

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Domino’s Pizza tattoos earn some Russians ‘free pizza for life’

One tattoo. 100 years. 10,000 free pizzas. That was the deal offered to people in Russia last week when Domino’s ...

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HEALTH

New Materials Could ‘Drive Wound Healing’

Materials are widely used to help heal wounds: Collagen sponges help treat burns and pressure sores, and scaffold-like implants are ...

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Possible Cause of Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of pregnancy and ...

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Sport

Cricket Australia shares blame in scandal

A scathing review into Australian cricket has condemned a “winning without counting the costs” culture that left players in a ...

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Lopetegui: I believe in Real Madrid more than ever

Julen Lopetegui insists he believes in his struggling Real Madrid team more than ever and remains calm about his future ...

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Lewandowski double hands Bayern first win in five games

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half and set up a third goal to steer the German champions ...

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In pictures

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Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!

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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!