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Unusual US Zika virus case baffles experts

July 19, 2016 - 4:52am
Experts are trying to work out exactly how a US carer has caught Zika after tending to a dying elderly man with the virus.
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#Asamother: Australia 'ban Muslims' comment mocked on social media

July 19, 2016 - 4:27am
A TV presenter has been ridiculed on social media after justifying her view on banning Muslim migration to Australia by saying it made sense "as a mother".
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Taiwan bus inferno kills 26

July 19, 2016 - 4:19am
A coach transporting a group of Chinese tourists to Taoyuan Airport crashes and catches fire, killing 26 people, say Taiwanese officials.
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Japanese migration theory brought to life

July 19, 2016 - 4:11am
Team of 14 people aboard bulrush canoes replicate hypothetical journey of early settlers.
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Did Trump speech copy Obama's?

July 19, 2016 - 4:04am
US election: Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama?
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Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones hits back at 'crazy' and 'sick' racist abuse

July 19, 2016 - 3:38am
She says she feels like she is in her own "personal hell" after receiving racist messages on Twitter.
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Exiled cleric Gulen rejects Turkey 'coup' claims

July 19, 2016 - 2:17am
The exiled Islamic cleric accused by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being behind a failed coup attempt has publicly defended himself.
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Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wurzburg injures HK family

July 19, 2016 - 1:36am
A teenage Afghan refugee attacks passengers on a train in Germany with an axe and a knife, wounding four, before being shot dead by police.
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North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'

July 19, 2016 - 1:15am
North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea, defying international sanctions, say US and South Korean officials.
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Philippines asked to 'disregard' tribunal ruling on South China Sea, foreign minister says

July 19, 2016 - 1:13am
The Philippines says it rejected an offer by Beijing to hold negotiations "outside of and [in] disregard of" an international tribunal ruling that China had no legal basis for its claims to the South China Sea.
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Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

July 19, 2016 - 12:23am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to reinstate the death penalty "if the people demand it", following the recent coup attempt.
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India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar

July 18, 2016 - 11:34pm
Ten paramilitary soldiers die in a clash between security forces and Maoist rebels in India's eastern Bihar, police say.
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Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor award

July 18, 2016 - 11:00pm
Nigerian journalist Didi Akinyelure is the second winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award.
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Orlando shooting: Gunman complained of anti-Muslim taunts

July 18, 2016 - 10:44pm
The gunman who killed dozens of people in an Orlando gay club had complained of being taunted for being Muslim while working as a guard at a courthouse, newly released documents show.
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Mexico president apologises for wife's house purchase

July 18, 2016 - 9:16pm
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto apologises for a scandal involving his wife's purchase of a $7m house from a government contractor.
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Better to be dead?

July 18, 2016 - 8:56pm
More than 100 civilian protesters have received serious eye injuries from pellet guns in Indian-administered Kashmir, Aarabu Ahmad Sultan reports.
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Sport or cruelty?

July 18, 2016 - 8:53pm
Native cattle breeds in southern India face a fight for survival if a "bull-taming" ban is not revoked, supporters of the sport tell Swaminathan Natarajan.
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Court battle

July 18, 2016 - 8:36pm
Eight Turkish soldiers have gone on trial in Greece after fleeing Turkey's attempted coup - and now they are fighting extradition, as Bethany Bell reports.
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Mercury 13

July 18, 2016 - 8:22pm
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.
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Aids secret

July 18, 2016 - 8:16pm
Why are thousands of women across South Africa are taking Aids drugs in secret.
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