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Canada Prince Edward Island schools evacuated after 'hoax'

September 21, 2016 - 2:50pm
All the schools on Canada's Prince Edward Island were evacuated due to a threat that turned out to be a likely hoax, police say.
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Rebel cyclists

September 21, 2016 - 2:18pm
How Iranian women are defying a fatwa by cycling in public
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Charlotte police: Keith Scott was warned to drop gun

September 21, 2016 - 12:59pm
North Carolina officers issued repeated "loud, clear, verbal commands" to an armed man to drop his gun before shooting him, a police chief said.
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Bye Brangelina

September 21, 2016 - 12:42pm
In a town full of "golden couples," Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shone the brightest of them all.
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Egypt news chief fired after airing wrong Sisi interview

September 21, 2016 - 12:20pm
Egyptian state television sacks its head of news after the channel mistakenly airs an old interview of the country's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
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Terror traces

September 21, 2016 - 11:52am
How US forensic scientists sift clues from bombs
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Donald Trump says black communities 'in worst shape ever'

September 21, 2016 - 11:17am
Donald Trump declares that African Americans are "in the worst shape they've ever been", speaking in a town named after a slaveholder.
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Swedish town vows to protect giant Christmas goat

September 21, 2016 - 11:11am
Swedish councillors determined to protect festive goat from arsonists on its 50th birthday.
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Global pledge to stamp out drug-resistant infections

September 21, 2016 - 10:57am
All 193 members of the United Nations are about to sign a landmark agreement, promising to tackle drug-resistant infections - or superbugs.
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Philippines' Duterte fierce attack on 'hypocritical' EU

September 21, 2016 - 10:56am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte calls European Parliament members who questioned extra-judicial killings "hypocrites" during an expletive-laden rant.
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Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes

September 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Australian police have warned the public not to use unmarked USB sticks found in their letterboxes.
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Syria conflict: Air strike kills five medical workers

September 21, 2016 - 10:07am
Five employees of an international medical aid group have been killed in an air strike near Aleppo, a day after a separate attack on an aid convoy.
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Macedonian music silenced over copyright spat

September 21, 2016 - 9:25am
TV and radio stations stop playing Macedonian songs due to copyright dispute.
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Ahmad Rahami charged over New York and New Jersey bombs

September 21, 2016 - 9:09am
The US charges Ahmad Khan Rahami with planting bombs in New York City and New Jersey, one of which injured 31 people in Manhattan.
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Mobile phone roaming charge abolition plan rewritten

September 21, 2016 - 8:32am
Proposed time limits on cost-free roaming for travellers with mobile devices have been scrapped under new European Commission plans.
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Cat handbag causes a stir

September 21, 2016 - 7:39am
A handbag made from a taxidermied roadkill ginger cat sells at auction in New Zealand, generating a predictably mixed range of reactions.
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Zimbabwean 'flag abusers' face jail

September 21, 2016 - 7:20am
Zimbabweans risk imprisonment for abusing the national flag, the authorities warn in the wake of protests where the flag is used as a symbol for change.
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Charlotte protests: Police injured after black man shot

September 21, 2016 - 7:15am
Violent demonstrations in the North Carolina city of Charlotte leave 12 police officers injured after a black man said to be armed is shot dead by police.
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Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

September 21, 2016 - 7:13am
A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security staff outside Israel's embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Cracking contraptions: The man who makes crazy machines

September 21, 2016 - 6:49am
Videos of inventor Joseph Herscher's machines have been viewed millions of times.
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