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Bosnian pine tree is Europe's oldest living thing at 1,075 years old, say scientists

August 22, 2016 - 8:11am
A 1,075-year-old tree located in northern Greece is said to be Europe's oldest living thing, scientists say.
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Rio ticket sales: Three OCI officials have passports seized by police

August 22, 2016 - 8:02am
Brazilian police seize passports, phones and laptops from three OCI officials as they investigate the alleged illegal sale of tickets.
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North Korea 'Netflix' device unveiled

August 22, 2016 - 7:02am
A set-top box offering video-on-demand services has been unveiled by the state broadcaster KCTV in North Korea, according to local reports.
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Thai teenagers charged with killing transgender woman

August 22, 2016 - 7:01am
Two teenage boys are arrested in Thailand for allegedly killing a transgender woman and hiding her body under a bed mattress in a hotel room in Pattaya.
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27 world records...

August 22, 2016 - 6:25am
BBC Sport presents the key facts and figures from this summer's Olympic Games in Brazil.
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India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

August 22, 2016 - 6:24am
Floods across India kill more than 30 people and displace thousands, officials say.
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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto 'plagiarised thesis'

August 22, 2016 - 6:15am
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto lifted almost a third of his law thesis from others without acknowledgement, a Mexican news report alleges.
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Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

August 22, 2016 - 5:44am
An Islamist rebel says he regrets destroying cultural and religious sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court.
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Thor: Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston shoot in Australia

August 22, 2016 - 5:38am
Hundreds of Australians have lined the streets of Brisbane to watch actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston film scenes for Thor: Ragnarok.
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The Putin-masked protester seeking asylum

August 22, 2016 - 5:07am
The Ukrainian government says a Russian opposition activist has requested asylum in the country.
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Hundreds of flights cancelled as typhoon hits Tokyo

August 22, 2016 - 3:42am
Officials have warned of landslides and flooding as Typhoon Mindulle delivers gusts of up to 180 km/h near Tokyo.
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India minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ridiculed for flood photo

August 22, 2016 - 3:42am
Indian Twitter users ridicule Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after images show him being carried by police through ankle-deep flood waters.
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Russian 'Putin mask' activist claims asylum in Ukraine

August 22, 2016 - 3:17am
Ukrainian authorities say Russian dissident Roman Roslovtsev, famous for protesting in a Putin mask, requests asylum in the country.
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Malaysian singer Namewee held for 'insulting Islam'

August 22, 2016 - 2:58am
Police arrest popular but controversial Malaysian singer Namewee, after complaints that his most recent music video "insulted Islam".
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...but a new start for Rio?

August 22, 2016 - 2:26am
The BBC's Babita Sharma looks back on Rio 2016, as the Olympic Games draw to a close in Brazil.
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Fireworks light up Rio sky as 2016 Games end

August 22, 2016 - 1:47am
The first Olympic Games to be hosted in a South American country have ended in Rio De Janeiro.
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Crocodiles let loose in Australian school by vandals

August 22, 2016 - 12:02am
Vandals set three saltwater crocodiles loose in an Australian school office on Sunday.
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Alternative Olympics

August 21, 2016 - 11:29pm
Who were the sorest Olympics losers, who showed the truest sporting spirit, and which uninvited animal guests were the cutest?
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Rio's most memorable moments

August 21, 2016 - 10:22pm
The Rio 2016 Olympics have provided an abundance of memorable images - good, bad and ugly.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

August 21, 2016 - 10:17pm
The Rio Olympics end with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.
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