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King Abdullah says people in Jordan are at "boiling point" due to the suffering caused by the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.
Syria peace talks are continuing into a second official day in Geneva, following a first meeting on Monday between the opposition and UN diplomats.
King Abdullah of Jordan has told the BBC his country is at a boiling point as it continues to grapple with the influx of refugees from Syria.
A volcanic eruption on a remote island in Australian territory outside the Antarctic circle is filmed by scientists on a research expedition.
More people are moving from Australia to New Zealand than heading the other way for the first time in 24 years, officials say.
The nationwide process of selecting candidates to run in November's US presidential race is under way in the state of Iowa.
The US Justice Department announces an investigation into the San Francisco police force after the fatal shooting of a black man, Mario Woods.
A trial begins in Guatemala of two ex-military officers for human rights abuses against indigenous women during the country's long armed conflict.
Shaimaa Khalil meets Maheen Rahman, Pakistan's most successful investment banker.
Hollande's difficult decision to free abusive husband's killer
Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia
They said I would die but now I play the violin
Indigenous tribes, timber firms and environmental groups in western Canada hail a deal to protect one of the world's largest temperate rainforests.
Why Asia too needs to worry about the virus
Can black players' success bring cricket revolution in South Africa?
How the Mumbai police have won Twitter in India
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Google parent Alphabet tops Apple as the world's most valuable company, with shares rising 9% in after-hours trading as a result of its latest earnings.
Brazil says there is no risk to the Rio Olympics because of Zika, amid warnings a disease linked to the virus poses a global health emergency.
Benoit Violier, the chef behind the best restaurant in the world, has been found dead at his home.