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'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack

October 22, 2016 - 11:33am
Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as printers and web cameras, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say.
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Mosul battle: Hundreds treated over toxic fumes in Iraq

October 22, 2016 - 11:09am
Hundreds of people in Iraq are treated for the effects of toxic gases after a sulphur plant is set alight in fighting with IS militants.
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Somalia pirates' hostages freed after five years

October 22, 2016 - 10:55am
Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
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Everest's first woman climber Junko Tabei dies at 77

October 22, 2016 - 10:14am
The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, dies aged 77, her family say.
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Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant'

October 22, 2016 - 9:22am
Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
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Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal

October 22, 2016 - 8:51am
The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.
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Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashes in Siberia, killing 19

October 22, 2016 - 8:31am
A Russian helicopter carrying 22 people crashes in north-western Siberia, killing at least 19 people, officials say.
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Drone captures rare whale footage

October 22, 2016 - 8:27am
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.
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Thailand presses Google over online royal insults

October 22, 2016 - 7:34am
Google will help remove online content insulting the Thai monarchy following the death of King Bhumibol, the country's deputy PM says.
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In pictures

October 22, 2016 - 6:13am
Pictures of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time.
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Wonder Woman upsets UN workers

October 22, 2016 - 6:11am
United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.
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Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand beat Australia for 18th straight Test win

October 22, 2016 - 5:50am
New Zealand become the first top-tier nation to win 18 consecutive Tests with a 37-10 victory over Australia in the Bledisloe Cup.
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Graffitists target US-Mexico border fence

October 22, 2016 - 5:47am
Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.
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Trump: 'All she wants to do is campaign'

October 22, 2016 - 3:54am
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
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Syria blamed for chemical weapons attack in 2015

October 22, 2016 - 3:21am
Syrian government forces carried out a third chemical weapons attack last year, a confidential report to the UN Security Council finds.
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US election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama

October 22, 2016 - 1:57am
Republican candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
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Sci-fi Iraq

October 21, 2016 - 8:56pm
From dome gardens and psychedelic insects to an apocalyptic vision of corpse trading, Iraqi writers imagine their homeland 100 years after the US invasion.
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Russia accuses UK over 'shrinking' London embassy

October 21, 2016 - 8:49pm
The Russian ambassador to the UK accuses the government of delaying the granting of visas to staff at the country's embassy in London.
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In limbo

October 21, 2016 - 8:37pm
Spain's economy is doing perfectly well, but it has been without a government for over 300 days and is eyeing Belgium's record 541 days with no administration.
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From books to cosmetics

October 21, 2016 - 8:27pm
One of the world's leading feminists is not the obvious choice to be the face of a make-up brand, but Boots has just made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the face of No7.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”