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Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

October 16, 2017 - 10:20am
Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.
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Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women - survey

October 16, 2017 - 10:13am
A survey of 19 megacities around the world finds the Egyptian capital the least friendly to women.
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France minister Schiappa plans anti-street harassment law

October 16, 2017 - 9:19am
Gender equality minister Marlène Schiappa wants a definition of what behaviour can be deemed criminal.
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Lisa Wilkinson: Top Australian presenter quits in 'equal pay row'

October 16, 2017 - 8:58am
Lisa Wilkinson says she is leaving because the Nine Network has not "met her expectations".
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Kirkuk: Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

October 16, 2017 - 8:40am
Iraqi forces move on Kurdish-controlled areas, weeks after the region voted to secede from Iraq.
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Philippines military 'kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon'

October 16, 2017 - 7:56am
Isnilon Hapilon was seen as IS's leader in southeast Asia, and was on the US "most wanted" list.
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New Zealand faces 'chipocalypse' as farmers warn of crisps shortage

October 16, 2017 - 6:26am
Potato varieties used to make crisps could be in short supply after a wet season hit farmers hard.
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Venezuela socialists win governor seats amid fraud claims

October 16, 2017 - 6:16am
President Nicolás Maduro hails victory but the opposition does not recognise the result.
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Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over 'collusion' not to sign him

October 16, 2017 - 5:43am
Colin Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL owners he claims are refusing to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice.
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New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

October 16, 2017 - 5:18am
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
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James Corden apologises for Weinstein joke

October 16, 2017 - 4:58am
The Late Late Show host says sorry after facing a backlash for a series of gags about the Hollywood producer.
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UK police look into new Weinstein claims

October 16, 2017 - 4:30am
Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of a number of sexual assaults in London, the BBC understands.
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Mogadishu: Somalis protest against al-Shabab

October 16, 2017 - 12:54am
Somalis reacted to a devastating bomb attack on Saturday by marching and donating blood.
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100 Women: 'I look down and I see a hand on my boob'

October 15, 2017 - 11:09pm
More than half of women in Kenya have been harassed on public transport, according to a recent study - Anita Nderu is one of them.
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North Korea crisis: Tillerson says diplomacy will continue

October 15, 2017 - 10:25pm
Rex Tillerson insists the US wants to resolve the North Korean crisis through diplomacy.
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AirAsia flight returns to Perth after mid-air scare

October 15, 2017 - 8:16pm
Video shows passengers on the flight from Australia to Indonesia being told to "get down".
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Iraqi Turkmen woman recalls horrors of IS captivity

October 15, 2017 - 7:52pm
An Iraqi Shia Turkmen woman recalls the horrors of her ordeal at the hands of IS militants.
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Turning of the tide

October 15, 2017 - 7:51pm
There is uneasiness among Muslims in Myanmar following the latest violence in Rakhine state.
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Pipe perfection

October 15, 2017 - 7:48pm
Designed in 1775, the S-bend was key to the flushing toilet, and public sanitation as we know it.
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Seeing red

October 15, 2017 - 7:47pm
The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.
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