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Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes fined for trying to get better seats at basketball

August 20, 2016 - 11:54am
Australian athletes are fined for attempting to get better seats at a basketball semi-final without the right accreditation.
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Yemen conflict: Major pro-rebel demonstration in Sanaa

August 20, 2016 - 11:43am
Large numbers of Yemenis take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa in support of Houthi rebels who control the city.
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Afghan troops 'retake Kunduz district from Taliban'

August 20, 2016 - 11:32am
Afghan government forces have pushed the Taliban back from a key northern district near Kunduz, the provincial governor says.
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Ukraine conflict: Cars burn amid Donetsk shelling

August 20, 2016 - 11:11am
The Ukrainian government and rebels accuse each other of breaking the ceasefire agreement, as video released by the defence ministry purports to show burning buildings and cars near Donetsk on Friday.
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Moscow airport shop sells model Kalashnikov guns

August 20, 2016 - 10:54am
Travellers at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport can now buy a model Kalashnikov assault rifle before they catch their flight.
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Bin Laden raid bestseller's author to pay $7m

August 20, 2016 - 8:37am
An ex-commando agrees to pay nearly $7m to the US government for violating secrecy agreements by publishing about a book about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
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California's Blue Cut wildfire destroys Summit Inn

August 20, 2016 - 7:51am
An iconic Route 66 diner, which once attracted famous visitors including Elvis Presley, has been destroyed by California's Blue Cut wildfire.
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North Korea calls UK-based defector 'human scum'

August 20, 2016 - 7:28am
North Korea brands a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as "human scum" who had been accused of child rape and embezzlement.
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Glass bridge: China opens world's highest and longest

August 20, 2016 - 7:24am
The world's highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opens in Zhangjiajie city, in China's Hunan province.
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California wildfires: Blue Cut blaze curbed as evacuees return

August 20, 2016 - 6:13am
Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.
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Shock at All Blacks hotel room 'bug'

August 20, 2016 - 5:50am
New Zealand Rugby says a Sydney hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings was bugged before their first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.
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Australia v New Zealand: All Blacks hotel room in Sydney 'bugged'

August 20, 2016 - 5:48am
New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before Saturday's match against Australia.
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Trump's direct appeal to black voters

August 20, 2016 - 4:35am
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promises to help African-American voters, and says they have been let down by Democrats.
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Texas halts execution of accomplice tainted by 'Dr Death' testimony

August 20, 2016 - 4:15am
A court in Texas stays the execution of a convicted accomplice to murder, ordering a review of the testimony of a witness dubbed "Dr Death".
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Slender Man case: Morgan Geyser, 14, in not guilty insanity plea

August 20, 2016 - 3:12am
A 14-year-old US girl accused of stabbing her classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man pleads not guilty on grounds of mental illness.
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Just another image?

August 20, 2016 - 2:31am
The image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance should not be just a hashtag or viral moment: it must become a movement to end the war, argues Lina Sergie Attar.
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114 seconds, nine golds

August 20, 2016 - 1:54am
Usain Bolt has won nine Olympic golds in only two minutes on the track. That's not normal.
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Rio round-up: Bolt's triple triple and taekwondo drama

August 20, 2016 - 1:30am
A round-up of the all the action from day 14 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Bolt ends Olympic career with ninth gold

August 19, 2016 - 11:51pm
Usain Bolt ends his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and ninth gold as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay final.
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Syrian war: US scrambles jets to Hassakeh

August 19, 2016 - 11:43pm
US fighter planes sent to Kurdish-controlled city to protect US special forces from Syrian government bombardments, Pentagon says.
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