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US coalition refuses safe passage to Raqqa's IS fighters

October 13, 2017 - 2:18pm
City elders had brokered a deal to allow safe passage to IS fighters in exchange for 5,000 civilians.
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Trump on Iran deal: 'I can terminate US role any time'

October 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
The president says he will not certify the Iran deal and could still opt to terminate it completely.
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YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions

October 13, 2017 - 1:48pm
YouTube denies accusations of racism, saying it wanted to be culturally sensitive about uploads.
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Italy school students 'strike' over work experience

October 13, 2017 - 1:10pm
Italian schoolchildren protest in 70 cities over what they see as poor-quality work experience.
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Iran nuclear deal: Trump 'will not sign off agreement'

October 13, 2017 - 12:40pm
But the president will not pull out of the nuclear agreement, says the US secretary of state.
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US President Trump on Iran

October 13, 2017 - 12:39pm
The US president holds a news briefing about Iran.
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Harvey Weinstein: US actress Rose McGowan makes rape allegation

October 13, 2017 - 12:26pm
An Amazon Studio executive is put on leave of absence after being accused of ignoring her allegation.
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Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sold for $12,000

October 13, 2017 - 12:04pm
The chewed cigar was featured with a photo of the British leader's trip to Paris in 1947.
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Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

October 13, 2017 - 11:07am
Microwaves could help make drives with much higher capacities than those seen today.
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EU Spain: Juncker does not want Catalonian independence

October 13, 2017 - 10:37am
The European Commission president says he fears others will follow in the Spanish region's footsteps.
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Syria war: Turkish forces set up positions in Idlib

October 13, 2017 - 9:54am
Soldiers cross into Idlib province in an operation Ankara says is aimed at stopping fighting.
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Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

October 13, 2017 - 8:28am
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
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Man-eating Indian tiger faces 'shoot-to-kill' order

October 13, 2017 - 8:23am
Forest officials are scrambling to catch the tigress responsible for killing four people.
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SA President Zuma must face corruption charges, court rules

October 13, 2017 - 7:40am
The ruling clears the way for South Africa's president to be prosecuted over a 1990s arms deal.
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Trump to end Obamacare subsidies amid strong criticism

October 13, 2017 - 7:21am
The decision is described as a "spiteful act of vast, pointless sabotage" by Democrat leaders.
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No more barricades

October 13, 2017 - 7:02am
The BBC's Katy Watson visits the crisis-hit country as it prepares to vote in local elections.
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Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to Kirkuk amid army 'threats'

October 13, 2017 - 6:47am
Thousands of Peshmerga are sent to the disputed region, but the army denies reports of an offensive.
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Cubs born in 2017 go on show in China's Sichuan Province

October 13, 2017 - 6:41am
Three dozen panda cubs, all born during 2017, have gone on show in China's Sichuan Province.
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WeChat translates 'black foreigner' into racial slur

October 13, 2017 - 6:40am
Chinese chat app WeChat apologises after its software translated "black foreigner" into the N-word.
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Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

October 13, 2017 - 6:36am
Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.
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