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Asian shares up despite weak US lead

11 hours 19 min ago
Asian markets trade mostly higher despite a lacklustre lead from Wall Street, where US stocks closed lower.
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US airlines in big game trophy ban

11 hours 37 min ago
Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
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AFL star Goodes returns after booing

11 hours 38 min ago
Aussie Rules footballer Adam Goodes makes himself available for Sydney Swans after fears he may quit because of booing.
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Crocodile heads found in freezer

12 hours 31 min ago
Police in Australia investigate how more than 70 crocodile heads ended up in a freezer dumped near the city of Darwin.
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Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96

13 hours 1 min ago
The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says.
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorcing

13 hours 16 min ago
The No Doubt frontwoman is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years citing "irreconcilable differences".
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India building collapse kills 11

13 hours 23 min ago
At least 11 people die after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.
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VIDEO: Remembering the last Dambuster pilot

13 hours 26 min ago
The last surviving World War Two Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.
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Tuesday's gossip column

13 hours 29 min ago
Manchester United put in two £100m Bale bids, Chelsea target Tottenham's Rose, Sunderland near to double deal, plus more.
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The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing

13 hours 40 min ago
It probably isn't the first time a rainbow has landed in China but it is rare enough for thousands to upload photographs in an explosion of delight at the mere sight of one in smog-ridden Beijing.
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Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment

14 hours 19 min ago
Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.
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VIDEO: 'Rocky' wildfire rages over 90sq miles

15 hours 37 min ago
Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures.
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VIDEO: Motorbike that can 'surf' on water

August 3, 2015 - 11:40pm
Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.
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VIDEO: Dutch cranes collapse on buildings

August 3, 2015 - 11:39pm
Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.
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Malaysia agency 'clears' Najib funds

August 3, 2015 - 11:10pm
Malaysia's anti-corruption body effectively clears PM Najib Razak of wrongdoing saying funds in his personal accounts were "donations", without saying who from or what for.
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NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'

August 3, 2015 - 10:24pm
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
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Bosnia mired in ethnic politics and frustration

August 3, 2015 - 10:20pm
New talk of Bosnia break-up raises tensions
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S Korean soldiers hurt in DMZ blast

August 3, 2015 - 10:07pm
Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.
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VIDEO: Family feud, South Korean style

August 3, 2015 - 9:57pm
South Korea's Lotte Group is in the throes of a bitter feud as the founder prepares to hand over power.
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Australian PM in constitution row

August 3, 2015 - 8:58pm
Tony Abbott rejects a proposal to consult Indigenous people first about recognising them in the nation's constitution.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.