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Asian markets trade mostly higher despite a lacklustre lead from Wall Street, where US stocks closed lower.
Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
Aussie Rules footballer Adam Goodes makes himself available for Sydney Swans after fears he may quit because of booing.
Police in Australia investigate how more than 70 crocodile heads ended up in a freezer dumped near the city of Darwin.
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.
The No Doubt frontwoman is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years citing "irreconcilable differences".
At least 11 people die after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.
The last surviving World War Two Dambusters pilot has died at the age of 96.
Manchester United put in two £100m Bale bids, Chelsea target Tottenham's Rose, Sunderland near to double deal, plus more.
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.
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.
Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures.
Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.
Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on to buildings.
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.
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
New talk of Bosnia break-up raises tensions
Two South Korea soldiers are seriously injured in a suspected mine blast near the demilitarized border zone, say state media.
South Korea's Lotte Group is in the throes of a bitter feud as the founder prepares to hand over power.
Tony Abbott rejects a proposal to consult Indigenous people first about recognising them in the nation's constitution.