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Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

September 27, 2016 - 8:22am
The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.
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Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU

September 27, 2016 - 8:16am
German CDU politician Jenna Behrends sparks a furore about sexism after a male colleague called her a "sweet mouse".
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Presidential election debate: Trump and Clinton clash

September 27, 2016 - 7:33am
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash over jobs, race and the Iraq War in a feisty first debate of the election campaign.
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Colombia Farc leader apologises to victims at peace signing

September 27, 2016 - 7:26am
The leader of the Farc rebel group in Colombia apologises to the victims of the 52-year-long conflict at the signing of a peace deal in the city of Cartagena.
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Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body exhumed in Sri Lanka

September 27, 2016 - 6:46am
The body of a Sri Lankan editor who wrote before his murder in 2009 that the government would kill him is exhumed for investigation.
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Sitcom to feature transgender child

September 27, 2016 - 6:00am
The American series casts its first transgender child actor for a forthcoming episode called A Stereotypical Day.
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Modern Family will feature a transgender child actor in a forthcoming episode

September 27, 2016 - 6:00am
The American series has cast its first transgender child actor for a forthcoming episode called A Stereotypical Day.
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Japanese ad showing girl turning into an eel gets pulled

September 27, 2016 - 5:48am
A Japanese ad to promote sustainable fishing which showed a teenage girl turning into an eel is pulled after being called sexist and "perverted".
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William and Kate visit rainforest on Canada tour

September 27, 2016 - 5:29am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a rainforest as part of their eight-day tour of Canada.
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Key moments from the US presidential debate

September 27, 2016 - 5:15am
Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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Australia shelves backpacker tax plan

September 27, 2016 - 5:08am
The Australian government scraps a plan to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers.
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What did black voters make of US presidential debate?

September 27, 2016 - 4:16am
We asked African-American voters in Harlem what they made of the US presidential debate.
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'Godfather of gore' Herschell Gordon Lewis dies aged 87

September 27, 2016 - 4:10am
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," has died at the age of 87.
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Why everyone will be singing 'pen-pineapple'

September 27, 2016 - 3:39am
How a catchy tune about a pen and a pineapple and an apple and a pen took over the internet.
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China city blocks sale of tiny 'pigeon nest' homes

September 27, 2016 - 2:45am
Surging house prices in Shenzhen mean some buyers are willing to live in tiny spaces.
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Australian police urge mooning enthusiasts to 'keep pants on'

September 27, 2016 - 2:36am
A group of mooning enthusiasts planning to protest legislation passed on Monday banning baring your buttocks is told by Victoria police to keep their pants on.
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Dreams and disasters

September 27, 2016 - 12:12am
A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?
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Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed

September 26, 2016 - 11:28pm
Colombia's government and left-wing Farc rebels sign an agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.
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Washington state mall shooting: Suspect 'admits' gun attack

September 26, 2016 - 10:25pm
Prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has confessed to going on a murderous rampage in a shopping centre in Burlington, which left five people dead.
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Clinton: 'There is something he is hiding'

September 26, 2016 - 10:14pm
Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump is 'hiding something' regarding his tax return.
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Published on July 11, 2016, the lyrics to The Doves song "Pulse" remind us: “…the steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump — is all that stands between you and eternity.”