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Indonesian man arrested as 650 pangolins found dead in freezers

August 26, 2016 - 10:12am
Indonesian authorities seize the frozen bodies of more than 650 critically endangered pangolins and arrest a man.
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Embracing couple among victims

August 26, 2016 - 10:08am
As hopes fade of finding more survivors of the devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy, details emerge of the dead.
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Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins

August 26, 2016 - 10:04am
The evacuation of the Damascus suburb of Darayya begins after a deal between the Syrian government and rebel fighters to end four years of siege.
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Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

August 26, 2016 - 9:54am
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigns his seat in Parliament and departs from the Canadian political stage after more than 20 years.
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Turkey PKK conflict: Cizre bomb kills 11 policemen

August 26, 2016 - 9:51am
A car bomb claimed by Kurdish militants hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78.
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South Korea's new drive to boost flagging birth rate

August 26, 2016 - 9:43am
Government hopes more fertility treatment funding will bring about a baby boom.
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Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

August 26, 2016 - 8:07am
Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.
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Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid

August 26, 2016 - 8:02am
The BBC witnesses a prison raid in one of Manila's biggest jails - the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
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Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

August 26, 2016 - 7:55am
Firefighters are called out to rescue a 20-year-old man after he climbs into public toilet to retrieve a friend's phone.
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Top South Korea executive found dead

August 26, 2016 - 7:42am
The vice chairman of South Korea's Lotte conglomerate is found dead just hours before being questioned over corruption allegations.
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Oscar Pistorius: Bid to challenge six-year jail term fails

August 26, 2016 - 7:40am
South African state prosecutors fail in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius.
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Swedes urged to deposit 41m invalid banknotes

August 26, 2016 - 7:36am
Millions of old Swedish banknotes are still in circulation despite a looming deadline to deposit them.
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Nazi prank taints Argentina German school

August 26, 2016 - 7:18am
Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.
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Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths

August 26, 2016 - 7:04am
The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.
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Stanford sexual assault: Judge to stop hearing criminal cases

August 26, 2016 - 5:58am
A judge criticised for giving a short jail term to a Stanford University student over sexual assault is to stop hearing criminal cases.
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Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

August 26, 2016 - 4:31am
Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Why India's two medal Olympic success is significant

August 26, 2016 - 4:13am
The world's second most populous nation sent more than a hundred athletes to the Games but only two of them won medals, a silver and a bronze.
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Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal after partner's death in NZ

August 26, 2016 - 4:07am
A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.
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Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains

August 26, 2016 - 3:46am
Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.
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Nic Naitanui calls for education after child's blackface tribute

August 26, 2016 - 3:24am
An Australian footballer calls for better race education, saying a controversial photo of a boy in blackface as a tribute to him "hurts my heart".
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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.”