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'Blue Whale' panic

September 18, 2017 - 7:22pm
Panic over the rumoured 'suicide challenge' grips India even as internet experts call it a hoax.
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Unlikely Guides

September 18, 2017 - 7:17pm
During six years of war, these Girl Guides have kept learning to camp, sing songs and change tyres.
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Pyramid selling

September 18, 2017 - 7:15pm
Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.
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Yemen war: What happened to Saleem?

September 18, 2017 - 6:51pm
It has been a year since starving Saleem became the face of Yemen's suffering. But where is he now?
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Scout Schultz's father asks police: 'Why did you shoot?'

September 18, 2017 - 6:50pm
The parents of LGBT student activist Scout Schultz want to know why police fired the deadly shot.
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'We have nothing'

September 18, 2017 - 6:48pm
Miami dodged much of Irma's wrath but the aftermath of the storm has been devastating for the city's poor.
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British war bride and Canada groom die within hours of each other

September 18, 2017 - 6:20pm
They met outside London in 1941 and died in different wards of the same Canadian hospital.
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Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

September 18, 2017 - 5:54pm
Ex-Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov reported a possible 1983 US missile launch as a false alarm.
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Norway jails top policeman for smuggling hashish

September 18, 2017 - 5:36pm
Eirik Jensen led a unit tasked with fighting organised crime in the capital Oslo.
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North Korea says sanctions will accelerate nuclear programme

September 18, 2017 - 5:01pm
In an angry statement, Pyongyang says pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme.
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Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential

September 18, 2017 - 4:31pm
The US president tells a meeting of the UN it is time for reform and an end to "business-as-usual".
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Hurricane Maria strengthens as it nears Caribbean islands

September 18, 2017 - 4:13pm
Hurricane Maria will bring storm surges and life-threatening floods to already devastated areas.
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Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands

September 18, 2017 - 3:36pm
The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Irma, are now threatened by Maria.
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Huge Russian war games under way

September 18, 2017 - 3:22pm
A military exercise involving thousands of troops is provoking suspicion from some Nato countries.
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Kenyan voting system 'won't be ready'

September 18, 2017 - 3:17pm
The voting system cannot be installed in time for October's election re-run, its maker says.
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Auckland Airport cancels flights after fuel supply cut

September 18, 2017 - 2:40pm
Flights have been grounded after a digger accidentally cut Auckland Airport's sole fuel pipeline.
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Hundreds sentenced in Egyptian mass trial

September 18, 2017 - 1:49pm
Egypt has sentenced hundreds of people to jail - 43 of them for life - in its latest mass trial.
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Cyclist Mark Beaumont breaks around the world record

September 18, 2017 - 1:31pm
The 34-year-old took just 79 days to complete the 18,000-mile route - breaking the record by 44 days.
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Iraqi Kurdish referendum must be suspended - Iraqi PM

September 18, 2017 - 1:22pm
Iraq demands the suspension of the Kurdish independence referendum but will likely be ignored.
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Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

September 18, 2017 - 12:35pm
An inquiry is launched after Scout Schultz is killed confronting officers with a knife.
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Diary of Dreams performs at the 2016 M’era Luna festival in Hildesheim, Germany. M’era Luna, “one of the biggest dark music events in Germany,” is held each year on the second weekend in August. Close to 25,000 people attend the festival annually to hear gothic, metal and industrial music performed on two large festival-style stages.