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Detailing Hiroshima

August 21, 2016 - 7:16pm
Seventy years have passed since the publication of a report hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written - one that described the terrible effects of the atomic bomb.
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Coaches strip over wrestling verdict

August 21, 2016 - 7:09pm
Mongolia wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran's coaches strip off in protest at the judges' decision against him in his bronze-medal match.
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Turkey wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'

August 21, 2016 - 6:53pm
The suicide bomber who killed 51 at a Kurdish wedding in Turkey was 12 to 14 years old and was working for so-called Islamic State, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Prince death: Powerful drugs found in singer's home 'were mislabelled'

August 21, 2016 - 5:34pm
Pills seized from the home of singer Prince contained the dangerously powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl but were mislabelled, according to reports.
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Turkey transgender murder prompts Istanbul protest

August 21, 2016 - 5:25pm
Scores of Turks take part in a peaceful protest in central Istanbul calling for justice for murdered transgender woman Hande Kader.
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Smallpox eradication 'giant' Donald Henderson dies at 87

August 21, 2016 - 3:47pm
US doctor Donald Henderson, who led a successful campaign to wipe out smallpox worldwide, has died at the age of 87.
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Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

August 21, 2016 - 3:32pm
Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms as he wins a silver medal - a gesture used by his Oromo people at home to protest against the government.
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Oslo: Ceiling collapse at Steve Aoki show injures 15

August 21, 2016 - 2:12pm
Fifteen people are hurt as part of a ceiling collapses at an Oslo concert venue where US DJ Steve Aoki was performing, police say.
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong faints at rally

August 21, 2016 - 11:19am
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong faints delivering a speech at a National Day rally, with his office saying it was due to "prolonged standing, heat and dehydration".
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Turkey wedding blast 'heard across city'

August 21, 2016 - 9:28am
People celebrating a wedding in southern Turkey are hit by an explosion, leading to multiple casualties.
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Canada is closed

August 21, 2016 - 9:21am
Canada is closed. A nation shuts for one night to celebrate the final emotional farewell of The Tragically Hip.
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Greece bans blood donations in 12 districts over malaria - reports

August 21, 2016 - 7:52am
Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria, with four out of 65 recent cases contracted inside Greece, Greek media report.
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Iraq hangs 36 IS jihadists for Camp Speicher massacre

August 21, 2016 - 6:51am
Iraq hangs 36 members of so-called Islamic State over the massacre of up to 1,700 military recruits at the former US base, Camp Speicher, in 2014.
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Morocco king urges diaspora to reject Islamist extremism

August 21, 2016 - 6:15am
The king of Morocco calls on his people living abroad to defend a tolerant form of Islam, after recent attacks involving militants of Moroccan origin.
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Australian rules spectator banned after throwing banana at Aboriginal player

August 21, 2016 - 5:46am
A female fan filmed throwing a banana at an Aboriginal Australian rules player is banned by her club.
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Backstreet Boys and NSync founder Lou Pearlman dies

August 21, 2016 - 5:43am
US boy band mogul Lou Pearlman, founder of the Backstreet Boys and NSync, dies aged 62 in prison, where he was serving 25 years for fraud.
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Lochte: 'It was my fault'

August 21, 2016 - 5:02am
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologised to the people of Brazil after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
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Reserve Bank of India: Inflation hawk Urjit Patel to take top job

August 21, 2016 - 4:37am
Urjit Patel, a former Yale University economist with a reputation as a hawk on inflation, is appointed governor of India's central bank.
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US election: Trump campaign spending still lags far behind Clinton

August 21, 2016 - 4:17am
Donald Trump's election campaign doubled its spending last month but still lags far behind US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, figures show.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya wins 800m gold for South Africa

August 21, 2016 - 3:28am
South Africa's Caster Semenya wins Olympic gold in the 800m as Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp comes sixth.
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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.”