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Guests flee as gunmen open fire in luxury hotel in Kabul

Suicide bombers thought to among gang of up to four men targeting Intercontinental hotelA group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as resident

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New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?

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Jacinda Ardern: 'New Zealand will help us raise our child'

Prime minister tells of delight at pregnancy but rejects trailblazer labelHaving found herself in the midst of tough coalition negotiations after a closely fought election, Jacinda Ardern was facing far more than her political colleagues could have guesse

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'Buy a flat, meet Trump Jr' offer criticised as 'ethics atrocity'

Trump Towers project in India lures investors with offer of meeting US president’s sonThe developers behind a Trump Towers project near the Indian capital, Delhi, are offering to fly the first 100 investors in the property to the US to meet Donald

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India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

Police said he would place pieces of camphor near the air vent of each vehicle to set it ablaze.

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Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising kids from polio in Pakistan

Prime minister condemns attack by gunmen in south-western city of Quetta, where two policemen also died in separate incidentGunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were immunising children against polio in Pakistan’s south-western

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Australian Open: Organisers defend heat policy after extreme temperatures

Australian Open organisers defend the decision not to stop play for extreme temperatures following player criticism.

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China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday.

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Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Switch of loyalties seen as a key indicator of resilience of Isis as it evolves after territorial collapseAl-Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate” collapses amid heavy losses of men, materi

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'African gangs' debate polarises Australia

Recent crime in Melbourne has dominated national news, but many say it is being unfairly exaggerated.

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Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris.

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Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

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Indian boy shot dead in police crossfire

Police told the BBC that the boy was playing in a field when the shootout took place.

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Nestle makes pink KitKat from ruby chocolate

Nestle will debut a ruby chocolate-flavored KitKat in stores across Japan and South Korea on Friday

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Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52 people

Officials say victims were from neighbouring Uzbekistan and died on a road widely used to transport migrant workersA bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh interior ministry h

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North Korean phone users get photo beauty app

Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.

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Tony Abbott head-butt: Attacker pleads guilty in court

The attacker had claimed he was motivated by a "personal hatred" for Australia's ex-PM.

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Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Trump said he gets more exercise than people think, but he was open to changing his diet.

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Japan breakthrough could improve weather warnings and save lives

Data collected by Himawari-8 weather satellite paired with supercomputer programmeA project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers

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Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato

Man who renounced Islam says he has received death threats from family members in PakistanA Pakistani man who renounced his Muslim faith and became a humanist has had his application for asylum in the UK rejected after failing to correctly answer question

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India rape and murder: Suspect in Haryana case found dead

The discovery of the teenage boy's body in Haryana followed the killing of a 15-year-old girl.

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South Africa v India: Lungi Ngidi takes 6-39 on debut to seal hosts' series win

Debutant Lungi Ngidi takes 6-39 as South Africa beat India by 135 runs in the second Test to win the series with a game to spare.

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