Asia-Pacific

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An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has struck central Myanmar, the US Geological Survey says, killing at least three people.
China has showcased images of a 200kg rover it says will explore Mars after blasting off from Earth in July or August 2020.
Two bombs have rocked a southern Thai beach town, killing one and wounding 30 others.
South Korea says the North has test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.
North Korea test-fired a submarine–launched ballistic missile on Wednesday, days after threatening a nuclear strike in retaliation at the start of large-scale...

Over 300 dead in India floods

Flooding in eastern and central India has left over 300 people dead and forced mass evacuations.
Ultra-marathon runner Sam Gash has begun a three-month run across India to raise awareness of child poverty and education.
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Middle-East

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A dozen Turkish tanks have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy Turkish shelling of an area held Islamic State.

UN slams Iraqi executions

The UN says 36 men hanged in Iraq for a sectarian mass killing of soldiers were denied proper legal defence and their executions were "fuelled by vengeance".

Syria Kurds win battle with govt

A ceasefire has ended a week of fighting between Syrian Kurdish forces and the government, with the Kurds taking near complete control of Hasaka city.
Violent protests have taken place in the West Bank city of Nablus over the death of a Palestinian detainee after he was seized by Palestinian security forces.
British-Australian man Scott Richards has been released on bail in Dubai over a charge related to his charity advocacy.
Soldiers from the Kurdish YPG have launched a major assault in a bid to seize the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka.
Turkey on Tuesday ordered residents to evacuate a Turkish border town that lies opposite the Syrian town of Jarabulus controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists,...
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Europe

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Italy quake toll rises to 120

The death toll from the massive earthquake to hit central Italy has reached 120, but will rise further according to the Italian Prime Minister.

Turkish authorities fire 2800 judges

Turkey has sacked more than 2,800 people from the judiciary and courts.
The world's largest aircraft has crashed during its second test flight since being revamped in the UK.
Here is a list of major earthquakes in Italy in the past century.
French police have fined a woman wearing a headscarf on a Cannes beach for 'not respecting secularism'.
At least 38 people believed dead and at least a further 150 missing after a strong earthquake hit central Italy.
Australian Jody Cleaver has been deported from the UK after immigration officials detained her on the grounds she intended to work there.

Africa

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has committed to find ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram,
The Nigerian air force has claimed to have killed at least three senior commanders of Boko Haram in a series of airstrikes.
Nigeria's military has claimed to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an airstrike on the Islamist...
US Secretary of State has arrived in Nairobi - his second visit since May 2015 - for talks with African leaders on South Sudan, security and terrorism.
Al Shabaab suicide bombers have killed more than 20 people at a local government headquarters in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region.
Three civilians have been killed and around 20 others wounded in a suicide attack in northern Cameroon.
A suicide car bomb attack at the local government headquarters in Somalia's Galkayo town has killed at least 10 people.

North America

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Consumption of sugary soft drinks has dropped by 21 per cent in Berkeley, California after a sugar tax was introduced, researchers say.
A nine-year-old American boy, who received a double-hand transplant a year ago, has his hopes pinned on getting back to the football field.
Police allege a woman in South Carolina killed her newborn son by putting him in a refrigerator.
Asher Khan allegedly worked with Australian IS recruiter Mohamed Zuhbi to join the terror group in Syria.
The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 12 percentage points.
Turkey has officially requested the extradition from the US of cleric Fethullah Gulen, but not on issues related to the recent coup attempt.
On a visit to meet flood victims US President Barack Obama has promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana.

South America

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Mexico's president is under fire for plagiarising 197 of the 682 paragraphs that made up his 1991 undergraduate law thesis.
An overhead television camera suspended by cables crashed to the ground in the Olympic Park on Monday, injuring seven people, including two children, in the...
A 5.4 earthquake has struck a remote part of Peru, killing four and injuring 30 people.
Guatemala's children rented out by desperate parents and exploited by ruthless gangs.
Police in Brazil have arrested two suspects on terrorism-related charges.
For the majority of Rio's population, the exorbitant price of tickets to Olympic events means attending the Games is out of the question, but a small independent...

Brazil's Rousseff to go to trial

Senators in Brazil have voted 59 to 21 to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial.