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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

27 min 2 sec ago
A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

51 min 10 sec ago
A US commercial flight has landed in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century.
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Sharp decline in Africa's elephants

1 hour 59 min ago
Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.
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Accident makes Russian village's taps run with oil

2 hours 19 min ago
An accident results in oil on tap for villagers in Russia's far east.
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Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

2 hours 20 min ago
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Will Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death weaken IS?

2 hours 47 min ago
Frank Gardner considers what difference the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani will make to so-called Islamic State.
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Joe Sutter, 'Father of the Boeing 747', dies

2 hours 56 min ago
Joe Sutter, the man who led development of Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, the plane that ushered in the long-haul travel era, has died aged 95.
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Elderly care home residents killed by flood waters in Japan

3 hours 8 min ago
In northern Japan at least nine people have been found dead in an old people's home that was overcome by flood waters.
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Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

3 hours 28 min ago
Icelandic postal service becomes viral hit after correctly delivering letter using map scrawled on envelope.
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Burning issue

3 hours 41 min ago
When American football player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, he unleashed a storm of controversy that shows no sign of dying down.
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Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

3 hours 50 min ago
Two scholars reveal the text of a parchment hidden in 1932 beneath a Rome obelisk eulogising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant

3 hours 55 min ago
Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros is discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in southern France.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

4 hours 8 min ago
Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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Shannon Airport emergency landing: 12 taken to hospital

4 hours 13 min ago
Twelve people are taken to hospital after transatlantic turbulence prompts an emergency landing at Shannon Airport.
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Beijing and Shanghai ban electric scooters and segways on roads

4 hours 27 min ago
China's two biggest cities ban the use of electric scooters and segways on public roads because of growing safety concerns.
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Australia launches tactile banknote to aid blind people

4 hours 42 min ago
New note has two raised dots allowing blind and visually impaired people to identify its value.
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Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

5 hours 1 min ago
The chief strategist of IS, whose calls for attacks against the West led to mass bloodshed, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist group says.
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Irish cabinet considers appealing against Apple tax ruling

5 hours 32 min ago
The Irish Cabinet is discussing the European Commission ruling that Ireland granted €13bn of undue tax benefits to technology giant Apple.
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Rescued migrants arrive at Sicily port

5 hours 48 min ago
Many of the 6,500 people rescued in the Mediterranean earlier this week have started arriving at ports in Sicily, as Ed Thomas reports.
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Naming the dead

6 hours 4 min ago
Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.
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