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Wavy Greenland rock features 'are oldest fossils'

August 31, 2016 - 1:00pm
Some of the world’s earliest life forms may have been captured in squiggles found in ancient rocks from Greenland.
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First regularly scheduled flight between US and Cuba

August 31, 2016 - 12:57pm
JetBlue flight 387 took off from Fort Lauderdale Florida on Wednesday morning and became the first regularly scheduled flight in more than five decades to land in Santa Clara, Cuba about one hour later.
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Dilma's demise

August 31, 2016 - 12:56pm
Trial of Brazil's first woman president went far beyond just the crime she was accused of.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

August 31, 2016 - 12:54pm
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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Troubled singer

August 31, 2016 - 12:48pm
Chris Brown's arrest for assault isn't his first run-in with the law, and with a number of previous, high-profile convictions for violence, why do so many fans adore him?
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'It felt like the plane fell 1,000 ft... four times'

August 31, 2016 - 12:37pm
Gregory Giagnocavo explains what the severe turbulence, which forced a United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in Ireland, felt like.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

August 31, 2016 - 12:27pm
Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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First female Aboriginal MP promises 'fighting spirit'

August 31, 2016 - 12:20pm
Australia's first female Aboriginal MP has promised to bring the "fighting spirit" of her clan to federal politics.
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World's best-paid models 'overwhelmingly white and slim'

August 31, 2016 - 12:18pm
Most of the world's highest-paid models are overwhelmingly white and slim, reflecting a lack of inclusion on catwalks, Forbes magazine says.
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Elephants numbers plummet - slaughtered for ivory

August 31, 2016 - 11:53am
There has been a big reduction in Africa's elephant population, according to the first continent-wide aerial census.
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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

August 31, 2016 - 11:09am
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

August 31, 2016 - 10:01am
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

August 31, 2016 - 9:41am
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

August 31, 2016 - 9:40am
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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Diggers demolish overpass in China in one night

August 31, 2016 - 9:35am
Dozens of diggers have been used in a marathon project to demolish an overpass in China's Jiangxi Province.
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Will Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death weaken IS?

August 31, 2016 - 9:13am
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

August 31, 2016 - 9:04am
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

August 31, 2016 - 8:52am
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

August 31, 2016 - 8:32am
Icelandic postal service becomes viral hit after correctly delivering letter using map scrawled on envelope.
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Burning issue

August 31, 2016 - 8:19am
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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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.”