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Political gamble

July 27, 2016 - 7:20pm
It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?
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Secret library

July 27, 2016 - 7:15pm
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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Antibiotic resistance: 'Snot wars' study yields new class of drugs

July 27, 2016 - 7:06pm
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
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Bunk bed businesses

July 27, 2016 - 7:01pm
A look at a new hostel in India, which claims to be the first in the country aimed specifically at people trying to set up their own businesses.
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Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

July 27, 2016 - 6:01pm
Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.
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Pope Francis: 'The world is at war'

July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm
Pope Francis warns that the "world is at war", but says it is a conflict of interests rather than religion.
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Hollande attends Notre Dame mass for Fr Jacques Hamel

July 27, 2016 - 5:21pm
French President Francois Hollande has attended a memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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Australia's Turnbull 'shocked' by juvenile detention abuse video

July 27, 2016 - 5:10pm
The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has thanked Australians for their support.
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Rio 2016: Vladimir Putin says Olympics 'less of a spectacle' without Russians

July 27, 2016 - 5:02pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin says medals won at Rio 2016 will be devalued by the banning of Russian competitors.
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France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

July 27, 2016 - 4:59pm
Two men who killed a priest in France pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, according to a newly released unverified video.
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Swimming for survival

July 27, 2016 - 4:55pm
To escape Syria, Yusra Mardini swam part of the way to Europe. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics.
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Syria blast: 'People are buried under the ruins' in Qamishli

July 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
A bomb blast has hit the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in north-east Syria.
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US election: Trump 'encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails'

July 27, 2016 - 3:41pm
Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.
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Zimbabwe President Mugabe warns dissenting war veterans

July 27, 2016 - 3:32pm
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe threatens to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their long-standing support for him.
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Photo negative

July 27, 2016 - 2:08pm
While Hillary Clinton won the historic presidential nomination last night, her husband made the front page of US newspapers.
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Cheering crowds greet Pope as he arrives in Krakow

July 27, 2016 - 1:34pm
Pope Francis has arrived in Krakow, Poland, to cheering crowds.
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Tested by terror

July 27, 2016 - 1:17pm
A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.
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Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

July 27, 2016 - 1:14pm
Dr Samer Attar, a surgeon from Chicago, has just returned from his most recent visit to Aleppo in Syria, working in underground hospitals.
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Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police

July 27, 2016 - 12:55pm
All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.
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Pope Francis warns world 'is at war' after Europe attacks

July 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
Pope Francis warns that a recent wave of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that the world is "at war", but stresses that religion is not the cause.
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