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Mosul battle: The soldiers preparing to retake the city

October 20, 2016 - 1:39am
Ayman Oghanna meets some of the soldiers preparing for the offensive to retake Mosul in northern Iraq.
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In pictures: Sculptures return to the Sydney seaside

October 20, 2016 - 12:45am
The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.
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The Indian women refusing to wear veils

October 20, 2016 - 12:43am
A group of women in northern India are leading a campaign against wearing the veil, breaking centuries of tradition.
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Composer David Teie releases album for cats

October 20, 2016 - 12:34am
Composer David Teie has released an album just for cats. It has already reached number 1 in the charts.
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Presidential debate: Trump wavers over accepting election result

October 20, 2016 - 12:08am
When pressed to commit to accepting the result of the US presidential election at the third and final debate, Donald Trump says he "will look at it at the time".
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Presidential debate: The moment Trump v Clinton turned nasty

October 19, 2016 - 11:58pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue over Russia's role in the US election during their third and final presidential debate.
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North Korea carries out second failed missile launch - South

October 19, 2016 - 11:46pm
North Korea has carried out its second failed missile launch in less than a week, according to the South Korean military.
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US election 2016: Clinton and Trump clash on experience

October 19, 2016 - 10:34pm
Hillary Clinton highlights her achievements over 30 years in comparison with Donald Trump's, in the final US presidential debate.
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Birth stories

October 19, 2016 - 10:32pm
In a major theatre project, female playwrights from seven countries have given voice to women who face practical obstacles and cultural pressures when it comes to having children - from questions around abortions to inadequate access to healthcare.
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Tesla to make all new cars self-driving

October 19, 2016 - 10:07pm
Tesla says all electric cars it now builds will have hardware to drive completely on their own, though fully self-driving cars are still years away.
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I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

October 19, 2016 - 7:42pm
When a 58-year-old Danish woman was scammed into paying a 24-year-old Nigerian, she took an unexpected turn by going out and visiting him, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.
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'Billy's not a bully'

October 19, 2016 - 7:39pm
A mother's video to the teachers, students and parent's at her son's school explaining why he isn't the bully that they might think he is has gone viral.
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Itchy business

October 19, 2016 - 7:14pm
A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.
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Political suicide?

October 19, 2016 - 7:01pm
A collection of interviews with the French president reveals a catalogue of jibes at a cross-section of society, leading many to describe his comments as "political suicide".
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Where is European Schiaparelli Mars lander?

October 19, 2016 - 6:36pm
There are growing fears that a European probe which attempted to land on Mars on Wednesday has been lost.
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Yemen conflict: UN-brokered three-day ceasefire begins

October 19, 2016 - 5:56pm
A 72-hour truce in conflict-ravaged Yemen begins
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Volunteer firefighters die in Peru blaze

October 19, 2016 - 5:37pm
Three firefighters died attending a blaze at a shoe factory in Lima, Peru.
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Fears grow for European Schiaparelli Mars lander

October 19, 2016 - 3:29pm
There are increasing fears a European probe that attempted to land on Mars on Wednesday has been lost.
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DR Congo's Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

October 19, 2016 - 2:55pm
Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses.
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Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

October 19, 2016 - 1:19pm
Former Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, is arrested in the capital Brasilia.
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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.”