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Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

At least 35 people are killed and others are injured when a motorway bridge falls in Genoa.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 3:41 pm


Madonna's London Mini listed for sale - on Auto Trader

The star's Mini Cooper, which she sang about in her hit American Life, has been listed on the used car website.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 2:55 pm


Ecuador accident: Second deadly crash within days

A bus has overturned in Ecuador just two days after 12 football fans died when their vehicle crashed.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 2:45 pm


IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN

A UN report says a "reduced, covert version" of the group could remain, despite its military losses.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 12:27 pm


South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

The two-year initiative comes after a five-year-old schoolgirl drowned in a pit latrine in March.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 12:22 pm


Tonga PM challenges Pacific Island leaders to lose weight

Akilisi Pohiva says leaders of some of the most obese countries of the world should lead by example.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 12:06 pm


Turkey lira: Ankara to boycott US electronic goods

President Erdogan responds after US sanctions put Turkey's weak currency into freefall.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 11:17 am


Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze in multiple cities overnight, in an apparent coordinated action.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 9:52 am


Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Venezuela's president says prices must rise to stop fuel smugglers cheating the country of millions.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 9:11 am


Fukushima child statue: Residents complain about radiation suit

For angry Fukushima residents, the statue gives the impression of a city still contaminated.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 8:17 am


India rejects patent plea for 'immoral' sex toy

The patent office said Indian law has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 8:03 am


How China's ire put global spotlight on Hong Kong activist Andy Chan

A lunchtime talk from local separatist Andy Chan has drawn Beijing's anger - and worldwide attention.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 6:12 am


Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

A move to let rainbow trout be labelled as salmon after a food scandal causes a splash in China.

Published on 14 August 2018 | 4:16 am


The farmers using sewage to make saris

As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 11:08 pm


Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 11:01 pm


Omarosa: The secretly recorded audio tapes

The former Trump adviser has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 9:55 pm


The dos and don'ts of the Situation Room

An insider’s guide to the Situation Room rules - and why violations of the security protocol matter.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 8:54 pm


Race against time for dogs in wildfires

Police rescued 60 cats and dogs from an animal shelter threatened by a wildfire.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 7:15 pm


Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave

Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 10:49 am


Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria's parliament siege

Scenes resembling a coup Nigeria have left many scratching their heads.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 12:27 am


In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2018 shortlist

A research centre in Riyadh, a village lounge in rural China and a mosque without a minaret in Iran are among the projects shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018.

Published on 13 August 2018 | 12:22 am


Why Jakarta is one of the world's fastest-sinking megacities

Why Indonesia's capital Jakarta is one of the world's fastest-sinking megacities.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 11:58 pm


US mid-term elections: Truth-seeking scientists run for office

"Scientists are not natural politicians... but they solve problems," says one of the record number running in the US mid-term elections.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 11:55 pm


Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?

There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 11:38 pm


The African footballers changing the game in India

A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 11:32 pm


Caspian Sea: Five countries sign deal to end dispute

Five countries agree to share the resource-rich Caspian Sea after more than two decades of dispute.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 7:54 pm


Iranian female photographer defies football match restrictions

An Iranian photographer defies the country's restrictions on women attending men's sporting events.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 7:05 am


Syria's Druze vow to free women and children kidnapped by IS

Jihadists kidnapped 30 women and children from the minority sect during an attack in Suweida in July.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 1:55 am


France's 25-year treasure hunt for a golden owl

Somewhere in France lies buried a small statuette and for 25 years thousands have searched for it.

Published on 12 August 2018 | 12:15 am


Cows allowed to visit Swedish nudist beaches in heatwave

The Swedish government is allowing farmers in the south to bring their cows to the beaches because of the roasting summer heat.

Published on 10 August 2018 | 11:39 am


Woman detained in Slovakia for playing Verdi for 16 years

A woman has been detained in Slovakia for playing 'La Traviata' from morning until night for years.

Published on 9 August 2018 | 1:34 pm








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