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Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:00am
An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say.

DR Congo ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba welcomed home

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:39am
After 11 years in exile and prison, ex-Vice-President Jean Pierre-Bemba wants to run for president.

Trump claims Americans need ID to go shopping

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:11am
At a rally in Tampa, Florida, he says: "If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need ID."

Korea remains: US finds one 'dog tag' among war dead returned by North Korea

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 7:00am
US officials say initial tests show the 55 boxes of remains are "likely" to belong to American troops.

Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 6:48am
The ransomware attack has spread to email, telephone and door entry systems.

French drug maker Sanofi stockpiling for Brexit

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 6:13am
Sanofi is building a 14 week stockpile of drugs, including insulin, in case of Brexit disruptions.

Zimbabwe election: Zanu-PF 'has most seats', incomplete results show

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 6:08am
Results show Zanu-PF winning a parliamentary majority in the first polls since Robert Mugabe was ousted.

Machu Picchu train crash: Collision injures 15 tourists in Peru

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 6:02am
Two passenger trains collide en route to Peru's most visited tourist attraction, injuring 15 people.

Koreans turn to ice vests and hot soup in record Seoul heat

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:47am
Hot soups and cold pools are some of the things people are trying to combat the sweltering heatwave.

Swedish crown jewels: Speedboat thieves steal priceless treasures

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 4:34am
Police are hunting two men who stole some of Sweden's royal jewels in a daring daylight heist.

Katy Perry visits sick fan who missed concert because of brain surgery

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:24am
Eight-year-old Grace had to have brain surgery last week, which meant she could not go to Katy's concert.

Vietnam bridge: Walking through a god's hands

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:39am
A bridge made to look like a golden thread held up by a god is drawing tourists in Vietnam.

Window-smashing kangaroo escapes from shelter in Australia

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:57am
The "highly strung" marsupial leaps to freedom, two days after crashing through a home in Melbourne.

US mulls 25% tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods, say reports

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:19am
Tariffs on an additional $200bn of goods could be much more than the expected 10%, say media reports.

Plastic bags: Australia anger over Coles 'caving in to tantrums'

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:54pm
Social media users turn on supermarket giant Coles for "caving in" to "tantrums" over reusable bags.

US release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 9:53pm
The blueprints to make untraceable guns were expected to be available for download on Wednesday.

Star Wars jacket expected to fetch up to £1m at auction

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 8:27pm
Fans will also be able to bid for a Stormtrooper helmet and a lightsaber at the auction next month.

100 Women: Playing mother to El Salvador's gang children

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:24pm
Gangs in El Salvador have found a new way to enslave women - by forcing them to raise other people's children.

Mamma Maria: The Greek mother who loves to share

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:14pm
Why Maria Makrogianni is well known to refugees living on the Greek island of Samos.

The man who saved Bulgaria's dancing bears

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:12pm
Saving the Bulgarian bears who were chained, tortured and forced to dance.


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