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Hiroshima: Keep Pokemon away from atom bomb memorial

July 28, 2016 - 1:29am
The Japanese city of Hiroshima asks Pokemon Go's creators to keep its virtual monsters out of its memorials to nuclear bomb victims.

France church attack: Authorities close to identifying second attacker

July 28, 2016 - 1:02am
Investigators in France believe they are close to identifying the second of two men who murdered a priest in a church on Tuesday, reports say.

Beatrix Potter birthday celebrated with Peter Rabbit play

July 28, 2016 - 1:00am
Where is Peter Rabbit? is a new play which uses puppets to tell Beatrix Potter's tales.

Biden and Kaine take aim at Trump

July 28, 2016 - 12:47am
Vice-President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine both on went on the attack against Donald Trump.

Rio 2016: Russia sees off contestants on flight to Brazil

July 28, 2016 - 12:47am
Around 70 members of the Russian Olympic team leave a Moscow airport for Brazil to take part in Rio 2016 while others stay at home, banned for doping.

'I will get there alive by the grace of God'

July 27, 2016 - 11:14pm
The year 2016 could be the deadliest so far in the migration crisis, according to figures from the International Organisation for Migration.

How to train your parrot: The man starting a free-flight movement

July 27, 2016 - 10:26pm
Brody Murray lets his pet parrot Roku fly freely in vast landscapes near Brisbane, and now other enthusiasts are joining the free-fly movement.

Animals go hungry in Venezuela zoos due to shortages

July 27, 2016 - 9:03pm
Animals in one of Venezuela's main zoos are reported to be dying of hunger because of chronic food shortages.

'Taxi service for migrants'

July 27, 2016 - 7:59pm
African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.

Kidnapping dilemma

July 27, 2016 - 7:54pm
Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.

Sacrificed life

July 27, 2016 - 7:40pm
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.

America's loudest lawyer

July 27, 2016 - 7:36pm
A lawyer known as the Texas Law Hawk has become an internet star through a series of bizarre ads.

UN condemns 'barbaric' Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

July 27, 2016 - 7:32pm
A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of "almost unimaginable" brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.