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Fire at maternity ward in Baghdad hospital kills 12 babies

A fire ripped through a maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital overnight, killing 12 newborn babies.

10 Aug 2016

Australian online census shut down by cyberattacks

Australia's first attempt to conduct a census online was in disarray after several cyberattacks.

10 Aug 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. | AP Photo
Prominent Republicans not voting for Trump

US Republican lawmakers, governors, advisors and former officials have come out against GOP nominee Donald Trump.

10 Aug 2016

Members of Detroit Police Department's Canine Unit from left, police dog Ben with handler officer Mark Golembeiwski and police dog Argo with handler officer Eric O'Neil pose for a photo with their new bullet-resistant vests. (AP)
5 Detroit police dogs to wear bullet-resistant vests

Thor, Ben, Argo, Duke and Gimme have more protection to help fight crime in Detroit.

10 Aug 2016

Bride walked down aisle by father's heart recipient

Ten years after her father was brutally murdered, Jeni Stepien knew she wanted his heart to be at the wedding.

10 Aug 2016

Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster dies at 64

The duke's Grosvenor Estate owns 300 acres in some of London's wealthiest areas.

10 Aug 2016

Papers reveal abuse at Australia's offshore detention centre

The "incident reports", published by the Guardian, reveal that self-harm and violence are commonplace at the centre.

10 Aug 2016

Trump ignites new firestorm: Gun backers might stop Clinton

Trump then noted the power Clinton would have to nominate justices to the high court.

10 Aug 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) and his likely general election opponent Hillary Clinton (R). |AP
Trump's campaign spends zero on ads, Clinton spent millions

The billionaire's austerity calls attention to his unpopularity in the polls, where Clinton has a wide lead.

10 Aug 2016

A member of the media stands near a shattered window on a bus in the Deodoro area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists attacked; bullets suspected to have shattered glass window

The incident came after a bullet hit a media centre and landed near a New Zealand team official on Saturday.

10 Aug 2016

China's President Xi Jinping |Reuters
5 foreign policy challenges for China

A look at some of the more significant issues, most of them related in one way or another to China's rivalry with the United States.

10 Aug 2016

Lost tortoise, 90, found among 1,000 bags of rubbish

Sarah Joiner contacted Westminster council when she realised her missing pet might have crawled into a bin bag.

10 Aug 2016

A member of the media stands near a shattered window on a bus in the Deodoro area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics
2 windows shattered on media bus at Olympics

The bus was traveling from the northern venue cluster of Deodoro to the main Olympic Park in the suburb of Barra da Tijuca.

10 Aug 2016

A picture taken on October 7, 2010 shows the memorial built in 1830 to King Louis XVI (L) and Queen Marie-Antoinette in the basilica of Saint-Denis, outside Paris. The church is the burial place of the French Kings, nearly every king from the 10th to the
Royal squabble over succession to non-existent French 'throne'

The current pretender to the French throne, Henri d'Orleans, is struggling to settle a dynastic quarrel.

10 Aug 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. (AP)
Trump dismisses attack by 'old guard' as defections gather pace

Trump lambasted 50 senior Republican national security officials who said he would be the "most reckless president ever".

10 Aug 2016

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AP)
Erdogan and Putin defiant in restoring ties

Turkey snubs West as Ankara and Moscow say they plan to cooperate on trade and defence.

10 Aug 2016

Rescued migrants arrives in the harbor of Lampedusa, Southern Italy. |AP
Italy fears migrant camp on border

Desperate migrants and refugees gathered at the Italian border with France are being thwarted in their attempts to cross the frontier.

10 Aug 2016

Putin, May to meet in 'near future': Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May have agreed to meet in "the near future", the Kremlin has said.During a phone…

10 Aug 2016

In this file photo taken on May 31, 2016 provided by the Syrian Civil Defense Directorate in Liberated Province of Aleppo, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian man carries an injured boy, in Aleppo, Syria
2 million people lack basic supplies in Aleppo, says UN

Some two million people in Aleppo are without vital supplies and children in the besieged northern Syrian city are at "grave risk" of disease, the United…

10 Aug 2016

India and Sri Lanka begin talks on economic and technical cooperation agreement

India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday began preliminary official level talks on an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) which the two countries hope to sign by year end. The four-member Indian delegation is led by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Joint Secretary ,Ministry of Commerce. The talks will be held over a period of two days.  

09 Aug 2016

Quetta attack bid to undermine operation Zarb-e-Azb: Pakistan Army chief

Terming the Quetta suicide attack which killed over 70 people as cowardly act against the country’s judiciary by the terrorists, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said it was carried out to undermine the success of Zarb-e-Azb military operation.

09 Aug 2016