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Elephants bow out at top US circus

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:46
Elephants have performed for the final time at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus in the United States as attitudes change.
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High pay targeted by huge Norwegian fund

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:45
Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the biggest of its kind, plans to target excessive executive pay at the companies it invests in.
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Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:31
The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting the babies of up to 20% of pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil tell the BBC.
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Trump accuses China of trade 'rape'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:44
Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.
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Indian boy dies after gun 'selfie'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:16
A schoolboy who accidently shot himself while taking a selfie with a handgun dies in northern Punjab state.
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VIDEO: Russia's rival song contest

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:06
The Eurovision Song Contest may be next week, but one Russian MP has his eye on a very patriotic rival.
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VIDEO: China accused of trade 'rape' by Trump

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:52
The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused China of 'raping' the United States with its trade policies.
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The story of China's 'snooker king' Ding Junhui

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:17
The story of China's wildly popular snooker king
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Climbers' bodies found after 16 years

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:11
The bodies of US climber Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges are found on Shishapangma in Tibet, 16 years after they were killed by an avalanche.
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Bitcoin creator reveals identity

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:00
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the digital cash system Bitcoin, ending years of speculation.
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VIDEO: Bitcoin 'creator': 'I want to be left alone'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:59
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
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India battle to douse forest fires

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:28
Thousands of people are battling forest fires in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where at least six people have died.
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Filipino boxing youth and politician Pacquiao

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:02
Filipino fighting youth on politics and Pacquiao
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Anger over Australian horse cull plan

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:01
A plan to cull almost all of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains wild horses, known as brumbies, is called "horrific" by conservationists.
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VIDEO: Cruise ship sailing into history

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:42
An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years.
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VIDEO: May Day marked around the world

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:52
May Day marked in different ways around the world.
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Peru drug lord deported from Colombia

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:07
Colombia deports alleged drug lord Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail and described as one of the region's most feared criminals, to Peru.
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Oil services mega-merger called off

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:57
US oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon their proposed merger after resistance from regulators in the US and Europe.
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Burns survivor completes gruelling race

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:36
An Australian runner who suffered life-threatening burns when she was caught in a bushfire during a race finishes a gruelling Ironman triathlon.
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Cases filed over Bangladesh Hindu murder

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:43
Two criminal cases are filed in Bangladesh against three men arrested for hacking to death a Hindu tailor, the latest in a series of such killings.
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