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Remains of world’s largest giant penguin identified in New Zealand

A chance find in North Canterbury last year has today led to a remarkable discovery: that a giant penguin almost […]

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Topless bathing given official OK as Barcelona frees the nipple

Going for a topless dip in Barcelona is nothing unusual, but Spanish authorities had to wade in after complaints that some pools were telling women to cover up.

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Miley Cyrus breaks silence after split with Liam Hemsworth

Head-scratcher: Miley Cyrus has broken her silence on her split from Liam Hemsworth, but her cryptic messages need decoding.

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7 breathtaking images of Europe’s winter wonderland

Much of Europe has experienced an icy winter, as snow-fall sees towns and cities turned to breathtaking winter wonderlands.  

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World AIDS Day

Scientists look closer than ever to developing an HIV vaccine

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Support a worthy cause on International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established by the United Nations with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

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The pen is mightier than the keyboard

Why the pen is mightier than the keyboard: the revival of old-school pencil and paper

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Family comes first: William to walk away from job he loves

With George about to start school and the Queen handing over royal duties, William has to make a career move

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Trump, Australia singled out in warning on ‘politics of fear’

Politics of fear displayed by Trump, Hanson is ‘the quickest road to tyranny,’ warns a new worldwide human rights report

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Europe freezes, people die as snow falls and temperatures plunge

Brrr! Snow falls across Europe, more than 20 die, no end in sight

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Singer George Michael dead at age 53

Ex-Wham singer, George Michael has died at age 53.

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Kentucky Fried Christmas, and more Yuletide craziness around the world

Mince pies, stockings and singing carols are Christmas traditions. But new festive rituals are rising around the world …

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Christmas Around the World – Making a Wish in Croatia

This Christmas cultural festival lit up the night

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How do you solve a problem like Ivanka?

Role, influence of the ‘First Daughter’ raising uncomfortable questions in US

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For celebrities, was it a very bad year?

Don’t believe the hype: it’s not that more famous people are dying, it’s that we have more famous people

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Tear in ocean floor may help scientists predict Pacific earthquakes, tsunami

7km-deep tear in the sea floor north of Australia could lead to a breakthrough in predicting Pacific earthquakes, tsunamis

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Exposed: Plan to use drones, smart devices to monitor Aussie workers’ private lives

Privacy campaigners alarmed as company contracted to ‘capture individual insights’ from staff in Western Australian mining camps 

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Why Prince Andrew turned on the media – and his family

Forgotten princesses on the sidelines of royal family, and slipping out of touch

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Aleppo: Syrian army ceases fire to assist civilians

Russian allies announce truce in Aleppo fighting; West will wait and see.

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Trump calls for an end to “out of control” spending

Continuing his policy of government-by-tweet, US President-elect Donald Trump said today he wants to cut costs by cancelling an order for new planes to carry the American president.

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The last clown of Aleppo is dead. Has hope died too?

UN warned: Aleppo risks becoming ‘one giant graveyard’ of civilians trapped in siege city.

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Prince Harry’s Barbados Adventure

Harry’s Caribbean tour continues, see all the highlights here.

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Dictionary.com releases its word of the year

Dictionary.com reveals its word of the year, and it’s pretty indicative of the state of the world right now.

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The princess, the party, the singers – and the sword

It sounds like a fairytale. But this party for a princess and two world-famous singers became a knight-mare

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