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Afghan media defiant after deadly day for journalists

Journalists have vowed to continue reporting after the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001

13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games

Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned athletes would be forcibly removed from the country if they attempted to overstay their visas

Ball-tampering trio treated like criminals – Maxwell

The fallout had a big effect on the team as they slumped to a 492-run defeat in the final Test.

Smith, Warner banned from Indian Premier League – IPL chief

Smith and Warner have $1.9 million contracts, Smith with the Rajasthan Royals and Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.

Titan of science Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

His genius and wit won over fans from far beyond the rarified world of astrophysics.

Saudi’s stadiums open their doors to women on Friday

The kingdom, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas

The Trump Tower meeting with Russians was ‘treasonous’, alleges Bannon

The ​former White House chief strategist made the scathing comments in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

Israel plans to force out thousands of African migrants

Over the years, those caught at the Egyptian frontier were detained at prisons in the Negev desert in southern Israel.

Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species

The dogs — of varying breeds — have been found to have "very high" early detection rates of 50-70 percent accuracy in discovering the samples.

Kenyatta sworn in for second term as protests leave one dead

President Kenyatta vowed to unite Kenya; while opposition Raila Odinga rejected Kenyatta's inauguration, claiming he is the legitimate president

China hails Zimbabwe’s new leader, but denies role in power transition

​China congratulated Zimbabwe's new President but denied it played any part in his takeover or in the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.

Dutch councils aim high in dope growing experiment

Local Dutch councils are queueing up to join a government experiment to grow marijuana which could see its production legalised in the Netherlands.

Lewis Hamilton on course for greatness

With four world titles under his belt, the Formula One star is on track to match Schumacher’s record

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

In an unannounced trip, she made her first visit an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.

Spaniards don’t want Catalonia to leave so they marched in protest on Sunday

​Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Barcelona waving flags and chanting to denounce regional lawmakers' vote to sever the region from Spain

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