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A person who was being treated in hospital after the eruption of New Zealand's White Island volcano has died, bringing the official death toll to 16, police say. The victim, who has not been identified, died in Australia after being repatriated for treatment. About 20 people remain in intensive care with severe burns.

06:33:02 on 15 Dec

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A person who was being treated in hospital after the eruption of New Zealand's White Island volcano has died, bringing the official death toll to 16, police say. The victim, who has not been identified, died in Australia after being repatriated for treatment. About 20 people remain in intensive care with severe burns.

06:30:02 on 15 Dec

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Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. The move puts Cambodia at the forefront of LGBT+ education in Southeast Asia, with neighbouring Thailand the only other nation known to have included such issues in mainstream teaching.

10:03:02 on 14 Dec

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Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday. The move puts Cambodia at the forefront of LGBT+ education in Southeast Asia, with neighbouring Thailand the only other nation known to have included such issues in mainstream teaching.

10:00:01 on 14 Dec

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North Korean state media has reported that "another crucial test" was successfully conducted at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Ground late Friday. Earlier this month, North Korea warned it would send the US a "Christmas gift," the contents of which would depend on the outcome of ongoing talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

05:03:01 on 14 Dec

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North Korean state media has reported that "another crucial test" was successfully conducted at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Ground late Friday. Earlier this month, North Korea warned it would send the US a "Christmas gift," the contents of which would depend on the outcome of ongoing talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

05:00:01 on 14 Dec

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Search crews in New Zealand recovered six of eight bodies Friday from an island where a volcano erupted, killing up to 16 people, authorities said. The recovery operation at White Island will continue while two people presumed to be dead are unaccounted for, New Zealand Police said in a statement. They said divers were looking for one body that was seen in the water.

02:03:01 on 14 Dec

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Search crews in New Zealand recovered six of eight bodies Friday from an island where a volcano erupted, killing up to 16 people, authorities said. The recovery operation at White Island will continue while two people presumed to be dead are unaccounted for, New Zealand Police said in a statement. They said divers were looking for one body that was seen in the water.

02:00:01 on 14 Dec

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California - Thousands of pink, throbbing, phallic creatures wound up pulsating along the beach. According to the nature magazine, these 10in wrigglers are marine worms called fat innkeeper worms, but they are known colloquially as "penis fish". The penis fish is a human delicacy in South Korea, they call it gaebul.

07:03:01 on 13 Dec

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California - Thousands of pink, throbbing, phallic creatures wound up pulsating along the beach. According to the nature magazine, these 10in wrigglers are marine worms called fat innkeeper worms, but they are known colloquially as "penis fish". The penis fish is a human delicacy in South Korea, they call it gaebul.

07:00:02 on 13 Dec

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New Zealand police have said they plan to recover bodies from White Island - where a volcanic eruption killed at least eight people - on Friday morning. The recovery mission will go ahead despite the risk of another eruption, police said. "Today is less safe than yesterday, and the day before that," volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard said.

05:03:01 on 12 Dec

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New Zealand police have said they plan to recover bodies from White Island - where a volcanic eruption killed at least eight people - on Friday morning. The recovery mission will go ahead despite the risk of another eruption, police said. "Today is less safe than yesterday, and the day before that," volcanologist Dr Graham Leonard said.

05:00:02 on 12 Dec

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A new species of spider which hides in furniture and can allegedly rot human flesh with only a single bite has been discovered. It has been found in the city of Tlaxcala and has been named Loxosceles Tenochtitlan. Loxoceles spiders are known for having a potent tissue-destroying venom that can cause "necrosis lesions" in the skin of up to 40cm.

08:03:01 on 12 Dec

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A new species of spider which hides in furniture and can allegedly rot human flesh with only a single bite has been discovered. It has been found in the city of Tlaxcala and has been named Loxosceles Tenochtitlan. Loxoceles spiders are known for having a potent tissue-destroying venom that can cause "necrosis lesions" in the skin of up to 40cm.

08:00:01 on 12 Dec

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Zimbabwe - Mitchell Matarause delivered her baby boy by candlelight at a clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital. It was after sunset and the electricity supply had been cut. "Midwives were using candles and torches for lighting," said the 26-year-old, holding her second-born. "I delivered in the evening, there was no electricity.

09:03:01 on 11 Dec

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Zimbabwe - Mitchell Matarause delivered her baby boy by candlelight at a clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital. It was after sunset and the electricity supply had been cut. "Midwives were using candles and torches for lighting," said the 26-year-old, holding her second-born. "I delivered in the evening, there was no electricity.

09:00:01 on 11 Dec

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Women under ISIL: The wives

ISIL was like a disease, an epidemic like the flu that infects everyone. Unfortunately, it infected my home. It infiltrated it through my husband. My husband often took us to see ISIL's punishments. The first was a sodomy case. They tied the accused to a chair and pushed him off the top of the tallest building.

09:03:02 on 09 Dec

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Women under ISIL: The wives

ISIL was like a disease, an epidemic like the flu that infects everyone. Unfortunately, it infected my home. It infiltrated it through my husband. My husband often took us to see ISIL's punishments. The first was a sodomy case. They tied the accused to a chair and pushed him off the top of the tallest building.

09:00:01 on 09 Dec

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NEW YORK - Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame Street” and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch loveable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop said.

07:03:02 on 09 Dec

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NEW YORK - Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame Street” and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch loveable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop said.

07:00:01 on 09 Dec

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Sanna Marin, aged 34, will become the world's youngest prime minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland. The transportation minister was picked by her Social Democratic party to take charge after PM Antti Rinne quit. She is expected to be sworn in this week. She will lead a centre-left coalition of five parties all headed by women.

05:33:02 on 09 Dec

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Sanna Marin, aged 34, will become the world's youngest prime minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland. The transportation minister was picked by her Social Democratic party to take charge after PM Antti Rinne quit. She is expected to be sworn in this week. She will lead a centre-left coalition of five parties all headed by women.

05:30:01 on 09 Dec

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At least five people are dead after Whakaari/White Island erupted today, and "a number" of people are still unaccounted for. National Operation Commander Deputy Commissioner John Tims told a press conference at 9.10pm that New Zealanders and tourists are involved. A number of the tourists are from the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship.

04:33:01 on 09 Dec

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At least five people are dead after Whakaari/White Island erupted today, and "a number" of people are still unaccounted for. National Operation Commander Deputy Commissioner John Tims told a press conference at 9.10pm that New Zealanders and tourists are involved. A number of the tourists are from the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship.

04:30:01 on 09 Dec

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The Saudi gunman who attacked a Florida navy base on Friday played videos of mass shootings at a dinner beforehand, US media reports say. Mohammed Alshamrani - who was training at the Pensacola base - killed three sailors before being shot dead. The US Navy said the sailors "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil".

06:33:02 on 08 Dec

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The Saudi gunman who attacked a Florida navy base on Friday played videos of mass shootings at a dinner beforehand, US media reports say. Mohammed Alshamrani - who was training at the Pensacola base - killed three sailors before being shot dead. The US Navy said the sailors "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil".

06:30:01 on 08 Dec

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A Chinese husband's cute gesture towards his pregnant wife is winning hearts over the internet. The couple was paying a visit to the doctor but they had to wait for a while for their turn. And, since there were no empty chairs around and no one was willing to give up their seat, the husband decided to become a 'chair' himself so that his wife could sit and rest.

10:03:01 on 08 Dec

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A Chinese husband's cute gesture towards his pregnant wife is winning hearts over the internet. The couple was paying a visit to the doctor but they had to wait for a while for their turn. And, since there were no empty chairs around and no one was willing to give up their seat, the husband decided to become a 'chair' himself so that his wife could sit and rest.

10:00:01 on 08 Dec

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For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions.

09:03:02 on 07 Dec

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For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa’s Zambezi river cascades down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. But the worst drought in a century has slowed the waterfalls to a trickle, fuelling fears that climate change could kill one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions.

09:00:01 on 07 Dec

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman condemned a gun attack at a US naval base by a Saudi student as "barbaric", President Donald Trump said. He tweeted that the monarch had called him to offer "sincere condolences". The gunman, an aviation student, killed three people and injured at least eight at the base in Pensacola, Florida, before being shot dead.

06:33:01 on 07 Dec

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman condemned a gun attack at a US naval base by a Saudi student as "barbaric", President Donald Trump said. He tweeted that the monarch had called him to offer "sincere condolences". The gunman, an aviation student, killed three people and injured at least eight at the base in Pensacola, Florida, before being shot dead.

06:30:02 on 07 Dec

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Fathers share a special bond with their daughters. They'll always be their daddy's 'little girl', no matter how old they turn. Sometimes, fathers also sacrifice a lot to make ends meet and this 50-year-old father from Afghanistan is no different. Mia Khan, a father who takes his daughter to Nooraniya school, on his bike by travelling 12 kms, every day.

08:57:01 on 07 Dec

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Sudan's new civilian prime minister said Thursday he saw progress on removing his nation from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism as he paid a landmark visit to Washington. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who has embarked on ambitious reforms and peace initiatives since his transitional government took over in August after decades of military rule.

12:03:02 on 06 Dec

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Sudan's new civilian prime minister said Thursday he saw progress on removing his nation from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism as he paid a landmark visit to Washington. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who has embarked on ambitious reforms and peace initiatives since his transitional government took over in August after decades of military rule.

12:00:02 on 06 Dec

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France is enduring severe disruption as millions of workers threaten to strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers will join police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff in a general walkout. Authorities have been trying to put in place plans to mediate the disruption.

05:33:01 on 05 Dec

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France is enduring severe disruption as millions of workers threaten to strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers will join police, lawyers and hospital and airport staff in a general walkout. Authorities have been trying to put in place plans to mediate the disruption.

05:30:02 on 05 Dec

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US President Donald Trump described Justin Trudeau as "two-faced" on Wednesday after the Canadian prime minister was caught on camera apparently mocking him. "He's two-faced," Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the NATO summit, saying he had called out Trudeau on defence spending "and he's not very happy about it".

12:33:02 on 05 Dec

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US President Donald Trump described Justin Trudeau as "two-faced" on Wednesday after the Canadian prime minister was caught on camera apparently mocking him. "He's two-faced," Trump told reporters on the sidelines of the NATO summit, saying he had called out Trudeau on defence spending "and he's not very happy about it".

12:30:02 on 05 Dec

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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to counter what it calls the "arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment" of Uighur Muslims in China. It calls for "targeted sanctions" on members of the Chinese government - and names the Communist Party secretary in the Xinjiang autonomous region, Chen Quanguo.

05:03:01 on 04 Dec

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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to counter what it calls the "arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment" of Uighur Muslims in China. It calls for "targeted sanctions" on members of the Chinese government - and names the Communist Party secretary in the Xinjiang autonomous region, Chen Quanguo.

05:00:01 on 04 Dec

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Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race. The sudden and surprising announcement by Harris, 55, came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday. Harris, who is of mixed Indian and African heritage, had been polling poorly in recent weeks.

12:03:02 on 04 Dec

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Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race. The sudden and surprising announcement by Harris, 55, came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday. Harris, who is of mixed Indian and African heritage, had been polling poorly in recent weeks.

12:00:02 on 04 Dec

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US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being "nasty" for saying Nato was "brain dead". He also said he could see France "breaking off" from Nato, but did not explain why. Mr Trump is in London for a summit marking the bloc's 70th anniversary.

05:33:01 on 03 Dec

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US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being "nasty" for saying Nato was "brain dead". He also said he could see France "breaking off" from Nato, but did not explain why. Mr Trump is in London for a summit marking the bloc's 70th anniversary.

05:30:02 on 03 Dec

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Israeli Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit publicly released an official indictment on Monday, allowing a period of 30 days during which the long-time leader may request the parliament to grant him immunity from standing trial, Xinhua reported.

12:03:01 on 03 Dec

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Israeli Attorney General Avihai Mendelblit publicly released an official indictment on Monday, allowing a period of 30 days during which the long-time leader may request the parliament to grant him immunity from standing trial, Xinhua reported.

12:00:01 on 03 Dec

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