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Arrests as Austria tightens border 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:34:26 GMT 
    Austrian authorities say they have detained five suspected people smugglers as they tighten the Hungarian border after the deaths of 71 migrants.


IS 'blows up' major Palmyra temple 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:36:21 GMT 
    The Islamic State group has destroyed part of the world-famous Temple of Bel at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, reports say.


Bangkok police claim bomber hunt reward 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:54:35 GMT 
    Thailand's police chief says an $83,000 public reward will go to his own men after they arrested a suspect in the deadly bombing of a Bangkok shrine.


US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:24 GMT 
    US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76.


Kiev clashes over Ukraine autonomy deal 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:44:19 GMT 
    Clashes erupt between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, as MPs backed an autonomy deal for the disputed east of the country.


Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:24:06 GMT 
    A mayor in Brazil is on the run after police accused her of taking funds from the school system and running the town remotely through WhatsApp.


Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:37:21 GMT 
    After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, is changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali.


Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:33:10 GMT 
    Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities to southern Nigeria, include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, officials say.


AFL star Adam Goodes booed again 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:21:25 GMT 
    Indigenous Australian football star Adam Goodes is subjected to booing once again, just weeks after his treatment sparked a debate about racism.


India lifts ban on Jain fast to death 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:59:46 GMT 
    India's Supreme Court suspends an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.


Egypt row over Facebook muezzin call 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:22:42 GMT 
    A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".


Fish and snake battle caught on film 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:21:49 GMT 
    An Australian spear fisherman captures one of the world's most venomous fish and a deadly snake in the middle of a fight for life.


VIDEO: IS militants 'blow up' Palmyra temple 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:46:26 GMT 
    The Islamic State group is reported to have destroyed part of another temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.


VIDEO: Calais ferry 'lifeboat blockade' lifted 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:37:30 GMT 
    Ferry services have resumed at the Port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of dissolved operator MyFerryLink which caused a night of long delays.


VIDEO: Anger on Kuala Lumpur's streets 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:17:26 GMT 
    Thousands of Malaysians have taken to Kuala Lumpur's streets for a second day to call on Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
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