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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket carrying what it has said is a satellite.

Taiwan Quake: 132 Trapped In Tower Block

About 120 people remain buried within a tower block that collapsed during an earthquake in Taiwan.

Australian Grandmother Freed By Al Qaeda

An Australian woman kidnapped with her husband by al Qaeda fighters in Burkina Faso has been freed.

Blast Which Sucked Man Out Of Plane Was A Bomb

An explosion which tore a hole in a passenger plane was caused by a bomb designed to kill everyone on board, the Somalian government has confirmed.

Zika Infects 3,100 Pregnant Women In Colombia

Zika Infects 3,100 Pregnant Women In Colombia

More than 3,100 pregnant women are infected with the Zika virus in Colombia, the country's president has said.

Five Held Over UK Pilot Killed By Poachers

Five Held Over UK Pilot Killed By Poachers

Five people have now been arrested over the killing of a British pilot whose helicopter was shot down by elephant poachers in Africa.

Five Skiers Killed In 'Massive' Alps Avalanche

Five Skiers Killed In 'Massive' Alps Avalanche

Five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after a "massive" avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps.

Family Rescued After Sinkhole Swallows Car

Family Rescued After Sinkhole Swallows Car

A sinkhole has swallowed a car with an entire family inside.

Sex Abuse Survivor Leaves Vatican Commission

Sex Abuse Survivor Leaves Vatican Commission

A British member of the Pope's advisory commission on sexual abuse has left the group, the Vatican has revealed.

Hunt For Dublin Gunmen Dressed As SWAT Team

Hunt For Dublin Gunmen Dressed As SWAT Team

A manhunt is under way for six people involved in a shooting at a boxing match weigh-in in Dublin.

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Reported Sex Attacks Double At Cologne Carnival

Reported Sex Attacks Double At Cologne Carnival

Police in Cologne received 22 complaints of sexual assault on the first day of the German city's annual street carnival - double the number at the same time last year.

Taiwan Quake: 132 Trapped In Tower Block

Taiwan Quake: 132 Trapped In Tower Block

About 120 people remain buried within a tower block that collapsed during an earthquake in Taiwan.

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