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Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under

An orangutan living in an Australian zoo has created a jazz riff.

Aping jazz greats, orangutan makes music Down Under
Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it
Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it

The fourth Kazakh boxer in a row to win Olympic welterweight gold says a deep cut that will scar him for life will be a satisfying reminder of his Rio exploits.

Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it
Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov, boxer. ©Reuters
Olympics: Kazakh Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold

Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold in Rio.

Olympics: Kazakh Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth's hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat.

July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel

Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can.

A night behind bars in Slovenian prison-turned-hostel
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base

Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.

Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights

A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, they take turns climbing up the limestone.

Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
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Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle

Eight weightlifters who previously served doping bans have won medals at Rio, while others have been sent home for failed tests.

Olympics: The draw of gold brings tainted lifters back to Olympic battle
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'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader

The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was released on Thursday.

'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader
Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on

Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold.

Olympics: Aussie teen stars as Ledecky motors on
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage

Vegan diets are considered as healthy and environmentally responsible, with benefits like weight loss, clear skin and increased energy.

Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of tccb.gov.tr
Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up

Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.

Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev vowed to send anyone linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.

Kazakhstan vows to send Gulen-linked 'terror' suspects to Turkey
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Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project
China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican

The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an understanding with the Vatican.

China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
China's online population exceeds 700 million
China's online population exceeds 700 million

The number of web users in China has risen over 700 million.

China's online population exceeds 700 million
Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook. Photo courtesy of Gennadiy GGG Golovkin group VKontakte
Boxing: Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout

Welterweight world champion Kell Brook vowed he could overcome Kazakhstan's feared world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

Boxing: Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout