China: trading rallies after volatile start to 2016
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China: trading rallies after volatile start to 2016

Following a volatile first week of the year, the Shanghai Composite closed two percent higher…

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Bushfires destroy town in Western Australia
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Bushfires destroy town in Western Australia

* *Historic town devastated by bushfire* * *Blaze spreading to other areas* * *Flames fanned…

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Tackling antiquities trafficking – utalk
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Tackling antiquities trafficking – utalk

In this week’s Utalk, a question from Lesley in London: “How can looted antiquities from…

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Migrant children attack Serbia border police…with snowballs!
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Migrant children attack Serbia border police…with snowballs!

Children, said to be migrants mostly from Syria and Iraq, enjoyed a playful snowball fight…

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South Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts into the North
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South Korea resumes propaganda broadcasts into the North

* *Seoul resumes propaganda broadcasts* * *Music, news, weather, criticism transmitted 20km into the North*…

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Australian wildfires wipe out 95 homes
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Australian wildfires wipe out 95 homes

Wildfires blazing out of control in Western Australia have destroyed around 95 homes and are…

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Growing fury in Germany over New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Cologne
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Growing fury in Germany over New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Cologne

There is growing fury in Germany over assaults that took place on New Year’s Eve…

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Los Angeles methane leak sickens local residents
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Los Angeles methane leak sickens local residents

A state of emergency has been declared in California over a massive natural-gas leak that…

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Iran to complain to UN about ‘damage’ to embassy in Yemen
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Iran to complain to UN about ‘damage’ to embassy in Yemen

Truck bomb kills at least 12 at Libyan police training centre
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Truck bomb kills at least 12 at Libyan police training centre