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Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis

Monday, 05 September 2016 10:37

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.

'Ring of fire' dazzles stargazers

Friday, 02 September 2016 10:24

Stargazers in parts of Africa have been treated to a spectacular "ring of fire" in the sky as the sun was almost - but not completely - eclipsed.

Tactile banknote in Australia to aid the blind

Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:40

Australia's newest banknote goes into circulation on 1 September with a tiny new feature designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired.

Myanmar ethnic groups attend govt. peace talks

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:54

The government of Myanmar is holding landmark peace talks with armed ethnic groups as part of efforts to bring an end to decades of conflict.

Typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 15:45

A strong typhoon was on course on Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast.

Dubai ruler's spot check finds empty desks

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 15:10

A spot inspection of civil service offices by Dubai's ruler resulted in embarrassing footage of Sheikh Mohammed standing awkwardly by empty desks which should have been occupied by high-ranking officials.

Curfew lifted in parts of Kashmir

Monday, 29 August 2016 13:39

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have lifted a curfew in many parts of the Muslim-majority valley after more than 50 days.

Indian man carries dead wife's body for 12km

Friday, 26 August 2016 10:11

An impoverished man in India carried his wife's body for 12km after the hospital where she died allegedly failed to provide an ambulance to carry the body back to their village.

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