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Peru investigates death of 10,000 frogs

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:13

Peru's environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a river in the south of the country.

Tyson Gay's daughter killed in shooting

Monday, 17 October 2016 13:29

Former world champion sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky, police say.

Thai coronation delayed for a year

Monday, 17 October 2016 09:48

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials say.

Trump, a threat to press freedom - CPJ

Friday, 14 October 2016 15:14

In an unprecedented step, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) yesterday (13) released a statement recognizing that a Donald Trump presidency would represent a threat to press freedom.

King Bhumibol no more : Thai media goes monochrome

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:10

All television channels -- including international satellite networks -- were replaced with black and white palace broadcasts late Thursday following the death of King Bhumibol.

Aiyoh' now in the Oxford English Dictionary

Monday, 10 October 2016 13:56

Aiyoh! What has the Oxford English Dictionary gone and done now? In its September list of new words, it included entries such as scrumdiddlyumptious (delicious) and yogasana (no explanation needed, one hopes), but also - well, 'aiyoh' and 'aiyah.'

Iranian writer faces jail term for fictional novel about stoning

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:57

Iranian judges have sentenced a young female writer to six years in prison for writing an unpublished story about the practice of stoning in the country.

Nobel Peace Prize for Colombian President

Friday, 07 October 2016 15:55

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels.

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