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Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.
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A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico's far north.
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World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, after talks in Germany.
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An attacker opened fire at local education department offices in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing six employees in what authorities are treating as a criminal attack, a senior Saudi official said,
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Nato is ready to patrol the Aegean Sea to deter people-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says.
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North Korea has vowed to cut two crucial communication hotlines with the South, and says the Kaesong industrial park is now a military zone.
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Ohood Al Roumi has remit to push national agenda to make the UAE the happiest of all nations, prime minister announces.
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An Indian soldier who was found alive after being buried for six days in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir has died.
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An Australian man has been charged over the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of two female backpackers on a beach south of Adelaide.
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The US Senate has voted unanimously in favour of tougher sanctions against North Korea, after the country's recent nuclear and rocket tests.
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A surge in fighting in Syria's Aleppo province has displaced about 50,000 people, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned.
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One of the US's most senior public health officials has revealed the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the Zika virus.
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Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of the US, has passed a $1.87bn (£1.29bn) plan to help get an estimated 40,000 people off the streets.
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