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South Korea plans to send 50,000 tonnes of rice to drought-stricken North Korea, its first food donation to the isolated nation in a decade. A severe drought, compounded by economic sanctions, has led to chronic food shortages in North Korea. South Korea's unification ministry said the rice will be delivered "as...
Keith Raniere, a self-help guru accused of leading a sex cult that enslaved women, has been found guilty of all charges against him. Raniere, 58, was convicted by a jury after a six-week trial in Brooklyn, New York. He allegedly oversaw a "slave and master" system in his group, called Nxivm.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a fractured left thumb. Dhawan, 33, was struck by a delivery from Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins but went on to score 117 from 109 balls in India's 36-run win on 9 June. He missed Sunday's match...
With their sled in tow, a pack of dogs trudge towards a distant mountain range in north-west Greenland. The stunning picture may seem typical enough of the Danish territory. What's beneath their feet - a shallow pool of crystal-blue water - is anything but. Last week, however, temperatures soared well above...
A cascade of Australian fashion brands have shut up shop in recent times. The BBC's Frances Mao looks at why the nation's retailers are struggling. At first they would blame the weather for keeping customers away. It was just one of the excuses staff would fall back on at the Roger David menswear store...
The largest single donation to a UK university has been given to Oxford for a new institute that will study the ethics of artificial intelligence. Stephen Schwarzman, a US private equity billionaire who has advised Republican presidents including Donald Trump, has given the university £150m. A new building for the study...
A teenager who survived a gun massacre at his Florida high school has said he lost his spot at Harvard University over past racist remarks. Kyle Kashuv, 18, said the online comments were made when he was 16, and were done "in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible".
A Pakistani politician's live-streamed press conference descended into farce when a cat filter was switched on by mistake. Shaukat Yousafzai was briefing journalists last Friday when the setting was accidentally turned on. Facebook users watching the video live commented on the gaffe, but Mr Yousafzai carried on unaware of his feline...
Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to North Korea on Thursday for a two-day visit, state media report. Mr Xi will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss the problems facing the Korean peninsula. The two-day visit will be the first by any Chinese leader to North Korea in 14...
Contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader have clashed over delivering Brexit during a TV debate. The MPs argued over whether a new deal could be renegotiated with the EU, and the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Leadership hopefuls appeared before a studio audience at a debate hosted by Channel...

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