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Controversy over Pakistan execution 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:52:00 GMT 
    Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from campaigners and claims that he was a minor when found guilty.


Thousands flee California fires 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:11:17 GMT 
    Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.


US airlines in big game trophy ban 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:36:43 GMT 
    Delta and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights following the outcry over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.


Malaysia agency 'clears' Najib funds 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:10:55 GMT 
    Malaysia's anti-corruption body effectively clears PM Najib Razak of wrongdoing saying funds in his personal accounts were "donations", without saying who from or what for.


Last Dambusters pilot dies aged 96 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:52:26 GMT 
    The last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, has died in his native New Zealand at the age of 96, the country's Bomber Command Association says.


Obama unveils clean energy plan 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:34:31 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.


Gunmen wound key Burundi activist 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:39:35 GMT 
    Prominent Burundi human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is shot and seriously injured by gunmen on motorbikes, his family says.


Aurora gunman nears death sentence 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:59:52 GMT 
    Convicted mass killer James Holmes has moved one step closer to the death penalty as jurors rejected leniency in deaths of 12 people at Colorado cinema.


Puerto Rico defaults on bond payment 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:34:03 GMT 
    Puerto Rico confirms that it failed to make a debt payment at the weekend, in the latest sign of the economic crisis in the US territory.


Crocodile heads found in freezer 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:22:21 GMT 
    Police in Australia investigate how more than 70 crocodile heads ended up in a freezer dumped near the city of Darwin.


UK to extend air strikes against IS 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:01:21 GMT 
    The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.


Bobbi Brown buried alongside mother 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:51:49 GMT 
    The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown is taken to a New Jersey cemetery for burial alongside her late mother, Whitney Houston.


VIDEO: 'Rocky' fire rages over 90sq miles 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:15:31 GMT 
    Firefighters are still struggling to contain series of blazes in California, despite a slight drop in temperatures.


VIDEO: Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel' 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:22:20 GMT 
    Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.


VIDEO: Motorbike that can 'surf' on water 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:40:03 GMT 
    Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.
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