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Children among Macedonia floods dead 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:22:36 GMT 
    Flash floods in northern Macedonia kill at least four people, including three children, and injure about a dozen more.

Mexico condemns journalist's murder 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:28:36 GMT 
    Mexican officials say there will be no impunity in the case of five people, including journalist Ruben Espinosa, who were found murdered on Friday.

Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:35:39 GMT 
    Jose Dirceu, a former top aide to Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is arrested in connection with a corruption investigation.

Air strikes defend US-trained Syrians 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:26:52 GMT 
    US air power has been used for the first time to defend US-trained rebel fighters in Syria, the Pentagon confirms.

'Harsh methods' for Israel militants 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:40:10 GMT 
    Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a Palestinian child in an arson attack.

Man held in death of Memphis officer 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:03:11 GMT 
    A man suspected of killing a Tennessee police officer turns himself into authorities, ending a two-day manhunt.

US airlines in big game trophy ban 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:16:19 GMT 
    Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

Which was the best travel photograph of the year? 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:30:16 GMT 
    Stunning photography from some of the planet's remotest locations.

Which was the best travel photograph of the year? 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:30:16 GMT 
    Stunning photography from some of the planet's remotest locations.

Why might women feel temperature differently to men? 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:48:01 GMT 
    Why might women feel temperature differently to men?

Making a vineyard out of a slag heap 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:42:35 GMT 
    How France has learned to love its slag heaps

Olympic odysseys: Five global stories 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:14:44 GMT 
    Five remarkable stories from athletes on path to Rio

Japan revisionists deny WW2 sex slave atrocities 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:52:41 GMT 
    Japan's WW2 sex slavery revisionists grow louder

Bosnia mired in ethnic politics and frustration 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:20:09 GMT 
    New talk of Bosnia break-up raises tensions

The wonder of a rainbow in Beijing 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:12:31 GMT 
    Why a rare sight in the sky stopped a city
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‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat,’ by Helen Phillips  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT
Critic’s Take: Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT
Joe Domanick’s ‘Blue’ Examines the L.A.P.D.  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:27:11 GMT
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Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:10:00 -0400
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German prosecutor axed in treason row  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:47:00 GMT
Heath investigated by four forces  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:09:16 GMT
Russia renews bid for Arctic regions  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:09:11 GMT
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