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Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered Kobani, the first of a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Syrian border town, activists said.

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Liberia’s ebola cases are falling, says WHO

Liberia may be seeing a decline in the spread of ebola, with falls in the number of burials and new admissions as well as a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation said yesterday.

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Mobile records ‘could be better than census data’

Mobile phone records could provide more accurate and up-to-date information than traditional census methods for keeping track of populations around the world, according to new research.

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Oxfam warns wealth gap is spiralling out of control

The number of dollar billionaires in the world has more than doubled to 1,645 since the financial crisis of 2008, according to a report which warned that inequality between rich and poor is spiralling out of control.

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Drinking victim’s mother absolves friend

The mother of a man who died after playing the online drinking game NekNominate wept as she said he would still be alive if he had not taken part in the craze.

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Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels yesterday entered the town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the militants, activists and Kurdish officials said.

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A lot more to fish like Nemo’s Dory than ‘just keep swimming’

Finding Nemo character Dory is not representative of her kind, according to a new study that proves fish are more intelligent than previously thought.

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Google pill to search for and monitor cancer

Google’s latest project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill.

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Man decapitates mother and drags body down street

A New York man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking in front of an oncoming train, Long Island police said yesterday.

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Dewani driver admits errors

Convicted taxi driver Zola Tongo has admitted making mistakes in telling police how Anni Dewani was murdered while on her honeymoon in South Africa.

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Russian mission supplies ISS hours after Antares explosion

Hours after a US cargo mission ended in flames, a Russian supply ship arrived at the International Space Station with a load of fresh supplies.

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‘Pope Francis is my hero,’ Elton tells Aids benefit

Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gay people by the Roman Catholic Church, at his annual Aids benefit.

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New Zealanders to vote twice over flag design

New Zealanders will vote twice over the next two years on whether the country should change its flag, the government has said.

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Hard to swallow but tortoise ate turtle charm<

The source of a sick tortoise’s discomfort became clear after a Florida vet took an X-ray: It had swallowed a turtle pendant.

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QUIRKY WORLD... Norwegian TV threatens to hit rock bottom

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NORWAY:
Norway, which has previously provided TV viewers with five hours of live knitting, a fire burning itself out and minute-by-minute salmon fishing, has found a new attraction — a rockslide on a mountain — but no-one knows when it will happen. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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