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Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn's lawyers 'split from Trump'

Trump-Russia investigation: Michael Flynn's lawyers 'split from Trump'

The ex-White House aide is being investigated over alleged Russia meddling in the 2016 US election.
Manus Island: Australia confirms removal of asylum seekers

Manus Island: Australia confirms removal of asylum seekers

The former Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea is now empty, Canberra confirms.
Eight 'North Korean fishermen' wash ashore in Japan

Eight 'North Korean fishermen' wash ashore in Japan

The men said their fishing boat ran into difficulties and ended up drifting into Japanese waters.
'Breathing' Earth

'Breathing' Earth

Scientists call the new timelapse video the "most complete global picture of life on Earth to date".
YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed'

YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed'

Volunteer moderators say there could be more than 50,000 predatory accounts on the site.
Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy

Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy

Beijing criticises the nation for making "irresponsible remarks" regarding the South China Sea.
Shifting sands

Shifting sands

Why there's a covert Saudi-Israeli "alliance" after decades of hostility.
Local issues

Local issues

Since 2014, Narendra Modi has promised toilets, which residents in his own hometown are yet to see.
Help is on its way!

Help is on its way!

Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald faces no confidence vote

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald faces no confidence vote

The controversy threatens the future of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's minority Fine Gael government.
Pakistan's $10m bounty cleric Hafiz Saeed released

Pakistan's $10m bounty cleric Hafiz Saeed released

Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India, is released in Pakistan.
German parliament Twitter ban derided by MPs

German parliament Twitter ban derided by MPs

German MPs react indignantly to the parliament speaker's attempt to restrict social media use.
Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be inaugurated, amid calls for an end to the "culture of corruption".
Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Striker Robinho given jail term for rape

Brazilian footballer Robinho is sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a woman with four other men in a Milan nightclub in 2013.
Seedy outfits, soldier selfies

Seedy outfits, soldier selfies

A selection of this week's best photos of Africans and Africa.
Change coming

Change coming

How different might Emmerson Mnangagwa be from Robert Mugabe, as president of Zimbabwe?
World's only particle accelerator for art is back at the Louvre

World's only particle accelerator for art is back at the Louvre

The world's only particle accelerator used in the analysis of art has undergone major refurbishment.
Finland rolls out bread made from crushed crickets

Finland rolls out bread made from crushed crickets

Insect-eating is common in many parts of the world. In the West, it is perceived as a niche diet.
Belgium waffle factory blaze sends pall of smoke over Brussels

Belgium waffle factory blaze sends pall of smoke over Brussels

No-one is reported injured but the mayor has urged residents to keep their windows closed.
Yemen war: Aid agencies await Saudi clearance to reach rebel ports

Yemen war: Aid agencies await Saudi clearance to reach rebel ports

There is no sign of aid flights or shipments reaching rebel areas despite a Saudi blockade easing.