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20:09 20/09/2017
Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average

Climate change is pushing temperatures up most rapidly in the polar regions and left the extent of Arctic sea ice at 1.79m sq miles at the end of the summer melt season.

19:43 20/09/2017
More than a million of Europe's asylum seekers left in limbo

Of 2.2 million who sought asylum during crisis, more than half were still waiting for decision up to two years later, analysts say.

19:27 20/09/2017
Kenya's Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

The judges said the 8 August poll was "neither transparent or verifiable".

19:05 20/09/2017
18:44 20/09/2017
UK drone pilots to get medals for killing from 2,000 miles outside the combat zone

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon suggests drone pilots should be rewarded for killing targets in Syria and Iraq from bases in Nevada and Lincolnshire. 

18:06 20/09/2017
Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

After losing three-quarters of its homes and 1,100 people in the March 2011 temblor and tsunami, the city of Higashi Matsushima turned to the Japanese government’s “National Resilience Program,” with 3.72 trillion yen ($33.32 billion) in funding for this fiscal year, to rebuild.

17:43 20/09/2017
Chicago house, spread across three lots, asks $7.4 million

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, which went on the market last week, sits on three lots in the West Town neighborhood of the city and is asking for $7.4 million, which would break a record if sold for even near that price.

17:24 20/09/2017
Female prisoners in North Korean camps raped and executed, their babies fed to dogs, report says

The women are victims of sexual assault in prison camps at the hands of security guards who reportedly often trade sexual favors for less work while in camps, according to the report.

17:00 20/09/2017
16:38 20/09/2017
Facebook bans Rohingya group's posts as minority faces 'ethnic cleansing'

As hundreds of thousands flee a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military, the social media company labels an insurgent group a ‘dangerous organization’.

16:16 20/09/2017
Film starring Pope Francis as himself gets first screening at Vatican

Beyond the Sun, to be released at Christmas, tells story of children searching for God, with proceeds going to charity.

15:43 20/09/2017
Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders

The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so.

15:01 20/09/2017
Australian school discriminated against turban-wearing boy

The uniform policy of Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits non-Christian head coverings for boys.

14:44 20/09/2017
India rape: Second uncle held in 10-year-old pregnant child's case

He is the younger brother of the uncle who was arrested earlier and charged with raping the girl, police said.

14:02 20/09/2017
Two more arrests in London tube attack inquiry

The arrests, in city of Newport in South Wales, bring the total number of people in custody in connection with the attack to five.


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