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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl
New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern has become the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a baby while in office.
Lion shot dead after escaping zoo enclosure in Belgium
A lion has been shot dead after escaping its enclosure at a zoo in Belgium.
Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, has been charged with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds.
Teen's 911 call details abuse of 'torture' parents at Turpin family home in California
A court in California has heard the 911 call made by a 17-year-old to tell police about the years of abuse she and her 12 siblings allegedly suffered at the hands of their parents.
Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams
To stop pupils cheating in Algeria, the government has taken the extreme measure of cutting internet access across the whole of the country during exam time.
'Extraordinary' sign language gorilla Koko dies in California
An "extraordinary" gorilla that mastered sign language has died.
Akon to build new city in Senegal with own currency called AKoin
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself.
12 most popular selfies ever for World Selfie Day
Love them or loathe them, selfies appear to be here to stay.
Cannabis will go on sale in Canada from 17 October after landmark vote
Cannabis will be legal to buy in Canada by the end of the year, Justin Trudeau has announced.
Ex-F1 owner CVC in £3bn race for Dubai schools group GEMS
The former controlling shareholder in Formula One motor racing has made a takeover approach to investors in GEMS Education, a Dubai-based schools group which has been planning a £3bn London flotation.