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    Iraq's Edenic marshlands are drying out again
     18 August 2018
    Hailed by many as the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the marshlands once covered some 20,000 square kilometres. They were almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and now, after more than a decade of reflooding efforts, they are
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    A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims
    18 Aug: A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims... more
    Why has Indonesian President Joko Widodo picked a hard-line cleric as his running mate?
    18 Aug: Dressed in ceremonial garb, former Indonesian chief justice Mahmud MD sat patiently in a Jakarta restaurant waiting for President Joko Widodo to announce him as his vice-presidential candidate — but it never came.... more
    Tonga's PM challenges Pacific leaders to year-long weight loss competition to tackle obesity
    17 Aug: Tonga's Prime Minister suggests his Pacific counterparts should consider holding a year-long weight loss competition to set a good example for the region, which has some of the world's highest rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases.... more
    Whale pod herded from Icelandic fjord for second day in row
    17 Aug: A group of kayakers in Iceland meet an extraordinary sight when they come across about 60 pilot whales trapped at low tide in a fjord for the second day in a row.... more
    Italy bridge collapse: Dad-to-be 'thought of unborn child' as he clung to wires 20 metres off the ground
    17 Aug: Gianluca Ardini clung for "dear life" onto two wires for hours while thinking of his unborn child, according to his pregnant girlfriend Giulia Organo.... more
    Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul with a voice that influenced generations of singers, dies aged 76
    17 Aug: Franklin, known for her powerful voice and for many hits, including Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, dies aged 76.... more
    Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong
    17 Aug: A huge rescue effort is underway in the Italian city of Genoa after a major motorway bridge collapse. We've looked at what experts say might have caused it to happen.... more
    Aretha Franklin: The performance that floored a fellow music legend — and a president
    17 Aug: Franklin's performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman at Washington DC's Kennedy Centre in 2015 charmed social media, and it tells you something about Franklin's impact and her legacy.... more
    Amateur golfer Ali Gibb hits three holes in one in one day
    17 Aug: Amateur golfer Ali Gibb hits three aces in five hours during a club championship tournament at Croham Hurst Golf Club, south of London, and says she will wake up "asking if I've just been dreaming".... more

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     01 Aug: France passes new law banning smartphones, tablets and smartwatches in schools +++++++++++++++++++++++++
     27 Jul: British ex-spies warn of risks dealing with Chinese telecom Huawei ++++++++++++++++++++++++
     30 Jul: French skier who disappeared in 1954 in Italy identified with help from social media ++++++++++++++
     23 Jul: Fact check: Could asylum seekers travelling from New Zealand obtain a visa on arrival in Australia? ++++++++++
     30 Jul: Inside Indonesia's secret school for the children of terrorism ++++++++++
     17 Aug: Italy bridge collapse: Here's what engineers think might have gone wrong +++++++++
     30 Jul: How databases like My Health Record could help us understand how disease is inherited +++++++++

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