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by August 28, 2016 General

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, local media reports, citing the city-state’s health ministry.

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British boy thought to be in IS video

The father of a British boy apparently taken to Syria with his mother has claimed his son is one of the five boys allegedly involved in an Islamic State (IS) propaganda video.

More bodies found beneath rubble in Italy

Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.

Gender inequality costs Africa $95b a year

Gender inequality endangers inclusive human development and costs the region of sub-Saharan Africa an average of $95 billion a year, or six per cent of its GDP, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Queen Victoria crown blocked from export

British authorities have blocked the export of a coronet worn by Queen Victoria to a foreign buyer.

Man lights 72,000 candles on birthday cake

The man Guinness World Records describes as their “most prolific record breaker,” Ashrita Furman, 61, has claimed yet another record by lighting 72,000 candles on a birthday cake.

Aust’s Jackman, Hemsworth miss Forbes list

The Australian stars have failed to make this year’s top 30 world’s highest-paid actors list, with professional wrestler turned action star Dwayne Johnson number one with $US64.5 million ($A84.7 million) in earnings in 2016.

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