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34kg pearl found in Philippines 'is world's biggest'

Tue, 2016-08-23 09:42
Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world - weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone).

Rio Olympics 2016: Laura Trott 'frustrated' by questioning of British success

Tue, 2016-08-23 09:06
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Trott dismisses questions from rival riders about Great Britain's Rio performance.

Rio 2016: Michael Conlan faces punishment over Rio actions

Tue, 2016-08-23 08:39
Michael Conlan faces disciplinary action over his angry reaction to his Olympics defeat, says AIBA president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.

Six ways to close the gender pay gap

Tue, 2016-08-23 08:20
What are some of the steps that could be taken to narrow the pay gap between men and women?

Germany considers return of conscription for civil defence

Tue, 2016-08-23 07:55
Germany may reintroduce national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster, under a government plan.

Anaconda has tumour removed by Thai vets

Tue, 2016-08-23 07:50
Thai veterinary surgeons remove a one-kilo tumour from an anaconda during surgery lasting seven hours.

Who said Japan's politicians were boring?

Tue, 2016-08-23 07:31
Japan's establishment shakes off its grey reputation, with rapping and underpants - and even the PM lightens up by dressing as Super Mario.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal

Tue, 2016-08-23 06:55
Russia will not compete at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping.

Woman guest editing @ireland Twitter account gets racist and sexist abuse

Tue, 2016-08-23 06:41
Michelle Marie, the guest curator of Ireland's Twitter feed, is subjected to racist, sexist, homophobic abuse online.

Paris tourism hit by militant attacks, strikes and floods

Tue, 2016-08-23 06:28
Attacks by Islamist militants, strikes and floods have caused a substantial drop in the number of tourists visiting Paris, officials say.

Summer in Snowdonia

Tue, 2016-08-23 06:16
Hyfrydwch un o'n Parciau Cenedlaethol trwy lens y ffotograffydd Dafydd Em // Snowdonia National Park in summer through the lens of photographer Dafydd Em

India doctors remove 40 knives from man's stomach

Tue, 2016-08-23 05:52
Doctors in India say they have surgically removed 40 knives from a man's stomach, although it is not clear why the man had swallowed them.

Philippines war on drugs: '1,900 killed' amid crackdown

Tue, 2016-08-23 05:45
About 1,900 people in the Philippines have been killed during an illegal drugs crackdown since Rodrigo Duterte became president, the police chief says.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria air strike 'kills commanders'

Tue, 2016-08-23 05:32
Nigeria's army says it has killed several Boko Haram commanders in an air strike, seriously injuring the group's disputed leader Abubakar Shekau.

Skateboarding leaps into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tue, 2016-08-23 05:09
The International Olympic Committee has announced that five new sports will be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games, including surfing and skateboarding.

Backlash over UK MP's British Empire tweet

Tue, 2016-08-23 05:07
An MP sparks a social media backlash after suggesting on Twitter the Olympics were won by the British Empire.

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB's record breakers return home from Rio

Tue, 2016-08-23 04:46
Great Britain's record-breaking Olympics team arrive back in luxury from Rio after landing in London.

Mothers' pay lags far behind men

Tue, 2016-08-23 04:19
Women who return to work part-time after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 10 potential stars of the next Olympics

Tue, 2016-08-23 03:01
Who might shine at Tokyo 2020? Contenders include a cyclist who had a team-mate in tears and a sprinter out to match Usain Bolt.

Rose of Tralee: Fathers 4 Justice protester removed after storming stage

Tue, 2016-08-23 02:29
A protester from Fathers 4 Justice is removed from the stage of a live-televised festival in the Republic of Ireland after interrupting the event.

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