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A historic tree that has stood at the White House for nearly 200 years is scheduled to be cut back.

The "Jackson" magnolia was planted by...

  Dec 28, 2017        3

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan works...

  Dec 27, 2017        5

China's first emperor launched an obsessive search for the elixir of life before dying aged 49 in 210 BCE, new archaeological research has...

  Dec 26, 2017        2

Police in New Zealand's capital have teamed up with other emergency services and the city's mayor to drive home a road safety message - through...

  Dec 25, 2017        3

A baby has been born from an embryo frozen for nearly 25 years - possibly the longest gap between conception and birth since IVF began.

The...

  Dec 21, 2017        2

In the dry heat of a South African savannah, a team of scientists is listening intently to the low rumbling sounds emitted by the world's largest...

  Dec 20, 2017        5

Jay-Z halted his show in California on Saturday to bring a young fan onstage after learning she had beaten cancer not once, but twice.

The...

  Dec 19, 2017        2

Fifty Chinese couples got married yesterday in Colombo in an initiative supported by the Government to woo more Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka. The...

  Dec 18, 2017        4

The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report.

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  Dec 18, 2017        3

The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual...

  Dec 15, 2017        4

Zoo authorities in the Indian capital Delhi are holding a party to celebrate the 57th birthday of Rita the chimpanzee, its oldest resident.

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  Dec 14, 2017        5

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in Italy, after weeks of speculation that they were...

  Dec 12, 2017        3

Just when you found the perfect ugly Christmas sweater, here comes word of an even tackier holiday trend: Christmas eyebrows.

This eyebrow-...

  Dec 11, 2017        10

Pizza has conquered the world, but the art of "pizzaiuolo" - twirling the dough and baking it in a wood-fired brick oven - is less well known...

  Dec 08, 2017        2

A memoir by...

  Dec 07, 2017        5

Carmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year.

The company is partnering with Japanese software...

  Dec 06, 2017        2

Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million...

  Dec 05, 2017        1

A limousine driver turned self-taught scientist has had to delay plans to launch himself over a California ghost town in a home-made rocket.

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  Nov 29, 2017        5

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  Nov 28, 2017        3

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