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Thai police seek 2 new bomb suspects video


Thai police issue arrest warrants for pair after a weekend raid uncovers a cache of what police say can only be bomb-making material.

Festival goes on despite dead girls

Maidens prepare to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace on Sunday. During the eight-day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.

Thousands of young women and girls danced before Swaziland's king, despite calls to cancel the dance after dozens died in a car crash.

Dad vows to end gun violence

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Virginia, mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker.

OPINION: The father of journalist Alison Parker, who was gunned down on live TV, writes that he'll do "whatever it takes" to prevent future tragedies.

Scientists create slow-melting ice cream

Has science found a way to stop sticky summer hands?

Scientists in Scotland discover a way to make ice cream last longer in the heat.

Boko Haram murder 56

Nigerien soldiers have been battling Boko Haram militants for years.

Islamic extremists slaughter a remote Nigerian village, as the terrorist group expands its campaign.

Egypt sets election date

Cairo University students show their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

After three years without a parliament, Egypt will hold an election in October.

Highest US mountain gets new name

President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over the peak's name.

Barack Obama aims to boost Native American relations by renaming Alaska's Mt McKinley.

Israel under fire over soldier scuffle video

Israeli soldier scuffles with Palestinian boy.

Video showing Israeli soldier clashing with Palestinian child and women viewed more than 2m times on Facebook.

After Katrina: Nebraska is nowhere

Troy Williams likes to keep the apartment cold as he sweats because of his cancer treatment. His daughter Taja plays a game on a tablet.

"Are you sure it wouldn't help to get some fresh air?" she asked. "You know there's nothing for me out there," he replied.

China ready to launch military power

Fleets of Chinese dredges have completed reclamation work in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea.

China has won the first round of its contest for control in the South China Sea.

Spies mining Ashley Madison

Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data to the dark web.

Intelligence agencies said to be trawling data from hacked website for possible blackmail material.

Singer's rape remarks row

"If you don't want to entice a rapist, don't wear high heels so you can't run from him," says Chrissie Hynde.

Chrissie Hynde causes outrage after suggesting women are to blame if they are raped.

Bull gores man at Spanish festival

The San Fermin bull running in Pamplona is popular with tourists but similar events are held around the country.

Spaniard becomes 12th goring victim this year at Spanish festivals after being killed by a bull.

Refugees disappear from hospital

The children were among 26 refugees found in a van in Austria.

Three Syrian refugee children rescued from a minivan in Austria have disappeared from hospital.

Putin pumps iron with PM gallery

Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises in a gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Russian President aims to boost his popularity by releasing pics of workout with PM Dmitry Medvedev.

Year-long Mars isolation experiment

The dome which is home for the next 12 months for the team of six.

Nasa Mars isolation test sees six people spending 12 months inside a Hawaii dome together.

7-Eleven workers ripped off

One franchisee said some staff members hadn't been paid for six weeks but "money isn't important to them".

Aussie HQ was aware of employee exploitation for at least a year, investigation shows.

Push for unified EU stance on refugees

Angela Merkel says Europe must show solidarity on its refugee policies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges EU counterparts to share burden of exploding refugee crisis.

Sisters face rape after brother elopes

Protesters hold placards as they shout slogans during a 2013 demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi.

Two sisters in India to be raped as "punishment" for their brother running away with married woman.

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Oliver Wolf Sacks was born in 1933 in London, son of husband-and-wife physicians.

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

China's water pollution needs action

Dead fish are seen on the banks of Haihe river at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 20, 2015.

China faces a "formidable task" to clean up its rivers and lakes and needs a fundamental change in attitudes to prioritise the environment over economic development.

Pressure mounts on Malaysian PM

A masked protester carries a banner offering free coffee during the Bersih 4.0 rally on August 30, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thousands gathered for a second day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, their spirits lifted by unexpected support from Malaysia's longest-serving leader.

Thousands protest Japan's defense-law

People hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill outside the parliament in Tokyo August 30, 2015.

Thousands gathered in Tokyo to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to expand the powers of Japan's military amid a territorial dispute with China.

Turkish group Grey Wolves suspected in bombing

Mehmet Ali Agca, who shot Pope John-Paul II in Rome in 1981, surrounded by journalists as he leaves his car in Ankara January 18, 2010.

Neo-fascists from a Turkish terrorist group called Grey Wolves have emerged as key suspects in the Bangkok bombing.

Girl loses hand in dog attack

A skier is pulled by an Alaskan Malamute during the "Full Wheels Drive 2013" open amateur dog sled and skijoring race on the Tatyshev Island Sports Park in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk February 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

An eight-year-old girl lost a hand and is in hospital in an unknown condition after she was attacked by a dog in Australia.

Netherlands urged to retire 'Black Pete'

According to the folklore, Saint Nicholas arrives in the Netherlands in mid-November accompanied by his servant Black Pete - a part usually played by a white man in "blackface" with a curly wig and large, red-painted mouth.

A UN body called on the Netherlands to revamp its "Black Pete" Christmas tradition, as it's a "vestige of slavery".

30 injured at Saudi Arabian oil compound fire


A fire at an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia claims one casualty and injured 30 more.

Beijing ups propaganda for war parade

Western leaders will not join President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, at the event.

Beijing is shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year.

Thai police hunt more suspects

Erawan shrine, the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok August 17, 2015.

Police widened their net in the search for more suspects after a foreigner was arrested for the Bangkok bombing.

Burning Man takes sandstorm in stride

An aerial view during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 27, 2014.

Gusty winds swirled the fine desert dust into sandstorms during final preparations for Burning Man.

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