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A Syrian refugee is using social media to dispel what he says are myths about what life as a migrant is like in Sweden.

Indian students from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), along with other student activists, chant slogans during a protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the FTII, in New Delhi on August 3, 2015.

Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist who has reportedly been killed by Islamic State militants, had a lifelong connection to the town, having been born into a prominent family in the area in 1934.

A state security building in northern Cairo was hit by a car bomb in the early hours of Thursday morning, Egypt's interior ministry says.
Six policemen were said to have been injured by the explosion in the northern Shubra district of the city. There were no reports of any deaths.
Residents across Cairo reported hearing and feeling a large blast just before 02:00 local time (00:00 GMT).
There have been several bomb attacks by Islamist militants in Cairo this year.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:05

Nazi gold train 'found in Poland'

Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared in World War Two, Polish media say.

After days of volatility Chinese equities traded lower once again on Thursday, despite Beijing's efforts to calm markets.
The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite was 1.3% down to 3,751.48 points.

Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:04

The real story behind that Vegemite headline

When a Queensland newspaper reported that Vegemite was being used to brew alcohol in remote Indigenous communities, local and foreign media went into overdrive.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:07

Bangkok bomb-hit Erawan shrine reopens

The shrine in Bangkok which was hit by a deadly explosion on Monday reopened to the public on Wednesday.

Customer data stolen from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people who wish to cheat on their spouse, has reportedly been published.
The data has reportedly been leaked on the so called dark web, meaning it is accessible only via encrypted browsers.

A bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 120.
The Erawan Shrine, which was crowded at the time, is a major tourist attraction and foreigners, including Chinese, are among the casualties.
No-one has yet said they carried out the attack.

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