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Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed. 

Earth heading for 25-hour day as orbit slows

Days on Earth are getting longer, a team of experts has concluded, as they predict in the future there will be 25 hours in a day.

Aleppo rebels call for five-day ceasefire to allow evacuation

Rebel fighters have called for a five-day ceasefire for medical and civilian evacuations from eastern Aleppo.

Lightning strike kills tourist on Mount Warning, Australia

A male tourist camping on top of an Australian mountain has died after being struck by lightning. 

Oakland fire victims contacted families in final moments

Oakland fire victims contacted families in final moments

Details of desperate text messages sent by some of the victims of a warehouse fire in California have been revealed by police.

Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

The head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia, killing 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has been detained by prosecutors for questioning.

Earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province kills at least 97

Earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province kills at least 97

At least 97 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a strong earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh province.

Polar bear numbers could drop by a third in 40 years, research says

Polar bear numbers could drop by a third in 40 years, research says

Polar bear numbers could drop by a third in the next 40 years because of melting Arctic sea ice, according to scientists.

Theresa May: Talking to Donald Trump is 'very easy'

Theresa May: Talking to Donald Trump is 'very easy'

Theresa May has said that Donald Trump is "very easy to talk to" - despite taking him to task during the US presidential election.

Trump: 'Out of control' Air Force One deal should be cancelled

Trump: 'Out of control' Air Force One deal should be cancelled

Donald Trump has said he wants to scrap plans for a new Air Force One - labelling the project as "ridiculous".

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Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

A Syrian bishop has been hailed as a saint after leading efforts to save hundreds of Assyrian Christians from Islamic State captivity.

Last Tango In Paris cinematographer: 'Nobody was raping anybody'

Last Tango In Paris cinematographer: 'Nobody was raping anybody'

Vittorio Storaro, the cinematographer who shot the "butter" scene in Last Tango in Paris, has said claims the lead actress was raped are "not true at all".

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