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N Korea missile launch fails, says South

N Korea missile launch fails, says South North Korea has attempted to fire a missile from its east coast early on but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.

Kidnapped footballer fights captors, escapes

Kidnapped footballer fights captors, escapes

The authorities billed it as a rescue, but Mexican football player Alan Pulido escaped his kidnappers by punching the one guarding him, snatching a cellphone and calling for help, a top official in the country's violent northeast says.

45m people trapped in slavery: index

45m people trapped in slavery: index Nearly 46 million people are living as slaves worldwide, with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence of slavery in North Korea, according to the Global Slavery Index.

French pilots, oil workers to strike

French pilots, oil workers to strike

Air France pilots have voted to go on strike and oil storage workers extended a job walkout, compounding the French government's woes as it scrambles to calm rolling protests against labour reforms ahead of the Euro football tournament.

Ohio zoo defends shooting gorilla

Ohio zoo defends shooting gorilla

Cincinnati Zoo's director is standing by the decision to shoot dead a gorilla as he dragged a 4-year-old boy around by the ankle, saying the ape was not simply endangering the child who fell into his enclosure but actually hurting him. 

Lockdown lifted at White House

Lockdown lifted at White House

A brief, partial lockdown at the White House has been lifted after a metal object tossed over the fence was tested and determined not to be dangerous, the US Secret Service says.

Morphine increased pain severity: study

Morphine increased pain severity: study

Morphine can more than double the duration of pain and increase its severity, according to a new animal study.

Delaying Games would give 'false security'

Delaying Games would give 'false security' Postponing the Rio Olympics over fears the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security, the WHO says.

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