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Olympian Jenner 'I've apologised my whole life'

Olympian Jenner 'I've apologised my whole life'

Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner said  that he identifies as a woman, becoming the most high-profile American to come out as transgender.

Disruptions after spectacular eruption

Disruptions after spectacular eruption

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly is blowing into Chile and Argentina, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash.

Apology from Obama for US drone strike deaths

Apology from Obama for US drone strike deaths

A US drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, US officials say.

Family sues Ferguson over teen's shooting death

Family sues Ferguson over teen's shooting death

The family of Michael Brown has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson, seeking unspecified damages and police reforms after the black teen's killing by a white policeman prompted a national debate on law enforcement and race.

Crime groups 'making millions' from boat migrants

Crime groups 'making millions' from boat migrants

Criminal networks are making millions of euros a year smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean, with each boatload typically earning 80,000 euros, a top Italian prosecutor says.

Human embryo 'editing' experiment sparks outcry

Human embryo 'editing' experiment sparks outcry

Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations.

Spectacular eruption in southern Chile

Spectacular eruption in southern Chile

Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile has erupted for the first time in more than five decades, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke nearly 20km into the sky.

Graves hold many stories

Graves hold many stories

People came in their thousands to Gallipoli yesterday.

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