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A gender pay dispute has engulfed the noble sport of potato-carrying in the Australian town of Robertson.
Shanghai Public Security Bureau shared the video of two would-be criminals attempting to break a window – that is until one threw a brick straight at his partner's head.
The number of air strikes conducted by international and Afghan air forces "increased significantly" in 2017, the UN says, killing 295 civilians and injuring 336.
Jose Irandir Cardoso was part of an armed band known as The Water Rats that stormed Sir Peter Blake's boat as it lay anchored in the Amazon delta in 2001.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha reportedly penned the upbeat Diamond Heart, which was sung by a Thai army officer then released online on 9 February.
Run-down two-bedroom Sydney house in "premier" suburb is on the market for $1m.
Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed moderate communist KP Sharma Oli as the next prime minister of the Himalayan state.
Philippines president recently stirred up a controversy after asking his troops to shoot female communist rebels in their vaginas.
The prosecutor told the court that Aman Abdurrahman had pledged allegiance to Isis.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has banned sex between ministers and staff after it was revealed his deputy, Barnaby Joyce, embarked on an affair with a press secretary.
Donald Trump is a typical Fire Dog: hot-tempered, talkative and argumentative. Chinese astrologers predict his second year in office will be even more tempestuous than his first.
Afghan Taliban issues a rare open letter addressing Americans and "peace-loving Congressmen" to urge the White House in holding dialogue.
Avadhesh Sakya kidnapped the child for ransom but killed him after police got involved in the search for the missing boy.
A Japanese firm has announced plans for the world's tallest wooden building, a 70-storey skyscraper in Tokyo that aims to turn "towns into forests".
A report by the US intelligence agencies has warned that China and Russia are developing space weapons to be used against satellites in future conflicts.