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Maseratis and cruise ships

Punching well above its weight, impoverished Papua New Guinea is hosting this year's Apec meeting. READ MORE

Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

Italy's cabinet sticks to its big-spending budget plan despite a threat of fines from Brussels. READ MORE

Pakistan condemn Ireland to second Women's World T20 defeat

Ireland suffer their second defeat from two games in the Women's World T20 with a 38-run loss to Pakistan. READ MORE

Lewis Hamilton would prefer more F1 races at venues with 'real racing history'

Lewis Hamilton questions taking the sport to new countries and would like to see more races in places with "real racing history". READ MORE

Pink Legacy diamond sold for world record price

The Pink Legacy diamond sold for 50.3 million Swiss Francs ($50m), a world record price per carat. READ MORE

Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

Wombaroo develops species-specific formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife. READ MORE

Referee suspended for deciding a WSL kick-off with 'rock, paper, scissors'

A referee has been suspended for three weeks for deciding a Women's Super League kick-off with a game of rocks, paper, scissors instead of a coin toss. READ MORE

'Not Disneyland': Dutch hit back at 'over-tourism'

Within the past few years Kinderdijk's windmills have become a tourist magnet, and residents are unhappy. READ MORE

The search in Germany for the lost skull of Tanzania's Mangi Meli

Mnyaka Sururu Mboro is looking for the skull of a rebel Tanzanian chief who was executed by German colonisers. READ MORE

Federer beats Thiem to keep alive London hopes

Roger Federer recovers from his first-match nightmare to keep alive his hopes at the ATP Finals with a comfortable victory over Dominic Thiem. READ MORE

California fires: Firefighters hold containment lines in north

Crews contain 30% of the fire in the north but the search for dozens of missing people continues. READ MORE

Melania calls for national security aide Mira Ricardel's firing

The first lady's office says the aide "no longer deserves the honour" of serving the White House. READ MORE