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Zuma corruption claims: South Africa state capture inquiry opens

The public inquiry is looking into whether the wealthy Gupta family influenced political decisions. READ MORE

Aretha Franklin: Date set for Detroit funeral

The singer will be laid to rest on 31 August at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple. READ MORE

Human rights groups call for children to be taken off Nauru

Human rights groups say children live in harmful conditions on Nauru and must be resettled. READ MORE

Chris Ashton: Sale Sharks winger could face ban after red card

England and Sale Sharks winger Chris Ashton faces a ban after punching a Castres player in a pre-season friendly. READ MORE

Jimmy McIlroy: Former Burnley & Northern Ireland forward dies

Former Northern Ireland forward Jimmy McIlroy, described by Burnley as their "greatest ever player", dies at the age of 86. READ MORE

Apple 'pulls gambling apps from China App Store'

The reported removal of thousands of apps follows criticism by Chinese state media. READ MORE

PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

The deal gives Pepsi a new way of reaching customers as sugary drinks become less popular. READ MORE

Taliban take over 100 hostage, say officials, as Afghanistan awaits truce response

The Taliban ambushed three buses in northern Afghanistan, taking more than 100 passengers hostage, local officials said Monday, as the government awaited a response to its truce offer during the Eid al Adha festival. READ MORE

Knife attacker shot by police near Barcelona

A man wielding a knife and shouting in Arabic was shot dead by a guard near Barcelona, police said. READ MORE

Simone Biles wins record fifth US all-around title as comeback continues

Simone Biles wins a record fifth US Women's Gymnastics Championship all-around title and wears an outfit to show her support for survivors of sex abuse. READ MORE

Cruise ships rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour. READ MORE

Asian Games: Japan basketball players sent home for 'paying women for sex'

Four Japanese basketball players are sent home from the Asian Games in Indonesia for allegedly paying women for sex. READ MORE