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 Today's World (August 2016)

(August 30, 2016)
India's Tourism Minister to women: For your own safety don't wear skirts here.

(August 29, 2016)
Indian woman stages her own kidnap and demands ransom from her husband. She had got the idea from watching a film on TV.

(August 28, 2016)
Police in Spain dismantle "illegal Chinese immigration ring". After obtaining fake contracts as domestic workers in order to get residency permits, they would then go to Barcelona to work in the textile sector.

(August 27, 2016)
Aussie mum denies being implicated in murder of Indonesian policeman in Bali but her British lover says they committed the murder together. (Warning: Video opens automatically)

(August 27, 2016)
7 students among 13 killed in an attack by gunmen on the American University in Kabul.

(August 26, 2016)
Hope Solo, about the greatest goalkeeper in American soccer history, suspended for six months for calling the Swedish women's team "a bunch of cowards".

(August 25, 2016)
Burkini ban: Police in Nice force woman to remove part of clothing

(August 24, 2016)
Half of Italian town of Amatrice destroyed after pre-dawn earthquake leaves at least 247 persons dead. Nearby towns were also affected.

(August 23, 2016)
40 knives removed from man's stomach by a team of surgeons in India. The police head constable, suffering from "some sort of psychological problem", had swallowed the knives during the last two months.

(August 22, 2016)
Singapore Prime Minister suddenly trembles and falls during National Day speech - but resumes his speech an hour and a half later after he had received treatment.

(August 21, 2016)
Bomb blast at outdoor wedding party in Turkey kills 30 and wounds 94.

(August 20, 2016)
All Blacks hotel room in Sydney "bugged". The listening device would have transmitted conversations about New Zealand's strategy in rugby match against Australia.

(August 19, 2016)
Held at gunpoint and robbed in Rio? U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte had made it all up!

(August 18, 2016)
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, takes it easy in qualifying for the final of the 200m and turns round to ask Canada's Andre de Grasse who was catching up on him: "What are you doing? It's a semi-final."

(August 17, 2016)
Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui breaks taboo by talking about her menstrual period that started on the eve of the women's 4x100m relay final. "But this isn't an excuse, I still didn't swim well enough," she said.

(August 16, 2016)
The UGLY loser: Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby sent home for refusing to shake the hand of an Israeli opponent. The IOC said that his conduct was "against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values".

(August 16, 2016)
Venezuelans travel miles to buy toilet paper and other basic necessities in Colombia when border reopens after being closed for a year.

(August 15, 2016)
Watch Ted, 80, sing his way happily through his Alzheimer with son Simon McDermott in carpool karaoke.

(August 14, 2016)
Imam and his assistant shot dead in Queens, New York as they were leaving mosque after prayers. Some claim it was a hate crime but police are still investigating.

(August 13, 2016)
Joseph Schooling does Singapore proud by beating Michael Phelps, his boyhood idol, in the 100m butterfly event.

(August 12, 2016)
Top tourist towns in Thailand targeted in series of explosions on eve of Queen Sirikit's birthday. Separatist insurgents are suspected to be behind the blasts.

(August 11, 2016)
Belgian judoka chases thief, gets punched hours after his win in Rio.

(August 11, 2016)
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insults US ambassador calling him a "gay son of a bitch".

(August 10, 2016)
Frenchman Paul Pogba is the world's most expensive footballer of all time. It cost his former club Manchester United 105 million euros to buy him back from Juventus.

(August 9, 2016)
French swimmer Camille Lacourt comes out fifth in the Rio Olympics and claims that the winner, China's Sun Yang, was doped. "Sun Yang, he pisses purple," Lacourt said.

A case of "If you can't beat them, criticize them"?

(August 9, 2016)
What are those eye-catching purple circular bruises on Michael Phelps' and other Olympians' backs? They're caused by cupping therapy.

(August 8, 2016)
Paris hotel occupancy rates halved as tourists abandon France in wake of terrorist attacks.

(August 7, 2016)
New scoring system of giving more points for taking more risks blamed for French gymnast's broken leg at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

(August 6, 2016)
Police nab six alleged Islamic State-linked terrorists who planned to attack Singapore by firing rockets from Batam in Indonesia.

(August 5, 2016)
"You have done nothing wrong, unfortunately this is the way the world is right now," young Muslim couple who were thrown off a Delta Air Lines flight heading for the U.S. told

(August 5, 2016)
Malaysia's former anti-vice chief gets 100 years plus 15 strokes of the rotan for raping 13-year-old girl.

(August 4, 2016)
Clint Eastwood talks of today's "pussy generation" and defends Donald Trump's "racist" remarks in no-holds-barred interview.

"I haven't endorsed anybody. I haven't talked to Trump."

(August 4, 2016)
Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games have already started with the women's football competition - but the opening ceremony is only on Friday

The French women's football team, one of the favourites.

(August 3, 2016)
Video of 4-year-old's tearful reaction when told that Obama will no longer be president sweeps the internet.

(August 3, 2016)
Melbourne city council threatens action as it finds painting of Hillary Clinton provocative so street artist Lushsux decides to cover her up with a burqa.

(August 2, 2016)
Donald Trump's quarrel with the Khan family has repercussions on CNN and Twitter.

(August 1, 2016)
Harrowing photos from inside Filipino jail show reality of Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs

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