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A huge peatland has been discovered in a remote part of the Republic of Congo. Studying it could shed light on thousands of years of environmental change.
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana says he will not be distracted by speculation over his future while on England duty.
Railway officials say the number of people who died after a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state on Monday has risen to 23.
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A new boss at Ferrari believes the team has been hampered by a lack of originality and creativity in recent years.
Architecture students in Beirut are trying to help some of the Syrian refugees that have resorted to picking up the city's rubbish for recycling purposes, by designing more user-friendly carts.
A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions.
Japanese murder detectives investigate the case of a young woman whose corpse was posted across Japan, labelled as a doll.
A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.
China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.