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The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to eight. One person remains in a critical condition. Heavy rains and winds last Monday triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks in the state of Victoria. Paramedics and...

North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the US military says. The Musudan missile has an estimated...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels. The Nobel...

At least 77 people have been injured in a gas cylinder explosion in a cafe in Velez-Malaga in southern Spain, say officials. A spokesman for Andalucia...

South Australia is enduring a second day of severe weather, after the entire state was left without power overnight. About 80,000 lightning strikes were...

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least six people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. The quake...

Failing to go ahead with the Hinkley Point nuclear project could threaten China’s relationship with Britain, its ambassador to the UK has warned. Writing...

The death toll in Mexico’s landslides and flooding has jumped to 38 after Tropical Storm Earls swept through the country’s eastern regions. The...

Former Defence Minister Yuriko Koike has been elected governor of Tokyo, the first woman to lead Japan’s capital. Ms Koike, running as an independent...

Floods in north and central China have killed at least 150 people, with scores missing and hundreds of thousands forced from homes, officials say. Hebei...