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A newly-identified amphibian is possibly the largest on the planet, according to DNA from museum specimens. Reaching nearly two metres in length, the South China giant salamander is critically endangered in the wild. Scientists say renewed conservation efforts are needed if the animal is to be saved from extinction.
More than half of the 147 tigers that were rescued from a controversial Thai Buddhist temple just three years ago have died, officials have said. A total of 86 tigers have died since they were moved from the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua temple, a tourist attraction known as Tiger Temple, in 2016.
Something is lurking in the deep in China's famous Yangtze River - and social media discussion is rife over what it might be. On Friday, footage appeared on China's popular Sina Weibo microblog of what appeared to be a long, black creature, manoeuvring through the waters, and it has dominated online discussion ever since.
Almost 50,000 General Motors workers have been called out on strike after America's biggest carmaker failed to reach a pay and conditions deal with the United Auto Workers union (UAW). "We do not take this lightly. This is our last resort," UAW vice-president Terry Dittes told reporters in Detroit. The sides...
US President Donald Trump has angrily defended Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct. A former university classmate of Justice Kavanaugh's has said he exposed himself at a student party and engaged in other inappropriate behaviour there. Mr Trump condemned the media and opposition Democrats.
When copy writer Josh Thompson received an ominous email from his bosses asking to discuss his role at the company, he knew he was facing redundancy. The human resources department at FCB New Zealand encouraged him to bring a "support person" to help cushion the blow, an option that is legally required in New...
Huawei's chief executive has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns voiced by the US and others about its business. Ren Zhengfei said the buyer would be free to "change the software code". That would allow any flaws or supposed backdoors...
Air New Zealand's bid to trademark the image of the words "Kia Ora," the title of its in-flight magazine, has prompted threats of a boycott. The phrase kia ora is a Maori greeting and the trademark attempt has sparked anger from the indigenous community. The airline said it wants to trademark...
Emergency services in the Bahamas say the number of missing following Hurricane Dorian stands at 1,300. The number is down from the 2,500 listed missing earlier this week. The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said the drop in numbers came after cross-referencing names of the missing with those in shelters.
A US megachurch pastor known for his mental health advocacy has killed himself, church officials say. Jarrid Wilson, 30, worked at the 15,000 member Harvest Christian Fellowship Church for 18 months before his death. Mr Wilson and his wife founded "Anthem of Hope", a programme created to help people dealing with...

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