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August 31st
Around 700 sailors — including many amateurs — will face wild weather hazards during the year-long trip across the world's most treacherous seas.
August 31st
Nearly 1000 Afghan schoolgirls fell sick, prompting officials in the western city of Herat to investigate whether they were poisoned by militants.
August 31st
Strange phenomenon at a well in Shanghai, China, after drill reached 170-feet below ground. Authorities said there was no risk of explosion.
August 31st
Austrian police provide a tour of a Spanish minivan, which was found with 26 people packed inside of it.
August 31st
NBC News' Kelly Cobiella meets some of the people about to race around the world — an event where no experience is necessary.
August 31st
Forensic examiners in Vienna have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies, police said Sunday. Initial tests indicated they had suffocated.
August 31st
Tens of thousands of people protested in Tokyo as the Japanese government was expected to approve legislation that would allow an expanded role for the nation's military.
August 31st
The photos are reminiscent of previous photos showing Putin shirtless on a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger.
August 30th
Florida was preparing for remnants of the tropical storm that killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean and led to a state of emergency.
August 30th
Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years in jail Saturday for broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, triggering an international outcry.
August 30th
They are being punished by an all-male village council because their brother eloped with a married woman from a higher caste.
August 30th
Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees whose bodies were found in an truck.
August 30th
A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least seven people.
August 30th
For decades Baloch militants have been fighting the government of Pakistan. Why are hundreds are laying down their arms now?
August 30th
After the West slapped sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin banned a wide range of food from western countries. NBC News' Alexey Eremenko explains.

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