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Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. The property tycoon took the title after winning an unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election. Mr Trump told NBC’s Today show … Continue reading

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Man arrested over threats to Brexit case's Gina Miller

A man has been arrested over alleged threats against Gina Miller, the woman behind the Brexit legal challenge. Met Police officers arrested the man, 55, in Swindon on Monday on suspicion of racially-aggravated malicious communications, police said. He was taken … Continue reading

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi soldiers in Mosul

Iraqi forces backed by tribal militias during battle to retake a village from the Islamic State on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, Iraq December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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Viola Beach did not suffer after crash, inquest hears

An inquest into the deaths of British band Viola Beach after a crash in Sweden has heard that “none of the young men will have suffered”. The four-piece group and their manager, who were aged between 19 and 32, died … Continue reading

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Time magazine names U.S. President-elect Trump person of the year

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Plane with some 47 people on board crashes in north Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday, police and the civil aviation authority said. PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from the … Continue reading

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British and Irish Lions: Borthwick, Howley and Farrell join coaching staff

Steve Borthwick, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell will be assistants to British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland for the 2017 New Zealand tour. Howley, Wales’ interim coach, and Ireland defence coach Farrell have toured with the Lions before, … Continue reading

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How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war

In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed … Continue reading

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First photos from Cassini's new orbit

The Cassini spacecraft has sent back the first views from its new orbit around Saturn. Last month, the Nasa probe began a new phase of its mission – one that involves making a series of daredevil manoeuvres over the next … Continue reading

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China calls Iowa's Branstad 'old friend' after report he picked as ambassador

By Dominique Patton and John Ruwitch | BEIJING/SHANGHAI China said on Wednesday the governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, Terry Branstad, was an “old friend” after a report that he had accepted an offer from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump … Continue reading

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