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Colo, the oldest gorilla in captivity, dies aged 60

The oldest known gorilla to be born in captivity, a female named Colo, has died in the US aged 60. Colo passed away in her sleep overnight at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, less than a month after … Continue reading

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Sterling basks in glow of May's Brexit speech; stocks slip

The British pound consolidated gains on Wednesday after posting its biggest rise in nearly two decades in the previous session, while Asian stocks are set to drift lower following a weak Wall Street. Sterling GBP=D4 saw its biggest daily rise … Continue reading

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Sterling basks in glow of May's Brexit speech; stocks slip

The British pound consolidated gains on Wednesday after posting its biggest rise in nearly two decades in the previous session, while Asian stocks are set to drift lower following a weak Wall Street. Sterling GBP=D4 saw its biggest daily rise … Continue reading

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Xi says world needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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Xi says world needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

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Brexit: Boris Johnson says countries 'queuing up' for trade deals

Other countries are “queuing up” to sign trade deals with the UK once it leaves the EU, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary also said the UK would not be “hauling up the drawbridge” despite new migration controls promised … Continue reading

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Babies remember their birth language – scientists

Babies build knowledge about the language they hear even in the first few months of life, research shows. If you move countries and forget your birth language, you retain this hidden ability, according to a study. Dutch-speaking adults adopted from … Continue reading

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Jeremy Bowen: Families return to the ghost towns of East Aleppo

For the people who have returned to the ruins of East Aleppo the old phrase “there’s no place like home” has a whole new meaning. The eastern side of Aleppo has been pulverised. Running water and mains power are a … Continue reading

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Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos

A former Apprentice contestant who accuses US President-elect Donald Trump of sexual assault has filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his … Continue reading

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Base drop

Hotel rooms are hard to come by during the World Economic Forum in Davos, and even the most basic forms of accommodation can cost hundreds of pounds a night. But one delegation at the meeting in Switzerland is braving the … Continue reading

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