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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:15:38 GMT - The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:48:41 GMT - At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
John Glenn death: Trailblazing US astronaut was 95
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:57:16 GMT - Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
Boris Johnson's Saudi 'proxy wars' comment 'not UK's view'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:13:08 GMT - No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".
Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:01:11 GMT - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.
Sir Mick Jagger becomes dad for the eighth time aged 73
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:03:35 GMT - Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.
Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:13 GMT - The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 says.
Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after powerful 7.8 quake
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:58:23 GMT - A tsunami warning is lifted in the South Pacific after a 7.8 quake off the Solomon Islands.
Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:10:22 GMT - A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.
Donald Trump attacks union leader who called him a liar
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:07:15 GMT - Donald Trump blasts a union boss who accused him of lying about a deal to stop jobs going to Mexico.
McDonald's to move non-US tax base to UK
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:53:19 GMT - McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.
Japan tracks dementia patients with QR codes attached to fingernails
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:08:05 GMT - A Japanese city is tracking elderly dementia patients by attaching barcodes to their fingernails.
John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:41 GMT - Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
Aceh earthquake: 'I was thrown in the air. And then boom'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:53:08 GMT - Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.
Aleppo: Families flee city through hole in the wall
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:51:02 GMT - Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.
Giraffes added to vulnerable list
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:19 GMT - Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
Cameroon protests: 'People have been gassed, shot and flogged'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:07:43 GMT - A resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
CCTV shows US snowman stabbing
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:22:50 GMT - The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
World news in one minute
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:36:24 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
Gunfight mannequin challenge misfires
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:59:55 GMT - A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.
'Curvy' squirrel Olivio rescued from Munich manhole, then eats a lot
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:40:09 GMT - A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.
Guerrillas do the Mannequin Challenge
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:53:02 GMT - Colombia's Farc rebels do the Mannequin Challenge in a video posted on YouTube.
James Robbins: Europe's Nato allies look warily to Trump
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:17:44 GMT - Nato allies in Europe are seeking clarity from Donald Trump, as Russia flexes its military muscle.
US life expectancy declines for first time in 20 years
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:37:15 GMT - Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.
Why does Air Force One cost so much?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:55 GMT - Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.
How Indians have coped with rupee ban
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:45 GMT - Indian social media users are at their creative best in marking the first month of the rupee ban.
The top contenders to be France's president
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:48 GMT - Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.
Fighting for Vietnam
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:38:32 GMT - Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
The beauty of Britain
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:10 GMT - The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.
Your pictures
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT - Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".
Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Living near the Arctic Circle
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT - Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
Zorya Luhansk 0-2 Manchester United
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:42:47 GMT - Manchester United beat Zorya Luhansk to reach the last-32 of the Europa League as Henrik Mkhitaryan opens his account.
Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play friendly in 2017
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:02 GMT - Barcelona want to "pay tribute" to Chapecoense and help rebuild the Brazilian club, starting with a pre-season friendly next summer.
I've seen nothing like this
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:53:34 GMT - A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.
Righting a wrong
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:03:35 GMT - Why Pakistan's Nobel Prize winning scientist Abdus Salam has been officially ignored for 30 years.
Double heist
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:09:23 GMT - Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be returned.
'Limping giant'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:43:51 GMT - In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
Soul searching
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:06:28 GMT - J Jayalalitha's sudden death has left a political vacuum in Tamil Nadu's politics.
Free flights
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:45:05 GMT - At least 10 people who expected to spend the holidays by themselves won a free flight home.
Malta's paradox
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:40:21 GMT - Malta has become one of the most progressive countries on gay issues but bans abortion outright - why?
Pipe dreams
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:22:38 GMT - In Canada, some aboriginal communities embrace oil and gas development, rather than oppose such projects.
‘Objectification is not a bad thing’
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:13:52 GMT - Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone tells Yogita Limaye that she's ok with her 'sexy' image and 'objectification' isn't a bad word.
The storyteller who spins tales in four languages
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:14:42 GMT - Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.
How women are winning online campaigns
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:15:55 GMT - Women are more successful with online campaigns than men, according to petitions website Change.org. Why?
Both ‘too big’ and ‘too small’
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:11:08 GMT - Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.

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