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Donald Trump named Time magazine Person of the Year

Time magazine has named US President-elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year.

Pakistan passenger plane 'on fire' before crashing with 47 onboard

A plane was burning in the air before it plummeted into the ground after take-off in Pakistan, according to witnesses.

EU slaps three banks with $520m in fines for price collusion

Three major banks, including HSBC, have been fined a combined $520m (£413m) by EU regulators for alleged price collusion ahead of the financial crisis.

Paris pollution 'worst for 10 years' as smog causes travel chaos

Paris is said to be suffering its worst winter pollution for at least a decade, with the French capital clouded by thick smog and gripped by travel chaos.

Donald Trump fires Michael G Flynn over 'Pizzagate' fake Clinton story scandal

Donald Trump fires Michael G Flynn over 'Pizzagate' fake Clinton story scandal

Donald Trump has reportedly fired one of his staff for pushing fake news about Hillary Clinton being involved in a child-sex ring. 

Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

A Syrian bishop has been hailed as a saint after leading efforts to save hundreds of Assyrian Christians from Islamic State captivity.

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

Passport photo-checking service tells Asian man to open eyes

A New Zealand man had his passport photograph rejected because facial recognition software thought his eyes were closed. 

Earth heading for 25-hour day as orbit slows

Earth heading for 25-hour day as orbit slows

Days on Earth are getting longer, a team of experts has concluded, as they predict in the future there will be 25 hours in a day.

Aleppo rebels call for five-day ceasefire to allow evacuation

Aleppo rebels call for five-day ceasefire to allow evacuation

Rebel fighters have called for a five-day ceasefire for medical and civilian evacuations from eastern Aleppo.

Lightning strike kills tourist on Mount Warning, Australia

Lightning strike kills tourist on Mount Warning, Australia

A male tourist camping on top of an Australian mountain has died after being struck by lightning. 

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Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

Assyrian bishop raises ransoms to free Christian captives from IS

A Syrian bishop has been hailed as a saint after leading efforts to save hundreds of Assyrian Christians from Islamic State captivity.

Russia says two nurses killed in Aleppo hospital bombing

Russia says two nurses killed in Aleppo hospital bombing

Two Russian nurses have been killed by rebel shelling at a makeshift field hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Russian officials say.

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