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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.

Tsunami warning: Solomons 7.8 quake prompts alert

A tsunami warning is issued after a strong 7.8 earthquake off the Solomon Islands.

Sir Mick Jagger becomes dad for the eighth time aged 73

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.

Boris Johnson's Saudi 'proxy wars' comment 'not UK's view'

No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".

Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6

The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 says.

Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.

Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges

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

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

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

A Japanese city is tracking elderly dementia patients by attaching barcodes to their fingernails.

Sydney home destroyed in error after letterbox 'boo-boo'

Australian businessman returns home - only to see it had been destroyed by blundering builders.

Giraffes added to vulnerable list

Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.

Aceh earthquake: 'I was thrown in the air. And then boom'

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

Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.

Cameroon protests: 'People have been gassed, shot and flogged'

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

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.

Gunfight mannequin challenge misfires

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.

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'My baby was stolen by a gang - and sold'

A police operation in Kolkata has uncovered a major baby trafficking ring in India. 13 babies have been rescued and twenty people have been arrested.

'Curvy' squirrel Olivio rescued from Munich manhole, then eats a lot

A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.

Guerrillas do the Mannequin Challenge

Colombia's Farc rebels do the Mannequin Challenge in a video posted on YouTube.

James Robbins: Europe's Nato allies look warily to Trump

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

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?

Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.

How Indians have coped with rupee ban

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

Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.

Fighting for Vietnam

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country

The beauty of Britain

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures

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

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

India v England: Keaton Jennings hits debut ton before visitors lose late wickets

Opener Keaton Jennings hits a century on his debut as England reach 288-5 on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test against India.

Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play friendly in 2017

Barcelona want to "pay tribute" to Chapecoense and help rebuild the Brazilian club, starting with a pre-season friendly next summer.

Shane Sutton: Ex-British Cycling director lost Jess Varnish case over use of word 'bitches'

A letter obtained by BBC Sport shows British Cycling cleared Shane Sutton of eight of the nine allegations made by Jess Varnish.

I've seen nothing like this

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.

Righting a wrong

Why Pakistan's Nobel Prize winning scientist Abdus Salam has been officially ignored for 30 years.

Double heist

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'

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

J Jayalalitha's sudden death has left a political vacuum in Tamil Nadu's politics.

Free flights

At least 10 people who expected to spend the holidays by themselves won a free flight home.

Malta's paradox

Malta has become one of the most progressive countries on gay issues but bans abortion outright - why?

Pipe dreams

In Canada, some aboriginal communities embrace oil and gas development, rather than oppose such projects.

‘Objectification is not a bad thing’

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

Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.

How women are winning online campaigns

Women are more successful with online campaigns than men, according to petitions website Why?

Both ‘too big’ and ‘too small’

Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.


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