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Clown of Aleppo 'killed in Syrian or Russian air strike'

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.

Reports from Syria say a social worker known as the “Clown of Aleppo” who helped the besieged city’s children has been killed in an air strike.

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Bank note controversy in UK

The Bank of England’s new plastic five pound note has fallen foul of vegans and members of the UK’s Sikh and Hindu communities.

The Bank of England’s new plastic five pound note has fallen foul of vegans and members of the UK’s Sikh and Hindu communities.

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World's oldest person Emma Morano celebrates 117th birthday

Italy’s Emma Morano, thought to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday.

Italy’s Emma Morano, thought to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday.

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Thai province thanks monkeys with annual fruit buffet

A province in Thailand famous for its monkey population laid out an annual fruit buffet on Sunday (November 27) to thank them for bringing in tourists and helping the local…

A province in Thailand famous for its monkey population laid out an annual fruit buffet on Sunday (November 27) to thank them for bringing in tourists and helping the local…

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Cubans prepare for Castro homage

Preparations have begun across Cuba for citizens to pay homage to Fidel Castro, the former leader held in high-esteem by much of the island nations population.

Preparations have begun across Cuba for citizens to pay homage to Fidel Castro, the former leader held in high-esteem by much of the island nations population.

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Mass grave discovery raises hopes for families of Mexico's 43 missing students

Mexican authorities have found the remains of dozens of people in a series of clandestine graves in the restive southwestern state of Guerrero, the impoverished southwestern state where 43 trainee tea

Mexican authorities have found the remains of dozens of people in a series of clandestine graves in the restive southwestern state of Guerrero, the impoverished southwestern state where 43 trainee tea

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Too good to be true: Corona chief did not leave villagers millions

This article has been updated from the original It appears that Antonio Fernández, a Corona beer tycoon in Mexico, did not actually leave millions to people in his home town of Castile-Leon in…

This article has been updated from the original It appears that Antonio Fernández, a Corona beer tycoon in Mexico, did not actually leave millions to people in his home town of Castile-Leon in…

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What is Thanksgiving? A look at the US holiday and why Americans celebrate it

Held on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is a celebration stemming from the Harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth According to legend, the holiday is intrinsically linke

Held on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is a celebration stemming from the Harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth According to legend, the holiday is intrinsically linke

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US election: An anxious night for both camps

After all of the tough talking, pledges, promises and controversy, it was never going to be anything but an anxious election night in the US.

After all of the tough talking, pledges, promises and controversy, it was never going to be anything but an anxious election night in the US.

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Samsung recalls millions of dangerous washing machines

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

After the problems with its Note 7 smartphones, Samsung is having to recall about 2.8 million top-loading washing machines in the US.

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Italy's Renzi vows to rebuild on visit to quake hit town

Italy is stronger than any earthquake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared, on a visit to Camerino, one of the town’s hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday in the centre of the…

Italy is stronger than any earthquake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared, on a visit to Camerino, one of the town’s hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday in the centre of the…

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Annual Catrinas parade in Mexico City

Hundreds of women dressed as “Catrina” – Mexico’s elegant skeleton lady – participated at an annual parade in Mexico City.

Hundreds of women dressed as “Catrina” – Mexico’s elegant skeleton lady – participated at an annual parade in Mexico City.

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Four killed on theme park ride in Australia

At least four people have been killed on a ride at Australia’s biggest theme park, the organisation said on Tuesday.

At least four people have been killed on a ride at Australia’s biggest theme park, the organisation said on Tuesday.

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'Nasty woman' T-shirts bid to turn the tables on Trump

The US Republican presidential candidate's comments about Hillary Clinton have prompted a rush among Clinton fans for merchandise bearing the slogan.

The US Republican presidential candidate's comments about Hillary Clinton have prompted a rush among Clinton fans for merchandise bearing the slogan.

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Autistic artist Stephan Wiltshire takes on Mexico

Autistic British artist Stephen Wiltshire who is known for his ability to create entire cityscapes from memory is tackling one of his biggest challenges yet – Mexico…

Autistic British artist Stephen Wiltshire who is known for his ability to create entire cityscapes from memory is tackling one of his biggest challenges yet – Mexico…

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California bus crash kills 13

A tour bus has crashed near Palm Springs in California killing 13 people and injuring 31 others.

A tour bus has crashed near Palm Springs in California killing 13 people and injuring 31 others.

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Cypriots and soldiers in songbird stand-off

Church bells were used in the middle of the night to rouse 800 Cypriots to protest against an operation by the British military. Three-hundred

Church bells were used in the middle of the night to rouse 800 Cypriots to protest against an operation by the British military. Three-hundred

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Icelandic MP breastfeeds baby daughter during parliamentary speech

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.

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Condor released back to the wild in Argentina

An Andean condor, who was treated in a Buenos Aires zoo following a gun shot wound, has been released into the wild of North Western Argentina this week.

An Andean condor, who was treated in a Buenos Aires zoo following a gun shot wound, has been released into the wild of North Western Argentina this week.

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Polish parliament rejects proposal for near-total ban on abortion

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.

Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.