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Chile election: conservative Piñera elected president
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:04:37 GMT
Sebastián Piñera wins the election in Chile, as his opponent concedes with nearly all votes counted.

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:50:59 GMT
Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information provided.

Barry Sherman: Family disputes reports on mystery double death in Canada
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:43:51 GMT
Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead at their home in Toronto, Canada, in unclear circumstances.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut grounds flights
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:59:59 GMT
The world's busiest airport says the cause of the blackout is being investigated.

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:04:00 GMT
Rebecca Dykes' body was found on Saturday and she had been strangled, police sources say.

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:37:14 GMT
Family members say they had concerns about the health of the infants before they died.

Storm Kai-tak: Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:17:24 GMT
At least 23 people are missing on the island of Biliran where rocks "as big as cars" were dislodged.

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:38:21 GMT
Sweden-based doctor Ahmadreza Djalali is shown confessing to spying - a charge he has always denied.

South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:24:15 GMT
Emotions run high as South Africa's governing ANC party selects a leader to succeed Jacob Zuma.

Deadly attack on Methodist church in Pakistan
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:02:29 GMT
At least eight people are killed as suicide bombers target a Methodist church service in Quetta.

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:22:21 GMT
François Gabart cuts more than six days off the record for fastest solo sail around the globe.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:11:23 GMT
It is the second biggest grossing opening weekend in North America.

Funicular railway: Switzerland launches world's steepest service
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:28:16 GMT
Special barrel-shaped carriages allow the floors to tilt as it climbs.

François Gabart gets a hero's welcome after breaking sailing record
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:26:45 GMT
François Gabart is welcomed home after breaking the record for fastest solo lap around the world.

Why this US woman is backing minority gun clubs
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:27:01 GMT
Meet Samantha Sorillo of Miami, the woman who is backing African-American gun clubs.

Taking two million photos of Obama
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:26:51 GMT
During Obama's eight-year presidency, photographer Pete Souza took close to two million photos.

King Michael: Romania bids farewell to former monarch
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:32:22 GMT
Thousands of people and European royals gather for the state funeral in Bucharest.

Australia's first same sex wedding takes place
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:31:19 GMT
Australia's first same sex wedding takes place, eight days after legislation is passed.

Christmas across US Mexico border
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:37:20 GMT
A Christmas service was held over the US-Mexico border, commemorating Posada Without Borders.

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:42:33 GMT
The specially designed barrel-shaped carriages rotate as it ascends precipitous mountain slopes.

Pentagon ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:31:12 GMT
US media reports say documents from the operation describe strange aircraft and hovering objects.

Ukraine to broadcast to Crimean Tatars
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:30:12 GMT
Ukraine to broadcast news to Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation.

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:41:30 GMT
Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.

Japan enforces new road rules for 'Mario Kart' drivers
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:30:14 GMT
New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.

Telegrams to stop STOP
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:51:39 GMT
Kevin Connolly looks at the surprising survival of a vintage messaging system in the age of Instagram and Twitter.

Caravan of hope
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:08:12 GMT
The children were migrating from Central America and disappeared while crossing Mexico.

Recapturing the swagger
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:22:20 GMT
How one of Australia's best Aboriginal boxers overcame a time when his life unravelled.

Magic lingers
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:38:42 GMT
As Janet Jackson wraps up her State of the World tour, one fan reflects on the star's impact on her life.

Press under pressure
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:43:23 GMT
Recent attacks highlight reporting in a nation where the army and militants are often beyond the law.

Medieval and proud
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:17:31 GMT
Hugh Schofield discovers some ancient strengths in a French apprenticeship system.

Reality Check
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:39:43 GMT
A study has shown evidence of plastic appearing in seafood - but is this a danger to the public?



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