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Syrian troops take rebel-held Farafra district in central Aleppo

Syrian troops have captured a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo after several days of intense bombardment, according to state TV,

Jihadist jailed for nine years for attacking ancient shrines with pick-axes

A jihadist who pleaded guilty to destroying ancient monuments in Mali with pick-axes and bulldozers has been jailed for nine years.

World's first baby born using DNA from three parents

Fertility doctors say the world's first baby has been born using DNA from three parents in a technique hailed as "revolutionary".

IMF and WTO issue alerts on global trade growth

It is the kind of headline that sends a shiver through economists' spines: "Global trade growth hits new low."

Boris Johnson raves about his washing machine on Ankara trip

Boris Johnson has praised his "beautiful" Turkish washing machine as he called for Britain to do a "jumbo" trade deal with Ankara after the UK leaves the EU.

India tells Pakistan to 'abandon its dream' of obtaining Kashmir

India has told Pakistan to abandon its dream of obtaining territory in Jammu and Kashmir through what it describes as terrorist attacks.

Dismembered body hidden in Bangkok freezer for three years

Thai police say a dismembered body, believed to be that of an 'elderly' white European man, had been hidden in a freezer for more than three years.

Fabric found in search for missing Ben Needham in Kos

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham say they have found items of "slight interest", including fabric.

William and Kate visit Great Bear Rainforest on Canada royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge braved a bumpy plane ride to a remote part of Canada, to praise the Queen and a new commonwealth project designed to protect the world's forests.

Clinton wins, but Trump lives to fight on as White House race tightens

Clinton won, but without delivering a knockout blow.

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Man lost at sea for week found alive off Massachusetts coast, mum still missing

Man lost at sea for week found alive off Massachusetts coast, mum still missing

A man has been found alive after spending a week adrift off the coast of Massachusetts, but his mother remains missing.

Fabric found in search for missing Ben Needham in Kos

Fabric found in search for missing Ben Needham in Kos

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham say they have found items of "slight interest", including fabric.

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