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President-elect Donald Trump's latest picks alarm environmental lobby

If environmentalists were hoping that Donald Trump might change his tune on global warming, they have just been severely disappointed.

British hostage John Cantlie appears in new IS propaganda video

A British hostage has appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video said to have been recorded in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which coalition forces are currently trying to retake from militants.

Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has formally resigned, three days after losing a key referendum on constitutional reform.

Herrera and Gaultier line up to dress Melania Trump

Carolina Herrera is the latest famed designer to offer her services to dress Melania Trump as the future first lady of the US.

Last Tango In Paris cinematographer: 'Nobody was raping anybody'

Vittorio Storaro, the cinematographer who shot the "butter" scene in Last Tango in Paris, has said claims the lead actress was raped are "not true at all".

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' as it crashed with 48 on board

A plane was burning in the air before it plummeted to the ground shortly 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 has reportedly fired one of his staff for pushing fake news about Hillary Clinton being involved in a child-sex ring. 

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Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

Airline boss questioned over Chapecoense crash in Colombia

The head of the airline whose plane crashed in Colombia, killing 19 members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has been detained by prosecutors for questioning.

Security increased after Los Angeles terror attack threat

Security increased after Los Angeles terror attack threat

Security is being enhanced at metro stations in Los Angeles after a "specific" threat of a terror attack close to a major Hollywood theme park.

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