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Syrian forces celebrate Raqqa victory with tank doughnuts

US-backed Syrian forces have celebrated taking Raqqa from Islamic State by doing doughnuts in their army tank - the same way the militants had marked gaining control of the city three years ago.

Security staff sacked after United Airlines passenger David Dao forcibly removed from jet

Two airport security officers have been sacked for their part in the forcible removal of a passenger from a plane that left him bleeding from a broken nose and two broken teeth.

Donald Trump's wealth 'slumps by $600m in a year' to see him slip 92 places in Forbes rich list

Donald Trump's wealth has declined by $600m (£455m) in the last year as the value of luxury property in New York falls, it has been reported.

Scientists race to stop parrot massacre in Tasmania

Australian scientists are racing to save critically endangered swift parrots from being "massacred" by sugar glider predators in Tasmania's ancient forests.

North Korea nuclear test site may be suffering from 'Tired Mountain Syndrome'

The launch site for several of North Korea's nuclear tests appears to be caving in - a condition known as "Tired Mountain Syndrome".

US author George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize 2017

George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo.

Mining giant Rio Tinto fined record £27m by FCA

FTSE 100 mining giant Rio Tinto has been fined a record £27m by the City watchdog over "inaccurate and misleading" financial statements after an African coal investment turned sour.

China's Communist Party congress starts in Beijing

China's largest political event, the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress, has started in Beijing.

Death toll in Portugal wildfires reaches 41

At least 41 people have died in Portugal, where firefighters are slowly gaining control over 15 major wildfires.

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigns amid Harvey Weinstein claims

Amazon Studios head Roy Price has resigned amid claims he dismissed allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.

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Human remains found in crocodile after woman's death

Human remains found in crocodile after woman's death

Human remains have been found inside a 14ft-long crocodile believed to have killed an elderly woman.

Mother charged with murder after allegedly putting her sons in the oven

Mother charged with murder after allegedly putting her sons in the oven

A woman in the US put her two young sons in the oven and turned it on, according to an arrest warrant.

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