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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.

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey claims Harvey Weinstein was 'furious' after she rejected his advances

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has claimed Harvey Weinstein angrily marched her out of a hotel after she rejected his advances.

Johnson accuses rivals of 'trivialising' Libya over 'bodies' row

Boris Johnson has accused opponents of "trivialising" Libya's security situation as he came under fresh pressure over his controversial comments about the north African country.

Bill Clinton: Brexit impact may only just be dawning on some Leave voters

Bill Clinton has suggested that some people who voted for Brexit may only just be realising the consequences of their choice.

Raqqa broken in every sense after Islamic State occupation

The staggering observation when we were in Raqqa only recently was just how utterly, comprehensively wrecked it is.

China's Xi Jinping bids to consolidate power at Communist Party congress

China's Communist Party has opened its five-yearly congress, with General Secretary Xi Jinping consolidating his position as the country's most powerful leader in decades.

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Raqqa: Battle 'over' in Islamic State's Syrian capital

Raqqa: Battle 'over' in Islamic State's Syrian capital

Military operations have ended against Islamic State in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, say the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Scientists race to stop parrot massacre in Tasmania

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.

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