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AT&T announces it will buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn
The US telecoms giant AT&T announces that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (70bn), but the deal still needs regulators' approval.
Syria war: Aleppo ceasefire ends with clashes
Heavy clashes are reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo soon after a three-day ceasefire ended late on Saturday.
Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' Uruguay
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country receives an offer, his supporters say.
US election: Trump outlines plan for first 100 days
Donald Trump outlines what he would do in his first 100 days if became president, including moves to start deporting up to two million people.
Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'
Turkey insists that it cannot remain idle during the fight to drive militants from so-called Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul.
More than 170 inmates break out of Haiti jail
More than 170 inmates escape from a Haitian prison in Arcahaie, 45km (30 miles) north of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Iraq alcohol: Parliament imposes ban in a surprise move
The Iraqi parliament votes to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, arguing that its availability is unconstitutional.
Calais migrants: Clashes ahead of 'Jungle' closure
French police clash with migrants outside the port of Calais at the camp known as the Jungle, which is scheduled to be closed on Monday.
Venezuelans protest after quashed referendum
Venezuelan government opponents marched through Caracas after officials blocked their attempts to hold a referendum.
UK troops to join Nato Kosovo force in 2017
The UK is to send about 30 soldiers to join the Nato force in Kosovo next year, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says.
Somalia pirates' hostages freed after five years
Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.
Everest's first woman climber Junko Tabei dies at 77
The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, dies aged 77, her family say.
Inside the militants' tunnels in Mosul
A deep network of underground tunnels has been uncovered at the outskirts of Mosul.
Protest over 'toxic' UN Wonder Woman role
United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.
'Very sad' Canadian minister on collapse of trade deal
A trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse because a Belgian region with a population of just 3.6 million objects.
CEO Secrets: Tattoo queen Kat Von D shares her tips
Tattoo parlour boss and cosmetics entrepreneur Kat Von D shares her CEO Secrets.
Drone captures rare whale footage
Canadian scientists use drones to capture rare whale footage in the Arctic.
Trump: 'All she wants to do is campaign'
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
How can investors tap in to Nigeria's diaspora?
Remittances could prove to be a vast resource for Nigerian businesses and government-funded projects.
Hairless hamster gets new sweater as winter approaches
A tiny hamster born without any fur in the US state of Oregon gets a custom-made sweater to stay warm this winter.
Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant'
Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
Russia to re-open 'drunk tanks' for World Cup
Sobering-up stations will be set up in 11 World Cup host cities.
Russian restaurant closes over dead warlord insult
Social media backlash over chef's comments forces St Petersburg restaurant to close.
Canada church's baby Jesus statue turns heads
Vandalised Christ statue's missing head replaced by bright orange clay version.
Body count
The Netflix drama, Narcos, about the infamous Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, cites a shocking statistic on the human cost of the drugs trade. But is it true?
Winter chill
Poles prepare to fight their corner to defend freedom of movement as EU countries gear up for Brexit negotiations with the UK.
Campus battleground
Shut for more than two years because of intense fighting, the University of Benghazi in Libya opens its doors for the graduation of its students.
Fighting for 'Cinderella'
Guyana is battling to retain its "Cinderella county", ceded under an 1899 ruling, but could Venezuela's claims spoil the fairy tale, asks Gemma Handy.
Bricked up
An 1846 short story about a horrific revenge is perhaps the unlikeliest social media trend of the moment.