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Islamic State 'has lost 50,000 fighters' over two years

9 hours 6 min ago
At least 50,000 IS militants have been killed over the past two years, a top US military official says.
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US actor Judge Reinhold arrested in Dallas

December 8, 2016 - 11:35pm
US actor Judge Reinhold is arrested after a confrontation with security officials at Dallas airport.
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Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'

December 8, 2016 - 11:28pm
Losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the spread of "fake news" threatens the US.
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Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart to buy Kidman estate

December 8, 2016 - 9:51pm
Australia approves the sale of its largest private landholding, the Kidman estate, to Gina Rinehart.
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Hollywood legend

December 8, 2016 - 8:55pm
A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.
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Saudis at war

December 8, 2016 - 8:16pm
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at whether Saudi Arabia can achieve its goals in Yemen's messy war.
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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'

December 8, 2016 - 7:46pm
The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
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Trump picks Andrew Puzder to lead US Department of Labor

December 8, 2016 - 7:38pm
Donald Trump picks a fast-food executive opposed to higher minimum wages to lead the labour department.
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‘Beef Ball’ - the woman coaching men’s football

December 8, 2016 - 7:23pm
Coach reveals how she became the first female to win a top-flight championship with a men’s team.
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Former self-harmer answers your questions

December 8, 2016 - 7:22pm
Becci answers readers' questions about living with self-harm
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#Mappingharassment: Your stories over 72 hours

December 8, 2016 - 7:20pm
A BBC campaign to map street harassment of women reveals reports of harassment from 43 cities in 29 countries over just one weekend.
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The whistleblower who exposed Russia’s drug cheats

December 8, 2016 - 7:16pm
Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.
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What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?

December 8, 2016 - 7:12pm
As the world marks Human Rights Day, the BBC looks at China's sweeping crackdown on lawyers.
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Returning home

December 8, 2016 - 7:03pm
A Nepalese film tells a powerful story about politics, family and society, writes Charles Haviland.
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The case of Maria L

December 8, 2016 - 7:01pm
The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.
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Colombia outrage over killing of young girl

December 8, 2016 - 6:54pm
Bogota sees the funeral of a seven-year-old girl, whose rape and killing shocked Colombia.
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Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role

December 8, 2016 - 6:25pm
As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.
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Australian doctor murdered wife with insulin

December 8, 2016 - 5:58pm
An Australian doctor who gave his wife a fatal injection of insulin is found guilty of murder.
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Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after powerful 7.8 quake

December 8, 2016 - 4:58pm
A tsunami warning is lifted in the South Pacific after a 7.8 quake off the Solomon Islands.
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John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

December 8, 2016 - 4:57pm
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
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Images from Cuba before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.