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A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.
An Ohio college employee provokes uproar after expressing sympathy for a campus rampage attacker.
Opposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property developer, Adama Barrow.
A man in Tokyo has been arrested after 500 items of rubbish were sent to alleged bullies.
A footballer who survived a plane crash in Colombia may be able to play again, his father says.
Turkish officials investigate if negligence was a factor in a fire that killed 12 people in a dorm.
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
A Brazilian football commentator who was meant to be on the doomed flight to Colombia tells his story.
German police say they believe a gate stolen from the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau has been found.
China's highest court clears a man of rape and murder, 21 years after he was executed by firing squad.
Pop group Duran Duran express shock and anger after losing a court battle to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.
The US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate falling to a nine-year low.
World champion Nico Rosberg announces he has retired from Formula 1 just five days after winning the title for the first time.
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.
Nobel laureates call for action to save ancient sites as a heritage summit opens in Abu Dhabi.
Donald Trump names Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary.
Mongolian rapper allegedly attacked for wearing a 'traditional' swastika symbol on stage.
Europol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.
Tens of thousands of Muslims gather for Friday prayers and to protest against Jakarta's governor.
The shopping centre in the US state of Minnesota employs Larry Jefferson as its first black Santa.