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2017-12-17

Iran TV broadcasts jailed doctor 'confessing to spying'

Iranian state TV has broadcast what it says is the confession of a Sweden-based Iranian national in jail in Iran. The 17-minute programme purports to show […]
2017-12-17

Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend

The latest Star Wars film generated more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend. The total for The Last Jedi includes $220m […]
2017-12-17

Ryanair to meet Irish pilots' union in bid to halt strike

Ryanair and the Irish pilots’ union look set to meet for talks next week in a bid to avert a pre-Christmas strike. The airline has offered […]
2017-12-17

UK embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A British woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead, Lebanese police have said. Rebecca Dykes’ body was found on the […]
2017-12-17

CIA 'helped stop Russia terror attack'

Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg’s Kazan cathedral, the Kremlin says. The attack was allegedly planned to […]
2017-12-17

François Gabart gets a hero's welcome after breaking sailing record

French sailor François Gabart set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation – shaving a huge amount of time off the previous record. […]
2017-12-17

Storm Kai-tak: Philippines landslides kill 26, more missing

Twenty-six people are dead and 23 are missing following landslides on the island of Biliran in the eastern Philippines, officials said. Tropical Storm Kai-tak, known locally […]
2017-12-17

Christmas across US Mexico border

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2017-12-17

Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Police are investigating the deaths of four newborn babies who died within 90 minutes of each other in an intensive care ward in South Korea. The […]
2017-12-17

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens

Media playback is unsupported on your device The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used […]
2017-12-17

Barry Sherman: Family disputes reports on mystery double death in Canada

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife have hit back at reports surrounding their recent deaths. Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman […]
2017-12-17

François Gabart: French sailor slashes around the world solo record

A French sailor has set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation, beating the previous time by more than six days. François Gabart […]
2017-12-17

Brexit: Theresa May says she 'will not be derailed'

The prime minister has said the government is “proving the doubters wrong” with its Brexit negotiations. EU leaders agreed talks can move on to the next […]
2017-12-17

Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack

A suicide bombing and gun attack on a church in Pakistan has killed several people, reports say. The attack happened in the city of Quetta, some […]
2017-12-17

Trump Russia probe: Mueller has 'thousands' of transition team emails

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained tens of thousands of emails from President Donald Trump’s transition team as part of a probe into the 2016 […]