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Arctic conditions

Arctic conditions

Image copyright Ed Gold Three years ago, the residents of Galena, in Alaska, were forced to abandon their homes when the Yukon River flooded the town. The Alaska Air National Guard and the National Army Guard evacuated around 300 residents from the surrounding area, many of whom eventually returned to find their homes no longer […]

Wonder girl

Wonder girl

Image copyright Abid Bhat Image caption Tajamul Islam hails from a village in restive region of Kashmir A nine-year-old girl has created history in Indian-administered Kashmir. Tajamul Islam won the sub-junior World Kickboxing Championship in Italy in November. She has been winning local championships since last year, and now aspires to participate in the Olympics. […]

Seven people dead in Tennessee wildfire

Seven people dead in Tennessee wildfire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire destroyed around 400 buildings so far near the Great Smoky Mountains, America’s most popular national park The death toll from the wildfires raging in several southern US states has risen to seven as search-and-rescue operations continue. The resort cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee have suffered […]

Trump says Ohio campus attacker 'should not have been in' US

Trump says Ohio campus attacker 'should not have been in' US

Image copyright Columbus State Community College Image caption An image from the suspect’s 2016 graduation from Columbus State Community College Donald Trump has said a Somali refugee student who went on a rampage at an Ohio campus on Monday “should not have been in our country”. The President-elect added that “ISIS is taking credit for […]

Chapecoense air crash: Leaked tape shows plane 'ran out of fuel'

Chapecoense air crash: Leaked tape shows plane 'ran out of fuel'

Image copyright AP Image caption The flight came down in mountains near Medellin, Colombia The plane carrying Brazilian footballers which crashed in Colombia had run out of fuel, according to a leaked audio recording. In the air traffic tower tape, a pilot can be heard repeatedly requesting permission to land due to a “total electric […]

Inventor of the Big Mac dies, aged 98

Inventor of the Big Mac dies, aged 98

The man who invented the McDonald’s Big Mac burger has died, aged 98. In 1967, Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the formula of having two lots of everything – beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce – in one burger. He was one of the company’s first franchisees, running stores in the […]

Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years

Opec countries agree first oil output cut in eight years

Image copyright Reuters Opec countries have agreed their first supply cut in eight years, sending the price of crude surging more than 8%. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Opec’s president, said a cut of 1.2 million barrels a day would start from January. That is about 3% of the group’s output and would bring total production […]

No charges in Keith Scott shooting

No charges in Keith Scott shooting

US police officer who shot Keith Scott in Charlotte acted lawfully and will not be charged, prosecutor decides This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or […]

Leaked Europol terror data found online

Leaked Europol terror data found online

Image copyright Lenovo Image caption The classified documents had been saved to an Iomega drive A police officer working for Europol exposed sensitive data about security investigations to the internet. The European Union’s law enforcement agency acknowledged the error ahead of a Dutch documentary’s broadcast. The TV programme Zembla said it had found more than […]

Finnish PM Sipila caught up in press freedom row

Finnish PM Sipila caught up in press freedom row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Sipila sent a string of emails to an investigative journalist at YLE, as well as its chief editor Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila has denied allegations that he tried to suppress coverage of allegations against him and his family. Mr Sipila has already rejected claims of a conflict […]