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    Santa goes scuba diving with a mermaid and Rudolph

    Santa goes scuba diving with a mermaid and Rudolph


    In just over two weeks, he'll be delivering presents - but people are already in the festive...

    In just over two weeks, he'll be delivering presents - but people are already in the festive spirit.
    NZ police find body in backpacker search

    NZ police find body in backpacker search


    Officers in New Zealand have been searching for 22-year-old British tourist Grace...

    Officers in New Zealand have been searching for 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane.
    Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

    Sudan helicopter crash kills officials


    The aircraft exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower, reports...

    The aircraft exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower, reports say.
    Thousands walk on Ethiopia Car Free Day

    Thousands walk on Ethiopia Car Free Day


    The initiative is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and reducing pollution caused by...

    The initiative is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and reducing pollution caused by vehicles.
    Top Afghan football official suspended

    Top Afghan football official suspended


    Afghan Football Federation president Keramuddin Keram is suspended while allegations of sexual abuse of members of the women's national team are...

    Afghan Football Federation president Keramuddin Keram is suspended while allegations of sexual abuse of members of the women's national team are investigated.
    From revelry to tragedy on Uganda's party boat

    From revelry to tragedy on Uganda's party boat


    Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat...

    Six survivors speak about how a day of revelry turned into tragedy in Uganda as a party boat sank.
    My strange experience of teaching Saudi prince

    My strange experience of teaching Saudi prince


    Luxury cars, walkie-talkies and royal protocols - BBC man recalls teaching the Saudi crown...

    Luxury cars, walkie-talkies and royal protocols - BBC man recalls teaching the Saudi crown prince.
    How the star of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

    How the star of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg dimmed


    Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the...

    Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.
    Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan

    Acquitted of blasphemy and living in fear in Pakistan


    No blasphemy convict has been executed in Pakistan, but dozens have reportedly been killed by...

    No blasphemy convict has been executed in Pakistan, but dozens have reportedly been killed by mobs.
    I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years

    I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years


    Thirty-six years after surviving a massacre, Ramiro Osorio Cristales testified last month against one of the killers - the man who raised...

    Thirty-six years after surviving a massacre, Ramiro Osorio Cristales testified last month against one of the killers - the man who raised him.
    Yellow vest movement: Hundreds arrested

    Yellow vest movement: Hundreds arrested


    Protesters have taken to the streets of Paris for another weekend of demonstrations. Some clashed with...

    Protesters have taken to the streets of Paris for another weekend of demonstrations. Some clashed with police.
    'We're fed up with promises from politicians'

    'We're fed up with promises from politicians'


    How France's "gilets jaunes" began to organise on Facebook, and why people are still...

    How France's "gilets jaunes" began to organise on Facebook, and why people are still protesting.
    Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis

    Complacency kills: Caribbean gears up for tsunamis


    The region runs the risk of complacency over a tsunami threat, which experts warn is a real...

    The region runs the risk of complacency over a tsunami threat, which experts warn is a real possibility.
    Near miss for Melbourne dog

    Near miss for Melbourne dog


    The passenger pooch narrowly avoided cars when it fell out of a car...

    The passenger pooch narrowly avoided cars when it fell out of a car window
    Taiwan students DNA-tested in yoghurt thief whodunnit

    Taiwan students DNA-tested in yoghurt thief whodunnit


    Hundreds of Taiwanese taxpayers' dollars have been spent on an investigation into the theft of a yoghurt...

    Hundreds of Taiwanese taxpayers' dollars have been spent on an investigation into the theft of a yoghurt drink.
    Poland seeks top 100 national dishes

    Poland seeks top 100 national dishes


    Poland's agriculture ministry plans to publish a canon of the country's national...

    Poland's agriculture ministry plans to publish a canon of the country's national cuisine.