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Syrian forces recapture parts of Aleppo

Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo from rebel control, after heavy bombardments and repeated attempts to drive the insurgents back, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

Eastern gorillas near extinction: report

Illegal hunting in Democratic Republic of Congo has wiped out 70 per cent of Eastern gorillas in the past two decades and pushed the world's biggest primate close to extinction, a Red List of endangered species shows.

Mel Gibson "surviving" in Hollywood

Mel Gibson has called his relationship with Hollywood "survival" as he prepared for the Venice film festival premiere of a war drama that marks his directorial comeback after a turbulent decade in his personal life.

Drones swoop down the Champs-Elysees

Drones are racing through central Paris - but they're not hunting for terrorists, they've just been brought out for fun.

Pope proclaims Mother Teresa a saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the "saint of the gutters" during her life, has been declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis, fast-tracked to canonisation just 19 years after her death.

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