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Carrie Fisher

US actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, has died aged 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.

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HMP Birmingham

HMP Birmingham prison rioters will 'face the full force of the law,' Justice Secretary Liz Truss has said.

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Dalian Atkinson

Two police officers are under criminal investigation after the death of former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson who died after he was shot with a Taser.

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray has been voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time.

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Simone Biles

American gymnast Simone Biles has won the 2016 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

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Ellie Jones

A woman born with a rare condition which stopped her jawbones growing properly has had her life transformed by pioneering surgery.

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George Coppen

A disabled teenager with dwarfism who had his benefits cut has won a legal battle against the Government to have the decision overturned.

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George Michael

Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.

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Chris Brown

A bizarre standoff Tuesday between authorities and singer Chris Brown promised to be a 'long and protracted' affair, according to an LAPD official, who said investigators had obtained a search warrant for the performer’s Tarzana home.

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Haiti

The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say.

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Anja Ringgren Loven

A two-year-old Nigerian boy who was found emaciated and riddled with worms after his family left him for dead has made an incredible recovery.

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Vitamin D

A report by a committee of independent nutrition experts has recommended that everyone in the UK should take vitamin D supplements, instead of just some groups of the population. Why?

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Biotrial Laboratory Rennes

One person has been left 'brain-dead' and five more have been hospitalised after a clinical trial on an experimental drug went wrong in France.

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April Star

A 10-year-old girl with vitiligo has launched a career as a model and wants to redefine beauty.

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Negative thoughts can become a vice on our lives and affect the way in which we experience life’s events. Learning how to think positively instead of negatively can be hard, especially if one has never been taught to do so...

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Jose Mujica

People who like money too much ought to be kicked out of politics, Uruguayan President José Mujica told CNN en Español in an interview posted online Wednesday.

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Sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones we create and tell ourselves about the world around us.

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