World

Canadian billionaire and wife found hanged side-by-side at £5.2m home 'were murdered' as police probe multiple killer theory

Canadian pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in their Toronto mansion on December 15

World

Teacher, 29, charged with sexually assaulting schoolboy, 14, after 'performing sex act on teen pupil'

Dori Myers, 29, was arrested and charged with criminal sexual act in the second degree after the boy reportedly confessed to a classmate who then told teachers

America

Women's March 2018: Hollywood A-listers Natalie Portman, Viola Davis and Scarlett Johansson address crowds at LA rally

Hundreds of thousands of people flood streets of Los Angeles in one of the biggest marches across the US

Europe

Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election

State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.

World

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

At least four gunmen stormed a hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said.        

United States

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

World

Would you swap your pet for a snail?

In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.

World

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season.

America

US government shutdown latest: Democrats and Republicans trade blame as no deal reached on budget bill

Trump calls the shutdown a Democratic 'present', while the opposition says the Republicans have 'failed the American people'

World

Pope in Peru: Francis speaks out on violence against women

Francis, who is in Peru, calls on the faithful to combat a "plague" of abuse across Latin America.

World

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan

Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?

Entertainment

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World

Clashes continue over disputed Honduras election result

Police fire tear gas at protesters and clear makeshift roadblocks in towns across the country.

World

House of Horrors couple planned for MORE children in twisted hope of earning millions with reality TV show

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The Bible-thumping pair dreamed of being bigger than US reality show Kate Plus 8, which made a star of Kate Gosselin and her eight children

Sport

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp warns Premier League chiefs quality will plummet if hectic fixture schedule isn't axed

Klopp is not happy that next season kicks off less than four weeks after the conclusion of the World Cup

World

Prague hotel fire: Two people killed and dozens injured in blaze at Eurostars David hotel

Eight people taken to hospital with serious injuries and three people require resuscitation

World

Soldiers in India tackle fire from highly polluted lake

Almost 5,000 recruits were on scene and prevented blaze engulfing civilians areas, army say

World

Women's march: Thousands protest what they say is Donald Trump's racism and misogyny

The demonstrations were held on the first anniversary of Mr Trump's inauguration

America

Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

At least 759 people died in the US between 7 October and 23 December

World

Paul Bocuse dies: Top French chef with three Michelin stars dies aged 91

French President Emmanuel Macron said French gastronomy had 'lost a mythical figure'

America

White supremacy still casts a shadow over the Trump presidency after a year of controversy

One year ago, Mr Trump gave an inaugural speech his campaign rival described as a 'cry from the white nationalist gut' and the issue has never really gone away

World

Prague hotel fire: Two dead and multiple people injured after blaze rips through building in Czech capital

A major fire has killed two people and injured others at the four star Eurostars David hotel, local media report

World

Paul Bocuse, pioneer of nouvelle cuisine, dies aged 91

Paul Bocuse, the celebrated chef and ‘bon viveur’ who pioneered ‘nouvelle cuisine’ and brought the new, lighter version of French gastronomy to tables around the world, has died aged 91.

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