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Ashes: Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia coach after 2019 Ashes in England

Ashes: Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia coach after 2019 Ashes in England
Australia won the Ashes under Lehmann on home soil in 2013-14, and have already clinched the 2017-18 series Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25-29 Dec) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and…

Pope speaks out for immigrants in Christmas Eve message

Pope speaks out for immigrants in Christmas Eve message
Mary and Joseph, he said, were immigrants, who struggled to find a safe place to stay in Bethlehem. "They had to leave their people, their home and their land," Francis told an audience at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. "This was no comfortable or easy journey for a young couple about to have a…

No woman no fly: Twitter tackles Tunisia-Emirates spat

No woman no fly: Twitter tackles Tunisia-Emirates spat
Social media users have blasted the UAE after the Gulf state banned women from entry, with Emirates airline blocking Tunisian women from boarding Dubai-bound flights. Tunisia responded to the airline's move on Sunday, suspending all Emirates flights to and from the North African country. The transport ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page the suspension would…

Meghan Markle joins royals for Christmas

Meghan Markle joins royals for Christmas
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan Markle joined the Royal Family for the Christmas servicePrince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle has joined the Royal Family for the Christmas Day service at the Queen's Norfolk estate. The couple arrived at a carol service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham along with the Duke…

Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day at MCG

Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day at MCG
Curran is the son of former Zimbabwe, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire all-rounder Kevin Curran Australia v England, fourth Ashes Test Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25-29 Dec) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text…

A sad tree in Rome breaks hearts at Christmas – CNN Video

A sad tree in Rome breaks hearts at Christmas – CNN Video
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Palestinians slam Israeli plan for new settlement units

Palestinians slam Israeli plan for new settlement units
The Palestinian foreign ministry has denounced a new Israeli settlement construction plan, which includes the building of 300,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. In a statement on its Facebook page, the ministry on Sunday held US President Donald Trump responsible for "Israeli arrogance" that has endorsed the annexation of East Jerusalem. "The ministry affirms…

Pakistan lets family visit ‘Indian spy’

Pakistan lets family visit ‘Indian spy’
Image copyright Pakistan foreign ministry Image caption Pakistani officials released photos of Jadhav meeting his mother and wife at the foreign ministry The family of an Indian ex-navy officer facing a death sentence for spying in Pakistan has been allowed to visit him. The mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad on…

History’s first photos of snowflakes

History’s first photos of snowflakes
Written by Stella Ko, CNN In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake. Although the images sold for just five cents at the time, they are now regarded as having helped shape the world of science photography.…

Following Trump, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Following Trump, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem
Guatemala has announced plans to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, following in Washington's footsteps. President Jimmy Morales confirmed the move from Tel Aviv on Sunday, days after Guatemala voted with the US against a non-binding United Nations General Assembly resolution on the matter. "Today I spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We are talking…

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Hollie Arnold wins javelin gold at World Para-athletics European Championships

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Cooper: Trump’s people are assaulting truth – CNN Video

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Trump fears ‘perjury trap’ in Mueller probe

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Image copyright EPA Image caption President Trump has repeatedly referred to the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" US President Donald Trump has said he is worried he might face perjury charges if he gives statements under oath to the investigation into Russia's alleged role in his election victory. He told Reuters news agency he…