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Alfie Evans: Legal battle toddler dies

Alfie Evans case Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 02:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said. On Facebook he wrote: “My gladiator lay down […]

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Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Image copyrightAFPImage captionRecapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict – for both combatants and civilians Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas […]

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California wildfires: Flames seen from space

Thousands of people living in California have been forced to flee their homes after a number of wildfires took hold around Los Angeles. Six large wildfires, and other smaller blazes, have erupted since Monday. About 500 buildings have been destroyed. Satellite imagery taken on 5 December shows how the fires took hold – driven by […]