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Deadly storm blasts across Europe, killing three

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWinter storm Eleanor has swept into most of northern Europe Winter storms are sweeping across western Europe, causing three deaths and widespread disruption. Tens of thousands of people have been affected by power cuts, and air travel has been disrupted. Two people drowned on Spain’s northern Basque […]

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Ex-aide Bannon has lost his mind – Trump

Image copyright Reuters Former White House aide Steve Bannon “lost his mind” after he lost his job, US President Donald Trump has said. The president disavowed Mr Bannon after he was quoted in a new book describing a meeting between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians as “treasonous”. The Russians had offered Donald […]

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Hits and misses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 Indian prime minister Narendra Modi faced his toughest year on the economic front in 2017. The BBC’s Sameer Hashmi looks back at the year’s key economic moments to predict what 2018 might look like. Only a year ago it seemed like India […]

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Generational challenge

Image copyright Serena Solomon Image caption Two generations of the Loane family – from left, Bryan Loane, Morgan Loane and Scott Loane The rumours that swirled around the American east coast city of Baltimore in 1895 were grossly inaccurate. The word on the street was that the Loane family business had shut. So Javez Loane, […]

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Brazil expels Venezuela's most senior diplomat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro said Brazil had violated the rule of law Brazil has declared Venezuela’s most senior diplomat in Brazil, Gerardo Delgado, as persona non grata. The move came days after Venezuela’s decision to expel Brazil’s own ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira. Explaining its decision, Venezuela said Brazil had […]

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Tale of two cities

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption One voter leapt with joy in Barcelona; meanwhile this man made a plea for unity in Madrid As the Catalan independence referendum was held on Sunday, the mood in Spain’s two biggest cities could not have been more different. In Barcelona, people turned out defiantly to vote in a referendum […]