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This series of top news items of the day has unfortunately come to an end because of the risk of copyright rules regarding the use of pictures and printed articles.
Today's World: Previous news items
(January 19, 2017)
Chaotic scenes at Banjul airport as tourists are evacuated out of Gambia ahead of feared violence following dethroned president Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down.
(January 18, 2017)
Youth arrested after apparent attempt to slap former French PM Manuel Valls during election tour in France’s Brittany region.
(January 17, 2017)
After being on the run since New Year's eve, Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect has been captured. The killer's random shooting had left 39 people dead.
(January 16, 2017)
What Trump thinks of Europe: E.U. has become a vehicle for Germany and after Brexit, other countries will also leave E.U. because of anger over immigration.
(January 15, 2017)
China's President Xi Jinping is bent on transforming the country into a great soccer power. Chinese clubs spend lavishly in efforts to lure some of the world's best players to play there.
(January 14, 2017)
When profit comes before football: FIFA's farcical 48-team World Cup signals death of international football. Imagine how many lop-sided games there will be with 48 qualifiers?
(January 13, 2017)
Introducing Daliyah, the 4-year-old girl who has read more than 1,000 books. "The more words she learned, the more she wanted to read," says her mother.
(January 12, 2017)
The Russian art of "kompromat": Fake news or political blackmail?
(January 11, 2017)
Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's brother and nephew charged by U.S. prosecutors in US$2.5 million bribery scheme.
(January 10, 2017)
Who is Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law who has been named as a Senior White House Adviser?
(January 9, 2017)
"Listen, guys, they foiled me." Mariah Carey says that they let her sing at New Year's Eve performance at Times Square despite knowing beforehand that there were going to be technical issues.
(January 8, 2017)
Freezing temperatures cause multiple deaths and travel chaos across Europe. Mercury reaches minus 30C in many places as heavy snow falls across continent.
(January 7, 2017)
Five killed in random shooting by 26-year-old gunman at baggage claim area in Fort Lauderdale airport.
(January 6, 2017)
Jewish singer Mordechai Ben David uses racial slur to describe Barack Obama at Jerusalem concert.
(January 5, 2017)
Watch unseen footage: Girl pinned down at pool party in Texas city sues ex-cop and city for US$5 million.
(January 4, 2017)
More than 150 inmates escape from Philippine prison in Mindanao after an attack by dozens of gunmen suspected to be linked to Islamist separatist groups.
(January 3, 2017)
McDonald's a "disgrace", says Vatican's Cardinal Elio Sgreccia. "It's food I would never eat," he adds.
(January 2, 2017)
Migrants now try to climb 6m border fence at Ceuta in order to enter EU through Spain. (Video opens automatically).
(January 1, 2017)
Fake "Santa Claus" spreads New Year terror in Istanbul during 1.30a.m. attack at nightclub killing at least 39 people, 16 of whom were foreigners.
(December 31, 2016)
Russian President Putin's refusal to retaliate is a "great move", says U.S. President-elect Trump, after future ex-President Obama gave 35 Russian diplomats three days to quit the U.S. with their families over hacking related to the US election.
(December 30, 2016)
Case of karoshi: President of Japanese advertising giant Dentsu to step down after 24-year-old female employee committed suicide "from overwork". She had been forced to work over 100 hours of overtime a month.
(December 29, 2016)
Hollywood legend and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after equally-famous actress daughter Carrie Fisher.
(December 28, 2016)
Seven young migrants from Syria and Libya charged with attempted murder of Berlin homeless man by setting him on fire.
(December 27, 2016)
Thai police poised to enter Buddhist temple complex to nab 72 year-old abbot for money laundering as devotees and monks barricade the entrances to the temple.
(December 26, 2016)
First female Afghan Air Force pilot "scared" for her life so has applied for asylum to the United States. She hopes to fly for the US Air Force or as a commercial pilot.
(December 25, 2016)
Wow! This is the "Knuckey" that all rugby players dream about. (Video opens automatically)
(December 24, 2016)
How German authorities failed and failed again in the case of the Berlin attacker (TIME Magazine report)
(December 23, 2016)
Judge for yourself: Was this self-proclaimed prankster kicked off a Delta flight because he was speaking Arabic or was it because he was indulging in race baiting for his YouTube channel? (Adam Saleh defends himself in this video)
(December 22, 2016)
Explosion at open-air fireworks market near Mexico City kills 33 and leaves 46 badly burnt.
(December 21, 2016)
Gunman who shot 3 at Zurich Islamic Center was a young Swiss man with Ghanaian roots who had "no apparent links to Islamist extremism".
(December 20, 2016)
Berlin terror attack: Truck ploughs into crowd at Christmas market killing at least 12 and injuring 48 people. Polish owner of the truck fears that it might have been hijacked. (Warning: Video opens automatically)
(December 20, 2016)
Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery by an off-duty Turkish police officer shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "Don't forget Aleppo".
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