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Cyber Monday expected to rake in 'record US sales'

Retailers are poised for bumper Cyber Monday sales in the US after a record-breaking Black Friday.

Sperm whale dies with 100kg 'litter ball' in its stomach

Fishing nets and rope were among the debris found inside the whale which stranded on the Isle of Harris.

Booby traps: Man in Maine killed by own device

The 65-year-old in the US state of Maine had rigged a door to fire a handgun should anyone enter.

Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Poland's Auschwitz Memorial called on the retailer to halt sales of the "disturbing" merchandise

Meng Wanzhou: Oil paintings and books for Huawei executive fighting extradition

Meng Wanzhou is fighting extradition to the US on charges of violating sanctions against Iran.

New Orleans shooting: Eleven victims near French Quarter

The incident took place in the early hours on the well-known Canal St, police said.

Goo Hara and the trauma of South Korea's spy cam victims

Goo Hara's death shows it's often the victims of spy cams who are punished the most.

India vet murder: Outrage mounts over Hyderabad rape killing

The 27-year-old's death in the southern city of Hyderabad has sparked furious protests.

Climate change: COP25 talks to open as 'point of no return' in sight

Politicians and diplomats meet in Spain as scientists and charities say urgent steps are needed.

Huawei: Trouble overseas but boom time in China

While Huawei tech is blocked in the US, it is helping build one of the world biggest 5G networks at home.

Femicide: New French action amid protests - but is it enough?

France announces new action to counter domestic killings, but many of those protesting remain sceptical.

What we can all learn from this deathbed photo

An image of Norbert Schemm sipping a beer with loved ones spurs others to share final goodbye stories.

Argentina: Catholic priests jailed for abusing deaf children

The case shocks Argentina as people accuse the Church of turning a blind eye.

Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records

The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.

'Indian food is terrible' tweet sparks hot debate about racism

A professor's comment triggers an avalanche of criticism on Twitter from food lovers and immigrants.

Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are 'environmentally beneficial'

The band won't go on a world tour until they can make their concerts "environmentally beneficial".

Artificial eyes: How robots will see in the future

Laser scanning technology, Lidar, is getting cheaper and could be how machines see in the future.

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

Jake Burton Carpenter: US 'godfather of snowboarding' dies at 65

Jake Burton Carpenter became fascinated by surfing on snow and helped make snowboarding a global sport.

'Global epidemic' of childhood inactivity

Report shows 81% don't exercise enough with effects on health, brain development and social skills.