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 Syrian rebel fighters are evacuated from Aleppo towards rebel-held territory. Photograph: Youseff Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army said it had retaken complete control of Aleppo on Thursday, after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, in what would(...)

The advancing Syrian army used loudspeakers to broadcast warnings to insurgents that it was poised to enter their rapidly diminishing area. Photograph: Reuters

As President Bashar al-Assad’s army closed in on the last rebel enclave in Aleppo on Tuesday, Russia, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to help bro(...)

Of nine tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and IBM, polled by The Intercept, only one – Twitter – said it would refuse to help Trump build a registry of Muslims. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

When a journalist asked nine major technology firms if they would help the incoming Trump administration build its proposed Muslim registry, only one (...)

Turkish police officers carry the coffins of comrades during a funeral cerenomy at Istanbul’s police headquarters on Sunday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/Getty Images

An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Sunday for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 out(...)

Indian people line up to change old Indian rupee notes outside  banks and ATMs in New Delhi. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s month-long demonetisation drive, involving the banning of high-value currency notes, has severely affected foreign embassies in New Delhi, wi(...)

Katie Taylor celebrates her win over Karina Kopinska at the The SSE Arena, Wembley, London. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Knpho

The music was AC/DC. The attire was black with gold trim with KATIE emblazoned across her waist. Eddie Hearn required some bling and her brother, Lee,(...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)

The ESA’s ExoMars 2016 programme launces from Baikonur cosmodrome on March 14th. The rocket is carrying the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli module, which will land on the Red Planet on October 19th.  Photograph:  Stephane Corvaja/ESA

On October 19th, the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli module, named after a 19th-century Italian astronomer, will land on Mars. It will be a cruci(...)

St Michael the Archangel church, Bishkek, which was built in 1969 by ethnic Germans. According to Fr Janez Michelcic, a Slovenian Catholic priest who gives the weekly English-language sermon, 60-70 people attend Mass on Sundays – yet none of the congregation speaks English.

Down a dusty lane in the outskirts of northern Bishkek sits an unremarkable two-storey building. Atop is placed a slight, solitary cross. In an overwh(...)

The mission of the games is to promote the revival and preservation of the historical heritage of nomadic people. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

The Rio Olympics might have had Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and the Copacabana beach, but for fans of stick wrestling and horseback battles over a dead(...)

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