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Waves crash into the sea wall at Seaham Harbour, Durham as east coast was braced for a storm surge at Friday lunchtime. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Homes are being evacuated and warnings of life-threatening floods are in place as Britain’s east coast prepares for high tide. Thousands of resident(...)

Chinese J-15 fighter jets being launched from the deck of the “Liaoning” aircraft carrier during military drills in the South China Sea on January 2nd. China claims nearly all of the  disputed waters. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier sailed through the Taiwan Strait. The order was executed only hours(...)

An  undated image from a video distributed on Sunday by North Korean broadcaster KRT, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a speech in Pyongyang. Photograph: AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Sunday that the isolated nuclear capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic mi(...)

 A child in one of the alleys of the al-Kallasseh area in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, on Friday  captured by rebel forces in 2012, was lately cleared in accordance with an agreement with the Syrian government that gave them a safe exit to the southern part of Aleppo or to Idlib province. Photograph: EPA

Syrian rebel groups said on Saturday they would consider a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey “null and void” if the Damascus government’s (...)

Rescuers looking at fragments of the engine and the landing gear of the crashed Tu-154 military plane after lifting it during searches in the underwater area outside Sochi, in the Black Sea. Photograph: AFP Photo/Russian Emergency Ministry

Russian authorities investigating the crash of a military plane that killed 92 people said on Thursday there was no explosion on board but they had no(...)

Rescue services  lift a fragment of a crashed jet  plane from  the Black Sea, outside Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Vladimir Velengurin/Emergency Situations Ministry Photo/ AP

Russian search teams have found the main flight recorder belonging to a military aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on board, th(...)

People lay flowers at a Sochi embankment the day after a Russian military plane crashed in the Black Sea, with no sign of survivors among the 92 onboard.  Photograph: Ekaterina Lyzlova/AFP/Getty Images

Russia mounted a major search-and-recovery operation in the Black Sea on Monday for the victims and the fuselage of a military passenger plane that cr(...)

People lay flowers at  the headquarters of the Red Army Choir in memory of passengers and crew members of a Russian military plane which crashed into the Black Sea. Photograph: Reuters

A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people on board, including members of a well-known military choir, crashed into the Black Sea m(...)

Boys eat bread as they wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The remains of besieged Aleppo are a freezing, desperate chaos, with tens of thousands of hungry, frightened people waiting long hours for spaces on b(...)

Firefighters try to extinuish fire at the community hall where Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against t(...)

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