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Thursday, 29th December 2016

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U.S. punishes Russia for election interference (CBS News)

2016 saw increase in number of police killed in line of duty (CBS News)

Dramatic moments that shaped our world in 2016 (CBS News)

Russia and Turkey agree to monitor cease-fire in Syria (CBS News)

Eye Opener at 8: Russia announces Syria cease-fire deal (CBS News)

White House hits Russia with sanctions for hacking (CBS News)

Could broken heart syndrome have caused Debbie Reynolds death? (CBS News)

National security expert on Israeli settlements, Syria cease-fire (CBS News)

Fans honor Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with poignant illustrations (CBS News)

24-year-old woman dies after being shot at South Carolina gun range (CBS News)

U.S. Punishes Russia Over Election Cyberattacks; Moscow Vows Retaliation (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Will "fragile" Syria cease-fire deal hold up over time? (CBS News)

Obama puts Trump on the spot with Russia sanctions (CNN)

Syria conflict: Russia-Turkey brokered truce comes into force (BBC)

Jeremy Corbyn's New Year message says he understands lack of trust in EU (BBC)

Russia announces new Syria cease-fire agreement (CBS News)

British PM denounces Kerry for speech critical of Israel (Fox News)

Russia slams Obama (CNN)

US hits Russia with sanctions over election hacks (Financial Times - Paywall)

Putin spokesman says Russia weighs retaliation after sanctions (Fox News)

Russia Doubts New U.S. Sanctions by Obama Administration Will Last Long (Newsweek Magazine)

Sheffield family dialled 999 2,077 times last year (Daily Mail)

Russia, Turkey broker peace in Syria and sideline the US (CNN)

Michael Schumacher racks up £14m medical bill in years since he was paralysed (Daily Mail)

UK Government issues attack on US after John Kerry condemns Israeli regime (Daily Mail)

Red Solo Cup Inventor Robert Hulseman Dies at Age 84 (NBC News)

'She was very peaceful and quiet': Debbie Reynolds' son says she died 'gently' a day after losing her daughter Carrie Fisher (Daily Mail)

Klobuchar: Take Russia seriously (CNN)

Graham: Trump disagrees with Senate on Russia (CNN)

2016 As A Horror Movie Is Absolutely Terrifying (Huffington Post)

The Case of The Preacher Without a Face' Points to German Security Flaws Before Berlin Attack (Newsweek Magazine)

After Mosul, Will Iraq's Shiite Militias Head to Syria Next? (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

President Obama Imposes Harsh Sanctions on Russia in Retaliation for Election Hacking (Time Magazine)

Russia the peacemaker? (CNN)

Don't bother dieting in the New Year if you ate loads this Christmas (Daily Mail)

Number of U.S. Police Officers Killed on Duty Rises to 5-Year High in 2016 (Time Magazine)

Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fishers death (CBS News)

BREAKING: Russia vows to fight back against Obama after US expels diplomats (Daily Express)

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar (New York Times - Paywall)

Man Arrested in Connection With Berlin Attack Released (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Dog owner stabbed his pooch to death 'to save his own life' on Christmas day (Daily Star)

Syrian Government Announces Truce Backed by Russia and Turkey (New York Times - Paywall)

Mother dies week after bringing premature triplets home for Christmas (Daily Mail)

Christmas toy disaster: Girl, 7, forced to hack chunks out of her hair in Velcro horror (Daily Star)

The Top New Species of 2016 (Newsweek Magazine)

Innocent bystander gang shooting victim dies 4 years later (CBS News)

Disguised as refugees and able to cross borders without being identified: ISIS general who blew up a hostage with a rocket and decapitated another prisoner is 'back in Europe with 400 soldiers' after fleeing Syria (Daily Mail)

Tunisian Man Linked to Truck Attacker Arrested in Berlin (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Belarus tractor factory holds party for new year (BBC)

Prince Harry uses a picture of US veteran's two children on his Christmas card (Daily Mail)

Proposed Syria peace deal could slash Assad's power, report claims (Fox News)

Not So Fast: Why 2016 Is Going to Be Longer by a Second (NBC News)

This Morning from CBS News, December 29, 2016 (CBS News)

The Rich Kids of Instagram's most outrageous moments of 2016 revealed (Daily Mail)

Tunisian linked to Berlin attacker released (Financial Times - Paywall)

Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey (BBC)

Tragedy as dad, 55, dies after 'disgrace' DWP tells GP not to write any more sick notes (Daily Star)

Eye Opener: Hollywood icon dies day after daughter (CBS News)

California scientists reveal 133 new species of animals and plants found in 2016 (Daily Mail)

Putin announces ceasefire to end Syria fighting (Financial Times - Paywall)

LGBT+ People Who Made 2016 A Year To Remember (Huffington Post)

Russia Outraged By Charlie Hebdo Black Sea Airplane Crash Cover (Newsweek Magazine)

Russia-Turkey cease-fire deal offers new hope for Syria (Fox News)

Syrian government and rebels sign cease-fire deal, says Russia (Los Angeles Times)

2016 was lousy for the world but historic for sports (CNN)

Former Helsinki drug squad police chief jailed for 10 years (Daily Mail)

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of a Broken Heart? (NBC News)

Russia Accuses Obama of Personal Hatred' as U.S. Prepares to Announce New Sanctions (Newsweek Magazine)

The Looming Nightmare for Womens Health Under the Trump Administration (Newsweek Magazine)

How Debbie Reynolds Recalled Her Hollywood Career: My Life is Golden ? (Time Magazine)

Mystery as woman who disappeared as a baby along with her mother is found safe and well 35 years later - prompting police to reopen investigation into her missing mom (Daily Mail)

Vladimir Putin nears VICTORY in Syria as rebels warn finger on trigger' to end ceasefire (Daily Star)

Shoppers film RAT scurrying around while trapped in Primark Christmas display window (Daily Mail)

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Lived a Mother-Daughter Story Unlike Any Other (Time Magazine)

Trump will DESTROY the EU by pitting states against each other, claims security expert (Daily Express)

Russia plane crash probe finds no evidence of explosion (CBS News)

SHOCK CLAIM: John Kerry visited Antarctica to examine secret Nazi UFO base' (Daily Express)

The hunt for Warren Jeffs' lost child brides who are still missing 12 years later (Daily Mail)

What we know about Russia jet crash (BBC)

Germans Release Tunisian Held a Day Earlier as Possible Berlin Accomplice (New York Times - Paywall)

Fans Raise Lightsabers to Honor Carrie Fisher in Tributes Across the Country (Time Magazine)

Reynolds dies day after daughter Fisher (CNN)

'ALF' actor Meszaros dies (CNN)

Kerry Rips Israel, Demands End to Settlements (Newsweek Magazine)

Berlin truck's brakes 'may have saved lives' (CNN)

World's oldest male panda with more than 130 descendants dies aged 31 (Daily Mail)

Can't wait for 2016 to end? You'll have to endure it a bit longer: A leap second will be added to this year to make up for a slowdown in Earth's rotation (Daily Mail)

Watch a 19-year-old Debbie Reynolds Outshine Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (Time Magazine)

Actor in racism row after posting THIS Christmas photo online - but says it's tradition (Daily Express)

Refugees deployed as security on New Year's Eve in Cologne last year (Daily Mail)

Kim Jong-Un has executed 340 people in five years since seizing power (Daily Mail)

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning (BBC)

9 Beautiful Vintage Photos Of Carrie Fisher As A Child With Mum Debbie Reynolds (Huffington Post)

Trump lawsuits to watch in 2017 (CNN)

John Kerry’s Israel Speech Elicits a Shrug in the Arab World (New York Times - Paywall)

Steve Martin Deletes Tribute to Carrie Fisher After Accusations of Sexism (Time Magazine)

Eagles Quarterback Buys Shotguns for his Teammates For Christmas (NBC News)

Congo opposition figure sentenced to 5 years in prison (Fox News)

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2016 (Fox News)

Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher (NBC News)

The hottest story of 2016 (CNN)

Putin announces ceasefire in Syria from midnight and 'reduction' of Russian forces (Daily Mail)

Russia Finds No Signs of Explosion in Black Sea Plane Crash (New York Times - Paywall)

The 15 Most Devastating Responses To UK Politicians' Tweets In 2016 (Huffington Post)

Dawn of the New World Order: 2017 will be the year EVERYTHING changes (Daily Star)

Syria Cease-Fire Agreement Reached, Vladimir Putin Says (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Dad 'devastated' after teen daughter dies on Xmas Eve night out (Daily Star)

German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigation (Fox News)

Michael Schumacher latest: 'Guardian angel' by F1 star's side throughout the last 3 years (Daily Express)

German captors ordered British POWs be served champagne at Christmas during WWI (Daily Mail)

Tributes paid as triplets' mum Rachel Park dies (BBC)

Charlie Hebdo branded 'inhuman' in Russia over cartoons 'mocking' Black Sea plane crash (Daily Mail)

Michael Schumacher: F1 legend racks up £14M care bill three years after horror accident (Daily Express)

Germans see hand of Russia in political cyber war (Financial Times - Paywall)

Italy's premier: no Italian links found for Berlin attacker (Fox News)

Bacon on mosque offender dies in prison (BBC)

Debbie Reynolds dies aged 84 after suffering a stroke (Daily Mail)

'IRA terrorists' friend' Raging viewers DESTROY Corbyn's Christmas message to armed forces (Daily Express)

Torment continues for Michael Schumacher's wife three years on from tragic accident (Daily Star)

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Son Oliver Prinz Von Anhalt Dies Following Motorcycle Crash On Same Day As Her Death (Huffington Post)

Jeremy Corbyn's Christmas message to armed forces backfires (Daily Mail)

Dutch mother-of-two is told to leave UK after 24 years (Daily Mail)

Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds dies a day after her daughter (Daily Mail)

New Syria cease-fire set to begin at midnight (Fox News)

Elton John 'Breaks Down As He Performs Tribute To Friend George Michael In Las Vegas' (Huffington Post)

British sex slave tells how she was held captive and repeatedly raped for 13 years (Daily Mail)

News Analysis: In John Kerry’s Mideast Speech, a Clash of Policies and Personalities (New York Times - Paywall)

Secret Slave By Kidnapped Woman, 'Ms Euston', Tells Of 13 Year Ordeal (Huffington Post)

Boy is given a SUIT for Christmas so he can dress as his favourite news anchor (Daily Mail)

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds speak of strong bond in Oprah Winfrey interview (Daily Mail)

Now THAT'S a room with a view: Stunning images show Earth as seen from the International Space Station in 2016 (Daily Mail)

EASTER eggs hit shelves just four days after Christmas (Daily Mail)

Syria Cease-Fire to Begin Within Hours: Russia (NBC News)

The best 2016 movies for your family (CNN)

Russia arrests 7 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks (Fox News)

Russia plane crash: Explosion ruled out (CNN)

Carrie Fisher posed for a picture with a fan during her final days in London (Daily Mail)

German prosecutors probed Berlin attack suspect for fraud (Fox News)

In rare case, ex-Finnish police drug boss gets 10 years (Fox News)

How Can Trump Stop Syria War from Haunting U.S.? (NBC News)

Sir Elton John pays tribute to George Michael as he sings 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' (Daily Mail)

Steve Martin Deletes Carrie Fisher Tribute Tweet, After He's Accused Of Sexism (Huffington Post)

Cities in Russia may COLLAPSE by 2050 due to thawing permafrost (Daily Mail)

Debbie Reynolds: Stars pay tribute to Hollywood stalwart (BBC)

US actress Debbie Reynolds dies grieving for daughter Carrie Fisher (BBC)

The Latest: Russia announces new Syrian cease-fire deal (Fox News)

Donald Trump voters to 'REVOLT' if 11 million immigrant purge is not honored (Daily Star)

German cops deemed Berlin attacker Anis Amri 'NOT a danger to public' (Daily Star)

Boy Whose Sleeping Disorder Means He Sleeps For Months Spends First Christmas Awake In Four Years (Huffington Post)

Debbie Reynolds: Ellen DeGeneres, Debra Messing and Others Pay Tribute to Hollywood Legend (Newsweek Magazine)

'Missing' student who failed to turn up for her mother's Christmas lunch is found 'safe and well' in north London (Daily Mail)

Turkey says Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group should leave Syria (Fox News)

Police release e-fit of an intruder wanted after a mother was sexually assaulted in her own home days before Christmas (Daily Mail)

Steve Martin shamed into deleting Carrie Fisher tribute tweet (Daily Mail)

Plains city on track for snowfall record in 2016 (CBS News)

12/28: John Kerry defends U.N. vote, Netanyahu fires back; Therapy pig helping weary holiday travelers relax (CBS News)

This Giant Trump Rooster' Is Going to Be Part of China's New Year Celebrations (Time Magazine)

Celebrity deaths 2016: The huge number of famous faces we've said goodbye to this year (Daily Express)

The Best Drone Photographs of 2016 (Time Magazine)

U.S. finalizing sanctions to punish Russia for election hacking (CBS News)

Brit teen kidnapped and held as sex slave' reveals 13 year nightmare (Daily Star)

Schumacher crash 3 years on: F1 legend's medical bill nears £14m as star recovers (Daily Star)

These currencies got crushed in 2016 (CNN)

Carrie, 60, had rough relationship with mom Debbie Reynolds, 84, but 'they became close'... as icon passes away just a day after Fisher's death (Daily Mail)

Kurt Schlichter In Argument With Auschwitz Museum Over John Kerry's Israeli Settlement Speech (Huffington Post)

In Memoriam: Some of the Famous Figures Who Died in 2016 (NBC News)

Turkey says Lebanon's Hezbollah should leave Syria (Fox News)

Debbie Reynolds, Americas Sweetheart, dies at 84 (CBS News)

Spurned lover texted his girlfriend 'you messed with the wrong man' then tipped a bucket of cement over her car on Christmas morning (Daily Mail)

Debbie Reynolds: Starlet who sang, acted and danced her way to the big time (CNN)

Why 2017 is the most dangerous year for Britain since the Cold War (Daily Mail)

STEPHEN GLOVER: Their loss is tragic. But why is no one saying George Michael and others died young after years of drug abuse? (Daily Mail)

Police Families Forced to Cope With Deadly Year (NBC News)

26 Showbiz Fails From 2016 That We're Still Cringing At Now (Huffington Post)

The snake in a vacuum cleaner, a gull in a curry and the sheep with a traffic cone on is head: RSPCA releases their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of the year (Daily Mail)

Trump on Russia Sanctions: 'We Ought to Get on With Our Lives' (NBC News)

US actress Debbie Reynolds dies, a day after daughter Carrie Fisher (BBC)

Donald Trump Says Nobody Knows Exactly What's Going On' Because of Computers (Time Magazine)

Dear world, I wasn't all bad. Signed, 2016 (CNN)

Obama administration plans to punish Russia for election meddling (CBS News)

Raped by Asian taxi driver for 13 YEARS and had her 4 babies SOLD- brave victim speaks out (Daily Express)

Ellen DeGeneres leads stars paying tribute to Debbie Reynolds (Daily Mail)

Chinese Year of the Rooster marked with huge Trump sculpture (BBC)

Watch Carrie Fisher's Touching Tribute to Mom Debbie Reynolds at the SAG Awards (Time Magazine)

Reports: Debbie Reynolds rushed to hospital for medical emergency (CBS News)

A Trailblazer and a Hero': The Internet Reacts to the Death of Debbie Reynolds (Time Magazine)

Bristol father charged with Christmas Day murder of his six-month-old daughter (Daily Mail)

Debbie Reynolds: A Life in Photos (Time Magazine)

Newspaper review: Christmas recycle 'shambles' and GP waits (BBC)

Berlin truck killer visited 15 mosques' and contacted ISIS-linked jihadis prior to attack (Daily Express)

Asked About Russia Sanctions, Donald Trump Says We Ought to Get On With Our Lives' (Time Magazine)

'Drunk' bloke tells McDonald's workers to stop Christmas songs for 'Muslim music' (Daily Star)

Donald Trump Takes Credit for 8,000 Jobs from a Japanese Tech Mogul (Time Magazine)

Op-Ed Columnist: Bibi Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump (New York Times - Paywall)

Trump urges Israel to "stay strong" until he takes office (CBS News)

John Kerry defends U.S. Israel policy (CBS News)

Reality Check's most popular stories of 2016 (BBC)

Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies a Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher (Time Magazine)

Star Wars fan's last photo with Carrie Fisher takes the internet by storm (Daily Mail)

BREAKING: Carrie Fisher's mum Debbie Reynolds dies aged 84 (Daily Star)

Debbie Reynolds Dead: 'Singin' In The Rain' Star Dies, Just One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher (Huffington Post)

Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood Legend, Dead At 84 (Newsweek Magazine)

'An ebola vaccine, more wild tigers and mind-controlled robot arms': Man's Facebook post listing 30 reasons why 2016 has in fact been an awesome year becomes internet hit (Daily Mail)

Vesna Vulovic, Flight Attendant Who Survived Jetliner Blast, Dies at 66 (New York Times - Paywall)

Student 'missing for a day-and-a-half after she failed to turn up for Christmas lunch' has still not been in touch her family or police... (but she has been very active online) (Daily Mail)

US v RUSSIA: Obama set to launch REVENGE ATTACKS against Russia for election interference (Daily Express)

Trump gripes about transition (CNN)

Trump says he'll bring back another 5,000 US jobs (CNN)

Reports: Debbie Reynolds, Mother of Carrie Fisher, Hospitalized (Time Magazine)

How coffee shops are killing us! Customers spent an astonishing £7.9bn in them last year but JENNI MURRAY says the combination of caffeine and carbs is far worse for you than you think (Daily Mail)

Army colonel sentenced to 12 years in child porn case (CBS News)

Israel-Palestine: Netanyahu condemns John Kerry speech (BBC)

Netanyahu skewers Kerry over speech chiding Israel (CNN)

Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death (NBC News)

Eyewitness testimony solves mystery of Amy Johnson 75 years after famous flyer's unexplained death (Daily Mail)

Record 55,000 migrants left Germany voluntarily this year (Daily Mail)

Dutch mother-of-two told to make plans to LEAVE Britain despite living here for 24 YEARS (Daily Express)

US actress Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, in hospital (BBC)

John Kerry Warns Two-State Solution in Jeopardy (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

BREXIT WARNING: 12 MILLION more migrants to arrive in UK in 25 years without hard Brexit (Daily Express)

BREAKING: Debbie Reynolds, mother of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, 'suffers stroke' (Daily Express)

Man puts on weight at Christmas so he can lose it in sponsored slimathon (Daily Express)

Trump Claims Sprint, OneWeb to Create 8,000 U.S. Jobs (Newsweek Magazine)

After years juggling demanding children with an even more demanding job, FEMAIL's Lorraine Candy reveals in her last column how she finally found the secret of HAVING IT ALL (Daily Mail)

Debbie Reynolds hospitalized (CNN)

Russia Seeks Backing for New Talks on Syria (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

How the media should respond to Trump tweets (CNN)

Carrie Fisher's Mother Debbie Reynolds 'Rushed To Hospital With Suspected Stroke Day After Daughter's Death' (Huffington Post)

See the Most Stunning Images From 2016 (NBC News)

U.S. Preparing Retaliatory Steps Against Russia Over Hacks (NBC News)

Fisherman dies in hospital and search for missing colleague is called off after trawler capsizes in rough seas in middle of the English Channel (Daily Mail)

US to retaliate against Russia over election meddling (CNN)

Why no woman should keep the agony of miscarriage secret: Days after Zara Tindall announced her tragic loss on Christmas Eve, women who've bottled up their painful stories say it only made things worse (Daily Mail)

From a giant Peeps marshmallow to Idaho's 'glowtato': The weird objects America drops to ring in the New Year that make the Times Square Ball look like a bore (Daily Mail)

'This picture says white supremacy has won': Critics accuse black actor of 'colorism' in Christmas photo that shows his darkest friend alone on one side of the shot (Daily Mail)

Dutch Mother With Two British Children Told To Leave UK After 24 Years (Huffington Post)

'God only knows what you have in store for St Valentine's Day': Grumpy neighbour vows to MOVE over house's Christmas lights display in celeb-filled north London area (Daily Mail)

Carrie Fisher's mum Debbie Reynolds rushed to hospital (Daily Star)

The world's coolest bike race: Cyclists brave snow and frostbite to compete in minus 40C conditions in Russia (Daily Mail)

Kerry pushes back on Israeli complaints, calls for revival of peace talks with Palestinians (Los Angeles Times)

Tunisian contact of Berlin attacker detained. Cellphone found in truck leads to arrest (Los Angeles Times)

Saudi man jailed for a year after calling to end the Muslim kingdom's male control over women (Daily Mail)

Giant rooster statue in China looks like Donald Trump (CBS News)

Kerry Warns Israel: Two-State Solution Is in 'Jeopardy' (NBC News)

Carrie Fisher 'bought a home in London and was set to start a new life there' before dying at age 60 from heart attack (Daily Mail)

Turkey, Russia work on cease-fire plan for Syria (CBS News)

Full Transcript: John Kerry on Israeli Settlements and Two-State Solution (Newsweek Magazine)

Royal Mail leave Christmas parcels in mother-of-one's bin shed only for the binmen to throw them away (Daily Mail)

Brazil Seen Posting Record Trade Surplus in 2016 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

72 years later, WWII vet finally included in class photo (CBS News)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Two-State Solution Is in Serious Jeopardy' (Newsweek Magazine)

Channel fishing boat capsize: Rescued crewman dies (BBC)

John Kerry on Trump: U.S. Allies Won't Be Intimidated by Tweets (NBC News)

British US Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch Likens Trump And May To Reagan And Thatcher Amid Farage Threat (Huffington Post)

Tunisian Man Held by Germany for Potential Link to Berlin Attack (Newsweek Magazine)

Read John Kerry's Full Speech on Israeli Settlements and a Two-State Solution (Time Magazine)

Had enough of Christmas family time? These street fighting kids definitely have (Daily Star)

Carrie Fisher and George Michael Were the Same Kind of Revolutionaries (Time Magazine)

Russia Can Expect Sanctions After Cyber Attacks, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham (Newsweek Magazine)

Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguay's last dictator, dies at 91 (Los Angeles Times)

Suspected contact of Berlin attacker arrested (CBS News)

Kerry says Israel jeopardising two-state solution (Financial Times - Paywall)

Carrie Fisher and me at the porn awards (CNN)

Report: Turkey, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan (CBS News)

Russia's Biggest Bank Hails Donald Trump as President of Change' (Newsweek Magazine)

Our Crazy Year in Politics (Trump-Free Edition!) (NBC News)

Turkey and Russia draft Syria ceasefire proposals (Financial Times - Paywall)

Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire (Fox News)

Tunisian Detained as Possible Accomplice in Berlin Attack (New York Times - Paywall)

People admit to cheating on their partners on Christmas Day (Daily Mail)

Game of Thrones Tops the Most Illegally Downloaded Shows of 2016 (Time Magazine)

Eye Opener: World mourns Hollywood royalty Carrie Fisher (CBS News)

American hiker dies after fall in Swiss Alps (CBS News)

John Kerry Reiterates Importance of Two-State Peace Solution for Israel and Palestine (Time Magazine)

Carrie Fisher's Books Top Amazon's Bestseller List After Her Death (Time Magazine)

Russia and Turkey agree ceasefire plan for all of Syria (Daily Mail)

Cristiano Ronaldo: 2016 Was My Best Year so Far (Newsweek Magazine)

Berlin attacker's cell phone provides crucial details of attack, report finds (Fox News)

Israel Postponed Vote on New Housing Before Speech by John Kerry (New York Times - Paywall)

Even George R.R. Martin Thinks 2016 Was Too Much to Bear' (Time Magazine)

Here's What People Ate 780,000 Years Ago (Time Magazine)

Sir Kim Darroch says Theresa May and Donald Trump to 'build on Thatcher and Reagan legacy' (Daily Mail)

2 Spaniards arrested as they returned to Europe from Syria (Fox News)

Syria conflict: Turkey and Russia 'agree ceasefire plan' (BBC)

Twice as many Danish children as expected reveal desire to change gender this year at clinic offering hormone treatment to young people (Daily Mail)

The 11 Most Ludicrous Things Said By A UK Politician In 2016 (Huffington Post)

Plan to save Betty White from 2016 (CNN)

Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91 (Fox News)

Tunisian man is arrested over links to Berlin Christmas market massacre after his number is found stored on lorry attacker's telephone (Daily Mail)

Tunisian suspected of links to Berlin attacker detained (Financial Times - Paywall)

Russia opens criminal probe of videotaped bear killing (Fox News)

Berlin market attack: How did Anis Amri escape? (BBC)

Pensioner dragged along road and had Christmas presents stolen in Bristol (Daily Mail)

Nobody Will Test Trump Administration More Than Putin (NBC News)

A street gangster, an Irish bomb-maker and a corrupt US politician on the run: Incredible rogues' gallery of police mugshots taken 100 years ago (Daily Mail)

London Underground crisis talks to be held to halt New Year walkout (Daily Mail)

Lacking Venezuela's aid, Cuban economy shrinks for first time in 23 years (Fox News)

Former Bundesbank president Hans Tietmeyer dies (Financial Times - Paywall)

Turkey, Russia reach draft Syria deal (CNN)

Terrorism Cases More Than Doubled in Indonesia in 2016 (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Masterchef judge John Torode left bruised after 'taking tumble whilst out riding' (Daily Mail)

Carrie Fisher's most memorable moments (CNN)

Russia Concedes Doping Conspiracy for First Time (Newsweek Magazine)

How Carrie Fisher Raised Her Daughter Billie Lourd Without Gender (Newsweek Magazine)

Christmas Revelers Leave 16 Tons of Trash on Australian Beach (New York Times - Paywall)

Is YOUR data safe? Facebook admits government requests for account information rose 27% this year (Daily Mail)

C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels: Carrie Fisher was 'a joy' (BBC)

What in the World: Berlin Attraction Reveals an Uneasy Phenomenon: Hitler Sells (New York Times - Paywall)

Twenty years on: Lost boys mystery still unsolved (BBC)

Trump rooster statue takes China by storm (CNN)

Carrie Fisher: 'They didn't want a stereotypical princess' (BBC)

John Kerry, in a Final, Pointed Plea, Will Outline a Vision of Mideast Peace (New York Times - Paywall)

The UK in 2016 as seen by Press Association photographers (BBC)

Carrie Fisher Was a Feminist Force to Be Reckoned With (NBC News)

These were the best bikes of 2016 (CNN)

John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed (Los Angeles Times)

Carrie Fisher speaks to Graham Norton (BBC)

Do This Now to End the Year on a Positive Financial Note (NBC News)

Carrie Fisher in her own words (BBC)

Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Ambitions to Challenge Trump (NBC News)

This Berlin boulevard bustles with the sights, sounds and scents of the Middle East (Los Angeles Times)

Nearly 30 Christians in Pakistan Die After Drinking Toxic Alcohol on Christmas (New York Times - Paywall)

Year in pictures 2016 (BBC)

Must Read: The Very Best of NBC News From 2016 (NBC News)

George Michael dies at 53 (CNN)

In pictures: The 12 walks of Christmas (BBC)

Adam Fleming looks back on a tumultuous year in British politics (BBC)

With Christmas Eve Mass, Iraqi Assyrians reclaim church from Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

Predawn services and the pall of the drug war mark Christmas in the Philippines (Los Angeles Times)

Your pictures 2016 (BBC)

The ultimate 2016 wishlist (CNN)

50 Photos That Shaped 2016 (NBC News)

10 hilarious tweets that perfectly sum up 2016 (CBS News)

Heartwarming moments of 2016 (CNN)

2016: The year in pictures (CBS News)