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Trial run was notable for near-collision with an American ship
15 people were also wounded in the two separate explosions
As the UK counts down to midnight, countries around the world have been ringing in the New Year with a series of dazzling firework displays.
A beauty queen is in hiding after exposing a major talent agency’s alleged links to a crime syndicate
With children taken care of, parents can get on with work on new homes
Manny Pacquiao showed he remains one of the planet's classiest fighters as he bounced back from his shocking knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez with a unanimous points victory over Brandon Rios.
He tells Oliver Poole how he swung charities into action to raise £57m so far after the Philippines typhoon
The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 in the Philippines and is likely to climb further.
Future generations will ask how we did so little to mitigate global warming
And the politics of it are about to get very, very messy
Australia's Jason Day will compete in this week's World Cup in Melbourne despite learning that eight relatives, including his grandmother, have died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
British warship will take aid to previously unassisted remote islands and villages
A woman delivers her eighth child at an evacuation centre as her anxious father watches on.
There is a desperate need for food, water and medicine in the aftermath of the disaster
Desperate survivors in the Philippines looted shops and dug up water pipes in a bid to find food, medicine and water
Richard Hall examines the reasons for the world's second-largest economy's woeful aid donation