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The Tinstix of Dynamite team performs in front of a massive wall of fire at the Melbourne International Airshow. The team mix dangerous flying techniques with dramatic fire displays to provide an explosive show (Alex Coppel / Newspix / Rex Features)

The Tinstix of Dynamite team performs in front of a massive wall of fire at the Melbourne International Airshow. The team mix dangerous flying techniques with dramatic fire displays to provide an explosive show (Alex Coppel / Newspix / Rex Features)

Pictures of the week: From an explosive air show to a dodgy waxwork of Pelé

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

  • Serena Williams weds Reddit co-founder in lavish Disney themed ceremony
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    Sky News

    Serena Williams weds Reddit co-founder in lavish Disney themed ceremony

    Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a lavish ceremony just 11 weeks after giving birth. The couple met at a hotel in Rome - and while he had booked a room to attend a conference, she was staying there to play in the Italian Open. As he was not a tennis fan, it took Mr Ohanian a little while to realise exactly who he was having breakfast next to, but the pair hit it off quickly.

  • New leader for Macron's party as honeymoon fades
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    AFP

    New leader for Macron's party as honeymoon fades

    Emmanuel Macron's party named a new leader Saturday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the 19-month-old movement that swept him to power.

  • This trick can get you an entire row to yourself on an economy flight — for no extra cost
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    Business Insider UK

    This trick can get you an entire row to yourself on an economy flight — for no extra cost

    God Save The Points blogger and frequent flyer Gilbert Ott told Business Insider he always uses the ExpertFlyer app to get the best seat in economy. The app allows users to play "musical chairs" by showing them a seat map for flights — and letting them set up alerts for when certain seats become available. Blogger Gilbert Ott is an expert at finding cheap flights, scoring first class flights, and jaunts on private jets using air miles — but he also knows about how to make an economy flight feel a little more luxurious.

  • Gaia Pope's family 'absolutely devastated' after police find body
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    Sky News

    Gaia Pope's family 'absolutely devastated' after police find body

    The family of Gaia Pope have said they are "absolutely devastated" after police searching for the missing 19-year-old found a body. Officers from Dorset Police say they are "confident" that the body is that of the teenager. The discovery on land near Swanage was made at about 3pm on Saturday by specialist search teams close to the coastal path and the field where her clothes were found on Thursday.

  • I'm a Celeb: Who's taking part and when does it start?
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    Digital Spy

    I'm a Celeb: Who's taking part and when does it start?

    Here's everything you need to know.

  • Pub offers free dinner and pint to anyone on their own this Christmas
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    The Independent

    Pub offers free dinner and pint to anyone on their own this Christmas

    A London pub is offering free Christmas dinner and a pint to anyone who's on their own this year. The Alexandra, in Wimbledon, has said there are no strings attached and people who have never been in the pub before are welcome. A statement on the pub's Facebook read: "I've been asked by a few people now if we are doing the 'free meal for anyone who is on their own' thing on Christmas day this year.

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    Sky News

    HMS Protector helps hunt for missing Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan

    The Royal Navy has deployed an ice patrol ship to help search for an Argentinian submarine that is missing with 44 people on board. Contact with the Argentine military sub ARA San Juan was lost three days ago. Ships and aircraft have been scrambled to search for the vessel in the southern Argentine Sea, but the search efforts have been disrupted by a storm.

  • Tony Blair's Labour government ignored health warnings over impact of diesel vehicles, newly released files show
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    The Independent

    Tony Blair's Labour government ignored health warnings over impact of diesel vehicles, newly released files show

    Tony Blair’s Labour government ignored health warnings over the impact of diesel vehicles on air pollution, previously confidential Treasury files have revealed. In 2001, then Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced tax changes to petrol-powered cards that led to a four-fold increase in the number of diesel cars on Britain’s roads. Fearing being seen as “overly harsh on diesel users”, ministers working on the 2000 budget chose to dismiss advice to introduce a new levy on diesel cars, according to files obtained by the BBC after a two-year battle with the Treasury.

  • Four killed after plane and helicopter collide in mid-air
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    Sky News

    Four killed after plane and helicopter collide in mid-air

    Police are resuming their hunt for clues this morning following a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft which killed two pilots and two passengers. Investigations at the scene near Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire are expected to continue through the weekend and into Monday morning. The crash happened in Upper Winchendon, close to Waddesdon Manor, on Friday, though a spokeswoman for the estate said it had not happened on its grounds.

  • Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments
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    Reuters

    Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments

    Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel about the political crisis in Lebanon. The Saudi foreign ministry said the government also handed Germany's representative in Riyadh a protest note over what it said were "shameful" comments Gabriel made after a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart. After a meeting in Berlin with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Gabriel told reporters that Europe "could not tolerate the adventurism that has spread there".

  • The EU Are Not Putting Politics Before Prosperity - They Are Putting Other Priorities Ahead Of Brexit
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    HuffPost UK

    The EU Are Not Putting Politics Before Prosperity - They Are Putting Other Priorities Ahead Of Brexit

    David Davis surely produced one of the most memorable one-liners of the Brexit saga when he told an audience in Berlin on 16 November: "Putting politics above prosperity was never a smart move".

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    Sky News

    'Visionary' AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies

    Malcolm Young, who co-founded the hard rock band AC/DC with his younger brother, has died aged 64. The guitarist - described as a "visionary, a perfectionist and a unique man" - had been suffering from dementia for several years. In a statement, AC/DC said: "With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.

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    Sky News

    Helicopter pilot killed in Buckinghamshire mid-air crash named as Captain Mike Green

    One of the four people killed after a mid-air collision between a plane and a helicopter has been named as Captain Mike Green. Mr Green was flying the two-seater helicopter involved in the crash. Captain Phil Croucher, his friend, told Sky News: "I have known him for 20 odd years.

  • Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls
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    AFP

    Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.

  • Gerry Adams announces plans to step down as Sinn Fein president
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    Sky News

    Gerry Adams announces plans to step down as Sinn Fein president

    Gerry Adams has announced his intention to stand down as president of Sinn Fein in 2018. Adams, 69, was elected as his party's president for the 35th time on Saturday, and told his party conference he was "proud to have served Sinn Fein since 1983" when he was first elected. Stating his "complete confidence in the next generation of leaders" he said he supported holding a special conference in 2018 to elect the party's new president.

  • Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'
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    AFP

    Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

    Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.

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    Reuters

    Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

    An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 6:34 a.m. on Saturday (2234 GMT on Friday) at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) on the Tibetan Plateau, the USGS said. It struck in the Nyingchi region of Tibet.

  • Jewelry Thieves Smash Cabinets During Robbery
    Storyful

    Jewelry Thieves Smash Cabinets During Robbery

    Jewelry was stolen from a store in Rosebud, Victoria, after burglars gained entry and smashed cabinets to access stock on Monday, October 23. Victoria Police released footage of the theft on November 17 as part of their investigation. Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful

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    Business Insider UK

    Part of plane engine cover fell off in flight, travelers say

    Two passengers on a SkyWest flight in southern Utah say a piece of the plane's engine cover fell off midflight. Scott Jackson and Don Bumps say they heard a loud bang and felt vibrations about 20 minutes into the flight from St. George to Phoenix on Friday. Jackson says the pilot then made a slow turn over the Grand Canyon and the plane returned safely to the airport, where the pilot told the passengers the cause was a detached piece of cowling.

  • China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push (601998, BIDU, 700)
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    Business Insider UK

    China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push (601998, BIDU, 700)

    BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corpand search engine giant Baidu Inc launchedon Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, tocapitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.

  • Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity
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    The Telegraph

    Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity

    Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity

  • Star-studded TV appeal raises more than £50.1 million for Children In Need
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    PA Entertainment

    Star-studded TV appeal raises more than £50.1 million for Children In Need

    The final total is the highest ever amount to have been raised on the night.

  • Hundreds join search for Gaia Pope in countryside
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    Sky News

    Hundreds join search for Gaia Pope in countryside

    Hundreds of people have joined the search for missing teenager Gaia Pope, scouring countryside and coastline in Dorset. Standing on a rock and speaking to crowds in Durlston Country Park, Mr Sutherland said: "I just want to say a massive thank you for coming out.

  • Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas tells women to 'dress modestly' in response to a former teammate's sexual-assault allegation
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    Business Insider UK

    Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas tells women to 'dress modestly' in response to a former teammate's sexual-assault allegation

    Gymnast Gabby Douglas is under fire for appearing to be critical of Olympic teammate Aly Raisman who said she was a victim of sexual assault. Douglas pointed out one of Raisman's tweets, in which Raisman advocated for speaking up against sexual abuse. Douglas' comments lit up social media on Friday night, as some interpreted her comments as blaming Raisman for her own alleged assault.

  • 'Unrivalled helmsman'? We read Chinese media's enormous ode to Xi so you don't have to
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    The Guardian

    'Unrivalled helmsman'? We read Chinese media's enormous ode to Xi so you don't have to

    Chinese president Xi Jinping, pictured alongside studious predecessor Jiang Zemin, is Xinhua’s editor-in-chief. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

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