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Oops: The Chinese family's car tumbles into the giant sinkhole (Rex)

Pictures of the week: From car in a sinkhole to auto in the snow

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

  • 'I'm A Celebrity' Final 2017 - HuffPost Verdict
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    HuffPost UK

    'I'm A Celebrity' Final 2017 - HuffPost Verdict

    The ‘Made In Chelsea’ star beat Jamie Lomas and Iain Lee to become Queen Of The Jungle ‘Hollyokas’ star Jamie was runner-up, with presenter and radio host Iain finishing in third place Georgia is the third consecutive female to win the show, and the seventh overall The trio had to endure one last Bushtucker Trial each in order to win their dream meal  It’s fair to say this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ hasn’t been on its usual top form.

  • Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim
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    The Telegraph

    Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim

    Max Clifford dies after collapsing in prison: PR guru was denied medical treatment, family claim

  • 'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore
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    The Guardian

    'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore

    Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Fairhope, Alabama. Alabama’s senior senator has rebuked Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election who has been accused of molestation and sexual misconduct by eight women, including several who were underage at the time. In doing so, Richard Shelby refused to fall in line with Donald Trump, who was endorsed Moore, and the Republican National Committee (RNC).

  • German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine
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    The Telegraph

    German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

    German firms investigated over faulty batteries link to missing Argentine submarine

  • Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK
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    AFP

    Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

    A Eurofighter Typhoon with German air force markings

  • Things to do in London this weekend
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    Evening Standard

    Things to do in London this weekend

    Christmas is here and there's plenty of seasonal silliness about: the panto horse race offers plenty of laughs and an excruciating number of puns, while in Flat Iron Square, Après London has all the ingredients for getting in a boozy party spirit: there's karaoke, cocktails and live music all through the evenings. My pick of them all, though, is Mariah and Friendz, which has moved from its usual residency in the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club to Winterville for a festive spin on their high-glam cabaret circus.

  • Grooming gang convictions '84% Asian', say researchers
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    Sky News

    Grooming gang convictions '84% Asian', say researchers

    The Quilliam Foundation found that the demographic background of those who exploit youngsters in a paedophile ring was different to those who act in grooming gangs. According to the most recent figures, released in 2012 by the National Crime Agency's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP), 100% of child sex offenders in paedophile rings were white. The report says CEOP, an official government body, identifies two types of group-based child sexual exploitation offenders.

  • Bride-to-be snaps her leg just before wedding
    Press Association video

    Bride-to-be snaps her leg just before wedding

    This is the moment a bride-to-be SNAPS her leg whilst squat dancing on a podium at her hen do just three weeks before the big day – meaning she had to be wheeled down the aisle.

  • France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch
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    Reuters

    France's conservatives choose leader to rattle Macron's perch

    In his first seven months in office, President Emmanuel Macron has faced little opposition. The conservatives' ambitious new chief, 42-year old Laurent Wauquiez, is a hard-hitting critic of the 39-year-old centrist president, whom he dismisses as out of touch with rural France, weak on security and too much in favour of closer European integration. Wauquiez wants the party to pull its weight after months when internal divisions and the shock from failing to make the run-off in this year's presidential election held them back.

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    Sky News

    Driving Home For Christmas singer Chris Rea 'stable' after collapsing on stage

    Driving Home For Christmas singer Chris Rea is in a "stable condition" after he collapsed on stage while performing in Oxford on Saturday. South Central Ambulance Service said paramedics were alerted at 9.30pm to the incident at the New Theatre Oxford, with one audience member describing the performer "falling into a clump". Darren Fewins, who had been watching the show with his wife, said the 66-year-old had been performing his set for 40 to 45 minutes before falling backwards.

  • Amazon delivery drivers 'urinate in bottles to keep to schedule delivering 200 parcels a day', whistleblowers claim
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    The Independent

    Amazon delivery drivers 'urinate in bottles to keep to schedule delivering 200 parcels a day', whistleblowers claim

    Delivery drivers are being asked to drop off up to 200 Amazon parcels a day while their packed schedules force them to skip rest breaks and urinate in bottles, it has been claimed. Some have said they often break speed limits to complete routes because their delivery targets take no account of traffic or other road conditions. The allegations surfaced in an investigation by the Sunday Mirror, which reported drivers as saying they routinely exceeded the 11-hour daily duty limit mandated by UK law.

  • Pensions lifeboat could sink plan for Toys R Us UK revamp
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    Sky News

    Pensions lifeboat could sink plan for Toys R Us UK revamp

    The UK's pensions lifeboat is weighing whether to reject a restructuring proposal for Toys R Us's British operations amid questions about a big loan write-off and bonuses awarded to company bosses. Sky ...

  • The New Jerusalem of Brexit is revealing itself to be a mirage | Matthew d’Ancona
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    The Guardian

    The New Jerusalem of Brexit is revealing itself to be a mirage | Matthew d’Ancona

    ‘Theresa May’s weakness is her only true strength. As unhappy as the DUP and the Brexiteers remain with what has been agreed, they were not ready to risk Jeremy Corbyn kissing hands at the palace.’ Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

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    Sky News

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Celebrities and Stormtroopers march at premiere

    Celebrities and a host of Stormtroopers marched the red carpet as Star Wars fans cheered in the world premiere of the popular series' latest instalment. The premiere for Star Wars: The Last Jedi did not disappoint, with a squad of elite guards clad in red armour and some of the franchise's most beloved characters impressing the crowds at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Marching under a towering model of an assault vehicle down the red carpet, famous droids including R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8 arrived before the film's stars.

  • US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
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    AFP

    US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China

    The US, South Korea and Japan carried out joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, as China warned that such manoeuvres fuel tensions following nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date.

  • Starwatch: a sparkling year for the Geminids
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    The Guardian

    Starwatch: a sparkling year for the Geminids

    The reliable Geminids meteor shower has returned to our sky and, with the Moon as an unobtrusive waning crescent before dawn, we are in for a spectacular display of meteors over the coming week. Active between the 8th and 17th, the shower is expected to peak overnight on the 13th-14th, bringing more than 100 meteors an hour for an observer under perfect skies. Of course, the meteors appear in every part of the sky – it is just their paths that point back to the radiant.

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    Sky News

    Grenfell: 'My uncle was so happy getting his top-floor flat but it was where he'd die alone'

    I remember when I was really young, watching Sir David Attenborough with my Uncle Hesham who often looked after me.

  • First date interrupted when pet dog fell 100ft down a cliff
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    The Telegraph

    First date interrupted when pet dog fell 100ft down a cliff

    First date interrupted when pet dog fell 100ft down a cliff

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    Sky News

    Mummy discovered in unexplored Egyptian tomb

    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor. According to Egypt's antiquities ministry, the mummy was found in one of two tombs which are being explored for the first time since being found twenty years ago. The tombs, which are located just across the Nile from Luxor, were found by German archaeologist Frederica Kampp in the 1990s.

  • Exclusive - Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme
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    Reuters

    Exclusive - Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

    As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. At the time, it seemed the Philippines could be on the cusp of a breakthrough to combat a potentially lethal tropical virus that had been endemic in large parts of the Southeast Asian nation for decades. Almost two years later, the programme lies in tatters and has been suspended after Sanofi Pasteur, a division of French drug firm Sanofi , said at the end of last month the vaccine itself may in some cases increase the risk of severe dengue in recipients not previously infected by the virus.

  • Hungarian MP accused of antisemitism over photo of dead pig inscribed with 'Soros'
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    The Independent

    Hungarian MP accused of antisemitism over photo of dead pig inscribed with 'Soros'

    A Hungarian MP has shared a photo of a dead pig on Facebook etched with the words “O Volt A Soros” in what some critics have called a reference to billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros. Janos Pocs, a lawmaker from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party, said the photo was sent to him by someone in his electoral district. Bon appetit!” Mr Pocs wrote on Facebook on Friday.

  • New research reveals $1.6trillion boost to US economy of more opportunities for women
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    The Independent

    New research reveals $1.6trillion boost to US economy of more opportunities for women

    The US economy would be $1.6trillion larger if women had the same better opportunities at work, new research has revealed. A study published this week by Standard & Poor's found the US could boost its GDP up to 10 per cent in the coming decades by encouraging women into jobs in traditionally male-dominated fields. Researchers said 44 per cent of American women were participating in the workforce in 1972, a similar rate to that of Norway.

  • Teachers call for ban on sale of energy drinks to under 16s
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    The Telegraph

    Teachers call for ban on sale of energy drinks to under 16s

    Teachers call for ban on sale of energy drinks to under 16s

  • U.S. Travelers Are Safe in Mexico, Tourism Official Says, Despite State Department Reports
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    Newsweek

    U.S. Travelers Are Safe in Mexico, Tourism Official Says, Despite State Department Reports

    This week, the State Department released a report of U.S. tourist deaths in 2016. Of the 843 American fatalities that occurred across the globe last year, Mexico leads the list with 264—and 75 of them were caused by homicide. “In Mexico’s main tourist areas for foreigners—Cancun-Riviera Maya and Los Cabos—we haven’t heard of foreign tourists' casualties that stemmed from insecurity in the last two years, so I would like to see those [death] cases and provide an answer based on that,” he said.

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    Business Insider UK

    UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care.

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