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Six baby seals found decapitated in New Zealand bay

Wildlife officials think the seals were killed elsewhere before being dumped from a boat. READ MORE

Immigration White Paper: Post-Brexit migration plans unveiled

The UK will "get control over our borders" as free movement from the EU ends, ministers will say. READ MORE

Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

A newly discovered creature that buries its head in the sand is named Dermorphis donaldtrumpi. READ MORE

SoftBank shares down on Tokyo market debut

The firm wants to raise $23bn but shares were selling below the asking price at the start of trading. READ MORE

Why football stars have DR Congo on their mind

Amid the big games over the festive period, some football stars may well be worried about crucial polls back home in DR Congo. READ MORE

Mary Poppins Returns cast defend 'forgettable' songs

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Mortimer insist the film's songs *will* stay in your head. READ MORE

Jailed Catalan speaker Forcadell appeals for freedom

Carme Forcadell allowed Catalonia to debate independence but now calls for her release from prison. READ MORE

US bans 'bump stock' gun device used in mass shootings

A call to ban the rapid fire devices followed the 2017 Las Vegas shooting which left nearly 60 dead. READ MORE

'I wouldn't choose to be brought up by white parents again'

Gina Atinuke Knight was brought up by white parents. As a result, it took her years to fully embrace her blackness. READ MORE

How the Softbank IPO could change your life

The Japanese investment group hopes to use its $23.5bn share sale next week to invest in future-shaping technologies such as driverless cars. READ MORE

Wooden clothes on the recycled Christmas list?

A university in Finland has invented a process to turn waste wood into material for clothing. READ MORE

Man Utd 'risk writing off two seasons' by appointing interim boss

Manchester United risk "writing off" the next two seasons by appointing an interim manager, says former midfielder Darren Fletcher. READ MORE