Armistice Day: silences mark 100 years since end of first world war – live updates

Rolling coverage of events including commemorations in Britain, France and Belgium

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Thailand cave rescue: navy Seals confirm four boys have been rescued – live

Governor says ‘today is the peak of our readiness’ as 18 divers enter cave in an attempt to bring the trapped boys out

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Fireworks, food and prayers: new year celebrated around the world

Thousands see the new year in with spectacular shows, while in New York Mariah Carey has a glitch-free set in a frosty Times Square

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Families ‘heartbroken’ after two men die in car swept away in Ireland

Declan Davitt, 26, and Martin Needham, 27, were driving across Carrowniskey river when 4×4 became submerged

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Hurricane Irma: Florida told to expect 15ft storm surges as storm closes in – latest updates

Irma is restored to category 5 strength as it pummels Cuba and prompts orders for a quarter of Florida’s population to leave

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