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New Day newspaper 'set to close on Friday'

Trinity Mirror is reportedly going to shut its new national newspaper the New Day on Friday just two months after launch.

The title was launched at the end of February with a promotional print run of about two million copies and a £5 million TV ad campaign that ran with the strapline “Seize the New Day”.

The paper was aimed at those who had "fallen out of love with newspapers".

Trinity Mirror is expected to announce the closure on Friday after its AGM tomorrow, the Spectator reported.



Syria ceasefire to be extended to Aleppo

People walk on the rubble after an airstrike in a rebel held area of Aleppo, Syria, on May 3, 2016

Syria's fragile ceasefire has been extended to the northern city of Aleppo, the US and Russia have agreed.

The UN envoy for Syria has said 400,000 more Syrians may flee to the Turkish border if the ceasefire collapses.

US officials said Washington had agreed with Moscow to expand the ceasefire to the northern city of Aleppo, where violence has escalated in recent days.

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