BBC News - Home 6 December 2017

US recognition of Jerusalem 'kiss of death' for peace process

The Palestinians give a warning on President Trump's plan to recognise the city as Israel's capital.

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DR Congo displacement crisis 'worse than Middle East'

Conflict has forced some 1.7 million people to flee their homes this year, aid agencies say.

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Person of the Year: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

Women who broke silence on sexual harassment and abuse have been named as Time's Person of the Year.

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US homeless people numbers rise for first time in seven years

Los Angeles and New York see particular surges as the national figure rises by just under 1%.

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Johnny Hallyday: France's 'Elvis Presley' dies at 74

Nicknamed the French Elvis Presley, he sold 100 million records in a career that spanned six decades.

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Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'

David Davis says no assessments of the impact of Brexit on parts of the economy have been carried out.

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Man remanded in custody over alleged plot to kill PM

Court hears of a plan to bomb Downing Street security gates before trying to kill Theresa May.

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Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

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Argentina stolen baby reunited with relatives 40 years on

Born while her mother was in captivity, the 40-year-old woman only found out about her identity now.

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Five Guatemalans electrocuted decorating Christmas tree

The five were decorating the town tree when they made contact with high-voltage cables.

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'Santa's bone' proved to be correct age

Christmas comes early for researchers as a fragment of bone is confirmed to date from the era of St Nicholas.

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Hawaii avocado: Huge 'head-sized' fruit in world record bid

Guinness World Records are considering whether the 5.2lb (2.35kg) fruit is the heaviest on record.

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Johnny Hallyday: Life in pictures

A look back at the life of Johnny Hallyday, the French rock star who has died at the age of 74.

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Egyptian mummy's secrets revealed at hi-tech laboratory

An intact mummy, excavated a century ago, is the first to be scanned by an advanced X-ray system.

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Russian doping: Winter Olympics places for clean Russians 'right'

Allowing clean Russians to compete at the Winter Olympics under a neutral flag is "fair and justifiable", says former Great Britain bobsleigher John Jackson.

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Russia Winter Olympics ban: Who gets their medals at Pyeongchang 2018?

What could the Winter Olympics medal table look like without Russia - and who are the big stars potentially missing the Games?

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Ashes: Australia captain Steve Smith took sleeping pill before final day in Adelaide

Australia captain Steve Smith says he took a sleeping tablet the night before his side won the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

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