BBC News - Home 7 December 2017

Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump's announcement

International criticism grows over Donald Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Ministers 'absolutely optimistic' of Brexit border deal

The government is seeking to get agreement on a post-Brexit plan for Northern Ireland's border.

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California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

The state's firefighters say they cannot effectively fight blazes in the current windy conditions.

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Cheers and a sing-song: Australian MPs back gay marriage

Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after MPs passed a historic bill.

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Hirohito's WW2 memoir bought by Japanese accused holocaust denier

The buyer of the former Japan emperor's WW2 memoir is accused of denying the holocaust.

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China claims Indian drone 'invaded airspace in crash'

China is "strongly dissatisfied" at what it calls an "invasion of airspace", report state media.

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General Electric to shed 12,000 jobs

The firm says that the "painful but necessary" cuts include shedding 1,100 UK posts.

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Naples pizza-twirling gets Unesco world heritage status

The traditional Neapolitan pizza-making art is recognised as a unique cultural tradition.

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Rajasthan attack: India arrest over 'love jihad' killing video

Police make an arrest after video circulated showing a Muslim man being hacked to death and burned.

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Brazil clown turned lawmaker says he will not run again

Clown turned congressman Tiririca says he is going back to being a full-time entertainer.

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US Winter Olympics trip an 'open question'

US participation in the next winter Games is far from certain, says the US ambassador to the UN.

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Bitcoin breaks through the $15,000 mark

The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

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From Tbilisi to a tent: What next for Saakashvili circus?

Now a wanted man, Mikheil Saakashvili says nothing will stop his calls to impeach his ex-ally, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.

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Lomachenko v Rigondeaux: Bob Arum, Roy Jones Jr & Freddie Roach on a super-fight

Vasyl Lomachenko is labelled the greatest since Muhammad Ali as he prepares for a super-fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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Benevento: Bottom of Serie A but now the most talked about team in Italy

Keeper Alberto Brignoli's goal for struggling Benevento is arguably one of the first things people will remember about this season in Serie A, says European football writer James Horncastle.

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