BBC News - Home 13 December 2017

Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

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Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is unlawful.

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Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

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Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa 'kill 30'

At least 30 people are reportedly killed as Saudi-led attacks hit a Houthi prison in Sanaa.

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'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year

The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and "pussyhat" protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

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Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel closed by deadly crash

Two people are killed in a head-on smash that closes one of Europe's main transport routes.

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Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.

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US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.

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Indian woman arrested over 'replacement husband plot'

Cosmetic surgery was sought to disguise a woman's lover after they murdered her husband, police say.

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El Salvador reviews controversial baby-murder case

Teodora Vásquez was jailed in 2008 for killing her newborn, but she says it was stillborn.

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LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar

The two had been missing since Tuesday and authorities have now confirmed their detention.

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Theresa May 'dancing to EU's tune' over Brexit, says Farage

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage criticises "Theresa the appeaser" as MEPs back move to next phase of talks.

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FAW chief Jonathan Ford faces probe over 'English' comment

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary panel over stating the next Wales manager could be foreign "but definitely not English".

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Ashes: England 'a couple of bad sessions from losing the Ashes' says Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith says England are 'a couple of bad sessions away from losing the Ashes' in the third Test in Perth.

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Formula 1 drivers' union gets '100%' membership due to concerns over future

Formula 1 drivers unanimously sign up to Grand Prix Drivers' Association because of concerns the sport is being diluted by politics and complex rules.

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Women's Super League: Brighton earn WSL 1 licence, Yeovil retain top-tier place

Brighton are to join English women's football top tier in 2018-19 and become a full-time club.

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Michael Vaughan: England 'behave like students' off the field

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the current England players "behave like students" off the field.

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