BBC News - Home 23 December 2017

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 100 on Mindanao

Tropical Storm Tembin brings flash floods and mudslides to the southern island of Mindanao.

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Aardvark killed in London Zoo fire

Staff from the zoo were treated for injuries and one person taken to hospital in the blaze.

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Mysterious lights over LA baffle onlookers

The phenomenon was visible from parts of California and Arizona - the culprit: A SpaceX rocket.

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Conductor Charles Dutoit denies 'forced physical contact' claims

Charles Dutoit says allegations by women of "forced physical contact" have "no basis in truth".

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Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies at 80

In February 1984, Bruce McCandless pushed off from the Space Shuttle and drifted alone into space.

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'Remarkable' truffle discovery on Paris rooftop raises hopes of more

A 21g truffle found in a Paris roof garden raises hopes that more could be grown in the city.

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California Thomas fire becomes largest in state's history

The Thomas fire has now burned an area greater than New York City, Brussels and Paris combined.

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San Francisco: Man arrested over 'Christmas terror plan'

The man allegedly discussed with undercover agents targeting San Francisco over Christmas.

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Miss America CEO suspended over 'inappropriate' leaked emails

Former contestants criticise the "appalling" messages said to include vulgar references.

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North Korea: Trump praises latest UN sanctions over missiles

The US president says the world "wants peace, not death", as the UN acts over ballistic missile tests.

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Princess Michael of Kent sorry for wearing 'racist' brooch

The royal apologises for wearing a brooch which depicted an African man.

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Hidden camera captures rare pig thought extinct

Scientists have filmed one of the world's rarest, and 'ugliest', pigs in a forest in Indonesia.

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Hamilton creator: It's a 'story of America then told by America now'

Lin-Manuel Miranda explains how he used hip-hop and a diverse cast to tell a story set two centuries ago.

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Nigel Levine: British sprinter fails drugs test

British sprinter Nigel Levine, who suffered a broken pelvis in a crash earlier this year, fails a drugs test.

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Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi earn Barcelona victory over Real Madrid in the first El Clasico meeting of the Spanish league season.

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