BBC News - Home 24 December 2017

Russian presidential vote: Navalny 'nominated to run' against Putin

The Russian politician says he can now challenge Vladimir Putin, but remains officially barred.

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Philippines mall fire: Bodycam shows blaze inside

At least 37 people are feared dead in the blaze that swept through a shopping centre in Davao.

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AG600 Kunlong, world's largest amphibious plane, in maiden China flight

China's AG600, with a wingspan of nearly 40m, makes its one-hour maiden flight.

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Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

The punk magazine-turned-media empire faces accusations of workplace harassment and sexism.

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Manure 'bomb scare' near US official Mnuchin's home

The secret service is investigating the gift-wrapped package of manure, reports say.

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Tropical Storm Tembin: Philippines rescuers seek victims

Some 200 people have died in flash floods and mudslides brought by Tropical Storm Tembin.

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Drug dealer arrested after mistaking police car for taxi

A man carrying 1,000 joints jumped in the back of a police car looking for a ride, Danish police say.

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Bethlehem celebrates Christmas amid heightened tensions

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas amid heightened tensions after the US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Miss America leaked emails: CEO Sam Haskell and three others quit

Four executives resign after the leaking of misogynistic emails about contestants.

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London Zoo reopens after aardvark and meerkats die in fire

An aardvark and possibly four meerkats died, and some staff needed medical treatment.

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Ashes: Mitchell Starc hits back at James Anderson comments

Injured Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc hopes that his replacement Jackson Bird "sticks it up" England in the fourth Ashes Test.

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Charlie Austin: Southampton striker charged after tackle on Jonas Lossl

Southampton striker Charlie Austin is charged with violent conduct for a challenge on Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

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Why sport on Christmas Day is actually not all bad

From the NFL travelling more than 1,000 miles for a game to the football team playing in one of Europe's oldest competitions - Christmas Day isn't a day off for everyone.

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