BBC News - Home 25 December 2017

Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem

The pontiff spoke of growing tensions, after President Trump recognised the city as Israel's capital.

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Moscow subway bus crash kills four people

It ploughed into a subway entrance, leaving at least four people dead, Russian media say.

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Meghan Markle joins royals for Christmas service

Crowds gather to watch the Royal Family arrive at the Christmas church service in Sandringham.

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Tembin: Vietnam braces for killer typhoon

Typhoon Tembin killed at least 230 people when it battered the Philippines on its way to Vietnam.

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Jerusalem: Guatemala follows US in planning Israel embassy move

The decision follows President Trump's controversial recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

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More than 150 skiers stuck on broken lift

Emergency services take 150 people off broken down lift in French Alps resort of Chamrousse.

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SPD crash: Car rammed into German political party's HQ

A man crashed into the entrance of the SPD's headquarters in Berlin on Christmas Eve.

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Fujimori: Peru president's pardon for ex-leader draws protests

President Kuczynski denies pardoning Alberto Fujimori as part of deal to avoid his own impeachment.

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Kabul blast: Suicide attack near Afghan intelligence HQ

Ten people were killed in the bomb blast near the compound in the capital Kabul, officials say.

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Kulbushan Jadhav: Pakistan lets family meet 'Indian spy'

Kulbushan Jadhav is facing a death sentence for spying in Pakistan - a charge that India denies.

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Ashes: Darren Lehmann to step down as Australia coach after 2019 Ashes in England

Australia coach Darren Lehmann confirms his plans to step down from the role after the 2019 Ashes series in England.

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Wales' festive swims: Chills and thrills of Christmas dips

Thousands of people choose to immerse themselves in icy waters over the festive season.

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Ashes: Tom Curran to make England Test debut on Boxing Day at MCG

Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran will make his England Test debut against Australia on Boxing Day., replacing the injured Craig Overton.

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