BBC News - Home 27 December 2017

Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

The ex-president was quizzed for the BBC by Prince Harry, in a rare post-presidency interview.

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Prince Harry grills Barack Obama in quickfire quiz

Prince Harry grills former US president Barack Obama in a quickfire quiz.

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Ukraine crisis: Biggest prisoner swap in conflict takes place

It is the biggest exchange of prisoners since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014.

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LA-Tokyo flight turns back after passenger 'boards with wrong ticket'

Model Chrissy Teigen live tweets as her flight is turned back to LA after four hours.

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Malaysia court clears 'drug mule' grandmother who faced hanging

The 54-year-old Australian argued drugs were planted on her after she fell for an online dating scam.

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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Reuters reporters stay jailed

The two correspondents are accused of illegally obtaining information.

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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin

Four critically-ill patients are evacuated from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, outside Syria's capital.

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Swiss cruise ship collides with motorway bridge in Germany

A 100-metre-long (328ft) Swiss river cruiser collides with a bridge pillar on the Rhine in Germany.

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

Elon Musk promises a pick-up truck and a range of new features for existing Tesla vehicles.

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Vietnam army hires censors to fight 'internet chaos'

Local media reports the People's Army has hired more than 10,000 people to tackle "wrongful views".

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Murray's brother-in-law treks alone to South Pole

Lieutenant Scott Sears says at 27 he is the youngest person to accomplish the expedition unassisted.

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George Michael's family urge fans to 'raise a glass'

George Michael's family pay tribute to the former Wham! frontman a year after his death.

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Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis dies aged 87

Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill pays tribute to man who provided "one of the most memorable scenes".

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Prince Harry on Meghan Markle's first royal Christmas

Prince Harry discusses wedding invitations and his fiancee's first Christmas with the Royal Family.

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The country that brought its elephants back from the brink

Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.

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Harry Kane: Real Madrid and Barcelona interest in Tottenham striker 'inevitable'

Real Madrid and Barcelona will inevitably want Harry Kane but it does not mean he will leave Tottenham, says Alan Shearer.

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Manchester United: Jose Mourinho says £300m spend not enough

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says the £300m he has spent on his squad so far is "not enough" after their 2-2 draw with Burnley.

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Liverpool FC player Jon Flanagan charged with assault

Defender Jon Flanagan was charged after an incident in Liverpool city centre on Friday.

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France: Jacques Brunel replaces sacked Guy Noves as national boss

France sack national coach Guy Noves and replace him with Jacques Brunel on a contract until the 2019 World Cup.

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