BBC News - Home 28 December 2017

Afghanistan suicide bomb attack: Dozens killed in Kabul

So-called Islamic State says it attacked a Shia centre in the Afghan capital, killing at least 41.

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Scandal of US teen locked up without trial

Tyler Haire was locked up at 16 and ordered to have a mental exam. For almost four years nothing was done.

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Miss America group asks former winners to help it reform after email scandal

Leaked emails exposed pageant executives insulting contestants over their appearance and sex lives.

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Japanese woman dies after being 'imprisoned for years by parents'

Airi Kakimoto died after spending about 15 years confined to a tiny unheated shed.

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Sweden's giant Gavle goat survives Christmas

A giant straw goat built every year in Gavle has defied the usual vandals.

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Syrian Kurds hold top French jihadist Thomas Barnouin

Most-wanted Thomas Barnouin was captured with some fellow French IS fighters.

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Roy Moore files last-minute lawsuit challenging Alabama result

Officials were about to certify Democrat Doug Jones as the winner when a lawsuit was filed.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen make it to Japan - eventually

Model Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend complete a marathon journey that made headlines around the world.

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Japan sumo champion Harumafuji charged with assault

Harumafuji had already admitted an assault on a junior wrestler that has rocked the sport.

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Liberia election run-off: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai

Unofficial results suggest that ex-football star George Weah has defeated his rival Joseph Boakai.

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Israel parliament passes law restricting police powers

Critics say it is an attempt to reduce the scrutiny of corruption probes against the prime minister.

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Argentina Dirty War: Killer Etchecolatz gets house arrest

Miguel Etchecolatz was sentenced for crimes against humanity committed under military rule.

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Meet India's moonwalking traffic cop

Traffic cop Ranjeet Singh uses moonwalking and dance moves to manage traffic in Indore, India.

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Milwaukee police rescue teens from burning car

Police officers have been hailed for their bravery following a car crash in Milwaukee.

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How changing coffee tastes are helping farmers

Growing numbers of consumers are prepared to pay more for coffee that is ethically sourced.

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Carlos Carvalhal: Swansea City appoint ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss

Swansea City appoint former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal as their new permanent boss.

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Michael O'Neill: Irish FA planning fresh contract talks with their manager

The IFA is hoping to persuade Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill to sign a new six-year contract.

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International

World number one Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Brisbane International but says he still intends to play at the Australian Open.

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Stan Kroenke fails to stop Rams legal action

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and the NFL fail to have a case brought against them by the city of St Louis dismissed.

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Ashes: Alastair Cook 'faced being dropped if he had failed to deliver'

England batsman Alastair Cook believes he could have been dropped for the final Ashes Test had he not returned to form with his 244 not out.

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