BBC News - Home 31 December 2017

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Telegram and Instagram were used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests.

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Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river

The aircraft is totally submerged and casualties reportedly include an 11-year-old boy and four Britons.

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Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.

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North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korea says 5,100-tonne tanker may have been heading to the North in violation of sanctions.

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Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

The collision with a lorry took place on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway near Migaa.

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Australia and New Zealand see in 2018

New Year fireworks in Sydney and Auckland welcome 2018.

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Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Johnson says

Money will now support aims such as denying safe havens to terrorist groups, Boris Johnson says.

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Indian superstar Rajinikanth tells fans he is entering politics

The film superstar says he will form a party to "change the political system" in Tamil Nadu state.

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China reduces tax on donkey skins despite population fears

The move to drop the tax from 5% to 2% will further threaten the animal's population, campaigners say.

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Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet firms are "ruthless profiteers" who fail to fight terrorism, the security minister says.

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Niagara Falls becomes ice-covered spectacle

Temperatures are set to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius in the area for the next week.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City

Manchester City's 18-game Premier League winning run is ended by a goalless draw at Crystal Palace, who have an injury-time penalty saved by Ederson.

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Dawid Malan set to cover for Ben Stokes in England ODI squad

Dawid Malan is set to be added to the England one-day squad for the series in Australia, as all-rounder Ben Stokes will not fly out with the group.

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Andy Murray will be happy to be playing at '30 in the world level'

Andy Murray says he doesn't mind if he is ranked at "30 in the world level" as he prepares to return from six months out.

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Philippe Coutinho: Nike advertises Liverpool player's name on Barcelona shirts

Barcelona kit manufacturers Nike advertised the club's shirts with Liverpool midfielder's Philippe Coutinho's name on the back.

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Ashley Young: Man Utd full-back charged with violent conduct after clash with Dusan Tadic

Ashley Young is charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident with Dusan Tadic in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

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