BBC News - Home 2 January 2018

Iran protests: Supreme leader Khamenei blames 'enemies'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran's enemies stirred protests that have claimed more than 20 lives.

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North Korea: South proposes Olympics delegation talks

The offer of talks next week comes after the North said it might send a delegation to the Games.

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Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's Japan dead man video

Six million people watched the film showing Logan Paul finding an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

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Migrant slavery in Libya: Nigerians tell of being used as slaves

Nigerians who have returned from Libya share their experiences of being forced to work as slaves.

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New Jersey boy 'murdered family and friend on New Year's Eve'

The 16-year-old alleged attacker's grandfather and brother left the home unharmed.

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Table Mountain climbers: Cape Town rescuers find bodies

Hundreds were trapped at the top while rescue workers used a cable car to reach the climbers.

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Germany migrants: Doctors oppose asylum seeker age tests

The German Medical Association says mandatory medical checks are ethically wrong and unreliable.

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Taiwan dentist must repay mother for training fees

They signed a contract when he was 20, saying he would pay her 60% of his income after he qualified.

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Egypt's Grand Mufti endorses Bitcoin trading ban

The country's secular authorities declared the crypto-currency illegitimate in December.

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India Muslim man beaten to death 'over New Year music'

He was killed in Jharkhand state after asking a group to stop playing loud music on New Year's Day.

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Ukraine murder probe over lawyer Nozdrovska's death

Iryna Nozdrovska's body was found in a river in Kiev after she received threats.

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New York City Ballet: Peter Martins retires amid abuse claims

Peter Martins announces his retirement after serving as master-in-chief for three decades.

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Nigerians killed in New Year attack on Rivers church

Unknown gunmen kill at least 16 people after ambushing churchgoers in southern Nigeria, police say.

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LeEco chairman Jia Yueting defies demand to return to China

The debt-laden Chinese technology firm has struggled after expanding fast into many sectors

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Dozens of reptile eggs found in Australian school sandpit

Australian wildlife rescuers have removed 43 reptile eggs from a sandpit at a primary school.

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Photos show Liverpool blaze devastation

Liverpool's mayor hits out at fire service budget cuts as photos from inside the multi-storey emerge.

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Joseph Stalin: Visiting the museum marking his life

Maya Rostowska's great-grandfather was sent to a forced labour camp under Stalin's rule.

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Iran protests pose an unpredictable challenge for authorities

With no clear leadership, the protests sweeping Iran are a major test for the country's rulers.

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Andy Murray considers surgery after withdrawing from Brisbane International with hip injury

Britain's Andy Murray considers surgery on his troublesome hip injury after pulling out of the Brisbane International.

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Mark Hughes: Stoke consider manager's future

Stoke are debating the future of manager Mark Hughes after a run of seven defeats in 10 Premier League games.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger charged by FA after West Brom draw

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is charged by the FA over comments to match officials after Sunday's draw against West Brom.

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Ashes: Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch 'poor', says ICC

The pitch used for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England in Melbourne is rated "poor" by the International Cricket Council.

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Brisbane International: Johanna Konta into quarter-finals as Garbine Muguruza pulls out

Johanna Konta reaches the Brisbane International quarter-finals but top seed Garbine Muguruza withdraws for the fourth year in a row .

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Jose Mourinho says Paul Scholes does nothing but 'criticise' players

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Paul Scholes "will be in history as a phenomenal player...not as a pundit" after the former midfielder criticises Paul Pogba.

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