BBC News - Home 4 January 2018

Trump lawyers seek to halt book's release

Donald Trump's lawyers seek to stop the release of book containing explosive insights into his presidency.

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Trump Bannon row: 11 explosive claims from new book

Donald Trump was "befuddled" by his election win, while Ivanka hopes to run in future, a book says.

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Iran protests: US accused of 'grotesque' interference

Fresh pro-government rallies are held to counter mass protests which have swept across Iran.

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South Africa train crash: Twelve dead in truck collision

At least 12 people are killed and nearly 270 wounded in the crash and fire, an official says.

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Call to remove beggars before royal wedding

A call to crack down on begging in Windsor ahead of the royal wedding has been widely criticised.

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'Bomb cyclone': Explosive winter storm hits US

A storm with strong winds is set to dump snow along the US east coast as the deep freeze goes on.

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Australia drugs: Backpackers in hospital after snorting white powder

A mystery substance they took caused seizures and paralysis, preventing them from summoning help.

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Sydney seaplane crash: Recovery operation

Australian authorities recover the wreckage of a seaplane which crashed, killing six people.

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Deadly storm blasts across Europe, killing three

Three people die and at least 20 are injured as high winds pummel most of western Europe.

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Jet Airways grounds pilots after 'cockpit fight'

A co-pilot was slapped during the flight, and the cockpit was left unattended twice, reports say.

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Turkey minister Soylu tells police to break drug dealers' legs

Critics say the interior minister incited police to commit criminal assault.

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Cate Blanchett to chair 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury

The Oscar-winner is to chair the jury that will pick the award winners at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Six charts that explain the Iran protests

The unrest has been fuelled by anger at mismanagement of the economy, unemployment and high prices.

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Intel, ARM and AMD chip scare: What you need to know

Laptop and PC users are at risk of data breaches after researchers found flaws with computer chips.

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The British footballer with a goal to make it big in the US

Jack Blake is following in the footsteps of David Beckham and Frank Lampard by playing in the US.

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Catch A Million: New Zealand competition criticised as fans battle to catch sixes

A New Zealand competition enticing fans to catch sixes in the crowd to win money is criticised for endangering other supporters.

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Michael Wolff: Who is author behind explosive Trump book?

Journalist Michael Wolff's new "front row" account of Trump presidency is causing controversy.

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I was jobless and in quiet despair – but I turned it around

Dropping out of university felt like the end of the world, but Ben managed to start again and make a life for himself.

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Ashes: Late wickets leave England in precarious position

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are dismissed late on the first day as Australia fight back with the new ball at the SCG.

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager says he wants to stay at the club

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says reports he wants to leave the club at the end of the season are "garbage".

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Andy Murray: Three-time Grand Slam champion out of Australian Open with injury

Britain's Andy Murray pulls out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury.

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Cenk Tosun: Everton agree deal for £27m Besiktas striker

Everton agree a deal with Besiktas for striker Cenk Tosun and are now working on personal terms with the player, says Sam Allardyce.

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Jason Kenny: How the 'Horwich Humdinger' geared up Olympic star for track return

Jason Kenny has gone from Olympic gold medallist to finishing 50th in the Horwich Humdinger, but has his heart set on a track cycling return in 2018.

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