BBC News - Home 8 January 2018

Golden Globes 2018: Sexual harassment scandal dominates ceremony

Powerful speeches and shows of unity dominate the agenda at the Hollywood awards ceremony.

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Sanchi: Burning tanker off Chinese coast 'in danger of exploding'

The 32 crew are still missing and there are fears of an environmental disaster.

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Apple investors urge action on 'smartphone addiction'

Two major shareholders are urging Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction among youngsters.

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Deniz Naki: Shots fired at Kurdish footballer's car in Germany

Footballer Deniz Naki suspects his car was fired on because of his pro-Kurdish campaigning.

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BBC's Carrie Gracie 'could not collude' in pay discrimination

Carrie Gracie's decision to quit her BBC China post in protest is backed by colleagues and MPs.

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Firefighters tackle Trump Tower blaze in New York

The New York City Fire Department says it was caused by a fault with an electrical box.

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What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.

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Chinese dating apps closed after women revealed to be robots

Thousands in China have been defrauded on dating websites after sending money to robots they believed to be women.

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Mindy Kaling: US army deletes Twitter like 'mocking Donald Trump'

An army Twitter curator "inadvertently" flagged up the offending tweet, a source is quoted as saying.

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Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, say researchers.

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Gaza conjoined twins survive separation surgery

Baby girls Farah and Haneen, joined at the abdomen, are separated after surgery in Saudi Arabia.

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Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect 'did not intend to kill'

The bombing last April was allegedly a plot to profit from a fall in Borussia Dortmund's share price.

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Syria war: Explosion and air strikes in rebel-held Idlib 'kill 40'

Several children are among those killed in an explosion and a series of air raids in Idlib province.

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Vietnam energy executives stand trial on corruption charges

The ex-head of a PetroVietnam subsidiary is among 22 people charged in a wider anti-corruption blitz.

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Golden Globes 2018: Stars wearing black on the red carpet

Actresses wore black dresses in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment.

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US Marines rescue their helicopter... with a bigger one

US Marines have rescued one of their helicopters after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Okinawa, Japan. The aircraft was air-lifted using an even bigger helicopter

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Why this couple got engaged and married the same day

New York couple get married two hours after the bride says 'yes,' to take the stress out of wedding planning.

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Golden Globes: Recy Taylor, who was the woman Oprah mentioned?

Oprah Winfrey talked about her at the Golden Globes - but who was she?

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17 of Seth Meyers' best jokes from the Golden Globes

The US comedian was on fine form for his opening monologue.

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Forget Bitcoin - now Dogecoin goes wild

Even in the turbulent world of cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is seen as a pretty wild creature.

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The countries that get by without a government

If countries are able to survive without elected leaders in place, do we actually need politicians?

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Andy Murray: British number one has surgery on hip injury

Britain's Andy Murray has hip surgery in Melbourne and says he hopes to be playing again in time for the grass-court season.

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Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona unveil Brazil midfielder at Nou Camp

Philippe Coutinho's £142m move to Barcelona from Liverpool is officially confirmed, with the playmaker unveiled to fans at the Nou Camp.

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Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka pulls out over custody dispute

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus withdraws from 2018's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne over an ongoing custody battle.

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Jonny Evans: Arsenal and Man City contact West Brom over defender

Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with West Brom about the potential signing of Jonny Evans.

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Ashes: James Anderson says England's tour has not been 'disastrous'

Seam bowler James Anderson says the England team "does not need a big upheaval", despite a 4-0 series defeat against Australia.

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Peter Beardsley: Racism & bullying accusations against Newcastle U23s coach

Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley holds a meeting with club officials over allegations of racism and bullying at the club.

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