BBC News - Home 9 January 2018

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

At their first meeting in two years, the North also says it will send a team to the Olympics.

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Okinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents

Incidents on the island of Okinawa include the emergency landings of two US military helicopters.

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Did President Trump forget the words to the national anthem?

Critics of the president say it looked like he forgot the words before a college football game.

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ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Norishige Kanai says he is worried he will not be able fit in his Soyuz seat for the return to Earth.

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Thai PM uses cardboard cutout to avoid questions

Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha found a novel way to dodge tricky questions from journalists.

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German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

The site in the capital, Tallinn, is believed to be part of a military cemetery from World War Two.

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Israeli PM's son sorry over secret tape

Yair Netanyahu was taped seeking money for a stripper and joking about a big gas deal by his father.

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Sanchi oil tanker: 'No big spill' off China coast

No large oil spill has been detected from a burning tanker off China, Chinese officials say.

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Paris kosher store destroyed by fire on attack anniversary

The incident happens on the third anniversary of a deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

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India's Jet Airways fires pilots for 'cockpit fight'

A co-pilot was slapped during the alleged fight and the cockpit left unattended twice, reports said.

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Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

The former first lady's doctorate was awarded after just months of study in 2014.

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Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

A man tried to get rid of the creature by setting it alight, but ended up burning an apartment.

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Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return

Tourists are flocking to see the giant water lilies, which locals had thought were extinct.

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North v South: Sport, bombs and diplomacy

Sporting events are dramatic - but perhaps never more so than when it comes to the two rival Koreas.

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North Korea to send team to Winter Olympic Games

The announcement comes as both Koreas meet for high-level talks, their first in two years.

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Football Association adopts 'Rooney Rule' as Martin Glenn outlines 2018 plans

The Football Association outlines measures to increase BAME positions and introduces new whistleblowing procedures.

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Nadia Nadim: From fleeing Afghanistan to playing for Manchester City

BBC Sport's Jo Currie catches up with Manchester City's new signing Nadia Nadim, who talks about her life, from fleeing Afghanistan at the age of 12 to playing in WSL 1.

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