BBC News - Home 12 January 2018

Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

A UN official called the reported words racist, but the president says he did not use that language.

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Trump migrant comments: Success stories from maligned countries

The countries dismissed by Donald Trump have produced some successful contributors to US society.

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India top judges warn democracy in danger

Supreme Court judges accuse the chief justice of breaking court rules - in an unprecedented move.

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Donald Trump: Who sold the US embassy in London?

Reality Check finds out if President Trump was right about the Obama administration selling the building.

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Germany coalition talks: Merkel welcomes breakthrough

Chancellor Merkel's party reaches agreement on key sticking points with the Social Democrats.

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Indonesia crocodile stuck in a tyre worries rescuers

It has been stuck for more than a year, and officials worry it will get strangled if it keeps growing.

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Iran nuclear deal: Trump to extend sanctions waiver - reports

The move will leave the nuclear deal intact, but the US leader wants to toughen it, reports say.

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James Franco: Five women accuse actor of inappropriate behaviour

The Hollywood actor is accused of inappropriate behaviour by several women, US media report.

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China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked

A student wrote on social media that he had tried to rape her - in a post read by millions.

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Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Norwegian pop star Sigrid tops the BBC Sound of 2018 list, which tips music's Next Big Things.

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Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

He blames Obama for getting a "bad deal" on the new US embassy in London, which he was due to open.

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French publisher suspends reprint of Céline's anti-Semitic texts

Plans to republish controversial pamphlets by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline had sparked an outcry.

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India Willoughby: Is it discriminatory to refuse to date a trans woman?

Was it transphobic for singer Ginuwine to state that that he wouldn't date a trans woman on reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother?

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Anger in Kasur as other parents speak out

Zainab was raped and killed on her way to class, while Ayesha was killed on her father's birthday.

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Sigrid interview: 'Making pop is like a treasure hunt'

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid started singing in a circus and ended up winning the BBC's Sound of 2018.

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Theo Walcott: Everton in negotiations to sign Arsenal forward permanently

Everton manager Sam Allardyce confirms the club are negotiating with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott on a permanent deal.

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KFC and Tesco machete robberies: Ex-rugby star Malcolm Alker jailed

The ex-Salford City Reds captain was jailed after also admitting a robbery at a Tesco Express store.

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National Track Championships: Jason Kenny set to compete in 2018 event

Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny will continue his return to competitive cycling at the British National Track Championships this month.

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