BBC News - Home 15 January 2018

Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border

Turkey president vows to "suffocate" efforts to train Kurdish fighters and create a new border force.

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Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

The US president says he is the "least racist person", after the row over reported crude remarks.

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Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

People in the US state received messages warning of an imminent attack after a human error on Saturday.

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Car hurled into upper floor of California building

The vehicle was left suspended above the ground, but both people in it survived the crash.

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Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life.

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Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

The firm says it will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range within five years.

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Floor collapses at Jakarta stock exchange

A floor has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building, sending a student group crashing into the lobby.

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Carillion collapse raises job fears

The government will take on public services after the UK's second biggest construction firm fails.

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Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

The French actress said she was sorry if she had offended victims of what she called "hideous acts".

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Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

The double bombing in a busy square in the heart of the Iraqi capital has injured more than 90.

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France's 'Black Widow of the Riviera' tried over poisonings

Patricia Dagorn is accused of seducing and poisoning four elderly men - two of whom died as a result.

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North Korea to send orchestra to Winter Olympics

The two Koreas are discussing the North's participation in the games - after months of tensions.

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Saudi Ritz 'gilded jail' hotel to reopen

The hotel has been a luxury detention centre for dozens of princes held on suspicion of corruption.

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Twelve hurt in Russia knife fight at Perm school

A teacher and 11 children were slashed at a school in Perm as two boys fought with knives.

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French FA suspends kicking referee

The referee who aimed a kick at a Nantes player and sent him off against Paris St-Germain is suspended "until further notice" by the French FA.

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Pro-Putin social media campaign hijacked by critics

Russian social media users are using the hashtag #RussiaNeedsPutin to debate the President's record.

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Detroit auto show: Will technology upstage the car show?

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

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Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray after Bristol nightclub incident

England cricketer Ben Stokes and two other men are charged with affray following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

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Ryan Giggs: Manchester United legend named Wales manager

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is appointed the manager of Wales, succeeding Chris Coleman on a four-year contract.

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Cyrille Regis: West Brom say former player was an 'iconic figurehead' of the late 70s

West Brom lead tributes to former player Cyrille Regis, a "pioneer for black footballers", who has died aged 59.

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Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Victor Estrella Burgos in first round

Top seed Rafael Nadal proves his fitness with a ruthless victory in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Paul Lambert appointed Stoke manager

Stoke City appoint former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Paul Lambert as manager after the departure of Mark Hughes.

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