BBC News - Home 18 January 2018

Trump wall: President denies changing view on Mexico border plan

The president fires off tweets after his chief of staff had said campaign promises had evolved.

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Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills three people and halts Dutch and German trains.

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US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

The US wants to ensure the enduring defeat of IS, counter Iran's influence and help end the civil war.

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

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Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs.

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Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

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Turpin case: Parents of captive children due in court

David and Louise Turpin will be asked whether they admit charges of torture and child endangerment.

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Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Five people survived the accident on the bus, thought to have been carrying many Uzbek nationals.

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Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears

American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.

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UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

The UK government money will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology.

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Dylan Farrow: 'Allen's been lying so long'

Woody Allen's daughter gives her first TV interview about his alleged abuse, saying she wishes he had been charged.

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Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

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North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with 'clear eyes'

This comes amid warnings Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear arms activity.

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South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

Residents will be banned from using more than 50 litres of water a day from next month.

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French 'MeToo' creator Sandra Muller 'sued for defamation'

Sandra Muller says the former television boss she accused of harassment is taking her to court.

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Australian Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Gael Monfils in 'brutal' Melbourne heat

Novak Djokovic comes back from a set down to beat Gael Monfils as the temperature hits 39C at the Australian Open.

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Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

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Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Michael Wolff's exposé on Trump's White House is bought in a seven-figure deal.

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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says it is "likely" forward Alexis Sanchez will join Premier League rivals Manchester United.

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Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer through but Stan Wawrinka beaten

Defending champion Roger Federer beats Jan-Lennard Struff but 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka loses in the Australian Open second round.

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Stoke City sign defender Kostas Stafylidis on loan from FC Augsburg

Stoke City secure the loan signing of FC Augsburg left-back Kostas Stafylidis until the end of the season.

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Australia v England: Josh Hazlewood ruled out of second ODI with illness

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is ruled out of the second one-day international against England because of illness.

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Six Nations 2018: England name eight uncapped players in squad for Italy

Harlequins' 20-year-old prop Lewis Boyce is one of eight uncapped players in the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome.

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