BBC News - Home 24 January 2018

Save the Children offices attacked in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The Islamic State group says it is behind a gun and bomb attack on the charity in Jalalabad.

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Pope: Bible's serpent spread fake news

Francis denounces "snake tactics" of those who spread fake news, comparing it to a biblical story.

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Davos 2018: 'More to come' on US trade tariffs

Donald Trump wants to deal with what he calls unfair foreign competition, says the Treasury secretary.

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Syria war: US strikes on IS headquarters 'kills 150 militants'

The US says it targeted a militant headquarters in the Euphrates valley, in Deir al-Zour province.

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Elton John to make statement on future

The star, whose Las Vegas residency ends in March, is due to announce what could be his final tour.

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England and US will not take Pisa tests in tolerance

The OECD's new school test in respecting other cultures is being ducked by some leading countries.

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EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm £870m for Apple payments

The world's biggest mobile phone chipmaker was found to have 'illegally shut out rivals".

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EU diplomats call for release of seized Hong Kong publisher

Chinese-Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was reportedly taken on a train while escorted by Swedish diplomats.

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Beijing to demolish thousands of 'illegal structures'

A similar drive in November 2017 saw tens of thousands of migrant workers in the capital evicted.

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Camels banned from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

The fiercely competitive Saudi pageant judges camels on their shapely lips and well placed humps.

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Two self-drive cars crash in California

A Tesla Model S and a GM Chevy Bolt are involved in separate collisions on California's roads.

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Face of 9,000 year-old teen girl recreated

The face of a girl whose remains were found in Greece in 1993 has been reconstructed.

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In pictures: River Seine bursts banks in Paris

Metro lines and stations have been closed after France's wettest January for more than 100 years.

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Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more'

The BBC's Mohammed Allie is one of millions of people trying to stave off Day Zero, the day the taps in Cape Town will run dry.

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China's fledgling hip-hop culture faces official crackdown

After a stellar rise into the mainstream, Chinese rap is now facing a sudden curb from Beijing.

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Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych to reach semi-finals

Defending champion Roger Federer reaches his 14th Australian Open semi-final with a straight-set victory over Tomas Berdych.

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Phil Neville: England women head coach sorry for controversial tweets

New England women's team head coach Phil Neville apologises for past controversial tweets about women.

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Nations League draw: England face Spain & Croatia, Wales play Republic of Ireland

England will face Spain and Croatia in League A following Uefa's inaugural Nations League in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Anya Shrubsole: England World Cup winner first woman on cover of Wisden

England World Cup winner Anya Shrubsole becomes the first woman to appear on the cover of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

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Six Nations 2018: Chris Robshaw & Mike Brown could miss England's game with Italy

Harlequins pair Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown are the latest names added to England's Six Nations injury list.

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