BBC News - Home 30 January 2018

Putin says US sanctions list targets all Russians

Russia's leader says the new sanctions-based list is "unfriendly" but he does not want to retaliate.

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Saudi anti-corruption drive generates $106bn in settlements

Fifty-six of 381 high-profile figures called in for questioning since November remain in custody.

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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

The girl is in a critical condition at a hospital where she was brought in with "horrific injuries".

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Facebook 'no place' for young children

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s.

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Diane Keaton defends Woody Allen over abuse allegations

The actress says she "continues to believe" the director after allegations against him resurfaced.

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Volkswagen takes responsibility for exhaust tests on monkeys

German car maker suspends chief lobbyist amid mounting fury over tests on both monkeys and humans.

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French chef Bras gives up Michelin stars

Sebastien Bras had a top rating for years but no longer wanted to cook under "huge pressure".

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Irish abortion referendum: Debate rages after vote announced

People in the Republic of Ireland react to the announcement of a referendum on abortion.

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Kenya TV coverage curbs for Raila Odinga 'inauguration'

Opposition leader declares himself "people's president" after rejecting Uhuru Kenyatta's poll win.

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George Weah vows to change Liberia's citizenship laws

Restricting citizenship to black people is "unnecessary, racist and inappropriate", new president says.

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Ministers play down leaked Brexit study

Labour demands the full publication of a government report predicting an economic hit from Brexit.

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BBC review finds 'no gender bias in on-air pay decisions'

A report finds no gender bias in pay decision-making but criticises the way the BBC sets pay rates.

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Prince William and Kate's bandy hockey penalty shoot-out

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go head-to-head while learning about bandy hockey in Sweden.

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Red faces over Trump 'State of the Uniom' typo on tickets

Tickets for US President Trump's major speech have to be urgently reprinted over a glaring typo.

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Malaysia defends 'hideous' tourism logo despite criticism

The logo features orangutans and turtles wearing shades.

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Brain 'pacemaker' for Alzheimer's

Electrical brain stimulation may help dementia patients keep their independence for longer, scientists say.

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Amir Khan: Boxer throws water at Phil lo Greco in heated exchange about personal life

British welterweight Amir Khan throws water over opponent Phil lo Greco after reacting angrily to talk about his personal life.

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Aymeric Laporte: Manchester City sign French defender for club record £57m

Manchester City sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao to take spending by Premier League clubs to a record £252m for a January transfer window.

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Six Nations 2018: Adams to make debut as Patchell starts for Wales v Scotland

Wing Josh Adams makes his Wales debut and Rhys Patchell is at fly-half against Scotland as the 2018 Six Nations starts in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Olivier Giroud could have big say in Arsenal deal

Arsenal's £60m move for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hinges on two more transfers being agreed.

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Bernard Tomic unlikely to play for Australia again - Lleyton Hewitt

Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt says it is "highly doubtful" Bernard Tomic will play for Australia again.

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