BBC News - World 30 November 2017

North Korea: Russia accuses US of goading Kim Jong-un

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejects US calls to cut ties with the North over its weapons tests.

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Trump hits out at UK PM Theresa May after far-right video tweets

Donald Trump tells close ally to "focus on terrorism" after she criticised his far-right retweets.

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Matt Lauer: Sacked US TV news anchor says he's 'truly sorry'

The sacked co-host of NBC's Today programme said he was "ashamed" over misconduct allegations.

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Ukraine 'father of deceased' sets off courtroom grenades

The explosion has killed the man and injured the three suspects of murdering his son, reports say.

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Slobodan Praljak: Police investigate Hague trial suicide

They want to establish how a war criminal managed to smuggle poison into court to kill himself.

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Pope thanks Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Francis praises the aid for Rohingya Muslims, but again does not refer to them by name.

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Yemen war: Fighting breaks out among allied rebels

Supporters of the Houthi movement and ex-president Saleh clash in Sanaa, amid rising tensions.

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Reza Zarrab case: Turkey attacks US justice system

Reza Zarrab's testimony to a US court could embarrass President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

Footage of migrants being sold as slaves in Libya prompts the European-African initiative.

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Trump-Russia: Jared Kushner 'questioned about Michael Flynn'

President Trump's son-in-law is asked about former top White House aide Michael Flynn, reports say.

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North Korea's 'highest ever' missile launch televised

Kim Jong-un is seen "guiding" launch of the country's highest ever missile, Hwansong-15.

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Man fined for painting road signs to aid his commute

A Chinese man has been fined for repainting road signs to redirect traffic and make his commute faster.

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Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods

The entrepreneur will compete to build a futuristic transport link to the city's airport.

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Chinese couple had 200 roaches in airport hand luggage

Staff were surprised to find live cockroaches in a Chinese couple's airport hand luggage.

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Portugal fire report in 'censorship' row

The author of a report into Portugal's forest fires has accused the authorities of censoring it.

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'Battle of sexes'

Russian TV presenters show little sympathy for victims of sexual harassment, BBC Monitoring reports.

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How far will Kim go?

While North Korea's nuclear threat might be a deterrent, it can easily tip into catastrophic escalation.

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