BBC News - World 1 December 2017

Trump-Russia: Michael Flynn admits lying to FBI

Michael Flynn also confirms he is co-operating with the probe into alleged Russian election meddling.

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Slobodan Praljak suicide: War criminal 'took cyanide' in Hague court

Results of a preliminary post mortem examination suggest Slobodan Praljak drank potassium cyanide.

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Reza Zarrab case: Turkey seizes assets of trader in US trial

The trader has told a US court that Turkey's president backed sanction-breaking deals with Iran.

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Pope Francis uses term Rohingya in Bangladesh meeting

He had refrained from referring to the refugees as Rohingya on his earlier visit to Myanmar.

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Actors rehearsing 'Jihad' play cause security scare in France

The actors were overheard saying 'Jihad' and 'bombings' as they rehearsed on a train.

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US woman admits testing homemade ricin on neighbours

Betty Miller says her goal was to injure herself but she tested the poison on other residents first.

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Potsdam Christmas market evacuated as device found

The device filled with nails and wires was sent to a shop near a Potsdam Christmas market.

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Cohoes fire: Amateur US blacksmith burns down buildings

He was copying the TV series, Forged in Fire, where contestants make bladed weapons, officials say.

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Kate Steinle: Trump outrage over murder case acquittal

The shooting of a woman in San Francisco in 2015 sparked a bitter row over illegal immigration.

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Belgium's Prince Laurent protests over fine

King Philippe's brother faces a cut to his annual allowance for unauthorised diplomatic activity.

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Amal Hijazi: Lebanese pop star breaks retirement with song for Muhammad

One of the last decade's most successful Arabic singers, Amal Hijazi, makes a religious comeback.

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Republican holdouts back tax bill despite $1tn deficit alert

The Republican-controlled Senate plans a vote on Friday despite a $1tn deficit warning on the bill.

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Walmart pulls 'lynch journalists' T-shirt from sale

The US retailer said it had been provided by a company allowing users to upload their own designs.

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Crowds shout at ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn at court

Trump's former National Security Advisor has admitted lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia.

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Pope uses the "R" word

While meeting a group of Muslim Rohingya refugees, Pope Francis referred to them by name for the first time on his Asian visit.

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'Escape' artist rescued after failing to escape

A Belgian performance artist is cut free after spending 19 days chained to a marble block.

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Flight attendant still working at 81

Bette Nash is celebrating 60 years working as cabin crew and says she has no plans to retire.

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Canada province urges shopkeepers to stop saying 'Bonjour-Hi'

Quebec's legislature passes a motion saying shopkeepers should only greet customers in French.

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White House logs show problem with ants, mice and cockroaches

The work-orders show dozens of problems reported to maintenance staff by the Trump White House.

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Dumped New Zealand house 'returned to sender'

Mystery of a fly-tipped house on development land appears to be solved.

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Far-right embrace

Trump's far-right retweets show a president ripping up the idea of the United States, writes James Cook

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