BBC News - World 12 December 2017

Alabama Senate race: Trump candidate under spotlight as state votes

President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.

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Akayed Ullah: New York bombing suspect charged

Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah was wounded when a device strapped to his body exploded.

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Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

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Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

A blast at Baumgarten - a major gas hub in Austria - kills one and injures at least 18.

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Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon

President Donald Trump said the new space program will lay the foundation for a mission to Mars.

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Six given death penalty for India lynching

The victim was hacked to death on a busy road in broad daylight for marrying an upper caste woman.

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France wants stricter child phone ban in schools

The education minister says pupils may be made to keep their phones in lockers during school hours.

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Aharon Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel

Rabbi Aharon Shteinman, 104, was regarded as "Gadol Hador" or "Leader of the Generation".

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US and Venezuela spar over ban on opposition parties

The spat was triggered by the ban of some Venezuelan opposition parties from the 2018 polls.

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Morrissey denies defending Kevin Spacey

The singer disowns a newspaper interview in which he appeared to dismiss Spacey's alleged victims.

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Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.

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Macron: Trump 'will change his mind' on climate accord

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he thinks the US is "extremely aggressive to decide on its own just to leave" the climate accord.

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Does this statue deserve a red card?

A wild-haired statue of footballing legend Maradona has been unveiled in India.

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Satoru Anzaki: Dying Japanese man throws 'end of life' party

Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye.

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Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.

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