BBC News - World 13 December 2017

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

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Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is unlawful.

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'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year

The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and "pussyhat" protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

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Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel closed by deadly crash

Two people are killed in a head-on smash that closes one of Europe's main transport routes.

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Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa 'kill 30'

At least 30 people are reportedly killed as Saudi-led attacks hit a Houthi prison in Sanaa.

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Joshua Holt: Venezuela court rules US man to be tried on weapons charges

Joshua Holt, 25, travelled to Caracas to get married and has been in detention for 18 months.

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Indian woman arrested over 'replacement husband plot'

Cosmetic surgery was sought to disguise a woman's lover after they murdered her husband, police say.

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El Salvador reviews controversial baby-murder case

Teodora Vásquez was jailed in 2008 for killing her newborn, but she says it was stillborn.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar

The two had been missing since Tuesday and authorities have now confirmed their detention.

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US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.

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LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals

Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.

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Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

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Injured dog gets 'blade runner' prosthetic legs in Thailand

A Thai street dog who lost his front legs gets a new lease of life thanks to prosthetic limbs.

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