BBC News - World 14 December 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52.4bn

The deal ends Rupert Murdoch's more than half century of media empire building.

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Putin: Trump opponents harm US with 'invented' Russia scandal

The US president's opponents "invented stories" to make his work seem illegitimate, says Vladimir Putin.

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Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer

The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.

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Niki Austrian airline failure strands many passengers

Some 5,000 passengers are stuck abroad after the Austrian airline opens insolvency proceedings.

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EU leaders wrestle with migrant quotas at summit

There are sharp divisions over relocating asylum seekers in the EU.

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Somalia suicide bomber kills police at Mogadishu academy

At least 18 officers are killed by a bomber wearing a police uniform during a parade in Mogadishu.

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India happiness minister sought as murder suspect in Madhya Pradesh

The man charged with the wellbeing of India's Madhya Pradesh state has been missing since Tuesday.

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Bollywood star faces eviction from Paris apartment

The Indian actress and her French husband owe nearly 80,000 euros in unpaid rent.

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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

There has been an escalation of hostilities since the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Harry Potter gets a weird new chapter from a computer

Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash is the title of a new story created by computer wizards.

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Colombia's main gang declares unilateral ceasefire

The Gulf Clan is Colombia's most powerful criminal gang, smuggling drugs as far as Russia.

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Airbus A380 draws giant Christmas tree over Germany

An Airbus pilot has festive fun flying in the shape of a Christmas tree on a test flight over Germany.

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Ukraine to broadcast to Crimean Tatars

Ukraine to broadcast news to Crimean Tatars under Russian annexation.

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