BBC News - World 31 December 2017

Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Telegram and Instagram were used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests.

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Sydney seaplane: Six dead as aircraft crashes in river

The aircraft is totally submerged and casualties reportedly include an 11-year-old boy and four Britons.

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North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korea says 5,100-tonne tanker may have been heading to the North in violation of sanctions.

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Indian superstar Rajinikanth tells fans he is entering politics

The film superstar says he will form a party to "change the political system" in Tamil Nadu state.

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Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

The collision with a lorry took place on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway near Migaa.

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China reduces tax on donkey skins despite population fears

The move to drop the tax from 5% to 2% will further threaten the animal's population, campaigners say.

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Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases

Researchers in London have developed scanning techniques that show what is written on the papyrus that mummy cases are made from.

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Australia and New Zealand see in 2018

New Year fireworks in Sydney and Auckland welcome 2018.

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Niagara Falls becomes ice-covered spectacle

Temperatures are set to remain below minus 10 degrees Celsius in the area for the next week.

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