BBC News - World 1 January 2018

Iran unrest: 'Ten dead' in further protests overnight

Protests have continued despite the president's warning that violence will not be tolerated.

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un issues threats and olive branch

The North Korean leader's new year message contained both a warning and an olive branch.

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Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

One in five Americans can now legally purchase the drug in six states across the country.

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Catalonia crisis: Economy minister puts cost at €1bn

Spain's economy minister blames economic slowdown for the highest estimate put on the crisis so far.

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New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

The new-year revellers built a sand island to put them in "international waters", according to locals.

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Indonesia boat carrying dozens of people capsizes, killing eight

Several others are missing after the vessel, whose passengers included children, sank near Borneo.

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New Year's 2018: Thousands flee fireworks barge explosion

Thousands of people were evacuated from a beach after an Australian New Year's celebration went wrong.

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Deaths reported in fresh Iran protests

Ten people have been killed in fresh anti-government demonstrations in Iran, according to state television.

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In pictures

From Sydney to New York, the world celebrates the last hours of 2017 - and the start of a new year.

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