BBC News - World 3 January 2018

Iran protests: General declares 'sedition' defeated

The head of the Revolutionary Guards makes the announcement amid mass pro-government rallies.

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Ethiopia to release all political prisoners, says prime minister

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalagn also says a notorious detention centre will be shut.

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North Korea reopens hotline to South to discuss Olympics

The phone line was disabled almost two years ago on the orders of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

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Trump to Kim: My nuclear button is 'bigger and more powerful'

The president's tweet is the latest in the war of words between the two nuclear-armed leaders.

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Berlin reels after nine inmates escape Plötzensee prison

Plötzensee jail "lost" the prisoners in four incidents over five days.

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Storm Eleanor: Northern Europe suffers power cuts and disruption

At least 10 people are injured in France and the Netherlands as the storm brings high winds.

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Palestinians condemn Trump threat to cut aid as 'blackmail'

A spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas insists Jerusalem is "not for sale" after threat to cut aid.

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Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

Six million people watched the film showing Logan Paul finding an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

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Zambia foreign minister Harry Kalaba resigns over 'greed'

Some suggest Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba's decision is aimed at putting pressure on the president.

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New York to install 1,500 security barriers after vehicle attacks

The measure is part of $50m investment in security infrastructure after last year's vehicle attacks.

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India caste protest disrupts Mumbai

Dalit groups are protesting against violence involving right-wing Hindu groups in Pune city.

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Fed up Ryanair passenger waits on the wing of the plane

He used the emergency exit after getting fed up of waiting to leave the plane.

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Peru bus plunges from cliff on to beach

At least 48 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in Peru, officials say.

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Argentina's parliament sacks 'gnocchi' phantom workers

Argentina's legislature launches a crackdown on employees who have not been turning up for work.

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Ice skating diplomacy?

Michael Madden examines what's happening behind the scenes to get North Korea to the Games.

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