BBC News - World 9 January 2018

Koreas agree military talks to defuse border tension

At their first meeting in two years, the North also says it will send a team to the Olympics.

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Okinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents

Incidents on the island of Okinawa include the emergency landings of two US military helicopters.

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Did President Trump forget the words to the national anthem?

Critics of the president say it looked like he forgot the words before a college football game.

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Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

The former first lady's doctorate was awarded after just months of study in 2014.

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Airbus to increase aircraft production in China

The jet-maker has signed a new deal during French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit.

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Sanchi oil tanker: 'No big spill' off China coast

No large oil spill has been detected from a burning tanker off China, Chinese officials say.

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Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

German restaurants were forced to buy wine, pizza dough and pastries made in Italy, police say.

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Israeli PM's son sorry over secret tape

Yair Netanyahu was taped seeking money for a stripper and joking about a big gas deal by his father.

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Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

A man tried to get rid of the creature by setting it alight, but ended up burning an apartment.

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German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

The site in the capital, Tallinn, is believed to be part of a military cemetery from World War Two.

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India's Jet Airways fires pilots for 'cockpit fight'

A co-pilot was slapped during the alleged fight and the cockpit left unattended twice, reports said.

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Aadhaar data leak: Edward Snowden backs India reporter over expose

US whistleblower Edward Snowden says a journalist under investigation should be lauded instead.

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Jac Holmes: Mother describes 'fearless' son killed in Syria

The body of Angie Blannin's son Jac Holmes is due to be repatriated to the UK.

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Thai PM uses cardboard cutout to avoid questions

Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha found a novel way to dodge tricky questions from journalists.

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ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Norishige Kanai says he is worried he will not be able fit in his Soyuz seat for the return to Earth.

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Paraguay lagoon sees giant lily pads return

Tourists are flocking to see the giant water lilies, which locals had thought were extinct.

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