BBC News - World 24 January 2018

Save the Children offices attacked in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

The Islamic State group says it is behind a gun and bomb attack on the charity in Jalalabad.

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Pope: Bible's serpent spread fake news

Francis denounces "snake tactics" of those who spread fake news, comparing it to a biblical story.

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In pictures: River Seine bursts banks in Paris

Metro lines and stations have been closed after France's wettest January for more than 100 years.

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Syria war: US strikes on IS headquarters 'kills 150 militants'

The US says it targeted a militant headquarters in the Euphrates valley, in Deir al-Zour province.

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Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa: We would accept election defeat

"If we lose elections, that's it," Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president, tells the BBC.

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Elton John to make statement on future

The star, whose Las Vegas residency ends in March, is due to announce what could be his final tour.

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EU diplomats call for release of seized Hong Kong publisher

Chinese-Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was reportedly taken on a train while escorted by Swedish diplomats.

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Davos 2018: 'More to come' on US trade tariffs

Donald Trump wants to deal with what he calls unfair foreign competition, says the Treasury secretary.

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Beijing to demolish thousands of 'illegal structures'

A similar drive in November 2017 saw tens of thousands of migrant workers in the capital evicted.

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Camels banned from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

The fiercely competitive Saudi pageant judges camels on their shapely lips and well placed humps.

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Face of 9,000 year-old teen girl recreated

The face of a girl whose remains were found in Greece in 1993 has been reconstructed.

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Cow walks on wild side with Polish bison

A cow has spent the winter living with the wild bison of the Bialowieza Forest in eastern Poland.

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China's fledgling hip-hop culture faces official crackdown

After a stellar rise into the mainstream, Chinese rap is now facing a sudden curb from Beijing.

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Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more'

The BBC's Mohammed Allie is one of millions of people trying to stave off Day Zero, the day the taps in Cape Town will run dry.

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