In pictures: The world celebrates 2018’s arrival

As the world celebrates the arrival of 2018, dramatic displays have quite literally erupted from east to west across the globe. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, fireworks lit up the city’s skyline as midnight struck Image copyright EPA Image caption Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour Image copyright EPA Image caption Malaysia’s Petronas […]

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Iran protests: Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy – Rouhani

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations. Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledged […]

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Philippe Coutinho: Nike advertises Liverpool player’s name on Barcelona shirts

The listing on the Nike website advertising Barcelona shirts Barcelona kit manufacturers Nike advertised the club’s shirts with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho’s name on the back. Coutinho was the subject of failed bids by Barcelona in the summer and has been linked with joining them in January. A listing, which has since been deleted, on […]

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Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

Image copyright DENVER 7 Image caption Police were responding to a domestic disturbance at about 05:00 (12:00 GMT) at an apartment south of Denver A police officer has been killed and four others have been injured while responding to an early morning domestic dispute in the US state of Colorado. Authorities confirmed two civilians were […]

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Slobodan Praljak suicide ‘could not have been prevented’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSlobodan Praljak drank a small vial of liquid after his prison sentence was upheld The UN court in the Hague says it could not have prevented a war criminal from taking poison and killing himself. Gambian judge Hassan Jallow said that without specific intelligence, no measures would […]

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China reduces tax on donkey skins despite population fears

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donkeys are facing a population crisis in part because of the demand for their skins in China China is reducing the import tax on donkey skins for use in traditional medicine despite fears over a global reduction in the animal’s population. From Monday, the tax will fall from 5% to […]

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Iran protests: Telegram and Instagram restricted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo from the town of Dorud shows a crowd carrying what appears to be a wounded man Iran has moved to restrict social media networks that have been used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests. The restrictions on messaging app Telegram and photo sharing app Instagram […]

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