BBC News - Home 6 February 2018

Global shares tumble in new sell-off

US shares staged a rebound in morning trading, after a steep sell-off on Monday that spread globally.

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SA postpones Zuma state of nation speech

The move to halt Thursday's speech in parliament comes as pressure piles on President Zuma to quit.

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Reality Check: Does UK spend half as much on health as US?

Donald Trump said the NHS was "going broke and not working", but the NHS chief executive hit back.

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Powerball winner sues for anonymity over $560m jackpot

The US woman wants the money but does not want her details to be released, as state law dictates.

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11 things we spotted in the Oscars class photo

Including bulging biceps and cardboard cut-outs.

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Winter Olympics: Soldiers replace security staff after norovirus outbreak

More than a thousand private guards are withdrawn at Pyeongchang as 41 suffer vomiting and diarrhoea.

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Poland President Duda 'will sign' controversial Holocaust bill

Andrzej Duda backs a controversial law that has drawn angry protests from Israel and the US.

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John Mahoney, who played Marty Crane in Frasier, has died at the age of 77.

A look back at the career of John Mahoney who played Marty Crane in Frasier.

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Indianapolis Colts' Edwin Jackson 'killed by illegal immigrant'

Police say the driver was a twice-deported immigrant from Guatemala who fled the scene of the crash.

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Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'critically ill'

The main opposition leader, who is being treated for cancer, is reportedly suffering from exhaustion.

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Maldives ex-President Nasheed seeks help from India and US

Mohamed Nasheed asks for the Indian army's help releasing political prisoners amid a worsening crisis.

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Japan's Princess Mako postpones wedding to commoner Kei Komuro

Princess Mako's marriage to a commoner cannot go ahead in November due to lack of "sufficient preparations".

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Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules

A UK arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still valid, a court rules.

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Quentin Tarantino: Uma Thurman car crash was a 'horrendous mistake'

The director says allowing the actress to drive a car that crashed on set was "heartbreaking".

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Drone footage shows highway pile-up

One person has died and 11 others were injured in crashes along a highway in Missouri, US.

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Airlines get tough on 'support pets'

Airlines are stopping hedgehogs and turkeys being brought on board, after 76,000 requests to bring 'support pets'.

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No, Trump did not tweet 'Dow Joans'

Author says joke post was "everywhere within 10 minutes" and deleting it "felt wrong" and "dangerous".

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Louboutin faces setback in EU legal battle over red soles

An advisor to the EU's top court says Louboutin does not have exclusive rights over red soles.

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Antonio Conte: Chelsea manager to stay despite defeat at Watford

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will not be sacked as Chelsea manager in the wake of Monday's 4-1 defeat at Watford.

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Ronald Koeman: Netherlands appoint ex-Everton and Southampton manager

Former Everton and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is named manager of the Netherlands.

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'Rugby league gave me brain damage' - ex-Australia international Ian Roberts

A study on retired rugby league players finds repeated concussions suffered during their careers has caused long-term brain damage.

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Bruce Tasker: British bobsleigher on his 'scary' stroke and feeling 'extremely lucky'

British bobsleigher Bruce Tasker tells BBC Sport about the day he had a stroke - and how he is already targeting the 2022 Olympics.

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