BBC News - Home 7 February 2018

Trump tells Pentagon 'to top' France military parade

The president was reportedly so impressed by a ceremony in France he wants one for the US.

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Germany coalition talks: Merkel's conservatives and SPD clinch deal

An agreement looks set to end months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September.

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North Korea leader's sister to make landmark visit to South for Olympics

Kim Yo-jong's Olympics visit will be the first by a member of the North's ruling dynasty.

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Australia MP reveals 'traumatic story' in citizenship defence

Susan Lamb gives a tearful speech about her childhood to explain why she cannot access key papers.

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Mashal Khan case: Death sentence for Pakistan 'blasphemy' murder

A court sentences a man to death for the murder of a student falsely accused of blasphemy.

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Syria war: Israel 'strikes Damascus military complex'

Missiles reportedly hit ammunition depots in a complex housing a suspected chemical weapons facility.

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Russian Tumblr trolls pose as black activists, says Buzzfeed

A Buzzfeed investigation says Russian trolls have been posing as black activists on the site.

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Deepfake pornographic videos banned by Twitter

Videos that merge celebrities faces with explicit sexual activity are blocked by the social network.

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Kenya deports Miguna Miguna over Odinga 'swearing-in'

Miguna Miguna helped opposition leader Raila Odinga during his unofficial inauguration.

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EU wants to restrict single market access to UK

The restriction, revealed in a draft EU document, would apply during the post-Brexit transition.

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Poland Holocaust law: France criticises 'ill advised' text

France says the controversial new law is "ill advised", joining protests led by the US and Israel.

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Venezuela's capital Caracas hit by power cut during rush hour

Many commuters were forced to walk home as 10 metro stations closed and buses were overcrowded.

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Winter Olympics : US skiers use VR goggles & brain zapping headphones

Virtual reality and headphones that zap your brain - the US Ski team's quest for Olympic gold at the Winter Olympics.

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How the world reacted to Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy launch

Social media reacts to the world's most powerful rocket making its maiden flight.

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Old Ethiopian plane becomes cafe in the Oromia region

Customers flock to the Ethiopian cafe for its unusual setting and homemade honey wine.

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Facebook executive: My son asked if I am going to die

Nicola Mendelsohn is living with a currently incurable form of blood cancer.

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North Korea leader's sister takes 'real power' south to Olympics

Kim Yo-jong is the first legitimate descendant of North Korea's founder to visit the south.

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How long does it really take you to fall asleep?

Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.

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Australia v England: Glenn Maxwell century gives hosts victory

Glenn Maxwell hits a sublime unbeaten century after taking 3-10 to give Australia a five-wicket win over England in the Twenty20 tri-series in Hobart.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned

Forty-seven Russian athletes and coaches may not find out if they have won a place at the Winter Olympics until the day the Games start.

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Nigel Levine: British sprinter provisionally suspended for failing drugs test

British Olympic sprinter Nigel Levine is provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test.

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Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United defender accepts deal for tax fraud

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez strikes a deal with Spanish tax authorities to avoid going to trial.

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