BBC News - Home 8 February 2018

Syria war: US bombs government forces after Deir al-Zour attack

Up to 100 pro-government fighters were killed attacking US-backed forces, US officials say.

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North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

The show of strength comes amid an apparent rapprochement with the South over the Games.

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Plastic pollution reaches 'pristine' Arctic

How waste from all of the world is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.

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Philippines drugs war: ICC announces initial inquiry into killings

The ICC announces initial inquiries into alleged crimes in the Philippines and also in Venezuela.

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Lucas Warren: Baby with Down's becomes face of Gerber

Lucas Warren is the first baby with Down's syndrome to be selected as a Gerber model.

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Russian strawberry tycoon in election race against Putin

Russia confirms a rich strawberry farmer and six others to run against President Putin.

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Winter Olympics: Norway's team sent 15,000 eggs by mistake

Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs blame a translation error, but could it be just a typo?

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Italy cycling team head arrested in doping investigation

Several officials at a top amateur team are suspected of encouraging cyclists to take banned drugs.

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Nigeria's Dana Air blames passenger after door falls off

Passengers dispute the airline's suggestion that someone tampered with the emergency exit door.

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Germany's Daimler issues 'full apology' to China over Dalai Lama

The Mercedes car maker was heavily criticised in China after an Instagram post quoted the Dalai Lama.

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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Khaleda Zia, who leads the opposition, was given a five-year jail sentence for corruption.

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Is this North Korea's Ivanka? Meet Kim Yo-jong

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

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Bogotá holds its nose as bin strike drags on

Rubbish is piling up across the Colombian capital a week into a strike by bin collectors.

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Katie’s story: Riding high to Olympic debut

Meet Katie Ormerod, the Team GB athlete hopeful of taking part in Big Air - the Winter Olympics' spectacular new event.

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No longer all the president's men

The photo of five former White House aides that just won't go away

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Six Nations: England's Jonathan Joseph and Danny Care start against Wales

Jonathan Joseph returns to the England XV for Saturday's Six Nations match with Wales, while Danny Care is set to become England's most-capped scrum-half.

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Arsene Wenger: English players may be masters of diving

English players have "learned very quickly" and may be the "masters" of diving, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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'Halo' can take weight of London bus - Mercedes' James Allison

The 'halo' added to F1 cars to improve driver safety can take the weight of a double decker bus, says Mercedes technical boss James Allison.

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Winter Olympics: 'I thought email was spam, now I'm an Olympian'

Canadian medical student thought she was being spammed by an ice hockey recruitment email is part of historic Team Korea Olympic team.

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