BBC News - Home 12 February 2018

South Africa: ANC leaders expected to ask President Zuma to resign

Leaders of South Africa's governing party are widely expected to ask the president to step down.

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Russia Saratov crash: Investigators comb crash site near Moscow

Teams collect debris and body fragments in deep snow after a passenger jet crashed near Moscow, killing all 71 on board.

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Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Unilever says it will not invest in platforms that do not police extremist and criminal content.

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Winter Olympics: NBC ditches analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo over Korea remark

The analyst said many South Koreans see former occupier Japan as a cultural and economic example.

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Cambodia deports seven tourists accused of producing pornography

The group deny the allegations, saying they did not produce any pornographic material.

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Peter Rabbit film producers apologise over allergy scene

Sony Pictures "regrets" a scene in the film where bunnies pelt a character with blackberries.

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Flames engulf highway in China after gas tanker overturns

Dashcam footage captures the moment that gas from an overturned tanker ignited.

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Harvey Weinstein: New York state sues Weinstein Company

The lawsuit alleges the studio failed to protect staff from abuse by Harvey Weinstein.

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Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm

Data centres mining the crypto-currency will use more electricity than homes this year, an energy firm says.

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Indian woman killed by 'celebratory gunshots' at wedding party

An Indian man who fired shots to celebrate his daughter's upcoming wedding has been arrested, police say.

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New crayfish that doesn't need males to mate becomes all-powerful

The self-cloning species, which can be bought in Canada, is banned in Europe and two US states.

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Venezuela kidnap: Baseball star Elías Díaz's mother freed

Ana Soto, the mother of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elías Díaz, was held for three days near Maracaibo.

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Pakistani Taliban deputy Khalid Mehsud 'killed in drone attack'

Khalid Mehsud was reportedly killed in a drone strike last week, in a move seen to weaken the Taliban.

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Winter Olympics: South Korean skater suffers wardrobe malfunction

"Five seconds into my routine, my hook came undone," says South Korean pairs figure skater Yura Min.

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Johnny Hallyday's children contest exclusion from his will

French singer Johnny Halliday left his estate to his fourth wife, excluding his biological children.

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Nigerian snake ate millions of naira, clerk says

A Nigerian sales clerk has been suspended after she claimed a snake ate 36m naira.

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Italy migrants attack: Macerata shooting reveals a bitter national debate

Arguments over a hate-filled shooting in Macerata may decide next month's election.

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London aid workers help Bangladesh Rohingya refugees

Aid workers from London take a 5,000-mile trip to help Muslims who have fled Myanmar.

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Winter Olympics: Women's slopestyle final 'too dangerous' after winds cause havoc

Conditions for the women's slopestyle Olympic final were described as "too dangerous" after strong winds caused havoc in Pyeongchang.

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Winter Olympics: Russia whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov 'fears for life'

The whistleblower who made allegations of Russian state-sponsored doping says his "life is in jeopardy".

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Six Nations: Jeremy Guscott on Gareth Anscombe's disallowed try

The television match official should have been given frame-by-frame footage of Gareth Anscombe's disallowed try, says ex-Lions centre Jeremy Guscott.

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Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd: Why Jose Mourinho was wrong, the Magpies did not get lucky - Shearer

Newcastle thoroughly deserved their win over Manchester United, says former Magpies captain Alan Shearer.

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Winter Olympics: Skater Ireen Wust breaks records with 1500m gold

Ireen Wust becomes the most successful Dutch Olympian of all time as she wins the women's 1500m speed skating title at the Pyeongchang Games.

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Winter Olympics: Canada win gold in figure skating team event in Pyeongchang

Canada produce a dominant performance to win gold in the figure skating team event in Pyeongchang.

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Day-by-day guide to events

The Britons, the medals, the highlights - everything you need to know about every day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Winter Olympics: N Korean cheerleaders in 'Kim Il-sung mask' row

South Korea's government says the masks were just "a handsome man" but conservatives are angry.

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Winter Olympics hit by cyber-attack

The website for the Games suddenly went offline on 9 February after being attacked, officials say.

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