BBC News - Home 16 February 2018

Florida school shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police

Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people at a school before escaping and visiting McDonald's.

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Mitt Romney launches Utah Senate campaign with dig at Trump

The ex-presidential nominee laments Washington is sending "a message of exclusion" to immigrants.

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Should you be eating less bread?

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?

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Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'

Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

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German Die Welt reporter Deniz Yucel to leave Turkey jail

Turkey is releasing Deniz Yucel from jail a year after his arrest for allegedly spreading propaganda.

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Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash

The threat of military confrontation in north Syria between the Nato allies has been brewing.

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New York ex-teacher and twin arrested for bomb-making

The city's police believe an ex-teacher and his brother paid students to handle gunpowder.

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

The couple, who were married in 2015, say the decision is mutual and was "lovingly made".

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Oxfam sex scandal: Are foreign charities welcome in Haiti?

The Oxfam sex scandal has put the spotlight on the work done by non-government organisations in Haiti.

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The 'hero' coach and the other Florida shooting victims

Football coach Aaron Feis, who was shot while shielding pupils, was among those killed on Wednesday.

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Nikolas Cruz: Depressed loner 'crazy about guns'

Students at the school described Nikolas Cruz, 19, as an "outcast" known for making threats.

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Nirav Modi: Who is India's scandal-linked billionaire?

His diamonds have been worn by Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra but what do we know about Nirav Modi?

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Australia beat New Zealand with record Twenty20 international run chase in Auckland

Australia score the highest run chase in Twenty20 international history as they beat New Zealand with seven balls remaining.

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World Club Challenge: Melbourne Storm 38-4 Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos miss out on a record-equalling fourth World Club Challenge win, losing 38-4 to Melbourne Storm in Australia.

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Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin fourth in slalom as Frida Hansdotter wins

Sweden's Frida Hansdotter wins the women's slalom as favourite Mikaela Shiffrin misses out on a second gold in Pyeongchang.

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West Bromwich Albion investigate after four players involved in 'incident'

West Brom are investigating after four senior players were involved in an "incident" on their training trip to Spain this week.

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Winter Olympics: Tonga's Pita Taufatofua avoids last place in cross country skiing

Tonga's topless star Pita Taufatofua achieves his Olympic aims - and does not finish last in the men's 15km cross country skiing.

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Winter Olympics: Fans leap to Nathan Chen's defence

After Nathan Chen's uncharacteristic tumble in an Olympic skating event, fans jumped to his rescue

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Winter Olympics: Beer producer 'donates' sled to Jamaica women's bobsleigh team

The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team are expected to compete at Pyeongchang 2018 in a sled "donated" by a beer producer.

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