BBC News - Home 19 February 2018

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

State media reported that the plane had been found but an aviation spokesman could not confirm this.

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Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.

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Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine.

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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe'

The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a €100,000 bribe.

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Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

The channel's managers deny the Islamist group's claim that it did not have a broadcasting licence.

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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.

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Indians who 'abused witches' arrested by police

The two women had their hair forcibly shaved off and were stripped naked and paraded through the village.

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Jennifer Lawrence swaps acting for activism

The Oscar-winning star is taking a year off to get more young people politically engaged.

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Chicken chaos as KFC closes 750 outlets

Most of the chicken chain's 900 UK outlets are shut following "issues" with new delivery firm DHL.

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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.

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Chippendales: Do male strippers feel objectified?

Chippendales dance captain discusses groping, objectification and the enjoyment of stripping.

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Parkour: Amal Murad - the first Emirati woman to coach

Amal Murad says she has been surprised by the amount of support she has received.

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National anthem at NBA game prompts cries of foul

Ex Black Eyed Peas singer's performance before annual basketball match-up did not impress everyone.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.

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Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?

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Winter Olympics: USA beat Finland to reach gold medal match

The USA women's team remain on target for a first ice hockey gold medal in 20 years after beating Finland 5-0 in the semi-finals.

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Champions League: Chelsea should fear new-look Barcelona

What can Chelsea expect from Barcelona in their Champions League tie? Spanish football writer Andy West takes a closer look.

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Alex Blackwell: Australia vice-captain announces retirement

Vice-captain Alex Blackwell, Australia's most-capped female player, retires from international and state cricket at the age of 34.

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How skier paid tribute to his late brother

"Team Lillis" hoped to one day watch all three brothers, Jonathon, 23, Chris, 19, and Mikey, 17, compete in the Olympic ariels competition.

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