BBC News - Home 20 February 2018

Pro-Syria forces 'enter Kurd-held enclave'

Convoys enter Afrin in northern Syria, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey, reports say.

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WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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Gita: State of emergency as storm hits New Zealand

The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Is this the greatest Olympic 'love story' ever told?

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won two Olympic titles and broken all records - but all anyone is asking is: "Are they going to kiss?"

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Fergie apologises for NBA national anthem performance

The singer tells fans she 'tried her best' after criticism of her rendition of the national anthem at an NBA game.

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Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault

My Week with Marilyn producer David Parfitt claims Weinstein attacked him in new Channel 4 documentary .

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Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights

The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

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Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Russia says "several dozen" Russians - not regular troops - were killed or wounded in a Syria clash.

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Liu Wen: China supermodel's new year message sparks row

Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".

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Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

US firm's clients told to update their settings and lock down data before it is stolen.

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KFC says stores are starting to reopen

But hundreds of the chicken chain's UK outlets remain shut after "issues" with new delivery firm DHL.

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Thousands cancel Oxfam donations over Haiti scandal

MPs to hold full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector, as Oxfam says 26 new cases reported.

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Jamie Oliver closes flagship Barbecoa restaurant

The celebrity chef's two steak restaurants go into administration - but he immediately buys one back.

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Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle

US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.

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Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says David Davis

The Brexit secretary promises the UK will maintain high standards and regulations outside the EU.

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Iran plane crash wreckage 'found on mountain'

Iranian state TV airs footage that it says shows the plane, which went down with 66 people on board.

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Kidnap case model Chloe Ayling revisits where she was held

Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.

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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.

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Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons

Anna Gabriel says she is staying abroad as she does not think she will get a a fair trial in Spain.

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The Afro-Colombian village which celebrates Christmas in February

The tradition dates back to the days of slavery and has been preserved in an Afro-Colombian village.

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The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.

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The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades

Why former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's controversial career divided a nation.

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Nirav Modi fraud case and India's bank debt crisis

The Nirav Modi loan case is serious, but just a sign of a far deeper malaise in the banking sector.

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Winter Olympics: Elise Christie's hopes over after 1,000m disqualification

Briton Elise Christie's hopes of winning a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she is disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat.

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FA Cup: Wigan win over Manchester City better than 2013 final - Kevin Kilbane

Wigan's fifth-round win over Manchester City is a bigger shock than their 2013 FA Cup final victory, says Kevin Kilbane.

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Alex Hales: England ODI opener to play only white-ball cricket for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire's England ODI opener Alex Hales is to follow Adil Rashid's lead and give up red-ball cricket.

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Winter Olympics: USA beat Slovakia to reach men's ice hockey quarter-finals

The USA men's ice hockey team reach the quarter-finals at the Winter Olympics with victory over Slovakia in Pyeongchang.

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Six Nations 2018: Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in Wales team

Dan Biggar returns at fly-half for Wales against Ireland in a team showing three changes from the Six Nations defeat by England.

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Slovenia ice hockey player is third doping case

Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic accepts an anti-doping rule violation and is suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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What to look out for on Day 11

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

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