BBC News - Home 21 February 2018

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century.

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Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida's deadly school shooting stages its first protest.

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Florida shooting: Student David Hogg denies 'actor' claim

David Hogg is fighting online conspiracy theories that he is paid to advocate gun control.

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North Korea's Kim Yo-jong baby rumours fascinate South

Kim Jong-un's sister's possible pregnancy stokes fascination with the North's opaque ruling dynasty.

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South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata

Five policemen and a soldier are shot, two "execution style", during a raid by armed robbers.

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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'catastrophic'

A doctor working in the Eastern Ghouta says there is no food, no medicine, and no international aid.

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US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border

The teenager was sentenced after a Bengal tiger cub was found in his car at the US-Mexico border.

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Firefighter's on call time counts as work, ECJ rules

The ruling from Europe's top court may allow workers across the EU to charge for this kind of work.

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Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens

Emergency officials say at least 30 people died when the coach plummeted off the highway at night.

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Bahrain activist jailed for five years over Twitter comments

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising the government on Twitter.

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Dua Lipa: 'More female artists are on the rise'

The singer is the first female artist to get five Brit Award nominations in one year.

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Letter from Africa: Mugabe 'unloved' on his birthday

Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power.

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Tri-series final: Australia beat New Zealand on DLS to win title

Australia beat New Zealand by 19 runs under the DLS method to win the Trans-Tasman tri-series final in Auckland.

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Winter Olympics: Lindsey Vonn says body 'can't take another four years' after Pyeongchang bronze

Lindsey Vonn says her body 'can't take another four years' after she became the oldest woman to claim a Winter Olympics alpine skiing medal.

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Six Nations 2018: Scotland unchanged v England; Willem Nel back on bench

Scotland name an unchanged starting XV to face England on Saturday but prop WP Nel, lock Tim Swinson and centre Nick Grigg are on the bench.

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Mark Cavendish pulls out of Abu Dhabi Tour after crash on opening stage

Britain's Mark Cavendish pulls out of the Abu Dhabi Tour after he is concussed in a fall during the race's first stage.

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Bjorgen makes history at Olympics

The United States win gold in the women's team sprint free as Norway's Marit Bjorgen becomes the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.

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Winter Olympics: Sofia Goggia beats Lindsey Vonn to become Italy's first female downhill champion

Sofia Goggia sees off the challenge of American star Lindsey Vonn to become the first female Italian Olympic downhill champion.

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