BBC News - Home 22 February 2018

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

Donald Trump says teachers trained to carry concealed guns could stop school shootings.

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Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

About 130,000 EU citizens emigrated from the UK in the year to September, the highest number since 2008.

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Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians

The Canadian prime minister has been wearing traditional Indian attire at every possible opportunity.

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Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself.

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Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea's General Kim Yong-chol to attend

Kim Yong-Chol, a high-ranking official, is thought to have masterminded several attacks on South Korea.

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Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children

Police were alerted after one of the adopted children left the house to make a phone call.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

The conservative kingdom promises thousands of Western-style events, include Cirque de Soleil.

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Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations

Amnesty International says Donald Trump's policies could signal "a new era of human rights regression".

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World's longest glass bridge visited by thousands daily

Chinese tourists celebrate the new lunar year by walking across the world's longest glass bridge.

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Euro 2016: Russian arrested over England fan attack

He is wanted for a serious attack on an England fan during Euro 2016 and may face 15 years in jail.

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Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery

Ten top Greek politicians will be investigated over alleged bribes by medicines giant Novartis.

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Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

Iran's deputy foreign minister dismisses warnings about its presence in Syria as "propaganda".

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Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

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White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship.

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Shape of Water: Oscar favourite accused of 'copying' 1969 play

The Oscar-tipped film is accused of being "in many ways identical" to a Paul Zindel play.

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Fashion company loses social media followers over same-sex ads

A men's suit company in the Netherlands faces "homophobic" backlash over their new same-sex adverts.

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UK economic growth revised downwards

Economic growth was a worse than expected 0.4% in the last three months of 2017, official figures say.

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Florida shooting: Teachers want to be armed, but not with guns

US teachers have been posting on Instagram what they would prefer to be armed with.

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Lunar New Year: Who owns the 'lucky money' in a red envelope?

A woman successfully sues her parents for keeping her "lucky money" sparking widespread debate.

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Lighting appears on 'path to nowhere' in North Hykeham

The path has become the butt of jokes by some local residents who have questioned its purpose.

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Syria war: Families struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta, under siege

Syrians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta live in fear as the government steps up its bombardment.

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Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky is stripped of his Pyeongchang 2018 bronze medal after being found guilty of doping.

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Lewis Hamilton aiming to set new standards in F1 in 2018

Lewis Hamilton says he is aiming to set new standards in 2018 as he heads into the new Formula 1 season looking to add to his four titles.

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Winter Olympics: Andre Myhrer becomes oldest man to win slalom medal

Sweden's Andre Myhrer says "old boys can still do some fast times" after claiming slalom gold aged 35 in Pyeongchang.

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Mercedes car launch: World champions 'keeping some diva traits' in 2018 car

Mercedes reveal the new car they hope will claim a record-equalling fifth consecutive world championship double this year.

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Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women's ice hockey gold

USA win Winter Olympics gold in the women's ice hockey for the first time in 20 years as they beat Canada in a dramatic shootout.

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Elise Christie says Winter Olympic failures will not 'define' her

Britain's Elise Christie says her Winter Olympic failures do not "define" her and she will come back stronger at the next Games in Beijing.

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