BBC News - Home 24 February 2018

Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta 'kill 500'

On the seventh day of government bombing of a rebel enclave, the UN struggles to agree a ceasefire.

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Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Several corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby in the wake of the deadly school shooting.

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Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

An ex-European chancellor is among those alleged to have been paid by Paul Manafort.

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Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.

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Joanna Demafelis: Employers of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

The husband and wife employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer are arrested in Syria.

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Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

More than 25 people, most of them from the army, have been killed in a wave of attacks.

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Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

At least 38 people are killed in Mogadishu in attacks claimed by the al-Shabab militant group.

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India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

A man and his grandmother were killed when a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding gift exploded.

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South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.

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Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed

The country's foreign minister says Ecuador will keep looking for ways to end the Wikileaks founder's case.

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The BBC's John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target

The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.

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Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain's record fifth medal in Pyeongchang

Billy Morgan wins bronze in the men's snowboarding big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history.

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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder set to return for ODI against New Zealand

Ben Stokes is set to return to the England team for Sunday's one-day international against New Zealand after a five-month absence.

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Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka wins second gold medal in Pyeongchang

Ester Ledecka becomes the fifth athlete to claim gold in two sports at a Winter Games with a win in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

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Russian ceremony hopes hit by second ban

A second Russian athlete competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is punished after testing positive for a banned substance.

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Winter Olympics: USA beat Sweden to men's curling gold

USA win gold in the men's curling after beating Sweden, while Canada miss out on a Winter Olympic medal in the event for the first time.

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Winter Olympics: Norway win record 38th medal as Switzerland take team alpine skiing gold

Norway secure a record 38th medal at a Winter Olympics with bronze in the alpine skiing team event as Switzerland take gold.

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