BBC News - Home 26 February 2018

Syria conflict: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause'

Russia's President Putin orders a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta enclave.

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Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor 'drowned in hotel bath'

It had earlier been reported that Sridevi Kapoor, 54, died of cardiac arrest in Dubai.

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K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts 'suicidal' solo ascent

A Russo-Polish climber is going down K2 after breaking from his group to scale the peak solo.

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Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'

Over 70% of them will be overweight or obese before they reach middle age, health experts say.

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Jacinda Ardern 'creepy' 60 Minutes interview sparks anger

An Australian reporter said he was "smitten" with the pregnant PM and quizzed her on her conception date.

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Nigeria's Dapchi school abduction: Father's plea to find daughter

Extra troops search for 110 Nigerian schoolgirls believed to have been seized by Boko Haram jihadists.

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Taiwan toilet paper panic: why is island caught short?

Island residents wipe shelves clean of the product as manufacturers warn of imminent price rises.

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South Sudan Minister: 'You can party in Juba'

South Sudan's petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth says the country is now 80 per cent peaceful.

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Leicester explosion: Five people confirmed dead

The death toll rises and five other people remain in hospital following the blast in Leicester.

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Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Applications are open in several provinces for roles that do not appear to involve front-line combat.

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Turkey's Erdogan in row over 'girl martyr' comment on TV

Turkey's leader sparks controversy after an exchange on TV with a sobbing girl in military uniform.

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Jeremy Corbyn backs permanent customs union after Brexit

The Labour leader announces a major shift in his party's policy on trade with the EU after Brexit.

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Bud Luckey: Toy Story Woody's designer dies

Bud Luckey created Woody, as well as voicing Chuckles the Clown and working on Sesame Street.

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Best pictures from the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Featuring beautiful composition and raw emotion.

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In pictures: European cities shiver in Siberian snow blast

Rome sees snow for the first time in six years while other cities also have freezing weather.

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Fugitive Chihuahua governor César Duarte's bison seized

César Duarte, who is known for his lavish lifestyle, kept bison, wild boar and llamas on his ranches.

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Ancient Egyptian necropolis contains 'message from afterlife'

The newly discovered site, south of Cairo, is over 2,000 years old and will take years to excavate.

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China censorship after Xi Jinping presidency extension proposal

Terms like "don't agree" and "re-election" are also banned after a proposal to keep Xi Jinping in office.

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Nigeria's 'new Chibok' - what we know

How did suspected Boko Haram militants manage to kidnap more than 100 girls from a school in Nigeria?

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Winter Olympics stats: Norway's record haul, Germany's golden Games and more

How taco nights, a 'no jerks' rule and team spirit helped Norway win a record number of medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Sridevi obituary: From Bollywood actress to Indian icon

During a career spanning five decades, Sridevi captivated India as a huge box office success.

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Scott Westgarth: British boxer dies after winning fight in Doncaster

British boxer Scott Westgarth dies in hospital after falling ill following a points win in Doncaster on Saturday.

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Celtic's Scott Brown ends Scotland career after Alex McLeish talks

Celtic captain Scott Brown announces an end to his Scotland career for a second time over concerns about the demands of the football calendar.

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Jamie Heaslip: Former Ireland captain announces retirement as player

Former Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip retires at the age of 34 on medical advice in order to ensure his "future well being".

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George Groves: WBA super-middleweight champion has surgery

George Groves has surgery on his shoulder but hopes to fight in a delayed World Boxing Super Series final in July.

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