BBC News - Home 1 March 2018

Russia's Putin reveals 'invincible' nuclear weapons

The Russian president was giving his annual address ahead of the forthcoming election.

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Dapchi kidnappings: Nigeria families' heartbreak and despair

The BBC meets the families and friends waiting for news of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

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Trump at odds with Republican lawmakers over gun reforms

The president stuns lawmakers as he tells them to tighten restrictions on weapons purchases.

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Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

In a Reddit thread, the Microsoft founder expresses his concerns about digital currencies like Bitcoin.

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India breastfeeding magazine cover ignites debate

A magazine featuring a model holding a baby to her bare breast divides opinion.

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France grandfather admits 40 rapes and sex assaults

The arrest of the 57-year-old shocks a small town where the mayor says he was a "well liked" man.

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Snow in Europe: Icy blizzards stall transport networks

Geneva's airport shuts down temporarily and drivers in France report being stranded for 24 hours.

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Syria war: First civilians leave besieged Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian Red Crescent says it evacuated an elderly Pakistani and his wife from the Eastern Ghouta.

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EU to ask May for 'better' border idea

Theresa May is meeting the EU's Donald Tusk amid differences over Brexit plans for Northern Ireland.

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Matteo Salvini: Northern League leader berated by mother

She says her two adopted children are facing racist abuse amid anti-immigrant electoral rhetoric.

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Oscars 2018: Female-led Oscar films ‘rake in most cash’

Oscar-nominated films with a female lead made 33% more profit than male-led films.

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Afghanistan arrests 'German Taliban fighter' in Helmand

If confirmed, it would be a rare case of a European fighting alongside insurgents in Afghanistan.

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North Korea and the Brazil passports: Why were they used by the Kims?

Evidence suggests leader Kim Jong-un and his father fraudulently obtained passports from Brazil.

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AI finds novel way to beat classic Q*bert Atari video game

The AI code found quirks in the Atari game code that let it score a lot of points, researchers found.

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Top Mexican tarantula exporter is... Canada

Canadian exporters breed their own animals for the pet market, beating Mexico into second place.

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Kenyan film school takes on Hollywood for an Oscar

A Kenyan film school is a surprise challenge to Hollywood superstars in the chase for an Oscar this weekend.

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Eddie Jones says he was 'physically and verbally abused' after Calcutta Cup defeat

England head coach Eddie Jones says he was physically and verbally abused when he travelled back from Scotland on Sunday.

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Anthony Joshua does not have confidence to fight me - Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua is a "cash cow" being 'milked' by his promoter Eddie Hearn, says fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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Eddie Jones: England boss confronted outside train station after defeat

England head coach Eddie Jones is confronted outside Manchester Oxford Road train station the day after his side's Six Nations defeat by Scotland.

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Are you ready? Deontay Wilder's warning to heavyweights

WBC champion Deontay Wilder has a message for fellow world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.

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