BBC News - Home 2 March 2018

Trump steel tariffs: Trade wars are good, says Trump

The US is "losing billions of dollars on trade", the president says after announcing new tariffs.

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Theresa May sets out 'hard facts' on Brexit in speech

The PM warns "life is going to be different" as the UK leaves the EU in her big Brexit speech.

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Florida school shooting: US airline to lose tax break over NRA row

Georgia lawmakers pass a bill stripped of an earlier provision giving Delta Air Lines a tax break.

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What is the Einstein visa? And how did Melania Trump get one?

In 2001 Melania Knauss scored a coveted visa reserved for people of "extraordinary ability".

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Oscars 2018: #MeToo founder doesn't mind if stars don't wear black

Me Too founder Tarana Burke says what counts is helping survivors of assault, not choices of outfit.

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Ireland shutdown as Europe severe weather continues

Severe weather brings disruption to large parts of the continent and at least 55 people have died.

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Burkina Faso attack: Gunmen strike in Ouagadougou

The French embassy and a military HQ are among the apparent targets in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Eastern Ghouta Syria: The neighbourhoods below the bombs

Maps and images reveal the devastation caused by the bombardment of Syria's Eastern Ghouta region.

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Kenya doctors 'perform brain surgery on wrong patient'

Four Kenyan medics have been suspended after reports they cut open the skull of the wrong patient.

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Australian swimmer: 99-year-old 'breaks world record'

George Corones is a few months shy of 100 but may now hold the world record in his age group.

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Azerbaijan fire: 24 killed at drug rehab centre in Baku

The fire in a ward for bedridden patients was caused by an electrical fault, officials say.

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Penguin super-colony spotted from space

Scientists stumble across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Harvey Weinstein statue appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars

The disgraced producer is depicted in his dressing gown as a golden artwork called Casting Couch in LA.

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100 Women: How Hollywood fails women on screen

Under half of Oscar best picture winners pass a simple gender test, BBC 100 Women analysis shows.

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Twitter users mock Trump for linking video games to gun violence

Twitter users are mocking Donald Trump after it is announced he will meet with game industry executives.

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The mystery of the horticulturalists missing in South Africa

The mysterious case of a British-South African horticulturalist couple allegedly kidnapped by IS in South Africa.

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VAR: Premier League clubs not expected to approve VAR for next season

Premier League clubs are not expected to introduce video assistant referees next season, even if it is approved by football's lawmakers this weekend.

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England women's manager Phil Neville praises 'foundations' left by ex-boss Mark Sampson

Phil Neville praises the 'brilliant foundations' left by previous England women's boss Mark Sampson after victory over France in the SheBelieves Cup.

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Olympian Billy Morgan snowboards through Essex

Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan took advantage of the snowy conditions in Leigh-on-Sea.

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Snow and freezing weather disrupt sporting programme across UK

Snow and freezing weather causes disruption to the weekend's sporting fixtures, but the Premier League is unaffected so far.

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