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Oscars 2018: Highlights from the ceremony

Frances McDormand acknowledging female nominees was among the key moments from this year's ceremony.

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Italy election: Populist Five Star and League vie for power

A Eurosceptic movement and a right-wing coalition both claim they have the right to govern.

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Trump trade row: EU considers tax on Levi jean imports

Europe has a draft list of US goods it could tax should Trump go ahead and tax steel imports.

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IS video 'shows deaths of US soldiers in Niger ambush'

The video purports to show US soldiers being ambushed by IS-linked militants in Niger.

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

It is the first time the North Korean leader has met officials from the South since he took office.

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Germany coalition deal: Merkel promises action on jobs and EU

The chancellor says "people expect something to happen now" after months of deadlock in Berlin.

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Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

Flippy, a burger-turning robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

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Syria war: Aid enters Eastern Ghouta despite air strikes

Forty-six UN trucks have entered rebel-held the Eastern Ghouta, despite deadly air strikes.

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White House shooting: Man who fatally shoots himself identified

Cameron Ross Burgess, 26, of Alabama, committed suicide outside the White House on Saturday.

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NFL wowed by one-handed player Shaquem Griffin

The 22-year-old impressed coaches with his strength and speed at event which showcases young talent

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Listeria outbreak: South Africa bins polony and other meats

South Africa says polony and other meats may not be safe, after a food poisoning outbreak kills 180.

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Tree loss pushing beetles to the brink

Nearly a fifth of European beetles that live in old and hollowed wood are at risk of extinction.

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Airbus warns it may need to stockpile parts against Brexit

The aerospace group says it is planning to stockpile parts for its wing building operation in the UK.

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The double life of a teacher and her white nationalist podcast

A Florida teacher has been 'removed' from her post after it was discovered she hosts a white nationalist podcast

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Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.

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Martin Glenn: FA chief apologises for Star of David and swastika comparison

FA chief Martin Glenn apologises "for any offence" after comparing the Star of David with symbols such as the Nazi swastika.

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Davide Astori death: Prosecutors open investigation

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori.

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John Hardie: Scotland flanker recalled to Six Nations squad after three-month ban

John Hardie is called into Scotland's Six Nations squad for the first time since serving a ban for alleged cocaine use, with nine other players also added.

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Oscars 2018: NBA legend Kobe Bryant wins prize for best short animated film

NBA legend Kobe Bryant is awarded an Oscar for best short animated film in Sunday's award ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Oscars 2018: who or what is an inclusion rider?

An explainer after Frances McDormand's call to action at the Oscars left many of us baffled.

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Jordan Peele is the first African-American to win the best original screenplay Oscar

Jordan Peele makes history becoming the first African-American to win the best original screenplay Oscar.

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Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman on Best Actor win for Darkest Hour

The British actor thanked his mum after his Oscar win for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

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Roger Deakins finally wins his Oscar on 14th attempt

It's taken 14 nominations and two decades but at last the cinematographer gets his statuette.

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Oscars 2018: Ex-Hollyoaks star uses sign language in acceptance speech

The Silent Child, a short film made by two former Hollyoaks actors about a deaf girl, wins an Oscar.

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