BBC News - Home 6 March 2018

UK's Johnson warns Russia over spy collapse

Boris Johnson promises "robust" action against any Russian involvement, as relatives say ex-spy feared for his safety.

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Trump-Russia: Former aide Nunberg wavers over defying Mueller inquiry

Initially Sam Nunberg was openly defiant, in a series of interviews that have stunned Washington.

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Florida shooting: State lawmakers pass gun control measures

They voted to raise the legal age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, and rejected a plan to arm teachers.

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France to set legal age of sexual consent as 15

Changes to the consent law will mean that sex with children who are under 15 is considered rape.

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WW2 US aircraft carrier wreck found under Coral Sea

Divers discover the remains of the USS Lexington, which went down 76 years ago off Australia.

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Russian plane crash in Syria 'kills 32'

A Russian transport plane crashes in Syria, killing all 32 people on board, Russia's military says.

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Bikes, bourbon and T-shirts on EU tax list

Europe has a draft list of over 100 US goods it could tax should Trump go ahead and tax steel imports.

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Rohingya crisis: UN envoy says refugees facing 'forced starvation'

Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingyas is continuing, a UN envoy says after visiting refugees.

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Kim Jong-un to meet S Korea leader in landmark summit

The two men will meet for the first time in an April border summit, South Korean officials say.

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Guns banned on dating app Bumble

Photos of people posing with weapons will be banned following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Sri Lanka violence: State of emergency declared over attacks

The authorities are trying to stop the spread of violence against Muslims.

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Oldest message in a bottle found on Western Australia beach

A family found the message, dropped in 1886 by a German ship, on a remote beach in West Australia.

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World's last male northern white rhino Sudan improves slightly

Sudan, whose future was "not looking bright", rallies slightly as his carers treat his wounds.

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Diver films sea of plastic off Nusa Penida near Bali

Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through rubbish off the island of Nusa Penida near Bali.

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Monarch butterfly numbers down for second year in Mexico

Scientists measuring the area where the insects spend the winter say numbers have fallen by 14.8%.

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Feline sighting sparks Hong Kong 'tiger' scare

A couple hiking in Hong Kong called the police - but are likely to have seen a leopard cat instead.

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What is populism, and what does the term actually mean?

We're told that populism is on the rise - but what exactly does that mean?

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Russia doping: Country still suspended by IAAF and could face permanent ban

Russia remains suspended by the IAAF, which says it could permanently exclude the country if key reforms are not met soon.

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Davide Astori: Fiorentina and Cagliari retire defender's number 13 shirt

Fiorentina retire the shirt number worn by Davide Astori, the Italian defender who died on Sunday at the age of 31.

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