BBC News - Home 8 March 2018

Russian spy: Attack was 'brazen and reckless', says Amber Rudd

The attack in Salisbury was "attempted murder in the most cruel and public way", Amber Rudd says.

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International Women's Day: Spain's workers in 'feminist strike'

Trains halt and marches are held as workers mark International Women's Day with demands for equality.

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Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer obtains restraining order

The revelation comes a day after adult film star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.

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Susan Sarandon: Paul Newman gave me part of his salary

The Hollywood actress says co-star Paul Newman gave up part of his salary for her when their pay was unequal.

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Kim Wall death: Inventor Peter Madsen denies murder in Copenhagen trial

Peter Madsen denies murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his self-built submarine last August.

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India Supreme Court restores 'love jihad' marriage

The top court sets aside a ruling that annulled a marriage between a Hindu woman and Muslim man.

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Austria attack: Four hurt in mystery stabbings in Vienna

An Austrian family of three and a young man from Chechnya are in hospital with injuries.

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Paralympic Games: 'No joint Korean march' amid flag dispute

A row over the unified flag means the nations will march apart at the Paralympics, South Korea says.

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Poland's Andrzej Duda apologises to Jews expelled in 1968

President Duda reaches out to Jews persecuted under communism as tensions with Israel continue.

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Snake joke slithers into New York Times story

The New York Times mistakenly publishes an article modified by joke software.

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Balkrishna Doshi: The work of India's Pritzker Prize winner

Balkrishna Doshi is the first Indian to receive the award, considered architecture's highest honour.

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Iran jails woman for removing headscarf in public

The woman, who staged a public protest against strict modesty laws, is sentenced to two years.

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Saudi lion tamer held after girl attacked

The incident happened after the trainer allowed children into the cage at a show in Jeddah.

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The blind judo stars of India

The female judo champions in India are not letting their visual impairments limit them.

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McDonald's Women's Day tribute labelled 'McFeminism'

Fast food chain faces living-wage criticism after flipping logo upside-down for International Women's Day.

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Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?

A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?

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My uncle, Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial

The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.

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Russian spy: State TV anchor warns 'traitors'

Top TV channels end a near-silence on the UK spy poisoning with a "warning to traitors".

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David Warner: 'Vile' comments by De Kock prompted row, says Australia vice-captain

Australia vice-captain David Warner says that "vile and disgusting" remarks about his wife prompted his altercation with Quinton de Kock.

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Mark Cavendish suffers fractured rib in crash on opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Mark Cavendish suffers a fractured rib and injuries to his knees, hips, hands and some swelling on his face in crash, his team reveals.

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Mohammad Shami: Contract on hold after adultery and domestic violence claims

Fast bowler Mohammad Shami's contract with India's Cricket Board is put on hold while an investigation is carried out into "unsavoury" claims.

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In pictures: International Women's Day

People around the world rally against gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

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