BBC News - Home 12 March 2018

Florida shooting: Trump backs off on assault rifle curbs

The president tweets there is not much political support for raising the minimum age for buying guns.

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Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies aged 91

Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, famed for styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, dies at 91.

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East River helicopter crash kills five in New York City

The pilot survives but all five passengers lose their lives in the incident near Roosevelt Island.

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'No response' yet from North Korea on talks with the US

Pyongyang has remained silent since the US agreed to participate in direct talks.

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Tim McGraw collapses on stage in Ireland

His wife Faith Hill said the country star had been suffering from dehydration.

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks

Derryck John, 17, sprayed six moped riders in the face with a noxious liquid to steal their bikes.

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Greek football boss invades pitch with gun

The Greek Super League is indefinitely suspended after PAOK Salonika's president invades the pitch with a gun during a match.

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OJ Simpson: Fox airs 'hypothetical confession' interview

Simpson hypothetically discusses his role in two murders in an interview that was originally shelved.

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Kathmandu airport crash: At least 40 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway

Police say 49 of 71 passengers and crew are killed after a plane crashes on landing in Nepal.

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The girl who convinced the Maasai to stop FGM

Aged eight, Nice Leng'ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation. But she fought back. This is her story.

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Iran plane crash: Turkish business heiress 'dies after UAE hen party'

A bride-to-be and her hen party were reportedly among 11 people killed when a jet came down on Sunday.

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BBC UN appeal: Stop Iran harassing Persian service staff

The corporation asks the international community for help as intimidation against staff intensifies.

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EU 'will stand up to trade bullies'

Tensions continue over US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium imposed by President Trump.

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Slovakia journalist murder: Interior minister resigns

Robert Kalinak resigns amid a political crisis caused by the killing of a reporter and his fiancée.

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Russian spy: May under pressure to take firm action

Theresa May is urged to take firm action against whoever targeted Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.

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BBC Dad addresses fears over changes to office set-up

Professor Robert E Kelly has addressed concerns online that his infamous home office set-up has changed

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England cricketer Ben Stokes denies affray charge

The England all-rounder, who is accused of fighting outside a nightclub, appears at court via video link.

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Jamie Carragher: Former Liverpool defender apologises for spitting incident

Jamie Carragher apologises after a video shows the former footballer spitting towards a girl in a car from his own vehicle on Saturday.

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Six Nations 2018: Jeremy Guscott on the questions facing England

England's attack is plodding, they aren't certain what they're doing at the breakdown and Eddie Jones' messages aren't getting across, says Jeremy Guscott.

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Six new faces in Alex McLeish's Scotland squad for March friendlies

Scotland manager Alex McLeish calls up six new faces in a 27-man squad for friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary.

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