BBC News - Home 13 March 2018

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

Mr Tillerson is said to be "unaware of the reason", but Mr Trump says it came down to "chemistry".

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Russian spy: Russia demand nerve agent sample from UK

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia needs to see a sample or it will refuse to co-operate.

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Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkey began an offensive aimed at driving Kurdish militia out of the border region in January.

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Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah's convoy

Rami Hamdallah was unhurt and said the attack would not derail Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

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House intelligence panel's Trump-Russia probe ends in rancour

Republicans say they have found no evidence of collusion, but Democrats accuse them of capitulation.

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National Geographic: 'Our coverage was racist'

The magazine's editor says past coverage propagated "every type of cliché".

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Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

They say the plane "shook violently" before crash-landing near the airport, killing at least 49 people.

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Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

Chipmaker Broadcom's attempt to buy US rival Qualcomm "threatens national security", the president says.

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Argentine navy rescues US scientists from Antarctica

The scientists and a contractor were carrying out research on Joinville Island off Antarctica.

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Mexico missing students: Key suspect arrested

The man is suspected of having had a key role in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from Iguala.

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Charles Manson death: Grandson to get body

A California judge awards custody of the death cult leader's remains to his grandson, Jason Freeman.

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Dozens of students die as bus falls off cliff in Ethiopia

Reports say most of the victims in Legambo district were university students.

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Heather Locklear: Actress charged with four counts of battery

Police were called to the former Dynasty star's home over a fight with her boyfriend.

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The glacier that keeps collapsing

The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina is one of very few globally that grows rather than shrinks

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Conscripted K-Pop star inundated by fan mail

The army camp where the rapper is based has run out of ink and paper, says his management company.

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Dunblane's message to Florida survivors

Survivors and relatives of the Dunblane tragedy delivered a message to those affected by the Parkland shooting.

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Barack Obama's $6 dinner table preserved for posterity in Vietnam

A table in Vietnam where the US leader ate with US chef Anthony Bourdain is encased in glass.

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What are the nerve agents behind spy attack?

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?

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Did faulty communication cause Nepal plane crash?

Experts say recordings show confusion between air traffic control and the pilot before the plane crash landed.

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Part-time DJ David Solomon tipped to be next Goldman Sachs boss

David Solomon, who is widely expected to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.

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'Long way to go' for Serena Williams after defeat by sister Venus defeat at Indian Wells

Serena Williams is beaten in straight sets by sister Venus in round three at Indian Wells to end her comeback after the birth of her child.

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