BBC News - Home 14 March 2018

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76.

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Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

They have one week to leave Britain after Russia failed to explain the use of a nerve agent against an ex-spy.

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Florida shooting: US high school students plan mass walkout

They will stop lessons for 17 minutes to remember the 17 people killed in Parkland a month ago.

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Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania election

A Democrat declares a win after a cliffhanger vote in a district the president won by 20 points.

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Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim refuses to resign over expense scandal

The Mauritian president is accused of spending thousands on a charity-provided bank card.

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Colombia election: A Farc kidnap victim remembers his ordeal

Luis Eladio PĂ©rez, a Colombian senator, was kidnapped by Farc rebels in 2001.

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Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC

The move comes a month after the court began examining the Philippine leader's war on drugs.

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Google bans crypto-currency adverts

The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.

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Sierra Leone election: Julius Maada Bio beats Samura Kamara in first round

Julius Maada Bio - who once led a military junta in the country - now faces a run-off.

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Italy bomb: World War Two device forces mass evacuation in Fano

Some 23,000 people were moved in Fano, after the device was found during excavation work.

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Pompeo replaces Tillerson. Where does that take US foreign policy?

A look at key foreign issues on which new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might sway President Trump.

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The best-selling scientist who battled motor neurone disease

Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

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Could Trump tariffs damage US steel?

Liam Fox travels to Washington to discuss US trade tariffs - but who will be affected?

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Jamie Carragher spitting incident: Sky suspends pundit until end of season

Ex-Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher is suspended by Sky until the end of the football season.

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New Zealand XI v England: Tom Blundell & Kyle Jamieson hit centuries in warm-up

England's bowlers start strongly before Tom Blundell and Kyle Jamieson hit centuries on the first day of their tour match against a New Zealand XI.

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Serena Williams 'should have been top seed' at Indian Wells - Simona Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep.

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Southampton: Are Saints trying to 'do a Sunderland' to ensure Premier League survival?

When is the right time to change a manager? Have Southampton left it too late to part ways with Mauricio Pellegrino?

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A life in pictures

The physicist, who battled motor neurone disease for most of his life, has died at the age of 76.

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Stephen Hawking dies: Scientist's most memorable quotes

Remembering some of the key theories and quotes of the world renowned physicist, who has died.

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Scientist in the public eye

From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

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Science community mourns

Tributes highlight his breakthrough research as well as his personality and inspiration to millions.

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Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for physicist

Theresa May and Eddie Redmayne are among those to mark the world renowned scientist's death.

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The science that made him famous

From black holes boiling themselves out of existence to equations describing the entire history of the Universe.

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