BBC News - Home 15 March 2018

Russia spy: Allies condemn nerve agent attack

The UK, US, France and Germany say there is "no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian responsibility

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Syria war: Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta as army advances

Civilians are leaving the town of Hamouria, which has come under intense government bombardment.

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Crown Prince warns Saudis will get nuclear bomb if Iran does

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also told CBS News that Iran's Supreme Leader was like Hitler.

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Happiness report: Finland is world's 'happiest country' - UN

Finland topples Norway as world's happiest country, while Burundi is the least happy in a UN ranking.

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What Stephen Hawkings predicted about the future

How Stephen Hawking used his recognition to highlight challenges and existential threats for humanity.

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YouTube prankster jailed for shooting boyfriend dead

Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.

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Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd

More than 600,000 people watched rapper Drake and top player Ninja play the co-op shooting game.

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Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof's sister in knife arrest

Morgan Roof also posted on social media that she hoped students calling for gun reforms "get shot".

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Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers

The move follows the closure of 700 churches for breaking building regulations and noise pollution.

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Japan Nobel winner Ei-ichi Negishi's wife found dead in US

The family said Ei-ichi Negishi, 82, and his wife may have become disorientated while driving.

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India wild elephant saved in dramatic rescue

The animal was found stuck at one of the barrages on the Ganges river in Uttarakhand state.

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Toys R Us to close all US stores

The closure of the retailer's 885 US stores is a "profoundly sad day" and puts 30,000 jobs at risk.

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Unilever goes Dutch for HQ as London loses out

The firm behind Marmite, Pot Noodle and Dove soap chooses Rotterdam over London for its headquarters.

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'Elsa' from Frozen rescues police van

He gave it a good push then let it go.

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Why is there a war in Syria?

What began as a peaceful uprising against President Assad in 2011 has become a full-scale civil war.

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Six Nations: George Ford dropped as England make sweeping changes

George Ford and Joe Launchbury are among the players dropped as England make sweeping changes for Saturday's Six Nations match with Ireland.

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Aaron Ramsey to miss China Cup as Ryan Giggs names first Wales squad

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is the big name absentee from Ryan Giggs' Wales squad for the China Cup as David Edwards retires.

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Besiktas charged by Uefa after cat wanders onto pitch during Bayern Munich game

Besiktas have been charged after a cat wanders onto the pitch during the Champions League last-16 defeat by Bayern Munich.

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Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Jeremy Chardy to reach quarter-finals

World number one Roger Federer registers a straight-set win over Jeremy Chardy to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals.

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Six Nations: Mathieu Bastareaud to lead France against Wales

Mathieu Bastareaud to lead France in the place of injured captain Guilhem Guirado as the 2018 Six Nations ends against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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