BBC News - Home 16 March 2018

Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

Dozens reportedly die in bombardments as thousands flee parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian forces.

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Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

South Africa's former president faces 18 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

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Parsons Green attack: Iraqi teenager convicted over Tube bomb

Ahmed Hassan is found guilty of attempted murder after injuring 30 commuters at Parsons Green.

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Banksy protest artwork unveiled in New York

The anonymous artist reveals a new work in New York, drawing attention to a jailed Kurdish painter.

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Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack - Johnson

The UK foreign secretary says it is "overwhelmingly likely" Russia's president ordered ex-spy's poisoning.

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Horst Seehofer: Islam does not belong to Germany, says new minister

The remarks by the new interior minister put him on a collision course with Chancellor Merkel.

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Iraq helicopter crash leaves seven American personnel dead

The Pentagon says the incident on Thursday night did not appear to be the result of enemy activity.

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India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants

Daler Mehndi was convicted for trafficking people, disguised as members of his dance troupe, abroad.

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US-North Korea meeting: N Korean Minister in surprise Sweden visit

The foreign minister's trip has prompted speculation of a link to a planned US-North Korea summit.

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Madrid protests: Street vendor's death sparks violent clashes

Protesters clash with police after the death of a Senegalese man who they say was chased by officers.

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Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor has rare tumour

Irrfan Khan had requested fans not to speculate as he would share more after a conclusive diagnosis.

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Li Ka-Shing: Asia's second-richest person retires

Li Ka-Shing's business interests range from ports and telecoms to retail including the UK's Superdrug.

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Emirates air hostess dies after fall from plane in Uganda

The hospital says the flight attendant died soon after being admitted to the facility.

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Malaysian 'snake-handling celebrity' dies of cobra bite

He shot to fame after his picture appeared on a fake story alleging he had married a snake.

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Why does UK think Russia behind spy poisoning?

The BBC's Gordon Corera considers the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

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Anger over 'Blackface' makeup segment on Pakistan TV

A television show darkened models' faces and asked contestants to "transform" them into beautiful brides.

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The taxi driver offering free rides to elderly

The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

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Mugabe refuses to go away

The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

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Spy attack: Conspiracy theories and denial

State TV and Russian social media users react to poisoning with alternative takes and scenarios.

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Champions League draw: Liverpool face Manchester City in quarter-finals

Manchester City to face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final.

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New Zealand v England: Mason Crane out of Tests with back injury, Jack Leach called up

Leg-spinner Mason Crane will miss England's Test tour of New Zealand because of a stress fracture in his lower back.

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Europa League: Arsenal to face CSKA Moscow

Arsenal will face Russian side CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals, with the first leg at Emirates Stadium.

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Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Chung Hyeon to equal season-best start

Roger Federer equals his best start to a season as he beats Chung Hyeon to reach the Indian Wells semi-finals.

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