BBC News - Home 17 March 2018

Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.

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UK to Russia: 'We will always defend ourselves'

Russia's counter-sanctions were handed to Britain's ambassador in Moscow Laurie Bristow.

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FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement

Andrew McCabe had long been accused by President Trump of bias - claims he has strongly denied.

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In Syria's Eastern Ghouta a doctor's battle: 'We will stay until the end'

As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

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Migrant crisis: At least 15 die as boat capsizes off Greece

A search for those unaccounted for is under way off the Aegean island of Agathonisi.

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Paige Vanzant: UFC gave me an eating disorder

UFC star Paige Vanzant tells Newsbeat the extreme measures she took to reduce her weight.

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China anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan named Xi Jinping's deputy

A former anti-corruption investigator, Wang Qishan has known the president for decades.

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Miami bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks in voicemail

But transport officials did not hear the voicemail until after the bridge collapsed killing six.

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Trump lawyers seek $20m in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels

The legal filings mark the first time the president has become directly involved in the case.

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Don't arm teachers, say Florida school survivors

Students from the school where 17 died in a gun attack say arming teachers would add to the danger.

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Indian Wells: Venus Williams & Simona Halep suffer shock semi-final losses

Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina will contest Sunday's BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells after shock semi-final victories over Simona Halep and Venus Williams respectively.

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Winter Paralympics: The rally driver who crashed into championship skiing

Paralympic skier Chris Lloyd defied all expectations when he returned to the slopes after a rally car crash which left him paralysed from the neck down.

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