BBC News - Home 20 March 2018

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats prepare to leave UK

Around 80 people, including 23 diplomats and their families, will leave the country on Tuesday.

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Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

The parcel bomb explosion at a FedEx depot near San Antonio comes after four linked blasts in nearby Austin.

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US and South Korea set date for postponed Foal Eagle military drills

The massive war games were postponed during the diplomatic thaw of the Winter Olympics.

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Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

Sudan's death at the age of 45 leaves only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

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US school shooting: Police investigate Maryland gunfire

A school in Maryland is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shots fired.

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Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

The firm's servers face scrutiny, as footage emerges appearing to show its boss offering to organise smear campaigns.

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Xi Jinping warns any attempt to split China is 'doomed to fail'

The president painted China as a rising global power and warned separatism in Taiwan would be punished.

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US Boy Scouts revoke badges from Down's syndrome boy

The boy's father accuses the organisation of discrimination against those with mental disabilities.

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French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over 'Gaddafi funding'

He is in custody for questioning over alleged campaign funding from late Libyan leader Gaddafi.

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India confirms killing of 39 workers kidnapped by IS

Since the kidnapping in 2014, the Indian government had always maintained that they were alive.

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Syria war: Air strike 'kills children in Eastern Ghouta school'

Rescuers say 15 children died when missiles hit an underground school in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

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Irish call over 'Hooded Men' case rejected

Fourteen men said they were subjected to torture techniques after being held without trial in 1971.

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Cambodia: Briton given jail sentence over 'pornography'

Daniel Jones receives a suspended sentence in Cambodia over photos used to promote a pool party.

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Nerve agent: Who controls the world's most toxic chemicals?

The organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.

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Kagiso Rabada: South Africa pace bowler's ban reduced after appeal

South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada can play in the final two Test matches against Australia after winning an appeal to have his series ban reduced.

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Jean Meneses commits blatant dive in in Chile Primera Division game.

Universidad de Concepcion forward Jean Meneses pulls off a blatant dive in the Chilean Primera Division to win his side a late penalty in a 2-1 victory over Colo Colo.

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Grand Slam winners Rory Best and Rob Kearney sign IRFU contract extensions

Grand Slam winners Rory Best and Rob Kearney pen IRFU contract extensions to the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

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Christian Coleman: US sprinter looking to break Tyson Gay record

American sprinter Christian Coleman believes he can become the second fastest man of all time in 2018.

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Doping in sport: Dr Richard McLaren supports keeping TUEs

TUEs "have a place in sport" but "need to be policed carefully", says the man who investigated a Russian state-sponsored doping programme.

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