BBC News - Home 21 March 2018

Austin bombings: Suspect dead after detonating device, police say

A suspect linked to a series of parcel bombings in Texas detonated a device to avoid arrest.

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Facebook data row: Cambridge Analytica academic a 'scapegoat'

Dr Aleksandr Kogan tells the BBC he is "stunned" by the allegations made against him.

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Israel admits striking suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

The Israeli military formally admits the strike for the first time as documents are declassified.

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Mississippi's strict abortion law temporarily blocked

The new law banning abortions at 15 weeks is delayed 10 days by a federal judge.

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Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

Some 101 out of 110 abducted girls are returned to Dapchi town, Nigeria says - but five are thought dead.

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Lawsuit after Malaysian flag reported as 'IS symbol' in US

A US employee association is being sued after restricting a Muslim man's membership over the row.

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Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow

Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.

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Kabul Sakhi shrine: 'Dozens dead' in New Year attack

At least 29 people are killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital.

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Pope Francis: Vatican press chief resigns over doctored letter

Msgr. Dario Vigano came under fire for blurring parts of a letter from Pope Benedict XVI in a photo.

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Footloose to be preserved for posterity

Kenny Loggins' theme song is one of 25 records selected to enter the US National Recording Registry.

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Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August

Pope Francis is to visit Ireland in August, the first papal visit to the country for almost 40 years.

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What colour do you think these tennis balls are?

Roger Federer weighs in on the debate as people are divided on whether tennis balls are yellow or green.

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America's gun culture in 10 charts

Charts explaining some of the key statistics behind gun ownership and attacks linked to guns in the US.

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Cambridge Analytica: The data firm's global influence

The data firm facing questions over its work practices has operated all over the world.

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Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Kak Channthy's story of overcoming poverty and hardship inspired people from all around the globe.

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Why Pakistan TV host Amir Liaquat Hussain joined Imran Khan's party

Amir Liaquat Hussain is popular with viewers - but has also been accused of inciting hatred and using lewd content.

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The story behind Africa's free trade dream

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?

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Mental health action plan for elite athletes put in place by government

A new action plan is being put in place to stop professional athletes "reaching crisis point" with their mental health.

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Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent

Daniel Ricciardo wants Red Bull to provide a title-winning statement of intent at this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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Manchester United: Song sheets and 'cheerleader' ideas discussed by club

Song sheets and continental-style 'cheerleaders' are among the ideas being discussed in an effort to improve the atmosphere at Manchester United's home games.

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