BBC News - Home 22 March 2018

Syria war: First rebels leave defeated Eastern Ghouta town

The Ahrar al-Sham rebel faction agreed an evacuation deal with troops besieging the Eastern Ghouta.

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Trump set to announce China sanctions after IP probe

The White House argues that China encourages the theft or transfer of intellectual property.

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Curiosity rover: 2,000 days on Mars

The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.

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Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact

Police release footage of the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.

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Florida students told to wear clear backpacks

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman killed 17 people will be asked to wear clear backpacks as part of extra security measures.

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YouTube gun ban drives bloggers to PornHub

The video-sharing site has banned videos that show people how to manufacture or modify guns.

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Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president says funding probe is 'hell'

The ex-president is being probed over claims he received illegal campaign funds from Libya's Gaddafi.

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Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims

The contest is to close pending an investigation into claims of sexual and financial impropriety.

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Tennessee grants $1 million to wrongly convicted man

Lawrence McKinney was at first given just $75 after 31 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

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UK passports 'to be made in France after Brexit'

The existing UK manufacturer says it will be replaced by a French one after Brexit.

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Czech explosion: Deadly blast at chemical plant

Six people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in the Czech Republic.

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Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers 'rejected'

The "no" vote is marginally ahead with most results counted, as new spying powers split the country.

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Theresa May to warn EU leaders of Russian threat to democracy

The EU summit is also expected to see leaders agree on the terms for a Brexit transition period.

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Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT

Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.

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Germany migrant jailed for life for murdering Freiburg student

The rape and murder of a medical student in 2016 fuelled tensions over the mass influx of migrants.

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Iran officials mocked for buying foreign products

After the Iran Supreme Leader urges local purchases, officials are mocked for using foreign products.

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South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late

The initiative in South Korea's local government aims to stop a "culture of working overtime".

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'People against gun control haven't been shot at'

From the survivors of mass shootings to gun owners, Newsbeat speaks to four different people about gun control in the USA.

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Dapchi girls: Freed Nigerian girls tell of kidnap ordeal

What the Dapchi schoolgirls have said about their time in the hands of Boko Haram militants.

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Cynthia Nixon and 10 other celebrities who entered politics

Including Katie Price, Glenda Jackson... and Donald Trump.

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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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England 58 all out as New Zealand dominate first Test in Auckland

England are bowled out for 58 - their sixth lowest total - before New Zealand reach 175-3 on the first day of the opening Test in Auckland.

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China PR 0-6 Wales

Gareth Bale scores a hat-trick to become Wales' record goalscorer as Ryan Giggs starts his managerial reign with a comfortable victory over China.

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West Ham give lifetime bans to pitch invaders at Burnley game

West Ham United give lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the team's 3-0 defeat by Burnley at London Stadium.

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Australian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton & Sebastian Vettel play down race for fifth title

Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are each bidding for a fifth in 2018, but both insist improvement is their main aim.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United striker to leave Old Trafford club

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to leave Manchester United imminently.

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