BBC News - Home 23 March 2018

France hostage crisis: Police shoot supermarket gunman

Armed police shoot a hostage-taker after storming a supermarket in southern France town of Trèbes.

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Markets edgy on US-China trade war fears

Stock markets in Asia see big losses as China says it is "not afraid" of a trade war with the US.

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Karen McDougal: Trump 'tried to pay ex-playboy model for sex'

Karen McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

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Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy.

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Trump threatens to veto $1.3tn spending bill passed by Congress

He cited a lack of immigration measures in the bill, which was passed to avert a government shutdown.

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Huge crack opens in Kenya's Rift Valley

A crack stretching several kilometres has opened in south-western Kenya.

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Trump replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton

Defence hawk John Bolton becomes National Security Adviser, in the latest change in the White House.

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Stephon Clark: Protests over police shooting shut NBA arena

Police shot dead Stephon Clark, who was holding an object that turned out to be a phone.

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Late actor Yelchin's parents win payout

Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov, died when his car rolled downhill and crushed him two years ago.

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Reddit: Guns, beer and tobacco transactions now banned

At least 38 communities have been banned as Reddit distances itself from transactions of illicit goods.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy move announced with LA Times advert

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to LA Galaxy from Manchester United is announced with a full-page advert in the LA Times.

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Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

EU leaders clear the way for trade and security talks to begin in another step forward in the process.

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Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Thirty-nine Nigerian women are rescued after being found living in "squalid conditions in caves".

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Ice cream man's 1,000 birthday freebies

Jimmy Teng, now 72, spends his birthday giving out free ice cream to "make people happy."

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John Bolton: Five things new Trump security adviser believes

The new US National Security Adviser is a confrontational advocate for the use of American power.

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Trade wars, Trump tariffs and protectionism explained

Tariffs and protectionism - what do President Trump's new policies mean and what will they do?

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Australian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton top as Mercedes, Red Bull & Ferrari appear close

Lewis Hamilton is fastest, but top teams appear closely matched in Australian Grand Prix second practice - ahead of rain this weekend.

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New Zealand v England: Captain Kane Williamson breaks century record on rain-hit day

Captain Kane Williamson completes a New Zealand record 18th Test century before rain disrupts the second day's play in the first Test against England.

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England women impress in comfortable eight-wicket win over Australia

England women produce a polished all-round display to coast past Australia in their T20 tri-series opener.

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London Marathon: The Queen named official starter of 2018 race

The Queen will be the official starter from Windsor Castle for the 40,000 runners taking part in this year's London Marathon on 22 April.

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