BBC News - Home 24 March 2018

March For Our Lives: US set for mass rallies to back gun control

March For Our Lives events are being held nationwide, with hundreds of thousands expected to protest.

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Arnaud Beltrame: French police 'hero' dies of wounds

An officer who swapped places with a hostage in a supermarket siege dies of his injuries.

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Spain Catalonia: Finland ponders request to extradite Puigdemont

Authorities assess Spain's arrest warrant for Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont amid high tension.

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Waterslide death: Former park boss charged after boy killed

A 10-year-old died after his raft went airborne and his head hit a pole in Kansas in 2016.

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Trump signs new transgender military ban

The policy scraps his blanket ban but bars those who have undergone gender transition from serving.

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Trump trade war: China tells US it will defend national interests

US President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on Chinese goods , raising fears of a trade war.

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Iran angered by US imposition of cyber sanctions

The US had taken action against 10 Iranians and a tech firm for alleged worldwide hack attacks.

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Apple wants to introduce new emojis for disabled people

The company says very few of the current emojis "speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities".

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Lewis Hamilton on pole in Australian Grand Prix as Valtteri Bottas crashes

Lewis Hamilton pulls out a spectacular last-ditch lap to take a stunning pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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In Case You Missed It: 'Snow Devils' and tiger cubs

Some of the stories you may have missed this week.

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Wriddhiman Saha: India wicketkeeper scores 20-ball century in club game

India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha scores a 20-ball century in a local club match in India.

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Roman Torres: Panama's 'film star' footballer dreams of beating England at World Cup

How Roman Torres achieved film-star status after his goal took Panama to the World Cup - and why Harry Kane holds no fears for him.

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