BBC News - Home 27 March 2018

Spy poisoning: Russia accuses US of 'expulsion blackmail'

Foreign Minister Lavrov blames Washington for the expulsion of diplomats by more than 20 countries.

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Kemerovo fire: Russia crowd condemns officials over disaster

At least 64 died in a Siberian shopping mall inferno and dozens are feared missing.

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Russia fire: Calls for Putin to resign

Protesters have taken to the streets after a leisure complex fire killed scores.

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Census 2020: US adds controversial citizenship question

Opponents fear the question on the 2020 census could be used to target undocumented migrants.

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Mai Khoi, Vietnam activist singer, detained after Europe tour

Mai Khoi, who met Barack Obama in 2016, was detained after flying home to Hanoi, her husband says.

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Tiangong-1: China space station may fall to Earth 'in days'

The defunct station is hurtling towards Earth but chances of it crashing in your garden are slim.

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Eagles of Death Metal shooting survivor: Parkland campaigners 'vile'

In posts he later deleted, Stuart Hughes called one Parkland student "the Awful Face Of Treason".

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Stephane Audran: French actress dies at 85

She won a Bafta for best actress in 1974 and appeared in Brideshead Revisited on British TV.

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Olivia de Havilland: Acting legend loses court battle over TV drama Feud

The legendary Gone with the Wind actress "does not own history", a California appeal court rules.

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Manchester attack fire crews 'sent away from arena blast'

"Frustrated" firefighters were kept away from Manchester Arena for two hours, a report says.

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Nelson Mandela's golden hand casts sell for $10m in bitcoin

A South African businessman has sold the four gold casts to a crypto-currency firm based in Canada.

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Argentine government mocked over heterosexuality tweet

The tweet by the office of human rights called for heterosexuality to be "made visible".

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Who bit Beyonce? Fans investigate claims star was bitten on face

Two actresses have already denied biting Beyonce on the face following speculation from the Beyhive.

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This 98-year-old sports mascot nun is captivating Americans

Sister Jean is the chaplain for basketball team Loyola-Chicago and people love her.

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Roseanne's back - 'still feisty and funny' but 'not as good as the original'

Critics say the rebooted sitcom is "still feisty and funny" - but doesn't quite match the original.

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Bride and groom's owl plans are a hoot

What could go wrong when Jeni and Mark Wood used an owl to deliver their wedding rings?

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India 'smoking' elephant video goes viral

A video of the animal blowing out ash from a fire has baffled wildlife experts around the world.

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Yuri Gagarin: 1st man in space

It's 50 years since the death of Yuri Gagarin, the Russian Cosmonaught who was the first man to travel into space.

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Kemerovo fire: Who are the victims in the Russia leisure centre blaze?

Relatives tell of loved-ones lost in the fire at the Winter Cherry leisure centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo.

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DR Congo massacre: 'My daughter was slashed with a machete'

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane visits the site of a gruesome massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Australian ball-tampering: ICC will not look at Ashes claims

World cricket's governing body will not look into claims Australia players tampered with the ball during their 4-0 Ashes win.

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England women: Steph Houghton and Jordan Nobbs recalled for World Cup qualifiers

England women's head coach Phil Neville recalls Steph Houghton and Jordan Nobbs for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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Ball-tampering row: How does it work and what effect does it have?

Cricket analyst Simon Hughes looks at the mechanics behind ball-tampering and what effect it can have.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Cricket Australia must take 'decisive' action on cheating

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Cricket Australia have to act 'decisively and emphatically' over 'disgraceful cheating'.

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