BBC News - World 31 January 2018

Turkey court releases Amnesty head Taner Kilic

Taner Kilic was detained in June on terrorism charges, in a case described by Amnesty as "baseless".

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Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga 'inauguration'

The government says it is conducting an investigation after the opposition leader's "inauguration".

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Catalonia's Puigdemont denies giving up after 'defeat' texts

Carles Puigdemont said Madrid had "won" in text messages, but now insists he will "keep going".

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Tariq Ramadan: French police question Muslim scholar over rape claims

Oxford University's Tariq Ramadan is taken into custody in Paris following allegations by two women.

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Paris officials investigate suspected anti-Semitic attack on schoolboy

Officials suspect the boy, who was wearing a skullcap, was the victim of anti-Semitic violence.

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Uzbekistan reforms: President Mirziyoyev sacks security chief

The dismissal appears to end a power struggle unleashed after the death of Islam Karimov.

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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

The Islamist group's power and reach have surged since foreign combat troops left, the BBC finds.

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Burns Strider case: Clinton says she should have fired adviser

Hillary Clinton had been criticised for not sacking Burns Strider over harassment claims.

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Vatican defends itself after Hong Kong cardinal says it is 'selling out' to Beijing

A Hong Kong cardinal had criticised attempts at diplomacy with China's government.

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'Facebook murder' case: Family of Ohio man sue social media site

Robert Godwin's family take legal action after footage of his death was broadcast on the site.

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Melania Trump defies tradition to arrive alone at speech

It was her first official appearance since claims husband Donald had an affair with a porn star.

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Killer whale says 'hello'

A killer whale is taught to mimic words such as "hello" and "bye bye" in a scientific experiment.

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Seville orange heist: Stolen fruit spills from cars

Five people are arrested in Seville after failing to explain where the fruit had come from.

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Used clothes: Why is worldwide demand declining?

As the worldwide demand for used and worn clothing plummets, what do we do with our unwanted clothes?

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