BBC News - World 8 February 2018

North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

The show of strength comes amid an apparent rapprochement with the South over the Games.

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Syria war: US bombs government forces after Deir al-Zour attack

Up to 100 pro-government fighters were killed attacking US-backed forces, US officials say.

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Down's baby becomes face of food firm

Lucas Warren is the first baby with Down's syndrome to be selected as a Gerber model.

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Russian strawberry tycoon in election race against Putin

Russia confirms a rich strawberry farmer and six others to run against President Putin.

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Germany's Daimler issues 'full apology' to China over Dalai Lama

The Mercedes car maker was heavily criticised in China after an Instagram post quoted the Dalai Lama.

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Winter Olympics: Norway's team sent 15,000 eggs by mistake

Norway's Winter Olympics team chefs blame a translation error, but could it be just a typo?

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Philippines drugs war: ICC announces initial inquiry into killings

The ICC announces initial inquiries into alleged crimes in the Philippines and also in Venezuela.

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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes

Khaleda Zia, who leads the opposition, was given a five-year jail sentence for corruption.

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Bogotá holds its nose as bin strike drags on

Rubbish is piling up across the Colombian capital a week into a strike by bin collectors.

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Italy cycling team head arrested in doping investigation

Several officials at a top amateur team are suspected of encouraging cyclists to take banned drugs.

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Nigeria's Dana Air blames passenger after door falls off

Passengers dispute the airline's suggestion that someone tampered with the emergency exit door.

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Plastic pollution reaching record levels in once pristine Arctic

How waste from all of the world is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.

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Is this North Korea's Ivanka? Meet Kim Yo-jong

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

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