BBC News - World 9 February 2018

Winter Olympics 2018: Pence skips dinner with N Koreans

The apparent snub comes amid closely-watched diplomatic choreography at the opening ceremony.

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Oxfam denies cover-up over 'Haiti prostitutes'

The charity says it launched an internal investigation when misconduct allegations surfaced in 2011.

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French Muslim singer quits TV show amid row over online posts

The Voice sensation was criticised over remarks she posted in 2016 about the Nice lorry attack.

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Shutdown averted as Trump signs budget bill

The second US shutdown in less than a month lasted five hours before Congress passed a budget deal.

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Germany coalition: SPD's Schulz gives up cabinet role to save deal

The centre-left SPD leader gives up a plan to serve as foreign minister after party criticism.

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Ugandans suspended over 'refugee scam'

In 2016, Uganda registered more refugees than any other country, mostly coming from South Sudan.

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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies.

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Facebook testing 'downvote' button

The social network is testing a feature that lets people hide offensive comments.

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India officer held over 'swapping secrets' for obscene photos

The Indian officer was arrested for sharing documents with Pakistani spies masquerading as models.

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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

Some of the secret code used in Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system is leaked online.

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Colombian students in miniskirt protest against sexism

A Colombian university advised female students not to wear short skirts because it distracted others.

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Winter Olympics: Yuri On Ice performed by Japanese skaters

Pyeongchang 2018 sees an unusual music selection as figure skaters perform to a hit cartoon theme tune.

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Nigerian 'fake lawyer' practised for 15 years in Lagos

A man pretending to be a solicitor for 15 years is to be charged for impersonation, police say.

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Russian train introduces stop for a single schoolgirl

A Russian train line has begun stopping at a station solely to help a 14-year-old girl get to school.

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