BBC News - World 13 February 2018

South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must go 'urgently'

President Jacob Zuma is refusing to resign so his party has issued a formal demand, officials say.

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Russia Saratov crash: Ice on sensors 'may be cause'

That could have led to wrong speed data and contributed to the crash that killed 71, officials say.

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Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian viral slap video teen goes on trial

For Palestinians, Ahed Tamimi is a national icon, but to Israelis she is a violent trouble-maker.

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Chibok girls kidnapper Haruna Yahaya jailed in Nigeria

Haruna Yahaya will serve 15 years behind bars after admitting his role in the April 2014 kidnap.

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Winter Olympics: Kim Jong-un calls for further reconciliation

Kim Jong-un advocates "livening up" relations with the South after decades of mistrust.

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Russian court rejects mother's adoption bid after breast surgery

A court took her two adopted boys from her after the surgery saying she identified herself as a man.

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Portugal police 'find cocaine in traveller's padded pants'

Police in Portugal have arrested a man accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks.

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Uzbek man pleads guilty in Stockholm terror trial

The man is accused over a lorry attack which killed five people in the Swedish city last year.

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Pakistan gang 'stole spinal fluid from women'

The gang obtained the fluid from more than 12 women, including a teen, to sell on the black market.

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South Korea jails Choi Soon-sil, friend to Park Geun-hye, for corruption

Choi Soon-sil was at the heart of a corruption scandal that felled the country's first female president.

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Transgender first for Australian football as Hannah Mouncey is accepted

The country's football league says it wants everyone to be able to play the Australian rules game.

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Tonga parliament flattened by cyclone

Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, battered the island overnight and caused widespread damage.

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Boston Dynamics' latest SpotMini robot opens doors

Boston Dynamics' latest design of the SpotMini robot is able to open doors.

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Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

The former president of Georgia was detained at a Kiev restaurant by law enforcement agents in camouflage.

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Slovakia launches 'love bank' for Valentine's Day romance

A town famous for a long love poem lets couples leave romantic mementos in a vault.

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Taiwan's pedestrian crossing men get girlfriends

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Taiwan's street crossing men have got girlfriends.

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Haitian Oxfam workers tried to warn of sex scandal before

Former staff knew of "sex parties" but suffered consequences when they warned of the sexual exploitation.

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Winter Olympics: Why ice hockey is missing biggest NHL stars

The world's best ice hockey players are absent from the Olympics because of a row with the NHL. BBC Sport explains the stand-off.

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