BBC News - World 19 February 2018

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

State media reported that the plane had been found but an aviation spokesman could not confirm this.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.

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Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

The channel's managers deny the Islamist group's claim that it did not have a broadcasting licence.

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Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe'

The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a €100,000 bribe.

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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

It comes after Israel condemned Poland's PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.

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Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.

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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.

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'No shoes or socks' to stop India students from exam cheating

The measure is meant to stop students from sneaking notes into the exam hall, officials said.

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Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.

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Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine.

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Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers

China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.

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Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports

Cargo ships are being turned away in New Zealand over fears for country's biosecurity.

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Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?

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