BBC News - World 20 February 2018

Pro-Syria forces 'enter Kurd-held enclave'

Convoys enter Afrin in northern Syria, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey, reports say.

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WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

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Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights

The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

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Gita: State of emergency as storm hits New Zealand

The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.

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Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle

Russia says "several dozen" Russians - not regular troops - were killed or wounded in a Syria clash.

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Iran plane crash wreckage 'found on mountain'

Iranian state TV airs footage that it says shows the plane, which went down with 66 people on board.

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Thousands cancel Oxfam donations over Haiti scandal

MPs to hold full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector, as Oxfam says 26 new cases reported.

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Liu Wen: China supermodel's new year message sparks row

Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".

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Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

A court says the ex-president's recent pardon will not count in a case involving six dead farmers.

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Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons

Anna Gabriel says she is staying abroad as she does not think she will get a a fair trial in Spain.

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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.

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Kidnap case model Chloe Ayling revisits where she was held

Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.

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Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle

US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.

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Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again

President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.

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The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.

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The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades

Why former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's controversial career divided a nation.

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