BBC News - World 23 February 2018

Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'

An armed deputy stood outside the building as the Florida shooting took place, officials say.

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US to impose 'largest' N Korea sanctions

Donald Trump says the US will impose the "largest ever" set of new sanctions against North Korea.

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One French woman in eight has been raped, study says

Four million women have been raped once in their lives, a major survey of abuse in France suggests.

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Syria war: Ghouta pounded as UN tussles over ceasefire

France warns failure could sound the UN's death knell, as a rebel enclave continues to be bombarded.

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Zurich shooting: Two people shot dead near UBS branch in Swiss city

Two people are shot dead outside a branch of the UBS bank in the Swiss city of Zurich, police say.

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Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus

The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Ivanka Trump arrives for closing ceremony

The first daughter is leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

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Barnaby Joyce: Australia's Scandal-hit deputy PM to resign

The political row that engulfed Barnaby Joyce began with an affair with a former staffer.

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Mixed-race Joan of Arc draws abuse from French far-right

The Orléans public prosecutor is investigating racist tweets about a teenager set to play the heroine.

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Children 'forced to watch rape' in S Sudan

UN investigators say they have evidence that 40 senior officials could be responsible for war crimes.

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Barbara Alston: Singer with 1960s girl group The Crystals dies at 74

She recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and He Hit Me with Phil Spector in the 1960s.

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India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

Images of people taking selfies while watching the tied up man being lynched have horrified Indians.

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Armed teacher's fear? 'Missing and hitting a student'

Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.

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Kenya elephants: Operation to move big beasts begins

Wildlife officials in Kenya are relocating the beasts to get them away from a farming region.

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Barnaby Joyce: Battles over dogs and dual citizenship

From Johnny Depp's dogs to dual citizenship, the Australian politician has seen his fair share of battles.

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The Olympics delegate accused of masterminding deadly attacks

General Kim Yong-chol was accused of masterminding deadly attacks on the South.

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'Stoned in the street' - life of Afghan women footballers

Afghanistan women's coach Kelly Lindsey tells the BBC about the "unique" nature of a job which means all matches and training camps are held overseas.

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The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world

Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

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