BBC News - World 24 February 2018

Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta 'kill 500'

On the seventh day of government bombing of a rebel enclave, the UN struggles to agree a ceasefire.

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Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Several corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby in the wake of the deadly school shooting.

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Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.

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Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

An ex-European chancellor is among those alleged to have been paid by Paul Manafort.

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Joanna Demafelis: Employers of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

The husband and wife employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer are arrested in Syria.

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India groom killed in Odisha after wedding gift explodes

A man and his grandmother were killed when a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding gift exploded.

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South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.

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Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

More than 25 people, most of them from the army, have been killed in a wave of attacks.

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Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace

At least 38 people are killed in Mogadishu in attacks claimed by the al-Shabab militant group.

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The BBC's John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target

The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.

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