BBC News - World 26 February 2018

Syria conflict: Putin orders Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause'

Russia's President Putin orders a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta enclave.

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Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor 'drowned in hotel bath'

It had earlier been reported that Sridevi Kapoor, 54, died of cardiac arrest in Dubai.

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Nigeria's Dapchi school abduction: Father's plea to find daughter

Extra troops search for 110 Nigerian schoolgirls believed to have been seized by Boko Haram jihadists.

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Turkey's Erdogan in row over 'girl martyr' comment on TV

Turkey's leader sparks controversy after an exchange on TV with a sobbing girl in military uniform.

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In pictures: European cities shiver in Siberian snow blast

Rome sees snow for the first time in six years while other cities also have freezing weather.

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Jacinda Ardern 'creepy' 60 Minutes interview sparks anger

An Australian reporter said he was "smitten" with the pregnant PM and quizzed her on her conception date.

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K2: Climber Denis Urubko aborts 'suicidal' solo ascent

A Russo-Polish climber is going down K2 after breaking from his group to scale the peak solo.

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Saudi Arabia allows women to join military

Applications are open in several provinces for roles that do not appear to involve front-line combat.

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Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy

The film studio co-founded by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein has been unable to sell its assets.

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Rescued Middle East lions move into new S Africa home

Found abandoned in zoos in war-torn Syria and Iraq, the pair settle into a more hospitable habitat.

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Taiwan toilet paper panic: why is island caught short?

Island residents wipe shelves clean of the product as manufacturers warn of imminent price rises.

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Fugitive Chihuahua governor César Duarte's bison seized

César Duarte, who is known for his lavish lifestyle, kept bison, wild boar and llamas on his ranches.

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Ancient Egyptian necropolis contains 'message from afterlife'

The newly discovered site, south of Cairo, is over 2,000 years old and will take years to excavate.

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China warns parents after boy filmed peeing in lift

A video of a Chinese boy urinating in a lift prompts calls for better education in the home.

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Georgian boy runs away to the zoo, finds it closed

A lucky 10-year-old gets an annual pass to Tbilisi's zoo after travelling 130km on his own to get there.

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Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage

TV news tribute to Russia's armed forces uses a clip from a computer game.

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China censorship after Xi Jinping presidency extension proposal

Terms like "don't agree" and "re-election" are also banned after a proposal to keep Xi Jinping in office.

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Nigeria's 'new Chibok' - what we know

How did suspected Boko Haram militants manage to kidnap more than 100 girls from a school in Nigeria?

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Best pictures from the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Featuring beautiful composition and raw emotion.

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