BBC News - World 27 February 2018

Syria war: Shelling and strikes despite Eastern Ghouta 'pause'

It is unclear whether any civilians left during the first daily five-hour truce in the Eastern Ghouta.

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Sridevi Kapoor: 'Case closed' in Bollywood star's death

Dubai police release the body of Sridevi Kapoor to her family, saying investigations are over.

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Chancellor Merkel enters 'Germans only' food bank furore

The German leader criticises a charity's decision to bar foreigners from handouts.

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Village votes to keep 'Hitler bell'

The controversial bell, embossed with a swastika and Adolf Hitler's name, will be kept as a memorial.

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Top Australian police officer quits over 'racist' comments

One of Australia's top police officers resigns after reportedly posting racist comments online.

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Diesel ban approved for German cities to cut pollution

German cities will be able to ban older, more polluting vehicles from some areas in a landmark ruling.

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Facebook Live murder: North Carolina man arrested

Prentis Robinson had just left a police station when he was fatally shot on Facebook Live.

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Syria conflict: Women 'sexually exploited in return for aid'

Men delivering aid for the UN and international charities are exploiting women, the BBC has learned.

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Papua New Guinea earthquake: At least 14 killed amid landslides

A 7.5-magnitude quake destroys buildings and causes mudslides in a remote region of Papua New Guinea.

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Mexico police officers sought over three missing Italians

The three Italians disappeared in Mexico on 31 January and local police are thought to be involved.

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Winter Paralympics: North Korea to send team following talks

The move follows talks between the North and South at the border village of Panmunjom.

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Melania Trump mocked for 'positive social media' speech

US First Lady Melania Trump has been mocked online for her speech about 'positive' social media habits

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China business crackdown: Who might be next?

After Beijing moved on the insurance and financial giant, others are likely to be worried.

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