BBC News - World 4 March 2018

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment

The Syrian military steps up operations in the Eastern Ghouta, despite an international outcry.

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Davide Astori: Fiorentina captain and Italy international dies at the age of 31

Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori dies at the age of 31.

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President Trump mocks Jared Kushner at annual dinner

The US president joked about his son-in-law, White House "chaos" and Kim Jong-un at the event.

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Germany coalition deal: Social Democrats vote to join government

A vote by Social Democrats ends five months of political deadlock - Angela Merkel stays chancellor.

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Mexico missing Italians: Police accused of handing them to gang

Four Mexican police officers face criminal proceedings over the disappearance of three Italians.

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Trump trade war: China vows retaliation if tariffs bite

The warning comes after Donald Trump announced steel tariffs and said that trade wars were good.

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Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tens of thousands need urgent aid

Aid agencies struggle to reach isolated areas in Papua New Guinea, nearly a week after a large quake.

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Sir Roger Bannister: First person to run a mile in under four minutes dies at 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, dies at the age of 88.

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Switzerland TV licence: Voters set to reject abolition

A referendum is being held on whether to abolish the 451-franc ($480; £348) annual broadcast fee.

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Baby chimp rescued from poachers in Africa

The orphaned animal sat with his pilot as they travelled to a new home in DR Congo.

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