BBC News - World 5 March 2018

Italy election: Populist Five Star and League vie for power

A Eurosceptic movement and a right-wing coalition both claim they have the right to govern.

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

It is the first time the North Korean leader has met officials from the South since he took office.

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Trump trade row: EU considers tax on Levi jean imports

Europe has a draft list of US goods it could tax should Trump go ahead and tax steel imports.

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Syria war: Aid enters Eastern Ghouta despite air strikes

Forty-six UN trucks have entered rebel-held the Eastern Ghouta, despite deadly air strikes.

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Oscars 2018: Latin America shines as del Toro wins big

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's film The Shape of Water led the Oscars with four awards.

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Germany coalition deal: Merkel promises action on jobs and EU

The chancellor says "people expect something to happen now" after months of deadlock in Berlin.

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Listeria outbreak: South Africa bins polony and other meats

South Africa says polony and other meats may not be safe, after a food poisoning outbreak kills 180.

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IS video 'shows deaths of US soldiers in Niger ambush'

The video purports to show US soldiers being ambushed by IS-linked militants in Niger.

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Tree loss pushing beetles to the brink

Nearly a fifth of European beetles that live in old and hollowed wood are at risk of extinction.

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Syria war: Aid convoy heads to Eastern Ghouta

This will be the first humanitarian aid to reach the besieged region of the Eastern Ghouta in weeks.

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Big Cheese festival apologises for running out of cheese

Organisers are now offering refunds after being criticised on social media.

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Oscars 2018: who or what is an inclusion rider?

An explainer after Frances McDormand's call to action at the Oscars left many of us baffled.

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Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of the deadly Lassa fever.

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