BBC News - World 8 March 2018

International Women's Day: Spain's workers in 'feminist strike'

Trains halt and marches are held as workers mark International Women's Day with demands for equality.

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India Supreme Court restores 'love jihad' marriage

The top court sets aside a ruling that annulled a marriage between a Hindu woman and Muslim man.

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Paralympic Games: 'No joint Korean march' amid flag dispute

A row over the unified flag means the nations will march apart at the Paralympics, South Korea says.

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Iran jails woman for removing headscarf in public

The woman, who staged a public protest against strict modesty laws, is sentenced to two years.

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Mhlengi Gwala: Thousands raised for chainsaw attack athlete

Mhlengi Gwala is now "doing well" after surgery, an official has told the BBC.

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Kim Wall death: Inventor Peter Madsen denies murder in Copenhagen trial

Peter Madsen denies murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his self-built submarine last August.

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Austria attack: Four hurt in mystery stabbings in Vienna

An Austrian family of three and a young man from Chechnya are in hospital with injuries.

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Poland's Andrzej Duda apologises to Jews expelled in 1968

President Duda reaches out to Jews persecuted under communism as tensions with Israel continue.

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Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer obtains restraining order

The revelation comes a day after adult film star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump.

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Saudi lion tamer held after girl attacked

The incident happened after the trainer allowed children into the cage at a show in Jeddah.

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Snake joke slithers into New York Times story

The New York Times mistakenly publishes an article modified by joke software.

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North Korea to launch new TV soap operas

State-run television to revisit familiar themes of warfare and patriotism.

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In pictures: International Women's Day

People around the world rally against gender inequality and sexual discrimination.

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The blind judo stars of India

The female judo champions in India are not letting their visual impairments limit them.

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Russian spy: State TV anchor warns 'traitors'

Top TV channels end a near-silence on the UK spy poisoning with a "warning to traitors".

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Reality Check: Has the rate of executions doubled in Saudi Arabia?

Emily Thornberry said the rate of executions in Saudi Arabia had doubled over the past six months. Her timeline is incorrect, but her broader point is backed up by human rights organisations' figures.

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My uncle, Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial

The BBC's Gavin Fischer hears his great-uncle's voice for the first time in newly released tapes.

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