BBC News - World 13 March 2018

Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

Mr Tillerson is said to be "unaware of the reason", but Mr Trump says it came down to "chemistry".

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Afrin: Turkish forces 'encircle' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkey began an offensive aimed at driving Kurdish militia out of the border region in January.

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National Geographic: 'Our coverage was racist'

The magazine's editor says past coverage propagated "every type of cliché".

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Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

Chipmaker Broadcom's attempt to buy US rival Qualcomm "threatens national security", the president says.

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Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah's convoy

Rami Hamdallah was unhurt and said the attack would not derail Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

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Bertrand Cantat: Killer rock star pulls out of French festivals

Bertrand Cantat was convicted of killing his former girlfriend in a Lithuanian hotel room in 2003.

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Argentine navy rescues US scientists from Antarctica

The scientists and a contractor were carrying out research on Joinville Island off Antarctica.

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Dozens of students die as bus falls off cliff in Ethiopia

Reports say most of the victims in Legambo district were university students.

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Mexico missing students: Key suspect arrested

The man is suspected of having had a key role in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from Iguala.

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Charles Manson death: Grandson to get body

A California judge awards custody of the death cult leader's remains to his grandson, Jason Freeman.

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Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

They say the plane "shook violently" before crash-landing near the airport, killing at least 49 people.

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The glacier that keeps collapsing

The Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina is one of very few globally that grows rather than shrinks

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Barack Obama's $6 dinner table preserved for posterity in Vietnam

A table in Vietnam where the US leader ate with US chef Anthony Bourdain is encased in glass.

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Conscripted K-Pop star inundated by fan mail

The army camp where the rapper is based has run out of ink and paper, says his management company.

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Eye rolls and tame questions at China's Congress

Sycophantic questions and blocked posts are among the tools used to manage this political event.

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Rohingya: Teenage life in world's biggest refugee camp

Faisal and Hassan are both Rohingya teenagers and both live with six others, but lead very different lives.

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Faulty communication fears over Nepal crash

Experts say recordings show confusion between air traffic control and the pilot before the plane crash landed.

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What we know of Russian nerve agent Novichok

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?

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