BBC News - World 14 March 2018

Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania election

A Democrat declares a win after a cliffhanger vote in a district the president won by 20 points.

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Florida shooting: US high school students plan mass walkout

They will stop lessons for 17 minutes to remember the 17 people killed in Parkland a month ago.

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Mauritius President Gurib-Fakim refuses to resign over expense scandal

The Mauritian president is accused of spending thousands on a charity-provided bank card.

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Italy bomb: World War Two device forces mass evacuation in Fano

Some 23,000 people were moved in Fano, after the device was found during excavation work.

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Caribbean volcano Kick 'em Jenny: Ships warned off area

The alert comes as Kick 'em Jenny, in the eastern Caribbean, shows increased activity.

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Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German chancellor

Her new government is under pressure to get down to business after months of political deadlock.

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Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76.

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Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC

The move comes a month after the court began examining the Philippine leader's war on drugs.

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Sierra Leone election: Julius Maada Bio beats Samura Kamara in first round

Julius Maada Bio - who once led a military junta in the country - now faces a run-off.

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Stephen Hawking: Scientist in the public eye

From meeting presidents to popes, we look back at some of Professor Hawking's most notable public appearances.

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