BBC News - World 16 March 2018

Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

Dozens reportedly die in bombardments as thousands flee parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian forces.

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Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

South Africa's former president faces 18 corruption charges linked to a 1999 arms deal.

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Horst Seehofer: Islam does not belong to Germany, says new minister

The remarks by the new interior minister put him on a collision course with Chancellor Merkel.

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US-North Korea meeting: N Korean Minister in surprise Sweden visit

The foreign minister's trip has prompted speculation of a link to a planned US-North Korea summit.

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At least six dead in Florida university bridge collapse

Multiple cars are crushed under the concrete, and the operation is moving from rescue to recovery.

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Anger over 'Blackface' makeup segment on Pakistan TV

A television show darkened models' faces and asked contestants to "transform" them into beautiful brides.

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Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack - Johnson

The UK foreign secretary says it is "overwhelmingly likely" Russia's president ordered ex-spy's poisoning.

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South African taxi team offers free rides to struggling elderly

The young man who announced free rides for struggling pensioners sparked praise within his township.

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Madrid protests: Street vendor's death sparks violent clashes

Protesters clash with police after the death of a Senegalese man who they say was chased by officers.

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Malaysian 'snake-handling celebrity' dies of cobra bite

He shot to fame after his picture appeared on a fake story alleging he had married a snake.

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Emirates air hostess dies after fall from plane in Uganda

The hospital says the flight attendant died soon after being admitted to the facility.

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Poisoned ex-spy: Why does UK think it was Russia?

The BBC's Gordon Corera considers the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

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Banksy protest artwork unveiled in New York

The anonymous artist reveals a new work in New York, drawing attention to a jailed Kurdish painter.

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Russian spy: Conspiracy theories and denial in Russia

State TV and Russian social media users react to poisoning with alternative takes and scenarios.

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Mugabe's bare-knuckled challenge to Mnangagwa's legitimacy

The former Zimbabwe leader holds his first press conference since being ousted from power.

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