BBC News - World 20 March 2018

Xi Jinping warns any attempt to split China is 'doomed to fail'

The president painted China as a rising global power and warned separatism in Taiwan would be punished.

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Texas explosions: FBI investigating new blast at FedEx plant

The parcel bomb explosion at a FedEx depot near San Antonio comes after four linked blasts in nearby Austin.

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Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya

Sudan's death at the age of 45 leaves only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

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US school shooting: Police investigate Maryland gunfire

A school in Maryland is under lockdown as police investigate reports of shots fired.

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French police hold ex-president Sarkozy over 'Gaddafi funding'

He is in custody for questioning over alleged campaign funding from late Libyan leader Gaddafi.

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India confirms killing of 39 workers kidnapped by IS

Since the kidnapping in 2014, the Indian government had always maintained that they were alive.

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US Boy Scouts revoke badges from Down's syndrome boy

The boy's father accuses the organisation of discrimination against those with mental disabilities.

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Al-Shabaab fears lead Somali teen to reject government job

The high school student says he feared being targeted by al-Shabab militants.

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Ireland loses legal bid over 'Hooded Men'

Fourteen men said they were subjected to torture techniques after being held without trial in 1971.

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Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats prepare to leave UK

Around 80 people, including 23 diplomats and their families, will leave the country on Tuesday.

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Syria war: Air strike 'kills children in Eastern Ghouta school'

Rescuers say 15 children died when missiles hit an underground school in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

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Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.

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Meet the dogs being trained to sniff out looted ancient treasures

Dogs are being trained to detect ancient treasures in an attempt to tackle cultural heritage trafficking.

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Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Sudan died in a Kenyan conservancy at the age of 45, after months of ill health.

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Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees'

Academic says women risk being branded 'career rapees' and still face abuse.

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Former Beatle Ringo Starr: I'll wear my medal at breakfast

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr receives his knighthood for services to music.

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Anger at Tonga women's rugby 'ban'

Official letter says sport goes against young women's dignity, culture and traditions.

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Foxes frustrate Belgian broadcasters

Animals could complicate plans to rebuild broadcast centre in Brussels.

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Nerve agent: Who controls the world's most toxic chemicals?

The organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.

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