BBC News - World 21 March 2018

Austin bombings: Suspect dead after detonating device, police say

A suspect linked to a series of parcel bombings in Texas detonated a device to avoid arrest.

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Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria

Some 101 out of 110 abducted girls are returned to Dapchi town, Nigeria says - but five are thought dead.

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Israel admits striking suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

The Israeli military formally admits the strike for the first time as documents are declassified.

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Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow

Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.

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Pope Francis: Vatican press chief resigns over doctored letter

Msgr. Dario Vigano came under fire for blurring parts of a letter from Pope Benedict XVI in a photo.

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Lawsuit after Malaysian flag reported as 'IS symbol' in US

A US employee association is being sued after restricting a Muslim man's membership over the row.

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Kabul Sakhi shrine: 'Dozens dead' in New Year attack

At least 29 people are killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital.

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Families of IS India victims learned of deaths on television

The government is criticised for not telling the families of 30 Indian workers about their deaths first.

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Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August

Pope Francis is to visit Ireland in August, the first papal visit to the country for almost 40 years.

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Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

Though elected in 2016, his close friend Aung San Suu Kyi has acted as de facto president.

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Ek Do Teen: The unpopular Bollywood remake that crossed 18m views

The original version of Ek Do Teen was a 1988 blockbuster hit that catapulted its heroine to stardom.

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Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico

The busts will be returned to Mexico after a court battle lasting almost a decade went in its favour.

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Global implications for NZ 'Million Dollar Mouse' success

Eradicating mice from one tiny island group could spell hope for fauna around the world.

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'Cambodia's Amy Winehouse' mourned as inspiration

Kak Channthy's story of overcoming poverty and hardship inspired people from all around the globe.

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The story behind Africa's free trade dream

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?

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Cambridge Analytica: The data firm's global influence

The data firm facing questions over its work practices has operated all over the world.

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