BBC News - World 6 April 2018

Park Geun-hye: South Korea's ex-leader jailed for 24 years for corruption

The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmination of an explosive corruption scandal.

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Brazil's Lula 'will not turn himself in to police'

The ex-Brazilian president will not surrender to police despite being told to by a judge, reports say.

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Gaza-Israel border unrest erupts as Palestinians resume protests

Palestinian officials say one protester has been killed by Israeli forces and 80 others wounded.

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US jobs growth slows in March

The US economy added fewer jobs than expected, with some analysts blaming the cold weather.

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South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

Jacob Zuma, who was forced from office in February, is accused of taking bribes in a 1990s arms deal.

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Russian spy poisoning: Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly'

Russian Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition, doctors say, after nerve agent poisoning.

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Trump threatens further $100bn in tariffs against China

But China says it will "pay any price" to protect its interests in the escalating trade stand-off.

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Freed ex-Catalan leader calls for dialogue

Carles Puigdemont is released on bail in Germany, where he was held on a European arrest warrant.

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82

Isao Takahata helped create some of Studio Ghibli's most famous works, including Grave of the Fireflies.

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Russia seeks to block Telegram messaging app

The country's media regulator is going to court in a bid to get the messaging app blocked in the country.

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India man 'mummified and froze mother's body' for three years

He mummified and kept the body in a freezer for three years, possibly to access her pension, police say.

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China sperm bank demands Communist Party loyalty from donors

Potential donors must be free of genetic or infectious diseases and of "sound ideological qualities".

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Lorde apologises for posting a bath photo with Whitney lyric

The singer says she's sorry for posting an image of a bath with a lyric from a Whitney Houston song.

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Uzbekistan TV show chastised for shaming public lovers

Viewers express their anger as channel shames public displays of affection.

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Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

Henry and Baloo's unlikely friendship captures hearts as the couple gain a large cult following.

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Zuma's supporters drown out charges in song

Despite being charged with corruption, former South African President Jacob Zuma still has his loyal supporters.

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Antarctica: A journey to the edge of a frozen continent

A photojournalist's journey to the enchanting world of a frozen continent

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The Swedes rebelling against a cashless society

Older Swedes fear being left behind as businesses move away from cashless transactions.

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Meet the air freighter that looks like a whale

Airbus's huge new super-transporter plane can carry two passenger jet wings instead of one.

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