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Orla Guerin: The place where people disappear (23/2/2018)
The Egyptian authorities are accused of arresting and torturing hundreds of opponents....

Nigeria coach Rohr to stick with core squad for World Cup (23/2/2018)
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr rules out bringing in new players to bolster his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia....

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool Premier League title win is my dream (23/2/2018)
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah talks to Football Focus about title ambitions, inspiring a nation and why there is more to come from him....

Komla Dumor Award 2018: Seeking a rising star of African journalism (23/2/2018)
BBC seeks future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2018....

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018 (23/2/2018)
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week....

Children 'forced to watch rape' in South Sudan (23/2/2018)
UN investigators say they have evidence that 40 senior officials could be responsible for war crimes....

Florida armed school guard 'never went in' (23/2/2018)
The guard protecting the Florida school hit by a deadly shooting did not go in, a sheriff confirms....

Zagitova's winning figure skating routine (23/2/2018)
Alina Zagitova beats Olympic athlete from Russia team-mate Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold in the women's single figure skating at the Winter Olympics....

Ministers conclude crunch Brexit talks at Chequers (23/2/2018)
Brexit sub-committee meets for eight hours over Brexit strategy, ahead of a speech by the PM next week....

Zagitova, 15, wins figure skating gold (23/2/2018)
Alina Zagitova wins Olympic athletes from Russia's first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's single figure skating....

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot (23/2/2018)
Arrests are made in Argentina after 400kg of cocaine was found in Russian diplomatic luggage....

Officer dies in Spain football clashes (23/2/2018)
A police officer dies in clashes near the San Mames stadium before the Europa League tie between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow....

Dutch MPs vote to recognise disputed Armenian 'genocide' (23/2/2018)
Dutch MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as "genocide", angering Turkey....

Does this bodycam show a man killed by a cop had a gun? (23/2/2018)
Police say this footage of a fatal shooting by a California officer shows the victim had a gun....

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens charged over nude photo (23/2/2018)
The Republican, who admitted last month to an affair with his hairdresser, is taken into custody....

Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer' (23/2/2018)
An armed officer stood outside the building as the shooting took place, Florida officials say....

Nationalism in heart of Europe needles EU (23/2/2018)
Alarm over migrants fuels resurgent nationalism in Central Europe, Jenny Hill reports....

Fourth tourist in Grand Canyon crash dies (23/2/2018)
Jonathan Udall had been in hospital since the crash in the Grand Canyon while on his honeymoon....

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and Wall Street panics (23/2/2018)
Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app....

Tina Fontaine: Raymond Cormier not guilty of Red River murder (23/2/2018)
The Canadian schoolgirl's death spurred calls for an inquiry into dead and missing indigenous women....

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates (23/2/2018)
Mr Manafort and Mr Gates allegedly conspired to hide more than $30m from tax officials....

Syrian refugees in the UK: 'We've lost nothing but our country' (23/2/2018)
This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind....

Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution (23/2/2018)
The Eastern Ghouta comes under continuing bombardment as the UN Security Council meets in New York....

Sulley Muntari: Deportivo La Coruna sign Ghanaian midfielder (23/2/2018)
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari inks a deal with Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the season....

Caf Champions League: Al Merreikh of Sudan crash out (23/2/2018)
2015 semi-finalists Al Merrikh of Sudan suffer a shock Caf Champions League exit at the hands of Township Rollers of Botswana....

Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean (23/2/2018)
A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding....

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Dapchi anger over missing girls (23/2/2018)
The state government apologises for wrongly informing parents that some girls had been rescued....

Why are so many teenagers running for Kansas governor? (23/2/2018)
High school students say they want to run for office in Kansas ? here?s why they?re doing it....

Leslie Nope: NRA under fire for Parks and Rec gif (23/2/2018)
When the NRA posted a gif of TV show Parks and Recreation series creator Michael Schur was displeased....

Justin Trudeau rescinds India dinner invite to Sikh separatist (23/2/2018)
An alleged Sikh extremist had been invited to a dinner during Mr Trudeau's state visit to India....

Outrage after US lawmaker links mass shooters to Democrats (23/2/2018)
Democrats criticised Republican Claudia Tenney's remarks as "unhinged, shameful and disgusting"....

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban (23/2/2018)
Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship....

NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting (23/2/2018)
European socialists, the mainstream media and the FBI are on Wayne LaPierre's list. Guns are not....

Villarreal player accused of attempted murder (23/2/2018)
Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo appeared in court on Thursday charged with attempted murder....

School shooting survivor's tearful plea (23/2/2018)
Sam Zeif, who survived the Florida school shooting, has called for new laws to stop such a tragedy happening again....

Florida shooting: How students shared their terror (23/2/2018)
When a gunman opened fire in a Florida school, students inside reached for their phones....

Execution planned for Alabama cancer-stricken inmate (23/2/2018)
The inmate's lawyer argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and drug use for a lethal injection....

Meryl Streep slams 'pathetic' Harvey Weinstein lawyers (23/2/2018)
Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence are unhappy at being dragged into a Harvey Weinstein lawsuit....

NRA head: Gun control advocates 'exploiting' Florida tragedy (23/2/2018)
The head of America's powerful gun lobby says Democrats are putting politics ahead of school safety....

Porn on computer: Court finds against French worker over privacy (23/2/2018)
The French rail employee had claimed his right to privacy was breached by his employer....

Arizona couple charged with locking up adopted children (23/2/2018)
Police were alerted after one of the adopted children left the house to make a phone call....

Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' wardrobe amuses Indians (23/2/2018)
The Canadian prime minister has been wearing traditional Indian attire at every possible opportunity....

Novartis case: Greek MPs to probe alleged bribery (23/2/2018)
Ten top Greek politicians will be investigated over alleged bribes by medicines giant Novartis....

How will Brexit affect overseas territories? (22/2/2018)
Brexit will have profound consequences for the 250,000 people in the UK's overseas territories....

Fashion firm loses followers over same-sex ads (22/2/2018)
A men's suit company in the Netherlands faces "homophobic" backlash over their new same-sex adverts....

Sacked pregnant worker loses European court case (22/2/2018)
EU judges defend a Spanish bank's dismissal of a pregnant worker in general staff cuts....

Euro 2016 Russian hooligan arrested over England fan attack (22/2/2018)
He is wanted for a serious attack on an England fan during Euro 2016 and may face 15 years in jail....

Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war? (22/2/2018)
The increasing tension between the different countries with a stake in the Syrian conflict poses a real threat to the region....

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says (22/2/2018)
Iran's deputy foreign minister dismisses warnings about its presence in Syria as "propaganda"....

Calais: The camp that never really closes (22/2/2018)
Police in Calais have told the BBC that they fear another jungle camp will establish....

Labour rejects ex-Czech agent's Corbyn claims as 'absurd' (22/2/2018)
Jeremy Corbyn's spokesman denies he was an agent of the Czech regime in the 1980s after claims by former spy....

Stormzy to PM: Where's Grenfell money? (22/2/2018)
The rapper says he wanted to use his voice for something "bigger" than just himself....

UK net migration falls to 244,000 (22/2/2018)
Net migration to the UK is estimated to have fallen to 244,000 in the year to September, figures show....

Sweden's Myhrer wins men's slalom (22/2/2018)
Sweden's Andre Myhrer is the surprise winner of the men's slalom as Great Britain's Dave Ryding finishes ninth....

41,000 historical artefacts seized in crackdown - Europol (22/2/2018)
Customs officers and police in 81 countries found paintings, sculptures and ancient weapons....

Winter Olympics: Russia curler Alexander Krushelnitsky stripped of bronze for doping (22/2/2018)
Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky is stripped of his Pyeongchang 2018 bronze medal after being found guilty of doping....

'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to check if Earth is flat (22/2/2018)
A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory....

Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations (22/2/2018)
Amnesty International says Donald Trump's policies could signal "a new era of human rights regression"....

Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women's ice hockey gold (22/2/2018)
USA win Winter Olympics gold in the women's ice hockey for the first time in 20 years as they beat Canada in a dramatic shootout....

Brit Awards 2018 in two minutes: Stormzy and Dua Lipa win big (22/2/2018)
The big winners are Dua Lipa and Stormzy, who used his performance to attack the government on Grenfell....

Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro (22/2/2018)
An assailant threw an explosive device into the embassy compound before killing himself....

Police use DNA to sketch image of abandoned baby's mother (22/2/2018)
Police are using DNA to find potential suspects, but scientists say the technology is "science fiction"....

Meet the farmer who found happiness in an ancestral way of life (22/2/2018)
French farmer Jean-Bernard Huon has rejected modern techniques such as machinery and chemicals, relying instead on traditional methods....

Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed' (22/2/2018)
President Trump held a listening session at the White House where he was urged by parents to act....

US: St Louis morning radio presenter gives birth on air (22/2/2018)
Cassiday Proctor, a morning radio presenter, gave birth by Caesarean section live on air....

Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour (22/2/2018)
The car giant says US chief Raj Nair's actions were "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct"....

Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings (22/2/2018)
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he backs calls for improved background checks....

Syria war: Families struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta, under siege (22/2/2018)
Syrians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta live in fear as the government steps up its bombardment....

Moment policeman catches falling child (22/2/2018)
He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above....

Syria war: Desperate rescue efforts in rebel enclave (22/2/2018)
White Helmets in Eastern Ghouta find people trapped in the rubble after government bombardments....

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness' (22/2/2018)
It is being seen as a blow to the Israeli PM as he faces several corruption allegations....

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis (22/2/2018)
The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area....

Why has Ethiopia imposed a state of emergency? (22/2/2018)
It follows the prime minister's shock resignation and the release of hundreds of political prisoners....

Senegal's Lamine Sane signs for MLS side Orlando City (22/2/2018)
Senegal international Lamine Sane becomes the latest African to move to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the USA after signing for Orlando City....

McCarthy urges Cape Town City to push on in Confederation Cup (22/2/2018)
Benni McCarthy wants to take his Cape Town city team as far as he can in this year's African Confederation Cup after victory over Swaziland's Young Buffaloes....

England will be Tunisia's 'toughest' game - Maaloul (22/2/2018)
Tunisia international defender Ali Maaloul says England will be the 'toughest' team to beat in their 2018 World Cup group in Russia....

World Mother Language day: Tech words in your language (22/2/2018)
On World Mother Language day, BBC World Service colleagues tackle tech terms in their own languages....

Billy Graham: What you need to know (22/2/2018)
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century....

Spain: Madrid art fair removes 'political prisoners' exhibit (22/2/2018)
The exhibit by Santiago Sierra photographed individuals considered by some to be "political prisoners"....

Jailed Catalan leader: We must unite to retake control (22/2/2018)
Oriol Junqueras calls on Catalan's parliament to end the leadership deadlock over Carles Puigdemont....

After Florida shooting, people are giving up their weapons (22/2/2018)
Stories of people sawing up assault rifles or handing them to police have been widely shared on social media....

Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure (22/2/2018)
A wealthy antiques dealer says he stashed the treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains....

Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction (22/2/2018)
The cuckoo only comes out once a millennium....

Billy Graham: Six things the evangelist believed (22/2/2018)
On civil rights, North Korea ties and dining with women, this is where the evangelist stood....

Husband accused of murdering wife at sea (22/2/2018)
The FBI believes Lewis Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Isabella Hellmann, the mother of his child....

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99 (22/2/2018)
During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century....

Firefighter's on call time counts as work, ECJ rules (22/2/2018)
The ruling from Europe's top court may allow workers across the EU to charge for this kind of work....

US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border (21/2/2018)
The teenager was sentenced after a Bengal tiger cub was found in his car at the US-Mexico border....

Florida shooting: Student David Hogg denies 'actor' claim (21/2/2018)
David Hogg is fighting online conspiracy theories that he is paid to advocate gun control....

Bahrain activist jailed for five years over Twitter comments (21/2/2018)
Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to five years in prison for criticising the government on Twitter....

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing 'catastrophic' (21/2/2018)
A doctor working in the Eastern Ghouta says there is no food, no medicine, and no international aid....

Letter from Africa: Mugabe 'unloved' on his birthday (21/2/2018)
Robert Mugabe is one of many leaders who find themselves out of favour once they lose power....

Williamsville march on in Champions League (21/2/2018)
Ivory Coast's Williamsville, whose board members include Didier Drogba, reach the last-32 of the African Champions League with a shock win over Stade Malien....

How Nigeria's bobsleigh team made Olympic history (21/2/2018)
Nigeria's bobsleigh team, which debuted at the Pyeongchang Olympics, on overcoming the odds....

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed (21/2/2018)
Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain....

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video (21/2/2018)
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan....

South Africa police station raid: Five killed in Umtata (21/2/2018)
Five policemen and a solider are shot, two "execution style", during a raid by armed robbers....

Bjorgen makes history at Olympics (21/2/2018)
The United States win gold in the women's team sprint free as Norway's Marit Bjorgen becomes the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time....

Winter Olympics: Sofia Goggia beats Lindsey Vonn to become Italy's first female downhill champion (21/2/2018)
Sofia Goggia sees off the challenge of American star Lindsey Vonn to become the first female Italian Olympic downhill champion....

Ex-Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth apologises over texts (21/2/2018)
Former Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth was accused of commenting on what female staff wore....

Pro-Brexit Tory MPs set out demands in letter to Theresa May (21/2/2018)
Tory group urges clean break with the EU - Labour says the PM is too "weak" to stand up to them....

Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough' (21/2/2018)
Students from a school that saw a mass shooting lobby for tighter gun control with their new movement, NeverAgain....

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls (21/2/2018)
A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida's deadly school shooting stages its first protest....

Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew (21/2/2018)
Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle....

Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet' (21/2/2018)
But the North's delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials....

Russian rub (21/2/2018)
How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs....

Pope's investigator meets Chile sex abuse victims (21/2/2018)
Archbishop Charles Scicluna is looking into accusations that a bishop covered up abuse....

German army problems 'dramatically bad', report says (21/2/2018)
The report highlights numerous issues with the Bundeswehr, including disrepair and a lack of staff....

Trump signs memorandum on gun 'bump stocks' (21/2/2018)
Mr Trump signs an order to ban bump-stock devices that convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons....

Serena Williams: Former world number one says she almost died giving birth (21/2/2018)
Former world number one Serena Williams says she almost died giving birth to her daughter in September last year....

Six radical ways to stop US school shootings (21/2/2018)
After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop school shootings in the US?...

Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain' (21/2/2018)
Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria....

Iran plane crash wreckage found on mountainside (21/2/2018)
The wreckage of the plane, which went down with 66 people on board, is found on a mountainside....

Palestinian head Abbas calls for international peace summit (21/2/2018)
The Palestinian leader's call is rebuffed by Israel, whose UN envoy tells him "you are the problem"....

Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour (21/2/2018)
Khalid Jabara was shot dead outside his home after his family was harassed for months....

Syria war: '250 killed' in Eastern Ghouta bombardment (21/2/2018)
The death toll from two days of government bombing in the Eastern Ghouta is said to be 250....

Didier Drogba's 17-year-old son Isaac joins French Ligue 1 side Guingamp (21/2/2018)
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's 17-year-old son Isaac joins French Ligue 1 club Guingamp....

Idrissa Gueye: Everton midfielder signs long-term deal until 2022 (21/2/2018)
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye signs a new long-term contract at the club until June 2022....

Caf to introduce VAR at Super Cup (21/2/2018)
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) is set to debut the video assistant referee (VAR) for the first time this weekend at the Caf Super Cup....

Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president' (21/2/2018)
The US pop star praised her son adopted from Malawi, saying he would become its future president....

Winter Olympics: Is skier Elizabeth Swaney a legend or a chancer? (21/2/2018)
Elizabeth Swaney qualified for Pyeongchang through a loophole and her tactics have divided opinion....

How Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir beat France (21/2/2018)
Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir trained alongside the French - their biggest rivals....

George Clooney to donate $500,000 to gun control rally (21/2/2018)
The couple will join students at the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington for gun control....

Sylvester Stallone 'still punching' despite death hoax (21/2/2018)
The actor maintains he is "alive and well" after a bogus online prank claimed he had died....

Donald Trump Jr's passage to India causes a stir (21/2/2018)
Why is the US president's son delivering a foreign policy-type speech in India while selling flats?...

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks' (21/2/2018)
So-called bump stocks, which are legal, convert semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire weapons....

Jeremy Corbyn: Spy stories show press is worried by Labour government (21/2/2018)
Labour leader warns right wing press barons "change is coming" and accuses them of printing "lies"....

Poles told to report 'anti-Polish slander' to diplomats (21/2/2018)
Poland's top senator says linking Poles to Nazi crimes is an insult to the nation....

Michelle Obama 'loves' Black Panther and so do the rest of us... (21/2/2018)
The ex-First Lady congratulates the makers of the superhero film after a successful opening weekend....

Lawmaker accused of firing aide who refused kissing game (21/2/2018)
A third aide has accused California lawmaker Cristina Garcia of sexual harassment....

Trump-Russia inquiry: Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan charged (21/2/2018)
Alex van der Zwaan, the 19th person to be charged, is accused of making false statements....

Florida shooting: Calls for military funeral for slain student (21/2/2018)
Peter Wang was reportedly wearing his uniform when he was shot holding the door for fleeing students....

Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault (21/2/2018)
My Week with Marilyn producer David Parfitt claims Weinstein attacked him in new Channel 4 documentary ....

Pro-Syria forces 'enter Kurd-held enclave' (21/2/2018)
Convoys enter Afrin in northern Syria, raising the risk of clashes with Turkey, reports say....

Kidnap case model Chloe Ayling revisits where she was held (20/2/2018)
Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan....

Dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle, Russian ministry says (20/2/2018)
Russia confirms "several dozen" Russians were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria....

Winter Olympics: Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir ice dance champions for second time (20/2/2018)
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time....

Fergie apologises for NBA national anthem performance (20/2/2018)
The singer tells fans she 'tried her best' after criticism of her rendition of the national anthem at an NBA game....

Being mayor in a devastated Iraqi city (20/2/2018)
Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces....

Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper' (20/2/2018)
Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead....

UK and US 'in talks over IS Beatles' (20/2/2018)
The men who were captured last month should "face the full force of the law", the home secretary says....

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people (20/2/2018)
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night....

Nigeria Boko Haram: Schoolgirls escape militant attack (20/2/2018)
Girls in north-eastern Nigeria manage to flee when the jihadists attack their school....

Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe (20/2/2018)
Two opposition figures had been barred from flying to Zimbabwe for Morgan Tsvangirai's burial....

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria (20/2/2018)
A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria....

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig (20/2/2018)
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind....

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons (20/2/2018)
Anna Gabriel says she is staying abroad as she does not think she will get a a fair trial in Spain....

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe (20/2/2018)
There was a 400% increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year....

Labour MP on Corbyn Czech spy claims (20/2/2018)
Labour MP Louise Haigh is asked about the Jeremy Corbyn Czechoslovakian spy claims made in the press over the last few days....

Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London's power (20/2/2018)
The Labour leader also says the government needs stronger powers to prevent "hostile takeovers"....

Winter Olympics: USA beat Slovakia to reach men's ice hockey quarter-finals (20/2/2018)
The USA men's ice hockey team reach the quarter-finals at the Winter Olympics with victory over Slovakia in Pyeongchang....

Basque-speaking footballers told they could be sent off (20/2/2018)
A referee threatens to send off players if they speak Basque in a fifth-tier match, according to reports in Spain....

Winter Olympics: Slovenia ice hockey player suspended for doping violation (20/2/2018)
Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic accepts an anti-doping rule violation and is suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics....

Mexico investigates disappearance of three Italians (20/2/2018)
Three men from Naples vanished on New Year's Eve after reportedly being detained by police....

Brexit: David Davis rejects 'Mad Max-style dystopia' claims (20/2/2018)
The Brexit secretary promises the UK will maintain high standards and regulations outside the EU....

Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience (20/2/2018)
The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners....

Do male strip dancers feel objectified? (20/2/2018)
Where does the #MeToo movement leave male strip dancers? Newsnight's Emily Maitlis finds out....

Photographer Stephen Wilkes shows day to night in one image (20/2/2018)
Photographer Stephen Wilkes melds more than 1,000 pictures of a scene into a single image....

Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas (20/2/2018)
The channel's managers deny the Islamist group's claim that it did not have a broadcasting licence....

Iran: Three police officers die in clashes with dervishes (20/2/2018)
Three policemen were hit and killed by a bus during a protest at a police station in Tehran....

Syria war: Dozens of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes (20/2/2018)
As many as 77 people may have been killed in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta....

Paul Put resigns as coach of Kenya's Harambee Stars (20/2/2018)
Kenya's Football Federation announces that Paul Put has resigned as coach of the Harambee Stars for personal reasons....

BBC launches Yoruba and Igbo services (20/2/2018)
The BBC launches services for Yoruba and Igbo speakers in Nigeria and West and Central Africa....

Nnamdi Kanu: Wife begs Nigerian government for information (20/2/2018)
Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement leader, has not been seen since last year....

Nigerian footballer dies in car crash (20/2/2018)
Top Nigerian club Kano Pillars announce the death of 28-year-old defender Chinedu Udoji in a car crash....

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse 'kills at least 17' people (20/2/2018)
The dump is home to some of Mozambique's poorest people, who earn their living reselling rubbish....

France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears (20/2/2018)
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy....

Florida high school student Emma Gonzalez demands tougher action on guns (20/2/2018)
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School take part in an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls....

Runaway cow escapes slaughterhouse to live on desert island (20/2/2018)
The animal was on its way to the slaughterhouse when it rammed a gate and swam to an island....

JJ Redick: NBA star apologises after 'racist' video outrage (20/2/2018)
NBA basketball player JJ Redick apologises after online accusations of using a derogatory term....

Russia-Trump inquiry: Ex-aide Rick Gates 'to plead guilty' (20/2/2018)
Rick Gates is charged with conspiracy to launder money, along with ex-Trump adviser Paul Manafort....

Olympic gold-medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir heat up ice (20/2/2018)
The internet is swooning over ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir....

Nyle DiMarco's tweets spur deaf people to share cinema frustrations (20/2/2018)
Nyle DiMarco shares his frustrations as a deaf cinema-goer and hits a nerve with others hard of hearing....

Fergie's Star-Spangled Banner given a 'foul' at NBA All-Star Game (20/2/2018)
Ex Black Eyed Peas singer's performance before annual basketball match-up did not impress everyone....

Trump 'supportive' of improved gun background checks (20/2/2018)
The statement comes after calls for gun control reform after a school shooting in Florida....

Berlusconi's handshake advice for BBC reporter (20/2/2018)
The former Italian prime minister hopes to lead the next coalition government but is still as outspoken as ever....

Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy (20/2/2018)
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion....

'Extraordinary' dead heat in bobsleigh (20/2/2018)
Watch highlights as Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich tie for gold in the men's two-man bobsleigh - the first time in 20 years the title has been shared....

'We're not racist', says Germany AfD MP (20/2/2018)
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) needs to become more professional, says Peter Boehringer MP....

Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain (20/2/2018)
A Russian MP and 17 others go on trial in Madrid accused of mafia money-laundering....

Chippendales: Do male strippers feel objectified? (20/2/2018)
Chippendales dance captain discusses groping, objectification and the enjoyment of stripping....

Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads (19/2/2018)
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post....

Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe' (19/2/2018)
The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a ?100,000 bribe....

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage (19/2/2018)
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom....

How US skier paid tribute to late brother (19/2/2018)
"Team Lillis" hoped to one day watch all three brothers, Jonathon, 23, Chris, 19, and Mikey, 17, compete in the Olympic ariels competition....

Parkour: Amal Murad - the first Emirati woman to coach (19/2/2018)
Amal Murad says she has been surprised by the amount of support she has received....

Search continues for Iran plane that crashed in mountains (19/2/2018)
State media reported that the plane had been found but an aviation spokesman could not confirm this....

Life after Ebola (19/2/2018)
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries....

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith (19/2/2018)
In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church....

More Africans should try winter sports, says Togolese cross-country skier (19/2/2018)
Togolese cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean says more Africans should compete in the Winter Olympics....

BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria (19/2/2018)
The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria....

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects (19/2/2018)
The twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010....

Chile seeks extradition of ex-guerrilla arrested in France (19/2/2018)
He avoided capture for 22 years after escaping from prison, but was found in Paris last week....

Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone (19/2/2018)
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine....

Justin Trudeau in India: Is the Canadian PM being cold-shouldered? (19/2/2018)
The normally attention-grabbing Canadian prime minister's visit has been unusually low key so far....

Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb (19/2/2018)
A US man took a selfie with the 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue before stealing its thumb....

Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter (19/2/2018)
The man, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter were skiing in an area at risk at the Val d'Isère resort....

The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain's Catholic Church (19/2/2018)
Their wedding in 1901 remains the only known same-sex marriage in the church's history, the BBC's James Badcock reports....

Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky named as Russian suspected of failed doping test (19/2/2018)
A Russian suspected of failing a doping test at the Winter Olympics is named as medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky....

Christian Coleman breaks 20-year-old 60m indoor world record (19/2/2018)
American Christian Coleman breaks the 60m indoor world record, clocking 6.34 seconds at the US Indoor Championships in New Mexico....

 

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